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Broadway Adaptation Of Tim Burton's 'Big Fish' To Close In December

November 11th, 2013 11:42am EST
Big Fish
Just three months after making its Broadway debut, the stage adaptation of Tim Burton's Big Fish is set to close.

Burton's film, which came out in 2003 and starred Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor, was adapted from Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel of the same name. Earlier this year it was written for the stage with five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman at the helm.

Unfortunately, the play hasn't performed well and falling box office sales have led to the decision to close the production down at the end of the year.

The production cost close to $14 million to produce and the final performance of...
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Tim Burton Considering 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

October 22nd, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Tim Burton
Tim Burton, a director not known for sequels, could be making a follow-up to one of his most-celebrated films 25 years later.

Several sources report Burton is in talks to make a sequel to Beetlejuice, the film generally credited with giving him the chance to direct Batman and Batman Returns. Returns would be the only sequel in his career, although he did get a producer's credit for Batman Forever.

Seth Grahame-Smith received Burton's blessing back in 2011 to begin developing a script, but few expected the director would be interested in making the film. Michael Keaton's involvement is sti...
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Helena Bonham Carter Rep: Tim Burton Cheating Reports Are 'Absolute Nonsense'

October 5th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Helena Bonham Carter
A representative for Helena Bonham Carter is downplaying reports suggesting the star's longtime lover and partner Tim Burton is cheating on her, insisting images of the director kissing a mysterious blonde woman are not what they appear to be.
 
On Thursday, the New York Post published a grainy photograph of the filmmaker and a woman kissing outside a theatre, sparking rumors that Burton is cheating on the British actress.
 
But a representative for Bonham Carter told Britain's Daily Express, "This is absolutely nonsense. The pictures were taken whilst they were out and the large group incl...
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A Look Inside The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

February 5th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Oscar Nominees Luncheon
The stars came out to Beverly Hills today to be honored as nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards and Starpulse was in the building to capture all of the action.  The Nominees Luncheon is an annual event where film industry gathers to celebrate their nomination for one final time before the big day. Each honoree is given a certificate that recognizes their Academy Award nomination and they get a souvenir Oscar sweatshirt.  Hey, if you don't get the Oscar, at least you got some swag!

If this all sounds a bit like high school graduation, it actually is.  After lunch is served, the entir...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Frankenweenie"

January 10th, 2013 11:00am EST
Frankenweenie
Ready to explore the classic Frankenstein tale through the eyes of Tim Burton?  Then check out our review of the new to Blu-ray stop motion flick "Frankenweenie," out now from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.  It’s alive – the review that is – below! 

   

   

   Title: "Frankenweenie"

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Voices of Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder

   Director: Tim Burton

   Rating: PG

   Runtime: 87 minutes

   Release Company: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

   Website: www.DisneyBluray3D.com

The Flick: "Frankenweenie" contains a strange mixture of wondrou...
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Helena Bonham Carter: 'Dual BFI Win With Tim Burton Eliminates Envy'

October 21st, 2012 3:27pm EDT
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter was thrilled she and her moviemaker partner Tim Burton were both feted by the British Film Institute (BFI) on Saturday as the dual win eliminates any jealousy at home.

Bonham Carter and Burton both received the BFI's highest accolade, the BFI Fellowship, at a ceremony in London in recognition of their contributions to the film industry.

The British actress was delighted to be honoured at the same time as Burton, insisting, "It's good because there's no jealousy at home. It's very handy and very thoughtful for them to give us both one at the same time."

Accepting her ...
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Tim Burton And Helena Bonham Carter Land BFI Fellowship Awards

October 10th, 2012 3:25pm EDT
Tim Burton
Actress Helena Bonham Carter and her moviemaker partner Tim Burton are to be honored with prestigious awards from the British Film Institute (BFI).

The couple, which shares two children together, has collaborated on movies including Alice in Wonderland and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and they have both been named as recipients of this year's BFI Fellowship awards in recognition of their contribution to the film industry.

The prizes will be presented to the pair as part of the 56th BFI London Film Festival, which kicks off in the British capital on Wednesday with a scr...
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Winona Ryder: 'I Credit Tim Burton With My Whole Career'

September 27th, 2012 11:31am EDT
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder credits Tim Burton with her entire career, insisting she knew she had met a kindred spirit when they became instant pals during their first meeting.

Ryder landed her big break playing kooky teenager Lydia Deetz in Burton's huge hit Beetlejuice in 1988 and went on to appear in Edward Scissorhands and the filmmaker's latest project, Frankenweenie.

