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Critic's Notebook: 'Candyman' Still a Superior Slasher Movie at 25

15 October 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It was a year of scandals, protests and explosive racial tensions. In 1992, riots rocked Los Angeles in the aftermath of the Rodney King trial verdict, the U.S. sent military forces into war-torn Somalia, Mike Tyson was jailed on rape charges, and Bill Clinton was elected to the White House. In cinema this was the year of Basic Instinct, Malcolm X, The Bodyguard, Batman Returns, Bram Stoker’s Dracula — plus a little word-of-mouth hit by a young unknown director: Reservoir Dogs.

But the 1992 release that left a deeper impression on me than any of those listed above was Candyman. A superior »

- Stephen Dalton

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The Week in Spandex – Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, X-Men: The New Mutants, Gambit, Avengers: Infinity War, DC TV struggling in ratings

14 October 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, Batman: The Animated Series, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, The Punisher, Inhumans, X-Men: The New Mutants, Gambit, The Gifted, Spawn and more…

It looks like last Sunday’s trailer has opened the floodgates for the Justice League promotional material from Warner Bros., with the studio unleashing a host of new marketing for the DC blockbuster this week. Take a look at an alternative UK trailer and new TV spots [see here], a ‘Team’ promo [watch it here], a “first look” (?) featurette and TV spot [watch them here], and an Aquaman promo and featurette [see here], while Hot Toys has also unveiled some promo images for its »

- Gary Collinson

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Behind The Scenes Photos From Batman Returns That Every Fan Should See

14 October 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Often, what you see on a screen when it comes to Hollywood blockbusters is not at all what the initial footage looked like. Whether it’s CGI, practical effects, models, costumes, make-up or any of the other numerous tactics employed to create movie magic, the finished product is almost always enhanced in some manner, especially when it comes to big budget films.

Thankfully, nearly every major blockbuster has its production recorded and documented by photographers and over the years, some truly incredible, exciting and often hilarious behind the scenes photos have made their way online. And so, on that note, join us today as we settle into another edition of our weekly column, where we’ll be exploring Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.

While the film was praised for its all-star cast, action sequences, and gorgeous design – and rightfully so – the dark and gloomy tone ultimately resulted in Warner Bros. »

- Matt Joseph

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Beetlejuice 2 gets a new writer

13 October 2017 1:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The long-in-development Beetlejuice 2, the sequel to Tim Burton and Michael Keaton’s cult hit, has gained a screenwriter over at Warner Bros. Per Deadline, the studio has hired Mike Vukadinovich (Rememory) to pen the script with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg producing.

Burton and Keaton have not signed any deals for the sequel yet, but Deadline claims that the pair are excited at the prospect of re-teaming for the film. They are currently shooting the live action Dumbo for Disney together, with Keaton starring as V.A. Vandemere, the ruthless circus ringleader who want to exploit Dumbo.

The original film was released in 1988 and starred Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Genna Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara and Jeffery Jones. Baldwin and Davis were ghosts who hire Betelguise (pronounced Beetljuice) to scare away the occupants of their old home until Beetlejuice’s antics get out of hand. The film spawned an »

- Ricky Church

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'Beetlejuice 2' Moves Ahead With New Writer

12 October 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The one and only sequel ever directed by Tim Burton is Batman Returns. That's also the last movie he made with actor Michael Keaton before their upcoming reunion on Disney's live-action Dumbo remake (currently filming with fellow Batman Returns star Danny DeVito). Batman Returns is also the one and only sequel Keaton has done to one of his own movies (he was a new addition with both Herbie: Fully Loaded and Toy Story 3). Could the director and actor change all that with Beetlejuice 2? A sequel to Burton's 1988 paranormal comedy has been in development a while, but Burton hasn't committed to the idea yet. Nor has Keaton, who played the titular "ghost with the most" in the original Beetlejuice. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is now apparently trying...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Michelle Pfeiffer would love to play Catwoman again

11 October 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer would love to reprise the role of Catwoman once more.

Pfeiffer gave an iconic performance of the Batman quasi-villain Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, and with her return to the superhero genre for Ant-Man and the Wasp, she has told Variety that she would love to return to the role.

She also stated, that if it were to happen, she would like to take advantage of CGI after having to put a live bird in her mouth for Batman Returns.

“I can’t believe I did that,” she said, “I could have gotten a disease.”

Many consider Pfeiffer’s performance as Selina Kyle to be the best ever big-screen rendition of the character, ahead of Halle Berry’s efforts in 2004’s Catwoman and Anne Hathaway’s turn in Christopher Nolan’s 2014 feature The Dark Knight Rises.

