I’m a sucker for themed food and drinks, especially when it comes to movies. I once cooked a Louisiana-style feast with a friend around ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ served hamburgers and Sunny-D for a group screening of ‘Juno,’ and crepes for one of ‘Midnight in Paris.’ So it only made sense that I jumped at the opportunity to check out the new Tim Burton-themed restaurant with a group of fellow film writers on Monday night.
This list is not about quality. In fact, it will be only time you ever see ‘Corky Romano’ ranked above a Steven Soderbergh movie on any list. This list is about knee-jerk reactions to names. If you name your movie after your main character and only your main character, you are immediately assuming the name is compelling enough to command your attention. This is not about whether or not a movie is good; this is entirely about whether or not a simple character name can, by itself, get your butt in the theater.
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.
The 1990 suburban fairy tale 'Edward Scissorhands' was the first of many collaborations between director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, the film's star. And that almost didn't happen, as Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and even Michael Jackson were considered for the title role before it went to Depp.
Whether or not you've kept up with the series in the last ten years, it's hard to believe there was ever a time when 'Family Guy' was in danger of cancellation. Now past 200 episodes and with Seth MacFarlane's star ever on the rise, the series can attract just about any guest star it wants! Case in point, did you ever think Johnny Depp would make an appearance reprising the classic character of
'Family Guy' is hotter than ever, especially with the recent success of creator Seth MacFarlane's first movie 'Ted' lighting up the box office like a San Diego 4th of July fireworks display. 'Family Guy' will be returning soon, and its already got one A-lister lined up.