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Geek Juice Radio – Episode 147
A discussion of the films of Tim Burton
Featuring: Alex Jowski, Kevin Daley and Mike White


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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats

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4 Comments
  • Dan
    October 5, 2014 at 5:28 am

    My thoughts on Burton Movies (and yes I do disagree a lot with you guys),

    Pee-Wee Big Adventure is pretty amusing, and I like the unusual style to it, even though I was never much of a fan of Pee-Wee Herman.

    Beetlejuice is great. Hilarious and dark and Michael Keaton is great in the title room, even if his role is really small.

    I like Batman, but I wasn’t a big fan. Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson were really good in their respected roles though.

    Edward Scissorhands was terrific. One of Burton’s best. Never thought of that suburban satire, but now that I think about it, it does make sense. When I watched the film, Vincent Price was long dead, but that’s interesting to know that Kevin. I’m sure a lot of people also thought that, considering how emotional and rather dramatic his death scene in the film is handled.

    Batman Returns is fricking great. Better than the original, and Danny DeVito was a terrific Penguin.

    Ed Wood is my favorite Burton film as well, so much fun and a great homage to old b black n white movies. A lack of accuracy never bothered me that much.

    I enjoy Mars Attack, but overall I’m not much of a fan of it.

    Sleepy Hollow is great. Love the feel and tone of the film, and while the mystery was easy to get, it was still incredibly entertaining.

    Never saw Planet of The Apes all the way through. What I saw of it though, I didn’t like very much,

    Love Big Fish, although I admit I had no idea that Tim Burton directed it at first, but after rewatching it, there are certain elements that make it feel like a Tim Burton film especially with the fantasy aspect.

    Charlie and The Chocolate Factory I appreciated because they included elements that the book had (although the subplot with the dad with very much unneeded), but overall I thought it was more bizarre and less heart than the original, though I still enjoyed it.

    Love Corpse Bride. The feel, the style, the songs (which I think are memorable for the most part). The plot may be kinda silly, but the film is just great to watch.

    I loved Sweeney Todd. Overproduced my ass. I think it might be one of my favorite Tim Burton films. The songs, the score, the feel, the performances. Love it. Excellent!

    Didn’t much care for Alice In Wonderland. Saw in the theaters, didn’t mind it, rewatched it a few years on TV, still didn’t mind it, even if the CGI is distracting. The film is also a bit of a mess.

    Dark Shadows was mediocre and forgettable. While I laughed at some of the gags, for the most part, it did nothing for me. Depp’s performance was also aggravate because for the most part, it felt like a parody more than anything.

    Dark Shadows is actually an American soap (set and filmed in Connecticut), but the movie was shot in London, cause Burton can’t leave his family for long extended periods of time (the last movie he shot until Big Eyes outside of that country in any parts or at all was Big Fish).

    Frankenweenie was very good and enjoyable, and I liked the film’s sense of dark humor, even if I don’t think its one of Burton’s very best.

    Not anticipated Big Eyes that much. The trailer left me meh, even if the performances (especially Waltz) will probably be very good.

    Overall I’m pretty big a fan of Burton’s, the only films of his that I don’t really like are Mars Attack (to an extent), Dark Shadows, and Planet of The Apes (of what I’ve seen of the film). So yeah, my opinions are quite different from yours guys, but that’s alright, I guess.

    Great closing song BTW. Never even knew that rap music song existed for Beetlejuice.

  • Mike White
    October 8, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Mike Ehite approves.

    • jwiderski
      October 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      Wait is that Mike Ehite the screenwriter or Mike Ehite the guy that does The Erojection Booth (which sounds vaguely sexual)

  • JetBlack
    October 16, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Dark Shadows is American. It’s also a soap opera which allowed it to take its time to build up the story. Putting umpteen years of story into a 2hour movie is a fools gambit anyway.

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