The star is adamant her huge success as an actress is down to her friendship with the quirky director.

She tells FlicksandBits.com, "I've known Tim Burton for 25 years, and I credit him with my career. I really mean that. (At the ...
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2012 Summer Blockbusters - The Winners & The Losers

September 8th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
The Avengers
Sometimes the task of getting people to flock to the movie theatres during the summer months can be tricky, as some would rather soak up the rays from the sun instead of those coming from the projector. But if the soothing sensation of a cool, dark room isn't enough to attract the audience, what is? Here's a recap of this summer's hits and misses at the box office.

The season kicked off big time with "The Avengers," which brought in a record $207.4 million during its first weekend. Performances by stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson brought life to Iron Man,...
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'The Avengers' Earns Staggering $103 Million In Second Weekend At Box Office

May 14th, 2012 8:17am EDT
The Avengers
"The Avengers" strikes again. The superhero flick made box office history again by earning over $100 million in its second weekend at the box office.

The action film anihliated records after making a massive $200.3 million in its first three days of release. It knocked down "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which grossed $169 million when it hit theatres in July 2011.

In its second weekend, "The Avengers" continued to impress with earnings of $103.2 million. Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic-book film, which ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey ...
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Great Actor/Director Combos For The Release Of 'Dark Shadows'

May 11th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
Dark Shadows
Every artist has their muse, whether it be human, imaginary, or in some cases, drug induced. And while certainly some people might joke that the latter is Tim Burton's muse of choice, given the stye and subject of many of his films, it's become quite clear over the years that he draws inspiration from the people he surrounds himself with. Most notable among them are Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.

Given that his newest film, "Dark Shadows", marks Burton and Depp's 8th film collaboration, we at Starpulse decided to take a look at some of the other actor/director partnerships that hav...
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'Dark Shadows' Is Fun & Campy Despite A One-Note Performance From Johnny Depp

May 10th, 2012 7:01pm EDT
Dark Shadows
For those of you, like myself, who aren't familiar with the television series 'Dark Shadows' which ran from 1966-1971, here are the film's cliff notes:

The year is 1750 (give or take) and a wealthy young man named Barnabus Collins (Johnny Depp) gets it on with his maid Angelique (Eva Green), who just happens to be a witch. She feels the love... Him… not so much. The witch gets pissed, turns Barnabus into a vampire, locks him in a coffin and then buries him deep in the ground.

Still not satisfied, Angelique kills Barnabus's one true love as well as his parents and then she spends the next ...
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Tim Burton And Johnny Depp's 'Dark Shadows' Past

May 9th, 2012 8:20pm EDT
Dark Shadows
Are you familiar with the story of Dark Shadows? It was originally a late afternoon supernatural soap opera that ran on the ABC TV network from 1966 to 1971. Some 1,225 episodes were shot during Dark Shadows run and if you were a teenager during that time, you probably rushed home each day after school to catch it.

Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, the 2012 reboot of the cult classic seemed to be a dream job for both Burton and Depp. Tim Burton has publically stated that he was a big fan of the TV series and as a child Deep was obsessed with the show and main character Barna...
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Johnny Depp Needed Help Going To The Bathroom On 'Dark Shadows' Set

May 8th, 2012 2:02pm EDT
Dark Shadows
Johnny Depp’s latest character, Barnabas Collins, required another dramatic physical transformation. The vampire from TV’s Dark Shadows is painted pale white, walks with a cane and has long vampire fingernails. So too does Johnny Depp in the film versions.

“In every film that I’ve been lucky enough to do with Tim [Burton], there’s always some form of torture, and the nails were Tim’s idea,” Depp said. “They were the length of the fingers and stuff, but it was okay because I had a troop of people who would help me go to the bathroom. They had to have treatment afterwards but they’re okay no...
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Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Tyler & More Celebs Attend 'Dark Shadows' Premiere

May 8th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" hits theaters on Friday, and several celebrities attended the red carpet premiere in Los Angeles on Monday.

The film centers on an imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), who is set free and returns to his ancestral home in the 1970s.

Depp wore a brown suit that matched his hair, and he accesorized with several necklaces (we can't expect him ever to go the traditional route with a tie.)

Aerosmith rocker and "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler also wore several chains around his neck. But all eyes were drawn to his funky bellbottom pants.

