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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – Frankenweenie

15 Oct

Title: Frankenweenie
Year: 2012
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: John August, based on the screenplay for the 1984 short by Leonard Ripps which was based on an original idea by Tim Burton
Starring: Charlie Tahan, Frank Welker, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Robert Capron, Atticus Shaffer
MPAA Rating: PG, thematic elements, scary images and action
Runtime: 87 min
IMDb Rating: 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 75

Okay, so first things first, the original Frankenweenie, the 30-minute short from 1984, is seen by most as Tim Burton‘s debut (though he had done a six-minute stop-motion one called Vincent in 1982). The film displayed all of Mr. Burton’s tendencies that have become so famous (and infamous, at times) by now, working both as parody and homage to the Frankenstein tale he loved so much, being a story about a boy who loved his dog and who, after the pup died, used science to reanimate him back to life.

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