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by cmoon
March 3rd, 2008, 7:08 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Secret of NIMH
Replies: 74
Views: 38760

Coming late to the party: I've had the special edition set for a few months and here are my thoughts: #1) There is nothing of interest on the second disc at all :( #2) As pointed out, the artwork is terrible (go see the original movie poster...) #3) Yea! Not formatted to fit my TV! #4) Sort of odd c...
by cmoon
December 18th, 2007, 9:51 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Paprika
Replies: 27
Views: 14813

Personally I think watching Totoro subtitled helps tremendously since the girls talk only about a quarter as much. Totoro is certainly one of my favorite things from Ghibli (along with Mononoke), but if you are looking for more upbeat, why not Castle in the Sky or the somewhat more adult Porco Rosso...
by cmoon
December 18th, 2007, 5:19 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Golden Compass
Replies: 66
Views: 34405

That's an interesting point about the film being confusing. In truth, I thought the intro alleviated all possible confusion but many people have said they were still confused. Again the complaint has been about the daemons which I found very intuitive (interestingly enough, the book doesn't even bot...
by cmoon
December 18th, 2007, 5:11 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit
Replies: 136
Views: 53111

Although I can't say I'm quite jumping up and down (I actually much prefer the pre-LOTR peter jackson); the Hobbit is a story I like quite a bit more than LOTR (accessible, short, less poetry, etc.) I would definitely enjoy seeing a good movie of this, though to be honest, I hope it isn't exactly th...
by cmoon
December 18th, 2007, 7:16 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Golden Compass
Replies: 66
Views: 34405

So is it more or less confirmed that this film was killed off by what I'm calling (no offense to be taken please) 'the Christian early warning system' (IE the same one used during Last Temptation of Christ, etc.)? I don't even mean that anyone is to blame if this is true (why would a family that is ...
by cmoon
December 16th, 2007, 2:32 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Golden Compass
Replies: 66
Views: 34405

Saw the film and enjoyed it. Currently reading the books. Doing things in this order definitely reveals how cut down the film is (which isn't necessarily a bad thing.) Honestly I found it a more enjoyable film than Narnia, but that might not be saying too much since I think those are very difficult ...
by cmoon
November 21st, 2007, 10:08 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Flushed Away
Replies: 274
Views: 114531

Finally saw this film and can't think of where else to share my opinion. I fully understand coming from low expectations and then finding that FA is a surprisingly enjoyable film, but I can't agree with so many others here that this is up to Aardman's standards. There's a lot of room for opinion her...
by cmoon
November 7th, 2007, 5:27 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ratatouille
Replies: 1254
Views: 428260

I've found myself increasingly disinterested in Pixar's shorts which mostly seem to run one gag about as far as they can get away with it. Your Friend the Rat though is GREAT stuff, nearly surreal at times and very intelligent. Remy yelling out 'It's in their DNA!' was the best.
by cmoon
November 4th, 2007, 7:05 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Manga & Anime THREAD
Replies: 430
Views: 116885

Don't forget the new anime of Tezuka's Phoenix series just came out on DVD in the US.

As a Tezuka fan I admit that I was rather turned off by the Unico designs (I've never seen it), but I've heard about this series on several forums now and I'm starting to get intrigued.
by cmoon
October 21st, 2007, 9:44 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"
Replies: 350
Views: 133591

I started reading this thread thinking 'oh god, how much more can star trek be ruined', but I agree that the casting looks surprisingly good--and for a film like this, casting is everything. Assuming the film is directed & scripted well, they could actually use it to get a new series going.
by cmoon
October 19th, 2007, 6:26 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ratatouille
Replies: 1254
Views: 428260

Hahahaha...I figured I had misspelled it; better than rat patootie
by cmoon
October 18th, 2007, 8:40 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ratatouille
Replies: 1254
Views: 428260

And back to Ratitouille... Not much to say after 72 pages, but this one is definitely my favorite pixar and the best US animated film I've seen in a long time. Of course, Pixar has just been on a non-stop roll (well, can't quite say that coz I haven't seen Cars yet.) Toy Story 2, Monsters, Nemo and ...
by cmoon
October 15th, 2007, 9:08 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Astro Boy
Replies: 100
Views: 33444

Not to be the negative person here, but it seems like nothing can come of this but bad things. It isn't as though hollywood knew what to do with Godzilla. As a fan of Tezuka and the 60's and 80's series, I don't even care for the 2003 remake. How this US made, CG movie will fair--well, I think I kno...
by cmoon
September 29th, 2007, 10:14 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney/Bruckheimer's G-FORCE
Replies: 19
Views: 11443

You know, it is a miracle Gatchaman worked in the first place; the idea of US remakes (wasn't the original idea of the show mostly lost in US dubs to begin with???) seems like a recipe for disaster.

Edit: Astroboy US live action (or whatever) version...pretty much same recipe!
by cmoon
September 7th, 2007, 10:22 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: The importance of the big screen
Replies: 5
Views: 3469

All this said, I went -all-the-way- and watched Bambi on my projector (65" diagnal) and really can't describe the experience. Bambi will remain for me one of the greatest animated films of all time, but to see it in this way is closest/truest to the way it was meant to be experienced. I'm only happy...