Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Depp’

Depp and Wasikowska back in Wonderland

Depp and Wasikowska back in Wonderland

Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are officially headed back to Wonderland. The twosome who starred in Disney's 2010 hit, Alice in Wonderland, directed by Johnny's mate Tim Burton, will reprise their roles as The Mad Hatter and Alice. Now, admittedly Alice in Wonderland did receive mixed reviews, what with Hatter's other personality being...

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Dark Blood starring River Phoenix is finally released

Dark Blood starring River Phoenix is finally released

River Phoenix's final film, Dark Blood, looks like it is set to première this September, nearly 20 years after the actor's death. Phoenix collapsed and died of drug-induced heart failure back in 1993 outside Hollywood nightclub The Viper Room, which was part-owned by Johnny Depp at the time. He had returned to LA earlier that week to...

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Jack Reacher Trailer Starring Tom Cruise

Jack Reacher Trailer Starring Tom Cruise

The first trailer for upcoming action film Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise, has recently been released. It hasn't been the best week for Tom Cruise, has it? Despite the fact yesterday was the actor's 50th birthday, it seems he had little to celebrate, since it was announced that his wife, actress Katie Holmes, is filing for divorce...

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Dark Shadows Posters unveiled

Dark Shadows Posters unveiled

The promotional ball is continuing to roll for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. A few days after the trailer hit the internet, they have released nine character posters to further our excitement. And they look pretty awesome. Very Burtonesque. And that's not just because of the presence of his two favourite people - Helena Bonham Carter and...

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Dark Shadows Trailer Released!

Dark Shadows Trailer Released!

The first trailer for Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Chloë Moretz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Lee and Helena Bonham Carter, has finally been released... Whilst the final Twilight film might be due for release later this year, it seems that the ongoing craze for all things vampire might not be about to wind down just...

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Yanks don’t want clever films, says Depp

Yanks don’t want clever films, says Depp

Johnny Depp says that audiences in the US don't appreciate intelligent films... including his new movie The Rum Diary. Johnny Depp's new movie The Rum Diary, recently included on our Lowdown feature, has failed to set the box office alight Stateside. The actor is undeterred however and insists he "couldn't give a rat's arse," about the...

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The Lowdown: The Rum Diary

The Lowdown: The Rum Diary

If you've ever seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, you'll know that the infamous grandfather of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson, was entertaining. He also happens to be into auto-fiction. Auto-fiction's an interesting loophole when it comes to writing a novel. You take the best bits of your life, dramatise them, then rename the...

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Johnny Depp takes on Dr. Seuss

Johnny Depp takes on Dr. Seuss

Johnny Depp is set to produce, and potentially star in, an upcoming film chronicling the life of author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss. Dr.Seuss was the pseudonym used by Theodor Geisel, the man behind some of the best loved, and most amusingly rhyming, children's books ever written. Dr. Seuss's books include Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in...

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Liam Gallagher wants Johnny Depp for Beatles film

Liam Gallagher wants Johnny Depp for Beatles film

Liam Gallagher has revealed that he would like to cast Johnny Depp in his upcoming film, based on the story of The Beatles' company Apple Corps. The film is, in fact, an adaptation of Richard DiLello's 1973 book, The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary of the Beatles, Their Million-dollar Apple Empire and Its Wild Rise and Fall. The...

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Johnny Depp cast in The Thin Man

Johnny Depp cast in The Thin Man

Johnny Depp has been confirmed to star in a remake of the 1934 comic detective classic, The Thin Man. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall will helm the remake, and now it seems that he plans to reunite with Pirates star Johnny Depp, who has been cast as the male lead. The original film was based on a novel...

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The Ward – a review

The Ward – a review

It has been ten years since legendary horror director John Carpenter has released a film. Known for classics such as Halloween and Assault on Precinct 13 and most recently for Ghost of Mars which was slightly disappointing, his latest film The Ward has a lot riding on it if it's going to reinstate him as the King of Horror. Written by...

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Cannes Film Festival line-up announced

Cannes Film Festival line-up announced

It seems like the awards season is only just over and we start gearing up for a new round. It all kicks off with the Cannes Film Festival running from 11 to 22 May. Organisers of the 64th festival have just announced the line up which will start with a screening of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which has got people talking for having...

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Cast rumours for Burton’s Dark Shadows

Cast rumours for Burton’s Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp working on another film project with Tim Burton is not news to anyone, in fact it's verging on boring. But we can still get excited about other people joining the film, can't we? The latest is Thomas McDonell, the fresh faced talent from Disney's Prom, who is reportedly joining Dark Shadows. It is reported he will be playing...

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Battle: LA dominating US box office

Battle: LA dominating US box office

Battle: Los Angeles has crushed the opposition at the box office, proving if there's one thing the American film-going crowd love to see, it's L.A. getting completely trashed. For those who are finding the endless remakes boring, and the casting of terrible actors infuriating, salvation is yours, at last. Around two hours of watching film stars...

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Tom Hanks and Tim Allen to star in Jungle Cruise

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen to star in Jungle Cruise

Disney are looking to cash in on the huge success of the rides-to-riches story that was Pirates of the Caribbean. This time around, they've hired Woody and Buzz. Jungle Cruise, the ride in question, is pretty much what it says on the tin - a cruise, through a jungle. I'm going to take a wild guess and say that it goes wrong, and there's...

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Michelle Pfeiffer to join Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows?

Michelle Pfeiffer to join Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows?

Michelle Pfeiffer is reportedly in discussion with Tim Burton to star in his latest film Dark Shadows. The pair last worked together back in 1992, when the actress played Catwoman in Batman Returns. Dark Shadows is a big screen re-vamp of the popular 1960s gothic vampire TV soap opera, so it's right up Burton's street. You'll...