Michelle ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Dark Shadows,' 'Where Do We Go Now?' & More

May 7th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Dark Shadows Poster
To all the loyal readers, I apologize that we didn’t have a Trailer Talk column last week. I watched seven films last weekend at IFF Boston, so I was pretty busy writing reviews. If you’re interested reading more about the movies that I saw, definitely head over to my news page. On top of the film festival, I also wanted to make sure I put out a review of “The Avengers” in time for its release. Luckily the Joss Whedon’s flick lives up to the hype, and is very entertaining.

This week in theaters you’ll have the opportunity to watch the latest Johnny Depp/Tim Burton collaboration “Dark Sha...
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Michelle Pfieffer Begged Tim Burton For 'Dark Shadows' Role

May 1st, 2012 11:09am EDT
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer was so desperate to star in the big screen remake of her favorite show Dark Shadows she pleaded director Tim Burton for a part.

The actress was a huge fan of the cult 1960s TV series growing up, and when she heard her Batman Returns director was overseeing the remake she took matters into her own hands and made a groveling phone call.

Nevertheless, Pfeiffer was forced to wait for a year before finally getting the go-ahead to play Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the matriarch of a vampire family.

She tells Empire magazine, "I was really uncomfortable doing it and I don't ...
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Justin Bieber And Lady Gaga To Play Aliens In 'Men In Black 3'

April 25th, 2012 11:29am EDT
Men in Black III
Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber will make out of this world cameos in the new Men In Black movie - as aliens.

The pop superstars are among the big name guest stars to make an appearance in the highly-anticipated third installment of the franchise, which re-teams Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as secret agents in charge of policing extra-terrestrials.

Gaga and Bieber will play aliens who sit on a surveillance board, alongside kooky filmmaker Tim Burton.

Director Barry Sonnenfeld tells Collider.com, "In this (installment) there are a few people that you'll see up on the surveillance board i...
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Johnny Depp Honors 'Dark Shadows' Star Jonathan Frid

April 20th, 2012 10:07am EDT
Dark Shadows
Johnny Depp has paid tribute to his Dark Shadows predecessor Jonathan Frid following his death last week, calling him "a true original."

The cult star, who played vampire Barnabas Collins in the 1960s supernatural TV series, died from natural causes in Ontario, Canada on April 13th

Depp, who takes over Frid's role in Tim Burton's upcoming Dark Shadows movie revamp, has hailed the late actor as his childhood hero, recalling how Frid was a consummate gentleman when they finally met.

A statement from Depp reads, "Jonathan Frid was the reason I used to run home from school to watch Dark S...
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Gary Oldman Triumphs At 2012 Empire Awards

March 26th, 2012 8:47am EDT
Gary Oldman
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was the big winner at this year's Jameson Empire Awards, scooping Best British Film and the Best Actor prize for Gary Oldman.

The hit spy movie also took home Best Thriller at the London ceremony on Sunday after winning the majority of votes from readers of Empire magazine.

The film saw off competition from Attack The Block, The Inbetweeners Movie, Submarine and Tyrannosaur to land the Best British Film honor.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was named Best Film, ahead of Drive, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, wh...
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Watch The 'Dark Shadows' Official Trailer

March 16th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Dark Shadows
Johnny Depp has brought his favorite childhood TV show, "Dark Shadows," to the big screen. The actor and director Tim Burton colloborated on revamping the 1960s series about a man struck down with a vampire curse.

Depp plays 18th century vampire Barnabas Collins who wakes up in 1972 after being entombed for 200 years. He finds his ancestral home in a state of decay and his family plagued with many problems. Meanwhile, he must contend with the vengeful witch who turned him into a vampire in the first place.

But the film doesn't take itself too seriously. The trailer is a bit campy, and it'...
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Q&A: Marisol Nichols On Her 'Absolutely Hysterical' New Series 'GCB'

March 4th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Marisol Nichols
Actress Marisol Nichols, who plays Heather Cruz in ABC's new show GCB, calls the already much-talked about series "absolutely hysterical."

Based on the book Good Christian B--ches by Kim Gatlin, the series is clearly positioned to succeed Desperate Housewives as ABC's prime-time soap (it even follows Housewives tonight at 10 PM ET/PT). It centers around Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), who returns home to Dallas after a scandal to "sympathy and scheming," according to the network press release.

The series is a different flavor for Nichols, who's established herself playing a number of strong ...
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Alice Cooper To Play Himself In Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

October 28th, 2011 8:57am EDT
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper has landed a horrific new cameo role in Tim Burton's new movie Dark Shadows.

