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Tim Burton Says BEETLEJUICE 2 Script Is “Pretty Good”, Hopes to Speak With Michael Keaton Soon For whatever reason I'm still pretty excited for Beetlejuice 2.  Maybe it's the uptick in Tim Burton's quality of work in recent years.  After hitting a creative nadir with Alice In Wonderland (what a mindfuck it has to be when your worst movies are the most successful ones financially and your best ones, like Ed Wood, bomb the hardest) I actually really enjoyed Frankenweenie quite a bit.

The regional critics groups have begun dishing out kudos, beginning today with the Boston Online Film Critics Association. And happily, we're kicking things off with an outside-the-box choice that hopefully sets the stage for this wide open season.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

If you don’t know his name already, you can expect to hear the name Jon Spaihts a lot more now. His is the screenwriter for the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, but another script of his was just won in an auction by Sony. The script is called Passengers and is big science fiction love story set in deep space. It takes place on a ship transporting thousands of people in suspended animation to a new planet. When one of the pods malfunctions it awakens a single passenger 90 years early.

Trophy Talk: 'Unbroken,' 'Big Eyes' and Why There's Still No Best Picture Frontrunner People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let’s talk some trophies! Today, we discuss Angelina Jolie's ‘Unbroken,’ Tim Burton's ‘Big Eyes,’ the recent critic awards results, and why there is STILL no Best Picture Frontrunner. Continue reading…

Trophy Talk: 'Unbroken,' 'Big Eyes' and Why There's Still No Best Picture Frontrunner People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let’s talk some trophies! Today, we discuss Angelina Jolie's ‘Unbroken,’ Tim Burton's ‘Big Eyes,’ the recent critic awards results, and why there is STILL no Best Picture Frontrunner. Continue reading…

In case you missed it, pop sensation Lana Del Rey co-wrote and performed two original songs for director Tim Burton's upcoming film “Big Eyes.” Grammy-nominated Del Rey is evidently a big fan of Burton’s. “I've admired Tim Burton's work for many years and I'm honored to work with him on such a poignant project," she said in a statement. Del Rey sings "Big Eyes" in the movie, a song she co-wrote with Daniel Heath — and which is featured front and center in the film — and "I Can Fly," which she co-wrote with Rick Nowels and which plays out in the credits.

Lana Del Rey gets all Tim Burton-y in lyric video for Oscar contender 'Big Eyes' Lana Del Rey's title track for Tim Burton's "Big Eyes" has a new lyric video featuring stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

Early Buzz: Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’ Draws Varying Levels of Admiration I’m sure I’m not the only one who kind of forgot there’s a new Tim Burton movie coming out this year. That movie is called Big Eyes, and it tells the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who becomes famous as a painter, for his images of people with big eyes. The truth of his life, however, is that his wife Margaret, played by Amy Adams, is the actual talent. He’s been stealing her credit. With Burton, Waltz, Adams and a Christmas Day release date, Big Eyes sounds like a sure fire Oscar-contender.

‘Big Eyes’ Review: Tim Burton’s Most Personal Film In Years The Weinstein Company Twenty years after Tim Burton‘s greatest achievement, Ed Wood, he’s teamed up once again with screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszwewski to tell Margaret Keane’s story. Keane’s art was hugely popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Her bold, beautiful and beloved paintings of sad big-eyed children were even sold at hardware stores and gas stations. The problem was, she didn’t receive any credit for them. Her failed artist of a husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), took credit for her work.

Billy Bob Thornton Says 'Bad Santa 2' Won't Be as Good as the First We've been hearing about Bad Santa 2 intermittently from Billy Bob Thornton over the past couples years. The original film is now 11 years old, which means more time has passed than the time it took for Adam McKay and Will Ferrell to get Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues off the ground. Many fans have probably just assumed the project is dead and would never become a reality, but it sounds like the film is just stuck in the Hollywood development machine.

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