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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Episode 69: National Film Score Day 2022: Our Favorite Scores of 2021

Glenn & Scott once again celebrate National Film Score Day by talking exclusively about scores they actually like. This year's recommendations include a Finnish nature documentary, a French score that's seven minutes long, and of course the new Giacchino Spider-Man, which was surprisingly *not* Scott's favorite MCU score of the year. Along the way they also discuss cassingles, ASMR, the virtues of brevity, and this weird circumstance where the MCU has good scores now.

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On this month's patron-exclusive show, Glenn & Scott try to figure out what to talk about on this month's patron-exclusive show.

Every Monday night, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or just watch us play games badly.

Musical Selections:

  • "La Musique du Futur - Mon Coeur" from Petite Maman by Para One
  • "Birth of a Reindeer" from Tale of the Sleeping Giants by Panu Aaltio
  • "The Message" from Tale of the Sleeping Giants by Panu Aaltio
  • "Arachnoverture" from Spider-Man: No Way Home by Michael Giacchino
  • "Shield of Pain" from Spider-Man: No Way Home by Michael Giacchino
  • "Forget Me Knots" from Spider-Man: No Way Home by Michael Giacchino
  • "Mission" from Eternals by Ramin Djawadi
  • "Eternals Theme" from Eternals by Ramin Djawadi
  • "Somewhere in Time" from Eternals by Ramin Djawadi
  • "The Domo" from Eternals by Ramin Djawadi
  • "This is Your Fight Now" from Eternals by Ramin Djawadi
  • "Life" from Eternals by Ramin Djawadi

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery

Monday, March 21, 2022

Episode 68: Seventh Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2021

It is Oscar season, and despite the Academy banning the category from the telecast the Best Original Score award still exists, and Glenn & Scott are here to cover the nominees. After already examining Hans Zimmer's Dune score in the previous episode, now they review Encanto by Germaine Franco, The Power of the Dog by Jonny Greenwood, Don't Look Up by Nicholas Britell, and Parallel Mothers by Alberto Iglesias. Along the way they discuss how each score is helped or limited by its film, how french horns represent toxic masculinity, whether the Academy should rethink how it awards scores all together, and recent reporting about one of the nominees. Plus Scott declares war on fade-outs, Glenn shows ignorance of baseball terminology, and they digress into discussing the current state of the Star Wars franchise.

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Glenn & Scott talk about preparing for next month's National Film Score Day episode, and also CPU names.

Every Monday night, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or just watch us play games badly.

Musical Selections:

  • "Abre Los Ojos" by Germaine Franco, from Encanto
  • "Antonio's Voice" by Germaine Franco, from Encanto
  • "Mirabel's Discovery" by Germaine Franco, from Encanto
  • "Dos Oruguitas" by Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Encanto
  • "We Don't Talk About Bruno" by Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Encanto
  • "Surface Pressure" by Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Encanto
  • "West" from The Power of the Dog by Jonny Greenwood
  • "Miss Nancy Arrives" from The Power of the Dog by Jonny Greenwood
  • "The Ravine" from The Power of the Dog by Jonny Greenwood
  • "Best Friends" from The Power of the Dog by Jonny Greenwood
  • "Paper Flowers" from The Power of the Dog by Jonny Greenwood
  • "Don't Look Up - Main Title Theme" from Don't Look Up by Nicholas Britell
  • "FEMA-BASH Commercial" from Don't Look Up by Nicholas Britell
  • "The Launch" from Don't Look Up by Nicholas Britell
  • "C-5 Galaxy" from Don't Look Up by Nicholas Britell
  • "El visillo volante" from Parallel Mothers by Alberto Iglesias
  • "En procesiĆ³n / La fosa" from Parallel Mothers by Alberto Iglesias
  • "Leaving Caladan" from Dune by Hans Zimmer

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Episode 67: Dune Scores, Part 2

Glenn & Scott close out DuneWatch by reviewing the final two adaptation scores, Dune (1984) by Toto and Dune (2021) by Hans Zimmer. They discuss the drastically different takes on the source material offered by the two scores and which, if either, feels appropriate. Scott shocks the world by actually enjoying a Zimmer score, and Glenn shocks no one by inferring story resonances that may actually be too abstract to express in music. Glenn struggles with how to describe the orchestration of a score made without an orchestra, while Scott struggles with his limited attention. Finally, they compare all four Dune scores, and consider whether such a comparison is even worth discussing.

