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by Vernadyn
February 14th, 2008, 12:14 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Replies: 293
Views: 136836

Wow. Definitely looks like Spielberg is back in action (mode). I have even more confidence that this will be a supremely well-directed extravaganza. Now one can only hope that the story will be worthy of Indy. Fingers crossed...
by Vernadyn
January 25th, 2008, 5:33 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Movies of 2008
Replies: 253
Views: 67427

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL No way would I miss what looks like the only chance I'll ever have to see an Indy film in theaters. I've always been a fan of Spielberg, and Raiders was what hooked me on action movies. As mentioned, Wall-E, Dark Knight, and.... "I am Prince Gaspian."
by Vernadyn
January 22nd, 2008, 12:50 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Replies: 40
Views: 16931

Here we go.... I simply loved Sweeney Todd. Even though I knew what was going to happen, this was the first theater movie in a long time that actually had my heart pumping, especially for the last 15 minutes, probably due to the acting, direction, and editing. The music was mixed really loud at cert...
by Vernadyn
January 22nd, 2008, 12:41 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 264912

Nice to see Giacchino finally nominated for best score, though I have a feeling that Atonement or 3:10 to Yuma will win...the Academy seems to like "serious" films. As for Michael Clayton...I'm a huge James Newton Howard fan, but this has got to be one of his worst scores ever. There were plenty of ...
by Vernadyn
January 9th, 2008, 1:03 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Replies: 40
Views: 16931

I just got the soundtrack, and now I absolutely have to see this. Sondheim is a musical genius, and Burton is one of my favorite directors. Just seeing the main title sequence gives me goosebumps--kind of like a twisted version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory main titles. Others have said it be...
by Vernadyn
November 27th, 2007, 2:30 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: Pokemon!
Replies: 23
Views: 13307

Oh, Pokemon.... I remember those days.... Though I played the Game Boy things, I never really cared for the show...too much idiotic "Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light" stuff. I think the "Pokemon Adventures" comic by Hidenori Kusaka and Mato better represented that world. It's a lot darke...
by Vernadyn
November 27th, 2007, 2:16 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Golden Compass
Replies: 66
Views: 36262

According to the official site, it's been rated PG-13 for "sequences of fantasy violence." The book is quite dark at times, but the trailer for the movie made it look like a Happyland PG movie. I guess we'll see how it really is soon.
by Vernadyn
November 26th, 2007, 4:36 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ratatouille
Replies: 1254
Views: 464120

Excellent review, Ben. Better than a certain other review from a certain other site that usually gives pretty good DVD reviews. I though the funniest, most ironic "alternate title" was "Ratz, with a Z," as Brad Lewis put it. Lewis was one of the producers for Antz.
by Vernadyn
November 26th, 2007, 4:24 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Enchanted
Replies: 639
Views: 273905

Wow! What a pleasant surprise to learn how good this movie is doing. I was a bit worried at first, because the ads in my local paper didn't have any rave reviews for it. Well, the paper itself liked it, but I don't always agree with their reviews. But it's gotten good word by the usually harsh Carto...
by Vernadyn
November 26th, 2007, 4:18 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Most underrated animated movie
Replies: 165
Views: 85298

I think Rescuers Down Under gets overlooked because it came out between the towering Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Marahute's flight is just wonderful, perfectly accompanied by the underrated Bruce Broughton's soaring score. Duncan Marjoribanks also did a stellar job with McLeach--I think...
by Vernadyn
November 16th, 2007, 3:51 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
Replies: 172
Views: 54061

Yes, Burton's films are dark, but they always have some emotional center to them that softens them a little as opposed to the harshness of, say, a David Fincher or David Cronenberg film (both of whom I also really like). Looking forward to both of these. Disney has actually been as good as Warner Br...
by Vernadyn
November 12th, 2007, 6:45 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 264912

If Ratatouille does not win, I will throw my bunny slippers out the window.
by Vernadyn
October 26th, 2007, 6:25 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES
Replies: 1284
Views: 401122

So Millar won't be doing SR2 because he's a Marvel guy? I had no idea Marvel and DC's rivalry is such that they don't allow hiring of the competition, even temporarily. It happens all the time in animation, but maybe that's just animation.
by Vernadyn
October 17th, 2007, 8:30 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Replies: 103
Views: 52193

I can't get my DVD right now, so I'll have to resort to quoting IMDB (under "Alternate Versions"). It's a run-on sentence, but as I recall, it pretty much describes what happens in the scene. The alternate identity of Oogie Boogie where it's not a bunch of bugs but Dr. Finklestein (the mad scientist...
by Vernadyn
October 17th, 2007, 3:44 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Replies: 103
Views: 52193

Yes.

Though I can see why they took it out...way too contradictory.