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Tim Burton

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Disney Goes Goth: The Mouse House's Five Spookiest Songs

    Netflix recently added a ton of older Disney films to its streaming service, so me and the Kid With One F have been making our way through them. While I am enjoying it, I have discovered that many films I loved as a child myself are dark as hell. The Fox and the Hound is absolutely brutal, though I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    A Brief Musical History of Batman

    It's that ever-fascinating time again: the interstitial period between two eras of Batmen. As Christian Bale takes his leave and we welcome Ben Affleck to the cowl, it's a strange time for the Dark Knight. We've seen the way Bale and director Christopher Nolan portrayed him so darkly, and it's tough ... More >>

  • Film

    October 4, 2012

    Frankenweenie and the Pleasures of Reanimation

    The Tim Burton you like is back.

  • Film

    May 10, 2012

    Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

    Johnny Depp plays a vampire family-man

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Gothic Council Stages Tim Burton Intervention

    Tim Burton has become something of a trial to the goths of the world. On the one hand, his contribution to the sub-culture simply cannot be overstated. Films like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and The Nightmare Before Christmas served as the gateway into the spooky side for many of us, and for t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    The Revival of the Silent Film and 7 Movies We Would Like to See Without Words

    In a big step forward, or step back, however you would like to think about it, the silent film The Artist was just named the best film by the New York Film Critics Circle. This comes on the heels of the stunning response it has already received from the festival circuit, including a best actor award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Modern Holiday Classics Veer Off from Feelgood and into Cynicism

    This week, as Christmas movies began their assault on cable and network television, it occurred to us that in the past decade or so, holiday film tastes have begun to veer from lighthearted feelgood affairs and straight into stress-filled, caustic celebrations of the things we will all hate for the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2011
  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Numbers Game

    Of hell spawns, dinner theater and a venue actually old enough to have traditions.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Top 10 Most Underrated Music Video Artists

    The Material Girl. The King of Pop (and his sister). The Chili Peppers. Mr. West. Very few artists have become the musical equivalent of the two-sport athlete: Making memorable music and monumental videos. When those people had a new video to premiere, it wasn't a just a video, it was an event. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    The Best Songs From 1958

    ​This Saturday is Craig's Hlist's father's birthday, and the man turns 53. Sorry to out your age, Dad, but it's for science. This week while doing other research, we found that most people whose art we enjoy were actually born in 1958. People like Alec Baldwin, Prince, Jello Biafra, Jools Holl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Danny Elfman's Ten Greatest Soundtracks

    ​Last Tuesday, Warner Bros. music released a 25th anniversary box set commemorating the orchestral soundtrack work Danny Elfman has done for Tim Burton. Elfman, the former front man for the wonderfully weird art-pop band Oingo Boingo, was first recruited by Burton to score his film Pee Wee's B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Gothic Council Debates How To Rule Our New Planet

    ​After years of searching, scientists have finally discovered a planet that may be able to support human life. Gliese 581d, as it is known is 20 light years from Earth, and though it's just a bit on the cool side for comfortable human habitation, it looks like a pretty good bet that he planet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Raising Goth Kids In Today's Disney Society

    ​Gothtopia is currently sitting on an advance copy of the Girls Rock Camp Houston DVD, which was filmed at Walter's and showcased several bands of young girls performing their original compositions. We are currently waiting for a firm release date on the disc before bringing you our take on it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Top Five Food-Themed Children's Books

    ​With a glut of adult food memoirs on the market, it's easy to forget that some children's book rank among the best culinary literature. Here are my Top Five Food-Themed Children's Books. 5. Stone Soup (Marcia Brown). A wonderful lesson in collective cooking, Stone Soup recounts how visiting ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
  • Film

    March 4, 2010

    Alice in Chains

    Tim Burton's Wonderland is not nearly curiouser and curiouser enough.

  • Film

    February 25, 2010

    Alice in Chains

    Tim Burton's Wonderland is not nearly curiouser and curiouser enough.

  • Film

    October 15, 2009

    Let the Mild Rumpus Start!

    Spike Jonze can't quite get the spirit of the Wild Things on screen.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    This Town Needs an Enema: Rocks Off Movie Night at the Mink with Batman

    Note: The date on the above poster should say September 1.‚ÄčThis week's film selection for Rocks Off Movie Nite at the Mink - that's right, we're now officially co-sponsoring this thing - is Tim Burton's 1989 reboot of Batman, starring the third-coolest man to step into the cowl and cape - "Mr. Mom ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    For Groundhog Day -- The Five Best Movie Rodents

    February 2 marks that special days in Western civilization, in which we commemorate the mystical powers of a being emerging from a hole in the ground. No, I'm not talking about Easter, but rather Groundhog Day. And what better way to mark the annual resurrection of Punxsutawney Phil then listing som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    NASA At 50: Five Bad Astronaut Movies

    Part of commemorating 50 years of NASA is acknowledging its role in lionizing the men and women who performed those historic missions. The names of Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Sally Ride are well known, and rightfully so, for their contributions to America's space program. And th ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Tim Burton's gorgeously gruesome new film

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Giant Squid

    Concert preview

  • Film

    January 11, 2007

    Magic Touch

    Fantastical meets political in this stunning for-adults-only fairy tale

  • Home Entertainment

    February 2, 2006
  • Film

    January 26, 2006

    Heavenly Hag

    Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee becomes a thing of beauty

  • Home Entertainment

    November 10, 2005
  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005
  • Film

    September 22, 2005

    Love in Gloom

    Tim Burton is dead-on again in the darkly delightful Corpse Bride

  • Film

    July 14, 2005

    Chocolate Kisses

    Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder

  • Film

    June 16, 2005

    Bat Cave-In

    The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Baleful side

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Film

    March 10, 2005

    Talkin' 'Bot Love

    Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone

  • Film

    December 16, 2004

    Sour Lemony

    Jim Carrey is in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate

  • Dining

    January 22, 2004

    Eat, Drink, Watch Movie

    The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema caters to hungry film buffs

  • Film

    January 1, 2004

    Lying Liar

    A dad tells Big Fish tales to a son who can't believe his ears

  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    The Devil You Know

    This comic book adaptation may be gritty, but Ben Affleck isn't

  • Film

    February 13, 2003

    Bloody Hell

    Daredevil is a grown-up adaptation, but still too two-dimensional

  • Culture

    December 27, 2001

    Curiously Corporate

    Altoids takes on the art world and produces a minty-fresh collection

  • Film

    July 26, 2001

    Aping an Icon

    Tim Burton monkeys around with the original Planet of the Apes, but is it evolution?

  • Culture

    March 1, 2001

    Treat Him Write

    Sam Hamm writes great scripts. So why do they rarely get made?

  • Film

    June 22, 2000

    Free-Range Chicken

    No secret recipe here: The creators of Wallace & Gromit and Wat's Pig cook up a bucketload of inventive fun

  • Film

    November 18, 1999

    Horseman, Pass By

    Sleepy Hollow looks great, but it's less filling than Washington Irving

  • Film

    June 26, 1997

    Batman on Ice

    Director Joel Schumacher, not Mr. Freeze, kills the Dark Knight

  • Film

    December 12, 1996

    It's Topps!

    In Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton turns his ray gun on everything in sight

  • Film

    June 22, 1995

    Batman, At Last

    Sexy and soulful, Schumacher's epic proves the third time's the charm

  • Film

    October 13, 1994
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