237 – Big Fish (2003)

Mr. Pink

Mr. Pink

This one’s about a man who’s bitten by a radioactive fish and then turns into a big fish who runs for president.Not.Nah it’s about a man dying who’s life story is told by way of embellishments, half truths and  compulsive lies.AnotherTim ~Burton film so you know its going to be a bit out there,some crap things about the film was Ewan McGregors accent.That southern drawl annoyed the crap out of me.Plus Helena Bothnam Carter playing 3 characters or 3 instances of the same charter and trying to be a love interest , with that face?Steve Buscemi delivers another spot-on performance .

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     MIGHT BE GOOD FOR KIDS

243 – The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"What's this?What's this?A cracking pair of tits?"

“What’s this?What’s this?A cracking pair of tits?”

Here’s the first animated film of the bunch, I’m not sure if this is a Halloween film or a Christmas film. I’m not mad on films with a shitload of songs and although this film’s only 70 minutes long they manage to squeeze in about 7 or so.This isn’t bad for a Tim Burton film,it’s one of the last original films he did before he got into all these remakes like Willy Wonka,Alice in Wonderland,Sweeney Todd or that vampire one.On the whole it’s got some good animation,a descent storyline but it just feels padded out by all the singing to make it feature lenght. I know I’m probably not the target demographic but then again I bet there’s a lot of adults who remember watching this as a kid that have voted it into the top 250 mainly based on nostalgia.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     5.4
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     GOOD FOR UNDER 10’S