So here’s a podcast about Tim Burton’s 1999 version of Sleepy Hollow starring Johnny Depp and Christinia Ricci… only a month after Halloween is over! That’s nearly on time! Right? Right? Well, it was recorded on Oct 30th at least.
Tim Burton’s version of Sleepy Hollow is vastly different from the original short story but for the better. It has a great cast, special effects that hold up pretty well, and some top notch spooky atmosphere. Is it great? Not really, there are several plot holes, shortcuts taken with characterization, and Johnny Depp and Christinia Ricci don’t have fantastic chemistry together. It’s still a solid film though, that’s enjoyable to watch every few years on Halloween.
This fills a request from Monica G. I hope you enjoyed the episode.
Stardust is a 2007 fantasy film directed by Mathew Vaughn based on the book by Neil Gaiman. It has a pretty star studded cast (ha ha ) of Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Robert Deniro, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Plot: An awkward young man named Tristan Thorn crosses a wall into a fantasy realm in order to retrieve a falling star for his beloved Victoria. Only when he gets there, the fallen star is actually a woman named Yvaine. And unfortunately, he’s not the only one trying to retrieve the fallen star.
This episode came out okay. I tried to edit out more of the pauses then I was previously taking out as Podcast Squared suggested. Can anyone tell a difference? I didn’t want it to be super snappy, because I wanted to preserve the feeling of just listening to regular people talk about movies. I think it’s possible to become too polished and come off sounding fake and generic.
Stardust is a mixed bag. It has some great visuals, fun character moments, and a stellar cast. But it also has some major plot problems, and the main couple are anything but star crossed. However, overall it’s a fun movie that’s worth watching at least once.
Today’s episode was requested by Monica G who wanted ‘something by Tim Burton’. So not only are we giving you today’s episode Beetlejuice, we’re giving you The Corpse Bride as the next episode! A whole month of Tim Burton!
Beetlejuice is a 1988 comedy/horror film by the infamous Tim Burton. It tells the story of a young married couple who die and are stuck haunting their former home. Yuppies buy their house, the ghost couple want them out, and wackyness ensues! There’s also a creepy and disgusting pedophile Micheal Keaton who wants to marry a super emo teenaged Winoa Ryder.
This is one of our shorter episodes, but eh, sometimes you don’t know if a movie will make a great podcast until you try.