May 03, 2012 1:15pm EST
"He's not my dentist... It's too intimate. His fingers in my mouth? That would be a bit too odd... Can you imagine your father being your gynaecologist?" Actress Eva Green can't imagine calling on her dentist dad for an oral inspection.
April 19, 2012 11:09am EST
Less than a month before Johnny Depp's take on the character he made famous hits the big screen, original Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid died in his native Ontario, from natural causes. He passed away on Friday, April 13, at the age of 87.
Frid appeared in a few other projects during his career — such as the TV version of Dial M for Murder — but there is no question that he was best known for playing 200-year-old vampire Barnabis Collins on the cult Goth hit Dark Shadows that ran in the late '60s. Frid, who makes a cameo in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows (out May 11), last appeared on screen in Oliver Stone's 1974 directorial debut, Seizure.
Kathryn Leigh Scott, Frid's costar on the beloved series and fellow cameo recipient in the movie, addressed the actor's passing on her Web site: "May Jonathan Frid, 'our reluctant vampire,' live on in our hearts! How blessed I am to have known this dear man and to have such wonderful memories of him, both on screen and off."
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April 11, 2012 9:36am EST
Johnny Depp's acting capabilities are boundless. He can read. He can pet a seahorse. He can control dinosaur populations. And all as a three hundred year old vampire! Now that is versatility. Below, Depp is pictured in his upcoming Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows, playing Barnabas Collins: vibrant and curious despite the fact that he is not technically alive.
In addition to Depp, you can see Eva Green as a villainous witch, Bella Heathcote as Collins' stunned love interest, Michelle Pfeiffer as his 20th century descendant, and a very judgmental Jonny Lee Miller and Helena Bonham Carter.
Dark Shadows comes to theaters May 11.
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March 29, 2012 7:15am EST
The former Bond girl signed up last year (11) to star alongside the enigmatic actor in Tim Burton's remake of the 1960s vampire TV show, and rumours later swirled that they'd grown close on set.
But Green has now spoken out to address the speculation, insisting she found it hilarious.
She tells British GQ, "It was ridiculous. These people must be rather bored. (My boyfriend) laughed. It's funny."
March 28, 2012 11:54am EST
There seems to be something in Tim Burton's upcoming Dark Shadows that reminds fans of his earlier work. Everything contributes: from the film's melding of the classic and the modern a la Sleepy Hollow, to star Johnny Depp's Edward Scissorhands-esque fingernails. With his muse Depp in tow, there is simply an underlying force that is branding Dark Shadows with the style of Golden Era Burton — a man who melted our hearts with the somehow unforgettable Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, and then froze them again (for safekeeping) with the perfectly jagged Beetlejuice.
Depp stars as Barnabas Collins, an 18th Century vampire revived in the 1970s by the lovestruck witch who buried him (Eva Green). Once awakened, Collins discovers that all that's left of his once supreme lineage is a dysfunctional, loathsome family (made up of promising cast members Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloë Grace Moretz). Disappointment be damned, Collins must come to defend his family against the wrath of the witch, all the while struggling to understand what electricity is. Check out the trailer here, and the new posters for the movie below.
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March 20, 2012 1:32pm EST
Following the magnificent new trailer for Tim Burton's upcoming movie Dark Shadows, here are a few more reasons to get excited about what looks to be Burton's best movie in years. The people behind Dark Shadows have created character posters for the entire starring cast: vampire Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), his "disappointing" 1970s-era descendants (Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jonny Lee Miller) and their kooky live-in psychiatrist (Helena Bonham Carter, of course), as well as the immortal witch (Eva Green) who condemned him to life as a monster.
The style and sentiment of the new posters confirm the ideas that the trailer set into motion: this is a movie Burton was meant to make. Dark, macabre themes mixing seamlessly with goofy, oddball humor to create what looks like a heartfelt story. It might be too much of a stretch to say that these posters promise all that, but they certainly set the mood for exactly what audiences want in a Burton flick. Dark Shadows looks like it'll set the great filmmaker back into his natural state.
You can see more character posters over at Empire Online. [Empire Online]
March 16, 2012 7:26am EST
Tim Burton generally does best when he is working on his own, original ideas. Two of his most recent adaptations Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were not well-received by fans of the originals—although his take on Sweeney Todd was a bit more well-crafted. Considering all this, and his 2001 Planet of the Apes debacle, a just aversion to Burton adaptations has spread.
But he might be about to break the trend. Burton's new film, Dark Shadows, is an adaptation of a TV series of the same name. Actually, two TV series (the original from 1966 and its remake from 1991). The show's limited notoriety probably lends well to the trailer; to many of us, the idea is original. Burton casts his muse Johnny Depp as a Victorian era noble vampire who rises from the grave in the 20th century to revisit his family estate. His descendants (including Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Moretz, and a family shrink played by Helena Bonham Carter) are not quite what he expected: eccentric and inadequate...although the never-see-the-sun skin tones mark a family resemblance.
Through the trailer, a vampire Depp adapts to modern life and to his family's company, opting for a lot of that classic macabre, oddball Burton humor that worked so well in his earlier films. This is probably because he's setting the tone in a world where it is appropriate. Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory aren't stories inherently conducive to the Burton sensibility. But Dark Shadows absolutely is. And it looks to pay off.
Dark Shadows comes into the light May 11.
February 13, 2012 4:00am EST
Kidulthood star Adam Deacon scooped the trophy at the glitzy BAFTA prizegiving in London on Sunday (12Feb12), seeing off competition from an all-male list of nominees including Chris Hemsworth, Chris O'Dowd, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.
However, Captain America star Atwell insists she was disappointed to see female stars including The Help's Jessica Chastain, Like Crazy star Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence dropped from the longlist of eight.
She tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "There were girls on the longlist and I think it's really odd that girls haven't made it where guys have. We'd hope that gender doesn't really come into it and it's about the body of work that they produce that year, but it seems that hasn't been the case. Felicity Jones should have been nominated."
Previous winners of the award, which is voted for by the public, have included Eva Green and Kristen Stewart.
February 09, 2012 4:00am EST
The French actress, who stunned Daniel Craig's 007 in Casino Royale, will join Aussie actor Sullivan Stapleton in the follow-up to director Zack Snyder's cult 2006 film.
Noam Murro will direct the sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Stapleton will play Persian king Xerxes in the film.
January 15, 2012 1:15pm EST
The superspy from Ian Fleming's books first hit screens in 1962 movie Dr. No with Sir Sean Connery in the lead role, and the other stars to officially play the iconic character in the franchise are Sir Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and current Bond Daniel Craig.
The actors will be brought together this year (12) for a massive celebration to mark 50 years since the release of first movie, according to Britain's Sunday Express.
The event will take place following the premiere of the latest 007 film, Skyfall, in October (12) and will also include many of the actresses who have played Bond girls over the years, including Ursula Andress and Eva Green.
A statement from the MGM movie studio reveals the party will be the climax of a "whole year of birthday celebrations for 007 in the movies", while Daniel Craig says, "It's an astonishing record for any character to endure for five decades in showbiz but I'll bet this: the franchise is such a phenomenon that in another 50 years time a whole new bunch of actors and their leading ladies will be gathering for another party when Bond becomes a centenarian."