Wall-e connection

Posted by: anthony11

Wall-e connection - 05/28/08 02:40 AM

While I still have no intention of seeing the upcoming flick, I noticed the name on one of the ships in a trailer yesterday -- Axiom!
Posted by: CV

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/28/08 02:50 AM

I'll see it enough for the both of us.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/28/08 08:26 AM

No intention? No intention?! Who are you to be so picky?
Posted by: Murph

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/28/08 08:30 AM

Although it happens very little now, I find I'll rent just about any movie if I'm hung over.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/28/08 09:44 AM

I saw Indiana Jones 4 yesterday and saw the same trailer... I completely forgot about it until you said that. Good eyes (and memory for remembering to post about it...)
Posted by: Hutzal

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/28/08 10:15 AM

I remember seeing that Axiom Ship, I leaned over to my wife and said "they must have a killer 100.1 system in there!"
Posted by: anthony11

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/28/08 12:20 PM

 Originally Posted By: Murph
Although it happens very little now, I find I'll rent just about any movie if I'm hung over.

Even ...... Ishtar?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/28/08 01:19 PM

Yeah, he did that as a double feature the other day with Norbit.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/28/08 03:50 PM

oh god. Norbit?
Posted by: Murph

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/29/08 08:53 AM

OK, I draw the line at Norbit. I'm not familiar with Ishtar. Wasn't she the goddess of love and fertility in some ancient culture?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/29/08 09:33 AM

Ishtar sounds like Pig Latin to me.

My Netflix queue privileges were suspended temporarily after we sat through Norbit ...

"Hi, my name is J.P., and it's been five months since my last bad queue selection ... "
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 05/29/08 04:44 PM

I'm on a roll. My wife has been satisfied with most of my recent Netflix choices. Some of them have put her in a very agreeable mood, too. ;\)

In reverse order:

Starter for Ten, 3 Stars
Dan in Real Life, 4 Stars
Juno, 5 Stars
The Devil's Backbone, 4 Stars
In America, 4 Stars
Talk to Me, 4 Stars
Once, 5 Stars
Undertaking Betty, 4 Stars (Christopher Walken makes the movie, as always)
Dear Frankie, 5 Stars
The Last Kiss, 3 Stars
Posted by: Murph

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 10:19 AM

Cough, sputter, whipped, cough cough sputter
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 10:23 AM

 Originally Posted By: Murph
Cough, sputter, whipped, cough cough sputter


Yeah, I think Peter left off some of his choices:

Steel Magnolias
Beaches
Mystic Pizza
The Bridges of Madison County
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 01:33 PM

How can she whip me when she's cuffed? \:D
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 01:34 PM

It's all in the wrist ...
Posted by: Amie

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 01:37 PM

Dear Frankie was an amazing movie. Are you into other 'foreign' films like that? Eg On a Clear Day, etc?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 01:42 PM

Haven't seen On a Clear Day, but I do enjoy foreign films. I just added it to my queue.
Posted by: Amie

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 01:48 PM

Of course, if the subject matter doesn't offend you, then Saving Grace is a classic in the genre. I think we've had this conversation before though . . . is it ringing a bell with you too?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 01:54 PM

Seems familiar, yes.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 02:07 PM

I haven't seen too many foreign films but have liked the ones I saw, you know, the ones that made a fairly big splash over here like Amelie, Roberto Benigni's film, etc.

I put Persepolis on my queue and that Diving Bell/Butterfly movie...
Posted by: vassillios

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 02:13 PM

Not foreign, but A Love Song for Booby Long as long been a favorite of mine.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 02:43 PM

 Originally Posted By: vassillios
Not foreign, but A Love Song for Booby Long as long been a favorite of mine.


I don't peruse the adult section of Netflix that much. . .
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 02:44 PM

I bet not, since you were a charter subscriber to wantedlist.com (NSFW)
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 04:18 PM

 Quote:
A Love Song for Booby Long

Is that one of those National Geographic movies?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/02/08 04:25 PM

Yeah, and in a neat twist from Hollywood, the biggest stars are the oldest women.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/28/08 10:30 AM

Ok, who has seen this movie? I think I finally convinced my son that the trailer really isn't scary and that he'll love the movie.

