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In the second of our exclusive interviews with some of the cast of Tim Burton’s new film, Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children, Flickering Myth’s Scott J. Davis sits down with Asa Butterfield to talk about the film, working with Tim Burton and all that Spider-Man talk…
When did you first hear about the film?
I first read the script over two years ago now, in fact I read the script and the book around the same time and I knew that Tim (Burton) was going to be directing it and I’ve always been a massive fan of Tim even before I started acting – I loved his style. So when I got the script and knew that he was doing it I thought “I’m gonna get this one!” I had already put a lot of work in to this and met with Tim and we »
- Scott J. Davis
Ryan Lambie Published Date Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:52
A mad young inventor in a loft constructs living creatures from spare parts. A teenage girl wears asbestos gloves to prevent herself from lighting fires with her hands. A small boy has a right eye which can project his dreams onto a wall. These and other shunned oddments of society live in a neo-gothic house on a remote Welsh island, all watched over by the imposing yet good-natured Miss Peregrine - who you might recognise as Eva Green smoking a pipe.
There’s much in the novels by Ransom Riggs that seems tailor made for Tim Burton’s cheerfully macabre sensibility, and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children arrives on the silver screen like an X-Men comic drawn by Edward Gorey. Viewers familiar with such movies as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Dark Shadows will recognise Burton’s handiwork here; Miss Peregrine is, »
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children review by Luke Ryan Baldock.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children review
Tim Burton has certainly had a tumultuous time in his film career. Being picked from near obscurity to direct Batman after a two bonkers directorial features and animating at Disney, he has seesawed between just about every imaginable form of adaptation. From his ill fated reimagining of Planet of the Apes, his own take on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a sequel of sorts to Alice in Wonderland, and even an animated remake of one of his own shorts, no matter what the final product he always has his own style. Now he jumps into his first Ya adaptation, a genre that »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Tim Burton has had a rough spell at the box office. “Big Eyes” was an Oscar contender that failed to grab any gold, “Frankenweenie” was a bridge too bizarre for family crowds, and “Dark Shadows,” starring Johnny Depp, revived a campy ’70s show that most of America had forgotten. Burton, once a reliable purveyor of popcorn hits, hasn’t scored since 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
But the director of “Batman” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is on firmer ground with “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel about a young boy who is taken in by an orphanage populated by children with extraordinary powers. It’s mixture of the magical and the macabre seems a perfect fit for Burton’s quirky sensibility. The film is expected to open in first place, with roughly $26 million when it debuts in 3,520 locations. Fox is distributing the film, »
- Brent Lang
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
This Past Weekend:
While the new movies reigned at the box office this past weekend, both Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven (Sony) and the animated Storks (Warner Bros.) didn’t fare nearly as well as our projections, both falling short by about $10 million. The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, fared decently with $34.7million, which is about the average for Washington’s films, but the fourth highest opening for a Western after last year’s The Revenant, the animated Rango, and Cowboys and Aliens. Storks’ $21.3 million opening wasn’t great compared to other animated September releases with Sony still holding the September opening record with Hotel Transylvania 2, but it should continue to do well with no other animated movies opening for another month. »
- Edward Douglas
This month, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, beloved children’s author of family favorites like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda” and Dahl’s personal favorite, “The Bfg,” as well as World Dream Day, an annual event honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us.” It seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of “The Bfg,” Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, on Dec. 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.
As dreamers around the globe gear up for World Dream Day, an annual holiday honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us,” it seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of “The Bfg,” Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
To the surprise of no one, Harry Potter has just topped a UK list of fan's favorite book-to-film adaptations. How did your favorites fare? J.K. Rowling's adaptations also topped a similar list last year. Considering she's British and writer of one of the biggest franchises in history, I would assume Rowling's work will easily continue taking the top spot for years to come. Unless they decide to do a reboot which somehow turns out terrible. Let's not think about that. According to The Guardian, 32% of 2,000 cinemagoers put Harry Potter at the top of their lists. It's a relatively small sample of people living in the UK, but something tells me it would stay on top even if it were larger. Here's the full list as they voted: 1. The Harry Potter series (Jk Rowling) 2. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) 3. The Shawshank Redemption (Stephen King) 4. The Lord of the Rings saga »
- Jill Pantozzi
Burbank, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016 — This month, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, beloved children’s author of family favorites like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and Dahl’s personal favorite, The Bfg, as well as World Dream Day, an annual event honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us.” It seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of The Bfg, Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, on Dec. 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.
