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Night time is the right time for the The Challenge gang to run wild.
In an exclusive clip from the next episode, the Free Agents throw a good, old-fashioned costume party. A few highlights: Two ladies get catty, Aneesa channels Lil’ Kim circa 1999, Johnny is predictably Bananas, and Cara Maria wins for the best Johnny Depp homage.
But which Challenger breaks his vow to an ex and ends up getting a little frisky? Find out below.
- Lanford Beard
In 1818, around the time British "Luddites" retaliated against the textile industry's increasing use of power looms, Marry Shelley published the first edition of Frankenstein, her horror parable spun from the 19th century's plentiful scientific breakthroughs. A little under 200 years later, director (and Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer) Wally Pfister makes his directorial debut with Transcendence, a thriller starring Johnny Depp as the app equivalent of Frankenstein's Monster. Different technology — same technophobia.
'Transcendence' and 60 Other Reasons to Love 2014
As Shelley predicted through her literary proxy Victor Frankenstein, humanity never »
Audiences congregated Wednesday for Sony’s faith-based film “Heaven Is for Real,” which kicked off the Easter weekend with an opening day gross of $3.7 million from 2,417 locations.
The feature adaptation of Todd Burpo’s real-life book, from director Randall Wallace (“We Were Soldiers”), received mostly mixed reviews from critics. Though based on its ‘A’ CinemaScore, Sony is confident the film will ride strong word-of-mouth among mostly religious auds throughout the holiday weekend.
There has been an influx of religious-based films of late, with Fox’s “Son of God,” Paramount’s “Noah” and Freestyle Releasing’s box office standout “God’s Not Dead,” which so far has grossed more than $42 million domestically. Even with “Heaven Is for Real” entering the market, “God’s Not Dead” fell just 25% on Wednesday, playing at 1,860 engagements.
- Andrew Stewart
Despite the fact he’s now in his 70s, super producer Jerry Bruckheimer is showing little signs of slowing down and settling into retirement, having just signed a new three-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures. During an interview with Bloomberg, Bruckheimer has offered updates on three projects he has in development – the long-rumoured Top Gun 2 and Beverly Hills Cop 4, as well as Disney’s planned Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales:
On Top Gun 2: “Technology has changed obviously since we made the first one. So I think we’re going to take advantage of what the world is like today, with the drones kinda taking over a lot of our wars today, but is the pilot obsolete? Those jet jockeys, are they gone now? No, I don’t think so, I think they’re going to be around for quite a while. »
- Gary Collinson
Transcendence should be the winner this weekend, even though it looks to be the most mysterious title on the board (generally a deal-breaker with general audiences). Here's the crazy part - right now it sits at 17 percent on RottenTomatoes! That's really shocking. I would have given it around a B- (just as Brad did), right on the border, but I can't believe it's treading in the teens while Divergent and Draft Day are 20 and 30 points higher. Still, the tracking for Transcendence is solid, Johnny Depp still draws a crowd (though more internationally) and I think the trailers have been halfway decent. At this point last year another non-sequel sci-fi with a big-name actor took the crown. Want a moment to guessc Time's up, the movie was Oblivion with $37.1 million. If you like that number, then my $30.6 million call is low, but if you're a stickler for tracking, you'll see me as high. »
- Laremy Legel
In Transcendence, Johnny Depp plays Will Caster, the top mind in the field of artificial intelligence. After an important lecture about the future of A.I. research, Will finds himself the target of an assassination attempt by R.I.F.T., an anti-tech terrorist group led by the enigmatic Bree (Kate Mara). The R.I.F.T. attack on Will leaves him facing a radiation poisoning death sentence; unable to let her partner in life and science simply slip away, Will’s wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) recruits their best friend Max (Paul Bettany) for an impossible experiment: trying to download Will’s consciousness into an A.I. template, before his body gives out.
Evelyn and Max succeed against all odds, but their joy is short-lived: the A.I. version of Will has an insatiable thirst for ...
