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I'm probably making way too big of a deal over one small bit of advertising art for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, but I love seeing this stuff. This new bit of art just popped up on JoBlo earlier today. Given the shape, I'm guessing this is billboard art that you'll see up soon if you live in Los Angeles or New York. It's definitely some eye-catching artwork, so bravo to everyone at Disney for coming up with this. I'm sure they're having a heyday with Alice in Wonderland, imagine the possibilities that graphic designers have with this! Anyway, since the last trailer got kinda buried, I'm wondering if everyone is still excited to see this? Alice in Wonderland is directed by visionary director Tim Burton, of everything from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure to Beetlejuice to Batman to Edward Scissorhands to Mars Attacks to Sleepy Hollow to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory »
- Alex Billington
Chicago – Seventy years ago, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released a haunting animated short named “Peace On Earth.” Director Hugh Harman set his story in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited only by animals, who have rebuilt a society dedicated to peace and nonviolence. Mankind ultimately brought about their own extinction by forging never-ending wars.
With tough subject matter and a cautionary message, this groundbreaking cartoon proved that the medium of animation could be used for more than lightweight escapism aimed at children. In 2005, UCLA student Shane Acker made a thesis film that resembled Harman’s short, in terms of its setting and themes. Instead of animals emerging from the wreckage of a bombed-out wasteland, there were odd mechanical creatures with burlap skin and camera irises for eyes. This wordless, visually arresting short ended up snagging an Oscar nod.
Blu-Ray Rating: 4.0/5.0
In its feature-length incarnation, “9” delivers a thrilling visual experience on Blu-ray. There’s a visceral »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Chicago – This eight-image slideshow contains new imagery from the highly anticipated Tim Burton film “Alice in Wonderland,” which stars Johnny Depp (as The Mad Hatter), Mia Wasikowska (Alice Kingsley), Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen) and Anne Hathaway (The White Queen).
The film also stars Alan Rickman (The Caterpillar), Michael Sheen (The White Rabbit), Crispin Glover (The Knave of Hearts), Stephen Fry (The Cheshire Cat), Christopher Lee (The Jabberwock), Matt Lucas (Tweedledee and Tweedledum), Timothy Spall (The Bloodhound) and Barbara Windsor (The Dormouse).
The new “Alice in Wonderland” movie trailer, which was released on Dec. 16, 2009, can be watched now below!
The film is slated to hit theaters on March 5, 2010. The synopsis for “Alice in Wonderland” follows.
From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes the epic 3D fantasy adventure “Alice in Wonderland”: a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Disney has released a new trailer for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and you can check it out after the jump. While the teaser trailer for Alice looked cool, this new trailer is definitely going to wow you with some pretty incredible visuals. In fact, with this trailer, we’re finally getting a real taste of the movie and in my opinion…it looks like the perfect marriage between story and visuals. Because if there was ever a place that Tim Burton was meant to bring to life, it’s the magical world of Wonderland. Also, the way he’s making the film, with a mixture of live action, animation and CGI, I think it’s going to be amazing. Check out the trailer and judge it for yourself:
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
With the DVD release of 9, and to celebrate some of my favorite Tim Burton movies I have made this list of my favorite characters of his. So without further adieu here are my 9 favorite Tim Burton Characters:
8. Victor – Corpse Bride
7. Pee Wee Herman – Pee Wee’S Big Adventure
6. Lydia – Beetlejuice
3. Jack Skellington – Nightmare Before Christmas
Well there you have it boys and girls…these are My favorite Tim Burton characters from his movies.
A stylist in Florida offers a wild way to cut hair, Edward Scissorhands-style. Valentino LoSauro told UK newspaper The Telegraph, "I am a pianist as well as a hairdresser and wanted to combine that light fingered touch with my styling. So the 'Clawz' were born as a simple idea to bring a musicality to hair styling. When I cut the hair I use methods I call 'Flight of the Bumblebee' and 'Zap.'" According to him, it took him two years and £150,000 (about $243,557.46 in today's shoddy economic climate) to come up with his zippy creations. (The picture over on the right is just one Claw up close and personal.)
Now, I'm no hairdresser so I don't know if it would be a good idea or not, but I would totally let this guy near my Jewfro with his magical gadgets, which you can read about on the official Clawz website. »
- Jenni Miller
Have you ever studied a pack of plain playing cards? Not very interesting! They’re usually just a bunch of spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds along with some Victorian era people. That is why card makers are constantly printing more interesting decks. Whether it be naked women, your favorite football team or even Lego themed cards, there’s something for most anyone, and now Tim Burton fans included.
