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Bowser 11:09 AM 01-04-2014
Old one is crapping out the server, per the new guidelines.

Browse the old thread that is chock full of goodness here -

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=172245
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Aries Walker 07:51 PM 01-06-2014
Originally Posted by Pablo:
I'd forgotten all about Kick Ass 2. I was hoping it would be as good as the first, but it doesn't sound like it.
It wasn't even close. They abandoned all of the charm and appeal of the first one and went for over-the-top graphic violence and brutality.
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mr. tegu 07:59 PM 01-06-2014
Originally Posted by NewChief:
Okay:

I need suggestions for family friendly movies that aren't the typical animated Pixar stuff because my kids have seen all of those. Things along the lines of Jumanji, Ghostbusters, Willow, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, etc...

I'd prefer movies with enough complexity to keep adults entertained, but they've got to be off the beaten path a bit. Classics with some artistic merit are preferred. We're talking a mature (too mature) 6 year old and a 9 year old here. The Hobbit is about as far as I'll go with the six year old as far as adult themes, and I caved on that one in a moment of weakness (I wanted to see the damned thing too, and I figured letting him see it was my best bet).

Some others they've enjoyed lately:
Escape to Witch Mountain
The Last Mimzy
Air Bud and all the "buddy" movies (groan, I can't stand watching these).


I'm thinking I may hit up all the Miyazaki movies soon. They saw Ponyo when they were younger, but I think they'd like all of them. My older child is obsessed with movies (like on the verge of Asperger's obsessed), so I'd like for him to at least watch stuff that isn't total shit, as he'll sit there and watch Super Buddies, Air Bud, Santa Buddies, and that dreck over and over if I let him, which causes no end of fights about what we're going to watch on family movie nights.
The Land Before Time! I loved that movie.
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ThaVirus 12:11 AM 01-07-2014
Land Before Time was great. They went on for too damn long after they made the 16th one but whatevs.
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NewChief 01:48 AM 01-07-2014
Originally Posted by mr. tegu:
The Land Before Time! I loved that movie.
Their grandmother literally has every single one of those on VHS. Prior to the "buddy" movies, they were my eldest's obsession. He talked like that ****ing pterodactyl for about a year.

He's really into music as well. His first song he "wrote" contained the lyrics "Petrie in the sky, flying so high" sung while he banged on drums and his little brother thrashed a guitar into oblivion.
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listopencil 02:08 AM 01-07-2014
Originally Posted by NewChief:
Okay:

I need suggestions for family friendly movies that aren't the typical animated Pixar stuff because my kids have seen all of those. Things along the lines of Jumanji, Ghostbusters, Willow, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, etc...

I'd prefer movies with enough complexity to keep adults entertained, but they've got to be off the beaten path a bit. Classics with some artistic merit are preferred. We're talking a mature (too mature) 6 year old and a 9 year old here. The Hobbit is about as far as I'll go with the six year old as far as adult themes, and I caved on that one in a moment of weakness (I wanted to see the damned thing too, and I figured letting him see it was my best bet).

Some others they've enjoyed lately:
Escape to Witch Mountain
The Last Mimzy
Air Bud and all the "buddy" movies (groan, I can't stand watching these).


I'm thinking I may hit up all the Miyazaki movies soon.
They saw Ponyo when they were younger, but I think they'd like all of them. My older child is obsessed with movies (like on the verge of Asperger's obsessed), so I'd like for him to at least watch stuff that isn't total shit, as he'll sit there and watch Super Buddies, Air Bud, Santa Buddies, and that dreck over and over if I let him, which causes no end of fights about what we're going to watch on family movie nights.
If you/they haven't already seen them:

Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
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listopencil 02:11 AM 01-07-2014
Oh, and The Prince Of Egypt was pretty good.
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ThaVirus 11:29 PM 01-07-2014
I thought Thor: The Dark World was pretty good.

The main villain was pretty lame and the fight scenes didn't really do it for me but the comic relief alone was worth it.

Pretty much any scene with Loki was tits. Also:

Spoiler!

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chiefzilla1501 04:47 AM 01-08-2014
If you're looking for a good family friendly movie, my two favorite ones (I'm a sap for dogs) Bolt and Hachi (the movie is actually not as cheesy as I thought)

If you want the exact opposite, watch some korean movies. These movies are fucking brilliant, but unbelievably graphic. Man from Nowhere is violent but tremendous. Oldboy is really fucked up, but terrific.
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Dayze 11:10 AM 01-08-2014
I was laying around on the couch last night trying to find something to watch, and found "That's My Boy" about 5 minutes in. Figured "eh...why not"

I was actually laughing my ass off. lots of 'wrong' parts etc.
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SilentHell 11:24 AM 01-08-2014
This isnt a new movie, but it was new to me. It is called Existenz (1999). Movie was extremely awesome. It is similar to an Inception-esque type movie, but better. Left me asking a lot of questions at the end of the movie. I give it an 8/5/10.
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Rausch 11:30 AM 01-08-2014
Originally Posted by SilentHell:
This isnt a new movie, but it was new to me. It is called Existenz (1999). Movie was extremely awesome. It is similar to an Inception-esque type movie, but better. Left me asking a lot of questions at the end of the movie. I give it an 8/5/10.
If you liked that "The Thirteenth Floor" is another good one that's actually relevant now...
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Frosty 12:09 PM 01-08-2014
Originally Posted by patteeu:
Good ones. Here are a few more.

Big (Tom Hanks)
Parent Trap (Lindsay Lohan)
Stardust
The Last Starfighter
Dragonslayer
One of my favorite movies but does have boobies in it briefly so NewChief would have to decide how family friendly that is.

Another of my favorites from that era was "Ladyhawke". I went to find it recently and it looks like it might be out of print. It's pretty expensive for an old movie.

If you liked "Stardust" there is also "The Golden Compass". It wasn't great but I found it entertaining. They were supposed to make the sequels but it doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon.
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Frosty 12:10 PM 01-08-2014
Also, if NewChiefs' son likes fantasy, DragonHeart isn't too bad.
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NewChief 12:41 PM 01-08-2014
Originally Posted by Frosty:
One of my favorite movies but does have boobies in it briefly so NewChief would have to decide how family friendly that is.

Another of my favorites from that era was "Ladyhawke". I went to find it recently and it looks like it might be out of print. It's pretty expensive for an old movie.

If you liked "Stardust" there is also "The Golden Compass". It wasn't great but I found it entertaining. They were supposed to make the sequels but it doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon.
LadyHawke! Damn that is a blast from the past. Great call. And we've debated Dragonheart, but I wasn't sure if it was worth the effort of me driving the family toward consensus on viewing.
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Frosty 01:04 PM 01-08-2014
Originally Posted by NewChief:
And we've debated Dragonheart, but I wasn't sure if it was worth the effort of me driving the family toward consensus on viewing.
My boys and I quite like the movie and have seen it several times. It's not high art, obviously, but it's fun. We got it in a pack that had Dragonheart 2 but I haven't watched that yet.

You mentioned Miyazaki earlier. I would definitely recommend them. My boys really enjoyed them, especially the earlier ones like "Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind" and "My Neighbor Totoro".
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