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Instead of watching the usual seasonal fare, why not deck the halls with a little less holly and a bit more gore? Here are seven of the craziest, most murderous holiday flicks to watch this Christmas! Just a heads up: You probably shouldn't watch these with your kids.
Video: Holiday Movies the Stars Just Can't Get Enough Of
Jack Frost (1997) - In this ridiculous campy cult classic, which takes place in the town of Snowmonton, serial killer Jack Frost is being transported to his execution when the police van crashes into a "genetic research" truck full of… genetics? It's not really clear. However, they mysterious substance kills Jack and causes his body to fuse with the snow. Soon, he comes back to life as a vengeful »
Tim Burton was one of the first director to venture into superhero movie territory, and he did a great job! I love what he did with Batman and Batman Returns, and with those films he kind of laid the foundation for what was to come. During an interview with Yahoo, he was asked about what he thought of the movies Marvel was making, and he didn’t seem very impressed.
“How many times can you say ‘you’re wearing a funny costume’ with the tights and stuff? That’s been going on for 20 years now. Yes, we all know that superheroes are damaged individuals. Maybe we need to see a happy superhero?”
With a statement like that, I’m not even sure if he’s seen any of the Marvel movies. No one ever really says “you’re wearing a funny costume,” in those movies. As for the whole happy superhero comment, »
- Joey Paur
It was director Tim Burton's 1989 monster hit Batman that arguably ignited several blockbuster obsessions. It showed - for the first time since Superman - that comic book movies could be big hits. It also set out the template for the drive to get a huge opening weekend at the box office. And it changed the way blockbuster movies were promoted.
Burton would return for 1992's Batman Returns, but he's not been near a comic book movie since (save for dabbling with Superman Lives, before dropping out of that project). But is he tempted?
Chatting to Yahoo!, he said that "Marvel, they have their thing and there’s a certain formula to it all which seems to still be working, but how many times can you say ‘you’re »
Tim Burton is a man who paved the way for the modern day superhero movie since 1989’s Batman and its sequel Batman Returns. However, the director thinks its time for the superhero genre to have a change of pace.
“Marvel, they have their thing and there’s a certain formula to it all which seems to still be working,” he told Yahoo! Movies. “But how many times can you say ‘you’re wearing a funny costume’ with the tights and stuff? That’s been going on for 20 years now. Yes, we all know that superheroes are damaged individuals. Maybe we need to see a happy superhero?”
Burton, whose movie Big Eyes is out soon, added that his Batman movie doesn’t compare to the current superhero movie product. “I remember Batman getting so much flak and criticism at the time for being too dark,” Burton adds. “And now 20-30 years later, »
- Luke Owen
"No," he told Shortlist. "Do you know why?
"Because I'm Batman. I'm very secure in that."
Keaton recently played a washed-up superhero actor in acclaimed comedy Birdman, which opened in the Us last year and will arrive in the UK on January 1.
It was 1988 when we saw the first incarnation of Tim Burton’s bizarre comedy fantasy Beetlejuice. Now, after over a quarter century and several failed sequel attempts, it appears the likelihood of Michael Keaton resurrecting the legendary character is better than ever.
It was late last year when Winona Ryder all but confirmed that a sequel was indeed in the works. “I love Lydia so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later,” said Ryder. “I would never go near [a sequel] if it was not Tim and Michael, because those guys, I love.”
Things died down a bit after that but in February of this year they started swirling again after Keaton mentioned he was in discussions with Burton about potentially bringing Betelgeuse back to the big screen. “I always said that [Beetlejuice] is the one thing I’d like to do again, »
- William Fanelli
You want to celebrate the holidays, but want to do it a little differently? Cinelinx presents this list of our favorite non-traditional holiday films.
It’s a fact. TV networks love the holiday season. It’s their chance to program endless Christmas Story reruns and James Bond marathons. More importantly, it’s a time when the whole family is at home and sitting down in front of the TV. Let’s say you’re tired of the normal selection of holiday films that cycle throughout the day on TV. You’re tired of hearing “Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings!”. You’ve had enough of Macaulay Culkin’s self-defense antics, and Ralphie just maybe deserves to get his tongue stuck to that pole. You are very familiar with how many sizes too small the Grinch’s heart is, and maybe Frosty the snowman is just another migraine waiting to happen. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
The new film is the intended sequel to 2013's "Man of Steel"...
