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    Scarlett Johansons new single "Falling Down"

    Are you aware that this is a Tom Waits cover?
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    SLEEPING BEAUTY the next Platinum Edition? WHY?

    I totally agree with you guys about the need for a Pinocchio platinum edition. Easily one of my favorite Disney movies. It's a masterpiece.
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    Warner Bros to adapt L. Frank Baum's Oz books

    That's true. I think of the Oz books as darker than the 1939 Wizard of Oz but less dark than Return to Oz. In other words, they would still not be what most people think of when they hear "dark". Screenwriter Josh Olson says, "I want this to be ‘Harry Potter’ dark, not ‘Seven’ dark." That sounds...
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    Warner Bros to adapt L. Frank Baum's Oz books

    I disagree with you because "twisted and dark" would not be a "different" perspective. It has been done a million times over the years. Not necessarily theatrically, but it has been done in other forms such as novels, graphic novels, figurines, there was a failed TV pilot a couple years ago, and...
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    TITANIC: You all knew this was coming...

    HA! How random.
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    Favorite television edit of a movie's dialogue?

    I might be remembering wrong, but it seems like in the TV version of Back to the Future, Biff referred to Marty as a "son of a butthead".
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    Warner Bros to adapt L. Frank Baum's Oz books

    I agree with you about Harry Potter, but I didn't like the books either. I didn't think Narnia was amazing by any means, but I thought they were totally successful at translating the book to the screen. I would trace any weakness of the Narnia movie straight back to the book, which (like the...
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    Warner Bros to adapt L. Frank Baum's Oz books

    Same here! I've made this movie in my head so many times that I could very easily turn out to be one of those unsatisfiable hardcore nerds. I can only hope that I'll be open-minded enough to accept what other people decide to do with my favorite books.
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    Warner Bros to adapt L. Frank Baum's Oz books

    I think that you're right if we're talking about remakes of books in general. But if you look at LOTR, Harry Potter, and Narnia, I think what we're seeing is a new wave of movies that are actually a sincere and effective attempt to bring these books to the screen using today's visual filmmaking...
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    Warner Bros to adapt L. Frank Baum's Oz books

    After pitching the idea to Warner Bros, Josh Olson (Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The History of Violence) has been hired to adapt L. Frank Baum's Oz books for the screen. The fourteen-book series was originally published between 1900 and 1920, beginning with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (upon...
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    Walt Disney Treasures Wave 7 - 12/11/07

    Is it just me, or are we overdue for cover artwork?
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    Walt Disney Treasures Wave 7 - 12/11/07

    Leonard Maltin writes like he talks. Know what I mean?
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    Warner Bros Logos / Why are the replaced?

    I like that too! And for all the logos in chronological order, it can be seen on Back to the Future Part III.
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    Walt Disney Treasures Wave 7 - 12/11/07

    I'm detecting a jaded attitude about this. Haha. I get the impression that a lot of you have "emotionally 'checked out'" on the Treasures series. Personally, I'm not bothered by the unrestored volumes because I didn't already own (on some previous format) the cartoons on those volumes before...
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    Your dream movie. What would you wish for?

    Somebody beat me to it, but I will die happy when I see a new live-action film version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that adheres more closely to L. Frank Baum's original book. Dorothy should be a pre-teen. Her shoes should be "silver shoes". The Cowardly Lion should look basically like a...