Top Secret!: I Love the 80’s

February 6, 2009

Partway through Top Secret! (1984), the film’s hero, rock star Nick Rivers (Kilmer) cuts loose with a song called “How Silly Can You Get?” It could easily apply to all of the films directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, the kings... 

Corpse Bride

March 7, 2006

Tim Burton returns to the kind of darkly comical gothic material that helped establish his career and reputation with Corpse Bride (2005). He’s also gone back to the same kind of stop motion animation that he utilized so memorably in The Nightmare Before... 

Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997

February 13, 2006

Most people forget that Batman (1989) was the first quality comic book adaptation since Superman (1978) because nobody had taken them seriously or bothered to be faithful to the original source material for quite some time. At first, when fans heard who...