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David Fincher’s second feature, the seminal mid-90’s crime thriller Se7en, has been poured over and picked apart for the past 20-odd years. Now, a new talk from On Story finds the film’s own screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker (Sleepy Hollow, 8Mm) looking back on his collaboration with Fincher. Upon release, Se7en left upset audiences guessing over, in Walker’s own words, its intentionally unsatisfactory — and now infamous — second-act close. The film divided critics and audiences alike, with test screenings leaving viewers 50/50. Since then, the lens of retrospection has relabeled it a fundamental film of the 90’s, one embedded in the zeitgeist with its simple question, “what’s in the box?”
In the talk, Walker covers a range of topics on what is arguably his magnum opus, including the importance of research to drive content and putting his own troubles into his characters. According to him, his own limbo »
- Mike Mazzanti
Directed by James Bobin.
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
For all its visual wonder, Alice in Wonderland suffered from director Tim Burton’s almost infantile inability to let go of what is nothing short of his monstrous ego, a running issue apparent in anything post Sleepy Hollow way back in 1999. Oh the joy that Alice Through the Looking Glass, under the direction of James Bobin, shakes away the ego, in place of genuine heart, something all but lacking from its predecessor.
We find Alice aboard her father’s ship, The Wonder, under the pursuit of pirates. Six years later, back in London, Alice’s one-times dastardly fiancé »
- Amie Cranswick
Sleepy Hollow will get a post-Abbie chapter. Fox has renewed the supernatural drama series for a fourth season. Additionally, the network has formally canceled freshman dramas Minority Report and Second Chance. While no first-year Fox comedy made it to a second season, three hourlong series did, dramas Rosewood and Lucifer and horror dramedy Scream Queens. Sleepy Hollow, inspired by Washington Irving’s story, had been on the bubble, with its most recent third season only… »
From Beetlejuice to Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow to Alice in Wonderland and beyond, Tim Burton’s influence can be felt while grabbing a bite to eat or a drink to enjoy at Beetle House, a new Burton-based bar and restaurant opening in New York City’s East Village.
EW recently shared the news about the Tim Burton-themed bar, which is currently opening its doors for those who made special reservations for their preview night week. Beetle House will have its official grand opening on Friday, May 6th. Those looking to dine in Burton nirvana will have to make reservations, although a select group of menu items will be available for delivery.
Created by the same people behind the Will Ferrell-themed bar, Stay Classy New York, Beetle House features drink and food menus that pay tribute to Burton’s movies. Drinks include “The Jack Skellington”, “This is Halloween!”, “We »
- Derek Anderson
This past weekend, genre entertainment fans gathered by the thousands in Pasadena, CA for one of the most anticipated horror events of the year, Monsterpalooza! Makeup artists, painters, sculptors, and general purveyors of the weird took up space in the Pasadena Convention hall to show off their creations and peddle nostalgic collectibles. Guests at the event included Linda Blair (The Exorcist, Hell Night), Haruo Nakajima (original Godzilla suit actor), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow), Dina Meyer (Dragonheart, Starship Troopers), Jake Busey (The Frighteners, Starship Troopers), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser franchise), Famous Monsters cover artist Basil Gogos, and representatives from the classic horror families including Bela Lugosi Jr., Victoria Price, Sara Karloff, and The Chaney Family. Jj Abrams was spotted perusing the dealers hall among other faces ranging from Lost star Jorge Garcia to Dick Van Dyke! Highlights of the weekend included a tribute to Famous Monsters founder Forrest J »
- Caroline Stephenson
The rabid response to Sausage Party.s trailer and first screening at South By Southwest proves that there is a desire for raunchy, adult-themed animated feature films. Nerdland.s own trailer suggested that it might rival Sausage Party in this field. Especially since it features the undeniably talented pairing of Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt in its leading roles. Unfortunately it doesn.t deliver the consistent, hearty laughs that you.d expect. Instead, it plays out like a lame and crude joke that you can.t wait to come to an end. Which is especially disappointing considering the esteemed talent that brought the film to life both on and off screen. As the writer of Se7en and Sleepy Hollow, Andrew Kevin Walker has proven that he has a unique but beguiling path into the morbid and bleak, while director Chris Prynoski.s past as the creator of Motorcity and »
Nathaniel, back from the Nashville Film Festival where I juried on the "New Directors" competition. More on that once our awards are announced. Until then, I'm under hush order. But let's catch up on all sorts of movie & entertainment news that happened over the past handful of days that we didn't cover here.
