Final 'Miss Peregrine' novel to be published in February
NEW YORK – We'll soon be saying farewell to peculiars, non-peculiars and ymbrynes: Ransom Riggs has written his final tale of “Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children." Penguin Young Readers announced Tuesday that “The Desolations of Devil's Acre” will come out Feb. 23, again featuring young Jacob Portman and the pipe-smoking headmistress Alma LeFay Peregrine. “'The Desolations of Devil’s Acre' was many years in the making,” Riggs said in a statement about his sixth Peregrine novel. “I spent a decade in this world, building and tending to these characters, and it’s a bittersweet thing to finally bid them goodbye. The first book, “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” was adapted by director Tim Burton into a 2016 feature film starring Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson and Asa Butterfield, among others.
New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone
(NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Many things will be different about Halloween this year, but the annual rush of horror films is much the same. It stars Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku as a Sudanese refugee couple finding new horrors in life in England. But Neon, the “Parasite” distributor, last week put a restored version into theaters and on Tuesday brings it to VOD. One is Natalie Margolin “The Party Hop,” which she wrote during quarantine in one week in early April.
Burton Ball transforms into an outdoor trail haunt at Traders Village
click to enlarge Jaime MonzonTwo cosplayers at the Burton Ball drive-through event earlier this month. Arisen like the blue-haired Emily from Tim Burton’s, the Burton Ball is back to party — this time in the form of a walkable outdoor trail haunt.Reworked from the drive-through event that debuted at the beginning of the month, the interactive outdoor experience kicked off last weekend at Traders Village and continues through the end of October.Now, lovers of everything Burton can exit their cars and explore all the Burton Ball has offer, like Burton-themed artists and vendors, outdoor stages exhibiting a rotating cast of cosplayers, new murals and scenes for photo opps. Patrons are also encouraged to wear their favorite costumes.Tickets are priced per car instead of by person, and can be upgraded to a VIP package that includes a bunch of Burton Ball merch.For safety, the event has a daily capacity limit as well as social distancing measures in place, along with a mask requirement.sacurrent.com
Joel Schumacher, director of 'St. Elmo's Fire,' dies at 80
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2010 file photo, director Joel Schumacher attends the premiere of "Twelve" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. A representative for Schumacher said the filmmaker died Monday, June 22, 2020, in New York after a year-long battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)NEW YORK Joel Schumacher, the flamboyant journeyman director who dressed New York department store windows before shepherding the Brat Pack to the big screen in St. Elmo's Fire and steering the Batman franchise into its most baroque territory in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, has died. A representative for Schumacher said the filmmaker died Monday in New York after a year-long battle with cancer.
Disney+ warns viewers that old movies may have ‘outdated cultural depictions’
(CNN) -- Viewers who signed up to stream Disney+ were greeted with disclaimers about racist and offensive content in some older movies. "Dumbo," for example, had this statement at the bottom of the movie's description: "This program is presented as originally created. Director Tim Burton chose to not include the original crow scene in his live-action remake of "Dumbo." Disney is not the first studio to add a disclaimer on old titles that feature racial prejudices or other troubling content. They may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in American society.
Helena Bonham Carter Calls Her Romance With 32-Year-Old Rye Dag Holmboe 'Unexpected Magic'
Helena Bonham Carter has a new man in her life! Bonham Carter also reveals that she and Holmboe, a 32-year-old Norwegian writer, share a "fur baby," Pablo the Tibetan terrier. "Mother and dog are doing very well," quips Bonham Carter -- who, according to the article was "vocal in her irritation that paparazzi shots of her with her new partner... recently appeared in the papers." Bonham Carter previously opened up about her visit to a psychic at the Cheltenham Literature Festival earlier this month. RELATED CONTENT: 'The Crown' Stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith React to Helena Bonham Carter Casting Rumors (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartHelena Bonham Carter Says She Spoke to Princess Margaret Via a Psychic About Her 'Crown' RoleFirst Look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in 'The Crown'Helena Bonham Carter Confirmed to Play Princess Margaret in 'The Crown'
Every Actor Who Has Played The Joker, Ranked (Including Joaquin Phoenix in 'Joker')
The latest is Joaquin Phoenix, who is bringing Batman's arch nemesis to the big screen in the original origin story, Joker. Various Voice Actors in Various Animated Batman ProjectsCourtesy of Warner Bros. Mark Hamill in Batman: The Animated Series (1992)Courtesy of Warner Bros. Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019)Courtesy of Warner Bros. PicturesFrom his unforgettable laugh to his sinewy, unrecognizable frame, Phoenix crafted an '70s-tinged Joker with a quiet menace and heartbreaking vulnerability. Joaquin Phoenix and Director Todd Phillips Weigh In (Exclusive)Joaquin Phoenix Lost Over 50 Pounds for 'Joker': Inside His Epic Transformation (Exclusive)
The Burton Ball swings back into town
Then take this quiz and head to the Tim Burton Ball this weekend in San Antonio. If you haven't and don't recognize that quote you can still have a great time at the Tim Burton Ball! It is the longest running Tim Burton themed event in South Texas. The Burton Ball begins at 6 p.m. at The Rock Box and will be featuring spooky dance music, creepy dcor, film projections, food, live Burton themed art, vendors, themed drinks and a costume contest with over $500 in cash and prizes. The under 18 years of age costume contest sign-up is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the adult costume contest sign-up is from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.For more information on the Burton Ball click here.
Let's Get Weird: Burton Ball Taking Over the Rock Box This Saturday
click to enlarge Jaime MonzonEvent Details Burton Ball @ The Rock Box 1223 E. Houston St. Downtown San Antonio, TX When: Sat., Oct. 5, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Price: $7-$12 Special Events MapTime to bust out the pinstripes and frazzled curly hair. Enter a dreary grey gothic world for the 8th Annual Burton Ball, an event celebrating film director Tim Burton, best known forand the Michael Keaton-eramovies. The dark festivities will include art vendors, themed drinks and an unearthly costume contest.Originally stationed at the Korova, which closed its doors in 2017, the Burton Ball has persevered through several venue changes before landing at the Rock Box. This year, the event has grown so big that it will be held in the Rock Box, VIBES Event Center and the new VIBES Underground (which uses the same entrance as the Rock Box).sacurrent.com