Note: Only four different releases of Hans Zimmer's Dune music were available at the time of recording. If more of them have come out while we were editing, then we apologize for any oversight.

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Glenn & Scott discuss time crunches.

Every Monday night, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or just watch us play games badly.

Musical Selections:

  • "Main Title" from Dune by Toto
  • "Africa" by Toto
  • "The Duke's Death" from Dune by Toto
  • "Final Dream" from Dune by Toto
  • "Riding the Sandworm" from Dune by Toto
  • "Big Battle" from Dune by Toto
  • "The Floating Fat Man (The Baron)" from Dune by Toto
  • "The Ambush" from Dune by Toto
  • "Leaving Caladan" from Dune by Hans Zimmer
  • "Paul's Dream" from Dune by Hans Zimmer
  • "Gom Jabbar" (CD version)from Dune by Hans Zimmer
  • "My Road Leads Into the Desert" from Dune by Hans Zimmer
  • "Gom Jabbar" (Oscar promo version) from Dune by Hans Zimmer
  • "Broken Tooth" from Dune by Hans Zimmer
  • "Bene Gesserit" from Dune by Hans Zimmer
  • "Armada" from Dune by Hans Zimmer
  • Atreides arrival on Arrakis from Dune by Hans Zimmer
  • "Summon the Worms" from Children of Dune by Brian Tyler

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery

Friday, January 14, 2022

Episode 66: Dune Scores, Part 1

In honor of Dune (2020) finally opening in 2021, DuneWatch 2021 rolls on into 2022 with a transition to DuneListen, where Glenn & Scott review the scores from the Dune adaptations they’ve been watching lately. First up are the two miniseries scores, Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell, and Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler. They cover the major themes of each score, discuss how the music relates to the setting and character drama in each series, and take a whirlwind tour of Brian Tyler's greatest hit. Plus, stay tuned at the end for a special guest review!

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Glenn & Scott discuss time crunches.

Every Monday night, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or just watch us play games badly.

Musical selections:

  • "Dreamscape" from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • Irulan's Baroque Recital from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • "Main Theme" from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • "Main Title" from Gone With the Wind by Max Steiner
  • "Desert Love" from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • "Outrun Worm" from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • "Paul Chooses/Finale" from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • "Summon the Worms" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Dune Messiah" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Summon the Worms" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Children of Dune" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "The Impossible Wager" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "I Have Only Now" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Sins of the Mother" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Horizon" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Trap the Worm" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Inama Nushif (Montage)" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Farewell" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • End credits music from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "End Title" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "The Council of Elrond Assembles" from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Howard Shore
  • "End Titles" from Bubba Ho-Tep by Brian Tyler
  • "Journey to Asgard" from Thor: The Dark World by Brian Tyler
  • "Power Rangers Theme" from Power Rangers by Brian Tyler

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery

Friday, January 7, 2022

Episode 65: The Golden Path - Children of Dune (2003)

DuneWatch continues as Glenn & Scott review the 2003 miniseries Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune, adapting the novels Dune Messiah and, well, Children of Dune. How well does this miniseries translate the story of the books to a television audience? What changes worked, and which didn’t? Is enjoyment of an adaptation helped or hindered by how well you remember the source material? What is the legal status of gholas? Who was this miniseries’ Celebrity Stunt Casting Who Was Featured In All Of The Ads? And is it even possible to explain the world of Dune without the benefit of three-page asides in the middle of scenes? Scott laments how the miniseries handled iconic lines from the end of each book, but then he wins the Obscure References Game when Glenn forgets the difference between Dukat and Dukhat. Finally they discuss roles that were recast from the first miniseries and evaluate all of this show’s acting performances, including an unknown newcomer named James McAvoy, who is absolutely this miniseries’ Actor Placed Front And Center On The Cover Of Every Recent Video Release.

Never fear, listeners, the saga of DuneWatch is far from over. Come back next month for part one of our DuneListen, when we begin our review of these adaptations’ scores. We promise at least one of them is good!

