Answers...I need answers. What's going on here? Where am I? Who are you?
[editorial note: Those big bug eyes and this disorientation? This is actually a portrait of me as a moviegoer (they got my eyebrows wrong but still...) when dealing with Tim Burton movies. He has never been great at storytelling but once upon a time (and still, to be fair, in certain sequences) he had no problem widening my eyes by summoning up real movie magic. I worry about Sweeney Todd too much but I'm just hoping it's in the magic camp (Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands, Pee Wees Big Adventure, Ed Wood) and not so much in the 'Answers... I need answers' camp of lost fandom (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Planet of the Apes). For the record, Big Fish, Mars Attacks! and Sleepy Hollow lie somewhere between those two poles with Mars tipping towards the magic group on account of unmitigated weirdo hilarity. And thus ends todays uncharacteristically longwinded 20:07 installment. Occassionally that happens. Off to the comments with you]