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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

1 hour ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a stuffy, supernatural period piece that fluctuates between “dull” and “exciting,” the latter description being lost in the former’s grasp. Tim Burton takes a more restrained route when adapting Ransom Riggs’ novel (screenplay by Jane Goldman), which is a breath of fresh air compared to previous endeavors like Alice In Wonderland and Dark Shadows (even Big Eyes to a degree) – but it’s still a tepid affair. What’s essentially X-Men: First Class meets The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (and women) takes entirely too long to uncover excitement, as the production opts for a dusty generational perspective instead of fantastical teen orphan adventure. Macabre fairy-tale-telling through strange character casting and minimal definition – certainly not the spectacle Burton hoped for.

Asa Butterfield stars as Jake Portman, an outcast Floridan whose best friend is his Grandfather, Abe (Terence Stamp). While at work one day, »

- Matt Donato

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Film Review: Miss Peregrine's Home Of Peculiar Children

2 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The latest adaptation of fantasy children literature, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, blends a potpourri of other denizens of the genre—most notably the Harry Potter series, but also The Golden Compass. It even borrows generously even from comic books, with the titular young ones serving as a sort of top ten weirdest X-Men list. The film itself, directed by Tim Burton, is impeccably crafted and pretty entertaining despite its obvious derivativeness—it has all the trappings of some of his better films.  But a wandering third act make the finished product somewhat disappointing.

We begin with young Jake Portman, played by a maturing Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game), who has a close-knit relationship with his eccentric grandfather Abraham (Terence Stamp). In a rather violent opening sequence Jake witnesses Abraham killed by a large critter with long extremities and a penchant for eye-gouging. Distraught, and disbelieved by all »

- J Don Birnam

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Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

9 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: A young man (Asa Butterfield) discovers a world of .peculiars., children with extraordinary abilities that are watched over by a woman, Miss Peregrine (Eva Green), who protects them from the minions of an evil scientist (Samuel L. Jackson). Review: After taking a break from fantasy to tackle his down-to-earth passion project, Big Eyes, director Tim Burton is back playing on a large fantasy canvas,... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ Review: X-Men Meets Harry Potter In Tim Burton’s Painfully Clichéd Ya Saga

11 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is a movie intended to challenge the idea that everything has already been discovered, that the world has been completely strip-mined of its wonder. If the message comes across as canned and unconvincing, perhaps that’s because director Tim Burton has spent a large part of the last 15 years ghoulishly repackaging some of the most exhausted stories in Western culture — at this point, his involvement in this project is like John Lasseter making a film that lamented the decline of hand-drawn animation, or Zack Snyder making a film that lamented the loss of quality blockbuster entertainment.

Read More: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ Offers Up An Appropriately Strange New Trailer – Watch

Of course, the film — an adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ 2011 Ya novel of the same name — could have been a perfect fit. Burton, much like young protagonist Jake Portman, has been »

- David Ehrlich

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Film Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

11 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The title may read “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” but there can be no doubt for anyone buying a ticket: This is really Tim Burton’s Home for Peculiar Children. Not since “Sweeney Todd,” and before that all the way back to “Sleepy Hollow,” have the studios found such a perfect match of material for Hollywood’s most iconic auteur. It’s gotten to the point where the mere addition of Burton’s name to a movie title can justify an otherwise iffy prospect: You don’t want to see a “Planet of the Apes” remake? Well, how about a Tim BurtonPlanet of the Apes” remake? Now you’re interested! Here, there’s nothing forced about the coupling of Ransom Riggs’ surprise best-seller with Burton’s playfully nonthreatening goth aesthetic and outsider sensibility, which should put the director back on the blockbuster charts.

