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AMC Launches Yeah! Movie Streaming Website

AMC Launches Yeah! Movie Streaming Website
AMC Networks announced the launch of their new streaming movie service Yeah (YeahTV.com), which is unlike any other streaming service on the market. Fans can not only stream hundreds of classic films, but they can also get access to never-before-seen exclusive content that can be accessed while the movie is playing. A trailer has been released for the service, along with a video featuring director Kevin Smith explaining how it works. Check out the videos, then read the press release for all the official details.

AMC Networks, which owns and operates AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, We tv and IFC Films, announces the launch of Yeah! Yeahtv.com, the first streaming movie service that is an entirely new way to watch movies online. Each Yeah! film is enhanced with interactive features including 400-500 individual pieces of original content curated from in-depth research. The new bonus content is displayed on-screen seamlessly without obscuring the movie,
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Opinion: 'Leprechaun' Is the Best Horror Series Ever Made

NextMovie kicks off Leprechaun Week today! Look for new "Leprechaun"-related content every day this week in the lead-up to St. Paddy's Day. Because it's what Leprechaun would have wanted ...

"I have not come to play with fruit. I just want me magic flute!"

So sayeth the ever-rhyming Irish demon played by Warwick Davis in "Leprechaun in the Hood" (2000) to the lusty cross-dressing Miss Fontaine (Lobo Sebastian). A little later, these two engage in a passionate romp under the sheets during which Miss Fontaine's cries of pain will be mistaken for gasps of orgasmic delight by at least one bewildered passer-by as the Leprechaun claims another victim.

It's astonishingly tasteless, crass and almost (almost) admirably brazen ... which kind of sums up the "Leprechaun" series in its entirety. And that's a pretty impressive entirety — there are six of the damn things in that pot of cinematic gold, after all.

The Leprechaun
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Tim Burton & Danny Elfman Collaborating for Live Film Score Concert

Over a couple years ago, an awesome box set with a collection of soundtracks and previously unreleased music spanning the 25-year collaboration between director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman from 1985's Pee-Wee's Big Adventure all the way to 2010's Alice in Wonderland. Now fans of the duo's work will get a chance to take their love to the next level by seeing Burton's work live in person with Elfman performing a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on October 7th. In addition to his score, Elfman will also sing signature songs from his film repertoire, including tunes from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Production artwork and drawings from Burton will accompany the music, with help from the BBC Concert Orchestra as a visual backdrop. Elfman didn't offer any specifics on what music will be featured other than the stop-motion favorite as told The Telegraph, "The idea of performing some of
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Tim Burton: 'Beetlejuice 2 needs a really good script'

Tim Burton: 'Beetlejuice 2 needs a really good script'
Tim Burton has said that he is not sure if a Beetlejuice sequel will ever be produced.

Dark Shadows writer Seth Grahame-Smith reportedly started working on a potential Beetlejuice 2 in 2012, but Burton has said that Michael Keaton would have to be involved before he signs on.

[Michael Keaton in 'Beetlejuice']

In an interview with Vulture, Burton said that the project is still very much up in the air.

"Those were fun characters, but I'd have to see what the script was like and if it was worth doing - I can't just make it because it's one of the worst ten movies of the year," Burton joked.

"The first two films I did, Pee-wee's Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, made the ten-worst-movies-of-the-year lists. Then, years later, people said they were my best movies. What? So if those were my best, I'm in real trouble."

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[Helena Bonham-Carter with Tim Burton]

Burton went on to
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Tim Burton: 'Beetlejuice 2 needs a really good script'

Tim Burton: 'Beetlejuice 2 needs a really good script'
Tim Burton has said that he is not sure if a Beetlejuice sequel will ever be produced. Dark Shadows writer Seth Grahame-Smith reportedly started working on a potential Beetlejuice 2 in 2012, but Burton has said that Michael Keaton would have to be involved before he signs on.

