Tim Burton’s unnecessary, but generally and generically entertaining live action remake of the Disney animated feature Dumbo is the definition of a film that’s “fine for what it is.”
The elements of a great film – and perhaps the next great cinematic franchise to be spawned from a young adult novel – are initially on display in director Tim Burton and screenwriter Jane Goldman’s adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children before the picture more or less collapses on itself.
This week’s latest Blu-ray reviews, a look at new releases from December 31, including: Looper and Premium Rush. Plus, reviews for titles available on January 8: Dredd, Frankenweenie, and Smash: Season One.
Fan Expo is buzzing in Toronto once again with thousands of excited fans expected at the event over the weekend, and among the highlights this year is Walt Disney’s Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition.
New this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska star in Disney’s Alice In Wonderland; and Benicio Del Toro takes on a hairy role in The Wolfman.
For those of you who’ve seen Tim Burton‘s remake of Alice In Wonderland, I’m wondering if anyone else thought they knew the answer to the riddle: “Why is a raven like a writing desk?”
Opening in a theatre near you this weekend, Tim Burton directs the trippy remake of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland; and a look at Antoine Fuqua‘s crime drama, Brooklyn’s Finest.
Before the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival started this year, I was lucky enough to preview something that has been in production for over two and a half years, and will end up shaping the future of the event, and organization, immensely.
Fresh on DVD this week, Morgan Spurlock goes hunting for Earth’s most wanted man in Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Plus Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher play two gambling, drinking fools in the romantic comedy, What Happens in Vegas; Tim Burton‘s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas gets a new special edition; the Blade trilogy has Wesley Snipes fighting vampires; and comic books come alive on television in season two of Heroes.
This week we have what you might call a slow week in new DVD releases, with just two notable films arriving in stores. On the one hand you have the creepy, menacing, and bloody Sweeney Todd, with Johnny Depp starring as the man with the straight razor himself. For those of you not looking for a film about jugular-splitting revenge, Alvin and the Chipmunks also arrives this week, although you might wish Mr. Todd was paying you a visit if sticky-sweet remakes aren’t your thing.