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by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 8:24 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 123806

Batman Returns is the perfect Batman movie, for all the reasons stated above. I'm just chiming in to gets some facts straight: Danny Elfman only "kind of composed" the theme for the original 90s' version of the WB cartoon (it was actually adapted from his film theme). Shirley Walker, a long-time Elf...
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 8:05 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Disney Pixar Discussion
Replies: 609
Views: 195261

I have to say - and this is nothing new...I posted a similar remark in our older forum - that I like Eisner. Not his many legacy ruining decisions, but as a guy. I read his autobiography "Work In Progress" and for anyone who's a fan (or a detractor), it's a great read. He basically worked his way up...
by Ben
December 6th, 2004, 7:57 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Polar Express
Replies: 69
Views: 31355

Tron is definitely NOT "best forgotten"! But it speaks volumes that, as a HUGE Bob Z fan and someone who likes Hanks as an actor, that I haven't caught Polar Express yet, even though it's been out a week here in the UK (the fact I've been unltra busy hasn't helped), but I don't feel the urge to run ...
by Ben
December 5th, 2004, 5:38 am
Forum: On Television
Topic: The Muppets
Replies: 69
Views: 21828

He doesn't seem to list any extras, but I would wager that it's the exact same edition as this one in the UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006RHW4/qid=1102240888/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/026-2864497-7710844 Note that this sells with Treasure Island as well, which is also a "Special Edito...
by Ben
December 5th, 2004, 5:00 am
Forum: On Television
Topic: The Small One
Replies: 4
Views: 5521

Zero problemo, Mr SP.

MickeyA - you should check it out too! ;)
by Ben
December 5th, 2004, 4:57 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Walt Disney Treasures
Replies: 305
Views: 91662

Yep. For a while last year, Disney sold this set as a "catch-up" for those who had not learnt about the series. It was, as George says, a Costco exclusive, and a part reason (so rumored) as to why the last wave was held back (to allow consumers to pick up the first waves and be tempted by the third)...
by Ben
December 5th, 2004, 4:52 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Official Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1116
Views: 304955

I loved the blending of the '77 stuff with the new too. Seems they did a bot of color correction to get it all right. The only shot that stood out there was the "video game" look of all the Stormtroopers hesding into the star destroyer. Wasn't a fan of the Vader reveal either. Needs something bigger...
by Ben
December 5th, 2004, 4:49 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Dream On Silly Dreamer
Replies: 61
Views: 49887

Sounds very cool! The stage show used set blocks for the staging, with the "locations" actually projected onto them. It was all very avant garde, but from what I saw and a second-hand account, it worked very well. Shame about the TV movie version. I hope it's done well. TV does seem to be upping the...
by Ben
December 5th, 2004, 4:46 am
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 123806

Well, at least Singer is doing Superman.

The first Donner version is apparently what inspired him on the X-Mens, so there is much hope.

Plus the casting looks like it's going the right way, and Spacey as Lex? It's all too good to be true!

Let's hope Elisha signs as Lois and it'll be perfect. :)
by Ben
December 4th, 2004, 5:52 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Dream On Silly Dreamer
Replies: 61
Views: 49887

True...true...
by Ben
December 4th, 2004, 5:51 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 123806

Exactly why is this a "questionable new Batman movie poster"?

It's Bats, with his arms crossed, looking deeply troubled in that Bruce Wayne way.

That's his belt, by the way...
by Ben
December 4th, 2004, 5:47 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 34
Views: 17895

I have the disc too and will be doing the DVD Toons review. I have to say, without having a chance to go throguh it all yet, that this set is pretty packed, but the extras from the previous LaserDisc and DVD incarnations would have made it definitive. Check out the new 40th Anniversay CD soundtrack ...
by Ben
December 4th, 2004, 5:46 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Walt Disney Treasures
Replies: 305
Views: 91662

Ah-huh...
by Ben
December 4th, 2004, 5:44 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: The Muppets
Replies: 69
Views: 21828

I wouldn't be surprised if all the Muppet Movies came to disc by next Christmas, through Disney. The Columbia TriStar discs out now are woefully under-stocked, with the original Muppet Movie actually a slightly bizarre trimmed version, with an overly loud music track that cancels out a lot of dialog...
by Ben
December 4th, 2004, 5:39 pm
Forum: On Television
Topic: The Small One
Replies: 4
Views: 5521

Small One IS Bluth's best work...easily, though NIMH is a very close second. I play Small One before our big feature every Christmas in our home theater, and it gets me EVERY time. Waterworks city when the boy sends Small One off with Jospeh, and there's that moment when he stops, turns around and w...