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Kooky Vampira Gyrations

Every movie, he did– had kind of a morbid-slant to it, wouldn’t you think?

Yes, and I could be talking about no one else than Tim Burton, who directed Beetlejuice and also “Ed Wood”, a biopic about “The World’s Worst Director” as it was all fiendish plots, cardboard graveyards, rubber octopus contraptions, flying saucers dangling on fishing-line, and the most bizarre assortment of “stock footage” ever spliced-into a feature, to save on “special fx”. 227 more words

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO EDWARD D. WOOD, JR!

Last year, Ed Wood‘s Plan 9 From Outer Space(1959) saw its Blu-ray release; posthumously, Ed is thoroughly enjoying his last laugh. He can thank those smug, condescending, hopelessly unimaginative thugs posing as establishment critics, the Medveds, for resurrecting him from the dead and catapulting him into a cult Valhalla. 3,382 more words

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February's Love Bites: ED WOOD (1994)

Love comes in many forms (heh heh): the love for a partner, a parent’s love for their children, a patriot’s love for their country, that sticky awkward love that can get you arrested if it’s done in public places. 1,455 more words

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The Lost World (1960)

I was watching an old movie on Film4 on Sunday evening that brought back many good old memories for me. It was one of those oldies that I’d first seen way back when I was a kid, sometime during the first seven or eight years of my life, and is one that I hadn’t seen in many, many years. 778 more words

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10 Tim Burton Films You Really Ought to See...

My love affair with Tim Burton films began when I was 8 years old.  My teenage siblings allowed me to watch Beetlejuice – I’m pretty sure they shouldn’t have at that age!- and I instantly fell in love with its unique gothic-inspired look, its wit, its heart and, of course, the Saint-Saens-like soundtrack of Danny Elfman.  1,077 more words

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The Room: The Best Worst Movie

By Jade O’Halloran

When reviewing the latest misguided attempt byJohnny Depp to appear whimsical, 2015’s atrocious Mortdecai (“delivering enough bad acting for at least four movies”), Peter Sobczynski of rogerebert.com said of bad movies: “in most cases, their badness is fairly self-explanatory in that you can quickly grasp what went wrong with them.” 639 more words

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Ed Wood (1994)

It’s interesting how Ed Wood, perhaps Tim Burton’s best film, is a picture that subdues much of the auteur’s signature style in favor of off-beat comedy and truly quirky characters (take that Wes Anderson). 320 more words

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