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With a career that spans almost 30 years, Winona Ryder has starred in almost every genre of film, from sci-fi and drama to horror, animation and comedy. This week, Ryder adds a new genre to her expansive filmography with a role in the true crime biography The Iceman, opens in limited release May 17th.
Ryder stars as Deborah Pellicotti, the wife of notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon). The movie, based on actual events, follows Kuklinski as he climbs his way up to criminal ladder becoming the mob’s fierce go-to hitman, all while keeping his occupation hidden from his wife and children. It’s certainly a change of pace from her last big screen roles in the Kevin James comedy The Dilemma and as the voice of Elsa Van Helsing in Frankenweenie!
How much do you know about Winona Ryder and her movies? Take the quiz and find out! »
- Rachel West
Jack Thorne will adapt Rj Palacio's Wonder.
The warm-hearted comedy drama centres around 10-year-old Auggie Pullman, a boy born with a peculiar facial deformity.
When he enters mainstream school for the first time, he finds gaining acceptance from his classmates to be a struggle.
The Wonder novel was released in February 2012. »
The stop-motion pioneer who died on Tuesday brought life to his creations in a way CGI still strives to emulate
I'm moving house at the moment and I've been giving away lots of books. Almost all of them, in fact. But I kept a hold on Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton's incredible history-meets-how-to, A Century of Model Animation. I don't have any kids, yet, but I know that if I somehow manage to make some, I want them to grow up with this book. It's 3lbs 9oz of uncut wonder and the closest thing to a grimoire available on Amazon.
Harryhausen, who died on Tuesday in London, aged 92, was a stop-motion pioneer who inspired generations of filmmakers with incredible creations such as the fighting skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts. Early in the book, he and Dalton give an account of how stop-motion animation was discovered. They tell the George Méliès version, »
- Brendon Connelly
Who doesn’t love Tim Burton movies? There is at least one that gets into even the most rigid of movie watchers’ hearts, leaving them delightfully breathless. I have been a fan of Tim Burton’s for a long time. I believe my first experience with him was “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” one of his few early movies directed at children. What a treat that was! It combined my two favorite holidays and was scary enough for me to wonder if my mother had really intended to take me to see such a dark movie. What a rush.
Taking a look at Mr. Burton’s canon, there are tons of great movies to pick characters from who encompass all that is the Tim Burton Experience, or Tbe. Not unlike most every list on WhatCulture!, this list was incredibly hard to make as there are so many variables to take into consideration. »
- Mallorie Halsall
Winona Ryder has remained relatively out of the limelight for the past 10 years, but this week the actress hit the red carpet looking better than ever.
Ryder made a red carpet appearance on Monday evening in New York City for a special screening of Henry Alex Rubin's new thriller, "Disconnect," according to Us Weekly. The 41-year-old looked absolutely stunning in a black-on-black ensemble paired with bright red lips, soft curls and sheer pumps.
Some might not call it a comeback, per se.
The actress -- who shot to stardom in the '80s with hits like "Beetlejuice" and "Heathers" -- did attend some press events while promoting "Black Swan" in 2010 as well as "The Letter" and "Frankenweenie" in 2012.
Still, Ryder has stayed under the radar following her 2001 shoplifting conviction for snatching $4,760 worth of goods from a Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Since the embarrassing blunder, she has kept to herself, »
- The Huffington Post
After reaching the dizzying heights of the magical $1 billion mark with 2010's Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton came back down to Earth with a bump last year as both Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie struggled to light up the box office, and the less said about the Burton-produced Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter the better.
However, the filmmaker seems to be wasting little time in picking himself up for his next directorial offering, with Deadline reporting that Burton has signed on helm the long-in-development Big Eyes from Ed Wood screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, whose other credits include The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon and the upcoming Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Monopoly.
Big Eyes tells the story of Walter and Margaret Keane, who enjoyed huge success in the 1950s and 60s selling Margaret's artwork (featuring unusually large-eyed children) under her husband's name, until they divorced and »
- Flickering Myth
Director Tim Burton has been circling a handful of projects, to follow last year’s two box office disappointments Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie (though, the latter was a critical success). That includes the live-action Pinocchio retelling co-written by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and Jane Goldman (The Woman in Black), in addition to the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children adaptation being scripted by Goldman.
