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by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 10:33 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Walt Disney Treasures
Replies: 305
Views: 91694

Lorenzo was, as with One By One and Destino, originally a section of the third Fantatsia-styled pic, known as The Music Project. It was to contain not justclassic musical, but contemporary and specially written stuff too, hence the title change (though most guesses have it that this would have wound...
by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 10:24 am
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Blu-Ray has won the Hi-Def war!
Replies: 412
Views: 133612

As with DVD, hardware rates will come down soon enough. What the studios are aware of, and want to capture, is the "early adopter" market. People that take to the new formats early and want the latest, and best, quality. People like me! I'm torn at the moment on which to get, but there are already m...
by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 10:17 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 123843

Bale is apparently brilliant. A friend of mine is a stunt man and he was doubling Ken Watanabe's character, as well as a "Bad Batman" scene which takes place when Bruce is forced to take a "fear drug" of some kind. He told me that Bale was spot on, getting deep, deep, deeeeep into character and only...
by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 10:14 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 255750

DreamWorks has begun emulating past marketing tactics of Disney by trying to interfere with Disney/Pixar animated releases and as a result is beginning to earn a "bully" attitude among many in the animation industry that was once reserved for Disney. Once resrved for Disney? Is that like, as in, wh...
by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 10:10 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Random questions
Replies: 487
Views: 110376

These are pretty intese and personal subjects Mr SP. I think you can only get as many as you can and not try and plead your case for a school paper. Yes, it's important, but not as important as the feelings of those you are asking to participate. Opening up such deep wounds isn't something a lot of ...
by Ben
December 10th, 2004, 10:07 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 126
Views: 82899

Remember, George, that there WAS a sequel to Gone With The Wind (Timothy Dalton as Rhett...oh, please)! Have to say that while I agree with you whole heartedly on why Burton (and Hollywood in general) can't stop with the remakes, this new Wonka teaser has brightened my thoughts on this one. As a far...
by Ben
December 9th, 2004, 7:09 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Polar Express
Replies: 69
Views: 31378

askmike1 wrote: "The characters were animated, the scenes were animated, the objects were animated, the train was animated". The characters were not animated - they were basically mo-capped. Split screen comparisons between Hanks the actor and Hanks the CG puppet are spot on. Very little tweaking go...
by Ben
December 9th, 2004, 6:48 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 255750

Okay... Exactly which part of: Steve Jobs recently was mooting a move to summer '06 for Cars anyway - after Nemo he's been on record as saying that that is the better model to run to: a summer movie hit followed by holiday DVD sales. He even says it in his press blurb. In order for that to happen, C...
by Ben
December 8th, 2004, 7:15 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney Pixar's Cars
Replies: 1336
Views: 255750

No, there's perfect logic working here. Steve Jobs recently was mooting a move to summer '06 for Cars anyway - after Nemo he's been on record as saying that that is the better model to run to: a summer movie hit followed by holiday DVD sales. He even says it in his press blurb. In order for that to ...
by Ben
December 7th, 2004, 3:30 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Walt Disney Treasures
Replies: 305
Views: 91694

Okay...just added the Complete Pluto review:

http://www.dvdtoons.com/reviews/360

Got it up JUST in time so that it was still a day early! :)
by Ben
December 7th, 2004, 3:29 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Polar Express
Replies: 69
Views: 31378

But...you have to agree that with a technical whizzes like Zemeckis and Ralston pulling the strings, and Hanks shouting up about the process, that this side of it HAS to be brought into play on a project like this. And in that they failed. I'll let you know what I thought when I see it later this we...
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 11:36 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 123843

Nicole Kidman is rumored for every role.

She was never attached to any Catwoman feature, but did of course windup in Bats Forever, where the scene of her getting out from her silk sheeted bed will forever be etched in my mind.

Oh my, she was hot in that movie! :oops:
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 11:28 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 123843

Ben: awesome recount of the facts...Shirley went on to do films like the"Final Destination"s and "Willard" (the latter of which was awesome). I'm not sure if Bartek worked that much on the animated series... Ben: for that Catwoman movie...were they planning on keeping Michelle? Thanks! I dooos my b...
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 10:51 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Disney Pixar Discussion
Replies: 609
Views: 195333

You leave Jim Hill's column out of this! ;)
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 10:45 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 123843

Actually, though, Batman Forever was better than Batman in a couple of ways. First of all, as stated before, it dealt with Bruce's torment more than any of the other films. Plus, BF was nominated for more Oscars. And finally, BF's "Kiss from a Rose" beats Batman's "Scandalous" any day. "Actually".....