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I've demanded for it to be removed a long time ago... Maybe in 10 years, who knows...RIP to a legend....<br><br>Just rewatched Coach Carter a few weeks back. It hits all the same notes you would expect out of a feel good sports movie, but the performances and real life story really add a lot to it, as does Rabin’s score.Listening to Rabin's two powerful "basketball scores" - this one and Glory Road. In memory of the great Kobe! RIP, legend!Honestly man, I never understood this site's ratings either.For those of you disappointed in this score...remember...This is Bad Boys 3 lol....Have you heard Bad Boys 1+2? Cmon now...relax and take it for what it is
I'd be surprised if we don't see some Wallfisch scores this year. He has been so prolific lately, would be weird to suddenly go an entire year without a single assignment.CD coming from LLL!Really liked this score, and the movie wasn't as bad as people claim as well... Benjamin Wallfisch does some very nice stuff, his horror scores are always on point like It 1 & 2, Annabelle: Creation, A Cure for Wellness...<br><br>I know he's gonna deliver it with Mortal Kombat even if the movie isn't that good. But kind of a bummer that his next scheduled project comes out in 2021 LOL'Cause maybe the expected all the cues from the sessionsI like this music!
The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s musici can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....Some of the action bits, yeah......This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.
Some cues sound like Speed 2Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lolThis right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me knowThe clips are on his Facebook page.
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Hans ZimmerGeoff ZanelliJim DooleyClay Duncan
ComposerAdditional MusicAdditional MusicAdditional Music
Matchstick Men
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 55'28 (Score: 40'00)
HZimmer.com rating:        3/5
Fans rating:     rate at 1 out of 5 rate at 2 out of 5 rate at 3 out of 5 rate at 4 out of 5 rate at 5 out of 5   2/5 (4822 votes)
  1. The Good Life (2:23)
    Bobby Darin
  2. Flim Flam (0:12)
    Hans Zimmer
  3. Ichi-Ni-San (2:51)
    Hans Zimmer
  4. Matchstick Men (2:09) *
    Hans Zimmer
  5. Weird Is Good (6:42) *
    Hans Zimmer
  6. Lonely Bull (2:15)
    Heb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  7. Ticks & Twitches (2:48) *
    Hans Zimmer
  8. I Have A Daughter? (1:06)
    Hans Zimmer
  9. Swedish Rhapsody (2:37)
    Mantovani & His Orchestra
  10. Keep The Change (1:24)
    Hans Zimmer
  11. Nosy Parker (2:44) *
    Hans Zimmer
  12. Leaning On A Lamp Post (3:00)
    George Formby
  13. Pool Lights (0:54)
    Hans Zimmer
  14. Pygmies! (2:07)
    Hans Zimmer
  15. Charmaine (3:05)
    Mantovani & His Orchestra
  16. Roy's Rules (2:04)
    Hans Zimmer
  17. Carpeteria (2:26)
    Hans Zimmer
  18. Shame On You (2:55)
    Hans Zimmer
  19. Tuna Fish And Cigarettes (1:55)
    Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli
  20. No More Pills (4:39) *
    Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli
  21. Tijuana Taxi (2:05)
    Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  22. The Banker's Waltz (3:07)
    Hans Zimmer
* Contains "La Dolce Vita" from La Dolce Vita written by Nino Rota.
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Mish reply Replies: 0 || 2020-01-23 04:03:40
What was Hans’ role in the treatment of Mantovani’s “Charmaine”. It sounds like the original, but cleaner, clearer, & without the limitations of 50/60’s recording technology. I’ve been fascinated by this piece for 25+ years, as it seems almost a precursor to Jarre & even Zimmer’s electronic music, while being entirely orchestral. Links to info appreciated.

isildur reply Replies: 2 || 2013-08-30 06:56:41
I really like this score. Don't know why so low rating. I thought it was really different from Mr. Zimmer's usual scores.


MacArthur2013-08-30 17:13:58
I Think that's why because by the looks of the cover it looks like an action film and its a rom-com.


Mike2013-09-09 19:11:18
Really different indeed. Reminds me in some ways of John Williams' "Terminal" score.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-09 13:27:24
The early parts of "Weird is Good" sound a lot like the ideas John Powell later incorporated in Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Maybe Powell helped with this cue here? Or maybe this cue was among the stuff Mr. & Mrs. Smith was temp-tracked with.

Scorefan reply Replies: 0 || 2013-08-31 03:44:43
Hybrid, is it true that there are 4 versions of the sessions for this movie?

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-25 00:00:00
I dislike this...Not good...5/10!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2004-12-26 00:00:00
Si alguna vez escucharon la melodia para "--MEJOR IMPOSIBLE"-- entonces sabrán lo que están escuchando, pero esta vez es más ritmica.

Fabian Ek

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