Tag: Tim Burton

Dancing with the Bat in the Pale Moonlight: Burton’s Batman 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago, DC Comics’ Dark Knight was brought to theaters in Batman, a darkly stylistic representation of one of comics’ greatest heroes. But the road to Gotham was not without its difficulties. In 1966, the live-action Batman TV series starring Adam West – affectionately referr...

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Awesome Cheese: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

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I’ve always loved genre mashups. While my favorites are more akin to something like Blade Runner, it’s exciting when a creator is playing with two disparate genres to create something off the wall. The modern master of the mashup, at least in novel form, is without a doubt, Seth Grahame Smith. I...

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REVIEW: Dumbo (2019)

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This weekend saw Disney’s most recent live-action remake of one of their animated classics, this time 1941’s Dumbo. Personally, I have mixed feelings on Disney’s trend of remaking their movies because the results have been mixed in terms of quality and creativity. 2015’s Cinderella is my fav...

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You Should Be Watching – Alice: Through the Looking Glass

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“Everyone parts with everything eventually, my dear.” The first in a new line of live-action remakes from Disney, Alice Wonderland opened in 2010 to tremendous financial success and mixed critical reviews. I remember seeing the characters on pencil cases, bookbags, clothing and more when the mov...

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Whatever Gotham Needs Him to Be

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Batman, like most comic characters, has gone through many different phases and versions over his seventy-seven-year history, from dark avenger to silly goofball to a sort of swashbuckling adventurer, with many different shades mixed in. His cinematic exploits have followed suit, portraying him alter...

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