tim burton

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a fascinating story that seems to waste far too much time explaining what the hell is going on.

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With his new film Big Eyes, Tim Burton and collaborators suffer from what I like to call bad history teacher syndrome. They are too interested in the what and not enough in the how or the why.

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Some honorable mentions that didn’t quite clear the quality bar included Holes, The Indian in the Cupboard, Watership Down, Stuart Little, Where the Red Fern Grows, Little Red Riding Hood, Bridge to Terabithia, Winnie the Pooh (2011), Horton Hears a Who, Coraline, Curious George (2006), How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Charlotte’s Web, and Hook (Peter Pan deserves better).

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Frankenweenie ultimately proves that Burton was right to resurrect the project. You will believe a dog can fry.

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Trevan and Eric talk about Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s eighth collaboration Dark Shadows before moving onto a movie they actually want to talk about: The Avengers. And check out Eric’s other project U.S. Air Guitar. Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.

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‘Dark Shadows’ has the talent behind and in front of the camera to be the lusty, campy drama it wants to be, but the movie has a lot of exposition to get out of the way first.

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‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ has been re-issued on home video again, this time in a three-Disc 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. Is it worth it?

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Sure, Tim Burton directed this new loose adaptation of the Lewis Carroll novels “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass,” but you know exactly what to expect with him: Gothic art direction and loony characters. What makes a Tim Burton movie something more than just a visual delight is its screenplay. This one was [...]

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Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride is a new stop-motion animation feature in the vein of the cult favorite Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Both feature a similarly conventional love story, and both are set in the reliably marketable director’s trademark fairy-tale world. The demands of the stop-motion method keep Corpse Bride at a brief 78 [...]

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