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- Kofi Outlaw
Johnny Depp remains one of the most puzzling and intriguing actors on the scene today. His latest film, “Transcendence,” won’t do a thing to change that perception. He delves into the science fiction mystery thriller with typical Depp intensity–profound, curious and 100 percent engaging. The movie marks the feature film directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (“Inception,” “Dark Knight”), who works with a stellar cast that includes Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cilliam Murphy, Cole Hauser and Morgan Freeman. [...] »
In the directorial debut of Academy Award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, Transcendence tells the story of Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), the most prominent researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, whose controversial work has made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists. When tragedy strikes, Will’s wife, Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), takes drastic measures that have unimaginable consequences. During a conference at the film’s press day, actor Johnny Depp, director Wally Pfister and screenwriter Jack Paglen talked about Artificial Intelligence and technology, the presence of the Frankenstein archetype, making this film with a first-time director with a script from a first-time screenwriter, whether Will Caster is a bad guy, whether there’s a line you shouldn’t cross, even if it’s for love, and the poetic imagery of the film. Depp also talked about why he wanted to take on James “Whitey” Bulger for the upcoming feature film Black Mass. »
- Christina Radish
Transcendence is a visually impressive film sporting perfectly framed shots and wondrous staging, as veteran cinematographer Wally Pfister transitions into his first directorial role, but while cameras capture every moment with graceful whimsy, Pfister struggles to bring life to this techno thriller beyond captivating aesthetics. As a cinematographer, it wasn’t Wally’s job to ensure characters exhibited life, or to curate a narrative story that seamlessly flows from scene to scene – a lesson unfortunately learned the hard way. What starts as a looming, informative warning for our technologically obsessed social doomsday machine ends up being nothing but a convoluted love story between some computer program and a widow in denial. Transcendence could have been a more grounded version of the Terminator movies, but ends up being a two hour long public service announcement about The Evil Internet that’s about as entertaining as reading binary code.
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- Matt Donato
This cautionary tale of artificial intelligence suffers from telling an overly familiar story, while the life drains out of 'digitized Oz' Johnny Depp
One of the things that tell us that Johnny Depp has ascended to the first rank of movie stars is that he gets to speak in his own peculiar, hybridised accent. A lot of movie actors from the Golden era forged their own unique vocal patents, from Cary Grants transatlantic mockney to Kate Hepburns high society bray; towards the end of his career, Brando slipped in and out of the British accent he first perfected for Mutiny on the Bounty as if donning a favored pair of slippers. Depp, ever the Brando fan, seems to be following similar course. In his new movie Transcendence, which was directed by Christopher Nolans cinematographer Wally Pfister, and produced by Nolan, Depp plays Dr Will Castor, a rockstar AI scientist with tortoise-shell glasses, »
- Tom Shone
We are obsessed with technology. This much is true. Between our cell phones and tablets and home computers and whatever else we have in our home that whirs, beeps, or produces faint electromagnetic waves, it sometimes feels like we have a more intimate relationship with our things than the people in our lives. And this has long been the realm of speculative science fiction, which wonders what would happen if that love affair with technology turned really, really dark.
The latest example of this is Warner Bros' new sci-fi epic "Transcendence," which is about the nature of humanity and all of the cumbersome fleshiness that goes with it, and concerns a mad scientist (Johnny Depp) who, after getting poisoned by a radioactive bullet (don't ask) has his consciousness uploaded to a computer which results, of course, in some unintended consequences.
- Drew Taylor
Los Angeles, April 17: Actor Johnny Depp is concerned about the world's current affairs and hopes for a better future.
In recent times, Hollywood actors are becoming increasingly aware of the issues that the world is facing. Especially the actors who have been a part of films based far in the future.
"If you turn on the TV and see the horrors that are happening to people in the world, there's no better time to have hope," Depp said in statement expressing his fears.
The actor plays scientist Will Caster in sci-fi film "Transcendence" that is set to release in India April 18.
Co-produced by Christopher. »
- Meeta Kabra
Los Angeles, April 17: Actor Johnny Depp says he is not very tech savvy and has never searched for himself on Google.
The 50-year-old said that he stays away from the internet because he worries that he might get to read an upsetting rumour about himself.
"I've never googled myself and I never will! I would be too scared to discover lies and horrible things written about me," contactmusic.com quoted Depp as saying.
Depp, who is set to tie the knot with actress Amber Heard, said that his children Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11, roll their eyes at him whenever he attempts to help them with school projects.
