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Winona Ryder: Beetlejuice sequel might be happening!

Winona Ryder: Beetlejuice sequel might be happening!

The Hollywood rumour mill is working it's magic, with whispers of the long-awaited sequel to Beetlejuice finally being on the way. Star of Tim Burton's original, Winona Ryder has strongly hinted of her potential involvement. “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!” Chanting his name three times in the hope that Tim Burton will make the...

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FINALLY! Spielberg heads Cannes Film Festival Jury

FINALLY! Spielberg heads Cannes Film Festival Jury

With the awards season fresh in our minds and out of the way for 2013, the year's big film festivals are already gearing up for the summer months. Steven Spielberg has already been named as president of the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival. About time, right? The veteran director who was the mastermind behind Hollywood classics...

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Kicking-Ass for the second time?

Kicking-Ass for the second time?

There's nothing funnier that seeing a group of tough Mafia-men being defeated by a 10-year-old girl in fancy dress, which is why fans of Kick-Ass are sure to be pleased that Universal Studios is talking about making a sequel. According to Deadline, our favourite geeky, cat-rescuing super hero, Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) could be making...

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You Only Live Once – DVD Review

You Only Live Once – DVD Review

It is a strange fact that the Land of the Free locks more of its citizens in prison than any other country in the world. This American love of incarceration gave the European refugee film director Fritz Lang the perfect scenario for his second US movie, the doomy, melancholy, pre-noir You Only Live Once. In May of 1934 those two...

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Top 10 modern fairy tales

Top 10 modern fairy tales

Cinderella is one of the most adapted fairy stories. There are thousands of versions across the world, ranging from family-fun classics like Disney's Cinderella and A Cinderella Story, to modern, post-feminist interpretations like Ever After. Not many people realise that Cinderella was in fact a folk tale which told the story of a young woman...

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Dark Shadows – Review

Dark Shadows – Review

Dark Shadows is everything you would expect from a Tim Burton film; it has a twisted and sinister plot, the weather always seems to be dull and rainy, and of course it stars Johnny Depp wearing a lot of eye-liner. Despite Burton's predictable criteria, Dark Shadows is still entertaining and witty. Burton has made a camp and...

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Dark Shadows Posters unveiled

Dark Shadows Posters unveiled

The promotional ball is continuing to roll for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. A few days after the trailer hit the internet, they have released nine character posters to further our excitement. And they look pretty awesome. Very Burtonesque. And that's not just because of the presence of his two favourite people - Helena Bonham Carter and...

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Dark Shadows Trailer Released!

Dark Shadows Trailer Released!

The first trailer for Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Chloë Moretz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Lee and Helena Bonham Carter, has finally been released... Whilst the final Twilight film might be due for release later this year, it seems that the ongoing craze for all things vampire might not be about to wind down just...

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Frankenweenie trailer released

Frankenweenie trailer released

Tim Burton has brought his 1984 movie Frankenweenie back to life and we can now have a sneak peak in the recently released trailer. The kooky director has resurrected the original monochrome short and revamped it into a children's spooky stop-motion feature, which also has no colour. Frankenweenie, which features the voices of Winona...

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China Behind Future 3D Film Increase

China Behind Future 3D Film Increase

Changes to the restrictions on the number of foreign films released in China could lead to a significant increase in the number of 3D and Imax films being made... The news comes after Chinese politician Xi Jinping met with US Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the current laws surrounding the import of foreign films into the country of...

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Special Oscar performance by Cirque du Soleil

Special Oscar performance by Cirque du Soleil

Contortionists, aerialists and acrobatics are just some of the stunning acts we can expect to see during Cirque du Soleil's special Oscar ceremony performance. The international athletic cast are set to showcase a unique and exclusive performance at next week's Oscars; it will be the largest Cirque cast ever assembled for one single...

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The Top 10 Young Quest Movies

The Top 10 Young Quest Movies

E.T., Super 8 and Hugo all show just how courageous and brave children can be, fighting for what they believe in, taking risks and creating their very own adventure. One of the most captivating and wonderful aspects of films that feature a young person going on a quest is their expression of pluck and irrepressible human spirit. The upcoming...

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Nanni Moretti named as president of Cannes 2012 jury

Nanni Moretti named as president of Cannes 2012 jury

Italian actor and director, Nanni Moretti, has been named as the president of the jury at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Unlike last year's choice of jury president, US actor Robert De Niro, not all of you will have heard of Moretti, but that's not to say that he doesn't know his stuff. Moretti was given recognition by Cannes back in...

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Tim Burton to direct Pinocchio?

Tim Burton to direct Pinocchio?

Tim Burton wants to 'Burtonise' another classic tale: this time by directing a dark version of the children's classic, Pinocchio. The Oscar-winning director, known for his unique twists on other children's tales such as James and the Giant Peach, Alice in Wonderland and this year's Frankenweenie film, is pulling the strings for Robert...

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Johnny Depp takes on Dr. Seuss

Johnny Depp takes on Dr. Seuss

Johnny Depp is set to produce, and potentially star in, an upcoming film chronicling the life of author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss. Dr.Seuss was the pseudonym used by Theodor Geisel, the man behind some of the best loved, and most amusingly rhyming, children's books ever written. Dr. Seuss's books include Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in...

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The BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series: John Logan

The BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series: John Logan

This last Tuesday, leading screenwriter, John Logan, spoke at the BFI as part of their Screenwriters' lecture series. TFR went along to see what he had to say about working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.  John Logan has worked on the scripts for an extremely diverse range of films - from historical epics, like Gladiator,...

