Les Misérables (2012)

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Samantha Barks Directed by: Tom Hooper PG-13. 158 mins An enormous spectacle that will satisfy fans but may exhaust those not already devoted to the cause. Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) brings this famed stage production to the…

Dark Shadows (2012)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Christopher Lee, Alice Cooper Directed by: Tim Burton PG-13. 113 mins Delightfully dark visuals can’t save this campy vampire tale which proves once and for all that Depp + Burton doesn’t always =…

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Matt Lucas, Crispin Glover Directed by: Tim Burton PG. 109 mins In his attempt to transform Lewis Carroll’s beloved and nonsensical adventure into a kid-friendly Disney tale, he robs us of all the magic and heart – despite some splendid visuals. Mia Wasikowska charms as…

Corpse Bride (2005)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant Directed by: Tim Burton & Mike Johnson PG. 76mins. Good, but nothing new from Mr. Burton. Gloomy and macabre, there is a very touching and sweet side to this unconventional romance. It’s 19th century Europe and Victor (Johnny Depp) has pledged to…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Missi Pyle, Christopher Lee, Helena Bonham-Carter, Noah Taylor Directed by: Tim Burton PG. 130mins. A worthy remake of the classic story, Depp’s performance is outrageous, to say the least. As always, I am reminded that Burton is more stylist than storyteller but hey, it’s good creepy fun. The…

Big Fish (2004)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Marion Cotillard, Matthew McGrory, Missi Pyle, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito Directed by: Tim Burton PG-13. 125 mins An imaginative father-son tale that brings Tim Burton’s magic closer to home. Based on Daniel Wallace’s novel, the story involves William Bloom (Billy Crudup)…