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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10695 on: April 24, 2012, 10:31:10 AM »
If anything you could take that as a sign that the nomination process for Best Original Song is already a pretty screwed up thing. Sort of a "Hate the game, not the player" scenario.

I will give you The Emperor's New Groove, since that song didn't fit in with the tone of the finished film in the slightest (was just a holdover from the original, less-wacky version).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10696 on: April 24, 2012, 10:42:41 AM »
I actually thought most of the songs in the Hunchback movie were way more contrived and shoehorned in.  It even had one bizarrely inappropriate one about the minister lusting after Esmerelda.  It was also the best bit of the movie, but very out of place.

As someone who actually loves that movie, I wholeheartedly agree.  The songs, I could live without.  But the one "inappropriate" song you mentioned was kinda out of place but still one of the best parts of the film.  I thought that whole sequence gave the film a dark edge that you rarely were seeing in Disney animation at the time.  Still waiting for the Blu Ray of that one to add to my collection.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10697 on: April 24, 2012, 10:46:17 AM »
Tarzan won stole the award from South Park for You'll Be In My Heart.

I fixed your post for you.

Don't forget The Emperor's New Groove.  The original version of that film was meant to be serious, not a comedy.  And Sting, I think it was, wrote a bunch of songs as Oscar bait for the serious version of that film.  At some point in production, they completely revamped the concept to make it much more light hearted and dumped the original songs.  I seem to remember Sting being pissed about that.  He still got a nomination but obviously didn't win.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10698 on: April 24, 2012, 10:59:13 AM »
Tarzan won stole the award from South Park for You'll Be In My Heart.

I fixed your post for you.

Don't forget The Emperor's New Groove.  The original version of that film was meant to be serious, not a comedy.  And Sting, I think it was, wrote a bunch of songs as Oscar bait for the serious version of that film.  At some point in production, they completely revamped the concept to make it much more light hearted and dumped the original songs.  I seem to remember Sting being pissed about that.  He still got a nomination but obviously didn't win.

Yeah, that's right. The production for that movie was a whole load of crazy, it's somewhat astonishing we ended up with a film as good as it is.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10699 on: April 24, 2012, 11:01:03 AM »
Tarzan won stole the award from South Park for You'll Be In My Heart.

I fixed your post for you.

Don't forget The Emperor's New Groove.  The original version of that film was meant to be serious, not a comedy.  And Sting, I think it was, wrote a bunch of songs as Oscar bait for the serious version of that film.  At some point in production, they completely revamped the concept to make it much more light hearted and dumped the original songs.  I seem to remember Sting being pissed about that.  He still got a nomination but obviously didn't win.

Yeah, that's right. The production for that movie was a whole load of crazy, it's somewhat astonishing we ended up with a film as good as it is.

Definitely.  I can only imagine how awful and most likely boring the original must have been shaping up to be for them to drastically change it the way they did.  As it turned out, the movie was actually really funny and entertaining.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10700 on: April 24, 2012, 12:29:01 PM »
Been going through some old tapes and rewatching some movies

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure:  Still holds up, and rumor is there may be a third, hope its better than the second one.  Had forgotten George Carlin was in it.  Oh, I miss George. 
 
Zoolander:  Hilarious.  And Alexander Skarsgard is in it!  Had no idea, he looked like a kid...he's all man now.  But my favorite part is the runway with David Bowie judging.

Some Kind of Wonderful:  Still my favorite John Hughes movie.  I remember being a young girl and swooning over Eric Stoltz in this movie.  He is just as swoonworthy over 20 years later.  Its a thoughtful teen movie, that still holds up today.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10701 on: April 24, 2012, 12:47:09 PM »
Some Kind of Wonderful:  Still my favorite John Hughes movie.  I remember being a young girl and swooning over Eric Stoltz in this movie.  He is just as swoonworthy over 20 years later.  Its a thoughtful teen movie, that still holds up today.

I like SKOW, but it and Pretty in Pink have each other's endings. 


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« Reply #10702 on: April 24, 2012, 12:54:55 PM »
Some Kind of Wonderful:  Still my favorite John Hughes movie.  I remember being a young girl and swooning over Eric Stoltz in this movie.  He is just as swoonworthy over 20 years later.  Its a thoughtful teen movie, that still holds up today.

I like SKOW, but it and Pretty in Pink have each other's endings. 

