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Notebook Reviews: MARS ATTACKS!

Tim Burton – 1996 Mars Attacks! is a fantastic Tim Burton directed effort, which is hugely underrated. It doesn’t get enough appreciation.  The cast on display here is out of this world – Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah [...]

April 19, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: BATMAN RETURNS

Tim Burton’s 1992 caped crusader sequel is probably the best Batman flick ever made.  A German expressionist film with an $80 million budget, this dark tale of the Dark Knight is helped by its gloriously grim festive setting. Brilliant.  Burton [...]

December 3, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE JEWEL OF THE NILE

Lewis Teague – 1985 The Jewel Of The Nile is an enjoyable follow-up to 1984’s Romancing The Stone. It might not be as good as Robert Zemeckis’ original, but it still has a lot of charm. The script features some witty lines and the [...]

October 10, 2020

Remembering Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS

After the success of Batman in 1989, Tim Burton was given carte blanche for this sequel, and he delivered the most bizarre Hollywood blockbuster ever made– an $80 million German Expressionist summer action movie. Michael Keaton once again returned [...]

June 21, 2020

Tim Burton’s BATMAN

In 1988 director Tim Burton was working on his second feature, Beetlejuice, at Warner Bros, when the director was offered a Batman film. For the first time in a decade, the project gathered real momentum. Bringing along his Beetlejuice star Michael [...]

April 11, 2020

Umm, Yeah Here’s The Trailer For Tim Burton’s DUMBO

Movies In Focus isn’t the target audience for Disney’s new live action take on Dumbo (i.e. 30+ male). In fact, I shouldn’t even be writing about it. However, it’s directed by Tim Burton and it stars Colin Farrell and Michael [...]

June 13, 2018

BATMAN RETURNS 25 Years Later

Batman Returns opened on June 19th 1992 – an unbelievable 25 years ago. The film is still the greatest Batman film ever made. I remember the first sequence I saw from the film – it was from the rooftop fight between Michael Keaton‘s [...]

June 19, 2017

Michael Keaton Reunites With Tim Burton For DUMBO!

  A live action version of Dumbo didn’t seem like an exciting prospect when it was first announced. However, the casting for the Tim Burton dirceed Disney flick got interesting with Eva Green, Danny DeVito and Colin Farrell joining the cast. [...]

April 5, 2017

TRIPLETS Gets A Pair Of Writers – Twins Sequel On The Way

News of Triplets first broke in March. Many thought that the idea of a Twins sequel starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy was just too crazy/high-concept/far-fetched (delete where applicable) to believe. Well, the film has [...]

November 15, 2012

BATMAN RETURNS: 20 Years On

Batman Returns opened on June 19th 1992 – an unbelievable 20 years ago. After the success of Batman in 1989, Tim Burton was given carte blanche for this sequel, and he delivered the most bizarre Hollywood blockbuster ever made– an $80 million [...]

June 9, 2012

Schwarzenegger, DeVito & Eddie Murphy Are TRIPLETS

It’s amazing that it has taken 25 years for a Twins sequel to hit development. It’s even more amazing that it has taken 25 years for the concept of Triplets to be…er…conceived. According to THR: “The story would see Schwarzenegger [...]

March 31, 2012