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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #1110 on: March 24, 2022, 08:49:07 AM »


Title: Weißblaue Geschichten
This set includes 18 of the produced 22 episodes which star Gustl Bayrhammer. For unexplained reasons, four episodes are not included. Sadly one of those is an episode which did leave a lasting impression with me. At least I think it was from this series. It was an episode guest-starring G.G. Hoffmann (the German voice of Captain Kirk and early Sean Connery)

It has been 12 years and I finally got the missing episode :)
Recently I found out by chance, that there is now a second volume of this anthology series, which includes the 4 episodes they had skipped in the first volume. And my memory served me right. the episode guest starred G.G. Hoffmann. Though I never found any hints on the internet that he was ever involved in the series. Nowhere this information can be found. But I recognized his voice immediately and the end credits confirmed it :)



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« Reply #1111 on: October 28, 2022, 09:21:43 AM »
     Death Note: TV Drama: The Complete Collection (2015/Japan)
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I am fan of the Death Note series. I have read and enjoyed the manga series. Seen the anime adaption. I am a big fan of the 2006 movie adaption.
This 2015 TV series is a retelling. Quality wise it is similar to the 2006 movie. It very much reminded me of it. From the actors to the sets. At first it seemed they are following the same path, but very early on you notice changes in the characters. A lot of the plans that Light has in the manga/movies, he also has here, but somehow they all seem to fail and he has to find new solutions to get out of his troubles. So even if you know the story, this series is worth a watch. I really enjoyed it from beginning to end.

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« Reply #1112 on: March 20, 2023, 05:04:22 PM »
     Ready Player One (2018/United States)
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Germany)
Director:Steven Spielberg
Writing:Zak Penn (Screenwriter), Ernest Cline (Screenwriter), Ernest Cline (Original Material By)
Length:140 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: Dolby Atmos 3D, English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, German: Dolby Atmos 3D, German: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:English, German

Stars:
Tye Sheridan as Parzival / Wade
Olivia Cooke as Art3mis / Samantha
Ben Mendelsohn as Sorrento
Lena Waithe as Aech / Helen
T.J. Miller as I-ROk

Plot:
Die Handlung spielt 2045 in einer chaotischen Welt am Rande des Zusammenbruchs. Doch die Menschen finden Erlösung in dem gigantischen virtuellen Universum OASIS, das der geniale, exzentrische James Halliday (Mark Rylance) entwickelt hat. Als Halliday stirbt, hinterlässt er sein ungeheures Vermögen der ersten Person, die jenes Easter Egg findet, das er irgendwo in der OASIS versteckt hat. Ein junger Held namens Wade Watts findet wider Erwarten erste Hinweise, und schon gerät er in eine halsbrecherische, realitätsverändernde Schatzjagd durch ein ebenso fantastisches wie geheimnisvolles Universum voller Entdeckungen und Gefahren.

Awards:
Nominated:
Academy Award (2018)  Best Visual Effects (Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew Butler, David Shirk)

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Featurettes
  • Digital Copy
  • Wendecover


My Thoughts:
I haven't read the book. But I enjoyed this movie. I know the movie is not that critically acclaimed, but I really like it. I have seen it in the past on streaming services. And I decided to add it to my collection recently and still enjoyed this movie the second time around. But that may be mostly because of the 80s nostalgia in this movie.

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« Reply #1113 on: March 20, 2023, 05:08:31 PM »
     Free Guy (2021/United States)
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (Germany)
Director:Shawn Levy
Writing:Matt Lieberman (Screenwriter), Zak Penn (Screenwriter), Matt Lieberman (Story By)
Length:115 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.39
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, German: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Subtitles:Danish, English, French, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish

Stars:
Ryan Reynolds as Guy
Jodie Comer as Millie / Molotovgirl
Lil Rel Howery as Buddy
Joe Keery as Keys
Utkarsh Ambudkar as Mouser

Plot:
Ryan Reynolds ist der Star dieser actiongeladenen Comedy. Guy führt das Leben eines einfachen Kassierers bei einer Bank, als er eines Tages entdeckt, dass er nichts weiter ist als eine Hintergrundfigur in dem Open-World-Videogame „Free City”. Er beschließt, der Held seiner eigenen Geschichte zu werden – und diese selbst zu schreiben! Ebenfalls dabei sind Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery und Taika Waititi. Regie führt Shawn Levy. Free Guy ist ein rasanter Action-Spaß.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes


My Thoughts:
I have seen this movie at the cinema with my wife and we both really enjoyed it. And I enjoyed it just as much the second time around on Blu-ray. The way the game world is potrayed and how Guy finds out about it and begins to master it and fun to watch. And I found the ending very satisfying.

