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by EricJ
December 5th, 2017, 4:36 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Coco
Replies: 30
Views: 1777

Re: Coco

Of course, the article you cited clearly states that the Olaf film was always planned as a limited engagement, and was scheduled to end in two weeks anyway. What you stated doesn't contradict that, but your post leaves the wrong impression. Olaf may have been unpopular, but he wasn't "pulled&q...
by EricJ
December 4th, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Coco
Replies: 30
Views: 1777

Re: Coco

Latest news is that theater audiences have had a little TOO MUCH of Olaf at the beginning--some even deliberately arriving late--and Disney is pulling the Frozen short as of Friday. http://ew.com/movies/2017/12/03/olafs-frozen-adventure-pulled-coco/ (Cinemark's theater page now offers the date, and ...
by EricJ
November 16th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES
Replies: 1068
Views: 230658

Re: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES

At least we still have the DC TV shows. So with whatever good reviews it gets comparing it to the Justice League cartoon, we're back to "DC Animation gets it because the print-comic people are in charge, the live-action movies don't." A compliment often given to Warner/DC's you-know-who r...
by EricJ
October 11th, 2017, 4:31 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Gigantic
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: Gigantic

I thought the heroine was kind of cute, too, and was looking forward to it as much as Ralph 2. :) The faux-Flynn hero, and the implicit relationship undertones, not so much. Looking back at the first-announcement posts from '15, I'd thought it was a mutation of whatever happened to that announced pr...
by EricJ
October 10th, 2017, 1:30 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Spies in Disguise
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Spies in Disguise

According to Variety, Fox wants to "strengthen their animation division at the studio, and set BlueSky in motion to direct a new film every year, with several projects already in the works..." ...Oh, DO they? Think Ferdinand has a little something to say about that first. ;) (And ever sinc...
by EricJ
September 25th, 2017, 6:35 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)

Wait, Paddingdon was "snarky"? Did I see a different movie or something? ;) "Dismissively self-aware quirky", then, from British writers who wanted to distance themselves from "kiddy tea-time", and "apologize" to the grownup parents in the theater by playing ...
by EricJ
September 24th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Peter Rabbit (2018)

The trailer for the new Peter Rabbit movie is so bad it defies comprehension. What in the name of God is this garbage??? If it was British, it would be as snarkily "clever" about dismissing its material* as Paddington-- But no, this is Sony in the good ol' USA, who discovered in the 10's ...
by EricJ
September 22nd, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ferdinand
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Ferdinand

- You totally didn't get my reference in saying you don't have a child. No, I thought you were going for the easy "It's going to be a hit anyway, because it'll be a nostalgic lovefest for parents and children rushing to the theater to enjoy favorite book storytime!" When that was exactly ...
by EricJ
September 22nd, 2017, 3:08 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ferdinand
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Ferdinand

It's also why we got Ant Bully and Polar Express, when the producer couldn't get Maurice Sendak. I get so lost when reading your posts sometimes. :? Back in the early days of weird Robert Zemeckis CGI experiments, producer Tom Hanks originally wanted to produce "Where the Wild Things Are"...
by EricJ
September 21st, 2017, 9:02 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ferdinand
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Ferdinand

If anything the more I see of this the closer in feel to Walt's 1938 take it seems, which is why the initial trailer surprised me in being contemporary set. It's like they can't outwardly say this is a new version of the short, but subconsciously the posters invoke that connection without being abl...
by EricJ
September 21st, 2017, 3:17 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ferdinand
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Ferdinand

They're certainly trying to look "artistic", either retro-book for parents who want to show their kids, or More Spanish Than Coco, for theater competition...
Just too bad that the trailers make the movie itself look six years out of date, and BlueSky generic-as-hell.
by EricJ
September 20th, 2017, 4:10 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES
Replies: 1068
Views: 230658

Re: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES

I also remember not seeing this since TV, and don't remember what exactly of the Extended TV Cut we DIDN'T get in the first default 2-1/2 hr. Blu-ray "Superman: Special Edition" from '08 that's also now co-packaged with it. That version also put back in more of the Krypton scenes, longer d...
by EricJ
September 8th, 2017, 2:59 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Leap!
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Leap!

Netflix? Why not, that's where every OTHER foreign CGI movie shows up, might as well cut out the middleman.
by EricJ
August 26th, 2017, 12:09 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: The Lego Ninjago Movie

Think they're making 'LEGO' look bigger than the possibility of billing "A new Lego movie, without Batman in it!"
And now, Warner is going to find out what fueled the Lego Movie franchise to begin with...
by EricJ
August 25th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Star
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: The Star

I know the joke you wanted to go for, I...don't? :? Well, neither do I: As noted, freakishly-grinning "Nightmare fuel" characters on third-party animation posters is......nothing NEW , but I've seen a lot freakier at other studios. Maybe I just like horses, or the old 90's ex-Disney After...