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- Samuel Brace

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Ant-Man And The Wasp Will Honour The Original’s Tone And Humour

11 October 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Against all odds – after a troubled pre-production process – 2015’s Ant-Man became a giant success upon its release. Having been so warmly embraced by fans, it came as no surprise when a sequel was quickly announced, but what was astonishing, was the fact that with the sequel – titled Ant-Man And The Wasp – Marvel would evidently be giving more space to female characters. This is a marked improvement upon the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this progress was further enhanced with the announcement that Michelle Pfeiffer would join the cast, in the role of Janet van Dyne.

The Golden Globe winner is a bona fide icon of cinema, with three Academy Award nominations to her name. But, she’s also, very specifically, an icon of comic book movies. Back in 1992, she delivered a pitch-perfect performance as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns – which remains one of the »

- Sarah Myles

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Michelle Pfeiffer Would Love To Play Catwoman Again

11 October 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Michelle Pfeiffer will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year when she debuts as Janet Van Dyne Aka the original Wasp in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. However, as old school superhero film lovers will know, this isn’t the actress’ first time in a comic book movie. Pfeiffer previously starred as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in 1992’s Batman Returns

Though the flick itself often divides people over its surreal, dark content, pretty much every Batman fans agrees that Pfeiffer is tremendous in it, arguably remaining the finest cinematic take on the character to this day. Could she ever play the role again, though? That remains to be seen, but Pfeiffer herself is up for the idea. While chatting with Variety, the actress said that “she would love to reprise her Catwoman character.”

On why her interpretation of Selina Kyle is so well regarded, Pfeiffer remained humble, citing director Tim Burton »

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Michelle Pfeiffer on Her Hollywood Hiatus and Return to Superhero Films

10 October 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The cinema gods broke the mold when they made Michelle Pfeiffer.

In her greatest performances, as say, Susie Diamond or Catwoman, she’s achingly beautiful and unapologetically ballsy. Whether slinking across a grand piano while crooning “Makin’ Whoopee” or fending off Batman with a bullwhip, Pfeiffer conveys an inner strength, but also a flicker of vulnerability. In the late 1980s and ’90s, few stars blazed brighter. But as the aughts dawned, Pfeiffer stepped away from Hollywood to focus on raising her two children.

“It wasn’t a conscious choice to not work for five years,” Pfeiffer says. “It was just as my kids got older it got harder. They were school age, and I couldn’t schlep all around the world and disrupt their routines. I set down so many restrictions about when and where I could be on location that I became kind of unhirable.”

From 2004 to 2007, for instance, she »

- Brent Lang

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The unmade sequel(s) to Beetlejuice

4 October 2017 6:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Beetlejuice remains a one-off classic - but not for the want of trying...

When it was announced in the late 1980s that the-then thirtysomething director Tim Burton had landed the job of bringing Batman to the big screen for Warner Bros., approval was far from unanimous. Burton was a gamble, although as 1989’s Batman would prove, a well-chosen bet.

Yet he wasn’t a gamble without some pedigree. Just two movies into his career, he was already proving to be one of Hollywood’s most interesting mainstream directors. And the studio had, after all, seen early cuts of 1988’s Beetlejuice, Burton’s second film.

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The fantasy comedy, starring Michael Keaton in the title role, actually came to Burton while »

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This Is How McDonald’s Got Tim Burton Fired from Batman

4 October 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns from 1989 and 1992 respectively weren’t exactly the type of superhero movies we’re used to today. However, the visionary in Burton gave us something more than just Superman. At least in some way, we got to see how live-action comic book stories could play out. Batman had its own following; it was actually largely a box office success; it made its money about 7 times over. Batman Returns, on the other hand, is an entirely different story. It still made money, but not quite as much as the first installment in the series. We

This Is How McDonald’s Got Tim Burton Fired from Batman »

- Jennifer Borama

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Tommy Lee Jones Hated Working With Jim Carrey So Much On Batman Forever He Shook With Rage

4 October 2017 3:47 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Jim Carrey has revealed that Tommy Lee Jones detested working with him so much on Batman Returns that when they crossed paths in a restaurant, his co-star shook with rage and confessed his hatred for him. »

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Tommy Lee Jones Hated Working with Jim Carrey on Batman Forever

3 October 2017 7:02 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Jim Carrey says that Tommy Lee Jones hated working with him on the set of Joel Schumacher's Batman Returns sequel, Batman Forever. »

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Mars Attacks: extra nerdy facts about the 1990s favourite

30 September 2017 3:21 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Tim Burton's 1996 alien invasion movie Mars Attacks!, and some of the nerdy stuff behind it...

