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By Lou Cedrone and Lou Cedrone,Evening Sun Staff | December 14, 1990
EDWARD Scissorhands,'' directed by Tim Burton, is a smartly, sweetly told fairy tale that goes a little dark as it draws to a close.The downturn, almost at the end, doesn't really scuttle the film, but it would have been that much better without it.''Edward Scissorhands'' begins on exactly the right note. This is a fairy tale, and Burton, who co-wrote the story on which the film is based, doesn't want us to forget it.As the movie begins, we are given a closeup of the castle in which the Scissor boy lives.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter | July 20, 2007
Baltimore's summer love affair with outdoor movies expands into yet another venue tomorrow, with an 8:30 p.m. showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark on a 26-by-14-foot inflatable screen in Dundalk Heritage Park, behind the Dundalk Shopping Center off Merritt Boulevard. Festivities, organized by the Dundalk Renaissance Corp., begin at 7:30 p.m. The free screening is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Information: 410-282-0261. Other free outdoor screenings in the coming week: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou and Ian McKellen in Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code (2006)
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | December 14, 1990
'Edward Scissorhands'Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.Directed by Tim Burton.Released by Twentieth Century Fox.Rated PG-13.** 1/2 If you have scissors for hands, shoelaces are out. So is typing, the piano, and, presumably, foreplay. On the other hand, there's money to be made in topiary, hair and pet grooming.It's exactly this kind of attention to practical detail, at the expense of larger issues, that gives Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" its Zeitgeist of craziness. Is it ever wacky, or what?
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 8, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Oh, to have been a fly on the wall for the negotiations between Johnny Depp and Disney over his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Depp plays the pirate antihero with a staggering, sashaying gait to reflect a lifetime at sea. His speech drips with too many days in the sun and too much rum. He has gold teeth (Depp had to get rid of a few as part of a compromise), and he braids his beard into two strands. Depp says he told the Mouse Factory brass to let him do what he was hired to do. "I'm a sucker for my own brain," Depp says during a recent interview at the St. Regis Hotel.
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By Aljean Harmetz and Aljean Harmetz,New York Times News Service DL Los Angeles | December 14, 1990
Los Angeles Winona Ryder sits cross-legged and barefoot on a sagging green couch in an empty living room.Ms. Ryder, who likes to say that she has come of age on screen about 900 times, is, equally painfully, coming of age in bTC "Mermaids," "Edward Scissorhands" and real life.Six weeks past her 19th birthday, she has recently acquired a number of Hollywood necessities: Starring roles in two new Christmas movies, an engagement ring from a television star who has tattooed "Winona Forever" on his right arm, her own house in the canyons north of Beverly Hills -- and the knowledge that youth and a kind heart will not keep you out of the supermarket tabloids.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1995
Have a heaping helping of Halloween horror -- a new movie that resurrects the Munster family, Tim Burton's haunting "Edward Scissorhands," a profile of Edgar Allan Poe and even "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on cable.* "Here Come the Munsters" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Look for Yvonne "Lily" DeCarlo, Al "Grandpa" Lewis, Butch "Eddie" Patrick and Pat "Marilyn" Priest from the original 1964-1966 CBS series in cameo appearances. In the new film reviving the ghoulish but lovable characters, Edward Herrmann is, appropriately enough, Herman Munster; Veronica Hamel plays Lily, and Robert Morse is Grandpa.
