When I hear "not as good as Chipmunks" that makes it a movie I NEVER want to see. ;)
The Living Daylights
For those of you with Netflix, many of the Bond movies are now on Instant viewing. Taking the time to catch up on some Bonds I haven't seen in awhile starting with this one.
I honestly think Timothy Dalton is an underrated Bond. I know he get's a LOT of flack, but he's certainly better than Roger Moore and IMO better than Daniel Craig (although Craig could be better with subsequent movies). If Dalton had been given more movies I have a feeling he would have been considered one of the better Bond's.
Walt and El Grupo. Pretty well done documentary about Walt Disney's goodwill trip to South America. No big conflicts or controversies to report (although I think they missed out in not adding a couple minutes to give context to Walt's relationship with his father who died while they were on the trip - I speculate that was Diane Disney Miller's influence). Just a warm take on the group itself and their impact on the lives of various individuals they met. The film has a ton of photos and Walt's home movies, but the most interesting are the ones showing artists sketching, and then showing the actual sketch itself.
Saludos Amigos. El Grupo made me want to see Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros again, and luckily the former is an extra on the El Grupo disc. Each segment is fun with the best one being the Brazil/Jose Carioca number. I think of the "package" films, I still like Melody Time the best.
The Three Caballeros. The ending is probably the most bizarrely inventive thing Walt himself oversaw, and I just read Ward Kimballl once said this film was the only one he ever looked back on and felt he didn't need to change a thing. The whole thing certainly suits his style. I did not actually like it the first time I saw it years ago, but this time I appreciated it a lot more.
Dinosaur. My daughter loves dinosaurs and someone gave her this DVD for her birthday so we watched it together. She liked it, and it's actually a lot better than I remember. I think maybe it just suffered under the weight of the expectations when it first came out. Not saying it should be considered a classic, there's some problems with the characters, and the faces are a bit stiff (early CGI animation I suppose), and it still bugs me the end is so hopeful when they really are going to become extinct anyway, but still it was entertaining and moving. Putting the characters into live action backgrounds - although I hear it was ultimately very problematic for them - really looked great.
posted by sir clinksalot
I honestly think Timothy Dalton is an underrated Bond.
Here's my theory on movies that are older.... they really weren't that good. But movies have gotten progressively worse and when you revisit something from the past, it actually becomes pretty darn decent by comparison.
But in the case of Dinosaur, it wasn't great but I was entertained. I think my main beef was the voice talent.. they just didn't seem to fit. In fact, when I first watched it, I was wishing it was a silent movie but told with breathtaking visuals and an amazing score by James Newton Howard.
Yeah, that reminds me that when they initially promoted the movie they released the very impressive first scene which had no dialogue, and this inevitably gave the impression the whole thing would be silent. So a lot of us were disappointed when we found out they all talked. I'd forgotten about that.Quote:
posted by Coheteboy
...in the case of Dinosaur...when I first watched it, I was wishing it was a silent movie...
From my Blu-Ray library:
Pinocchio - Decided to pick it up on Blu (already had it on DVD) today before Disney puts it back in the vault at the end of the month. Watched it this evening. Looks great in Blu! It bugs me that I missed the Sleeping Beauty Blu because I wasn't equipped for Blu yet, but I'm sure we can expect a Diamond Edition of that in 5 or 6 years time.
Anywho, these are the Top 3 most recently watched movies, and some funny quotes from them:
3. Monsters Inc.
Sully: What was THAT!?
Mike: I don't know, but it'd be really great...if it didn't...do it...again!
2. Toy Story 3!!!! My fav movie EVER!!!
El Buzzo: (In Spanish) My desert flower! I have never seen true beauty until this night!
Jessie: Did you fix Buzz?
Hamm:Eeehh, sort of...
1. Jungle 2 Jungle
Michael (voiced by Tim Allen, just like Buzz Lightyear!!!:D): You do NOT shoot BIRDS for BREAKFAST!!! You want food, ask me. Here. This is what KIDS love!!! Cap'n Crunch! Look! All it is is: Corn gluten, yellow #5, and...zinc oxide? Hm! They added a sunblock to it!!!
MEGAMIND -- Really annoying first half... pretty decent 2nd half. Garrish and ugly character designs paired with Will Ferrell's voice = not something i could really relate to. I did like the character of Minion though.
TRON - A week and two days after having it shipped to me by Best Buy because they ran out of copies at the store on Day 1, my copy of TRON/TRON: Legacy Ultimate Set finally arrived in the mail today. After being fully impressed with the light up Identity Disc case, I popped in the original. After years of watching the 20th Anniversary DVD, the flick looks fabulous on Blu-ray!! Followed the movie with watching two new bonus features, a talking heads retrospect about the TRON Phenomenon from the stars and producers and then a really nice piece called Photo Tronology, a documentary-style short featuring Steven Lisberger and his adult son pouring over binders of TRON production material at the Disney Archives.
Came across the dvd of Disney's Country Bears in my families collection.
Three words: W T F?!
I'm watching the extras on the dvd and uhhhh yeah. The extras are all in the style that the movie is reality. Even the commentary track is the director and the bears discussing the movie. Can I have the jamboree back at Disneyland so I can use that to wipe out the memory of this screwed up movie?! PLEASE!!!???
TRON: Legacy - Wow. What a difference seeing it a second time makes. At least in my case. I first saw this in IMAX 3D in December and walked out thinking it was neat but not much of a movie. Perhaps the 3D distracted me from actually picking up on story points, but this time watching it at home, I really got it and really enjoyed it! In fact, I was even moved when Kevin hugged Sam this time, unlike when I first saw it that thought the film was cold. This is also the first Blu-ray to make me feel really envious of those who own a 3D-HDTV. I think this would be a blast to watch in 3D at home, a feeling I never had watching any other home video!
I saw this last night at the theater. I hate to say it but Russel Brand is NO Dudley Moore. I thought it was ok, but very uninspired. And I though Jennifer Garner was annoying, and even his love interest was not really that inspired.
The Conspirator - Just learned about this movie last week and I was like 'yay!'. I have been wanting to learn about Mary Surratt for sometime.