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The Benefits Of Transition Horror

26 December 2014 1:28 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

As did many of you this holiday season, I spent my evening watching the classic Christmas jam, Gremlins.  I remember begging my parents to let me watch Gremlins when I was about six years old, and considering some of the more extreme stuff I had watched as a child, Joe Dante’s masterpiece was a walk in the park.  Or so I thought.  At this point in my life, I’d already watched Halloween, A Nightmare On Elm Street, and It.  All of these films are arguably much scarier than Gremlins, but I couldn’t get enough of it.

I’ve written about it plenty of times before, but there was no better time to be a child interested in horror than the 1990s.  Sure, the 1990s aren’t known for producing as iconic horror films as the 1970s or the 1980s, but kids aren’t old enough to go see those films anyway. »

- BJ Colangelo

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This Christmas Supercut Is Glorious, Will Get You In A Festive Mood

25 December 2014 9:13 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There has always been a wonderful, beautiful link between the holiday season and the movie industry, and right in time for the holiday we have a brand new supercut that we promise will fill you with cinematic joy and the Christmas spirit. Check it out! Just in time for the Christmas holiday (Merry Christmas, Cinema Blend fans!), YouTube user Holivision has posted a specially edited, Christmas-themed montage designed to explore the beautiful and fun history of the holiday in cinema. Certainly part of the fun of a video like this is trying to name the movies that all of the clips come from, but just in case you want to check your answers you can find the full list of titles - courtesy of the video description - below: . A Christmas Story (1983) . It.s a Wonderful Life (1946) . Miracle on 34th Street (1947) . Christmas Vacation (1989) . Elf (2003) . The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) . Home Alone »

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Merry Christmas! Holiday Films On Netflix

24 December 2014 10:01 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The wait is over – It’s Christmas!

Need some ideas for movie-watching over the next few days?

Some of the best loved, as well as the not-so-traditional holiday films, are available on Netflix – Trading Places, While You Were Sleeping, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooged, Bad Santa, The Nightmare Before ChristmasChristmas With The Kranks, The Bells Of St. Mary, Ernest Saves Christmas, Love Actually and White Christmas.

And for the younglings – Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mickey Mouse, Mickey’s Once Upon a ChristmasThe Search for Santa Paws, Curious George: A Very Monkey ChristmasWinnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh YearKung Fu Panda: Holiday, DreamWorks Happy Holidays from Madagascar and Santa Buddies.

Grab a cuppa egg nog, a plate of sugar cookies and check out our lineup of the Top 20 Non-Traditional Christmas Movies Here.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone here at Wamg! »

- Movie Geeks

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10 Holiday Movies You Can Stream on Netflix

24 December 2014 2:00 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

During the holidays, all we really want to do is make some hot cocoa and navigate to Netflix. A ton of great movies arrived in December, and there are already some holiday classics available for streaming. We've gone ahead and rounded up the best of Netflix's Christmas-themed movies for your viewing pleasure. Whether you're looking for nostalgia, animation, or something slightly spooky, take a look at what Netflix has to offer! Love Actually Source: Universal Pictures Does it get any more heartwarming than Love Actually? The holiday film starring Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, and a handful of intertwining love stories is fantastically perfect for the season. Watch it now! Scrooged Source: Paramount Pictures This Bill Murray comedy is a favorite of curmudgeons and holiday-lovers alike. Watch him as he takes on the role of Frank Cross, a cold-hearted TV executive who learns the meaning of Christmas in the take »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Review: Big Eyes Goes Bleary In Spite Of Itself

24 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

You think you know a guy... For the whole of his directorial career, former animator Tim Burton has drawn an image of himself as Hollywood's foremost misunderstood weirdo. In a supposedly creative business and culture dominated by more-of-the-same, he was long ago anointed the go-to outsider that the industry needs; the figurehead name-brand harboring a specific style, yet able to deliver large scale crowd pleasers. And yet this time, he surprises us. Goths and mopes responded en masse to his production of The Nightmare Before Christmas, families responded to his mischievous colorful streak in Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Everyone responded to 1989's Batman. That's the zeitgeist effort that's made him a household name, replete with a collective frenzy for Batman trading cards and t-shirts which ran...

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Christmas TV movie guide: Wednesday, December 24 - Wall-e, Skyfall

24 December 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Watch the Digital Spy team discuss their favourite Christmas movies above, then check out the best films showing on TV today.

Wall-e - 11am, BBC One

This dystopian Pixar film follows a small waste-collecting robot roaming the Earth alone. When an Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator (Eve) arrives to check for life, Wall-e inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will decide the fate of mankind.

Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit: 1.45pm, BBC One

The plasticine duo return to screens in this Oscar-winning feature-length film. Wallace and his loyal dog Gromit set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable-growing contest.

