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The Modern Master Award, established in 1995, was created to pay tribute to an individual who has enriched our culture via the motion picture industry. Keaton joins past recipients Ben Affleck, Christopher Nolan, Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Dern, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Plummer and James Cameron. Keaton's career ranges far and wide, from Ron Howard's "Night Shift" and Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice" and "Batman" to his lauded performance in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s dark show business satire "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance." »
- Anne Thompson
Sneak Peek new revealing images,plus footage of 'Catwoman' actress Anne Hathaway in the November 2014 issue of "Elle" (UK) magazine:
Following several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series "Get Real". She came to prominence after playing 'Mia Thermopolis' in the Disney film "The Princess Diaries" (2001) and in its 2004 sequel.
In 2008, she won several awards for her performance in "Rachel Getting Married", also earning an Academy Award nomination for 'Best Actress'. In 2010, she starred in the box office hits "Valentine's Day", "Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland", and "Love and Other Drugs", winning an Emmy Award for her voice-over performance on "The Simpsons".
- Michael Stevens
Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez; Screenwriters: Jorge R. Gutierrez, Douglas Langdale; Starring: Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube; Running time: 95 mins; Certificate: U
Mexican mythology provides the inspiration for The Book of Life, a sunny and spirited animation that's as much about what happens after we leave this mortal coil. Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna lend their voices, each in the corner of a love triangle that spans three beautifully realised worlds: the Land of the Living, the Land of the Remembered and the Land of the Forgotten.
At the centre of some cosmic turbulence is Manolo (Luna), the son of a bullfighter who is expected to follow in dad's footsteps, but Manolo would rather play his guitar and serenade the town beauty Maria (Saldana). Rivalling him for Maria's affections is best pal Joaquin (Tatum), a bit of a blowhard who »
Halloween is upon us and, as is the case with most holidays, people are eager to get in the spirit by watching themed movies. With Halloween, horror films filled with scares and blood are typically the norm, but what about those who aren't particularly fans of the genre but want to get in the spirit. Feeling their pain, I've come up with a list of films to get you in the Halloween spirit without needing to change your underpants or sleep with the lights on.
Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified film-related topic. These articles will be notified by the Movielinx banner. Movielinx is an exploration and discussion of our personal connections with film. This month, with Halloween on the horizon, we're going to be examining the best Horror film genres out there. Be sure to join us in the discussion and »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Sneak Peek more from director Tim Burton's new dramatic feature "Big Eyes" based on the life of illustrator Walter Keane, an artist noted in the 1950's and 1960's for his 'kitsch' paintings of large-eyed waifs.
"...'Walter Keane' (Waltz) became a national celebrity and talk show fixture in the 1950's after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kids, using his marketing savvy to sell them cheaply in hardware stores and gas stations. Unfortunately, he claimed to be the artist. That role was played by Margaret (Amy Adams), his shy wife.
"She generated the paintings from their basement and Walter's contribution was adding his signature to the bottom. The ruse broke up their marriage, and when she tried to make it known that she authored the paintings, they ended up in a court battle..."
- Michael Stevens
You may already have seen the first trailer for Tim Burton’s latest gear-change: Big Eyes, a real-life story of art, deception and the marriage that was destroyed by it. If not, it’s lurking at the bottom of the page. The poster has just arrived online courtesy of Yahoo. Big Eyes chronicles the story of Walter and Margaret Keane, who became known in the '50s and '60s for crafting one of the first mass-marketed art sensations. Their huge-eyed artwork was sold in petrol stations and small stores around the Us. In a sexist twist reflecting the age, it was Walter alone who became famous for the pictures, parlaying the fiction that he created them into TV talk-show stardom. But it was Margaret who actually did the work, and claimed her share of the profits when she and Walter divorced. To prove her ownership in court, the judge »
Hollywood’s love affair with comic books took decades to come to fruition, but today there are few more sought after properties than superheroes in modern day cinema. In the last year alone, we’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier topple box office records the world over.
The runaway success of such films has paved the way for dozens of future projects, but not every filmmaker has enjoyed the same level of fortunes when they delved into the world of superpowers and tights. For every Batman Begins and Iron-Man that actually makes it through the development process, there are a ton of comic book movies littering the studio shelves in development hell.
Sure, we know about the ones that look like they would’ve been terrible (Tim Burton’s Superman Lives comes to mind), but »
- Jesse Gumbarge
• "Visionary Director" would be so much more impressive as a description if it weren't so overused.
• The tag line is basic but it does cleverly have a double meaning with the last bit "... and everyone bought it"
• A lot of people seem to be sure that this one won't be a major Oscar player but apart from test screenings (a notoriously unreliable source of info) no one has seen it so it's one of our mystery movies when it »
- NATHANIEL R
Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Lego Batman, Lego DC Super Heroes, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Civil War, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Powers and more….