This will be his first movie in a real theater. I can't wait to share the experience with him. \:\)
Posted by: anthony11

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/28/08 10:43 AM

We tried to see it last night but it was sold out.
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/28/08 12:15 PM

I saw Wall-e last night. I have mix feeling about it.
<no spoilers (i think...)>
As expected, the sound and visuals lived up to Pixar expectations. Now, the story, hmm I found it a bit too preachy & heavy… I don’t have kids, but I could tell most of the movie story-line would pass over their head, so if you’re going w/ small kids, be prepare to do some explanation during the movie to keep them interested.
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/28/08 04:48 PM

I saw it yesterday. Loved it. It seemed to take a little while to find its groove, but once it did it was really entertaining - typical Pixar mix of wit and storytelling. I think Wall-e himself is one of the most endearing characters Pixar has created, which is really something considering his vocabulary in the movie consisted of about 4 words.

I wanna see it again. \:D
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/28/08 05:21 PM

That's good news. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Pixar's films so far. Definitely looking forward to this one.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/28/08 06:25 PM

Really looking forward to to the Blu-ray release.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/28/08 07:02 PM

I plan on taking the boys Monday afternoon, it has gotten some really terrific reviews, I can't wait to see it. \:\)
Posted by: CV

Re: Wall-e connection - 06/30/08 01:21 AM

I went to see it. It was pretty good, thought it was a little slow. Of course, I had a headache when watching it, so that may have made it seem slower than normal. But yeah, I still enjoyed it, and I can't wait to have it on Blu-ray. So pretty.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/05/08 12:40 AM

Took both kids to see Wall-E today and we all enjoyed it. Steven watched with rapt attention, but he said he didn't like it a lot because it was a little bit scary. The secret to keeping a 2.5 and a 4.5 year-old settled for en entire film is to go to a late show (7:50pm). As a bonus, the fireworks were only half-over when the movie let out. \:\)

Unfortunately, we saw it at the small theater in-town. It was a smallish screen and only stereo sound. I'll have it on DVD (or better?) when it's released, for sure.
Posted by: CV

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/05/08 12:45 AM

I was surprised that the theater I saw it at used a DLP projector. One of the theaters has been using a DLP projector to show stuff before the feature for a while now, but this one actually played Wall-E using a DLP projector, and it looked very very good. The sound, unfortunately, didn't match the theater, so I can't wait to be able to feel the sound effects at home.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 10:46 AM

Our theater is now using a separate projector for it's pre-show garbage. It's not DLP though as you can see the screen door effect something awful. Had it not switched to the 'real' projector when the previews hit, I was ready to walk out and demand my money back.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 01:17 PM

Yeah, mine did that a while back and I'm like "No way!" during the ads, but luckily the real show was on a better projector.

Nice avatar, by the way ...
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 01:20 PM

Peter, I didn't know your kids were those ages. Now we have to get my 2.9 year old to meet up with them! They can swap stories about how funny (and modest) their dads are ...
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 02:33 PM

According to my kids, I tell the best stories. \:\) About a year ago, I got sick of reading the same books over and over and over. Now the routine is that they each get to pick one book (as long as I didn't read it yesterday), and then they get tucked in and I tell them a Daddy Story. The famous and mush looked forward to Daddy Story is always different, but sometimes the same cast of characters lasts a few bedtimes. I really look forward to it, and sometimes I think they're so good I think I should start a blog just to write them down for posterity. \:\)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 02:50 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
According to my kids, I tell the best stories. \:\) About a year ago, I got sick of reading the same books over and over and over. Now the routine is that they each get to pick one book (as long as I didn't read it yesterday), and then they get tucked in and I tell them a Daddy Story. The famous and mush looked forward to Daddy Story is always different, but sometimes the same cast of characters lasts a few bedtimes. I really look forward to it, and sometimes I think they're so good I think I should start a blog just to write them down for posterity. \:\)


That's really cool, Peter. Storytelling is a lost art nowadays.

