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'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Lewis Carroll Travesty One of Worst Tim Burton Movies

'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. 'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Plenty of visuals, no substance In the interest of full disclosure, I should start this commentary on Alice in Wonderland by saying that I have never been a fan of Tim Burton's works. I've enjoyed a couple of his movies, but the vast majority of them I've found uninspiring and, really, quite boring. Burton's eye for unusual worlds, particularly in terms of art direction and costume design, is not lost on me. But how can I possibly find Tim Burton a great director when he continues to offer the same tricks, over and over again? True, Burton's stories and characters change from movie to movie. What […]


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'Alice in Wonderland' 2010: Lewis Carroll Travesty One of Worst Tim Burton Movies



'The Social Network' and a Big Surprise: American Cinema Editors Awards

'The Social Network' with Jesse Eisenberg: Best Film Editing winner. 'The Social Network,' 'tops American Cinema Editors' Awards David Fincher's The Social Network, which of late had been losing Oscar ground to Tom Hooper's The King's Speech, was the dramatic feature winner at the 2011 American Cinema Editors' Awards ceremony held earlier this evening, Feb. 20, '11, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. (See list of ACE Award winners further below.) Editors Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter beat the editors of The King's Speech, The Fighter, Black Swan, and even Lee Smith's showy work on Christopher Nolan's Inception. In the cast of The Social Network: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, and […]


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'The Social Network' and a Big Surprise: American Cinema Editors Awards



'Rob' Pattinson Drama Finally Surpasses Budget' & 'Alice' Passes $300 Million

How to Train Your Dragon with Ruffnut (top); Miley Cyrus The Last Song (middle); Helena Bonham Carter's Red Queen in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (bottom) April 2, '10, update: Featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, and America Ferrera, How to Train Your Dragon was back at the top of the North American box office chart on Thursday. The animated 3D fantasy grossed $5.24 million (up 16 percent), according to Box Office Mojo. Down one slot, The Last Song earned $4.26 million (down 17 percent) at #2. The romantic melodrama stars Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, and Liam Hemsworth. At #3, Alice in Wonderland collected $2.06 million (up 8 percent). Its cumulative domestic total currently stands at […]


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'Rob' Pattinson Drama Finally Surpasses Budget' & 'Alice' Passes $300 Million



'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'? & James Cameron 3D Fantasy vs. 'Alice in Wonderland'

'Avatar' set with James Cameron and Sam Worthington. Avatar inflation-adjusted domestic box office chart James Cameron's socially conscious sci-fi/fantasy/adventure mix Avatar hasn't been the top grosser at the North American box office for nearly two months. Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver, Avatar was initially dethroned by the Channing Tatum / Amanda Seyfried tearjerker Dear John, followed by Garry Marshall's all-star Valentine's Day, the Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio thriller Shutter Island, and, for the last three weekends, Tim Burton's 3D extravaganza Alice in Wonderland. Avatar is still doing okay business, but it lost quite a bit of steam globally after Alice in Wonderland took hold of hundreds of IMAX and 3D screens. Adding insult to injury, Tim Burton's fantasy […]


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'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'? & James Cameron 3D Fantasy vs. 'Alice in Wonderland'



'The Bounty Hunter' Beaten & Kristen Stewart Biopic Disappoints

'The Bounty Hunter' with Gerard Butler as another über-macho character. Box office: 'Alice in Wonderland' leaves 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' 'The Bounty Hunter' far behind March 21, '10, update: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland grossed an estimated $34.5 million at the North America box office this weekend (March 19–21, '10), easily fending off new entries Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Bounty Hunter, the latter starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler. Thus, Alice in Wonderland has managed to top the box office chart for the third consecutive weekend. The 3D fantasy adventure featuring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway dropped a perfectly acceptable 45 percent from a week ago. To a large extent thanks […]


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'The Bounty Hunter' Beaten & Kristen Stewart Biopic Disappoints



Matt Damon & Robert Pattinson Movies Flop

Matt Damon in 'Green Zone': Political thriller is latest Universal and Iraq War box office bomb. Box Office: Matt Damon political thriller 'Green Zone,' Robert Pattinson romantic melodrama 'Remember Me' flop March 15, '10, update: Starring Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass' Iraq War thriller Green Zone landed far behind top movie Alice in Wonderland this past weekend (March 12–14). Faring even worse – though on about 15 percent of Green Zone's budget – was Allen Coulter's romantic melodrama Remember Me, toplining Twilight Saga actor Robert Pattinson in his first star vehicle. In Green Zone, Matt Damon plays the leader of a U.S. Army team who uncovers a government conspiracy in Iraq. American and Canadian audiences couldn't care less. Green Zone pulled […]


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Matt Damon & Robert Pattinson Movies Flop



Jeff Bridges Discusses 'Crazy Heart' in 'Guitar Aficionado,' 'Alice in Wonderland' Controversy

This year's probable Best Actor Oscar winner, Jeff Bridges, who plays troubled country singer Bad Blake in Scott Cooper's Crazy Heart, graces the cover of the upcoming issue of Guitar Aficionado, in which the veteran actor is interviewed. Referring to his career as an actor and his passion for music, Bridges says, “I dug what an actor did, but it took me a while to feel it, to truly appreciate the craft and the preparation.  Plus, I was still playing music a lot, and I guess I had a hard time choosing: was I an actor or a musician, or could I be both?" As for his Crazy Heart character, Bridges explains, “Bad Blake is one of those 'Dude' parts. […]


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Jeff Bridges Discusses 'Crazy Heart' in 'Guitar Aficionado,' 'Alice in Wonderland' Controversy



'Alice in Wonderland' Record-Breaking Box Office, Kristen Stewart Indie Disappoints

'Alice in Wonderland' with Mia Wasikowska: Girl in blue dress and white rabbit smash several box office records. 'Alice in Wonderland' smashes box office records Sunday, March 7, '10, update: Despite wildly mixed reviews, Alice in Wonderland has shattered a number of box office records after grossing $116.3 million this weekend (March 5–7, '10), scoring a fantastic $31,196 per-theater average at 3,728 sites according to official studio estimates. Tim Burton's revamped version of Lewis Carroll's fantasy tale far surpassed the Walt Disney Studios' (official) pre-release expectations, while delivering the best opening weekend to date for a 3D film. For comparison's sake, James Cameron's Avatar grossed $77 million on its opening weekend in mid-December '09 – though, admittedly, the 3D sci-fi […]


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'Alice in Wonderland' Record-Breaking Box Office, Kristen Stewart Indie Disappoints





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