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ABC Family's '13 Nights of Halloween' Lineup Is Spooktacular

9/3/2015 12:37am EDT
ABC Family's '13 Nights of Halloween' Schedule: Hauntingly Good
ABC Family kicks off 13 Nights of Halloween on Oct. 19, 2015 with a spooktacular lineup of movies and Halloween-themed shows. See the full show schedule below.

This year's 13 Nights schedule is eerily similar to last year's, but re-watching your favorites like Casper, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Teen Wolf, and Hocus Pocus never gets old.

In addition to the movies, shows and marathons listed below, ABC Family will premiere a Halloween special based on the new drama, Stitchers.

Returning to the lineup this year is Disney Pixar's Toy Story of Terror, Beetlejuice, Tim Burton's Corpse Bri...

Tim Burton Takes On Disney Classic

3/11/2015 10:06am EDT
Tim Burton Takes On Live-Action Version Of Disney Classic 'Dumbo
Director Tim Burton is set to bring to life a live-action version of the hit Disney animated film, "Dumbo."

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker is attached to direct the film, written by Ehren Kruger, who wrote the last three “Transformers” movies according to Variety

Justin Springer, who worked on “Tron: Legacy” as well as “Oblivion,” is producing with Kruger.

The Disney version of the story detailed the tale of a baby circus elephant was ridiculed because of his enormous ears. Dumbo, with the help of a mouse, works to achieve his full potential and show that a difference can also be an asset...

Amy Adams Talks Playing Margaret Keane In Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

12/27/2014 6:10pm EST
Amy Adams Talks Playing Margaret Keane In Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes
Amy Adams has played many real life characters from Amelia Earhart (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) to Charlene Fleming (The Fighter), but in her latest role she is takes on real-life artist, Margaret Keane, in Tim Burton's "Big Eyes."

Margaret Keane was a shy, but strong single mother until she met her soon-to-be husband, Walter Keane. Walter and Margaret bonded over their love of art before their own love grew into marriage and then eventually into one of the biggest art brand’s unleashed on the masses. However, like their marriage, their art known as "Big Eyes," eventu...

Tim Burton And Amy Adams Talk 'Big Eyes'

12/24/2014 2:30pm EST
Tim Burton Says The Truth Being 'Stranger Than Fiction' Inspired
Tim Burton has made movies about a little girl’s adventure down a rabbit hole, a bio-exorcist, a vigilante who dresses up as a bat, a grown man obsessed with candy, a singing sinister barber, a skeleton who learns the meaning of Christmas and a teenager who has scissors for hands. In his latest film Big Eyes, which hits theaters Christmas Day, Burton takes on the true story of the 1950/ 60's "artist" the Keanes. Burton jokes about his previous work, "those other films... were my realistic films and I wanted to make a fantasy film finally." Big Eyes marks Burton's second biopic, after his 19...

Burton & Carter Split

12/23/2014 10:05pm EST
Tim Burton And Helena Bonham Carter
Director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter have broken up after 13 years together.

The couple confirmed the split through a spokesperson on Tuesday.

"Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter separated amicably earlier this year and have continued to be friends and co-parent their children," a rep for the couple told People magazine. "We would ask that you respect their privacy and that of their children during this time."

Burton, 56, and Carter, 48, first met on the set of "Planet Of The Apes" in 2001. The couple have two children together, son Billy, 11, and daughter Nell, 7.

The ...

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

11/11/2013 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...

Tim Burton Considering 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

10/22/2013 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...

Helena Bonham Carter Rep: Tim Burton Cheating Reports Are 'Absolute Nonsense'

10/5/2013 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...

A Look Inside The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

2/5/2013 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...

Blu-ray Review: 'Frankenweenie"

1/10/2013 11:00am EST
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


The Flick: "Frankenweenie" contains a strange mixture of wondrou...

Helena Bonham Carter: 'Dual BFI Win With Tim Burton Eliminates Envy'

10/21/2012 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 ...

Tim Burton And Helena Bonham Carter Land BFI Fellowship Awards

10/10/2012 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...

Winona Ryder: 'I Credit Tim Burton With My Whole Career'

9/27/2012 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, "I've known Tim Burton for 25 years, and I credit him with my career. I really mean that. (At the ...

2012 Summer Blockbusters - The Winners & The Losers

9/8/2012 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,...

'The Avengers' Earns Staggering $103 Million In Second Weekend At Box Office

5/14/2012 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 ...

Great Actor/Director Combos For The Release Of 'Dark Shadows'

5/11/2012 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...

'Dark Shadows' Is Fun & Campy Despite A One-Note Performance From Johnny Depp

5/10/2012 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 ...

Tim Burton And Johnny Depp's 'Dark Shadows' Past

5/9/2012 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...

Johnny Depp Needed Help Going To The Bathroom On 'Dark Shadows' Set

5/8/2012 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...

Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Tyler & More Celebs Attend 'Dark Shadows' Premiere

5/8/2012 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 ...

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

5/7/2012 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...

Michelle Pfieffer Begged Tim Burton For 'Dark Shadows' Role

5/1/2012 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 ...

Justin Bieber And Lady Gaga To Play Aliens In 'Men In Black 3'

4/25/2012 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, "In this (installment) there are a few people that you'll see up on the surveillance board i...

Johnny Depp Honors 'Dark Shadows' Star Jonathan Frid

4/20/2012 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...

Gary Oldman Triumphs At 2012 Empire Awards

3/26/2012 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...

Watch The 'Dark Shadows' Official Trailer

3/16/2012 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'...

Q&A: Marisol Nichols On Her 'Absolutely Hysterical' New Series 'GCB'

3/4/2012 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 ...

Alice Cooper To Play Himself In Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

10/28/2011 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.

Tim Burton's Balloon To Float At Thanksgiving Day Parade

10/22/2011 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...

Warner Bros. Working On 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

9/7/2011 2:00pm EDT
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.