Not all superpowers are created equal.
When it comes to super powers, most people would probably want to be able to fly or become invisible or maybe teleport from place to place, but there are some other superpowers that are less desirable. In 2012 there was no shortage of those less popular superpowers on display at movie theaters nationwide. We have nominated the top five kooky superpowers from this year's movies to compete for the Best Quirky Super Power Reelzie Award. Vote for your favorite >> Posted 12.29.12 by Mandy
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Taken 2 ||$50M ||$50M ||One of the best October debuts ever and topping off Liam Neeson's biggest year ever |
|Hotel Transylvania ||$26.3M ||$76M ||Not even Tim Burton proved to be much competition for this Adam Sandler 'toon |
|Pitch Perfect ||$14.7M ||$21.6M ||Leveraged strong word of mouth into a solid third-place debut in wide release |
|Looper ||$12.2M ||$40.3M ||Dropped a healthy 41% in its second weekend |
|Frankenweenie ||$11.5M ||$11.5M ||Proof there's not room for two Halloween-themed cartoons |
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.08.12 by Chris
We want to sit at that dinner table.covering burton and company
Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.06.12 by reelz
As expected, October has plenty of creepy movies lined up, including Sinister and the sequels Paranormal Activity 4 and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. There are also some non-horror movies like the action-thriller sequel Taken 2, action-thriller sort-of prequel Alex Cross and the dark comedy Seven Psychopaths. There's even some movies for the whole family, like director Tim Burton's stop motion animated Frankenweenie, which certainly utilizes a Halloween-friendly theme.
To help preview some of October's upcoming movies, we've rounded up some preview clips from a couple of next month's offerings, helping you get a sneak peek. But first, we'll include a preview clip from a movie that has just arrived on DVD and Blu-Ray: The Avengers. The disc offers plenty of deleted scenes, most of which deal with Captain America (Chris Evans) and his transition to the present after being frozen in the 1940s. The deleted scene offers a more detailed look into how Cap is spending his days, leading up to his scene in the gym with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). If you look closely, you'll see a cameo from Avengers comic book co-creator Stan Lee.all the latest trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the clips >> Posted 09.29.12 by Ryan
Was Johnny Depp there? Because that could have been awkward. complete red carpet coverage
Weeknights after the movies Posted 09.25.12 by reelz
During Thursday's Disney Panel at the 2012 Comic-Con, the studio and director Tim Burton revealed a couple clips from the upcoming 3-D stop-motion animated Frankenweenie, but not before opening the panel with a new, retro homage trailer for the movie. Thankfully for all that could not attend, the studio has made the trailer available online. The panel was moderated by The Nerdist's Chris Hardwick.
Originally a short Burton made in 1984 (that fared so poorly it got Burton fired as an animator from Disney), Burton discussed the genesis of the movie, which follows a young boy named Victor who, after losing his pet dog Sparky, finds a way to bring him back.
watch the trailer and read more of our panel coverage >> Posted 07.13.12 by Ryan
It was actually one of the first shorts when I first started working at Disney. I got to do it in live-action — because I was a really bad animator — so they let me try live-action, which was great because I had to learn how to talk to people for the first time and deal with actors, so it was very, very special for me. It stemmed from having a dead dog when I was a child, and that special first relationship you have with a pet. And then [you add] monster movies and Frankenstein and so it just seemed like a good connection.
It was originally designed to go out with an animated film [the re-release of Pinnochio] and when we showed the short, everybody all freaked out, and then when we watched Pinnochio, and half the audience of kids were screaming and leaving. People forget that Disney films were founded on stuff that's got heart and stuff that's a bit scary and all that sort of thing, so, to me, it's the perfect Disney movie.
On Wednesday more than 120,000 fan(atics) will be in San Diego for this year's Comic-Con and ReelzChannel will be amongst them. We're sending several correspondents to cover everything movie-related. Reelz will have coverage daily online at Reelz.com/comiccon2012 and on TV on Hollywood Dailies. Also, don't forget to check out our Comic-Con special, airing Saturday, July 21 at 7:30p ET and 4:30p PT.
From the mysterious project Elysium, to Quentin Taratino's Django Unchained, to Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, Reelz will be reporting all the details. Here's a tentative list of what we'll be covering at Comic-Con: Reelz's Comic-Con Coverage >> Posted 07.11.12 by Chris
While not all fans of director Tim Burton have been pleased with his recent output (evidenced by audiences virtually ignoring last month's Dark Shadows), October's stop-motion animated Frankenweenie has so far looked like the project that Burton-heads can get behind as it creates yet another visually strange world with Burton's signature sense of humor.
Arguably, Frankenweenie is the project Burton has been working on the longest. It is based on his own 1984 short of the same name that got him fired from Disney where he was working as an animator and storyboard artist. Disney is clearly over it, as the studio has signed up to distribute the movie, which follows a young boy named Victor who loses his beloved dog Sparky in a tragic accident. Borrowing from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor brings Sparky back, and, unlike the first trailer released in March, that reanimation process (and people's reaction to it) is the focus of the latest trailer for the movie. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.27.12 by Ryan
Director Tim Burton has two movies set to release this year — May's adaptation of the Dark Shadows TV show and October's stop-motion animated Frankenweenie. For whatever reason, Frankenweenie is the first to have its trailer released.
Based on Burton's own 1984 short of the same name and borrowing liberally from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Frankenweenie follows a young boy named Victor, who who loses his beloved dog in a fatal accident and decides to bring Sparky back using the reanimation process Shelley created for her infamous creature. Burton's first animated movie since 2005's Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie features the voice talents of Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, and Martin Landau. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.01.12 by Ryan
Director Tim Burton's recent movies has been limited to remakes and adaptations of late, including 2010's Alice in Wonderland and 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which, while successful, may not have pleased his fanbase as much as his fairytale-influenced early movies like 1990's Edward Scissorhands and 1988's Beetlejuice. 2012 looks to change all that with the release of May's Dark Shadows, based on the Gothic 1970s soap opera, and October's Frankenweenie, Burton's first stop-motion animated movie since 2005's Corpse Bride.
A feature-length adaptation of Burton's own 1984 short of the same name, Frankenweenie takes a page from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as it tells the story of horror story of a young boy named Victor, who reanimates his pet dog Sparky after a fatal accident. Disney has released the first poster for Frankenweenie, which reveals that the movie employs some of the quirky aesthetic that was the hallmark of Burton's earlier movies. see the full poster >> Posted 02.21.12 by Ryan