Movie Review: THE HARVEST

THE HARVEST movie poster | ©2015 IFC Midnight

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon, Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan, Leslie Lyles, Peter Fonda, Meadow Williams, Nolan Lyons Writer: Stephen Lancellotti Director: John McNaughton Distributor: IFC Midnight Release Date: New York theatrical and VOD, April 10, 2015; Los Angeles theatrical, April 24, 2015 Too often, thrillers with child/young adult protagonists are either BAD SEED/THE OMEN-esque – nothing wrong with these, except that they tend toward the predictable – or the cleaned-up-to-the-point-of-anemia PG-13 model. THE HARVEST is neither. There are several points where we get a little ahead of where writer Stephen Lancelotti and director John McNaughton are leading […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the FRANKENWEENIE Los Angeles Premiere

Winona Ryder at the L.A. Premiere of FRANKENWEENIE | ©2012 Sue Schneider

The Los Angeles Premiere of Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE was recently held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. FRANKENWEENIE is from creative genius Tim Burton and is a heartwarming tale of a boy and his dog. Filmed in black and white, the story makes you think of the original FRANKENSTEIN. When young Victor’s (voiced by Charlie Tahan) dog Sparky dies unexpectedly he uses the power of science to bring him back to life. As Victor tries to hide his home-sewn creation Sparky gets out and fellow students, teachers and the entire town learn that getting a new “leash on life” can […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FRANKENWEENIE

FRANKENWEENIE movie poster | ©2012 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Winona Ryder, Robert Capron, James Hiroyuki Lao, Conchata Ferrell, Tom Kenny Screenplay: John August, based on a screenplay by Leon Ripps, based on an original idea by Tim Burton Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: October 5, 2012 In 1984, Tim Burton made FRANKENWEENIE as a short film (directed by Burton from Lenny Ripps’ script, based on Burton’s original idea) that essentially launched his career. It’s taken the filmmaker almost thirty years, but he’s finally made FRANKENWEENIE into a full-length animated feature film. There’s […]Read On »

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