Fans looking to chase their kids around with an axe now have the perfect place to do that. The Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for the Stephen King novel and Stanley Kubrick film, The Shining, has finally opened its very own hedge maze.
In an alternate universe, the feature-length adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! isn't a live-action film starring Jim Carrey but a CG animated film, with Jack Nicholson voicing the Grinch and designs by Bloom County cartoonist Berkeley Breathed.
Stephen King has made no secret of his dislike for Stanley Kubrick's acclaimed film adaptation of his novel The Shining, and this is usually seen as evidence that King is a control freak who can't appreciate Kubrick's genius. But a brilliant new essay by Laura Miller argues that King actually has a point.
When producer Michael Uslan was first thinking about how to bring a darker version of Batman to the big screen, back in 1980, he saw a photo of Jack Nicholson from The Shining in the newspaper — and he started drawing on it. Uslan turned Nicholson's famous "Here's Johnny!" face into the Clown Prince of Crime. And,…
It's a science fiction double feature! The Rocky Horror Show just made its triumphant stage return, in Dublin. Here are some amazing cast pics. And a version is also hitting LA soon, with the Glee stars and Billy Idol.
It was 20 years ago this week that Tim Burton's Batman was released, changing the face of summer blockbusters, superhero movies and even breakfast cereal forever (Okay, maybe not that last one). Perhaps it's time to relive some Batmania...?
As the cliche (doesn't) go: Where there's the box office smoke, there's going to be sequel fire, and Batman's box office breaking lead to three follow-ups that pretty much define that whole The Good, The Bad and The Ugly idea.
Arguably, Burton's movie didn't influence the comics directly as much as give them even more reason to pursue the dark, Frank Miller route they were already taking (Although 1992's "Destroyer" storyline recreated Gotham City using Anton Furst's production designs for the architecture of the movie, probably…
In the summer of 1989, you couldn't get away from Batman even if you tried. Kevin Smith put it best:
Even before Tim Burton took the director's chair of Batman in 1986, the movie seemed troubled, if not just outright unlikely to ever happen. A Batman movie had been in development since 1980, following the success of Richard Donner's Superman The Movie and Superman II, with various writers - including comic writer…