[Michael Keaton in 'Beetlejuice'] In an interview with Vulture, Burton said that the project is still very much up in the air. "Those were fun characters, but I'd have to see what the script was like and if it was worth doing - I can't just make it because it's one of the worst ten movies of the year," Burton joked. "The first two films I did, Pee-wee's Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, made the ten-worst-movies-of-the-year lists. Then, years later, people said they were my best movies. What? (more)
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Tim Burton and the Secret Search For Walt Disney's Frozen Corpse

Tim Burton has always been, you know, a bit of an oddball. Which is why we love him. But in a new interview, Burton reveals that back during his college days, he and his friends had a truly unusual hobby: Searching for the frozen corpse of Walt Disney.

And the crazy part? He actually found it!

Okay, we're just screwing with you. But Burton it's true that back in the day, Burton did spend some time looking for Disney's body, a detail that is pretty funny considering Burton's latest film, "Frankenweenie," is a Disney movie about bringing the dead back to life.

"The story at Cal Arts was that Walt was cryogenically frozen and somewhere in the basement," Burton told Vulture. "We used to spend Friday nights looking for him. So that's the story."

So what does Burton think about "Frankenweenie's" Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature? After all these years,
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Turn Your Life Into A 'Big Adventure' with the New Pee-wee Herman Cycling Suit!

They say that life is one big adventure, which is actually true, but only if you're Pee-wee Herman. For the rest of us, you know, ho hum.

But if you've always wanted to turn your own life into a big adventure, now is your chance, thanks to a brand new cycling outfit that lets you cruise the highways and bi-ways of America, Pee-wee style.

In the 1985 cult classic "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," of course, Paul Reubens embarks on an epic quest to find his beloved bicycle, which was cruelly stolen. Wearing his signature grey suit and red bow tie, he proceeds to criss-cross the nation, eventually riding his bike to freedom — and into film legend.

And now you can become your own Pee-wee, as BuzzFeed has uncovered a new cycling outfit that combines the sleek utility that the modern bicycling enthusiast demands with Reubens' timeless style.

So check it out and
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New DVD Blu-Ray: 'Frankenweenie,' 'Dredd'

Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Frankenweenie" What's It About? Tim Burton's early short film about a boy and his dearly departed-then-resurrected dog gets remade as a black-and-white 3D stop-motion animated feature. See It Because: Tim Burton's output has been wearing thin with audiences for awhile now and as a result, "Frankenweenie" didn't get much of a theatrical reception. Which is a shame because it's really enjoyable and is much more reminiscent of good Burton ("Pee-wee's Big Adventure") than bad Burton ("Alice in Wonderland"). "Frankenweenie" is a cute and clever mix of animal hijinks, goofy kids and lots of homages to classic horror cinema. This is a great watch for any kid who has a soft spot for Halloween. Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week "Two-Lane Blacktop" (Criterion Collection) What's It About? James Taylor and Beach Boy Dennis Wilson star as street racers who get caught up
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Tom Cruise Movie's Horrible Timing

Tom Cruise Movie's Horrible Timing
-- The idea of watching a movie in which a sniper methodically crafts his own bullets, practices weekly at a gun range, then waits quietly in an empty parking garage before shooting five people dead may not sound like the most appealing form of entertainment during these tragic days.

Nevertheless, it's important to assess "Jack Reacher" on its own terms, for what it is and what it isn't. Besides being caught in some unfortunate timing, it's also clever, well-crafted and darkly humorous, and it features one of those effortless bad-ass performances from Tom Cruise that remind us that he is indeed a movie star, first and foremost.

Ok, so maybe Cruise doesn't exactly resemble the Reacher of British novelist Lee Child's books: a 6-foot-5, 250-pound, blond behemoth. If you haven't read them, you probably won't care. Even if you have read them, Christopher McQuarrie's film – the first he's
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Exclusive: 10 Questions with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

In honor of the Halloween season, we thought we'd chat with one of the genre's most iconic characters, the one and only Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, as portrayed by the lovely Cassandra Peterson. Read on for our ten questions with one of our favorite Scream Queens.