When I was a kid I enjoyed staying the night at my best friend's house because his dad made up bedtime stories for us. One of the games we used to play with his family was a round-robin type story where one person would start, then the next person would continue, and so on. What a creative way to spend time. Some weird stories we made up, too!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 03:10 PM

Sometimes I try to do stories with morals, sometimes I aim for funny, sometimes I just try for a good story.

Last night, I made their favorite stuffed animals (a hedgehog and a pelican) the main characters in a buddy story. The hardest part was coming up with a situation where a hedgehog and a pelican would cross paths: The hedgehog lived at the top of a hill near the beach and stumbled down it and into the ocean while foraging for food. The pelican rescued him, and that's how it all started.

I can't shut down the logic center of my brain even when making stuff up. \:\)
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 03:15 PM

Ha ha. I know how it goes. I always look for some plausibility in stuff I make up.

It makes it better that way.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 03:17 PM

I'm picturing a spinning blue hedgehog, rolling down the hill and taking out everything in his path.

SEGA!!!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 03:18 PM

There was some rolling later on, but down a nice grassy slope and into a bush. You should have seen the pelican try to roll down that hill, though.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 03:31 PM

One cool thing I'd like to share is that I use the same characters in my stories for Nolan that my Mom used in stories for me!

I grew up on land with pastures and woods, so the critters of my stories were/are Bucky Beavertooth, Ssst the Snake, Barney Bear ...

As a result of Barney Bear, my son knows a LOT about honey. "It comes from a beehive! Bees make it! It's sweet! Bears eat it! It's yummy, Daddy!"
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 03:40 PM

Found this story via metafilter last week. Now, I knew Pixar was cool, but this is just amazingly cool.

Wall-E and the Crying Girl

In related news, Wall-E stands up to repeat viewing quite well, and makes a great date movie, too!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 03:41 PM

Hmmmm, Axiom is having some sibilance problems with their web board. That sounded like you just said "Ssst the Snake".
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 03:47 PM

I need to see it in a real theater now. That story was awesome. I shake my first at Pixar for rejecting me when I applied way back in 2000.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 05:39 PM

Thanks for sharing, Adam - cool story indeed.

I'm sure my Wall-E Blu-ray will need to stand up to mucho repeat viewing. I'm telling Santa to put it on my Christmas list.
Posted by: Lorenzo1000

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 06:22 PM

Totally off topic but love the sig Medic8r. Really enjoy R.E.M.'s new CD.
Posted by: CV

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 11:18 PM

 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
According to my kids, I tell the best stories. \:\) About a year ago, I got sick of reading the same books over and over and over. Now the routine is that they each get to pick one book (as long as I didn't read it yesterday), and then they get tucked in and I tell them a Daddy Story. The famous and mush looked forward to Daddy Story is always different, but sometimes the same cast of characters lasts a few bedtimes. I really look forward to it, and sometimes I think they're so good I think I should start a blog just to write them down for posterity. \:\)


If they're really that good, skip the blog, have them published, and make some money off of them. Posterity's already getting a planet on life support. Let's not spoil them.
Posted by: CV

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 11:24 PM

 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Ha ha. I know how it goes. I always look for some plausibility in stuff I make up.


Make up more.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 11:31 PM

I discussed this with my wife today. I could post them on a blog under copyright, and then if people actually read them and find them to be good (my only audience/critics so far are the kids and wife), I could publish them in book format.
Posted by: CV

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 11:37 PM

I would love to see your imagination at work in story format. Let's see this blog happen!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/14/08 11:42 PM

I just registered a free blog. I will reveal it once I've personalized it and added some content. \:\)
Posted by: arcticair

Re: Wall-e connection - 07/15/08 10:54 PM