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I bought this DVD as a bit of a whim. After stumbling across the trailer on YouTube I thought that the look of the whole film resembled the circus scenes in Big Fish.
It is the story of the dark side of the circus during the early 1930s, with a forbidden love story between Jacob (Robert Pattinson) and Marlena (Reece Witherspoon) intertwined. Jacob runs away with the circus and poses as a certified vet to continue travelling with them, but discovers that there’s much more to performing that the magic the audience sees.
On the way, he experiences the control and under handed acts that go on in order to keep the circus from failing during the depression. Staff would go missing in the night if the boss and husband of Marlena, August (Christoph Waltz), was unable to pay… Continue reading
Tagged 2011, 2013, awesome, christoph waltz, connie, drama, fantasy, film, film freak, film review, filmfreak, freak, movie, nz, reece witherspoon, reese witherspoon, review, robert pattinson, romance, water for elephants
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You’ll either love it or hate it. I happen to love it.
Tim Burton’s quirky and off centre idea of normalcy is shown in Edward Scissorhands which is about a man who was created by an inventor who died before he could complete him – hence the scissors for hands. Edward finds himself embraced into suburbia which challenges the belief system of the small, gossipy population of the town before everything goes wrong and Edward finds himself in a more confused state than ever… Continue reading
Tagged awesome, connie, danny elfman, edward scissorhands, fantasy, film, film review, freak, johnny depp, movie, music, nz, review, tim burton
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Big Fish is directed by Tim Burton, so already you have probably got an idea of what the feel of this film is. A little bit quirky with gothic undertones, but don’t be fooled, this is not a cookie-cutter Burton film (typically including the incredible Helena Bonham-Carter), this is an amazing tale about Edward Bloom’s (Albert Finney/Ewan McGregor) life.
The protagonist is a storyteller although he is known to exaggerate and embellish the story of his life… Continue reading
Tagged 2012, adventure, albert finney, awesome, big fish, comedy, connie, danny elfman, drama, ewan mcgregor, fantasy, film, film review, freak, helena bonham-carter, marion cartillard, movie, music, nz, review, song, tim burton
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So more and more films are either being made and released as 3D, or re-made in 3D… Is this a necessary evil to keep the industry on its feet? Or are they just doing it because they can?
I’m guessing it is just another money-making scheme.
I honestly enjoy 2D films better than 3D with very few exceptions. VERY few exceptions. In fact, I will name them for you right now: Continue reading
Tagged 2D, 3D, Alice In wonderland, animation, bad, connie, coraline, fantasy, film, film review, freak, movie, nz, review, tim burton, titanic
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I think this is going to be a short entry today. Because I’ve been mulling this film over and over in my head for a good few months since I watched it.
It’s a film about how in the future everybody would be paid in time. With a count-down timer on our arm (which would make a pretty cool tattoo) we have to use that time to pay for things we need such as bus rides and food.
This film does have some powerful points… Continue reading
Tagged 2011, action, Amanda Seyfried, Andrew Niccol, fantasy, film, film review, freak, In TIme, Justin TImberlake, nz, romance, sci-fi, time
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What a trip!
Despite numerous films portraying Lewis Carroll’s tale of Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton’s gothic vanished tale of being lost in Wonderland hit the nail on the head. Burton’s magical story turned a once, Disney musical cartoon into a 3D adventure of mystery and excitement for the whole family… Continue reading
Tagged Alice, Alice In wonderland, anne hathaway, bonham, connie, Crispin Glover, fantasy, film review, freak, helena bonham-carter, johnny depp, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska, nz, tim burton