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Post25 Sep 2005 06:55 pm
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Can you believe september is almost over? That some stores are already selling christmas supplies?

Anyway, I'm curious to know what movies you all are looking forward to for '06.

For me, the only ones that spring to mind are Sunshine, X3 (say what you will about the recent revelation of Multiple Man being in it), and the sequel to Sin City.
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Post25 Sep 2005 08:23 pm
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I'm intrigued by Singer's Superman, afriad of Ratner's X-Men 3, wary of Pixar's Cars but willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, and unsure about any other large movies coming out that year.
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Post25 Sep 2005 08:46 pm
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And I feel exactly opposite about all of Nate's picks. That just about does it. Razz
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Post25 Sep 2005 09:43 pm
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I'm with Nate on Pixar's new project. I've thought for some time it could be their first mediocre film, but I always stand ready to stand corrected.
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Post25 Sep 2005 10:00 pm
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I'm of the opinion that Pixar has already done some mediocre films. Of course, mediocre Pixar is still better than most animated films that come along year to year.

It was The Incredibles that reinvigorated my true respect for the Pixar Team as their most imaginative and refreshing film since the two Toy Story films.

A Bugs Life, Monsters Inc., and Finding Nemo are all just too derivative of the formula that made Toy Story so damn good. They WERE still good....just...lacking in substance.

So that leaves us with Cars...the follow-up effort after The Incredibles. That's a good thing.

The only thing that has me worried is that they might not have put much passion into the film due to their battle with Disney.
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Are you kidding? Everyone knows artists thrive because of conflict!
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Post25 Sep 2005 10:24 pm
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Are you kidding? Everyone knows artists thrive because of conflict!


That's a dubious argument at best. One could argue that Cars was a throwaway film for them so they could get the fuck away from Disney.

I HOPE it's not....but that possibility is there.

The last teaser I saw for it though made it seem like it could be pretty good though.
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Post25 Sep 2005 10:35 pm
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I was half joking, but you get the idea.

Personally, I remain underwhelmed by what I've seen so far.
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Post26 Sep 2005 12:20 am
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I LOVED Finding Nemo! It may be formula (after 100 years of filmmaking and several millenia of storytelling, what isn't formula?), but it is proof of the fact that "formula" does not have to equal "boring" or "uncreative."
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Post26 Sep 2005 12:30 am
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Silent Hill
Sin City sequels
Flags of our Fathers
The Departed

I had a bigass list over major longterm upcoming films, I should dig it out of my rt journal sometime.
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I just found my number one must see movie of '06: After Innocence.

www.afterinnocence.com

Seriously, Feb. 24th (Houston showing) can't get here soon enough. I'll call in sick work to make this showing. I'm also requesting a panel and speaker.
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The problem I have with Pixar's movies actually has nothing to do with their movies, but what becomes of my opinion of them after everybody and their mother exaggerates just how gut-bustingly funny they are.

If I have to sit through The Incredibles or Finding Nemo one more time, I might just contemplate ramming whatever writing utensil is at arm's reach into my eye.
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Well, at least they're funnier than Chicken Little...
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Post04 Nov 2005 04:40 pm
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I hear you on Finding Nemo... but I enjoyed The Incredibles. Granted... most "family" movies should not be consumed in large doses... even Toy Story can make one weary, but ... we'll see where things go. I actually am not highly anticipating any big "family" movies... as I think I just might be losing interest... not completely... but they jsut don't seem to have the kick I need anymore. Too many adult jokes and poorly executed pop culture references.

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