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Tim Burton to Summon Up 'Beetlejuice' Again with Michael Keaton

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Tim Burton hasn't exactly been riding high on an originality streak lately. His last movie that was not a sequel, remake or adaptation of some sort was 2005's "Corpse Bride," and before that it'd been almost 10 years.

Sure, it's hard to argue with the numbers — his "Alice in Wonderland" live-actioner brought in 10 figures — but something really special happens when the wild creativity of Tim Burton meets the kind of new material it is meant to (see also "Ed Wood," "Edward Scissorhands").

One such example was with 1988's "Beetlejuice," the namesake deadite of which comes out to play when accidentally summoned by some oddball new homeowners. And now, since absolutely nothing is sacred in Hollywood and all, Burton and lead actor Michael Keaton are ready to get going on the sequelGet More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Wrap

Link Riot: Chewie and Han Solo Get a Tim Burton-Inspired Makeover

chewie_and_han600• If Tim Burton did 'Star Wars,' Chewbacca and Han Solo would look like this. [Geeky Tyrant]

• Princess Beatrice says 'Harry Potter' helped her overcome dyslexia. [Hypable]

• Directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash talk 'The Way, Way Back.' [Film.com]

• Johnny Depp as...'The Hulk?' And 7 other roles he almost had. [ScreenCrush]

• Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler were seen at Wimbledon together taking a selfie. Because, why not? [Videogum]

• Here's a preview of the big movie panels planned for this year's San Diego Comic-Con. [Movies.com]

• These directors and actors are always working together. [BuzzSugar]

• Did you know these movie stars got their start in indie films? [Moviefone]

• These are 3 lessons Hollywood should learn from this summer's 3 big-budget bombs. [Flavorwire]

• Pizza portraits of celebrities are cooler than you would think. [That's Nerdalicious]

Filed Under: Link Riot

Tim Burton and the Secret Search For Walt Disney's Frozen Corpse

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Tim Burton has always been, you know, a bit of an oddball. Which is why we love him. But in a new interview, Burton reveals that back during his college days, he and his friends had a truly unusual hobby: Searching for the frozen corpse of Walt Disney.

And the crazy part? He actually found it! Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Vulture

Oscar Nominees React to Being Un-Snubbed

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Oscar might be the word of the day, but for some folks, their own names were what rung loudest and proudest during this morning's 2013 Academy Award nominations read-out. Sure, some of them were just as baffled by some of the snubs as the vociferous folks of the Twitterverse, but they couldn't complain too much because, hey, they just got a chance at the most elite prize in the biz.

So, in the day's spirit of actors and such talking about actors and such, we've gathered here the nominees' various reactions to this year's nods. You can probably read between the lines on a few of these.

Best Actresses

Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook": "I'm so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film" (ET Online). Get More »

Filed Under: Awards | Source: HitFix

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Frankenweenie' and More

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This week: Tim Burton expands his short stop-motion film "Frankenweenie" into a charming feature-length film about a boy who uses science to bring his beloved pet back to life.

Also new this week is the comic adaptation "Dredd," Jennifer Lawrence slumming it in "House at the End of the Street" and the achingly beautiful "Samsara." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

9 Directors Who've Told Other Men to Make Out with Their Wives

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"Here's where you make out with my wife."

If you've ever said that, you're either recreationally into that sort of thing (and we here at NextMovie hold no judgment) or you're a Hollywood director married to an actress in the movie you're directing. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

Tim Burton Gets Even Creepier with New Killers Music Video

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Some people go to therapy. Tim Burton makes a music video.

The "Frankenweenie" director seems to be working out some personal issues with the music video for The Killers' "Here With Me," the new single from the band's latest album, "Battle Born." Some of it's kind of cute. And some of it might make your skin crawl a little.

We agree with Shock Till You Drop that the whole thing has a "Love Object" (remember that movie?) and "Lars and the Real Girl" (we know you remember that one) kind of vibe with its tale of a young weirdo pining after some sort of inanimate object made to look like a woman (in this case, a sort of wax museum statue). But there's a little more going on here than just a twisted yet whimsical love story ... Get More »

Filed Under: Music Videos | Source: Shock Till You Drop

It's Alive! At Least, in 6 'Frankenweenie' Clips

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In 1984, visionary director Tim Burton made a short film  called "Frankenweenie" for Disney so unrelentingly weird they fired him from the studio. A few decades later, Disney's letting Burton make a feature length version ... with stop-motion animation ... in black and white. Yep, a few billion dollars in box office gives you clout.

Just like this charmingly ghoulish project was brought back from the movie graveyard, the main school-age character Victor Frankenstien brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life through the all-purpose miracle of lightning. These clips should put electrodes on your funny bone. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie Clips

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Dark Shadows' and More

Johnny Depp in "Dark Shadows" Warner Bros.

This week: The latest collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp is a remake of the '60s soap opera "Dark Shadows" with Depp playing the centuries-old vampire Barnabas Collins, who is having an amusingly difficult time adjusting to the weird and wonderful '70s.

Also new this week is the family drama "People Like Us" with Chris Pine, the Blu-ray debut of Disney's animated "Cinderella," a Blu-ray collection of the first seven "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movies and "Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection" in high definition for the first time.

Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

Heads Will Roll in 3 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Clips

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It took Russian director Timur Bekmambetov to make a movie about America's most beloved historical figure fighting Transylvania's most dangerous monsters in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

Adapted for the screen by the original novelist Seth Grahame-Smith, it reimagines The Great Emancipator as a great decapitator of bloodthirsty slaveowners through his prolific talent wielding an axe. It costars Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, with Rufus Sewell gleefully chewing up the scenery as the head vampire in charge. Get More »

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