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Freddie Highmore talks Johnny Depp, stolen identities and The Art of Getting By...

23 December 2011 5:11 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

In 2004, Freddie Highmore landed a role that child stars the World over could only dream of; the role of 'Charlie Bucket' in 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. While a competent actor thus far, it was Freddie's endearing rendition of Charlie that earned him Worldwide recognition, gaining the respect of his peers, the audience and the plaudits in the process.

Since then, the talented actor has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, in front of - and behind - the camera, and continues to please audiences with his heart-warming, authentic performances. In the run up to his latest release, The Art of Getting By, Freddie sat down with Shadowlocked and spoke openly about his career to date...

1. Freddie [Highmore], you’ve made a brilliant transition from child prodigy to adolescent actor. How have you found the transition?

It's odd really; it seems to have come very natural to me. »

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Thn Advent Calendar Day 17: The Nightmare Before Christmas

17 December 2011 4:16 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Christmas is a time for tradition – presents, decorations, carols, and mince pies. But what better tradition to celebrate than the Christmas movie? Join The Hollywood News for the Movie Advent Calendar – a film each day ’til Christmas. For the full Advent Calendar so far, click here.

Few directors can divide an audience like Tim Burton. There are those who’ll lap up his every film, buy the t-shirt and play with the action figure. Then there are those who adamantly dislike his levels of quirk and Helena Bonham Carter. As such, there are swarms of film fans who don’t like A Nightmare Before Christmas. Though the film was not actually directed by Burton (a fact that can probably win a few bets), his oddball fingerprints are smudged over every frame.

To ruin the opening schpiel a little, I’m fairly ambivalent towards Burton. Though I have very little time »

- Josh Mills

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Thn Advent Calendar Day 17: The Nightmare Before Christmas

17 December 2011 3:11 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Christmas is a time for tradition – presents, decorations, carols, and mince pies. But what better tradition to celebrate than the Christmas movie? Join The Hollywood News for the Movie Advent Calendar – a film each day ’til Christmas. For the full Advent Calendar so far, click here.

Few directors can divide an audience like Tim Burton. There are those who’ll lap up his every film, buy the t-shirt and play with the action figure. Then there are those who adamantly dislike his levels of quirk and Helena Bonham Carter. As such, there are swarms of film fans who don’t like A Nightmare Before Christmas. Though the film was not actually directed by Burton (a fact that can probably win a few bets), his oddball fingerprints are smudged over every frame.

To ruin the opening schpiel a little, I’m fairly ambivalent towards Burton. Though I have very little time »

- Tom Fordy

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Ratings Rat Race: ‘Once Upon A Time’ Hits New Low, ‘Amazing Race’ Finale Down

12 December 2011 9:49 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ABC’s Once Upon A Time is looking a little less magical these days. Airing in the 8 Pm hour, which has been impacted by viewer erosion due to holiday shopping, the fairytale drama hit a series low for a third consecutive week with its fall finale last night. It posted a 2.9/7 in adults 18-49, down 9% from last week. Proving once again that movies — original or theatrical — don’t do well on broadcast TV, ABC’s rebroadcast of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory posted a soft 1.3/3 from 9-11 Pm. A big NFL overrun pushed the start of CBS’ primetime lineup to 7:41 Pm, so accurate ratings for the network’s series will not be available until tomorrow. But one thing is certain: The season finale of The Amazing Race was down from last fall’s closer. From 8:30-9:30 Pm, the conclusion of 60 Minutes and the bulk of the Amazing Race »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Football clobbers, but 'The Good Wife,' 'Once Upon a Time' survive

12 December 2011 9:33 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The battle for first place in the Nfc gave NBC a huge win on Thursday: The showdown between the Giants and the Cowboys earned a 6.9 rating/17 share in the key demographic and 18.6 million viewers, according to early estimates.

