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Margaret Keane, Painter and Subject of Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes,’ Dies at 94

Margaret Keane, who went to court to prove that her popular paintings of children with large, sad eyes were indeed hers and not her husband’s, a tale that was told in the Tim Burton film Big Eyes, has died. She was 94. Keane died Sunday of heart failure at her home in Napa, California, her […]

Michael Keaton Explains Why He Initially Walked Away From Batman: “Can’t Live With Myself”

Michael Keaton is opening up about why he walked away from the Batman franchise in the 1990s, explaining why what started as a job evolved into something that made him miserable. In a recent interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Podcast With Julia Cunningham, the Oscar-nominated actor addressed why he stopped playing the Caped Crusader […]

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 […]

‘Beetlejuice’ Musical Set to Return to Broadway in 2022

“The Ghost with the Most” is going to reappear on stage when the musical comedy Beetlejuice has its homecoming at Broadway’s Marriott Marquis Theatre next year.  Beetlejuice will play its first show on Friday, April 8, 2022, it was announced Monday. The musical held its final performance on March 11, 2020, after Broadway and New York City’s […]

Michael Keaton Created Beetlejuice’s Unique Appearance

Michael Keaton had no clue what director Tim Burton was talking about when he was pitched Beetlejuice, so he turned it down — several times. The Oscar-nominated actor, who turned 70 on Sunday, said in a previous interview that it took him toying with the character’s wild appearance to understand where the 1988 project was […]

Quentin Tarantino to Receive Rome Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

Quentin Tarantino, the director who paid tribute to Italian spaghetti Westerns in Django Unchained (2012), will be honored by the Rome Film Festival this year with a lifetime achievement award. Tarantino will attend the festival, which runs Oct. 14-24, and will take part in one of Rome’s “close encounter” Q&As with the local audience. “There […]

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 […]

Tim Burton Casts His Wednesday Addams for Netflix Live-Action Series

Tim Burton has cast his new Wednesday Addams for Netflix’s forthcoming live-action Addams Family offshoot drama Wednesday. Yes Day and You grad Jenna Ortega will star in the series from director Burton and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into the Badlands). Wednesday is described as a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ […]

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.

Wednesday Addams Live-Action Series From Tim Burton Lands at Netflix

The streamer has ordered eight episodes of the 'Addams Family' offshoot drama from showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar.

Lee Wallace, Actor in ‘The Taking of Pelham One Two Three’ and ‘Batman,’ Dies at 90

Lee Wallace, the Ed Koch look-alike who coincidentally or not played mayors in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and Tim Burton's Batman, died Sunday in New York after a long illness, his family announced. He was 90.

‘Batman’: The Joker’s Makeup Design Was No Laughing Matter to Jack Nicholson

When Jack Nicholson signed on to play The Joker in 1989's Batman, he had no intention of playing a campy comic book villain.