Hundreds Of Loved Up Irish Fans Serenade A Beautiful French Girl

13 days ago
Have you ever seen person in public so beautiful that you’ve wanted to stop and sing to them until they eventually and inevitably get off with you? No, me neither- we don’t live in High School Musical … still, it’s fun to find hot people .

That’s what happened in Bordeaux when, after a 3-0 loss to Belgium, Ireland fans, still in high spirits, spotted a lovely blonde French girl and took it upon themselves to serenade her.

If ever you’ve wanted to see a video that compounds Irish stereotypes, this is it. Never have you heard so much slurred singing and the mumbled, incorrect terms of two ballads that are pretty easy to recollect … funny though.

One guy managed to sneak a cheeky kiss at the end; albeit one on the cheek but, you know … she’s hot so it all counts.

Odds on that he thought there’d be some sort of Richard Curtis style holiday romance after that, though … Seems like Ireland are pretty much out of the Euros so he requires something to cheer him up!

What do you think? Let us know in the comments !

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16 Hilarious Reasons That Kids Are Crying

27 days ago
The reasons that children scream aren’t always logical, and no one knows that better than dadGreg Pembroke . After noticing that sure, his son cried when he was hurt, or angry, but that he also get upset when he was, tell, frustrated about not being allowed to drown in a pond, Greg started a blog, collecting from other parents the more hilarious reasons that kids wept 😛 TAGEND

You can check out some of our favourites here 😛 TAGEND 1. Bitterly disappointing ..

2. But he’s missing out on so much !

3. The worst .

4. I entail fair enough ..

5. No !

6. How could you ?!

7. Try and say no to that face !

8. So unfair !

9. The horror !

10. Terrible parenting right there …

11. But he seemed like such a nice fellow !

12. Still though ..

13. We’ve all been there ..

14. A travesty .

15. Horrifying .

16. I believe I’ve spotted it …

For more adorable reasons that kids are crying, head over to Bored Panda to consider the full collection, or Greg’s blog, Reasons My Son Is Crying .

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Vogue Brazil’s Paralympics Photoshoot Is Unbelievably Offensive

1 month, 18 days ago
The Paralympics is an inspiration. Each athlete that takes part is overcoming a disability to compete and show us that with the right attitude, anything is possible .

People such as Tanni Grey-Thompson, who has won 16 Paralympic medals, show their fans across the globe that you can combat against adversity and still be a win, still be proud of yourself.

That’s why Vogue Brazil’s decision touse able bodied performers in their campaignis so disappointing. Instead of featuring Paralympic athletes, they chose to photoshop Cleo Pires and Paulo Vilhena, actors and Paralympic ambassadors, to appear as though they havedisabilities. It went with the caption “we are all Paralympians.”

The campaign is aimed to tie in with the upcoming Paralympics in Rio and increase ticket sales. The shoot wasactually based on two Paralympians, Bruna Alexandre and Renato Leite, but for some bizarre reason the athletes were not featured on the main pages.

Pessoal, Venho esclarecer que estou super orgulhosa de fazer parte desta campanha que a revista #Vogue comeou a divulgar as primeiras imagens desse lindo trabalho. Nossos Embaixadores Paralmpicos Cleo Pires e Paulo Vilhena , nos ajudaram a intensificar e a propagar a campanha com intuito de gerar visibilidade ao Movimento Paralmpico e convocar a torcida brasileira para marcar presena nos Jogos Paralmpicos Rio 2016. Gostaria, de enfatizar que #SomosTodosIguais e por isso a Cleo Pires me representa. Nos prximos dias, vocs tero acesso completo da campanha. #VemComAGenteBrasil e espero contar com toda a torcida brasileira nas arenas assim torcendo, vibrando, cantando e comemorando conosco! #CarregoNoPeito o #CoraoParalmpico. @cleopires_oficial @vilhenap @ocpboficial

A photo posted by Bruninha Alexandre (@ bruninha_alexandre) on Aug 24, 2016 at 5:51 pm PDT

Criticism has been widespread . Vogue Brazil have distanced themselves from the campaign, saying that the idea came from Pires.Speaking to HuffPostUK, they said 😛 TAGEND

“Vogue respects the opinions of readers who disagreed with the campaign format, but reiterates its commitment to promote the importance of Paralympic games. We will continue to support all of the Paralympic committee initiatives that can increase the number of attendees at the Paralympic games.”

Why not just feature the real people that inspired the campaign?

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Mix Nerdy Jokes And Underwear And You Get PUNDERWEAR

2 months, 10 days ago
Underwear. When you think about it, it’s more of a means to an end, really. No one genuinely want’s to have to wear it .

