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MOVIE NEWS FOR OCT 16TH, PART 2: SNYDER’S SUPERMAN, GREEN HORNET POSTER AND MORE

ZACK SNYDER’S ‘SUPERMAN’ WILL NOT BE BASED ON PREVIOUS FILMS OR COMIC BOOKS Source: Mtv.com If you’re trying to figure out the plot of director Zack Snyder’s “Superman” reboot, don’t look at the Man of Steel’s previous cinematic endeavors for any clues. Likewise, there are no breadcrumbs to follow in … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM BURTON!

Open Book Society wants to congratulate the director Tim Burton to his birthday! Timothy William Burton was born August 25, 1958 in Burbank, California. He is famous for his dark, quirky-themed movies such as ‘Beetlejuice’, ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘Corpse Bride’ and ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR AUGUST 14TH: SCIENCE OF SPACE MOVIES, HARRY POTTER, SPIDERMAN, AND MUCH MORE

Science of Space Movies is Out of This World by Jennifer Ouellette at Discovery News Last week I snagged a seat for a fun event called “Out of This World: The Science of Space Movies,” held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles (i.e., the … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JULY 17 PART 1: REMAKE OF DARK SHADOWS, FEMALE SUPERHEROES AND MORE

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES AUTHOR WILL WRITE A ‘DARK SHADOWS’ REMAKE FOR JOHNNY DEPP AND TIM BURTON Source: ew.com In news guaranteed to satisfy a unique coalition of vampire obsessives, soap opera devotees, and Jane Austen lovers, Warner Bros. has put the long-discussed remake of Dark Shadows on the … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT: DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Take a wondrous journey down the rabbit hole with gorgeous artwork and a script adapted directly from the groundbreaking feature film. Any fan of this timeless tale or the visionary work of Tim Burton won’t want to miss this. So don’t be late for the party, we’ll save you a … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS: GUY RITCHIE WANTS DANIEL DAY LEWIS IN NEXT SHERLOCK & TIM BURTON TO MEET FANS

Source: collider RUMOR HAS IT GUY RITCHIE WANTS DANIEL-DAY LEWIS IN THE NEXT SHERLOCK MOVIE Well this would be cool if it turns out to be true.  SuperHeroHype says they’ve been told by unconfirmed sources that director Guy Ritchie wants Daniel Day Lewis to play Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes 2.  SHH also reports that Sean … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JUNE 10TH: TIM BURTON + JOHN AUGUST, JAPANESE ‘GHOST’ AND BATMAN

TIM BURTON MAY REUNITE WITH SCREENWRITER JOHN AUGUST Source: collider.com Tim Burton may re-team with screenwriter John August for Monsterpocalypse. The movie is based on a strategy board game involving miniatures. Heat Vision reports that DreamWorks is currently in negotiations with August to take the gig, but Burton isn’t officially … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR MAY 18TH: DOCTOR WHO AND MORE, HEROES, AND NEW FALL SHOWS

Tantalizing Hints For Doctor Who Season Six, Supernatural Season Six And Fringe Season Three! By Charlie Jane Anders at io9 Who’s Doctor Who’s time-traveler going to meet next year? How does Supernatural follow that slam-bang conclusion? What shocking choice could await us on Fringe? Plus John Carter Of Mars, Spider-Man, … Continue reading

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OBS SPEAKS OUT: IF TIM BURTON WERE TO DIRECT “HP AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS”

If Tim Burton Were To Direct Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows By Farrha Khan Before I began writing this article, I Googled ‘Harry Potter Tim Burton’ just to see what would come up. This is actually a topic that has been talked about by a number of people on … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MARCH 30TH: MALEFICENT, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES, AND MORE

8 Other Witches We’d Rather See In Tim Burton’s Maleficent Movie Over Angelina By Meredith Woerner at io9 Angelina Jolie is reportedly interested in starring in Tim Burton’s rumored next project, Maleficent. But is Jolie really the best actress for Disney’s most iconic villain? According to the LA Times, Angelina … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MARCH 24TH: WITCHES AND WES CRAVEN

SYMPATHY FOR THE WITCHES Source: indiemoviesonline Did you love Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland? How about the Broadway musical Wicked? What would happen if you mixed the two together? Alice scribe Linda Woolverton penning a Sleeping Beauty tale from the perspective of evil fairy Maleficent, perhaps? We reported back in … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: ALICE IN WONDERLAND EDITION, PART 2

Top 5 Disney Costumes – Katie 1) Electric Mad Hatter 2) Snow White 3) Queen of Hearts 4) Cinderella 5) Wall-E Top 5 Mad Hatter’s Through the Years – Caro 1.Hatter from the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, 1865.  Well, the first impression is always the good … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MARCH 22ND, PART 1: AVATAR SEQUELS, REPO MEN, THE HOBBIT, HARRY POTTER SET FIRE, AND MORE

Those rumors about Avatar 5? Sam Worthington explains by Fred Topel at Sci Fi Wire After the success of Avatar, James Cameron has been teasing fans with vague hints about his next films. There could be an Avatar sequel, but Cameron says the deals need to be worked out with … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MARCH 21: HOW TO BOOST HOLLYWOOD SALES AND CAPT AMERICA

