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Santacize: The Ultimate Santa Battle Round 1

Noah Thornburgh

December 17, 2018

There is a peculiar genre of films no other holiday can claim: Santa Claus films. Every year, these films drop in through the chimney in a freshly fitted red suit with white trim to match the new beard. The genre, known variously as “rookie Claus,” “suddenly Santa,” or “Santacize-me,” ow...

Tim Burton shines again with Frankenweenie

Beth Schumacher

October 7, 2012

Tim Burton’s eerie mind has done it again. His newest animated film, Frankenweenie, tells the story of a young boy, Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan), who makes videos starring his dog Sparky. Tragedy strikes when Sparky gets hit by a car, leaving Victor devastated. With hopes of bringing his fu...