Since I've moved from the midwest to the coastal south, I have completely neglected this blog without thinking twice. I'm not even sure who checks this thing anymore, but the hits keep coming. I don't have much to speak of, but I'm looking forward to Tim Burton's interpretation of Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass." Alice in Wonderland (expected 3/05/10), has the hype machine grinding.
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Helena Bohnam Carter as the Red Queen. Anne Hathaway as The White Queen. Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar. Christopher Lee as the Jabberwock. Crispin Glover as the Knave of Hearts. Relative newcomer Mia Wasikowska as Alice: YES.
The film is actually a sequel to the original story, and follows Alice, now 17 years old, as she escapes from a snooty party and follows a white rabbit down a hole, back to Wonderland. The White Rabbit is convinced that he has the right girl, the one who had visited the magical land ten years prior. But Alice doesn’t remember her past visit to Wonderland. The creatures of Wonderland are ready to revolt and are hoping/waiting for Alice to help them, but will she? Can she? Whatever. It's in 3D.