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  1. #11
    Originally posted by JediTricks
    - The Muppet Movie
    - Muppets from Space
    - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (although some young kids do get a bit freaked out by Slugworth and some of Wonka's "darker" scenes)
    I would also throw in The Great Muppet Caper with a pre-toupee Charles Grodin. IMO the best Muppet movie to date and pretty dang funny.

    JT, I was actually scared as a kid of the knife vendor who talks with Charlie at the gates of the Chocolate Factory at night. For some reason I thought he was going to whip out a meat cleaver and turn Charlie into a Scrumdiddlyupcious.
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  2. #12
    Thanks for all these!
    We've seen (or own) lots of the titles suggested, but there were some I'd forgotten about. Most notably, the BTTF flix. I'm going to make a point of watching those with the kiddies this summer. Will also have to try out Iron Giant. I missed that one. And will have to figure out if we've missed any of the muppet films. Those are always as funny for me as they are for the kids, if not always for the same reasons. Thanks again


    (BTW, wedgeA, Clash of the Titans is one of my favorite flix to watch with the kids! Have seen it probably 50 times.)
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  3. #13
    Swafman, don't forget the big BTTF DVD set coming this christmas. Also wanted to let you know they are working on a Special Edition of Iron Giant and Clash of the Titans comes out on DVD August 6th. Here are a few more suggestions.

    The 10th Kingdom - An TV Mini-series with John Larraquette, Ed O'Neil, Dianne Weist, and Warwick Davis that is a new spin on the classic Fairy Tale storylines. Really excellent special effects, and a great cast and script.

    Legend - Ridley Scott's foray into the Fantasy Genre is pretty decent. I can't stand Tom Cruise in most movies, but he's ok in this cause it's before he got big and became a egomaniac. Tim Curry portayal of the devil-like Darkness is great, but could scare little kids.

    Masters of the Universe - The underrated He-Man movie. Dolph Lundgren is great as He-Man and Frank Langella is wonderful as the Evil Skeletor. The plot doesn't follow the cartoon series, but it is still a good movie.

    Watership Down - Really good animated movie about a group of rabbits fighting to survive in the world. This film could be a little intense for really young or sensitive kids. But you should enjoy it as well.

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  4. #14
    Thanks JT, I forgot about the Muppet Movie, that was definitely of my childhood favorites. One of the best openings in a film.

    SWAFMAN,
    If you were aware, Clash of the Titans finally hits DVD on 8/6. The Harryhausen effects still impress me to this day. I heard that a remake is planned, and they plan to get rid of the "human chess piece stuff" used by Zeus. Yet another indication of the decline of American film-making .

  5. #15
    I never heard that WedgeA, infact all that I have heard about the re-make was that it was going to focus more on Perseus and less on the gods. Here's what Sci-Fi.com has to say.

    Titans To Clash Again

    John Glenn and Travis Wright, writers of the upcoming SF action movie Red World, will write a remake of 1981's mythology movie Clash of the Titans for producer Adam Schroeder and Warner Brothers, Variety columnist Michael Fleming reported. The remake will focus on Zeus' son, the ancient Greek soldier Perseus, as he tries to procure the head of Medusa to defeat an unstoppable tyrant, Fleming reported.

    Bob Brassell and David Beaubaire will oversee the film with producers Schroeder and Bryan Hickel.


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  6. #16
    Welp, I couldn't belive it but it seems to be true. Well, if it's still implied that the gods seem to be influencing events, they don't need to actually show them moving the chesspiece figures around. As long as the film is good, I don't mind. After all, we still have the original. From Cinescape.com:

    CLASH OF THE TITANS remake gets going?
    ‘It’ writers of the moment get the task
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    Dateline: Tuesday, June 4, 2002

    By: CHRISTOPHER ALLAN SMITH
    By: News Editor
    Source: Variety

    In an item recounting the triumphs of this week’s ‘it’ writers of the moment, John Glenn and Travis Wright, comes the news the duo, who just finished penning RED WORLD

    for Jerry Bruckheimer, have been tapped by Warner Bros. to write a remake of 1981’s CLASH OF THE TITANS.

    As Michael Fleming sketched out their take on the project, “they've dropped the cheesy chessboard manipulation of characters by Zeus and other gods that was part of the original pic. It turns all the action toward Zeus' son, the Ancient Greek soldier Perseus as he tries to procure the head of Medusa to defeat an unstoppable tyrant.”

    As the duo told Fleming, “We had a 16-page take that got us the job, and the studio responded to what will be an adventure film with religious elements.”

    It seems their plate has been full of remakes lately. They’ve also just finished a script for MTV’s remake of the gang flick THE WARRIORS and another version of JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH for Paramount.


    MTFBWY and HH!!

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    AGENTS OF ATLAS - Returns in Early 2009.

  7. #17
    I always watched any flick at a youg age,as long as it wasnt porn,I could watch it,So I wouldnt mind having p[arents watching Gladiator or something rated R with Kids.
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  8. #18
    Originally posted by Mandalorian Candidat
    I would also throw in The Great Muppet Caper with a pre-toupee Charles Grodin. IMO the best Muppet movie to date and pretty dang funny.

    JT, I was actually scared as a kid of the knife vendor who talks with Charlie at the gates of the Chocolate Factory at night. For some reason I thought he was going to whip out a meat cleaver and turn Charlie into a Scrumdiddlyupcious.
    IMO, Great Muppet Caper was too 'kiddyfied' for my tastes, and I felt that way when I was 6 when it came out. I feel like it just doesn't have the heart that made the Muppet Movie so special. I was very surprised to find that the post-Jim Henson "Muppets from Space" had a lot of heart though, I was expecting bupkis.

    I think everybody has a "disturbing" feeling from some part of Willy Wonka, my sister is 25 and still gets freaked out when Wonka takes the boat into the dark and starts singing in his creepy Gene Wilder voice.


    Another film that'd fit well in this category would be "Labyrinth" directed by Jim Henson, a bit more mature of a muppet movie but without the scary, creepy, disturbing freakishness of The Dark Crystal.


    JJB, I think Legend and MOTU are both older-kids movies due to intensity and violence. MOTU is also just plain bad IMO.
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  9. #19
    Agreed - I own the MOTU DVD because I liked it as a kid, but it hasn't held up for me over the years.
    Swaffy, you'll definitely "need a lobotomy" if you watch that with the kids!

  10. #20
    re: remakes

    it's getting kind of disgusting to me - all the remakes of past films and old tv shows into films. sure, advancements in effects like CGI will make a new 'Titans' bigger and fancier, but I think the Olivier/Hamlin/Meredith version is great and wish they wouldn't dilute it by doing a remake.

    I mean, would you want to see a remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark? (no South Park jokes )

    The Doctor Doolittle remake was one that especially ticked me off. They turned a sweet and wonderful movie into a toilet humor slapstick moronathon.

    C'mon, film industry! Howzabout some freshness, creativity and originality (and there are some terrific, original films). And c'mon movie ticket buyers, quit paying to see insulting, lowest-common-denominator, re-tread dreck! This stuff wouldn't be getting made if there was no audience willing to spend $ to see it.
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