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#121

Post by Mochard » September 6th, 2020, 9:11 pm

8. Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012) - 7/10 (117 mins)

After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him while keeping their trait hidden from society.

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Wasn't sure what to expect but wasn't half bad.

Watched: 8
Total Minutes: 759
Average Minutes: 94.87

Drawing my own conclusionsShow
1. Ernest et Célestine (2012) - 7/10 (80 mins))
2. Ma vie de Courgette (2016) - 7/10 (69 mins)
3. Turbo (2013) - 5/10 (96 mins)
4. The Grinch (2018) - 5.5/10 (85 mins)
5. Ethel & Ernest (2016) - 7.5/10 (86 mins)
6. Animal Crackers (2017) - 5/10 (105 mins)
7. Ginga tetsudô Three-Nine (1979) - 6.5/10 (124 mins)
8. Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012) - 7/10 (117 mins)

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#122

Post by Mochard » September 6th, 2020, 9:22 pm

9. 9 (2009) - 6/10 (79 mins)

A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.

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Took me a minute to get into it but wasn't a bad watch.

Watched: 9
Total Minutes: 838
Average Minutes: 93.1

Drawing my own conclusionsShow
1. Ernest et Célestine (2012) - 7/10 (80 mins))
2. Ma vie de Courgette (2016) - 7/10 (69 mins)
3. Turbo (2013) - 5/10 (96 mins)
4. The Grinch (2018) - 5.5/10 (85 mins)
5. Ethel & Ernest (2016) - 7.5/10 (86 mins)
6. Animal Crackers (2017) - 5/10 (105 mins)
7. Ginga tetsudô Three-Nine (1979) - 6.5/10 (124 mins)
8. Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012) - 7/10 (117 mins)
9. 9 (2009) - 6/10 (79 mins)

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#123

Post by frbrown » September 6th, 2020, 10:16 pm

More Looney Tunes

18a. Satan's Waitin' (1954) 8/10
18b. Hook, Line and Stinker (1958) 7.5/10
18c. Bear Feat (1949) 7.5/10
18d. Dog Gone South (1950) 6.5/10
18e. A Ham in a Role (1949) 8/10
18f. Often an Orphan (1949) 7.5/10
18g. Sniffles Takes a Trip (1940) 5.5/10
18h. Hippety Hopper (1949) 7/10
18i. Rabbit Rampage (1955) [rewatch] 7/10 -> 7/10
18j. Boyhood Daze (1957) 7.5/10


Two TV specials included as extras on the Looney Tunes disc, plus an Annecy short to get to 60 min.

19a. A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court (1978) 5/10 (first dislike of the challenge)
19b. Daffy Duck's Easter Show (1980) 7/10
19c. La gazza ladra (1964) 6/10


20. Gay Purr-ee (1962) 7.5/10

SpoilerShow
1. A Silent Voice (2016)
2. In This Corner of the World (2016)
3. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
4a. Hare Trigger (1945)
4b. To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943) [rewatch]
4c. Birth of a Notion (1947)
4d. My Little Duckaroo (1954)
4e. Crowing Pains (1947)
4f. Raw! Raw! Rooster! (1956)
4g. Heaven Scent (1956)
4h. My Favorite Duck (1942) [rewatch]
4i. Jumpin' Jupiter (1955)
5. Treasure Planet (2002)
6. The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven (2009)
7a. Batman TAS: Eternal Youth (1992)
7b. Batman TAS: Perchance to Dream (1992)
7c. Batman TAS: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (1992)
8. Anastasia (1997)
9a. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part I (1993)
9b. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part II (1993)
9c. Batman TAS: The Laughing Fish (1993)
10. Coonskin (1975)
11. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
12. Bio Hunter (1995)
13. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
14. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
15. Penguin Highway (2018)
16. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)
17. The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder - Part 2 (2009)
18a. Satan's Waitin' (1954)
18b. Hook, Line and Stinker (1958)
18c. Bear Feat (1949)
18d. Dog Gone South (1950)
18e. A Ham in a Role (1949)
18f. Often an Orphan (1949)
18g. Sniffles Takes a Trip (1940)
18h. Hippety Hopper (1949)
18i. Rabbit Rampage (1955) [rewatch]
18j. Boyhood Daze (1957)
19a. A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court (1978)
19b. Daffy Duck's Easter Show (1980)
19c. La gazza ladra (1964)
20. Gay Purr-ee (1962)

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#124

Post by mjf314 » September 7th, 2020, 1:28 am

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1. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 1-3
2. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 4-6
3. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 7-9
4. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 10-12
5. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episode 13
Simoun (2006) episodes 1-2
6. Simoun (2006) episodes 3-5

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#125

Post by flavo5000 » September 7th, 2020, 2:53 am

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41. Godkiller: Walk Among Us (2010)
This one is done in more of a motion comic style with mostly static illustrations with limited movement. The illustrations themselves are quite well done, and the story is a fairly interesting one involving a guy from the inner city with a pure bloodline who finds himself in the Outer City, a place of vampiric bloodlust and shifting alliances. I feel like this would've been better with actual fluid animation but on the other hand, it may have lost much of the detail of the illustrations in the translation.

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42. The Grinch (2018)
The folks who brought us the minions saw fit to redo the Chuck Jones Christmas classic, giving it the crapped up treatment in the process. Cumberbatch's Grinch just isn't mean enough. The plot has a bunch of extraneous nonsense just to get it over that 80 minute mark. will.i.am's narration seems lazy and half-hearted. I dig some of Tyler, the Creator's stuff usually, but his version of You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch is just not good. The animation is quite good but I imagine lots of money was thrown at this thing to make it look good. Overall, this epitomizes the kind of throwaway mediocre kids entertainment that we really don't need more.

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43a. Karlson vernulsya a.k.a. Karlson Returns (1970)
43b. Okhota a.k.a. The Hunt (1988)
43c. Korova a.k.a. The Cow (1989)
43d. Gargarin (1994)
43e. Puteshestvie muravya a.k.a. Travels of an Ant (1983)
I took in a block of Russian animation. Despite it having the highest IMDB rating, Karlson Returns is probably the weakest, as a fairly wacky, predictable comedy short. Okhota was an interesting one with a sparse animation style and a stripped-to-the-bare narrative that could've gotten tedious as a feature but worked quite well I think as a short. Korova had a beautiful art style and a melancholy story of a boy's memories of a dead cow he loved. Gargarin was a neat little short and I can see why it would appeal to Academy Award voters. Travels of an Ant was ok but didn't leave much of an impression on me.

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44. Koushoku ichidai otoko a.k.a. The Sensualist (1991)
By sheer coincidence, I watched this one just a day later than The Tale of Genji (1987), and they would actually make for quite a good double feature. They both have a similar art style owing more to Edo Period paintings that modern anime with themes of erotic lust and dubious morals. Genji is the better of the two though with it's excellent atmosphere and more involved plot. The Sensualist also has something of an abrupt ending as well that doesn't sit well with what came before.