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Glenn & Scott discuss the modern landscape of media consumption, the difficulties of presenting science information on television, and the folly of war.

Every Monday night, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Monday, December 6, 2021

Episode 64: So Far, So Good? - Dune (2020) (2021)

DuneWatch continues as Glenn & Scott review the newest Dune movie. They discuss what aspects of the story this movie emphasizes and what it leaves out all together, what it handles better than any previous adaptation and what it handles arguably even worse than the 1984 film. They evaluate the performances, the characterization, the production design, the color grading, and the relative importance of Duncan Idaho. Glenn has an estimate of when it might be safe to go back to movie theaters, while Scott has an update about his craw. Then they close the show by musing on the difficulties of reviewing half a movie and talking about what they’re looking forward to in Dune Part Two.

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Scott discussed his recent bout of watcher's block.

Every Monday night, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Episode 63: The Saga of Dune (2000)

DuneWatch continues as Glenn & Scott review the 2000 Sci-Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune. How does this series compare to the 1984 movie, how does it compare to the 1965 novel, and which one does it draw more inspiration from? They discuss how the miniseries handles the prophecy storyline, explore changes it made to the book story and whether or not they work, evaluate the acting performances, and Scott names two random products that were for sale in 2000. Glenn compares the Baron Harkonnen to Professor X, and has far too much interest in his intimate apparel. But remember, the saga of DuneWatch is far from over.

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Scott discussed his recent bout of watcher's block.

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Episode 62: Dune (1984) Is A Terrible, Terrible Movie

Glenn & Scott prepare for the upcoming release of the new Dune movie by reviewing the first Dune movie. They evaluate it as a movie and as a Dune adaptation, and find it severely lacking on both counts. Along the way they discuss the various versions of the movie, what story elements survived the adaptation process and what story elements did not, the pitfalls that many book adaptations fall into, the use and appropriate placement of camp, the sexual politics of the Baron Harkonnen, and whether or not the writers of Dune (1984) understood the point of the novel Dune (1965).

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Scott discussed his recent bout of watcher's block.

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Episode 61: "Raising" the "Stakes" - U.S. Marshals

Glenn & Scott close out their journey through the The Fugitive Cinematic Universe with a look at the 1998 film U.S. Marshals. Tommy Lee Jones is back, and so is special guest Alanna Kelly to help us decide if this movie is as careful and intelligent as its predecessor. Does it copy the previous film, does it grow and evolve from the previous film, or does it merely try to one-up the previous film? And does it succeed at whichever of those it attempts? Along the way they also discuss Samuel Gerard’s manliness and it’s relative toxicity, the… mystery(?) plot at the center of the story, the movie’s score composed by Scott’s nemesis Late Nineties Jerry Goldsmith, and how each of the hosts would fare trying to vault over a chain link fence.

Alanna works for The Snack Sack, a food equity mutual aid organization. Find out more at www.thesnacksack.org.

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys.

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Episode 60: The Fugitive (1993) - Much Better Decisions!

In a tradition going back to Episode 4 of this podcast, friend of the show Alanna Kelly has demanded a follow-up to our last episode. So after our review of the 2020 Quibi series The Fugitive, Glenn, Scott, and Alanna gather to review the 1993 Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive. They cover the film’s plot structure, the mystery at the heart of the film, its four major action sequences, and Glenn & Scott spend perhaps too much time disparaging the series some more. Scott compliments how awful the final fight in the film is, Glenn shares a charming story from his innocent youth, and Alanna celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Finally, in a very special episode of Glenn and Scott Read Wikipedia, Scott tells Glenn & Alanna about the real-life murder case that every producer of every iteration of The Fugitive has denied taking inspiration from, and how it relates to the wrestler Mick Foley.

Alanna works for The Snack Sack, a food equity mutual aid organization. Find out more at www.thesnacksack.org.

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys.

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Musical selections composed by James Newton Howard:

  • "I Need You" from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • "The Courthouse/Stairway Chase" from The Fugitive
  • "It's Over/End Credits" from The Fugitive
  • "Memorial Hospital" from The Fugitive
  • "Air Raid Drill" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

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