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FuriousMachine

@HallowMoonshadow @LN78 I've not seen anything of the character other than his very first appearance in one of the Shrek movies. Would you say Puss In Boots: The Last Wish is just as enjoyable without having seen any of the preceding movies? I'm kinda interested in this now Aside from the Spider-verse movies, I haven't watched a quality animated movie in a long time

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LN78

@FuriousMachine It's not particularly heavy on continuity or deep lore so I'd say go right ahead. It's a treat.

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JohnnyShoulder

@FuriousMachine I can recommend the most recent TMNT animated movie and also the TV show Arcane. Both have similar art styles.

I have not seen the first puss n boots movie, and didn't find that I was missing anything. I didn't like The Last Wish as much as some though, as I found it swayed towards being aimed towards kids for my liking. Still good though, and knocks spots off anything Disney/Pixar I've seen of late.

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LN78

@JohnnyShoulder I just watched the new "TMNT" movie - it's pretty good! The writing is sharp and funny ("why did we pick a fruit shaped exactly like my head?"), the soundtrack is ace, the vocal performances are spot-on (teenaged characters performed by actual teenagers!) and the punky, loose aesthetic perfectly suits the subject. I'm so glad that the "Spider-Verse" movies are encouraging studios to move away from that generic Pixar/Dreamworks style. Thanks for the recommendation!

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FuriousMachine

@JohnnyShoulder @LN78 Never been much for the turtles, but I'll give it a look, along with the Puss. I don't necessarily mind animation aimed at the kids as long as they don't forget about us adults as well. Iron Giant is one of my favourite movies, I enjoy the hell out of most of the Pixar films, Zootopia and Wreck It Ralph were both entertaining Disney outings. Writing this, I'm realising that I need to watch more animation. Don't know why I cooled on it in the first place; I used to devour animated movies just a decade or so ago.

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JohnnyShoulder

@LN78 Ah cool, that is really good to hear, glad you also enjoyed it! Yeah the humour also hit the right note for me.
@FuriousMachine Zootopia is my favourite Disney movie of recent times. The central story felt more grown up than most I've seen.

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RR529

Cowboy Bebop the Movie (Blu-Ray) - I know Adult Swim aired this at least once back in the day, but I didn't remember much about it so it was nice to give it a go. Feels a lot more (environmentally) grounded than the TV show. Every once in a while there's a reminder that this is a sci-fi franchise (like an excellent dogfight involving Spike's Swordfish in the climax) & not even on Earth, but the Martian settlement they're in is such a convincing facsimile of contemporary (90's) New York that it really helps set the tone (the show has some of this, but it really goes above & beyond here). As for the story itself, I don't think it quite hits the highs of the series, but it's still worthwhile to go on another adventure with the gang & it has some amazing action set pieces.

Minions (Blu-Ray) - Picked this up thrifting. Pretty low brow (even by family friendly standards), but I'd be lying if I said I don't get a kick out of their antics from time to time.

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nessisonett

@FuriousMachine Please don’t shorten Puss in Boots to having a look at the Puss 😂😂😂😂

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MightyDemon82

No work tomorrow, so going to see Dune part 2 at the first showing in the morning!

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FuriousMachine

@nessisonett LOL! How I wish I could claim that it was intentional, but I am very happy that you spotted it and pointed it out; gave me a good laugh, that 😂

@JohnnyShoulder I like that it's for the kids but doesn't talk down to them. In my opinion, that is the hallmark of a great kids movie, animated or not.

@MightyDemon82 Couple of friends have seen it and they came back raving about it. Only a week left for me (but it will be a looong week)

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MightyDemon82

@FuriousMachine looking forward to it. Hopefully it's not too long a week for you.

I took my niece's to see The last Wish when it was in the cinema and we all had a great time.

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JohnnyShoulder

@FuriousMachine @MightyDemon82 I will bee seeing Dune 2 in my local IMAX in the next week or so, which stealth re-opened since closing last year. And changing from an Emipre to a Vue in the process

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MightyDemon82

@JohnnyShoulder I've yet to experience an IMAX. There is always talk of one being put here in Aberdeen, but with the way city centres are these days I'll believe it when I see it. On the bus now so going to lurk around the bookshops before heading to see the movie at 10:30am.

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JohnnyShoulder

@MightyDemon82 I think it is definitely worth it if the film is made to utilise it properly.

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Jimmer-jammer

@MightyDemon82 Hope you enjoy the show!! Let us know how it was.

@JohnnyShoulder I agree. In my mind, there’s no better way to see a film.

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MightyDemon82

@Jimmer-jammer @FuriousMachine @JohnnyShoulder I'm just out of the movie and wow it was truly excellent, I'm waiting on my bus but I'm wishing it was a humongous worm 😄 . I hope it rakes in cash so we get part 3. For now though I can at least read the other 5 books by Frank Herbert!

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Jimmer-jammer

@MightyDemon82 Glad to hear you enjoyed it and glad to hear it’s awesome! I’ve been thinking about reading the sequels as well as I never have. Going to see it tomorrow night!

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

XandertheWise

I'm still busy with Freddy vs Jason for DVD this weekend but I was checking the Tubi app on my Playstation 4 and noticed Tubi just added some new DC animated movies which are Batman Dark Knight Returns 1 and 2 and the Green Lantern First Flight animated movie.

hot damn lol

XandertheWise

LN78

"Escape to Victory" - a disparate group of WW2 POW's (including Michael Caine, Sly Stallone and Pele) formulate an escape plan under the cover of a football match with their German captors. Absolutely preposterous - if you believe that the dwarven Sylvester Stallone would make a competent goalkeeper then you'll believe anything. No wonder he went straight back to the safety of the "Rocky" series after this one.

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