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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

31 December 2010 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

31 December 2010 5:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King »

- Garth Franklin

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Rumor: Burton is Developing 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Sequel

30 December 2010 2:37 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though it's a little late, here's a big holiday themed rumor for you to take with a grain of salt (maybe around the ring of a margarita you're having to celebrate New Years tomorrow). While promoting his new Broadway version of "The Pee-Wee Herman Show," Paul Reubens revealed nonchalantly that Tim Burton might be developing a sequel to the Christmas/Halloween stop-motion animated favorite The Nightmare Before Christmas. Dread Central asked Reubens if he'd like to collaborate with Burton again in the future. His response was that the director's busy slate was preventing that opportunity, but then he dropped the bomb. Though he mentioned it more as a fleeting idea without any solid information rather than a revelation, it's not entirely out of the question for Reubens to be privy to information like that. In addition to working with Burton on Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, few people seem to be remember »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jack Skellington Returning To The Big Screen? Nope.

30 December 2010 1:49 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

[Burton producer Derek Frey says nope to this one.]

Though this one should be filed squarely in the 'rumor' pile for now it's a pretty compelling rumor which actually makes a fair bit of sense.

According to Dread Central, one of their sources had the chance to sit down and talk with Paul Reubens about his upcoming Pee Wee Herman live show. And when their guy asked Reubens whether he'd like to work with director Tim Burton again the answer essentially boiled down to yes, but he's busy with an awful lot of projects right now. Including a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Honestly it's surprising that there hasn't been a Nightmare sequel before now. It's a character that Burton clearly loves and I'm sure his merch-driven backers at Disney would love the chance to build the audience for a cult film that has already somehow become one of their biggest merchandising cash cows.

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Tim Burton Developing The Nightmare Before Christmas Sequel? [Updated]

30 December 2010 1:45 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

File this one in the rumor pile for now, but Tim Burton might be developing a sequel to his 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas.  In a recent interview [via Dread Central], Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens said he would like to reteam with Burton in the future (the two teamed up for Pee-Wee's Big Adventure), but that the director has a slew of potential projects already lined up.  Reubens then proceeded to rattle off a list of various films Burton was developing and one of them was reportedly a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas. Burton's garnered a lot of clout ever since Alice in Wonderland broke a billion dollars at the worldwide box office.  However, his next project is an adaptation of the 1960s gothic soap opera series Dark Shadows starring (who else) Johnny Depp.  Filming on Dark Shadows is set to begin in April.  It's possible that Burton could still be developing »

- Matt Goldberg

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Rumor: Tim Burton Developing Sequel to ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’? (Nope)

30 December 2010 1:15 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Briefly: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick, wasn't a runaway hit when it originally opened. But in the years since, the picture has become a perennial cash cow for Disney, with a massive merchandising component and a semi-regular theatrical re-release pattern that is unusual in today's film climate. So it is surprising that a theatrical sequel has never materialized. Rumors have flown for years that we might see another film featuring Jack Skellington (a CGI sequel was once on the boards [1]) and now Dread Central [2] says that Paul Reubens mentioned that tim Burton is developing a sequel. At this point this is essentially hearsay from someone not involved in the production (Mr. Reubens mentioned the project as one that is part of Tim Burton's busy slate by way of explaining why the two won't work together any time soon) and we don't have a direct link to the interview source. »

- Russ Fischer

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Updated: Burton Aiming To Make Another 'Nightmare Before Christmas?'

30 December 2010 1:12 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Whether or not you really like Tim Burton right now, you can't excuse the fact that he helped co-write and produce every other person's favorite stop-motion animated film "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Ever since it's release back in 1993, the animated musical of sorts has seen it's fan base grow to ridiculous proportions. Now you can't escape a public area without seeing at least one teenager/young adult wearing a piece of clothing that has Jack Skellington's face plastered all over it, especially during Halloween-time at Disneyland.Well, Burton knows at least there is people who'd be ready and willing to see "Nightmare" if he ever made a sequel. What's that? He's actually thinking of making one? Yes he certainly is, or at least that's what Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) said. When he was asked about possibly working with Burton again on another film, possibly a Pee-Wee one, the actor »

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Burton Aiming To Make Another 'Nightmare Before Christmas?'

