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Reacting To 'Twilight,' Potential Sequels & More From The Press Tour For Tim Burton & Johnny Depp's 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 11, 2012 2:07 PM
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Whether you end up loving it or hating it (as our reviewer did), one has to admit that there are few films like "Dark Shadows" in theaters this summer. Based on the popular 1960s/1970s ABC soap that included vampires, werewolves and witches, the film is a curious blend of comedy, drama and horror that's indelibly a Tim Burton creation.

Review: 'Dark Shadows' Is Another Lazy, Incoherent Disappointment From Tim Burton

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • May 8, 2012 5:59 PM
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“Dark Shadows” is not the worst movie that Tim Burton has ever made, but that’s only because there’s nothing worse than “Alice in Wonderland.” A desperate jumble of ideas in search of deeper substance, much less focus, Burton’s latest collaboration with actor Johnny Depp is the latest, and perhaps greatest, proof that yet exists for a director, Burton’s a hell of a production designer. Given the film’s incredible lack of cohesion – or follow-through – the film feels like the resigned end result of a studio’s best efforts to whittle an unwieldly mess into something manageable, but far too many of its shortcomings remain exposed for it to play as anything other than a showcase for the star and filmmaker’s laziness, hubris, or both.

Look Into My Eyes: 9 Clips From Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' With Johnny Depp & Eva Green

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2012 1:39 PM
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We've had an inkling thus far that "Dark Shadows" would be a return to form for both Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, whose batting average over their last few films -- "Alice In Wonderland," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" -- has been inconsistent at best. But this latest, extensive look at the movie seems to indicate they are back on track in a big way.

New Looks At Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter & More In 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 9:16 AM
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How could a movie based around a cult TV show that no one really remembers all that fondly be turned into a summer blockbuster hit? Well, for one you pair up Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, and then you (finally) release a trailer that is not only pretty rock solid, but seems to finds the top talents comfortably in their wheelhouse. Is it still a bit too quirky and strange? You might think so, but even the competition knows better, and it was earlier this week Paramount decided to get out of the way, moving "The Dictator" back five days from May 11th, having it open the following Wednesday on May 16th, effectively ending what would've been one of the summer's biggest showdowns at the box office. So with all that preamble out of the way, let's get to the movie, shall we?

Johnny Depp's 'Thin Man' Has Eva Green, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Wiig, Emily Blunt & Isla Fisher Battling For Co-Starring Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2012 3:57 PM
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So, who's gonna be the lucky lady to star opposite Johnny Depp in this brewing remake/reboot of "The Thin Man"? Well, no surprise that the biggest actor on the planet has his pick of leading ladies.

Review: 'Womb' Puts Love, Sex, Family & Cloning Into A Blender, Comes Out As A Sci-Fi Incest Romance

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 28, 2012 10:04 AM
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There's an air of finality to the entirety of "Womb," the new film from Benedek Fliegauf. Using minimal shooting locations, primarily a cloudy offseason beach, the picture might be following young Rebecca and Thomas as the last lovers at the end of the world. One could argue that's even the movie's intentions -- when there is nothing left to love, we'll invent, and re-invent, new people. And Thomas is about to be re-invented in an exceedingly peculiar manner.

More Photos From Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' Includes New Looks At Chloe Moretz & Eva Green

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 8, 2012 8:57 AM
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Update: Images removed by request of Warner Bros. With no trailer unveiled a mere two months out from its planned release, the marketing department for Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" looks to be making up for lost time, unveiling a host of images this week from the gothic soap-opera adaptation.

'Animal Kingdom' Star Sullivan Stapleton Scores Lead Role In The Untitled '300' Prequel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 8, 2012 6:48 PM
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From one "Animal Kingdom" star to another. Late last year, Aussie actor-of-the-moment Joel Edgerton ("Warrior") was rumored to be in line for several Warner Bros. projects including "The Man From U.N.C.L.E," and the untitled "300" prequel (sometimes known as "300: Battle Of Artemisia"). Well, Edgerton never really landed in either gig, but one of his Aussie "Animal Kingdom" pals, Sullivan Stapleton has.

Eva Green Talks Finding Love In 'Perfect Sense' & Her "Electric" Role In 'Dark Shadows'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 11:01 AM
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What would happen if we not only lost our ability to communicate with the world around us, but with the people in our life, in the most basic, fundamental way? That's the question at the heart of David Mackenzie's "Perfect Sense." Starring Eva Green and Ewan McGregor, the story follows the promising new relationship between two young lovers, just as a virus is sweeping the Earth, one that causes those infected to lose their senses gradually, one at at time. And as that ability to interact with the world and one another diminshes, the methods that remain to communicate become all the more vital and important.

Eva Green To Play Artemisia In '300: Battle Of Artemisia'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2011 6:52 PM
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While Eva Green's movie choices have always been interesting and eclectic, her otherworldly beauty seems to have made her a favorite for sword 'n sandal/fantasy pics. With "Kingdom of Heaven," "The Golden Compass," and short-lived TV series "Camelot" under her belt, she's adding another similar film to her resume.

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