Tim-Burton

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While I file the idea of the infamous overactor and perpetually creepy Nicolas Cage playing Superman in a Tim Burton film under the apocalypse-worthy failures bin, this documentary is high on my must-watch list. If nothing else, it’ll surely be hilarious to see Mr. Cage, who is a noted Superman fanatic, overact his way into a ridiculous, rubbery Supersuit. Luckily for all of us, Jon Schnepp endeavored to document the project’s ups and downs in the new documentary The Death of Superman Lives. Luckier still, we got our grubby little hands on the first ten minutes of footage to share with all of you fine folks.  (more…)

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For the record, Christopher Lee was a tall guy. At an imposing 6’5″ frame and with a hypnotically basso voice (and naturally accented as British), this was a man born to make horror movies. That was Lee’s bread and butter for much of his career, but the actor will be fondly remembered for so much more than playing Dracula for years and years. As you may have noticed, we are now talking about Christopher Lee in the past tense because he passed away from respiratory problems and heart failure while hospitalized Sunday (the delay was so that his family would not find out through the news_. For movie geeks the world over, Lee defined intimidation and regality in equal measure, and continued to be very much in demand and working well into his 93rd year. But to quote Edwin Stanton when he remarked on the massing of another tall man, Abraham Lincoln, now he belongs to the ages. (more…)

Danny Devito Weighs In On ‘Gotham’s Penguin

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It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia returned to television last week for its tenth season and star Danny Devito was making the publicity rounds at the Television Critics Association Winter Tour to promote the show. Access Hollywood attended and asked Devito the question a lot of us were wondering about, “What’s he think of the new Penguin (Robin Taylor) on Gotham?” (more…)

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Just when you thought you had banished all thoughts of Tim Burton‘s 2001 Planet of the Apes reboot from your nerdy mind and gotten rid of that metallic after taste that lingered for weeks in your mouth after the first, and only time you saw the movie, this had to happen and dredge it all up again. Those anger management consoling sessions aren’t cheap dammit. The ever so talented Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Rob Roy, and regrettably Planet of the Apes) was recently asked to explain that ever so confusing Burton POTA ending. (more…)

Pee-Wee’s Next Adventure Has Found A Home At Netflix

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Pee-Wee Herman made a welcome return to the stage in The Peewee Herman Show on Broadwaywinning over critics and fans alike. This reignited plans to make the long-gestating feature length follow-up to 1988s Big-Top Pee-wee, with Judd Apatow producing. Since initially announced a year ago, the script has underwent numerous revisions and now it seems they are ready to start shooting soon (although we have been hearing that they have been ready to start shooting throughout the year, so we remain slightly skeptical). One thing is a dead certain however – the Pee-Wee Herman movie will be a Netflix production; with exclusivity most likely being confined to the streaming service. (more…)

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Tim Burton has been doing the promotion circuit for his new film Big Eyes – which, surprisingly, doesn’t star a dressed up idiosyncratic-characteristic Johhny Depp, or a gothic looking Helena Bonham Carter –  which is due to be released on Christmas day. Talking about everything from Beetlejuice 2 being closer than ever going into production, to how he has missed working with Michael Keaton, and now he has been talking about the superhero comic book genre and how much it has changed in the last 20 years. Burton, who isn’t usually one for too much controversy, has hit out with a belter of an opinion which will no doubt be splitting comic book fans and film fans down the middle. (more…)

BeetleJuice

What, with all the news of Paul Feig‘s (BridesmaidsGhostbusters reboot, the planned Ghostbusters Spin-off starring Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt and a potential Ryan Gosling, and also the recent announcement that David Lynch’s Twin Peaks returning in Summer 2016 on Showtime, here’s another one been plucked straight out of the 80s nostalgia-vault for you. After nearly 27 years since Tim Burton directed Michael Keaton in the classic Oscar winning (Best Make-up) movie Beetlejuice, and after the long-gestating rumors that have been circulating the past few years of a sequel, Burton has confirmed that they are now closer than ever. (more…)

Christoph Waltz Joins Sam Mendes ‘Bond 24′ Cast

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Two-time Academy award winner Christoph Waltz has joined the cast of Sam Mendes Untitled James Bond 24 according to Daily Mail reports (…yes, that awful rag of a paper). Filming is slated to commence at the beginning of next month and it’s unknown whether Waltz will be playing a friend, foe, or a bit of both. But, according to the Daily Mail’s source – someone who has knowledge of the screenplay – Waltz has bagged an important and significant role in the film

All the cast and crew will meet for a script read in roughly three weeks time with the new addition on board, and Waltz has already met up with Daniel Craig, a.k.a. 007, as well as the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. Waltz will join a supporting cast that includes Skyfall alums Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Rory Kinnear. Locations being used for the film are said to include Mexico, Austria, Morocco, Italy and London. Waltz has played some superb antagonists in movies with a standout performance as The Jew Hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds and he was superb in last years Django Unchained, both of which won him Oscars for his performances. (more…)

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The Nerd Bastards site and Facebook page blew up last week when Paul Reubens announced that another Pee Wee Herman movie was in the works. Fans have been waiting a long time and the talk of another movie was beginning to take on a Ghostbuster 3 vibe, meaning that we’d hear a lot of sporadic talk for the last three years, but nothing would ever happen. Reubens made an appearance on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to talk more about the movie and drop a couple more important details. (more…)

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Michael Keaton surprised and amazed when Batman came out in 1989. Although he had made his bones as a comedic actor, he was able to fill the role of the Dark Knight with the right amount of darkness and intensity while also bring something more, like the feeling that Batman was just a little bit disturbed and had a hint of malevolence. After two Batman movies, Keaton called it a day and avoided the latter, zanier entries in the series. But as his Batman days are recalled in the semi-true life inspired Birdman, Keaton recalls the reasons why he didn’t continue on in the cape and cowl, and who could convince him to come back. (more…)