Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated “Frankenweenie” is the story of a young boy whose dog gets killed when hit by a car. Young Victor doesn’t want to accept the fact that his dog is gone, however, and instead attempts something based on what he learned in science class… and winds up successfully bringing his dog back from the dead.

It’s obviously a very personal film for Tim Burton, you can feel the affection he had for this project pouring through. Even though it borrows from and contains many allusions to the classic monster movies of yore, it’s also his most original film in years. The character designs are all great, and the film that definitely has an abundance of heart and charm. While it doesn’t necessarily rise to the level of greatness, it’s a very enjoyable and unique film, and definitely worth checking out.

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The 2012 Fall Movie Preview – Part II

Ok folks, here we go. Part II of the 2012 Fall Movie Preview. Today we’ll break down all the major releases on tap for the month of October, and the first week of November!

As you might imagine, it’s a diverse bunch. There are some ahead that look intriguing, and some that might as well be announcing that they’re garbage already, LOL. Let’s have a look and see if we can’t sort out what’s what!!

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” continues the adventures of Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer), and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) as they try to return to New York and the zoo that they once called home. They’re able to make their way from Africa to Monte Carlo, but from there, intend to seek out the help of the penguins in order to cross the Atlantic and return to the United States. Of course, things don’t go as planned, and the animals wind up having to take cover from an animal control officer in a traveling circus.

It’s got plenty of comedy and some fun actions sequences, but the bright colors and happy characters can’t disguise the fact that there isn’t a lot under the hood.

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