For fans that wonder how Tim Burton’s creepy yet whimsical aesthetic would go over in a superhero movie, they need go no further than watching 1989’s Batman and its subsequent Batman Returns. But how would it look if he put his own macabre spin on another DC bigwig: Superman? We almost got a chance to see. Superman Lives was in development in the late 1990’s, with Kevin Smith’s initial script and Burton set to direct, with a very interesting choice in leading men: Nicolas Cage. (more…)


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…)


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


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…)


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

Paul Reubens, Pee wee Herman

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…)

Tim and Batman

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…)


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…)