Tim Burton gives life the last laugh over death in 'Big Fish'

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- With most of his irreverent movies about dying, Tim Burton doesn't just whistle past the graveyard - he plays a game of tag with the Grim Reaper among the tombstones. Death is a surreal...

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...life in obscurity while her husband gleaned the notoriety for being the face of her work is brought to the screen by Tim Burton; with Amy Adams. Evans, ExchangeTHE GAMBLER (R): An English professor (Mark Wahlberg) and compulsive gambler...

Vader, Kong and Wonka to star in 2005 films

...to a 900-pound-plus gorilla. Tim Burton's turning Johnny Depp loose in...FACTORY: Johnny Depp is Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's new take on the family classic...power-mongers. With William Hurt. TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE: Stop-motion...

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...PLANET OF THE APES: One of the summer's most-anticipated flicks arrives in theaters Friday. That gifted eccentric Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow, Batman) "re-imagines" the 1968 classic about a planet where apes rule and humans cower. Mark...

'Flightplan,' 'Corpse Bride' propel big box-office weekend

...thriller taking in $24.6 million to land ahead of "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," the runner-up with $20.1 million...Monday. 1. "Flightplan," $24.6 million. 2. "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," $20.1 million. 3. "Just Like...

Playhouse's 'Barber' has more tunes, less blood

...Street: Don't expect the movie version directed by Tim Burton. "Seventy-five percent of the music was cut from...the stage production. "A chorus wouldn't work in Tim Burton's vision," Mr. Lee said. Mr. Lee's chorus has...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bobby Bland reminds of ties that bind music

...Love Song of the Waterfall was used for the soundtrack of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and director Tim Burton's 1996 space spoof Mars Attacks! used Whitman's Indian Love Call yodel recording to save Earth by making the heads...

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New this week FRANKENWEENIE (PG): In Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended...

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...April 1 (on DVD) RATED: R MY THOUGHTS: A singing, murdering barber. Crazy, but it works, especially with director Tim Burton at the helm. He's known for his dark, offbeat movies, and he was practically born to direct this film. It's based...

'Cold Mountain' leads British film award nominations

...Arts. Both movies will compete for best picture against Tim Burton's whimsical "Big Fish," Peter Weir's seafaring...Love Actually"; "Touching the Void." BEST DIRECTOR Tim Burton ("Big Fish"); Anthony Minghella ("Cold Mountain...