Meanwhile, Beetlejuice 2 and a followup to Burton’s Alice in Wonderland are currently in the early stages of development, with the intention of getting Burton to commit as director somewhere down the line. However, before he (possibly) does, the filmmaker is going to make the biopic Big Eyes.
Big Eyes tells the real-life story of Margaret and Walter Keane, a couple who found immense ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Tim Burton might be one of the most successful commercial filmmakers working today, but he's not your typical one. Burton's playfully gloomy visions of death and decay have developed into a brand unlike anything else produced by Hollywood studios. Burton may be Tinseltown's resident goth auteur, but he didn't have the easiest time getting there. He was fired by Disney more than once in the eighties and even now his darker works prevent serious marketing challenges for the studio system that has to date produced all of his feature work: Neither "Frankenweenie" nor "Sweeney Todd" could approach the box office fire of "Alice in Wonderland." Whenever Burton creates his most typical work, he's still an outsider. Perhaps for that reason, Burton's studio-based approach to his vision has always struck me as a futile cause. Successful enough to produce work beyond those boundaries without worrying too much about the commercial outcome, »
- Eric Kohn
Have you ever seen those eerie paintings of children with enormous, sad eyes? They're often collected by people with a taste for kitsch and/or creeping out their guests. Ever wondered about the artist behind them? It's Margaret Keane, and soon you'll know everything you ever wanted to know her and her husband Walter thanks to a new Tim Burton movie in development, appropriately titled “Big Eyes.” Burton is directing a script by screenwriting duo Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, who worked with Burton on his wonderful “Ed Wood.” Their other projects run the gamut from the Andy Kaufman biopic “Man on the Moon” to “The People vs. Larry Flynt” to ... “Agent Cody Banks.” “Big Eyes” is all about the aftermath of Walter and Margaret's divorce and eventual lawsuit over who was the real painter behind the incredibly successful works. Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams are in talks to star, »
- Jenni Miller
News Simon Brew 3 Apr 2013 - 06:17
Hot off the back of the Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie, arguably his best film in some time, director Tim Burton has seemingly picked his next project. It's one that's been in the works for quite a while, and it's set to be a biopic of the painter Margaret Keane.
Keane's distinctive art, recognisable in particular for her pictures of big-eyed children, was hugely successful in the 1950s and 1960s, yet her husband took credit for much of her work. That was to the point where Keane filed a lawsuit against her husband.
Her story has been worked into a screenplay by Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who penned the wonderful Ed Wood (which remains arguably Burton's finest hour). And it seems that the cast is falling into place, too. »
Big Eyes will reportedly centre on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane. Further plot details are currently scarce, although Adams is attached to play Margaret.
Waltz has been cast as her husband Walter Keane, who took the credit for much of her early work.
Production is slated to begin this coming summer.
Tim Burton's movies - photo gallery: »
How are we feeling about Tim Burton after Frankenweenie and Dark Shadows? Personally, I grew up with the guy. His films sort of shaped my life, and therefore have a special place in my heart. While I may not love everything he's done, I do look forward to potential projects that might be on his plate. Burton has signed on to direct the long gestating project, Big Eyes which is scripted by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People Vs. Larry Flynt). Now let's top that off by »
- Niki Stephens
Allison Abbate has produced some of Hollywood.s best-known animated features such as The Iron Giant, Corpse Bride, and Fantastic Mr Fox. Her latest film, Tim Burton.s Frankenweenie, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. She also recently visited Australia where she is an executive producer on Animal Logic.s Lego: The Piece of Resistance. She tells Brendan Swift about the art of stop-motion and animation and working with Tim Burton.
Q: What is about animation which fires you up because you.ve been doing it for a long time and been involved in a huge number of very successful films.
A: I just feel like there.s a magic to the filmmaking process where you really are getting to »
- Brendan Swift
Martin Landau will be honored with the 2013 Iff Career Achievement Award at the 27th Opening Night Gala of the Israel Film Festival on April 18th at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The actor received the best supporting actor Academy Award for 1994’s Ed Wood and was also nominated for his performance in Francis Ford Coppola’s Tucker and Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors. He most recently was heard as one of the voices in Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. Landau also has received six Emmy nominations. “The Israel Film Festival is delighted to honor Academy Award winner Martin Landau. He
- Gregg Kilday
Choose to believe. Choose to fight. Choose to Love. Millions of Twilight fans around the world are eagerly anticipating the March 29th opening of The Host (Open Road Films) starring Saoirse Ronan, the next best-selling epic sci-fi love story by Stephenie Meyer, creator of The Twilight Saga. On March 26th, three days before the opening, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records will release an exciting collection of music titled The Host: Choose To Listen. The album is executive produced by KIDinaKORNER Records founder-producer-songwriter Alex Da Kid and Stephenie Meyer.
