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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



'Still Alice' vs 'Maps to the Stars': Julianne Moore Oscar Helps 1 Film

'Still Alice': Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart. 'Still Alice' and 'Maps to the Star's box office: Julianne Moore Oscar helps only one movie (See previous post: “'The Lazarus Effect' Box Office: Olivia Wilde Horror Movie Arrives Comatose.”) The Oscars do matter. As mentioned in the previous post, Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman was up an estimated 125 percent this weekend, Feb. 27-March 1, '15, following its four Academy Award wins – including Best Picture. Also up a hefty 24 percent – after adding 553 locations – is Sony Pictures Classics' Still Alice, which earned Julianne Moore the year's Best Actress Oscar for her performance as a woman in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Oscars' box office boost True, an Oscar […]


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'Still Alice' vs 'Maps to the Stars': Julianne Moore Oscar Helps 1 Film



'Maps to the Stars' Trailer & 4 Clips: Robert Pattinson Gets Intimate with Julianne Moore

Robert Pattinson in 'Maps to the Stars.' 'Maps to the Star's trailer and clips: Julianne Moore goes ballistic after losing a role, Robert Pattinson learns that Mia Wasikowska's parents are brother and sister The Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars, the second David Cronenberg-Robert Pattinson collaboration to be screened in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival – following Cosmopolis two years ago – is one of the most anticipated films at the festival for obvious reasons: although an international box office disappointment, the brainy, stream-of-consciousness Cosmopolis earned a number of enthusiastic reviews and was the runner-up (trailing only Leos Carax's fellow white limo movie Holy Motors) on the list of Best Films of 2012 compiled by […]


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'Maps to the Stars' Trailer & 4 Clips: Robert Pattinson Gets Intimate with Julianne Moore



STOKER: Matthew Goode Is Alluring and Creepy as Mia Wasikowska's Uncle

Stoker: Matthew Goode stars in Park Chan-wook's English-language feature debut, which offers a 'perfectly lovely blend of styles,' but is marred by narrative glitches The title Stoker, left to stand alone for Korean director Park Chan-wook's and screenwriter Wentworth Miller's psychological thriller, could refer to any number of things, including those relative to vampires, marijuana, or tandem bicycling, depending on one's disposition. The author of Dracula is indeed a relevant reference, but in Park's film Stoker happens to be the surname of the family central to its narrative: mother, father, daughter, uncle. (Image: Stoker Matthew Goode.) Yet, Miller's screenplay reaches for a deeper identity that goes beyond family names to actual lineage – in fact, to the very genetics of […]


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STOKER: Matthew Goode Is Alluring and Creepy as Mia Wasikowska's Uncle





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