1. How did the Elvira character come about?

Elvira: I was with The Groundlings comedy improv group for four years before Elvira came along. My fellow Groundlings at the time were Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman), the late Phil Hartman of "Saturday Night Live" fame, Lorraine Newman, John Lovitz, Julia Sweeny, etc. etc. Many, many working actors have spawned careers at The Groundlings. (If you're ever in La, check them out at their theatre on Melrose Avenue.)

As budding actresses tend to do, I auditioned nearly every day so when I heard that a local Hollywood TV station was looking for a horror host,
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Tim Burton, 'Frankenweenie' Director, On Pee-wee Herman, Boris Karloff And Halloween Plans

In Tim Burton's animated horror-comedy "Frankenweenie," opening on October 5, the story of "Frankenstein's Monster" has been transplanted to elementary school. This time around, Victor is a little boy and his mad experiment aims to resurrect his dearly departed dog Sparky. But with the upcoming science fair kicking into high gear, it gives Victor's competitive classmates the license to create a zoo of demented monster animals. This isn't the first time that Burton has told the "Frankenweenie" story; it was originally a live-action short from 1984. But now working with the backing of Disney, he has turned his gothic fable into a 3D stop-motion love letter to the golden age of movie monsters, complete with references to "Godzilla," "The Mummy" and "Creature From the Black Lagoon." Moviefone spoke with the macabre director about his love of classic horror films and the impact that legends like Boris Karloff and Ray Harryhausen had on his style.
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Fantastic Fest Interview: Tim Burton Gets Personal in Frankenweenie

Tim Burton's characteristic gothic vision returns to the screen this Friday with Frankenweenie , the black and white, stop motion-animated, feature-length adaptation of his 1984 short film of the same name. The original film heralded the '85 release of Burton's first feature - Pee-wee's Big Adventure - and starred Barret Oliver, Daniel Stern and Shelley Duvall. Oliver played a young boy whose dog is killed in an accident and resurrected in Frankenstein-like fashion. The animated redo expands on this idea and introduces a slew of monstrous surprises as well as a talented vocal cast of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan and Atticus Shaffer. ShockTillYouDrop.com had to chance to speak with Burton about the project and you can check...
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New DVD Blu-Ray: 'Snow White & The Huntsman,' 'Titanic 3D'

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Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Snow White and the Huntsman" What's It About? In a mini-twist on the classic "Snow White" fairy tale, the fairest of them all is pursued by the evil Queen, who's possessed by jealousy over the young woman's beauty. See It Because: Besides the beautiful cinematography (which it's worth seeing for alone), it was a treat to watch Kristen Stewart in a non-"Twilight" role. Also, Charlize Theron kills it as the diabolical queen, who's set on conquering Snow White. Watch a Special Look at the Evil Queen From "Snow White and the Huntsman" - (Also Available on Amazon Instant Video | Netflix) Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week "Titanic 3D" What's It About? Rose. Jack. Big ship. Iceberg. Never let go. See It Because: Home entertainment systems are rapidly giving the theatrical experience a run for their money with bigger screens, hi-def sound and now a digital 3D experience.
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Blimps, canoes or ships

You don't see many blimps, canoes or ships on film these days, a sure sign that when you do it can only mean trouble

Bicycles

Premium Rush is a strange anomaly when it comes to bicycle movies, because it deals with the reality of urban cycling: every journey involves zipping between objects massive enough to immediately kill you, and the constant risk of slamming your spine awkwardly on the side of a skip because someone opened their car door unexpectedly. Traditionally, however, bikes on film tend to represent innocence and freedom. While his future lay in dystopian sci-fi and Russell Crowe grunting at things, Ridley Scott's first ever short Boy And Bicycle was concerned with nothing more than showing a young Tony Scott contemplatively pedalling around west Hartlepool and Seaton Carew when he should have been at school. Then take Et's centrepiece, where a boy's bicycle is propelled skywards
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Karen O Debuts Frankenweenie Song Strange Love

