Cinecast #22: Willy Scissorhands
Monday, 18 July 2005 01:00
Really? I look  just like Helena Bonham Carter in drag?

Tim Burton needed to satisfy not one but two groups of adoring fans with his version of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" -- those who love Dahl's book AND those who love the 1971 musical version starring Gene Wilder that's become a well-deserved cult classic. Unfortunately, it's possible that the only person Burton satisfied here is himself. Despite "Charlie's" strong first act, the familiar story starts to lose its magic once Burton introduces us to Johnny Depp's enigmatic (and ill-conceived) Wonka.

Also on the show, a review of the new comedy "Wedding Crashers," featuring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as the titular aging hooligans. "Crashers" doesn't quite deliver as a buddy movie or entirely overcome a lazy screenplay that goes for jokes at the expense of any logic whatsoever, but there are more than enough big laughs to recommend it (thanks mainly to Vaughn's manic performance.) Most importantly, it's eminently quotable. Plus, Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and our Top 5 Movie Duos.

Music by Chris Whitley courtesy of Messenger Records ... Cinecast theme music by Age of the Rifle.

Listen  to Cinecast #22

Cinecast #22
- Review: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
- Review: "Wedding Crashers"
- Listener Feedback
- Top 5 Screen Duos
- Massacre Theatre

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