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.

Weekend Box Office Report: The Box Office Gets 'Taken'

by Jacob Hall October 7, 2012 @ 3:36 PM
'Taken' was the surprise hit of 2009, a January dump that inexplicably made nearly $150 million in the United States and transformed Liam Neeson into an instant action star. Three years later, 'Taken 2' has arrived in theaters on a primo release date and with an advertising campaign that probably cost more than the entire first movie. Well, it looks like the hype was worth it. The first film may have been a sleeper, but the second adventure of Liam Neeson's kidnap-prone family has opened like a true blockbuster.

'Frankenweenie' Unleashes a Clip and Featurette

by Damon Houx October 4, 2012 @ 9:00 PM
Walt Disney Pictures
Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' opens tomorrow, and we've already seen and reviewed it. Our Jordan Hoffman said that it has "craft dancing all over the screen (Mr. Rzykruski’s mouth!), but the scenario and the writing is all very safe." But though we were mixed on it, perhaps this new featurette and clip will get you excited.

Exclusive: Tour the 'Frankenweenie' Set with Tim Burton

by Mike Sampson October 4, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Walt Disney Pictures
In addition to 'Frankenweenie' being a ton of fun (and a classic Tim Burton tale), it's also a beautiful film; a technical and artistic marvel. Did you know that during production it took two full days just to shoot just two seconds of footage for the stop-motion animated movie? So how do they do it? In this exclusive 360° video, director Tim Burton takes us on a tour of the 'Frankenweenie' set to show us how the magic is made.

'Frankenweenie' Review

by Jordan Hoffman October 1, 2012 @ 6:31 AM
"Your dog is Aliiiiiive!"
Surely you've heard the soundbyte from 'Frankenweenie.' A hunched-over, snaggle-toothed, black and white Edgar "E" Gore, mischief in his eyes and a half-assed Peter Lorre in his voice. It's spooky and it's ooky and it's either the type of thing that you find really played-out or brings a tickle to your heart.

New Movie Releases -- October 2012

by Britt Hayes September 26, 2012 @ 3:58 PM
Summit/Disney/Warner Bros.
October is upon us, which means we've got some delightfully scary movies hitting theaters, but it also means we're approaching awards season. So there's some serious contenders getting releases as well, like Ben Affleck's 'Argo' and the Wachowski's 'Cloud Atlas.' Scary or serious this month? Why not both? Treat yourselves!

'Frankenweenie' Offers Two More Clips

by Damon Houx September 19, 2012 @ 7:30 PM
Tim Burton‘s ‘Frankenweenie’ is about to have its coming out party, as the film will be screening at Fantastic Fest tonight, and that means word will be coming shortly if the film - which has Burton returning to a familiar well - has been re-energized by playing with his previous triumphs or if he's just mining the same material for lesser returns. To get pumped, here's two new clips.