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'Beetlejuice 2': Tim Burton Is Officially In Talks To Direct

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Back in September of 2011, the news of a possible sequel to Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice happening first hit the world, with Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, screenwriter on Tim Burton’s upcoming Dark...

News Roundup: Bradley Cooper Rescues 'Jane Got A Gun,' New 'Great Gatsby'...

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Bradley Cooper is a very busy man. He's set to star in David O. Russell's next project, and has also been cast in Cameron Crowe's upcoming (and still untitled) film. But that's not stopping him from saving Jane Got A Gun. The western project has gone through a lot of changes this past month; Jude Law was the latest to quit the project. But word is Cooper is stepping to save the day....

News Roundup: Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Takes Place In The Late...

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Wes Anderson finally let some plot details slip on The Grand Budapest Hotel. He told a Los Angeles newspaper that his film will mostly be set during the late 1920s. It's not a lot of information, but it's more than we knew before. And Anderson finally cast his female lead. Hint: She's very young, and very talented. We also have the first teaser poster for...

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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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...

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…

'Indiana Jones 4' Is The Most Disappointing Movie Ever

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It’s still a bit of a touchy subject for some, but do you remember how you felt about Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace? How about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? The Godfather Part III? Well, you may not be surprised to know these and many more have been ranked in the Top 50 most disappointing movies...

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: Tim Burton on his 'Batman' Being 'Too Dark'

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It's been 23 years since Tim Burton and Michael Keaton teamed up for 1989's Batman. The film kicked-off a brand new franchise that spawned three sequels and lots of money. While at Comic-Con promoting his latest feature Frankenweenie, Burton was asked what he thought of today's superhero...

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...

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...

New 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Featurette Shows, Well, Abraham...

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With a title like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, you kind of know what to expect when you watch one of the insane trailers for the film here, here and here, or, in today’s case, when you check out the featurette with Timur Bekmambetov, producer Tim Burton and writer Seth Grahame-Smith discussing the film while footage of our 16th president...

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...

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...

Absolutely Insane Teaser Trailer For 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'...

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In what has to be the most deranged teaser you’re likely to see in all of 2012, the new clip for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter finds our 16th president, the Illinois Rail Splitter, fighting legions of vampires while leaping around with an axe and CGI abandon.  You almost want to dislike it, but the sheer, gleeful insanity of it all makes it hard to suppress an amused smirk at the...