It’s not without it’s sub-genres, all as pointless as each other- Boxers, briefs, thongs, boy shorts, etc etc … Even sexy underwear isn’t as sexy as no underwear. So what’s the incentive to wear it?( other than social constructs that we really should follow in this case …)

Puns. Plainly. Nerd puns. Nerd puns with the prospect of sexupon the removal of saidunderwear. That’s the stuff. Have a look…

Shut up. I always sit with a pillow on my lap.

The last one took us longer to work out than we care to admit…

What do you think? Let us know in the comments !

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Trophy Kids Is A Haunting Documentary For All The Wrong Reason

2 months, 18 days ago
Trophy Kids was released in 2013, but I only recently arrived across it on Netflix and it left me with a gloomy feeling in my intestine that I haven’t been able to shake .

The documentary takes an intense look at overbearing parents who want their kids to become huge athletics stars.We join them at a few moments in “peoples lives” when the mothers are realising whether or not all the time and money they have invested will come to any kind of fruition.

The film opens with 15 -year-old Justus spending a bleak morning all padded up to practice American football game with his father, Joe. Joe calls and shouts at him, berating the poor kid for pretty much every move he makes. Justus retains asullenlook throughout the movie, he is terrified of the wrath of his father, and it seems that no matter what he does it isn’t good enough.

Joe is a kettle constantly at boiling point. Perhaps the most upsetting moment comes when he takes Justus to visit hismother. As the three of them drive along Joe lays into Justusabout having a girlfriend, before viciously telling him that he has no right to choose the topic of dialogue. Justusfightsback the tears buthis father refuses to relent- apparently unaware of just how much misery he is throwing upon his own son.

Joe isn’t alone in his approach. Andre, the parent of preteen Amari, an aspire golfer, is forever cursing his daughter under his breath as he follows her around the golf course. The tension between the two is almost unbearable as he appears to take all of her enjoyment out of video games bymaking menaces such as “I’m going to smacking you in the mouth.”

There’s a telling moment as the two of them walk along the fairway, bickering with each other. A hundred feet or so in front is a father holding his daughter’s hand as they move onto the next shot. The contrast between the two families is poignant, the amount of pressure Andrelays upon her young shoulders is infuriating.

Then we have the two basketball talents, Ian and Derek, whose respective fathers constantly fume over the team’s coach. Derek’s dad quit his nine businesses and 80 odd employees to dedicate his entire life to ensure his sonhits the big time. He gets so pumped-up and angry at the refs that you can’t help but feel sorry for anyone sat near him.

The common thread here is that all of the parents want to control the environment their kids are in, and they believe that by doing so they can pushing them towards sporting greatness. The mom of twins, who she believes willbe the best tennis double act in the world, is at least slightly different in that her position in thatisn’t so negative. For her, everything is God’s will.

The distorted irony is that in wanting the best for their kids, these mothers seem to be suffocating them, taking some of the exhilaration out of their childhood. It’s agreat documentary in the morbidly fascinating kind of style, but if you’re looking for something feel good then perhaps leave this one for another time.

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Leslie Jones tells no designers want to dress her, so Christian Siriano steps in

2 months, 23 days ago

Leslie Jones attends CinemaCon 2016 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 12.
Image: Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/ WireImage

Christian Siriano is ready to create something fierce.

Leslie Jones called out unnamed decorators Tuesday for declining to help dress her for the upcoming Ghostbusters premiere.

Her remarks sparked outrage and attention, which caught the eyes of Project Runway alum Siriano, who tweeted back with a raised hand emoji, volunteering himself for the gig.

How did Jones respond? With a resounding YAS.

I love Leslie and cant wait to build her something fabulous to wear. I dress and support women of all ages and sizes, Siriano told Time in a statement. He subsequently tweeted that “nothing is confirmed, ” but they are meeting and he’d “love” to garment her.

It’s not the first time a celebrity has struggled to find a decorator. Ghostbusters costar Melissa McCarthy told two Oscars ago, she “couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me.”

“I asked five or six decorators very high-level ones who make lots of gowns for people and theyall told no, ” she told Redbook in 2014.

In her recent CFDA Fashion Icon acceptance speech, Beyonc said she had similar conflicts when she was starting out in Destiny’s Child.

“High-end labels didnt genuinely want to dress four black country curvy daughters, and we couldnt afford decorator dress and couture, ” she says. “My mother was repudiated from every showroom in New York.”

Siriano spoke up again about the common issue, tweetingon Wednesday that it “shouldn’t be exceptional to work with brilliant people just because they’re not sample size. Congrats aren’t in order, a change is.”

And in the meantime, designers should take note Jones will not forget this moment.

