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by EricJ
June 22nd, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Hamilton
Replies: 37
Views: 2694

Re: Hamilton

Sounds like they "reinvented" something that used to make 80's cable great in the early days-- Pirates of Penzance, Sweeney Todd, Master Harold...Showtime had some of the best Broadway concerts on the birth-of-cable, before they screwed up the whole industry. (We still have the "Broadway HD" channel...
by EricJ
June 21st, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?
Replies: 117
Views: 70402

Re: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?

Used to love Sherlock Hound...in the wake of The Great Mouse Detective over here, they released at least two if not four volumes on VHS of this, and I had the first two, which had I think three episodes apiece on them. I believe between the two tapes, these were the six Miyazaki shows, which turned...
by EricJ
June 20th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?
Replies: 117
Views: 70402

Re: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?

I haven't watched much Lupin III beyond Cagliostro and a couple of episodes of the original show, but would like to get into it more. Agreed, the first Lupin (for those who don't know, the various series are color-coded by Lupin's jacket--The first was "Green Jacket", the classic second series was ...
by EricJ
June 19th, 2020, 4:52 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: AMC Looking to Spider-man and Wonder Woman To Restart Movie Chains!
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: AMC Looking to Spider-man and Wonder Woman To Restart Movie Chains!

So....Fathom screenings, basically. At the same time, AMC also announced they're not going to have a mandatory mask policy, since they "didn't want to get into" the issue, which is going to either scare away half their customers or spawn a boycott. Cinemark and Regal, of course, will make a big show...
by EricJ
June 17th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Off the Shelf
Topic: HBO Max The Comic Book!
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: HBO Max The Comic Book!

James wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 4:08 pm
It's a perfectly cromulent superpower.
{Googles)
...Wait, Ms. Marvel DIDN'T make up her word first?? :(
by EricJ
June 17th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: A Christmas Carol
Replies: 60
Views: 16417

Re: A Christmas Carol

Still amazes me how even with somewhat dated (but still funny!) references to Lee Majors, Robert Goulet along with that old network TV tradition of running lousy Christmas special after lousy Christmas special, this film was so incredibly ahead of its time. What was seen as its “strange”, “overly c...
by EricJ
June 17th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Off the Shelf
Topic: HBO Max The Comic Book!
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: HBO Max The Comic Book!

With her superpowered REMOTE CONTROL!

And, from the cover, a young stretchy teen supergirl at that. That ought to help embiggen HBOMax's viewership.
by EricJ
June 15th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+
Replies: 398
Views: 79603

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Also, though I found Cinderella boring, Branagh did do a good job presenting Thor to the world. Fowl is such a mess in its editing and presentation that executive interference seems to be the more likely cuplrit in determining just why Fowl is as foul as it is. And actually, Branagh's "Mary Shelley...
by EricJ
June 15th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: On Television
Topic: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+
Replies: 398
Views: 79603

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Artemis Fowl had a 12 RT score! It's dropped to 10! Ouch! Or, as one RT critic put it, "Art amiss...Foul!" :lol: Let's just say it has more in common with A Wrinkle in Time than Harry Potter. Lovers of the books will hate it. Movie fans will not enjoy it. But at least it's just 93 minutes, so the m...
by EricJ
June 13th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+
Replies: 398
Views: 79603

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Also, the service is slowly--SLOWLY--starting to amnesty some of the vintage 60's-70's live-action classics, once they get their DMC disks: The Moon-Spinners, Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin, The Apple Dumpling Gang...Pretty soon, they should be down to some of the ones I've still got on my Vudu VOD ...
by EricJ
June 12th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Drive In Movies Making A Big Comeback!
Replies: 31
Views: 847

Re: Drive In Movies Making A Big Comeback!

So...IF studios use the virus as an excuse to get themselves used to not making as much money (just as they were on the pre-virus Bubble of literally creating the entire industry around "Record-breaking opening weekends!", to try and make up for multiplex-saturated 5000-screen wide releases having s...
by EricJ
June 12th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Song of the South
Replies: 306
Views: 50961

Re: Song of the South

YES! WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS! ...I'm not! :( (I frequently kid the Monty Python Twitter account about why the British Python-quoters are so monomaniacally obsessed with "Life of Brian" references, even to the exclusion of Holy Grail or the TV series, than the US fans are. So you had Brexit and the s...
by EricJ
June 12th, 2020, 2:21 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Drive In Movies Making A Big Comeback!
Replies: 31
Views: 847

Re: Drive In Movies Making A Big Comeback!

Even with some states allowing theatres to open, there is still the question of what will be playing on those screens. I think the drive-ins will do well over the summer. A few indie horror films that couldn't play "digital premieres" did well on the drive-in circuit, and Trolls: World Tour even ma...
by EricJ
June 11th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Song of the South
Replies: 306
Views: 50961

Re: Song of the South

And Tiki Room at least appeared to be a big crowdpleaser when I went (Before 2011? Everything's been back to normal at WDW since then, and "the goddess Uh-Oa" has now been relocated to a hotel bar in Disneyland. We no longer had to go all the way out to Anaheim to see the original Tikis.) Yes, Eric...
by EricJ
June 11th, 2020, 2:40 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Song of the South
Replies: 306
Views: 50961

Re: Song of the South

Fair point .. but Disney has been known to 'rebrand' rides, before. The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse is now the Tarzan Treehouse .. the Submarines are now Finding Nemo -themed .. Well, at least you can blame the Treehouse on legendary 90's-00's park boogeyman Paul Pressler--Whose neurotic passiv...