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by EricJ
Yesterday, 8:12 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers and the MCU
Replies: 129
Views: 14563

Re: Avengers and the MCU

Is Eric trying to say that Thor 3 was a failure now, or...? It was a box-office hit because very few Marvel movies aren't, but, a week later...were YOU proud of the Willy Wonka/Disneyland gag either? Waititi certainly wanted to create his "own" version of Gunn's fratboy-Guardians goofines...
by EricJ
Yesterday, 7:55 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES
Replies: 1073
Views: 239079

Re: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES

Yeah, it feels like Warner is busy counting their pre-hatchling chickens again. Of course, all studios have multiple films in development, but Warner needs to slow down on the premature announcements. Think the Harley "movie" may have been downgraded to a Cartoon Network/CW series, or tha...
by EricJ
Yesterday, 12:18 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers and the MCU
Replies: 129
Views: 14563

Re: Avengers and the MCU

Disney knew he was a naughty hot potato when they hired him for Guardians. In fact, that’s *why^ they hired him for Guardians. But that was also back when those tweets had faded. Disney hired the new quirky-breakout indie director of "Super" to do a Marvel film around the same time as Fox...
by EricJ
July 18th, 2018, 5:07 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Criterion Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 7626

Re: Criterion Collection

There's only access to public domain or MGM/UA titles? No, not even close. TT licenses from Fox and Sony primarily. Universal, Paramount, and even Warner now all have licensing deals with various places. Disney is even letting Kino put out some Touchstone titles. Kino puts out tons of stuff now, an...
by EricJ
July 17th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Criterion Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 7626

Re: Criterion Collection

MGM's films are not PD or quasi-PD...they’re in a jam and need money, so are licensing their library out to anyone...Twilight Time, Shout! Factory, Criterion, various UK labels... I'm guessing Paramount--which sold most of their 80's back-catalog to Warner, not wanting to bother with it themselves,...
by EricJ
July 17th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Criterion Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 7626

Re: Criterion Collection

It's a case of 70's-90's MGM, UA and Orion films suddenly becoming more available, now that they've fallen into a quasi-Public Domain status after the three studios' floating in and out of bankruptcy. That's why you can't turn on a streaming service lately without seeing "1984", "Curs...
by EricJ
July 11th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!
Replies: 598
Views: 84042

Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

So what’s a studio - and one like WB, who actually do seem to care at least a little about their catalog stuff - going to do? They’re going to want to get this out there, but there’s a limit on what they can spend. There’s a reason the Platinum Collections petered out, and that was due to low sales...
by EricJ
July 9th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!
Replies: 598
Views: 84042

Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Supergirl, to me, feels more like it came from a decade earlier, with its new-agey tone and TV-movie style antics. As a diehard "Santa Claus: the Movie" defender, I'll never know WHY the Salkinds kept giving mid-80's directorial jobs to Hacks-R-Us director Jeannot Szwarc, best known for d...
by EricJ
July 8th, 2018, 4:17 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Space Jam 2 teaser coming soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Space Jam 2 teaser coming soon?

Ben wrote:Would have been better, and made more sense, than Cars...


But Cars 2 would have been less insulting. (Than "Back in Action", that is.)
by EricJ
July 7th, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Space Jam 2 teaser coming soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Space Jam 2 teaser coming soon?

Also kind of disappointing that Jam 2 didn’t tackle a different sport...they could have had a good run by having "rematches" on land, sea and in the air by way of different activities. Space Jam doesn’t have to exclusively be about basketball! Actually, when Brendan Fraser and Daffy Duck ...
by EricJ
July 3rd, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!

Sort of related, but with DisneyToons closing, does Disney have any TV animation studios left anymore? Sofia the First and DuckTales Redux are credited to "Disney Television Animation", which seems to provide much of the cable work. Think that was true of most of the Disney Afternoon, whi...
by EricJ
July 3rd, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: The John Lasseter saga
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: The John Lasseter saga

I think one "issue" with Lasster's legacy is that the praise towards him has been so fawning, with many of the extras on the early Pixar releases (not to mention that documentary included on WALL-E's DVD) almost going as far as to say he's just like Walt Disney. That's hard for Disney to ...
by EricJ
July 3rd, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: The John Lasseter saga
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: The John Lasseter saga

And there's a lot of speculation regarding Brenda Chapman being fired from Brave as well... The reasons why Chapman were fired are pretty obvious ("They're changing MY story! The empowering message I was sending to my daughter, and everyone's daughter!"), but let's just say it does shed s...
by EricJ
July 1st, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!

I think it's very unlikely they're going for five episodes a week. TV budgets today simply don't allow for that to happen. I didn't say they were going for ANY episodes a week, at least not in this country. Sadly, strip syndication was killed off sometime in the early 00's by Cartoon Network, Nick,...
by EricJ
July 1st, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!

My son and I watched the first couple eps on YouTube last night. Pretty good. Nice use of the characters. It has potential for sure. Looks like they're using the old fashioned 80's DuckTales/Rescue Rangers "Week-long 5-episode pilot" system, for markets where they still show cartoons on a...