The Week: Most Recent Movies:"Alice in Wonderland" Madness recent posts.en-usFri, 12 Mar 2010 17:40:00 -0500http://theweek.com Recent Movies:"Alice in Wonderland" Madness from THE WEEKFri, 12 Mar 2010 17:40:00 -05006 most ridiculous "Alice in Wonderland" tie-in products<img src="" /></P><p>If Disney's outrageous merchandising plans for Tim Burton's adaptation of <em>Alice in Wonderland</em> succeed, it could shatter accepted notions about appropriate movie "tie-in" products. Disney invested $1 billion to create partnerships with luxury designers for <em>Wonderland</em>-inspired goods in a move some observers say conclusively exposes Disney's shamelessness. The movie, says Misty Harris in The Calgary Herald, is "being positioned as the grown-up's answer" to Disney's Princesses. Here are some of the pricier products from the <em>Alice</em> "Lifestyle Program":</p><p><strong><em>1. Alice</em> shoes by Versace, $1195</strong><br />Designer Donatella...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 12 Mar 2010 17:40:00 -0500Alice's box office bonanza: 5 theories<img src="" /></P><p>While critics lined up to pan Tim Burton's gothic rethink of <em>Alice in Wonderland</em>, moviegoers have lined up to see it ... repeatedly, in some cases. Disney's 3-D extravaganza has shattered global box office records, taking in $210 million in the best-ever opening weekend for a winter release. How did Burton's so-called mediocrity excel at the box office? (Watch an AP report about "Alice"'s box office dominance.)<br /><br /><strong>1. People are craving 3-D movies:&nbsp;</strong><em>Alice</em>'s breakthrough was "driven largely by 3-D," reports Ben Fritz at the LA Times. "Virtually every" 3-D Imax screening in the U.S. sold out, reinforcing...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffWed, 10 Mar 2010 06:00:00 -0500The latest Tweets on 'Alice in Wonderland'</P><div class="twitterBlock"></div> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffMon, 08 Mar 2010 15:43:00 -0500'Alice in Wonderland': 3D disaster?<img src="" /></P><p>The decision to bring together cutting-edge 3D technology, director Tim Burton's fecund imagination, and Lewis Carroll's surreal classic "Alice in Wonderland" might seem inspired. But Burton's new 3-D adaptation of the children's book is getting decidedly mixed reviews &mdash; and some critics are wondering if the new 3D craze (see "Avatar") is encouraging directors to skimp on story and character. Should audiences be worried? (Watch the "Alice in Wonderland" 3D movie trailer)</p><p><strong>3D is proving too distracting: </strong>The "problem with 3D," says Brian Moylan in Gawker, is that it's "so mind-numbingly amazing...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffSun, 07 Mar 2010 16:22:00 -0500