As dreamers around the globe gear up for Sunday’s World Dream Day, an annual holiday honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us,” it seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of The Bfg, Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring a dream-collecting Big Friendly Giant. »
- ComicMix Staff
From family films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to comedies like Beetlejuice, director Tim Burton brings his unique style next to the dark fantasy film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The film stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson and tells the tale of 16-year-old Jake Porter whose ordinary life takes an extraordinary turn after he is introduced to Miss Peregrine and her peculiar...
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of famed author Roald Dahl’s birth, YouTube Kids has teamed up with Dahl’s grandson, Ned Donovan, to curate a special playlist featuring videos that complement his revolutionary work, including James And The Giant Peach, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, and Matilda.
The playlist, fittingly titled Celebrating 100 Years Of Roald Dahl On YouTube Kids, is now live and features everything from step-by-step arts and crafts with TV presenter Claudia Winkleman to The Bfg story time with comedian David Walliams to drawing tutorials with cartoonist Quentin Blake to a reading of Matilda by the actress Kate Winslet.
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- Geoff Weiss
To celebrate the 100th year since Roald Dahl’s birth, today people all over the world have been remembering the fantastical author and sharing their favorite quotes online and on the airwaves. Born in Cardiff, Dahl wrote the children’s classics Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Bfg, James And The Giant Peach, and The Witches, all of which were adapted into film.
Using #RoaldDahl100 and #RoaldDahlDay, Twitter users are posting inspiring Dahl quotes like this one:
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it” #RoaldDahl100 #RoaldDahlDay
Good morning human beans! pic.twitter.com/UFLp1Lq2b1
— Kachela (@KachelaMurray) September 13, 2016
And this one (which sounds a great deal like this Parks & Recreation line courtesy Ron Swanson):
Happy #roalddahlday My 7-year-old self is eternally grateful to him for igniting my love for escaping in a story! pic.twitter.com/U2mStX9Nj4
— Rebecca (@Miss_Bexster) September »
- Laura Adamczyk
“I wouldn’t have a career were it not for Tim and ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,’” says composer Danny Elfman of his 30-year collaboration with director Tim Burton, who will have his hands and feet immortalized in cement Sept. 8 at the Chinese Theatre. “I went from zero to 90 the day ‘Pee-wee’ was released.”
They have done 16 films together, including the mega-hits “Batman,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Alice in Wonderland,” and the cult favorites “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Elfman earned a Grammy for “Batman” and an Oscar nomination for Burton’s “Big Fish.”
“From ‘Pee-wee’ through ‘Nightmare Before Christmas,’ every one of those first six films opened up a new door, artistically and commercially,” Elfman says. “I went from the comedy guy (‘Pee-wee’) to the oddball quirky guy (‘Beetlejuice’) to the big dark film guy (‘Batman’) to the melodic romantic guy (‘Scissorhands’). They were critical doors to walk through. »
- Jon Burlingame
When you watch a movie by Tim Burton, you’re never entirely sure what you’re going to see next, but you do know that you’re going to be dazzled by a kind of wild-and-woolly exuberant gothic dementia, drawn into a connection with a character who almost any other filmmaker would treat as a mere sideshow. The filmmaker will have his hands and feet encased in cement Sept. 8 in the forecourt of the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood ahead of the release of his latest film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”
In Burton’s world, it’s the sideshow that’s center stage. For 30 years now, he has been Hollywood’s reigning pop poet of fractured-fairy-tale outsiders: the misfits and the oddballs, the jokers and the wackadoos, the headless horsemen and the humanoid apes, the cracked aesthetes and the misunderstood monsters. His movies are hellzapoppin’ comic nightmares populated »
- Owen Gleiberman
The late Gene Wilder wasn’t a fan of Tim Burton‘s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” calling the Warner Bros. movie “an insult.” “I think it’s an insult,” Wilder said in a 2013 interview with Turner Classic Movies about the film that came after his own 1971 movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” “It’s probably Warner Bros.’ insult.” Wilder was not particularly generous to the director personally, saying, “Johnny Depp, I think, is a good actor, but I don’t care for that director,” Wilder said. “He’s a talented man, but I don’t care for him doing stuff like he did. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Some actors and directors go together like spaghetti and meatballs. They just gel together in a rare way that makes their collaborations special. Here is a list of the seven best parings of director and actor in film history.
