The Addams Family is back from the grave with all new ooky and kooky adventures. MGM released the official trailer for the animated sequel that takes the beloved gothic gang out of their decrepit mansion and on the road across America for some good old-fashioned family bonding.  Read More »

wednesday tim burton series

Tim Burton will make his TV debut with Wednesday, a live-action Netflix series featuring everyone’s favorite goth child misanthrope, Wednesday Addams. The show will feature an adolescent Wednesday who has psychic abilities and is tasked with solving spooky mysteries, which, honestly, sounds absolutely nothing like the Wednesday Addams we’re all familiar with. But you know how it goes – Tim Burton is gonna Tim Burton.

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Tim Burton is about to become the latest major filmmaker to make the jump to television – and he’s doing it with perhaps the least surprising property of all.

Burton is developing a new version of The Addams Family, the classic franchise featuring a creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky family living in suburbia. If the deal goes through, the eccentric director of Batman, Beetlejuice, and Edward Scissorhands will be working on this iteration of the show with Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the guys behind Smallville, The Shannara Chronicles, and Into the Badlands. Get details about the new Tim Burton Addams Family show below.
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The Addams Family 2

The animated adaptation of The Addams Family just arrived in theaters last year, but with a box office haul over $203 million on a budget of just $23 million, MGM has wasted no time in getting a sequel off the ground. The Addams Family 2 has been officially announced to arrive just in time for Halloween in 2021. However, one member of the original voice cast won’t be returning, and a new cast member with an impressive array of voices has come on board. Read More »

Movies Coming to Netflix in August

You know the deal: new month, new movies on Netflix. We could all use a distraction right about now, and thankfully, there are more than a few worthwhile titles coming to the streaming service next month. These are the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in August 2020.

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weekend box office joker addams family gemini man

The weekend box office returns are in, and once again, Joker reigns supreme. The Todd Phillips movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as a crazy killer clown who loves to dance ended up at the top of the box office for the second week in a row. As far as new releases go, The Addams Family had a strong opening at second place. But Gemini Man, starring Will Smith and Will Smith, had trouble drawing a crowd. The real winner of the weekend, though, was Bong Joon Ho‘s Parasite, which only opened in three theaters, but hauled in the largest per-theater average of the year.

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The Addams Family Review

Arriving with the attitude that, well, there always has to be something new playing in theaters, The Addams Family ends up feeling like filler. That is, of course, the 2019 animated film The Addams Family, not entirely to be confused with the 1991 film of the same name or its 1993 sequel Addams Family Values. “Not entirely”, though, are the operative words to consider, because some aspects of this animated film are more indebted to Barry Sonnenfeld’s delightfully deadpan live-action comedies than they are the Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons that first introduced the world to this murderous family next door. No matter what the inspiration, this new Addams Family has the unmistakable, unavoidable whiff of cinematic leftovers.

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addams family soundtrack

The Addams Family are back, in cartoon form. The new animated film based on the classic, creepy comic strip from Charles Addams, boasts an all-star voice cast and animation meant to emulate Addams’ original style. The film also features a score courtesy of Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna, and we’re debuting an exclusive Addams Family soundtrack track below.

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box office tracking gemini man

Two new wide-release movies are headed to theaters this weekend: Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, and the rather terrible-looking animated Addams Family movie. But it looks like the Clown Prince of Crime will continue to reign, as box office tracking indicates that Joker is expected to remain in first place. Not even two Will Smiths and cartoon Oscar Issac are enough to stop Joaquin Phoenix and his weird dance moves.

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the addams family hometown

Nestled at the intersection of Elm Street and Dudley Ave., in an quiet suburban street in Westfield, New Jersey, is the house that inspired Charles Addams to create the looming, gothic Addams Family Mansion. There’s nothing very remarkable about this house, with its white wood paneling and quaint turn-of-the-century shutters. In fact, it’s as painfully normal. But stare a little longer, and maybe you can see it through Charles Addams eyes: the wood turns a deep black, the shutters slowly become more dilapidated, and a dark cloud casts a shadow over the house.

“This is the house,” longtime Charles Addams expert Ron MacCloskey declared to the group of journalists attending the Westfield junket for the upcoming animated The Addams Family movie. It’s one of several houses that allegedly provided the inspiration for the looming, Gothic mansion seen in The Addams Family TV shows, movies, and comics. “Charles Addams has said he has never drawn the Addams family the same twice. So every cartoon is a little bit different for what the family house looks like,” MacCloskey said.

The house /Film saw with the group of journalists, which we could not enter due to it being private property, was part of a short tour of Charles Addams’ old haunts in Westfield, New Jersey, which is holding its second annual AddamsFest this October. The town had only recently begun to embrace the legacy of this famous cartoonist who was born and raised in the small New Jersey town approximately 20 miles from New York City. But upon the unearthing of a skeletal chalk drawing in a wooden shack (affectionately named “Dudley Addams” after the street it was found), Westfield is becoming significantly creepier and kookier.

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