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Geena Davis wants to star in Beetlejuice 2 but no-one's talked to her about it

8 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Geena Davis has said that she would love to star in a Beetlejuice sequel - if it ever actually happens.

The actress played ghost Barbara Maitland opposite Alec Baldwin in Tim Burton's classic 1988 horror comedy, with Michael Keaton in the title role.

"I did hear that it's really happening," Davis told ETonline of the rumoured sequel.

"No-one's talked to me about it. I would love to! That was one of my favourite movies, too."

She quipped: "But ghosts probably don't age, and it's going to be 30 years now.

"Of course, I haven't aged, but I think Alec Baldwin maybe has aged, perhaps."

Winona Ryder, who played Lydia Deetz in the film, relit rumours of a follow-up back in August with an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

"I think I can confirm it," she said. "It was very hush hush, top secret... and then [Tim Burton] was doing some »

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Review: Lead-footed 'Pan' smothers the whimsy with a wrong-headed script

19 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Why is it so hard to make a good Peter Pan film? By my count, there's one great film version of the story, and it's not the Disney version. Maybe the problem can be best summed up by noting that when Pj Hogan released his version in 2003, there were several critics who clutched their pearls and freaked out and acted nervous about the way the story's subtext threatened to become text. Why? Because he told the story the right way, and when you tell the story the right way, it is crystal clear that "Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" is about that transitional moment when we cross from being children into something else. It is about loss of innocence and the fear of that loss. It is about a refusal to allow adulthood to gain any foothold, and what it is one would have to deny to stay a child forever. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Winona Ryder Makes Rare Red Carpet Appearance with Boyfriend Scott Mackinlay Hahn

21 hours ago | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Winona Ryder and her man are still going strong! The actress made a rare red carpet appearance with long-term boyfriend Scott Mackinlay Hahn at the premiere of her new movie, "Experimenter," during the New York Film Festival on Tuesday.  Ryder looked cute and casual wearing a classic Lbd. She styled her brunette tresses in loose curls and finished her look with a black watch and clutch. The Loomstate CEO matched his lady love wearing a black button down and black slacks.  The "Experimenter" follows the story of famed psychologist Stanley Milgram, who ran a series of controversial experiments to test human behavior, specifically that of obedience, in 1961.  The 43-year-old stars in the biopic as Milgram's wife Sasha and Peter Sarsgaard plays Stanley. Stars Taryn ManningKellan Lutz, John Leguizamo and Jim Gaffigan likewise make up the impressive cast.  While we can't wait to see the actress' latest big screen endeavor, »

- tooFab Staff

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‘Providence’ #5 finally delivers some fear.

6 October 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Providence #5

Writer – Alan Moore

Art – Jacen Burrows

Colors – Juan Rodriguez

Letters – Kurt Hathaway

Published by Avatar Press, Inc.

For a comic whose publisher regularly bills it as “the horror event of the year,” Providence has until this point been rather light on the scares. Sure, it’s had its close encounters. Black’s fascism-tinged prophetic dream in issue #3, for instance, stamps itself uncomfortably on your brain, but it’s not scary. There’s also the classic-style “monster go boo!” appearance of the demon Lillith in issue # 2, but anyone who’s ever read a similar moment in prose fiction or viewed one playing out on the cinema screen is likely to walk away more than a little underwhelmed. This can’t really be chalked up to the failure of its creators Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, but is rather symptomatic of one of the major problems horror has in comics generally, »

- Luke Dorian Blackwood

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*Updated* Daily Dead’s 2015 Halloween Horrors TV Calendar

6 October 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with new film and TV show listings.* Happy October, everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair so once again, Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the next several weeks.

