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by EricJ
April 15th, 2019, 12:11 am
Forum: Off the Shelf
Topic: Interesting essay on The Force Awakens
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Interesting essay on The Force Awakens

Um, didn't Lawrence Kasdan also do the screenplay for TFA? (Which is why it felt a little more like a "true" Original Trilogy film than Rian Johnson's fanboy-fiction for TLJ, since Kasdan always knew how to write dialogue for Han Solo. And who knows, maybe Kasdan's Luke wouldn't have been a jerk if ...
by EricJ
April 14th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Missing Link, Laika's new adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 3289

Re: Missing Link, Laika's new adventure

Er, nooo ...Taking up the beginning May 1-5 blockbuster weekend slot that's been traditional since 1999's "The Mummy" tried to get the jump on SW:Episode I's end-of-May opening some 20 years ago. (The Lucasfilms felt Memorial Day was "sacred".) As a result, first-May's become one of the most in-dema...
by EricJ
April 13th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Missing Link, Laika's new adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 3289

Re: Missing Link, Laika's new adventure

I love Laika, and look forward to the film, though the trailers failed to excite me. I'm sure it's "good," but don't see it being "great." It would take a LOT to get me back into a "See it because LAIKA made it!" movie after the sheer insufferable onslaught of "Paranorman"--And I wouldn't describe ...
by EricJ
April 12th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Lion King Remake
Replies: 38
Views: 8368

Re: The Lion King Remake

Um...Mermaid was converted to 3D (I have the Blu-ray) and was only axed for theatrical because the others hadn’t performed that well (because they were all on home video already!). So, pretty much like Aladdin was axed for IMAX after Lion King hadn't performed well, then? (No kidding? Mermaid 3-D w...
by EricJ
April 12th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Lion King Remake
Replies: 38
Views: 8368

Re: The Lion King Remake

Gets back to the comment made in another thread, that they "have" to do this to get a generational reissue back in theaters: Disney doesn't like to admit it, but they basically believe the mythical "90's Disney Renaissance" of everyone's childhood consisted of three films. (It should consist of four...
by EricJ
April 10th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: X-Men Movies Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 105766

Re: X-Men Movies Thread

I'm quite happy to give X-Men a rest. I'm much more interested in the FF joining the MCU, as the FF were usually more a part of the Marvel U than the X-titles, which had their own storylines. I really want to see Spidey and Johnny Storm hang out on screen. In fact, I could see a Spidey film introdu...
by EricJ
April 9th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Addams Family CG Movie
Replies: 13
Views: 5922

Re: Addams Family CG Movie

At least it's "classic" Addams from the TV series and cartoon, where the family thinks it's "normal"-- Not the more wishful, ahem, gee-ay-eye attempts at social soapbox-spin we've gotten from Tim Burton, Bryan Singer and Broadway, that wanted to portray them as "Rebelliously flying their freak-flag ...
by EricJ
April 8th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Toy Story 4
Replies: 105
Views: 34910

Re: Toy Story 4

It's very sweet they were able to make it work. On the other hand, if the series continues (nope, don't see this being the swan song) what then? You can only milk that well for so long before it feels "off"... Like Cars 3, another Pixar sequel "forced" on them by da Boss, from which they eventually...
by EricJ
April 4th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Toy Story 4
Replies: 105
Views: 34910

Re: Toy Story 4

Dacey wrote:I mean if you look at the first Toy Story and even Toy Story 2, Hanks is a freaking firework,
And thanks to Sid, Woody almost was. :P
by EricJ
April 2nd, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: YouTube Goodness
Replies: 353
Views: 102909

Re: YouTube Goodness

Exist ed , past tense: Sadly, the Brazilian studio of "What's Up" and "Ratatoing" is no longer around, and the mantle of horrendous-looking Because-We-Can Pixar and DreamWorks knockoffs has now been picked up by...the Asylum. Yes, THAT one. Because they feel a noble duty that their "fans" expect it ...
by EricJ
March 31st, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!
Replies: 627
Views: 133906

Re: WB Archive Collection: DVDs On Demand!

Jetsons too, now? Plus Jonny Quest, as announced earlier. That's pretty nice. Looks like they're taking the "easy" one-season series, not the, ahem, seven seasons of, say "The Flintstones".... :x Still, one season means we might get a set for Yogi Bear-- Nice to see franchise-hungry Warner is back ...
by EricJ
March 30th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: The Twilight Zone
Replies: 62
Views: 30515

Re: The Twilight Zone

The 1985 Twilight Zone wasn't too bad, basically many if not all were remakes of the old stories, like the Alfred Hitchcock presents show. The first network version of the 80's had some good deliberately pro-good-things "Issues" allegory stories coming out of the Reagan era (oh, the current Trump-e...
by EricJ
March 30th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Article on all the Disney live action remakes of animated classics
Replies: 50
Views: 10769

Re: Article on all the Disney live action remakes of animated classics

(They also didn’t mention "starring Eva Green (2012-Present)", but everything else was spot on!) And only their second reminder that Burton's based his entire career on fans who loyal fans who thought he directed Nightmare Before Christmas...Which includes Tim. (The first was in the HT for Nightmar...
by EricJ
March 29th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Addams Family CG Movie
Replies: 13
Views: 5922

Re: Addams Family CG Movie

Teaser poster plus trailer coming april 10. https://www.cbr.com/addams-family-animated-poster/ And...Thing's still a disembodied hand, which even Chas. Addams explained straight out in the original TV show's bible that he wasn't . (Originally, Thing was just the thing hiding under the stairs, too b...
by EricJ
March 29th, 2019, 12:03 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Article on all the Disney live action remakes of animated classics
Replies: 50
Views: 10769

Re: Article on all the Disney live action remakes of animated classics

Meanwhile, in preparation for Burton's bird/rodent-free Dumbo paean, Honest Trailers has done its part:


(Y'know, I never really noticed the teeth/dentist thing before...It really is like Tarantino and the feet, isn't it?)