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45. The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)
Watched the kids in the afternoon, so I ended up watching some random nonsense. Little Mermaid II: The Cash Grab is basically the same plot as the first in reverse. Ariel's daughter wants to be a mermaid and Ursula's evil sister naturally tricks her into stealing her grandfather's trident in exchange for her wish. Ariel has to turn back into a mermaid to go save her. It's all very predictable and lazy with forgettable songs. My 3 year old that demanded "a mermaid movie" only lasted about 20 minutes with it before she got bored and wandered off.

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46. Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash (2017)
This was actually a pretty fun one with some nice self-referential humor and a brisk pace that entertained me and my kids. Lego is usually pretty reliable and this one is no exception.

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47. 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2002)
Another lazy Disney sequel... My daughter wanted the "doggie movie". she got bored with this one too.

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48. Pia Carrot e Yokoso!! a.k.a. Welcome to Pia Carrot!! OVA E1-3(1997)
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1. Gosuto Suipa Mikami - Gokuraku Daisuken! a.k.a. Ghost Sweeper Mikami: The Movie (1994)
2. Uchû shô e yôkoso a.k.a. Welcome to the Space Show (2010)
3. Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain (2017)
4. Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010)
5. The Cosmic Eye (1986)
6. Gekijô ban Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no na o yobu a.k.a. Bleach: Fade to Black (2008)
7. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
8. Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987)
9a. Little Witch Petit E-19 (2016)
9b. Plastic Neesan E1-12 (2011)
9c. Green Green OVA (2002)
10. Sarah and the Squirrel (1992)
11. Superman: Red Son (2020)
12a. Stille Nacht I-IV (1988-1993)
12b. This Unnameable Little Broom (1985)
12c. The Comb (1991)
12d. In Absentia (2000)
13a. De Artificiali Perspectiva a.k.a. Anamorphosis (1991)
13b. Maska (2010)
13c. Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013)
13d. Pigeon Toady's Guide to Your New Baby (2016)
13e. The Phantom Stranger (2015)
14. Disco ormene a.k.a. Disco Worms (2008)
15. G.I.Joe: Spy Troops the Movie (2003)
16. Digimon: The Movie (2000)
17. Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018)
18. Ali Baba & the Gold Raiders (2002)
19. Storks (2016)
20. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (2009)
21. Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (2006)
22. SCOOBY-DOO! Winter Wonderdog (2002)
23-24. Merutiransâ a.k.a. Melty Lancer OVA E1-6 (1999)
25. Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
26. Dead Fury (2008)
27. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017)
28. Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (2014)
29. Kimi no suizô o tabetai a.k.a. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
30-32a. Aggretsuko Season 3 E1-10 (2020)
32b. On the Way to a Smile - Episode Denzel: Final Fantasy VII (2009)
33. Treasure Island (1973)
34. Monster High: Electrified (2017)
35. Five Star Stories (1989)
36. Mid-Century Modern Animation Vol. 1 (It's Only The Beginning/The Magic Fluke/Big Tim/Destination Earth/Swab Your Choppers/The Sailor & the Seagull/TV Spots, Drive-In Ads)
37. Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (2017)
38. Naisho no Tsubomi OVA E1-3 (2008)
39. Murasaki Shikibu: Genji monogatari a.k.a. Tale of Genji (1987)
40. Night Flight: Takes Off to Animation Vol. 1 (1984)
41. Godkiller: Walk Among Us (2010)
42. The Grinch (2018)
43a. Karlson vernulsya a.k.a. Karlson Returns (1970)
43b. Okhota a.k.a. The Hunt (1988)
43c. Korova a.k.a. The Cow (1989)
43d. Gargarin (1994)
43e. Puteshestvie muravya a.k.a. Travels of an Ant (1983)
44. Koushoku ichidai otoko a.k.a. The Sensualist (1991)
45. The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)
46. Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash (2017)
47. 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2002)
48. Pia Carrot e Yokoso!! a.k.a. Welcome to Pia Carrot!! OVA E1-3(1997)

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#126

Post by vortexsurfer » September 7th, 2020, 3:28 am

11. Fantasia (1940) - 7/10
12. The Wild (Steve 'Spaz' Williams, 2006) - 5/10
13. The Black Cauldron (Ted Berman & Richard Rich, 1985) - 7/10
14. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (James Algar, Clyde Geronimi & Jack Kinney, 1949) - 7/10
15. I Married a Strange Person! (Bill Plympton, 1997) - 8/10

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1. Onward (Dan Scanlon, 2020) - 5/10
2. The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004) - 6/10
3. The Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird, 2018) - 6/10
4. Shark Tale (Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson & Rob Letterman, 2004) - 3/10
5. Flushed Away (David Bowers & Sam Fell, 2006) - 5/10
6. The Croods (Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders, 2013) - 6/10
7. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) - 9/10
8. Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986) - 7/10
9. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) - 8/10
10. Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) - 8/10
11. Fantasia (1940) - 7/10
12. The Wild (Steve 'Spaz' Williams, 2006) - 5/10
13. The Black Cauldron (Ted Berman & Richard Rich, 1985) - 7/10
14. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (James Algar, Clyde Geronimi & Jack Kinney, 1949) - 7/10
15. I Married a Strange Person! (Bill Plympton, 1997) - 8/10

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#127

Post by blocho » September 7th, 2020, 4:32 am

1. I Lost My Body (2019)
A strange and delightful movie, full of shots of liminal spaces and odd angles that delight and fascinate. It also has one of the least predictable and hackneyed boy-meets-girl stories I've ever seen. Excellent and highly recommended.

2. A Bug's Life (1998)
It's OK. There are a few laughs and some good action scenes. But it's definitely a lesser Pixar effort.

3. Watership Down (1978)
I read Watership Down in school when I was in seventh grade. It was massively popular across the class. Twenty-three years later, I remembered almost nothing of the plot before seeing this movie, which is decent. I think the story suffers from brevity. The book was about 400 pages and the recent miniseries was three and a half hours. The movie is only 90 minutes, and I think some depth of character gets lost. The animation is composed of mostly beautiful watercolors that are heavy on atmosphere. The static backgrounds could have been better, though. Too many shots were of rabbits moving on an immobile background.

4. The Simpsons
4a. Rosebud (1993)
4b. Last Exit to Springfield (1993)
4c. Treehouse of Horror V (1994)
The Simpsons were a huge part of my childhood. It had a big effect on my sense of humor and that of almost everyone I knew in the 1990s. At its best, The Simpsons provide a wonderful, densely layered, and fast-paced assemblage of slapstick, irony, verbal wit, and satire. All three of the episodes listed above were excellent. Rosebud, the Citizen Kane satire, was something that went over my head in 1993 (and kind of spoiled Citizen Kane). And the fifth edition of Treehouse of Horror was my favorite. So many great lines, plus Willy getting axed in all three mini-stories (The Shining satire was also over my head in 1994)!

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Post by blueboybob » September 7th, 2020, 4:36 am

"Disclaimer: This movie expects you to be familiar with what happened in the 2 TV seasons leading up to this movie. It is highly recommended to watch those 2 seasons first before watching this movie."

