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Danny Elfman, Tim Burton Reteam for Netflix’s Wednesday Addams Series

Danny Elfman and Tim Burton are collaborating again. The Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning composer will write the theme music for Wednesday, Burton’s live-action Netflix series about the Addams Family daughter. Elfman will also create themes and score episodes of the series, working alongside composer Scott Bacon (Smash, Bates Motel). Ordered to series in February, Wednesday is […]

Danny Elfman Freaked Out Flight Attendants While Composing ‘Batman’ Score on Plane

Danny Elfman has a wild tale about how he composed his iconic score to 1989’s Batman, which he said involved freaking out several flight attendants. The Oscar-nominated artist was a recent guest on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast where he talked about his illustrious career from the lead man in Oingo Boingo to the […]

Danny Elfman Explains His Displeasure Over How ‘Batman’ Used His Score

"I could have scored the film with some percussion, a harmonica and a banjo because all you hear are some percussion hits in big moments, but you can't really hear what the orchestra is doing," says the composer.

‘Darkman’ Turns 30: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand and More Remember the Arduous Making of Sam Raimi’s Influential Superhero Film

Cast and crew recall how the dark genre-transforming cult classic had filmmakers doing a sneaky end-run around the studio’s edit before the film won over critics and opened at No. 1.

Emil Richards, Legendary Percussionist and L.A. Session Player, Dies at 87

Emil Richards, the famed percussionist, vibraphone specialist and L.A. session player who performed with Frank Sinatra, George Harrison, Frank Zappa and scores of other greats and beat the bongos on the 'Mission: Impossible' theme song, has died. He was 87.

‘Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus’: Theater Review

Nathan Lane stars with Kristine Nielsen and Julie White in 'Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus,' an absurdist follow-up to Shakespeare's violent tragedy, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Taylor Mac.

‘Dumbo’: Film Review

Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Eva Green star in Tim Burton's live-action remake of 'Dumbo,' the 1941 Disney animated classic about a baby elephant whose ears double as wings.

Andrea Martin Injury Prompts Cast Reshuffle for Broadway’s ‘Gary’ (Exclusive)

Nathan Lane will now co-star with Kristine Nielsen and Julie White in the highly anticipated Broadway debut of visionary theater artist Taylor Mac, subtitled 'A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.'

Benedict Cumberbatch Calls ‘The Grinch’ Recording Process “Weird” and “Wonderful”

'The Grinch' premiere: Benedict Cumberbatch, Danny Elfman and directors Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the making of the animated holiday movie.

‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Director on the Tim Burton Joke He Had to Cut

Twenty-five years ago, it was hardly a sure thing that 'Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas' would go on to become a cultural touchstone.

Gus Van Sant Opens Up on How Robin Williams Shaped ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’

About 20 years after Robin Williams bought the rights to a Portland, Oregon, cartoonist’s autobiography, 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot,' the film adaptation finally premiered in Los Angeles, with Joaquin Phoenix filling in for the late Williams as its star.

‘Tulip Fever’: Film Review

Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz play residents of 17th-century Amsterdam in 'Tulip Fever,' a romantic drama involving art, adultery and high-stakes flower bulbs.