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Postby Tyler » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:29 am

With it getting colder out we have been watching a lot more movies as a family.

Iron Giant was obviously the highlight of the batch (and got its own thread). But I wanted to call out the other ones we saw.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) - 9%
Evie actually watched this TWICE over the weekend. Jocelyn got up early with her Saturday and she picked it and then Sunday she asked to watch it again when I woke up with her. I would give the movie 3.75/10 for adults but 8/10 for kids. A lot to keep their attention. Evie liked "the bunnies" (actually mice) the most. The head mouse was voiced by Jackie Chan. There were actually a lot of famous people in this movie.

Rio (2011) and Rio 2 (2014)
Not to be confused with Rango, the Johnny Depp lizard movie. I think some people assume they are the same thing.
Both movies were cute and fun. I think I liked the first one a little bit more. This isn't Pixar quality though where you could watch without kids. If it wasn't for trying to entertain a toddler the other week I never would have considered them. Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg voiced the leads in both of them.

Princess and the Frog (2009)
Disney cartoon (not CGI). This was the first time seeing it and I liked the half that I saw.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:11 am

The book of life is incredible and we definitely watched over Halloween.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:16 am

cwilkins88 wrote:The book of life is incredible and we definitely watched over Halloween.
We watched that a few years ago. It's hard finding animated movies that I haven't seen since we don't like rewatching stuff unless it's been awhile.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:52 am

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
We watched this over the course of a week since it didn't hold Evie's attention very long. This movie is so bizarre. I can't imagine many kids liked it because how weird and moody it was.
Same director as Her from a few years ago.

Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Another movie that Evie didn't really like, but she watched the whole thing. Every 20 minutes she would say "I dont like it. different one" but she kept powering through.
I think I saw this movie with DannyFanny back when I worked at the theater, so when Jocelyn and I guessed the 2 plot twists it wasn't that impressive. It's an okay kids movie, but nothing really stands out about it.
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Postby DannyFanny » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:29 am

I liked Meet The Robinsons.

Rango (2011)
Been a few years since I watched this. Basic new sheriff in a corrupt town plot but for kids.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:07 am

DannyFanny wrote:I liked Meet The Robinsons.

Rango (2011)
Been a few years since I watched this. Basic new sheriff in a corrupt town plot but for kids.
I need to watch that one again. I feel like Jocelyn and I tried watching it on a road trip before and she lost interest. It's one of the few movies to beat out Disney/Pixar for best animated movie of the year.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:35 pm

DannyFanny wrote:
Rango (2011)
Been a few years since I watched this. Basic new sheriff in a corrupt town plot but for kids.


We watched this yesterday and Jocelyn kept saying how this wouldn't be something she could show her classes. Uses the word "hell" and "damn" a lot. A lot or murder and death too.

I thought it was really good, but I totally understood what she was saying. Very adult natured compared to Pixar. Took 3 sittings to finish it with Evie's attention span.
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Postby Tyler » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:06 pm

Watching 1987's The Brave Little Toaster. I was always confused how the blanket had a face, but I finally learned it. He is an electric blanket and that's the knob.

A lot more singing in this than I remembered, as in there is singing.

The movie is very dated but Evie loved it. Didn't get up at all. Right after it ended she yelled "I like that movie!!"
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Postby Tyler » Tue May 29, 2018 12:54 pm

Hoodwinked 1 and Too. Meh. Evie liked them because cartoon, but these aren't very good. Animation is rough. Nick Jr shows look better than this.

Oh wow, the first one is 13 years old now. We are old.
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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:32 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Watching 1987's The Brave Little Toaster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcPtVwOu9QY
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Postby Tyler » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:16 am

Next Gen (Netflix)
John Krasinski, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Pena, David Cross, Constance Wu

A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl's life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf3ALGKgpGU

Family watched this yesterday. It was just okay. It was a a poorman's Iron Giant mixed with Big Hero 6.
I liked the animation though. It isn't as cool as Into the Spider-Verse looks, but it reminded me of that style a few times.

It was PG, but I thought it was a hard PG if that makes sense. A lot of talks of killing, a human main character is vaporized, robots punch a young girl, and the dog voice by Michael Pena is constantly dropping F bombs. They beep them out, but clearly what he is saying. The soundtrack also had some very adult sounding songs.

After we finished it Evie said "that was a loooong movie". Nearly 2 hours is a long time for a kid movie. 20 minutes could easily have been cut.
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Postby Tyler » Wed May 08, 2019 12:41 pm

Uglydolls was not good. The 33% on RT is generous! Evie didn't even want to see it last night but we made her. We should have listened to the 3 year old...

She ended up liking it because of the color, songs, and no "bad guy". There was certainly a villain, but it didn't register to her as much as some movies do. I laughed out loud a total of 2 times. There was way more singing than I was prepared for as well. Trolls at least has catchy songs, these not so much. It REALLY wanted to be this year's Trolls.

I have a super optimistic coworker see it last night as well. She came in today saying it was garbage.
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:37 am

20 minutes left in the movie.
Evie: can we turn it off? I don't like it.
She's not wrong. It was terrible. I think I saw this in theaters because free when I worked there.

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Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:29 am

Space Chimps update:
Evie made Jocelyn watch it after she woke up Sunday. Evie finished it the 2nd time and now likes it.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:32 pm

Watched Little Giants over the weekend. Peewee football movie. Totally holds up. Some parts are laugh out loud hilarious, especially in the 3rd act
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Postby wags83 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:56 am

Oh man, I used to love that movie when I was a kid.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:44 am

wags83 wrote:Oh man, I used to love that movie when I was a kid.
Don't be talkin' bout my mama!
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Postby Tyler » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:38 pm

Watched Daddy Day Care over the long weekend. What a horrible movie. How did I ever find this funny?
So much physical "humor" and the plot doesn't make any sense. Only 2 daycare options in town and everyone can afford the boarding school one?
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Postby Tyler » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:40 pm

Arctic Dogs came out this fall and had a historically bad opening of $3m. One of the worst ever for a movie that had a wide release.

Playmobil: The Movie came out over the weekend...it made $660k. $75m budget. We watched it. It is not good. It tries really hard to be The Lego Movie, but it isn't funny. Opening the movie on the death of human parents didn't help either.

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