Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Director Kenneth Branagh seemed to have his work cut out for him when it came to casting his Murder on the Orient Express remake. Sidney Lumet’s 1974 version was a star-studded affair, featuring Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, and Vanessa Redgrave. Could any new cast in 2016 possibly compare?
Well, we won’t know for sure until the new film opens in theaters, but it does seem to be off to a great start in terms of star power. Branagh himself is leading the Agatha Christie adaptation as detective Hercule Poirot, and yesterday we learned Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer had also hopped on board. Today, a new report adds several more big names to the passenger list including Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Michael Peña, and Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. Find out who’s playing whom below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Besides its own director, no actors that we know of are officially attached to Kenneth Branagh‘s Murder on the Orient Express remake, based on Agatha Christie‘s novel of the same name. Over the summer Angelina Jolie began circling the role of widowed socialite Harriet Hubbard, but last month she passed on the part. The newest actors to enter the mix are Dark Shadows co-stars Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Below, learn more about the potential Murder on the Orient Express cast.
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Johnny Depp‘s career has been in a bit of rut over the past couple of years. The actor’s now ex-wife Amber Heard recently came forward with abuse allegations, which followed a string of box-office and critical disappointments. Some were hopeful Black Mass would be a comeback of sorts for Depp, a return to the real world for an actor who has a history of playing characters like, let’s say, Mortdecai and The Mad Hatter. Black Mass was another disappointment starring the actor, but he’s lined up another biopic to headline. In Labyrinth, Depp will play the L.A. Detective who investigated the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
Below, learn more about the new Johnny Depp project.
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For a long time now, Tim Burton has been the popular kid. Yes, he’s famous for his lonely characters, but as a filmmaker, Burton is hardly an outsider, considering his studio films are often hits with audiences. His name means something to moviegoers, thanks to movies like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Ed Wood, Batman, Big Fish, and Sleepy Hollow. Next month, the Alamo Drafthouse plans on celebrating these films.
Below, learn more about Alamo Drafthouse Septemburton.
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Looking to get some promotional mileage for Alice Through the Looking Glass, hitting theaters in a couple of weeks, Disney staged a pretty cool stunt at Disneyland in Anaheim, California involving Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter.
Around the park there are plenty of advertisements for the forthcoming sequel, but one particular screen that was circulating through character posters was given a little modification. Johnny Depp was put into full wardrobe and make-up as The Mad Hatter and surprised fans by being livestreamed to the attendees of Disneyland as a living movie poster that could interact with the fans in real time. Watch the Johnny Depp Mad Hatter Disneyland stunt after the jump. Read More »
Unless you’re one of those hardcore Johnny Depp fans, there’s a good chance that you’ve forgotten, or possibly never knew, that the Pirates of the Caribbean starred in a movie called The Libertine. The period drama about 17th century poet John Wilmot (aka the Earl of Rochester) was given a limited release in November of 2005 and a wide release in the spring of 2006. Despite having Depp in the lead role, it barely did any business at the box office, making just under $11 million worldwide. However, Depp is looking to star in another movie with the same title that should outshine the period drama easily.
The Libertine will have Johnny Depp teaming up director Brett Ratner for a film that is unlike anything the Hercules and Rush Hour director has tackled before. Find out more about The Libertine after the jump. Read More »
Director Kevin Smith is back with a movie that just might be his most insane yet. Yes, even though the Clerks filmmaker has done movies with a giant poop monster and Mark Hamill as a villain called Cock Knocker, and a horror movie with a walrus man, his Canadian-set, teenage horror comedy Yoga Hosers is the most bat shit crazy movie he’s ever made.
Some of the /Film crew caught Yoga Hosers at Sundance, and now the first trailer for the flick proves just how crazy it is. Johnny Depp is back as his goofy detective character Guy Lapointe from Tusk, but Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp (daughters of both Smith and Depp) play the chatty teens known as “The Colleens” in their first lead roles on the big screen.
Watch the Yoga Hosers trailer after the jump. Read More »
This month (and the rest of the summer) is chock full of sequels. Captain America: Civil War just kicked off the blockbuster movie season with over $181 million at the box office for the fifth highest opening weekend of all time. Another comic book sequel is on the way with X-Men: Apocalypse arriving later this month, but the film will face some pretty big competition with Disney’s sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
Alice Through the Looking Glass finds the title character, played by Mia Wasikowska, away from Underland for a long while. And by the time she has returned from sailing the high seas, the magical place she saved and loved is being destroyed by Time (Sacha Baron Cohen). Not only that, but The Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), her truest friend, seems to have forgotten all about her. It’s all explained in the new Alice Through the Looking Glass trailer and clips after the jump. Read More »
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For the fourth time in his career, writer-director Kevin Smith had gotten into a disagreement with the Motion Picture Association of America, due to the rating of his latest film, Yoga Hosers. However, before the scheduled appeals screening even occurred, the MPAA took another look at the film and decided it was only fair to give Smith his desired PG-13 rating. Now that all of that MPAA nonsense is behind the director, he’s ready to take Yoga Hosers on tour this summer.
Find out below when and where you can see Smith present Yoga Hosers live.
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It’s been over six years since our last trip to Underland. In 2010, director Tim Burton reimagined Lewis Carroll‘s classic story with his box office hit, which made over a billion dollars worldwide. Burton decided not to return for the upcoming sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass. Instead, director James Bobin (The Muppets Movie) has stepped in to show a new side of both Alice and Underland.
We were recently invited to see footage from the sequel, in addition to participating in roundtable interviews with the filmmakers. Check out our Alice Through the Looking Glass preview below, and watch the latest trailer, below.
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