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“Haht” of Gold: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actors from Massachusetts

11 July 2014 1:03 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is not too shabby in what the Northeast (New England) part of the United States has produced in terms of past and present actors/actresses making their show business dreams come true. Film careers can be a lot like ice cubes–they start out solid and cool but if you sit around in stagnation your efforts and hard work can melt away before one’s very eyes. Certainly no one can accuse this talented crop of thespians of being one-hit wonders on the big screen. After all, one does not become a recipient of an Academy Award by just sheer luck and charitable fortune.

As a native Bostonian and life long New Englander, I felt compelled to spotlight those Massachusetts-born and bred actors from the same region that had ultimate success on the big screen in winning the Oscar for their acting achievement and contribution to the motion picture industry. »

- Frank Ochieng

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Alec Baldwin For ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ & More

10 July 2014 11:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Alec Baldwin seems to be in high demand ever since the end of unforgettable TV comedy 30 Rock. The Beetlejuice star is looking at a number of high profile roles in film as well as a new TV series too. The first of these big projects is the head of the CIA in the upcoming Mission: Impossible 5. It’s easy to imagine Baldwin in such a role, and hopefull he’ll play it like his character in The Departed. Swear words in tact.

Baldwin may also be joining Will Smith in a film focused on football concussions. The sports related film will be directed by Peter Landesman who gave us last years Parkland. This will be Landesman’s second film in the director’s chair.

Finally, Baldwin may also be taking on a Rob Ford type character in an NBC comedy drama. Although not playing Ford specifically, this will be the »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Tim Burton's Planet Of The Apes Gets "Honest Trailer" & "Everything Wrong With"

1 July 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) and his most trusted warrior, Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan). Now the pulse-pounding race is on to reach a sacred temple that may hold the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the last hope for it's salvation! Based on Pierre Boulle's classic novel "Planet of the Apes," the premise for this film has become one of the most recognized and provocative concepts in the canon of science fiction literature and cinema. Visionary filmmaker Tim Burton (Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow) has taken Boulle's basic idea and built upon it a uniquely envisioned journey to an incredible upside-down world. Actors: Mark Wahlberg »

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50 brilliant movie opening credits sequences

25 June 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From a range of eras and genres, here's Jenny and Alex's light-hearted pick of 50 great opening title sequences from the movies...

Odd List

We don’t go to the cinema much, because we hate people. We also don’t go because there’s always the risk of accidentally going to see the wrong film. It's not helped by the fact that there's no way of telling until it’s too late, because there are no bloody opening credits on lots of modern films. And by the time you do realise, you’ve eaten all your popcorn and you can’t be bothered to move.

The movies on this list won’t give you that problem. These opening credits are perfect scene setters for the movies that follow, so you won’t have to worry about awkward popcorn wasting moments. It's not a top 50, rather a selection of 50 interesting credits sequences, »

- ryanlambie

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10 Ridiculous Facts About Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’

23 June 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you were around and old enough to know anything in the summer of 1989, you remember what a phenomenon the release of Batman was. Tim Burton‘s comic book movie was almost as significant to blockbuster history as Star Wars, only in a different way. The DC superhero adaptation was sort of a peak for Hollywood’s aims in the wake of the surprise game changer of 12 years prior. Warner Bros. went all out to sell Batman as an event long ahead of its June 23rd opening and then used that hype to in turn sell the world on Batman merchandising, especially to those who weren’t already hardcore fans. There’s very little about today’s blockbuster and fan culture that wasn’t around for Batman 25 years ago. Even the Internet was involved. To commemorate the anniversary of the movie that sent America into a frenzy of Batmania, I’m not going to highlight a bunch »

- Christopher Campbell

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Tim Burton's Batman: the pivotal superhero movie at 25

20 June 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tim Burton's Batman was released 25 years ago. Ryan looks back at how it overcame a media backlash to become a defining 80s blockbuster...

