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Okay, so I’m definitely breaking the rules with this one but I’m still lethargic after a huge Thanksgiving dinner and I feel that this fits well enough into the parameters that I’m okay with it. Therefore, let’s highlight the fantastic scene from Tim Burton’s 1988 supernatural horror comedy Beetlejuice. For those of you who haven’t […] »
After announcing a list of contenders for lifetime achievement honors at the upcoming Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, the organization has announced that make-up artist Ve Neill and hair stylist Yolanda Toussieng will be the ones to have their careers toasted.
“The bodies of work of Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng are legendary, and we are proud to rank them among the best in the history of our profession,” said Susan Cabral-Ebert, President of Iatse Local 706. “They are extraordinary artists and accomplished leaders in the industry, and it is our pleasure to name them as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.”
It’s a serendipitous pairing as both Neill and Toussieng won Oscars for their work on “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Ed Wood” and they have worked together frequently on films like “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Batman Returns.” They also both won Daytime Emmys for their work with »
- Kristopher Tapley
Coming this Halloween is the new film Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse. Part comedy, part horror, director Christopher Landon’s latest movie has Scouts saving the world from the Undead. Landon says audiences will be “screaming and laughing their heads off. This movie is an amusement park ride.”
What’s better than the mashup of comedy and horror to get you shrieking in fear! Just like a Reese’s cup – peanut butter and chocolate – the two just go together. Making scary themes into funny romps, while doing it cleverly, is a hard act to pull off. The films that have done it well have become part of the zeitgeist with fans of both genres.
Before you catch Scouts vs Zombies, check out our list of the funniest horror films.
Tallahassee: My mama always told me someday I’d be good at something. Who’d a guessed that something’d be zombie-killing? »
- Movie Geeks
Too often filmmakers interpret or reinterpret works from other media, nowhere near often enough creating new characters and situations. Look at Tim Burton, for example, he started off taking Pee Wee Herman and producing a feature version of his television series. He returned with the original and still funny Beetlejuice before tackling his version of Batman. Since then, he has not given us anywhere near enough original fare but all can be forgiven if you pause to consider Edward Scissorhands. Thankfully, 20th Century Home Entertainment has seen fit to cause us to consider the film since it has released Edward Scissorhands: 25th Anniversary on Blu-ray.
When it opened a quarter century back, I adored it, calling the Johnny Depp vehicle as a modern day fairy tale and it still holds up. I last watched it two years ago, showing it to my 9th graders as part of a film unit. »
- Robert Greenberger
1961 Spanish poster for Funny Face (Stanley Donen, USA, 1957). Artists: “McP” (Ramon Marti, Joseph Clave, Hernan Pico).Of all the posters I’ve selected for Movie Poster of the Day over the past three months, I would not have expected this Spanish Funny Face to be the most reblogged and “liked” of all, but I am pleasantly surprised that it is. A gorgeous poster, credited to a triumvirate of artists, that repaints photographic images from the Us half-sheet in unexpected shades of purple and orange, it somehow caught Tumblr’s attention. Or maybe it was just those eyes.It tends to be true that the posters that catch fire the most are unusual and striking designs for well known films, like the Japanese Beetlejuice, the Polish Ran, the British Breathless, and the French On the Waterfront. Which makes it all the more heartening that the fourth most popular poster was a »
- Adrian Curry
Watching and marathoning movies on Halloween is like a tradition. They don’t have to be horror movies either. I personally like to watch both horror movies and cherished Halloween movies from my childhood. The films below are the quintessential Halloween movies from your childhood that will make your holiday even better!
The Addams Family (1991)
Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.
This movie did a fantastic job of bringing the television series to film. It was funny, zany, off the walls but at the same time it was endearing and gave us one of the most lovable families ever.
Gomez and Morticia have one of the most functioning and healthy relationships on television not to mention they way they treat the rest of the family is incredibly respectful and loving. The entire family dynamic presented is »
- Sarah Sommer
"I did hear that it's really happening," Davis told ETonline of the rumoured sequel.
"No-one's talked to me about it. I would love to! That was one of my favourite movies, too."
She quipped: "But ghosts probably don't age, and it's going to be 30 years now.
"Of course, I haven't aged, but I think Alec Baldwin maybe has aged, perhaps."