30 December 2010 1:12 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Whether or not you really like Tim Burton right now, you can't excuse the fact that he helped co-write and produce every other person's favorite stop-motion animated film "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Ever since it's release back in 1993, the animated musical of sorts has seen it's fan base grow to ridiculous proportions. Now you can't escape a public area without seeing at least one teenager/young adult wearing a piece of clothing that has Jack Skellington's face plastered all over it, especially during Halloween-time at Disneyland.Well, Burton knows at least there is people who'd be ready and willing to see "Nightmare" if he ever made a sequel. What's that? He's actually thinking of making one? Yes he certainly is, or at least that's what Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) said. When he was asked about possibly working with Burton again on another film, possibly a Pee-Wee one, the actor »

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Exclusive: Tim Burton Working on a Nightmare Before Christmas Sequel

30 December 2010 12:24 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Now here's some really cool news sent in to us by a very reliable source on the East Coast! While Tim Burton is busy toiling away on the highly anticipated Dark Shadows adaptation right now, he also has his sights set on a sequel to his much beloved The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The news comes to us from a recent interview with Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens (who worked with Burton on Pee-wee's Big Adventure) in promotion of his live Broadway show, which closes January 2nd but is being taped for HBO. When asked if he would like to work with Burton again, Reubens replied that he'd like to, but Burton has so many projects happening right now, including Dark Shadows, it's not likely. He went on to mention a few more, but the big reveal came when Reubens mentioned that Burton is also planning a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Tim Burton Working on The Nightmare Before Christmas Sequel!

30 December 2010 12:21 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

 

Hey gang! I've got some pretty awesome news for you! A report has just hit that director Tim Burton is currently working on a sequel to A Nightmare Before Christmas! 

This news comes from a recent interview with Paul Reubens a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman who is out promoting his live stage show which is set to hit Broadway next week.

Dread Central reports that when Reubens was asked if he would like to work with Burton again, "Reubens replied that he'd like to, but Burton has so many projects happening right now, including Dark Shadows, it's not likely. He went on to mention a few more projects, but the big reveal came when Reubens mentioned that Burton was also planning a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas."

A Nightmare before Christmas is one of my favorite holiday films, and I always thought it would be great to see a sequel, »

- Venkman

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Tim Burton Ready to Start on The Nightmare Before Christmas Sequel?

30 December 2010 12:12 PM, PST | Horrorbid | See recent Horrorbid news »

Here is some big news coming out of camp DreadCentral today. According to their sources, they have received word that even though the director is currently plugging away on his Dark Shadows adaptation, he is also ready to get started on the highly anticipated a Nightmare Before Christmas followup...

Below is a quote from DreadCentral explaining the breaking story;

"The news comes to us from a recent interview with Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens (who worked with Burton on Pee Wee's Big Adventure) in promotion of his live show that hits Broadway next week. When asked if he would like to work with Burton again Ruebens replied that he'd like to, but Burton had so many projects happening right now, including Dark Shadows, so it's not likely. He went on to mention a few more projects, but the big reveal came when Ruebens mentioned that Burton was also planning a »

- Keepers of the Bid

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Oliver Pfeiffer: Is Christmas the new Hallowe'en at the cinema?

24 December 2010 7:47 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Forget heartwarming morality tales and scenes of chestnut roasting in front of open fires - the best Christmas films, from Gremlins to Bad Santa, take Hallowe'en as their inspiration

It may be the season to be jolly, but every so often something cinematic rears its ugly head to challenge that sugar-coated notion - and this year it's Finnish filmmaker Jalmari Helander's myth-defying debut. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is an anti-Christmas horror fantasy that transforms the cuddly, present-delivering Santa Claus of fable into a 21st-century boogie man - reminiscent of a vengeful incarnation from the pages of Struwwelpeter. Never mind receiving lumps of coal for punishment, this Santa snatches naughty children while they sleep, boils them in cauldrons and replaces them in bed with sinister dolls. Unearthed from his Lapland mountain coffin, Mr Claus is coming to town - and kids had really better watch out.

But the »

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‘The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway’ Coming to HBO

21 December 2010 2:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Unless you live in New York or Los Angeles, chances are you weren't able to see Pee-wee Herman return to the theater. No, not That theater. "The theater" as in Broadway. Paul Reubens brought back his famous Pee-wee character in 2010 for The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway, which premiered last January in Los Angeles and will conclude its New York Broadway run on January 2. HBO announced Tuesday that, immediately following the end of the run, they'll shoot the production to air sometime in 2011. So if you weren't able to go out and see Pee-wee, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Chairy, Jambi and the rest, you'll soon get your chance. Check out a montage from the show, read the press release and more after the break. Here's what Nancy Geller, senior vice president of HBO Original Programming, said in a press release. Before his hit series and movies, HBO introduced Paul Reubens »

- Germain Lussier

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Top Ten Movies for the Holidays

21 December 2010 11:47 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

10. With Honors (1994)

Not a film that pops up on most holiday lists, however, With Honors exudes the quintessential holiday spirit with a memorable final act, thoroughly laced with virtue, love and friendship. With Honors is the story of smug Harvard student; Montgomery Kessler (the name aptly characterizes Brendan Fraser) who meets squatter Simon (the one and only Joe Pesci) in the basement of the school library after his computer crashes jeopardizing his ticket to success – his final thesis. The one hard copy lands in Simon’s hands, and here’s the hook – for every day’s shelter and food that Monty provides, Simon will give him on page of his thesis back. A ransom of sorts that climaxes with Monty’s realization of what is truly worth striving for in life. This early 90’s film feels like a hiccup to the mastery of the great John Hughes’ movies of the 80’s. »

- Jen

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50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes!

