DVD Review: Frankenweenie

Directed by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie is a 3D black and white stop-motion that honours the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley‘s book. A remake of Burton’s 1984 short film of the same name, the film follows Victor (Charlie Tahan), a young boy who conducts a science experiment on his beloved dog Sparky in hopes of bringing him back to life, only to have to face the unintended, monstrous consequences.

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The Poster for Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ Has Been Unearthed

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Walt Disney Pictures has released the first poster for Tim Burton‘s Frankenweenie this week.

Telling the story of Victor Frankenstien, a young boy (voiced by Charlie Tahan) who brings his dog back to life through the magic of science, the poster nicely highlights the film’s depressing nature. But then that’s what we love about Burton’s films so we wouldn’t want to expect anything more.

Opening in 3D and 2D cinemas on 5th October, the film also features the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron and Conchata Ferrell.

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Take A Look At Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

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A set of promotional photos have been released for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie by Entertainment Weekly this week.

Frankenweenie tells the story of Victor, a boy who brings his dog back to life through the magic of science after it is killed in an accident. Sounds a little depressing, but then it’s Burton’s gothic side that makes us all such a fan of his work.

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Book v Film: The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

“Most of all, I miss that feeling when you go to sleep at night and when you wake up in the morning. It’s that feeling that everything is all right in the world. You know, that amazing feeling that you’re whole, that you’ve got everything you want, that you aren’t missing anything. Sometimes when I wake up, I get it for just a moment. It lasts a few seconds, but then I remember what happened, and how nothing has been the same since.”


Directed by Burr Steers, Charlie St. Cloud is based on Ben Sherwood‘s book, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, which revolves around the character of Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron), an accomplished sailor and devoted family member who promises to play baseball with his younger brother, Sam (Charlie Tahan), every single day. But when Charlie and Sam are the victims of a car crash, Sam sadly dies and Charlie is resuscitated to find that he has the gift to interact with the dead. Years later, still atoning for his loss and guilt, Charlie is determined to keep his promise and still plays baseball with Sam’s memory in the depths of the forest. But when he meets Tess (Amanda Crew), Charlie must choose between the past and present; between living with the memory of his dead brother or saving the life of another.

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