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by jcaffoe
Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Princess and the Frog
Replies: 3
Views: 4657

Re: Princess and the Frog

I thought the film had some good ideas, but it was a structural mess. I was bored to tears for the first two thirds of the film. It was a huge mistake to hold off on development of key characters until later in the film. Our villain, for two thirds of the film, is nothing but a hollow obstacle. We d...
by jcaffoe
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Which Cintiq?
Replies: 6
Views: 7872

Re: Which Cintiq?

I had to go from the 21" at the studio back to my 12" when I went home for Christmas, and I can tell you it is absolutely 100% worth it to pay the extra grand for the bigger model. You'll get straighter lines, better color, and better pen accuracy. The 12" is great as a cheap, portable solution, but...
by jcaffoe
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Avatar
Replies: 25
Views: 11454

Re: Avatar

Everyone I talked to since the film opened got teary-eyed at a different moment in the film, and it was incredible hearing all the varying emotional reactions, running the gamut from when Jake takes his first steps in his Avatar body all the way to the climax of the final battle sequence when the wi...
by jcaffoe
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: District 9
Replies: 12
Views: 6390

Re: District 9

I am above and beyond happy that this was not the Halo movie. Because certainly all we need is one more steaming pile of garbage video game movie. I'm sorry Halo fans, but video games do not make good movies, period. Actually, I think Halo would make a great movie. There's an interesting sci-fi myt...
by jcaffoe
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Ponyo on a Cliff (2008)
Replies: 51
Views: 34588

Re: Ponyo on a Cliff (2008)

Definitely a very sweet, magical film in the same category as Totoro. Some great character moments, some wonderful animation (the whole storm sequence, wow!). Like a few people, I guess I was expecting a bit more out of the test of love, but ah well. It's all good. A bit sad though that Fujimoto's ...
by jcaffoe
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: FLIGHT - Questions/Comments
Topic: So which volume would you recommend to a newcomer?
Replies: 5
Views: 4451

My favorite volume is 4 by far, I'd start there for sure :)
by jcaffoe
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Arcade
Topic: Project Natal: Milo (Advanced AI on the 360)
Replies: 4
Views: 4824

The Milo project itself is pretty ridiculous. I think the really exciting bit is how this technology can be applied to future games. Having characters that can recognize you as the player and learn from you while you play is an incredible advancement for co-op and enemy AI. I think a lot of people a...
by jcaffoe
Mon May 18, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Replies: 5
Views: 6082

whoa! That's awesome!
by jcaffoe
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Arcade
Topic: Henry Hatsworth and the Puzzling Adventure
Replies: 0
Views: 3849

Henry Hatsworth and the Puzzling Adventure

I'm sure a lot of you haven't heard of this game, which is why I'm posting about it. It's one of the few games in the last year that I haven't been able to put down. http://www.henryhatsworth.com/ is a great place to start if you haven't heard of the game before. The trailer on the site pretty much ...
by jcaffoe
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Where the Wild Things Are
Replies: 2
Views: 4448

Where the Wild Things Are

Wow.

The trailer hit today, and I am completely floored. This is really going to be something.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/wherethewildthingsare/
by jcaffoe
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Watchmen
Replies: 38
Views: 20626

The licensed music was of the period tho! And I believe that a lot of the licensed tracks were actually mentioned in the graphic novel! At first it really did throw me off but I just really enjoyed it! I think that this movie is one of the best comic book adaptations there is even more so than 300!...
by jcaffoe
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Watchmen
Replies: 38
Views: 20626

First, I felt the soundtrack was AWFUL. Coming from 300, which had an incredible orchestral score, to throw a bunch of licensed music in was a horrible decision. Every time a song came on it took me right out of the moment. All Along the Watchtower? Hallelujah? Flight of the Valkyries? Awful. None o...
by jcaffoe
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Coraline
Replies: 38
Views: 18208

Okay I just saw the movie and I absolutely loved it. I was really hesitant to see this movie, but I had a blast! The 3D really made the visual experience fun. After this and Bolt, I'm really happy with the direction 3D is going. However, somebody please PM me or something and explain what the deal ...
by jcaffoe
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Coraline
Replies: 38
Views: 18208

And as an added point, I saw this in 3D, and was not very impressed by it. In static scenes, the 3D was great, but when there was a lot of motion on screen, there seemed to be a lot of jitter (moreso, I imagine, than stop motion would normally introduce), which got annoying pretty damn fast, mostly...
by jcaffoe
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Coraline
Replies: 38
Views: 18208

I wish the story could have been better, but I did like all the characters. The movie looked great and I loved the soundtrack. I guess I was expecting something in the story to surprise me, but it felt like I've seen it all before. You know, that's actually why I liked it. It was everything I had s...