Thursday, September 29, 2005

Corpse Bride art contest ends tonight!

Just to let everyone know, the Corpse Bride art contest will end tonight at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Any submissions sent after that time will not be entered into the contest. Thanks, and good luck to everyone who's entered!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Batman & Batman Returns Special Edition DVDs

Some of you may know this already, but 2-disc editions of Batman and Batman Returns are both now available to order from Amazon! They're packed with exciting special features and will be released on October 18th! For those of you who absolutely have to own the special editions of Joel Schumacher's two campfests, they are also available, both individually and as part of the Batman Anthology box set.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Corpse Bride weekend box office and review

According to estimates from Box Office Mojo, Corpse Bride earned approximately $20.1 million its first weekend in wide release. While that meant it was in second place behind the Jodie Foster film Flightplan, it's still a promising start for the film. In fact, it was the biggest opening ever for a stop motion animated film. So much for the claim that it's a dying artform.
We also have the official Collective review of the film for you to read.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Corpse Bride on wide release now!

Tim Burton's second film of 2005 is now on release at theaters everywhere in the US and Canada! As if you needed any incentive to rush out and see the film, here's an article on the critical acclaim the film's been receiving.
Look for a review and box office news to appear on the Collective later this weekend.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Edward Scissorhands 15th anniversary DVD and site update

Hard to believe, but it's been fifteen years since Burton and Depp first collaborated on this fairytale classic. To celebrate, 20th Century Fox are releasing a new collectible tin anniversary edition. While it doesn't seem to contain any extras that weren't available on the previous DVD, the tin box and six photos included make it a great buy for those who don't already own the film, or obsessed completists (you know who you are). It's out in November, but you can pre-order the DVD from Amazon.
In other news, we've just added two new actor bios to our Regulars section: a profile of Lisa Marie and another one of Glenn Shadix.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Corpse Bride limited release box office

As we've already mentioned, Burton's latest film opened this weekend in five locations in North America. Well, according to estimates from Box Office Mojo, Corpse Bride grossed an incredible $411,000 just from those theaters alone. Its per-theater average of $82,200 was the 13th highest of all time. This bodes well for the success of the film when it goes on wide release next weekend.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Charlie DVD info and Burton interview

We have two interesting links from Fi Sci Net. The first has some information on the eagerly awaited Charlie and the Chocolate Factory DVD. It'll be a 2-disc set released November 8th!
There's also an interview with Burton where he talks about Corpse Bride and his other films.
And don't forget that Corpse Bride is on limited release from today in five lucky cities!

Monday, September 12, 2005

Corpse Bride press conference and contest update

You can listen to a press conference from the Toronto Film Festival here, featuring interviews with the cast and crew, including Burton, Depp and Elfman!
Also, we have some more information on the prizes being offered in our Corpse Bride art contest:
Grand prize pack:
1 T-Shirt
1 Umbrella
1 Magnet Set
1 poster

2 runners up: posters

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Corpse Bride clip and more!

For those of you that haven't seen it yet, Moviefone has an exclusive clip from Corpse Bride!
There's also a rave review of the film from Rolling Stone Magazine, which says The Oscar for this year's Best Animated Feature Film belongs right here". And you can read a report on its premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

CatCF passes $200 million at the box office!

The exciting news is that this Labor Day weekend, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory became only the second Tim Burton film to gross over $200 million at the North American box office! It earned an estimated $1.75 million, pushing its total to $200.7 million. And with the release of the Corpse Bride less than three weeks away, we'll soon be in for a double treat at the movie theater.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Corpse Bride art contest

We're running a Corpse Bride contest and Warner Bros. will again be providing exclusive prizes to the winners! The challenge for this contest will be to design an original character in the style of the Corpse Bride (i.e. not a character we have already seen from the film). You can create this character any way you want. You can draw it, paint it, even sculpt it and send us a photo.
Once you've created a character to inhabit the world of the Corpse Bride, email your submission to us. The deadline for all submissions will be September 30. As with the previous contests we have run, prizes can only be mailed to winners in the USA or Canada. However, if you're not in those countries but still want to share your art, feel free to send it in anyway. We'll keep you updated when we have more information on the prizes that'll be offered. Good luck!