Great, so to watch this 3 hour movie I have to watch 28 episodes (14 hours)

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#129

Post by frbrown » September 7th, 2020, 4:49 am

21. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Nice. I especially liked the art style during the climax.


22. Lupin III: Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid (2011)

Not the best-looking Lupin, but Lupin films are reliably entertaining

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1. A Silent Voice (2016)
2. In This Corner of the World (2016)
3. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
4a. Hare Trigger (1945)
4b. To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943) [rewatch]
4c. Birth of a Notion (1947)
4d. My Little Duckaroo (1954)
4e. Crowing Pains (1947)
4f. Raw! Raw! Rooster! (1956)
4g. Heaven Scent (1956)
4h. My Favorite Duck (1942) [rewatch]
4i. Jumpin' Jupiter (1955)
5. Treasure Planet (2002)
6. The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven (2009)
7a. Batman TAS: Eternal Youth (1992)
7b. Batman TAS: Perchance to Dream (1992)
7c. Batman TAS: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (1992)
8. Anastasia (1997)
9a. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part I (1993)
9b. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part II (1993)
9c. Batman TAS: The Laughing Fish (1993)
10. Coonskin (1975)
11. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
12. Bio Hunter (1995)
13. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
14. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
15. Penguin Highway (2018)
16. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)
17. The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder - Part 2 (2009)
18a. Satan's Waitin' (1954)
18b. Hook, Line and Stinker (1958)
18c. Bear Feat (1949)
18d. Dog Gone South (1950)
18e. A Ham in a Role (1949)
18f. Often an Orphan (1949)
18g. Sniffles Takes a Trip (1940)
18h. Hippety Hopper (1949)
18i. Rabbit Rampage (1955) [rewatch]
18j. Boyhood Daze (1957)
19a. A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court (1978)
19b. Daffy Duck's Easter Show (1980)
19c. La gazza ladra (1964)
20. Gay Purr-ee (1962)
21. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
22. Lupin III: Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid (2011)

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#130

Post by frbrown » September 7th, 2020, 4:50 am

blueboybob wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 4:36 am
"Disclaimer: This movie expects you to be familiar with what happened in the 2 TV seasons leading up to this movie. It is highly recommended to watch those 2 seasons first before watching this movie."

Great, so to watch this 3 hour movie I have to watch 28 episodes (14 hours)
3 hour animated movie :think: Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya?

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#131

Post by funkybusiness » September 7th, 2020, 6:01 am

you could also, like, wild suggestion, not watch something you don't want to watch.

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#132

Post by Onderhond » September 7th, 2020, 6:29 am

Well, sometimes you want to watch a film, but not the series. I struggled through 2 seasons of Twin Peaks for that exact reason.

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Post by Onderhond » September 7th, 2020, 9:27 am

flavo5000 wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 2:53 am
41. Godkiller: Walk Among Us (2010)
This one is done in more of a motion comic style with mostly static illustrations with limited movement. The illustrations themselves are quite well done, and the story is a fairly interesting one involving a guy from the inner city with a pure bloodline who finds himself in the Outer City, a place of vampiric bloodlust and shifting alliances. I feel like this would've been better with actual fluid animation but on the other hand, it may have lost much of the detail of the illustrations in the translation.
I think they (the makers) referred to it as an "illustrated film". It's true that it has its limitations, but I actually quite like it. The recent Sound & Fury anthology also had such a segment. You get more detailed imagery and especially for projects that don't have big budgets it's a nice way to convey very specific, non-commercial looks. I also remember loving the score and cyberpunk films are rare enough as it is, so they're always welcome too :)

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Post by sebby » September 7th, 2020, 12:08 pm

04 Yellow Submarine (1968) 5/10
05 Batman: Year One (2011) 6/10
06 When the Wind Blows (1986) 6.5/10
07 The Prince of Egypt (1998) 2.5/10
08 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) 7/10
09 The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975) 5/10

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01 Watership Down (1978) 6/10
02 Fantastic Planet (1973) 6/10
03 Madagascar (2005) 3/10
04 Yellow Submarine (1968) 5/10
05 Batman: Year One (2011 Video) 6/10
06 When the Wind Blows (1986) 6.5/10
07 The Prince of Egypt (1998) 2.5/10
08 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) 7/10
09 The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975) 5/10

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Post by jdidaco » September 7th, 2020, 12:20 pm

(Gifs from 'Drawn from Memory' & Tenki no ko'),

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9. The Soldier's Tale (R.O. Blechman & Christian Blackwood, 1984) 8/10
10. Drawn from Memory (Paul Fierlinger, 1995) 8/10
11. Kimi to, nami ni noretara (Ride Your Wave, Masaaki Yuasa, 2019) 7.5/10
12. Tenki no ko (Weathering with You, Makoto Shinkai, 2019) 7/10

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1. Misteriya-Buff (Mystery-Bouffe, David Cherkasskiy, 1969) 8.5/10
2. Maugli (The Adventures of Mowgli, Roman Davydov, 1973) 8/10
3. U (U the Unicorn, Serge Elissalde, 2006) 8/10
4. Louise en hiver (Louise by the Shore, Jean-François Laguionie, 2016) 8/10
5. Un rêve solaire (A Solar Dream, Patrick Bokanowski, 2016) 8.5/10
6. Ma vie de Courgette (My Life as a Courgette, Claude Barras, 2016) 8.5/10
7. La jeune fille sans mains (The Girl Without Hands, Sébastien Laudenbach, 2016) 8.5/10
8. Dilili à Paris (Dilili in Paris, Michel Ocelot, 2018) 8.5/10

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Post by AB537 » September 7th, 2020, 1:11 pm

2. Koto no ha no niwa - The Garden of Words (Makoto Shinkai, 2013) 7.5/10

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Post by mjf314 » September 7th, 2020, 3:57 pm

blueboybob wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 4:36 am
"Disclaimer: This movie expects you to be familiar with what happened in the 2 TV seasons leading up to this movie. It is highly recommended to watch those 2 seasons first before watching this movie."

Great, so to watch this 3 hour movie I have to watch 28 episodes (14 hours)
My advice:
Watch the first 2 episodes of Haruhi to see if you like it.
If you like it, then watch the series and the movie.
If you don't like it, then stop watching. If you hate the series, you probably won't like the movie (the movie is a little better than the series, but not that much better).

If you do watch the series, I should warn you about the "endless eight" episodes (episodes 2-9 in season 2). Basically they get stuck in a time loop. A lot of people hated these episodes, but you can skip some of them and you won't miss anything important. Personally I skipped episodes 4-8 in season 2.

