Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
On paper, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children sounds like a perfect combination of talent, material, and timing. It’s essentially an X-Men movie, in keeping with the current craze for superhero films, but one with a fanciful gothic vibe. It is directed by the master of fanciful gothic vibes, Tim Burton — who knows a thing or two about superheroes and big-budget blockbusters already. It’s led by the living Tim Burton drawings Eva Green and Asa Butterfield. Oh, and it’s based on a bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs.
In short, it has all the makings of a big hit that brings some much-needed quirkiness back to the multiplex. So why, then, does it all feel so… uninspired? So familiar? So not-very-peculiar? Read More »
One year ago, 20th Century Fox began their marketing campaign for the adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by delivering a Loop Day teaser. That was back when the movie was intended to be released this past spring. However, now that the film is situated for release at the end of the month, we can celebrate the unique holiday from the fantasy story again today, as if we’ve just had our own little loop.
For those who don’t know what Loop Day is, a new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children clip has just arrived online to explain what this holiday is all about. Honestly, the holiday is actually simultaneously fascinating and a bit depressing. Find out what this special day is all about by watching the Miss Peregrine Loop Day clip below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
This 2016 fall movie preview was written by Jacob Hall and Jack Giroux.
The summer is over and the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting milder and (fingers crossed) the movies are going to start getting better. The next four months offer an embarrassment of cinematic riches, with new films from Martin Scorsese, Damien Chazelle, Tim Burton, Gareth Edwards, Paul Verhoeven, Mel Gibson, Robert Zemeckis, Park Chan-Wook, Terrence Malick, J.A. Bayona, Jeff Nichols, Ang Lee, Denis Villeneuve, Kenneth Lonergan, and other filmmakers of note waiting in the wings.
We’ve narrowed down the list of must-see movies to 32 titles and have ranked them from “We really want to see this!” to “We will push you out of the way at a sprint to see this!”
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Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
UPDATE: Fantastic Fest has unveiled the second wave of films in this year’s line-up, including Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, Park Chan-Wook’s The Handmaiden, and Sadako vs Kayako (which finds the monsters from The Ring and The Grudge battling it out). We have added the complete list of second wave films to the bottom of this post.
Fantastic Fest, the Austin, Texas-based film festival built around showcasing genre movies from the around the world, has announced its first wave of programming and it’s a doozy. Sure, the biggest news here is a red carpet screening of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, but that’s just the bait. The real appeal of Fantastic Fest, and the real appeal of this first wave announcement, is the collection of odd and unusual films that accompany the headliners. Come for the Tim Burton movie, but stay for the latest from Werner Herzog, Andrea Arnold, Don Coscarelli, and a number of the most unusual filmmakers working on the international stage at the moment.
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It’s been a few years since we’ve gotten Tim Burton‘s traditional weirdness on the big screen. The last time the director was at the helm of a film, it was the biographical drama Big Eyes. Before that, Burton delivered a double dose of his signature goofy gothic style with the lackluster Dark Shadows, and the solid stop-motion animated Frankenweenie. Now he’s back to bringing a new band of misfits to theaters with his latest project.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is based on the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs with a story following a boy named Jake (Asa Butterfield) who discovers a mysterious orphanage populated by kids who have strange powers and abilities. However, as soon as he becomes comfortable in this odd place, he learns it may be in danger from hidden enemies who are hunting these kids for their powers.
Watch a new extended Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children TV spot after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
The last time Tim Burton and Eva Green teamed up, we got the fairly awful Dark Shadows adaptation. To be sure, the film’s failures weren’t Green’s fault — indeed, she was one of the few bright spots in it. Still, here’s hoping their new collaboration will turn out better.
Based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children stars Asa Butterfield as a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers a hidden refuge for “peculiars” — people with extraordinary powers. As he gets to know the ins and outs of this secret world, he realizes they’re all in danger, and that he’s the only one who can save them. Watch the new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Neither critics nor audiences much cared for X-Men: Apocalypse, the eighth entry in 20th Century Fox’s long-running comic book franchise. It drew tepid reviews and flabby box office, and is generally regarded as a disappointment. But maybe the studio’s other big superpowered team-up, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, will have better luck.
Directed by Tim Burton and based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs, the story concerns a young man (actual Tim Burton character Asa Butterfield) who stumbles across a hidden home for children with extraordinary abilities.
You know, kind of like the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, only more British, more retro, and more Tim Burton-y. Or maybe that makes it more like Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts? In any case, it’s time to meet the residents. A batch of new Miss Peregrine character posters have just been revealed, and you can check them out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Tim Burton’s Wonderland is in the hands of James Bobin now, but that’s okay because he’s been busy constructing a different fantasy getaway. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children reunites him with Eva Green, the best part of his otherwise disappointing Dark Shadows, while Asa Butterfield (who already looks like a Tim Burton character come to life) plays the young hero in this adaptation of Ransom Riggs‘ hit novel.
The story concerns a seemingly ordinary young man named Jake who discovers a secret hideout run by the titular Miss Peregrine. She watches over a group of children with unusual abilities — think of them as sort of an old-timey X-Men, minus the compulsion to keep saving the world. But a dark force is lying in wait, and Jake is tasked with defending Miss Peregrine’s children. Watch the first Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children after the jump. Read More »
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20th Century Fox may be enjoying success thanks to Deadpool, but their development of the X-Men spin-off Gambit starring Channing Tatum hasn’t been so lucky. The film previously lost director Rupert Wyatt, reportedly due to creative differences, but the project ended up recruiting Doug Liman to take the gig instead. But now the film has a little setback again as Fox has pulled Gambit from its October 7, 2016.
However, Fox has also set release dates for two mystery Marvel titles in 2017 and 2018, and there’s a good chance one of those dates belongs to Gambit. In addition, the studio has also set dates for the Predator reboot from Shane Black, as well as adjusting the releases of Alien: Covenant and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Find out what might be the new Gambit release date and the rest of the calendar updates below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
In honor of Loop Day, 20th Century Fox has revealed the first teaser for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the next film by Tim Burton. What is Loop Day? Hit the jump to watch the Miss Peregrines Loop Day teaser and find out. Read More »