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by Vernadyn
December 6th, 2015, 8:29 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Good Dinosaur
Replies: 120
Views: 21967

Re: The Good Dinosaur

Fair enough. To be honest, though, I didn't really see Spot as a human child, but as a dog. Not that I'm heartless towards dogs--I own a black Lab, in fact--but I like dogs when they look like, you know, dogs. I guess it's my own weird sense of cognitive dissonance (that's probably the wrong term, b...
by Vernadyn
December 6th, 2015, 8:05 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Zootopia
Replies: 120
Views: 29219

Re: Zootopia

EricJ wrote:And long-term laughs, not the ephemeral short-subject gags from SLoP.
I wonder who didn't see that final gag with the poodle coming as soon as it was set up--and it kept going far past when its humor value (which wasn't that large to begin with) ran out.
by Vernadyn
December 6th, 2015, 3:55 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Zootopia
Replies: 120
Views: 29219

Re: Zootopia

At my showing of Good Dinosaur, they showed this trailer first, then Finding Dory, Secret Life of Pets, Angry Birds, and that polar bear movie, which looks just wonderful. So they basically diminished in quality as we got closer to the feature. And while Finding Dory got some murmurs when the charac...
by Vernadyn
December 6th, 2015, 3:47 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Good Dinosaur
Replies: 120
Views: 21967

Re: The Good Dinosaur

In fact, in many ways, I think it was far and away Pixar's most intense movie to date. I don't know if I'd go that far. I'd personally rate A Bug's Life and The Incredibles as more intense. The former features Hopper, Thumper (not the rabbit), and a truly edge-of-your-seat climax. As for the latter...
by Vernadyn
December 1st, 2015, 4:32 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Good Dinosaur
Replies: 120
Views: 21967

Re: The Good Dinosaur

As for plot, well I already picked up from the following trailers that it wasn't going to be "original" in that original Pixar way, and though my initial thought that it could have been called Finding Dino might not be spot on for those who have seen it, it also doesn't actually sound that far off ...
by Vernadyn
November 20th, 2015, 1:41 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Me And My Shadow
Replies: 16
Views: 5653

Re: Me And My Shadow

I have no idea who David Walliams is (and it sounds like I might be better off keeping it that way). But if Wright indeed stays on this project to the end, and if it turns out similar in quality to his past films, this just might be the first DreamWorks Animation movie that I'll like unreservedly.
by Vernadyn
November 18th, 2015, 3:30 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: X-Men Movies Thread
Replies: 681
Views: 154338

Re: X-Men Movies Thread

I think Henry Selick's track record has been much rockier than Burton's. I didn't really like Coraline, though to be fair to Selick, I haven't really connected with any of Laika's output (technically marvelous as their movies are). Anyway, regarding Apocalypse, I know Singer has a working relationsh...
by Vernadyn
November 12th, 2015, 3:06 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Bob Iger heading bid for NFL teams moving to LA
Replies: 2
Views: 3281

Re: Bob Iger heading bid for NFL teams moving to LA

They can have the Raiders. Heck, they can have 49ers as well, what with the way their management's been behaving.

But I admit I'm not a football fan. As a Bay Area denizen, I'll take the recent successes of the Giants and the Warriors, teams that play sports that I enjoy watching more anyway.
by Vernadyn
November 12th, 2015, 2:58 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Inside Out
Replies: 185
Views: 30804

Re: Inside Out

The problem is I can't link the accounts successfully. I start the process on the Disney Movies Anywhere site, which opens iTunes, but then nothing happens in iTunes itself (and the movies don't appear in the "Purchased" tab). But that's my own personal tech issue, and I don't really care that much ...
by Vernadyn
November 10th, 2015, 9:31 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Inside Out
Replies: 185
Views: 30804

Re: Inside Out

There's also the chance that Disney will end the service if it doesn't work out for them. Meaning that all of the "extras" that you "own" could go ka-put. That's what annoys me a bit about digital, too. If you're streaming the content, you don't actually own it. Plus, if the Internet goes down, the...
by Vernadyn
November 8th, 2015, 4:46 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Inside Out
Replies: 185
Views: 30804

Re: Inside Out

Maybe this has been mentioned before, but is anyone else a little miffed that Disney is starting to make some of the special features exclusive to Disney Movie Anywhere? Inside Out in particular has some deleted scenes and a featurette that are DMA-only. I suppose digital is the way of the future, b...
by Vernadyn
October 8th, 2015, 12:18 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Iron Giant
Replies: 85
Views: 26041

Re: Iron Giant

It was great to see this at a packed theater (on a Wednesday evening at that) with such a, well, incredible audience response. Quite a number of people brought their kids as well--I'd certainly have brought mine, if not for the wee fact that I don't actually have any. Though I suspect most of the au...
by Vernadyn
August 4th, 2015, 7:48 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ant-Man
Replies: 50
Views: 18688

Re: Ant-Man

Yes, and I thought Fortson did a pretty good job with her limited screen time. I thought it was refreshing that they didn't cast someone who looks like or comes across as an overly-polished Disney Channel/Toddlers and Tiaras product.
by Vernadyn
August 2nd, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ant-Man
Replies: 50
Views: 18688

Re: Ant-Man

Margot Robbie's the one aspect of Suicide Squad that has me intrigued.
by Vernadyn
August 2nd, 2015, 6:57 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Ant-Man
Replies: 50
Views: 18688

Re: Ant-Man

Yeah, the Michael Pena buddy seemed very, very, very Nick Frost influenced, with a quick change for North America. The rapid-fire, quick-cut rhythm of those two scenes with Pena in particular were reminiscent of Wright's style as well. Don't know what to think of Suicide Squad yet. As for Batman v....