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Peculiar Children Rules as Deepwater Sinks

Tim Burton scores another win

(Newser) - Tim Burton's latest fantastical oddity, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, debuted with a hefty $28.5 million, while Peter Berg's acclaimed disaster movie Deepwater Horizon failed to tap North American moviegoers, reports the AP . In a crowded autumn weekend at the box office, Miss Peregrine came... More »

Have You Spotted 'A113' in Movies? Here's Why

It's an inside joke

(Newser) - If you're an astute viewer of shows and movies like The Simpsons, The Hunger Games, or anything Pixar has put out, you may have noticed a common theme: the sequence "A113" inserted on license plates, signs, products, and other places. "But what does it mean," AV... More »

It's Over for Burton, Bonham Carter

Director, actress split after 13 years

(Newser) - Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter famously lived in separate houses during their relationship, so now that said relationship is ending, at least they won't have to face the prospect of sorting through all their stuff. After 13 years together, the unmarried director and actress "separated amicably earlier... More »

Celeb Couples Who Don't Share a Bed

Apparently it can actually improve your sex life

(Newser) - Sleeping in separate beds might seem like a sign of impending divorce, but many celebrities have done so to improve their rest—or even their sex lives, the Huffington Post reports:
  • Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter: Not only do they sleep in separate beds, but those beds are in
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Dark Shadows Has Charm, No Substance

Johnny Depp stars in Tim Burton film

(Newser) - Critics aren't thrilled with Tim Burton's latest offering, inspired by the late-1960s cult TV show of the same name and starring Johnny Depp as an 18th-century vampire who is buried alive, only to be accidentally dug up in 1972. The film isn't sure what it wants to... More »

Alice Scores 3D Record $116.3M

'Cultural phenomenon' tops Avatar's opening weekend

(Newser) - Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's trip down the rabbit hole drew huge crowds, as Alice in the Wonderland earned a whopping $116.3 million in its opening weekend—a record for a 3-D film. That total easily surpassed all other films in release and gave Walt Disney Studios an even... More »

Alice in Wonderland Opens Huge at $41M

It's well above expectations, on track for March record

(Newser) - Audiences are just mad about Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, helping it earn a whopping $41 million in its first day. After its big start yesterday, the 3D Disney release should be on track for a $100 million weekend, well above expectations. It could end up being... More »

Burton's Alice: It's Either Frabjous or Mimsy

Critics split on Tim Burton's reimagining of Carroll's classic

(Newser) - Critics are so divided on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland that it's hard to believe they all went down the same rabbit hole. Most have high praise for the 3-D visuals but some complain there's more Disney than Burton.
  • Purists may not care for Burton's updating of Lewis Caroll's classics,
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Nigella Lawson Was Inspiration for Alice Character

Director Burton saw White Queen in celeb chef

(Newser) - British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was an inspiration for the White Queen character in his Alice in Wonderland, director Tim Burton says. “She’s really beautiful and she does all this cooking, but then there’s this glint in her eye,” Burton tells the Los Angeles Times of... More »

Fall Films Worth Seeing

(Newser) - Entertainment Weekly looks at the most promising movies for the fall. Here's a sampling:
  • 9: Shane Acker’s Oscar-nominated short about sentient rag dolls gets a big-screen treatment courtesy of producer Tim Burton.
  • The Informant: Matt Damon gained 30 pounds for Steven Soderbergh’s film on corporate whistleblowers.
  • Jennifer’s
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How Silver Screen Changed Dark Knight

Times looks at how Batman has evolved from first flick in 1940s

(Newser) - With The Dark Knight set to open in the US at midnight Thursday, Batman will see another reinvention in the series of makeovers that accompanied the character to the silver screen beginning in 1943. The Times of London takes a look:
  • Low-budget Batman (1943) and Batman and Robin (1949) lacked
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Baron Cohen: Borat Is Dead to Me

Success of (in)famous roles 'self-defeating form' for actor

(Newser) - The man behind unruly Kazakh reporter Borat and gangsta journalist Ali G is abandoning the beloved guises, Sacha Baron Cohen tells the Daily Telegraph. “It is like saying goodbye to a loved one,” he said. But the loss was inevitable: “Every new person who sees the Borat... More »

Sweeney Todd Is Bloody Good

Macabre musical about killer barber hits all the right notes, critics say

(Newser) - Sweeney Todd, about a wronged barber-turned-murderer, is so good that watching it will make you "feel sorry for the poor saps in the next theater at the multiplex," writes Kyle Smith of the New York Post. Directed by Tim Burton and starring a "stupendous" Johnny Depp, the... More »

Depp Pipes Up on Singing Role

Johnny 'was scared to death' he couldn't cut it in Sweeney Todd

(Newser) - Johnny Depp has more acting chops, hotness, and wealth than anyone could want, but even the superstar's knees buckled when he agreed to make his singing debut in the new silver-screen musical, Sweeney Todd, opening this Friday. "I was scared to death," he told the Chicago Sun-Times. Yet... More »

Vampire Flick Takes $16M Bite Out of Box Office

30 Days of Night wins amid slow ticket sales

(Newser) - Vampire-seekers made 30 Days of Night number 1 this weekend amid pale box office numbers, Variety reports. Other new entrants couldn’t top Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, The Game Plan, or Michael Clayton, which took second, third, and fourth, respectively. The AP reports that audiences want “... More »

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