Posts tagged "Frankenweenie"

‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘Taken 2’ and ‘Archer: Season 3’ Hit HD

The first few weeks of the year are always a little rough for Blu-ray collectors. While niche distributors like Criterion consistently issue appealing catalogue titles, new releases worth buying are few and far between, thanks in no small part to the window between films’ theatrical run and arrival on home video. (Most of the movie…

Todd Gilchrist / January 15, 2013

Josh Hutcherson Teases ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’; ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Synopsis Revealed

Fans of The Hunger Games will have to wait till next November for the sequel, Catching Fire, to hit theaters, but star Josh Hutcherson recently spilled some production details to tide fans over.

When asked what portions of the film director Francis Lawrence will shoot in IMAX, Hutcherson said: “They’re shooting, I think,…

Phil Pirrello / November 27, 2012

Buzz at the Box Office: ‘Taken 2’ Finds and Kills Audience, ‘Frankenweenie’ Fizzles

No matter how mixed critics were about the follow-up to the 2009 left-field blockbuster Taken, audiences responded unanimously: They want to see Liam Neeson mess people up in foreign countries.

Taken 2 scored only a 19 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but the film took in a weekend haul of $49.5 million,…

Todd Gilchrist / October 8, 2012

‘Frankenweenie’ vs. ‘The Paperboy’: Box Office Battle (POLL)

Prepare for thrills, spills and chills as this weekend brings new contenders to the box office.

Filmmaker Tim Burton unearths material from his past and resurrects it for an all-new full feature film in Frankenweenie, while Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman strip down and sizzle on the silver screen in The Paperboy.

Gabrielle Chung / October 5, 2012

‘Frankenweenie’ Co-Star Martin Landau Talks About Tim Burton’s Playground, Tackling Roles That ‘Scare’ Him

Although the main character in Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie is a 10-year-old amateur inventor named Victor, the most important role in the film may be played by Martin Landau.

As Mr. Ryzkruski, a caustic but passionate teacher who inspires the young man to try the experiment that brings his late dog back to life,…

Celebuzz / October 5, 2012

‘Frankenweenie’ Star Winona Ryder on Her First Tim Burton Encounter and a ‘Beetlejuice’ Follow-Up

While Pee Wee’s Big Adventure was Tim Burton’s first feature, it was his followup, Beetlejuice that gave the world its first look at the eccentric director’s quirky aesthetic.

And now there’s talk of a sequel being written, but nothing definitive from Burton as to whether or not he will direct.

“I…

Todd Gilchrist / October 2, 2012

‘The Middle’s’ Atticus Shaffer Talks Brick’s New Quirk and Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’

ABC’s hit sitcom, The Middle, kicks off its fourth season Wednesday night with a one-hour special that will examine what exactly constitutes the “classic family summer.”

“Frankie and Mike want to have a tribute to what a classic family summer is like,” young Atticus Shaffer told Celebuzz, referring to his parents on the…

Jordan Riefe / September 26, 2012

‘Frankenweenie’: Tim Burton Charms With Nostalgia and Classic Horror (MOVIE REVIEW)

Tim Burton returns to the one that got him there with Frankenweenie, a stop-motion remake of a live-action short he made for Disney back in 1984.

His new movie is quintessential Burton — manna for purists and an unexpected joy for the uninitiated.

As a young animator, Burton caught a wave…

Celebuzz / September 23, 2012

‘Cloud Atlas,’ ‘Alex Cross’ and More: October’s Top 5 Films in 60 Seconds (VIDEO)

No need to waste time wondering which movies are worth seeing in October – Celebuzz has put together a preview that takes only a minute to watch.

Featuring some of the season’s hottest stars, including Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Tyler Perry and more, the video counts down the Top 5 films to see…

Todd Gilchrist / September 20, 2012