"I think I can confirm it," she said. "It was very hush hush, top secret... and then [Tim Burton] was doing some »
Winona Ryder and her man are still going strong! The actress made a rare red carpet appearance with long-term boyfriend Scott Mackinlay Hahn at the premiere of her new movie, "Experimenter," during the New York Film Festival on Tuesday. Ryder looked cute and casual wearing a classic Lbd. She styled her brunette tresses in loose curls and finished her look with a black watch and clutch. The Loomstate CEO matched his lady love wearing a black button down and black slacks. The "Experimenter" follows the story of famed psychologist Stanley Milgram, who ran a series of controversial experiments to test human behavior, specifically that of obedience, in 1961. The 43-year-old stars in the biopic as Milgram's wife Sasha and Peter Sarsgaard plays Stanley. Stars Taryn Manning, Kellan Lutz, John Leguizamo and Jim Gaffigan likewise make up the impressive cast. While we can't wait to see the actress' latest big screen endeavor, »
- tooFab Staff
Beetlejuice 2 is without a doubt happening, though Warner Bros. has not issued a start date or a release for this highly-anticipated sequel which will see the return of the Ghost with the Most, originated by Michael Keaton. In previous interviews over the course of the last two years, actors Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder, as well as director Tim Burton, have all confirmed they will return. But we haven't ever heard from the rest of the original cast. Until now. It seems Geena Davis is very open to returning.
By the time Beetlejuice 2 gets underway, it will be almost 30 years since the original opened in 1988. We've had to wait nearly two decades for a sequel to finally see the light of day. In the first movie, Geena Davis played the lovable ghost Barbara Maitland, who, along with her deceased husband, must call on Beetlejuice to rid their home of some unwanted guests. »
If Warner Bros. and DC Comics were looking to one-up Marvel in the game of leftfield directing choices after this weekend’s announcement of Taika Waititi for Thor: Ragnarok, the companies have managed it. Prolific author, screenwriter and producer Seth Grahame-Smith is in negotiations to write and direct The Flash. Grahame-Smith, who has thus far limited his directing to two episodes of TV comedy The Hard Times Of Rj Berger, which he wrote on and produced, would seem to be a hugely unlikely candidate for the job of one of DC’s big comic book movies despite his experience behind the camera in other roles. He adapted his novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter into a film, wrote Dark Shadows for Tim Burton and has written and is producing a multitude of other projects, including a Gremlins reboot, a Beetlejuice sequel and a new Looney Toons film. He's also been dipping »
It.s been almost 30 years since we first got a taste of that bizarrely wonderful Beetlejuice. And one taste wasn.t nearly enough. We.ve been wanting more for decades, and talks of a sequel have been happening seemingly forever. It wasn.t until a couple months ago that we finally got a glimpse of what the future could hold, when Winona Ryder pretty much confirmed its happenings. So of course, Geena Davis was asked whether or not she.d return to reprise her role as the lovable ghost Barbara Maitland, to which she exclaimed she.d "love to" but there may be a problem Geena Davis has held a number of iconic roles throughout her career, and while Barbara Maitland certainly is no Thelma, the character is still an beloved aspect of the original Beetlejuice, and one we.d want to see again. So when ETonline asked the Oscar-winning »
Every year as Halloween gets closer, basic cable and the DVD racks at big box stores are flooded with Halloween programming for kids—Disneyfied TV movies and animated specials featuring all their favorite characters in costume. But are these cash-ins any good? If you’re trying to foster a love of horror in your little ones—or just looking for something age-appropriate to show them during October—navigating the seas of “kid-friendly” content can be irritating at best, downright impossible at worst.
Because I both love horror movies and have small children, I have my own picks for what I’ll be showing my kids until they’re of an age for… oh, I don’t know… Cannibal Holocaust. All these choices are subjective and entirely dependent on what different kids can handle.
By age 7, I was already seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street (sneaking a viewing without my parents »
- Patrick Bromley
In a bit of a change of pace from the usual winners-announced-in-advance, gold-watch “lifetime achievement” baubles you get this time of year, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild will pit a number of established artists against each other, with the winners to be honored at its annual awards gala.