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Post by Onderhond » September 7th, 2020, 4:01 pm

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07. 1.5* - Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron by Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook (2002)

A film with ups and downs. At the very least, it's nice to see a US animation film that dares to take minor risks. Nothing too overt or mind-blowing, but the fact that the animals can't talk is already a big plus. It would've been better if they'd taken it all the way (the main character has a voice over), but it's definitely something. It makes for a much quieter, tranquil film. None of that ADHD stuff you find in just about every animal-led US CG animation, but a slightly more subdued tale about a wild stallion and his encounters with humankind. Truth be told, the plot is rather bland, but at least the presentation is a lot more agreeable. That soundtrack though. No clue who thought it was a good idea to get Bryan Adams and Hans Zimmer on board, but the songs and music are so bad that it's simply ridiculous. It's a shame because a more stylish soundtrack definitely would've made this a better film, now it's just some decent animation and a calm atmosphere with a bunch of inappropriate cheesiness underneath.

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00. 2.5* - Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis [Rupan Sansei: Honô no Kioku Tokyo Crisis] by Toshiya Shinohara (1998)
01. 1.0* - Fritz the Cat by Ralph Bakshi (1972)
02. 3.0* - Lupin III: Dead or Alive [Rupan Sansei: Dead or Alive] by Monkey Punch, Jun Kawagoe (1996)
03. 2.5* - Bio Hunter [Baio Hantâ] by Yûzô Satô (1995)
04. 3.0* - The Congress by Ari Folman (2013)
05. 2.0* - éX-Driver the Movie by Akira Nishimori (2002)
06. 3.5* - A Whisker Awa y[Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu] by Jun'ichi Satô, Tomotaka Shibayama (2020)

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Post by Mochard » September 7th, 2020, 4:44 pm

10. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) - 5/10 (79 mins)

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.

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Same old same old.

Watched: 10
Total Minutes: 924
Average Minutes: 92.4

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1. Ernest et Célestine (2012) - 7/10 (80 mins))
2. Ma vie de Courgette (2016) - 7/10 (69 mins)
3. Turbo (2013) - 5/10 (96 mins)
4. The Grinch (2018) - 5.5/10 (85 mins)
5. Ethel & Ernest (2016) - 7.5/10 (86 mins)
6. Animal Crackers (2017) - 5/10 (105 mins)
7. Ginga tetsudô Three-Nine (1979) - 6.5/10 (124 mins)
8. Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012) - 7/10 (117 mins)
9. 9 (2009) - 6/10 (79 mins)
10. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) - 5/10 (79 mins)

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Post by blueboybob » September 7th, 2020, 4:55 pm

frbrown wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 4:50 am
blueboybob wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 4:36 am
"Disclaimer: This movie expects you to be familiar with what happened in the 2 TV seasons leading up to this movie. It is highly recommended to watch those 2 seasons first before watching this movie."

Great, so to watch this 3 hour movie I have to watch 28 episodes (14 hours)
3 hour animated movie :think: Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya?
Nailed it. But the movie was decent on its own. I read wikipedia before.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 7th, 2020, 6:44 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 12:08 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 10:04 pm
22. Minions (2015 / Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda) FTV 4/10 {91 m.}
I think you have a typo there - should be 1/10. I think you may have also omitted the key phrase "This movie is an abomination on this planet and offends me as a human to my very core." :P
And I thought it was just me. I've always maintained that there's nothing worse than an unfunny comedy and that holds true for animated comedies too. I had plans to watch the whole Despicable Me series but after this and the first DM. I opted not to continue torturing myself. :cheers:

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 7th, 2020, 7:10 pm

23-37. Robotech: The Macross Saga, Episodes 1-36 (1985) FTV 7+/10 {900 min. total}

Whew, that was a lot of Robotech, but there’s an interesting story going on and the animation is fun. Biggest drawback are the clips shows that mostly summarize what has already happened. Next weekend I’ll engage with part 2 of this saga.

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1.Toy Story 4 (2019 / Josh Cooley) FTV 8+/10 {100 m.}
2. Kung Fu Panda (2008 / Mark Osborne, John Stevenson) FTV 5/10 {92 m.}
3. Up (2009 / Pete Docter, Bob Peterson) FTV 8/10 {96 m.}
4. A kaito; aka: Kite (1998 / Yasuomi Umetsu) FTV 7/10 {47 m.}
5. Big Hero 6 (2014 / Don Hall, Chris Williams) FTV 8+/10 {102 m.}
6. Nocturna (2007 / Adria Garcia, Victor Maldonado) FTV 8/10 {80 m.}
7. The Addams Family (2019 / Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon) FTV 8-/10 {86 m. }
8. Wooju heukgisa: aka; Captain of Cosmos (1979 / Jong-hui Park) FTV 4+/10 {80 m.}
9. Bulsajo roboteu Pinikseu-King; aka: Defenders of Space (1984 / Su-yong Jeong) FTV 5/10 {67 m.}
10. Micro teukgongdae Daiyateuron 5; aka: Space Transformer (1985 / Su-yong Jeong) FTV 4+/10 {63 m.}
11. Super Titan 15; aka: Wonder of Frontier (1983 / Seung-cheol Park) FTV 4+/10 {66 m.}
12. Space Thunder Kids (1991 / Elton Reins) FTV 4+/10 {82 m.}
13. Uribyeol Ilho-wa Eollukso; aka: The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (2014 / Hyeong-yoon Jang) FTV 8/10 {81 m.}
14. a-c. Animated Shorts {61 min. total}
a. A Coffee Vending Machine and Its Sword (2007) FTV 8/10 {30 m.}
b. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974) FTV 7/10 {25 m.}
c. Feast (2014) FTV 8/10 {6 m.}
15. The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017 / Elton Reins) FTV 5/10 {82 m.}
16. Lego DC Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom! (2015 / Rick Morales) FTV 7/10 {77 min. }
17. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (2016 / Cecilia Aranovich) FTV 7+/10 {76 min. }
18. Sero hiki no Goshu; aka: Gauche the Cellist (1982 / Isao Takahata) FTV 8+/10 {62 m.}
19. Monster House (2006 / Gil Kenan) FTV 7/10 {91 m.}
20. Space Ninja: The Animated Movie; aka: Cyborg Assassin: Legend of the Space Ninja (2014 / Ed Glaser) FTV 4+/10 {67 m.}
21. Despicable Me (2010 / Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud) FTV 4/10 {95 m.}
22. Minions (2015 / Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda) FTV 4/10 {91 m.}

23-37. Robotech: The Macross Saga, Episodes 1-36 (1985) FTV 7+/10 {900 min. total}

Whew, that was a lot of Robotech, but there’s an interesting story going on and the animation is fun. Biggest drawback are the clips shows that mostly summarize what has already happened. Next weekend I’ll engage with part 2 of this saga.


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Post by mjf314 » September 7th, 2020, 8:11 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 7:10 pm
23-37. Robotech: The Macross Saga, Episodes 1-36 (1985) FTV 7+/10 {900 min. total}
Are you watching the English version instead of the original Japanese version?

I haven't seen either version, so I couldn't say which is better, but I've heard that some people criticized the English version for making changes to it. This page explains the differences in more detail: http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/topic/2 ... -robotech/

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 7th, 2020, 9:25 pm

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1. Rango (2011)
2. Bolt (2008)
3. WALL-E (2008)
4. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
5. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
6. Up (2009)
I love this movie. LOVE it. Finally got the wife to watch it. Amazing. Squirrel!

