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Holiday Blockbusters, Winter 2008-2009 What did you see?
Topic by: hamano
Posted: November 24, 2008 - 1:33 PM PST
Last Reply: March 29, 2009 - 7:34 PM PDT

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author topic: Holiday Blockbusters, Winter 2008-2009 What did you see?
hamano
post #1  on November 24, 2008 - 1:33 PM PST  
I just saw Bolt and Madagascar 2. Neither was outstanding or anything. If they took all the action scenes from Bolt and edited them with all the musical/dancing scenes from Mad2 we would've had an awesome animated Bollywood-type film! Too bad.

Don't bother staying to the end of the credits, no surprises nor treats, just Production Babies.
underdog
post #2  on November 24, 2008 - 4:25 PM PST  
Is this best thing in Bolt really the hamster, as it appears? (Which I believe is voiced by one of the animators...) Seemed like a fun... rental.
Vanamonde
post #3  on November 24, 2008 - 9:26 PM PST  
Er, winter does not start for another month! I like the fall, why the hurry to let it go?

And I seriously do not think that any hamster will ever beat Ebichi. Gawd, a Region 1 release would be nice.
Catullus
post #4  on November 24, 2008 - 10:36 PM PST  
> On November 24, 2008 - 9:26 PM PST Vanamonde wrote:
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> And I seriously do not think that any hamster will ever beat Ebichi. Gawd, a Region 1 release would be nice.
>
> ---------------------------------

Ebichu stateside will never ever ever ever ever happen. It wouldn't sell even if it did.
hamano
post #5  on November 25, 2008 - 5:34 AM PST  
> On November 24, 2008 - 4:25 PM PST underdog wrote:
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> Is this best thing in Bolt really the hamster, as it appears?

The Hamster was the best character but he was a typical fanboy/otaku-type that's been popping up in comedies recently. Really the best stuff in Bolt was the action sequences, and I think those would have been even cooler in 3D. The visually funniest thing about Bolt was the brief appearance of Bolt's TV show's director, who looked just like the "Edward" character from Twilight...

> Er, winter does not start for another month! I like the fall, why the hurry to let it go?

Up here in MD we've already had snow and all the leaves have fallen. In Fargo ND the daytime temp is about 31 to 36 degrees. You folks in the south can just go by Earth's orbital position relative to the sun, but many Americans enjoy REAL seasons.
hamano
post #6  on November 25, 2008 - 6:14 AM PST  
Just to clarify, for many northerners the Winter Solstice (shortest day, longest night) marks the MIDPOINT of winter. After that, the days get longer and longer as spring approaches. That's why in Japan the celebration of New Year's Day is associated with welcoming the spring.

"Calendrically, in most countries the time of the winter solstice is considered as midwinter. This is evident in calendars as far back as Ancient Egypt, whose system of seasons was gauged according to the flooding of the Nile. For Celtic countries, such as Ireland, the calendarical winter season has traditionally begun November 1 on All Hallows or Samhain. Winter ends and spring begins on Imbolc or Candlemas, which is February 1 or 2. This calendar system of seasons may be based on the length of days exclusively. Most East Asian cultures define the seasons by solar terms, with Dong zhi at the winter solstice as the middle or extreme of winter. This system is based on the sun's tilt. Some midwinter festivals have occurred according to lunar calendars and so took place on the night of Hoku (Hawaiian, the full moon closest to the winter solstice). And many European solar calendar midwinter celebrations still centre upon the night of December 24 leading into the December 25 in the north, which was considered to be the winter solstice upon the establishment of the Julian calendar. In Jewish culture, Teḳufat Tevet, the day of the winter solstice, is historically known as the first day of the stripping time or winter season. Persian cultures also recognize it as the beginning of winter."
KKelleman
post #7  on November 25, 2008 - 9:18 PM PST  
Still wanna see Madagascar 2...
underdog
post #8  on November 26, 2008 - 1:36 PM PST  
MILK! Milk!

See Milk!

Not a "blockbuster" but definitely gonna be up for some Oscar noms.
underdog
post #9  on December 4, 2008 - 2:24 PM PST  
Well now you can vote for which December pre-holiday flick you're most looking forward to.

Then we'll do another one as we get closer to the holiday smorgasbord of releases.
Catullus
post #10  on December 5, 2008 - 10:15 PM PST  
oh man, yes man is on that list?

seriously do people still think Jim Carrey is funny? he hasn't been funny in like 10 years... and the ONLY good movie I can remember him doing recently was Eternal Sunshine which wasn't a comedy.

