Still better than the live-action The Lion King remake announcement.
funny, The Lion King is already a remake........of Kimba The White Lion.
to be perfectly honest, I'd rather see a 3rd Tron movie at this point than yet another pointless and unnecessary live action remake/reboot of their already perfectly fine animated classics. if Disney is going to remake/reboot one of their movies, why not do something that didn't originally do so well? for example: The Black Cauldron, The Sword In The Stone, and/or The Black Hole (which they were going to do).
hell, just remake White Fang w/ Liam Neeson. oh wait, it's called The Grey. XD
*chuckle* No argument there. (Anyone who disagrees can watch "Is The Lion King A Rip Off?" by AlltimeMovies on YouTube for a detailed side-by-side comparison)
...but never forget that Kimba wasn't quite original either, with both being loose adaptations of Hamlet. Degree of difference aside, at least Tezuka chose something that was out of copyright at the time.
very true. hell, even a vast majority of Pixar films are just ripping off concepts & ideas from other movies. the vast majority of Disney films, especially in the animated form, are just merely adaptations toned down to be made as children's films. I can only imagine that it wont be long until Disney makes a film based on The Pied Piper Of Hamelin.
you know what else is severely missing now a days that is seriously lacking in the animation genre? traditional 2-D hand drawn animation. I mean, it's not like they are becoming a dying breed or anything, but it's only currently being preserved for TV shows and direct-to-video releases, but rarely for a theatrical film. the market is completely oversaturated with 3-D & CG animated films that looks too similar to each other, that they're really starting to blend together. thankfully, this is something I'm hoping to bring back whenever I can get my project off the ground. and thankfully, I've gotten positive responses from 9 actors & 9 actresses. including Blade Runner's Rutger Hauer.
Again, no argument.
In fact, Tarzan was the last movie I recognized as a "Disney feature" without Wikipedia telling me... partly because I can't remember the last time I saw a Disney film in theatres. (New Groove and Lilo and Stitch were good, but, because they weren't based on a pre-existing classic, I lumped them in with my rose-colored memory of DuckTales the Movie.)
It also doesn't help that, recently, Disney doesn't seem to grasp that writing musical theatre and writing cinema require different skill sets. While I've been boycotting the MPAA since 2005, a family friend lent us their The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Frozen DVDs and both Princess and Frozen had a bit too much of that "songs are prime, plot is glue" structure that characterizes theatre. (*cough*In Summer*cough*)
(Not to mention other flaws in Tangled (plot trumps characterization) and Frozen (The relationship between the sisters has become the focus. Don't skimp on exploring that as if Gerda/Anna is still the sole main character and then write Anna and Hans's scenes as if the movie was supposed to be twice as long.))
That said, my main concern with the medium is more personal. Because I've been boycotting the MPAA for the last decade and it's too much bother to follow the money and find non-MPAA films and because I also got fed up with Windows XP around the same time, I've spent most of the last decade reading (and I'm a very fast and voracious reader).
I seem to have trained myself to consider video as not worth the time unless I'm multi-tasking it with a mindless chore like exercise. (If I didn't have three monitors (two at the time), I'd never have borrowed any post-2005 DVDs. Even then, abridged riffs aside, I've watched less than half a dozen new films in the last decade.)
trust me, the MPAA has ruined a lot of films. especially horror films from the 80's such as Friday The 13th Part 7. while I don't think that all films now a days are bad, the vast majority of them aren't good. good films, regardless on how much money they make (which I could argue doesn't automatically make a movie good), are slowly becoming the exception, not the rule. people always argue that creativity in Hollywood is dead. however, I always say the same exact thing, which is a personal favorite quote of mine: *creativity in Hollywood isn't dead. you just have to go out there, find creative people like myself and so many other people in this country, and put them to work immediately.* if you support originality and fresh new ideas, then you should support people like myself and so many other equally talented people who are struggling to get their ideas off the ground. I'm very thankful to get 18 responses from actors & actresses, which gives me some hope that eventually my ultimate dream project will become a reality. it gives me comfort in knowing that people within the industry actually liked my ideas and were kind enough to respond. I think that if someone can't figure out how to make a certain kind of movie work, then they should hire someone like myself, who has new ideas, and/or can bring something new to the table that has already been done.