Well, it’s been a huge week for superhero news – so much so that it was a toss-up between Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios for our lead story this week. However, as we’ve been inundated with Marvel news, we’ll get things underway with Warner and its big DC Cinematic Universe announcement. Yes, the studio has finally revealed its plans post-Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, »
- Gary Collinson
Today we have the official poster for the upcoming "Big Eyes," which stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), and is directed by Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Check it out below. Plot: The story focuses on Margaret (Adams) and Walter Keane (Waltz), a pair of artists who popularized mass-produced paintings in the 1950s and 1960s that featured portraits of small children with big, sad eyes. Walter was said to be the painter, but it was later revealed that Margaret did the paintings. Margaret sued to get her share of the profits that resulted in a 1986 case in which a judge forced the couple to a "paint off" in federal court. The new movie, which co-stars Krysten Ritter, Terrence Stamp, Jason Schwartzman, and Danny Huston, is set to hit theaters on Christmas (December 25th). Poster: (click to enlarge) »
Missed out on some of this weeks big movie stories because you were to busy saving the world? Up to your eyeballs in work? Or interfering with yourself? Then we’ve got you coverd! Here’s some of the biggest movie news stories all in one spot! And we’ve got an awesome podcast of this to boot with laughs, bells, whistles and probably self interference too! The first trailer for Chris Rock’s Top Five, a movie about a former comedian who becomes a movie star, made us laugh Jean Malone has joined Batman v Superman playing a mystery role. At this stage the cast for this is nearly bigger than Braveheart The first poster for Tim Burton’s Big Eyes arrived, and it looks fantastic Jack O Connell really impressed in the first trailer for Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken It’s going to be the short attached to Big Hero 6, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Big Eyes is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. Big Eyes centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to »
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros. Pictures
It’s over six years since The Dark Knight took the world by storm and we still can’t stop thinking about Heath Ledger’s incredible performance as the Joker. Originally met with a fan backlash that makes Ben Affleck’s Batman feel loved, as publicity stills and trailers were slowly released it became apparent that Ledger had delivered something incredibly special.
This is made all the more impressive as it was an accepted ‘fact’ amongst the fans that no one could ever do the character better than Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton’s Batman. Now that sentiment feels laughable; next to The Dark Knight’s version, Jack Napier could pass for a genuine children’s entertainer.
One of the biggest elements of the character that Nolan’s version trumped Burton’s was in the origin, or lack thereof; unlike Nicholson, whose story provided the main arc, »
- Alex Leadbeater
Big Eyes sees Tim Burton return to quirky, non CGI assisted drama for the first time in avery long time. But just because he has no computer trickery to fall back on, doesn't mean he can't conjure up some striking imagery, as evidenced by this first poster for the movie which uses the paintings of Margaret Keane to great effect. Released: 25th December (U.S.)/ 26th December (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
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There was a brief period of time from 2006-2009 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made some more daring, but wholly deserved choices for Best Picture. It began in 2006, when Martin Scorsese finally won for The Departed which, while not his best and not nearly as dark as, say, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, still leaned that direction. Three years later, they handed the Oscar to The Hurt Locker over the blockbuster Avatar, rewarding quality over audience love. But in between the two it was given to No Country for Old Men, an incredibly dark neo-Western based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. It’s still one of the Coen Brothers’ best films, an incredible cat-and-mouse journey through West Texas in the 1980′s. The film stars Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, »
- Joshua Gaul
Tim Burton's upcoming film Big Eyes looks absolutely fantastic, and today we bring you the first poster for the film featuring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, along with the "Big Eyes" art that made the characters they play famous. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, make sure to check it out here. I think this is going to be the best movie that Burton has made in years. It also stars Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and Terence Stamp. Here's a brief synopsis:
A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane (Adams), her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
The film is set to be released on December 25th, 2014. »
- Joey Paur
If you’re amassing a collection of Tim Burton posters somewhere, this new one for his latest film, Big Eyes, is bound to stand out. The film tells the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) and his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). Back in the 1950s, Walter Keane became a household name courtesy of a series of oil paintings featuring kids with enormous eyes. But the thing is, he wasn’t the one making them. Margaret was. The very first Big Eyes poster just hit the web and it features Waltz and Adams in front of a Margaret Keane design called "The First Grail." Hit the jump to check it out. Big Eyes arrives in theaters on December 25th and also stars Krysten Ritter, Terrence Stamp, Jason Schwartzman and Danny Huston. Via Yahoo! Movies. Here’s the official synopsis for Big Eyes: Directed and produced by Tim Burton, Big Eyes »
- Perri Nemiroff
Tim Burton returns to his love of oddball real-life stories with Big Eyes, a biopic on Walter and Margaret Keane, the artistic duo responsible for the Big Eyed kid craze of the 1950s and 60s. The Weinstein Company and Yahoo! have just released the first poster featuring stars Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams.
Directed and produced by Tim Burton, Big Eyes is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization  and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes.
The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane's art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been  living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. Big Eyes »
The first poster for Tim Burton's possible Oscar contender, Big Eyes, has been revealed and it gets to the heart of the film's narrative, which focuses on famed painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) whose artwork was originally sold under the name of her husband of the time, Walter (Christoph Waltz). Not wanting to relinquish the rights to the artwork, Walter and Margaret's divorce proceeding went all the way to Federal court. Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Danny Huston and Terence Stamp co-star in the film, which is set to begin hitting theaters on Christmas Day. Check out the poster below. Fb »
- Brad Brevet
It's unusual for the marketing of a film to begin with a trailer before the poster comes out, but that's exactly what happened with Tim Burton's latest drama Big Eyes. The period drama follows Amy Adams as artist Margaret Keane along with her husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who for many years claimed credit for her paintings of children with abnormally big, beautiful eyes. While it's still a bit strange, this is undoubtedly Burton's most grounded film in years, and now the first poster for the winter release has arrived, showing Adams and Waltz along with one of the famous paintings that Keane made. Look below! Here's the first poster for Tim Burton's Big Eyes from Yahoo: If you haven't watched the first trailer for Tim Burton's Big Eyes, you can see it right here. A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane (Adams »
- Ethan Anderton
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