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By Los Angeles Times | January 24, 1991
HOLLYWOOD -- For Your Consideration, Best Supporting Actress: Patrika Darbo!Who?Darbo easily qualifies -- so far -- as the most obscure performer trying to generate support for an Academy Award nomination.The determined actress is paying for a series of trade paper ads out of her own pocket, plugging her supporting work as Beau Bridges' put-upon wife in MGM's little-seen "Daddy's Dyin' . . . Who's Got the Will?"Her initial ad -- a full, black-and-white page in Daily Variety costing $2,250 -- includes favorable critic's blurbs from the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, North Texas Daily and Lubbock (Texas)
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | November 19, 1999
Blood flows prodigiously, spurts spontaneously and puddles luxuriously in "Sleepy Hollow," Tim Burton's very loose adaptation of the Washington Irving story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." As usual, Burton has his finger right on the pulse of audiences looking for frightening flights of fancy, creating a wonderfully atmospheric world that is gloomily enchanted with murderous spirits, vengeful ghosts and supernatural dervishes of destruction.Which makes it all the more disappointing when Burton -- who, after all, brought us the first two "Batman" movies as well as the morbidly visionary "Edward Scissorhands" -- nudges the entire enterprise over the top with googly-eyed skeletons, a megaplex-friendly action sequence set in a windmill and way, way too many rolling-head shots.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter | July 20, 2007
Baltimore's summer love affair with outdoor movies expands into yet another venue tomorrow, with an 8:30 p.m. showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark on a 26-by-14-foot inflatable screen in Dundalk Heritage Park, behind the Dundalk Shopping Center off Merritt Boulevard. Festivities, organized by the Dundalk Renaissance Corp., begin at 7:30 p.m. The free screening is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Information: 410-282-0261. Other free outdoor screenings in the coming week: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou and Ian McKellen in Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code (2006)
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By Betsy Sharkey and Betsy Sharkey,New York Times News Service | June 14, 1992
Los Angeles Bo Welch began carving out a design for the film "Batman Returns" with a piece of cardboard and images of Fascist sculpture and Depression-era machine-age art churning through his mind.His first rough model was of Gotham Plaza, a bleakly futuristic and oppressively urban sendup of Rockefeller Center. The model was to provide the graphic thread for the film, the sequel to the 1989 blockbuster "Batman.""It was just a cardboard model that I hacked together, very crude and sculptural, but I knew I was on my way," says Mr. Welch, 40."
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | November 19, 1999
Blood flows prodigiously, spurts spontaneously and puddles luxuriously in "Sleepy Hollow," Tim Burton's very loose adaptation of the Washington Irving story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." As usual, Burton has his finger right on the pulse of audiences looking for frightening flights of fancy, creating a wonderfully atmospheric world that is gloomily enchanted with murderous spirits, vengeful ghosts and supernatural dervishes of destruction.Which makes it all the more disappointing when Burton -- who, after all, brought us the first two "Batman" movies as well as the morbidly visionary "Edward Scissorhands" -- nudges the entire enterprise over the top with googly-eyed skeletons, a megaplex-friendly action sequence set in a windmill and way, way too many rolling-head shots.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1995
Have a heaping helping of Halloween horror -- a new movie that resurrects the Munster family, Tim Burton's haunting "Edward Scissorhands," a profile of Edgar Allan Poe and even "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on cable.* "Here Come the Munsters" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Look for Yvonne "Lily" DeCarlo, Al "Grandpa" Lewis, Butch "Eddie" Patrick and Pat "Marilyn" Priest from the original 1964-1966 CBS series in cameo appearances. In the new film reviving the ghoulish but lovable characters, Edward Herrmann is, appropriately enough, Herman Munster; Veronica Hamel plays Lily, and Robert Morse is Grandpa.
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By Betsy Sharkey and Betsy Sharkey,New York Times News Service | June 14, 1992
Los Angeles Bo Welch began carving out a design for the film "Batman Returns" with a piece of cardboard and images of Fascist sculpture and Depression-era machine-age art churning through his mind.His first rough model was of Gotham Plaza, a bleakly futuristic and oppressively urban sendup of Rockefeller Center. The model was to provide the graphic thread for the film, the sequel to the 1989 blockbuster "Batman.""It was just a cardboard model that I hacked together, very crude and sculptural, but I knew I was on my way," says Mr. Welch, 40."
