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Hear Batman's New Theme From 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

18 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

When you think of Batman, you may hear any number of theme songs in your head. Perhaps it's the nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah of the 1960s TV series. Maybe it's Danny Elfman's majestically eerie music of Tim Burton's version (or Prince's "Batdance" from the same movie). Or the tribal drumming of Hans Zimmer's Dark Knight trilogy score.  Well, now there's a new Batman hitting the big screen with a whole new theme. And this one has lot of pounding drums, too. Interestingly enough, though, while much of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice score is also composed by Zimmer, the new music for the Caped Crusader is by Junkie Xl, who is also known for featuring tribal drum sounds in his scores (see Mad Max: Fury Road). Check out the track...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Ali and Nino’

5 February 2016 10:23 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A young Azerbaijani nobleman falls for a Georgian princess, crossing religions (he’s Muslim, she’s Eastern Orthodox), cultural backgrounds and even ambitions for their country’s future in “Ali and Nino,” and though we take it on faith that this photogenic couple love each other very deeply, director Asif Kapadia’s handsome yet relatively heartless big-screen adaptation confuses romance for beautiful imagery, leaving us cold. Perhaps Kapadia, having delved so deeply into the real-world dreams of “Senna” and “Amy,” simply couldn’t resist the opportunity to simplify Kurban Said’s pseudonymous 1937 literary classic, stripping the material of all but its most David Lean-ian grandeur. Unfortunately, the Oscar-nominated nonfiction helmer’s return to fable-like narrative filmmaking captivates more with its exotic landscapes than with anything that occurs between its characters.

Admittedly, the landscapes in question seldom grace American screens, and despite the fact that the average moviegoer couldn’t locate Azerbaijan on a map, »

- Peter Debruge

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Commits to Its Premise But Falls Short Where It Counts

5 February 2016 9:31 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is the rare case of a movie that’s better than the book — at least I’m guessing it is, since I only lasted 15 pages into the novel before tossing it into the can with the rest of the trash. Seth Grahame-Smith (who went on to pen the terrible screenplays forAbe Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and the Tim Burton–helmed Dark Shadows) had a notion that might have inspired a good sketch on the old Sctv series, which made high comic art out of violently yoking together mismatched elements. To Jane Austen’s shapely prose, he appended lines in which the Bennett sisters or Mr. Darcy pause to hack or blow off the heads of marauding flesh-eaters before resuming their uneasy English mating rituals. The best thing about the movie is that you don’t have to invest a lot of time into seeing Austen’s prose manhandled. »

- David Edelstein

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Johnny Depp Recalls Finding Jack Sparrow in the Sauna and Torturing Leonardo DiCaprio

5 February 2016 1:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Santa Barbara, Calif. — It was a rare treat for those who managed tickets to Thursday night’s presentation of the Maltin Modern Master Award to Johnny Depp to kick off the 31st annual Santa Barbara Film Festival’s roll call of fetes this year. After all, the “Black Mass” star never does this kind of thing, a two-hour sit-down chat about his career with plenty of fireside-like anecdotes and even a streak of dead-on impressions of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Donald Trump.

“I’m scared to death,” Depp said at the start of the discussion, moderated by film critic Leonard Maltin, after whom the festival’s highest honor was named last year.

Maltin began by noting that few would have expected the star of television’s “21 Jump Street” to one day immerse himself in the role of ruthless mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. “That’s a journey,” Maltin said of such an unlikely trajectory. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Movie Review – Goosebumps (2015)

4 February 2016 11:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Goosebumps, 2015.

Directed by Rob Letterman.

Starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell and Ryan Lee

Synopsis:

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.

2015/2016 seems like such an odd time to adapt the best-selling book series that really had its heyday 20 years ago. Like The Tom Green Show or Jackass, R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps was a product of its time; horror stories written for children while shows like Tales From the Crypt entertained adults. As such, adapting Goosebumps for the big screen in the 21st Century was never going to be an easy task. The earliest attempt can be traced back to the late-1990s – when the book series was at its most popular – with Tim Burton possibly directing. Obviously, that movie never materialised either, »

- Luke Owen

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Alan Rickman’s Voice Lives On in New ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Teaser (Video)

2 February 2016 3:08 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alan Rickman‘s voice lives on as he narrates the new teaser for “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the late British actor’s final film role “You’ve been gone too long, Alice,” Rickman said as the teaser began for the sequel to Tim Burton‘s 2010 blockbuster “Alice in Wonderland.” The video, released Tuesday, showed various clips of Alice (Mia Wasikowska) falling through the sky and encountering strange characters such as the Queen of Hearts (Helena Bonham Carter) and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen). Also Read: Alan Rickman, British Film Icon, Dies at 69 Rickman, the British film and theater veteran, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Crimson Peak

