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Charlie's Angels looks to the theatre in finding a new writer

Don't just expect a trio of pretty faces kicking ass for Sony's reboot of CHARLIE'S ANGELS, set to be directed by Elizabeth Banks . Instead the studio wants deeper, richer characters at the heart of their franchise relaunch, and so they're heading to the theatre in the hopes of pulling that off.  Playwright David Auburn , who brought PROOF to the stage before...
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Disney plans to turn the Tower of Terror into a feature film

No attraction is safe within the Disney theme park machine when it comes to getting the feature film treatment. In fact, if someone at some point comes along and thinks they can turn one of their rides or shows into a movie, The Mouse may give them their chance. Building on the success of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, which started out as a simple boat ride through a village overrun by...
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Cast This: Charlie's Angels

Now more than ever we are subjected to an endless release of remakes and reboots. Disney for example seems to be laying out the groundwork for their own animation to live-action DCU with films like CINDERELLA, THE JUNGLE BOOK, DUMBO and many more on the way. I can’t say I blame them, unoriginality seems to pay VERY well these days. Which brings us to the news from last week...
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Elizabeth Banks may direct Charlie's Angels into flight again

It's amazing what can happen when your directorial debut is a PITCH PERFECT success. Other studios want to hand you a lot more responsibility. That seems to be the case with Elizabeth Banks , who stepped behind the camera for the first time and kept Universal's PITCH PERFECT train rolling satisfyingly. Stemming from that, Sony now wants Banks to handle a franchise of their...
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Our Favorite Movie Easter Eggs: Charlie's Angels, Social Network and more!

These days, part of the fun of watching a movie in theaters or at home with the ability to freeze frames, is finding the  Easter eggs hidden within. For the history buffs out there, the origin of the cinematic Easter egg dates back to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW . Supposedly one day on the set, the cast decided to have a traditional Easter egg hunt, as you do, but some of the...
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Tim Burton scribe John August to adapt Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Almost a year ago we caught wind that writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (FEAST, SAW 3D: THE FINAL CHAPTER) would be scripting a feature film adaptation of "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark." Mum's been the word ever since, and it seems whatever those two concocted will never see the light of day.  Now, frequent Tim Burton collaborator John August...
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Blu-Ray animation two-fer: Specs and release dates for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie and Hotel Transylvania

Two more of 2012's animated staples are heading to the home video market, one a critical success, the other a commercial success.  First up is Disney's and director Tim Burton 's second attempt at FRANKENWEENIE, this time in the form of stop-motion animation, all in black and white, which was presented in 2D and 3D.  The film made a very modest profit worldwide ($66 million...
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C'mon Hollywood: Has Tim Burton lost his touch or have we lost touch with Tim Burton?

This past weekend I caught Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE and while sitting there, soaking the film in, I felt an air of familiarity, as if there would be no surprises and a bittersweet, oddly happy ending. Yet, as the film came to a close, I sat there, nearly in tears before the credits rolled, and I thought that maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Perhaps, I wasn’t giving...
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Review: Frankenweenie

PLOT: Young Victor Frankenstein is a loner, with his only refuge being science and his beloved dog Sparky- who’s promptly hit by a car and killed. Victor is able to bring him back to life via his scientific know-how, but- naturally, there are complications. REVIEW: A big-screen, stop-motion remake of his landmark 1984 short film- FRANKENWEENIE is interesting in that it...
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Six retro "monster movie" posters for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie are here

Tim Burton's stop-motion animation pic FRANKENWEENIE comes alive at the box office next week and in preparation for its release, Disney has released six retro "monster movie" posters to hype the film.  They're all really cool and feature a number of the "creatures" that will be brought back to life in the film.  I actually received all six of these in a postcard-sized pack when...
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Do you want this IMAX-exclusive Frankenweenie poster drawn by Tim Burton hanging on your wall?

The night FRANKENWEENIE is set to rise up in cinemas is swiftly approaching, and for those of you excited to see the thing I now have another reason to add atop your pile.  As is the trend these days, the IMAX midnight showings of FRANKENWEENIE will be accompanied by a special poster unique to that night.  And in this case, that poster is based on an original sketch done by Mr....
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