Archive for November, 2014

Ranking Disney: Frozen (2013), Part III

It must have been two years ago now, when I decided to go through and Rank all the Disney movies. Essentially, I watched all the Disney movies that existed at the time, and ranked them in the order I liked them. It was fun. Pretty simple. Not as complicated as I’d do them now. One of these years, I’ll go through and update them to make them more like Fun with Franchises.

At the time, there were only 51 Disney movies. Winnie the Pooh was the newest one. So when Wreck-It Ralph came out, I figured I had to do that one as well. So now, writing up the new Disney movie has become an annual tradition for me. I’m actually late on this one. I probably should have put this article up back in March. But whatever. It’s finally time for us to do Frozen.

I was all over this movie when it came out last year. We got a screener right after it came out, and I watched it that day, in the office. And by the time “Let It Go” happened, I was certain the movie was a top ten film for me and that both the song and the movie were going to win Oscars. All three of those things happened.

There’s something so joyous about this movie. I’m sure now as I go through I’ll tear it to pieces. But I still love it. We’ll get to my feelings about it within the rest of the Disney canon later, but in terms of a movie, this is the best pure Disney movie the studio has put out in almost 20 years. This harkens back to the Renaissance days. And we’re going to enjoy this movie that it’s one of those for the next few days, before we get into our usual end of the year festivities. So without further ado, here is Part III of Frozen.

Frozen - Title Card

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Pic of the Day: “The nerve of those Whos. Inviting me down there. On such short notice! Even if I wanted to go my schedule wouldn’t allow it. 4:00, wallow in self pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one; 5:30, jazzercize; 6:30, dinner with me. I can’t cancel that again; 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing… I’m booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?”

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas - 49


Ranking Disney: Frozen (2013), Part II

It must have been two years ago now, when I decided to go through and Rank all the Disney movies. Essentially, I watched all the Disney movies that existed at the time, and ranked them in the order I liked them. It was fun. Pretty simple. Not as complicated as I’d do them now. One of these years, I’ll go through and update them to make them more like Fun with Franchises.

At the time, there were only 51 Disney movies. Winnie the Pooh was the newest one. So when Wreck-It Ralph came out, I figured I had to do that one as well. So now, writing up the new Disney movie has become an annual tradition for me. I’m actually late on this one. I probably should have put this article up back in March. But whatever. It’s finally time for us to do Frozen.

I was all over this movie when it came out last year. We got a screener right after it came out, and I watched it that day, in the office. And by the time “Let It Go” happened, I was certain the movie was a top ten film for me and that both the song and the movie were going to win Oscars. All three of those things happened.

There’s something so joyous about this movie. I’m sure now as I go through I’ll tear it to pieces. But I still love it. We’ll get to my feelings about it within the rest of the Disney canon later, but in terms of a movie, this is the best pure Disney movie the studio has put out in almost 20 years. This harkens back to the Renaissance days. And we’re going to enjoy this movie that it’s one of those for the next few days, before we get into our usual end of the year festivities. So without further ado, here is Part II of Frozen.

Frozen - Title Card (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “If we take them with us to Mars, Santa’s disappearance will remain a mystery. No one on Earth will ever know that Santa Claus was kidnapped by Martians.”

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians


Ranking Disney: Frozen (2013), Part I

It must have been two years ago now, when I decided to go through and Rank all the Disney movies. Essentially, I watched all the Disney movies that existed at the time, and ranked them in the order I liked them. It was fun. Pretty simple. Not as complicated as I’d do them now. One of these years, I’ll go through and update them to make them more like Fun with Franchises.

At the time, there were only 51 Disney movies. Winnie the Pooh was the newest one. So when Wreck-It Ralph came out, I figured I had to do that one as well. So now, writing up the new Disney movie has become an annual tradition for me. I’m actually late on this one. I probably should have put this article up back in March. But whatever. It’s finally time for us to do Frozen.