It's a Wonderful Life - 4.10pm, More4

James Stewart stars as George Bailey in this classic Christmas film. When innocent Bailey faces a jail sentence over stolen money, the long-serving businessman is left contemplating suicide. A guardian »

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Christmas TV movie guide: Wednesday, December 24 - Wall-e, Skyfall

24 December 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Watch the Digital Spy team discuss their favourite Christmas movies above, then check out the best films showing on TV today.

Wall-e - 11am, BBC One

This dystopian Pixar film follows a small waste-collecting robot roaming the Earth alone. When an Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator (Eve) arrives to check for life, Wall-e inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will decide the fate of mankind.

Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit: 1.45pm, BBC One

The plasticine duo return to screens in this Oscar-winning feature-length film. Wallace and his loyal dog Gromit set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable-growing contest.

It's a Wonderful Life - 4.10pm, More4

James Stewart stars as George Bailey in this classic Christmas film. When innocent Bailey faces a jail sentence over stolen money, the long-serving businessman is left contemplating suicide. A guardian »

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Directors' Trademarks: Tim Burton

23 December 2014 4:54 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. With the release of Big Eyes this week, let’s examine the trademark style and calling signs of Tim Burton as director.

Burton went to college to study animation. His work there caught the eye of Disney and he was hired on as an animator. He worked on several projects before it became apparent that his style did not fit with what Disney wanted to do. He worked on several short film projects before catching the eye of Paul Reubens who offered Burton the opportunity to direct his first full length motion picture, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985). That film was a success and led to Burton’s working relationship with Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman. Burton’s next opportunity was 1988’s Beetlejuice, which was also »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter Split

23 December 2014 6:50 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It seems like our favourite eccentric Hollywood couple is kaput.

According to People magazine, director Tim Burton ("The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Beetlejuice") and his partner of 13 years, actress Helena Bonham Carter ("Alice in Wonderland," "Fight Club") have split up.

Carter's rep told People: "[They] separated amicably earlier this year and have continued to be friends and co-parent their children. We would ask that you respect their privacy and that of their children during this time."

The often oddly dressed couple teamed up on multiple movies ever since they met on set of Burton's 2001 reimagining of "Planet of the Apes." Carter was frequently cast in his films, including "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Dark Shadows," and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," among others.

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- Chris Jancelewicz

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Daily | Tim Burton and Big Eyes

19 December 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Almost inconceivably, the director of such macabre fantasies as Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas manages to turn his subject's populist kitsch into a humdrum, paint-by-numbers portrait of midcentury Americana," writes Matt Brennan, reviewing Tim Burton's Big Eyes at Slant. For Variety's Justin Chang, Amy Adams’s "affecting performance" as artist Margaret Keane is countered by "an outlandish, ogre-like turn from Christoph Waltz that increasingly seems to hold the movie hostage." We're collecting more reviews, video and overviews of Burton's career. » - David Hudson »

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Interview: Tim Burton Talks Making 'Big Eyes,' Going Digital, The "Disturbing" Process Of 'Alice In Wonderland' & More

18 December 2014 9:22 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Tim Burton has gotten very good at placing his easily identifiable stamp on a number of high profile studio projects. And with good reason. His 3D "Alice in Wonderland" made over a billion dollars worldwide and even supposed flops like "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (which he didn't direct but has his name above the title) have proven to be merchandising juggernauts down the line. But with "Big Eyes," Burton returns to small scale, independent filmmaking for the first time in 20 years, following 1994's "Ed Wood." Like "Ed Wood," "Big Eyes" is a true story, and he collaborated once again with screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, this time to tell the story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), whose husband Walter (Christoph Waltz) took credit for her famous and fabulously popular paintings. We got to sit down with Burton to discuss what drew him to the project, his switch to digital, »

- Drew Taylor

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Our Favorite Non-Traditional Holiday Movies

15 December 2014 9:16 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

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. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Monday Movie Memo: It Just Isn't Christmas Until I Have Watched This

15 December 2014 7:21 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Do you know how many shopping days you have left until Christmas? You probably don.t want to know. So many of you are probably still busy decking the halls and trimming your trees (and the idea of facing a crowded shopping mall is daunting right about now). But there.s one movie scene that manages to instantly put me in the holiday mood, and I talk about amazing Christmas scenes in this week.s Monday Movie Memo: There.s something positively magical about the song and sequence "What.s This?" in Henry Selick.s macabre The Nightmare Before Christmas. The song is delightful on its own. But the way that the scene is lit . so warm, with such a glow that.s in contrast to the Halloween Town sequences . that instantly make me feel like we have a window into The North Pole. Jack.s amazement at the sensation »

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Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Day Ten

11 December 2014 3:13 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Now that we’re officially two weeks away from Christmas, there’s not much time left to get your holiday shopping done. Hopefully, today’s Gift Guide from Daily Dead will help you with your list, as we’ve got a ton of great ideas from Boom Studios, Synapse Films, Think Geek and more.