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George Takei Takes Down Internet Troll And Reminds Us What A Legend He Is

2 months, 26 days ago

Trolling George Takei is not a good idea, and one internet user simply learnt itthe hard way .

With not a lot of love for theStar Trek actor, this guy chose the best place to air his negative viewswould be facebook.

Tagging George( his main error ), he set out his views 😛 TAGEND

While the Star Trek actor has probably heard worse than’ you suck’, the opportunity for some counter-trolling was too good to pass up 😛 TAGEND

That George Takei is one cheeky devil. AndWajih Kelly assured the error of his styles. He responded 😛 TAGEND

We would definitely want to be friends with George Takei. Check out how he responded toanti-equal marriage protesters earlier this year 😛 TAGEND

So much sass…

That sounds like our kind of island…

We also believe in proper grammar.

Just legendary…

Takei also made headlines earlier this year, when hetook down infamous homophobe Kim Davis( who- by the way- still hasn’t responded to offers to shoot a lesbian porn scene …).

He criticised her refusal to issue marriage licences to same sex couples, saying 😛 TAGEND

“She is entitled to hold her religious beliefs, but not to impose those beliefs on others.If she had denied matrimony certifications to an interracial couple, would people cheer her?

In our society, we obey civil laws , not religious ones.To suggest otherwise is, simply put, solely un-American.”

George, we love you. Never change .

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You People Wouldnt Believe the Type Design in Blade Runner

3 months, 6 days ago

Dave Addey doesnt just watch movies. He dissects them.

Addey is the creator of Typeset In The Future, a website dedicated solely to fonts in science fiction. Whyyes, it is a bastion of gloriously esoteric nerdery.

It all started when Addey, a lifelong science fiction fan, started noticing the same font in every movie he watched: Eurostile Bold Extended. Designed in 1960, the typeface is geometric, functional, and appears good on the side of a spaceship ( Star Trek ). Or a computer screen ( Wall-E ). Or the wall of a fictional multinational corporation ( RoboCop ). Once I spotted it ,” Addey tells,” I couldnt unsee it .”

Eurostile Bold Extended on the side of a spacecraft in The LEGO Movie . Warner Bros. Pictures/ Typeset In The Future

So he made sure nobody else would, either. That was back in 2014, and since then Addey has turned himself into nerd-dom’s preeminent archaeologist of typefaces. His exhaustive exegeses of the type and emblems in Alien , Moon , and 2001: A Space Odyssey provided entirely new ways to understand those iconic runs of science fiction; reading his essays and insuring his screengrabs was like find the movies for the first time. In his analysis of 2001 , for example, he not only identifies that the spacecraft’s hibernation devices” employ Futura for their numeric and medical buttons, and Univers for their Emergency Revival Procedures ,” he alsotranscribes the device’s emergency revival procedures( noting multiple typos therein ), and calculates the minimum time necessary to revive person in an emergency situation.Like we said: exhaustive.

The hibernation devices in 2001: A Space Odyssey employ Futura for their numeric and medical buttons, and Univers for their Emergency Revival Procedures.MGM/ Typeset In The Future

This week, Addey fell a fourth essay, on arguably the most design-intensive science fiction movie of all time. Deep breath: It’s Blade Runner .

In filmmaking, a production designeruses visual details to sell the narrative that’s unfolding on screen. That’s especially important when the designer is trying to build a world that doesn’t exist. And typography, it turns out, can be as important as the appear of a spaceship or the voice of a light handgun in creating an immersive story. With typefaces you get a lot of context for free, says Addey. Youve established the time frame for your movie in seconds without a lot of special effects or backstory.

Addey employs easy-to-miss typographicdetails to guide readers through his synopsis, which, more often than not, end up veeringinto esoteric design trivia.

The new Blade Runner entry points out that the typeface used as the frontage of Los Angeles’ iconic Bradbury building, a” very lovely Berthold Block Heavy ,” isn’t, in fact, the font used on theentrance of the actual building.

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Addey says the real typeface, with its curving, organicforms, was far more art nouveau, designed so long ago that it was probably a custom font.

Typeset In The Future

From here, Addey segues into a discussion onthe Bradbury’s distinctive architecture, which was also featured in The Artist and 500 Days of Summer ( not to mentiona bunch more Hollywood movies ). And did you know that the building sits directly across the street from the Million Dollar Theater in Downtown LA? Because it does.

Addey’s analyses are delightfully jogging, but they’re also loaded with observations as witty as they are keen 😛 TAGEND

As we discovered in both Alien and Moon , omnipresent corporate branding is the single most important sign of a successful international conglomerate.

In the case of the Tyrell Corporation, the fictional company responsible for stimulating Blade Runner’s Replicants, Addey identified the corporate font as Akzidenz-Grotesk Extended. That was the result of a very productive hour spent with a typeface samples book, he says.

