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  1. 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...
  2. 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?"...
  3. Brenton

    a sweatshirt like this

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

    The Movielife breaks up!!

    Pop/punk/emocore/hardcore/whatever-you-wanna-call-it band The Movielife of Drive-Thru Records called it quits this week. Here's the statement from their official site:
  5. Brenton

    anybody here an expert Spanish linguist?

    I'm having a nerdy debate with someone over in the official MxPx forum over some technicalities of the Spanish language. Thursday insists that "Me la gusta" is proper Spanish for "I like it". I say that it's not because with the nature of the verb "gustar", "it" is the subject and "I" becomes...
  6. Brenton

    cover altered: "What A Girl Wants"

    It appears that the cover for the just-announced What A Girl Wants DVD has some censorship. The original poster showed Amanda Bynes holding up a peace sign, while the new DVD clearly does not. I heard that this is because the studio was afraid of the peace sign being misinterpreted as an...
  7. Brenton

    how to hook up DVD and VCR at the same time

    This is probably a rookie question, but I'm going to ask anyway. My TV/VCR/DVD setup is anything but spectacular, like everyone else's here on the forum. I simply don't have the money to pour into it, so all I have is a 27" TV with basic cable, a VCR, and a DVD player. (I don't even have a...
  8. Brenton

    What is this classical/choral piece?

    I'm looking for a specific classical choral piece. I don't know what it's called or the name of the composer (I'm not familiar with classical music beyond those composers that everyone knows). It's used semi-frequently in movies and TV for an "epic" sound (as a matter of fact, it was used on...
  9. Brenton

    Hidden In Plain View: Drive Thru's new band

    I don't know how many others there are on the forum who are into the same music as I am, but it seems that Drive Thru Records has a new band. Drive Thru is the record label of such popular Pop Punk bands as Senses Fail, New Found Glory, The Starting Line, Finch, Allister, Home Grown, The Early...
  10. Brenton

    Toy Story 1&2 into the Disney Vault

    I recently saw a commercial that said that the DVDs of Toy Story 1 and 2 would be going into the Disney Vault May 1 ["Depriving your child of a significant emotional milestone" -SNL]. The commercial showed the single-disc editions. I'm wondering if the three-disc Ultimate Toybox is also going...
  11. Brenton

    Amazon lists IT'S PAT for Sept.

    According to, the hilarious SNL-skit-turned-movie It's Pat will be on DVD September 2, 2003. "I crushed my nuts!... There goes my afternoon snack." Sounds great, I can't wait!
  12. Brenton

    Return of the King preview on TTT?

    Can we expect a preview for The Return of the King to be tacked onto the end of The Two Towers theatrically anytime soon, like they did for The Two Towers on Fellowship? If I remember right, it was near the end of January 2002 that it happened, so I'm wondering why I haven't heard any news for...
  13. Brenton

    News on an SE of first Harry Potter?

    I remember hearing a while back that the director of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone had possible plans for a new DVD version of the film with extras geared at us "Muggles" to make up for the childishly useless disc two of the first version (possibly with a new transfer)...
  14. Brenton

    LOST IN SPACE from the mouth of Peter Staddon

    The following is an excerpt from last night's chat with Fox's Peter Staddon:
  15. Brenton

    Very Merry Muppet Christmas -- where's the DVD?

    I caught NBC's broadcast of It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie last night, and I must say, it's the absolute best Muppet feature since Henson's death. I noticed a commercial for the video and a Muppet Show CD, so I went online to NBC's store, and lo and behold, it's not available on DVD...
  16. Brenton

    Benigni's PINOCCHIO (2002) - hmmm...

    Just saw the trailer for the upcoming Pinocchio film. When I heard about a new film version, I kind of got excited because I remembered how well I enjoyed Collodi's book when I was younger (and how disappointed I was in the Jonathan Taylor Thomas version). Well, seeing this trailer. Well... it...
  17. Brenton

    My dream STAR WARS set

    This post is intended to express how I would like Lucas to handle the DVD releases of his original movies. It is not a petition, and is it not a rant, for fear of being locked. I've searched threads with the keywords "star wars" up to the past five months and found no similar threads, so that is...
  18. Brenton

    "Sophisticated": a story about widescreen

    Just got back from a Monday-night youth Bible study group at the youth pastor's house. When I got there, the Monsters, Inc. DVD was playing on his tiny little TV, and I noticed that it was in widescreen. I didn't say anything, because I would seem like a weirdo if I said something to the effect...
  19. Brenton

    Fisher S1000 Spider-Man region-error

    My Fisher S1000 DVD player won't play Spider-Man! The region diagram pops up and it says that I need to use a Region 1 player (it IS Region 1!). I found a hack on a website somewhere to press program, right, right, enter, play and it will play the film. It does, but it just jumps right into...
  20. Brenton

    *** Official "JONAH: A VEGGIE TALES MOVIE" Discussion Thread

    Who besides me is anxiously awaiting the first ever full-length VeggieTales motion picture, which opens in only five days (October 4)? Does anyone know anything about the storyline (besides the obvious fact that it's a retelling of the Biblical story of Jonah and the big fish)? I know that it...
  21. Brenton

    Is this Kenwood HT System any good?

    I am looking for an adequate home theater audio system (reciever and speakers), but I am on a serious budget. I found this on, it's a Kenwood 600-Watt Dolby Digital/DTS Home Theater Audio System with Pro Logic II Decoding. I know that at less than $300, it's not gonna be too...
  22. Brenton

    S-Video... why do I need it?

    My Fisher S100 DVD player is usually connected to a 32" RCA TV. This is fine, as it has the regular (color-coded) audio/video jacks, as well as an S-video jack. However, the instruction booklet that came with the DVD player says that the S-video cable is optional. But when I try to hook it up...
  23. Brenton

    16:9 Projectors

    I currently own a 32" RCA television, and so my next television will logically be a widescreen one, I'm thinking front projector. Could someone fill me in on good deals, what to look for, etc. for 16:9 projectors?
  24. Brenton

    Seinfeld on DVD?

    With all these TV shows coming to DVD in season-by-season sets, why don't we yet have Seinfeld, history's greatest series on DVD?
  25. Brenton

    Batman or Lost in Space in the future?

    Anyone know anything about the possibility that we'll see season-by-season sets of either Batman or Lost in Space? These shows are classics, and well-loved in spite of their campiness. Perfect candidates for season-by-season sets like which we've been seeing so much of lately. On second...
  26. Brenton

    DTS vs. DD

    I'm kind of a newbie to home theater, and I may be considering a digital surround system in the future. This is probably an elementary question, but could someone explain to me the deal with DTS and Dolby Digital? Remember, I know nothing about the subject. What's the difference? Which one...
  27. Brenton

    Return to Oz deserves a better DVD!

    In this post, I will talk about the 1985 live-action Disney film Return to Oz. For those who have never heard of it or haven't seen it, it's a terrific film based on L. Frank Baum's second and third Oz books, The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz, published in 1904 and 1907, respectively. Made...