...and the second installment in the 'DC Cinematic Universe'.
The custom rigged car debuted in DC's "Detective Comics" #27 (May, 1939), followed by the cover of "Batman" #20.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"...
"Batman Returns" Batmobile
- Michael Stevens
Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League Dark, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Constantine, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman Versus Robin, Doctor Strange, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Jessica Jones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Fantastic Four, Powers and more…
There’s been some big casting news this week, and we’ll start things off with Warner Bros.’ 2016 supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad. Just days after Jared Leto stated that he’d “sworn to keep my mouth shut” over talk linking him to The Joker, the Oscar-winner was officially announced as taking on the role of the Clown Prince of Crime in the David Ayer-directed film. Leto will be joined in the cast by Tom Hardy (The Drop) as Rick Flagg, »
- Gary Collinson
Jules: “You know what they call a Quarter-Pounder with Cheese in Paris?”
1994. The year Justin Bieber and Harry Styles were born – luckily the world was not ready yet for those two (was it ever ready?) and instead, we had actual art like Pulp Fiction to lift us from the grave, like The Bride in Kill Bill Vol.2. Interestingly, much like The Bride Pulp Fiction had to fight through the suffocating dirt that went with making an independent film in the 90s. Before we delve further in to the humble beginnings of the iconic film, 1994 was the year Dumb And Dumber, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Lion King, Interview With The Vampire and Natural Born Killers were released. Not a bad year for film you could say, certainly for a young kid growing up then. I must admit, I wasn’t totally aware of Pulp Fiction at that time, but »
- Louise Tooth
Tim Burton's Batman in 1989 may have redefined how the general audience viewed DC.s Caped Crusader, but just imagine how he affected the populace of Gotham City within this fictional universe. One minute they.re living their lives in this anachronistic setting, the next minute a guy dressed like a bat is beating up criminals in the night. People may have been off put by him at first, but by 1992.s Batman Returns, Gotham City was used to its caped vigilante - so much so that the movie almost featured a Batman-themed store, complete with an intense, action-packed scene that would have highlighted it. 1989Batman.com has posted images of the unused Batman store set filled with merchandise centered around Gotham City.s Caped Crusader. This place had everything from action figures to ball caps to stickers to his own arcade game (which suspiciously had Bruce Wayne.s »
There's a certain amount of nostalgia that fans of The Dark Knight will always have when it comes to the original 1989 adaptation of Batman from director Tim Burton. That film and the sequel paved the way for more mature comic book movies, even if they don't hold up quite as well with the passage of time (though I still love them). Well, here's something cool you may not have known about Batman Returns. In what feels like perfect mimicry of the real world, there was once a plan for Batman Returns to feature a scene that took place in a Batman store, right in Gotham City. It was scrapped, but here's proof it existed. Here's photos of the scrapped Batman store in Batman Returns from 1989Batman.com (via SlashFilm): As you can see, the store is chock full of Batman merchandise, some of it was probably real stuff that »
- Ethan Anderton
So apparently director Tim Burton almost included a scene in Batman Returns that featured a Batman gift shop that sold all kinds of Batman memorabilia. Apparently someone in Gotham City was looking to make a buck off of Batman's popularity after what went down in the first Batman movie.
The shop was fully built for the film, and it was supposed to be destroyed in the film, but the scene was cut. Thanks to 1989Batman.com (via /Film), we have some cool photos of the shop, so you can see what it looked like.
- Joey Paur
Holy Meta Batman! A brilliant find over at 1989Batman.com shows an unused set from Tim Burtin’s Batman Returns which was – get this – a Batman store that sold merchandise from the 1989 Batman movie. Can’t get more meta than that!
