Review: “Frankenweenie”

“Frankenweenie,” Tim Burton’s stop-motion remake of his own 1984 live-action short, retains the macabre charm of the original while delivering the distinctive animated visuals that audiences have come to expect of the director. The film also, unfortunately, reflects Burton’s usual difficulties with pacing, but let’s save the bad news for later. “Frankenweenie” may be imperfect, […]

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Box Office Beat: Weekend of October 5

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office grosses. Last weekend, the animated family comedy “Hotel Transylvania” and the sci-fi allegory “Looper” opened to unexpectedly high numbers, and this weekend’s new wide releases–“Taken 2,” “Frankenweenie,” and “Pitch Perfect”–should keep the momentum high. Let’s crunch

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