[31 Days of Halloween – Day 11] The Bureaucracy & Bourgeois Nightmare of Life/Death in BEETLEJUICE

Day 11 in the 31 Days of Horror chants the forbidden words: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!

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Beetlejuice: The Afterlife and Raunchy Ghosts

Beetlejuice. 1988. Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Michael McDowell & Warren Skaaren. Starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones, Winona Ryder, Annie McEnroe, Glenn Shadix, Patrice Martinez, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Goulet, Dick Cavett, and Susan Kellermann. The Geffen Company. PG. 92 minutes. Comedy/Fantasy/Horror ★★★★1/2 Tim Burton doesn’t always appeal toContinue reading “Beetlejuice: The Afterlife and Raunchy Ghosts”

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Batman Returns with Burton’s Gothic Style

Batman Returns. 1992. Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Daniel Waters from a story by Waters & Sam Hamm. Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Michael Murphy, Cristi Conaway, Andrew Bryniarski, Pat Hingle, Vincent Schiavelli, Steve Witting, and Jan Hooks. Warner Bros./PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. PG-13. 126 minutes. Action/Adventure ★★★★★ AContinue reading “Batman Returns with Burton’s Gothic Style”

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Tim Burton’s Batman. The Best Batman.

Batman. 1989. Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Sam Hamm & Warren Skaaren; based on characters created by Bob Kane & Bill Finger. Starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance, Jerry Hall, Tracey Walter, Lee Wallace, and William Hootkins. Warner Bros./The Guber-Peters Company/PolyGram FilmedContinue reading “Tim Burton’s Batman. The Best Batman.”

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The Deconstructed Life of BIRDMAN

Birdman. 2014. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Merritt Wever, and Edward Norton. New Regency Pictures. Rated 14A. 119 minutes. Comedy/Drama ★★★★ Birdman tells the story of Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) who was once playing the superhero Birdman in big movies. Now, he’s doing the stage.Continue reading “The Deconstructed Life of BIRDMAN”

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