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There may have been a point, in late 1988, where Tim Burton began to wonder whether he'd bitten off more than he could chew.

Sure, the 30-year-old director had made feature films before - namely Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and Beetlejuice - but those films were relatively low-budget. Small-scale. Made outside the glare of public and Hollywood studio scrutiny.

Batman, on the other hand, was being put together with a blinding media spotlight trained on it. Warner Bros had set aside somewhere around $30m to adapt DC Comics' beloved Caped Crusader for the silver screen, and both journalists and fans were following every step of its production with keen interest.

Most worryingly, as production on Batman got underway in October 1988, a vocal proportion of those fans were decidedly unhappy. »

- ryanlambie

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Watch Tim Burton's Super-Rare 'Hansel and Gretel' Movie from 1983

18 June 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  The Disney Channel aired a surreal version of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel on Halloween in 1983. The 35-minute live-action short, directed by then-unknown filmmaker Tim Burton, featured Japanese actors in the parts of the siblings who are hunted by a cannibal witch deep in the forest and lured to a house made of cake and candy. The film's near avant-garde sets reveal the beginnings of a style that would later become popular in Burton's Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands, here more spare. Burton made the movie while employed as an animator at Disney for a mere $116,000. The short practically vanished from the face of the Earth — at least until this week when some kind soul posted it to YouTube. Travel back in time to Burton's early years...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Lost Tim Burton Short Hansel and Gretel Surfaces

17 June 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Before bursting onto the scene with films like Beetlejuice and Batman, Tim Burton directed a handful of short films, many of which have been included as bonus features on the DVD releases of his movies. One short which has never seen release, however, is Burton's take on Hansel and Gretel, which aired only once on the Disney Channel before vanishing forever.

Featuring special effects work by Stephen Chiodo, who went on to direct Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the live-action 45-minute TV movie was apparently deemed too frightening by Disney Channel executives, who ensured that it would never air again after its initial premiere.

Since then the short was thought to be lost, one of the few Tim Burton films that even his most die-hard fans had never seen.

All these years later, a video of the film has finally surfaced over on YouTube, thanks to a fan who managed »

- John Squires

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Batman 89: The most influential film of the last 25 years

16 June 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on Tim Burton’s Batman: The most influential film of the last 25 years….

The summer of 1989 was brimming with blockbusters. A number of high profile sequels were set to light up the box office. Massive franchises like like Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, and Lethal Weapon were debuting new installments guaranteed to rake in fat stacks of cash. But this summer would be ruled by another movie. A film that had been widely speculated about since it started production. A movie with an unproven dramatic leading man and a director seen as something of an anomaly in the studio system. This film would forever change the landscape of the summer blockbuster and serve as an influence for a generation of movies.

That movie: Weird Al Yankovic’s Uhf.

Actually, I was talking about Tim Burton’s Batman.

It’s easy to see the impact of Batman 25 years later as »

- Anghus Houvouras

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'Birdman' trailer: Michael Keaton brings his superhero baggage to the stage

12 June 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

There’s still a lot of love out there for Michael Keaton, who was an A-list superstar in the 1980s when he starred in Mr. Mom, Beetlejuice, and Batman, among other hits. Today, he’s more of a character actor who does voice acting for Pixar films and lends some manic energy to movies like Need for Speed.

But for better and worse, he’ll always be Batman. It’s a shadow that follows any actor who dons a cape and mask for a modern Hollywood franchise – which makes Keaton the perfect star for Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s upcoming »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Watch: Michael Keaton May Be Crazy in Teaser Trailer for 'Birdman'

