Unplugged Chit Chat Thread

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by *NikkiBell*, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. WebmasterMaryJo

    WebmasterMaryJo Techarita Staff Member Administrator

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    I loved Coco. Saw it at an AMC premier in Downtown Disney last week, and then saw it again with my kids at the El Capitán theater in Hollywood yesterday. I thought I wouldn't cry yesterday since I knew the story - didn't help - still cried.

    I also enjoyed Olaf's Frozen Adventure. I loved when he was getting traditions and the song he sang for that whole scene.
     
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  4. SorcererHeidi

    SorcererHeidi Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me

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    Okay - so unexpectedly saw Coco last night. I will have some unpopular opinions, I'm sure, and that's okay - this is the place to have our own rationally stated opinions, right? Sorry if I hurt anybody's feelings, I'm definitely always open to hearing other's opinions here.

    If I had liked it well enough, I was planning to see it again next Tuesday. I did not like it enough.

    First of all, I thought the Frozen "short" beforehand was WAAAAAY too long and involved to be a short, preview, trailer, anything of that sort. The person I was with (who didn't know anything about Frozen, or Coco beforehand, so had no preconceived notions or prejudices) kept asking me "Is this the movie - I thought you told me the movie was about the Day of the Dead, and skeletons and stuff, and all I see is winter time stuff". He also stated several times he was confused about what was going on, because while there was a LOT of storyline and details, there were also quite a few "references" to Frozen, which he had not seen. (Like the gloves in the Christmas box - he had no idea what those were for/what the meaning was). As you all probably know, I thought Frozen was just "meh", and I am at the gagging point with the oversaturation, but I tried to put those feelings aside as much as I could. I did like some of the songs, or snatches of songs, in this, thought Olaf and Sven were cute, but again - it went on WAAAAY to long, so started annoying me, instead of keeping me lightly entertained before the main feature.

    Coco itself - it was okay, but for me - was not a "must see again, must tell others abut it". I felt about this the same way I did about Frozen, basically,. I did think they story and culture were thoroughly and thoughtfully portrayed - WAY overly portrayed, again, IMHO. Felt like I was being beaten over the head with it after awhile, started getting annoyed, and saying internally "I get it, I GOT it - let's MOVE ON!". I thought the animation was incredible, especially the faces, and the lit up town was BEAUTIFUL - I actually said that I'd love a print like that. My friend basically felt the same way I did, was annoyed it dragged on so long, and said he would have taken a nap if he knew it would aimlessly drag on so long. He actually told me he wished we hadn't spent the expensive money on the movie, and didn't even feel it was worth a RedBox rental. Have to agree on the movie itself, I wouldn't have felt as "ripped off" if I had gotten it RedBox. I will say in closing it did teach me about the meaning/importance of flowers (especially marigolds, apparently) in the celebrations, and what an ofrenda is, didn't know that either. Since I love learning about other cultures, and beliefs, I am grateful for that.

    Just my ha'penny's worth of opinion.
     
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  5. *NikkiBell*

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    Ban you? Well, if you insist...:wizard:
     
  6. SorcererHeidi

    SorcererHeidi Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me

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    :rotfl:
     
  7. WebmasterMaryJo

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  8. KingLlama

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    Eh, go ahead and do it. Would help me be more productive elsewhere.
     
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  9. superme80

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    Plans for Coco fell through. Good-bye plans, Hello Stomach Bug. Bleh!
     
  10. 1Grumpy9

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    Hey everyone...I have been a little MIA lately on the boards because things have been crazy here at work. I have also taken on a little more responsibility with my hockey team's booster club. I am already the secretary, but now I am the webmaster. The website needed a new look and trying to figure out how to get it changed around was quite a task.

    I went on my first cruise in Sept. (although I thought we weren't going to go to Bermuda because of Irma). Irma stayed away and I had a wonderful first cruise and had a wonderful time in Bermuda!! I am ready to go on another cruise, but there are some other vacation plans on the burner before I go on another cruise.

    My friends and I are going to Disneyland next September for a week. I cannot wait as it will be our first time there. We are starting to get plans together on where to stay and get our dates settled.
     
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  11. SorcererHeidi

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    Yuck! Feel better soon, @superme80 ! !
     
  12. superme80

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    Thank you! Kids are doing much better, but I caught their cold. At least it is before Christmas!
     
  13. Eoywin

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    Wow, this thread hasn't been used in a few months!

    I just came to post that I was really surprised that no-one on the last podcast / vlog had ever heard of A Wrinkle in Time. It's on of my childhood favorites and I'm really looking forward to the movie! I wonder if it makes enough money if they will make the other books into movies.
     
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  14. SorcererHeidi

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    @Eoywin - Good hearing from you, it's been awhile. The title of the movie sounds vaguely familiar to me from my childhood (as a book, as you said), but I really can't say for sure. I've seen the trailers, and really unsure if I'll go see it in theaters, or not, movies being so expensive these days. I should have seen Greatest Showman - had the chance, didn't (mainly because I really hadn't heard anything about it), and now everybody's RAVING about it! Hope you enjoy Wrinkle in Time when it comes out, and it will bring back some good memories for you. :)
     
  15. Eoywin

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    I just got a MoviePass card - I can see a 2D movie every day for about $10 a month. I love the movies so I foresee seeing A Wrinkle in Time a lot. I'm planning on taking my 9 year old daughter to see it too - she recently borrowed my copy of the book to read.

    The Greatest Showman was great! My whole family went to see that over Christmas break :)
     
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  16. disneysteve

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    I kinda sorta knew A Wrinkle In Time just by the name but knew nothing about it. I never read the book and didn't know the story. The movie sounds kind of neat but I don't plan to see in in the theater. We rarely go to movies. We did see The Greatest Showman and that was phenomenal!
     
  17. KingLlama

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    I thought "The Greatest Showman" was really good when I saw it over the weekend, and now that I can't get the soundtrack out of my head, I'm gonna upgrade it to "outstanding".

    Then again, "La La Land" is one of my five favorite movies of all time, so I'm not really surprised at how much I liked it.

    "TGS" dragged a bit between musical numbers, but the music is so good that it more than made up for it.

    And Hugh Jackman can do absolutely anything. I hate him.
     
  18. Eoywin

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    I really want to get the soundtrack to the Greatest Showman.

    I never saw LaLaLand
     
  19. SorcererHeidi

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    Just saw Greatest Showman today., and I MUST agree with Pete, and many others here who have said "You MUST go see this!!!". This should DEFINITELY win some type of multiple awards, and I spent the whole time thinking "This would be PERFECT for Broadway!". Thoroughly enjoyed it, and now have "This is Me" running through my head like a battle cry (if I can stop that salty stuff from coming out my eye holes long enough. It just SO strikes a deep, personal cord with me!!! :o
     
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  20. SorcererHeidi

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    OMG, he was SOOOOOOOOO over the top in this! ETA - In a phenomenally GOOD way - felt like I wanted to qualify. :) I. Can't. Even.
     
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  21. Eoywin

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    I got the soundtrack to the Greatest Showman - it's been on a loop all day. My daughter's favorite song is "Rewrite the Stars"
     
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