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FOR BOOSING HOLLYWOOD’S SALES Source: Jeff Vice at Deseret news This is a real no-brainer. The new “re-imagining” of “Alice in Wonderland” has already made back its reported $200 million production budget — and that’s just with the brisk ticket sales in the United States. … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Alice in Wonderland Brought to you by OBS staff member Karolina Rating:  Rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar. Running time: 108 min Directed by: Tim Burton Warning – Slight Plot Spoilers in this Review! Review: The movie begins with a young … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND LUCKY CHARMS

Top 5 White Rabbits Through the Years – Caro 1. White Rabbit from the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, 1865. This is the first image we have of the White Rabbit and it has given every other version where to take an example from, whether it is … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: FAN ART MADNESS – TIM BURTON EDITION

I sure some of you have already seen Alice in Wonderland (maybe even more than once) so in honor of this great adaptation, this week Katie and I are bringing you fan art based on the master mind behind the movie and so many great others. Director Tim Burton. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: MOVIE POSTERS FOR ‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’

Brought to you by OBS Staff member Katie Here at Open Book Society we like to see things from every angle. Movie posters are what sells people’s opinions of a film and like a book cover it has to be appealing. Also like books, movie posters can look differently depending … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: MOVIE RELEASES FOR MARCH 5TH

Not much this week except a nationwide version of The Ghost Writer, but what we all are talking about around her is Alice in Wonderland of course. Go see it and tell us what you thought. Alice in Wonderland (Nationwide) Adventure, Fantasy (PG) (From comingsoon.net) (From comingsoon.net) From Walt Disney … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MARCH 3

WHAT WORKS, WHAT SUCKS AND WHAT’S COMING FOR 11 HORROR REMAKES! Source : scifiwire.com According to Hollywood’s logic, anything worth doing is worth doing over again—especially if people remember you did it the first time. Sequels notwithstanding, the studios are churning out one remake, reboot or “re-imagining” after another of … Continue reading

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A STEAMPUNK MASTERPIECE: ‘ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND’

Source: io9 With Tim Burton’s revisionist 3D flick Alice hitting theaters this Friday, it’s time to revisit the origin story: Lewis Carroll’s original novel. Why has this story endured, and been championed by artistic rebels from 1960s hippies to today’s steampunks? Though there have been many movie and cartoon versions of … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 22 PART 2: DIRECTOR CATHERINE HARDWICKE & ALICE IN WONDERLAND

FORMER TWILIGHT DIRECTOR TO REIGNITE SUPERNATURAL SEXUAL TENSION WITH WEREWOLVES Source: io9 It was a shame when Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke was booted off the sequel, New Moon. It’s an even bigger shame that her next project, a sexy Red Riding Hood picture, sounds so ridiculous. Even if it stars Amanda Seyfried. Catherine … Continue reading

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NEWS BITES FOR JANUARY 27

– Variety has reported, Tim Burton, director of Alice in Wonderland, will serve as jury president for this year’s 63rd Cannes Film Festival. – The fourth installment of Pirates Of The Caribbean “On Stranger Tides” starts shooting this spring in Hawaii, however Orlando Bloom has revealed he won’t be reprising … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW: A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

While 3D and digital effects are becoming more and more popular I figured we should look back at amazing stop-motion work in Nightmare. This movie proves that even though things can be done quickly through other medium’s, sometimes the tedious and time consuming work animators do by hand can produce … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JAN. 19TH: LOVELY BONES, 3D JUNGLES, AND TIM BURTON & SLEEPING BEAUTY

by Liam at filmonic: How The Lovely Bones went after the Twilight audience Variety has posted an interesting article looking at the marketing and release of Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones. The film was pushed back to December from it’s original release date in March 2009, which was supposed to … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR DEC 7TH: TERMINATOR, DARK VOID, THE WOLFMAN, DRACULA & MORE

via io9 MCG ANNOUNCES TWO MORE TERMINATOR MOVIES, REALITY MAY HAVE OTHER PLANS Last night, Gizmodo’s Jason Chen listened to director McG’s Blu-Ray livecommentary for Terminator Salvation so that you didn’t have to. You can read the whole thing here, but if you’re in a rush, here’re the, uh, highlights. … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP & REVIEW: LAST WEEK IN NEWS 11/29 – 12/6

The Twilight Saga News Wrap-up: AN UNININITIATED REVIEW OF NEW MOON TEAM EDWARD VS REAL VAMP SCIENCE more here   Ashley Greene: ‘I Want Tim Burton To Direct Twilight Saga: Breaking Down’ The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) – 22 mistakes more here   ROSENBERG EXPLAINS HER CREATIVE PROCESS PATTINSON READS … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 28TH

20 Movies Better Than The Books They Were Based On popcrunch.com: It’s a familiar complaint, whenever books are re-imagined for film, fans and critics always cry that the novel is better than the movie. Well here are 20 cases where the surprising opposite holds true. Most all the books on … Continue reading

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