Unfortunately, not all of the announcements for the upcoming 2015 Halloween television season have been made yet (we’re still missing out on the full details on AMC’s plans for their 2015 FearFest that begins on October 18th), so we’ll be continuing to update this post throughout the month to make sure you guys know what’s coming up. All times listed are Et/Pt:

* All Updated & Additional Listings Are In Bold*

Thursday, »

- Heather Wixson

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The Vampire Diaries Alum Nina Dobrev Joins Maisie Williams For Arrivals

6 October 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After spending six whole seasons rubbing shoulders with the impossibly attractive cast of The Vampire Diaries, actress Nina Dobrev left Mystic Falls in her rear view mirror earlier this year to pursue new creative ventures, and the first major project to fall on her lap comes in the form of Peter Hutchings’ indie drama, Arrivals.

Deadline has the news, revealing that Dobrey will star opposite both Asa Butterfield and Game of Thrones alum Maisie Williams in the coming-of-age picture, which is edging closer and closer to a production start. Working from a script by Fergal Rock, Hutchings’ low-key drama is on point to begin filming at some point before the year’s end in Cape Town, South Africa.

Joining the fray as love interest to Asa Butterfield’s American college dropout, Dobrey will portray a flight attendant known as Izzy. Working as a baggage handler in the city’s airport, »

- Michael Briers

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‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ author to write/direct ‘The Flash’ for WB

6 October 2015 5:17 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

From book author to director, this man is making the leap.

As Warner Bros. puts together their line-up of superheros for the DC Universe, it seems like they will go with an interesting choice for the director of The Flash. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Seth Grahame-Smith, who has written the books Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Price and Prejudice and Zombies, will write and direct the movie that is starring Ezra Miller as the hero.

The movie got a treatment from The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with the potential to be directed by them, before they left to helm the Han Solo spin-off for Disney.

Grahame-Smith has yet to direct a project with screenwriting work being done at Warner Bros. on Lego Batman and Tim Burton’s adaptation of Dark Shadows. The only directing work he has done was a couple episodes of the MTV comedy, »

- Zach Dennis

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'The Flash' Finds Its Director In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Writer Seth Grahame-Smith

5 October 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Seth Grahame-Smith is no stranger to high profile Hollywood movies. He got his big break as the novelist behind Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and he also wrote the script for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. And while most of his produced projects to date haven't been monster hits with fans, he's clearly doing something right behind the scenes because studios consistently want to be in the Grahame-Smith business.  He's been hired to write Beetlejuice 2 and The Lego Batman Movie, and Grahame-Smith's name has also been attached to Ninjago and a new Gremlins movie. But now he's in the process of landing his biggest job yet-- writing and directing DC Comics' The Flash (which is a...

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- Peter Hall

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Geena Davis Wants to Return for 'Beetlejuice 2'

5 October 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Beetlejuice 2 is without a doubt happening, though Warner Bros. has not issued a start date or a release for this highly-anticipated sequel which will see the return of the Ghost with the Most, originated by Michael Keaton. In previous interviews over the course of the last two years, actors Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, as well as director Tim Burton, have all confirmed they will return. But we haven't ever heard from the rest of the original cast. Until now. It seems Geena Davis is very open to returning.

By the time Beetlejuice 2 gets underway, it will be almost 30 years since the original opened in 1988. We've had to wait nearly two decades for a sequel to finally see the light of day. In the first movie, Geena Davis played the lovable ghost Barbara Maitland, who, along with her deceased husband, must call on Beetlejuice to rid their home of some unwanted guests. »

- MovieWeb

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You Won't Believe Who's Directing DC's 'The Flash'

5 October 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Seth Grahame-Smith is no stranger to high-profile Hollywood movies. He got his big break as the novelist behind Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and he also wrote the script for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. And while most of his produced projects to date haven't been monster hits with fans, he's clearly doing something right behind the scenes because studios consistently want to be in the Grahame-Smith business. ...

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Ezra Miller's 'The Flash' Has Found Its Director and It's Not Who You'd Expect

5 October 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Seth Grahame-Smith is no stranger to high-profile Hollywood movies. He got his big break as the novelist behind Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and he also wrote the script for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. And while most of his produced projects to date haven't been monster hits with fans, he's clearly doing something right behind the scenes because studios consistently want to be in the Grahame-Smith business. ...

