11-14 Living in a Post Jack-and-Jill World

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    I don't have any idea what any of this means.  Except I have heard of Harry Potter.  And I liked Happy Gilmore.
     
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    What movie has Chris Rock ever been in that was good? And I mean besides the one where he played the crack addict....New Jack City was it?
     
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    [QUOTE]What movie has Chris Rock ever been in that was good? And I mean besides the one where he played the crack addict....New Jack City was it?
    Posted by geoffmc4[/QUOTE]

    Pootey Tang?
     
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    Dogma.

    I also remember him being pretty good in Nurse Betty, but I watched it one time a decade ago.
     
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    King of Queens is now....

    "Mike & Mollie!"

    Wink
     
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    King of Queens just keeps getting fatter.
     
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    Edd is my hero.
     
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    [QUOTE]I will admit Kevin James is kind of endearing. So is it the material they're churning out these days, or what? I haven't seen a decent kid's movie in a long, long time.
    Posted by Zeptember[/QUOTE]

    The new Puss in Boots is kinda cute, if you can take that Zach Gafalwhatshisname,
     
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    [QUOTE]Spoiler Alert! Here are the 7 plots to all the movies you will see.... Overcoming the Monster Hero learns of a great evil threatening the land, and sets out to destroy it. Rags to Riches Surrounded by dark forces who suppress and ridicule him, the Hero slowly blossoms into a mature figure who ultimately gets riches, a kingdom, and the perfect mate. The Quest Hero learns of a great MacGuffin that he desperately wants to find, and sets out to find it, often with companions. Voyage and Return Hero heads off into a magic land with crazy rules, ultimately triumphs over the madness and returns home far more mature than when he set out. Comedy Hero and Heroine are destined to get together, but a dark force is preventing them from doing so; the story conspires to make the dark force repent , and suddenly the Hero and Heroine are free to get together. This is part of a cascade of effects that shows everyone for who they really are, and allows two or more other relationships to correctly form. Tragedy The flip side of the Overcoming the Monster plot. Our protagonist character is the Villain, but we get to watch him slowly spiral down into darkness before he's finally defeated, freeing the land from his evil influence. Rebirth As with the Tragedy plot, but our protagonist manages to realize his error before it's too late, and does a Heel Face Turn to avoid inevitable defeat.
    Posted by RogerTaylor[/QUOTE]

    Wow, Roger, you sure know your hero types! Were you a student of Lord Raglan or Mircea Eliade?
     
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    Brave Little Toaster
    Kiki's Delivery Service

    Riffing off Roger, so many childrens' films come down to the Myth of the Return.
     
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    Hating stuff is hilarious.
     
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    [QUOTE]Finding Nemo was interesting because of the animation and the story was cute. Lion King did have a good story for a kids movie. The Wizard of Oz. I don't expect to be gripped, I just want to be able to sit through it without considering slashing my wrists.
    Posted by Zeptember[/QUOTE]

    Most Pixar movies are good at keeping the parents engaged with humor or references intended for the adult audience.
     
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    [QUOTE]Kids movies I left saying "hey, you know that was ok." - Spy Kids - Shrek  In both cases, I was expecting utter horror, and was pleasantly surprised that I was entertained.  
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    I liked Ponyo and Spirited Away.  (The latter was really excellent.)  Up was surprisingly good.
     
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    I'm speaking here as a mom who pretty much never gets to watch anything that would be of her own choosing (one disadvantage of the job!):

    Um, I must confess that I like Big Time Rush.  It's not quite as good as its predecessor, Ned's Declassified, which was inspired, but it's still okay. 

    Victorious I find hard to watch.  (And listen to -- most of the songs are ripoffs of some of the worst earworm songs in history -- gah!!)   And Wizards of Waverly Place -- not great, but it has the one distinction of being the only show on the Disney channel with live actors that is not totally execrable.


    I agree with RDG on Puss in Boots -- it's cute, and I thought all the adult humor was over the head of my little one, so I don't even think it deserved the PG it got.  That's a compliment, as it seems most movies and especially TV shows that cater to kids are really not all that appropriate for kids. 

    On the plus side with Jack and Jill:  The advertising is very accurate, because it looks awful and apparently (thanks for the heads-up, steddie) it really is. 





     
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    I agree, EES. Some adult humor in the new Puss in Boots. I saw a production of it at the WHAT theatre (Wellfleet), where Puss was played by a female actress who treated her character like soft porn (including her costume). I don't know why this particular production was marketed to children.
     
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    RDG:  I meant that in the Puss In Boots movie, I didn't see anything that put it over the "G" category.  There was some inuendo and one joke about eggs, but neither crossed the line into PG, I thought. 

    Which is unusual, because most "kid" stuff crosses the line with such force the line cries and crumbles.

     
     
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    Oh, my mistake, EES. I was thinking of the scene where Humpty almost loses his manliness.

    But yes, as you said, there's not an awful lot of adult in it. There were children of all ages when we saw it. I really liked the cat-dancing/music scene.
     
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    [QUOTE]I really liked Grandma's Boy.
    Posted by WrongestWay[/QUOTE]


    Probably one of the most underrated movies ever.
     
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    [QUOTE]Oh, my mistake, EES. I was thinking of the scene where Humpty almost loses his manliness. But yes, as you said, there's not an awful lot of adult in it. There were children of all ages when we saw it. I really liked the cat-dancing/music scene.
    Posted by reindeergirl[/QUOTE]


    I actually don't even remember that -- like I said it was good, but apparently not great enough to be memorable!  :)  Plus, after years of iCarly, probably my meter is broken.  The adult joke that jumped out at me was the tatooed guy with the vine on his chest and the golden goose on his back offering to show the eggs.

    My 5 year old was more concerned with the scary elements -- Jack and Jill (bringing it back to the thread topic!) were quite menacing on the big screen.  And her favorite part is the kitty who puts his paw up to his mouth and says "oooohh!"

     
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    I LOVED Ponyo!  And the ancient fish!

    My niece is totally obsessed with the ancient fish.
     

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