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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 08, 2007 02:41AM Reply Quote
Film, TV, video DVD, DV, Flash. Put the Multi to use here, folks.

Madaracs – April 28, 2008 08:38PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Ka-chow

Jeff Cooper – April 28, 2008 09:09PM Reply Quote
It was one of those sad, wistful days in the Cooper household when my son stopped referring to Lightning McQueen as "Lightling."

I must have seen Cars a hundred times. And I still love it.

Madaracs – April 28, 2008 09:42PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
My dad died before it came out but it would have been his favorite too. The man was addicted to classic cars, anything related to or about route 66, the 60s, fast vehicles and even raced his own 64 GTO. He also restored a 57 Pontiac Safari Wagon... oh! and he loved Paul Newman movies and related racing stories too.

It was hard for me to watch so soon after his passing but I love that movie. Ironically there were a couple of unfavorable reviews for it--which is bizarre to me as I love everything Pixar touches and assume everyone else does/should too. But the guys who wrote them apparently were not car fans and/or didn't get the slice of Americana the movie represents.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0609/p12s02-almo.html

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117930716.html?categoryid=31&cs=1

Cars remains along with The Incredibles-- one of my favorite Pixar movies of all time. I expect WALL•E to bump them both from the top slot.

Simon – April 28, 2008 11:08PM Reply Quote
My nephew refers to lightning mcqueen as 'queen'

John Willoughby – April 29, 2008 01:20AM Reply Quote
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Actually, WALL•E is the first Pixar movie that I actually am repulsed by. I'll see it, based on history, but it seems so contrived and saccharine from the previews. Still, I thought I'd dislike Cars from the previews and I didn't.

Cloudscout – April 29, 2008 01:29AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I thought Bug's Life was going to suck.

To be honest, it's my least favorite Pixar film so far.

The Incredibles is currently my favorite followed closely by Cars.

I don't expect Wall-E to bump either of those from their berths but I'm keeping an open mind.

Madaracs – April 29, 2008 08:12AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I'm a sucker for cute robots. I still like Short Circuit.

El Jeffe – April 29, 2008 08:14AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
No dis assemble!

Mokers (Moderator) – April 29, 2008 11:17AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I think Wall-E looks great. My favorite is the Incredibles followed by Ratatouille. Then Monsters, Inc and Cars, then Bug's life and Toy Story.

Also, did the calibration on my TV with the Ratatouille DVD. Color settings were good, but my contrast was slightly off. Would be hard pressed to say it made a huge difference though, since I didn't watch it first with the old settings, and forgot I had even done the calibration about 5 minutes into the movie.

rino – April 30, 2008 04:11PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Bug's Life is my favorite maybe, great story, amazing look. It's the Seven Samarai of personified insect movies, what's not to love?

Nemo is a great story too.

Love Toy Story, so clever, so funny. I actually like 2 as well.

Oh hell, I like them all.

But Boundin' is my favorite Pixar short of all time.

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Will Smith?

Enemy of the State -- good flick, can watch it many times. Gene Hackman is good too.

El Jeffe – April 30, 2008 04:37PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I think I caught pieces of EotS and it was good.

I have not enjoyed Increds/Rat.

Mokers (Moderator) – April 30, 2008 11:36PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
god, forgot about nemo. loved that as well.

ARL (Moderator) – May 01, 2008 04:56AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
I loved A Bug's Life.

Mind you, there hasn't been a bad one really...

tliet – May 01, 2008 05:00AM Reply Quote
Well, judging from the kids that l know, they didn't like a Bug's life nor Cars as much as Finding Nemo or Ratatouille. But compared to the other stuff that's out there, it's all high quality stuff.

El Jeffe – May 01, 2008 06:12AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Okay, just to help this out, there are the Pixar (Disney) movies:

Finding Nemo
The Incredibles
Monsters, Inc.
Toy Story 2
Cars
Ratatouille
Toy Story
A Bug's Life
Wall-E 6/27/08
Up 5/29/09
Toy Story 3 6/18/10
Newt Summer 2011
The Bear and the Bow Christmas 2011
Cars 2 Summer 2012

I liked Monsters most of all. Nemo next. Cars, TS 1 & 2 are about neck and neck. I liked the lack of peril in Cars a lot. (like a good Pooh story) Bug's Life I like, but not as much - but still like it. I have to say that if I never see Incredibles or Rat again, I will not be saddened by that. I found very little to like in those movies. My kids, I don't remember them laughing or enjoying Rat at all. I observed them during the show to make that statement. But afterwards they said they liked it. But outwardly, any spongebob episode gets them rolling laughing way more.

My daughter is my little BOO (Monsters). And that softens my heart.

Two moments bring me to tears with all of the above.

Sulley leaving Boo via the closet near the end. And the same feeling when he peaks around the restored door. (I'm teary eyed now just thinking about it)

And that darned song from Toy Story 2 "When she loved me"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is_hpHzEMiE

Madaracs – May 01, 2008 08:32AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Snowcone?

ddt – May 01, 2008 11:35AM Reply Quote
really really liked incredibles (though they could have dialed back jason lee and i'd have liked it more), eventually really liked ratatouille though the chase scene after chase scene too away from it, to be redeemed by the predicable but masterfully done epiphany scene at the end. liked the island of mutant toys in toy story but... that's about it. all the rest were too easy, too predictable, too rote and bland for my taste. i'd rather watch the iron giant again.

ddt

El Jeffe – May 01, 2008 12:15PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
iron giant was good. I recall some issues with language.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – May 01, 2008 12:27PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
English?

El Jeffe – May 01, 2008 12:37PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
yep, they were english words.

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