Announced today, nominees in the make-up category are: Bernadine Anderson (a longtime key artist for Jane Fonda who also worked with Eddie Murphy on films like “Coming to America” and “Vampire in Brooklyn”); Leonard Engelman (a key artist for actors like Cher and Val Kilmer in his time who also worked on films like “The Accidental Tourist” and How the Grinch Stole Christmas”); Ve Neill (a three-time Oscar winner and eight-time nominee for films like “Beetlejuice,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Ed Wood”); Maurice Stein (a 50-year vet of films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Friday the 13th”); and Michael Westmore »
- Kristopher Tapley
Winona Ryder is an ageless beauty! The 43-year-old stepped out for the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week presentation on Thursday, stunning in a sexy Lbd on the red carpet. The "Girl, Interrupted" star showed off her flawless figure in the strappy dress by the designer, and paired the look with patent leather pointy-toed pumps and a structured purse. The actress accessorized with tousled hair and lots of eyeliner. We can't get over how gorgeous the '90s star looks -- we swear she has't aged a day! With a new "Beetlejuice" film reportedly in the works, we can't wait to see her back in Lydia Deetz's shoes. But Winona wasn't the only stunning celeb at the show. Kendall Jenner walked the runway for the famed designer at his circus-themed event and posed on the red carpet in her dramatic runway look. The 19-year-old looked sophisticated in a white »
- tooFab Staff
With a little over six months until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters, public opinion seems to be more receptive to Ben Affleck playing Bruce Wayne/Batman. There hasn't been a complete turnaround, but many fans are now more open to the idea compared to when the casting was announced in 2013. However, keep in mind that this isn’t the first time that a Batman casting raised outcry from hardcore comic book enthusiasts. Many fans felt the same way about Michael Keaton for the 1989 Batman film. Tens of thousands, at least. Although Keaton had just appeared in the 1987 drama Clean and Sober when he was cast as DC’s brooding hero, at the time he was most famous for comedies like Gung Ho and Beetlejuice. So when the Batman casting was announced, needless to say many were surprised, and as Uproxx reports, "upwards of 50,000 »
Michael Keaton, one of the all-time fan favorite Batman actors, turns 64 today on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Keaton, whose real name is Michael John Douglas, began is illustrious career in films like Night Shift (1982) and lead roles in comedies like Johnny Dangerously (1984) and Mr. Mom (1983).
Known primarily as a comedian, fans were learly when he was cast as Batman in what was supposed to be a dark and serious Batman movie. Keaton had worked with director Tim Burton on Beetlejuice, an association that helped him land the role in Batman (1989). Keaton would go on to star in Batman and Batman Returns (1992), before parting ways with the franchise, due to the exit of Tim Burton in the director's chair.
Many fans still hold out hope that Keaton will be called upon to portray an aging Batman in a big screen Dark Knight Returns adaptation one day.
Happy Birthday Michael!
- The Atari Nation
How many of these madcap cartoon series do you remember?
Check out this amazing concept art for the abandoned Jurassic Park animation
Back to the Future is generally considered a perfect movie trilogy, so did we really need the further adventures of Doc Brown and his family in cartoon form? Christopher Lloyd actually appeared in this series in live-action interstitials, but the animated Doc was voiced by Dan 'Homer Simpson' Castellaneta.
2. Mighty Ducks
Remember those films about the cute outcast kids who Emilio Estevez coaches into champion hockey players? How much better would it have been if they were actual ducks? Alien ducks? It made sense to someone.
The gem in the cartoon adaptation crown, »
Tim Burton will have the honour of turning on this year's Blackpool Illuminations.
The Hollywood movie director, who has been a long-time fan of the seaside town, will turn on the light display after a concert next month, reports BBC News.
The event on September 4 will see performances from acts including Only The Young, Lawson, Jedward and Professor Green. The Vamps are headlining proceedings.
Councillor Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of Blackpool's council, said: "Having one of the most famous film directors in the world turn on the Blackpool Illuminations is a major coup and shows the high regard the town is held in the hearts of our famous visitors.
"We know he is a huge fan of Blackpool and we are delighted that he has agreed to switch the Illuminations on for us on the biggest night of Blackpool's year.
"This is gearing up to be one of the best »
Last week, an extremely cautious Winona Ryder confirmed on Late Night With Seth Myers that a sequel to Tim Burton's beloved 1988 haunted house comedy Beetlejuice was finally in the works. Ryder will be reprising her role as Lydia Deetz, with Burton back behind the megaphone and Michael Keaton, fresh from a career-resurrecting turn in Birdman (2014), again starring as 'the ghost with the most'.
Ryder's announcement was met with the inevitable woops and cheers from Myers' studio audience, but fans of Burton's breakthrough feature will be seeking reassurances that the forthcoming follow-up will remain true to the spirit of its predecessor.
For those who've never seen it, Beetlejuice tells the story of Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis), a happily married couple living »
The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – mainly the continuing failiure of Fantastic Four, a bunch of Star Wars Universe news, the plot of Toy Story 4 and the latest casting in the Baywatch movie…
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The not-so-fantastic news keeps a-coming. Allegedly, Twentieth Century Fox nearly fired Trank just days before shooting began, but decided »
- Oli Davis
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