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  1. Ernest Rister

    "My Ten Favorit Things to Do on Summer Vacation" by RAMBO RICK

    Rambo Rick 1st Period Coach Moore MY FAVORIT THINGS TO DO ON SUMMER VACATION this is mean to ask kids who are in summer school what they want to do on Vacation. because were not on Vacation were in summer school. it makes me mad to think aboutt it. I am only in here because of ms...
  2. Ernest Rister

    Springsteen's Devils and Dust -- DVD Content

    Columbia's new CD release of Bruce Springsteen's Devils and Dust is a flipper disc -- the full album is on one side and is playable as a CD, while on the other side you'll find the full album again, except this time recorded in the DVD format and re-mixed in 5.1 with on-screen lyrics that play...
  3. Ernest Rister

    Bad Editing: Style for the Sake of Style

    I just finished watching Tony Scott's Man on Fire, and I found myself becoming increasingly annoyed by all the jump cuts, blurred shots, black and white flash frames, takes of undercranked coverage -- many months back we had a discussion here about film directors, who we thought was the greatest...
  4. Ernest Rister

    *** Official SAHARA Review Thread

    This was directed by the son of Michael Eisner. I wonder how Breck Eisner made the connections at Paramount to get the job.
  5. Ernest Rister

    Why are the Star Trek season sets $100, and the movies $12.99?

    Read the thread title. Just about says it all. Seems to me a film like ST: First Contact deserves to be priced at least as high as the piece of crap Alien vs. Predator. Meanwhile, the 1st seasons of 24 and CSI are under $60, while the prices for the Star Trek box sets are over $100. Wow...
  6. Ernest Rister

    More Disney Live Action Titles - Including Bullwhip Griffin

    To street April 12th Million Dollar Duck (no, this is not a movie about a boxing duck...Dean Jones was actually nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy for this movie). No tech specs, I suspect this is going to be full-frame. Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. No tech specs...
  7. Ernest Rister

    Essential Westerns: 1924 - 1962

    The Film Forum in New York City is holding an oustanding retrospective through the month of March, celebrating the great American western. For the website with titles and showtimes, go here: http://www.filmforum.com/films/western.html For a New York Times article about the event, go...
  8. Ernest Rister

    Bambi Reviews...

    I've only seen two so far, one in a foreign language, the other in the UK. Anyone know of any Bambi: Platinum Edition reviews on-line?
  9. Ernest Rister

    Top Ten Discs You Own...But Never Watch

    Anyone else feel a sense of shame that you have discs in your collection that are masterful, and yet, you never watch them -- or in some cases, have never watched them at all, have only watched the bonus features? This is confession time. The Best Discs in my Collection That I Never Watch...
  10. Ernest Rister

    Directors Bond Films...Best 3, Worst 3

    THE JAMES BOND OUVRE... PICK THE WORST THREE AND THE BEST THREE WORST BOND 3. License to Kill (Yes, I know, it is a leaner meaner Bond without too many silly gadgets, and Dalton never got his due and thank goodness, there is no Giant Villain's Lair that looks like a discarded idea for the...
  11. Ernest Rister

    The 10 Titles You Most Want on HD-DVD/BLU-RAY

    Ignoring the looming format war or debates about the future of technology...if you had a DVD player capable of true High-Definition video and lossless audio... What Ten Titles Would You Most Want to Own? Here's my 10: 2001: A Space Odyssey (ph. Geoffrey Unsworth) Baraka (ph. Ron...
  12. Ernest Rister

    Best of 2004....By Studio

    Note from Owners: This is not an official HTF poll. The results should not be considered an endorsement of the Home Theater Forum List your choices for the best discs of the year by the home entertainment studio that released them...Anchor Bay, Criterion, Warner Bros., Fox, Buena...
  13. Ernest Rister

    What DVDs did you get for Xmas? What DVDs did you give for Xmas? (Merged)

    List the DVD goodies Santa left under your tree, and the DVDs you bought for others. GAVE In Living Color Season 1 and Friends Season 1 -- Sister Star Wars Trilogy -- Brother-in-Law The Complete Monty Python -- Best Friend RECEIVED The Sugarland Express Silence of the Lambs Dallas...
  14. Ernest Rister

    SEC files Charges Against Walt Disney Co., Directors

    US SEC says charges Disney over director relationships WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday that it charged Walt Disney Co. for failing to disclose relationships between the company and its directors. The SEC said Disney consented to a...
  15. Ernest Rister

    Caption This! Disney Thread

    Pretty straightforward...put your funniest, wittiest caption on these photos from Disney movies. I'll provide the photos, you provide the jokes. Today's Photos Are.... and
  16. Ernest Rister

    *** Official MILLION DOLLAR BABY Discussion Thread

    MILLION DOLLLAR BABY contains some sizable plot twists and revelations, and so, I caution casual readers of this thread with the usual HTF disclaimer...Review Threads are spoiler-free, or should have the spoilers marked. Discussion threads are more loose, and so, if you don't want to be spoiled...
  17. Ernest Rister

