The Flickering Myth Podcast gets Big Eyes…
Set for release on Christmas Day in the Us and Boxing Day in the UK, Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is the true-life story of artist Walter Keane, who stole the work of his wife Margaret and claimed it as his own.
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- Luke Owen
Director: Rob Marshall.
Cast: James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Mackenzie Mauzy, Lilla Crawford, Billy Magnussen, Daniel Huttlestone, Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Tracey Ullman.
Running Time: 124 minutes
Synopsis: A childless baker (Corden) and his wife (Blunt), must collect a series of items for a witch (Streep) in order to lift the family curse.
Johnny Depp. Disney. A Stephen Sondheim musical. You’d be forgiven for thinking you were stepping into a Tim Burton movie with Rob Marshall’s latest. With the plethora of fairy tale twists also coming out of Disney at the moment, you’d also be forgiven for thinking this was just another unimaginative money grab. To an extent you’d be right. After all, the stage show may have been around since 1987, but it’s taken this long to come around, and the success of Disney’s Once Upon A Time, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Now that superhero movies have become extremely popular, Yahoo! reached out to "Batman" director Tim Burton to get his thoughts on how the genre has changes over the years. "Marvel, they have their thing and there's a certain formula to it all which seems to still be working," he said. "But how many times can you say 'you're wearing a funny costume' with the tights and stuff? That's been going on for 20 years now. Yes, we all know that superheroes are damaged individuals. Maybe we need to see a happy superhero?" Burton's "Batman" movie wasn't really about a happy superhero. But according to the director, things have become much darker. "I remember 'Batman' getting so much flak and criticism at the time for being too dark," he explained. "And now 20-30 years later, it now looks like a light-hearted romp, it's such a strange thing to go through. »
Tim Burton is currently promoting his "Big Eyes" movie and is getting lots of questions about the upcoming "Beetlejuice" sequel, which Burton just confirmed that he will return to direct. He went on to say that the sequel will not only bring back Michael Keaton, but also Winona Ryder. "Those kinds of elements mean something to me," Burton explained. "Michael, and [Ryder]... and that character, I just miss it, there's some freedom about that character that I love." Burton recently said that the script is "closer than ever." But it's still not clear when filming is planned for. »
It was director Tim Burton's 1989 monster hit Batman that arguably ignited several blockbuster obsessions. It showed - for the first time since Superman - that comic book movies could be big hits. It also set out the template for the drive to get a huge opening weekend at the box office. And it changed the way blockbuster movies were promoted.
Burton would return for 1992's Batman Returns, but he's not been near a comic book movie since (save for dabbling with Superman Lives, before dropping out of that project). But is he tempted?
Chatting to Yahoo!, he said that "Marvel, they have their thing and there’s a certain formula to it all which seems to still be working, but how many times can you say ‘you’re »
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Margaret's paintings of doe-eyed children gained fame when her husband, Walter Keane, took credit for her work in the 1950s and '60s. After years of silence, Margaret slapped Walter with a slander suit in 1970 that went to trial. During the hearing, Margaret challenged Walter to a paint-off to prove who was truly behind the paintings. She won $4 million in damages.
"Ultimately we're telling [Margaret's] story and she's a very special woman," Amy told Et.
While the movie strongly depicts Margaret's strength, her reserved demeanor led some to underestimate her.
"I think people sometimes mistake being quiet for being weak," Amy said. "She's »
Tim Burton‘s Batman movies aren’t exactly what you’d call cheerful, but even he thinks the modern-day superhero could stand to lighten up a little. “Maybe we need to see a happy superhero?” he suggested. Or maybe he just wants to see the genre change altogether. The filmmaker also criticized the Marvel formula, and predicted that […]
The post Tim Burton Tired of Marvel Formula, Thinks We Need a Happy Superhero appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
At Monday night’s premiere of “Big Eyes” on Monday at Gotham’s MoMa, Harvey Weinstein applauded screenwriters and producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for their persistence in bringing a difficult true story to the big screen, which took 11 long years.
“I loved the script,” said Weinstein. “I love Scott and Larry, but this was a tough movie to finance. It’s a very esoteric subject matter. But the opportunity to work with [director Tim] Burton, it’s a once in a lifetime experience for me.”