Warner Bros. Pictures/ Typeset In The Future

Addey’s articles blend everything that’s great about cinema obsessives and type obsessives. His process is meticulous, of course. First he watches a film all the way through, building notes about what he might like to revisit. Then he watches it again( and again and again ), taking screenshots. For Blade Runner , Addey watched various versions of the cinema 15 hours and took nearly 500 screenshots.

Warner Bros. Pictures/ Typeset In The Future

All that attention to detail meansAddey can tell you with certainty that Eurostile–the font that got him started down this road–appears just once in Blade Runner ( as the word caution, spelled out on the back of Gaffs flying police car ). Want your mind truly blown? He calculated that Deckards clunky yet somehow still amazingly capableEsper machinewould’ve had to zoom in 667.9 periods to actually spot Zhora in that grainy photograph. That’s one hell of an “enhance.” Some proof 😛 TAGEND

Its written as if Im somebody who takes all of this far too seriously, and thats part of the fun of it, tells Addey. Its meant to be funny first and foremost. Headmits that science fiction typography is an odd niche, but he knows that there’s a surprising bitof overlap between people who like science fiction and people who like design. Addey chalks it up to the fact that science fiction cinemas, perhaps more than any other genre, have to embracedesignminutiae, to be trulyconvincing. And the more convincing they are, the more there is to talk about. I couldve written another 20,000 terms about Blade Runner, he says. Theres that much detail in it. If a world is going to be more real than real, that starts with the writing on the walls. And control panels.

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Angry Mum Publicly Shamed Her’ Bullying Son’ On Facebook

3 months, 14 days ago
Nobody likes a bully. It must be pretty disappointing if you find out or suspect that your kid is one .

That’s what happened to Terry Evans, and her approach to dealing with it had now been run viral. Terry was angry that her 12 -year-old son had purposely trod on a new girl’s foot at school, violating her shoe in the process. So she took to Facebook and went on a bit of a rant. Terry advises her son that if he does something like it again, he’ll be packed off to the victim’s parents home where they can give him as many chores as they like.

Absolutely disgusted that my 12 year old son assured fit to purposefully tread on a new girls foot at school and twist his…

Posted by Terri Day Evans onMonday, 22 February 2016

Terry’s post says :

Perfectly disgusted that my 12 year old son saw fit to purposefully tread on a new girls foot at school and twist his foot with such force it broke her brand new shoes( causing the heel) to snap. Ill tell you something jacob( JustPost Rng Photos) if you so much as breath in her or anyone’s direction in a bully way I will personally hand you over to their parents for every demeaning chore they see fit for as long as they do … kiss goodbye to your birthday fund as you will be buying the girl a new pair of shoes and a bunch of blooms! #iwillnothaveabullyinmyhouse

Update. To answer a few questions, yes my son can see it, he was tagged in it before it ran viral( which I didn’t realise was going to happen) so his friends could see that his actions have consequences, he is not big, clever, hard or funny, he’s a 12 year old boy answerable to his mam. I don’t much care who doesn’t agree with my parenting style, my son humiliated and embarrassed a girl, irrespective of his reasoning( which is now being he didn’t expect to break the shoe he merely thought she may step out of it or stumble) that “girls ” still exclaimed, for anyone’s knowledge that girl may have left her old school because she was being bullied … then imagine how much worse my son’s ridiculous act would have attained her feeling. So my so called embarrassing him online is a to be quite frankly nothing in comparison to the humiliation that little girl had to face walking round with a broken shoe and red eyes from weeping when she is new . Ps … of course I sat and spoke to him about his behaviour, I didn’t simply tag him in a post and he read it! I am wholly confident this was a single occurrence which won’t be repeated .

What do you think? Is this good parenting? Let’s hope he got her something nice for Mother’s Day …

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The Definitive Ranking of Tim Burton Movies–From Miss Peregrine on Up

3 months, 16 days ago

Today Tim Burtons 18 th feature film, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children , makes theaters. Burton is known for a gothic, extravagant visual style–and perhaps not a ton of character depth or attention to story details. But hes directed several classics, and had a hand in big cinematic tendencies, from blockbuster comic book adaptations to the Disney live-action remakings. His films range from family-oriented childrens narratives and niche genre adaptations to adult revenge dramas and violent mystery tales. Throughout that range hes preserved a level of production design complexity that attain his films sumptuous to behold even if the story isnt quite spectacular. To celebrate his latest film, we went back through his entire filmography and ranked his run from worst to best.

