The Non-Toxic Fanboys Podcast
71: The Time Traveler’s Wife (2022) Season 1 Apparently?

71: The Time Traveler’s Wife (2022) Season 1 Apparently?

July 7, 2022

Glenn and Scott complete their coverage of The Time Traveler's Wife with a review of the new HBO series adaptation. They discuss how the characters changed between the book and the screen, how the story fares in a visual format, how the series relates to Moffat Discourse (TM), the performances of the actors, the technological aspects of the historical setting, the choice to replace half of Episode 6 with a trailer for an as-yet-unannounced Season 2, and how this series made Scott doubt his own judgement.

Content note: One of the storylines from the show that we discuss in this episode involves the physical and sexual assault of one of the characters. This part of the discussion begins at 15:29 and ends at 24:14.

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On this month's patron-exclusive show, Scott listened to an audiobook, and he has sooooooome opinions.

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.

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

70: The Many Failings of The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

70: The Many Failings of The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

June 2, 2022

In anticipation of the new Time Traveler's Wife series on HBO, Glenn & Scott take a look at the 2009 movie adaptation. They discuss the tightrope walked by the novel's main love story and how the movie fails to maintain that balance, how the main characters feel different in the movie versus the book, how the secondary characters mostly disappear, and how everybody has their idiosyncrasies filed off.

(This episode contains SPOILERS for the entire novel and the 2009 movie, so for anyone experiencing the story for the first time via the new show, listener beware.)

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On this month's patron-exclusive show, Scott listened to an audiobook, and he has sooooooome opinions.

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.

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

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

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

April 3, 2022

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

68: Seventh Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2021

68: Seventh Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2021

March 21, 2022

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 procesión / 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

67: Dune Scores, Part 2

67: Dune Scores, Part 2

February 8, 2022

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

66: Dune Scores, Part 1

66: Dune Scores, Part 1

January 14, 2022

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

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

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

January 7, 2022

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

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

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

December 6, 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

63: The Saga of Dune (2000)

63: The Saga of Dune (2000)

November 7, 2021

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

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

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

October 7, 2021

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

61: “Raising” the “Stakes” - U.S. Marshals

61: “Raising” the “Stakes” - U.S. Marshals

August 8, 2021

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

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

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

July 22, 2021

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

Buy the music cited in this episode:

59: Extremely Poor Decisions - A Review of The Fugitive (2020) and of Quibi (Sort Of)

59: Extremely Poor Decisions - A Review of The Fugitive (2020) and of Quibi (Sort Of)

July 8, 2021

The 2020 streaming series The Fugitive, and the Quibi streaming service it was produced for, are both stories of people making the worst possible decisions at every turn. Series protagonist Not Richard Kimble tries to prove his innocence by going on a violent crime spree, while Quibi founders Jeffery Katzenberg and Meg Whitman launched a streaming television service that people couldn't watch on their televisions.

Now that Quibi content is resurfacing on Roku, Glenn & Scott follow up on their previous discussion of the 2020 The Fugitive series in Episode 55 of the podcast by actually watching the show. They seek to answer all the important questions about the series, such as: How does a serialized action thriller work when each episode is eight minutes long? WTF is Keifer Sutherland doing with his voice? Is the show actually any good apart from the weirdness of its creation? And seriously, a streaming television service you can’t watch on televisions?!

The show opens with a recap of Quibi and a non-spoiler review of The Fugitive series; spoilers abound after 13:50.

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On this month's Patron-exclusive podcast, Scott compared editing the show to a very particular kind of torture. Come join us at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys to hear it!

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

Buy the score album from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by James Newton Howard: https://amzn.to/3sLKFWf.

58: The Confused Messaging of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

58: The Confused Messaging of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

June 8, 2021

Is Karli Morgenthau a young idealist forced into a desperate situation by the heartless decisions of detached multinational elites? Or is she the chief architect of an escalating campaign of terror who disturbs even her staunchest allies with her thirst for mass murder? Is John Walker an unhinged menace with an inferiority complex the size of Steve Rogers's pecs, whose violent outbursts lead to the escape of his enemy, the death of his best friend, and literal blood on his hands? Or is he an exemplary soldier who only wants to do the right thing and one little mistake really shouldn't be held against him? Has Isaiah Bradley been so badly mistreated and abused by his country that there's no longer any hope of meaningful restitution? Or will a museum exhibit make things better?

