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Why Tim Burton Doesn't Like The Marvel Superhero Movies

16 December 2014 12:03 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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, »

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Stand By Me - Fascinating Then and Now Photos

14 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Richard Donner’s Stand Be Me is such a great film. It seems like one of those films that I  watch all the time. If you’re also a fan of the movie, I’ve got a series of then and now photos here for you to check out that was put together by coreysmoo. They are photos of several of the places that were featured in the film, and they show us what those places look like now. What’s crazy about these is the fact that not a lot has changed. Everything pretty much looks the same except for the modern day cars. 

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- Joey Paur

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Review: 'Arrow' - 'The Climb'

10 December 2014 7:49 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "Arrow" coming up just as soon as I get a Christmas tree inversely proportional to the size of my family... Numerically, "The Climb" isn't the mid-point of "Arrow" season 3, but scheduling-wise, it's being treated that way, and as a result had to feel like a culmination of what's happened so far this season. The problem is that a lot of what's happened so far this season hasn't been entirely working, which resulted in a "winter finale" with a clear dichotomy: whenever people were fighting(*), or whenever Felicity was on-screen, it was really excellent, and whenever neither of those things was happening, it was a slog. (*) One exception to that: the unintentionally hilarious Arrow/Thea fight, which was hurt both by Willa Holland's nascent stage combat skills, and by the sparkly Mc Hammer pants the wardrobe team decided to put her in for the fight. So »

- Alan Sepinwall

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30 years since Gremlins: Stars of the Christmas cult classic then and now

9 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a heavily tinseled tree, a tipple before midday and Gremlins on the telly at some point during the day.

The Joe Dante-directed black cult comedy sees protagonist Billy Peltzer being gifted with Gizmo, a cute furry Mogwai discovered by his inventor father in a mysterious Chinatown antique store.

Of course the creature comes with three special instructions which, if not adhered to, result in the spawning of grizzly Gremlins hell-bent on havoc.

The Steven Spielberg-produced movie - which is

currently being fast-tracked by Warner Bros for a remake - celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year, and here's what the main cast members got up to after the movie's success:

1. Zach Galligan

Zach Galligan plays William 'Billy' Peltzer who becomes enthralled by his unusual Christmas gift - yet careless with the three golden Gizmo rules.

Galligan's notable film roles following the success »

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'The Omen' TV Show Casts 'Merlin' Star Bradley James as 'Damien'

4 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Less than four months after Lifetime issued a series order for The Omen TV series entitled Damien, Merlin star Bradley James has signed on to play the title character. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) will make his TV directing debut by taking the helm for the pilot episode and serving as an executive producer. The show is slated to premiere sometime in 2015 on Lifetime.

We first reported on the project back in May, when former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara signed on to write the pilot script and executive produce through his 44 Strong Productions company. The six-episode series will follow the adult life of Damien Thorn (Bradley James), the devilish child from the original 1976 film who has grown into an adult, seemingly unaware of the evil forces around him. Damien is forced to confront his past and come to terms with the fact that he is, in fact, the Antichrist, »

- MovieWeb

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If You Liked the Last Marvel Movie You'll Likely Enjoy the Next

3 December 2014 7:29 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Evangeline Lilly has spoken out regarding Edgar Wright's departure as writer and director of the upcoming Ant-Man movie, a movie he was working on for years only be unceremoniously bounced from the project and replaced by Peyton Reed, whose filmography semi-ironically includes titles such as Yes Man and Bring It On. A lot has been written about the whys of Wright's departure, but I think these new quotes from Lilly pretty much paint a crystal clear picture as to why we're not getting an Edgar Wright movie in Marvel's Cinematic Universe. "I was shocked and mortified, at first," Lilly told Buzzfeed upon hearing the news Wright was no longer directing the picture. "Actually, I wouldn't say mortified. You know, a creative project is a moving target. You never end up where you start. But we all, I think, signed on very enthusiastically with Edgar. We were excited to work with Edgar. »

- Brad Brevet

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12 Sequels That Will Never Happen

19 November 2014 10:41 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Dumb and Dumber To proved that, financially speaking, it.s never too late to crank out a sequel to a hit property. However, the Farrelly Brothers. follow up to their 20-year-old comedy creatively showed that sometimes, you shouldn.t go back to that well in Hollywood, no matter how thirsty you are for a hit. Often times, those jokes have dried up. In the industry these days, however, sequels (like The Fantastic Four 2) are given release dates long before their predecessors have even hit the big screen. Franchises we thought were finished are instead gearing up for Toy Story 4 and Star Wars 7. It.s not smart to bet against a sequel, because Hollywood loves revisiting any idea that worked at least once. (Hello, Horrible Bosses 2!) Still, these 12 announced . or teased . sequels seem dead in the water, so pulling the metaphorical plug on them seems inevitable. The Goonies 2 Richard Donner »

