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Trailer Time: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trailer #1 (2016) *Is Burton Back?*

If you haven’t read the Peregrine series of books by Ransom Riggs, by all means, do so!  When I read it, I thought, “This is kind of Tim Burton’s X-Men as a period piece.”  So it’s appropriate that Burton will direct the film, which I hope will mark his return to AAA status as a director.

The movie is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs and it stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, and Samuel L. Jackson. Continue reading Trailer Time: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trailer #1 (2016) *Is Burton Back?*

Movie Review: Big Eyes (2014) *A Reasonable Critic Review*

Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes
At the risk of sounding like a heretic, there was nothing wrong with Dark Shadows. It was a pretty good film in its goofy way. And if Tim Burton had made it in the years between Batman and Ed Wood, people would have enjoyed it. But Burton, aided and abetted by his longtime collaborator Johnny Depp, had gone to the gothic/whimsical well one too many times. Dark Shadows was also the first indication that people were tired of Johnny Depp. The weird costumes and makeup that had once made him seem so uninhibited had grown into ritualistic obligations. And Burton’s trademark style, so enchanting back when he made Edward Scissorhands, was now familiar and rote. Continue reading Movie Review: Big Eyes (2014) *A Reasonable Critic Review*

Trailer Time: Big Eyes (2014) Tim Burton, Amy Adams

Just when you think you’ve given up on Tim Burton and his cookie-cutter weirdness, he goes and does something like this and reminds you why you were so in love with him in the first place.  It’s been 12 years since he made that did that with Big Fish.  I’m hoping Big Eyes is a return to the form so many of us felt he’d lost.  The trailer gives that kind of hope.