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Burton bounce?

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It’s the 18th feature for Tim Burton, and I’ve always been a big fan. Not so much lately though, with what I consider sub-par work like “Big Eyes”, “Dark Shadows”, and “Alice in Wonderland”. Is Burton all done, or can he bounce back? I’m starting to believe that he peaked in 2007, with his marvelous adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. But, in fairness, his follow-up, 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland”, was a HUGE (over one billion dollars worldwide) international hit–although it didn’t fare so well with critics. Hey, I don’t despise any of his recent work. In fact, I’m kind of fond of 2012’s “Frankenweenie” recharge. But the pre-2007 Burton was certainly more consistently wonderful. His cast for “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is filling me with expectation though. How could it not, with names like Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson, Rupert Everett, Allison Janney, Chris O’Dowd, and Terence Stamp. Oh…and EVA GREEN. Do I have to yell from the rafters again, how I am consistently enchanted by the gorgeous, beguiling, seductive, mega-talented Eva Green? Okay, I will. Eva Green ALONE could be worth the price of admission. Burton and Green head our way on September 30th.

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