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Beetlejuice sequel possibly in the works at WB

by on Sep.06, 2011, under Movies

It’s never too late: KatzSmith Productions (a partnership between David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith) have reportedly signed a two-year first-look deal with Warner Bros – and one if the fruits of this deal could be a true sequel to the 1988 Tim Burton-directed Beetlejuice.

Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows, which helped spark the deal. He will write two scripts, one of which is expected to be Beetlejuice 2. No word on whether Burton or title star Michael Keaton will be involved yet.

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Mars Attacks Blu-ray review

by on Sep.05, 2010, under Video/DVD

It’s bizarre, it’s corny, it’s by Tim Burton – and it’s not [asin=B001HN6940]Alice In Wonderland[/asin]. In 1996 Tim Burton created Marks Attacks, a combination live-action/CGI movie based on a series of trading cards that Burton used to collect. It was done in a campy 50s sci-fi B-movie flick, but with a heavy-hitting cast list which included Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Piece Brosnan, Annette Benning, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker, and on and on. 14 years later, it gets [sfs=1047]its first Blu-ray treatment[/sfs] on September 7th, 2010.
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Brief thoughts: Dragon, Wonderland

by on Apr.19, 2010, under Movies

Did a double-header today – first we watched How To Train Your Dragon in 3D, and were incredibly surprised – it was a great movie, with great detail in the animation (the characters breathe!) and a great story. And if the main dragon’s face and expressions seemed a little familiar – this is Chris Sanders’ first feature after leaving Disney, where he created Stitch. Although I think there was a little blend of Doctor Who Sea Devil in there as well. And apparently all older Vikings are Scottish 🙂

The second feature was Tim Burton’s take on Alice In Wonderland (not in 3D though). Not as dark as some of his other features, it definitely had his stamp on it. However, at times it was a bit confusing, the dialog was hard to understand, and some scenes couldn’t hold my attention (but after one movie and lunch, I so much wanted to close my eyes). I think it is worthy of a second look though…

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