Latest Burton/Depp team-up falls short
It’s always sad when a long-standing cinematic collaboration begins to run out of steam. It happens to the best of them, whether it springs from creative differences, personal issues or just overstaying their welcomes.
I hate to say it, but I think the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp pairing may have reached its sell-by date. The duo’s latest collaboration is “Dark Shadows,” based on the gothic soap opera that originally aired in the late 1960s.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work.
Previewing some of this season’s cinematic offerings
The summer movie season used to be easy to pinpoint. For years, Memorial Day marked the season’s official unofficial beginning. That was just how it worked. However, over the past few years, that starting date has been slowly creeping earlier and earlier into May. It’s clear that the first big summer film of 2012 is “The Avengers” – despite the fact that it comes out on May 4. That’s right. May 4. We’re only a year or two away from a summer movie season that starts in April.
Let’s have a look at some of the more eagerly-anticipated films of this summer. Granted, it’s a whole lot of what we’ve come to expect out of Hollywood: there are sequels and reboots galore. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; some of these movies look absolutely spectacular. But there are also some star-studded comedies, adaptations of books and musicals and some animated fare as well.
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