The number cards for all suits on this deck are displayed in a slightly twisted fashion. The inherent design of each heart, club, diamond and spade are definitely a perfect cosmetic fit in the design style that Tim Burton brings to the table. The higher end cards (Jack, Queen, King and Ace) have specific characters on them, all of which have a resemblance to children, albeit as a zombie, sewing doll, mummy and a long past due zombie/vampire, depending upon your view, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Mayo)
Gallery 1988 have made a few more Crazy4Cult prints available for purchase. In addition to Dan May’s Edward Scissorhands-Inspired Art Print “Portrait of a Gentle Man” that we posted about last week, the Los Angeles based gallery have made a few more prints available. Details and photos after the jump. N.C. Winters' Fight Club-inspired "I Am Jack's Broken Heart" 12 x 16 inch giclee print on fine art paper is now available for $70, limited edition of only 35. Dave McDowell's John Hughes-inspired "Molly's" 14 x 11 inch giclee print on fine art paper, available for $60, limited edition of 50. Scott Campbell's "The Exciting News" (inspired by Kevin Smith's SModcast #42) on 10 x 8 inch giclee print on fine art paper, available for $40, limited edition of 30. To order any of these prints, please contact Gallery 1988: (323) 937-7088 / email@example.com / 7020 Melrose Ave., La, CA 90038. Gallery 1988 is also offering »
- Peter Sciretta
It sounds like Dark Shadows is definitely back on schedule, albeit a little more than a year later than originally anticipated.
The movie adaptation of the classic 1960’s gothic soap opera, which featured vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and other assorted creatures, will be directed by Tim Burton as his post-Alice in Wonderland project. Not surprisingly, Johnny Depp, who teamed with Burton on Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sweeney Todd and the upcoming Alice will star as the brooding vampire Barnabas Collins.
Burton is finishing post-production on Alice in Wonderland. As such, King said he is already prepping production on Dark Shadows with screenwriters, to make it easier for Burton to slide into it next year.
"We're actually going to shoot »
Earlier this year we asked Tim Burton about his upcoming adaptation of "Dark Shadows," the '60s soap opera with a vampire protagonist and a generally supernatural edge. Before that even, we heard from both Burton and his intended "Shadows" star Johnny Depp that the TV adaptation would shoot next year.
Now we have an even more specific time frame to work with. Speaking to producer Graham King, Sci Fi Wire has learned that production will start on "Shadows" late next year. What, you want to know when? "We're actually going to shoot that film next September/October with Tim Burton and Johnny," he said. Which I'm guessing means that the movie will see a summer or fall 2011 release, presuming all goes as planned.
I don't have much experience with the TV series, but vampires are certainly what's hot right now. And for all of his experience, Burton's never done a proper vampire movie. »
- Adam Rosenberg
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A Note from the Flying Monkey: I recently wrote how weird it is that, completely coincidentally, I often get a bunch of questions all at the same time clustered around a central theme. Well, almost every question I received this week had something to do with music. Check it out!
Q: Oh, Great Flying Simian Even Smarter Than the Only Other Smart Monkey I Can Think Of, Doctor Zaius: You might not have heard about it because it was very hush-hush, but Adam Lambert kissed his keyboardist during a performance at the American Music Awards. Supposedly, it wasn’t rehearsed, but done “in the moment.” So what does the keyboardist think – and is he gay? – Martin, U.S. Virgin Islands
Adam Lambert plants one on keyboardist Tommy Ratliff
A: Hush-hush indeed, »
- Brent Hartinger
For Gallery1988's new show, The Vivisect Play VI, they have released a special print by artist Dan May. The Edward Scissorhands-inspired painting "Portrait of a Gentle Man" was on display at the last Crazy4Cult show, and is now available as a limited edition giclee print. The 12 x 16 inch print is hand-signed and numbered and from an edition of only 50 (so act fast), and available for $75.00. See the full print after the jump. Call Gallery1988 at 323.937.7088 or e-mail them at email@example.com. 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. »
- Peter Sciretta
Lights. Cameras. Birthday Action (for this, the 30th of November). Only one month left to go and it's 2010. How crazy is that?
Ridley, Terrence (in the 70s) and Marc
1926 Richard Crenna, character actor
1927 Robert Guillaume, "Benson"
1937 Ridley Scott, manly director whose movies are usually way better when they're shot through with a strong female presence. Consider the three classics: Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Alien. The rest of the filmography surely has its moments but that's the trinity right there.
1943 Terence Malick, »
- NATHANIEL R
But with Sarah Palin eyeing the presidency and Scientology in trouble there are at least reasons to celebrate
Americans do holidays better than anyone and, dammit, we have the obesity problem to prove it: two-thirds of us are now officially overweight and that figure, like the dial on the bathroom scale, is only going to rise.
