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"Alice Through The Looking Glass" offers no competition in embarrassing defeat.

After an original movie that made a very large amount of money in 2010 but offered almost nothing in term of inventive story-telling, it’s no surprise that the inevitable studio cash grab was produced as a middle finger to all those that enjoyed the 1951 Disney cartoon. 737 more words

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Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

There are times when you can’t help thinking that you can have too much of a good thing. Unfortunately this might just be the case with the Muppets, whose film… 778 more words


'Flight of the Conchords's' Bret McKenzie Is Writing a Big Fantasy Film That Isn't a Remake or a Sequel and Seems to Have Nothing to Do With a Superhero

We’ve seen a lot of Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement (arguably the stylistic Ilana to Bret McKenzie’s subtler Abbi) beyond the duo’s performances and former TV show, but Bret McKenzie has been a bit less of a presence in entertainment news. 253 more words


Alice Through the Looking Glass

This review first appeared in the Sunday Star-Times, May 2016

Tim Burton didn’t direct this follow-up to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland (gosh, was it that long ago?) but his producer credit is totally justified, as is his handing over the reins to director James Bobin (who made both Muppet movies and will be delivering the… 270 more words

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Tim Burton produces, James Bobin directs 'Alice through the Looking Glass'

James Bobin (“The Muppets”) directs Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” bringing his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen with 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” which became a global blockbuster (to the tune of over $1-billion gross) and cultural sensation. 512 more words


Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Director: James Bobin

Writer: Linda Woolverton (Screenplay) Lewis Carroll (Books)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Phys Ifans, Matt Lucas… 760 more words


Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Into the dark you tumble into Alice Through the Looking Glass; James Bobin’s wild, witty and extravagant take on Lewis Carroll’s illusory hallucinations. Visually, the certainty that the two imaginative artists were made for each other is realized exquisitely, matched with a haunting design for Wonderland, a seamless meeting of live action with animation and picturesque charm. 435 more words