Tokyo – Two new movies by sci-fi auteur Mamoru Oshii will unspool in the special screenings section of the
Tokyo International Film Festival, (Oct. 23-31)
The 21-title section showcases movies set for release in Japan in the fall and winter and includes a strong local sci-fi contingent.
In addition to the previously announced “Parasyte,” the Takashi Yamazaki alien invasion pic that will close the festival, the section will screen live-action/animation hybrid “Garm Wars — The Last Druid” and the live-action “The Next Generation — Patlabor (episode ten).” Oshii is credited as the general director on the latter picture, Kiyotaka Taguchi as the director.
- Mark Schilling
Today we have the official trailer 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. Trailer: »
Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams take the lead as Walter and Margaret Keane, and now The Weinstein Company has launched the first trailer, giving the first good look at what could well go on to become Best Actor and Best Actress nominations early next year.
Walter Keane became a household name in the 1950s, when his oddly emotional and best-selling paintings of big-eyed children made him a coveted TV talk show guest. But was the art really his? His wife Margaret claims that Walter’s only contributions to the work were his signatures, and the Keanes’ subsequent legal battle will destroy their marriage and lead to a jaw-dropping court showdown that will prove once and for all who the real artist is.
- Kenji Lloyd
A change of pace from his recent CGI dominated efforts, Big Eyes sees Tim Burton go smaller with the based on true life story of artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) whose painting husband Walter (Christoph Watlz) took the credit for the paintings of saucer eyed kids she painted, achieving international fame in the process. Waltz and Adams are on top form here, and Burton seems to go back to his roots with the quirky drama. With not a CG creation in sight, the only indication that this is a Burton movie are the painting of the big eyed kids. Check out the trailer below. Released: 25th December (U.S.)/ 26th December (Irl/U.K.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Bluntly, we can't wait for this one. Arriving in cinemas in December is the new film from Tim Burton, Big Eyes. It reunites him with Ed Wood screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Laraszewski, and it's a biopic of the artist Margaret Keane. Keane's distinctive art, recognisable in particular for her pictures of big-eyed children, was hugely successful in the 1950s and 1960s, yet her husband took credit for much of her work. That was to the point where Keane filed a lawsuit against her husband.
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The first trailer has emerged for Big Eyes, Tim Burton’s latest film starring Amy Adams as painter Margaret Keane, whose signature is the oversized eyes she gives her figures. When she meets and marries Christoph Waltz, he suggests trying to sell the paintings under his name, reasoning that nobody is interested in buying “lady-art”. Sure enough, the paintings are wildly popular, and the money begins to roll in, but Margaret finds that the lie becomes increasingly hard to live with, particularly as it begins to consume her marriage. ...
- George Wales
Here’s the first trailer for Tim Burton’s biopic about the couple whose paintings became one of the first mass-marketed art sensations in the 1950s and early ’60s. Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and five-time nominee Amy Adams star as Walter and Margaret Keane, whose paintings of large-eyed children were hawked in gas stations and just about every five-and-dime store. He got all the fame, but she was the real artist of the family. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski wrote Big Eyes, which also stars Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terrence Stamp and Danny Huston. The Weinstein Company is positioning for an awards-season run with a Christmas Day opening.
- The Deadline Team
Tim Burton’s new movie, Big Eyes, is the true story of ‘50s art world stars Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) and Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), whose love affair devolved into a bitter court battle after Margaret claimed Walter had been taking credit for her work. The film certainly has a more realist bent than most Tim Burton films, although the iconic big-eyed children in the paintings do look like something straight out of The Nightmare Before Christmas. »
- Anna Silman
Big Eyes tells the story artist of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), the woman behind the now-iconic portraits of children with enormous eyes of the ’50s and ’60s. Her images are ones that aren’t immediately understood—Jason Schwartzman’s Ruben surely doesn’t get it at first—but they quickly become popular, and rather lucrative. Unfortunately for Margaret, her husband, Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz’s Walter, »
- Emily Blake
I was really hoping that Tim Burton would bust out something completely new and refreshing with his upcoming movie Big Eyes, and it looks like he succeeded. This film looks absolutely stunning. You can definitely see Burton's wonderful signature style, it's just not as in your face and bold as most of his other films. I loved what I saw in this trailer, and it looks to me like this could be one of the best films Burton has made in years. This was a great project for him to take on. The feature stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, 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. »
- Joey Paur
There's no Johnny Depp or supernatural forces in sight in the trailer for Tim Burton's Big Eyes, but there are plenty of other familiar faces. The true story centers on the relationship between Walter (Christoph Waltz) and Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), who became famous in the 1950s and '60s thanks to popular paintings of big-eyed children. As the trailer shows, Walter took credit for the paintings, which were actually created by Margaret, because he didn't think people would buy art from a woman. The film from The Weinstein Company opens Christmas Day. Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman also star.