The Disney Marvel MCU miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier seems to answer all of these questions with an inconclusive whynotboth.gif, leaving Glenn & Scott a bit confused as they try to figure out exactly what the show is trying to say and what its characters actually believe. Along the way they also discuss the various Captains America, the role of Lemar Hoskins, Bucky’s online dating profile, the use of villainy in depicting villains, and how all of this is really Iron Man’s fault. Scott passionately defends the virtue of knowing things, while Glenn is horrified at potential injustices that may or may not be happening under the incredibly ill-defined and inconsistent government and legal systems. Also, follow along at home by counting how many things get stuck in Glenn’s craw! (Where exactly is one’s craw? Is getting things stuck there NSFW?)

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. In our latest Patron-exclusive podcast, Glenn shares a very personal story about his own experience with grief and how it shaped his view of Wanda in her series. Come join us at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys to hear it!

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 Youtube 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

Buy the score to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier by Henry Jackman reviewed in this episode:

57: The Horrors of WandaVision

57: The Horrors of WandaVision

May 15, 2021

Now that they’re not on a podcast feed full of people with actual knowledge of comic books, Glenn & Scott branch out to examine the Disney Marvel MCU miniseries WandaVison. They examine issues like grief and selfishness, when metatext becomes too textual, and the pressure exerted by audience expectations and the ways creators respond to it. They do their best to determine who exactly the villain of this show is (is anybody on this show NOT the villain?), plus they review the show's score, because there haven’t been enough score reviews on this podcast lately.

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On this month's Patron-exclusive podcast, Glenn shares a very personal story about his own experience with grief and how it shaped his view of Wanda in this series. Come join us at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys to hear it!

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 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 from the WandaVision score by Christophe Beck:

  • "Wanda's Theme (End Credits from 'WandaVision')"
  • "Rings"
  • "Wanda and Vision (Love Theme from 'WandaVision')"
  • "Uncharted Waters"
  • "Genesis"

Buy the WandaVision soundtracks reviewed in this episode:

56: Sixth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2020

56: Sixth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2020

April 19, 2021

It's that time of year again, and Glenn & Scott are here to review the five Oscar-nominated scores: Da 5 Bloods by Terence Blanchard, Mank by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Minari by Emile Mosseri, News of the World by James Newton Howard, and Soul by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste. Listen as Scott decides which of these scores counts as music, marvel as Glenn tries to define jazz, be amazed when Scott actually has positive things to say about Oscar nominees! Plus, find out who they pick to win the award: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, or Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross?

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

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 excerpts:

  • "Finding the Gold" from Da 5 Bloods by Terence Blanchard
  • "Otis and Tien Have Dinner" from Da 5 Bloods by Terence Blanchard
  • "There is No Time for Stories" from News of the World by James Newton Howard
  • "Arriving at Red River" from News of the World by James Newton Howard
  • "Dime Mountain" from News of the World by James Newton Howard
  • "Birdslingers" from Minari by Emile Mosseri
  • "All This Time (Happily Ever After)" from Mank by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • "Welcome to Victorville" from Mank by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • "Born to Play" from Soul by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste
  • "The Great Beyond" from Soul by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste

Buy the music reviewed in this episode:

55: National Film Score Day 2021: Our Favorite Scores of 2020

55: National Film Score Day 2021: Our Favorite Scores of 2020

April 3, 2021

As is rapidly becoming tradition, Glenn & Scott celebrate National Film Score Day by reviewing scores they actually like. After a surprisingly long discussion of endorsement opportunities for the Quibi reboot of The Fugitive, they present their favorite scores of 2020. Glenn reviews a score written by the film’s director, Scott reviews a composer he discovered (within certain very specific contexts), and of course we can’t do a score show without talking about the Great Satan Zimmer.

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

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 excerpts:

  • "Enola Holmes (The Future Is Up to Us)" from Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton
  • "Enola Hollmes (Wild Child)" from Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton
  • "London Arrival" from Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton
  • "School Escaepe" from Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton
  • "Tick Tock" from Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton
  • "Fanny Lye Deliver'd" from Fanny Lye Deliver'd by Thomas Clay
  • "Approach of the Sheriff" from Fanny Lye Deliver'd by Thomas Clay
  • "The Sheriff's Rapture" from Fanny Lye Deliver'd by Thomas Clay
  • "Second Morning" from Fanny Lye Deliver'd by Thomas Clay
  • "March to Joy" from Fanny Lye Deliver'd by Thomas Clay
  • "Themyscira" from Wonder Woman 1984 by Hans Zimmer
  • "Wonder Woman Rescue" from Justice League by Danny Elfman
  • "Open Road" from Wonder Woman 1984 by Hans Zimmer
  • "Truth" from Wonder Woman 1984 by Hans Zimmer
  • "The White House" from Wonder Woman 1984 by Hans Zimmer
  • "Black Gold" from Wonder Woman 1984 by Hans Zimmer

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54: The Podcast is Reborn

54: The Podcast is Reborn

January 25, 2021

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the bands which have connected them with another, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. So in this first episode under the Non-Toxic Fanboys banner, Glenn & Scott talk about why the show is under a new banner, why they've decided to strike out on their own, what exactly the show’s gender is, and what their plans are for the next 8 years of the show.

