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Freeform Reveals Full ‘13 Nights of Halloween’ Schedule

21 September 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Freeform has released the schedule for its annual “13 Nights of Halloween” which includes so much Hocus Pocus. Like, so much. In fact, the Halloween holiday itself will feature an all-day marathon of the family friendly flick that stars Bette MidlerSarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as three witchy sisters. (Keep an eye out for Doug Jones, star of Guillermo del Toro's upcoming film The Shape of Water, who'll have you in stitches in this movie.) Other highlights include a Tim Burton marathon on October 23rd with films like Edward Scissorhands, Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow, and … »

- Dave Trumbore

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What Robin Almost Looked Like in Tim Burton's Batman Returns

20 September 2017 7:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tim Burton almost got to play with Robin. But he changed his mind and ditched that concept for his 1992 sequel Batman Returns. The movie was already stuffed with perhaps one too many characters, with the follow-up to 1989's blockbuster hit Batman introducing Penguin and Catwoman. While we wouldn't see Robin until 1995's Batman Forever, we now have an idea of what Tim Burton's Robin would have looked like.

Robin is an elusive character. When 1989's Batman was being produced, comic book fans warned that the character was too goofy for such a serious take on the material. And he was left on the sidelines. But Tim Burton toyed with introducing the character in his next movie. And thanks to Bart Sears Twitter, we have an idea what that may have looked like.

The movie brought Michael Keaton back as the caped crusader, and cast high profile actors Michelle Pfeiffer »

- MovieWeb

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle review: Dir. Matthew Vaughn (2017)

20 September 2017 4:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Kingsman The Golden Circle review: Matthew Vaughn aims this A-list heavy action/comedy/adventure at the screen, a sequel to 2015’s runaway success Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Kingsman The Golden Circle review by Paul Heath.

Kingsman The Golden Circle review

There’s an indication as to whether a film will be any good or not, in my own books anyway, that if it features any kind of song written or performed by Elton John, it will be a runaway success; a sure-fire hit, and most of all, an enjoyable journey. With Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to 2015’s runaway success Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman have gone a step further and put the rock-god into the film – his first acting role since 1997’s Spiceworld.

My quality indicator has finally been proven to be wrong.

This is not to say that Kingsman: The Golden Circle »

- Paul Heath

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Weird Al, Finn Wolfhard & more to star in Willy Wonka live concert event!

19 September 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Throughout the years, Roald Dahl's classic children's novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has been adapted into a variety of entertainment mediums. There's Mel Stuart's 1971 film, a Broadway adaptation, Tim Burton's visually splediferous version of the tale, and Tom & Jerry cartoon crossover, and even a full album of the Willy Wonka... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Heroes to zeroes: the Batman and Superman movies that never were

19 September 2017 2:33 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Thanks to the current trend for ‘what if’ comic-book flicks, abandoned concepts from Tim Burton and Darren Aronofsky now look far less bizarre

Hollywood history is littered with the corpses of unmade superhero movies, destined only ever to be mentioned when a franchise slips into decay and is looking for a fresh way to breathe life into Superman, Batman, Spider-Man or whichever masked titan has currently hit the skids. And so it is perhaps inevitable this week that we are once again locked in the DC mortuary, staring at what might have been if Tim Burton and Darren Aronofsky had been allowed to pursue their respective superhero visions in what now seems like another era entirely.

Few would argue that either the caped crusader or the man of steel is currently top of the DC tree, following the meat-headed, convoluted mess that was last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. »

- Ben Child

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Charlie Was Supposed to Be Black in Original Willy Wonka Book

18 September 2017 5:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Roald Dahl's widow says that Charlie Bucket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was originally black. The original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book, in which a boy from an impoverished family in Britain finds the fifth and final ticket to win a tour of the factory run by eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka, was just one of many insanely successful children's classics written by Dahl that also inspired major motion pictures. James and the Giant Peach, The Bfg, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Matilda were all from Dahl's books long before they were made into movies. But perhaps a bigger change was never requested of Dahl than to make his hero a white boy as opposed to African-American.

In honor of Roald Dahl Day, which is held on September 13th, the BBC interviewed Dahl's widow, Felicity, and his biographer, Donald Sturrock. During the interview, Felicity brought up that Charlie »

- MovieWeb

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'Singles' at 25: Cameron Crowe on Making the Definitive Grunge Movie

18 September 2017 8:50 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

By the time Cameron Crowe made Singles in 1992, the 35-year-old director was already a decade into his career's second act. A former journalist for Rolling Stone, he'd pivoted towards the movies after adapting his book about going undercover at a Los Angeles high school – Fast Times at Ridgemont High – for the screen in 1982. And his directorial debut, Say Anything... (1989), proved that he had a knack for capturing teen spirit.

