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by EricJ
March 28th, 2021, 9:45 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Sonic the Hedgehog
Replies: 40
Views: 11555

Re: Sonic the Hedgehog

Finally started watching the first movie out of curiosity (since Paramount, who missed out on Ultraviolet and the Digital VOD gold-rush, had to send their blockbusters direct from theaters to streaming, so folks got to watch Star Trek: Beyond, the Mission: Impossible and Ninja Turtles movies, Monste...
by EricJ
March 26th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Demon Slayer The Movie Hit At Overseas Box Office!
Replies: 130
Views: 8441

Re: Demon Slayer The Movie Hit At Overseas Box Office!

Yeah, I remember when Crackle actually had anime shows (including the rare Animax dub of Nodame Cantabile, and complicated Sony exclusivity issues to the Valkyria Chronicles anime), thought they could buy a US arm of Animax, and put it under the Crackle umbrella... Although Funimation and Crunchyrol...
by EricJ
March 26th, 2021, 5:37 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+
Replies: 1007
Views: 154244

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Yeah, now , now that the studio's given up the Legion of Doom idea, and has to change strategies for all the Endgame casualties (and expired actor contracts) that ended up in the final script draft... I don't think we'll see much of the comic-relief "Russian version of Fat Thor" representative-male ...
by EricJ
March 25th, 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+
Replies: 1007
Views: 154244

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Well, um, if they *don't* do anything to lay *some* kind of Easter egg for future plans, them it’s an awful waste of a then belated and completely pointless "flashback" movie that has no bearing on the here and now, since *in* the here and now she’s dead! ...Bingo. :wink: At the moment, the only ac...
by EricJ
March 25th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+
Replies: 1007
Views: 154244

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Well, um, not really, since it doesn't fit in with any of their stated Phase IV plans-- There was a point where Marvel was considering the print-comics' "Dark Avengers" (sort of the Marvel Legion of Doom) as a new running archvillain, where Natasha's jealous "sister" from her training days, Yelena B...
by EricJ
March 25th, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon
Replies: 217
Views: 15018

Re: Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon

....the literally tripling the number of screens a "Wide release" could make on opening from 1600 to 4500. I can't help but feel you are baiting someone to correct either your use of "literally" or your math. ;) Or, that I typo'ed "4800". You'll never know. :twisted: All of that generalisation does...
by EricJ
March 24th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+
Replies: 1007
Views: 154244

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

Although the first people to talk about a Black Widow movie was Paramount, who were...not Disney/Marvel. And, when Iron Man 2 underwhelmed the fans, the studio's "Elektra complex" kicked in, and execs' first defensive impulse was to say "Maybe they just wanted to see more of the sexy babe! " rather ...
by EricJ
March 24th, 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon
Replies: 217
Views: 15018

Re: Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon

Big opening weekends date back to the 90s, basically after the massive debut for Batman '89. Since then, it’s expected that every intended blockbuster open to *at least* $100m, so this has been going for for much longer than the last decade. Yes, I remember Disney trying to reassure us that 'No, re...
by EricJ
March 24th, 2021, 2:12 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+
Replies: 1007
Views: 154244

Re: New Disney Streaming Service: Disney+

I chuckled the other day reading an article claiming that BW was "one of Marvel's most anticipated releases." Really? By what standard?! Typical film industry hyperbole. It is more likely near the bottom of the list. I know that I am not all that excited for it, though it may turn out to be great. ...
by EricJ
March 24th, 2021, 1:48 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon
Replies: 217
Views: 15018

Re: Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon

It's still the pandemic-- No one ever WILL like PVOD, either by itself or on top of subscription, in a healthy year...But at the same time, some ambitiously desperate budget-recouper like "Monster Hunter" can try to play "rebellious" and say "We're in theaters , baby!" to artificially manufacture th...
by EricJ
March 23rd, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon
Replies: 217
Views: 15018

Re: Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon

And...it’s not so much the usual HT treatment as just a plot-picking exercise, and a pretty unfunny one at that. As I, ahem, may have mentioned , I found the spoiler-heavy hypocrisy of "Getting along...but don't trust anyone" particularly insightful (funny? maybe), given the now usual plot twists o...
by EricJ
March 23rd, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon
Replies: 217
Views: 15018

Re: Disney's Raya And The Last Dragon

Indeed, plot and tone wise, it did play like a mix of Pocahontas, Mulan, Frozen and Moana Since I'm still in Disney-movie lockdown, my only exposure has been through playing the Disney Magic Kingdom app game, making it the second (third, if you count The Mandalorian) time I've had to figure out cha...
by EricJ
March 22nd, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Soul
Replies: 121
Views: 16404

Re: Soul

Is that a box with a collector book, or is Target still doing those store-exclusive hardcover Digibook releases, even after Warner already tossed them over?
by EricJ
March 22nd, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Godzilla vs. Kong
Replies: 64
Views: 7706

Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

In the Ishiro Honda stories, where they at least gave the spy capers and alien invasions a campy sense of lightness, and weren't trying to justify their shock-and-awe studio megabudgets with Roland Emmerich Stares of Wonder at Nature's Epic Fury every other scene, like G:KotM. :shock: ("But Roland o...
by EricJ
March 20th, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES
Replies: 1364
Views: 426187

Re: Man of Steel, Justice League and DC MOVIES

Some of us have old 00's memories of when Warner was dragged kicking and screaming into the audience demand for widescreen DVD or dual releases (which they didn't think was "necessary" for mere family and top-selling catalog titles when they still had the validating love of their mass-market full-fr...