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19 items from 2016


Top 10 dogs on film

26 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Top 10 dogs on filmTop 10 dogs on filmAmanda Wood8/26/2016 10:00:00 Am

We humans have been sharing the silver screen with all manner of beasts for as long as movies have existed. But no animal quite manages to capture our hearts and our cameras as much as the good old-fashioned pet dog. Dogs have played major and minor characters in practically every genre, their loyalty and selflessness making them ideal sidekicks and heroes.

Today is National Dog Day, so here at Cineplex we're in full celebration mode. As you might have guessed, we're big on dogs here, so this is undoubtedly one of the most exciting days of the year for us. There are no shortage of amazing, adorable, and impressive dogs in movies, so we obviously had to mention some of our favourites to commemorate the day.

There are far too many movie dogs to include in this list, so »

- Amanda Wood

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Fantastic Fest 2016’s 2nd Wave of Programming Includes Sadako Vs. Kayako, Arrival, The Eyes Of My Mother, Raw

25 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With August almost over and September around the corner, we’re only a few weeks away from the start of Fantastic Fest, taking place September 22nd–29th in Austin, Texas. Following the announcement of the first wave of programming earlier this month, the second wave of films have now been revealed, including even more titles for horror, sci-fi, and suspense fans to look forward to seeing:

Press Release: Austin, TX – Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest delivers another dose of cinematic decadence with its second wave of programming. Procured once again from the most curious corners of the genre universe, Fantastic Fest is proud to announce its opening film, Denis Villeneuve’s stunning Arrival. Arrival marks Villeneuve’s Fantastic Fest debut, which has proven to be worth the wait as his spectacular science fiction feature promises to kick off proceedings in explosive fashion.

It wouldn’t be Fantastic Fest »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ to Bow at Fantastic Fest

2 August 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will premiere at Fantastic Fest ahead of its Sept. 30 nationwide launch by Fox.

Burton is scheduled to appear at a red-carpet screening of the offbeat drama at festival, which will run from Sept. 22-29 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin. The film, based on the Ransom Riggs novel of the same name, centers on a 16-year-old boy who accidentally works for a mysterious woman on a mysterious island where he helps a group of orphaned children, all with strange powers.

Eva Green stars with Asa Butterfield in the lead roles. Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson also star.

The festival also hosted the world premiere of Burton’s “Frankenweenie” in 2012.

Fantastic Fest, now in its 12th yeas as one of the largest genre fests, will also screen the world »

- Dave McNary

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Fantastic Fest 2016’s First Wave of Programming Includes Phantasm: Ravager, Phantasm: Remastered, and The Greasy Strangler

2 August 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Although it may be hard to believe, summer is picking up speed and heading towards fall and the beginning of Fantastic Fest, taking place September 22nd–29th in Austin, Texas. The first wave of programming for the always entertaining festival has been revealed, and horror fans already have one big event to look forward to, as Don Coscarelli, David Hartman, and several original Phantasm cast members will be on hand for the world premiere of Phantasm: Ravager, along with a special showing of Phantasm: Remastered.

Press Release:Austin, TX – Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – Fantastic Fest announces its first wave of programming for its 12th annual celebration of genre-twisting cinema. This year’s festival sees Tim Burton make a triumphant return for a most peculiar red carpet screening of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children; the World Premiere of Phantasm: Ravager; an Art House Theater Day special screening of Phantasm: Remastered »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ Offers Up An Appropriately Strange New Trailer – Watch

20 June 2016 7:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Tim Burton has long trafficked in stories about mysterious outsiders who have strange abilities that lead them to great (and often pretty scary) things, all in service to some major cinematic achievements. From “Edward Scissorhands” to “Frankenweenie” to “Big Fish” and everything in between, weird and imaginative stories and characters are Burton’s bag, and his latest offering, a big screen take on the popular Ya “Miss Peregrine’s” series from author Ransom Riggs, fits that bill perfectly.

Read More: Tim Burton Wants To Visit ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’

The story follows young Jake (Asa Butterfield) who discovers “clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, [and] 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, »

- Kate Erbland

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Netflix, Boyega, Hoult, McAvoy join 'Watership Down'

28 April 2016 | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BBC1’s four-part animated series for producers 42 will also feature Olivia Colman and Ben Kingsley.

Netflix has boarded BBC1’s remake of classic children’s novel Watership Down.

The global online streaming service has taken worldwide rights excluding UK for the 4x60-minute animated series, which will star James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton, Freddie Fox, Olivia Colman and Anne-Marie Duff.

It is produced by 42 Production Company, the television production division of management firm 42, which looks after well-known actors such as Michael Caine, Christopher Lee and Emily Mortimer, directed by 300: Rise Of An Empire director Noam Murro, whose production outfit Biscuit Films are co-producers, and written by My Mad Fat Diary’s Tom Bidwell.

