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by estefan
June 21st, 2011, 7:55 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Favorite And Least Favorite Studio Ghibli Movie?
Replies: 100
Views: 55614

Wow, terrific.

But, poor Porco Rosso always seems to get the shaft (unless I missed it and it is there).
by estefan
June 20th, 2011, 7:53 am
Forum: On Television
Topic: And the person who is rebooting The Flinstones is....
Replies: 37
Views: 11291

It was announced a while back. From what I gather, it's with Mark Wahlberg starring alongside a profane teddy bear (voiced by McFarlane, naturally) from his childhood.

Think Drop Dead Fred (if anybody even remembers that under-appreciated, little comedy).
by estefan
June 17th, 2011, 4:09 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tangled (formerly Rapunzel)
Replies: 1273
Views: 298472

Actually, it's not out of the question for Despicable Me to have gotten it. After all, it was nominated for the Producer's Guild Award and it was an extremely well-received film by both critics and the public.

I do think Tangled would have gotten that fourth slot, though.
by estefan
June 15th, 2011, 6:14 am
Forum: Off the Shelf
Topic: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Replies: 21
Views: 7479

The highlight of the Tonys was easily the South Park guys winning Best Musical. :-)

Seriously, I've been listening to the Book of Mormon cast recording all weekend and it's classic Parker-Stone. Who would have thought they would put on a more successful musical than Julie Taymor doing Spider-Man?
by estefan
June 15th, 2011, 6:09 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Oscars 2010
Replies: 98
Views: 20053

Re: Oscars 2010

They've just changed the Animated Feature rules again (and the number of nominees in Best Picture has also been changed somewhat): http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2011/20110614a.html In the animated feature film category, the need for the Board to vote to “activate” the category each year ...
by estefan
June 13th, 2011, 8:57 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tintin
Replies: 203
Views: 54489

Hhm, I've read Scott Pilgrim and it looked like a comic to me. But, if you want to get technical, it can be more accurately described as a graphic novel. Doesn't make it any less comic booky, in my opinion.
by estefan
June 10th, 2011, 10:07 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Kung Fu Panda
Replies: 467
Views: 144947

How do you feel about the treatment of the Furious Five in these films? While I understand it's Po's story, they just seem to fade into the background at times. Admittedly, they do develop Tigress a tad more here, but the other four are still minor characters. Seriously, what's the point of getting ...
by estefan
June 10th, 2011, 10:01 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tintin
Replies: 203
Views: 54489

Edgar Wright, whose co-writing the screenplay? After Scott Pilgrim, I would definitely trust him on any comic book adaptation.
by estefan
June 1st, 2011, 10:05 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tintin
Replies: 203
Views: 54489

This is somewhat related, so I will ask here. I'm a little confused at the front page headline, especially since the link goes to a press release written in 2010. I mean, isn't that old news? In regards to Happy Feet in comparison to Tintin and The Polar Express, I feel it does count as an animated ...
by estefan
May 27th, 2011, 4:25 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Kung Fu Panda
Replies: 467
Views: 144947

Just got back from Kung Fu Panda 2. Liked it even more than the first. I especially liked Po's personal journey and the sequences that were done in traditional and even paper-puppet styles (Not sure if that's the right term for it. Think "Prince Ahmed"). I also found it funnier. Excellent kung-fu ac...
by estefan
May 27th, 2011, 4:19 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Thor
Replies: 27
Views: 8070

Re:

You mean, a few months, right? Or did you get invited to a preview screening?

Anyway, considering Christian Bale can go from looking scrawny in The Fighter to becoming buff again for The Dark Knight Rises, Hemsworth's added muscles seem realistic to me.
by estefan
May 22nd, 2011, 11:27 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tintin
Replies: 203
Views: 54489

Sorry to double-post, but here's an interesting article regarding Tintin's category placement: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/awards/2011/05/for-oscar-purposes-is-spielbergs-tintin-animated.html Apparently, Spielberg considers it to be an animated film, but I'm still waiting for an official quote f...
by estefan
May 21st, 2011, 9:32 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tintin
Replies: 203
Views: 54489

I think they may have reversed the Gollum decision recently. I remember James Cameron pushing hard for Zoe Saldanha to get a best actress nomination for Avatar and I don't recall the Academy saying she couldn't.
by estefan
May 19th, 2011, 8:39 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tintin
Replies: 203
Views: 54489

I actually agree with the Academy's assessment. I don't consider motion-capture to be a form of animation, since they're simply just tracing over the actor's movements and facial expressions. It's also why I'm hesitant to even call something like American Pop animation. How much animation did Ralph ...
by estefan
May 18th, 2011, 9:12 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Tintin
Replies: 203
Views: 54489

Re:

I can't wait for Christmas! :) Well, in your case, you (and the rest of Europe) will only have to wait until October. Anyway, as a fan of both Tintin and Spielberg, I'm very excited and it looks like there's Uncanny Valley to be found here, not that I was worried about that. This is WETA we're talk...