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Alice in Wonderland ( 2010)

It may be the biggestfinancial success of Burtons career, but its also a wholly unnecessary sequel to a Disney classic. Alice Kingsleigh( Mia Wasikowska ), facing a marriage proposal from a human she does not love, follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland. Though the movie intertwines characters from Lewis Carrolls original bookthe Mad Hatter, the Caterpillarwith those from the follow-up Through The Looking Glass Jabberwocky, the White Queenit turns what was a surreal curiosity into a big-budget CGI action film.

It may be the biggestfinancial success of Burtons career, but its also a wholly unnecessary sequel to a Disney classic. Alice Kingsleigh( Mia Wasikowska ), facing a marriage proposal from a man she does not love, follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland. Though the movie intertwines characters from Lewis Carrolls original bookthe Mad Hatter, the Caterpillarwith those from the follow-up Through The Looking Glass Jabberwocky, the White Queenit turns what was a surreal curiosity into a big-budget CGI action film.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ( 2016)

Burtons latest movie is his entry in the slackening trend of YA fiction adaptations. This is basically a different version of an X-Men story with younger childrenanda healthy dose of time-travel thrown in for good measure. The source material suits Burtons stylistic touchstonesodd outcasts living in their own special worldbut the script is incredibly clunky. Merely Eva Green and Samuel L. Jackson spice things up, but theyre not around long enoughto save the movie.

Burtons latest cinema is his entry in the slowing trend of YA fiction adaptations. This is basically a different version of an X-Men story with younger childrenanda healthy dosage of time-travel thrown in for good measure. The source material suits Burtons stylistic touchstonesodd outcasts living in their own special worldbut the script is unbelievably clunky. Merely Eva Green and Samuel L. Jackson spice things up, but theyre not around long enoughto save the movie.

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Planet of the Apes ( 2001)

A remake of the 1968 science fiction classic had been in development since the late 1980 s, with directors involved ranging from Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson to Chris Columbus and James Cameron. Fairly much any one of those versions voice better than the one Burton attained. And while it’s pretty clunky from beginning to end, the strangest moment is still the head-scratcher twisting aiming when Mark Wahlbergs astronaut returns home. Themovie’s only redeeming qualitiesarethe unintentional similarities to a comic book written by director Kevin Smith, which inspired an insanely funny story about his few professional interactions with Burton during a college Q& A.

A remake of the 1968 science fiction classic had been in development since the late 1980 s, with directors involved ranging from Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson to Chris Columbus and James Cameron. Fairly much any one of those versions voice better than the one Burton stimulated. And while it’s fairly clunky from beginning to end, the strangest moment is still the head-scratcher twisting objective when Mark Wahlbergs astronaut returns home. Themovie’s merely redeeming qualitiesarethe unintentional similarities to a comic book written by director Kevin Smith, which inspired an insanely funny story about his few professional interactions with Burton during a college Q& A.

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Dark Shadows ( 2012)

It was a longtime dream of Johnny Depp to play the lead role of Barnabas Collins in a film adaptation of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows , which put out more than1, 200 episodes from 1966 to 1971. So when he ultimately got the chance to play the vampiric Collins, Depp recruited Burton onto the project. But its yet another example of Burton focusing too much on how he can perfect visuals instead of figuring out how to stimulate the story run. Dark Shadows has a stellar cast, but it never takes full advantage of them, especially the crown jewel that is Eva Green. Shes electric, has great chemistry with Depp, and yet this adaptationdoes not glisten as brightly as she does.

It was a longtime dream of Johnny Depp to play the lead role of Barnabas Collins in a cinema adaptation of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows , which put out more than1, 200 episodes from 1966 to 1971. So where reference is ultimately got the chance to play the vampiric Collins, Depp recruited Burton onto the project. But its yet another example of Burton focusing too much on how he can perfect visuals instead of figuring out how to make the tale run. Dark Shadows has a stellar casting, but it never takes full advantage of them, especially the crown jewel that is Eva Green. Shes electric, has great chemistry with Depp, and yet this adaptationdoes not glisten as brightly as she does.

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Big Eyes ( 2015)

Margaret Keane( Amy Adams) paints in a distinctive style that focuses onchildren with huge eyes. Her artistic fraud spouse Walter( Christoph Waltz) takes credit for her work because he convinces her nobody will buy run by a female artist. During their divorce, Margaret becomes religious, exposes the truth of the scheme during a radio interview, and demonstrates in tribunal that shes the true painter. Waltz and Adams dedicate typically great performances, but the film drags for long stretches and moves hesitantly along as it searches for the most interesting points of the story.