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Seth Grahame-Smith to Write and Direct DC's Solo 'The Flash' Movie

5 October 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Another up-and-coming director has been hired to make a big comic book movie. Following the news from last week that Taika Waititi will be directing Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok comes news, via THR, that young writer Seth Grahame-Smith has landed the job of directing DC's The Flash movie for Warner Bros. Seth Grahame-Smith is the screenwriter behind Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, the novel and the movie, as well as Dark Shadows for Tim Burton. While he has directed some episodes of "The Hard Times of Rj Berger", this will be Grahame-Smith's feature directing debut. Warner Bros is apparently finally ready to launch their big screen version of the character, with Grahame-Smith in negotiations to write and direct the movie. Read on. The report claims that in addition to Seth Grahame-Smith, they'd been looking at Phil Lord & Chris Miller for the job of The Flash until they got the Star Wars gig. Grahame-Smith hasn't really directed anything yet, »

- Alex Billington

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Sleepy Hollow season 3 episode 1 review: I, Witness

5 October 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Welcome back, Sleepyheads. Season 3 of Sleepy Hollow gets off to a solid start as Abbie and Ichabod face a new mission...

This review contains spoilers.

3.1 I, Witness

Each new season of a television show has to hit just the right balance between the familiar and the fresh when it comes to plotlines and character arcs, and nowhere is this balance more tricky than in the season pilot. It’s at this first look that an audience both renews and resets its level of investment in the show moving forth. This week, Sleepy Hollow debuts its third season with an especially tall order--what does a show do once the Big Bad (in this case, the Apocalypse) has been vanquished and the leads have fulfilled their prophesied destiny of two seasons? Create a new Big Bad, and a new destiny, of course!

Welcome back, Sleepyheads. Our third season is off to a »

- louisamellor

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Seth Grahame-Smith Directing Warner Bros.' Flash

5 October 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

If Warner Bros. and DC Comics were looking to one-up Marvel in the game of leftfield directing choices after this weekend’s announcement of Taika Waititi for Thor: Ragnarok, the companies have managed it. Prolific author, screenwriter and producer Seth Grahame-Smith is in negotiations to write and direct The Flash. Grahame-Smith, who has thus far limited his directing to two episodes of TV comedy The Hard Times Of Rj Berger, which he wrote on and produced, would seem to be a hugely unlikely candidate for the job of one of DC’s big comic book movies despite his experience behind the camera in other roles. He adapted his novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter into a film, wrote Dark Shadows for Tim Burton and has written and is producing a multitude of other projects, including a Gremlins reboot, a Beetlejuice sequel and a new Looney Toons film. He's also been dipping »

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Film Review: ‘Goosebumps’

5 October 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Young audiences are in for an early lesson in disappointing cinematic literary adaptations with “Goosebumps.” This first big-screen spin on R.L. Stine’s popular kid-lit series — which already inspired four seasons of TV — turns an endearing collection of silly, spooky stories into a busy, noisy, soulless eyesore. Perfectly timed to capitalize on Halloween-happy family auds, the lackluster horror-comedy will likely squander its breakout potential once word of mouth gets out.

Instead of adapting any one or a select few of Stine’s 100-plus “Goosebumps” tales, the filmmakers opt for a greatest-hits mishmash that prioritizes the spectacle of a parade of monsters over any attempt at atmosphere or mystery. The result is like gorging on trick-or-treat candy — it may sound like a fun idea, but you’ll pay for it later.

Clean-cut teen protagonist Zach (Dylan Minnette) moves with his widowed mom (a grossly underused Amy Ryan) from New York to sleepy suburban Madison, »

- Geoff Berkshire

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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' & 'Dark Shadows' Writer Seth Grahame-Smith To Direct 'The Flash'

