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Philadephia Inquirer man shot for talking during Benjamin Button!
Get the Big Picture on the best posters of the year. Yes, I'll do my own list veddy soon.
Stale Popcorn also goes there
IMDb a court decision regarding those Watchmen battles is in and Warner Bros loses to Fox. Translation: That March 2009 release date is looking very subject to change
Art of the Title on Edward Scissorhands. God, I love those credits
In Contention looks briefly at the disparity between two sets of critical roundups on the year's best.
Harvey Fiertstein (the great) has some insightful words for Barack Obama
Best and Worst Musicals of the year courtesy of Eikilfm
Huffington Post all the celebrity divorces of the year. Awardage for best divorces, Madonnamony and whatnot
Moviefone has a list of the 50 best movies. They manage to include »
- NATHANIEL R
I thought the idea for this week's column would be relatively simple -- find holiday themed comic books, and argue as to why they should be made into movies. However, nothing is that easy, and I was hard pressed to come up with any that weren't saccharine or stupid. I even posed the question at my local comic shop, and we were all stumped. "The problem is," said one of our regulars, "they all have some kind of message, and that's stupid." So true, so true.
In the subsequent hours, I've managed to dig up a few that weren't too syrupy, and I present them as a gift to Hollywood. As the Marvel and DC Studios continue their tireless march toward our movie screens, I'm really thinking they need to get away from the Summer Blockbuster Extravaganza! and move into some seasonal fare, if only to give us some breathing room mentally and financially. »
- Elisabeth Rappe
DVD Links: DVD News | Release Dates | New Dvds | Reviews | RSS Feed This is obviously going to be a limited week in terms of news and information and this week's DVD releases continue the trend as the following DVDs release on December 27 and obviously aren't today's releases as the Christmas holiday has thrown a kink in the release dates which is why Death Race, Burn after Reading, Hamlet 2 and American Teen all hit DVD on Sunday the 21st. For my take on those releases click here for last week's rundown. As for this week we have a group of three Paramount releases, which will them be followed by a more traditional week on December 30. Eagle Eye Eagle Eye is one of those films that may play a lot better at home than it did in the theaters, since it has one of the dumbest plots ever conceived. Films like this »
- Brad Brevet
It's hard to ignore the Oscar polish involved in Revolutionary Road; an Oscar-winning director, Sam Mendes, reunites the stars of the Oscar-gobbling Titanic. To that end, Mendes does his best to make the film look serious and prestigious. And if you give it a cursory glance it's possible to come away with the impression that it is indeed a great and important film. But in truth, it's both relentlessly grim and nearly pointless.
It's "nearly" pointless because the subject matter -- that the suburbs have mutated and destroyed the American spirit -- has already been covered, many, many times in far better films, ranging from scary (Blue Velvet) to romantic (Far from Heaven) to funny (Edward Scissorhands). In a way, those outside genre elements helped keep the material from becoming overbearing. For Revolutionary Road, Mendes and screenwriter Justin Haythe have adapted a novel by Richard Yates, which was groundbreaking for »
- Jeffrey M. Anderson
Remember the Crazy4Cult pop culture art show we wrote about back in August? Well Gallery 1988 has released some new limited edition prints from Alex Pardee’s Cult Series. Pictured above (click to enlarge), The Cult Series features Baseball Furie #1, Edward Scissorhands, Ash, Sloth, Johnny Eck, and Cop #4.
Each character is printed on 8×10 giclee archival paper, signed by t00he artist (photo below), and is limited to 50. Available while supplies last - $40 each or $200 for the set of 6. To order, e-mail email@example.com, call them at (323) 937 - 7088, or just come on in to their Los Angeles — 7020 Melrose Ave from 11-6 Tuesday through Saturday or 12-4 Sunday. Tell Jensen that /Film sent you.
Cool Stuff is a daily feature of slashfilm.com. Know of any geekarific creations or cool products which should be »
- Peter Sciretta
The Film Department is aiming for perfection, signing up for an English-language take on Italian romantic comedy "The Perfect Man."
Peter Chelsom will helm the feature about a love triangle in which one woman tries to break up the relationship between her close male and female friends by hiring a male model to come between them. The pic is based on Luca Lucini's 2005 Italian-language "L'Uomo Perfetto."
Denise Di Novi, who counts "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and "Edward Scissorhands" among her many producing credits, is producing via her Di Novi Pictures banner. Colleen McGuinness, who is also writing the screenplay for Di Novi's "Not Our Class Dear," is penning the script.
