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MOVIE REVIEWS: FRANKENWEENIE

October 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The last time we saw Tim Burton’s name in movie reviews, he was being kicked around painfully for a movie that eventually flopped despite the fact that it starred Johnny Depp. But most critics agree that Frankenweenie is no Dark Shadows. In fact, many are suggesting that Burton has come forth with a classic. Amy […]

PRODUCER OF JAWS, COCOON, DRIVING MISS DAISY, PLANET OF APES, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, DIES

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Prolific producer Richard D. Zanuck, who won an Oscar for his 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy, and whose other films were some of the most admired releases of the past 50 years, has died of a heart attack in Los Angeles at the age of 77. He was the son of Daryl F. Zanuck, the […]

AVENGERS LIKELY TO KEEP DARK SHADOWS IN ITS SHADE

May 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As The Avengers continues to steamroll over the box office, it’s likely to flatten the the latest Johnny Depp-Tim Burton collaboration, Dark Shadows — a film that would otherwise have easily become the top ticket seller. Today’s (Friday) Los Angeles Times said that it expects the opening of the movie to be “good but not […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DARK SHADOWS

May 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The critics appear equally divided over Dark Shadows, and we’re referring not just to how they line up for or against the movie but also, in many cases, to how they render their individual reviews. Take Roger Ebert’s in the Chicago Sun-Times, for example. He hails Johnny Depp’s performance as “pitch perfect,” playing the character […]

CENTURY OLD MOON CLASSIC LANDS IN CANNES

May 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A hand-tinted color print of the 1902 classic A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune) by Georges Méliès, thought to have been lost for decades, is scheduled to be screened tonight (Wednesday) at the Cannes Film Festival. The nearly decomposed nitrate print was discovered in Barcelona, Spain nearly 20 years ago and […]

“ALICE” A WONDER FOR DISNEY’S BOTTOM LINE

May 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Demonstrating how a single blockbuster film can turn a movie studio around, the Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that its operating income increased during the second quarter to $223 million from just $13 million for the same quarter a year ago. The company credited sales of tickets for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland for the […]