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    Speak, BATMAN: Tim Burton's Version, 25 Years Later

    Something got me to the theater to see Burton’s "Batman": perhaps it was my love of "Beetlejuice," perhaps it was the concept of casting someone as schlubby as Michael Keaton as a superhero; maybe it was the heat. But there I was.

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    Watch: Tim Burton's 1983 30-Minute 'Hansel & Gretel' For Disney Channel Halloween

    We’re only disappointed by the increasingly self-parodying direction in which Tim Burton’s career has gone because we are so enamored of his earlier work, which, despite his gothic and weirdo affectations, are buoyed by a great soulful vibrancy that’s sorely lacking in his recent work. With that in ...

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    Cannes: Weinstein Co. Unveils a Slate of Singles and Doubles, Unlikely Oscar Contenders

    "Harvey was off his game," observed one attendee at the latest Cannes presentation from The Weinstein Co. It's a Cannes tradition to unveil the latest movies that weren't ready for Cannes at the Majestic. One TWC upcoming release was conspicuously missing: Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco," starring...

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    The 25 Greatest Movies Never Made

    The grass is always greener on the other side. We always covet what we can never attain. Last week, Sony Pictures Classics' must-see documentary “Jodorowsky's Dune” opened in limited release; director Frank Pavich's funny, affectionate tale of Alejandro Jodorowsky's doomed attempt at adapting Frank ...

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    “There’s No Basement In the Alamo!” ‘Pee Wee's Big Adventure’ Bike Is Available For Sale On eBay

    “Is this something you can share with the rest of us Amazing Larry?” In 1985 Tim Burton and Paul Reubens dazzled audiences with “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” a harrowing survival narrative, not unlike “12 Years A Slave,” about a young boy whose bike was stolen and the lengths the courageous lad travele...

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    Meet Sophie Kennedy Clark, the Newcomer Who's Worked With Lars von Trier, Tim Burton and Stephen Frears

    Three films (and a mere two years) into her career as an actress, Scottish newcomer Sophie Kennedy Clark has already worked with Tim Burton, Stephen Frears and most recently, Lars von Trier.

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    Tim Burton Actually In Legitimate Talks To Direct Michael Keaton in ‘Beetlejuice 2′

    In the 28 years that Tim Burton has been making feature-length films he’s made a sequel only once: “Batman Returns,” the 1992 sequel to “Batman” in 1989. Of course there is “Frankenweenie,” but that’s a feature-length remake/expansion Burton's 1984 short film of the same name. And while the Hallowee...

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    Meat Is Murder: The 10 Best Cannibal Films

    This weekend's "We Are What We Are," an English-language remake we liked almost as much as the original, deals with a family that has a certain taste that's frowned upon in most polite circles. Simply put: they're cannibals. And cannibalism, in the long and colorful line of cinematic taboos, is cert...

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    Watch: 70-Minute Animation Masterclass With Tim Burton

    Way back in 2010, just a few months removed from the wild success of his post-converted 3D take on “Alice In Wonderland,” Tim Burton visited the Bell Lightbox in Toronto as part of TIFF’s Higher Learning series to give a master class to animation students. Now, thanks to Filmmaker IQ, you can sit in...

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    Zhang Yimou Replaces Tim Burton On Josh Brolin-Starring 'Quasimodo'

    File this under: Projects You Forgot About. Way back in 2011, it emerged that Tim Burton and Josh Brolin were teaming on a new big screen version of Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame," with a script from Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the writing pair behind the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes: A G...

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