Actually, I'm not boycotting them for producing bad movies.
I'm boycotting them because of their decision that, to prop up their aging business model and preserve their need for control, they want to enact a big brother state where they monitor every piece of communication on the Internet to implement their "take down and stay down" approach to piracy prevention and trample all over fair use.
(Meanwhile, last I heard, it's still illegal to open or interfere with the delivery of letter mail not your own without a warrant.)
ok, now I get it. and an understandable cause for action. I hope you succeed. however, I don't think Hollywood will get too far with it. they even tried to push for SOPA, and they failed. hell, what YouTube/Google is doing is just as extreme from the opposite spectrum. especially when they drop a nuclear bomb of backlash & reactions such as "what the hell were they thinking" with the YouTube Heroes Program. if history has shown us, is that censorship doesn't work, extra security doesn't work, policing people to such an extreme doesn't work, preventing piracy doesn't work, and ignoring criticism doesn't work. trust me, if Hollywood can't even get a single internet censorship bill to be passed by congress thanks to more intelligent people, then I'm sure they wont get too far with their current personal agendas. someday, it's all going to come back and bite them in the ass twice as hard.
That's actually why the original Pirate Party was founded.
Rick Falkvinge looked at where things were going and said "If we don't bring about a sane solution, we'll breed an entire generation so disillusioned that they're likely to throw out copyright entirely when enough members of the older generations die off"
I hope Digornos don't adapt the idea for their microwavable stuffed crust pizzas!
anybody else eats along with brad, while watching the video?
Grilled cheese pizza? So, it's grilled? I mean, I think all pizza has cheese.
not a pizza guy myself, but I can easily see why people love it. I've tried to like it, but sadly, my taste buds could never agree with it. oh well, that's my loss I suppose.
on a side note, if you ever are at a convention in Maryland, stop by here in Frederick and try some Roy Rogers. I know I've mentioned this before, but I still highly recommend you give this fast food chain a chance if you ever get the chance. they serve breakfast items, roast beef, fried chicken, chicken tenders, hamburgers, you name it. hell, we even have some grocery stores that sells Tab soda. which I actually think is pretty good.
"not a pizza guy myself"
America really is going to Hell in a hand-basket.
"America really is going to Hell in a hand-basket"
America has been going to Hell a lot longer than that buddy. plus, I don't think most people really care if 1 random person doesn't like pizza. you are more than welcome to enjoy your cheese goo pies as much as you like, but it's just not for me.
I don't like pizza, either.
This dude is not alone.
It was a joke.
I don't give a damn what you do or don't like.
"It was a joke."
well then, enjoy your hellish hand-baskets. see, I can make joke too. problem is, no one's laughing.
I get the joke, I just didn't find it funny. but hey, enjoy your molten cheese sploodge pies and your hell in a hand-basket jokes. whatever, to each is own. "(sigh) I need a vacation."
Well, I thought it was funny and true.
well, agree to disagree. but hey, some people think that Dan Cook is funny too. go figure.
Have you tried Ruffles "All Dressed" Chips?
It's a Canadian concoction that's apparently a hybrid combination of ketchup, barbecue, sour cream & onion and salt & vinegar...
Recently came to the US...
Brad, it's the cheese sauce on the crust that makes it so damn salty. Actually, everything in Pizza Hut has too much salt (except the cookie and brownie, but I digress).
All part of the plan that you buy an overpriced Pepsi with that over salty pyzza.
speaking of sweet things, how about review the film Candyman Brad? it does seem like a film that would fit right up your ally, and it's still among the many horror films you have yet to review (including Halloween 6). it has Tony Todd, a great score, a strong plot, and it was based on a story written by Clive Barker (aka the creator of Hellraiser, yet another horror film you have yet to review). what say you Brad? are you up to it?
Whether strange, gimmicky, foreign, or decades old... Brad tries it!