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by EricJ
June 15th, 2018, 11:17 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Incredibles 2
Replies: 37
Views: 3847

Re: Incredibles 2

Part of the problem is the villain is not fleshed out very well so motivations are shallow and what they actually want in the end isn’t spelled out satisfactorily. ... Ohhh yah--Knowing Pixar's (and Lasseter-Disney's) style of creating villains, I sat there taking bets on which of the three most ob...
by EricJ
June 15th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers, Justice League and more in READY PLAYER ONE!
Replies: 50
Views: 2231

Re: Avengers, Justice League and more in READY PLAYER ONE!

The trailers for The BFG just left me puzzled. It was like a bundle of contradictions: sweet yet cold/detached, with the feel of having old-fashioned real sets while at the same time dominated by inferior CGI that doesn’t give any of the live-action scenes time to breathe. But like I said, that was...
by EricJ
June 14th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers, Justice League and more in READY PLAYER ONE!
Replies: 50
Views: 2231

Re: Avengers, Justice League and more in READY PLAYER ONE!

I don't know who you're angry at, but I'll settle for people finally going back and taking interested looks at "Adventures of Tintin", "Minority Report", "Bridge of Spies" and "The BFG".
by EricJ
June 9th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Toy Story 4
Replies: 48
Views: 4107

Re: Toy Story 4

Actually, I was referring to the kind of guys that made that non-feminist cut of The Last Jedi and can’t handle "their" Star Wars being anything but what they want it to be. (On a side note, do you honestly believe the complaints against Last Jedi were "feminist" ones?...Serious...
by EricJ
June 9th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Toy Story 4
Replies: 48
Views: 4107

Re: Toy Story 4

A tough choice for Iger's Disney, but he couldn’t have let Rosanne go over a single tweet (however inflammatory) and then not addressed this situation in the same way. He’s now set a precedent that any kind of inappropriate behavior, be it racist, sexual or socially biased in any way, won’t be tole...
by EricJ
June 6th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Addams Family CG Movie
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Addams Family CG Movie

And...didn’t Burton's Addams pitch come after Dark Shadows...? Pretty sure this was before--This was around the same time as Bryan Singer didn't get to do his new TV-reboot either, and had to settle for rebooting "The Munsters" into a gay-pride allegory...Eh, close enough. (Which, as crit...
by EricJ
June 6th, 2018, 12:15 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Addams Family CG Movie
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Strange? Um...well, yes, it’s intentional...they look like Charles Addams' characters... :? .... Sort of. https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/4989691.jpg Margaux Needler, the reality TV makeover queen, is consumed with a desire for absolute suburban, pastel perfection. (Yep, I think we know what hap...
by EricJ
June 3rd, 2018, 3:17 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Incredibles 2
Replies: 37
Views: 3847

Re: Incredibles 2

Latest class-picture all-marketable-characters final poster for I2:
http://www.impawards.com/2018/incredibles_two_ver11.html

...And I'm sure it's only a coincidence that Jack-Jack is blasting away at a raccoon. No hidden messages there. :lol:
by EricJ
May 30th, 2018, 1:40 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: X-Men Movies Thread
Replies: 627
Views: 51399

Re: X-Men Movies Thread

Basically, he's saying that it's not the "cool, comic-accurate movie where they go into space and meet the Skrulls, before they show up in the Captain Marvel movie!" that the Reddit fans made up in their heads and Photoshopped online, and knowing the Fox directors, that much I guessed . If...
by EricJ
May 25th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Official Star Wars Thread
Replies: 929
Views: 105623

Re: Official Star Wars Thread

Randall wrote:I do suspect that many of us will like Solo more than Last Jedi.


We could have had a decent, sensible, coherent, OT-pedigreed Lawrence Kasdan-written Last Jedi if it hadn't been for THIS movie. :(
by EricJ
May 25th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: TVShowsonDVD no more?!?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: TVShowsonDVD no more?!?

Though exciting new releases were becoming fewer as the format matured (Batman '66 finally coming out certainly made any further collecting less exciting), TSOD was still a great resource that I visited almost daily. The site shall be missed. In the old days, any classic series coming to DVD was bi...
by EricJ
May 8th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: A Quiet Place
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: A Quiet Place

Although I sort of have mixed feelings towards M. Knight Shyamalan now, I can’t help but feel this was sort of like one of his films, but without the bad dialogue, hystrionics, and that oft-used logic-free twist ending. And his need to build screenplays like blueprints, saying " This scene exp...
by EricJ
May 5th, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers and the MCU
Replies: 121
Views: 13829

Re: Avengers and the MCU

Finally got around to Marvel & the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1, and for all the talk of "Marvel's plans for Phase 4", I get the distinct feeling of a studio franchise setting its affairs in order. They did everything but throw Dumbledore off the parapets--Oh, wait, maybe they did , counting...
by EricJ
April 29th, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers, Justice League and more in READY PLAYER ONE!
Replies: 50
Views: 2231

Re: Avengers, Justice League and more in READY PLAYER ONE!

As Eric says, Spielberg did ask Wilder to play the role as a last hurrah, but it wasn’t his death that prevented it — he’d already declined due to his Alzheimer’s long before he died (and eloquently explained why, even if he was complimentary about Spielberg while admitting to not liking these kind...
by EricJ
April 28th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: X-Men Movies Thread
Replies: 627
Views: 51399

Re: X-Men Movies Thread

(I realize that the cartoon adapted AOA into a two-parter called “One Man’s Worth”, an ok story but no standout as far as the usually high-quality animated series was concerned. Of course the TV show was very adept at adapting sprawling comic storylines, but with an epic like AOA, it’s pretty much ...