One reason for this happens tomorrow: Thanksgiving, which falls smack in between Diabetes Night (aka Halloween) and Obesity Day (aka Christmas.) Imagine having Christmas dinner, twice, less than a month apart. It's not enough that our portions are bigger anyway, we have the whole meal again.
But if there's anything more American than eating an enormous meal twice, it's finding a justification to do so. So while the holiday itself might elicit groans (of indigestion), there are plenty of things this year that are worthy of a third helping of sweet potatoes with marshmallows, »
- Hadley Freeman
Think of the look of any Johnny Depp character from the Tim Burton universe -- from Edward Scissorhands' bondage buckles to Ed Wood's angora sweaters to the breeches and waistcoasts of Sleepy Hollow's Ichabod Crane -- and Colleen Atwood was the woman who envisioned and executed it. One of the most sought-after and gifted costume designers working in Hollywood today, Atwood has been nominated for an astounding eight Academy Awards, of which she's won two -- for Chicago and Memoirs of a Geisha. Just reading about her 2009 slate is enough to render you exhausted: good thing she had Depp's measurements seared into her memory when work began on Michael Mann's Public Enemies (which comes out on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 8th); then there was the business of putting all those other Oscar winners into revealing outfits for Nine; and let's not forget Mr. Burton, who called »
'New Moon' stars fill us in on who they'd most like to helm the final installment in the 'Twilight' franchise.
By Eric Ditzian
Kellan Lutz in Times Square Thursday
Photo: MTV News
Could the man who directed "Edward Scissorhands," "Beetle Juice" and "Sweeney Todd" really be the best person to direct "Breaking Dawn," the final installment in the "Twilight" vampire franchise? As odd a choice as Tim Burton might be, popular opinion among the cast seems to be coalescing around him.
"New Moon" vampire Jamie Campbell Bower first came out in support of Burton, telling MTV News earlier this month, "I think he'd screw around with it quite a lot, and aesthetically, I think it'd be incredibly different."
Co-star Ashley Greene seconded that endorsement, telling us earlier this week, "The fourth one's a little odd, a little weird, and I definitely think that Tim Burton would put an amazing spin on it. »
Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Matthew McConaughey, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, and Ben Affleck. Besides being famously good looking, extremely successful, and kings of industry, what else do these actors have in common? At one point in their career they have been named People's Sexist Man Alive. Here are some clues for this year's winner: Has foreign roots. Leading man in multi-million dollar movie franchise. Has a new movie coming out in 2010. Do you think that you have guessed who People have named as the Sexiest Man of the Year? Keep reading to find out which Hollywood actor was crowned with the coveted title. Sorry, twi-hards, we are not talking about Robert Pattinson although many speculated that he would take the title. Instead for the second time, People Magazine has named Johnny Depp as the Sexist Man Alive. The actor, who lived in France, starred in the »
- email@example.com (Colleen Joyce)
Johnny Depp has twice landed the title of Sexiest Man Alive, but to the cast and crew of his films -- he's simply a "real gentleman."
"He's a real gentleman in a modern time where a lot of people aren't. He's a step apart," says Oscar-winning designer Colleen Atwood, who has worked with Depp on everything from "Edward Scissorhands" to "Public Enemies."
View photos of Johnny Depp through the years.
"He is a real artist »
From MTV.Com: Tim Burton definitely has his own aesthetic: part goth, part whimsy, part just plain Burton. Throughout his career, he has established himself as the go-to guy for the strangely charming and bizarre.
Now, the man behind such classics as "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is being honored with a retrospective exhibit of the artwork connected to some of his most beloved films at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this winter. The visionary said he still doesn't believe that the work in the exhibit belongs to him.
Continue reading Tim Burton Calls Retrospective Museum Exhibit 'Surreal'
- MTV Movies Team
New York -- "I'm still working on it. I got a lot to do in a short period of time. ... I shouldn't even be here." That's how Tim Burton described the status of "Alice in Wonderland," set to be released in 2010, speaking Tuesday with reporters who had come to preview the Museum of Modern Art's largest-ever retrospective of the works of a filmmaker.
Addressing why he took on the iconic story for his latest film, Burton said, "I've never seen adaptations (of Alice) in film I liked," with one criticism being the portrayal of Alice as a rather passive character.
But otherwise, the filmmaker was upbeat, and had all reason to be. The Burton exhibition -- which brings together never-before-seen drawings and other renderings by the director, including some from his childhood, film artifacts, movie posters and more -- opens at MoMa on Sunday and runs through April. It is »
- By Georg Szalai
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