I was all over this movie when it came out last year. We got a screener right after it came out, and I watched it that day, in the office. And by the time “Let It Go” happened, I was certain the movie was a top ten film for me and that both the song and the movie were going to win Oscars. All three of those things happened.

There’s something so joyous about this movie. I’m sure now as I go through I’ll tear it to pieces. But I still love it. We’ll get to my feelings about it within the rest of the Disney canon later, but in terms of a movie, this is the best pure Disney movie the studio has put out in almost 20 years. This harkens back to the Renaissance days. And we’re going to enjoy this movie that it’s one of those for the next few days, before we get into our usual end of the year festivities. So without further ado, here is Part I of Frozen.

Frozen - Title Card

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Pic of the Day: “I don’t like crooks. And if I did like ’em, I wouldn’t like crooks that are stool pigeons. And if I did like crooks that are stool pigeons, I still wouldn’t like you.”

The Thin Man - 17


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Pic of the Day: “Houston, this is Mission Specialist Ryan Stone. I’m off structure and I’m drifting… Do you copy? … Anybody…? Anyone…? Please copy.”

Gravity - 43


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Pic of the Day: “Superheroes? In New York? Give me a break!”

The Avengers


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Pic of the Day: “Why are you smiling?” “It’s just… it’s the first time I’ve ever seen you look ugly… and that makes me kind of happy.”

Bridesmaids


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Pic of the Day: “You know, you really don’t need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”

The Social Network - 24


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Pic of the Day: “I see you.”

Avatar - 37


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Pic of the Day: “You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

The Dark Knight - 50


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Pic of the Day: “Are you an angry man, Henry?” “About what?” “Are you envious? Do you get envious?” “I don’t think so. No.” “I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people.” “That part of me is gone… working and not succeeding- all my failures has left me… I just don’t… care.” “Well, if it’s in me, it’s in you. There are times when I look at people and I see nothing worth liking. I want to earn enough money that I can get away from everyone.”

There Will Be Blood - 35


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Pic of the Day: “Very odd, what happens in a world without children’s voices.”

Children of Men - 74


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Pic of the Day: “I wish I knew how to quit you.”

Brokeback Mountain - 23


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Pic of the Day: “You are my friends. There is no greater love than for a man to lay down his life for his friends. I cannot be with you much longer, my friends. You cannot go where I am going. My commandment to you after I am gone is this: Love one another. As I have loved you, so love one another.”

The Passion of the Christ - 43


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Pic of the Day: “Never thought I’d die fighting side by side with an Elf.” “What about side by side with a friend?” “Aye. I could do that.”

The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King - 520


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Pic of the Day: “Remember, with great power, comes great responsibility.”

Spider-Man


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Pic of the Day; “Now if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed. Or worse, expelled.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - 245


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Pic of the Day: “I’ve already wasted my whole life. I want to tell you with my last breath that I have always loved you. I would rather be a ghost, drifting by your side as a condemned soul, than enter heaven without you. Because of your love, I will never be a lonely spirit.”

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 62


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Pic of the Day: “Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.” “What truth?” “There is no spoon.”

The Matrix - 62


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Pic of the Day: “James Francis Ryan of Iowa?” “Yes, sir. Paton, Iowa, that’s correct. What is this about?” “Your brothers were killed in combat.” “Which – Which ones?” “All of them.”

Saving Private Ryan - 5


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Pic of the Day: “Listen, Rose. You’re gonna get out of here, you’re gonna go on and you’re gonna make lots of babies, and you’re gonna watch them grow. You’re gonna die an old… an old lady warm in her bed, not here, not this night. Not like this, do you understand me?”

Titanic - 73


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Pic of the Day: “I came to pick you up. You have a game to play.” “I’m helping my friends right now.” “Are you aware that your ‘friends’ are cartoon characters?” “Yeah, so?” “So if it doesn’t bother you, it doesn’t bother me.”

Space Jam - 65