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The 'Black Sea' poster dredges up all the right '90s thriller memories

6 November 2014 11:41 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It takes a high-brow director to deliver quality low-brow entertainment. Just look at thrillers from the 1990s. Say what you will about John McTiernan, but the man knew character as well as he knew action. "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger" Philip Noyce balanced out his action resume with movies like "Rabbit Proof Fence" and the upcoming "American Pastoral." And Martin Scorsese, David Cronenberg, and Richard Donner shot some of the best genre movies of that decade. So it gives me great hope that Kevin MacDonald, seasoned documentarian and occasionally solid narrative filmmaker ("The Last King of Scotland, "How I Live Now"), can turn the upcoming "Black Sea" into a down-and-dirty thriller a la the best of the '90s. Early glimpses at the film point to something along those lines. Following the submarine thriller’s intriguing, just-the-right-amount-of-silly trailer, a new poster for "Black Sea" arrives with all the right vibes. »

- Matt Patches

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42 upcoming comic book movies - and when to expect them

5 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

When’s that comic book movie coming out, with the ant-sized man? This and all similar questions answered in our comic book movie calendar.

Comic book fans of the world - were you planning on spending your spare cash on anything other than cinema visits and DVD box-sets for the next six years? Well tough, because Hollywood has other ideas.

Ever since Bryan Singer’s X-Men movie jump-started the comic book movie trend in 2000 (building on the stellar work of Richard Donner and Tim Burton in the decades prior), Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney and Marvel Studios have all been repeatedly cashing-in on the resurgent popularity of capes, cowls and anything ending in ‘Man’.

Now, the sheer size of the comic book movie-making world has reached a critical mass. There are now seven such films (at least) slated for every year between 2016 and 2019. There’s also a few confirmed for 2020 already, »

- rleane

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How Interstellar completes Nolan's personal film trilogy

4 November 2014 7:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Between Dark Knight films, Christopher Nolan made The Prestige and Inception. Here's how Interstellar completes another personal trilogy...

It’s often said that filmmaking is a battle between art and commerce. In his career so far, British director Christopher Nolan has managed to strike a balance between the two better than just about any filmmaker currently working.

Look at how cleanly Nolan made the transition from independent movie-making to the Hollywood mainstream. He shot his first film in 1998, the black-and-white thriller Following, on a budget of just $6,000. Its festival success led him to make Memento, a uniquely constructed, taut psychological thriller made for a lean $5m. Despite Nolan’s initial difficulty in finding a distributor for the film - its style of editing was too confusing, they said - Memento became a hit, aided largely by strong reviews and positive word-of-mouth.

Memento’s success led to his first studio movie: Insomnia, »

- ryanlambie

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Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

31 October 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman, »

- Andre Soares

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15 Amazingly Creepy Horror Movie Musical Scores

30 October 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

As you know, music plays a huge part in the filmmaking process and plays with our emotions while we are watching the movie. Music heightens our senses and adds to the quality of film. When it comes to horror movies, the music is supposed to scare us, make us feel uneasy, and gives us moments of panic and fear. Director Martin Scorsese said the following about music and film:

“Music and cinema fit together naturally. Because there’s a kind of intrinsic musicality to the way moving images work when they’re put together. It’s been said that cinema and music are very close as art forms, and I think that’s true.”

Just the other day the main theme song from Halloween started playing on the radio, and it freaked my kids out to the point that they were in tears. It was sad but kind of funny at the same time. »

- Joey Paur

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Cool Stuff: ‘The Goonies’ Lego Diorama Plus More ‘Ideas’ Projects

23 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Internet has taught us lots of things. Cats play keyboards, Charlie bit me and fans want Goonies Lego sets. It feels like month after months, you see images of fan made Lego creations based on the 1985 Richard Donner film. One even got 10,000 votes on the Lego Ideas website and could, potentially get […]

The post Cool Stuff: ‘The Goonies’ Lego Diorama Plus More ‘Ideas’ Projects appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Goonies never say die! Sean Astin and Jonathan Ke Quan reunite

20 October 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"Goonies never say die!" That's the battle cry from the classic '80s blockbuster, and nearly 30 years on this still holds true for the stars of the film.

The Goonies 2 still feels like it's a way off, but we've got a tiny taste of what it might look like thanks to none other than Elijah Wood.

Data & Mikey @SeanAstin #thegoonies pic.twitter.com/sPGwoVmHUN

Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) October 20, 2014

The Goonies sequel: Corey Feldman happy to return

What do The Goonies look like now?