12 June 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"How did we end up here in this dump?" If you've been waiting for some kind of Michael Keaton comeback, the time is now. We were hoping roles in films like The Other Guys, Toy Story 3 and Need for Speed would be a resurgence for the star of Beetlejuice and Tim Burton's Batman, but it looks like we just had to wait for the right film. Birdman is directed by 21 Grams, Babel and Amores Perros helmer Alejandro González Iñárritu, and the first trailer has just arrived, showing off what promises to be a truly unique tale of a washed up actor, haunted by his past as a big time superhero movie star. Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis and Edward Norton pop up, but this is Keaton's movie for sure. Watch now! Here's the teaser trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman from Fox Searchlight: And here's a cool poster »

- Ethan Anderton

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Read an Exclusive Excerpt from The Elementals

12 June 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Michael McDowell is probably best known for his screenplays for Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, but his earlier horror novels are now being rediscovered as masterpieces of Southern Gothic fiction. Both The Elementals and McDowell’s first novel, The Amulet, are now available as paperbacks and e-books from Valancourt Books and they’ve provided us with the prologue from The Elementals:

“After a bizarre and disturbing incident at the funeral of matriarch Marian Savage, the McCray and Savage families look forward to a restful and relaxing summer at Beldame, on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, where three Victorian houses loom over the shimmering beach. Two of the houses are habitable, while the third is slowly and mysteriously being buried beneath an enormous dune of blindingly white sand. But though long uninhabited, the third house is not empty. Inside, something deadly lies in wait. Something that has terrified Dauphin Savage and »

- Jonathan James

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Michael Keaton gets nuts in this great teaser trailer for Birdman

12 June 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I miss Michael Keaton. The man was an 80s staple, from Mr. Mom to Beetlejuice to Batman. Regardless of the quality of films he's in these days, I love to see him pop up. He was my favorite part of The Other Guys . . . and almost convinced me to see the latest Robocop. Fortunately, I don't have to stomach that in order to get my fix, as he's heading up a film of his own, Birdman. If you're not familiar with the premise, a teaser trailer has hit that really nails the vibe. Get your dose »

- Sean Wist

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The Nostalgia Files: ‘Stay Tuned’ (1992)

4 June 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Stay Tuned

Written by Tom. S. Parker, Jim Jennewain, and Richard Siegel

Directed by Peter Hyams

USA, 1992

In 2003 the world lost a true comedic treasure; a man so funny that he was dubbed “The greatest physical comedian on the planet” by actor Don Knotts. Knotts was referring to the late, great Mr. John Ritter. With a career spanning nearly four decades in film, TV, and the stage, Ritter was an extremely talented and likable actor. He gave the world many memorable performances, most notably in the delightfully zany sitcom Three’s Company and in the ridiculously warped Problem Child films. With so many roles on his resume, Ritter became a household name for audiences worldwide. He starred in many films over the years, some notable, some not so notable. One picture that slipped through the cracks was 1992’s fantasy/comedy Stay Tuned, a wacky adventure which saw Ritter as an unlikely hero. »

- Randall Unger

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Celebrate Halloween 2014 With The “Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton” Concert

2 June 2014 9:59 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice. You can hear them all live at the Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton concert.

The unique program with the Hollywood Studio Symphony and choir, conducted by John Mauceri, will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday, October 31 at 8 pm and Honda Center on Sunday November 2.

Presale tickets available 10am to 10pm June 5th at Axs.com /Ticketmaster.com with the special code Elfman. Tickets go on sale for the general public June 6th.

The program includes newly created suites from all sixteen film collaborations of the legendary composer Danny Elfman and visionary director Tim Burton. Elfman himself will perform his songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He was the singing voice of Jack Skellington in the 1993 classic film. The concert will be accompanied with large screen film clips, and the artwork of Tim Burton. »

- Michelle McCue

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What's the best Batman movie? Our definitive ranking from worst to best

27 May 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

To mark Batman's 75th anniversary, we've revisited each of the nine theatrically-released movies to come up with our definitive ranking from worst to best.

We've taken into account not only the films themselves, but also how they fit into the wider context of the character's cinematic legacy. Read our verdict on each below, and we hope the choice for number one gets you talking...

