Alice in Wonderland

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This Alice in Wonderland Copy Is a Collector's Dream

It will be sold at auction next month

(Newser) - "One of the great rarities of 19th century literature" is about to hit the auction block. A first edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland will be sold by Christie's on June 16—almost exactly 151 years after it was first printed. The book's existence is...

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25 Actors Who Should Snag an Oscar, but Won't

These unconventional roles are still great performances

(Newser) - It’s easy enough to predict who will snag an Oscar—but more interesting are the unconventional performances that are just as good, but will never be so honored. In New York , Bilge Ebiri and Logan Hill list this year’s 25 best, most likely to be overlooked, performances:
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On Health Care, Dems Are 'Alice in Wonderland': Judge

He allows part of lawsuit to continue

(Newser) - A federal judge gave a green light to parts of a lawsuit challenging the health care reform law, Politico reports. Judge Roger Vinson slammed Democrats and the administration for taking an "Alice-in-Wonderland tack" of calling the mandate to buy insurance either a "penalty" or a "tax,"...

Alice's $34.5M Makes Box Office a Wonderland

Repo Men tanks with lackluster $6.2M opening

(Newser) - Alice remains the queen of the box office. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland took in $34.5 million to remain the No. 1 movie for a third straight weekend. The movie raised its domestic haul to $265.7 million after just 17 days in theaters.

Johnny Depp, King of Sexual Ambiguity

The Mad Hatter is the latest in a long line of gender-bending roles

(Newser) - Johnny Depp is routinely lauded for playing “unconventional” characters, “but here unconventional is code for ‘sexually ambiguous.’” And yet Depp—who approaches “role after role as installments in a serial drag show”—has remained “more popular than ever, bending popular notions of...

Alice Scores 3D Record $116.3M
 Alice Scores 
 3D Record 

Alice Scores 3D Record $116.3M

'Cultural phenomenon' tops Avatar's opening weekend

(Newser) - Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's trip down the rabbit hole drew huge crowds, as Alice in the Wonderland earned a whopping $116.3 million in its opening weekend—a record for a 3-D film. That total easily surpassed all other films in release and gave Walt Disney Studios an even...

Alice in Wonderland Opens Huge at $41M

It's well above expectations, on track for March record

(Newser) - Audiences are just mad about Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, helping it earn a whopping $41 million in its first day. After its big start yesterday, the 3D Disney release should be on track for a $100 million weekend, well above expectations. It could end up being...

Burton's Alice: It's Either Frabjous or Mimsy

Critics split on Tim Burton's reimagining of Carroll's classic

(Newser) - Critics are so divided on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland that it's hard to believe they all went down the same rabbit hole. Most have high praise for the 3-D visuals but some complain there's more Disney than Burton.
  • Purists may not care for Burton's updating of Lewis Caroll's classics,

25 Can't-Miss Spring Movies
 25 Can't-Miss Spring Movies 

25 Can't-Miss Spring Movies

Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Shrek, and more

(Newser) - From the ones you’ve heard about endlessly (Alice in Wonderland, Wall Street 2, The Runaways) to those that might come as a surprise (they made another Shrek?) the Daily Beast rounds up the 25 hottest spring movies. Here are some more of the less obvious ones:
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Nigella Lawson Was Inspiration for Alice Character
Nigella Lawson Was Inspiration for Alice Character

Nigella Lawson Was Inspiration for Alice Character

Director Burton saw White Queen in celeb chef

(Newser) - British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was an inspiration for the White Queen character in his Alice in Wonderland, director Tim Burton says. “She’s really beautiful and she does all this cooking, but then there’s this glint in her eye,” Burton tells the Los Angeles Times of...

Lewis Carroll Letter Points to Pedophile Leanings

Writes real Alice of his fondness for children

(Newser) - Alice in Wonderland's author is sending a message from the grave to the literary experts who have long wondered whether he was a pedophile. A privately held letter has emerged in which Lewis Carroll tells real-life Alice—a child friend 18 years his junior—about his fondness for kids and...

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