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The Shining Star Shelley Duvall Reveals Mental Health Struggles on Dr. Phil: ‘I Need Help’

16 November 2016 10:19 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Shelley Duvall, the actress best known for her roles in The Shining, has revealed she’s suffering from mental illness.

The 67-year-old describes her life away from the spotlight during a sit-down interview with Dr. Phil McGraw that is scheduled to air on his daytime talk show Friday.

“I’m very sick, I need help,” she tells Dr. Phil.

Duvall, who has been living in Blanco, Texas since retiring from acting, last starred in the 2002 independent film Manna From Heaven.

Her first big break was in 1970’s Brewster McCloud, and she then went on to star in Nashville (1975) and played »

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Box Office: ‘Miss Peregrine’ Tops With $28.5 Million, ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ ‘Masterminds’ Bomb

2 October 2016 7:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children” topped a feeble crop of new releases to pick up first place at the weekend box office, opening to $28.5 million.

That’s a mediocre start given the fantasy film’s $110 million budget. However, the adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ best-selling young adult novel is doing well overseas where it made $36.5 million from 59 territories, so its global grosses could push it into the black. Burton is responsible for blockbusters such as “Batman” and “Planet of the Apes,” but his commercial touch has been spotty of late. He hasn’t had a major hit since 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland,” with audiences rejecting the likes of “Dark Shadows,” “Frankenweenie,” and “Big Eyes.” Fox and Chernin Entertainment backed “Miss Peregrine’s.”

Fox domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson said he was pleased with the results, but maintains that it is too early to say whether or »

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Box Office: ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Leads ‘Deepwater Horizon’ With $9 Million Friday

1 October 2016 7:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is leading the box office after $9 million Friday at 3,522 locations on its way to a $26 million opening weekend.

Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon made $7.08 million on Friday at 3,259 locations. Audiences are not lining up to see the oil spill disaster movie, which, with a production cost between $110 and $120 million is eyeing a three-day total of only $20 million.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” produced by Chernin Entertainment, Tgs, and Tim Burton Prods., is based on a novel by Ransom Riggs in which a 16-year-old named Jake is forced to move to a mysterious island where he meets the titular Miss Peregrine. Jane Goldman wrote the film adaptation which stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench, and Samuel L. JacksonTim Burton directed the film with a $110 million production price tag, »

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Tim Burton’s Films Ranked — From Worst to Best

30 September 2016 3:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tim Burton is one of the most iconic and prolific directors in Hollywood.

His 18th film — “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” — opens this weekend.

In his review of “Miss Peregrine’s”, Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge says the film  — based Ransom Riggs’ novel about a group of special children with extraordinary powers — may as well have been written for Tim Burton to direct.

Debruge notes Burton successfully revisits and expand motifs and themes from his earlier work, including “Big Fish,” “Frankenweenie,” and perhaps his best known work, “Edward Scissorhands.” It not unexpected for a director as prolific as Burton — who’s been making films for three decades — to draw upon the past.

See Also: Tim Burton Talks Lack of Diversity in New Film ‘Miss Peregrine’

But not all of his past movies are winners, and box office success doesn’t always equate to critical success. “Alice in Wonderland »

- Lawrence Yee

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Box Office: ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Aims for $26 Million, ‘Deepwater Horizon’ to Drill $19 Million

30 September 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox’s “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children” has cast a spell on audiences, as it leads Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” at this weekend’s box office following Friday matinee totals.

“Miss Peregrine’s” is aiming for a $9 million Friday, and an opening weekend in the $25 – $27 million range at 3,522 locations. Meanwhile, “Deepwater Horizon” should make about $6.5 million Friday and $18 – $20 million total over the weekend.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” produced by Chernin Entertainment, Tgs and Tim Burton Productions, is based on a novel by Ransom Riggs in which a 16-year-old named Jake is forced to move to a mysterious island where he meets the titular Miss Peregrine. Jane Goldman wrote the film adaptation which stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

Tim Burton directed the film with a $110 million production price tag, »

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Tim Burton Defends Lack of Diversity in ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home’ With Bizarre ‘Brady Bunch’ Analogy

30 September 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s something peculiar about Tim Burton’s latest film, and it goes far beyond characters who are filled with swarms of bees or who can turn into birds or are even so light that they require lead shoes to stay grounded, it’s a noticeable lack of diversity amongst its casting ranks. Burton’s newest feature, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Particular Children” stars a cast of mostly white actors and actresses — not including Samuel L. Jackson, the lone exception — who play a host of characters, young and old, given to special powers and mostly regular. In short, there’s room to mix it up a bit, but that’s not something Burton seems to be very interested in doing.

In a recent chat with Bustle, the filmmaker was asked about diversity in films, including his own, and he issued a somewhat strange answer.

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- Kate Erbland

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Box Office: Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s’ Charms $1.2 Million on Thursday

30 September 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox’s "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children” conjured up $1.2 million during Thursday night previews at 3,000 locations.