Here’s an excerpt from the Daniel Waters script:
Ext. A Store–Early Evening Of The Current Era
Where the Batman logo fills the frame with a portentous soundtrack boom. A playful salvo of snowballs reverberates against this image as the logo is revealed to be a hanging centerpiece in the window of a Batman merchandising store, along with Batman sleds, lunch boxes, T-shirts, and ticking clocks…
Ext. The Plaza–Night
See Also – Doomsday, Joker »
- Luke Owen
This is so crazy it has to be seen to to be believed. Apparently, in an early version of Tim Burton‘s Batman Returns, one scene took place at a Batman-themed store. Yes, after the first Batman movie, someone in Gotham City opened a Batman store where anyone could buy a Batmobile, Batman t-shirt, or costume […]
- Germain Lussier
Christopher Walken is a perennial villain onscreen — in Batman Returns, A View to a Kill, Sleepy Hollow, True Romance and The Rundown, among others — and come Thursday, he'll wear a wig and lose a hand to play antagonist Captain Hook in NBC's Peter Pan Live! "I don't know how [I got typecast to play so many villains] but I think it's like anything else, in the movies in particular, if you establish yourself as something and you're lucky enough to keep getting hired," he recently told The Hollywood Reporter during a press event in New York. But his long résumé of
- Ashley Lee
La-La Land has confirmed to Legions of Gotham that the only place to get this amazing CD set will be on their website beginning at 12 noon (Pst) Tuesday!
Limited Edition of 3000 Units
Retail Price: $49.98
In honor of Batman’s 75th Anniversary, La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. and Wea proudly present The Danny Elfman Batman Collection: Batman / Batman Returns: Limited Edition (4-cd Set). Batman swoops back into La-La Land with this thrilling re-issue of our previously out-of-print deluxe editions of Danny Elfman’s classic, original scores to the Tim Burton-directed Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), presented together for the first time! While the programs presented on these discs are the same as found on our acclaimed initial releases, Batman (1989) has been overseen by producer Neil S. Bulk and newly remastered by James Nelson from recently unearthed score elements, »
- Matt MacNabb
The website, 1989batman.com, has posted some fantastic never-before-seen images of an unused set built for Tim Burton's Batman Returns. It's a store, located in Gotham Square, that sold nothing but Batman merchandise. Daniel Waters, who wrote screenplay, originally planned to give the Batman store a fairly significant role in the film as it would've appeared in the opening scene and then later on when The Penguin's Red Triangle Circus Gang terrorized Gotham City. Below, are images of the set and excerpts from Waters' script. From Out Of The Darkness Of The Opening Credits We Go To... Ext. A Store--early Evening Of The Current Era Where the Batman logo fills the frame with a portentous soundtrack boom. A playful salvo of snowballs reverberates against this image as the logo is revealed to be a hanging centerpiece in the window of a Batman merchandising store, along with Batman sleds, lunch boxes, »
With “Big Eyes” opening next month (apparently to a less-than-enthusiastic response from those who’ve already seen it), and the holiday season just around the corner, it's an appropriate time for us here at the Playlist to appreciate the Tim Burton of yore. Indeed, there was a time when Burton’s now-inimitable style seemed genuinely fresh. A delicate marriage of morbid gothic weirdness and a sort of aching fairy-tale fragility is and was the director’s signature operating mode, but he’s exhausted this technique to diminishing returns in the last few years in disappointing vehicles like “Dark Shadows” and “Alice in Wonderland.” What’s important to remember, though, is that Burton had a stellar run early in his career, back when he was the macabre genius known for sick-puppy classics like “Beetlejuice,” “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” and—still the glummest of all the Batman films, in this writer’s opinion—“Batman Returns. »
- Nicholas Laskin
Directed by Tim Burton
For me, film has always been a strong source of inspiration. As long as I can remember, I have been truly captivated by the motion picture. One of my earliest memories would have to be seeing the first Batman in theaters a quarter of a century ago. In 1989, “Batmania” was sweeping the nation and I was perfectly content playing with my Toy Biz and Kenner action figures. The character of Batman had been around 50 years before I was even born and I’m sure other children before me have been amazed by The Caped Crusader’s various adventures. Tim Burton’s epic would have to be my first experience seeing The Dark Knight in action and it was monumental one at that.
If you aren’t familiar with 1989’s smash hit, then please let me enlighten you. »
- Randall Unger
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