CBS — buoyed by its own Raiders-Packers game earlier in the day — came in second in the demo (3.2/8), with the combination of 60 Minutes and The Amazing Race finale from 8:30 to 9:30 earning a 3.2/8. In fact, the NFL overrun pushed everything back for the night, so the rest of Race encroached in the 9 p.m. hour, so it combined with The Good Wife »

- Lynette Rice

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TV Ratings Report: How 'Bout Them Cowboys Losing?!?

12 December 2011 9:19 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Two of the most popular teams in the National Football League led to an easy ratings win for NBC last night, as Eli Manning and the Giants stormed back to topple the Cowboys 37-34...

8 p.m.

Sunday Night Football: 20.45 million

60 Minutes/The Amazing Race: 13.7 million

Once Upon a Time: 8.9 million

The Simpsons: 6.45 million/The Cleveland Show: 5 million

9 p.m.

Sunday Night Football: 23.25 million

The Amazing Race/The Good Wife: 11.1 million

Family Guy: 6.05 million/American Dad: 5 million

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: 3.7 million

10 p.m.

Sunday Night Football: 21 million

The Good Wife/CSI: Miami: 11.05 million

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: 3.7 million »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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TV ratings: Giants-Cowboys scores big for NBC Sunday, 'Once Upon a Time' falls some more

12 December 2011 8:57 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011

A tight game between two marquee teams gave NBC's "Sunday Night Football" some of its best ratings of the season, carrying the Peacock to a big ratings win for the night. The NFL also boosted CBS, while ABC's "Once Upon a Time" declined again in its final episode of 2011.

The Giants-Cowboys game on "Snf" helped NBC score 18.6 million viewers and an 11.3 rating/17 share in households for the night, leading CBS (13.2 million, 8.3/13) by more than 5 million viewers as things stand now (numbers for both nets will change some because of live sports in primetime). Fox averaged 6 million viewers and a 3.5/5, beating ABC's 5.9 million and 3.5/5.

NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 6.9 rating, more than doubling CBS' 3.2. Fox drew a 2.7 in the demo and ABC a 1.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: NFL overrun/"60 Minutes" (17 million viewers, 10.6/17 households)

NBC: "Football Night in America" (9.85 million, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Amazon studios: one year on

1 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Amazon.com's movie studio promised to throw the development process open to the masses. One year on, how has the crowdsourced screenplay caught on?

There is something wrong with modern Hollywood – we can agree on that. Too many remakes and sequels and prequels; far too many computer game and toy adaptations. Everyone thinks the profit-focused, top-down system is too busy chasing "pre-branded content" to find new talent, and too risk-averse to take a chance on original stories. Industry insiders complain as much as moviegoers, but viable alternatives are thin on the ground. Until a year ago.

In November last year, Amazon.com, the online book merchants turned internet visionaries, announced the launch of a new kind of movie studio. Their idea was to throw open the gates to all comers, regardless of geographic location, industry connections or – some would say – talent. The goal, according to their own website is: "To »

- Ellen E Jones

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Q&A: Emma Roberts & Freddie Highmore Are More Than Just 'Getting By'

28 November 2011 11:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

When the niece of one of the biggest actresses in the world and the protégé of one of the biggest actors in the world come together, you can expect they'll do more than just get by.

Of course, in "The Art of Getting By" (on DVD and Blu-ray this week), Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore do just that, but it's kind of the point.

Julia Roberts' relative and Johnny Depp's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" co-star play slackers and high school seniors trying to graduate by the skin of their teeth. When loner George meets Sally, he's inspired to broaden his horizons beyond skipping school and drawing all over test papers. He even goes to a party! With people there!

Of course all of his newfound social skills don't give him the nerve to make a move, even when Sally propositions him.

Such awkwardness was hardly evident when »

- Breanne L. Heldman

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Tim Burton to Direct Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children?