• Lin-Manuel Miranda won the Pulitzer for his Broadway smash Hamilton and, giddy squeal, The New Yorker's television goddess Emily Nussbaum won the Pulitzer for criticism. If you haven't read her, you must. She's just wonderful.
• The Golden Globes have clarified their rules for what drama and comedy mean in a probably futile attempt to get campaigns to stop trying to game the system.
• I forgot to mention that teen superhero duo Cloak and Dagger are getting their own TV show (yay! always loved them in the comic books) but Kate Beaton has two words for you "tit »
- NATHANIEL R
Now in its 15th year, the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival has offered thousands of filmmakers their chance to showcase the hard work they’ve placed on their passions. Whether it’s any first time writer or director, to the iconic, multi-award winning actor and producer, Tribeca has given these people a venue for their work, and it has blessed the film community in terms of releasing their film, as well as having audiences to watch it.
Kicking off our Tribeca coverage is Nerdland, a film written by Andrew Kevin Walker and starring Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, and Reid Scott. Directed by Chris Prynoski, whose previous works include other animated series such as Turbo Fast or Moonbeam City, the film stars Rudd and Oswalt as John and Elliot, two up and coming late-twenties year-olds who realize their passions of yesteryear are dead and they’ve done nothing with their lives. Jumping over »
- Catherina Gioino
Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman, while Maslany plays his girlfriend Erin Hurley. Brown (“Hail, Caesar!”) will portray Bauman’s father.
Inspired by a true story and based on the New York Times bestseller, Gyllenhaal stars as the working-class Boston man whose iconic photo from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing gained worldwide notice.
Bauman was waiting for his girlfriend at the finish line of the marathon when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. When Bauman awoke the next day after surgeries and realized he could not speak, he asked for »
- Dave McNary
Agent Booth’s women unite!
This weeks Quantico finds yet another of the ladies Ryan has loved and/or bedded in recent history having a major change of heart and aligning with Alex Parrish’s one-woman counterterrorism unit. Having Hannah come into the fold is bittersweet — does this mean no more of her awesome, scathing monologues — but gives Alex the high level eyes and ears she needs inside the bureau. Because the terrorist is on-task in the extreme.
Speaking of terrorism, a group of bad guys attack Quantico in the past storyline, but you’d barely know it from the »
Oh say can you see… that we’re nearly at the end of Sleepy Hollow‘s third season? And that it looks like the Witnesses are headed back to the catacombs? And that yet another person in their lives is privy to the secrets of the impending apocalypse?
This week’s National Anthem-centric episode drafts FBI boss Daniel Reynolds onto Team Wtf, a development that both scares and emboldens Abbie to make like Oprah and live her best life. (“You get a mystical jug! And You get a mystical jug!”) Meanwhile, Jenny’s not ready to make nice with her dad, »
There's a new Tim Burton film on the way. The man behind Batman, Beetlejuice, Alice In Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, and much, much more has now brought his talents to adapting Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children for the big screen. The film, which has a cast that includes Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson, has gotten a trailer.
You can watch it right here:
From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Shock talks to genre actor Casper Van Dien about some of his key roles. 2015 was a busy year for actor Casper Van Dien and 2016 isn’t shaping up to slow down either. And with his upcoming visit to Toronto Comicon (March 18-20) along with his Starship Troopers co-star Dina Meyer, Shock figured now would…
- Chris Alexander
With his best cinematography win for Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “The Revenant” Sunday night, lenser Emmanuel Lubezki entered the record books as the first director of photography to claim the prize three years in a row. He also won for “Gravity” and “Birdman.”
