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Doom (Clint Mansell)

It has become something of a running trope that Hollywood has never been able to make a good movie from a video game and Silicon Valley has never been able to make a good video game out of a movie. 611 more words

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Kingdom Hearts II (Yoko Shimomura)

When Yoko Shimomura left Square Enix and went freelance during Kingdom Hearts II‘s development period, many feared that the composer would choose not to return to the series as had happened with Nobuo Uematsu and… 765 more words

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27 Dresses (Randy Edelman)

The 2008 romantic comedy 27 Dresses wound up following every cliché in the rom-com handbook with its tale of someone who is literally always the bridesmaid and never the bride. 468 more words

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Gridiron Gang (Trevor Rabin)

Gridiron Gang was a 2006 sports film which depicted, with considerable dramatic license, the story of the Kilpatrick Mustangs–an American football team made up of teens convicts from a juvenile hall. 523 more words

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The Fourth Kind (Atli Örvarsson)

Many films use the term “based on a true story” very loosely, but few have ever taken advantage of the term as much as the 2009 feature… 487 more words

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Annapolis (Brian Tyler)

It’s been said, with regards to the obscure monkey mayhem movie Link, that the only people who remember the movie are Jerry Goldsmith fans. It’s fair to say that the only people to remember 2006′s… 479 more words

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Final Fantasy XIII (Masashi Hamauzu)

Despite a prolonged development period lasting from 2004 to 2009, Final Fantasy XIII met with mediocre to hostile reviews upon its release. Despite a strong story, it was criticized for being linear (even by the series’ already linear standards), with an agonizingly long setup, irritating characters, no towns or sidequests to speak of, overly copious and melodramatic cutscenes, and a number of narrative jumps that seemed dictated more by existing assets to be stitched together than any overarching plot. 1,214 more words

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