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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40470 on: October 26, 2018, 09:32:15 am »
Beetljuice (1988)

Not much a performance by the greatest actor in the world; but otherwise a great deal of fun.  Tim Burton was wise to use Michael Keaton sparingly; he's only in the film for about 20 minutes, but any more than that and he would have become annoying. 

I saw this on the big screen; that allowed for some of Burton's weirder vision to shine through.  I especially like the scene in Sylvia Sidney's office where a group of skeleton's seem to be watching the film from... the other side. :o  Tim Burton may have made better films than this but I don't think he ever made a more Tim Burtonesque film (maybe Edward Scissorhands.)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is probably the most Tim Burtonesque film ever made.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40471 on: October 26, 2018, 09:45:47 am »
Beetljuice (1988)

Not much a performance by the greatest actor in the world; but otherwise a great deal of fun.  Tim Burton was wise to use Michael Keaton sparingly; he's only in the film for about 20 minutes, but any more than that and he would have become annoying. 

I saw this on the big screen; that allowed for some of Burton's weirder vision to shine through.  I especially like the scene in Sylvia Sidney's office where a group of skeleton's seem to be watching the film from... the other side. :o  Tim Burton may have made better films than this but I don't think he ever made a more Tim Burtonesque film (maybe Edward Scissorhands.)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is probably the most Tim Burtonesque film ever made.

Funnily enough, it was not directed by Tim Burton.  :P

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40472 on: October 26, 2018, 10:00:36 am »
He didn't even write the script. He supplied the basic story and character designs.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40473 on: October 26, 2018, 10:06:02 am »
So it should be:

Somebody Else's The Nightmare Before Christmas?
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40474 on: October 26, 2018, 10:13:13 am »
Beetljuice (1988)

Not much a performance by the greatest actor in the world; but otherwise a great deal of fun.  Tim Burton was wise to use Michael Keaton sparingly; he's only in the film for about 20 minutes, but any more than that and he would have become annoying. 

I saw this on the big screen; that allowed for some of Burton's weirder vision to shine through.  I especially like the scene in Sylvia Sidney's office where a group of skeleton's seem to be watching the film from... the other side. :o  Tim Burton may have made better films than this but I don't think he ever made a more Tim Burtonesque film (maybe Edward Scissorhands.)

Very fun movie, agreed on that.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40475 on: October 26, 2018, 10:20:59 am »
So it should be:

Somebody Else's The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Interesting.  [Goes and reads up on the movie's history]

Well it was Burton's original idea, and he was the one who pushed for it to be developed in the first place (and he was credited as the producer) so I think it's fair he can have his name on the title.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40476 on: October 26, 2018, 10:47:37 am »
He got his name on it because it was the only way to market it as a Burton film, since he neither directed or wrote it.  :P

If you watch Coraline or James and the Giant Peach you can see how "Christmas" belongs in no small part to Henry Selick, too. He thrived doing those stop-motion dark fairy talesque stories.


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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40477 on: October 27, 2018, 05:34:43 am »
Is it me or are a lot of currently hyped/very popular TV shows either:
- period pieces (and I include Better Call Saul which is about 10-15 years back)
- sci-fi
- fantasy
- have strong elements of fantasy/supernatural
?

What good current-day, grounded in reality shows are there at the moment? :unsure:

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40478 on: October 27, 2018, 05:42:14 am »
Ozark's first season was good, haven't watched season 2 yet.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40479 on: October 27, 2018, 07:09:16 am »
Is it me or are a lot of currently hyped/very popular TV shows either:
- period pieces (and I include Better Call Saul which is about 10-15 years back)
- sci-fi
- fantasy
- have strong elements of fantasy/supernatural
?

What good current-day, grounded in reality shows are there at the moment? :unsure:

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Most shows on Fox are current day dark versions of The West Wing.  Some controversy over wether Tim Burton should be credited for their creation.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40480 on: October 27, 2018, 10:49:03 am »
Ozark's first season was good, haven't watched season 2 yet.

It's OK.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40481 on: October 27, 2018, 11:50:50 am »
Ozark's first season was good, haven't watched season 2 yet.

It's OK.

I'd think it more AR.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40482 on: October 27, 2018, 01:30:01 pm »
Is it me or are a lot of currently hyped/very popular TV shows either:
- period pieces (and I include Better Call Saul which is about 10-15 years back)
- sci-fi
- fantasy
- have strong elements of fantasy/supernatural
?

What good current-day, grounded in reality shows are there at the moment? :unsure:

#NotWatchingMuchTV

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40483 on: October 27, 2018, 01:42:37 pm »
#doesn'thaveShowtime
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40484 on: October 27, 2018, 02:26:55 pm »
"Van Helsing" season started a couple weeks back. Another dystopian world with vampire and worse type creatures but they aren't so mindless. They have leaders and some organization. Same for the humans who fight them, different human groups who sometimes clash with each other, with some humans with unique abilities mixed in.