Following a recent string of underperforming films at the box office from Tim Burton — notably “Big Eyes” and “Frankenweenie” — “Miss Peregrine’s” could serve as at least partial redemption for the director as it heads toward a solid $30 million opening weekend. The film carries a $110 million production price tag and will open to 3,522 locations starting Friday.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” produced by Chernin Entertainment, Tgs and Tim Burton Productions, is based on a novel by Ransom Riggs in which a 16-year-old named Jake is forced to move to a mysterious island where he meets the titular Miss Peregrine. Jane Goldman wrote the film adaptation which stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

According to Fandango, »

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Forecast: Will Miss Peregrine's Opening Weekend Put Tim Burton Back On Top?

30 September 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Tim Burton is one of the most iconic filmmakers of his generation. With a voice and style that's distinctly his own, he's had a sizable impact on American cinema over the last 30 years. That said, he's had a rough run of it lately...

To find Burton's last unadulterated hit, you'd have to go all the way back to 2010's Alice In Wonderland. And while that movie made a mint at the box office, it wasn't exactly a critical darling. He followed that up with directorial efforts like Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie, and Big Eyes- none of which really took the world by storm. 

That's what makes this weekend's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children one to watch out for. The $110 million film could either serve as a rebound for Burton, or continue to put forth the idea that the director is on the decline. 

Based on Thursday previews, industry analysts »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children review

29 September 2016 1:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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, »

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Box Office: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ No Match for Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s’

28 September 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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, »

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Film Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

25 September 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The title may read “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” but there can be no doubt for anyone buying a ticket: This is really Tim Burton’s Home for Peculiar Children. Not since “Sweeney Todd,” and before that all the way back to “Sleepy Hollow,” have the studios found such a perfect match of material for Hollywood’s most iconic auteur. It’s gotten to the point where the mere addition of Burton’s name to a movie title can justify an otherwise iffy prospect: You don’t want to see a “Planet of the Apes” remake? Well, how about a Tim BurtonPlanet of the Apes” remake? Now you’re interested! Here, there’s nothing forced about the coupling of Ransom Riggs’ surprise best-seller with Burton’s playfully nonthreatening goth aesthetic and outsider sensibility, which should put the director back on the blockbuster charts.

One of the kid-lit sphere’s freshest recent surprises, »

- Peter Debruge

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Shin Godzilla to Make North American Premiere at Fantastic Fest 2016

21 September 2016 2:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you live near Austin and you feel the earth shifting beneath your feet, then you might want to throw on your sneakers and start running now, because the King of the Monsters is heading to Texas this week for the North American premiere of Shin Godzilla at Fantastic Fest 2016:

Press Release: Austin, TX - September 21, 2016 - Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest is excited to unveil last minute additions to the schedule, adding to one of the most highly diverse lineups in the festival's twelve-year history. And see who will go toe to toe in the fest's highly anticipated yearly event, the Fantastic Debates!

Godzilla returns to the big screen in 2016 with Shin Godzilla, the 32nd film in the legendary franchise and currently the 3rd highest grossing film in Japan this year. The King of the Monsters stomps into Fantastic Fest for its North American Premiere before smashing its way through the U. »

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Horror Highlights: Guillermo del Toro Signed Memorabilia, Friday The 13th Pins, Fantastic Fest Shorts, Dr. West: A Reanimated Parody, As The Blade Cuts

13 September 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Guillermo del Toro (The Devil's Backbone, Crimson Peak) has contributed two signed items, a copy of Pacific Rim and The Book of Life, to A Cause for Entertainment's auction to fight breast cancer. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Friday the 13th franchise enamel pins from Fright Rags, the list of short films at Fantastic Fest 2016, Dr. West: A Reanimated Parody sneak peek details, and info on the new poetry collection, As the Blade Cuts.

Guillermo del Toro-Signed Memorabilia at A Cause for Entertainment's Auction to Fight Breast Cancer: "Starting bid: $50.00

Oscar nominated Writer/Director Guillermo Del Toro, known for his work on CronosThe Devil's BackboneHellboyPan's Labyrinth and Crimson Peak, has generously donated a signed copy of his film Pacific Rim and his book “The Book of Life” to support the fight against breast cancer.

Auction starts: October 17th, 2016 12:00 am

Auction ends: November 6th, 2016 7:30 pm »

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Horror Highlights: New Wolfmen of Mars Album, Knoxville Horror Film Fest, Satanic Panic Room, HellsGate Haunted House

12 September 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Cover artwork by Mark Reusch for Wolfmen of Mars' new album, Warp Suburbium, aims to depict the album's theme: liven up a suburban neighborhood with fun Halloween mayhem. Also in today's Highlights: program details for the 8th Annual Knoxville Horror Film Fest 2016, the Satanic Panic Room at Fantastic Fest, and the HellsGate Haunted House opening.

