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Your Top Three: Johnny Depp Movies

23 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks. After gaining teen-idol status through the TV show 21 Jump Street, Johnny Depp was on his way to becoming a huge star. Then, the year the show ended its run, which would be the proper time for the actor to let Hollywood mold him as a commodity, he went and did John Waters's Cry-Baby instead, basically spoofing and dismissing his own celebrity in the process. Also that year he began his relationship with Tim Burton, further escaping the idol classification by scuffing and fading his handsome face as the very unconventional lead in Edward Scissorhands.  Over the next two decades, Depp has been up and down as a movie star, probably to his own liking. Following...

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- Christopher Campbell

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87th Academy Awards Dates and Early Predictions: Another Streep?

18 April 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 dates (Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced yesterday, April 17, 2014, the Oscar 2015 dates. The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on February 22, 2015 — or about ten days earlier than the Oscar 2014 ceremony. Key Oscar 2015 dates are as follows: Saturday, November 8, 2014 The Governors Awards (where Honorary awards are handed out). Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Official Screen Credits and music submissions due to the Academy. Monday, December 29, 2014 Oscar 2015 nominations voting begins 8 a.m. Pt. Thursday, January 8, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations voting ends 5 p.m. Pt. Thursday, January 15, 2015 Oscar 2015 nominations announced. Monday, February 2, 2015 Oscar 2015 Nominees Luncheon. Friday, February 6, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners begins 8 a.m. Pt. Saturday, February 7, 2015 Scientific and Technical Awards. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Final voting for the Oscar 2015 winners ends 5 p.m. Pt. Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015 87th Academy Awards begins 7 p.m. Et/ 4 p.m. Pt. As in previous years, the Oscar »

- Steve Montgomery

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Johnny Depp Facts: 33 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the A-List Star

18 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Believe it or not, Johnny Depp has been lighting up the silver screen for three decades.

Since breaking out on the hit show "21 Jump Street," Depp has become well known for his eccentric roles, most notably as the suave pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. While the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise made him a bankable star, Depp owes much of his career to renowned director Tim Burton for collaborations such as "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) and "Sleepy Hollow" (1999) -- just to name two.

But there's still much to know about the international star. From his early ambitions as a musician to his surprising fear, here are 33 things you probably don't know about Johnny Depp.

1. Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1963 to Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

2. He and his family moved frequently during his childhood, living in more than 20 different places before settling in Miramar, »

- Jonny Black

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Easter TV Movie Guide: Friday, April 18 - Toy Story, Harry Potter, more

18 April 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Dirty Dozen - 2.15pm, Channel 5

This classic Hollywood war film directed by Robert Aldrich follows a WWII major who must lead a suicide mission into enemy territory with a motley band of violent criminals.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 2.45pm, ITV

The first of the Harry Potter films and the most child-friendly sees the schoolboy discover he is a wizard, and set off for an adventure at Hogwarts, full of fun, fantasy and magic special effects.

Beetlejuice - 7pm, 5*

One of Tim Burton's first films, and he already had his kooky gothic comedy vibe sorted. Michael Keaton stars as the hellish phantom who must exorcise a living couple from the home of two fellow ghosts.

Toy Story - 8.30pm, BBC Three

The excellent first film from Pixar that paved the way for hit after hit from the animation company, and a movie trilogy that actually maintains its quality. »

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Easter TV Movie Guide: Friday, April 18 - Toy Story, Harry Potter, more

18 April 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Dirty Dozen - 2.15pm, Channel 5

This classic Hollywood war film directed by Robert Aldrich follows a WWII major who must lead a suicide mission into enemy territory with a motley band of violent criminals.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 2.45pm, ITV

The first of the Harry Potter films and the most child-friendly sees the schoolboy discover he is a wizard, and set off for an adventure at Hogwarts, full of fun, fantasy and magic special effects.

Beetlejuice - 7pm, 5*

One of Tim Burton's first films, and he already had his kooky gothic comedy vibe sorted. Michael Keaton stars as the hellish phantom who must exorcise a living couple from the home of two fellow ghosts.

Toy Story - 8.30pm, BBC Three

The excellent first film from Pixar that paved the way for hit after hit from the animation company, and a movie trilogy that actually maintains its quality. »

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Flash Gordon getting a reboot courtesy of Star Trek 3 screenwriters

18 April 2014 1:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gordon’s alive! It looks like pulp sci-fi hero Flash Gordon is heading back to the big screen, with Film Divider reporting that Star Trek 3 screenwriters J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are working on a reboot of Alex Raymond’s classic character.