Crowe, however, wanted his audience to grow up with him, so for his follow-up movie, he turned his attention to twentysomethings. »

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The Week in Spandex – Wonder Woman 2, Justice League, Superman Lives, Man of Steel 2, Avengers 4, Captain Marvel, The Punisher, Hellboy and more

16 September 2017 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Wonder Woman 2, Justice League, The Batman, Batman: Year One, Superman Lives, Man of Steel 2, Suicide Squad 2, Nightwing, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Krypton, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Logan, X-Men: The New Mutants, The Gifted, Hellboy, The Boys, SuperMansion and more…

We’re starting things off in the DC Extended Universe this week, and it’s now official that Patty Jenkins will be back in the director’s chair on Wonder Woman 2, with Jenkins putting pen to paper on a deal which has presumably made her one of – if not the – highest-paid female directors in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Jenkins has also enlisted Dave Callaham (The ExpendablesGodzilla) to script the film, »

- Gary Collinson

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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman

15 September 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?

Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking »

- MovieWeb

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Nicolas Cage says Superman Lives is “the” Superman movie, despite never being made

15 September 2017 7:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few years, Tim Burton’s abandoned Superman movie Superman Lives has achieved a kind of legendary status, as various concept art and costume test photos and footage of Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel made its way online.

Burton initially planned to follow up his work on Batman and Batman Returns by turning his attention to the Last Son of Krypton. Burton spent a couple of years developing the project in the mid-90s before Warner Bros. decided to pull the plug, leaving fans to wonder what a Tim Burton/Nicolas Cage Superman movie would have been like.

Well, according to Cage, it would have been the Superman movie, and in fact, it already is, despite the fact it never saw the light of day!

“I would offer that the movie that Tim and I would have made, in your imagination, is more powerful than any of the Superman movies, »

- Gary Collinson

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Get in the Holiday Spirit with Freeform’s ‘13 Nights of Halloween’; Check Out the Full Schedule

14 September 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Freeform has released the schedule for its annual “13 Nights of Halloween” which includes so much Hocus Pocus. Like, so much. In fact, the Halloween holiday itself will feature an all-day marathon of the family friendly flick that stars Bette MidlerSarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as three witchy sisters. (Keep an eye out for Doug Jones, star of Guillermo del Toro's upcoming film The Shape of Water, who'll have you in stitches in this movie.) Other highlights include a Tim Burton marathon on October 23rd with films like Edward Scissorhands, Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow, and … »

- Dave Trumbore

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Nightwing Director Promises a Badass Action Movie

14 September 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Dceu is about to get a lot more badass, promises Nightwing director Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie). The Dceu has the upcoming Justice League featuring a lot of the heavy hitters as well as Suicide Squad 2 covering the bases for the villainous side of things, but Warner Bros. is looking to shift some limelight to lesser-known characters including Shazam! and now Nightwing. Adding another Batman character into the mix is definitely a good idea, especially since the Nightwing character hasn't already been done to death and rebooted a bunch of times. While the movie is still a long ways away (casting hasn't even been done yet), McKay recently talked about his excitement for telling the "underdog" story.

Chris McKay recently sat down with Collider to discuss his "badass action" take on Nightwing and the Dick Grayson story. One of the reasons that McKay gravitated towards the project is that everybody knows the character, »

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Nightwing Director Gunning For “Badass Action Movie” With Tons Of Practical Effects

14 September 2017 7:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If 2016 was held up as a defining year for the DC Extended Universe, then 2017 will be remembered as the year in which Warner’s superhero universe ballooned in size.

Putting the back-to-back launches of Wonder Woman and the impending Justice League to one side, the Powers That Be have drafted up plans for a host of big-name DC projects ranging from Nightwing to a Joss Whedon-directed Batgirl. The latter has naturally been placed on the back-burner after Whedon agreed to see Justice League over the finish line, and even earned a screenwriting credit while doing so.

When it comes to Nightwing, though, the long-requested Dick Grayson spinoff is finally on the cards, and while chatting to Collider, Chris McKay spilled on his vision for a badass action movie with “a lot of heart and emotion.”

