'Taken' was the surprise hit of 2009, a January dump that inexplicably made nearly $150 million in the United States and transformed Liam Neeson into an instant action star. Three years later, 'Taken 2' has arrived in theaters on a primo release date and with an advertising campaign that probably cost more than the entire first movie. Well, it looks like the hype was worth it. The first film may have been a sleeper, but the second adventure of Liam Neeson's kidnap-prone family has opened like a true blockbuster.
Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' opens tomorrow, and we've already seen and reviewed it. Our Jordan Hoffman said that it has "craft dancing all over the screen (Mr. Rzykruski’s mouth!), but the scenario and the writing is all very safe." But though we were mixed on it, perhaps this new featurette and clip will get you excited.
In addition to 'Frankenweenie' being a ton of fun (and a classic Tim Burton tale), it's also a beautiful film; a technical and artistic marvel. Did you know that during production it took two full days just to shoot just two seconds of footage for the stop-motion animated movie? So how do they do it? In this exclusive 360° video, director Tim Burton takes us on a tour of the 'Frankenweenie' set to show us how the magic is made.
"Your dog is Aliiiiiive!"
Surely you've heard the soundbyte from 'Frankenweenie.' A hunched-over, snaggle-toothed, black and white Edgar "E" Gore, mischief in his eyes and a half-assed Peter Lorre in his voice. It's spooky and it's ooky and it's either the type of thing that you find really played-out or brings a tickle to your heart.
October is upon us, which means we've got some delightfully scary movies hitting theaters, but it also means we're approaching awards season. So there's some serious contenders getting releases as well, like Ben Affleck's 'Argo' and the Wachowski's 'Cloud Atlas.' Scary or serious this month? Why not both? Treat yourselves!
Tim Burton‘s ‘Frankenweenie’ is about to have its coming out party, as the film will be screening at Fantastic Fest tonight, and that means word will be coming shortly if the film - which has Burton returning to a familiar well - has been re-energized by playing with his previous triumphs or if he's just mining the same material for lesser returns. To get pumped, here's two new clips.
As frontwoman of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O has an exquisite voice and a bad-ass demeanor that rivals many of her male counterparts. Check out her new song from Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie,' and check out this pretty awesome soundtrack list for the rest of the film, which includes The Cure's Robert Smith and Winona Ryder.