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Steve Martin and Martin Short Bring True Crime Series to Hulu

Tony Sokol Jan 17, 2020

Two of the Three Amigos bring true crime home with them looking for the third as Steve Martin and Martin Short reunite.

The True Crime genre may never be the same after Steve Martin and Martin Short search for clues on a new Hulu series. Co-created by Martin and John Hoffman, the as-yet-untitled series comes from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and 20th Century Fox TV. Martin and Hoffman will write the series and serve as executive producers, along with Fogelman, Jess Rosenthal and Short. Hulu has given it a straight-to-series order. The series will shoot in New York, where it is set and which is expected to play a character.

Hulu says the comedy will be about “three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.” They have not said who will be the third, although Chevy Chase
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With ‘Dumbo,’ Tim Burton Says He’s Come to Terms With Being Disney’s Pet Weirdo

With ‘Dumbo,’ Tim Burton Says He’s Come to Terms With Being Disney’s Pet Weirdo
As the ultimate outsider-misfit fable, “Dumbo” is a perfect fit for Tim Burton. That ear-flapping baby pachyderm is a weirdo, just like him. “It’s my story as an animator, it’s my problem as well. It’s a two-way street, right?” he said in an interview earlier this month. “At Disney, they like me, but I get paid to be the slightly accepted weirdo.”

Working with “Transformers” writer Ehren Kruger, Burton was attracted to the sad but joyful tale of a post-World War I circus with a baby elephant that, thanks to his enormous floppy ears, can fly. “I felt for that kind of character from the get-go,” said Burton. “I tried to keep what I loved about it, the image of this character who doesn’t quite fit in being devoured by a large family multi-entertainment company. …The old Disney movies used to give you everything: joy, happiness,
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With ‘Dumbo,’ Tim Burton Says He’s Come to Terms With Being Disney’s Pet Weirdo

With ‘Dumbo,’ Tim Burton Says He’s Come to Terms With Being Disney’s Pet Weirdo
As the ultimate outsider-misfit fable, “Dumbo” is a perfect fit for Tim Burton. That ear-flapping baby pachyderm is a weirdo, just like him. “It’s my story as an animator, it’s my problem as well. It’s a two-way street, right?” he said in an interview earlier this month. “At Disney, they like me, but I get paid to be the slightly accepted weirdo.”

Working with “Transformers” writer Ehren Kruger, Burton was attracted to the sad but joyful tale of a post-World War I circus with a baby elephant that, thanks to his enormous floppy ears, can fly. “I felt for that kind of character from the get-go,” said Burton. “I tried to keep what I loved about it, the image of this character who doesn’t quite fit in being devoured by a large family multi-entertainment company. …The old Disney movies used to give you everything: joy, happiness,
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"Mars Attacks"

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Dynamite Entertainment's gruesome "Mars Attacks" #4, available January 23, 2019, picking up from director Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks! (1996) feature, is written by Kyle Starks and illustrated by Chris Schweizer, with covers by Starks, Schweizer, Ruairi Coleman, Eoin Marron and Robert Hack:

"...running from a bunch of homicidal 'Martians', 'Spencer' and the 'Major' find a place to lay low for a while...

"...before they have a close encounter with a threat of a non-spaceman variety..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Mars Attacks!"...

More "Mars Attacks!" Here
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'Alice In Wonderland' Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know

Before checking out Tim Burton's latest, you have a very important date with these fun facts.

By Larry Carroll and Sara Kitnick

Anne Hathway in "Alice in Wonderland"

Photo: Disney

The Red Queen might be fond of saying, "Off with their heads!" but this weekend, Tim Burton is saying, "On with the show!" bringing Lewis Carroll's classically chaotic world of Wonderland to the big screen in glorious 3-D.

Before you grab your tub of popcorn, slip on those glasses and chug the bottle that says "Drink Me," make sure you take a look at our must-see cheat sheet to learn the inside dish and mystery surrounding one of the year's most highly anticipated films.

Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dazzle

Ever since Tim Burton got the gig, fans have been clamoring to see how the visually innovative filmmaker would bring Wonderland to life. Last summer, MTV News did a shot-by-shot analysis of the trailer.
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My ‘9′ favorite Tim Burton movie characters

With the DVD release of 9, and to celebrate some of my favorite Tim Burton movies I have made this list of my favorite characters of his. So without further adieu here are my 9 favorite Tim Burton Characters:

9. James DaleMars Attacks!

8. Victor – Corpse Bride

7. Pee Wee Herman – Pee Wee’S Big Adventure

6. Lydia – Beetlejuice

5. Sweeney ToddSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

4. Edward ScissorhandsEdward Scissorhands

3. Jack Skellington – Nightmare Before Christmas

2. BatmanBatman

1. BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice

Well there you have it boys and girls…these are My favorite Tim Burton characters from his movies.

Brought to you by “9”, a film from visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Night Before Christmas) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted). Own it on Blu-ray™, DVD, & Digital Download. For more “9” click here.
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Actor Paul Winfield Dies at 62

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Paul Winfield, the prolific African-American actor who received an Oscar nomination for Sounder and went on to play Martin Luther King Jr. in the highly acclaimed King miniseries, died on Sunday in Los Angeles of a heart attack; he was 62. Coming to prominence in the groundbreaking sitcom Julia, where he played the boyfriend of Diahann Carroll's titular character, Winfield made his feature film debut opposite Sidney Poitier in The Lost Man in 1969. Despite his Best Actor Oscar nomination a few years later for Sounder in 1972, Winfield struggled to find leading man roles, but racked up a huge number of supporting roles in both television and film. From his portrayal of Jim in 1974's Huckleberry Finn to his role as Thurgood Marshall in 1999's Strange Justice, Winfield was a fixture on both the big and small screens, instantly recognizable to audiences; his films included Conrack, Hustle, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, The Terminator, Presumed Innocent and Mars Attacks, among a host of others. Winfield received Emmy nominations for roles in both King, where he portrayed the civil rights leader opposite his Sounder co-star Cicely Tyson, and Roots: The Next Generation, finally winning an Emmy for his guest role on Picket Fences in 1995. His most recent appearances were on Touched by an Angel, Crossing Jordan and a TV remake of Sounder. --Prepared by IMDb staff

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Steiger

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Steiger
A host of top Hollywood stars including Sidney Poitier, Sylvester Stallone and Pierce Brosnan have paid tribute to late actor Rod Steiger. Steiger, who won an Oscar for his role in In the Heat of the Night, died yesterday at the age of 77. Norman Jewison, who directed Steiger in that film opposite Sidney Poitier, called him "one of the most creative actors I ever worked with." With Steiger's death coming less than a week after the passing of legendary director John Frankenheimer, Jewison said, "It is as though we are losing the lions from the arena. Rod was a lion of a man." Jewison, who also directed Steiger in the 1978 Sylvester Stallone union drama F*I*S*T and one of his last major film performances in 1999's The Hurricane, said Steiger was the "anchor" in any movie. He said, "I always tried to put him in every film I did because to me, he was like an anchor for the rest of the cast. He was so deeply committed." Poitier said his former co-star was a "quintessential actor" who, unlike the role he played in Heat of the Night, was "such a gentle soul." He added, "He will be remembered as one of America's great actors." Stallone, who in addition to F*I*S*T worked with Steiger on The Specialist, said, "Rod was one of the greatest actors of our time," while Brosnan, who starred with him in Mars Attacks! said, "'The legend' is now legend, and I'll miss him."

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