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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

A PECULIAR “PAGE TO SCREEN” TALE


 

If you’re looking for a film that has dark and quirky and imaginative, then chances are that you’ve probably seen a few movies done by Tim Burton. Director, producer, writer, and animator, Burton has run the whole gambit of filmmaking, showcasing his talents in various projects throughout the years. While he’s had a hand in multiple film genres of movies from quirky fantasies (Beetlejuice, Alice in Wonderland, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) to blockbuster-esque style films (Planet of the Apes, Batman, and Batman Returns), to musicals (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and The Nightmare Before Christmas), there has always been a “signature” look, feel, and tone to them all, a special touch that only Burton’s creative mind (be it good, bad, or downright kooky) could’ve dreamed up. Like all directors, Burton has had his fair share of success and failures throughout his film career, with more recent film projects falling in the latter category (i.e. Alice Through the Looking Glass). Now, director Tim Burton (along with 20th Century Fox), prepares his newest feature film to the big screen with the “page to screen” adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Does Burton find his groove with this “peculiar” tale or is it failed jump book to film? Read more

300: Rise of an Empire Review

 THE RISE OF A SEQUEL


 

In 2007, Zack Snyder’s 300 was a memorable hit at the theaters. Loosely based on events in ancient times and styled in the fashion of Frank Miller’s graphic novel (which the film was more based on), the film was a success (Becoming one of the most successful movies that year) with its” R-rated” adrenaline tale of swords, blood, and a plethora of six packs abs to go around.  Gaining much fame (And money at the box office), an inevitable sequel was assuming by many and was soon granted by the Warner Bros. studio. Years have passed since 300 debuted and finally the long awaited sequel has arrived in the form of 300: Rise of an Empire. With a lengthy gap between the two films and a new director, does this sequel rise above its regarded predecessor or has the momentum gone out for this visual sword and sandals epic? Read more