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  • John Travolta joins O.J. Simpson miniseries

    John Travolta joins O.J. Simpson miniseries
    John Travolta will return to the small screen in FX's miniseries about the O.J. Simpson case.
  • Billy Keane defends his artist uncle Walter Keane, the subject of 'Big Eyes'

    FRESNO, Calif. Billy Keane had some concerns when he saw the advertising for the feature film "Big Eyes." The new Tim Burton movie looks at how Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), Billy Keane's uncle, was a conman who bullied his wife Margaret (Amy Adams)...

    'Big Eyes' the latest in Tim Burton's gallery of pop-art portraits

     'Big Eyes' the latest in Tim Burton's gallery of pop-art portraits
    In the early 1990s, long before Tim Burton ever planned to make a movie about Margaret Keane, he traveled to Northern California to commission a portrait from the artist whose paintings of children with oversize, mournful eyes were a nearly inescapable...

    'Big Eyes' shows its colors too early

    'Big Eyes' shows its colors too early
    2 stars (out of four) It’s not easy to re-create an era onscreen. I didn’t live through the 1950s; I know that it was not a high point for attitudes toward women, but not the many ways in which that attitude infected society. There’s...

    Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' feels too paint-by-numbers

    Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' feels too paint-by-numbers
    Whether leaving his mark with the bizarre yet sweet sentimentality of "Edward Scissorhands" and "Beetlejuice," the brilliant Oscar-nominated stop-motion animation of "Frankenweenie" and "Corpse Bride," or the brashness of his "Batman" reboots, Tim...