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Blu-ray and DVD Releases for October 2 - 8

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This week isn’t great for new releases, unless you’re a Tim Burton apologist, but it does have a classic Disney film, one of the best films of the last twenty years, and some great and not so great ghoulish delights. It must be October…

The Top Five Best And Worst Movies Of Summer 2012

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Sadly, the summer is almost over. Most kids have gone back to school and the weather is slowly cooling down for the fall season.  Many believe that this summer's movie season was one of the weakest in the past couple of years, but we think otherwise. It was chocked full of fascinating independent movies and stupidly fun popcorn flicks that hit our sweet spot. So let's reflect on some of the...

New 'Frankenweenie' Trailer Hints At Old-School Burton Darkness And Heart

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While Tim Burton’s career is littered with such fan favorites as Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Sissorhands, and Ed Wood, the last decade or so has been an inconsistent one for the director.  Films such as Planet of the Apes, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows were busted by critics, and...

Johnny Depp's 'The Thin Man' Delayed By Warner Bros.

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Johnny Depp has become something of a Hollywood bad omen of late—first, Dark Shadows tanked in the wake of The Avengers, and not even the man behind Jack Sparrow could save it.  Then, more news from the increasingly trouble Lone Ranger production broke, with stories of an out of control budget and an overly controlling director.  Now, The Thin...

More Cryptic 'Beetlejuice 2' News From Tim Burton

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One of the best byproducts of Tim Burton having a busy year (he directed Dark Shadows, and produced Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) is that the quirky director is having to do a ton of press.  And with that press comes more and more questions about the long-rumored Beetlejuice 2.  During his Dark Shadows junket, he cryptically noted that Lincoln writer...

Box Office Roundup: 'Avengers' Crushes 'Battleship'

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As the second contender to be swatted away like a fly, Battleship stood no chance against the mighty Avengers, which is now the sixth highest grossing film of all time, and will beat Stars Wars by Monday evening.  The next big hurdle for the film's domestic gross is $533 (aka The Dark Knight's...

Box Office Roundup: 'The Avengers' Avenges Again

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Only nineteen films have made over $350 Million dollars. The Avengers did that in ten days. Which means that the film should cross the $400 Million dollar mark after twelve to thirteen days - making it the tenth film to do so - and will surely make half a billion domestic, which only three other films have (and two of those were directed by James Cameron). It's also...

Box Office Predictions: 'The Avengers' Puts Competition in 'Dark Shadows'

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When you've got a picture opening the week after another film has had the biggest opening weekend of all time, well brother, you're in for a hard road. Even if The Avengers falls 70% this weekend that would mean a little over $60 Million dollars. That's a steep hurdle for Dark Shadows. Surely no one is expected the film to do...

Finally - The Dark Shadows Trailer

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Tim Burton's Dark Shadows is due out May 11, and last week I speculated that if we didn't see a trailer by now, we would surely hear about a release date change. Well, the trailer's here. It also partly explains why we haven't been bombarded with high gloss adverts already: it's counter-programming. Johnny Depp stars alongside Eva Green and Michelle Pfieffer in this...

Is Dark Shadows Coming Out in May?

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Rare is the summer blockbuster that doesn't announce itself by Super Bowl weekend. Part of franchise filmmaking is branding, and getting the word out there is exceptionally important to keep people interested in big movies. Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp, has yet to release a poster or a trailer, yet is still supposedly set for a May 11 release. We...

Photos: Vin Diesel as Riddick and Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows

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Tim Burton's Dark Shadows is hitting theaters May 11, which means we should be seeing a trailer here any day now. For the time being there's a new still of Johnny Depp in the film, and it suggests that his character is in line with many Burton protagonists of the past. He looks like a man-child, though that could be just in this still. We should know more when the...

First Official Photo of Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows

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Spooky Scary. Johnny Depp stars in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, and we saw spy photos from the set recently, but Empire has the first official stills from the production, also highlighting co-stars Michelle Pfieffer, Johnny Lee Miller, and Helena Bonham Carter. Take a look...

Johnny Depp's New Look for Dark Shadows

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What the what? Johnny Depp is sporting a new look for the now shooting Dark Shadows film by Tim Burton. It's white. the film is based on the genre-soap opera that ran for five years and came to star vampire Barnabas Collins (originally played by Jonathan Frid) in the midst of all sorts of supernatual mayhem. It looks like Burton's pushed the...

Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter Join Dark Shadows

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Who's really surprised by this latest casting for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows? The director has roped in two frequent collaborators for the project in the form of Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter. According to a report from Heat Vision, both actresses are in talks to fill two primary female roles. Find out what they are...

Eva Green Joins Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

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Just yesterday we learned that Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcoate were in talks to join Tim Burton's Dark Shadows adaptation, and today another actor can be added to the list. According to Deadline, French star Eva Green has been cast in the film as the female lead opposite Johnny Depp.

Jackie Earle Haley in Talks to Join Dark Shadows

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Jackie Earle Haley is being creepy again. The Oscar nominated actor and former Freddy Krueger will remain on the dark side for the foreseeable future. According to Deadline, Haley is up for a role in Tim Burton's big screen adaptation of the classic daytime soap Dark Shadows. There's also word that actress Bella Heathcoate is up for a pivotal part in...

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's Dark Shadows Pushed to April 2011

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If any of you are surprised by this latest production news you obviously haven't been following Johnny Depp's career over the last 25 years. That man stars in everything and is constantly being courted for projects therefore, we're not shocked that his big screen adaptation with Tim Burton entitled Dark Shadows has been pushed back.

Dark Shadows Lands Screenwriter, Begins Production in January

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Earlier this year while out promoting Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp spoke about his next Tim Burton film Dark Shadows and how he hoped it would begin shooting this year. Well, we've got some good news and some bad news about his aspirations. The bad news is it won't start production in 2010, but the good news is that it will in 2011, EARLY...