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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #3585 on: February 16, 2017, 05:36:41 pm »
While I saw it in the movie theater, I thought I should mention that I saw THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE the other day (I took my mom for Valentine's Day b/c that's what she likes to do).  It was adorably awesome, but it struck me later that it connected to two other Batman movies I saw.

First, the whole plot with forming the bat-family reminded me of "Batman Bad Blood," which was about Batman disappearing and Dick Grayson temporarily taking over the mantle with Damien serving as his Robin.  they introduced Batwing and there was a lesbian Batgirl/woman (I can't remember), so... yeah, similar but different.  And I now realized how much better that movie would have been if they had **** a couple jokes.

The second one I just happened to get the disc of in the mail when I got home from the movie: Return Of The Caped Crusaders, an animated throwback to the 66 Batman series (although it doesnt' take near enough advantage that the Batman '66 comic series did.  I would have loved to have heard Adam West mention "that immortal assassin Ra's Al Ghul and his sinister League of Shadows!").  Lego Batman brought back a ton of obscure villains (like Clock King, King Tut, Calender Man, and Vincent Price's Eggman) and all of them were in ROTCC too!  They found some cute things to do, but it felt like... it could have been a LOT more fun.  It was offbeat and weird, though.

The issue I have with all of those direct to DVD DC films is that they're just so flat to me... the animation is so stiff, the scripts aren't that detailed... it always bugged me, but after LEGO BATMAN you realize that these should be the definitive Batman movies and aren't.

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« Reply #3590 on: March 06, 2017, 06:56:19 pm »
Allied (1 Star)

Manchester by the Sea (1 less star)

I'm not going to waste time typing about two movies that thoroughly bored me in different ways. I had hopes for Allied, but it was just a slow moving, silly attempt at Casablanca wannabe?

Manchester by the Sea, I seriously tilted my head, because I couldn't believe how bad it was. I loves me some Casey Affleck, but wow, not only did I think he was bad with his lines, but his character had zero interest for me. Just a lot of depressing sad looks. I quit after 30 minutes.
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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #3596 on: March 17, 2017, 10:09:29 pm »
Oh man, I made the mistake of checking in on the Power Rangers on Twitch marathon, and I wound up coming across the episode "Trouble By The Slice."   The one where the Rangers get baked into a pizza and the Red Ranger threatens to toss your salad!.


This is the zaniest, weirdest, goofiest iteration of the show I can remember and I've been hooked all evening.  Not just the silliness, but you know I'm a HUGE fan of all the old school effects, there's weird composite shots and model shots and hand-drawn animation, weird robot and creature designs... there's a shot where we see a real car roll down the highway, then a whip pan hides a transition to a toy car shot on a model street looking up at the robot fight, there's a stage shot of a fight that we pull out from and it's happening on the robot while the city is in flames... mooks throw up grappling hooks to climb the robot and in the next shot it's tiny little army figures painted weird colours hanging on fishing wire off the robot suit... I love that sh*t.

(Watching it in the living room was fine, up close in my room, the interlacing is f*cking killing me)
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