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Oscar Scuttlebutt: Last Minute Oscar Predictions

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This weekend we're finally going to find out who will be awarded a shiny new Oscar for their outstanding work in Hollywood. You can cross your fingers, hoping your favorites will go home with the trophy under their arms but it's going to be a close race. The threat of an upset always looms overhead. Since we're all speculating over who could win on Sunday, I'll be running down my own list of...

The Top 5 Best Horror Films Of 2012

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The Top 5 Horror Films of 2012
2012 provided us with a number of decent horror flicks. For so many years we were getting these awful horror movies, all suffering from the same sickness – cheap thrills and cliché endings. Paranormal Activity provided fans of the genre with something fresh and terrifying, but then that franchise fell into the same traps. The sequels, including the one we saw this year, failed to...

Box Office Roundup: 'Taken 2' is a Monster

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It's no surprise that Taken 2 opened big, but doing fifty million was well above expectations. People loved the first film, and this looked to deliver more of the same. And unless the film collapses after opening weekend, it should do over a hundred million domestic. Also: poor, poor Frankenweenie.

Inside Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' Art Exhibit At Disney's California...

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Tim Burton revisits the past this weekend with his new film Frankenweenie. He developed the story from his 1984 short film of the same name, and turned into a black-and-white, 3D stop-action extravaganza for Disney. The studio doesn't have very many stop-action animated features debuting these days, so you can understand their excitement. They recently opened the...

Frankenweenie: Movie Review

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Disney gave Tim Burton a chance to not only redo, but expand his 1984 short film Frankenweenie into a 3D, stop-action animated fest. It's a cute and clever homage to daring teachers and classic monsters like Dracula, Godzilla, The Mummy and Igor. Frankenweenie isn't Burton's best, but fans of his old work might end up pleasantly surprised.

Interview: Tim Burton On 'Frankenweenie,' Stop-Motion And Old Monster Films...

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Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
Nearly 30 years ago, Tim Burton directed a short film called Frankenweenie. Disney shelved it, deeming it too dark for children. That was before they saw Burton as a creative force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. Now, the film's getting a second chance at the big screen, this time in stop-motion. We recently spoke to Burton about his original vision for...

Box Office Predictions: Will 'Frankenweenie' be 'Taken 2' the Cleaners?

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First: I apologize for that headline. A little. Second: Is it just me, or doesn't this weekend's titles feel like they belong in the summer months? You've got a Tim Burton movie versus a sequel to a huge hit, but it's the first week of October. You could just as easily see these two duking it out in May or June. But I guess they can't fight superheroes.

Interview: Martin Short And Catherine O'Hara on 'Frankenweenie,' and Tim...

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Frankenweenie – Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara
Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara go way back with director Tim Burton. But it's been a while since they've all worked together. This week, they'll reunite in the black and white, stop-motion version of Frankenweenie. Both Short and O'Hara were assigned three characters each. It was something Burton believed they could handle with ease. We recently spoke to...

News Roundup: New 'Identity Thief' Trailer, Jim Carrey As Colonel Stars In...

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Funny people Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are starring in a comedy called Identity Thief. The trailer for the movie debuted this week and it's got some pretty funny Hobbit jokes. Also, Steven Spielberg is hoping to get cat woman to star in his upcoming movie, about robots who turn on humans. And some photos surfaced showing Jim Carrey...

Comic-Con 2012: 'Frankenweenie' Press Conference with Tim Burton

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Thursday afternoon, Tim Burton headlined a special Comic-Con press conference for his new film, Frankenweenie. It's a feature length adaptation of a short he directed in 1984. The original is nearly 30 years old, but Burton promises that this one isn't an rehash. There's plenty of life left in Frankenweenie.

Comic-Con 2012: 'Frankenweenie' Homage Trailer and Panel

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We love Disney and all of the films that they've made. At their Comic-Con panel today, they showed off a couple of their movies, and one of those that we were super excited for happened to be Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. It's a story about a boy and his dog with a cool supernatural kind of twist to it. What is there not to love?

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...

Tim Burton Debuts 'Frankenweenie' Remake Trailer In 3-D Stop-motion

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2012 is shaping up to be a busy year for director Tim Burton, as he is not only wrapping up his cinematic adaption of Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp, and producing the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie adaption, he has also directed and is set to release a full-length, 3-D stop-motion remake of Frankenweenie, his 1984 half-hour featurette about a boy and his...

D23: Disney Animation Round-Up

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Though no longer the crown jewel of the Disney stable, the Disney animation department are still working on aniated features (often computer animated) that aren't under the Pixar brand, and some Direct to Video titles. The D23 presentation of films started with talk of the Straight-to-Video spin-off Planes, which features the voice talents of Jon Cryer, with a trailer...

Official Frankenweenie Synopsis and Cast List Announced

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Disney has released the first official synopsis for Tim Burton's upcoming film Frankenweenie. The movie is a remake of a short Burton made as a college student back in 1984. Over 25 years have passed since it was released and he's got the funds, the time, the energy, and the acting talent to reboot it. Check out the synopsis and cast list below...

John Carter of Mars, Frankenweenie Get New Release Dates

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There's been a release date shift regarding a couple tentpole projects expected to debut in 2012. Walt Disney Pitcures has just announced that they've pushed back Tim Burton's revamped horror film Frankenweenie, and moved up Pixar's 3D, live action adaptation John Carter of Mars. What does this mean for the competing studios?