Margaret Keane( Amy Adams) paints in a distinctive style that focuses onchildren with huge eyes. Her artistic scam spouse Walter( Christoph Waltz) takes credit for her work because he convinces her nobody will buy run by a female artist. During their divorce, Margaret becomes religion, discloses the truth of the scheme during a radio interview, and proves in tribunal that shes the true painter. Waltz and Adams devote typically great performances, but the film drags for long stretchings and moves hesitantly along as it searches for the most interesting points of the story.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ( 2005)

Burton’sadaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel concentrates much more on Charlie Bucket( Freddie Highmore) and his family thancandy king Willy Wonka( Johnny Depp) and his secret mill. There are some decent moments, but the movie largelyfalters thanks tothe rewritten sungs by Danny Elfman and Depps performance, which try as he might to insist was based on Howard Hughes or Charles Foster Kane, still gives off late-career Michael Jackson vibes.

Burton’sadaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel concentrates much more on Charlie Bucket( Freddie Highmore) and his family thancandy king Willy Wonka( Johnny Depp) and his secret mill. There are some decent moments, but the movie largelyfalters thanks tothe rewritten ballads by Danny Elfman and Depps performance, which try as he might to insist was based on Howard Hughes or Charles Foster Kane, still devotes off late-career Michael Jackson vibes.

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Frankenweenie ( 2012)

While working as an animator for Disney in the mid-1 980 s, Tim Burton directed a 30 -minute parody short about a young Victor Frankenstein resuscitating his beloved puppy.( The cast included Shelley Duvall and Sofia Coppola .) But Disney disliked the dark tone, observed it unsuitable to accompany the re-release of Pinocchio in theaters, and fired Burton. Following his success as a director, Burton got a chance to not only remake his cinema, but expand it into a stop-motion feature. Its still one of the best retellings of Mary Shelleys classic novel, taking the gothic horror and transmuting into one about a boys endure love for his strange pet.

While working as an animator for Disney in the mid-1 980 s, Tim Burton directed a 30 -minute parody short about a young Victor Frankenstein reviving his beloved dog.( The casting included Shelley Duvall and Sofia Coppola .) But Disney detested the dark tone, observed it unsuitable to accompany the re-release of Pinocchio in theaters, and fired Burton. Following his success as a director, Burton got a chance to not only remake his movie, but expand it into a stop-motion feature. Its still one of the best retellings of Mary Shelleys classic novel, taking the gothic horror and transmuting into one about a boys endure love for his strange pet.

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Mars Attacks ( 1997)

A film adaptation of a trading card series, this is the slapstick slapstick version of Independence Day Ed Wood wouldve directed if hed ever been given a blockbuster budget. President James Dale( Jack Nicholson ), his wife( Glenn Close ), and daughter( Natalie Portman ), struggle to lead the country while under assault from vicious Martian warships. It doesnt sound laugh-out-loud funny, but a lot of the darkness devotes route to silliness, especially the style humans discover they can fight back and repulse the alien attackers.

A film adaptation of a trading card series, this is the slapstick comedy version of Independence Day Ed Wood wouldve directed if hed ever been given a blockbuster budget. President James Dale( Jack Nicholson ), his wife( Glenn Close ), and daughter( Natalie Portman ), struggle to lead the country while under assault from vicious Martian warships. It doesnt sound laugh-out-loud funny, but a lot of the darkness devotes style to silliness, especially the route humans discover they can fight back and repulse the alien attackers.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ( 2007)

Much of the criticism ofthis adaptation of the beloved Stephen Sondheim musical centres around the not-quite Broadway quality of the singing. But this is one of Burtons late-career gems, a bloody and fantastical adaptation that sacrifices some of the Broadway chops to present more stomach-churning visuals than are possible onstage. It is a mercilessly dark musical that shuns levity and heaps violence on top of more violence.

Much of the criticism ofthis adaptation of the beloved Stephen Sondheim musical centers around the not-quite Broadway quality of the sing. But this is one of Burtons late-career gems, a bloody and fantastical adaptation that sacrifices some of the Broadway chops to present more stomach-churning visuals than are possible onstage. It is a mercilessly dark musical that shuns frivolity and heaps violence on top of more violence.

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Corpse Bride ( 2005)

Burton co-directed this stop-motion animated version of a Russian folktale with Mike Johnson. Despite Johnson’s involvement , Corpse Bride does have the hallmarks of a Burton feature, right down to thecasting of Johnny Depp as Victor, the shy pianist uncertain of his upcoming wedding, and Helena Bonham Carter as the Corpse Bride who complicates the wedding. Its a gloomy but entrancing Victorian fairy taleand interestingly shot on DSLR cameras instead of 35 mm cinema like previous stop-motion features. It also features one of the most stripped-down and pleasing ratings of Danny Elfmans career.

