Tag: johnnydepp

10+ Years Later: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS Still Makes the Cut

So, I was right about this one. It was a chilly day in late 1990, and my younger brother and I got into a disagreement. We could only see one movie. I was a high school geek far before being...

Destroy All Monsters: Mad As A Hatter And Half As Fun

Imagine a world where a man like Johnny Depp, having been accused of battery by his wife, Amber Heard, the details of which have been released publicly, and who is also suing him for divorce and has photographic evidence of...

Review: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Curiouser And Curiouser

Six years ago, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland caught the early wave of the modern 3D era and became a big financial success, fairly demanding that a sequel would be forthcoming. Now the generally darker sequel has arrived, based on...

Edgar Wright And Johnny Depp Board Adaptation Of Gaiman's FORTUNATELY, THE MILK

Holy moly are there four great names attached to this project! You ready? THR is reporting that Edgar Wright will direct Johnny Depp in Bret McKenzie's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's children's book Fortunately, the Milk. Jaw. Dropped. Edgar Wright's Coronetto trilogy is one...

Toronto 2015 Review: BLACK MASS, A Work Of Power And Impact

The real life rise and fall of James "Whitey" Bulger already seems the stuff of cinema. He's the gangster who grabbed South Boston by the throat, leading his Winter Hill mob to gain control over much of the city....

Destroy All Monsters: Leave Johnny Depp Alone

OK, seriously: what did Johnny Depp ever do to you? I know, I know. It's just fashionable to hate him right now and lord knows, fashion is our main deal in these parts. The rise and fall and rise again...

Review: INTO THE WOODS Ventures Into A Musically Dark Thicket

"Beware the tale you tell Children will listen"  Just what is Disney up to with Into the Woods? Widely cited as "nobody's favorite Sondheim", this Tim Burton-esque adaptation of the 1987 Broadway stage musical is sing-songy, yes, but it's also intensely...

Your First Look At Smith And Depp In Smith's YOGA HOSERS!

Kevin Smith continues to work on his 'True North' trilogy in Los Angeles with his follow up to Tusk, Yoga Hosers. And THR had your first look at it's two female leads this morning. The films stars Smith's daughter Harley Quinn...

Johnny Depp Joins Kevin Smith's YOGA HOSERS

Johnny Depp is teaming with Kevin Smith? Yup. Smith had this to say about Yoga Hosers in July: "There are two characters in a convenience store in Tusk that you see for five minutes, very much Ronsencrantz and Guildenstern. I've...

Review: TRANSCENDENCE Tries Too Hard, Fails Utterly

Most of the ingredients are here for something special - a decent enough cast, the man behind the visuals of most of Christopher Nolan's works, and a high-concept sci-fi thriller that delves into such heady topics as "neo-ludites" and the...

Trailer for TRANSCENDENCE Tackles Big Sci-Fi Concept

Cinematographer Wally Pfister has not been behind the camera for Christopher Nolan's heady 2014 science fiction blockbuster Interstellar, because he has been busy with his own directorial debut, Transcendence. The even heady-er (if that is a word) project aims to...

Destroy All Monsters: World War C (Critics vs. Celebrities)

I'll be the first to go to the mat saying that The Lone Ranger didn't get a fair shake in a lot of circles. I can do that because I'm in one of those circles, and not standing in the...

THE LONE RANGER: Tonto Meets Pronto!

The Lone Ranger continues to roll out around the world. It opened in Spain and Taiwan this weekend, and will open in Japan, France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK in the coming weeks. The film's principals have been working hard...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks PACIFIC RIM, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM and THE LONE RANGER

After skipping last week, Twitchvision is back with a look at Guillermo Del Toro's big budget Robots-on-Monsters romp, Pacific Rim, as well as a look at the fabulous doc 20 Feet From Stardom and the quite exceptional (if needlessly scorned...

Destroy All Monsters: THE LONE RANGER and (Despicable) Me

Hollywood loves a bomb almost as much as it loves a hit, and no bomb has been pre-approved for consensual bombhood like The Lone Ranger since last year's John Carter (formerly Of Mars). Scraping a measly $49M off a very...

Review: THE LONE RANGER Rides Hard Against History

There's a cliché that they don't make movies like they used to, with the implication that they're just not as good as they used to be. Sure, with the advent of CGI, epic films have gone by the wayside, but...

KON-TIKI Directing Duo Seize PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 Booty

Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning, directors of Kon-Tiki, Norway's entry into the Best Foreign Film category at this year's Academy Awards, have harpooned themselves the big one. The duo have been chosen to direct the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise,...

LONE RANGER Trailer Kindly Lays Out The Entire Movie In Advance

In the recent tradition of Hollywood studios telling potential moviegoers everything they need to know about a potential blockbuster in advance, Disney presents the newest trailer for The Lone Ranger. Previous teasers and trailers have only hinted at the first...

Blu-ray Review: THE RUM DIARY Is Watered-Down Hunter S. Thompson

Writer-director Bruce Robinson's adaptation of The Rum Diary isn't a particularly good movie, but then I'm not really sure it had a whole lot of a chance. Based on an early novel by journalist/brilliant writer/crazy person Hunter S. Thompson, the...

THE RUM DIARY Review

Patently odd and subtle British filmmaker Bruce Robinson ("Withnail & I") emerges from mothballs for "The Rum Diary", a charmless and tired adaptation of the first published novel by the infamous and renowned gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson,...