- Abhijeet Sen
ABC International, the international broadcasting arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC), has expanded its relationship with China's Shanghai Media Group, announcing a new deal on Thursday that gives ABC International new rights for broadcasting Australian content across China. Under the deal, ABC International will establish an online portal through which ABC and other Australian media content and services can be offered and presented to other partner Chinese media organizations. Photos: Johnny Depp's First Trip to China Many industry watchers believe the deal gives Australian TV the biggest potential access to Chinese audiences of any Western broadcaster. According to ABC
- Pip Bulbeck
Johnny Depp's latest film may give you the same feelings you had while waiting for your dial-up Internet to connect. Transcendence hits theaters this weekend, but you may not be rushing to see the actor on the big screen if you take the critics' reviews to heart. While many were hoping for an algorithmic adventure served on a technological platter by director Wally Pfister, they instead found themselves pretty bored with the plot. But you don't have to take our word for it. See what the critics had to say about Depp and Rebecca Hall's latest project. "Like a snazzy new laptop that immediately heats up and stops working, this exploration of our reliance upon technology—and »
Transcendence marks the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, who is best known for being the longtime cinematographer of Christopher Nolan. The film stars Johnny Depp as Dr. Will Caster, an artificial intelligence observer who is looking to create a machine which possesses sentience and collective intelligence. But when he is targeted by an extremist group that opposes technological evolution, Will is forced to download his mind into a computer in order to save his life. The procedure works, but those closest to him are mixed on the outcome: Is it still Will Caster in there, or is it someone else? Whoever it is, he is gaining more and more power and putting the world in increasing peril.
It was a star studded event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California last weekend when the cast, writer and director of Transcendence arrived for a press conference. Among those there were director Wally Pfister, »
- Ben Kenber
Few actors have been as adventurous or as weird, and few have risen to stardom so fast. Johnny Depp's filmography is as strange and varied as anyone's. With Transcendence hitting theaters this week, it's time to look back over the career of Johnny Depp and craft the definitive ranking of his performances. Here are our rules: only major roles are eligible (so no A Nightmare on Elm Street or The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and voice work in animated movies won't be ranked (so no Corpse Bride or Rango). The Brave is not ranked because it's still unavailable and unseen in North America. From worst to best, here are the 29 major Johnny Depp performances, ranked in quality. 29. Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland) This is it -- the nadir of Johnny Depp. No...
- Jacob S. Hall
Last we heard, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth film in the series, has not yet been greenlit by Disney. That hasn't stopped producer Jerry Bruckheimer from claiming the sequel will be shooting before year's end. He also claims that Beverly Hills Cop 4 will be up and running by then as well.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was originally set to be released July 10, 2015, in a summer overcrowded with tentpole blockbusters. It was delayed so that directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning could revamp the script by Jeff Nathanson.
According to Jerry Bruckheimer,
"[I hope to] get that going by this fall or end of the year if everything lines up properly."
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has his name attached to so many blockbusters each year that it’s hard to keep track of everything, especially when they’re all in various stages of development. Two big movies he’s overseeing happen to be highly-anticipated sequels to highly successful long-running franchises: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales over at Disney, and Beverly Hills Cop 4 at Paramount.
Dead Men Tell No Tales marks the fifth entry in the Pirates franchise, and last we heard, it hasn’t even received an official greenlight yet. Either the film is finally ready to set sail, or Bruckheimer’s looking ahead, because in a recent interview with THR, he said that he’s been working on it and hopes to get it going by the fall, or end of the year “if everything lines up properly.” He also says that Johnny Depp is expected to return, »
- James Garcia
Why Watch? As a potential upside, we could be uploading our consciousness into a computer to dominate our reality like Johnny Depp (or Ray Kurzweil). As a potential downside, we could be robo-slaves kept pliant by our addiction to an alternative version of reality. Either way, it all starts with Google Glass. This sharp and brooding short film from Josh Fortune was created for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Competition, and it tells a personal story within the confines of a future history and a metal chassis. Few movies get away with voiceover as a primary vehicle, but here, a disembodied voice aching to make a connection is thematically perfect. Plus, X27′s (Jared Fortune) vocals are sufficiently world weary and gruff, acting as a consistent reminder that there’s a man inside the formaldehyde. As for the visuals, the animation is a quaint cut-paper job that evokes the sandier elements of Star Wars. It »
- Scott Beggs
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