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'Beetlejuice 2' Could Start Shooting Later This Year (Fingers Crossed)

19 January 2015 7:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Buzz about a potential "Beetlejuice 2" has been ongoing pretty much ever since the classic Tim Burton film first hit theaters in 1988. But now, with Burton confirming that a sequel is indeed in the works, it seems that the movie is actually, really, 100 percent happening -- and may begin production as early as this year.

Writer Seth Grahame-Smith ("Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"), who's co-writing the script and co-producing the flick with his "Dark Shadows" collaborator Burton, gave a status report on the project in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, and dished out a bunch of scoop about the follow-up.

First, Grahame-Smith confirmed what Burton had alluded to during a recent press tour for "Big Eyes": Winona Ryder will be back. And after publicly hinting that he'd be interested in the sequel, Michael Keaton is also on board, according to Grahame-Smith.

As for what the writer's script entails, »

- Katie Roberts

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Tim Burton Might Film ‘Beetlejuice 2′ By the End of 2015

19 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Tim Burton‘s latest film, Big Eyes, is now in theaters. His next film, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, is getting ready to shoot, aimed at a March 4, 2016 release. Once he’s done with that, the prolific filmmaker has a ton of options to choose from (as always). According to writer Seth Grahame-Smith, that’s when he’ll […]

The post Tim Burton Might Film ‘Beetlejuice 2′ By the End of 2015 appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Wild review

18 January 2015 10:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Reese Witherspoon snagged another Oscar nomination for Wild, the new film from the director of Dallas Buyers Club...

Certain films can be both uplifting and exhausting, bringing the feel-good factor not from sunny optimism, but from a hard-won victory over cynicism and adversity. The most comfortable Wild ever feels would be in that category, taking inspiration from Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail.

The book covers her 1,100 mile hike across America's Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert to the border of Washington State, through extreme weather on both ends of the spectrum, without any prior backpacking experience.

Using an elliptical time structure, we first meet Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) at the top of a mountain, some distance into her hike, suffering through a scene of cringe-making body horror that wouldn't be too out of place in an Evil Dead movie.

Having »

- simonbrew

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Batman Returns' Danny DeVito Comments On Gotham's Penguin

18 January 2015 2:30 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Robin Lord Taylor's Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin) may not be short and stout with flippers for hands like Danny DeVito's Penguin in Tim Burton's 1992 superhero film Batman Returns, but that hasn't stopped Taylor from becoming Gotham's breakout star. In past interviews Taylor had expressed being intimidated about taking on a role that was played so well by Danny DeVito and Burgess Meredith in the 1960s Batman television series. I'm sure he won't feel as intimidated when he hears what DeVito thinks of him. "I've watched the show. I think he's a very good young Penguin," DeVito said. "He's a terrific actor." We've seen actors that portrayed comic book characters on film or on past TV shows reappear on Smallville and The Flash, but would Danny DeVito be interested in returning to Gotham? "I don't know about that," DeVito told Access Hollywood. "Again, it's all about »

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10 Overlooked Positives Of Batman Forever

18 January 2015 8:12 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Joel Schumacher is not a popular man among Batman fans. His Batman And Robin has gone down in history as one of the worst comic book movies ever made (or the worst, depending on who you ask) – his rubber nipple-suited Batman and glittery Mr. Freeze forever punning the film into the history books. It all turned out fine in the end, with Christopher Nolan and a very gruff Dark Knight subsequently rescuing his career with two of the greatest Batman movies of all time (plus the other one), but that does not make Batman And Robin any less terrible.

