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Jenna Ortega, ‘Wednesday’ Cast on Working With “Visionary” Director Tim Burton

When Tim Burton received the pitch to direct Netflix’s upcoming Wednesday Addams series, co-showrunners Miles Millar and Al Gough say the filmmaker responded just four days later to take on the project.  Armed with an idea born more than three years ago, Millar and Gough had to track down the rights to the Addams Family […]

Family Frights: 23 Kid-Friendly Scary Films for Halloween

For some people, Halloween is all about aesthetics and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. For others, the holiday’s purpose comes down to the spooky aspects of Oct. 31. For those who have kids, sometimes leaning into the horror of Halloween is a little tougher, at least while they’re young. But that doesn’t have to be the case. […]

New Look at Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ Sees Thing Caught Redhanded Spying at Nevermore Academy

Thing is caught in a long-distance battle between Wednesday and her parents over her autonomy at school in a new look at Netflix’s upcoming Tim Burton-directed and produced Addams Family series. In the new clip, unveiled as part of Netflix’s TUDUM event on Saturday, Wednesday discovers Thing hiding underneath her bedsheets and interrogates them about […]

‘Wednesday’ Trailer Teases High School Mayhem for the Addams Family Teen

Wednesday Addams takes a stab at being social in Netflix’s first trailer for the Tim Burton-directed Addams Family series based on the character. In the two-minute teaser for Wednesday, the raven-haired teen (played by Jenna Ortega) attempts to adjust to her new school, Nevermore — the very same one her parents went to — after a bullying […]

‘The Addams Family’ at 30: How Clashes, a Tantrum Pillow Fort and an Alleged Popped-Out Eyeball Brewed an Unlikely Hit

Paramount Pictures brass hated 1991’s The Addams Family and made sure first-time director Barry Sonnenfeld and producer Scott Rudin were well aware of the studio’s disgust amid production. However, when the film opened at No. 1, the execs’ tune quickly changed. At least, that’s how Sonnenfeld vividly recalls it. The brass disagrees. The Orion Pictures […]

Cinesite’s Digital Journey: From ‘Snow White’ to James Bond

Launched three decades ago as filmmaking was taking transformative steps away from celluloid and toward digital processes, Cinesite remains on course in creating digital visual effects and, more recently, feature animation. A lot has changed since Eastman Kodak founded Cinesite in Los Angeles in 1991 as a VFX, digital restoration and mastering subsidiary based around […]

‘Venom 2’ Ignites Box Office With Record $90M Opening

In a stunning boost for theatrical, Venom: Let There Be Carnage opened to $90.1 million at the domestic box office, the biggest three-day launch of the pandemic era, fueling the biggest weekend overall since COVID-19 shut down theaters in March 2020. For the first time during the crisis, domestic box office revenues came in less […]

‘Addams Family 2’ and HipDot to Debut Gothic-Chic Makeup Collection (Exclusive)

If mysterious and creepy is your makeup mantra, then this collection is for you.

‘The Addams Family 2’: Film Review

If you’ve seen The Addams Family, the 2019 animated revival of Charles Addams’ ghoulish cartoons, then the disappointments of The Addams Family 2 won’t be surprising. This predictable and bland sequel, directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, follows the not-so-grisly family on their first road trip. Maybe it’s because the film’s production, like so […]

Tim Burton’s ‘Addams Family’ Netflix Series Reveals 10 Castmembers

Tim Burton’s upcoming The Addams Family-inspired Netflix series has added 10 more actors to its ensemble cast. Wednesday is an updated spin on the Addams Family canon focused on Goth teen Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega). The series is billed as “a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday […]

‘Addams Family 2’ Shifts to Same-Day Theatrical and Premium On-Demand Release

The Addams Family 2 will release in theaters and premium on-demand in the U.S. and Canada on the same day, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The animated film, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and BRON Creative, is set for an Oct. 1 release. The decision to switch to a hybrid release, first reported by Bloomberg, comes as film studios are considering how […]

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in November

Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will disappear from Netflix next month.