I'm kinda surprised no one's started any kind of discussion about Big Fish, which comes out Thursday (Boxing Day Eve ). This is the latest Tim Burton movie, which stars Ewan MacGregor and is about, well, I don't know what it's about, but the fact that it's a new Tim Burton movie is more than enough reason for me to go see it this weekend. That guy can do no wrong. (Yes, I am keeping in mind Mars Attacks!, Batman Returns, and Planet of the Apes, all of which I liked.)
Seriously, it looks like a story about a guy who thought his father lied to him for years about just about everything, because his stories were so fantastical. . . but they may turn out to be true after all. Of course, that's just from the TV spot, so I may be waaaaay off.
The soundtrack came out today and has a new Pearl Jam song, along with some great classic tracks. But I've not heard that part yet, as I'm completely hooked on Danny Elfman's score. This should be the one to finally earn him an Oscar to display in his bathroom. It's got all the best aspects of several of his scores (it's somewhat akin to Beetlejuice, Sommersby, and the instrumental parts of The Nightmare Before Christmas), but goes above and beyond anything he's done before. Of the scores I've heard on CD and during the films this year, this is easily the best.
And the cover of the soundtrack confirms that this will not be the first Burton film to not feature those trademark gnarled trees that he seems to love so much.