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Johnny Depp stars in this week's Transcendence, and though he does get to look like a normal, present-day human for some of it, don't worry: he gets a weird look in this movie too. Depp has become famous for donning crazy costumes and makeup from one character to the next throughout his career, in movies like Edward Scissorhands and Pirates of the Caribbean. Some looks are scary, some are sexy, and some are just plain strange. See them all here, and then reflect on how your crush on him has had just as many weird phases. - Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal View Slideshow › »
- Becky Kirsch
As the undisputed king of American gothic, Vincent Price holds a unique position regarding his association with British horror. From the mid sixties, nearly all his films were made in the UK, and while not as distinguished as The House of Usher (1960), Tales of Terror (1962) and The Raven (1963), they are not without interest. As an actor perfectly suited to English gothic, Price’s output includes two career-defining performances. In a nutshell, he had the best of both worlds.
Masque of the Red Death (1964)
The British phase of his career began with a bang. After directing all of Price’s Poe chillers for American International Pictures, Roger Corman wanted to give the formula a fresh approach by making his next film in England. Aip’s Samuel Z Arkoff and James H Nicholson had already produced several European films, so the next step was to establish a London base with Louis M Heyward in charge. »
Samantha Harris will undergo a double mastectomy - Et Peaches Geldof's autopsy results are inconclusive - Us Weekly A tragic Pittsburgh school stabbing has injured 20 - People Guess who Anne Hathaway got tipsy with at the Oscars? - HuffPost Celebrity Is Chris Martin's new song about Alexa Chung? - Lainey Gossip Johnny Depp hasn't unpacked his luggage since Edward Scissorhands - BuzzFeed You have to see Lena Dunham's latest look - Gossip Girl Jon Hamm mocks his '90s dating-show appearance - Hollywood Reporter This star reveals an amazing 40-pound weight loss - TooFab Watch the Oculus cast play Bloody Mary - Rotten Tomatoes Kirsten Dunst under fire for gender-role comments - Wonderwall Did you know these crazy facts about Frozen? - YourTango Source: Getty / Amanda Edwards »
- Alyse Whitney
“Do you think there’s ever been another movie like Heathers?” Winona Ryder asks in her tiny, forever-a-kid voice, and then listens quietly. She’s genuinely curious. Your brain races through the obvious choices. Mean Girls, Clueless, Jawbreaker—teen-girl comedies with a drop of caustic in their lip gloss. But in 25 years, no high school movie has ever come close to the bloodthirsty wit and sweet-faced nihilism of Heathers, the 1989 satire about an Ohio high school where suicide becomes a scrunchie-level fad. “I looove this movie—to the point where I talk about it like I’m not even in it, »
- Adam Markovitz
A is for Aladdin
Starting with Cadillac Man and ending with Bicentennial Man, Robin Williams made 27 films over the course of the 90s. That's a whole spectrum of Robin Williamses: kooky (Mrs Doubtfire), mournful (What Dreams May Come), creepy (Jack) and annoying (again, Bicentennial Man). Yet the most 90s Robin Williams performance of all is his turn as the Genie in Disney's Aladdin, in which he is allowed to blabber and gibber and yelp and riff about nothing at a mile a minute for ages. It's brilliant, but exhausting. Remember, this film had two sound editors. Pray for them.
B is for The Blair Witch Project
A definitively 90s film because it was »
- Stuart Heritage
The cast of the upcoming romantic drama The Age of Adaline has been rounded out with the addition of Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress Kathy Baker ( Edward Scissorhands , "Picket Fences") and Amanda Crew ( The Haunting in Connecticut , Sex Drive ) it was announced today by Lionsgate, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment, who are producing the film. Baker and Crew join previously announced stars Blake Lively, Academy Award-nominated actor Harrison Ford, Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn, and Michiel Huisman. The Age of Adaline follows the miraculous life of 29-year old Adaline, who stops aging after recovering from a near-fatal accident. Over the course of the 20th century she embarks on an epic but isolated worldwide journey keeping her »
Universal Pictures is currently in negotiations with Sofia Coppola to direct their live-action adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Little Mermaid. The movie is currently being rewritten by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands).
