12 items from 2016
Funko has revealed its upcoming wave of The Nightmare Before Christmas ReAction figures which includes Pumpkin King Jack, Santa Jack, Shock, Wolfman, Clown with the Tearaway Face, and Oogie Boogie; check them out here…
What’s this? The residents of Halloween Town are coming in ReAction form!
Build your collection with Pumpkin King Jack, Santa Jack, Shock, Wolfman, Clown with the Tearaway Face, and Oogie Boogie.
Some Oogie Boogie figures even glow in the dark — this is Halloween!
- Amie Cranswick
Funko has in recent years released many fun toys based on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, including a line of retro-style ReAction Figures. The first wave of the collection featured characters like Jack, Sally, The Devil, and Behemoth, and… Continue Reading →
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- John Squires
Red Christmas review
Hardly the kind of Christmas Bing Crosby was singing about, Red Christmas takes great delight in desecrating the jolliest time of year. Craig Anderson’s feature debut is a wonderful mix of oxymorons and devilish twists on what we’ve come to expect from something that should be as simple as your regular slasher film. Christmas and horror just seem to go so well together, and maybe we have Dickens and lots of twisted european folklore to thank for that. Even family friendly stuff such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Muppets Christmas Carol, don’t shy away from injecting fear into the season of goodwill to all men. But besides being horror, Red Christmas also wants slices of the comedy and social commentary pie.
We begin at an abortion clinic protest, where an explosion killed many doctors and patients. However, one child survived their abortion and »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Roald Dahl famously loathed all the movie adaptations of his books, including the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder. So when the beloved author died in 1990, his widow Felicity (who goes by Liccy) was torn about what to do with his catalogue. It was a time, following the hit comedy “Home Alone,” where the major studios were vigorously chasing family-friendly tales, and many of Dahl’s stories fit the bill. But Liccy didn’t want celebrated bestsellers such as “Matilda” or “James and the Giant Peach” falling into the wrong hands.
Dahl’s publisher at Penguin Books set up a few meetings, and she eventually connected with literary agent Michael Siegel. They bonded right away. “I don’t want there to be bad movies,” Liccy told him. They came up with an unorthodox, boutique approach. “Rather than sell the stories directly to the studios, we would »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Funko has continued its unveiling of its San Diego Comic-Con International exclusives, showcasing more Pop! Vinyl, Dorbz and Rock Candy figures which will be available during next month’s con, including characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hair Bear Bunch, Deadpool, Arrow, The Flash, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman ’66, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Banana Splits and more; check them out here…
See Also: Check out Funko’s other Sdcc exclusives here and here
Pop! Disney: Nightmare Before Christmas – Pajama Jack Skellington
Pop! Animation: Hair Bear Bunch – Hair Bear (Brown – 750pc Le)
Pop! Animation: Hair Bear Bunch – Hair Bear (Blue – 750pc Le)
Pop! Animation: Hair Bear Bunch – Hair Bear (Purple – 750pc Le)
Pop! Marvel: Deadpool – Cowboy Deadpool
Pop! TV: Arrow – Malcolm Merlyn
Pop! Movies: Batman v Superman – 6″ Doomsday
Pop! TV: The Flash – 6″ Gorilla Grodd
Pop! Games: Five Nights at Freddy’s – Golden Freddy
Pop! Rides: ’66 Chrome Batmobile
- Gary Collinson
When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar.
A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy »
I'm sure Disney had already been considering it for a while but perhaps they're more serious about a live-action The Little Mermaid now that they've seen how interested the public is in their Beauty and the Beast. Seriously, though. In just 24 hours, the first teaser trailer for Disney's Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson (of Harry Potter fame) topped Star Wars: Force Awakens for views. Now, they're both Disney products so it's not really a competition but it does say something about what audiences are clamoring for and Disney is ready to capitalize. Deadline reports: Execs at Disney are in the early stages of reviving Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid as a live-action feature. Disney production chiefs recently heard a new take and are currently evaluating whether to proceed with the idea. Deadline understands that initial discussions have also taken place with major producers, including some »
- Jill Pantozzi
The director’s film work has been translated into cocktail format – and the gothed-up customers seemed to be finding it just as potent
There was an atmosphere of cheerful chaos at the unofficial opening of Beetle House, a Tim Burton-themed bar in New York’s East Village, on Wednesday night.
An actor dressed as Beetlejuice – one of the idiosyncratic director’s most famous creations – greeted customers at the door with a stream of crude innuendo, while inside, the patrons – mostly female, many dressed in goth or Beetlejuice-themed clothing – sat up at the crowded bar drinking cocktails such as Jack Skellington (a reference to The Nightmare Before Christmas), the Fleet Street Martini (Sweeney Todd), or the Big Fish Bowl, or at tables surrounded by artwork and bric a brac evoking his films.
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- Paul Owen in New York
Beetlejuice is getting his own bar! And if you say your drink order three times, it will appear before you. Welcome to Beetle House in New York. It is a fine drinking and dining establishment that has been inspired by the iconic director Tim Burton, his 1988 classic Beetlejuice and some of the other movies he has unleashed upon the world.
Beetle House is getting ready for its big grand opening in New York City's East Village later this year. You can visit the bar's official website here. It reveals that both the food being served and the drinks on hand will pay direct homage to the work of Tim Burton. While the bar very much looks like a juke joint where you might find the Ghost with the Most on his off-hours, that is certainly not the only movie being represented.
A quick glance at the cocktail menu reveals such »
If Hot Topic just doesn’t have enough Tim Burton fandom to keep your love for the filmmaker’s ouevre at bay, then you may want to check out a new bar opening in New York City called Beetle House. Inspired by films such as Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate […]
The post There’s a Tim Burton-Themed Bar Opening in New York City Soon appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Tim Burton and Disney have a long-standing relationship. He was, after all, notoriously fired by Disney while making the 1984 black & white short Frankenweenie, which would later become a feature-length Stop-Motion adventure for the studio. Before that, he worked as an uncredited animator on the 1981 classic The Fox and the Hound and the live-action 1982 sci-fi cult classic Tron. He has since reunited with the studio to direct the live-action blockbuster smash hit Alice in Wonderland in 2010. And in 2018, he will bestow the world with his live-action/CGI adaptation of Dumbo. But now, one enterprising artist as set out to discover what 10 classic Disney animated movies may have looked like with Tim Burton steering the wheel.
Andrew Tarusov, an artist and animator from Moscow, has designed a special set of movie posters. These ten images even include Dumbo as they set out to reimagine and recreate some of the greatest animated movies of all time. »
The Academy Award-nominated Anomalisa (Best Animated Feature) tells the story of Michael Stone (David Thewlis), husband, father, respected author, and a man crippled by what he considers a mundane life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Profoundly emotional, introspective, and stunning, Anomalisa is a film unlike any you will see this year and certainly one of the best.
The film is co-directed by Charlie Kaufman (who also wrote the screenplay) and Duke Johnson. Charlie Kaufman is best known for writing films such as Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; he also made his feature-directing debut with 2008’s Synecdoche, New York. »
- Mike Tyrkus
12 items from 2016
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