• Edward Scissorhands (Full Screen Anniversary Edition)
    Edward Scissorhands (Full Screen Anniversary Edition)
    Tim Burton
    ★★★☆☆
    Clumsy and awkward in parts, it's still an achingly sad story about irrational fear and intolerance. Besides which, Vincent Price! It's a fairy tale for modern times, much more in keeping with the brothers Grimm than Disney's chipper tales.
    a dvd added by hija_paloma's avatar hija_paloma on Mar 13, 2006 | 1 user.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)
    Tim Burton
    ★★★★
    Being a big fan of the Gene Wilder take on this novel, I did not expect to like Tim Burton's vision. Wrong. I think it's much more true to the spirit of Dahl's book, and it is, in a word, delightful. Johnny Depp is creepy and brilliant, Freddy Highmore is adorable beyond telling, and the kids and their parents are absolutely hilarious. Every time I try to pick my favorite scene, I watch another five minutes and am reminded of some other brilliant moment. The side story with Christopher Lee is clumsy and adds nothing to the film, slows it down a bit, but it's pretty forgiveable just for the first view of Wonka's chocolate room, which is very Burton-meets-Seuss-meets-LSD.
    a dvd added by hija_paloma's avatar hija_paloma on Mar 13, 2006 | 7 users.
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