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What Are You Watching Right Now? Episode 3 - Turtles in Time

Postby Buscemi » April 17th, 2013, 9:14 am

Since the second thread had finished 100 pages, a third edition was ready for takeoff.

Link to Part 2 (we left off at Chien and myself talking about Holy Motors): http://forum.reelsociety.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1447
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Re: What Are You Watching Right Now? Episode 3 - Turtles in

Postby Buscemi » April 17th, 2013, 9:23 am

By the way, the title is a reference to one of the great Super Nintendo games.

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Which in turn was an unofficial subtitle to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, hence myself using the subtitle for the third one instead of the fourth.
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Postby Chienfantome » April 17th, 2013, 9:45 am

I remember playing a Ninja Turles games on Super Nintendo back in the day, I can't remember if this is the one....
Wow, going from Holy Motors to a Ninja Turtles Super Nintendo game in the glimpse of an eye... ;)
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Postby Geezer » April 17th, 2013, 10:20 am

I thought it was a reference to the absolutely dreadful third Ninja Turtles film where they travel in time to ancient Japan. What a shitfest that was.
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Postby Shrykespeare » April 17th, 2013, 10:54 am

No kidding. At least the second one had Vanilla Ice in it. :lol:
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Postby Chienfantome » April 17th, 2013, 11:30 am

I suddenly feel I still have so many essential films involving Ninja Turtles to discover...
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Re: What Are You Watching Right Now? Episode 3 - Turtles in

Postby W » April 17th, 2013, 2:40 pm

I believe #1 had this reference to The Karate Kid:

"Wax on, Wax off, wax on..."
"Mouth off!"

But if you want the best Turtles movie with Super Shredder, Vanilla Ice's "Ninja Rap", and Shredder screaming "BABIES!" Then you want to watch #2.

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Postby Buscemi » April 17th, 2013, 2:46 pm

The first one has Sam Rockwell's acting debut. And Kevin "Big Poochie" Nash was Super Shredder in the second.
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Postby BanksIsDaFuture » April 17th, 2013, 5:04 pm

W wrote:But if you want the best Turtles movie with Super Shredder, Vanilla Ice's "Ninja Rap", and Shredder screaming "BABIES!" Then you want to watch #2.


Yes. Yes. God yes.

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Postby Chienfantome » April 17th, 2013, 5:09 pm

The Ninja Turtles have taken this thread as hostage, it's official.
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Re: What Are You Watching Right Now? Episode 3 - Turtles in

Postby Buscemi » April 17th, 2013, 5:11 pm

BanksIsDaFuture wrote:
W wrote:But if you want the best Turtles movie with Super Shredder, Vanilla Ice's "Ninja Rap", and Shredder screaming "BABIES!" Then you want to watch #2.


Yes. Yes. God yes.



I was laughing in class today over this. It's a miracle that no one noticed.
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Re: What Are You Watching Right Now? Episode 3 - Turtles in

Postby Buscemi » April 28th, 2013, 8:00 pm

Movies I've watched lately:

Caveman - Ringo Starr and Dennis Quaid in the Stone Age. Not for everyone but if you liked Quest for Fire, then you should get a laugh or two out of this one.

The Emperor's New Groove - despite it getting some flak from the studio over it not being like the other Disney Renaissance films, it probably has more in common with the classics (especially the works of Tex Avery and Jay Ward) than most of Disney's films in the past two decades. If Disney really wanted to reinvent themselves, they would be making more films like this one instead of copying the DreamWorks formula (which they did with Chicken Little, Bolt, parts of Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph).

Also, the animation is beautiful (which is especially amazing since the filmmakers had less time than other Disney films during that period) and a reminder of why Disney needs to do more cel-animated films instead of trying to follow the leader.

And I watched Volume 1 of The Brak Show. If you liked Space Ghost Coast to Coast or enjoy bizarre humor, it's right up your alley. And it's a reminder of what Adult Swim was before Tim and Eric took over and turned it into a cesspool of live-action series that apparently weren't good enough for TBS.
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Postby silversurfer19 » April 28th, 2013, 8:05 pm

The Emperor's New Groove is fantastic, best classic Disney movie since The Lion King. Can watch it endlessly, and along with The Iron Giant one of the most under appreciated animations of our time.
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Re: What Are You Watching Right Now? Episode 3 - Turtles in

Postby Buscemi » April 28th, 2013, 8:12 pm

I'm guessing you've probably seen The Sweatbox, which documents the film's troubled production (for the first two years of production, it was a totally different film called Kingdom of the Sun before major rewrites and a new director turned it into The Emperor's New Groove a year and a half before opening). A little slow-paced but it has some fascinating anecdotes.
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Postby silversurfer19 » April 28th, 2013, 8:31 pm

I'd heard of some of it's production issues but never seen that film. Sounds intriguing, will keep an eye out for it.
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