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« Reply #1114 on: March 20, 2023, 05:12:47 PM »
     Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022/United States)
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Leonine (Germany)
Director:Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Writing:Daniel Kwan (Writer), Daniel Scheinert (Writer)
Length:140 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.39
Audio:German: Dolby Atmos 3D, English: Dolby Atmos 3D, Commentary: DTS 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English, German

Stars:
Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang
Stephanie Hsu as Joy Wang / Jobu Tupaki
Ke Huy Quan as Waymond Wang
James Hong as Gong Gong
Jamie Lee Curtis as Deirdre Beaubeirdre

Plot:
Waschsalonbesitzerin Evelyn geht im Chaos ihres Alltags unter: Der bevorstehende Besuch ihres Vaters überfordert sie und die anstehende Steuererklärung wächst ihr komplett über den Kopf. Der Gang zum Finanzamt ist unausweichlich, doch während sie mit ihrer Familie bei der Steuerprüferin vorspricht, wird ihr Universum komplett durcheinandergewirbelt. Raum und Zeit lösen sich auf, und die Menschen um sie herum haben, ebenso wie sie selbst, plötzlich weitere Leben in Parallelwelten. Sie entdeckt, dass das Multiversum real ist und sie auf die Fähigkeiten und das Leben anderer Versionen ihrer selbst zugreifen kann. Das ist auch bitter nötig, denn sie wird mit einer großen Mission betraut: Der Rettung der Welt vor dem unbekannten Bösen.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Commentary
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes
  • Bonus Trailers


My Thoughts:
I heard a lot of praising things about it. But the trailer never won me really around. But I had decided to buy it, because I thought it should be something exactly to my liking. I finally came around to watch it after it won so many Oscars. But I must say, I was really bored by it and it took multiple sessions to completly get through it. I should have listened to my initial gut reaction to this movie.

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« Reply #1115 on: March 20, 2023, 07:11:37 PM »
I felt pretty much the same from the trailer. When I spotted the 4K release at a pawn shop for only $2 brand new sealed I grabbed it anyway for that price. Then The Oscars got me excited to watch it, this film is one of the reasons I decided on a 4K marathon for the rest of this month! LOL Now your review has me concerned again!  :surrender: :hysterical:

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« Reply #1116 on: March 20, 2023, 08:27:54 PM »
I really am curious what your thoughts on this movie are. So cannot wait for you to watch it :)



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« Reply #1117 on: March 20, 2023, 09:01:48 PM »
     Free Guy (2021/United States)
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (Germany)
Director:Shawn Levy
Writing:Matt Lieberman (Screenwriter), Zak Penn (Screenwriter), Matt Lieberman (Story By)
Length:115 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.39
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, German: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Subtitles:Danish, English, French, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish

Stars:
Ryan Reynolds as Guy
Jodie Comer as Millie / Molotovgirl
Lil Rel Howery as Buddy
Joe Keery as Keys
Utkarsh Ambudkar as Mouser

Plot:
Ryan Reynolds ist der Star dieser actiongeladenen Comedy. Guy führt das Leben eines einfachen Kassierers bei einer Bank, als er eines Tages entdeckt, dass er nichts weiter ist als eine Hintergrundfigur in dem Open-World-Videogame „Free City”. Er beschließt, der Held seiner eigenen Geschichte zu werden – und diese selbst zu schreiben! Ebenfalls dabei sind Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery und Taika Waititi. Regie führt Shawn Levy. Free Guy ist ein rasanter Action-Spaß.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes


My Thoughts:
I have seen this movie at the cinema with my wife and we both really enjoyed it. And I enjoyed it just as much the second time around on Blu-ray. The way the game world is potrayed and how Guy finds out about it and begins to master it and fun to watch. And I found the ending very satisfying.

