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by esteban miranda
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Toy Sales Fall
Replies: 107
Views: 1492

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Official Thread SPOILERS!

I feel a disturbance at the box-office! I find it a curious notion that if a Studio expects (or hopes) that their movie will make $1,000,000,000 and makes only $600,000,000 that it's a "box-office bomb" and a disaster. Really what that means is they will just have to re-evaluate next years budgets ...
by esteban miranda
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Toy Sales Fall
Replies: 107
Views: 1492

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI - Official Thread SPOILERS!

I see the same flaws (for the most part) that have been detailed several times in this thread already, but they seem to upset me less than they do others, I just don't take these movies seriously enough to get that worked up about it. The flaws that I also see in eps. I-III don't keep me from enjoyi...
by esteban miranda
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Disney Buys Fox, Acquires Film/TV Assets, Fox Keeps Broadcast Outlets
Replies: 31
Views: 369

Re: Disney Buying Fox? Ugh

Monterey Jack wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:31 am
...Resistance Is Useless...
That's Futile...
by esteban miranda
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Halloween Horror Marathon 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 1000

Re: Halloween Horror Marathon 2017

Anybody got any scary movie viewings planned? :( I like to wait until closer to the end of the month. My taste in "horror" movies tends towards the "classic" (and not so classic) horrors of the 1930s-1950s. I expect to watch my new Mummy Blu-rays (Mummy's Hand/...Tomb/...Ghost/...Curse), as they ar...
by esteban miranda
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: rate the last movie you saw
Replies: 3148
Views: 126165

Re: rate the last movie you saw

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - 3/5

First time I've seen it at the theater since...1982.
Loved it when I was 18. Liked it when I was 23. It's still good but the final 15 minutes are the payoff and it takes a long time to get there.
John Williams' score is 80% of the enjoyment.
by esteban miranda
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: rate the last movie you saw
Replies: 3148
Views: 126165

Re: rate the last movie you saw

BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF Oh man is this movie AWFUL. Herrmann's score is great and all, and Twilight Time's Blu looks and sounds great, but what a dated if not laughable product of it's time. I saw this for the first time a little over a year ago. Certainly the Herrmann score is it's greatest asset...
by esteban miranda
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: JUSTICE LEAGUE In All Kinds of Trouble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: JUSTICE LEAGUE In All Kinds of Trouble?

I'm not a fan of "super hero" movies (although I've seen most) and I don't have any interest in this one either but just judging from the trailer I can't tell that this one is "worse" than any other "coming attraction". Do we insist on another Citizen Kane because of the ticket prices or because the...
by esteban miranda
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Weekend Box Office 7/16 - APES Also Hit "Franchise Fatigue"
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Weekend Box Office 7/16 - APES Also Hit "Franchise Fatigue"

Looks like I wasn't the only one who stayed away from the APES as this opening is way down from the prior sequel (which opened with $72 million several years ago) and also under a $60 mil+ projection that everyone had this pegged at. I still contend they shouldn't have made another sequel that look...
by esteban miranda
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Ron Howard Named New Director of HAN SOLO
Replies: 28
Views: 613

Re: Ron Howard Named New Director of HAN SOLO

During the classic Hollywood era, especially in the 1930s and 40s, producers were often the ones in charge with directors moving from one project to another after principal photography. Although lots of theater "filler" was produced this way, there were also a lot of entertaining films made under th...
by esteban miranda
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Twilight Time MGM March Madness Sale ($10-$25)
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Twilight Time MGM March Madness Sale ($10-$25)

Madness indeed, thanks for the post.
Except for a couple of double-features or sales like this, Twilight Times are always too pricey for me.
by esteban miranda
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Twilight Time - 3-Day Sale (ZULU $10, etc.)
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Twilight Time - 3-Day Sale (ZULU $10, etc.)

And my order arrived today and while its enjoyable to watch the films I have now decided that henceforth I am *never* reading Julie Kirgo's liner notes again or listening to any commentary she is featured on. If she can't learn to write liner notes without going off into pretentious partisan social...
by esteban miranda
Sun May 29, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: rate the last movie you saw
Replies: 3148
Views: 126165

Re: rate the last movie you saw

RE: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR I do agree the ending was kind of a whimper, more like just the latest episode instead of a stand alone movie. I believe the others of these Marvel superhero installments share this in common, though they all seem so interchangeable and forgettable to me that I don't c...
by esteban miranda
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: Halloween Horror Marathon '15
Replies: 101
Views: 3631

Re: Halloween Horror Marathon '15

Doctor X (8/10) Some comedy relief to dilute the somewhat grotesque horror elements. Some scenes more effective than others. Tales of Terror (7/10) Satisfying trio of horror tales spiced with a little humor and Vincent Price is always worth watching. Black Sabbath (7/10) I first saw this movie about...
by esteban miranda
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: rate the last movie you saw
Replies: 3148
Views: 126165

Re: rate the last movie you saw

THE HOBBIT - BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES - as I said with the previous film, if you liked the other two installments (which I generally did), although this film doesn't add anything new visually or otherwise and I imagine you will like it. If you didn't like the previous films, there's nothing much h...
by esteban miranda
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Theatrical, Blu-Ray & DVD Discussion
Topic: rate the last movie you saw
Replies: 3148
Views: 126165

Re: rate the last movie you saw

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS - 2/10. Visually impressive, theologically empty. Very disappointed as it seems the filmmakers chose to basically use the Old Testament as an outline and jettison the rest. There is a lot I had problems with; I realize Scott is an atheist (at least I believe he is last time I...