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by EricJ
July 31st, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Dora the Explorer Live Action trailer. Dora with a knife!
Replies: 13
Views: 3940

Re: Dora the Explorer Live Action trailer. Dora with a knife!

And James "Disney's Muppets" Bobin directing the movie is easy to believe-- Since Paramount wanted to distance themselves from grownup giggling over the preschool-cable show, we get a similarly Muppets-condescending gag early on in the movie about how little Dora, when she was 6, had a strange habit...
by EricJ
July 28th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney's The Little Mermaid (Live-Action)
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Disney's The Little Mermaid (Live-Action)

Daniel wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 2:04 pm
RuPaul might have passed on voicing Sebastian. Shame, that may have been interesting.
Sounds like the fan "They need to cast Ursula with a REAL drag queen!" push got mixed up in the studio Telephone-Games again, and "RuPaul should play Sebastian!" is what came out at the other end. :lol:
by EricJ
July 28th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney's Aladdin (Live-Action)
Replies: 61
Views: 7256

Re: Disney's Aladdin (Live-Action)

And people keep asking why Disney does these remakes. :roll: Me, I'm still going with the previously postulated "90's Big-Four completism" theory ("Mulan" is only being made for China, with the US as an afterthought), and the more Occam's-razor "Disney doesn't have a marketable Name-Franchise of th...
by EricJ
July 28th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Criterion Collection
Replies: 105
Views: 32798

Re: Criterion Collection

The word is that it was Toho that nixed the old dubs, maybe figuring they were not as well done. They do like to protect their property and their image. That's very likely: Originally Japan was slow to adopt DVD (since Laser had never lost popularity), which caused problems by '99-'00 when Ghibli's...
by EricJ
July 28th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Criterion Collection
Replies: 105
Views: 32798

Re: Criterion Collection

Looks like it contains six dubs, with Destroy All Monsters and the two Mechas all accounted for, so I’m fairly happy. But, yeah, I can see why fans are upset...why not just include any and all dubs? Probably because the UPA dubs on the '11 disks were also alternate cuts (eg. King Kong vs. GZ), whic...
by EricJ
July 27th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Criterion Collection
Replies: 105
Views: 32798

Re: Criterion Collection

Criterion announced what will encompass spine number #1000. The Showa-Era Godzilla Films 8) Godzilla (Plus The "Americanized" Godzilla, King of the Monsters) And inheriting most of the Good Stuff from Classic Media's DVD releases (except for Sony's good-looking restorations of Son of, Ebirah and He...
by EricJ
July 26th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Simpsons Movie
Replies: 344
Views: 104739

Re: The Simpsons Movie

I’m really happy about the sequel news! :o I’m hoping that it’ll be a great swan song and that the series can actually end on a somewhat respectable note. Yes, even before Disney, figured Fox was keeping the current '10-'19 seasons on the air just long enough to squeeze that one more Movie out, so ...
by EricJ
July 24th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"
Replies: 260
Views: 91562

Re: J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"

Besides, paying for a streaming service is like leasing a car. You never actually own anything, instead you need to pay a subscription fee for eternity or wind up losing everything. Of course that's not true for all subscriptions, but the majority for sure! But that's been the big problem with digi...
by EricJ
July 23rd, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: X-Men Movies Thread
Replies: 681
Views: 115230

Re: X-Men Movies Thread

“Mutants and X-Men are interchangeable,” Feige clarified. :shock: :shock: :shock: Technically incorrect, but does mean that Marvel is now allowed to use mutant characters , that were previously banned by Fox. I doubt they're planning an entire new X-Men franchise , since they were already aware we ...
by EricJ
July 23rd, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"
Replies: 260
Views: 91562

Re: J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"

This story is actually from a few years ago, but I just had to post it. Patrick Stewart is nothing short of incredible. https://www.cinemablend.com/new/See-Patrick-Stewart-Make-Very-Sick-Young-Trekkie-Dream-Come-True-67245.html (But please tell me it was someone else's idea for the kid to wear the ...
by EricJ
July 23rd, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"
Replies: 260
Views: 91562

Re: J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"

I actually just finished watching Season One of Enterprise, mostly for the first time (after bailing on it after a few epsiodes upon its intial broadcast). I have to say it holds up better now, in this era following the reboot and its Discovery spin-off, detached from the musings of why it looks so...
by EricJ
July 22nd, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"
Replies: 260
Views: 91562

Re: J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"

This looks very cool...might be the first show I get into in a while, and the first Trek for me since, really, the end of Voyager and DS9...! :shock: "Enterprise" wasn't actually that bad, and could have been a lot worse without the Quantum Leap Guy as captain-- Yes, the third season did a triple-s...
by EricJ
July 21st, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Fire at tenchi and lucky star anime studio Kyoto Animation
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Fire at tenchi and lucky star anime studio Kyoto Animation

Some of their shows and movies. Might want to check your formatting, as none of the clips seem to be showing-- Normally, there's a YouTube button on the forum for posting clips like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Ww6qBdj9A and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhcTgLDpANQ Fortunately, the nut's m...
by EricJ
July 17th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney's Aladdin (Live-Action)
Replies: 61
Views: 7256

Re: Disney's Aladdin (Live-Action)

Wouldn't be against it completely. I actually love The Return of Jafar , despite a few issues. And the songs were pretty memorable like "Forget About Love" and "You're Only Second Rate". There's a lot of good despite it being a fancied up TV pilot. The original WAS a TV pilot, and "Aladdin & the Ki...
by EricJ
July 15th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Lion King Remake
Replies: 69
Views: 12114

Re: The Lion King Remake

"A gift he'll never forget" -- kinda works. Considering how Scar is being portrayed. Just more subtle and less sarcastic. Still don't like it, but eh .. So, are they making Scar "less gay" in this one, or is the remake going the Full LeFou, for demographics? (When the gag of casting Jeremy Irons as...