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I seen this one... I think from the library maybe... I really liked it. but haven't gotten a copy yet.
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« Reply #1118 on: March 23, 2023, 10:21:36 PM »
I really am curious what your thoughts on this movie are. So cannot wait for you to watch it :)

Safe to say I enjoyed it a bit more then you.  :cheers:
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« Reply #1119 on: March 24, 2023, 10:15:04 AM »
     The LEGO Movie (2014/United States/Denmark)
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Warner Home Video (Germany)
Director:Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Writing:Phil Lord (Screenwriter), Christopher Miller (Screenwriter), Dan Hageman (Story By), Kevin Hageman (Story By), Phil Lord (Story By), Christopher Miller (Story By)
Length:100 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:German: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:English, German

Stars:
Will Arnett as Batman/Bruce Wayne (voice)
Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle/Lucy (voice)
Craig Berry as Blake (voice)
Alison Brie as Unikitty (voice)
David Burrows as Octan Robot (voice)

Plot:
Der erste LEGO® Kinofilm handelt von Emmet, einer ganz normalen, völlig durchschnittlichen LEGO® Minifigur die stets alle Regeln befolgt. Durch einen Zufall wird Emmet aber für einen außergewöhnlichen Helden gehalten, der als Einziger die Welt retten kann. Deshalb begleitet er ein Gruppe unbekannter (wie bekannter) Helden auf einer gewaltigen Mission, um einem bösen Tyrannen das Handwerk zu legen. Urkomisch wird es deshalb, weil der arme Emmet mit dieser Aufgabe heillos überfordert ist.

Awards:
Won:
New York Film Critics Circle Awards (2014)  Best Animated Film
Nominated:
Academy Award (2014)  Best Original Song ("Everything Is Awesome" - Shawn Patterson)
Golden Globe (2014)  Best Animated Feature Film

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Digital Copy
  • Wendecover


My Thoughts:
This was now the second time that I have watched this movie. I took it out of my storage, because I think my son is now ready to watch this movie and he is a big LEGO fan. We have a lot of LEGO sets and we play a lot of LEGO games on Nintendo Switch, like Marvel Superheroes and LEGO City Undercover.
This time around I watched it alone though, because I had the urge to watch it again in original English. Hopefully we come around to watch together the German dub.
I enjoy this movie. Especially the ending and all the references to 80s LEGO. For example the astronaut with the broken helmet. I have a lot of those broken helmets in my old LEGO collection.
I also have LEGO Batman Movie in my collection, which I remember that I had enjoyed more than this. I will watch it soon.

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« Reply #1120 on: March 27, 2023, 08:47:03 AM »
     Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022/United States)
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (Germany)
Director:Sam Raimi
Writing:Michael Waldron (Writer), Stan Lee (Original Characters By), Steve Ditko (Original Characters By)
Length:127 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.39
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, German: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Subtitles:Danish, English, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

Stars:
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / The Scarlet Witch
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo
Benedict Wong as Wong
Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez

Plot:
Das Universum gerät aus den Fugen – in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Die Marvel Studios sprengen erneut die Grenzen des Marvel Cinematic Universe und laden das Publikum auf eine atemberaubende Reise ein, die alles bisher Dagewesene auf den Kopf stellt. Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) muss einem mysteriösen neuen Widersacher entgegentreten, um das Ende aller Dimensionen zu verhindern. Machen Sie sich bereit für ein Marvel Abenteuer jenseits aller Vorstellungskraft.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes


My Thoughts:
This was the second time, that I have watched this movie. The first time, when it came out on Disney+.
I have to say, that I enjoyed it more the second time. Probably because the first time it didn't match my expectations about the multiverse storyline. But now, that I knew what they were going for, I could appreciate it more.
A little problem though is, that it assumes that you have seen WandaVision. I had, but my wife, with whom I watched it now, hadn't. And she was a little lost because of the kid's that Wanda supposedly had.

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« Reply #1121 on: March 27, 2023, 08:53:33 AM »
     Speed (1994/United States)
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (Germany)
Director:Jan de Bont
Writing:Graham Yost (Writer)
Length:111 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: DTS 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English, German, Commentary

Stars:
Keanu Reeves as Jack Traven
Dennis Hopper as Howard Payne
Sandra Bullock as Annie
Joe Morton as Capt. McMahon
Jeff Daniels as Harry

Plot:
Er ist ein Cop aus der Anti-Terror-Einheit von Los Angeles. Und so ist der Alarm für Jack Traven nichts Ungewöhnliches: Ein Terrorist will drei Millionen Dollar erpressen, oder die zufälligen Geiseln in einem Aufzug fallen 35 Stockwerke in die Tiefe. Doch Jack schafft das Unmögliche – die Geiseln werden gerettet und der Terrorist stirbt an seiner eigenen Bombe. Scheinbar. Denn schon wenig später steht Jack (Keanu Reeves) dem Bombenexperten Payne erneut gegenüber. Diesmal hat sich der Erpresser eine ganz perfide Mordwaffe ausgedacht: Er platziert eine Bombe in einem öffentlichen Bus. Der Mechanismus der Sprengladung schaltet sich automatisch ein, sobald der Bus schneller als 50 Meilen in der Stunde fährt und detoniert sofort, sobald die Geschwindigkeit sinkt. Plötzlich wird für eine Handvoll ahnungsloser Durchschnittsbürger der Weg zur Arbeit zum Höllentrip – und nur Jack hat ihr Leben in der Hand. Als der Busfahrer verletzt wird, übernimmt Fahrgast Annie (Sandra Bullock) das Steuer. Doch wohin mit einem Bus, der nicht bremsen kann in der Stadt der Staus? Doch es kommt noch schlimmer. Payne (Dennis Hopper) will jetzt nicht nur "seine" drei Millionen Dollar. Er will Jack. Um jeden Preis.

