Love, Paisley And the Fanged Life

Movies: 'Dark Shadow'
Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer in "Dark Shadows"

Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” doesn’t quite make it. Based loosely on the goofy ABC soap (which ran from 1966-1971), the film starts off with a whole bunch of plot and flashback that’s mostly necessary.

Long story short: Johnny Depp is Barnabas Collins, scion of the Collinsport, Maine, fishing baron family, who declines to fall in love with Angelique Bouchard, one of the maids, played with great bosoms, I mean aplomb, by Eva Green).

Barnabas is a bit of a cad. He’s OK with doing the whap-a-dang with the maid, but his heart belongs to another.

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