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by Ben
January 27th, 2005, 6:42 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 34
Views: 18813

It's Olivier actually! :)

Named for Laurence Olivier, the classic British actor who died in the 1980s and recently had a role in The World Of Tomorrow ;)
by Ben
January 27th, 2005, 1:41 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 314374

A film like Spidey 2 isn't completely out of the realms of winning a major Oscar... Anyone remember a little film, released just last year, called Return Of The King, which was a big win and step forward for fantasy films being taken seriously. We'll see another one in a year or two take home an awa...
by Ben
January 27th, 2005, 6:22 am
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 314374

Even as a non-fan of the movie, I agree that Gibson should have been nominated for Director. His achievement is just as significant as Peter Jackson's, in that he personally battled the Hollywood system and brought his direct vision of his film to the screen. That deserves special comandation whatev...
by Ben
January 27th, 2005, 5:50 am
Forum: Off the Shelf
Topic: I wish there were more animation music soundtracks!
Replies: 13
Views: 10536

I agree, especially since WB is usually pretty good about putting out CD releases like this on their Rhino imprint. Animaniacs got three/four soundtrack issues, so surprising that they don't event put out a compilation superhero CD of the main themes. These were written by high profile composers for...
by Ben
January 27th, 2005, 5:46 am
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 314374

Even as a non-fan of the movie, I agree that Gibson should have been nominated for Director. His achievement is just as significant as Peter Jackson's, in that he personally battled the Hollywood system and brought his direct vision of his film to the screen. That deserves special comandation whatev...
by Ben
January 26th, 2005, 9:50 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 314374

Most people think Million Dollar Baby is a Rocky sort of film when it's shoving the agenda of assisted suicide down our throat. Well, thanks Ed, for completly f*****g ruining what I was looking forward to being my first night out in quite a while. Yes, I thought this looked a little Rocky, but hear...
by Ben
January 26th, 2005, 2:11 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 314374

At the end of the day, Shrek 2 was a sequel. Bigger and better, but a re-tread. The Incredibles was a gamble, albeit one by one of the coolest directors at one of the best studios out there, and more original. And since when did Katzenberg not get anything for animation - hasn't he picked up a few a...
by Ben
January 26th, 2005, 12:29 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 314374

Nominating a film as best screenplay has LONG been an Academy pat on the back brush off for films that don't quite deserve Best Picture. Frankly, I didn't like Passion, on filmmaking terms, since it did not have a story arc, and was repetitive in the extreme. I don't think it deserves a Best Picture...
by Ben
January 26th, 2005, 7:00 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Aladdin
Replies: 24
Views: 9100

I think she meant the entire movie, Mick.

After Jafar was banished and imprisoned in the lamp - in Aladdin - that was the end of the story right there.

There was no need for him to really come back in such a lame way for a sequel.
by Ben
January 25th, 2005, 3:13 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Cornell and Katzenberg
Replies: 79
Views: 40991

Uh oh... ;)
by Ben
January 25th, 2005, 3:00 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 314374

SharkTale for me: I enjoyed it enough, but it was little more than a slight diversion, but annoyed me by basically having the audacity to end with a song performance using animation that I was seeing every half an hour on TV for free (the Christina music video). I don't know, but the whole thing see...
by Ben
January 25th, 2005, 12:35 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 314374

That's the problem with early-in-the-year releases. They get forgotten and their home video releases don't do much to bolster them in the run up to the awards. The best time to release a movie with Oscar clout is end of year, with the DVD soon after, as has happened with Eternal Sunshine, which has ...
by Ben
January 25th, 2005, 12:23 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Corpse Bride
Replies: 81
Views: 31318

We've actually posted on this several times before!

The link was posted in to us on the form submission page by three or four people, but I guess you were the one who's link was picked up first!

As I say above... I simply can't wait!! :)
by Ben
January 25th, 2005, 12:21 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: The Pants-tom Of The Opera
Replies: 14
Views: 18901

Hahahaha!


Wanna hear something even funnier?

Phantom has been nominated for Best Cinematography! Now THAT is a joke - wonder if it got a nod becuase you can actually SEE the camera operator's shadown run across the shot at one point??

:(
by Ben
January 25th, 2005, 12:17 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Aladdin
Replies: 24
Views: 9100

What really gets me about these two is the bad registration, even worse than Don Bluth's budget made films.

Funny thing is, he was only working at constraints of $11-19m during the 80s, so it can be done with better quality, even if his stories were over tampered with.