Also I would just like to say that the only thing in history less funny that Bruce Almighty was its sequel Evan Almighty.
Battie
post #11  on December 6, 2008 - 12:00 AM PST  
> On December 5, 2008 - 10:15 PM PST Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> oh man, yes man is on that list?
>
> seriously do people still think Jim Carrey is funny? he hasn't been funny in like 10 years... and the ONLY good movie I can remember him doing recently was Eternal Sunshine which wasn't a comedy.
>
> Also I would just like to say that the only thing in history less funny that Bruce Almighty was its sequel Evan Almighty.
> ---------------------------------

You know, I resent that. I think Yes Man *might* be genuinely amusing. Liar, Liar was funny. ...The two have a lot in common.

I watched Twilight. Total fluff, but a lot better than I expected (I had extremely low expectations). I enjoyed the sexual tension. Bit more randy than I'd have thought a teen movie would be. :D
Battie
post #12  on December 6, 2008 - 12:01 AM PST  
That said, I am entirely too disturbed to find out that I was lusting after a 16 y/o kid for the duration of the film. Jacob, aka Sharkboy, has scarred me for life. *cries on the bathroom floor*
doozer
post #13  on December 6, 2008 - 12:29 PM PST  
Wait...Jim Carrey was funny?


What?
Catullus
post #14  on December 6, 2008 - 4:10 PM PST  
> On December 6, 2008 - 12:29 PM PST doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Wait...Jim Carrey was funny?
>
>
> What?
> ---------------------------------

I laughed a lot during dumb and dumber... I was like 13 then though >_>
Catullus
post #15  on December 6, 2008 - 4:12 PM PST  
"You know, I resent that. I think Yes Man *might* be genuinely amusing. Liar, Liar was funny. ...The two have a lot in common."

liar liar 1997... pretty long ago. I just dont see him as a funny actor... and in a serious movie role he was only good in Eternal Sunshine. He was sooooooo terrible in the number 23.
doozer
post #16  on December 6, 2008 - 6:52 PM PST  
> On December 6, 2008 - 4:10 PM PST Catullus wrote:
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>
> I laughed a lot during dumb and dumber... I was like 13 then though >_>
> ---------------------------------


Kick his ass Sea Bass!



..and that's all I remember
underdog
post #17  on December 8, 2008 - 11:05 AM PST  
> On December 6, 2008 - 4:12 PM PST Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> "You know, I resent that. I think Yes Man *might* be genuinely amusing. Liar, Liar was funny. ...The two have a lot in common."
>
> liar liar 1997... pretty long ago. I just dont see him as a funny actor... and in a serious movie role he was only good in Eternal Sunshine. He was sooooooo terrible in the number 23.
> ---------------------------------

I thought he was good in The Truman Show, too. He was also good in Dick and Jane or whatever that one with Tea Leone was, not a great film tho... He was bad in #23, but that was also a terrible movie. Quite honestly, he needs a good script, like many actors, to shine. Truman, Eternal Sunshine, the Andy Kaufman movie... He's done good work. He's also been bad in bad films.
weezy
post #18  on December 11, 2008 - 10:08 AM PST  
The scene in Ace Ventura: When Nature calls where he busts out of the rhino's ass is the hardest I've ever laughed in a movie theater. Before that was the diarrhea scene from Dumb and Dumber (not Jim Carrey but he was great with the set up). I still have a soft spot for Jim that could be dug up with the right movie, but, it won't be Yes Men, that I can tell.


Just watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button last night. It was good. Some parts where great. Some parts lagged. It was LONG. Me and the buddy agreed it was like a mashup between Big Fish and Forrest Gump, accompanied by Shawshank-Redemption like voice over narration. There were some really exquisite, memorable scenes in the movie, but as a whole the movie is burdened by its length and drawn out ending. The movie confirmed to me that Cate Blanchett is Hollywood royalty. She is stunning as a ballet dancer and principle love interest. Brad, he's alright... as much as they tried to subdue his celebrity persona, I couldn't help but feel it was glorified in a few scenes that I wish had been cut.

The movie was beautiful in some parts, too darkly lit most other times. For me, this is not essential big-screen viewing.

The David Fincher Q&A after the scene was not very helpful, since the moderator wasn't asking much, more just applauding him for his work on the film. But I have nothing but respect for the guy after the Q&A, he was able to helm a $150M project and his cast and staff still admire him. He is super sarcastic and hilarious.

I wish I had thought to ask him about Heavy Metal!!!
Battie
post #19  on March 23, 2009 - 11:56 PM PDT  
Wrong thread, but it's close enough. XD

I saw Knowing. It was actually pretty good (popcorn-wise) until the last 15 minutes. The ending was utter trash. I saw that tree and desperately wanted to bang my head against something hard.
Battie
post #20  on March 23, 2009 - 11:57 PM PDT  
...it's probably not a good thing when I laughed at some horrible parts AND the ending? I was the ONLY person giggling. >_>
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