- By Steven Zeitchik
Dutch Southern’s “It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts” t-shirt features twelve and a half of the most sweet souled freaks to ever grace the silver screen (including Sloth, Mel Gibson without a face, Swamp Thing, Quasimodo, Jerry, Aughra, Elephant Man, Edward Scissorhands, Thing, Rocky Dennis, Rell the Cyclops, and Darkman). Available in sizes small to Xxxl, screen printed on American Apparel cream tees for $17. Cool Stuff is a daily feature of slashfilm.com. Know of any geekarific creations or cool products which should be featured on Cool Stuff? E-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Related Stories No Related Post »
- Peter Sciretta
Elusive actor Johnny Depp is finally opening up about one thing – his love for his family. "I could sit there all day and do nothing but watch them grow," he says in the January issue of Britain's Psychologies magazine. "I'm totally inspired by them." Depp, 45, has two children – Lily-Rose, 9, and Jack, 6 – with longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis. He says meeting Paradis gave him "proper perspective and understanding" in his life. "It wasn't until then that things started to get real for me," he tells the magazine. "We just have a miraculous understanding of each other." The Golden Globe-winning actor also looked »
- Ann Clark
Continuing right along with our Holiday Movie Junk series, today we have yet another batch of movie-inspired t-shirts for you to sink your wallets into. This time we're pointing you toward our good friends over at Dutch Southern, who've just debuted two new shirts (see above and below). These are the folks behind the very popular Tarantino Babies t-shirt, featuring characters from all of Quentin Tarantino's films as babies. As you can see, their new shirt, It's What's On The Inside That Counts (designed by Andrew Gregory), features a group of classic movie monster-ish characters like Rocky Dennis, Darkman, Edward Scissorhands, Rell the Cyclops and more. Additionally, they've also got a pretty sweet Death Wish t-shirt, designed by Tom Burns (check out the image down below). Both t-shirts are available in all sizes and can be purchased for seventeen bucks via the Dutch Southern website.
Gallery: Movie-Inspired T-Shirts, Part 2
And from GoApeShirts. »
- Erik Davis
Twilighter Lissete has sent us the following information about a cool little Twirelated projectTheres a really cool show called the Hillywood Show. Ive been watching it for a few months now and its basicly a show on youtube by these two wonderful girls who act out excellent Johnny Depp impressions of all the characters hes ever done. Including Edward Scissorhands Jack Sparrow etc. What does this have to do with Twilight? Well in most of their shows one of the Johnny Depp characters usually crosses paths with another movie such as Terminator Back to The Future and most recently the Dark Knight. But in January 2009 The Hillywood Show has announced that they are going to do one crossing paths with our very own Twilight universe! The Hillywood Show is doing a casting call for this upcoming show and below are further detailsTo check out the Hillywood website click here.Thanks to Lissete for the information! »
What would happen to Edward Scissorhands if he got rid of the knives, developed an interest in millinery and bought some fancy china? He'd probably wind up like the Mad Hatter, at least Tim Burton's version of the character. Not like we didn't expect it, but the Hatter, played by Johnny Depp in Burton's Alice in Wonderland, will look a lot like the dark-eyed, pale-faced Burton characters of other movies. This is all based on some concept art unearthed by the Depp fansite Johnny-Depp.org. It looks like a photo but probably isn't, given that the movie will be motion-captured animation. But the concept art is pretty detailed, and offers all kinds of mysteries to ponder. Why is he holding a rabbit? Why is his thumb bandaged? And if he's this creepy as an actual human, think of how bizarre the motion-capture version will be. Check out the full-size »
Following the news of Crispin Glover's casting as the Knave of Hearts in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland comes word that Christopher Lee and Eleanor Tomlinson are joining the cast, while Danny Elfman confirms his involvement on the musical end of things.
SlashFilm reports on Lee's casting, stating that the actor's role in the film has yet to be made known. Speculation exists that he'll either play The Caterpillar, King of Hearts or The White Knight. Lee is no stranger to fantasy films, as he's played Sith Lord Count Dooku in Star Wars and Saruman the White in Lord of the Rings. He's also a familiar face in the Burton circuit, having had roles in Sleepy Hallow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride and deleted scenes of Sweeney Todd.
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Tomlinson has snagged the all original role of Fiona Chataway. Fiona, created specifically for Burton's vision, »
- Josh Wigler
BET Networks and Hallmark Channel have acquired film packages from the Weinstein Co. and Twentieth TV, respectively.