“Big Eyes,” a quirky story of the bizarre relationship and battle between artist Margaret Keane (who was on hand) and her husband Walter Keane over the famous pop-eyed waif paintings which became a worldwide sensation in the 1960s.
The screenwriting duo struggled for more than a decade in their efforts to get “Big Eyes” made. But they refused to give up.
“We always had interesting people interested in the project, »
- Addie Morfoot
In some respects, Tim Burton is the godfather of this current superhero movie craze. Burton, along with Richard Donner, succeeded in making comic book movies of substance, and the success of Burton.s Batman films (as well as Donner.s Superman) planted the seed of what potentially could be accomplished by a major studio. Christopher Nolan might have escalated the process, but Burton laid the foundation. So now that he.s critiquing the formula, it.s interesting to see how (and if) contemporary filmmakers might react. Tim Burton has shifted genres multiple times since directing Batman, dabbling in the macabre . as usual . but also attempting musicals (Sweeney Todd), sci-fi epics (Planet of the Apes) and unusual kiddie fare (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). While out promoting a new biopic, Big Eyes, Burton spoke with Yahoo UK about the Marvel movies, and the director was less than impressed, »
Tim Burton is a man who paved the way for the modern day superhero movie since 1989’s Batman and its sequel Batman Returns. However, the director thinks its time for the superhero genre to have a change of pace.
“Marvel, they have their thing and there’s a certain formula to it all which seems to still be working,” he told Yahoo! Movies. “But how many times can you say ‘you’re wearing a funny costume’ with the tights and stuff? That’s been going on for 20 years now. Yes, we all know that superheroes are damaged individuals. Maybe we need to see a happy superhero?”
Burton, whose movie Big Eyes is out soon, added that his Batman movie doesn’t compare to the current superhero movie product. “I remember Batman getting so much flak and criticism at the time for being too dark,” Burton adds. “And now 20-30 years later, »
- Luke Owen
From the very moment that Christoph Waltz was rumored to be involved in Sam Mendes’ Spectre, many had assumed that the celebrated actor would take on the role of one Ernst Stavro Blofeld — a supervillain held up as James Bond’s true archnemesis. However, when Mendes formally revealed the 24th installment in the long-running franchise a fortnight ago, it turned out that Waltz’s character was instead named Oberhauser. Still, that hasn’t quelled those Blofeld rumors.
When asked the question by Collider at a press event for Big Eyes — Tim Burton’s eclectic period drama — the Oscar winning actor ruled out the possibility of Blofeld’s involvement as the head of Spectre…or did he?
“No. No. It’s more interesting than that,” Waltz said.
It’s hardly one to stop the presses, but Waltz’s quote does bring up some intriguing possibilities. Could it be that Mendes and »
- Michael Briers
Here's what he had to say about directing the sequel:
“Oh yeah“And what about Winona Ryder? Will she be back?"Oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah,” he said. “Oh yeah, oh yeah. Yeah yeah, oh yeah.”
That's a lot of affirmatives.
More from Burton on Ryder:
“I worked with [Ryder], I hadn’t seen her in awhile… and she was so great. I was so happy to see her. So those kinds of elements mean something to me. Michael, and her… and that character, I just miss it, there’s some freedom about that character that I love.”