I don't know about that one.  Ducky should have ended up with Molly Ringwald.  But Some Kind Of Wonderful (which may be my favorite '80s film ever) had the correct ending.  Had a huge crush on Mary Stuart Masterson after that film came out.  :)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10703 on: April 24, 2012, 01:32:51 PM »
Some Kind of Wonderful:  Still my favorite John Hughes movie.  I remember being a young girl and swooning over Eric Stoltz in this movie.  He is just as swoonworthy over 20 years later.  Its a thoughtful teen movie, that still holds up today.

I like SKOW, but it and Pretty in Pink have each other's endings. 

I don't know about that one.  Ducky should have ended up with Molly Ringwald.  But Some Kind Of Wonderful (which may be my favorite '80s film ever) had the correct ending.  Had a huge crush on Mary Stuart Masterson after that film came out.  :)

I think MSM is great in Some Kind of Wonderful, but I don't think it quite earns that ending the way Pretty in Pink should have.  Maybe it's my innate bias towards Lea Thompson, but I thought that the romance between her and Stoltz was more tangible.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10704 on: April 24, 2012, 02:03:35 PM »
Andie didn't deserve Duckie.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10705 on: April 24, 2012, 02:14:56 PM »
Some Kind of Wonderful:  Still my favorite John Hughes movie.  I remember being a young girl and swooning over Eric Stoltz in this movie.  He is just as swoonworthy over 20 years later.  Its a thoughtful teen movie, that still holds up today.

I like SKOW, but it and Pretty in Pink have each other's endings. 

I don't know about that one.  Ducky should have ended up with Molly Ringwald.  But Some Kind Of Wonderful (which may be my favorite '80s film ever) had the correct ending.  Had a huge crush on Mary Stuart Masterson after that film came out.  :)

I think MSM is great in Some Kind of Wonderful, but I don't think it quite earns that ending the way Pretty in Pink should have.  Maybe it's my innate bias towards Lea Thompson, but I thought that the romance between her and Stoltz was more tangible.

Well, SKoW was what Hughes made when the ending of PiP was changed, since originally it was Duckie who got lucky at the end of PiP. So yeah, the two are essentially the same movie, it's just the ending that's the main point of contention.

And for the record, I like SKoW better. One of my favorite Hughes movies, even.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10706 on: April 24, 2012, 06:31:35 PM »
Cutter's Way (1981) with Jeff Bridges and John Heard.  I went in not expecting much, but wow, it was superb.  Jeff Bridges was great as usual, but John Heard was absolutely amazing.  I only knew him from Big, Home Alone and My Fellow Presidents, but his performance as an angry, alcoholic, physically-disabled Vietnam Vet was utterly stunning.  I was like, that's the same guy who played the jerk in Big?!  Where did this magnificent performance come from?

The story was terrifically gripping, the kind of slow burn character piece that almost never gets made in this day and age.  And the ending.  I don't want to spoil it, but it was perfect.

It's on Netflix streaming right now.  Definitely go see it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10707 on: April 24, 2012, 07:03:40 PM »
A Trip To The Moon restored 1902 color Blu-Ray

 The restored color looks pretty amazing for a movie 110 years old.  The fact that is was restored from a reel of film that had fused into a solid block is just as amazing.  There's a documentary about Melies with all the info on the restoration at the end of it.  There's also a few other films of his in the bonus section.

 Had to hit mute and watch it silently, while the restored B&W version on the same disc has 3 different audio tracks the color version only has one, and while the music itself is not bad, it is not a film score.  It's as if they just took 3 random bits of music and put them over the film, the music has no relationship at all to what is happening on screen.  I went back to parts of the film you would expect the score to change tempo or signal something big just happened, but nope, the music goes along doing it's own thing as if the film wasn't even there.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10708 on: April 24, 2012, 07:39:26 PM »
I saw Bully (the documentary) today. I am so glad this movie was made. While I have barely been bullied (never physically), this movie spoke to me. I think all teens should see it. And this is coming from a 16 year old.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10709 on: April 24, 2012, 07:56:50 PM »
This is the Melies picture?

Yes.  Kind of an expensive set at $30 (steel covered book type case), so a bit disappointing that the music track is what it is and on top of that it is the only option.  I'd suggest waiting until it gets re-released in normal packaging and is under $20.