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by EricJ
Yesterday, 6:35 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+
Replies: 45
Views: 17789

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

From the way Daniel 's linked story is worded (especially with Disney's decline to comment on it), it could also be a 'trial balloon' by Disney+ to gauge whether there'd be any public pushback to selective censorship of its offerings. If there is sufficient outcry, they can claim the story was bull...
by EricJ
Yesterday, 3:04 am
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+
Replies: 45
Views: 17789

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Also, I didn't see "Jim" as a "caricature of the Jim Crow symbol"-- With his derby and cigar, he's a dead ringer for Andy Brown, of radio's "Amos & Andy", considering that we got three of the radio show's better-known voice cast showing up a few years later in "Song of the South". (A&A was huge on r...
by EricJ
April 17th, 2019, 12:35 am
Forum: Around the Site
Topic: Forum Update 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Forum Update 2019

Ahem, "Ton of spam posts", Randall?
Who decided to be friendly, and told our new "registering" Russian/Baltic comrades "Great! Join in the conversation!"? :lol:
by EricJ
April 15th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Missing Link, Laika's new adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: Missing Link, Laika's new adventure

You didn’t specify. May's "first" blockbuster could easily still come at the end of the month. They usually do. And in the case of Detective Pikachu and the live-action Aladdin vs. the Godzilla sequel, probably will . :lol: Or maybe even the end of June, with TS4. As it is, we've got "Ugly Dolls" l...
by EricJ
April 15th, 2019, 12:11 am
Forum: Off the Shelf
Topic: Interesting essay on The Force Awakens
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Interesting essay on The Force Awakens

Um, didn't Lawrence Kasdan also do the screenplay for TFA? (Which is why it felt a little more like a "true" Original Trilogy film than Rian Johnson's fanboy-fiction for TLJ, since Kasdan always knew how to write dialogue for Han Solo. And who knows, maybe Kasdan's Luke wouldn't have been a jerk if ...
by EricJ
April 14th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Missing Link, Laika's new adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: Missing Link, Laika's new adventure

Er, nooo ...Taking up the beginning May 1-5 blockbuster weekend slot that's been traditional since 1999's "The Mummy" tried to get the jump on SW:Episode I's end-of-May opening some 20 years ago. (The Lucasfilms felt Memorial Day was "sacred".) As a result, first-May's become one of the most in-dema...
by EricJ
April 13th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Missing Link, Laika's new adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: Missing Link, Laika's new adventure

I love Laika, and look forward to the film, though the trailers failed to excite me. I'm sure it's "good," but don't see it being "great." It would take a LOT to get me back into a "See it because LAIKA made it!" movie after the sheer insufferable onslaught of "Paranorman"--And I wouldn't describe ...
by EricJ
April 12th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Lion King Remake
Replies: 17
Views: 3523

Re: The Lion King Remake

Um...Mermaid was converted to 3D (I have the Blu-ray) and was only axed for theatrical because the others hadn’t performed that well (because they were all on home video already!). So, pretty much like Aladdin was axed for IMAX after Lion King hadn't performed well, then? (No kidding? Mermaid 3-D w...
by EricJ
April 12th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Lion King Remake
Replies: 17
Views: 3523

Re: The Lion King Remake

Gets back to the comment made in another thread, that they "have" to do this to get a generational reissue back in theaters: Disney doesn't like to admit it, but they basically believe the mythical "90's Disney Renaissance" of everyone's childhood consisted of three films. (It should consist of four...
by EricJ
April 10th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: X-Men Movies Thread
Replies: 664
Views: 90114

Re: X-Men Movies Thread

I'm quite happy to give X-Men a rest. I'm much more interested in the FF joining the MCU, as the FF were usually more a part of the Marvel U than the X-titles, which had their own storylines. I really want to see Spidey and Johnny Storm hang out on screen. In fact, I could see a Spidey film introdu...
by EricJ
April 9th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Addams Family CG Movie
Replies: 13
Views: 3879

Re: Addams Family CG Movie

At least it's "classic" Addams from the TV series and cartoon, where the family thinks it's "normal"-- Not the more wishful, ahem, gee-ay-eye attempts at social soapbox-spin we've gotten from Tim Burton, Bryan Singer and Broadway, that wanted to portray them as "Rebelliously flying their freak-flag ...
by EricJ
April 8th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Toy Story 4
Replies: 66
Views: 24136

Re: Toy Story 4

It's very sweet they were able to make it work. On the other hand, if the series continues (nope, don't see this being the swan song) what then? You can only milk that well for so long before it feels "off"... Like Cars 3, another Pixar sequel "forced" on them by da Boss, from which they eventually...
by EricJ
April 4th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Toy Story 4
Replies: 66
Views: 24136

Re: Toy Story 4

Dacey wrote:I mean if you look at the first Toy Story and even Toy Story 2, Hanks is a freaking firework,
And thanks to Sid, Woody almost was. :P
by EricJ
April 2nd, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: YouTube Goodness
Replies: 326
Views: 92787

Re: YouTube Goodness

Exist ed , past tense: Sadly, the Brazilian studio of "What's Up" and "Ratatoing" is no longer around, and the mantle of horrendous-looking Because-We-Can Pixar and DreamWorks knockoffs has now been picked up by...the Asylum. Yes, THAT one. Because they feel a noble duty that their "fans" expect it ...
by EricJ
March 31st, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!
Replies: 617
Views: 118295

Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Jetsons too, now? Plus Jonny Quest, as announced earlier. That's pretty nice. Looks like they're taking the "easy" one-season series, not the, ahem, seven seasons of, say "The Flintstones".... :x Still, one season means we might get a set for Yogi Bear-- Nice to see franchise-hungry Warner is back ...