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By Los Angeles Times | January 24, 1991
HOLLYWOOD -- For Your Consideration, Best Supporting Actress: Patrika Darbo!Who?Darbo easily qualifies -- so far -- as the most obscure performer trying to generate support for an Academy Award nomination.The determined actress is paying for a series of trade paper ads out of her own pocket, plugging her supporting work as Beau Bridges' put-upon wife in MGM's little-seen "Daddy's Dyin' . . . Who's Got the Will?"Her initial ad -- a full, black-and-white page in Daily Variety costing $2,250 -- includes favorable critic's blurbs from the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, North Texas Daily and Lubbock (Texas)
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By LOU CEDRONE | January 19, 1991
** Almost an Angel--You saw the best of this one in the trailer. Paul Hogan is the petty thief who must do a good deed before he can make it into Heaven. The movie never does. Language. Rating: PG.**** Avalon--The Barry Levinson film covering three generations of a Baltimore filmily (and filmed here) is a loving tribute to the city and to the writer-director's family. You can't help but like it. Language. Rating: PG-13.**** Awakenings--A romanticized but engrossing version of an incident that took place in 1969 when a doctor at a hospital in the Bronx brought a group of post-encephalitis patients back to consciousness.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | December 14, 1990
'Edward Scissorhands'Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.Directed by Tim Burton.Released by Twentieth Century Fox.Rated PG-13.** 1/2 If you have scissors for hands, shoelaces are out. So is typing, the piano, and, presumably, foreplay. On the other hand, there's money to be made in topiary, hair and pet grooming.It's exactly this kind of attention to practical detail, at the expense of larger issues, that gives Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" its Zeitgeist of craziness. Is it ever wacky, or what?
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 8, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Oh, to have been a fly on the wall for the negotiations between Johnny Depp and Disney over his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Depp plays the pirate antihero with a staggering, sashaying gait to reflect a lifetime at sea. His speech drips with too many days in the sun and too much rum. He has gold teeth (Depp had to get rid of a few as part of a compromise), and he braids his beard into two strands. Depp says he told the Mouse Factory brass to let him do what he was hired to do. "I'm a sucker for my own brain," Depp says during a recent interview at the St. Regis Hotel.
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By LOU CEDRONE | January 19, 1991
** Almost an Angel--You saw the best of this one in the trailer. Paul Hogan is the petty thief who must do a good deed before he can make it into Heaven. The movie never does. Language. Rating: PG.**** Avalon--The Barry Levinson film covering three generations of a Baltimore filmily (and filmed here) is a loving tribute to the city and to the writer-director's family. You can't help but like it. Language. Rating: PG-13.**** Awakenings--A romanticized but engrossing version of an incident that took place in 1969 when a doctor at a hospital in the Bronx brought a group of post-encephalitis patients back to consciousness.
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By Aljean Harmetz and Aljean Harmetz,New York Times News Service DL Los Angeles | December 14, 1990
Los Angeles Winona Ryder sits cross-legged and barefoot on a sagging green couch in an empty living room.Ms. Ryder, who likes to say that she has come of age on screen about 900 times, is, equally painfully, coming of age in bTC "Mermaids," "Edward Scissorhands" and real life.Six weeks past her 19th birthday, she has recently acquired a number of Hollywood necessities: Starring roles in two new Christmas movies, an engagement ring from a television star who has tattooed "Winona Forever" on his right arm, her own house in the canyons north of Beverly Hills -- and the knowledge that youth and a kind heart will not keep you out of the supermarket tabloids.
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By Lou Cedrone and Lou Cedrone,Evening Sun Staff | December 14, 1990
EDWARD Scissorhands,'' directed by Tim Burton, is a smartly, sweetly told fairy tale that goes a little dark as it draws to a close.The downturn, almost at the end, doesn't really scuttle the film, but it would have been that much better without it.''Edward Scissorhands'' begins on exactly the right note. This is a fairy tale, and Burton, who co-wrote the story on which the film is based, doesn't want us to forget it.As the movie begins, we are given a closeup of the castle in which the Scissor boy lives.
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