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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Year: 2005
Director: Mike Johnson, Tim Burton
Rating: PG
Length: 77 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Music Only: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Johnny Depp as Victor Van Dort (Voice)
Helena Bonham Carter as Corpse Bride (Voice)
Emily Watson as Victoria Everglot (Voice)
Tracey Ullman as Nell Van Dort/Hildegarde (Voice)
Paul Whitehouse as William Van Dort/Mayhew/Paul The Head (Voice)

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride carries on in the dark, romantic tradition of his classic Edward Scissorhands and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Set in a 19th-century European village, this stop-motion animated feature follows the story of Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (voiced by Helena Bonham Carter), while his real bride Victoria (voiced by Emily Watson) waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world - or the next - that can keep him away from his one true love. It's a tale of optimism, romance and a very lively afterlife, told in classic Burton style.

Scene Access
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
I am watching this one in this marathon for 2 reasons. First it stars Johnny Depp who starred in the TV Series 21 Jump Street back in the '80s. And also because Brittany wanted to watch a movie with me. And I let her decide what she wanted to watch. And this was her pick. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is a fun animated movie that is good for the entire family any time... but especially around Halloween. This is the first taste of Tim Burton's animation I ever had as I still never seen Tim Buton's Nightmare Before Christmas... but think I may have to see about adding it to my collection as well. I will say that there is a little too much music in this movie for my taste. But it is bearable. I still enjoyed it... I would have just enjoyed it more without the songs in it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

NOTE: Jimmy... I already have a review for this movie... but this one is more detailed so you can just change the links so that it links to this one.

(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Mystery Marathon on January 31st, 2010)

Member's Reviews

The Thomas Crown Affair, a review by Dragonfire

"Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo catch fire" (USA Today) in this sizzling, suspense-filled thriller from the director of Die Hard and The Hunt For Red October.

Thrill-seeking billionaire Thomas Crown (Brosnan) loves nothing more than courting disaster — and winning! So when his world becomes too stiflingly "safe," he pulls off his boldest stunt ever: stealing a priceless painting — in broad daylight — from one of Manhattan's most heavily-guarded museums. But his post-heist excitement soon pales beside an even greater challenge: Catherine Banning (Russo). A beautiful insurance investigator hired to retrieve the artwork, Catherine's every bit as intelligent, cunning and hungry for adventure as he is. And just when Thomas realizes he's finally met his match, she skillfully leads him into a daring game of cat and mouse that's more intoxicating — and dangerous — than anything either of them has ever experienced before!

My Thoughts

I'll start by saying that I've never seen the original, so I have no clue how the movies would compare. 

I thought this was an entertaining movie with some adventure and mystery.  I thought the way the robbery was done worked very well and made things very interesting.  There were a few little plot holes, but they didn't keep me from enjoying the movie.  Some scenes did move a bit slow and drag a bit, so the movie could be too slow for some people. 

Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo had wonderful chemistry.  It was nice to see that the woman was close in age to the man instead of being young enough to be his daughter - or granddaughter in some cases.  There were some steamy scenes between when, like when she was wearing a very sheer dress when they were dancing.  There were a few steamy sex scenes and Russo did bare her breasts as well. 


I did get a review posted at Epinions yesterday if anyone would like to read it.

The Thomas Crown Affair

(From Dragonfire: What I've Been Watching on February 9th, 2009)

Member's TV Reviews

The One Where It All Began: The Pilot Marathon, a review by DJ Doena


What's the show about?
Black King? White Knight? Nate is a former insurance investigator but now he works with a thief (Parker), a hacker (Hardison), a hitter (Eliot) and a grifter (Sophie) to help people the normal law can't or won't help. Nate is a master at Xanatos Speed Chess and he uses this ability to outmanoeuvre his opponents and get what he wants.

"The Nigerian Job"
The CEO of an airplane manufacturer hires Nate to be the boss of a gang of thieves to steal back blueprints that were stolen from him. But he has played them all and tries to get them killed. Now Nate is turning the tables. He hires a new face and old "friend" of his, Sophie, and together they are getting the prints back and the CEO in trouble.

My Opinion
It's a worthy successor of the 80's A-Team and basically as unrealistic - which didn't matter then and doesn't matter now. Back then B.A. welded some steel together and built some form of tank, today Hardison is manipulating any electronic device to get hoodwink the bad guy. The characters are funny to watch and two of them (Nate and Sophie) have an even more personal connection.

(From The One Where It All Began: The Pilot Marathon on September 11th, 2009)