The men behind Batman's mask: Keaton, Bale, Affleck, more

Batman 75th anniversary: An A-z of The Dark Knight

9. Batman & Robin (1997)

Occasionally a film's astronomical budget and hype can overwhelm it on initial release, prompting the critics to sharpen knives and audiences to switch off. Sometimes it takes time for a film to breathe and marinate, it can fare better when revisited after the dust settles. Unfortunately this isn't the case for Batman & Robin - 17 years down the line it's still a steaming pile on repeat viewing. »

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Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Linkdown

2 May 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Art of the Title has an amazing 3-part retrospective / interview with title designer Pablo Ferro. His work includes: Bullitt, Married to the Mob, Dr Strangelove, Beetlejuice, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and so many other greats

The New Yorker "why Mean Girls is a classic" even esteemed publications got into the 10th anniversary frenzy. Good piece from Richard Brody

The Dissolve Joaquin Phoenix will headline the next Woody Allen film, the one after Magic in the Moonlight. The prolific auteur isn't slowing down his one-a-year pac. Phoenix isn't slowing down either; remember how just a few short years ago, people thought Phoenix's career was over? The joke was on us.) 

 

Vulture Bilge Ebiri sticks his neck out for "Why Adam Sandler Matters"

Paper Mag 5 Most Swintessential Moments from Tilda Swinton's career. Love this though none are her actual acting & filmography which is tops. 

Playbill Idina Menzel & Julie Andrews talk Frozen, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Easter TV Movie Guide: Friday, April 18 - Toy Story, Harry Potter, more

18 April 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Dirty Dozen - 2.15pm, Channel 5

This classic Hollywood war film directed by Robert Aldrich follows a WWII major who must lead a suicide mission into enemy territory with a motley band of violent criminals.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 2.45pm, ITV

The first of the Harry Potter films and the most child-friendly sees the schoolboy discover he is a wizard, and set off for an adventure at Hogwarts, full of fun, fantasy and magic special effects.

Beetlejuice - 7pm, 5*

One of Tim Burton's first films, and he already had his kooky gothic comedy vibe sorted. Michael Keaton stars as the hellish phantom who must exorcise a living couple from the home of two fellow ghosts.

Toy Story - 8.30pm, BBC Three

The excellent first film from Pixar that paved the way for hit after hit from the animation company, and a movie trilogy that actually maintains its quality. »

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Easter TV Movie Guide: Friday, April 18 - Toy Story, Harry Potter, more

18 April 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Dirty Dozen - 2.15pm, Channel 5

This classic Hollywood war film directed by Robert Aldrich follows a WWII major who must lead a suicide mission into enemy territory with a motley band of violent criminals.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 2.45pm, ITV

The first of the Harry Potter films and the most child-friendly sees the schoolboy discover he is a wizard, and set off for an adventure at Hogwarts, full of fun, fantasy and magic special effects.

Beetlejuice - 7pm, 5*

One of Tim Burton's first films, and he already had his kooky gothic comedy vibe sorted. Michael Keaton stars as the hellish phantom who must exorcise a living couple from the home of two fellow ghosts.

Toy Story - 8.30pm, BBC Three

The excellent first film from Pixar that paved the way for hit after hit from the animation company, and a movie trilogy that actually maintains its quality. »

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‘Top Gun 2′ Details from Jerry Bruckheimer Tease Maverick vs. Drones Story

15 April 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Sequels to famous 1980s titles like The Goonies, Beetlejuice, and Top Gun have been rumored many times over the years since the original films released by now, yet of late Hollywood’s fixation on nostalgia for that decade has signaled that one or more of these belated followups may, at long last, actually get made. Case in point: just a week ago, reports emerged that Warner Bros. is currently fast-tracking Goonies 2, while a couple months back Michael Keaton confirmed that he and director Tim Burton have seriously discussed making a second movie featuring “The Ghost with the Most.”

For a while, Top Gun 2 looked like it would be the ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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