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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    I would much rather watch a beautiful movie like Little Mermaid than some crappy vampire movie.
    Sorry for offtopic, but What about Twilight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    I would much rather watch a beautiful movie like Little Mermaid than some crappy vampire movie.
    Did you use the word crappy Mikey? Anyway you should watch Near Dark, its far from some crappy vampire movie.

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    It's just a personal preference for Mikey. He's not a fan of violence or gore. But, Mikey, you should be respectful of the fact that the horror genre may appeal to others and not diss them for it, just as you would not like it if they said "some crappy" Disney movie. Fair?

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    As in any genre, some works are better than others. IMO Bram Stoker's Dracula stands head and shoulder above most others, successfully bridging the gap between a terrifying horror film and a beautiful love story. I also thought the acting by Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Gary Oldman was wonderful. It's an accomplishment for a classic villain to actually have you empathizing him and cheering for him at the end of a film, but Oldman brings it off.



    Quote Originally Posted by felgekarp View Post
    Did you use the word crappy Mikey? Anyway you should watch Near Dark, it’s far from some crappy vampire movie.
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    Yep, there are beautiful vampire movies out there as well.

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    And if you dont like scares and gore then there is always the Dracula movies from Hammer Studios. And I mean scares and gore by todays standards, my mother often reminds of the times she hide her eyes during a Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan1980 View Post
    And if you dont like scares and gore then there is always the Dracula movies from Hammer Studios. And I mean scares and gore by todays standards, my mother often reminds of the times she hide her eyes during a Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing movie.
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    I was more shocked at Mikey calling anything crappy to be honest, seems very unlike him, he is of course free to like and dislike whatever he wants, having said that though I take back my recommendation of Near Dark as its quite gory in places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felgekarp View Post
    I was more shocked at Mikey calling anything crappy to be honest, seems very unlike him, he is of course free to like and dislike whatever he wants, having said that though I take back my recommendation of Near Dark as it’s quite gory in places.
    I learned long go that we never know what's going on in people's lives that makes them act and react in a certain way.

    Many years ago my parents were visiting Kim and me in Florida. We took them to a crowded deli for breakfast. The waitress was totally inattentive, taking a long time to bring us water. I knew they were busy, so I shined it on. But throughout the breakfast, when we ordered, when we were served, when she brought our check, she wouldn't even look at us. We got zero from her and, very unusually for me, that's what I left her for a tip.

    When the manage stopped at our table to ask us how breakfast was, I couldn't contain myself. I told him "I rarely complain but your waitress has a problem. She's supposed to be interacting with the public. If she doesn't want to do it then she should stay home."

    The manager apologized and said he told her the same thing at the beginning of her shift. He explained, "Her younger brother was shot and killed in a robbery last week and the funeral was yesterday." I wanted to crawl under the table. I gave the manager a twenty to give to her, but I felt that hardly made up for things in my book.

    Ever since, I try to cut people some slack if they seem irritable or acting in a stand-offish manner...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    It's just a personal preference for Mikey. He's not a fan of violence or gore. But, Mikey, you should be respectful of the fact that the horror genre may appeal to others and not diss them for it, just as you would not like it if they said "some crappy" Disney movie. Fair?

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    Sorry, my earlier comment was not directed at all horror fans, just those who were already dissing Disney (you know who I mean) and snidely suggesting that their movie is somehow superior to Disney movies. I just get tired of the same exhausting bashing posts. I do actually like The Batman Versus Dracula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felgekarp View Post
    I was more shocked at Mikey calling anything crappy to be honest, seems very unlike him, he is of course free to like and dislike whatever he wants, having said that though I take back my recommendation of Near Dark as it’s quite gory in places.
    My friend Catriona Rowntree used to be a host on a kids morning show and she had a segment called "Catriona's Crappy Crafts", but the studio executives made her change it to "Catriona's Crazy Crafts".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    My friend Catriona Rowntree used to be a host on a kids morning show and she had a segment called "Catriona's Crappy Crafts", but the studio executives made her change it to "Catriona's Crazy Crafts".
    Kids can't know about that word, words like ****, **** and ****, which they'll say every day in the school yard are perfectly acceptable though

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    Quote Originally Posted by felgekarp View Post
    Kids can't know about that word, words like ****, **** and ****, which they'll say every day in the school yard are perfectly acceptable though
    This is so true. Im not naive enough to know that my 14yo is using a very different language with his friends to that which he uses at home and around adults.
    Although he will on occasion forget when hes gobbing off with his mates on the PlayStation

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    I don't want to go too much out of the rails from the main subject of the thread, particularly I don't like pretty much any of the live action Disney adaptations with "Jungle Book" being the exception and "Aladdin" close enough.

