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Tim Burton honored at Hollywood handprint ceremony
Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Tim Burton has had his hand- and footprints enshrined in cement outside of the famed TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
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A Critical Appreciation of Tim Burton’s Films
When you watch a movie by Tim Burton, you’re never entirely sure what you’re going to see next, but you do know that you’re going to be dazzled by a kind of wild-and-woolly exuberant gothic dementia, drawn into a connection with a character who almost any other filmmaker would treat as a mere sideshow. The... Read more »
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Danny Elfman Looks Back at Tim Burton’s Cinematic Adventures in Melody
“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... Read more »
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Tim Burton’s Dark Sensibilities, Soft Touch Were Perfect for ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’
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... Read more »
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“The LEGO Batman Movie”: Even greater than the sum of its many parts
Like a miniature universe made entirely of millions of tiny plastic bricks, "The Lego Batman Movie" looks and feels like it could only have been put together by a roomful of mad geniuses, moving in a ballet of well-choreographed creativity: It's simultaneously epic and humble.
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Japan Box Office: ‘Miss Peregrine’ Opens on Top
TOKYO – Some four months after its stateside outing, Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” opened at number one in Japan in the Feb. 4-5 weekend. With Fox distributing, the film earned $2.06 million on 158,000 admissions for the weekend. This was about half the opening of Burton’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,”... Read more »
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Gender and race issues are slowly fading as more filmmakers consider three key tests
Before any project gets made in Hollywood, there are many, many meetings. Allison Schroeder, screenwriter of the late-year release “Hidden Figures,” about African American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA in the 1960s, knows that each one can feature surprising minefields. "I've been...
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Anne Hathaway Interested in Catwoman Movie Spinoff
Anne Hathaway is interested in returning to the DC Universe for a Catwoman spinoff movie. In an interview at the Variety Studio at the Toronto Film Festival, presented by Airbnb, for her upcoming sci-fi action-thriller “Colossal,” Hathaway said she would love to tackle the character again, although she admitted it may be a difficult task. “I loved that character and... Read more »
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