    Why Disney's ROBIN HOOD is a Bad, Bad, Movie: A Dialogue

    A: Hey, B. Thanks for coming. I know you don't want to be here and you don't want to hear what I have to say. B: Just make this quick. And stop trying to ingratiate yourself to me. I already want to beat the crap out of you for dragging me down here. A: All right. B: And what is this...
  18. Ernest Rister

    Rambo Rick's "10 Reaons Why Titannic is Better than Lord of the Rigns"

    As posted at TheOnering.net: http://www.theonering.net/rumour_mil...0005BE17C.html 10 REASONS WHY TITANNIC IS BETTER THAN LORD OF THE RIGNS by Rambo Rick 10. Their is no such thing as a town of mijets. I know mijets and theyre family is not all mijet like them. A village oif mijets...
  19. Ernest Rister

    Rank the Walt Disney Treasure Sets

    Just because making lists is fun...and because its that time of year again. Ranking the Treasures Sets so Far (ev'rybody chime in with their own) 1. Disney on the Front Lines (I've written extensivley on this, and won't elaborate, suffice it to say this is one of the best DVD sets of the...
  20. Ernest Rister

    The Most-Attended Films in the History of British Cinema are...

    From Sky News "Move over Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter - Gone With The Wind is the most popular film ever with UK cinema-goers. More people in Britain have seen the Civil War Epic than any other movie, according to the British Film Institute. It has been watched by a staggering 35...
  21. Ernest Rister

    Disney's Answer to Pixar -- CHICKEN LITTLE

    For all of you ready to watch the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, get ready for a new high-dollar balloon entry...Disney's Chicken Little. No, not that original Walt Disney 1940's wartime version that warned against listening to enemy propaganda that tore down your leaders and lowered...
  22. Ernest Rister

    Brief Thoughts on New Disney Live-Action Releases

    I've been scooping up Walt-era live action films, and haven't seen these titles discussed much around here, so here's some brief thoughts... THE ONE AND ONLY, GENUINE, ORIGINAL FAMILY BAND I had never seen this film until two weeks ago, and I'm kicking myself for missing out all these...
  23. Ernest Rister

    *** Official SHARK TALE Discussion Thread

    "The animation was “OK” but at times lacked fluidity and seemed “stiff” in comparison to Pixar work or Shrek." I think the animation in Shrek is solid, but nowhere near Pixar's level. Compared to Monsters, Inc., Shrek is like a puppet show. The stiffness you see in SharkTale is par for the...
  24. Ernest Rister

    Is it Right to Digitally Place a Dead Actor in a Modern Movie?

    For those who don't know, a certain iconic actor makes an appearance in a certain recent f/x sci-fi film, an actor who has been dead for years. I was immediately repulsed by this...then I remembered Steve Martin's Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and Marty Feldman's The Last Remake of Beau Geste. I...
  25. Ernest Rister

    Its's Official: BAMBI Comes to DVD March 1, 2005

    "Disney's 'Bambi' will leap onto DVD The Prince of the Forest and his foot-thumping pal are finally coming to DVD. Disney's 1942 classic Bambi, stashed in the studio's vaults for eight years, becomes available March 1 on a special two-DVD edition ($30; VHS, $25). Digitally restored video...
  26. Ernest Rister

    Forget Star Wars on September 21st -- "Sssssss!" is coming to DVD on Sept 7th

    Yes, the true home video event of the year. The story of David (Dirk Benedict), a poor college student who takes a job with the evil mad scientist and snake handler, Dr. Stoner (Strother Martin). Dr. Stoner's previous assistant, Tim McGraw, has gone missing and Dr. Stoner needs a new...
  27. Ernest Rister

    Cinematic Mulligans - List Five Films You Wish Someone Would Remake

    Remake is the wrong word...Re-Do. Fix. Try again. Impossible in almost all cases, but sometimes you watch a movie that has a great premise, and captures one or two elements incredibly well, but then, something goes wrong...a bad bit of casting, a poorly-written scene, a misjudged bit of...
  28. Ernest Rister

    THE PRODUCERS (2005) - Discussion Thread

    Cast (in credits order) Nathan Lane .... Max Bialystock (Great!) Matthew Broderick .... Leo Bloom (Great!) Nicole Kidman .... Ulla (Bad - What was wrong with Cady Huffman? She won a Tony for the role. Boo.) Will Ferrell .... Franz Liebkind (Perfect! Almost too perfect.) Roger...
  29. Ernest Rister

    The Greatest American Director Working Today

    WHO, IN YOUR OPINION, IS THE GREATEST AMERICAN DIRECTOR WORKING TODAY? ------------------------------------ I'm going to go way out on a limb here, but I think Clint Eastwood is the greatest American director working today. I suppose I make this claim because he doesn't put himself between...
  30. Ernest Rister

    Young Sherlock Holmes vs. the Harry Potter Films

    Which film am I talking about? (*spoilers for both films*) Set in an old dormitory school in England... Obnoxious, stuck-up, blonde-headed British rival whose first name starts with "D"... Two boys and one girl sneak out of their rooms at night to investigate strange goings-on...
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