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Gaga In Wonderland

Posted by LiveFor on March 9, 2010

When Wonderland is threatened by a pop-music hating Queen Of Hearts, Lady Gaga returns to her homeland to kick some evil ass… but mainly dance, sing, and weird it up.

All together “Ra Ra-ah-ah-ah, Roma Roma-ma, GaGa, Oh la-la”

Source: Black20

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Alice in Wonderland, 2010 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on March 7, 2010


Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Paul Whitehouse, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Alan Rickman

Score: 8 / 10

This review by Pamela Fruendt

What’s there to say about ALICE IN WONDERLAND? Certainly not “off with their heads!” Kudos to Linda Woolverton’s script which took the best of Lewis Carroll’s ideas and wove them together with our favorite characters into a reworked story that gave Tim Burton something to run with and run he did. Burton has created an absolutely magical, vibrant, dazzling world in ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Forget those critics who brand parts of the film too dark. Underland has been at war which, as the Mad Hatter shows, leans towards destruction. There is much light to this ALICE IN WONDERLAND. And muchness too.

Mia Wasikowska is perfect as 2010’s sweet, but nobody’s fool Alice Kingsleigh. Mia’s someone to keep your eye on in the future. Johnny Depp gives another finely nuanced performance as the Mad Hatter. His portrayal is especially poignant in that the Hatter knows something is terribly amiss with him yet carries on as best he can. As an aside…despite Depp’s protestations to the contrary, his dancing ability seems more than adequate. Futterwhacking, anyone?

Helena Bonham Carter nearly steals the film as the unloved petulant Red Queen. Anne Hathaway plays a quietly powerful Underland version of a valley-girl-type White Queen while Crispin Glover’s Knave of Hearts maintains just the right amount of distaste and admiration for the Red Queen. And I mustn’t forget Tweedledee and Tweedledum – Matt Lucas has taken such a tiny role and made it so memorable.

The animated characters from The Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry) to the screaming March Hare (Paul Whitehouse) to Bayard, the adorable Bloodhound (Timothy Spall) and all those not mentioned are exquisite both in design and execution.

But what’s wrong with ALICE IN WONDERLAND? For me it was the 3D technology which I found distracting and superfluous. Avatar needed 3D…ALICE doesn’t. I’m actually looking forward to the early DVD release so I can see the film on my 42″ Sony 1080p…then I’ll be able to concentrate on the story and not 3D. But I will admit it could just be me. I may even try to find a theater without 3D to check myself.

So, go see ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Expect to see a good film with great performances. And don’t forget your futterwhacking shoes…

Have you seen Alice in Wonderlan? What did you think of it?

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The Language of Johnny Depp

Posted by LiveFor on March 4, 2010

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is out tomorrow so what better time to look at Mr Depp’s unique way with the English language.
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Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be adapted by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2010

Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch) are joing forces to bring the Seth Grahame-Smith novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to the big screen.

I posted the trailer for the book yesterday and, according to Heat Vision, this caught the interest of Timur and Tim.

The book was released today by Grand Central Publishing.

Burton and Bekmambetov will produce the adaptation with Jim Lemley.

Grahame-Smith, who combined zombies and Jane Austen in the best-selling novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” will write the screenplay. The Zombies book is set up at Lionsgate with Natalie Portman producing and attached to direct.

If it does get as far as a film who should star in it and would you want Timur or Tim to direct or someone else?

The facts included are: for over 250 years, between 1607 and 1865, vampires thrived in the shadows of America. Few humans believed in them; Abraham Lincoln was the most gifted vampire hunter of his day, and kept a secret journal about his war against them; and rumors of the journal’s existence have long been a favorite topic among historians and Lincoln biographers. Most dismiss it as myth. Through the extraordinary discovery of Abraham Lincoln’s previously unknown and long lost journals, Seth Grahame-Smith brings to life the Great Emancipator’s untold history- his lifelong pursuit of the immortal undead. With unparalleled daring, Seth re-writes Abraham Lincoln’s biography to include this significant and gory piece of US history. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” features all the detail, colour, and readability of Team of Rivals – Barack Obama’s favourite book and the number one bestselling Lincoln biography – with only some of the historical accuracy (and thrilling new scenes of vampire combat). From Lincoln’s frontier childhood to his assassination, this richly re-imagined history gives new meaning to the moments of an already incredible life.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter at Amazon.co.uk
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter at Amazon.com

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Alice in Wonderland – Behind the scenes of Tim Burton’s latest

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2010

A great featurette on the making of the film. Thanks to Pamela Fruendt for sending the link.

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Tim Burton’s Weekend At Bernie’s

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010

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Alice In Wonderland – Michael Sheen and Matt Lucas talk about Tim Burton’s film

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2010

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Tron Legacy – Michael Sheen talks about his virtual nightclub

Posted by LiveFor on February 23, 2010

While chatting about his time in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland with Sci-Fi Wire, Michael Sheen got onto the subject of Tron Legacy “Similar in a way, isn’t it? Certainly in the first Tron film, Jeff’s [Bridges] character gets kind of sucked into this Wonderland-type place. So there’s a similarity to it. We go back to the world of Tron 28 years later, and technology has moved on. All the same things that we saw in the first Tron film will be there, but it’s just, again, in a new light and with 28 years of technology.”

I thought Sheen was playing the big bad of the piece but now I am not so sure. It looks as if he runs some kind of nightclub in the computer world. “I run the nightclub,” Sheen said. “I am the host of the nightclub and a showman, this sort of very over-the-top character.”

As to whether Daft Punk, who are providing the soundtrack to the sequel, will be performing on screen in his club Sheen didn’t commit either way. “I’m not sure,” he said. “I’m not sure.”

As for filming itself it sounds as if Sheen got lucky in that his nightclub was a physical set. “It was fantastic,” Sheen said. “It was this amazing set and all these amazing people there. For a film that has a lot of green screen, I got the most fun bits to do.”

Now all I want to see is some more photos and footage from the film.

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Waking Sleeping Beauty – Disney documentary trailer

Posted by LiveFor on February 20, 2010

Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairytale. It is a story of clashing egos, out of control budgets, escalating tensions and one of the most extraordinary creative periods in animation history.

Director Don Hahn and producer Peter Schneider, key players at Walt Disney Studios Feature Animation department during the mid1980s, offer a behind-the-magic glimpse of the turbulent times the Animation Studio was going through and the staggering output of hits that followed over the next ten years.

Artists polarized between the hungry young innovators and the old guard who refused to relinquish control, mounting tensions due to a string of box office flops, and warring studio heads create the backdrop for this fascinating story told with a unique and candid perspective from those that were there.

Through interviews, internal memos, home movies, and a cast of characters featuring Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Roy Disney, alongside an amazing array of talented artists that includes Don Bluth, John Lasseter, and Tim Burton, Waking Sleeping Beauty shines a light on Disney Animations darkest hours, greatest joys and its improbable renaissance.

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Toy Fair – Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Back to the Future Minimates and the Scarlet Witch

Posted by LiveFor on February 17, 2010


Lots of amazing toys and statues have debuted at the New York Toy Fair this year. Here are a few more.

Above are the action figures for Mia Wasikowska’s Alice and Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Below is a cool Minimates Delorean and Marty McFly in rad suit from Back to the Future. Below that is a great statue of Marvel’s Scarlet Witch.


Source: io9

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