Dark Shadows & W.E. out today

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Hitting French screens today is Tim Burton’s latest Dark Shadows. As usual, the film stars Burton’s partner Helena Bonham Carter and his BFF Johnny Depp, as well as Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green and… Alice Cooper. The film is based on a cult US TV series of the same name from the late 60s and tells the story of a vampire from the 18th century who wakes up in 1972, making for all sorts of gags about US pop culture. Unfortunately, not all films this week look quite as entertaining. Madonna returns to directing with another critical flop. W.E. follows lonely New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate love story: King Edward’s VIII’s abdication of the British throne for American divorcée Wallis Simpson. But Wally’s research reveals that the couple’s life together was not as perfect as she thought…

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