Awards:
Won:
Academy Award (1994)  Best Sound (Gregg Landaker, Steve Maslow, Bob Beemer, David MacMillan)
Academy Award (1994)  Best Sound Effects Editing (Stephen Hunter Flick)
AFI (1994)  100 Years... 100 Thrills (2001)
BAFTA (1994)  Editing (John Wright)
BAFTA (1994)  Sound (Stephen Hunter Flick, Gregg Landaker, Steve Maslow, Bob Beemer, David MacMillan)
BMI Film & TV Music Awards (1995)  BMI Film Music Award (Mark Mancina)
MTV Movie Awards (1995)  Best Action Sequence
MTV Movie Awards (1995)  Best Female Performance (Sandra Bullock)
MTV Movie Awards (1995)  Best On-screen Duo (Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves)
MTV Movie Awards (1995)  Best Villain (Dennis Hopper)
MTV Movie Awards (1995)  Most Desirable Female (Sandra Bullock)
Saturn (1994)  Best Actress (Sandra Bullock)
Nominated:
Academy Award (1994)  Best Film Editing (John Wright)
American Cinema Editors Awards (1995)  Best Edited Feature Film (John Wright)
BAFTA (1994)  Achievement In Special Effects (Boyd Shermis, John Frazier, Ron Brinkman, Richard Hollander)
Cinema Audio Society Awards (1995)  Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film (Gregg Landaker, Steve Maslow, Bob Beemer, David MacMillan)
MTV Movie Awards (1995)  Best Kiss (Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves)
MTV Movie Awards (1995)  Best Male Performance (Keanu Reeves)
MTV Movie Awards (1995)  Best Movie
Saturn (1994)  Best Action / Adventure / Thriller Film
Saturn (1994)  Best Director (Jan De Bont)

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Commentary
  • Trailers
  • Photo Gallery
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Production Notes
  • Multi Angle
  • Music Videos
  • Interviews
  • Storyboard Comparisons


My Thoughts:
I haven't seen this movie for a long time. It is still great fun to watch and really holds up. I enjoyed every minute of it. Keannu Reeves and Sandra Bullock both did a great job.

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« Reply #1122 on: March 31, 2023, 12:21:31 PM »
     The Death and Return of Superman (2019/United States)
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Germany)
Director:Sam Liu, Jake Castorena, Sam Liu
Writing:Jerry Siegel (Original Characters By), Joe Shuster (Original Characters By), Jerry Siegel (Original Characters By), Jack Kirby (Original Characters By), Paul Norris (Original Characters By), Bob Kane (Original Characters By), Bill Finger (Original Characters By), Marv Wolfman (Original Characters By), Jerry Ordway (Original Characters By), Marv Wolfman (Original Characters By), George Pérez (Original Characters By), Brett Breeding (Original Characters By), Jerry Ordway (Original Characters By), Louise Simonson (Original Characters By), Roger Stern (Original Characters By), Dan Jurgens (Original Characters By), Louise Simonson (Original Characters By), Jon Bogdanove (Original Characters By), Dan Jurgens (Original Characters By), John Byrne (Original Characters By), Joe Samachson (Original Characters By), Joe Certa (Original Characters By), William Moulton Marston (Original Characters By), Peter J. Tomasi (Writer), Jim Krieg (Writer), Tim Sheridan (Writer)
Length:166 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:Danish, English, French, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish

Stars:
Jerry O'Connell as Superman (voice)
Rebecca Romijn as Lois Lane (voice)
Rainn Wilson as Lex Luthor (voice)
Jonathan Adams as Mayor (voice)
Rocky Carroll as Perry White, Silas Stone (voice)

