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HTF Podcast Episode 4: Shelf Regret - Why Did I Buy This?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Brian Dobbs, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Bernard McNair

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    Great episode; lots of fun.
    I dis agree with many of your selections in the "stinker"category; don't agree on Pearl Harbor making the cut, not the greatest movie but worth a look or two.
    I have never been a fan of Lucas, Marvel or DC movies and many of your comments have saved me the pain of watching them. Why they remade The Killer Elite is beyond me; the Peckinpah version is a fine film.
    I would add the recent A Star Is Born to the mix; I found it truly boring (very happy for the many who liked it).
    An idea for an episode would be stinkers from the golden era of cinema; that would be a great debate.
    Thanks again for the great podcasts to date.
     
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    Thanks Bernard. We all have different tastes which is part of what makes this hobby so fun!
     
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    Right, like why do they need to remake everything? Disney remaking all their animated classics into live action? Call me cynical but they're simply a cash grab. OMG, and I think we own Cinderella, so add that to this list.
     
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    I tend to agree, however I really like Beauty and the Beast and I think Cinderella is flat out outstanding. I own both.
     
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    They've mostly been well-produced movies, just unnecessary IMO.
     
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    I guess I see Cinderella a little differently, since the animated movie is so old. Plus Kenneth Branagh did such an outstanding job with it. I think it's an exceptional movie on its own, so I find it to be very worthwhile.
     
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    I highly recommend you watch it again with an open mind. Let it stand on its own two feet and just see how good it is. I didn't realize the first time I watched it, but on a later viewing I saw it for what it is. One of the best movies of the year, in my book.
     
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    Good point. I'll try, although I don't agree that because the animated movie is old that it means a remake is called for. And honestly, because you could consider it a movie for the family, or more specifically children, they usually don't care how old it is. At least my kids don't.
     
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    The thing is, they're very different movies. In fact, I'd say the new one is definitely aimed at adults more than children. I particularly enjoy fantasies geared toward adults, from lighthearted stuff like The Princess Bride, Stardust or even The Age of Adaline, to seriously dark ones like Pan's Labyrinth, so this is right up my alley.
     
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    I hear you, and I see what you're saying. I also love TPB and PL!
     
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