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The Secret of Kells
« on: (03:43:46/10-17-10) »
This has absolutely NOTHING to do with Shadowrun.

But, I implore you all to see The Secret of Kells right now. If you have a Netflix account, it is available to watch instantly. If you don't have a Netflix account, go and ask - nay, DEMAND it from your local video store!

I've seen a lot of movies in my day. A lot of animated movies too. The top three animated have always been Akira, The Secret of NIMH and Toy Story; based on animation, story and sheer beauty.

The top three are now Secret of Kells, Akira and The Secret of NIMH (Not necessarily in that order, but Kells isn't in third, I'll tell you that much).

If this doesn't win at LEAST Best Animated at the Oscars, I suggest we burn Disney Studios to the ground. This is better than Despicable Me, Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon combined.

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« Reply #1 on: (04:04:39/10-17-10) »
I've got it in my Netflix "watch instantly" que right now.  I saw it the other day, added it, but just haven't had the chance since then.

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« Reply #2 on: (09:49:36/10-17-10) »
I'll probly check it out. I liked the secret of NIMH quite a bit when I last saw it. It was a very long time ago though.

Akira was decent. In some ways it doesn't make sense to me, but I like parts of it. It's an unusual story.

Can't believe Princess Mononoke isn't on your list. :) Too many good ones out there, I guess. Now I' trying to figure out my favorites.

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Re: The Secret of Kells
« Reply #3 on: (14:04:02/10-17-10) »
I'll probly check it out. I liked the secret of NIMH quite a bit when I last saw it. It was a very long time ago though.

Akira was decent. In some ways it doesn't make sense to me, but I like parts of it. It's an unusual story.

Can't believe Princess Mononoke isn't on your list. :) Too many good ones out there, I guess. Now I' trying to figure out my favorites.
Princess is one of the greats, but I felt that Akira was better. If you can, get a more recent copy of Akira. When it first came over, the dubbing/translations weren't as good.

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Re: The Secret of Kells
« Reply #4 on: (14:12:07/10-17-10) »
I don't even like all of Akira, myself -- I could watch and re-watch the early, cyberpunkish, go-gang parts all day, but don't care much for the rest of it -- but I still think of it as a classic.  It really just kind of set the standard, raised the bar, or whatever other catch-phrase you want to use for being, in a lot of ways, genre-defining. 

Personally, though, where anime and animation are concerned, there are two greats that loom head and shoulders over anything else.  The old Batman: The Animated Series (and, by extension, the continuing DC/Warner Brothers animated universe), and Cowboy Bebop.  I love 'em both.

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« Reply #5 on: (14:18:38/10-17-10) »
Ahh, yes. Batman & Bebop are greats, but I kept them off my list since they were series and had greater opportunities for story and "getting better" as the series went on, whereas the features are all-in on the first shot.

There's a lot of other greats out there: Howl's Moving Castle, Project A-Ko, Bleach, Battle Angel, Ghost in the Shell, Animaniacs, and Freakazoid!.

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« Reply #6 on: (15:04:27/10-17-10) »
Well jeez, if we are talking about all animation and not just movies the list of greats is a mile long.

Ahh, yes. Batman & Bebop are greats, but I kept them off my list since they were series and had greater opportunities for story and "getting better" as the series went on, whereas the features are all-in on the first shot.

There's a lot of other greats out there: Howl's Moving Castle, Project A-Ko, Bleach, Battle Angel, Ghost in the Shell, Animaniacs, and Freakazoid!.

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« Reply #7 on: (15:05:15/10-17-10) »
Project Ako is great. Akira wasn't really my cup of tea, Black Lagoon is one of my favorites.
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Re: The Secret of Kells
« Reply #8 on: (00:07:51/10-21-10) »
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If this doesn't win at LEAST Best Animated at the Oscars, I suggest we burn Disney Studios to the ground. This is better than Despicable Me, Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon combined.

It lost to Up this year. The other nominees were Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Princess and the Frog (no Miyazaki this year).

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« Reply #9 on: (00:10:52/10-21-10) »
WHAT? It was nominated last year?

SONOVA... I'll be right back. I have to go to Disney to "visit" some execs.

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« Reply #10 on: (07:29:45/10-21-10) »
These are not the Kells I was thinking of! :o

I thought it was going to be about Morguhn, Phelan, and the rest. :'(
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« Reply #11 on: (08:39:49/10-21-10) »
These are not the Kells I was thinking of! :o

I thought it was going to be about Morguhn, Phelan, and the rest. :'(
Not many secrets left of those boyos.

By the way, did you see the Limited Edition A Time of War will have a special short story by Michael Stackpole detailing the origins of the Red Corsair and following Katrina Steiner (the elder), Morgan Kell and Arthur Luvon when they fled to the Periphery? (BT News)

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« Reply #12 on: (09:59:54/10-21-10) »
No I didn't! I have been hanging out here way more than CBT sites lately. Mostly cause its more active here and also I do need to get advice more about running.
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« Reply #13 on: (10:10:30/10-21-10) »
No I didn't! I have been hanging out here way more than CBT sites lately. Mostly cause its more active here and also I do need to get advice more about running.
Well... now you know.


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Re: The Secret of Kells
« Reply #14 on: (10:23:17/10-21-10) »
Ouch dude!
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