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Post by Onderhond » September 7th, 2020, 10:07 pm

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08. 1.0* - The Prince of Egypt by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wel (1998)

Not sure who thought it a good idea to turn Moses' story into an animated film, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a thinly veiled attempt to introduce kids into Christianity. This isn't the most interesting story to sit through as an atheist, not in the least because the film is quite pushy when it comes to its morality. Technically speaking the animation is fine, though the character designs aren't what I call pretty and the overstated animation style isn't a personal favorite either. It's the incredibly loud, cheesy and obnoxious soundtrack that killed it for me though. It's omnipresent and 100% horrendous. I don't understand why it's so hard for most US animations to come with a half-decent soundtrack. The Prince of Egypt runs just over 90 minutes, which isn't all that long, but the plot is terribly dull and the soundtrack absolutely grating, so it still ended up a rather tiring experience. At least the animation kept me occupied, even though it wasn't that aesthetically pleasing either. This film was basically just one big disappointment.

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00. 2.5* - Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis [Rupan Sansei: Honô no Kioku Tokyo Crisis] by Toshiya Shinohara (1998)
01. 1.0* - Fritz the Cat by Ralph Bakshi (1972)
02. 3.0* - Lupin III: Dead or Alive [Rupan Sansei: Dead or Alive] by Monkey Punch, Jun Kawagoe (1996)
03. 2.5* - Bio Hunter [Baio Hantâ] by Yûzô Satô (1995)
04. 3.0* - The Congress by Ari Folman (2013)
05. 2.0* - éX-Driver the Movie by Akira Nishimori (2002)
06. 3.5* - A Whisker Awa y[Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu] by Jun'ichi Satô, Tomotaka Shibayama (2020)
07. 1.5* - Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron by Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook (2002)

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Post by blocho » September 7th, 2020, 11:28 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Squirrel!
Back when I was coaching football, I sometimes shouted that when I noticed my players weren't paying attention to me. Teenagers, even very smart ones, are easily distracted.

Up, by the way, is one of my all-time favorites.

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Post by frbrown » September 7th, 2020, 11:47 pm

23. Modest Heroes (2018)

3-part anthology by Studio Ponoc. The first two stories are pretty Ghibli-esque (nowhere near Miyazaki quality, of course). The last segment is a change of pace, a somewhat darker story about a man who feels invisible, and is drawn as invisible.


24. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

I'm only casually familiar with Beavis and Butt-Head. Now that I watched a whole movie with them, they're annoying, and kinda disturbing, really. At least the scenes with the cavity-search obsessed federal agents are funny.


25. Dirty Pair: Affair of Nolandia (1985)

Hour-long OVA, with non-stop action, starring two sexy heroines, set on a freaky planet and in a futuristic city. As fun as it sounds.

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26a. Detective Conan: Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba (2000)
26b. Detective Conan: 16 Suspects (2002)
26c. Detective Conan: Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy (2003)

Not TV, but the first three Conan OVAs. These are kinda slight (one is about a broken bottle of wine!), not as good as Conan movies.

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1. A Silent Voice (2016)
2. In This Corner of the World (2016)
3. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
4a. Hare Trigger (1945)
4b. To Duck... or Not to Duck (1943) [rewatch]
4c. Birth of a Notion (1947)
4d. My Little Duckaroo (1954)
4e. Crowing Pains (1947)
4f. Raw! Raw! Rooster! (1956)
4g. Heaven Scent (1956)
4h. My Favorite Duck (1942) [rewatch]
4i. Jumpin' Jupiter (1955)
5. Treasure Planet (2002)
6. The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven (2009)
7a. Batman TAS: Eternal Youth (1992)
7b. Batman TAS: Perchance to Dream (1992)
7c. Batman TAS: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (1992)
8. Anastasia (1997)
9a. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part I (1993)
9b. Batman TAS: Robin's Reckoning: Part II (1993)
9c. Batman TAS: The Laughing Fish (1993)
10. Coonskin (1975)
11. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
12. Bio Hunter (1995)
13. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
14. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
15. Penguin Highway (2018)
16. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)
17. The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder - Part 2 (2009)
18a. Satan's Waitin' (1954)
18b. Hook, Line and Stinker (1958)
18c. Bear Feat (1949)
18d. Dog Gone South (1950)
18e. A Ham in a Role (1949)
18f. Often an Orphan (1949)
18g. Sniffles Takes a Trip (1940)
18h. Hippety Hopper (1949)
18i. Rabbit Rampage (1955) [rewatch]
18j. Boyhood Daze (1957)
19a. A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court (1978)
19b. Daffy Duck's Easter Show (1980)
19c. La gazza ladra (1964)
20. Gay Purr-ee (1962)
21. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
22. Lupin III: Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid (2011)
23. Modest Heroes (2018)
24. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
25. Dirty Pair: Affair of Nolandia (1985)
26a. Detective Conan: Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba (2000)
26b. Detective Conan: 16 Suspects (2002)
26c. Detective Conan: Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy (2003)

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Post by mjf314 » September 8th, 2020, 12:31 am

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1. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 1-3
2. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 4-6
3. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 7-9
4. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episodes 10-12
5. Now and Then, Here and There (1999) episode 13
Simoun (2006) episodes 1-2
6. Simoun (2006) episodes 3-5
7. Simoun (2006) episodes 6-8

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Post by flavo5000 » September 8th, 2020, 2:15 am

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49-50. Yokohama kaidashi kikô a.k.a. Yokohama Shopping Log Vol. 1-2/Quiet Country Cafe 1-2 (1998/2002)
Some I’m sure will find this one boring, but I found its contemplative tone of the twilight years of the human race relaxing and very nice to watch despite its slow pace. It focuses on a life-like android named Alpha who is left to tend a remote cafe by her master who is “away”. We don’t really know where or why, and it really doesn’t matter. In the original series, Alpha is sent a package containing a camera from her master via delivery android with a message that they would continue to be gone for a while longer, so Alpha sets out to capture the perfect moment with her new gadget. I found it to be an interesting meditation on appreciating the beauty of a moment by just letting it unfold. The second OVA series Quiet Country Cafe came out several years later and adapts another story arc from the manga that involves Alpha’s cafe being destroyed which leads to her to go out and travel around, earning money to rebuild and experiencing more of what life has to offer. It was good as well but maybe slightly less focused narratively even though the anime was somewhat better.

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51. Abominable (2019)
This was an above average CG-animated film about a girl who sets off on a journey to reunite a young yeti with its family. One of two cryptozoological-themed kids flicks that came out last year (the other one being Smallfoot which I’ll probably also get around to watching this month), the animation here is top-notch even though the story is a bit on the predictable side. Still, it has some nice heartwarming moments and is a solid one to watch with the family.

