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10 Biggest Comebacks in Science Fiction and Fantasy - JW
Friday, March 16, 2012 7:45 AM
Likes to mess with stuffs.
Friday, March 16, 2012 11:49 AM
Expired, forgotten, spoiled rotten.
Quote:Originally posted by I09.com:
10) Joss Whedon
It's not too soon to throw Whedon in here. Sure, he will always have his Browncoats and Buffy fantatics — but he was on the verge of becoming a cult icon rather than a real, honest-to-gosh creator of stuff the general public sees. And this is shaping up to be the year of the Joss. First of all, it's almost impossible to imagine any scenario where Avengers isn't a hit, at this point. And there's tons of buzz for Cabin in the Woods, the long-delayed indie horror movie that Whedon co-wrote and produced. Plus the supernatural rom-com he wrote, In Your Eyes, also might come out this year. It's almost hard to remember that Whedon had one big-screen flop (sorry, Browncoats), a Wonder Woman project that died, and a TV show that limped into oblivion.
Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:52 PM
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:22 AM
I'm a huge Burton fan but his movies have always been up and down in what people liked. I really like Sleepy Hollow and Big Fish but I would have to agree that POTA and Mars Attacks are terrible.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:23 AM
Quote:Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:
but... but... Mars Attacks has Tom Jones singing "It's not unusual" at the end! *sulks* I thought it was funny
But L. Being a fellow Burton fan I have to say since the 21st century started Burton has just not been himself. Big Fish the one exception. Thereafter he seems to have just been off slightly. LIke almost but not quite...
Looking forward to Frakenweenie and Dark Shadows though. Seems to be more within his schtick!
Thursday, March 22, 2012 4:09 AM
The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two
Quote:Originally posted by lwaves:
Dark Shadows - The trailer reminds me fondly of Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow and Edward Scissorhands which is a very good thing. A truly excellent cast, dark, offbeat humour, excellent sets and locations. Depp seems to have a handful of his previous Burton characters in him with a little bit of Keaton's Betelgeuse. Chloe Moretz (this girl will go far) has elements of Winona Ryder from Beetljuice and that dark, brooding attitude. Should be a good, fun ride and I'm really looking forward to both of these.:biggrin:
Friday, March 23, 2012 12:20 AM
Quote:I thought you might rise out of your grave at the mention of Burton.:evil:
Quote:I do agree that he hasn't been himself this century. Both Charlie And The Chocolate and Alice In Wonderland lacked the essential ingredients that make a film a Tim Burton film. I don't actually dislike CATCF as much as some do, I find it watchable, but Johnny Depp (an actor I greatly admire) just doesn't work as Willy Wonka. I understand that he wouldn't want to copy Gene Wilder's performance but what we ended up with was way short of his usual quality.
Quote:Alice In Wonderland is slightly mixed in my opinion and I think part of the problem is the actual story itself. I only have a passing familiarity with the original stories and I gather the film is a mash up of Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass (I could be wrong). But, like most people, I know the basic story of Alice and this film doesn't appear to do anything different or bring anything new. When I heard that Burton was going to be doing this I thought 'Great, now we are going to get a darker take more akin to American McGee's Alice'. But it wasn't and I think it was a badly missed opportunity. There were a couple of stand-out performances and it was visually stunning but the rest seemed by-the books and safe.
Quote:On the plus side, as well as Big Fish, I really like Corpse Bride. It reminds me of 80's Burton and features a lot of his 'trademarks'. And I really like stop-motion animation so I'm kind of biased. Nightmare Before Xmas, Coraline, all the Wallace And Gromits, Chicken Run etc are all excellent IMO.
I think we mentioned Sweeney Todd before and, putting aside my personal taste, it is a good film - it looks great, it's dark and the songs are fine but I just really don't like musicals. I would have preferred a straight, non-singing version. It's still a good film though.
Quote:As for his new projects you mentioned: Frankenweenie - Burton, Depp, stop-motion, Sparky and a twist on a familiar tale. What's not to love?
Dark Shadows - The trailer reminds me fondly of Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow and Edward Scissorhands which is a very good thing. A truly excellent cast, dark, offbeat humour, excellent sets and locations. Depp seems to have a handful of his previous Burton characters in him with a little bit of Keaton's Betelgeuse. Chloe Moretz (this girl will go far) has elements of Winona Ryder from Beetljuice and that dark, brooding attitude. Should be a good, fun ride and I'm really looking forward to both of these.:big grin:
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