Why was this fairly modest mid-’80s comedy enough of a hit to be the auspicious start of so many creative careers? And how has it enjoyed such a lasting impact?
Tagged: Directed by Tim Burton
More like The Joker Begins. Regardless, it’s one of the great comic book movies of all time!
Had no idea Alan Arkin would appear in a Tim Burton movie! Seriously!
Say his name three times, and you get one of Joey’s favorite comedies!
The first part of Joey’s retrospective of all the feature films Tim Burton has directed, starting with a big adventure!
“It has the effect of reminding us while we’re watching a tightly-plotted crime drama that there is in fact a billionaire dressed up as a giant bat who refuses to use guns, fights criminals who have guns, and yet routinely emerges unscathed.”
“Batman is a testament to how with enough hype, even a fundamentally mediocre film can break box office records and automatically become a ‘classic’ after the requisite number of years have passed.”
Joey looks at one of Tim Burton’s earliest films Vincent, a stop-motion short about a young boy named Vincent Malloy who pretends to be Vincent Price (who also happens to be the film’s narrator)! Also, stay until the end for a special announcement!
It’s the debut episode of The DVD Shelf, where your host David Rose reveals, reviews, and recommends the movies you should have on your own DVD shelf! He takes a look at the Tim Burton film Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp as one of the worst directors in history, and delves into Wood’s real life to see how it compares to Burton’s hilarious vision of the man.
UPDATED Nov. 23, 2012 with commentary from Count Jackula and Horror Guru!
You know what’s awesome? Resurrecting dead pets. All this happens and more on this special black and white episode of Friday Night Fright Flicks, as Horror Guru and Count Jackula review Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie!
On this special Halloween episode of The Lunatic Fringe, Josh talks about a film from Tim Burton’s so called “Golden Age”. Beware the movie with no protagonist! The movie that’s hates its characters with a passion! The movie… known as Mars Attacks!
The Cinema Slob explores the film’s subtle social commentary, its heart-wrenching plea for acceptance of cross-species love, and of course, its genius twist ending.
Joey watches Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, starring the voice of Johnny Depp (who else?) as a shy groom who practices his wedding vows near a grave and ends up married to a murdered bride, voiced by Helena Bonham Carter (who else?). This is one of Joey’s favorite Burton films, and he explains why it’s basically the grown-up version of Burton’s other famous stop motion film, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Sofie goes down the rabbit hole for Alice in Wonderland, another visually impressive yet incoherent mess from Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, and Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Watch and wonder how a movie this mediocre made a billion damn dollars.
Join Mr. Mendo and special guest Sofie Liv as they take on Tim Burton’s Batman Returns! The two Joel Schumacher-directed Batman films have been thoroughly dissected on this website, but is it possible that Tim Burton’s entries in the franchise were just as silly and nonsensical? Mendo and Sofie find out!