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Big Eyes (2014)

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“Why are their eyes so big?” asks Ruben.  Walter Keane responds, “The eyes are the windows to the soul!” After several collaborations in a row with Johnny Depp and a second stop-motion animated film (the Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie), Tim Burton decided … Continue reading

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Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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“We have murders in New York without benefit of ghouls and goblins,” says Ichabod Crane.  Baltus Van Tassel responds, “You’re a long way from New York, constable.” I was first exposed to Washington Irving’s 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy … Continue reading

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A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

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“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep,” says Nancy Thompson. I grew up watching Freddy Krueger on TV, but only catching bits and pieces of various Nightmare On Elm Street films (particularly the sequels) as well as the anthology TV series Freddy’s … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 9/2/14 Recommendations

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 7/1/14 Recommendations

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Critical Bash-up: ‘World War Z’ vs. ‘The Lone Ranger’

       vs.       Recently, comments were made by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and actors Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer regarding their recent flop The Lone Ranger.  To put simply, they blamed its box office failure on American film critics.  They claimed … Continue reading

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‘Corpse Bride’ & ‘Frankenweenie’

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Tim Burton, while known for his live action films (including 1989’s Batman, 1994’s Ed Wood, and 2010’s Alice In Wonderland), actually started out working in animation.  He attended the California Institute of the Arts to study character animation, and his classmates included John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John … Continue reading