Posts tagged "Tim Burton"

Watch This, Not That: Frankenweenie vs. Hotel Transylvania

Watch This, Not That: Frankenweenie vs. Hotel Transylvania
Hot on the heels of Paranorman, and with Halloween right around the corner, family audiences get to choose between two horror-themed animated films out in theaters now.  If the box office is to believed, Frankenweenie is a disappointing dud and Hotel Transylvania is a real crowd-pleaser.  In the words of the great Joe Biden, that’s... Read more »

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman Returns (1992)

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman Returns (1992)
BATMAN RETURNS (1992) With the massive success of Batman under their belt ($250 million in the U.S. alone – in ’89 dollars! With no 3D upcharges!), Tim Burton and Michael Keaton reunited for the inevitable sequel.  But that kind of success gives a filmmaker plenty of clout, so Burton seemingly cashed in on that newfound... Read more »

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-watching Batman (1989)

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-watching Batman (1989)
In honor of next weekend’s release of the hugely anticipated trilogy capper, The Dark Knight Rises, and because I’ve just recently re-watched all of the Burton/Schumacher films with my son, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to reflect back on the first four Batman movies that paved the way for Christopher Nolan’s take.  Forget the ’60s... Read more »
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Movie Review: Dark Shadows (**)

Movie Review: Dark Shadows (**)
DARK SHADOWS Genre: Horror Comedy, TV Adaptation, Tim Burton (he’s a genre unto himself at this point) Premise: After being turned into a vampire by a malicious witch (Eva Green) and buried alive, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) awakens centuries later to the year 1972 and returns to his ancestral home to help his dysfunctional clan save the... Read more »