| Aug 20, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Earning the coveted and easily attained praise "better than `Twilight,'" "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" thrives not on the presence of awesome but the absence of terrible. Though the film has welcome, mild stabs at humor, I...
| Oct 21, 2013
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If you say the name three times, will it appear? "Beetlejuice 2" doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily as plain old "Beetlejuice," but momentum appears to be gaining for the movie just the same.
Tim Burton and Michael Keaton both are reportedly...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Fans of the 1988 supernatural comedy "Beetlejuice" will recall that the way to summon Michael Keaton's titular ghost is to repeatedly invoke his name. Now Keaton himself is taking a similar approach to a sequel.
During a press junket for the new...
| Oct 29, 2013
Prolific composer Danny Elfman is celebrating his years-long cinematic partnership with Tim Burton in a unique way this week: Beginning […]...
| Jun 12, 2013
Guys Choice Awards 2013 is the biggest boys’ night out in Hollywood for Spike’s annual tribute to manliness in sports, music, TV and movies. The biggest boys’ night out is back in Hollywood for Spike’s annual tribute to manliness...
| Oct 22, 2012
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The title tells it like it is ... at least in the case of this Tim Burton-produced fantasy, about as big a revision of history as there could be. The story traces the supposed pursuits of one of America's most legendary presidents (played by Benjamin...
| Oct 16, 2012
To bond as married alcoholics for the Sundance hit “Smashed,” co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, appropriately, went out and got drunk.
“I don’t know what I really learned about myself from that particular night...
| Oct 18, 2012
*** (out of four)
Before heading into the first grade class she teaches, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) takes a sip from the flask in her car. Then another. Eh, the kids’ll never notice.
Actually, they do, because she vomits in the middle of a...
| Jun 6, 2012
Imagine the story of the Nativity recast as a Hollywood blockbuster — a sword-and-sandals epic loaded with expensive computer-generated effects, a disfigured, lecherous villain and enough hacked-off limbs, severed heads and stomach-turning...
| Jun 21, 2012
* (out of four)
If “history prefers legends to men,” as “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” claims, wouldn't history books have been delighted to include the legend of the time a vampire picked up a horse and threw it at one of...
| Jun 21, 2012
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According to screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (who also wrote the original novel, as well as “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”), his inspiration for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” was seeing a bookstore display for the “...