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by EricJ
July 26th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: X-Men Movies Thread
Replies: 646
Views: 69694

Re: X-Men Movies Thread

They said its a possibility that these two movies could see release on some streaming/television/Bluray platform years from now, but only after Disney has fully developed its own X-Men Universe." New Mutants was reportedly already in reshoots, so if we see it downgraded to a Netflix movie, you...
by EricJ
July 23rd, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES
Replies: 1096
Views: 258095

Re: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES

As for Shazam...yeah, it wasn’t quite what I was expecting either, and for some reason I’m totally not fully buying Levi, who either doesn’t feel "solid" enough or looks too big and cartoony. I’m not sure which. Obviously he will get an arc, and they’re picking up on 80s nostalgia with th...
by EricJ
July 22nd, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers and the MCU
Replies: 139
Views: 25431

Re: Avengers and the MCU

Actually...I did. Sat in the theatre and got so easily bored at the relentless random jokes, looooong tally middle bit and then a finale that was just a bunch of gods beating up on each other. It’s no wonder that the same afternoon, just as I was about to head home, that I figured I may as well pun...
by EricJ
July 22nd, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES
Replies: 1096
Views: 258095

Re: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES

As for the Shazam teaser...egad, were they TRYING to do a remake of the Ryan Reynolds "Green Lantern"?? I haven't seen the Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern .. but from what I understand -- aside from the awkwardly 'cheeky' tone of the main character -- it perhaps tried to cram too much of the ...
by EricJ
July 21st, 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers and the MCU
Replies: 139
Views: 25431

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
July 21st, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES
Replies: 1096
Views: 258095

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
July 21st, 2018, 1:18 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Avengers and the MCU
Replies: 139
Views: 25431

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, 6:07 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Criterion Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 17166

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, 7:40 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Criterion Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 17166

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, 2:37 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Criterion Collection
Replies: 82
Views: 17166

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, 9:04 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!
Replies: 607
Views: 98840

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, 11:54 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!
Replies: 607
Views: 98840

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, 5:17 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Space Jam 2 teaser coming soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

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, 10:39 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Space Jam 2 teaser coming soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

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, 4:53 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: Legend of the Three Caballeros Cartoon coming soon!
Replies: 17
Views: 2960

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...