Coming off the back of arguably his most acclaimed film, the Oscar-winning Ed Wood, director Tim Burton returned to blockbuster movie territory, with his anarchic 1996 take on the Topps Tradiing Card series, Mars Attacks! He pulled together a cracking ensemble cast, and proceeded to take real glee in having them dispatched by aliens with a penchant for shooting birds of peace out of the sky, and saying ‘ack!’ a lot. In fact, the  dialogue of ‘ack!’ was a placeholder in the screenplay penned by Jonathan Gems, and was never replaced. A wise move, that. Gems, goes the story, developed the screenplay for the film, and only when he was done did he realise the trading cards themselves came with their own story on the reverse side!

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Mars Attacks: extra nerdy facts about the 1990s favourite

29 September 2017 3:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Den Of Geek Oct 1, 2017

Tim Burton's 1996 alien invasion movie Mars Attacks!, and some of the nerdy stuff behind it...

Coming off the back of arguably his most acclaimed film, the Oscar-winning Ed Wood, director Tim Burton returned to blockbuster movie territory, with his anarchic 1996 take on the Topps Tradiing Card series, Mars Attacks! He pulled together a cracking ensemble cast, and proceeded to take real glee in having them dispatched by aliens with a penchant for shooting birds of peace out of the sky, and saying ‘ack!’ a lot. In fact, the  dialogue of ‘ack!’ was a placeholder in the screenplay penned by Jonathan Gems, and was never replaced. A wise move, that. Gems, goes the story, developed the screenplay for the film, and only when he was done did he realise the trading cards themselves came with their own story on the reverse side!

Get Mars Attacks! in posh new packaging here, »

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John Williams’ Classic Superman Theme Coming To ‘Justice League’

28 September 2017 11:32 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As part of the massive makeover for “Justice League,” composer Junkie Xl aka Tom Holkenborg, who scored “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and was replaced by Danny Elfman., who has plenty of superhero experience under his belt having tuned up “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Hulk,” “Spider-Man,” “Spider-Man 2,” “Batman,” and “Batman Returns.” The change makes sense given that Joss Whedon is putting a pretty heavy fingerprint on the picture.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Ant-Man And The Wasp Pics Reveal Hope’s Full Costume

21 September 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ever since Hope Van Dyne discovered a prototype outfit at the end of 2015’s Ant-Man, Marvel fans have been excited to see Evangeline Lilly suit up as the Wasp alongside Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang in next year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. We’ve already seen the actress in a revamped version of the costume in an official promo image, but now some new snaps from the set have revealed the full shebang.

In particular, the photos give us our first look at the Wasp’s helmet and wings. The latter is a new addition to the character, who usually goes maskless in the comics, but it is in keeping with the look of the original Wasp seen in Ant-Man, Hope’s mother Janet. The light, translucent wings, meanwhile, are completely faithful to the source material.

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What Robin Almost Looked Like in Tim Burton's Batman Returns

20 September 2017 7:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tim Burton almost got to play with Robin. But he changed his mind and ditched that concept for his 1992 sequel Batman Returns. The movie was already stuffed with perhaps one too many characters, with the follow-up to 1989's blockbuster hit Batman introducing Penguin and Catwoman. While we wouldn't see Robin until 1995's Batman Forever, we now have an idea of what Tim Burton's Robin would have looked like.

Robin is an elusive character. When 1989's Batman was being produced, comic book fans warned that the character was too goofy for such a serious take on the material. And he was left on the sidelines. But Tim Burton toyed with introducing the character in his next movie. And thanks to Bart Sears Twitter, we have an idea what that may have looked like.

The movie brought Michael Keaton back as the caped crusader, and cast high profile actors Michelle Pfeiffer »

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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman

15 September 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?

Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking »

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Nicolas Cage says Superman Lives is “the” Superman movie, despite never being made

15 September 2017 7:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few years, Tim Burton’s abandoned Superman movie Superman Lives has achieved a kind of legendary status, as various concept art and costume test photos and footage of Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel made its way online.

Burton initially planned to follow up his work on Batman and Batman Returns by turning his attention to the Last Son of Krypton. Burton spent a couple of years developing the project in the mid-90s before Warner Bros. decided to pull the plug, leaving fans to wonder what a Tim Burton/Nicolas Cage Superman movie would have been like.

Well, according to Cage, it would have been the Superman movie, and in fact, it already is, despite the fact it never saw the light of day!

“I would offer that the movie that Tim and I would have made, in your imagination, is more powerful than any of the Superman movies, »

- Gary Collinson

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