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by Jake
May 26th, 2010, 5:27 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Shrek
Replies: 606
Views: 121041

Re: Shrek Forever After

Nothing can replace the theatre experience for me... I love going opening night when there's usually a big crowd in attendance. I have had a few bad experiences (a midnight viewing of "The Crazies" drew a teenage audience of chronic texters), but otherwise, the more the merrier. I love when audience...
by Jake
April 12th, 2010, 1:59 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: How to Train your Dragon
Replies: 308
Views: 71586

Re: How to Train your Dragon

I saw "How to Train your Dragon" for the third time yesterday. I think it's one of the best animated films of the past ten years. Definitely a favorite of mine.
by Jake
March 17th, 2010, 2:38 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Princess and the Frog
Replies: 1166
Views: 302008

I agreed with absolutely every word of your review, Ben.
by Jake
February 23rd, 2010, 5:28 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tangled (formerly Rapunzel)
Replies: 1277
Views: 327563

Re: Tangled (Formerly Rapunzel)

I thought the talking dogs in "Up" were completely jarring in tone and style.
by Jake
February 17th, 2010, 2:35 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tangled (formerly Rapunzel)
Replies: 1277
Views: 327563

Re: Tangled (Formerly Rapunzel)

I think evolution is the wrong word. Aren't we supposed to be getting smarter? With what's successful at the box office these days, I would conjecture audiences are getting dumber. Disney can't cater to the pop culture audience. We get results like Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons. Even Bolt wa...
by Jake
December 29th, 2009, 2:58 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Princess and the Frog
Replies: 1166
Views: 302008

The big one to watch will be Rapunzel. If the same kind of film does so much better simply because of the CGI appeal, then no-one can say that the audience hasn't spoken. :( Unless, of course, it's a better film with better word of mouth. I liked "The Princess and the Frog", but it was definitely a...
by Jake
December 11th, 2009, 3:33 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Princess and the Frog
Replies: 1166
Views: 302008

I just got back from the midnight showing, my second viewing. I just absolutely adored it this time. I definitely let my expectations interfere before. It might not live up to the classics but it's certainly a step in the right direction for Disney: their best animated film since "Tarzan" ten years ...
by Jake
December 9th, 2009, 3:34 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney's Frozen
Replies: 786
Views: 163088

I thought "Atlantis" was far superior to "Treasure Planet".

I don't mind the more slapstick elements to Gary and Kirk's projects. I think they are appropriately balanced.
by Jake
December 8th, 2009, 3:46 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney's Frozen
Replies: 786
Views: 163088

Could Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise be directing Snow Queen? And since Disney seems to be reviving projects now, could this upcoming Clements/Musker film be Fraidy Cat? That's what I'm personally wondering. I hope so. Clements/Musker would be more suited for Fraidy Cat. I was somewhat disappointed i...
by Jake
December 3rd, 2009, 5:37 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Princess and the Frog
Replies: 1166
Views: 302008

I flew out to LA last week to catch the opening day screening of "The Princess and the Frog". We made a vacation of it of course and went to Disneyland, as well. By this action, I was obviously looking forward to this movie and with high expectations. I read in D23 Lasseter say this movie could've c...
by Jake
November 11th, 2009, 1:29 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Princess and the Frog
Replies: 1166
Views: 302008

Just saw this film in its finished form. You are all going to be very, very happy people. Details, please! I'm most concerned about the animation. I like what I've heard of the soundtrack for "The Princess and the Frog". I love the soulful, gospel flare. I really liked Randy Newman's work on "Cats ...
by Jake
September 16th, 2009, 2:50 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Princess and the Frog
Replies: 1166
Views: 302008

I live in Minnesota and am taking a trip to California, specifically for this event. I'm going to spend two or three days at Disneyland, too... haven't been since 1999. We bought the $50 tickets -- should be fun. Right? :shock:
by Jake
September 10th, 2009, 3:41 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tangled (formerly Rapunzel)
Replies: 1277
Views: 327563

robster wrote:Kristen was always too high-pitched and cartoony for my liking. Advantage with Mandy Moore is that she can do the speaking and singing voice for the character...
I would say that's a disadvantage. Kristen has a much better singing voice than Mandy.
by Jake
August 13th, 2009, 3:19 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Princess and the Frog
Replies: 1166
Views: 302008

It's very nicely animated, if packed with a little too much "bounce". So often when other Studios wish to emulate the Disney style, they add a little too much swish and bounce, and I was getting that feeling a little here. On your voice question: Could it be that Goodman is voicing two characters C...
by Jake
June 23rd, 2009, 3:10 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Princess and the Frog
Replies: 1166
Views: 302008

estefan wrote:I thought despite the 2D look, it would mostly be done on computers, so it's nice to see them using the classic pencil-and-paper style.
I'm happy about that too.