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2008-09-10 03:00:14

When I say, "golden ticket," what words pop into your mind? Willy Wonka? Chocolate? Gene Wilder? Johnny Depp? Charlie Bucket? Maybe even Jack Albertson? Or perhaps it's Roald Dahl? Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 motion picture based on the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, written by Dahl. The book, the original movie, and the newer movie, a darker version with Johnny Depp, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, are American icons...

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2005-07-15 18:15:00

A big studio film that really works. A remake that improves on the original. Hollywood is truly in fantasy land with "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Tim Burton's wildly imaginative take on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book. This is the sort of visual feast Burton was born to make. It's a film packed with chaste delights for young children and plenty of sophisticated, cryptic edge to entertain and puzzle their parents. Then there's Johnny Depp. As candy man Willy Wonka, Depp puts...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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