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52. Dwae-ji-ui wang a.k.a. The King of Pigs (2011)
This was a very grim and harsh film that shows the potential ugliness that lies inside us all given the circumstances. Very intense and deserving of being watched but not for those easily affected by the brutality of bullying and violence amongst children.

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53. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016)
I ended up liking this one quite a bit. The tone has this interesting mix of Daria-meets-Escape from New York-meets-Poseidon Adventure with animation that appears at first somewhat crude but allows for some interesting, psychedelic and creative ways of showing the horror and destruction of the situation while still actually being funny at times.

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54. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999)
This is one of the better Scooby Doo movies I’ve seen. Having more of an actual legit horror slant than many of them as well as being graced with the voice talent of Tim Curry gives it some weight that others didn’t have. More than most Scooby Doo movies I’ve seen, it seems to be a forbearer to the similarly darker, more gothic grandiose storytelling of the Mystery Incorporated series.

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55. Tinker Bell (2008)
Fairly light but decent direct-to-video Disney flick showing Tinker Bell’s origins and setting up the Tinker Bell movie series themes of working together for the common good and using the talents you have rather than trying to be something you’re not. The animation is actually pretty well done for the time period and its non-theatrical roots (not surprising since this is still Disney we’re talking about).

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56-57. Shinigami no barâdo a.k.a. Momo the Girl God of Death E1-6 (2006)
This OVA series basically presents a set of six loosely-connected but mostly stand-alone episodes involving people, mostly kids, who have to come to terms with death in the form of a girl with a giant scythe named Momo and her talking cat with bat wings. Momo is there to bring closure, whether that’s helping the soon-to-be-departed themselves in tying up loose ends or helping loved ones of someone taken in the fall out of their absence. Despite the grim subject matter, it doesn’t feel overly depressing with some actual levity at times. Often the denouements show a light at the end of the tunnel for those involved rather than dwell on why Momo is there to begin with. It’s a fine balancing act but manages to avoid teetering over into maudlin territory most of the time as well.
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1. Gosuto Suipa Mikami - Gokuraku Daisuken! a.k.a. Ghost Sweeper Mikami: The Movie (1994)
2. Uchû shô e yôkoso a.k.a. Welcome to the Space Show (2010)
3. Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain (2017)
4. Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010)
5. The Cosmic Eye (1986)
6. Gekijô ban Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no na o yobu a.k.a. Bleach: Fade to Black (2008)
7. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
8. Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987)
9a. Little Witch Petit E-19 (2016)
9b. Plastic Neesan E1-12 (2011)
9c. Green Green OVA (2002)
10. Sarah and the Squirrel (1992)
11. Superman: Red Son (2020)
12a. Stille Nacht I-IV (1988-1993)
12b. This Unnameable Little Broom (1985)
12c. The Comb (1991)
12d. In Absentia (2000)
13a. De Artificiali Perspectiva a.k.a. Anamorphosis (1991)
13b. Maska (2010)
13c. Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013)
13d. Pigeon Toady's Guide to Your New Baby (2016)
13e. The Phantom Stranger (2015)
14. Disco ormene a.k.a. Disco Worms (2008)
15. G.I.Joe: Spy Troops the Movie (2003)
16. Digimon: The Movie (2000)
17. Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018)
18. Ali Baba & the Gold Raiders (2002)
19. Storks (2016)
20. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (2009)
21. Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (2006)
22. SCOOBY-DOO! Winter Wonderdog (2002)
23-24. Merutiransâ a.k.a. Melty Lancer OVA E1-6 (1999)
25. Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
26. Dead Fury (2008)
27. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017)
28. Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (2014)
29. Kimi no suizô o tabetai a.k.a. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
30-32a. Aggretsuko Season 3 E1-10 (2020)
32b. On the Way to a Smile - Episode Denzel: Final Fantasy VII (2009)
33. Treasure Island (1973)
34. Monster High: Electrified (2017)
35. Five Star Stories (1989)
36. Mid-Century Modern Animation Vol. 1 (It's Only The Beginning/The Magic Fluke/Big Tim/Destination Earth/Swab Your Choppers/The Sailor & the Seagull/TV Spots, Drive-In Ads)
37. Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (2017)
38. Naisho no Tsubomi OVA E1-3 (2008)
39. Murasaki Shikibu: Genji monogatari a.k.a. Tale of Genji (1987)
40. Night Flight: Takes Off to Animation Vol. 1 (1984)
41. Godkiller: Walk Among Us (2010)
42. The Grinch (2018)
43a. Karlson vernulsya a.k.a. Karlson Returns (1970)
43b. Okhota a.k.a. The Hunt (1988)
43c. Korova a.k.a. The Cow (1989)
43d. Gargarin (1994)
43e. Puteshestvie muravya a.k.a. Travels of an Ant (1983)
44. Koushoku ichidai otoko a.k.a. The Sensualist (1991)
45. The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)
46. Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash (2017)
47. 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2002)
48. Pia Carrot e Yokoso!! a.k.a. Welcome to Pia Carrot!! OVA E1-3(1997)
49-50. Yokohama kaidashi kikô a.k.a. Yokohama Shopping Log Vol. 1-2/Quiet Country Cafe 1-2 (1998/2002)
51. Abominable (2019)
52. Dwae-ji-ui wang a.k.a. The King of Pigs (2011)
53. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016)
54. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999)
55. Tinker Bell (2008)
56-57. Shinigami no barâdo a.k.a. Momo the Girl God of Death E1-6 (2006)

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Post by sebby » September 8th, 2020, 11:50 am

10 The Transformers: The Movie (1986) 5/10
11 Ethel & Ernest (2016) 6/10
12 Ninja Scroll (1993) 7/10

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01 Watership Down (1978) 6/10
02 Fantastic Planet (1973) 6/10
03 Madagascar (2005) 3/10
04 Yellow Submarine (1968) 5/10
05 Batman: Year One (2011 Video) 6/10
06 When the Wind Blows (1986) 6.5/10
07 The Prince of Egypt (1998) 2.5/10
08 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) 7/10
09 The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975) 5/10
10 The Transformers: The Movie (1986) 5/10
11 Ethel & Ernest (2016) 6/10
12 Ninja Scroll (1993) 7/10

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Post by Onderhond » September 8th, 2020, 11:58 am

flavo5000 wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 2:15 am
49-50. Yokohama kaidashi kikô a.k.a. Yokohama Shopping Log Vol. 1-2/Quiet Country Cafe 1-2 (1998/2002)
Some I’m sure will find this one boring, but I found its contemplative tone of the twilight years of the human race relaxing and very nice to watch despite its slow pace.
:cheers:

Loved this one.

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Post by flavo5000 » September 8th, 2020, 12:32 pm

Onderhond wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 11:58 am
flavo5000 wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 2:15 am
49-50. Yokohama kaidashi kikô a.k.a. Yokohama Shopping Log Vol. 1-2/Quiet Country Cafe 1-2 (1998/2002)
Some I’m sure will find this one boring, but I found its contemplative tone of the twilight years of the human race relaxing and very nice to watch despite its slow pace.
:cheers:

Loved this one.
I liked the little indications of how society had evolved from present day without spoonfeeding exposition to us like how they talk about the street lamps still turning on via an automated system and the weird little eccentricities of the technology like how the androids communicate messages "directly" indicating they may have once held more unsavory purposes. This anthropological aspect reminded me of Girls' Last Tour.

