Birdman, directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu from a script by Alexander Dinelaris, is pretty cynical about Hollywood product. But if things had gone the way the film was originally scripted, it would have ended with an even more pointed jab at the studio franchise machine.
In the film, Michael Keaton plays an actor whose most popular role, Birdman, haunts him as he attempts to mount a stage play. The parallels between Birdman and Batman are impossible to miss. But the original script ended with a scene that took the film’s structure forward to another actor/character pair: Johnny Depp and his Pirates of the Caribbean alter-ego Jack Sparrow. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 by Angie Han
The Internet had a collective freakout when Kevin Smith revealed his clean-shaven look for his next film, Yoga Hosers. But otherwise, so far Yoga Hosers looks a lot like Smith’s last film, Tusk. The surly convenience store employees are back. So is the maple-syrup-filled convenience store set. And also returning is Johnny Depp‘s Guy Lapointe, along with his signature beret.
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Actors have been “overpaid” for a long time. For the past few decades the biggest stars were getting 10, 20, 30 million dollars for a movie that maybe wasn’t even that good. Recently, things have begun to go away from that huge upfront sum. No, stars are taking less money upfront for more options on the back end. That encourages a better product, but also creates much bigger pay days. Sandra Bullock made around $75 million for Gravity. Robert Downey Jr. around $100 million for The Avengers. But somehow, you’re okay with that because the movies are good and they took a gamble at the beginning.
Most of these stars did not take a gamble and, in most cases, you can’t blame them. Forbes has complied their list of the ten most overpaid actors of 2014. They look at the “last three films each actor starred in before June 2014,” add the grosses, then divide by the total salary. What’s left is a return on investment number. The amount of money each actor grosses for every $1 paid. None of them lose money, but some make less than others. Read the most overpaid actors 2014 list. Read More »
After the lackluster fourth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Disney has been taking its time developing the fifth movie. But here we are, with Pirates 5 — aka Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — set to be directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) in Australia early next year. Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow, but now there’s the suggestion that this fifth film may actually be a soft Pirates of the Caribbean reboot. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
If you’re starting to wonder if Johnny Depp is picking all of his movies based on how ridiculous they let him look, Mortdecai won’t do much to dispel that notion. Depp leads the comedy caper as “debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai,” who’s tasked with tracking down a painting something something Nazi gold. It doesn’t really matter, because the whole movie is really just Depp’s excuse to sport a fake mustache/accent combo that rivals the one in Tusk. Watch the latest Mortdecai trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
The original teaser for Into the Woods seemed almost afraid to let on that the film was a musical, but happily that’s not true of the full-length Into the Woods trailer. There’s plenty of singing to be found here — and lots more plot points as well. Finally, we know exactly why all of these different fairy tales come to cross paths, and a bit more about what happens when they do.
At the center of the story are the Baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), who want the witch (Meryl Streep) to lift a curse so they can have a child. She sends them on a journey to procure several ingredients: “the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold.” Watch the new Into the Woods trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Why adapt just one fairy tale when you can tackle four of them at once? Disney’s Into the Woods takes the classic stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk, weaving them all into a single fantastical musical centered around the original tale of a baker and his wife, who just want to have a baby.
The plus side to this massive mash-up is that we’ll get to see our favorite fairy tale characters collide in unexpected ways, but the down side is that it’s hard to keep track of so many characters. So Disney has released a series of Into the Woods character posters to get you better acquainted. Check ‘em out after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
For most kids, “hanging out with family friends” means getting sent upstairs to play Monopoly with some weirdo from school while your parents get drunk together in the living room. But things are a bit different when you’re the offspring of Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp.
After appearing together as two convenience store clerks in Tusk, Smith and Depp’s daughters Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp are reprising their roles in a much bigger capacity for Smith’s next movie, Yoga Hosers. The first image from that movie has just been revealed, and you can see it after the jump.
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Have you ever wondered what Kevin Smith might look like without a beard? The filmmaker and occasional actor (Silent Bob…etc) has shaved off the beard for an appearance in his latest film Yoga Hosers, and the photo might shock you! Someone showed me the image on their cellphone and I couldn’t believe it was him — but its for real. See the photo of a beardless Kevin Smith shooting Yoga Hosers after the jump.
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