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Dark Shadows

And That's Terrible

Theaters Saw Worst Summer Sales Since 1993 Despite Billion Dollar Blockbusters Like TDKR & Avengers

Just yesterday we told you Joss Whedon’s The Avengers pushed past the $1.5 billion dollar mark for global ticket sales. Today, we’ve found out Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises has officially become the 11th film to cross the billion dollar mark. Theater owners must be very happy, right? Wrong. Apparently 2012 has had the worst summer for ticket sales since 1993. 


Power Grid

The Mary Sue’s Summer Movie Wrap-Up

With summer interns making their way back to the hallowed halls of education and Jill and I starting to realize just how close New York Comic Con is, we felt it was a good time to take a look back at the good, the bad, and the… wait, that came out this summer? Eugh. I’d repressed it from my memory.


Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Tim Burton Returning to Stop-Motion Animation Again — This Time With Seth Grahame-Smith

After working on Dark Shadows together, Tim Burton and Seth Grahame-Smith will reunite for the former’s return to the ooky-spooky land of stop-motion animation. It’s yet another project the new dynamic duo will be working on in addition to a possible Beetlejuice sequel. We like this friendship! It’s not just peanut butter and chocolate — it’s peanut butter, chocolate, and cinnamon.


I Guess I Can't Argue With That

Hugo’s Chloë Moretz Has An Offer To Play Carrie In The Latest Remake

You know Chloë Moretz from her role as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass as well as her more recent job, acting alongside Asa Butterfield in Hugo, but you soon may see her drenched in blood. She’s in talks to star in Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) Carrie remake.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Polygon Rendering of Ecto-1

It doesn’t take a lot for me to get psyched about Ecto-1, but seeing it made out of polygons is pretty peachy keen, if you ask me. Josh Ln gave a ton of geekdoms most popular vehicles the polugon treatment, so go check them out at Geek Tyrant.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The New Logo For DC Comics?

So…this happened. On the left is the current DC Comics logo. On the right is what Bleeding Cool is reporting as their newly designed logo for both DC Comics and DC Entertainment. BC points out that when the old logo was revealed in 2005 it was universally panned but well-liked now. And guess what? Everyone already hates it. We can’t imagine why… Hit the jump for all the other stuff we saw today!


This Makes Sense

Awesome Casting News: Alice Cooper Joining Dark Shadows, Playing Himself

In one of the most shockingly appropriate casting announcements ever, Alice Cooper, shock rocker extraordinaire, will be joining Tim Burton‘s film adaptation of campy horror TV series Dark Shadows. If you’re wondering which member of the Collins clan he’ll be playing, your speculation can end here. Cooper will be playing himself, in “full spandex regalia.”


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Jeff Goldblum Fan Art

Oh, Ian Malcolm, we will let you be a know-it-all um … um … uhhhh … any day of the week. By Brianna Garcia. Found on The Bird and the Bat, which is run by the Nerdy Bird herself, Jill Pantozzi. As we announced on Friday, she starts working with us tomorrow!


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Here Is a Spooktastic Glimpse at Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

Entertainment Weekly has the first official look at Tim Burton‘s film adaptation of Dark Shadows, and it’s probably fair to say we’re a little bit less worried about Johnny Depp’s appearance now. A little bit. You might recall the earlier set pictures we posted in which Depp’s Barnabas Collins looks, well, like exactly how Tim Burton would interpret Barnabas Collins if he were a gothic, deranged mime-clown. Or Michael Jackson. (Wow, imagine if Tim Burton did a Michael Jackson biopic? Michael Jackson would probably have dug that sooooo much. Anyway … ) But here, the look is considerably more toned down, and according to EW, he is supposed to be taking on more of the “aged little boy look” of the original Barnabas, Jonathan Frid. You’ll also see Michelle Pfeiffer as Elizabeth Stoddard Collins, Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Julia Hoffman, and Chloë Moretz as Carolyn Stoddard. EW has a comprehensive rundown of all the characters. Click through to get a bigger look at the pic.

(via Topless Robot)


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There Is Not a Surprise Michael Jackson Biopic Coming Out — This Is Just Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp is currently playing the part of Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton‘s film adaptation of Dark Shadows. Here is what he looks like. Yeah … if you’re also thinking “kinda ridiculous,” it’s okay. Especially if you’re thinking, “Hey — I had no idea that Barnabas Collins was a demented mime-type.” Well, it’s a Tim Burton movie, folks. This is what happens when that happens. One more pic after the jump.