Watership Down, which was turned into an animated feature film in 1978, is set in the south of England and follows a group of rabbits as they are forced to flee their warren and find a new home.

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Netflix, John Boyega, James McAvoy join 'Watership Down'

28 April 2016 | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BBC1’s four-part animated series for producers 42 will also feature Olivia Colman and Ben Kingsley.

Netflix has boarded BBC1’s remake of classic children’s novel Watership Down.

The global online streaming service has taken worldwide rights excluding UK for the 4x60-minute animated series, which will star James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton, Freddie Fox, Olivia Colman and Anne-Marie Duff.

It is produced by 42 Production Company, the television production division of management firm 42, which looks after well-known actors such as Michael Caine, Christopher Lee and Emily Mortimer, directed by 300: Rise Of An Empire director Noam Murro, whose production outfit Biscuit Films are co-producers, and written by My Mad Fat Diary’s Tom Bidwell.

Watership Down, which was turned into an animated feature film in 1978, is set in the south of England and follows a group of rabbits as they are forced to flee their warren and find a new home.

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James McAvoy, John Boyega, Nicholas Hoult Join Netflix-BBC’s ‘Watership Down’

27 April 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — James McAvoy, John Boyega, Nicholas Hoult and Ben Kingsley have joined the voice-cast of Netflix-BBC animated TV miniseries “Watership Down,” based on Richard Adams’ novel.

The four-part show, which will be finished next year, will be available worldwide, outside of the U.K., on Netflix, and on BBC One in the U.K.

Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, the adventure tale follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, toward a promised land and a more perfect society.

The series, written by Tom Bidwell (BAFTA-nominated “My Mad Fat Diary”) and directed by Noam Murro (“300: Rise of the Empire”), will star McAvoy (“Filth,” “X-Men”) as Hazel, Hoult (“Mad Max: Fury Road, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Big Eyes movie review: painted into a corner

6 April 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A bitter feminist fairy tale about a woman betrayed by love and trust and crafted by culture to be vulnerable to the charms of a con-artist husband. I’m “biast” (pro): love Amy Adams and Tim Burton

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It’s like a feminist parable, except it’s true. Margaret Keane created and painted all those sentimental waifs with the huge eyes that stared out of kitschy posters and greeting cards in the 60s and 70s (and I seem to recall them being hugely popular right into the 80s, too), but her husband, Walter, took all the credit for them until… well, check out the delightful Big Eyes to find out how it ended. This is director Tim Burton’s (Frankenweenie) most down-to-earth movie ever — his only down-to-earth movie, really — and yet the always exquisite Amy Adams »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' trailer: Will Tim Burton film sweep craft Oscars?'

16 March 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The trailer for "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" was released Tuesday (watch it above). Based on the 2011 novel by Ransom Riggs, it introduces us to fanciful world populated by the title character (Eva Green) and her home for orphaned children with special abilities. The cast also includes Asa Butterfield, Allison Janney and Samuel L. Jackson. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions The film is written by Jane Goldman ("Kick-Ass," "X-Men: First Class" and "Kingsman: The Secret Service") and directed by Tim Burton. Burton is a two-time Oscar-nominee for Best Animated Feature -- "Corpse Bride" (2005) and "Frankenweenie" (2012) -- but he's never been nominated for his live-action films, and he's never won in any category. A fantasy adventure film like this one doesn't look like the type that normally contends in races li »

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Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton’s 'Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children' Starring Eva Green

15 March 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After the billion-dollar blockbuster "Alice In Wonderland," Tim Burton has been a bit hit-or-miss. Both "Dark Shadows" and "Frankenweenie" underperformed, while his last outing, the Oscar-baiting "Big Eyes," completely missed with critics and audiences. But this fall he returns with something right in his wheelhouse with "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children." Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2016 Based on the book by Ransom Riggs, and starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson, the story follows a teenager who finds himself protecting the oddball orphaned children who live on a mysterious island. Here's the synopsis:  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 »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Look: Eva Green & Asa Butterfield In Tim Burton’s 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'

4 March 2016 8:55 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Tim Burton has the distinction of being in the $1 billion director’s club: “Alice in Wonderland” cracked that mark in 2010 on the back of 3D, when it was still a craze following "Avatar." But the ensuing years haven't been great. "Dark Shadows” did make nearly $80 million domestic after a weak start, but the critically reviled film cost $150 million. His animated “Frankenweenie” failed to do more than $35 million domestically, and his last film “Big Eyes,” a would-be awards contender, couldn’t connect with the Academy at all and turned out to be the second lowest grossing film of his career ($14.4 million total in North America). Read More: The Essentials: Tim Burton's 5 Best Films In short, Burton needs a hit, and right on schedule he’s back with a new film: “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.” Written by Jane Goldman (“Kick Ass,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service”) and based on the »

- Edward Davis

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New Writers to Work on Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Film Adaptation

24 February 2016 6:53 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the recent announcement that Guillermo del Toro is developing a film adaptation of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book trilogy, it’s now been announced that a pair of previous del Toro collaborators have been hired to pen the latest draft of the screenplay.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman have signed on to help pen the newest version of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark script. The duo have already teamed up with Del Toro on his animated series Trollhunters (due out on Netflix later this year), and they previously worked on the screenplays for Hotel Transylvania and The Lego Movie.