Wolfmen of Mars' Warp Suburbium Release Details: From Wolfmen of Mars: "We wanted the album to have a Twilight Zone / Halloween vibe. Artist Mark Reusch (http://misterreusch.com) took the concept of skeletons causing gremlin-esque chaos in an old suburban neighborhood on Halloween night, and came up with the album art."

To learn more about Warp Suburbium, visit:

http://wolfmenofmars.bandcamp.com/album/warp-suburbium

The latest album from Wolfmen of Mars, Warp Suburbium will be released on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and more on Friday, September 16th, and it is now available on Bandcamp.

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Winona Ryder Showed Up at Tim Burton's Handprint Ceremony After He Said Her Name 3 Times

8 September 2016 9:40 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Winona Ryder stepped out to support filmmaker Tim Burton at his hand and footprint ceremony in La on Thursday. The Stranger Things actress wore a polka-dot dress for the occasion and posed for photos with the famed director; the two have worked together on numerous projects, including Beetlejuice in 1988 and Edward Scissorhands in 1990. Tim also cast Winona in a music video for The Killers, as well as his animated film Frankenweenie in 2012. During the event, Winona took to the podium to say some touching things about the man of the hour. She thanked Tim for jump-starting her career and told the crowd, "Tim understands the human heart in a way I have never seen, certainly on screen," adding, "He knows the pain of the misunderstood, of the odd, and even of the mad. He celebrates them in a way that is both totally unique, so very, very tender, sometimes terrifying, »

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Kurt Russell to Attend Beyond Fest 2016 for 30th Anniversary 35mm Screening of Big Trouble In Little China

8 September 2016 11:57 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Beyond Fest must have their check in the mail, because ol' Jack Burton himself is coming to the festival for a 30th anniversary screening of Big Trouble in Little China. Filmmaker James Gunn will be on hand to discuss the cult John Carpenter movie with the beloved actor, and that's only one of many events fans will want to mark on their fall calendars.

Taking place September 30th–October 11th at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, Beyond Fest 2016 will also feature screenings of Phantasm: Ravager, Phantasm: Remastered, George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead in 3-D, Martin, In a Valley of Violence, The Wolf Man (1941), The Bad Batch, Raw, and City of the Living Dead.

A 4K restoration screening of Romero's The Crazies will also take place, as well as a live performance by composer Fabio Frizzi and his orchestra during a showing of The Beyond: Composer's Cut. »

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Tim Burton’s Dark Sensibilities, Soft Touch Were Perfect for ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

8 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tim Burton’s latest film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” starring Eva Green and Asa Butterfield, will be released Sept. 30 by Fox.

Based on Ransom Riggs’ 2011 novel by the same name, the pic centers on an orphan who falls under the tutelage of the mysterious Miss Peregrine. There he is chosen to protect the children from an evil band of Wights and Hollows led by Mr. Barron.

Jenno Topping, who produced the pic with Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark, said, “I got the book as an unpublished manuscript and read it the same day. “I sent it to Peter Chernin, who also read it immediately and fell in love with it. We sold it to Fox. Peter Chernin and I then got a plane to go see Tim Burton [in the U.K.], who was very intrigued by the book. We pitched the idea of Jane Goldman to adapt, which he loved and subsequently signed on officially. »

- Shalini Dore

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Danny Elfman Looks Back at Tim Burton’s Cinematic Adventures in Melody

8 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“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

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The 27 greatest stop motion movies of all time

8 September 2016 8:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sean Wilson Sep 16, 2016

With Kubo & The Two Strings now playing, we salute some of our favourite stop motion animated movies...

With Laika's visually sumptuous and breathtaking stop motion masterpiece Kubo And The Two Strings dazzling audiences throughout the country, what better time to celebrate this singular and remarkable art form?

The effect is created when an on-screen character or object is carefully manipulated one frame at a time, leading to an illusion of movement during playback - and such fiendishly intricate work, which takes years of dedication, deserves to be honoured. Here are the greatest examples of stop motion movie mastery.

The Humpty Dumpty Circus (1898)

What defines the elusive appeal of stop motion? Surely a great deal of it is down to the blend of the recognisable and the uncanny: an simulation of recognisably human movement that still has a touch of the fantastical about it. These contradictions were put »

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Fantastic Fest 2016’s Final Wave of Programming Includes Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2, Westworld, Another Wolfcop

7 September 2016 10:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fantastic Fest has already revealed an amazing lineup over the past month, but their newly announced final wave of programming should cause even more fans to make room on their calendars between September 22nd–29th.

Fantastic Fest's final wave of programming has several big treats in store for horror comedy fans, as Bruce Campbell will be in attendance for screenings of the first two episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 (ahead of the first season's October 2nd premiere on Starz).

Another WolfCop, the sequel to 2014's WolfCop, will make its world premiere, and a special screening of the first episode of HBO's Westworld series will also take place.

The creature feature Colossal will be shown as the festival's closing film, and A Monster Calls and The Autopsy of Jane Doe are also scheduled to screen. For full details, we have the official press release below. Which film are you »

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