Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Ah, this is what it feels like when the big picture suddenly comes into focus. Moments after it was revealed that Star Wars: Episode 8 was making an unexpected leap to December 15, 2017, another movie shifted into its coveted Memorial Day release date. Yes, this is the work of the always crafty Captain Jack Sparrow, as the film in question is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth entry in Disney’s insanely profitable (if increasingly dire) franchise.
What? Did you think Disney was actually going to let someone else have that weekend?
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Johnny Depp looks like a ghost in Scott Cooper‘s Black Mass. Depp completely disappears into the role of Whitey Bulger, and while the actor’s physical and behavioral transformation is what makes him believable as one of Boston’s most notorious gangsters, the makeup certainly helps.
After the jump, find out how Black Mass makeup artists Gloria Casny and Joel Harlow turned Depp into Whitey Bulger.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
In news that should come as no surprise the millions of people who went out of their way to avoid Mortdecai and Transcendence, Forbes has compiled its annual list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood and Johnny Depp is sitting not-so-pretty at number one. And when you look at the raw numbers, no one else is even close.
However, there’s a little more going on here than a great excuse to kick Johnny Depp and his collection of dumb hats while they’re down. The disparity between what “movie stars” are paid and what their movies end up grossing at the box office is shifting. The age of the movie star is effectively over and you can see this reflected in the full list below.
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Just last week, the first teaser trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass arrived, the sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. It’s quite an early tease for the film that won’t arrive until next summer, and now a batch of posters featuring some of the prominent Wonderland characters and one new face have surfaced.
Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter all get their own posters, reprising their characters from the first film. In addition, Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays a part-human, part-clock manifestation of Time gets his own poster as well, with all of the character surrounded by trippy, melting clocks. Read More »
It’s been three years since we heard anything about Gnomeo and Juliet 2, the sequel to the 2011 family film that delivered a fantastical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, following two feuding lawn gnomes who fall in love. But the animated follow-up just gained a big name for the voice cast.
Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp will be lending his voice to the sequel with the punny title Sherlock Gnomes. And as you’ve surmised, there will be a mystery among the gnomes that needs to be solved. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
At this point Disney has more live-action fairy tales in various stages of development than we can count, but the movie that kicked off that whole craze to begin with was 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. The Tim Burton-directed adventure racked up more than $1 billion worldwide, making a sequel more or less inevitable, and now that sequel is almost here.
James Bobin (The Muppets) replaces Burton in the director’s chair this time around, but the original cast is back including Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. There are some new characters, too, including Rhys Ifans as the Mad Hatter’s dad and Sacha Baron Cohen as Time himself. Watch the Alice Through the Looking Glass trailer after the jump. Read More »
If you’re a fan of the work of author Neil Gaiman (Coraline), when you hear the talent coming together for an adaptation of his children’s book Fortunately the Milk, you’re going to flip your lid.
Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright is teaming up with superstar Johnny Depp for the adaptation of the children’s book that is perfectly described as “a story of time travel and breakfast cereal.” And the writer on board the project only sweetens the deal. Read More »
The holy grail for most movie geeks is J. W. Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars and Indiana Jones books, which offer in-depth looks at the making of some of the greatest films of all time. But it’s rare for films to get this kind of treatment, which is why it’s so great to see that Michael Klastorin‘s Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History does just that.
If you are a Back to the Future fan, this book will blow you away. I’m a hardcore obsessive who thought I knew and saw everything having to do with the film, but almost every other page of this book had a quote or an image that I had never seen before. To help promote the book’s release this week, I thought I’d take a look at the 11 coolest things I found in this book. Hit the jump to go 88mph and see some never-before-seen photos from behind the scenes of Back to the Future. And by the way, you can order the book now on Amazon.
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With gangsters, wigs, makeup, thick Boston accents, and a period setting, Black Mass was an opportunity for some actors to really act. Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, and Peter Sarsgaard, to name a few, gave very large performances. Sometimes they were grounded and human, sometimes they weren’t. Whatever the case, writer/director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) put together an excellent cast, but one of the many fine actors initially involved didn’t make the final cut. Learn why Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher) was cut from Black Mass after the jump.
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