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1:00 PM on 11.12.2014

Trailer for Mortdecai features another "wacky" Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp may have a long career of play cartoony weirdos, but it seems like these days he can't accept a job unless a role is draped in more oddness than you could shake a stick at. The latest cartoon he's involved in is ...

Nick Valdez


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2:00 PM on 11.10.2014

Newest Into the Woods trailer finally reveals it's a musical

It's not like Disney has been hiding the fact their latest big budget project, Into the Woods, is based off Stephen Sondheim's musical, but they're not shouting it from the rooftops either. With the first couple of trailers ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 11.06.2014

First image from Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers debuts

The first promotional image for Kevin Smith's next project, Yoga Hosers, has been released, and if you've seen Tusk, it features some familiar faces. The store clerks from Eh-2-Zed are back and look as apathetic as ever, tho...

Megan Porch

3:00 PM on 10.23.2014

First look at furry Johnny Depp in Into the Woods

As Into the Woods continues to look fantastic with a musical trailer, great outfits, and a bewitching Meryl Streep, here's the first thing that gives me pause. Basically any film that gives Johnny Depp free reign to act like ...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 04.14.2014

See Transcendence early and free

Johnny Depp as a computer mind should be pretty interesting, right? I'm thinking so. While the concept behind Transcendence isn't crazy original its execution sounds like it will be. I'm very interested in it, especially...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 02.12.2014

New trailer: Transcendence

Omniscient, sentient operating systems-- can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em! I mean, what's a researcher to do when the internet houses the malevolent spirit of her dead husband's fractured psyche? Sounds like a sit...

Isabelle Magliari

2:00 PM on 12.23.2013

First trailer for Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp

When I posted the teasers a few days ago, I wondered why Transcendence hadn't been on my radar until then. It promised a neat film about a man who bonds with a super intelligence and goes all Skynet on everyone. But with the...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 12.20.2013

Two teasers for Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp

I have no idea why Transcendence (starring Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman) hasn't been on my radar until now. The film sounds perfect for me. It's a science fiction thriller in which Dr. Caster (Johnny Depp) attempts to buil...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 11.25.2013

Alice in Wonderland 2 set for 2016

If you managed to avoid the awful first installment, you might be tempted to see Alice in Wonderland 2: Revenge of the Fallen when it comes out in theaters on May 27th, 2016. You might see that it is currently being directed ...

Mike Cosimano

1:00 PM on 09.17.2013

Disney's Into the Woods reveals its stellar cast

Disney's Into the Woods is shaping up to be completely and totally awesome as we now get word that the cast for the live-action musical is indeed completely and totally awesome. You ready for this list of A-list celebs, ...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 08.23.2013

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 gets an official title

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise sure has had its ups and downs (more downs recently), but regardless of how we all may feel, it's going to keep on chugging. The fifth film in the franchise has been in production for aw...

Nick Valdez





8:00 AM on 08.06.2013

Depp & Bruckheimer blame critics for Lone Ranger flopping

The Lone Ranger is a box office flop that will lose Disney a lot of money. According to Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the reason the movie flopped wasn't its tonal shifts, poor screenplay, problematic depictions...

Hubert Vigilla

9:00 AM on 07.30.2013

Johnny Depp hints at retirement from acting

With Johnny Depp now 50 years old, there's been talk about him possibly retiring. Depp suggested an impending retirement when interviewed by Rolling Stone back in June. He told the magazine, "I can't say that I'd want to be d...

Hubert Vigilla



The Battle For A More Conscientious Tonto photo
The Battle For A More Conscientious Tonto
by Liz Rugg

The portrayal of Native Americans in film has been problematic for a long time. Going back as far as John Ford's 1939 western Stagecoach, the Native American has been stereotyped, truncated and even vilified by traditional Hollywood cinema. The newest movie to add to this discussion is Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, which opened in theaters this week. The Lone Ranger is an adaptation of a 1940s television series that was itself a followup to a radio drama serial of the same name. In Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp stars as Tonto, a Comanche Indian who helps John Reid, played by Armie Hammer, on his journey of becoming the Lone Ranger.

The character of Tonto in previous iterations has been criticized over the years as being essentially a talking prop, merely a sidekick for the Lone Ranger, barely able to speak English and never a driving force of the television show or radio dramas. Verbinski, Disney and Depp have made a lot of efforts during the production of The Lone Ranger to emphasize that they wanted to portray a different kind of Tonto -- from having Comanche advisers on set to receiving the permission of the Navajo Nation to film on their lands to explicitly stating that they wanted to right the past wrongs of Native Americans in cinema -- but does The Lone Ranger actually live up to any of that? Does Depp's Tonto actually right the film industry's previous wrongs?

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8:00 PM on 04.17.2013

Trailer: The Lone Ranger

The final trailer paints The Lone Ranger as Pirates of the Caribbean (given all the Bruckheimer vibe) with a Jonah Hex skin. It's got the Ranger's origin story and how he meets Tonto (as a man who has been to the other ...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 04.08.2013

New character posters for The Lone Ranger

Today Walt Disney Pictures has released new character posters for their upcoming film, The Lone Ranger. The posters feature Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as Tonto. We get to see a very up close and personal ...

Logan Otremba

11:00 AM on 03.14.2013

Trailer: The Lone Ranger (Japanese)

This new trailer for Disney's The Lone Ranger (starring Armie "Arm & Hammer" Hammer and Johnny "I'm always Jack Sparrow" Depp) may be turning Japanese-a, but it still has a bit of English dialogue and quite a l...

Nick Valdez

9:30 AM on 02.04.2013

Super Bowl TV spot for The Lone Ranger

Now if memory serves, this TV spot for The Lone Ranger marked the transition from normal commercials to Super Bowl commercials. It was a long spot, essentially a trailer for people watching on TV, and you know what? It doesn...

Hubert Vigilla

9:00 AM on 01.30.2013

List of film propaganda broadcasting during Super Bowl

This Sunday, February 3rd, there will be many balls kicked in America's annual celebration of the Wounded Knee Massacre; the glorious Super Bowl. Paramount, Universal and Disney have all announced their plans to broadcas...

Nathan Hardisty

2:00 PM on 12.11.2012

Terry Gilliam comments on Johnny Depp's Don Quixote

Last week we reported that Johnny Depp is working on a Don Quixote film for Disney. Depp had been attached to Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote years ago. Both Hey U Guys and Red Carpet News TV had a chance to i...

Hubert Vigilla



Trailer: The Lone Ranger photo
Trailer: The Lone Ranger
by Hubert Vigilla

A new trailer has just come out for The Lone Ranger, Gore Verbinski's big-budget action-western starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, and Helena Bonham Carter. While I don't think it's as good as the first trailer for Lone Ranger, it looks fun, I guess.

This new trailer gives a better sense of the title character's origin and how he comes to don a mask. The trailer also gives you more Depp and his stilted, halting Tonto talk, and some mayhem involving a train wreck. (Maybe not the best imagery to use for a film way over budget and behind schedule.)

We'll see if the Pirates of the Caribbean team pulls this one off eventually. The Lone Ranger chugs into theaters on July 3rd, 2013.

[Via The Playlist]

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3:00 PM on 12.05.2012

Johnny Depp working on a Don Quixote film at Disney

Johnny Depp has apparently started work with Disney on a modern retelling of Don Quixote, that wonderfully cursed picaresque novel by Miguel de Cervantes. The screenplay for the untitled project is being written by Steve Pink...

Hubert Vigilla