The rocker will star opposite Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in the spooky film.

According to insiders, Depp's vampire character hires Cooper to headline a private ball at his home in Maine.

The film also features Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Moretz and Eva Green.

It won't be the rocker's first turn in a horror movie - he appeared in Nightmare On Elm Street: Freddy's Dead and John Carpenter's Prince Of Darkness.
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Tim Burton's Balloon To Float At Thanksgiving Day Parade

October 22nd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Tim Burton
Movie maker Tim Burton has created a giant balloon for next month's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

His B. Boy will float alongside Garfield and Snoopy inflatables.

Burton admits he was "surprised" to be asked to be a part of the annual parade, which takes over the streets of the Big Apple, and he jumped at the chance to create a balloon.

He tells USA Today B. Boy was inspired by the thought of unwanted balloons left behind at children's parties at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, that dream of being able to fly free.

Burton adds, "There's always been something ab...
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Warner Bros. Working On 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

September 7th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Beetlejuice
Deadline reports Warner Brothers has hired producing pair David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith - and their first project could be a Beetlejuice sequel!

Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of best-selling books Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, both of which have been optioned to be films. He also worked on Dark Shadows with original Beetlejuice director Tim Burton.

Word is the pair will reboot the series via a sequel, instead of a remake. The original film hit theaters in 1988, and helped Tim Burton become a star behind the camera.
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Nicki Minaj Planning A Movie Career?

June 9th, 2011 2:31pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Rapper Nicki Minaj is eager to transfer her music success to a career in Hollywood and has named Will Smith and director Tim Burton as her dream collaborators.

The Moment 4 Life hit-maker admits she always intended to forge a name for herself as an actress, but "fell" into the hip-hop industry by chance - and suddenly found herself tipped as the next biggest thing in rap.

However, Minaj is enthusiastic to return to her acting roots.

She tells Entertainment Weekly, "I went to school to be an actress. I never expected to be a rapper. It just fell in my lap. So I would like to get an ac...
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Helen Mirren Steams Up 'Saturday Night Live' With Risque Skits

April 11th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Helen Mirren Saturday Night Live
Oscar winner Helen Mirren turned up the heat on Saturday Night Live this weekend when she locked lips with a Marilyn Monroe impersonator for a passionate same-sex smooch.

The Queen star was the guest host on Saturday's episode, which celebrated the actress' busty figure in a series of risqué sketches.

Mirren's opening monologue saw her serenaded by SNL's male regulars in a modified version of There's Nothing Like a Dame from the musical South Pacific, during which they claimed she was "exactly like the Queen", prompting the actress to quip, "Have you ever seen Caligula? I'm in the orgy ...
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Michelle Pfeiffer May Play Vampire In 'Dark Shadows' Remake

February 16th, 2011 8:14am EST
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to reteam with moviemaker Tim Burton for his movie adaptation of 1960s TV show "Dark Shadows."

The actress played Catwoman in Burton's 1992 film "Batman Returns," and now she's considering playing Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the matriarch of a vampire family, opposite the filmmaker's regular collaborator Johnny Depp.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bond girl Eva Green and Jackie Earle Haley have signed up for roles and Burton's wife Helena Bonham Carter is also expected to take the part of a psychologist in the film.
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Helena Bonham Carter Loved Giving Birth & Getting An Epidural

January 31st, 2011 9:26am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter looked forward to childbirth when she was pregnant with her son and daughter, because the epidurals she received put her in a calming, "blissed-out" state.

The star and her partner Tim Burton welcomed Billy in 2003 and girl Nell in 2007.

And the British actress insists the experience of going into labour was made so enjoyable by the painkillers, she would happily give birth to a baby "every day".

She says, "I would love to have a baby every day. I'm just talking about childbirth. I love childbirth, I did. It's so underrated!

"I think it was wonderful for me. It's th...
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Helena Bonham Carter Calls For Tim Burton To Be Knighted

January 3rd, 2011 12:48pm EST
Helena Bonham
Helena Bonham Carter has called for her American partner Tim Burton to receive an honorary knighthood, because his love of all things English has helped provide thousands of jobs for British film workers.

The California-born Edward Scissorhands director has lived in the U.K. ever since he fell in love with London while scouting for locations for Sleepy Hollow in 1999.

Since his relocation, Burton shoots many of his big budget movies in the U.K., helping keep country's tight-knit film industry in business. And his long term partner Bonham Carter is adamant he should be made a honorary kn...
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