Jeff thinks The Nightmare Before Christmas is bland. Did the boys have to clean up after seeing Tron: Legacy? And did Fuzz have to clean up after seeing the Drive Angry Trailer. All this and the 10 must see Christmas movies.
- Blake Edwards Passes away – Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Pink Panther
- H.R. Gieger to be working on Alien Prequel, maybe?
- Red State Pre-Sundance Teaser Trailer released!
- In the “is this necessary” department – Total Recall Remake to begin shooting in March
- Need a little holiday chuckle? What if Macauly Culkin had been left at home during Christmas and a zombie outbreak occurred? It might be something like this….
The Past: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Director: Henry Selick
Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara
- Patrick Stewart did the original opening for the movie, which can be heard on the soundtrack
- Originally was going to be released under the “Walt Disney” Brand, it was released under the “Touchstone Pictures” brand because then Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner felt the movie was “Too Dark for kids”
- Based on an original poem written by Tim Burton, which was inspired by seeing Halloween merchandise in a store being taken down and replaced with Christmas stuff
- Burton wanted to direct, but was too busy with “Batman Returns”
- Vincent Price was to voice Oogie Boogie, but was recast at the last minute due to health reasons.
- Walt Disney wanted to make a CGI sequel in 2001, but Tim Burton convinced them to drop the idea
- Tim Burton and Danny Elfman experienced “Creative Differences” about the score.. for this reason Burton chose Howard Shore to score “Ed Wood”
- Is the movie Too Dark for kids?
- On the creative differences of Burton and Elfman..did anyone else think this score is probably the most “Different” sounding of all the Burton/Elfman collaborations?
- Did you see all the visual references to Beetlejuice? Or is that just a Burton thing?
What We’ve Learned:
- Muppet Reindeer are creepy..but skeleton Reindeer are AWESOME
- Ghost dogs have illuminated noses
- Frogs Breath can cover up the smell of anything
- Santa Claus (or Sandy Claws) doesn’t have any Real Claws
- Shrunken heads as Christmas gifts are a bad thing????
- Stick to your own holiday, you know it best.
Ray: Probably my favorite christmas movie (and halloween movie) and probably sparked my interest in modern musicals.
Steve: Enjoyable. I liked the attention to detail…keeps you guessing and watching.
Intermission: 10 must see Christmas movies yearly
A Christmas Carol (whichever version)
The Present: Tron Legacy
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garret Hedlund. Olivia Wilde
- The film took 64 days to shoot, but the special effects took 68 weeks to complete.
- Young sams bedroom contained a poster for “The Black Hole” a 1978 disney film…for which a remake of, will be director Joe Kosinski’s next film
- The references to The Black Hole (1979) within this film are more than coincidental. The director of this film, Joseph Kosinski, is also directing a remake of that movie, The Black Hole (2012).
- Steve Lisberger, director of the original Tron, and producer on Tron Legacy had a came as the bartender in the End Of Line Club
- In order to retro-age Jeff Bridges to a 35-year-old, the actor had to wear a special helmet fitted with 4 strategically placed cameras enabling every textural nuance of his facial expressions to be recorded for precision synthesis during digital processing.
- In addition to the soundtrack, Daft Punk are spinning the tunes in Zeus’s bar.
- The skintight “electric” suits worn were actually fitted with embedded light strips, thus eliminating the need for any such effects modifications in post production.
- Jeff Bridges (Kevin Flynn / Clu) and Bruce Boxleitner (Alan Bradley / Tron) are the only actors to appear in both TRON (1982) and TRON: Legacy (2010).
- So.. were we surprised by anything
- 3D… was it effective?
- Did we like the vehicles?
- Anyone else expect Zuse to belt out “Sweet Transvestite”?
What We Learned:
- The only way to win is not to play…. wait wasn’t that from War Games?
- Thank goodness some people still carry old school pagers.
- Sam Flynn was a mac user
- The arcades of the 80s were soooo much better than today’s! 🙂
Jeff: While not the greatest movie in all the world, it was enjoyable, just wish there was more.
Ray: Definitely not Shakespeare, but I enjoyed it. I wouldn’t waste my money on 3D though.
Steve: Enjoyed it. As with the others, I’m not running out to see it again, but glad I did see it.
The Future: Drive Angry (2-25-2011)
Starring: Nicholas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fincher
- Filmed in Louisiana, in the cities of Minden, Plain Dealing and Shreveport.
- The two cars in the films are a 1969 Dodge Charger and a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle.
- Unveiled at Comic-Con on July 23, 2010.
- So, is it Grindhouse, Machete like on purpose?
Summary: A vengeful father escapes hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter
Jeff: Nick Cage being Nick Cage. Take it how you will.
Ray: Cars, action.. grindhouse… ill go see it.
Steve: Hmmm…I didn’t like it the first time when they called it Ghostrider. Not interesting me any further by putting them in cars.