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Watch: Trailer For 'The Death Of Superman Lives' About Tim Burton's Aborted Man Of Steel Movie

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 25, 2014 11:02 AM
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Death Of Superman Lives
“Jodorowksy’s Dune”—which, of course, focused on Alejandro Jodorowsky’s doomed “Dune” adaptation—was a riotous revelation that we instantly fell in love with (and ranked in our Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far). Following in its footsteps is the Kickstarter-funded “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?” and the documentary’s first trailer premiered at Comic-Con and is now available to watch in the comfort of your own home.

Watch: Honest Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Planet Of The Apes,' AKA $100 Million Dollar 'Mark Wahlberg Talks To Animals'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2014 12:21 PM
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Planet Of The Apes
With critics mostly fawning in early reviews for the upcoming "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes," the sequel to potent franchise re-starter "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes," it might be worth remembering that there was a time when Fox had previously tried to relaunch their property. And the results weren't pretty.

Watch: Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of Tim Burton's 'Batman' With Vintage, 20-Minute Industry Promo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2014 10:20 AM
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With 23 superhero movies planned for the next four years or so, it might be hard to understand that in 1989, the prospect of one comic book movie was causing some concern on a big studio lot. Tim Burton's "Batman" hit theaters on June 23, 1989, but even as filming had barely started, Warner Bros. were concerned.

Watch: Tim Burton's 1983 30-Minute 'Hansel & Gretel' For Disney Channel Halloween

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 20, 2014 12:21 PM
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Tim Burton Sweeney Todd
We’re only disappointed by the increasingly self-parodying direction in which Tim Burton’s career has gone because we are so enamored of his earlier work, which, despite his gothic and weirdo affectations, are buoyed by a great soulful vibrancy that’s sorely lacking in his recent work. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at one of the director’s lesser known early works.

The 25 Greatest Movies Never Made

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 25, 2014 3:52 PM
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Jodorowsky's Dune Poster
The grass is always greener on the other side. We always covet what we can never attain. Last week, Sony Pictures Classics' must-see documentary “Jodorowsky's Dune” opened in limited release; director Frank Pavich's funny, affectionate tale of Alejandro Jodorowsky's doomed attempt at adapting Frank Herbert's indispensable sci-fi classic for the big screen (our review). So ambitious and grand—legends like Pink Floyd, Mick Jagger, H.R. Giger, Mœbius, VFX wizard Dan O'Bannon, Salvador Dali and Orson Welles were some of the names mooted to be involved—perhaps Jodorowsky’s version was so insane it never could have really happened, or perhaps if it had, it would have been a epic fail (indeed David Lynch's version, which would eventually bring the story to the big screen in 1984, was one of that visionary director's biggest stumbles, even according to Lynch himself).

“There’s No Basement In the Alamo!” ‘Pee Wee's Big Adventure’ Bike Is Available For Sale On eBay

Pee Wee's Big Adventure
“Is this something you can share with the rest of us Amazing Larry?” In 1985 Tim Burton and Paul Reubens dazzled audiences with “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” a harrowing survival narrative, not unlike “12 Years A Slave,” about a young boy whose bike was stolen and the lengths the courageous lad traveled in order to be reunited with it (his true best friend). It was an adventure no less great than Homer’s Odyssey and it’s a tale that will never be far from our hearts. Read More »

Tim Burton Actually In Legitimate Talks To Direct Michael Keaton in ‘Beetlejuice 2′

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 21, 2013 6:19 PM
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In the 28 years that Tim Burton has been making feature-length films he’s made a sequel only once: “Batman Returns,” the 1992 sequel to “Batman” in 1989. Of course there is “Frankenweenie,” but that’s a feature-length remake/expansion Burton's 1984 short film of the same name. And while the Halloween-friendly filmmaker has managed to avoid sequels for two decades since, he’s about to jump into that fray once more with a sequel to 1988’s “Beetlejuice.”

Meat Is Murder: The 10 Best Cannibal Films

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  • September 25, 2013 2:00 PM
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The 10 Best Cannibal Films
This weekend's "We Are What We Are," an English-language remake we liked almost as much as the original, deals with a family that has a certain taste that's frowned upon in most polite circles. Simply put: they're cannibals. And cannibalism, in the long and colorful line of cinematic taboos, is certainly one of the more outrageous. But it can also provide the backdrop for seriously twisted, enjoyable, over-the-top films with the ability to scare and make you laugh, sometimes all at once. And with "We Are What We Are" on its way to theaters, it got us thinking about the best movies in which people don't just need people, they eat people.

Watch: 70-Minute Animation Masterclass With Tim Burton

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 6, 2013 11:01 AM
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Way back in 2010, just a few months removed from the wild success of his post-converted 3D take on “Alice In Wonderland,” Tim Burton visited the Bell Lightbox in Toronto as part of TIFF’s Higher Learning series to give a master class to animation students. Now, thanks to Filmmaker IQ, you can sit in on the idiosyncratic director as talks about animation.
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Zhang Yimou Replaces Tim Burton On Josh Brolin-Starring 'Quasimodo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2013 10:23 AM
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File this under: Projects You Forgot About. Way back in 2011, it emerged that Tim Burton and Josh Brolin were teaming on a new big screen version of Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame," with a script from Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the writing pair behind the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows." And then basically nothing was heard about it again. Burton has since directed "Dark Shadows" and "Frankenweenie," while we're not even going to list the movies Brolin has been in, but it looks like the project is kicking back to life.

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