Film Review: Batman (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker REVIEW: “Batman” had long been a fan favorite among comic book readers. It was announced that in 1989 a “revived Batman” film would arrive on the talents of director/visionary Tim Burton. Tim had just finished his film “Beetlejuice” which was well received. So fans were anxious to see what this stylistic director would … Continue reading

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Film Review: Big Fish (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life. REVIEW: Tim Burton has a knack for creating compelling films. Big Fish” takes something as simple as a metaphor “the fish that got away” and gives life to a feature full of fantasy, comedy and quirky “fish tales”. The film was noted as being based on a 1998 novel of the same name by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenweenie (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Young Victor Frankenstein conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. REVIEW: For those of us who dig animated films in the horror genre have been blessed as of late. Last month we were treated to “ParaNorman“, last week we got “Hotel Transylvania” & last Friday we got “Frankenweenie” which is Tim Burton’s second release this year (“Dark Shadows” was released a … Continue reading

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Top 20 Cult Film Directors

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Celebrate the day! Being a long time follower of cult films over the years, I figured it was due time to create an appropriate Top 20 list of Cult Film Directors for readers who might “still” be seeking out worthy films to indulge in (Director collectives..that is). I knew creating this list that not every favorite cult director would make it on here (meaning in the public’s eye and that it was limited to 20). … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Shadows (2012)

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SYNOPSIS:  An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. REVIEW: Sadly I am old enough to remember watching “Dark Shadows” when it originally aired on daytime TV. I wasn’t a real fan of it but my mother was & I would come home from school to find her watching it. I watched along with her every so often but … Continue reading

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A new poster and a trailer for DARK SHADOWS

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Been a strange day for this trailer. It has been posted and removed from just about every horror news site on the net several times. I was at work all day so I didn’t get to partake in the “post it, take it down” fun but tonight, finally, the trailer has been OFFICIALLY released and you know what? it was worth all the BS. The trailer is great and the film looks amazing. Along with … Continue reading

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A new pic arrives from DARK SHADOWS – but still no trailer!

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This thing opens on May 11th and we still have not seen frame one of what this one may look like, Given that it’s a Tim Burton flick, it’s granted that we probably already know but still – it would b nice to have at least a glimpse. Another new picture did surface though. It shows Johnny Depp and Eva Green giving each other an intense stare. Depp of course is portraying Barnabas Collins and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Planet Of The Apes (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: “It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a routine reconnaissance mission. But an abrupt detour through a space-time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade … Continue reading

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Production 4 Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’ Invades the UK

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Gothic-horror tale, Dark Shadows, starts filming this week in England and will star an incredible cast that consists of Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz, and newcomer Gulliver McGrath. The film is a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith, story by John August and Grahame-Smith, and based on the television series created by Dan Curtis. Dark Shadows was a gothic soap opera that originally … Continue reading

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Next Up on Tim Burton’s Plate ‘THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME’

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Tim Burton and Josh Brolin have teamed up to bring THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME to life. Burton is said to be hard at work developing a new film that will star and be produced by Brolin. Kieran and Michele Mulroney were tapped by Warner Bros. to adapt the classic tale by Victor Hugo to the silver screen. Novel Summary from Amazon.com: Set in medieval Paris, Victor Hugo’s powerful historical romance The Hunchback of Notre-Dame … Continue reading

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Tim Burton Working On Nightmare Before Christmas 2?

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So rumor has it that Mr. Burton has been secretly working on a sequel to his infamous dark Christmas flick, Nightmare Before Christmas. And Paul Reubens aka Pee Wee Herman, has let the cat out of the bag that these rumors may actually be true. Reubens worked with Burton twice on Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and the first Nightmare Before Christmas and was asked if he would work with Burton again, and although he would … Continue reading

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Tim Burton’s Retrospective at the MoMA

If it’s Halloween, it must be time for Nightmare before Christmas! Earlier this year I had the pleasure of seeing Tim Burton’s Exhibit at the MoMA. Tim Burton has a way of making the utterly macabre seem warm and delightfully endearing. He’s so great at what he does he was offered an exhibition spot at the Museum of Modern Art, or the MoMA. From November 22, 2009 until April 26, 2010 the retrospective included over … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. REVIEW:  From the looks of the crowds gathering during premiere weekend, this one is sure to be a money maker…not to mention the fact that the extra fees for 3D put this as a pricey attendance for a family of 4. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ed Wood (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: “You are interested in the unknown, the mysterious, the unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing to you the full story of what happened, on that fateful day. We are giving you all the evidence, based only on a secret testimony, of the miserable souls, who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, the places. My friend, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Can … Continue reading

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