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Johnny Depp cameo confirmed in Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill

Johnny Depp cameo confirmed in Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill

It has been revealed that Johnny Depp will make a surprising cameo appearance in Adam Sandler's latest film, Jack and Jill. Jack and Jill stars Sandler as both halves of a boy/girl set of twins. He is also joined by Katie Holmes, who will play the male twin's wife, whilst Al Pacino will play himself, falling in love with the female...

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Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Awards season is nearly upon us and yesterday the 2011 Golden Globe nominations were announced. Actors Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood had the job of announcing who was up for what. The King's Speech, which has already won awards at BIFA, left as a clear front runner, along with The Social Network and Black Swan. Rather...

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New Rango trailer hits the web

New Rango trailer hits the web

Johnny Depp plays a chameleon in the animal version of a Wild West town. He's also wearing a Hawaiian shirt. A chameleon. A CGI one. Are you booking your tickets yet? When TFR saw the first trailer many moons ago, the excitement in the office was palpable. How many times are you going to get the opportunity to see oddball animation like...

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 teaser released

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 teaser released

If you, like many a Depp fan, have been eagerly awaiting seeing him in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, titled On Stranger Tides, then you're in luck - the teaser's hit the interwebs. It certainly looks like a riotous romp back through the lands of pirates, a very angry bunch of posh sailors and, as ever, the mad Jack Sparrow, who,...

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Channing Tatum joins Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street

Channing Tatum joins Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street

It has been announced that Channing Tatum will be joining Jonah Hill the upcoming 21 Jump Street film. You might remember 21 Jump Street as a crime drama TV series which first aired back in 1987 and focused on a group of young undercover cops who investigated teen crime. It focused largely on prominent issues in the late eighties, such as...

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Disney dislikes Depp’s “gay” Jack Sparrow

Disney dislikes Depp’s “gay” Jack Sparrow

Disney has expressed displeasure over what they see as Johnny Depp's 'gay' portrayal of Jack Sparrow. An odd move for a production company, especially in 2010, but there you go - and Depp seems more amused than puzzled! Disney, long known for male-female romance plots and possibly the widest range of characters, some of them fairly camp by...

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Tim Burton turns to Twitter for Stainboy plot ideas

Tim Burton turns to Twitter for Stainboy plot ideas

Quirky film director, Tim Burton, has turned to social networking website, Twitter, for Stainboy inspiration. Burton fans will recognise the character of Stainboy from two short poems in the book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, which was written and illustrated by Burton back in 1997. Three years later, the same...

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Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp reunite for The Lone Ranger

Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp reunite for The Lone Ranger

Both the Pirates Of The Caribbean director, Gore Verbinski, and actor Johnny Depp have been confirmed for The Lone Ranger film. This is a project that has been in the works for some time now, with Disney confirming that Depp would take on the role of the Ranger's Native American companion, Tonto, back in 2008. Jerry Bruckheimer, who...

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First peak at Depp and Jolie's The Tourist

The first trailer for Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie's latest The Tourist was released on the internet yesterday. We mentioned the film briefly before when the first pictures were leaked, but now we have a little more to go on. The trailer shows the first meeting between Salt-star Angelina, who appears to have adopted an English accent for...

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Penelope Cruz on Pirates of the Caribbean set

Ahoy me hearties! Who wants to see pictures from the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film? As filming for the fourth instalment On Stranger Tides is under way, photos of Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz on set have found their way online. Depp returns to play the old salt, Cap'n Sparrow, and Cruz has taken over as lead lady from Kiera Knightly....

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Tim Burton set to direct Addams Family?

Fans of the kooky director's work - grab your black nail polish and hold onto your baggy jumpers and flock-of-seagulls haircuts - Tim Burton is coming to film-town, and he's got his eyes set on the Addams Family. Everyone's always interested to see what Burton's working on, as the director/creator of films such as The Nightmare Before...

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Bruckheimer gives us a sneak peek at Captain Jack Sparrow

Fans of the epic Pirates of the Caribbean movies will be most excited to see the new image of Captain Jack Sparrow that director Jerry Bruckheimer has been kind enough to release to the public. The picture was revealed by Bruckheimer via his Twitter account and shows the captain on a beach by himself (this is becoming a pattern for Depp's...

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Trailer for new Johnny Depp animation appears online

If you think the idea of a chameleon played by Johnny Depp having an identity crisis is funny, then you're likely to be very excited by the trailer for Rango. Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski are long time collaborators on a film franchise that continues to draw audiences around the world. You may have heard of it: Pirates of the Caribbean. It's...

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Celebs poised to take a different stance on exposure

Recently it has been revealed how many major icons of the celebrity media were being turned into biographical documentaries, but this time without the usual media sensationalism. Famous names like Vidal Sassoon, Joan Rivers and Jim Morrison, to name but a few, will have their public image restored after years of unfavourable press. But does...

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First image from new Jolie & Depp film

First image from new Jolie & Depp film

We thought this is a nice thing to see on a Monday morning, a picture of the beautiful Angelina Jolie and the handsome Johnny Depp ( although he does look a little bloated in this pic). This is the first image released from the new thriller The Tourist. The film is directed by Florian Henckel von Donnermarck and is a remake of the French film...

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The Pros of having Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp at Comic-Con

It might just just a few hours down the road from Hollywood, but San Diego's Comic-Con may as well be as be on the moon... For one, that location would be quite apt for the largely sci-fi-based event, and for another, with the general public at it's core, it's also a million miles from the usual industry-bod heavy showcases you get elsewhere in...

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New Exclusive Trailer: Public Enemies

In the action-thriller Public Enemies, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp)-the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover's fledgling FBI and its top...

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