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 Posted:   Jun 21, 2015 - 10:26 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Stop the presses! Solium likes a movie! Whats more a Pixar movie! Yeah, shocking. I wast totally into this film. This is the definition of film-making. Creative, engaging, complex and moving. Perfect for kids and adults. A film kids will appreciate more when they grow up and revisit it again as adults.

The previews did not do this film justice. It looked so lazy, loud and obnoxious. I was waiting to hate this film. (I guess they had to present the trailers that way in order to get the general audience into the seats.)

Then I heard the score outside of the film first and the two just didn't jive. Polar opposite of the trailers the film opens on a quite and sweet scene. It immediately pulled me in and I started to believe this is gonna be good.

This almost feels like an "art" film. If Woody Allen wrote and directed a Pixar film this would be it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2015 - 11:21 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

So not the 1975 one with Telly savalas and Robert Culp then?!
Good score by Konrad Elfers.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2015 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

So not the 1975 one with Telly savalas and Robert Culp then?!
Good score by Konrad Elfers.


I have no recollection of this film but I'll have to check it out!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2015 - 12:56 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I have an old LP soundtrack called Inside Out with music by Randy Edelman so whenever I see the title of this new film it reminds me of that old one.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2015 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I thought this film was insanely popular with critics and audiences? (and for once I agree) Yet all I hear is silence? I get ten times more reaction when I go on my "modern day movies suck" rants. razz

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2015 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I'm with you, man! Here are my comments from the thread on the other side:

Well, despite the negative impression I got from the trailer, I saw the movie with my wife and daughter today and we all loved it. It was funny and sad and touching and witty and just plain all around great. And yes, I had to fend off tears a couple of times because I'm just a sentimental old fool (especially when it comes to my family), and even though our daughter is only seven years old I already feel a nostalgic tug on my heartstrings when I think about years past and the experiences we've had together. Those who've seen the movie will understand why that's relevant. Anyways, now I'm off to amazon to order the CD with the gift card they gave me for father's day so we can all listen to the music together at home while creating more memories (incidentally, we've been listening to UP on repeat for the past couple of hours while cleaning the house...wait, what was the green emotion again?).

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2015 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Josh, thxs for sharing your thoughts! I thought the film was incredible brave. (no pun intended) While the concept isn't a hundred percent original (what is?) this film was so refreshing from the standard summer fare. It dared to go into directions most general audience films won't go nowadays. After the credits rolled and even today I felt moved by what I saw. It was a beautiful experience that still resonates with me today. It's a film to think about. I can't wait to see it again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2015 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I have an old LP soundtrack called Inside Out with music by Randy Edelman so whenever I see the title of this new film it reminds me of that old one.


Actually, your Randy Edelman soundtrack is called OUTSIDE IN.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2015 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Back on topic, I saw INSIDE OUT yesterday, and it's the only film I've seen this year that I want to see a second time. The amount of thought that went into the visual and story conception of the film is staggering, yet it's simple enough to be understood by children (on at least a basic level) as well as adults. There's no way a two-minute trailer could do justice to this film, and I can see why Disney-Pixar is selling it the way they are. A total worldwide gross of half a billion dollars to date shows that audiences are not disappointed in what they are seeing, despite the slightly deceptive sell job.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2015 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Actually, your Randy Edelman soundtrack is called OUTSIDE IN.

Impeccable timing, Bob.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2015 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I thought this film was insanely popular with critics and audiences? (and for once I agree) Yet all I hear is silence? I get ten times more reaction when I go on my "modern day movies suck" rants. razz

"Negative criticism is fun to write and fun to read" -Anton Ego, Ratatouille

Inside Out is the best film I've seen this year, BTW...wonderful.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2015 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Congrats Solium
It is indeed an excellent movie.
Along with Paddington, probably the best films of the year, easily.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2015 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   BobJ   (Member)

While I didn't dislike the film, I found this far too simplistic and devoid of a real story to enjoy. I wanted to enjoy it, but just didn't. I think all the positive press may have set my expectations a little too high, so I'm going to wait a few months and watch it again.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2015 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Congrats Solium
It is indeed an excellent movie.
Along with Paddington, probably the best films of the year, easily.


I don't know if you saw my post on the other side of the board but I also really enjoyed Tomorrowland. It had a few issues but overall was very fresh, inventive and entertaining.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2015 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Congrats Solium
It is indeed an excellent movie.
Along with Paddington, probably the best films of the year, easily.


I don't know if you saw my post on the other side of the board but I also really enjoyed Tomorrowland. It had a few issues but overall was very fresh, inventive and entertaining.


Oh I agree on Tomorrowland.
Honestly I kind of gave up defending my appreciation of it, I feel like I was swimming up river against the dislike of it.
It is not perfect, but it is fresh, and that counts for a lot.

Giacchino did a good job on both of these scores too.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2016 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Stop the presses! Solium likes a movie! Whats more a Pixar movie! Yeah, shocking. I wast totally into this film. This is the definition of film-making. Creative, engaging, complex and moving. Perfect for kids and adults. A film kids will appreciate more when they grow up and revisit it again as adults.

This almost feels like an "art" film. If Woody Allen wrote and directed a Pixar film this would be it.


Solium speaks truth.

I had just about given up on Pixar - since WALL-E nothing but sequels and formulaic 'kids' pics (I include UP in this category)

But, the guys at PIXAR have OUTDONE themselves again - think THE INCREDIBLES.

tHE BEST film of 2)15!
check it out!
bruce

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2016 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   Metryq   (Member)

Why was the sad sack's poisonous touch permanent, while all the other emotions were not? I didn't care for the conclusion that one should strive for victim status so that everyone will pity you and pay more attention to you. Did a professional head-shrinker really endorse this script?

I love most of Pixar's work, but this one really rubbed my fur the wrong way.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2016 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The film was about a very young girl learning how to deal with her emotions and in particular sadness. She acted age appropriate. They treated her the way Miyazaki treats children in his films- realistically. It wasn't a traditional Hollywood story about growing up, with a lame moral lesson which are a dime a dozen.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2016 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I didn't care for the conclusion that one should strive for victim status so that everyone will pity you and pay more attention to you.

HUH?!?!

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2016 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The film was about a very young girl learning how to deal with her emotions and in particular sadness. She acted age appropriate. They treated her the way Miyazaki treats children in his films- realistically. It wasn't a traditional Hollywood story about growing up, with a lame moral lesson which are a dime a dozen.


The Miyazaki reference is right on! it reminds one of MIyazaki's masterful MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO in its depiction of children.
Also, it seems to referEnce the classic MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS,albeit with the opposite ending
BRM

 
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