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Jay Carr's Video and Cable TV tips

By Jay Carr, Globe Staff, 5/26/2000

1/41/4 ''Sleepy Hollow'' Tim Burton's take on Washington Irving country and the Headless Horseman legend is visually stunning, even if he rips off his own ''Nightmare Before Christmas'' blatantly. Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci are good-looking romantic leads, but the motive behind a series of seemingly ghostly decapitations in 1799 is transparent, and the film seems pretty empty, despite the juicy atmosphere. (R)

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