Wood reunited with Sean Astin to snap this still of his Lord of the Rings co-star with Jonathan Ke Quan. Astin, of course, played lead character Mikey while Quan was gadget-mad Data.

Earlier this summer, Astin said he was game for a new Goonies with original director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg.

"I certainly like the idea of doing it. I don't know if I'd be in it or ‬‪not, »

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

17 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today

40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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How a He-Man sequel and a Spider-Man movie became Cyborg

16 October 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

How did an 80s Van Damme action flick emerge from a failed Spider-Man movie and Masters Of The Universe sequel? Ryan takes a look...

Cannon Films was in deep trouble by 1987. Its boom years, between the late 70s to the mid-80s, were largely thanks to an eclectic and hurriedly-made collection of B-movies: Chuck Norris action pictures, Charles Bronson revenge flicks and lots of things with the word ‘ninja’ in the title.

Thanks to its outsider status and anything-for-a-buck approach to filmmaking, Cannon Films became a major name in Hollywood, the grinning faces of its brusque founders - producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus - frequently appearing in TV news reports and tinseltown trade papers.

But in the mid-80s, Golan and Globus began to change their strategy. While they would still make Death Wish sequels and Chuck Norris pics, they began to dabble in making more expensive films, such »

- ryanlambie

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Remembering Superman Reeve Ten Years After His Death

10 October 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christopher Reeve: 'Superman' and his movies (photo: Christopher Reeve in 'Superman' 1978) Christopher Reeve, Superman in four movies from 1978 to 1987, died ten years ago today. In 1995, while taking part in a cross-country horse race in Culpeper, Virginia, Reeve was thrown off his horse, hitting his head on the top rail of a jump; the near-fatal accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He ultimately succumbed to heart failure at age 52 on October 10, 2004. Long before he was cast as Superman aka Clark Kent, the Manhattan-born (as Christopher D'Olier Reeve on September 25, 1952), Cornell University and Juillard School for Drama alumnus was an ambitious young actor whose theatrical apprenticeship included, while still a teenager, some time as an observer at London's Old Vic and Paris' Comédie Française. At age 23, he landed his first Broadway role in a production of Enid Bagnold's A Matter of Gravity, starring Katharine Hepburn. »

- Andre Soares

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The Phoenix is proud to present Frightarama 2014

6 October 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

If you're in the Leicester area this Halloween be sure to check out The Phoenix. Their annual Frightarama takes place on October 31st, with tickets priced at £25. The all night horror movie marathon returns with five fiendish films to take you through till dawn. Take blankets, sleeping bags, crucifixes, garlic, silver bullets, pyjamas, whatever you think will get you through till dawn. Who will survive, and what will be left of them? Time will tell I guess. The evening kicks off with The Omen, Richard Donner's masterpiece of creeping terror. Film two is yet to be confirmed but it's looking likely to be [Rec], a film that needs to be seen in the dark and on the big screen. Following a fire-crew on a routine call out to an apartment block, a Spanish camera crew soon become trapped in with something terrifying. Argento's 1977 favourite, Suspiria, is an almost overwhelming nightmare of colour and sound. »

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The Phoenix is proud to present Frightarama 2014

6 October 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

If you're in the Leicester area this Halloween be sure to check out The Phoenix. Their annual Frightarama takes place on October 31st, with tickets priced at £25. The all night horror movie marathon returns with five fiendish films to take you through till dawn. Take blankets, sleeping bags, crucifixes, garlic, silver bullets, pyjamas, whatever you think will get you through till dawn. Who will survive, and what will be left of them? Time will tell I guess. The evening kicks off with The Omen, Richard Donner's masterpiece of creeping terror. Film two is yet to be confirmed but it's looking likely to be [Rec], a film that needs to be seen in the dark and on the big screen. Following a fire-crew on a routine call out to an apartment block, a Spanish camera crew soon become trapped in with something terrifying. Argento's 1977 favourite, Suspiria, is an almost overwhelming nightmare of colour and sound. »

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Looking back at the Amityville Horror franchise

30 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sarah looks back at the Amityville films, and finds a lot of scary things, not all of which were intentional…

112 Ocean Avenue, Long Island is probably the most famous haunted house in the world. Not that you’ll necessarily recognise the address – it’s far better known as the Amityville Horror house. Back in 1975, George and Kathy Lutz moved their family into the house… and then 28 days later, they moved back out, claiming to have been driven out by supernatural forces. Their story made the news, was turned into a book, and then made into a movie, in 1979.

It’s hard to imagine now that a family claiming to have encountered the devil in their basement could cause such a massive fuss, but I’m not here to interrogate the truth of their statement. What I am here to do, though, is to watch all of the Amityville Horror movies made to date, »

- simonbrew

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