New On DVD: Frankenweenie

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Some critics are calling Frankenweenie director Tim Burton’s best, which is pretty tall praise considering his collection includes Ed Wood and Edward Scissorhands. Frankenweenie uses stop-motion animation to tell a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog, except that the beloved Sparky dies and young Victor brings him back to life as a home-sewn creature. It can be dark at times, but also comedic. The script reverberates with childhood innocence and fun classic horror references and is crafted for both adults and children--despite the macabre director’s fascination with death. Above...



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