Dark Shadows

Ranking the Films of Tim Burton From ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’ to ‘Big Eyes’

by Jacob Hall December 31, 2014 @ 8:46 AM
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The release of ‘Big Eyes’ marks the 17th film of director Tim Burton and one of the biggest departures in his 30 year career as a feature filmmaker. A seemingly straightforward drama about painter Margaret Keane, the movie sees one of the most fantastical filmmakers in the world making a rare trip back down to Earth. To mark the occasion, we delved into Burton’s filmography with one mission: to rank his films from worst to best. Some choices were easy (he’s made some really lousy films) and others were difficult (he’s made a handful of genuinely great movies), and through it all, he proved to be fascinating, often maddening subject. Few directors stoke the ire of movie fans quite like Burton, but when he’s on point, no one can do what he does.

'Mad Men' Review: "Dark Shadows"

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 14, 2012 @ 12:09 AM
Mad Men’ Season 5 leaves behind its ninth episode of the year, as Don tries to get back in the game while Betty reveals a distressing secret to Sally, and Roger enlists the estranged Jane in helping him land a new account.
Last week’s ‘Mad Men’ episode “Lady Lazarus” saw Pete falling for a new woman in his friend's bitter wife Beth (Alexis Bledel) only to be cruelly cast aside, while Megan came clean about her desire to return to acting and Don dropped $250,000 (or rather Matthew Weiner did) to listen to The Beatles, so what will the latest episode bring?  Much-needed Fat Betty!
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Mad Men’ episode nine “Dark Shadows!”

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Avengers' Destroy 'Dark Shadows'

by Jacob Hall May 13, 2012 @ 3:55 PM
Warner Bros.
Poor Barnabas Collins never stood a chance. Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' found itself clobbered to death over the weekend courtesy of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, who rode a perfect cocktail of hype and stellar word-of-mouth to an unprecedented second weekend. It's no longer a question of whether or not 'The Avengers' will be one of the biggest movies of all time, mainly because it already is one of the biggest movies of all time: after only nineteen days, it's crossed the $1 billion mark. The question we should be pondering now is whether or not it will become the biggest movie of all time.

The Magic is Gone: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp Need to Divorce

by Britt Hayes May 11, 2012 @ 2:42 PM
Warner Bros.
'Dark Shadows' hits theaters today, the eighth collaboration between director Tim Burton and versatile actor Johnny Depp. But with each passing year and each film the two make, this pairing has become painful to endure and it might be time for them to call their partnership quits.

Reel Women: Is Chloe Grace Moretz Growing Up Too Fast?

by Britt Hayes May 9, 2012 @ 7:21 AM
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In this week's Reel Women we discuss something that people often shy away from: the sexualization of young actresses. In Tim Burton's latest film, 'Dark Shadows,' Chloe Grace Moretz plays a pretentious, grating teen with all the sexual emphasis of the film's co-stars -- women who are more than twice her age.
Does Hollywood have a problem? Or are we the problem?

'Dark Shadows' and 'The Avengers' Call Imax Truce

by Damon Houx May 7, 2012 @ 9:52 PM
Marvel, Warner Brothers
'The Avengers' had the Imax field all to itself this weekend. It was on 275 Digital Imax screens and made $15.3 Million there, which would figure out to $55.6 Thousand per screen (and that's nearly eight thousand above the total per screen average). It also did $207 Million over the weekend, which meant exhibitors were none too happy to lose any of these screens to 'Dark Shadows,' which they already had booked. But a deal's been made to share screens.