The Host: Choose To Listen is headlined by previously unreleased tracks from artists on KIDinaKORNER Records, most notably the new track "Radioactive (The Dirty Tees Remix)" by platinum selling break-out rock band Imagine Dragons - check it out . Also in the spotlight are: "Slowly Freaking Out" by Skylar Grey (co-writer of "Love the Way You Lie," the worldwide #1 hit by Eminem featuring »
Millions of Twilight fans around the world are eagerly anticipating the March 29th opening of The Host (Open Road Films) starring Saoirse Ronan, the next best-selling epic sci-fi love story by Stephenie Meyer, creator of the Twilight Saga. On March 26th, three days before the opening, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records will release an exciting collection of music titled The Host. Choose To Listen. The album is executive produced by KIDinaKORNER Records founder-producer-songwriter Alex Da Kid and Stephenie Meyer.
The Host. Choose To Listen is headlined by previously unreleased tracks from artists on KIDinaKORNER Records, most notably the new track “Radioactive (The Dirty Tees Remix)” by platinum selling break-out rock band Imagine Dragons- check it out Here. Also in the spotlight are: “Slowly Freaking Out” by Skylar Grey (co-writer of “Love the Way You Lie,” the worldwide #1 hit by Eminem featuring Rihanna); and “Making Time” by Jamie N Commons.
The new »
- Michelle McCue
Interview Duncan Bowles 19 Mar 2013 - 06:24
There was something strangely appropriate about conducting an interview with Danny Elfman at midnight. It came as no surprise to be told he was more of a night person, since his darkly romantic melodies are as intrinsically linked to the gothic as the visual style of his long-time collaborator, Tim Burton. Elfman has, of course, scored most of Burton’s films, creating some magnificently eclectic music in the process, from Beetlejuice to Mars Attacks!
His unique style has led to recurring working relationships over the years with Burton, but also Ang Lee, Gus Van Sant and Sam Raimi. It was great news to fans of both Raimi and Elfman to hear that they were reuniting for Oz, as their work »
When news broke early last year that Warner Bros. had plans for a Beetlejuice sequel with original director Tim Burton on board, the internet, in an orderly and timely fashion, did what it usually does when a sequel is announced. It went nuts. How dare the beloved Betelgeuse be dredged from the deep and subjected to another outing? Nothing new, really.
This morning, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, responsible for previous Burton collaborations Dark Shadows and Night Of The Living, posted an enigmatic teaser via Twitter. A Beetlejuice figure standing in front of a computer screen with the caption “It’s showtime…” was posted this morning, leading expectant fans to surmise that he’s finished his first draft. You can check out the photo below.
Before you start planning a Beetlejuice party wherein you try and scare people out of their houses by wearing white sheets, this news follows earlier reports in January from a cautious Burton. »
- Gem Seddon
Daniel Radcliffe may not be at Hogwarts anymore, but he’s still palling around with creepy creatures.
The actor, who reminded folks he’s also a Broadway song-and-dance man at the Oscars this week, is in final talks to star as Igor, the hunchbacked lab assistant, in the upcoming Frankenstein from 20th Century Fox, EW has confirmed. (Deadline originally reported the news.)
The long-in-the-works script, based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel, is being written by Max Landis (Chronicle). This version of the famous story will apparently be from Igor’s point of view. Frankenstein’s tale was last seen »
- Erin Strecker
Welcomed back to the fold with open chequebooks Burton set about laying the foundations to revisit an old friend whose presence is easily found in his filmography and whose story he had told once before.
Frankenweenie is perhaps the culmination of Burton’s work so far, many of the themes which his other films have maypoled around find their roots in this story. Given the chance to make his film of a boy and his dead/undead dog once before Burton’s 2012 stop-motion animation captures everything which made his fans fall for his work; the gloom and the gaudy are present and correct, the triumph of the outsider and, most importantly, there is a heartbeat.
- Jon Lyus
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