The story was published in 1837, but I know most of you are familiar with the Disney animated version. It is about a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.
Coppola is a talented director who has brought us films such as Lost in Translation, Somewhere, The Bling Ring, and Marie Antoinette. The Little Mermaid would be her biggest studio movie to date, and I think she's a solid choice to develop this story into a film.
Via: Deadline »
- Joey Paur
Universal Pictures is currently in negotiations with director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) to take on a live-action version of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas) is currently rewriting a draft of the script turned in by Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey, Saving Mr. Banks) […]
Read Sofia Coppola To Direct A Live-Action Version Of ‘The Little Mermaid’ on Filmonic.
- Andrew Shuster
Sofia Coppola is set to direct Universal’s adaptation of The Little Mermaid, a new, live-action version of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale. Joe Wright had previously been circling the project, but given his involvement with Warner’s upcoming Pan, it seems as though his fairytale slate is currently full up. Tim Burton favourite Caroline Thompson is on board to script the film, with the likes of Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas suggesting she’s the perfect match for the material. She...
- George Wales
Is Ariel going to be getting the Marie Antoinette treatment? Well, not the guillotine part, but the Hans Christian Andersen-turned-Disney heroine may be brought to the big screen next by Sofia Coppola, who's in negotiations to direct a live-action version of the classic tale, E! News confirms. A script has been in the works for a while, and Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands, The Addams Family) is working on the latest draft, according to Deadline. Considering Coppola's penchant for bringing a candy-colored, fairy-tale-like-and-yet-super-hip view to her films, all of which have featured at least one major part for an actress to sink her teeth into, the intense romance about a mermaid willing to »
The long line of fairy tales queued up at studio doors waiting for their moment in the reimagining machine shows no sign of shortening just yet. And Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid has been a live-action target for at least two companies. Universal and Working Title are pushing ahead with their version, and Sofia Coppola is the surprising new choice to direct.We say surprising in that Coppola hasn’t traditionally focused on tales for younger audiences – her movies tend to delve into adult issues, though last year’s The Bling Ring did focus on young people looking to achieve their dreams, so perhaps this is simply an extension of that. You know, with less thieving and celebrity obsession.Joe Wright – who is busy building the new world of Pan – had been down to direct, with Kelly Marcel and Abi Morgan both producing drafts of the script. Now »
We’ve just received word that the stage production of Edward Scissorhands will tour the UK in late 2014 and early 2015. The production, which originally debuted in 2005, is devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne. It will play in various venues across the land starting in November, before returning to Sadler’s Wells for a six week season this Christmas from Tuesday 2 December 2014 – Sunday 11 January 2015.
Based on the classic Tim Burton film and featuring the beautiful and unforgettable music by Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, this touching love story tells the bittersweet story of a boy created by a lonely inventor who dies leaving him alone and unfinished. Left with only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange suburban world where the well meaning community struggle to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within.
The iconic title role will be played by two popular New Adventures stars, »
- Paul Heath
Sofia Coppola is likely headed under the sea to direct an upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, Deadline reports. Coppola is reportedly still negotiating a deal with Universal Pictures and Working Title, but with the studios hoping to move things along quickly, it looks as if the deal will go through.
This new adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale is being rewritten by Caroline Thompson, who penned Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride. The script has also been worked on by Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey, »
She might be best known for her quiet, lyrical portraits of loneliness and privilege, but Sofia Coppola is looking at a very different type of film. EW confirmed Tuesday that the Lost in Translation and Bling Ring director is in talks to helm a live-action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid.
Deadline first reported the news.
The Universal Pictures and Working Titles film is still in the script phase, according to the report. Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands scribe Caroline Thompson is at work on a rewrite. Previous versions were written by Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey »
- Lindsey Bahr
Viewers watching a Denver news station broadcast program got more than they bargained for when a graphic image appeared on screen during their Seattle helicopter crash report.
