Posts tagged “Tim Burton

Must See Movies 2012 #6: Frankenweenie, Moonrise Kingdom and more

Week 1: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (aka Get the Gringo)

This movie, starring Mel Gibson as a career criminal is due out in South Africa on the 5th of October. Caught by the Mexican authorities, he is thrown in a rough & tough prison, where a ten year old kid teaches him the ropes.

The sad thing is that this movie was already out in March in the USA and is already out on DVD there (since July), so most people have seen it already, probably. If not, give it a go…

IMDB Moviemeter: Top 500

Tomatometer: 80%

Week 2: Taken 2

The sequel to one of the more entertaining action flicks that has come out in recent years, Mills (Liam Neeson) and his wife are taken hostage while on holiday in Istanbul. Should be good fun, but the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer rating of 11% has me worried.

IMDB Moviemeter: 19

Tomatometer: 11%

Week 3: Moonrise Kingdom 

I am really not sure where to start with this movie. If I tell you that it’s about two 12 year old kids who fall in love and run away together, you’re probably gonna give me weird looks, but that’d be understandable as that doesn’t sum it up properly. Directed by Wes Anderson (Royal Tenenbaums, Darjeeling Unlimited) and starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Bill Murray, this must be one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

IMDB Moviemeter: 2

Tomatometer: 94% (Certified fresh)

Week 4: Frankenweenie

Directed by Tim Burton and not featuring Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter (c-c-c-c-combobreaker), this black & white, stop motion film in 3D is about a boy who brings his dead dog back to life with dire consequences. Should be good pre-Halloween fun.

IMDB Moviemeter: Top 500

Tomatometer: 81%

In Case There’s Nothing Else 

Week 1: Premium Rush

IMDB Moviemeter: Top 500

Tomatometer: 75% (Certified Fresh)

Week 4: The Campaign

IMDB Moviemeter: Top 500

Tomatometer: 67%


Must See Movies 2012 #3: Dark Shadows, Men in Black 3 (and Battleship)

Firstly, I would like to apologise to those of you who took my advice and watched The Hunger Games. In brief, it did suck a bit, so if you’re still on the fence about watching it, do yourself a favour, just climb down to the side where you don’t watch it. Or wait for DVD if you really have to watch it.

Moving on to the The Avengers though. OMG. Have you watched it yet? In one word, epic. That is what The Avengers was, epic. I loved it from beginning to end. Joss Whedon really did the movie justice. So if you haven’t watched it yet, go do it already. Big thumbs up.

For May, there are two movies that I reckon will be worth it. There’s one more that I will probably watch, but already have a feeling it will suck a bit, that is Battleship. I’ll get to this one at the end…

First up is Dark Shadows, Tim Burton‘s latest film, based on the 60’s series of the same name. In 1752 wealthy playboy Barnabus Collins, played by Johnny Depp, breaks the heart of a witch, who turns him into a vampire and buries him. He gets freed accidentally in 1972 and returns to find his once magnificent mansion in ruin and occupied by his dysfunctional descendants, each with the own deep dark secrets. It features, yeah you’ve guessed it, Helena Bonham Carter, in the role of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family matriarch’s hired live-in psychiatrist.

At the end of May, we get to watch Men in Black 3. Not much needs to be said about this one except that we get to see the younger 1960’s “K” (Josh Brolin). As with the previous 2, it also features Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones. There’s not much to say about this one except it should be pretty good, like the previous two.

As mentioned earlier, the other movie which I will probably watch this month is Battleship. The movie is based on the Hasbro game, Battleship. To be honest, it looks a bit too much like Transformers with a different name but it’ll probably be good entertainment regardless of whether it is good or not though, so give it go if you’d like.