Dark Shadows Movie Review

Okay, I saw it. It’s a good movie but not a great one. I’m not spoiling anything by saying it’s a campy remake of the original soap opera. It is literally a dark comedy. I’d give it a “B+”.

Like all Tim Burton movies the funniest parts are in the first half. He treats the original story line as a guideline not a straight-jacket. Eva Green (Angelique) steals the show from Johnny Depp which isn’t easy to do. Look closely during the scene where they hold a ball at Collinwood and you’ll see cameos by Jonathan Frid and a couple other original cast members – they play guests.

As far as previews the only one I look forward to seeing is Snow White and the Huntsman but I’ve always had a lech for Charlize Theron.

This is an open thread.

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25 Responses to Dark Shadows Movie Review

    • elliesmom says:

      I wonder what spawned all of the interest in the Snow White story this year? This movie, “Mirror, Mirror” starring Julia Roberts, the TV show “Once Upon A Time”?

  1. votermom says:

    You watched a movie in a movie theatre? – in today’s economy that makes you practically a 1%er. đŸ˜›

    I want to see Dark Shadows AND Snow White. And the Avengers!

    Just saw MI: Ghost Protocol on dvd last week. That’s how far behind I am. LOL.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    I saw Avengers in 2D this week. So much fun.

  3. 1539days says:

    So, has anyone else had massive problems since the Windows 7 update? I saw it install 1287 of them! Everything’s a little squirrely. I hope that works itself out.

  4. catarina says:

    One for the WTF file:

    (CNN) — Saying he had no discretion under state law, a judge sentenced a Jacksonville, Florida, woman to 20 years in prison Friday for firing a warning shot in an effort to scare off her abusive husband.

    Marissa Alexander unsuccessfully tried to use Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law to derail the prosecution, but a jury in March convicted her of aggravated assault after just 12 minutes of deliberation.

    The case, which was prosecuted by the same state attorney who is handling the Trayvon Martin case, has gained the attention of civil rights leaders who say the African-American woman was persecuted because of her race.

    After the sentencing, Rep. Corrine Brown confronted State Attorney Angela Corey in the hallway, accusing her of being overzealous, according to video from CNN affiliate WJXT.


  5. catarina says:

    one more time, in bold:

    The case, which was prosecuted by the same state attorney who is handling the Trayvon Martin case, has gained the attention of civil rights leaders who say the African-American woman was persecuted because of her race.

    • 1539days says:

      Well, she shot at a black man. By the transitive property of George Zimmerman, anyone who tries to defend himself or herself from a black man is automatically white.

    • elliesmom says:

      Find anything interesting, other than she’s a wealthy woman? I’m waiting to see which of the Democrats with name recognition is going to step into the race. The filing deadline is June 1st.

      • myiq2xu says:

        God forbid another Kennedy.

        • elliesmom says:

          If this had hit the fan sooner, Joe the Third might have gone after the senate seat instead of Barney Frank’s. But I don’t think he’ll change midstream. Maybe Mike Capuano. His district was changed dramatically in the redistricting. He has represented the 8th district for 10 years or so, most often running unopposed, but he’ll be running in the 7th this time. He lost to Coakley in the senate primary last time, largely due to the support she got from women from all over the country. The Republican challenger in the 7th is a woman, and not a very strong candidate so he’ll probably win, but he might be tempted to try to knock Warren out. He’s a member of the inner Democratic circle so he’d get full support to go against Brown if he won the primary.

      • Not much. She’s wealthy, yes, but I don’t hold that against her. I’d like to be rich, myself. I did find a 1996 interest-free “education loan” from Harvard in 1996 that I’m curious about. She doesn’t have a Harvard degree that I know of, and I’m curious about the purpose. Interest free & a 20 year term. Somewhere between $15,000 & $50,000. I’d like to know for what?

        • elliesmom says:

          It could be for one of her kids. I have a friend who works for MIT, and one of his perks is educational financial assistance for kids.

        • Her daughter didn’t attend Harvard. I can’t find any info on her son, whose name is pretty common.

        • elliesmom says:

          My friend’s kids didn’t have to go to MIT. It was a sweeter deal if they did, but he was able to get no interest loans to send them just about anywhere.

  6. HELENK says:

    I suggested to one of my grand daughters that she take her mom to see Dark Shadows. When she was a kid she and her sister would run home from school to watch it on tv. It was their favorite show.
    My grand daughter thought it was a good idea

  7. HELENK says:

    really good question

    what will backtrack’s campaign use next week to overshadow jobs and economy problems


  8. HELENK says:


    just keep following the links for the best tweet of the day

  9. HELENK says:

    there is a discussion on Hannity right now about the magazine cover with the breast feeding the 5 year old.

    My question on the whole discussion it how much child support is expected in the divorce proceedings????????

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