ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Or, as it should've been called: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's "Wonka in Wonderland."
Hot Topic T-shirt designer Tim Burton applies his (or Charles Addams') same-old style to a sequel to "Alice in Wonderland" that, inexplicably, bares the same title. I can imagine the conversation when Burton pitched the movie to muse...
BURTON: Johnny, I'm going to, uh, direct an "Alice in Wonderland" movie.
DEPP: Jesus, you haven't already?
BURTON: No, I guess I haven't! Do you want to play the Mad Hatter?
DEPP: YES! I already have an idea about what I'd like to do with the character.
BURTON: Great. Let's hear it.
DEPP: OK, we keep the top-hat, right? But we give him crazy hair, make him really pale, and have him act super gay!
BURTON: Brilliant. Wait... isn't that exactly what we did with Willy Wonka?
DEPP: No, no, this will be totally different.
BURTON: OK... how?
DEPP: Because, man, the top hat will be, like WAY bigger! And... and I'll be even paler! Like PURE white, man, and I think we could go MUCH crazier with the hair too.
BURTON: And gayer?
DEPP: WAY gayer.
DEPP: Wait, you know what? Let's make it so that, like, even though he ACTS totally gay, you also get the feeling that he wants to bang Alice.
DEPP: And, like, add these weird little implications that he's kind of wanted to since she was a little girl.
BURTON: YES. This sounds like a perfect take on the character.
DEPP: He's going to be so pale and gay!
BURTON: We rock. Hey, I even have an idea about what movie I want to do after that. It's called "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer."
DEPP: Hey... didn't Abraham Lincoln wear a top hat?
BURTON: He did.
DEPP: I know JUST how I want to play him!
...and scene. Poor Lewis Carrol must be rolling over in his grave. Well, except for the bit about the implied pedophelia. I think he'd be down with that.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
1) Take him to a Dreamworks animated movie.
2) Make him sit through the whole thing.
3) Tell him if he misbehaves, you'll do it again.
The commercials for Shutter Island beg the viewers not to give awayt the shocking twist ending: That Shutter Island is a crappy movie.
Like we couldn't guess that from the previews.