Prior to the Hagemans coming on board, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (The Collector films, the Feast films, final four Saw movies) were in the process of developing a screenplay after their pitch for a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark »

- Derek Anderson

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Artist Andrew Tarusov Re-Imagines Disney Characters With Tim Burton’s Aesthetic

2 February 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Artist Andrew Tarusov has taken Disney’s iconic characters and reimagined them with Tim Burton‘s gothic aesthetic. Tim Burton’s Disney What would Disney princesses look like in the world of Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas or Pinocchio in Frankenweenie or Bambi in Corpse Bride? That’s what Tarusov was asking himself when he got to work on his […]

The post Artist Andrew Tarusov Re-Imagines Disney Characters With Tim Burton’s Aesthetic appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Disney Animated Classics Get Reimagined as Tim Burton Movies

2 February 2016 8:54 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tim Burton and Disney have a long-standing relationship. He was, after all, notoriously fired by Disney while making the 1984 black & white short Frankenweenie, which would later become a feature-length Stop-Motion adventure for the studio. Before that, he worked as an uncredited animator on the 1981 classic The Fox and the Hound and the live-action 1982 sci-fi cult classic Tron. He has since reunited with the studio to direct the live-action blockbuster smash hit Alice in Wonderland in 2010. And in 2018, he will bestow the world with his live-action/CGI adaptation of Dumbo. But now, one enterprising artist as set out to discover what 10 classic Disney animated movies may have looked like with Tim Burton steering the wheel.

Andrew Tarusov, an artist and animator from Moscow, has designed a special set of movie posters. These ten images even include Dumbo as they set out to reimagine and recreate some of the greatest animated movies of all time. »

- MovieWeb

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Guillermo del Toro adapting Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

16 January 2016 11:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite being attached to a remake of Fantastic Voyage and still having hopes of resurrecting Pacific Rim 2, Guillermo del Toro has added another project to his slate, with Deadline revealing that he’s set to develop and potentially direct an adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

I start development on a film based on a favorite book of youth: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! pic.twitter.com/yu31FkCz4K

Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 14, 2016

Del Toro is said to be a huge fan of the book trilogy, which is witten by Alvin Schwartz with illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The first volume was published in 1981, and was followed by two sequels in 1984 and 1991.

CBS Films is producing the adaptation, with John August (Frankenweenie) signing on back in 2014 to write the script.

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- Gary Collinson

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Guillermo del Toro to Work on Film Adaptation of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

14 January 2016 1:43 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Generations of readers have been spooked by Stephen Gammell's illustrations and haunted by Alvin Schwartz's words from the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book trilogy, and now Guillermo del Toro is looking to bring these timeless tales to life on the big screen.

Del Toro shared word of the adaptation on Twitter, writing, "I start development on a film based on a favorite book of youth: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!" Proving his love of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books, the tweet is accompanied by a photo of del Toro with framed drawings by Gammell (see below).

While the full extent of del Toro's involvement with the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation has not been revealed, The Hollywood Reporter mentions that he could end up in the director's chair for the project.

What is known right now is »

- Derek Anderson

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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Scores Guillermo del Toro

14 January 2016 12:07 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

An adaption of the scariest reading experience of your childhood is getting closer to the big screen. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has been in development for a couple of years now. Recently, screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Frankenweenie) was brought on board to write a version of the script and that script has now caught the attention of Hellboy/Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro who has boarded the project as producer and director.

Yes!

The book of scary short stories is most notable for the illustrations by Stephen Gammell which got the book banned from many libraries across the Us. Luckily, here in Canada, we didn't have that trouble and the book quickly became a fascination of mine.

Synopsis:

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‘Big Fish’ Writer John August Honored by Writers Guild

7 January 2016 11:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Screenwriter John August (“Big Fish,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s Valentine Davies Award.

The honor has been given in recognition of his humanitarian efforts, civic service and his role in fostering a community of writers. August will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Feb. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“John is the writer we’d all want to be: wildly intelligent, deeply practical, effortlessly inventive, and generous to a fault,” said WGA West President Howard A. Rodman.

“Whether he’s creating apps, campaigning for marriage equality, mentoring younger writers, podcasting with Craig Mazin, sitting on our Negotiating Committee, or constructing a school in Malawi, John has made service to the larger community a part of his second nature. Protip: when you find yourself in difficult straits, ask yourself ‘What would John August do? »

- Dave McNary

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