I’ve heard that a lot of people are wary about the new movie “Dark Shadows” because it’s based on a cult television show from the late 1960s that arguably can’t be perfected. I haven’t seen that series but I’ll admit I’m starting to cringe whenever I see yet another new vampire-themed anything.
Still, Tim Burton’s new movie starring Johnny Depp (duh, who else would it be?) looks pretty funny. The gothic-horror centers around a lovably dark vampire named Barnabas who is buried alive by a vengeful witch. Barnabas wakes up in the trippy 1970s to find that his mansion is overtaken by the dysfunctional Collins family.
I like what I see: from the time-warped quaint setting to the ultra-cheesy soundtrack. Plus, it stars another Burton fave: Helena Bonham Carter. The movie will be out on May 11, just enough time to catch up on the series if your’e so inclined.
British import The King’s Speech has officially taken home the little golden man for best picture at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
Steven Spielberg presented the film’s cast and crew with the statue, placing emphasis on the true honour of even being nominated in such a prestigious category.
Director Tom Hooper was also honoured in the Best Directing Category, leading man Colin Firth snagged an Oscar in his category, and screenwriter David Seidler managed to nab a win too.
It was a spectacular film, but being die-had Christopher Nolan fans we couldn’t help but root for Inception! Still, the award was absolutely well-deserved and the film was excellent.
Click HERE to check out a full list of big winners!
A British newspaper issued an apology to Alice in Wonderland Helena Bonham Carter for printing unfounded claims about her home life with Tim Burton, reports Perez Hilton. The piece said the family was living in separate houses with Bonham Carter in one, Burton in another and their two children and a nanny in a third. The truth is that the family lives in one large house with three interconnected living spaces.
Johnny Depp and his partner Vanessa Paradis prefer not to shower, choosing to stay ”unruly” whenever they can, reports Perez Hilton. Depp, who has been promoting his upcoming film Alice in Wonderland, says he and Paradis are happy to just live peacefully.
“We have a great place in the South of France,” he said. “It’s a little hamlet – only 45 acres – and I don’t do anything. I’ve not left the property for three months at a time. I literally just wake up, go out, check the garden and see the vegetables growing. It’s a pristine existence in terms of simplicity. There’s no talk of movies or work and, infinitely more important, the telephone never rings. It really is a beautiful, simple life.”
The role of Bellatrix Lestrange in the upcoming film “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” has finally been filled. Actress Helena Bonham Carter signed on with the project, which hits theatres next July.
In the book, Lestrange is the cousin of Sirius Black and a “Death Eater,” or follower of the evil Lord Voldemort.
Bonham Carter most recently starred in the remake of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Other recent cast additions include George Harris as Kingsley Shacklebolt, Natalia Tena as Nymphadora Tonks, Kathryn Hunter as Mrs. Arabella Figg, and 14-year-old Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood. The role of Dolores Umbridge will be taken on by Imelda Staunton.
The franchise’s three main stars — Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson — will be back as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively.
Director David Yates will be at the helm on the project.