15 November 2011 9:15 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Since Tim Burton has wrapped filming on Dark Shadows (which is due out in May), the director is now in search of his next project. And there could be a potential match in the making with Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, a Ransom Riggs novel that was acquired by Fox last spring. Burton has entered into talks with Fox to direct and also to be involved in selecting a writer to adapt the book. The plot involves a 16-year-old boy named Jacob who, after a family tragedy, travels to a desolate island where he discovers an abandoned orphanage. As he explores the building, Jacob discovers that the children who lived there possessed special abilities and could have potentially been a danger. He also suspects that they may still be lurking around. Sounds... Burton-ish. That material seems right in Burton's wheelhouse, which will probably excite some and dismay others »

- Aaron

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It'll Take 'Peculiar Children' to Get Tim Burton Out of His Funk

15 November 2011 10:13 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Between Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood, Tim Burton has become a legend, yet it's hard to ignore the the last 15 years jam-packed with obvious garble from Mars Attacks! to Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wionderland and Corpse Bride. Even his feature film version of his 1984 short Frankenweenie seems ill-advised. I'm indifferent to the forthcoming Dark Shadows adaptation, although it appears the Goth director could actually be headed back in the right direction. Deadline reports today that Burton is in early talks to come aboard Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, the Ransom Riggs novel that 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment acquired last spring. Burton is in talks to develop the book as a potential directing project, and he would be involved in setting a writer to adapt the tale. »

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Movie Review - The Rum Diary (2011)

14 November 2011 1:26 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Rum Diary, 2011.

Written and Directed by Bruce Robinson.

Starring Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard and Richard Jenkins.

Synopsis:

An American journalist takes on a job for a local newspaper in Puerto Rico, where he becomes increasingly unhinged.

In the 13 the years that have passed since Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp’s career has hit new heights, but the quality of film has not always matched the box office numbers which have cemented him in the A-List. The Pirates of the Caribbean series, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice In Wonderland were all mammoth hits, but despite the majority of opinions, I have never liked Depp in these films. I like the Depp of Public Enemies, Blow and The Libertine. So where does The Rum Diary place?

Thankfully, it’s in the latter category of performances. He’s not in disguise, »

- flickeringmyth

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Johnny Depp: 'I'm not ready to give up my American citizenship'

7 November 2011 8:21 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Rum Diary star on his love of Europe, flying by private jet and why he can't stop smoking

In the weeks leading up to this interview, I began to think there must be some law that makes it illegal not to love Johnny Depp. Everyone melts into a puddle at the mention of his name. Men go even loopier than women – and the higher men rank on the cool-ometer of fame, the more in love with Depp they seem to be. Keith Richards, Brad Pitt, Marilyn Manson, the Gallagher brothers – the dudes all adore Johnny – while this month's GQ anoints him "the world's coolest actor". The director of Withnail & I was only talked out of retirement to make Depp's latest movie "because it was for Johnny", and recently Ricky Gervais was swooning in this paper: "His emails are like poetry. He's made of bohemia."

What can Depp do to inspire all of this? »

- Decca Aitkenhead

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Willy Wonka Actor Dies

3 November 2011 10:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Character actor Leonard Stone, who played Sam Beauregard, the brash American father of gum-smacking Violet Beauregard in the 1971 children's movie musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died from cancer on Wednesday, it is reported. He would have turned 88 on Thursday. With extensive TV credits dating back to the mid-1950s, Stone, a native of Salem, Oregon, appeared on such shows as L.A. Law (as Judge Paul Hanson), General Hospital, M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues, Night Court, Alice, Barney Miller, All in the Family and Mission: Impossible, according to the Internet Movie Database. In Willy Wonka, based on »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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question of the day: What are some good movies (and TV and books) with young girls as heroes?

2 November 2011 2:43 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Today’s question comes via reader Dan, who writes: I’ve been trying to introduce my six-year old daughter to more “mature” movies/stories, from her perspective, at least, which in my mind means non-Disney, essentially. Over the summer, we read and then watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder version, of course) and Harry Potter: Philosopher’s Stone, and just finished The Iron Giant. All fun movies which she adored. However, last Sunday, she asked me why the boy was always the hero. It left me kind of speechless and hit me that it was very true (even Hermione, who’s a great character, played the damsel in distress). Immediately, I felt awful. I just wanted to share with her movies that I loved. I didn’t make the connection that I may have liked them so much because I related with the main character (i just thought »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Votd: ‘[the films of] Tim Burton’