No one is officially signed on, but Michael Keaton has said he'd come back if Burton was also returning, and it's nice to know Burton plans on having Ryder return as well. »
- Philip Sticco
Tim Burton is doing the rounds for his upcoming period drama "Big Eyes," which features no creatures, Johnny Deep or gothic overtones. It's a tonal shift for the filmmaker, released during a holiday season generally filled will blockbuster movies or family fare. But then again, Burton has always been a bit out of step, going all the way back to "Batman," a comic book movie which at the time was seen as a risk. And looking at today's climate, Burton thinks it's gotten a bit out of hand and stale. "Marvel, they have their thing and there’s a certain formula to it all which seems to still be working," Burton told Yahoo Movies. "But how many times can you say ‘you’re wearing a funny costume’ with the tights and stuff? That’s been going on for 20 years now. Yes, we all know that superheroes are damaged individuals. Maybe »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Benedict Cumberbatch swore he wasn.t playing Khan. Except he totally Was playing Khan. So now, whenever an actor swears up and down in the press that he isn.t playing an iconic character (mainly a villain), a small B.S. alert pings in the backs of our collective mind. This time out, it.s Christoph Waltz, who is promoting his turn in Tim Burton.s Big Eyes, but also answering questions about his mysterious role in Sam Mendes. next James Bond thriller, Spectre. Two outlets caught up with Waltz on this press tour and asked him if, instead of the announced character, he was actually playing Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the despicable head of Spectre. Waltz told ScreenCrush: The character is called Franz Oberhauser. F-r-a-n-z, Oberhauser, and I don.t need to spell that." In a separate interview, Christoph Waltz was asked the same basic question by Collider, and was »
For whatever reason I'm still pretty excited for Beetlejuice 2. Maybe it's the uptick in Tim Burton's quality of work in recent years. After hitting a creative nadir with Alice In Wonderland (what a mindfuck it has to be when your worst movies are the most successful ones financially and your best ones, like Ed Wood, bomb the hardest) I actually really enjoyed Frankenweenie quite a bit. And I hear good things about Big Eyes, so I'm considering the possibility that Burton has his mojo back after a few fallow years. Burton recently spoke about the script for Beetlejuice 2 (written by Seth Grahame-Smith) calling it "pretty good." Which I hope is code for "great" since Burton is promising that this movie will happen. Also confirmed? Winona Ryder (though that's really nothing new). Pretty much confirmed? Michael Keaton. Hit the jump for more on Beetlejuice 2. I wouldn't worry »
- Evan Dickson
No matter how much people lauded Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy or how good Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice turns out to be, Tim Burton's 1989 Batman will forever have a place in film history. It was the first true superhero movie since Superman: The Movie but also the first to give us a damaged comic book story translated perfectly for the big screen. Fast-forward 25 years and the world is flooded with all sorts of superhero movies, all inhabiting shared cinematic »
- Alex Maidy
Director Tim Burton has been making the press rounds of late to promote his new film Big Eyes, which arrives on Christmas Day, and he has also been offering new details on the highly-anticipated Beetlejuice 2. The director revealed just yesterday that the project is closer than ever to happening, while star Michael Keaton said that he wants to make sure the script is just right before returning as the Ghost With the Most. During a new interview with MTV, Tim Burton confirmed that he is set to direct, and that another original Beetlejuice star, Winona Ryder, will be back as Lydia Deetz. Here's what the filmmaker had to say below, when asked if the actress will be returning.
"Oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah. Oh yeah, oh yeah. Yeah yeah, oh yeah. I worked with [Ryder], I hadn't seen her in awhile, and she was so great. I was so happy to see her. »
While talking to MTV News, the director was asked whether Ryder would have a part in the long-awaited sequel.
"Oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah," he said. "Oh yeah, oh yeah. Yeah yeah, oh yeah."
Burton explained that working with Ryder on a recent music video for The Killers helped spark the decision to go ahead with the cast.
He said: "I was so happy to see her. So those kinds of elements mean something to me. Michael, and her… and that character, I just miss it, there's some freedom about that character that I love."
Burton also said that he would love to direct Beetlejuice 2, simply saying: "Oh yeah."
At the beginning of the year, Michael Keaton confirmed he was in talks with Burton over the sequel.
"I've e-mailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, »
Krysten Ritter is so ready to get her superhero on. The Breaking Bad and Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 star is gearing up to be Marvel's newest hero in the Netflix series Aka Jessica Jones, based on the comic book character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. "I am excited for many reasons. I am excited to be in the Marvel Universe and work for a network that is so cutting edge and doing television that I enjoy as a viewer and an audience member," she told us at Monday's premiere of her new flick, Tim Burton's Big Eyes. "And playing a rad female character and a female showrunner it's really a perfect combination. It's really just a dream!" Aka Jessica Jones »
We’ve been hearing about a Beetlejuice sequel since 2010 when Michael Keaton said that he wanted it to happen. Four years later the actor says that he’s still up for it. The script for the sequel is being developed by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and director Tim Burton made it a top priority of his.
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to talk with Burton while he was doing press for his upcoming movie Big Eyes. During the interview they asked him about the long-discussed sequel to Beetlejuice, and this is what he told them:
“It’s a character that I love and I miss and I miss actually working with Michael. There’s only one Betelgeuse. We’re working on a script and I think it’s probably closer than ever and I’d love to work with him again.”
It’s great »
- Joey Paur
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