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Post by mjf314 » September 8th, 2020, 12:45 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 2:15 am
49-50. Yokohama kaidashi kikô a.k.a. Yokohama Shopping Log Vol. 1-2/Quiet Country Cafe 1-2 (1998/2002)
Some I’m sure will find this one boring, but I found its contemplative tone of the twilight years of the human race relaxing and very nice to watch despite its slow pace. It focuses on a life-like android named Alpha who is left to tend a remote cafe by her master who is “away”. We don’t really know where or why, and it really doesn’t matter. In the original series, Alpha is sent a package containing a camera from her master via delivery android with a message that they would continue to be gone for a while longer, so Alpha sets out to capture the perfect moment with her new gadget. I found it to be an interesting meditation on appreciating the beauty of a moment by just letting it unfold. The second OVA series Quiet Country Cafe came out several years later and adapts another story arc from the manga that involves Alpha’s cafe being destroyed which leads to her to go out and travel around, earning money to rebuild and experiencing more of what life has to offer. It was good as well but maybe slightly less focused narratively even though the anime was somewhat better.
If you like the OVAs, I recommend reading the manga too. It's my favorite manga of all time, and I liked it more than the anime.

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Post by Onderhond » September 8th, 2020, 12:51 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 12:32 pm
I liked the little indications of how society had evolved from present day without spoonfeeding exposition to us like how they talk about the street lamps still turning on via an automated system and the weird little eccentricities of the technology like how the androids communicate messages "directly" indicating they may have once held more unsavory purposes. This anthropological aspect reminded me of Girls' Last Tour.
It's been a long time since I last watched it though, I should really see it again. It's a shame it's not that well known, on the other hand it might be a bit niche, especially for more mainstream anime tastes.

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Post by flavo5000 » September 8th, 2020, 12:57 pm

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58. Arashi no yoru ni a.k.a. Stormy Night (2005)

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59. Konyok-gorbunok a.k.a. The Magic Pony (1975)

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60. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001)

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61. Cheatin' (2013)

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62a. Madballs: Gross Jokes (1987)
62b. Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep (2016)
62c. Goodnight Mr. Foot (2012)
62d. Puppy (2017)
62e. Dash Shaw Short Films (Baroness, Cosplayers, New School, Bottomless Belly Button, Bodyworld)
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1. Gosuto Suipa Mikami - Gokuraku Daisuken! a.k.a. Ghost Sweeper Mikami: The Movie (1994)
2. Uchû shô e yôkoso a.k.a. Welcome to the Space Show (2010)
3. Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain (2017)
4. Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010)
5. The Cosmic Eye (1986)
6. Gekijô ban Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no na o yobu a.k.a. Bleach: Fade to Black (2008)
7. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
8. Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987)
9a. Little Witch Petit E-19 (2016)
9b. Plastic Neesan E1-12 (2011)
9c. Green Green OVA (2002)
10. Sarah and the Squirrel (1992)
11. Superman: Red Son (2020)
12a. Stille Nacht I-IV (1988-1993)
12b. This Unnameable Little Broom (1985)
12c. The Comb (1991)
12d. In Absentia (2000)
13a. De Artificiali Perspectiva a.k.a. Anamorphosis (1991)
13b. Maska (2010)
13c. Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H. (2013)
13d. Pigeon Toady's Guide to Your New Baby (2016)
13e. The Phantom Stranger (2015)
14. Disco ormene a.k.a. Disco Worms (2008)
15. G.I.Joe: Spy Troops the Movie (2003)
16. Digimon: The Movie (2000)
17. Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018)
18. Ali Baba & the Gold Raiders (2002)
19. Storks (2016)
20. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (2009)
21. Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (2006)
22. SCOOBY-DOO! Winter Wonderdog (2002)
23-24. Merutiransâ a.k.a. Melty Lancer OVA E1-6 (1999)
25. Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
26. Dead Fury (2008)
27. Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017)
28. Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (2014)
29. Kimi no suizô o tabetai a.k.a. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
30-32a. Aggretsuko Season 3 E1-10 (2020)
32b. On the Way to a Smile - Episode Denzel: Final Fantasy VII (2009)
33. Treasure Island (1973)
34. Monster High: Electrified (2017)
35. Five Star Stories (1989)
36. Mid-Century Modern Animation Vol. 1 (It's Only The Beginning/The Magic Fluke/Big Tim/Destination Earth/Swab Your Choppers/The Sailor & the Seagull/TV Spots, Drive-In Ads)
37. Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (2017)
38. Naisho no Tsubomi OVA E1-3 (2008)
39. Murasaki Shikibu: Genji monogatari a.k.a. Tale of Genji (1987)
40. Night Flight: Takes Off to Animation Vol. 1 (1984)
41. Godkiller: Walk Among Us (2010)
42. The Grinch (2018)
43a. Karlson vernulsya a.k.a. Karlson Returns (1970)
43b. Okhota a.k.a. The Hunt (1988)
43c. Korova a.k.a. The Cow (1989)
43d. Gargarin (1994)
43e. Puteshestvie muravya a.k.a. Travels of an Ant (1983)
44. Koushoku ichidai otoko a.k.a. The Sensualist (1991)
45. The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)
46. Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash (2017)
47. 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2002)
48. Pia Carrot e Yokoso!! a.k.a. Welcome to Pia Carrot!! OVA E1-3(1997)
49-50. Yokohama kaidashi kikô a.k.a. Yokohama Shopping Log Vol. 1-2/Quiet Country Cafe 1-2 (1998/2002)
51. Abominable (2019)
52. Dwae-ji-ui wang a.k.a. The King of Pigs (2011)
53. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016)
54. Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost (1999)
55. Tinker Bell (2008)
56-57. Shinigami no barâdo a.k.a. Momo the Girl God of Death E1-6 (2006)
58. Arashi no yoru ni a.k.a. Stormy Night (2005)
59. Konyok-gorbunok a.k.a. The Magic Pony (1975)
60. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001)
61. Cheatin' (2013)
62a. Madballs: Gross Jokes (1987)
62b. Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep (2016)
62c. Goodnight Mr. Foot (2012)
62d. Puppy (2017)
62e. Dash Shaw Short Films (Baroness, Cosplayers, New School, Bottomless Belly Button, Bodyworld)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » September 8th, 2020, 2:48 pm

Been on Pixar and Disney binge this weekend to complete those filmographies.

3. Finding Dory (2016, Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane): 6.5 - The rehashed plot feels stretched out with a multitude of obstacles to overcome, but overal it's funny and amusing enough to make up for this.

4. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018,Rich Moore & Phil Johnston): 7.8 - Good sequel, that's on par with the original. I liked the whole depiction of the internet and all the little reference. The plot is a nice metaphorical depiction of overcoming your own weaknesses.