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

The theme song for the podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada.
Direct Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

53: National Film Score Day 2020

53: National Film Score Day 2020

April 3, 2020

In their latest episode, Glenn and Scott try to wash the taste of another disappointing slate of Oscar scores out of their mouths. In honor of National Film Score Day, they review ten scores they’ve never covered on the show before, selected for no reason other than that they’re good. These aren’t legendary scores or universally-acknowledged classics - one of the selection criteria was “Scott can’t just pick Superman” - but they make the case for why these ten scores deserve a listen from any film score fan, or anyone interested in becoming one. Come for the 1950s scores Glenn is finally able to bring to the show; stay for Scott’s favorite score from a Sinbad film.

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

Musical Selections:

  • from Necessary Roughness by Bill Conti:

    • “Main Title”
    • “Featherstone Gets It”
    • “The Iron Men”
    • “Featherstone Follies”
    • “The Big Ending”
    • “Up Yours, Phil!”
    • “First Kiss/Blake Quits”
  • from The Fountain by Clint Mansell:
    • “The Last Man”
    • “Death Is the Road to Awe”
  • from Conspiracy Theory by Carter Burwell:
    • “Overture”
    • “Riding”
  • from Columbus Circle by Brian Tyler:
    • “Columbus Circle”
    • “Puzzle Pieces”
  • from Transformers by Steve Jablonsky:
    • “No Sacrifice, No Victory”
    • “You’re a Soldier Now”
    • “The All Spark”
    • “Arrival to Earth”
  • from Land of the Pharaohs by Dimitri Tiomkin:
    • “Pharaoh’s Procession”
    • “Main Title”
    • “End Title”
    • “Pharaoh’s Procession”
  • from The Time Machine by Klaus Badelt:
    • “I Don’t Belong Here”
    • “Godspeed”
  • from The Return of Dracula by Gerald Fried:
    • “Main Title”
    • “Sunrise”
  • from Quigley Down Under by Basil Poledouris:
    • “Main Title”
    • “The Attack”
    • “Cora’s Story”
    • “Dingo Attack”
  • from Tron Legacy by Daft Punk:
    • “Flynn Lives”
    • “The Son of Flynn”
    • "Finale”
    • “End Title”

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52: Fifth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2019

52: Fifth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2019

February 3, 2020

In this year's Oscar preview Glenn & Scott cover the distinctly different moods expressed in the scores for Joker, Marriage Story, 1917, Little Women, and The Rise of Skywalker — a Star Wars score by John Williams, something never before discussed on this podcast. In part 2 they discuss the one 2019 score Scott actually liked, some highlights Glenn found noteworthy, and the best single track from any score in the last five years. Glenn feels the joy of eucatastrophe, while Scott searches desperately for melodies.

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

Musical Selections:

  • “Defeated Clown” from Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • “Bathroom Dance” from Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • “Following Sophie” from Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir (2x speed)
  • “What I Love About Nicole” from Marriage Story by Randy Newman
  • “Shouting and Shopping” from Marriage Story by Randy Newman
  • “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel
  • “Sixteen Hundred Men” from 1917 by Thomas Newman
  • “Theatre in the Attic” from Little Women by Alexandre Desplat
  • “Ice Skating” from Little Women by Alexandre Desplat
  • “Main Title” from North and South by Bill Conti
  • “We Go Together” from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “End of Story (Credits)” from Marriage Story by Randy Newman
  • “Main on End” from Avengers: Endgame by Alan Silvestri
  • “Far from Home Suite Home” from Spider-Man: Far from Home by Michael Giacchino
  • “Swinging Set” from Spider-Man: Far from Home by Michael Giacchino
  • “The Professor and the Madman” from The Professor and the Madman by Bear McCreary
  • “Rebirth” from Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Bear McCreary
  • “Portals” from Avengers: Endgame by Alan Silvestri
  • “Far from Home Suite Home” from Spider-Man: Far from Home by Michael Giacchino

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