Of all the parings on this list, these two make the oddest films. (In a good way.) Tim Burton is one of the most visually imaginative filmmakers of his generation and Johnny Depp was once the polymorphous master of playing a wide variety of eccentric characters. They were a natural combo. Depp made most of his best films with Burton, before his current ‘Jack Sparrow’ period began. The duo had the knack for telling stories about misfits and freaks, yet making them seem sympathetic and likable. »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Wilder’s role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory resonated with children everywhere – but also in the hearts and minds of generations of chefs
The birth of Willy Wonka predated Gene Wilder’s embodiment of him by seven years. Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory first appeared in 1964; Mel Stuart’s retitled adaptation came in 1971. But with Wilder’s passing last week, the world also mourned the passing of the man synonymous with that of the mercurial candy man.
Widely seen and deeply felt, Wilder’s portrayal of the man behind the world’s strangest chocolate factory resonated with children everywhere – but also in the hearts and minds of inchoate pastry chefs who were inspired by the edible teacup and everlasting gobstopper. Rarely mentioned as a food movie, per se, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory inspired generations to enter into a world of pure imagination.
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- Joshua David Stein
It's fairly common knowledge that Roald Dahl despised Mel Stuart's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the 1971 film adaptation of his classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Not only was he averse to Wilder's performance as eccentric candy-peddler Willy Wonka (the author wanted Spike Milligan for the role), he was irritated that it placed more emphasis on Wonka at the expense of the book's good-hearted hero Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum). (For the record, Dahl allegedly hated most adaptations of his books, at one point terming Nicolas Roeg's big-screen interpretation of The Witches "utterly appalling.") So perhaps it's fitting that Tim Burton, who directed the 2005 re-adaptation of Dahl's novel, similarly found the 1971 version lacking, telling BBC News in an interview: "I don't want to crush people's childhood dreams, but the original film is sappy." But while Burton's film proved very successful both critically and commercially -- it grossed »
- Chris Eggertsen
Gene Wilder lived out of the spotlight and evaded the media up until the end of his life, making his interviews few and far between.
Wilder, who died on Monday at age 83 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, gave his last major interview on June 12, 2013, to Turner Classic Movies. The iconic interview, which took place a day after his 80th birthday, would serve as one of Wilder’s last public appearances. While speaking with host Robert Osborne, Wilder discussed his career and filmography, working with Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor, and why he stopped acting.
“Once in a while, there was a nice, good film, but not very many,” he said. “If something comes along that’s really good and I think I would be good for it, I’d be happy to do it. But not too many came along. I mean, they came along for the first, I don’t know, »
- Arya Roshanian
Gene Wilder has 37 acting credits to his name, ranging all the way from the 1961 TV series Play of the Week through a guest spot on Will & Grace in 2003. He had lead roles in Blazing Saddles, The Producers and Young Frankenstein, arguably the three greatest Mel Brooks movies. He formed a hilarious comic duo with Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy, See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Silver Streak. But when the stunning news of his death hit yesterday, most outlets paired their obituaries with an image from a single movie: »
Readers on their favourite scenes from the brilliant career of Gene Wilder, who has died age 83
The death of the great comic actor Gene Wilder, at the age of 83, has left fans bereft and struggling for the appropriate superlatives. Many a childhood was enlivened by repeat viewings of Wilder’s perfect Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or marveling at Wilder’s alcoholic gunslinging hero in the glorious Western spoof Blazing Saddles.
The best slow-burn comic reaction in movies, the best nervous hysteria in movies, the most sensitive comic presence in movies.
I loved Gene Wilder.
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- James Walsh and Guardian readers
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