Lubezki was already in elite company with the “Birdman” win, joining an exclusive club whose ranks had not been breached in nearly two decades. Leon Shamroy (“Wilson,” “Leave Her to Heaven”), Winton Hoch (“Joan of Arc,” “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon”) and John Toll (“Legends of the Fall,” “Braveheart”) were the only other cinematographers to have won competitive Oscars in consecutive years, though Howard Greene received special commendations for color photography in its early days, for 1936’s “The Garden of Allah” and 1937’s “A Star is Born.” Both films were shot via the three-strip Technicolor process, with “Allah” being just the third film to use the technique »
- Kristopher Tapley
The New Jersey Devil Targets The Town On An All-new "Sleepy Hollow" Friday, March 4, On Fox As a monster resembling the fabled New Jersey Devil ravages Sleepy Hollow, Crane must draw on his past to find the connection. Meanwhile, Jenny and Joe stumble as they navigate their new relationship and Abbie continues to struggle with the aftermath of her trauma. Don't miss the all-new "Dark Mirror" episode of Sleepy Hollow airing Friday, March 4 (8:00-9:01 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving's classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected »
Atticus Nevins Returns On An All-new “Sleepy Hollow” Friday, February 26, On Fox When Jenny makes the decision to confront her father, family turmoil from the past rises to the surface. Meanwhile, Atticus Nevins returns to town, bringing more danger than the FBI could have imagined in the all-new “Sins of the Father” episode of Sleepy Hollow airing Friday, Feb. 26 (8:00-9:01 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving's classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and only »
Jose here. In what turned out to be a surprise to absolutely no one, Emmanuel Lubezki managed a historical threepeat from the American Society of Cinematographers who gave him yet another award for his use of natural light in The Revenant (he also won his third straight BAFTA).
Chivo is now the Asc’s biggest winner having earned five awards (out of six nominations) since 1999 (he has only lost for Sleepy Hollow) Somewhere Roger Deakins must be thrilled Lubezki didn’t have any movies out in 2012 (technically To the Wonder came out, but it sadly went by dismissed by most groups), since that year he won his third award for Skyfall and “prevented” Chivo from winning the award every year since 2011 (the Oscar-less Deakins more than doubles Chivo’s Asc nods though, having earned 14, the highest for any Asc member).
Considering Chivo is now the hands on favorite for the »
Abbie And Crane Face An Unexpected Blast From The Past On An All-new "Sleepy Hollow" Friday, February 19, On Fox As Abbie, Crane and Jenny struggle to find normalcy, The Kindred reemerges as a new threat. While the team attempts to figure out why The Kindred has turned to evil, Crane finds that his romantic encounters with Zoe may have caused long-lasting trouble in the all-new "Kindred Spirits" episode of Sleepy Hollow airing Friday, Feb. 19 (8:00-9:01 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving's classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the »
The time is nigh for the Super Bowl, where every year advertisers toss big bucks (now a solid $5 million per 30-second spot!) to wave their wares in front of 110 million viewers.
Who drafted famous faces to shill? Who played it for laughs? Who went for waterworks? And which advertisers still believe that S-e-x sells?
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Jenny Takes A Huge Risk To Get To The Bottom Of Abbie’S Disappearnace On An All-new Episode Of “Sleepy Hollow” Friday, February 12, On Fox In the quest to save Abbie, Crane and Sophie are forced to battle a supernatural force targeting the citizens of Sleepy Hollow, while Pandora and The Hidden One only grow stronger. Meanwhile, in an effort to find out what truly happened to her sister, Jenny faces an old foe: her father. Can our heroes solve their most personal case yet? Find out in the all-new “Incident At Stone Manor” episode of Sleepy Hollow airing Friday, Feb. 12 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving's classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod »
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