Kdvr-tv’s “Good Day” program scrolled live through a Twitter feed of pictures from the Komo-tv news helicopter crash scene, until the next images included Edward Scissorhands, a plate of food, and then a penis poking through a man’s zipper.
“That’s Edward Scissorhands, so we’ll just … just ignore that,” anchor Kirk Yuhnke said on air as the image flashed on screen.
The other anchors covered their mouths astonished to what they just saw, as the other broadcasters continued with the report.
The Denver station has issued an apology stating: “While reporting breaking news about the crash of the Komo-tv helicopter in Seattle, Fox31 Denver accidentally broadcast an offensive photo while scrolling live through a Twitter feed of pictures from the crash scene. »
- Nikara Johns
The latest Disney classic to be given the live-action treatment is The Little Mermaid. Based on the fairy tale written by Hans Christensen Andersen, the film looks set to be directed by Sofia Coppola.
Joe Wright was once onboard to direct but he has moved onto another classic children’s story with Pan. Coppola is more known for her subversive, existential dramas, so it will be interesting to see how she handles a project intended for a younger audience. One thing is for certain, it will more than likely have a killer soundtrack if previous works like Marie Antoinette, and The Virgin Suicides are anything to go by. The script is being written by Caroline Thompson of Edward Scissorhands fame.
The next task for production company Working Title will be to capture it’s mermaid Ariel. The character is currently being embodied by JoAnna Garcia Swisher in ABC’s magical Once Upon A Time, »
- Kat Smith
(Warning: If you click on a headline about a local news station showing a picture of a penis, you're probably prepared to see a picture of a penis. Not sure what else you'd be expecting. But anyway, consider this post Nsfw.) Local news: Come for the bloopers, stay for the d--k pics! We're keep the setup short so you can get right to the penis (and also because even with the context, you'll still have literally a million questions): Anchors on a Denver Fox affiliate, Kdvr, were discussing the tragic helicopter crash in Seattle and scrolling through pictures on Twitter. Somehow the twitpics progressed from the helicopter crash to Edward Scissorhands to an omelet to a Full-on Penis. (If »
Sofia Coppola is currently in negotiations to direct a live action version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. Surprisingly, this will not be a Disney production. Instead, it will be released by Universal Studios.
Caroline Thompson, best known for her work on Edward Scissorhands, The Addams Family and Corpse Bride, is rewriting the script, and she would seem to have the unique sensibility to take on such an intriguing project. Her version is said to be similar to the Disney original, wherein Ariel strikes a bargain in order to experience life on land as a human.
While not much has been revealed with regards to which direction they plan to head in just yet, it will be intriguing to see what tone Coppola and Thompson establish for the film. Thompson’s stories tend to take on an almost Gothic quality, and it would not be »
- Jeff Castilla
Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a live-action version of "The Little Mermaid," a project that previously had Joe Wright attached. (Wright is now moving full-steam ahead with another fairytale reboot, "Pan," which recently cast Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily.) The film, which has "Edward Scissorhands" scribe Caroline Thompson reworking the script (Kelly Marcel and Abi Morgan took earlier passes at it), is with Universal and Working Title. Per Deadline, "the intention is to move quickly." In some ways, "The Little Mermaid" works perfectly in Coppola's wheelhouse. Many of her films examine the confused identity of youth, as in last year's underrated "The Bling Ring." The story of a girl who trades her fins for legs in the name of what she thinks is true love could go over just swimmingly with Coppola's hand at the helm. »
- Beth Hanna
The trend of producing live-action adaptations of popular animated films continues. Sofia Coppola is in negotiations to direct The Little Mermaid, a live-action adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale Disney made into an Oscar-winning film in 1989. Universal Pictures will distribute. Frequent Tim Burton collaborator Caroline Thompson, who wrote Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before […]
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- Germain Lussier
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