Composer: Danny Elfman

The Wolfman (2010)

Read The Wolfman

After seeing I Was a Teenage Werewolf yesterday, I was hungry for a bit more cinematic lycanthropy and finally got around to seeing the Benicio del Toro remake of The Wolf Man (1941). When the remake was first announced more than four years ago, it was widely reported that like the original, it would be […]


Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Read Alice in Wonderland

I was eagerly looking forward to Tim Burton’s take on Lewis Carroll all through 2009, but by the time it was finally released in Tokyo, in April of 2010, the marketing over-exposure had put me right off it, and I never got around to seeing it in the theater. However, it did inspire me to […]


Corpse Bride (2005)

Read Corpse Bride

When the Blu Ray format was announced, as a movie fan living in Japan, where the technology was developed, I should have been thrilled, but I found it hard to get excited about the new technology. I figured that the films that would most benefit from 5.1 surround sound and increased resolution would be things […]


Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Read Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

I’m continuing to go through all of Tim Burton’s movies—both the few I have never seen and the ones I have seen probably too often. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure definitely falls into the latter category, as it seemed to be a staple on cable television shortly after its release, especially during boring summer vacations. Later, […]


Random Quote

“You know what I bet? I bet you haven't been laid in about a year.”
-Sandy Brozinsky (Bette Midler)
from Outrageous Fortune