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Tonight on GeekNights, we review Tomm Moore's fantastic Song of the Sea. It's far and away better than The Secret of Kells, itself an excellent film. Before that, Rym has re-discovered the at-one-time-well-known 90s shows The Critic and Duckman, which are both... interesting... from a modern perspective (and available on Youtube). Ghost in the Shell joins the long line of failed attempts to adapt anime into live action in the US, complete with the whitewashing, and one of the last major comic cons that's actually about mainstream comics - Emerald City Comic Con - moves under Reedpop's control.Download MP3
Edit - Also laughed at the IMDB trivia page, since the same guy who originally published the rumor about Scarjo being the major previously published that it was a Sure thing Margot Robbie had the role. The whole "She was considered" thing is an about face from when she was cast in Suicide Squad.
I have yet to see Song of the Sea though.
I'm not a fan of the How to Train Your Dragon movies.
Having watched 'This Land is Mine', I can't stop humming the tune now. Finally, something that's managed to push Origa - Inner Universe out of my head.
Big Hero 6 is good, but succeeds mostly from Baymax. It's a bit cliched at the start but better as it goes along, yet I feel it's beginning for a TV Show. HTTYD2 should win as well. Won the Golden Globe and it's a perfect sequel to the first one. So emotional, so incredible. This is the same situation as 2012, where I would have be happy if everything won except for Boxtrolls. In 2012, Brave won the award, but everything else was much better than Brave.
I saw a movie there one year, it was a Spanish comedy about a bunch of young people - late teens, early 20s - and one of them accidentally kills someone, and everyone finds out about it. So they all form a pact, they all get to kill one person that's wronged them, and everyone will help cover it up. I just wish I could remember the name, it was really good.
I don't think that should get it an award, though maybe for best FX or something.
Where it really stands out is as a Disney movie. It sends a lot of good messages to the kiddies it's intended for. All of the main characters are super science geniuses. There are non-white characters in the movie, and they're more than just set dressing. The main female characters are fairly varied and they're not just damsels to be rescued. And while it was super predictable, that did not affect my enjoyment of it, and it didn't stop most of the theater full of adults from crying.
Directors Lord and Miller are fantastic at making fun of Hollywood but able to take ideas that shouldn't work at all like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs or the Jump Street Reboot and making them super fun. The Lego Movie goes further in that it has so much depth by having the great adventure exploring the world of Legos and the characters and how it comes through at the end in a genuine heartwarming matter.
Boxtrolls may be fun, but it's nowhere near The Lego Movie's prowess. I assure you with The Boxtrolls getting the nomination, everyone's going to stare daggers at it because even if you like it more than The Lego Movie, it's nowhere near any of the other either.
Wouldn't say well crafted. Well animated perhaps. Would give it a 4/10.
There's an entire stream of films with high production value and very little substance, in recent years. If you think Lego movie is deep and meaningful, you probably just have a very good imagination.
In a world of wanting to trend, Hollywood especially is trying to cram every seemingly modern idea and politically correct statement into film, leaving all nuance behind.
Trailers are the most telling. Trailers are now constructed with all the 'best' parts of the film. Literally, you don't need to watch these films to get it.
I'd give Avatar 5/10 because how else would you know what Unobtainium was without having seen the film.
I am fully aware that this is my own personal experience and opinion. They hype for this movie was undeserved.
I don't know if it necessarily got snubbed. I have no experience with the How to Train Your Dragon movies, but they seem horrible. Maybe it should have been included over that, but I can't say.