5 October 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If Marvel started the arms race of getting quirky people to direct their superhero movies by hiring Taika Waititi to helm "Thor: Ragnarok," DC is following right behind. Today, word has arrived about who will get behind the camera for "The Flash," and it's an unexpected choice. THR reports that Seth Grahame-Smith will helm and write the Ezra Miller starring movie for Warner Bros. The author has quickly made a strong imprint in Hollywood, writing the screenplay for the adaptation of his book, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," and becoming pals with Tim Burton, writing the wretched "Dark Shadows," and the developing "Beetlejuice 2." Not only that, next year the long brewing adaptation of Grahame-Smith's "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" hits the big screen, plus he's penning the "Lego Batman" flick. Read More: 'Batman v Superman' And Why Early Screening Reports Need To Be Taken With A Grain Of »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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10 Biggest TV Cliffhangers That Will Never Be Resolved

4 October 2015 2:13 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Cliffhangers are a classic storytelling trope, usually occurring when a plot-line has reached peak intensity. The heroes will be in serious trouble or a shocking twist has been revealed, only for the viewer to be told to return for the next instalment to see what happens. They’re a sneaky – and frankly annoying – way of ensuring the audience will come back for more.

The downside to a cliffhanger ending is the question of what happens when there is no next instalment? 

It can be embarrassing for all involved if a movie intended to kick off a franchise (like Tim Burton’s Planet Of The Apes or Ryan Reynolds’s Green Lantern) falls at the first hurdle and a teased follow-up never emerges. The characters are left in a Schrodinger’s Cat situation, with their fates left permanently up in the air.

Television fans know this pain better than anybody. »

- Padraig Cotter

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Kid-Friendly Fright Flicks for the Halloween Season

2 October 2015 7:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Every year as Halloween gets closer, basic cable and the DVD racks at big box stores are flooded with Halloween programming for kids—Disneyfied TV movies and animated specials featuring all their favorite characters in costume. But are these cash-ins any good? If you’re trying to foster a love of horror in your little ones—or just looking for something age-appropriate to show them during October—navigating the seas of “kid-friendly” content can be irritating at best, downright impossible at worst.

Because I both love horror movies and have small children, I have my own picks for what I’ll be showing my kids until they’re of an age for… oh, I don’t know… Cannibal Holocaust. All these choices are subjective and entirely dependent on what different kids can handle.

By age 7, I was already seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street (sneaking a viewing without my parents »

- Patrick Bromley

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Museum of Modern Art Hires La Frances Hui as Associate Curator for Film

2 October 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Museum of Modern Art has tapped La Frances Hui, an expert in Asian cinema who most recently served as Film Curator and Associate Director of Cultural Programs at the Asia Society in New York, as an Associate Curator in the Department of Film, the museum announced this morning. Hui joins what critic Thelma Adams called "the nation's preeminent museum film department," which has been led since 2007 by Rajendra Roy, whose tenure has been marked by a certain populist streak—including an ongoing exhibition curated by Adjunct Film Curator Dave Kehr devoted to the films of Robert Zemeckis, director of "The Walk," and a blockbuster Tim Burton retrospective in 2009-2010. Hui, who presented the films of Tsai Ming-liang ("Stray Dogs") and Jafar Panahi ("Taxi," "This Is Not a Film") at the Asia Society, brings to MoMA both breadth and depth of knowledge when it comes to Asian cinema, including Chinese cinema, »

- Matt Brennan

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20 Wtf Moments From Tim Burton’s Batman

30 September 2015 5:56 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Mad Magazine

If you’ve been following our series documenting the Wtf moments from Joel Schumacher’s Batman movies Batman Forever and Batman and Robin, you’ll know that the series has had its share of off-the-wall moments over the years.

But it wouldn’t be fair to give Schumacher all the credit now, would it? Tim Burton changed the cinematic landscape forever when he directed the first big-budget Batman movie, and enormously successful though it was, when viewed in a post-Nolan era it’s something of a bizarre relic above all else.

Full of peculiar aesthetic choices, questionable creative decisions and one very zany Joker performance, 1989’s Batman is an entertaining if flawed oddball of a film. It’s not for all Batman fans, but it deserves a measure of credit for helping get the franchise to where it is today.

Here are 20 Wtf moments from Tim Burton’s Batman… »

- Jack Pooley

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