2 February 2016 2:25 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Here's where angels sit down to weep next to devils -- the often-brilliant Guillermo del Toro's big Gothic romance / gory ghost epic looks mighty fancy but is a mess in too many ways to count. Say it Ain't So, Guillermo! Crimson Peak Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Universal / Legendary 2015 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 119 min. / Street Date February 9, 2016 / 34.98 Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver. Cinematography Dan Laustsen Film Editor Bernat Vilaplana Original Music Fernando Velásquez Written by Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Callum Greene, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Quite the wonder child of fantasy and horror, Guillermo del Toro has made near masterpieces in the Spanish language but not fared as well breaking through the Hollywood blockbuster barrier. His top-grossing American film might be Blade II. His equally talented compatriot Alfonso Cuarón has »

- Glenn Erickson

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Artist Andrew Tarusov Re-Imagines Disney Characters With Tim Burton’s Aesthetic

2 February 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Artist Andrew Tarusov has taken Disney’s iconic characters and reimagined them with Tim Burton‘s gothic aesthetic. Tim Burton’s Disney What would Disney princesses look like in the world of Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas or Pinocchio in Frankenweenie or Bambi in Corpse Bride? That’s what Tarusov was asking himself when he got to work on his […]

The post Artist Andrew Tarusov Re-Imagines Disney Characters With Tim Burton’s Aesthetic appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Disney Animated Classics Get Reimagined as Tim Burton Movies

2 February 2016 8:54 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tim Burton and Disney have a long-standing relationship. He was, after all, notoriously fired by Disney while making the 1984 black & white short Frankenweenie, which would later become a feature-length Stop-Motion adventure for the studio. Before that, he worked as an uncredited animator on the 1981 classic The Fox and the Hound and the live-action 1982 sci-fi cult classic Tron. He has since reunited with the studio to direct the live-action blockbuster smash hit Alice in Wonderland in 2010. And in 2018, he will bestow the world with his live-action/CGI adaptation of Dumbo. But now, one enterprising artist as set out to discover what 10 classic Disney animated movies may have looked like with Tim Burton steering the wheel.

Andrew Tarusov, an artist and animator from Moscow, has designed a special set of movie posters. These ten images even include Dumbo as they set out to reimagine and recreate some of the greatest animated movies of all time. »

- MovieWeb

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On Mubi Off #4: "In a Glass Cage" & "Crimson Peak"

2 February 2016 12:50 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

On Mubi Off is a bi-weekly column exploring two films: one currently available on Mubi in the United States, and the other screening offsite (in theaters, on VOD, Blu-ray/DVD, etc).On MUBIIn a Glass Cage (Agustí Villaronga, 1986)A number of directors have put audiences in the head of a murderer using a subjective point of view shot—Michael Powell, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, to name but a very few. The opening sequence of Agustí Villaronga's 1986 feature film debut, In a Glass Cage, further perverts that sense of empathetic identification by using subjective Pov to put us in the mind of a killer in the making. We don't know who this germinal cut-throat is at first, only that he or she is bearing witness to a truly unspeakable horror: a middle-aged man lasciviously caressing, then beating to death, a naked, bloodied and helpless adolescent boy. Though the actions playing »

- Keith Uhlich

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Alice Through The Looking Glass Super Bowl Trailer Arrives

1 February 2016 11:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Alice Through The Looking Glass Super Bowl trailer: The late Alan Rickman introduces the latest promo for the Disney film.

The Alice Through The Looking Glass Super Bowl trailer has come online days before the sporting event hits. The 50th Super Bowl will take place this Sunday in San Francisco, California where the Denver Broncos will meet the Carolina Panthers. The Super Bowl is usually used as a launch pad for movie trailers with the studios queuing up to throw millions of dollars at the screen to promote their biggest upcoming films.

The Alice Through The Looking Glass Super Bowl trailer is the first we’ve seen this year, and unusually has been delivered days ahead of the event. The 30-second promo is introduced by none other than the late, great Alan Rickman who narrates the first part as Absolem, the Blue Caterpillar, in what will be his final motion picture role. »

- Paul Heath

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Cannes jury to be headed by 'Mad Max' director George Miller

1 February 2016 9:32 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Australian filmmaker will award the Palme d’or at the close of the Festival.

Mad Mad director George Miller is to preside over the jury of the 69th Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22), capping a successful 12 months for the Australian filmmaker.

It was in Cannes last May that Mad Max: Fury Road received its world premiere. The action reboot, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, was shown Out of Competition to critical acclaim and has been picking up awards ever since. It is nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, and seven Baftas.

