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Blu-Ray Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Paints the Roses Red

Alice in Wonderland

CHICAGO – In so many ways, Tim Burton’s entire career has been building to “Alice in Wonderland”. The mega-hit (it’s still the #1 film of the year at the domestic box office although will likely be passed, just barely, by “Iron Man 2”) contains so many of Burton’s themes of individuality through a fantasy film lens while it also came under criticism for displaying the shallow lack of dramatic weight of his recent output. With a lovely Disney Blu-ray release, it’s easy to see both sides of one of the most critically divisive films of the year to date.

Go Ask ‘Alice in Wonderland’ With Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

CHICAGO – It’s like living in a dream. Director Tim Burton’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” uses 3-D magic for a timeless classic and creates gratitude for this current era of technology and creativity.

New Trailer, Stills Released For ‘Alice in Wonderland’ With Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska

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Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland.

CHICAGO – This eight-image slideshow contains new imagery from the highly anticipated Tim Burton film “Alice in Wonderland,” which stars Johnny Depp (as The Mad Hatter), Mia Wasikowska (Alice Kingsley), Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen) and Anne Hathaway (The White Queen).

Blu-Ray Review: Forgettable ‘Terminator Salvation’ Gets Supreme Treatment on Blu-Ray

Terminator Salvation

CHICAGO – The “Terminator” series is not one of the great modern movie franchises. The films have mainly served as ideal vehicles for the limited acting range of Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose muscular build and Austrian accent were perfect for the role of a formidable, oft-mute cyborg.

Blu-Ray Round Up, Oct. 15, 2009: ‘Wolf,’ ‘Waterworld,’ ‘Frankenstein’

Waterworld

CHICAGO – The Blu-Ray Round-Up is back with this week’s collection of HD titles that may not get the buzz of something like the latest Sandra Bullock romantic comedy or what Sam Raimi brought back from Hell but could be just what you’re looking for at the mall this weekend. A few modern horror movies, a notable box office bust, and a beloved BBC show highlight this week’s list. Pick your favorite.

Christian Bale, Sam Worthington in McG’s Disappointing ‘Terminator: Salvation’

CHICAGOMcG’s loud-and-annoying “Terminator: Salvation” with Christian Bale and Sam Worthington continues the summer of non-Trek disappointments, delivering nothing but a bloated exercise in CGI overload.

Slideshow: 29-Image Gallery From ‘Terminator: Salvation’ With Christian Bale

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Moon Bloodgood as Blair Williams.

CHICAGO – This 29-image slideshow contains the second half of the official press images for “Terminator: Salvation” (check out the first half here) starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Common, Jane Alexander, and Helena Bonham Carter. The film, written by John Brancato & Michael Farris and directed by McG, opens on May 21st, 2009.

Slideshow: 30-Image Gallery From ‘Terminator: Salvation’ With Christian Bale

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Sam Worthington stars as Marcus Wright.

CHICAGO – This 30-image slideshow contains the first half of the official press images for “Terminator: Salvation” (check out the second half here) starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Common, Jane Alexander, and Helena Bonham Carter. The film, written by John Brancato & Michael Farris and directed by McG, opens on May 21st, 2009.

Video: ‘Terminator: Salvation’ Trailer With Christian Bale, Bryce Dallas Howard

Terminator Salvation

CHICAGO – We’re spending this week funneling some of the most exciting Summer 2009 previews into our awesome new video player and Tuesday’s entry is one of the most anticipated sequels of the year, “Terminator: Salvation”. The film, directed by McG, stars Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common, Jane Alexander, and Helena Bonham Carter. It opens on May 21st, 2009.

Pie Maker, Loony Boy Steal Rightful Spotlight From Sweeney Todd in Chicago Musical

The musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Baber of Fleet Street

CHICAGO – While Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the demon barber of Fleet Street in the 2007 film iteration sells you on his fiendish ways, actor and singer David Hess in the musical bobbles more in purgatory rather than living hysterically in hell.

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