Despite having recently presided over a very successful Halloween, Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, is bored with his job and feels that life in Halloweenland lacks meaning. Then he stumbles upon Christmastown and promptly decides to make the Yuletide his own.
Halloween is around the corner and that means three things...Scares, candy and movies! Half the fun of this grand holiday isn't what happens on Halloween night. It's the preparation. In order to truly appreciate this holiday, one must get all of their horrific ducks in a row. Whether you delve deeply into the phantasmagorical. Or, merely enjoy Halloween-esque movies, October 31st has something for EVERYONE.
It would be very easy to write a list of this sort and include nothing but truly trembling offerings. However, what often gets lost is the idea that just because a scary film doesn't include Jason, Freddy, or Michael, doesn't mean that automatically disqualifies it from being a scary film. A movie can be creepy and be fun. It can be weird and entertaining. Quite simply, Halloween movies come in all shapes and sizes.Read More
Director Tim Burton is rumored to be preparing a sequel to the cult classic The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) let the secret slip in a recent interview to promote his new Pee Wee Herman Broadway Show. When asked if he'd like to work with Tim Burton again, the comedian noted several projects Burton is currently working on, including a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas.Read More
Christmas should only come once every two years. It would make the season more exciting. And it sure would save on gas, electricity, food, and the general good spirits of all involved. That's a Scrooge-mentality, sure. But don't worry. It's easy to shake as soon as that first yuletide special hits the airwaves seconds after Thanksgiving dinner is consumed. Then comes the hunt for a Christmas tree, the outdoor festival of lights, gift competition, and a hatred for all things 'relative'. I wanted to abandoned Christmas this year. I shot at the idea with a pellet gun for about five seconds. Before I could penetrate plastic, and puncture a hole worthy of a gulp of beer, I was back in the shed, pulling out that white plastic tree, along with the festive donkey ears, the mistletoe, and a trash can full of ornamental memories not fit for the faint of heart.
Heading back into the storage unit of my youth also had me revisiting the wintertime DVD box. Twelve months ago I was broke and none-too-eager to spend 18 bucks on Robert Zemeckis' gut-green and awful Disney's a Christmas Carol. In Disney 3D and IMAX, no less. Though I did, and I hated it with every ounce of my Ebenezer being. I refused to return to the multiplex for the rest of November and all of December. After sifting through that soulless experience, I instead decided to rely on my DVR for unexpected holiday fare. Which you can read about http://movieweb.com/boos-whoop-doos-the-search-for-a-new-christmas-classic/here. Now, as last year's Christmas theatricals begin to hit store shelves, I truly understand that Hollywood really isn't interested in making good, solid snow-themed entertainment anymore.Read More
You can watch a Tim Burton classic in 1080p for the first time this August. The Nightmare Before Christmas is coming to Blu-Ray on August 26. The BD disc will be priced at $39.99 and a new collectors edition of the film will be released in the standard format as well, priced at $32.99 SRP. For the ultimate fan, an Ultimate Collector's Gift Set will also be released that day which will include an individually numbered hand-painted bust of Jack Skellington in all his gory glory equipped with a Jack's "Sandy Claws" hat and beard, a sound chip that plays memorable lines from the film and a letter of authenticity. The Ultimate Collector's Gift Set will be priced at $179.99 SRP. The film stars the voices of Danny Elfman, Chirs Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara and Paul Reubens.
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector's Edition is an ingenious and inspired fable that cleverly mixes Halloween and Christmas for an eerily unexpected holiday celebration. The film brilliantly combines stop-motion animation with three-dimensional sets and superb graphics to create a stunningly original movie experience. With a Grammy nominated soundtrack by Oscar nominee Danny Elfman, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector's Edition is a modern holiday classic.Read More
To commemorate this exciting re-release of the film in Disney Digital 3-D, Disney held an opening night extravaganza at their trademark theater, which has become an exciting spectacle all in itself. The line outside the El Capitan matched the line for Jimmy Kimmel Live, which was right next-door. Only, the line for Tim Burton's film was filled with pasty-faced Goths in Jack Skellington socks and t-shirts while the other line was filled with frat daddies looking to get their drink on. It was an interesting night on Hollywood boulevard to say the least.
Inside, before the film unspoiled, we were treated to an hour-long presentation by director Henry Selick, co-producer Kathleen Gavin, and supervising animator Mike Belzer. While they chatted with fans about the 14-year-old film, Belzer manipulated a metal stick figure while taking snap shot after snap shot of it with his Macintosh computer. In less than forty-five minutes, he had created a short stretch of animation that saw the figure twirling and taking a bow. The audience loved it.Read More