Burton co-directed this stop-motion animated version of a Russian folktale with Mike Johnson. Despite Johnson’s involvement , Corpse Bride does have the hallmarks of a Burton feature, right down to thecasting of Johnny Depp as Victor, the shy pianist uncertain of his upcoming marriage, and Helena Bonham Carter as the Corpse Bride who complicates the bridal. Its a gloomy but entrancing Victorian fairy taleand interestingly shot on DSLR cameras instead of 35 mm film like previous stop-motion features. It also features one of the most stripped-down and pleasing scores of Danny Elfmans career.

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Sleepy Hollow ( 1999)

A very loose adaptation of Washington Irvings short story, this version reimagines Ichabod Crane( Johnny Depp) as a police constable in NYCreassigned to the country to investigate a series of beheadings the locals attribute to an undead Hessian mercenary( Christopher Walken ). The prop-work of Cranes investigations are the various kinds of grotesque masterpieces Burton delights in filming, and the plot unfolds like a smartslasher cinema. Burton once referred to himself as not the greatest action director in the world, and Depp as not the greatest action starring, which is definitely true. But this third collaboration between the twomakes for an excellent fish-out-of-water horror mystery.

A very loose adaptation of Washington Irvings short story, this version reimagines Ichabod Crane( Johnny Depp) as a police constable in NYCreassigned to the country to investigate a series of beheadings the locals attribute to an undead Hessian mercenary( Christopher Walken ). The prop-work of Cranes investigations are the various kinds of grotesque masterpieces Burton pleasures in filming, and the plot unfolds like a smartslasher film. Burton once referred to himself as not the greatest action director in the world, and Depp as not the greatest action superstar, which is definitely true. But this third collaboration between the twomakes for an excellent fish-out-of-water horror mystery.

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Batman ( 1989)

The Superman film series proved that the right comic book property could have longevity at the movies, but Tim Burtons Batman is the true origin today’scomic book blockbuster tendency. Bruce Wayne( Michael Keaton) and the Joker( Jack Nicholson) face off agains the backdrop of Gotham Citys bicentennial. The movie was a runaway success, and it also features some of the best design work of Burtons career and two of the best lead performances in a comic book film ever.

The Superman cinema series proved that the right comic book property could have longevity at the movies, but Tim Burtons Batman is the true origin today’scomic book blockbuster tendency. Bruce Wayne( Michael Keaton) and the Joker( Jack Nicholson) face off agains the backdrop of Gotham Citys bicentennial. The film was a runaway success, and the committee is also features some of the best design work of Burtons career and two of the best lead performances in a comic book cinema ever.

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Big Fish ( 2003)

Tim Burtons parent died in 2000, followed by his mother in 2002. Though he never described his relationship to his mothers as a close one, the loss clearly affected him. Big Fish deals explicitly with the loss of a mother and bridging the gap between generations. Will Bloom( Billy Crudup) returns to his childhood home in Alabama to spend time with his ailing father Edward( Albert Finney ), a human who tells fantastical tall tales about his exploits as a young man( Ewan McGregor ). Its the perfect combination of heartfelt drama and surreal tangents, forming Burtons most personal cinema since Edward Scissorhands .

Tim Burtons father died in 2000, followed by his mother in 2002. Though he never described his relationship to his mothers as a close one, the loss clearly affected him. Big Fish deals explicitly with the loss of a parent and bridging the gap between generations. Will Bloom( Billy Crudup) returns to his childhood home in Alabama to spend time with his ailing father Edward( Albert Finney ), a man who tells fantastical tall tales about his exploits as a young man( Ewan McGregor ). Its the perfect combination of heartfelt drama and surreal tangents, forming Burtons most personal film since Edward Scissorhands .

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Pee-wee’s Big Adventure ( 1985)

After Burton was fired by Disney, the strength of his short movies Vincent and Frankenweenie caught the eyes of producers at Warner Bros. and Paul Reubens. They hired him for his feature film debut. Pee-wees Big Adventure is a manic, technicolor throwback to comic performers like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Its big and unapologetically slapstick, as Pee-wee searches for his lost bicycle at the Alamo in San Antonio and later in Hollywood. The strength of this debut still indicates decades later.

After Burton was fired by Disney, the strength of his short cinemas Vincent and Frankenweenie caught the eyes of producers at Warner Bros. and Paul Reubens. They hired him for his feature film debut. Pee-wees Big Adventure is a manic, technicolor throwback to comic performers like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Its big and unapologetically slapstick, as Pee-wee searches for his lost bicycle at the Alamo in San Antonio and later in Hollywood. The strength of this debut still indicates decades later.

