Whether the expansion to feature length and the addition of 3D goggles justify the nostalgia trip is something that Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and I discuss at length in this week's review.
I'm not one who worships at the altar of Tim Burton, probably disliking his films as often as I am moved by them. But I fell hard for Frankenweenie, an extrapolation of a short film Burton made almost 30 years ago.
"Do you like physical comedy? Or do you not like physical comedy? It doesn't mean Charlie Chaplin isn't credible if he gets a bad review, it just means that the reviewer doesn't like physical comedy or just doesn't like silent movies."
On my ninth birthday, my parents took me and a group of my friends to see the Jerry Lewis comedy The Disorderly Orderly. It was one of my happiest childhood memories and I've always had a special place in my heart for Jerry Lewis.
If I left him tomorrow, he would have 10 women at his doorstep wanting to date him -- women anywhere from the age of 20-something to 60. My dating pool would consist of men who drink out of sippy cups and wear Depends. It's not an equal playing field.