- THR staff
I've been diving back into Tim Burton's filmography as of late in preparation for this winter's "Big Eyes." The film will tell the story of artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), who build an empire with her husband Walter (Christoph Waltz) on the little white lie that he was the one responsible for her popular images of children with, well, big eyes. They would simply sell better if considered a dude's work, you see. What I've been struck by — not that it isn't an obvious trajectory for Burton's career that many have observed — is how alive his art was prior to an early-to-mid aughts decline that has left us with products like "Alice in Wonderland" and "Planet of the Apes" and "Dark Shadows." Films like "Ed Wood" and "Edward Scissorhands" and "Beetle Juice" pop with vision and vigor, whereas so much of his work as of late seems to wear »
- Kristopher Tapley
The Weinstein Co. has released the first official trailer for Tim Burton's new movie Big Eyes starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. Along with today's earlier release of the A Most Violent Year trailer, this gives us a first look at yet another potential Oscar contender. Based on the true story of Walter Keane (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 (Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. Big Eyescenters on Margaret's awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, »
- Brad Brevet
He's got two Oscars on his mantle, so how about a third? Christoph Waltz will have his shot this Christmas with Tim Burton's "Big Eyes," and the first trailer for this oddball, art world legal drama is here. The actor co-stars with Amy Adams (herself a five time Oscar nominee) in a story about Walter and Margaret Keane, two darlings of the art scene of the 1950s whose marriage and partnership disintegrated when the latter accused the former of taking the credit for her work. The matter went to court, with the two compelled to paint in real time to prove once and for all who deserved recognition as such. Here's the official synopsis: 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 »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams are about to go to war over paintings of children with disproportionally large eyes in the first trailer for Tim Burton‘s “Big Eyes.” The film is based on the true story of Margaret and Walter Keane, the married couple credited with creating and painting images of big-eyed children which became massively popular in the 1960s, and will follow the couple as they begin to dispute who really painted the art, culminating in a courtroom paint-off. See photos: Amy Adams Paints Creepy Children in First Look at Tim Burton's ‘Big Eyes’ The film takes »
- Linda Ge
The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for Tim Burton’s highly-anticipated drama, “Big Eyes,” which opens Christmas Day. Starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes” tells the real-life story of Margaret Keane and her husband Walter Keane, who was credited with revolutionizing popular art in the 1950s and 1960s with portraits of waif-like children with huge eyes although it was Margaret who was the real, uncredited painter.
- Variety Staff
The Weinstein Company has released the first Big Eyes trailer for director Tim Burton’s upcoming drama. The film revolves around the lives of artists Margaret (Amy Adams) and Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz). Walter became famous in the 1950s and 60s for paintings featuring saucer-eyed kids, but it was the shy Margaret who really did the work. Walter's fraud eventually led to a divorce and a heated court battle to prove authorship of the paintings. This looks to be a fantastic return to form for Burton after his flurry of CG-stuffed studio films, and honestly if I didn't know this was a Tim Burton film going in, I might not have guessed it from this trailer. The film appears to tackle issues like the commercialization of art and the marginalization of women both at home and in the workplace, and I would not be shocked to see Adams become a »
- Adam Chitwood
The 1985 classic film Pee-Wee's Big Adventure was Tim Burton's feature directorial debut, and it was such a fun and entertaining ride. Every time I see it, it brings back a lot of great nostalgic memories having grown up watching it as many times as I could. I thought it'd be fun to put together a list of ten fun facts about the movie that you may or may not already know.
There were ten to twelve custom made red and white bicycles built for the movie by Pedal Pusher Bike Shop in Newport Beach CA. As payment they were given the choice to choose $10,000 and no screen credit or just screen credit and no money. They took the money.During the whole scene where Large Marge is telling her terrifying story to Pee-wee, she never blinks. Paul Reubens was incredibly sick with the flu during the scene where he »
- Joey Paur
It’s September, so why wouldn’t we start predicting an Oscar race that won’t finish for another five months?
To be fair, Venice, Telluride, and the Toronto film festivals have all concluded. Many films have screened. Many films have connected with audiences, and a rough draft of the Oscar race is beginning to come into focus. Sure, no Academy member will even begin popping in those screener DVDs for another couple of months, but it’s still worth discussing what has buzz and what is likely to still be on voters’ minds once the weather finally begins to cool off. »
- Nicole Sperling
I have to admit that I’m a fan of ABC Family in general, and there aren’t many of their original shows that have let me down, but their holiday efforts are among my favorite television “events,” and it’s closing in on Halloween again. The 16th Annual 13 Nights of Halloween is starting in a month and a day, and you should make sure you have your calendar marked with all the opportunities.
It is slightly repetitive, and a little Tim Burton heavy (if there is such a thing for an event centered around Halloween), but the programming has become a real tradition, and there are three shows with Halloween specials, and a reality prank program in the mix. Plus, you’ve obviously got all your Halloween staples to enjoy, and a good mix of your favorites and new entries.
Catch all the info below, get a tease of the Pretty Little Liars special, »
- Marc Eastman
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