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Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Wednesday, December 2 2009

Tim Burton Exhibit at MoMA: Publicity Ploy or Actual Art?

With over 700 works on display spanning his artistic life, MoMA's Tim Burton career retrospective is more than a commercial appeal, but an example of art for popular culture.


Thursday, March 4 2010

Alice in Wonderland

In Alice in Wonderland, Alice retreats routinely into fantasy worlds where she can think and decide for herself.

Sunday, November 30 2003

Alice in Wonderland (1966)

Trapped by time, engaged in meaningless caucuses until they're utterly spent, the adults here are really just interested in beheading each other.


Tuesday, February 1 2011

Lite-rarity: Walt Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland' (Blu-ray)

Disney may have barely let some of Lewis' lunatic creativity rub off on his movie, but when it does, it makes the most of it.

Tuesday, December 14 2010

G(OMG)lden Gl(OMG)bes: Thoughts on the 2011 Nominations

The 2011 Golden Globe Nominations have been announced and with them comes another bout of jaw dropping at the expense of The Hollywood Foreign Press Corps.

Thursday, May 27 2010

Even Without 3D, Burton's 'Alice' is Amazing!

The new Blu-ray version of Alice in Wonderland is so dazzling, so digitally definitive, that you nary miss a moment when furniture or other flying objects are sailing directly into your line of sight.

Tuesday, March 9 2010

Go Ask 'Alice': The Meaning of $116 Million

Unlike recent titles, Alice has the watercooler legs to generate continuing buzz, journalistic conversation, and as a result, moolah, for the company's foreseeable future -- and with little competition in the next few weeks, it stands to bank a significant amount of green.

Friday, March 5 2010

Burton's 'Alice' Succeeds More than It Stumbles

Sometimes, a film borders on the brilliant. There are reasons its genius cannot be easily grasped or readily appreciated - and usually, those excuses lie

Alice in Wonderland: The Triumph of Reason (Short Ends and Leader) [4.Mar.10]
Tim Burton's Secret Formula (video) (Mixed Media) [3.Mar.10]
'Alice' in Blunderland? (Short Ends and Leader) [23.Jul.09]


Friday, April 16 2010

Richard D. Zanuck was born into movie-industry royalty, but he succeeds his way

LOS ANGELES — Growing up with the last name Zanuck in Old Hollywood was just like real life — only different. As a youngster, Richard D. Zanuck

Friday, April 9 2010

The 3-D surge may doom movie stars

Ever since the astounding grosses for "Avatar" started rolling in, Hollywood has been pretty much going gaga over 3-D. At a time when DVD revenues

Monday, March 15 2010

'Green Zone' is latest Iraq war film to flop at box office

LOS ANGELES — Executives throughout Hollywood are undoubtedly breathing a sigh of relief that they have no more dramas dealing with the Iraq war in the

Thursday, March 11 2010

Matt Lucas, with a twin role in Tim Burton's new hit, can envision a U.S. film career

LOS ANGELES — A week before the London premiere of "Alice in Wonderland," a special screening was held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and

Monday, March 8 2010

'Alice' takes in $210.3 million worldwide, tops 'Avatar' premiere

LOS ANGELES — Disney ended up picking just the right moment to jump down the 3-D rabbit hole. As "Avatar" comes to the end of a

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