Many modern moviegoers grew up with the weird and wonderful movies of Tim Burton inspiring our dreams and sometimes our nightmares. Now, one of these self-proclaimed "impressionable offbeat youths" is all grown up and giving back to the wild-haired auteur who inspired her. Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman Karen O has recorded a brand new track for Burton's upcoming animated feature Frankenweenie. Based on a live-action short the filmmaker crafted prior to his feature debut with Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Frankenweenie centers on a young boy named Victor Frankenstein who brings his beloved family pet back from the grave with a little bit of mad science and plenty of electricity. Through the film's latest trailer and a string of character images, it's clear that Burton drew inspiration for his latest venture from classic horror films of his childhood idol Vincent Price and James Whale. So, it's fitting that O, who told
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Is the Edinburgh comedy bubble about to burst? And X Factor, the musical

The rising price of comedy, Harry Hill post-TV Burp – plus, a new Bill and Ted adventure, and your take on the week's comedy

Comedy news from Edinburgh

It's week two of the fringe, and unease about low audience figures continues to thrum beneath the surface jollity. Richard Herring broke cover at the end of last week, writing on his blog about his own experience of low sales for his Underbelly show Talking Cock. "It's a shame that I have taken the chance on a bigger venue," he writes, "in the year when the Olympics/the recession/the dissatisfaction with high prices of everything in Edinburgh (delete or add as applicable – there's no definitive answer) has sucked out all the punters as if someone opened the door on a spacecraft."

In a thoughtful rumination on the subject, Herring predicts that the Edinburgh comedy bubble is about to burst. "It's open
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Is the Edinburgh comedy bubble about to burst? And X Factor, the musical

The rising price of comedy, Harry Hill post-TV Burp – plus, a new Bill and Ted adventure, and your take on the week's comedy

Comedy news from Edinburgh

It's week two of the fringe, and unease about low audience figures continues to thrum beneath the surface jollity. Richard Herring broke cover at the end of last week, writing on his blog about his own experience of low sales for his Underbelly show Talking Cock. "It's a shame that I have taken the chance on a bigger venue," he writes, "in the year when the Olympics/the recession/the dissatisfaction with high prices of everything in Edinburgh (delete or add as applicable – there's no definitive answer) has sucked out all the punters as if someone opened the door on a spacecraft."

In a thoughtful rumination on the subject, Herring predicts that the Edinburgh comedy bubble is about to burst. "It's open
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Harry Hill planning road trip movie: It has a sick hamster and badgers

Harry Hill planning road trip movie: It has a sick hamster and badgers
Harry Hill is planning a movie about a road trip. The comedian told The Sun that the film was inspired by comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure. "It's partly a road trip, with a sick hamster and some badgers involved, plus some songs and guest appearances - the kind of thing I always do, but a bit longer and wider," he said. Hill quit ITV series TV Burp last year. "You got this new, knowing breed of shows, like The (more)
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Harry Hill planning road trip movie

Harry Hill planning road trip movie
Harry Hill is planning a movie about a road trip. The comedian told The Sun that the film was inspired by comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure. "It's partly a road trip, with a sick hamster and some badgers involved, plus some songs and guest appearances - the kind of thing I always do, but a bit longer and wider," he said. Hill quit ITV series TV Burp last year. "You got this new, knowing breed of shows, like The (more)
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Frankenweenie Soundtrack Arrives with a New Song by Karen O

Frankenweenie Soundtrack Arrives with a New Song by Karen O
Karen O has written an original song which will be featured in the end credits to Disney's highly anticipated movie, Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton. "Strange Love" is included on Frankenweenie Unleashed!, a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film. Frankenweenie Unleashed! will be released on September 25, 2012.

As singer/songwriter/composer and the lead singer for the rock band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O has collaborated with artists in music and film over the past ten years, including Spike Jonze, Trent Reznor, David Lynch, The Flaming Lips, Barnaby Clay, Carter Burwell and many others. Karen composed the score for the acclaimed 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are (with Carter Burwell) and she co-wrote the song All is Love (with Nick Zinner) which was nominated for a Grammy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for a Motion Picture. Most recently, Karen contributed vocals to the
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