Tag Archives: Tim Burton

“Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” was released 30 years ago today…

This was the film that made the Pee Wee for who he is today. “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” is a film I’ll never get tired of watching. It’s a film I grew up watching ever since I was young. It’s a great comedy. Plus, this film has one of the best musical scores by Danny Elfman. Without this movie, Pee Wee Herman wouldn’t have been a big character. Yeah, I know Pee Wee already existed before this movie ’cause the character started out in improv comedy and went from there. It really is a great film. I’m not ashamed to say it.

Kev

Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton split thoughts…

I hardly ever speak on celebrity gossip stuff but I thought I would give my brief thoughts on this one. Yeah, I know a lot of people are gonna mistakenly accuse Helena Bonham Carter of marrying Tim Burton to boost her movie career but it’s not true!!! If people would get their facts right, Helena have been getting lots of movie roles long before the couple met! She also had plenty of roles on her own that weren’t directed by Tim. Helena can do fine on her own without Tim.

I do admire both of them. Helena’s a talented actress and Tim’s one of helluva director. It’s a shame that this couple split.

Being married in Hollywood must be tough. Celebrity divorces happen a lot. Must be tough being married to another famous person. Why do celebrity splits happen a lot???? Probably because both are working so much with their own careers that they don’t have time for each other… that could be a part of it. Also, I’m sure egos and jealousy gets in the way too.

I don’t think I could handle the Hollywood lifestyle. I like where I am now.

Kev

“Beetlejuice” sequel is on the way from Warner Bros. and Tim Burton???

Tim Burton and Michael Keaton have both been planning a “Beetlejuice 2” in the media for many years, and it looks like the film might actually happen soon. Reports are saying that Mr. Burton is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the follow-up to “Beetlejuice” that was released in 1988 (also starring Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis). They already have a script written by Seth Grahame-Smith for the sequel.

The plot of the sequel is unknown at this time but I hope it’s a “sequel” and not another lame re-boot. I hope the next film will leave off from the 1988 film.

It still might be a few more years until this movie actually happens ’cause Mr. Burton still has a few other projects in the works so “Beetlejuice 2” maybe a while. I’m glad this is happening ’cause I’m a huge fan of “Beetlejuice” myself. Michael just kills it with that role! I’m sure he’ll still kill it when he comes back to it! Michael maybe 62 but I’m sure he can still play the character very well. It’s gonna be interesting to see how they’re gonna pull off the sequel, though. Lets just hope they don’t do another version of the Banana Boat Song.

Also watch the older interviews in the videos below where Michael and Tim briefly discussed interest of revisiting the Beetlejuice character. They seem pretty game for it!

Read more on the story, here.

Kev

 

Film Review: Dark Shadows

Starring: Johnny Depp, Chloe Moretz, Eva Green, Jackie Earl Haley, Johnny Lee Miller, Helena Bonham Carter
Directed by: Tim Burton

Yesterday afternoon, I was going to go to the mall to see, “The Avengers”, but I didn’t, because it was playing a little too late. It wasn’t playing at the time that I wanted to see it at, so I ended up seeing, “Dark Shadows”, instead. I will still see, “The Avengers” ’cause I’ve been dying to see that flick for a long time now. Here is my review for Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows”…

Plot/synopsis: In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better…

I was skeptical of this movie, but I went and saw it anyway ’cause I am a huge fan of the original TV show with, Jonathan Frid. Like most Tim Burton movies, this was a so & so movie. As in okay. There were some good and bad things about the movie.

The good: the casting, costume design, makeup, movie settings (the Collins house was cool), film locations, cinematography, Danny Elfman’s score, etc. The bad: Script, it turned out to be a popcorn/action adventure instead of a horror soap opera like the TV show, the film played too much of today’s current music, it had bits of comedy in it which the TV show didn’t have.

It was just a typical Tim Burton movie like all the others. His style of film making hasn’t changed. I’m not a big Tim Burton fan anymore like I used to be. The last Tim Burton directed movie, I liked a lot was, “Mars Attacks”, he hasn’t made a good movie since after that. I’ll just keep this review short ’cause there is not much to say about it.

Score for “Dark Shadows” = ** (2 stars as in “Okay”)

Kev

Cool Video: Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” trailer is finally here, and I’m dissapointed!!!

Yesterday, Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” with Johnny Depp starring as Barnabus Collins, finally dropped.

Yep. I think I’m done with Tim Burton. Had it with him. The guy hasn’t made a good movie in a long time anyway, and he hasn’t done anything original lately either. He’s been doing too many remakes recently.

I was hoping, “Dark Shadows”, would be very much like the classic TV series. I used to watch, “Dark Shadows”, all the time as a kid, obsessively. I believe Mr. Burton ruined, “Dark Shadows”. Just like he ruined, “Alice In Wonderland”, “Sleepy Hollow”, and “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory”.

He hasn’t made a great movie since “Mars Attacks” in 1996 (Yes, “Mars Attacks” was great).

Enjoy the trailer for “Dark Shadows” below, or not.

Kev

Report: Author, Seth Grahame-Smith penning script for new, “Beetlejuice”, movie? Also, Michael Keaton and Tim Burton might come back as well…

The author of, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, and ,”Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, wants to write the script for a new “Beetlejuice” movie, but wouldn’t say if it will be sequel of the first movie or a re-boot.

Tim Burton says he is game for directing “Beetlejuice” again, and best of all, Michael Keaton wants to return to the character.

More on the story, here.

I’m all for a sequel to, “Beetlejuice”. I’ve always wondered why the film was left with only one movie, when I know you can tell more stories with this character. A sequel should have been made years ago.

I’m sure Michael is going to get accused by many that he will be too old to play Beetlejuice, but the character wore a lot of makeup, so you won’t notice his aging anyway. I’m pretty sure he can still do the Beetlejuice voice, very well. The 1988, “Beetlejuice” film, was awesome.

The question is, will Winona Ryder and Alec Baldwin come back? A cameo would be okay for them, but leading roles no.

Kev