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Batman Returns ( 1992)

The financial success of Batman permitted Burton the creative liberty to pander all of his creative whims for the sequel. It ultimately wasnt as much of a hit with audiences, but Batman Returns is a more highly concentrated accomplishment demonstrating Burtons visual panache. This timethe Batman story takes place around Christmas, as the caped crusader faces off against corrupted businessman Max Shreck( Christopher Walken ), the Penguin( Danny DeVito ), and Catwoman( Michelle Pfeiffer ). This kind of intense singular lookonly comes from a director with too much creative control and is exactly the various kinds of thing the Marvel Cinematic Universe lacks.

The financial success of Batman permitted Burton the creative liberty to indulge all of his creative whims for the sequel. It ultimately wasnt as much of a hit with audiences, but Batman Returns is a more highly concentrated achievement demonstrating Burtons visual panache. This timethe Batman story takes place around Christmas, as the caped crusader faces off against corrupted tycoon Max Shreck( Christopher Walken ), the Penguin( Danny DeVito ), and Catwoman( Michelle Pfeiffer ). This kind of intense singular lookonly comes from a director with too much creative control and is exactly the various kinds of thing the Marvel Cinematic Universe lacks.

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Edward Scissorhands ( 1990)

An inventor( Vincent Price) living in a gothic manor on a hill makes a young boy( Johnny Depp ), but succumbs before completing him, leaving the boy with big, sharp scissors for hands. An Avon saleswoman( Dianne West) detects Edward and brings him home to fulfill their own families, including her young daughter Kim( Winona Ryder ). But Edward, largely silent and unable to assimilate into the neighborhood, gets ostracized as odd and dangerous. This is without a doubt Burtons most personal film, and its incredibly strange. But it’s also a rightly beloved quirky Christmas story.

An inventor( Vincent Price) living in a gothic manor on a hill makes a young boy( Johnny Depp ), but dies before completing him, leaving the boy with big, sharp scissors for hands. An Avon saleswoman( Dianne West) detects Edward and brings him home to gratify their own families, including her young daughter Kim( Winona Ryder ). But Edward, largely silent and unable to assimilate into the neighborhood, get ostracized as odd and dangerous. This is without a doubt Burtons most personal cinema, and its unbelievably strange. But it’s also a rightly beloved quirky Christmas story.

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Beetlejuice ( 1988)

Its rare for haunted home stories to be dark slapsticks instead of horror films full of jump-scares. Thats part of what stimulates Beetlejuice so compelling, that it sits at odds with almost every other cinema that describes on similar subject matter. Barbara( Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland( Alec Baldwin) are newly deceased, and as ghosts they haunt their old home in an attempt to scare away the new residents, the Deetzes. Only the daughter, Lydia( Winona Ryder ), can see them, but as the Maitlands grow more desperate they turn to the services of Beetlejuice( Michael Keaton) for help. The cast is terrific, the grotesque makeup effects are still impressive, and the humor and horror are perfectly balanced.

Its rare for haunted home narratives to be dark slapsticks instead of horror films full of jump-scares. Thats part of what stimulates Beetlejuice so compelling, that it sits at odds with almost every other cinema that describes on similar subject matter. Barbara( Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland( Alec Baldwin) are newly deceased, and as ghosts they haunt their old home in an attempt to scare away the new residents, the Deetzes. Merely the daughter, Lydia( Winona Ryder ), can see them, but as the Maitlands grow more desperate they turn to the services of Beetlejuice( Michael Keaton) for help. The cast is terrific, the grotesque makeup impacts are still impressive, and the humor and horror are perfectly balanced.

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Ed Wood ( 1994)

This film deems Ed Wood, popularly regarded as the worst film director of all time, as a misconstrue passionate artist, and that hankering for artistic expression in the face of critical rejection definitely struck a chord with Burton. Its not like Alice in Wonderland is Plan 9 From Outer Space , but its easy to insure some parallels between how Wood( Johnny Depp) feelings treated by the industry and how Burton find himself as an artist. This is one of Johnny Depps greatest performances, Martin Landau rightly won Best Supporting Actor for his turning as Bela Lugosi. Unlike most Burton movies, its not a visual overload, but its use ofblack-and-white devotes complexity tothe characters rather than the colour palette.

This film holds Ed Wood, popularly regarded as the worst film director of all time, as a misconstrue passionate artist, and that hankering for artistic expression in the face of critical rejection definitely struck a chord with Burton. Its not like Alice in Wonderland is Plan 9 From Outer Space , but its easy to ensure some parallels between how Wood( Johnny Depp) feelings treated by the industry and how Burton sees himself as an artist. This is one of Johnny Depps greatest performances, Martin Landau rightly won Best Supporting Actor for his turn as Bela Lugosi. Unlike most Burton movies, its not a visual overload, but its use ofblack-and-white dedicates complexity tothe characters rather than the colour palette.

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