Posted by: Johnny Loftus on October 30, 2007 at 3:15 pm

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The Movie Voice Man narrating this clip for the upcoming Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium has competition in the syrupy narrator who makes ABC’s otherwise pretty charming “Pushing Daisies” nearly unwatchable, as well as those fantasy-style Walgreen’s ads that predated “Daisies.” But it’s the same strain of treacly fantasy running through all of these outlets, that same sweet slime that powered Tim Burton’s version of Willy Wonka’s factory. Why does florescence and talking fish have to equal cheery fantasy, while green ick and bizarre S&M-inspired costumes have to equal bad fantasy? Is there an in-between? Actually, the in-between was handled masterfully in Magorium writer-director Zach Helm’s last screenplay, Stranger than Fiction. But from the cheery scope of this clip, we’re a little worried. Additionally, Dustin Hoffman may have lost his mind, and this blurb might mention “fantasy” too many times in close proximity to Natalie Portman. — Thomas Rooker White

[tags]Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman [/tags]

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