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Bob K.
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 12:51 pm:   

The Aeon Flux review is especially pithy:

http://www.electricstory.com/reviews/review.aspx?title=new/chouchou
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StephenB
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 01:28 pm:   

I'm with you on Potter. Can't stand it. Saw the first two movies, and not only did I think they suck, but they annoyed me as well, so I'm not gonna bother with any more.

I do want to see All About Lily Chou-Chou. Where can you find it?
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kellys
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 01:35 pm:   

You can rent Lily Chou-Chou at your local Blockbuster (the little guys might carry it too).
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Bruce
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 01:47 pm:   

OK, that was another great lambasting of Harry Potter...sure hope it generates a few more of those terrific 'fan' letters. Still laughing.

Here's a quote I recalled after reading the HP thrashing:

"You know I am writing a YA fantasy novel -- four novellas -- the first entitled the Wild North King. Seriously."

It was the 'Seriously' that got me. Lucius, can we actually expect something for young readers with a little more edge than La Rowling?
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 01:53 pm:   

Bruce, short answer -- you betcha.

Kellys, the problem with the region 1 disc to be found at Blockbuster is that the transfer is abominable. It's dark and blurry and ruins many of the visuals. You'd be better off looking for the Japanese disc at an import specialty rental place.

Stephen --- see above.
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kellys
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 01:59 pm:   

Thanks Lucius. I didn't know that, but will now definitely avoid the R1 version.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 02:03 pm:   

I don't usually care about this shit, but in this case, the film is so beautifully done, it's just wrong to watch any other version but the import.
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Bruce
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 02:05 pm:   

...and thanks as well! Way excellent. Future PW headline: "Wild North King eats Eragons for Lunch!"

One would like to think so.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 02:20 pm:   

Well, I promise no Eragon leftovers.
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Robert
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 06:47 am:   

I didn't loathe the new Potter as much as you. My friends who read Potter didn't like it, not because of what they cut, but because they removed the logic behind most of the events. Like why does a dragon crawl across a roof when it can just fly?

And something I've wondered is why, if they have potions that force people to tell the truth, don't they use them in important matters, like before imprisoning somebody for murder? But that lack of logic is a flaw in the original books, not the adaptation.

The 3rd movie made me think the series might be watchable, but this didn't live up to it. At least I didn't find it as unwatchable as the 2nd.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 08:10 am:   

There are so many reasons to loathe it, but watching that cgi dragon waddle about the roof is one. Ugh. Here come those dung beetles....
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 07:44 pm:   

Sounds like just cause to me to get another eye surgery. What's a few grand to take from Harry's hand when his wayward wand has zapped your eyeball's man...

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JTS
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 11:39 pm:   

Great reviews as always.

You actually saw Aeon Flux, you're a braver man than I.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 11:57 am:   

Not braver, just stupider....

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