Often mentioned in the same breath as Batman And Robin is the film’s immediate predecessor, Schumacher’s Batman Forever. With director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton nowhere to be seen, Schumacher had the unenviable job of following up one of the most iconic superhero films of all time. »

- Joel Harley

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'Beetlejuice 2' May Happen Before the End of 2015

16 January 2015 5:11 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, screenwriter/producer Seth Grahame-Smith revealed that his Gremlins reboot has been put on hold, but that is just one of the many projects he is currently involved in. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the writer offered an update on Beetlejuice 2, which he co-wrote with his writing/producing partner David Katzenberg. Last month, director Tim Burton revealed that the sequel is "closer than ever" to happening, which Seth Grahame-Smith essentially confirmed, revealing that they hope to start production at the end of this year. Here's what the writer had to say.

"I've emailed with Michael Keaton. I know he's excited about the idea. I know Tim is excited about the idea. Where it stands now is Tim's got to get ready to make [Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children], and then hopefully we are set, deals are done, and we're waiting in the wings ready to go right after Peregrine's wraps up. The »

- MovieWeb

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Tweeks: Are Team Edward (Scissorhands that is)

15 January 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The Tim Burton movie, Edward Scissorhands came out in 1990, so it’s totally possible that unless your parents sat you down to watch a “classic” this might not even be on your radar. Though we love Tim Burton and Johnny Depp (and our mom makes us watch a lot of old movies for our “own cultural good”) we hadn’t gotten to this one yet.  But thanks to Idw we are now fully Team Edward!  In our review of Issues 1-3, we let you know who Edward Scissorhands is and why he’s totally awesome.

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- Maddy and Anya Ernst

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The 17 Biggest Oscar Nomination Snubs and Surprises

15 January 2015 7:51 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Birdman” led with nine Oscar nominations each on Thursday morning, followed by eight for “The Imitation Game,” while “American Sniper” came on strong with six (tying “Boyhood”).

This year’s awards season has been more unpredictable than usual. Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken,” once thought to be the frontrunner, fell off everybody’s radar quickly, and the Oscars didn’t give it any love in the main categories. The Academy also didn’t nominate Jennifer Aniston, who had picked up precursor nominations for “Cake;” Jake Gyllenhaal, who gave a career-best performance in “Nightcrawler:” Ava DuVernay, who was expected to make history as the first female African American director for “Selma;” and “Life Itself,” the tearjerker documentary about the final days of film critic Roger Ebert.

Here are the 17 biggest snubs and surprises.

Snub: Jennifer Aniston, “Cake.”

Nobody campaigned harder than Jennifer Aniston this awards season, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Tech Support: Final predictions in Oscar's crafts categories

14 January 2015 11:39 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Over the past three and a half months, we have previewed the races in all Oscar categories and spoken with many of the leading contenders. For the ninth year here at Tech Support, it's now time to put all of that aside and put forward final predictions. Which craftsmen and craftswomen will be cited by their peers on Thursday? Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki looks in fantastic position to earn his second straight statuette for his very, very long takes on "Bidman." Robert Yeoman and Dick Pope have earned guild, Bfca and BAFTA nods for their gorgeous period work that blurred the line between camera work and the painted and crafted arts on "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Mr. Turner" respectively. The former will likely rack up a host of nods while this is a perfect chance to recognize Pope’s collaborations with Leigh. They’re in good shape. Roger Deakins missed a BAFTA nod, »

- Gerard Kennedy

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Production Designer Rick Heinrichs Captures San Francisco Through 'Big Eyes'

14 January 2015 9:44 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Rick Heinrichs' fifth collaboration with Tim Burton might be more grounded in "Big Eyes," considering that it's based on the real-life story of Pop Art icon Margaret Keane (played by awards buzzy Amy Adams). But it stills falls within Burton's kitschy canon, and the Oscar-winning Heinrichs ("Sleepy Hollow"), who received a BAFTA nom for "Big Eyes," crucially conveys an emotional connection between Keane and her environment. Indeed, when Keane painted in San Francisco, the Northern California cultural mecca was right on the cusp between the beats of the '50s and the hippies of the '60s, which fascinated the production designer. "The period was visually and graphically forward-thinking... futuristic-modern, although things got a little psychedelic there in the '60s, but they were all dealing with simple, strong shapes and colors," notes Heinrichs, who attended CalArts, like Burton, before working together at Disney. "And when you're »

- Bill Desowitz

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7 Major Problems With Batman Returns

14 January 2015 1:32 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Last week WhatCulture.com presented an article on the ten worst performances in the seven Batman feature films we’ve been graced with since 1989. The discussions the article led to were pretty interesting, and one of the noticeable things that came up is that people clearly have a soft spot for the second of Tim Burton’s takes on the Batman Character – the 1992 blockbuster Batman Returns.

