Thursday, November 01, 2007

The First Oscar Contender of the Year!

I haven't even seen it yet but I'm predicting that Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, and Sasha Baron Cohen will come away huge at the Oscars in '08.

The Tim Burton-directed flick adapts the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical to the big screen. Not like your "Hairspray," "Dreamgirls," or "RENT," Sweeney Todd is dark and dreary, and possibly downright gory story of a man (Depp) who's life is taken away by a judge (Rickman). Sweeney returns to England after being sent off to Australia, his family gone.

With revenge in mind, he joins forces with a baker (Carter) to create some meat pies that are all the rave -- but do you really want to know the secret ingredient?

Depp et al. all do their own singing. Be sure to wait around for a duet between Johnny and, Rickman.

Make sure you see Sweeney Todd -- opening in theatres on Dec. 21st. You can watch the trailer here:

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