1 November 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Kees van Dijkhuizen has released "[the films of] Tim Burton," the tenth installment of his yearlong "[the films of]" series. Like the previous entries, the new video montage showcases the style of one of van Dijkhuizen's favorite directors -- in this case, the one and only Tim Burton. Revel in some gorgeous, imaginatively twisted imagery after the jump. Van Dijkhuizen has released two versions of the film: the somewhat Nsfw Vimeo version, which you can watch below, and the more Sfw YouTube cut, which you can check out by clicking here [2]. Films used: Pee-wee's Big Adventure Beetlejuice Batman Edward Scissorhands Batman Returns Ed Wood Mars Attacks! Sleepy Hollow Planet of the Apes Big Fish Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Corpse Bride Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Alice in Wonderland The songs used are "Introduction," "The Grand Finale," and "Augustus Gloop," all composed by Danny Elfman. As usual, van Dijkhuizen took to his Tumblr »

- Angie Han

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Johnny Depp's 'Rum Diary' Inspired Booze-ography

28 October 2011 7:18 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Today, in theaters around the country, you can pay money to see Johnny Depp get drunk. Real drunk. Blacked-out, forget-who-you-are, hallucination-heavy drunk in "The Rum Diary."

What fun! Who couldn't use a little more drunk Johnny Depp in these uncertain times? With that thought it mind, we started wondering what Depp's other films would look like thoroughly soaked in booze: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" if Tim Burton put less of an emphasis on surgery fun and more on bourbon-fueled craziness, "Pirates of the Caribbean" had skulls been used for parties rather than supernatural scares, "Alice in Wonderland" had everyone been high on set (though, honestly, they might have been).

Alas, these movies aren't going to be remade with new, drunken agendas; the next best thing would be to ignore reality, like Depp does so well in "Rum Diary," and imbibe as if they were. For this quest, we turned to The Hurricane Club, »

- Eric Ditzian

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It’s Alive! New Photos of Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ Emerge

27 October 2011 8:31 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Long before Tim Burton was attempting to make “creepier” versions of Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, he made quirky and demented little short films that had a lot of heart.  One of which was Vincent; A loving ode to the director’s love of the macabre tales of Edgar Allan Poe narrated by horror icon Vincent Price.  The other was Frankenweenie. It doesn’t take a doctor to figure out that the short was comedic take on the Frankenstein story.

Though the recent buzz may all be about the director’s upcoming take on Dark Shadows, these new photos from the feature length version of Frankenweenie should remind horror fans of Burton’s other pet project.  Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first photos from the full lenght film set to be released Oct. 5, 2012.  The stills not only hold true to the look of the 1984 creative short, »

- Michael Haffner

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Will Danny Elfman Incorporate The Original Dark Shadows Television Theme?

25 October 2011 7:24 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Reported by Fearnet.com During the Q and A, Elfman was asked whether or not the iconic Dark Shadows TV theme music will be used in Tim Burton's upcoming film adaptation. Find out what Elfman had to say after the jump. "We had this discussion with Batman," said Elfman, "[about] whether we wanted to incorporate the TV theme. And Tim said, ‘No, don't do that.' And on Planet of the Apes, once again, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; that was a big one – "Do we incorporate it in?" "No." So I'm just guessing that he's gonna say no again, that he's gonna want to develop his own language and dialogue for this." "Having said that," Elfman laughed, "who knows? You may just hear a theramin!" His response is actually surprising to me. I went to the Dark Shadows New York Comic Con panel just a couple weeks ago »

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Memorable Johnny Depp Movie Quotes

21 October 2011 9:43 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Johnny Depp's rise to fame spans over 25 years in Hollywood, with over 40 films under his name.

From his role in "Edward Scissorhands" to five "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies as Captain Jack Sparrow, "Extra" remembers some of the best quotes from Mr. Depp.

Check it out!

The Best Johnny Depp Movie Quotes'Alice in Wonderland' (2010)

The Mad Hatter: "There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, »

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