Bet's deal includes the first network-window premiere rights to recent release "The Longshots," starring Ice Cube and Keke Palmer, as well as the upcoming films "Soul Men," starring Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac, and "Hurricane Season," starring Forest Whitaker.
In addition, BET will be a promotional partner on "Soul Men" and "Hurricane Season." BET's "106 & Park" will broadcast from the premiere of "Soul Men" at the Apollo Theater in New York on Tuesday and rename the show "106 & Soul Men" for the night. For the basketball-themed "Hurricane Season," Bet will air a primetime special from John Ehret High School in Marrero, La., featuring a town hall discussion with students, real players, »
- By Kimberly Nordyke
Welcome to Mixing it Up where breakout creators create things, break things, and hang out. Every week, David Gallaher experiences the world beyond comics to discuss the influences, hobbies, and thoughts of your favorite artists and writers. This week, David heads to Baltimore for a quick visit to the grave of Edgar Allan Poe and for drinks at the Inner Harbor with Sullengrey creator and Cthulhu Tales artist, Drew Rausch.
Baltimore gets deceptively chilly during October. Of course, not all the chills come from the strong breeze blowing over Chesapeake Bay … no, this is a chill that tingles your spine … and it's a chill made real when you visit the grave of Edgar Allan Poe with Drew Rausch.
Drew is used to the chill though. He spends his days drawing all the things that go bump in the night. And, on a day like today, he's already talking about ways »
- Dave Gallaher
David Frank knows more than you. Care to disagree? Everyone enjoys reading a Best of/Worst of list every now and again. We occasionally publish a Top 10 Whatever here on the website and the damn things are hit magnets. Their easily digestible format and promise of no heavy intellectual lifting for the reader make for fun, breezy reads. Plus, we all love to bitch, and if there's one thing everyone can agree on, it's that whatever particular list you come across, it sure blows compared to your list. And your list sucks compared to my list. And my list stinks compared to some other dude's list (humph, so says him). Limiting lists to 10, 50, or even 100 is what kicks, punches, and shakes the wasps' nest. Keeping the overall count small forces more editorial decisions, which is what leads to debate. Sorry, that film, that scene, that character is damn good, but not good enough. »
- David Frank
By Neil Pedley
With the fall season's heavy hitters already starting to make an appearance, this week's feast of indie offers some calm before the big studio storm. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Celebrated Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai gathered together lost and damaged footage to painstakingly rework his only martial arts epic, first released in 1994, into a fresh, definitive edition (complete with an all new score from Yo-Yo Ma). With a blindingly colorful palette, Wong paints a looping, stylized portrait of an embittered agent Ouyang Feng (the late Leslie Cheung) who channels the unbearable pain of a broken heart into commissioning bounty hunters to commit acts of vengeance. Tony Leung Ka Fai, Maggie Cheung, Carina Lau and Jacky Cheung round out the still-impressive cast.
Opens in New York and Los Angeles.
"Body of Lies"
In terms of the global espionage thriller, orange is the new »
- Neil Pedley
In a surprise piece of casting, Depp also will play the sidekick Tonto in the upcoming movie version of "The Lone Ranger."
A daylong preview of upcoming Disney movies and projects, held Wednesday at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, ended with a surprise appearance by the actor, outfitted as Jack Sparrow, walking onstage to the tune of "The William Tell Overture," the "Lone Ranger" theme.
The Depp castings were just a couple of the developments that Disney execs, led by chairman Dick Cook, offered up to a packed house of exhibitors and media types. In lieu »
- By Borys Kit and Carolyn Giardina
About a year ago on our site, I wrote about an artist named Justin Reed, who painted a lot of very cool and unique creations that I thought some of you might enjoy. Well, since that time, Mr. Reed has been busier than a bee, and creating even more slickness, including a new Edward Scissorhands painting for yours truly, that you could check out below. He's also added paintings to the collections of such hip folk »
The director is reportedly lining up long-time muse Johnny Depp to play the Mad Hatter in the film, which is slated for release in 2010.
Earlier this year, Wasikowska was chosen as one of only two Australian actresses to receive a Heath Ledger scholarship - a fund to help young up-and-coming Aussie performers in memory of the late actor. »
The actor is to play the Mad Hatter in a new version of Alice in Wonderland, according to new reports.
The movie, which will hit cinema screens in 2010, will be directed by Burton. It will mark the seventh time he and Depp have worked together.
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