    However, even not being much of a horror fan, vampire movies are quite the best of the genre with "Dracula", "Interview w/the Vampire", "From Dusk till Dawn", mixing the genre with "Blade" trilogy, the local talent with "Kronos" and my personal best, although hard to watch for some moments, "Let me in", both versions. Newly released "Renflield" looks fun and appaealing as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhanen View Post
    However, even not being much of a horror fan, vampire movies are quite the best of the genre with "Dracula", "Interview w/the Vampire", "From Dusk till Dawn", mixing the genre with "Blade" trilogy, the local talent with "Kronos" and my personal best, although hard to watch for some moments, "Let me in", both versions. Newly released "Renflield" looks fun and appaealing as well.
    Some of the older stuff is not very bloody, strangely enough for vampire movies. Interview could get a little intense in places, though there was little blood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhanen View Post
    Newly released "Renflield" looks fun and appaealing as well.
    Off topic, just watched renfield and it is a fun film that has lots of action and bit of red stuff but doesnt take itself seriously. Both cage and holt are good in it. And cages first vampire movie since 1988s vampires kiss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhanen View Post
    However, even not being much of a horror fan, vampire movies are quite the best of the genre with "Dracula", "Interview w/the Vampire", "From Dusk till Dawn", mixing the genre with "Blade" trilogy, the local talent with "Kronos" and my personal best, although hard to watch for some moments, "Let me in", both versions. Newly released "Renflield" looks fun and appaealing as well.
    Some of the older stuff is not very bloody, strangely enough for vampire movies. Interview could get a little intense in places, though there was little blood.
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    Next week I am going to see Little Mermaid in the cinema and I'm buying the CD soundtrack! It's going to be magical and beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post

    This will bomb at the box office as these remakes are suffering diminishing returns
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    I'll wait until it's on Disney+. I saw the new Peter Pan on Disney+ and was not impressed. I'll give any live-action Disney remake a chance, though. I really like the live-action Cinderella and liked most of the live-action Aladdin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zodak74 View Post
    I knew this movie was going to be a huge success! I can't wait to see it and get the CD soundtrack. I love the Disney live action movies as well as the animated originals.

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    In Little Mermaid (live action), the song Les Poissons (originally performed by Rene Auberjonois as Chef Louis in the animated movie) has been cut and two new songs have been written into the movie, For The First Time (performed by Halle Bailey as Ariel) and Wild Uncharted Waters (performed by Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric).

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    Apparently, Maya Hawke auditioned to play Ariel. She considers not landing the role to be the biggest disappointment of her career so far. If she had succeeded in getting the role, this would have reunited her with Jonah Hauer-King (Eric).

    Maya and Jonah previously appeared in the 2017 TV version of Little Women as Jo and Laurie respectively.

    Interestingly although Eric does get the girl in Little Mermaid (although we don't see them marry in this version), Laurie was unsuccessful in winning Jo's heart and married her sister Amy (Kathryn Newton) instead. Although Jo didn't love Laurie in the romantic sense, they realised that a platonic brother-sister type relationship was best.
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    So I saw the movie today. I really liked it! Yes there are few changes, but I don't mind because I prefer these live-action versions to be at least a little different from the animated version. That's why I was very disappointed in the live action version of The Lion King
    Anyway, you get a little more backstory for Prince Eric as well as Ariel's mother. Also more story of Ariel being on land which I thought was cool.

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    I just came back from seeing The Little Mermaid, and I absolutely LOVED it! I cannot imagine how anyone could take issue with Halle Bailey as Ariel, she is extraordinarily beautiful and talented. Also, Jonah Hauer-King was perfect as Eric, and I loved his original song Wild Uncharted Waters. Having seen him in Little Women previously, I was already a fan of his. I was dubious about Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, at first but she was absolutely perfect in the role and I can't think of anyone who could have done better, other than Queen Latifah who appeared in the filmed live stage version. The visuals were beautiful, and I love aquatic themes. The rest of the music, including the new songs were amazing. I have the CD soundtrack and I can't wait for the DVD release.
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