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Resident evil: Every comic book hero needs a memorable villain

Being bad may never have been this good before. The early consensus is Heath Ledger is nearly perfect as the Joker in “The Dark Knight,”

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14 Jul 2008 // 8:05 AM

It’s a visual style. It’s a movie genre. And nearly 70 years after it first appeared, film noir is not only still with us,

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14 Jul 2008 // 3:13 AM

Look out, Spider-Man. There is every reason to believe - from advance ticket sales to buzz - that Batman is about to do to you

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The Joker (Heath Ledger) strolls into a posh fund-raiser for District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) in the latest Batman big-screen

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Burton indulges in meticulously designed, deliberately artificial sets, cinematography that makes the world monochromatic, protagonists with pale skin and sunken eyes – but it's that passion coursing beneath the surface that makes this film feel more alive than anything he's done in years.

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4 Jan 2008 // 12:45 AM

Alan Rickman can be a saint, but sometimes evil becomes him

Alan Rickman isn’t a bad guy. He just often plays one. Bad guys like Gruber in “Die Hard,” Marston in “Quigly Down Under” and

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd is delirious with blood and violence: bright red spurting from the barber's expert slashes, necks snapping and bodies crumpling.

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18 Dec 2007 // 2:55 AM

Tim Burton knew he was cut out to direct `Sweeney Todd’

You’d think you could get a rise out of Tim Burton by pigeon-holing the guy, telling him that the blood-spattered Stephen Sondheim musical “Sweeney

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Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk

Wolk discusses each selection with a fan's enthusiasm and a critic's eye for detail.

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2 Aug 2007 // 8:06 AM

Chicago film crew tries to keep ‘Batman’ under wraps

CHICAGO - A curious crowd has gathered in Old Town, where a film crew has spent a good portion of the night setting up shop.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Two-Disc Deluxe Edition (2005)

Tim Burton's movie is mostly perky, slightly edgy, and dully episodic.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

This being a Tim Burton film, the celebration of childish pleasures is not simply joyous, but tweaked.

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26 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Big Fish (2003)

Edward's persistent self-inflation frustrates Will, just as its contradictions appeal to Burton.

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8 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Big Fish (2003)

Edward is less obviously an outsider than Burton's other Edwards (Scissorhands and Wood), but equally filled with a winning sense of wonder.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

When the Burgomaster (played by still great Horror film legend Christopher Lee) sends Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) to Sleepy Hollow, you may suspect that Ichabod is being sent to the land of Hammer Horror, or perhaps the woods of Horror Movies Past.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Planet of the Apes (2001)

As Tim Burton's new version of 'Planet of the Apes' demonstrates in many ways, some subtle, some not so, the recycling of cultural milestones is not simply a marketing device, but a way to rejuvenate cultural mythology, be it science fiction or religious fable.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Tim Burton should never have been given this assignment. There are no humans in his films, which can impress, but never move us.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Bubble Boy (2001)

PULL.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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