Perhaps it’s simply a case of the following films being so awful that Returns looks great by comparison, or perhaps it’s waxing nostalgic for other people. But it is rather strange because quite simply, this movie really isn’t very good. At all.

Some people are quick to argue that critics of the film are too focused on the comic book origins rather than focusing on it as solely a Burton feature. And perhaps that’s fair, but considering Batman »

- Bevan Morgan

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Sexiest Soundtrack Ever? Beyoncé & Sia Record Songs for Fifty Shades of Grey

13 January 2015 11:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

What's Christian Grey's mood music? A whole lot of Beyoncé - plus some vintage Frank Sinatra. Republic Records revealed the tracklist for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack Tuesday, and it's dominated (pun intended) by sultry pop stars like Ellie Goulding, Sia and Mrs. Carter herself. Of course, Queen Bey's involvement has been a given ever since the film's first teaser featured her slow and sexy remix of 2003's "Crazy in Love." And the official trailer, released in November, was set to her song "Haunted." (What, no "Naughty Girl"?) But the album also includes old-school hit-makers The Rolling Stones, Annie Lenox and Frank Sinatra. »

- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston

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Sexiest Soundtrack Ever? Beyoncé & Sia Record Songs for Fifty Shades of Grey

13 January 2015 11:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

What's Christian Grey's mood music? A whole lot of Beyoncé - plus some vintage Frank Sinatra. Republic Records revealed the tracklist for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack Tuesday, and it's dominated (pun intended) by sultry pop stars like Ellie Goulding, Sia and Mrs. Carter herself. Of course, Queen Bey's involvement has been a given ever since the film's first teaser featured her slow and sexy remix of 2003's "Crazy in Love." And the official trailer, released in November, was set to her song "Haunted." (What, no "Naughty Girl"?) But the album also includes old-school hit-makers The Rolling Stones, Annie Lenox and Frank Sinatra. »

- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston

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Angora Sweaters and Scissorhands: Ranking the Films of Tim Burton

13 January 2015 9:05 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Tim Burton is perhaps one of the most unique and exciting filmmakers working today. With a vision inspired by classic horror and a dry wit, his films are often fiercely entertaining and endlessly clever. Of course, that’s not to say that there aren’t dark spots on his filmography. Like every filmmaker he’s had his missteps but even when the movies don’t quite work Burton manages to create films that are visually stunning and artistic. With the recent release of Big Eyes and a possible sequel to Beetlejuice in the works, examining Burton’s work and influence is more important than ever.

17. Planet of the Apes (2001): Even when a Burton film has issues there are usually some redeeming factors (see Darks Shadows’ amazing style) but, oh man, one really has to look hard to find something good in this disaster of a movie. Sure, the makeup »

- Tressa

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Bend It Like Beckham – The Musical – Cast Announcement

13 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Gurinder Chadha’s hit film Bend It Like Beckham is being readied for the West End stage and following a host of auditions and workshops, the cast for the highly anticipated stage version Bend It Like Beckham the Musical has been formally announced.

Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. The three young leads will be supported by some familiar faces, including comedian Ronni Ancona who plays Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony.

Preeya Kalidas who appeared in the original film as one of the cousins, will take on the role of Pinky, Jess’ sister and Tony Jayawardena andNatasha Jayetileke take on the all important roles of her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.