One of the kid-lit sphere’s freshest recent surprises, »

- Peter Debruge

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Barack Obama and George W. Bush Unite at Opening of First National Museum Devoted to African-American History

24 September 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush united at the National Mall on Saturday for the dedication for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History. The legislation for the establishment of the museum - which is the first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans - was first authorized by Bush in December 2003. It's the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians. With First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush by their sides, each spoke out about the progress the museum encompasses and the importance it has on our society today. »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Barack Obama and George W. Bush Unite at Opening of First National Museum Devoted to African-American History

24 September 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush united at the National Mall on Saturday for the dedication for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History. The legislation for the establishment of the museum - which is the first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans - was first authorized by Bush in December 2003. It's the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians. With First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush by their sides, each spoke out about the progress the museum encompasses and the importance it has on our society today. »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Vin Diesel shares new promo image for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

23 September 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Vin Diesel has taken to Instagram to share a new promotional image for the upcoming action threequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage; check it out here…

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The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Packed with the series’ signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will raise the bar on extreme action with some of the most »

- Amie Cranswick

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Samuel L. Jackson Couldn't Care Less That Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Divorcing

23 September 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There is at least one person in this world who is choosing to ignore the hubbub surrounding Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce, and that is Samuel L. Jackson. In an interview with Good Morning Britain, The Hateful Eight star made it clear that he couldn't care less about the end of Brangelina, news that took over the world Tuesday. "Is it? Really?" he answered when the journalist noted how sad it was. "It's life. You know people carry on. People do what they do. There's a huge segment of America that still thinks what he did to Jennifer Aniston was just wrong, and they're just overjoyed that the Wicked Witch lost a husband or whatever," he added.  "And »

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Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' boosts Netherlands rebate scheme

23 September 2016 5:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nolan’s Second World War epic is one of a number of large-scale productions to utilise the territory; TV could be next.

After a quiet start, the 30% Dutch “cash rebate” scheme launched in the summer of 2014 is beginning to take off and the Dutch are ramping up their co-production activities.

One very significant coup was attracting Christopher Nolan’s Second World War IMAX epic Dunkirk, which stars Tom Hardy and Harry Styles, to the Netherlands. Nolan’s film shot for more than four weeks in the Netherlands over the summer and received $1.2m (€1m) through the new incentive scheme.

The Warner Bros. production was based at the harbour of Urk, a small fishing village, and made extensive use of huge freshwater lake (the largest in Western Europe), The IJsselmeer. It is understood that Dunkirk’s Dutch cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema was a major advocate of shooting in the Netherlands. Local company Kaap Holland Film came aboard the project »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children featurette explores The Vision of Tim Burton

22 September 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just a week to go until its release, a new featurette has arrived online for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children entitled ‘The Vision of Tim Burton’ along with an aerial stunt sizzle reel from Wednesday’s event in London; take a look below after the official synopsis…

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set for release on September 30th, with a cast that includes Eva Green, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Samuel L. Jackson Weighs In On Brangelina Split: ‘It’s Life!’

22 September 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Samuel L. Jackson is the latest celeb to weigh-in on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce. “It’s life!”, the actor exclaimed during an appearance on “Good Morning Britain” on Thursday.  “People carry on and people do what they do,” he said. The actor, who starred in both “Johnny Suede” and “True Romance” with Pitt, added that […] »

- Rachel West

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Coming Distractions: Charlie Day and Ice Cube get ready to rumble in the trailer for Fist Fight

22 September 2016 5:58 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Some movies are governed by such a potent premise that their logline titles tell you everything you need to know. Runaway Train. Castaway. Maniac Cop. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. Samuel Jackson is rumored to have signed on to Snakes On A Plane after hearing the title (that’s actually not true).

And so it is with Fist Fight. The trailer opens with a highly economical first second, juxtaposing a mad-as-hell schoolteacher Ice Cube against a scared-shitless schoolteacher Charlie Day—culminating in screaming and a foley-enhanced punch. Ushered in by the sweeping opening of Carl Orff’s overused cantana, Ice Cube’s Ron Strickland makes a quietly intimidating promise to colleague Andy Campbell (Day): “I’m gonna fight you.” And from there, the tempo of “Carmina Burana” escalates the unfolding insanity. The promise of adult fisticuffs causes jubilation among the student body, while unraveling their milquetoast English teacher (#teacherfight is »

- B.G. Henne

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Hot Rumor: Could This Be The Plot For Avengers: Infinity War?

