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The Founder: Michael Keaton Builds An Empire In New Trailer

The Weinstein Company debuted the first trailer for McDonald’s biopic The Founder, starring Michael Keaton and Laura Dern, and directed by John Lee Hancock.

Check out the first trailer for The Founder below:

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Grizzly Spotlight: The Planet Of The Apes

Take a closer look at The Planet Of The Apes from 1968. A film that posed a number of philosophical, sociopolitical and culturally relevant questions in an allegorical science fiction epic that spanned several sequels, television series, animated programs, and present day reboots.

Consider the year in which The Planet Of The Apes was released, 1968. The turbulent years of the seventies were just about to hit while the civil rights movements were in full swing (as evidenced by the riots in Detroit). Here comes this movie, based on Pierre Boulle’s 1964 novel where astronaut/journalist Ulysse (anyone familiar with Greek mythology should be rolling their eyes) lands on a planet inhabited by apes who have comparable technological advances. It was the film’s screenwriters and producers who felt compelled to set the ape civilization in a more primitive, shantytown environment and integrate relevant issues of the times.

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New Trailer For Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The new Tim Burton feature to debut this year is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children based on the best-best selling novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. The story revolves around a place where “peculiar” children can be themselves, or rather a place where they don’t have to hid from their peculiarities. The trailer does a pretty good job explaining so check it out here:

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Countdown to Halloween #7: Ichabod Crane

Ichabod Crane.  Who does that name make you think of?  Recent audiences associate the name with Johnny Depp’s portrayal in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow.  Rightfully so.  Depp added elements to the character that no one else had even considered prior.  The truth is there are vast differences between the Ichabod Crane of 1999’s Sleepy Hollow and the original character introduced in Washington Irving’s 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Because of nearly two centuries of interpretation, and the blatant creepiness of the story associated with Crane, he has made #7 on the Grizzly Bomb Countdown to Halloween.

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Countdown to Halloween #14: Beetlejuice

We’re almost in the home stretch, Halloween is just around the corner; what better time to summon everyone’s favorite bio-exterminator, Beetlejuice!

“Though I know I should be wary,
Still I venture someplace scary;
Ghostly hauntings I turn loose …
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!”

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Countdown to Halloween #19: Dr. Frankenstein and His Monster

You may not have heard of all of the characters in our Halloween countdown this year, and that’s okay.  We hope the articles have been enlightening if that’s the case.  But our next character is certainly one that everyone is well acquainted with, unless for some reason you’ve been living under a rock your entire life.

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Countdown to Halloween #22: Edward Scissorhands

Once upon a time, Tim Burton did what he does very well and gave us the movie Edward Scissorhands.  The hero of this movie was, as you can guess, Edward Scissorhands, a man created by an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) who died before being able to give him regular hands.  Edward is taken in by the Boggs family, and he falls in love with their teenage daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder).  However, due to mistrust from neighbors and many unfortunate situations, Edward’s character is called into question and he is eventually forced to go live alone again, but not before Kim lets him know that she loves him back.

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