I’m a big comic book fan, and being able to do the story of Nightwing, »

- Michael Briers

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Tim Burton Style Game of Thrones Fan Art

14 September 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

First of all, why are the eyes in anything associated with Tim Burton so huge and sad? Each character looks like they’re about two steps away from throwing themselves from a balcony while bemoaning the fact that life is just too hard. In Game of Thrones it might be that way but it still begs the question as to why any and all Tim Burton animated characters seem to need these big, haunted eyes that seem to have seen something so terrible that they won’t ever be able to forget it. The trauma that’s so clear in these eyes is

Tim Burton Style Game of Thrones Fan Art »

- Wake

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Aladdin And Other Big-Name Disney Films Land New Release Dates In Light Of Star Wars Delay

13 September 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Aladdin and Episode IX are trading places.

Now that Disney has opted to delay its Star Wars sequel, likely to give the newly-appointed J.J. Abrams more time to hash out a screenplay with Justice League‘s Chris Terrio, it’s been confirmed that Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake will move into the slot previously occupied by Episode IX: May 24th, 2019.

The cameras are already rolling on the set of Ritchie’s Aladdin reboot, after Will Smith took to Facebook just last week to share a behind-the-scenes photo featuring his Genie alongside Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine), and Marwan Kenzari (Jafar). Navid Negahban was a last-minute addition to the ensemble cast, after it was revealed that the Homeland actor had sealed a deal to play the Sultan.

And despite bringing together a fairly diverse pool of talent, Disney’s latest reimagining came under fire for selecting Billy Magnussen to play Prince Anders, »

- Michael Briers

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Rube Goldberg Machines in Movies

13 September 2017 4:02 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Rube Goldberg machines are deliberately complex contraptions that use simple motion to carry out larger tasks. This is a look at some of the most impressive Rube Goldberg machines in film.

Rube Goldberg was an engineer-turned cartoonist who is most famous for the animated contraptions he drew. Goldberg used engineering principles to create fun diagrams of machines which performed simple tasks in complicated ways. Most often his machines were designed to perform everyday household tasks in zany, creative ways. He used a lot of unconventional techniques and materials to create these contraptions.

Due to the fun nature of Goldberg’s animated and real-world creations, it is no surprise that he has had an impact on film. Since film is a visual medium in motion, it is actually the perfect way for Goldberg’s unique machines to come alive. This is a look at some of the best Rube goldberg-inspired machines, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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15 Things You Never Knew About Tim Burton’s Failed Third Batman Movie

12 September 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

If Tim Burton hadn't been replaced by Joel Schumacher, he might've made his best Batman movie ever. See just how good the canceled film could've been. »

- Jared Canfield

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Q&A: Makeup & Hair Designer Lizzie Yianni-Georgiou on Bringing the Undead to Life for The Mummy (2017)

12 September 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahmanet awakens today with the release of The Mummy (2017) on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, and VOD platforms from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and for our latest Q&A, I had the chance to catch up with Yianni-Georgiou, one of the artists behind the amazing makeup of The Mummy, to discuss bringing the undead to life (including Sofia Boutella's title character) and looking back at the classic Universal Monsters films for stylistic inspirations.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Lizzie. How did the opportunity to work on The Mummy come about, and what were you drawn to in particular with this project?

Lizzie Yianni-Georgiou: I got recommended to the producers for The Mummy because Guardians of the Galaxy was going to America to be shot. And our producer from Guardians thought he wouldn’t be able to take me with him, so he »

- Derek Anderson

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Nicolas Cage Thinks His Unmade Superman Film Is The Most Powerful Superman Movie

12 September 2017 4:52 AM, PDT | Fortress of Solitude - Movie News | See recent Fortress of Solitude - Movie News news »

Nicolas Cage says that his unmade Superman film by Tim Burton, titled Superman Lives, is the most powerful Man Of Steel film ever. »

- Edward Nigma

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What Happened To Alex Proyas?

12 September 2017 3:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe looks at the career, rise and fall of Alex Proyas

Born to Greek parents in Egypt and subsequently raised in Australia, you could say that Alex Proyas has an interesting background. He started, as a lot of film directors have, in music videos (working with the likes of Inxs and Sting). To many his first film might be assumed as The Crow, but several years earlier, and fresh out of college he made Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds. This was a small post-apocalyptic film, every bit as odd as the title suggests, but undoubtedly carrying a certain Oz charm.

When The Crow was in development, the source material being so heavily influenced by music (particularly The Cure, Joy Division and Iggy Pop) and with an intention to include a notable soundtrack to the film, meant that there was a natural lean toward hiring a director with a music video background. »

- Tom Jolliffe

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