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Frankenweenie

Sparky's Big Comeback
Charlie Tahan, Winona Ryder and Catherine O'Hara
Directed by Tim Burton

It was a little surprising to me that Tim Burton had never made a boy-and-his-dog story before, so much so, in fact, that I looked this up only to find that he had made “Frankenweenie” in 1984 as a live-action short film. Twenty-eight years later and you can tell that this story, now in animated form, is still a passion project. Victor (Charlie Tahan) is a lanky, dark-haired high-school loner ... more >

Alice in Wonderland

You're invited to a very important date
Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter
Directed by Tim Burton

Have you ever heard this apocryphal story? NASA spent millions and millions of dollars to develop a pen that would work in space. The Russians simply gave their cosmonauts a pencil. That came to mind watching Tim Burton’s CGI cornucopia of Alice in Wonderland, in which no pixel was spared in creating the dream world. If you’re going to spend nine jillion dollars on a movie, is there some reason ... more >

FIRST PICS: Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton has revisited Alice in Wonderland. Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter will star. To reprise today's theme of 'strange bedfellows,' notice anything strange about that cast? Depp and Bonham Carter, yay, but Anne Hathaway? How did this come about? Although she has had a famous career in the movies and was part of some of the highest-profile titles to be rolled out of ... more >