Jess needs extra time. She is facing »

- Press Releases

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Back To The Future Live Is Coming To London

13 January 2015 5:07 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

London’s  Royal Albert Hall often stages live screenings of films with an orchestral accompanyment booming out the soundtrack. Last year they had The Godfather, Star Trek and even James Horner conducting Titanic live, but the promise a Back To The Future screening on its 30th anniversary with Alan Silvestri conducting certainly caught our attention. Read on.

We’ve just received the following from the Royal Albert Hall.

Set the clock to 4 July and power your DeLorean up to 88mph – Back to the Future is coming to the Royal Albert Hall for its 30th birthday, as its unforgettable score is played live and in full by a concert orchestra.

The UK premiere of Back to the Future Live in Concert will also include a very special treat for fans of the beloved time-travel film: around 15 minutes of new music written especially by original composer Alan Silvestri.

When it was first »

- Paul Heath

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Alan Silvestri to write new music for Back to the Future Live

13 January 2015 4:25 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Back to the Future Live is coming to London's Royal Albert Hall.

The concert will celebrate thirty years since the release of the classic sci-fi film on Saturday, July 4, with a concert orchestra performing the film score in full.

The UK premiere of Back To The Future Live show will also feature new music from original composer Alan Silvestri. Matinee (2.30pm) and evening performances (7pm) will take place on the day.

Tickets are on sale now, priced from £28 - £68.80.

Lucy Noble, the Royal Albert Hall's director of events, said: "Like Marty McFly, we'll be going 30 years back in time this July, as Back to the Future makes its bow at the Royal Albert Hall.

"We can't wait to get our flux capacitors powered up for the show and, amazingly, Alan Silvestri has agreed to pen around 15 minutes' worth of new music especially for the show."

Further live movie score events »

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Into The Woods review

13 January 2015 3:58 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It's taken decades for Into The Woods to get to the big screen. It might just have needed a few more years.

Musicals can be tough to adapt from the stage to film, but you'd think that Rob Marshall, who brought the genre into the 21st century with 2002's Oscar-winning Chicago, would be a safe pair of hands. Unfortunately, that's maybe too true of Into The Woods, a project that has flummoxed filmmakers for a good couple of decades.

The much anticipated film is based on Stephen Sondheim's play, mashing up a bunch of different fairytales to more subversive effect. In a magical kingdom by a great forest, a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) are desperate to have a child together. Alas, the baker is cursed with childlessness by the Witch who lives next door (Meryl Streep) over a quarrel with his deadbeat dad, (Simon Russell Beale. »

- simonbrew

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Heroes and Villains Entertainment Expands TV Business With Staffing Changes

12 January 2015 4:08 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Heroes and Villains Entertainment is expanding its TV business by bringing on manager Henry Huang and promoting coordinator Robert Watts to manager of unscripted television.

Huang will be working with clients on both the scripted and unscripted side. He began his career at ICM before moving into management at Industry Entertainment. Huang most recently worked for Global Creative/Station 3 as a manager, and brings with him a diverse client list including writers Matthew Newman (“How To Make Love Like An Englishman”), Chris Pena (“Jane the Virgin”), Carla Ching (“Graceland”), TV director Marisol Adler and on-air personalities like Kat Odell (“Eat »

- Jeff Sneider

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When The New Beetlejuice Movie Will Be Set

12 January 2015 2:30 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Though we've been hearing about Tim Burton's Beetlejuice 2 for years now, the truth is that we really don't know much about the film's plot. Of course, we will see the return of Michael Keaton's titular ghost with the most, and reports have even confirmed the return of Winona Ryder's Lydia Deetz, but any details beyond that are a mystery. As a result, any new info is kind of newsworthy, including the time period setting for the film. The Hollywood Reporter recently had the chance to sit down with Beetlejuice 2 screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, and while he couldn't say much about what we can expect from the sequel or the plot, he did confirm that the film will be set in present day. The trade doesn't have any direct quotes from the filmmaker, but he also apparently confirmed that the film will be taking a Michael Keaton »

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