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Beetlejuice sequel a definite possibility

Beetlejuice sequel a definite possibility

Probably the creepiest and most disgusting film character to come out of children's cinema in a long time. Beetlejuice may be returning once again. Cast your minds, friends, back to the glorious period that was the 1980s, when music was more experimental, hair was bigger, and Beetlejuice was turning children's cinema on its head. I've...

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Jane Eyre – Review

Jane Eyre – Review

The new film based on Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is a modern, intimate take on the story that has inspired generations. In this dusky adaptation of Jane Eyre, Mia Wasikowska plays the 19th century heroine in a tender, yet strong light. Very well-practised at portraying tragic inner turmoil with just a look, Wasikowska, from Tim...

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Cast rumours for Burton’s Dark Shadows

Cast rumours for Burton’s Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp working on another film project with Tim Burton is not news to anyone, in fact it's verging on boring. But we can still get excited about other people joining the film, can't we? The latest is Thomas McDonell, the fresh faced talent from Disney's Prom, who is reportedly joining Dark Shadows. It is reported he will be playing...

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Oscars – the awards that got ignored

Oscars – the awards that got ignored

The awards season finally came to a close last night at the 83rd Oscars. After weeks of speculation, there were no surprises, in fact if we hear The King's Speech mentioned one more time we'll scream. So, instead of boring you all with what you already know and who looked good on the red carpet (quickly though - yay! Natalie Portman), we thought...

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Michelle Pfeiffer to join Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows?

Michelle Pfeiffer to join Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows?

Michelle Pfeiffer is reportedly in discussion with Tim Burton to star in his latest film Dark Shadows. The pair last worked together back in 1992, when the actress played Catwoman in Batman Returns. Dark Shadows is a big screen re-vamp of the popular 1960s gothic vampire TV soap opera, so it's right up Burton's street. You'll...

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The BAFTAs – who won what

The BAFTAs – who won what

Awards season is now really in full swing but we have to say it's all rather predictable isn't it? Last night the Bafta's took place at London's Royal Opera House and surprise surprise The King's Speech came out on top. The film scooped seven awards in total, including Leading Actor for Colin Firth, Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush...

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Mia Wasikowska to star in Park Chan-Wook’s Stoker?

Mia Wasikowska to star in Park Chan-Wook’s Stoker?

Mia Wasikowska is in talks to play the lead in Park Chan-Wook's fantasy thriller, Stoker. Stoker is set to be the first English-language film from award-winning Oldboy director, Park Chan-Wook. Interestingly, the script, which was picked up by Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free company, was penned by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller...

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The King’s Speech – review

The King’s Speech – review

Before The King's Speech was released in the UK, it had already won awards, been nominated for more and had been received with resounding critical acclaim. Whether the film could live up to the hype was at the front of my mind when entering the cinema, that and the question of whether I'm really going to be able to sit through a feature-length...

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The Top Ten Christmas Films

The Top Ten Christmas Films

It's the Christmas season, which is pretty much everyone's favourite time of year, right? Apart from the token scrooges out there. And what is Christmas about? Lots of food, presents and family, oh and JC. But most of all, well not most, but a bit, it's about watching a good old' Christmas movie. We pick our top ten films that make us full of...

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The Lowdown: Sofia Coppola

The Lowdown: Sofia Coppola

This Friday sees the release of Somewhere, the fifth film to come from film-maker Sofia Coppola - so here's The Lowdown on everything you need to know about this award-winning director. Sofia Coppola was flung into the public eye at an early age as the daughter of the legendary Francis Ford Coppola, who directed such iconic films as...

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Review: Uncle Boonmee (who can remember his past lives)

Review: Uncle Boonmee (who can remember his past lives)

Uncle Boonmee (Who Can Remember his Past Lives) is unlike any film you'll see this year. You may leave the cinema entranced by the film's beauty or perplexed by it's baffling plot, or more likely, both. It travels through emotional landscapes that are peaceful, but also slightly unsettling. The film is not only strange, but it also seems to...

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Tim Burton turns to Twitter for Stainboy plot ideas

Tim Burton turns to Twitter for Stainboy plot ideas

Quirky film director, Tim Burton, has turned to social networking website, Twitter, for Stainboy inspiration. Burton fans will recognise the character of Stainboy from two short poems in the book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, which was written and illustrated by Burton back in 1997. Three years later, the same...

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Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie cast chosen

For all those hardcore Tim Burton fans, good news - the kooky goth is about to make his third major stop-motion feature film - an adaptation of his 1984 short masterpiece, Frankenweenie. If you've got a dog on your lap and he loves to read TFR, you may want to steer him towards the neighbourhood cat, as Rex might get a bit squeamish! We're big...

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Tim Burton set to direct Addams Family?

Fans of the kooky director's work - grab your black nail polish and hold onto your baggy jumpers and flock-of-seagulls haircuts - Tim Burton is coming to film-town, and he's got his eyes set on the Addams Family. Everyone's always interested to see what Burton's working on, as the director/creator of films such as The Nightmare Before...

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Jolie update: confirmed to play Cleopatra

Jolie update:  confirmed to play Cleopatra

Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to star in a new Cleopatra film, adapted from a biography that hasn't even been published yet. The rights to the book, Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff, have already been secured by director Scott Rubin and Jolie has been pencilled in as the lead. It has even be hinted that her real-life partner Brad Pitt will...

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Tim Burton: Goofy Artist or Excellent Judge?

I know that, in the land of cinema, "goofy artist" or "excellent judge" are phrases overused, at best. But rest assured, I'm not attacking M. Night Shyamalan. I'm talking, of course, about Tim Burton's appointment as the head of the Cannes 2010 film jury. Okay, so he's a bit of a Marmite director. Some would strongly imply that he's simply...

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