5. Cars 2 (2011, John Lasseter & Brad Lewis): 4.5 - Pixar always excelled in having good clear plots about characters wants vs needs, which are inline with the characteristics of their inherent nature (f.e. a a toy wanting his owner to be happy). A small part of this still does, which focuses purely on racing on a story about racing and friendship. But most of the movie is taken up by an uninspired Bondesque plot in it that just happens to have cars in it. Mater was tolerable in the previous movie as comic relief in small doses, as a lead he becomes irritating.

6. Cars 3 (2017, Brian Fee): 6.0 - A step up from 2, because this is a simple story about what a race car want, discovering what he needs. Still it's a lesser Pixar, because the whole cars franchise is clearly aimed at kids and misses the smarter gags, references and smarter characterization which make the better ones more enjoyable for adults too.

7. Saludos Amigos (1942, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts): 5.5 - A passable mix of documentary with animation. None of the 4 sequences are very memorable, either in a good or bad way.

8. Fun & Fancy Free (1947,Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, William Morgan): 5.5 - Another package movie from Disney featuring two stories this time. The Bongo story is a bit standard, but passes the time okay. The Jack and the Beanstalk take featuring Mickey, Donald, and Goofy on itself would have been also okay, if it wasn't unnecessary framed as being told by by a dull ventriloquist (really what is the point of a ventriloquist in a movie in which you can make a animated cricket talk?) with an annoying puppets delivering dumb wisecracks.

9. Melody Time (1948, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney): 5.2 - Yet another musical package movie, this one is highly unmemorable.

10. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949, James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney): 5.8 - The best Disney package movie that isn't Fantasia, but still a very mediocre Disney. Firstly half is a middling adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. The second half based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has a likable animation style, but it takes way too long to get to good stuff, the headless horseman

11. Cinderella (1950, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson): 6.0 - Based on the famous fairy tale, problem is that the story of the fairy tale is very thin. So this uses a lot of filler containing the adventures of the talking mice to fill its short running time of only 74 minutes. But that filler actually is the most enjoyable part. The animation is very inconsistent in quality.

12. The Black Cauldron (1985, Richard Rich & Ted Berman): 6.8 - This enjoyable fantasy adventure is much darker and scarier than usual for Disney.

13. Hercules (1997, Ron Clements & John Musker): 6.8 - I liked the animation style. While the story detours much from Greek mythology, it's still entertaining.

14. Mulan (1998, Tony Bancroft & Barry Cook): 6.8 - On par with Hercules, another Disney that's entertaining and enjoyable enough while it lasts. Mushu is a very funny sidekick and steals the show.

15. Dinosaur (2000, Eric Leighton & Ralph Zondag): 4.8 - This had a very weird contrast between animation style and story. Like they first wanted to make a movie which depicts dinosaurs as realistic as possible (for that time) and afterward could only come up with a poor copy of The Land Before Time as plot to showcase their animation skills. While this kids aimed plot doesn't suit the film style at all.

16. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise): 7.0 - This one I liked much more. I loved the animation style and all the different character designs. While some of the characters are underused, this is a very enjoyable adventure movie. A very pleasant surprise. This is one Disney that isn't aimed so much at the whole family, but will mostly appeal to boys around the age of 10 (guess that says something about me :ph43r: )

17. Home on the Range (2004, Will Finn, John Sanford): 5.2 - Cute animation style and a few nice jokes, but overall very unexceptional.

18. Fantasia/2000 (1999, James Algar, Eric Goldberg, Gaëtan Brizzi, Hendel Butoy, Pixote Hunt, Paul Brizzi, Francis Glebas & Don Hahn): 6.2 - Of the new sequences Rhapsody in Blue is by far the most charming and best in both animation and music. The Noah Arc with Donald and Firebird Suite bits are also quite okay. Some other parts are just boring and awfully animated; Pines of Rome featuring ugly whales and a boring retelling of the The Steadfast Tin Soldier. The inclusion of the original segment The Sorcerer's Apprentice only underlines how poor some of the new sequences are. The introduction by different host are absolutely grating.

19. Chicken Little (2005, Mark Dindal): 3.8 - Last (of this bunch) and definitively least! Very poor CGI animation, an irritating lead plus unoriginal side-characters (only the fish is just passable) and an uninspired plot (really, an alien invasion that's the best you can come up with to deliver this moral about trusting and listening to your kids?!) make this one the poorest Disney ever.

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1. J'ai perdu mon corps [ I Lost My Body] (2019, Jérémy Clapin): 7.2
2. Incredibles 2 (2018, Brad Bird): 7.5
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Post by mjf314 » September 8th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Lonewolf2003 wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 2:48 pm
18. Fantasia/2000 (1999, James Algar, Eric Goldberg, Gaëtan Brizzi, Hendel Butoy, Pixote Hunt, Paul Brizzi, Francis Glebas & Don Hahn): 6.2 - Of the new sequences Rhapsody in Blue is by far the most charming and best in both animation and music. The Noah Arc with Donald and Firebird Suite bits are also quite okay. Some other parts are just boring and awfully animated; Pines of Rome featuring ugly whales and a boring retelling of the The Steadfast Tin Soldier. The inclusion of the original segment The Sorcerer's Apprentice only underlines how poor some of the new sequences are. The introduction by different host are absolutely grating.
I agree, Rhapsody in Blue is by far the best new segment. I always vote for it in the iCM Forum's shorts poll (it has its own IMDb entry), but it hasn't made the list yet.

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Post by cinephage » September 8th, 2020, 3:12 pm

02. Genius Party (2007) 7/10
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Loved a few of those short films, but found "Limit Cycle" to drag on and on for much too long...

03. Beauty Water, by Kyung-hun Cho (2020) 8/10
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Cruel and gorey korean animation. I loved it...
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01.a. Franz Kafka, by Piotr Dumala (1992) 5/10 - 16 minutes
01.b. Dojoji, by Kihachiro Kawamoto (1976) 9/10 - 19 minutes
01.c. Repete, by Michaela Pavlátová (1995) 6/10 - 8 minutes
01.d. Atama-yama, by Koji Yamamura (2002) 7,5/10 - 10 minutes
01.e. Le chapeau, by Michèle Cournoyer (1999) 8/10 - 6 minutes

04.a. Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel), by Bob Godfrey (1975) 7/10 - 30 minutes
04.b. Seiltänzer, by Raimund Krumme (1987) 6,5/10 - 10 minutes

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Post by sebby » September 8th, 2020, 9:20 pm

Joe Pera sighting!

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Post by Onderhond » September 8th, 2020, 9:25 pm

cinephage wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 3:12 pm
02. Genius Party (2007) 7/10
Loved a few of those short films, but found "Limit Cycle" to drag on and on for much too long...
Haha, I loved that one, then again I kinda like those hyperactive "endurance" films. Doorbell was the biggest fluke from this batch.
But 7/10 is pretty nice. I'd definitely recommend Genius Party Beyond then, it has Koji Morimoto's short.

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