Also, be sure to check out today’s Holiday Horrors trivia question below for your shot at winning some awesome merchandise from our fine sponsors at HorrorDecor.net, Scream Factory and Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Vendor Spotlight: Boom Studios

Boom! Studios was founded in June of 2005 by Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby. They were named “Best New Publisher of the Year” by Wizard Magazine just four months after their début. The company initially specialized in horror and sci-fi genres and have since branched out to include superhero comics such as Mark Waid’s Irredeemable and the upcoming Soldier Zero, »

- Heather Wixson

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Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Day Nine

10 December 2014 2:54 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Welcome back for another installment in Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide where we try and ease the burden of holiday shopping by finding you guys some cool gift ideas and save you some money wherever we can.

Today’s guide will be taking a look at the pop culture artwork from Hero Complex Gallery, Hallmark’s stellar Keepsake Ornaments collection this year, some amazingly fun backpacks from Stylin Online, the stunning work of Weta and much more.

Also be sure to check out our Holiday Horrors Trivia Question for today to get an opportunity to win prizes from our fantastic Gift Guide sponsors HorrorDecor.net, Scream Factory and Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Vendor Spotlight: Hero Complex Gallery

Hero Complex Gallery specializes in contemporary and pop art-themed shows in Los Angeles with some additional pop-up shows in major cities throughout the Us, featuring a wide variety of art by established and emerging artists. »

- Heather Wixson

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17 GIFs to Remind You How Much You Love The Nightmare Before Christmas

8 December 2014 10:49 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While most holiday movies feature warm, cuddly characters and can sometimes be too wholesome to handle, there's one seasonal movie that turns the holiday on its head: The Nightmare Before Christmas. Tim Burton's '90s classic is gorgeous, poignant, and it makes Christmas a little creepy - but in a good way. Here are all the ways the animated flick is essential viewing for the holiday season. »

- Becky-Kirsch

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Our Favorite Traditional Christmas Movies

8 December 2014 7:38 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

This time of year there's no shortage of tradiontional holiday flicks floating around on TV to help get you in the Christmas Spirit.  Watching these films go hand-in-hand with the season and the Cinelinx crew is breaking down some of our favorites and why it simply isn't Christmas until we've watched them! 

The holidays are a special time of the year that brings people together. Tasty meals are cooked up, joyful music plays on the radio, and magical films play on TV. It is a time to make memories and enjoy the company of friends and family. Due to all this activity, the holidays can also be a stressful time of year. Sometimes we need a little help to get in the mood and see how endearing the season can be. Sometimes we need a reminder of what makes this time of year special and fun. 

That’s where movies come in. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Tech Support: Can Alexandre Desplat land three Oscar nominations for original score?

4 December 2014 2:36 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Academy Award for Best Original Score is one of the categories I find most interesting and most frustrating. First, the good: I love the awarding of film music, which can immeasurably improve the experience of a film and can become iconic in its own right. There is also much about the music branch that I love, particularly its international flavor, both in terms of the composers cited and the types of music rewarded. Moreover, while the category tends to favor Best Picture nominees and epic movies, it is not excessively exclusionary in this respect. But that love of epics can sometimes lead to simply rewarding "most music." More importantly, this branch is infamously insular. Unless a composer is aboard a major Best Picture contender or has otherwise composed a simply iconic score, it is unusual to earn a first nomination. And even those features are not always enough for first-timers. »

- Gerard Kennedy

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The Ultimate Disney Movie Mashup—Watch Everyone Come Together for "Jingle Bells"

4 December 2014 9:52 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sure, you've all heard "Jingle Bells" before, but you definitely haven't heard a version quite like this! Disney Movies Anywhere has released a very special version of the Christmas classic, cutting multiple Disney movies together in order to create the perfect mashup. Featuring 45 different Disney characters each singing one word at a time, the updated "Jingle Bells" will leave you feeling "merry and bright"—oh wait, that's "White Christmas," but you get the point. Despite including characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas (c'mon, it's a little creepy), it is holiday happy all the way through the end. Bonus! The Mouse House didn't only use animated »

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‘Elf’ Animated Spin-Off Gets A ‘Big Bang’ From Jim Parsons

29 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Better known as the prickly and inaccessible Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons is going to open up and let the magic of Christmas fill his heart like a basement with a drainage problem as he takes the lead voice role in Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. This appears to be a retelling of the original Elf story, as shown in the 2003 movie. That put star Will Ferrell on the map and rapidly became a mainstay of many a seasonal DVD collection, so producers NBC are hoping some fairy dust will rub off on this spin-off project.

The best present for animation fans is that the special will be stop motion, a much-loved technique that has fallen into decline in recent years as studios favour slick CGI. Achieved by photographing poseable models one painstaking inch at a time, the key example here is arguably Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. »

- Steve Palace

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