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  1. Brenton

    Scarlett Johansons new single "Falling Down"

    Are you aware that this is a Tom Waits cover?
  2. Brenton

    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.
  3. Brenton

    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...
  4. Brenton

    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...
  5. Brenton

    TITANIC: You all knew this was coming...

    HA! How random.
  6. Brenton

    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".
  7. Brenton

    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...
  8. Brenton

    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.
  9. Brenton

    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...
  10. Brenton

    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...
  11. Brenton

    Walt Disney Treasures Wave 7 - 12/11/07

    Is it just me, or are we overdue for cover artwork?
  12. Brenton

    Walt Disney Treasures Wave 7 - 12/11/07

    Leonard Maltin writes like he talks. Know what I mean?
  13. Brenton

    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.
  14. Brenton

    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...
  15. Brenton

    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...
  16. Brenton

    Disturbia - Rear Window remake

    Not to mention an episode of The Simpsons.
  17. Brenton

    R.I.P. Walt Disney Treasures series? See post #82!

    I share the sentiments of everybody who's pissed about this. Not because I want the series to "keep going" or something. (I don't.) But simply because they're NOT DONE releasing the Donald shorts. If they would just release the last two Donald volumes, and then end the series, I would be glad it...
  18. Brenton

    Superman: The Ultimate Collection DVD Set

    I'm kinda hoping for better photos of the packaging. Anyone?
  19. Brenton

    Walt Disney Treasures: Wave Six - 12/19/2006

    I'm definitely getting Pluto and Silly Symphonies. And I think that Your Host Walt Disney sounds interesting, but I still want to figure out what's on it before I decide.
  20. Brenton

    Simpsons Season 6 alternate box revealed

    It's not a slipcover for the head. What goes inside the slipcover is the smaller cardboard/plastic part originally found inside the head that contains the discs (which does also look like Homer's head, but smaller). The plastic head does not go inside the box.
  21. Brenton

    Simpsons Season 6 alternate box revealed

    If you wanted the boxes, why did you buy the heads?
  22. Brenton

    Simpsons Season 6 alternate box revealed

    Anyone know if this offer is still valid? I haven't even bought the sixth season yet, but probably will soon, and I want to know if I can get the replacement box. The website's still up, but that doesn't neccessarily mean anything.
  23. Brenton

    Pee-Wee's Playhouse coming to Adult Swim!

    I was watching Adult Swim last night, and there was a sneaky little commercial that came on playing the jungle-ish music from the introduction to Pee-Wee's Playhouse (the several seconds before the song actually starts). The commercial was just a black screen with the phrase "Remember This?"...
  24. Brenton

    From First to Worst: A Personal View of the Disney Animated Films

    I think I've found kindred spirits in Ernest Rister and Joseph Bolus due to their reverence for the "Golden Age" features. In my list, those ones automatically fall into the first tier with no overlap into the second. To me, there's something hauntingly beautiful about them. Watching them is...
  25. Brenton

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The Wizard Of Oz - Three-Disc Collector's Edition (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).

    I just watched the promo for this DVD which is linked to that ad thing at the top of the main HTF page. Did anyone else watch it? Did anyone else notice that they show a photo of Oz illustrator W. W. Denslow and identify him as L. Frank Baum? Yeah that kind of ticked me off.
  26. Brenton

    a sweatshirt like this

    What do you call a sweatshirt like this, and where can I buy one?
  27. Brenton

    REVENGE OF THE SITH DVD Review up and running...(let the flood begin)(SNEAK LOOK POST #146)...

    1. The Empire Strikes Back 2. A New Hope 3. Revenge of the Sith 4. Return of the Jedi 5. The Phantom Menace 6. Attack of the Clones But I love them all!
  28. Brenton

    Back to the Future Trilogy Boxset - Garage Sale find, what did I just buy?

    You would think that bootleggers would do their research first. It would take them two seconds on IMDB.
  29. Brenton

    Official Confirmation: SW Episode III DVD on November 1st

    Does that mean that Grievous's coughs as heard in the film are performed by George Lucas, or were those just scratch tracks?
  30. Brenton

    New editions of 4 Muppet movies coming soon! Widescreen confirmed.

    Well that settles it. I won't be buying it.