Alice in Wonderland (2010)

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    TK-421

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    AE35Unit

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    I want to see this,I just hope he doesn't sing in it ;)
    BTW anyone remember the Dutch version from 1989? It had stop motion figures and was rather creepy!
     
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    Allegra

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    Ooooh I'm so much looking forward to it! Yes Depp is a fantastic choice. But isn't whats-her-name for Alice a bit too...big? She's supposed to be a little girl, not a young woman!

    Another one I'm looking forward is Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
     
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    clovis-man

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    Interesting that this is a Disney production.
     
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    Mouse

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    I watched the trailer for this earlier, I didn't even know it was being made! Looks good anyway.
     
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    Dave

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    Definitely too old to be Alice. I'd not heard of this either. It looks like the usual Tim Burton fare. Do Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter ever work for other directors now?
     
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    Lenny

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    Of course they do, Dave, see? Just not as much as they do for Tim Burton. ;)

    The casting list is huge - so many big names!

    Alice in Wonderland (2010 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I only recognise Frances de la Tour's name from the list of "Real World Residents", but I've seen Marton Csokas in Aeon Flux, and Lindsay Duncan is in the next Doctor Who special (The Waters of Mars, as the Doctor's companion).
     
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    Dave

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    Tim Pigott-Smith and Geraldine James are often in UK TV drama if not in films. They work in theatres more. The cast is surprisingly "British" isn't it? I didn't think much of the trailer, but I'm warming to the idea now. The thing is, for a number of reasons I prefer the original film version of 'Charley and the Chocolate Factory', even if Tim Burton's was more faithful.
     
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    FeedMeTV

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    She is, indeed, far too old to be the Alice we're expecting but Tim Burton's not one for sticking to convention! Hopefully it will work as the trailer points to an entertaining, if slightly psychedelic, film with a promising cast. Definitely one to put on the list for next year.
     
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    PTeppic

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    Alice in Wonderland - NOT for general distribution - chains' spat with studio

    BBC News - Alice in Wonderland will not be shown in Odeon cinemas

    Odeon/Uci are Britain's largest cinema group and have, as above, declared they won't show the forthcoming Burton flick in a spat over release time. The second and third largest theatre chains (Cineworld and Vue) will be showing the film as normal.
     
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    Re: Alice in Wonderland - NOT for general distribution - chains' spat with studio

    No great loss there... it a Burton flick... I have yet to see one that I like.

    Enjoy!
     
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    PTeppic

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    Re: Alice in Wonderland - NOT for general distribution - chains' spat with studio

    All change. They've now agreed terms. Although they're not being publicly disclosed, AFAICT, the studio has extended the 12 weeks to 13, and there may be money involved as it does refer to digital projection improvements.

    BBC News - Odeon reverses Alice in Wonderland boycott
     
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    Dave

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    Threads merged.

    My Odeon wasn't showing Solomon Kane either. I had planned to see this, but not if I have to drive for miles. There are too many Rom-Coms and Kiddie films at the moment, and the inevitable prolonged showing of Oscar nominations. I'm still not sure if this will be the definitive 'Alice' for me or not.
     
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    Allegra

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    Yes, the reason she is older than the original Alice seems to be that the film is not exactly based on the original book, rather a Burton's continuation of a growing-up Alice's adventure.
     
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    Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

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    Actually it seems Bonham-Carter is playing the Red Queen.

    Oh yes, that was mentioned right in the first post. Oops.

    Not looking forward to this: I've been pretty much hating Burton's films progressively more with each new one for a while now. I'll definitely sit this out.
     
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    Rosemary

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    I certainly shan't be watching it either. I've seen the clips advertising the film and that was enough to put me of. It certainly didn't seem like it was meant for children to watch!

    Give me the original film anyday.
     
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    GOLLUM

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    Well I really quite enjoyed Nightmare Before Christmas. I can't say much about his other productions as I haven't gotten around to seeing them yet; perhaps they're more what you are referring to?
     
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    GOLLUM

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    Wow! Strong views Rosie. Remind me not to take you along then despite the free popcorn and plush crocodile on offer.....;)
     
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    Rosemary

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    I don't think you will need reminding, with such a retentive brain Precioussss. :D

    I think I can live without the free popcorn and I already have a plush crocodile! :p:D
     
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    GOLLUM

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    Hey so do I! Will wonders never cease?.....:p
     

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