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Inside Out

One of the things I don’t usually get to do is go to the movies, so whenever I finally get around to watching one, it’s usually only after it’s been out for a while. My wife working tonight, so my son and I checked out Inside Out. The last major Disney/Pixar thing I saw was either Frozen or Big Hero 6. Frozen, for all that everyone made about it, was kind of a letdown. Don’t get me wrong, the animation was fantastic, and I really enjoy most of the characters, but I’d kinda been expecting more due to the hype. I really like the twist, a lot, but the really big deal seemed to come from the way it flipped certain standard Disney conventions on its head. Great job, but, I think there were some other gaps. Also, lots and lots (and LOTS) of singing. Music is a big part…

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Dracula Untold and Vampires in Virgil’s World

I wanted, so very, very much, to hate this but it actually doesn’t look half bad. Did Dracula need an origin story? No, certainly not, and definitely not as the hero, but it looks like it’ll be better than Maleficent or I, Frankenstein. I have yet to see it, but if the trailer and reviews are any indication, it was horrible. At least Frankenstein’s Monster is a bit sympathetic, I don’t know how they screwed it up so badly. Trailer for Dracula Untold on TrailerAddict. I’ve been wanting to write a short story about Vampires for a while, and this just might have goaded me into action. I hate that Vampires have lost their monstrous quality, that the only dynamic anyone wants to tell anymore is that of the sympathetic, abused, misunderstood, glittery, romantic immortal. Even in stories like Underworld, where the vampires are the baddies, they’re really just guys…

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Godzilla Asian Trailer

Alright. Now I’m excited. I don’t know if it’s that thing that looks like Rodan or the fact that this finally revealed Godzilla’s full face and form, but I’m officially ready. I was one of the few who actually kinda liked the remake with Matthew Broderick (please, don’t hit me in my face) but seeing this Godzilla really points out the lack of that one. This doesn’t look like a T-rex or a lizard, not even a dragon. It looks like Godzilla. More than that, we’re going to get to see a serious throw down. The old Godzilla movies were always at their best when he was fighting someone. Personally, I have a soft spot for Mothra or King Ghidorah, but Rodan will do. For now.

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