20 December 2010 8:09 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

As Christmas fast approaches and most of us are still trying to finish up our last minute Christmas shopping, the Fine Brothers have released their latest spoiler-filled video called 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, in one take. The Fine Bros. have also brought us videos such as, 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 minutes  and 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes. Hope you enjoy the video below!

Movies Spoiled:

A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Muppet Christmas Carol, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Bad Santa, Christmas with the Cranks, Deck the Halls, A Christmas Story, Ernest Saves Christmas, Four Christmases, Fred Claus, The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3, It's a Wonderful Life, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle All the Way, Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Mixed Nuts, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2, The Polar Express, Prancer, Scrooged, How The Gring Stole Christmas, »

- Venkman

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Christmas Spoiled in 3 Minutes, Santa Cancels Worldwide Tour

20 December 2010 7:50 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

The Fine Brothers, an internet comedy duo that speaks fast and spoils movies, is back to spit in your eggnog this holiday season with “50 Christmas Spoilers in 3 Minutes.” 

Faster than you can go a-wasailling, Benny and Rafi Fine spoil every Christmas movie you’ve ever heard of — and some that you haven’t. As with all Fine Brothers YouTube videos, there are two types of viewers.

The first love the spitfire, spoiler-soaked, saccharin snark and wish the yucksters plenty of presents under the Christmas tree. Or menorah. The other, perhaps the Grinches of the group, want to stuff the boys’ faces with figgy pudding to dam the endless patter of plot-ruining banter.

Where do you fall on the Fines? While you chew that over, here’s a list of all 50 Christmas films:

A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Muppet Christmas Carol, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, »

- Chris Plante

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Most Believable Movie Santas: 8 Performances That Made Christmas Magic

20 December 2010 6:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Features, Holiday Movies

Christmas is upon us, and with it comes the usual array of holiday highlights: the eggnog, the tinsel, the presents, the caroling and, best of all, the excuse to watch a bunch of great movies about Santa Claus.

But while Hollywood has given us just about every kind of Santa you could think of over the last century -- replacement Santas ('The Santa Clause'), animated Santas ('The Nightmare Before Christmas'), even serial killer Santas ('Silent Night, Deadly Night') -- there's one kind of Santa we've seen far too few of: believeable Santas.

With that in mind, then, we thought we'd get into the holiday spirit by celebrating those performances that did manage to get Kris Kringle so perfectly correct that even now, the thought of them makes us believe in Santa once again. And so, without further ado, here's our list of the Most Believable Santas. »

- Scott Harris

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Votd: 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes

20 December 2010 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] In honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday, our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular "Spoiler" series -- 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we've featured their videos 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes [2], Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History [3], 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes [4], 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes [5], and 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes [6].  Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn't completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers. Movies Spoiled: A Christmas Carol, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1951), A Christmas Carol (2009), The Muppet Christmas Carol, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Bad Santa, Christmas with the Cranks, Deck the Halls, A Christmas Story, Ernest Saves Christmas, Four Christmases, Fred Claus, The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3, It's a Wonderful Life, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle All the Way, Miracle on 34th Street »

- Peter Sciretta

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Favorite Christmas Movies of All Time!

19 December 2010 8:44 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

From "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" to "A Christmas Story," "Extra" collected the best yuletide movies of all time!

The Best Christmas Movies of All TimeThe Polar Express, 2004

On Christmas Eve, a boy who is hoping to believe in the magic of Christmas boards a train that's headed to the North Pole. The film, starring Tom Hanks, is an adaptation of the beloved book by Chris Van Allsburg.

The Santa Clause, 1994

Tim Allen stars as Scott Calvin, »

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Corpse Bride Co-Director Mike Johnson to Helm Oz Wars for Vanguard Films

17 December 2010 12:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

John Williams, President and CEO of Vanguard Films has announced that Mike Johnson (Corpse Bride) will direct its new CG/stop-motion hybrid feature film, Oz Wars. The film was written by Rob Moreland (Space Chimps, City of Dragons) and Athena Gam (Alien Rock Band). Oz Wars transforms the Oz narrative into a contemporary, freaky action-packed PG-13 audience pleaser, with Dorothy caught up in a whirlwind of warrior witches, black magic, martial arts and monsters.

Check out the press release below for all the details.

Official Press Release:

Corpse Bride Co-director Mike Johnson At Helm Of Vanguard’S

Animated Film Oz Wars

(Los Angeles, CA; December 15, 2010) – John Williams, President and CEO of Vanguard Films, announced today the company has signed Oscar™ and Annie Award-nominee Mike Johnson, co-director of Corpse Bride, to direct its CG/stop-motion hybrid feature film, Oz Wars.

Mike Johnson is a spectacular director and one of the masters of stop-motion, »

- Jason Moore

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