20 September 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It's been over four years since we first glimpsed the Mad Titan Thanos, a purple man thus far confined to a floating space jet-chair, turning around at the end of Joss Whedon's The Avengers and smirking at the thought of "courting Death." Like Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury's appearance at the end of 2008's Iron Man, Marvel Studios took an Easter egg for the fans and committed to it over several movies. It took some narrative twists to finally get Tony Stark on the Avengers, led by a Sam Jackson's Nick Fury, and now it looks like Thanos' appearance as the main villain of a film is that much closer to realization.

We've been in contact with our galactic Marvel spies (Skrulls, we uses shape-shifting Skrulls as agents of chaos) and we now have a outline of a plot synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War!

Unlike the other »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Neil Labute Is Directing a Film Titled ‘Black Chicks’ – Based on His Play, ‘Black Girls’

19 September 2016 5:26 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The piece published just before this one – revisiting director Neil Labute’s “Lakeview Terrace” (which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Patrick Wilson) – led me to Labute’s IMDb page, where I saw a listing for an upcoming film… Continue Reading → »

- shadowandact

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Emmys: 13 Nominees Reveal Who They'd Choose to Give Their Acceptance Speech

17 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ahead of the Emmys this Sunday, a handful of nominees tell The Hollywood Reporter who they'd pick to give their acceptance speech for them — that is, if they win. Alec Berg (Silicon Valley) “Tough call. Maybe Adolf Hitler? His policies were questionable at best, but the man knew how to work a room. Or Judd Apatow. Probably Judd.” Allison Janney (Mom) "Lin-Manuel Miranda. He’d for sure do me proud with an eloquent, lyrical ‘Thank You’ rap.” Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) “Samuel L. Jackson because there is always a chance that he might say ‘motherf—er.’ ” David

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- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Tiff 2016 Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Films Picks Up ‘The Bleeder,’ XLrator Media Buys ‘Salt And Fire’ And More

16 September 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our special edition of Tiff-only buys, just as the annual fall festival is wrapping up in the Far North.

IFC Films has announced that the company has acquired U.S. rights to Philippe Falardeau’s “The Bleeder.” The film, directed by Falardeau and written by Jeff Feurzeig and Jerry Stahl, stars Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts. The feature had its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival followed by its North American premiere in Toronto this week.

It is “is the true story of Chuck Wepner, the man who inspired the billion-dollar film series Rocky—a liquor salesman from New Jersey who went 15 rounds with the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. In his ten years in the ring, Wepner endured two knockouts, eight broken noses, and 313 stitches. But his toughest fights were outside »

- Kate Erbland

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Chloë Grace Moretz Drops Out of Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ And All Her Future Films

16 September 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Chloë Grace Moretz keeps busy. Maybe not Samuel L. Jackson busy, but the 19-year-old actress is seen pretty often on the big screen. This year, she starred in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and The Fifth Wave, and she has potentially two other movies coming out before 2016 wraps up. As of this moment, though, Moretz isn’t attached to any future […]

The post Chloë Grace Moretz Drops Out of Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ And All Her Future Films appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Tiff deals: 'Lady Macbeth', 'The Bad Batch', 'I Am Not Your Negro'

15 September 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Roadside Attractions has picked up North American rights to Lady Macbeth, while Screen Media acquired Us on The Bad Batch and Magnolia Pictures has taken North America on I Am Not Your Negro as Toronto deals continued to trickle in.

Meanwhile Fox Searchlight was understood to be close to acquiring North American rights from Pathé to Amma Asante’s Gala Presentation A United Kingdom starring Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo.

William Oldroyd’s much fancied Toronto selection Lady Macbeth is based on Alice Birch’s adapted screenplay from Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella Lady Macbeth Of The Mtsensk District.

Florence Pugh stars in the Platform selection as an unhappily married young woman who falls for an estate worker and will stop at nothing to keep their love alive. Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank round out the key cast.

Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly produced the Sixty Six Pictures and iFeatures production, a Creative »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Magnolia Pictures Acquires Raoul Peck’s ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

15 September 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro,” a documentary based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book, “Remember This House.” “Remember This House” is considered one of the great incomplete works of American literature, in which Baldwin attempted to recount the lives and successive assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. The author’s notes and the unfinished manuscript were entrusted to filmmaker Peck by the Baldwin estate. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, “I Am Not Your Negro” turns the 30 pages of “Remember This House” that Baldwin »

- Tony Maglio

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