Plot:
Basierend auf der hochgelobten DC-Storyline wird die packende Saga The Death and Return of Superman hier als ungekürzter, ineinander übergehender animierter Film präsentiert – über zwei Stunden nonstop Action. Erlebe den schonungslosen kampf zwischen der Justice League und einer unaufhaltbaren außerirdischen Kraft, die nur als Doomsday bekannt ist. Es ist eine Schlacht, die nur Superman beenden kann und die Metropolis für immer verändern wird. Also schnall dich an und begleite den Man of Steel auf eine epische und unvergessliche Reise.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Featurettes
  • Aus dem DC Archiv:
  • -Jusitce League Unlimited: Die Liga der Gerechten - The Doomsday Sanction
  • -Batman: The Brave & the Bold: Darkseid Descending
  • -Legion of Superheroes: Dark Victory
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • -Superman:


My Thoughts:
This movie is a combined version of the two movies "The Death of Superman" and "The Reign of the Supermen". And is the second attempt to make an animated movie out of "The Death of Superman" storyline from the comics. The first was Superman: Doomsday, which heavily shortened the storyline to fit in 70 minutes runtime. This movie here is over 2.5 hours long. And I really enjoyed it. If you enjoyed Superman: Doomsday, it is worth to check this one out. It is a completely different movie.

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« Reply #1123 on: April 03, 2023, 08:12:39 AM »
     Toy Story 4 (2019/United States)
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Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Germany)
Director:Josh Cooley
Writing:John Lasseter (Story By), Andrew Stanton (Story By), Josh Cooley (Story By), Valerie LaPointe (Story By), Rashida Jones (Story By), Will McCormack (Story By), Martin Hynes (Story By), Stephany Folsom (Story By), Andrew Stanton (Screenwriter), Stephany Folsom (Screenwriter)
Length:100 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:German: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Italian: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Subtitles:English, German, Italian

Stars:
Tom Hanks as Woody (voice)
Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Annie Potts as Bo Peep (voice)
Tony Hale as Forky (voice)
Keegan-Michael Key as Ducky (voice)

Plot:
Als Woody, Buzz Lightyear und die anderen Spielzeuge mit Bonnie und ihrem neuen Bastelprojekt Forky in den Urlaub fahren, beginnt für sie ein wahnwitziges Abenteuer, auf dem sie nicht nur eine Reihe schräger Charaktere begegnen, sondern auch einen lang verlorenen Freund wiederfinden! Ein atemberaubendes Meisterwerk aus den Pixar Animation Studios mit spektakulären Animationen, Humor und ganz viel Herz.

Awards:
Won:
Academy Award (2019)  Best Animated Feature Film (Josh Cooley, Jonas Rivera, Mark Nielsen)
Nominated:
Academy Award (2019)  Best Original Song (Randy Newman)
Golden Globe (2019)  Best Animated Feature Film

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Featurettes


My Thoughts:
I finally came around watching this movie. I really enjoyed it. It is not much of a must-see as the others, but I think it is a good solution to the story (even though Toy Story 3 already provided a greate solution).
The graphics are really astonishing. How far CGI has come. If there were no characters involved, you could think this is a live-action movie.
Early on I thought this feels more just like another adventure for the characters, but the movie concludes in a way, that I feel now is a good time to stop.

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« Reply #1124 on: April 07, 2023, 08:38:43 AM »
     Eternals (2021/United States)
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (Germany)
Director:Chloé Zhao
Writing:Chloé Zhao (Screenwriter), Patrick Burleigh (Screenwriter), Ryan Firpo (Screenwriter), Kaz Firpo (Screenwriter), Ryan Firpo (Story By), Kaz Firpo (Story By), Jack Kirby (Original Material By)
Length:156 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.39
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, German: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Danish, English, French, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish

Stars:
Gemma Chan as Sersi
Richard Madden as Ikaris
Angelina Jolie as Thena
Salma Hayek as Ajak
Kit Harington as Dane Whitman

Plot:
Der neue packende Film aus den Marvel Studios begeistert mit einem brillanten Star-Ensemble. ETERNALS erzählt von einer Gruppe Helden und Heldinnen aus den Tiefen des Universums, die die Erde bereits seit Anbeginn der Menschheit beschützt haben. Als monströse Kreaturen namens Deviants, die lange Zeit verschollen geglaubt waren, auf mysteriöse Weise zurückkehren, müssen die Eternals ihre Kräfte vereinen, um die Menschheit erneut zu verteidigen.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes


My Thoughts:
This movie took me several sittings until I finally got through months after I started it. I was bored to death by it. Some action scenes were well executed and the special effects were good, but the story and the direction was boring as hell.
I feel the studio thought it sounds not good on paper, but expected it to be a Guardians of the Galaxy hit. But it didn't work out that way.

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