Miller said: “What an unmitigated delight. To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet. To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honor. I’ll be there with bells on.”

As well as heading the jury, it will be down to the 70-year-old director to award »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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First TV Spot: "Alice Through the Looking Glass"

1 February 2016 8:38 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first TV spot for Disney's "Alice Through the Looking Glass," the upcoming sequel to Tim Burton's 2010 "Alice In Wonderland," has arrived. There's plenty of new footage, along with a voice-over by the late Alan Rickman.

Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Andrew Scott, Ed Speleers, John Sessions, Sacha Baron Cohen and Michael Sheen star in the film which opens May 27th.

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- Garth Franklin

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‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ TV Spot: The Mad Hatter Is Still Creepy as Hell

1 February 2016 2:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

At last year’s San Diego Comic Con, I was shocked by the amount of people dressed up as Johnny Depp‘s loud and frightening take on the Mad Hatter. I’m always surprised by how much some people love the character, but then again, Tim Burton‘s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s book made over a billion dollars at the box […]

The post ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ TV Spot: The Mad Hatter Is Still Creepy as Hell appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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New Alice Through The Looking Glass T.V Spot

1 February 2016 2:17 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Narrated by the dearly departed Alan Rickman (reprising his role as Absolem the Caterpillar), a new t.v. spot has come our way, cleverly highlighting the importance time (and time travel) plays in Alice’s (Mia Wasikowska ) latest adventure in Wonderland. While James Bobin (The Muppets) is taking the reins from Tim Burton, as you can see our second trip to the world created by Lewis Carroll will just just as stunning. Check it out below. Released: May 27th 2016 It's about Time. See Alice Through the Looking Glass in theatres May 27. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Alan Rickman Narrates New 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' TV Spot

1 February 2016 1:41 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, we reported the unfortunate news that screen legend Alan Rickman had passed away at the age of 69, after battling cancer. While we won't get to see him on screen, the beloved actor's final performance is yet to come, returning to voice Absolem, the Blue Caterpillar in this summer's Alice in Wonderland sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, hitting theaters May 27. Today, the Disney Twitter feed debuted a new TV spot which features this beloved actor's voice, along with plenty of new footage.

Last week, we reported that Disney will have a huge presence at this weekend's Super Bowl, with the studio expected to promote a number of their upcoming movies during the big game. While no specific titles were mentioned, Alice Through the Looking Glass could certainly be one of them, especially considering that a few months have passed since the first trailer was released. While Disney didn't »

- MovieWeb

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New Alice Through the Looking Glass TV spot features a voiceover from Alan Rickman

1 February 2016 12:12 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Walt Disney Pictures’ has a new TV spot for James Bobin’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, the upcoming sequel to Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, which features a voice-over from the late Alan Rickman; check it out below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Mia Wasikowska Faces A Race Against Time In First Alice Through The Looking Glass TV Spot

1 February 2016 11:37 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The House of Mouse is cooking up a healthy dose of madness with James Bobin’s live-action prequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, with today’s first TV spot shedding new light on Alice Kingsleigh’s (Mia Wasikowska) mind-bending journey to Underland.

Travelling through time in order to save Johnny Depp’s indelible Mad Hatter, the snippet has Wasikowska’s heroine encounter all manner of wonderful weirdness, guiding by Sacha Baron Cohen as the personification of time itself. Eagle-eyed fans will also spot the voice of the late, great Alan Rickman, who reprises his role as Absolem, the Blue Caterpillar, in what will go down as one of his final on screen performances.

Per Disney:

It’s about Time. See Alice Through the Looking Glass in theatres May 27. https://t.co/CZrGJEEmeu

— Disney (@Disney) February 1, 2016

Also returning for Alice Through the Looking Glass are Helena Bonhan Carter and Anne Hathaway »

- Michael Briers

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First TV Spot for Alice Through The Looking Glass Features the Late Alan Rickman

1 February 2016 11:02 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new TV Spot (this could be the Super Bowl TV Spot) for their upcoming sequel Alice Through The Looking Glass, which features the late Alan Rickman. The film stars Johnny DeppMia WasikowskaAnne HathawayTimothy SpallHelena Bonham CarterStephen FryRhys IfansToby JonesSacha Baron CohenMichael SheenPaul WhitehouseEd SpeleersMatt Lucas, and Barbara Windsor

Check it out below.

It's about Time. See Alice Through the Looking Glass in theatres May 27. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Alan Rickman Narrates Super Bowl TV Spot For Alice Through The Looking Glass

1 February 2016 7:59 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. Alice Through The Looking Glass stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Andrew Scott, Ed Speleers, John Sessions and Michael Sheen, with Sacha Baron Cohen as the new villain, Time. The sequel is due out on 27th May 2016. »

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