The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October | 4 Sep 2012 // 6:12 PM
We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.
'Frankenweenie': Tim Burton's Surfaces | 5 Oct 2012 // 12:33 AM
Dull and lackluster storytelling is forgivable: marginalizing and humiliating in a children’s movie those who look or sound different, is not.
The Horror...The Clash of Kid's Horror Movies, 2012 | 8 Oct 2012 // 4:40 AM
We want familiarity and a friendly reminder that celluloid can often do what quality time and actual parental concern can't. It's the winner by default, which makes it a hollow victory, to say the least.
Where It All Began: 'Frankenweenie' | 5 Oct 2012 // 3:05 AM
Though the subject matter and style may be a bit too frightening for some kids, the overall result is a clever, cheeky homage.
Back to Tim Burton’s Realm of Misfits and Oddballs | 3 Oct 2012 // 3:00 AM
Frankenweenie features plenty of homages to classic monster movies — those produced by Universal Studios in the 1930s, atomic horror from the 1950s; there’s even a cameo from Christopher Lee as Dracula in one of England’s Hammer Film productions.