According to the site, the duo’s pitch “goes right back to the original Raymond comic strips and sidesteps any association with the [1980] movie, and even the serials. The idea, I’m told, is to reclaim Flash Gordon from his current reputation in the way that Tim Burton redirected the public conception of Batman.”

There have been numerous adaptation of Flash Gordon on the screen, dating back to the 1930s, although the character is best known for the 1980 movie starring Sam J. Jones as Flash and Max von Sydow as his arch-enemy Ming the Merciless. He was last seen back in 2007-2008, with Eric Johnson (Smallville) playing »

- Gary Collinson

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Cannes: Looking Past the Hype and Hate (Analysis)

17 April 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice.” Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups.” Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes.” Hou Hsiao Hsien’s “The Assassin.” Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys.” Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight.” Doug Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow.” Stephen Frear’s untitled Lance Armstrong biopic. Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From the Madding Crowd.” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman.”

The list of films and filmmakers once rumored to be hot prospects for the Cannes Film Festival, only to be go unmentioned during this morning’s official selection announcement, is, as usual, a long and tantalizing one — so tantalizing, in fact, that some festgoers may find themselves surveying the actual lineup today with a mild sense of deflation, even disappointment. I’ll be the first to admit that those of us fortunate enough to attend film festivals on a regular basis can too often lapse into a posture of whiny, »

- Justin Chang

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15 Cinematographers Turned Directors

17 April 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This weekend, the Johnny Depp-starring “Transcendence” opens in all its technophobic glory, across the nation, and while the reviews, ours included, so far, have ranged from mildly poisonous to all-out toxic, the proof will as ever be in the box office pudding. But not only is it a litmus test for whether or not Depp’s star power can carry a film outside the Disney/Tim Burton blockbuster ghetto he’s painted himself into, the film is also the testing ground for the tricky horse-change pulled by its director, longtime Christopher Nolan Director of Photography (Dp) Wally Pfister. Pfister is immensely respected in his previous role, and is indelibly associated with the noirish grit of the Nolan Batman movies, as well as the slick effects-driven sheen of “Inception,” which have become something of the styles du jour for big Hollywood movies — the gold standards that others must try to emulate. »

- The Playlist Staff

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10 Films Not Heading To Cannes (But Sure To Hit Venice and/or Toronto)

17 April 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival lineup is out, and while it certainly includes enough highly anticipated films to fulfill any cinephile's dreams between now and the festival's May 14th kick-off, there were a few films that didn't end up making the cut -- some bigger surprises than others. Whether due to the film not being done or a strategic move to screen it elsewhere or maybe even Cannes rejecting it, quite a few high profile films are now officially major contenders for the fall festival circuit's main trio -- Venice, Toronto and/or Telluride. Here are 10 examples: "Big Eyes" Directed by Tim Burton Tim Burton -- who headed the Cannes jury two years back -- has gotten a lot of flack as of late thanks to big budget, critically panned films like "Alice in Wonderland" and "Dark Shadows." And while it seems like he is making a return to fantasy-free, low-budget »

- Indiewire

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Not Safe For Work: 13 Gruesome Decapitations

16 April 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Typically I’d line an article of this nature up with a nifty little introduction. This time around, I’m just going to hit you with something of a disclaimer: Compiling this list was extremely challenging. There are countless scenes depicting heads being severed from bodies, in countless different pictures.

And quite a few of them could easily be considered strong enough to make this list. Ultimately it comes down to personal preference. You’re likely to agree with some of these choices (there’re a few safe calls, I admit), and you’re probably just as likely to disagree with a few.

If you’re feeling as though I missed a masterpiece, drop a line. Who doesn’t love watching cranial destruction?

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan: Let’s first acknowledge the fact that there are a number of severed heads that have flown about »

- Matt Molgaard

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Now Casting ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

16 April 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

20th Century Fox is currently seeking talent for the Tim Burton-directed feature film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” or “Miss P.” Based on the young adult novel of the same name, the story tells “the tale of a boy who, following a horrific family tragedy, follows clues that take him to an abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island.” Professional pay will be provided, and the lead role of Jacob is being cast. Looking at the history of Tim Burton films, there’s a great chance you’ll be working alongside some incredibly talented actors. Submissions are welcome from anywhere in the world, and the film will begin shooting in London this August. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »

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Wait, Huh? Jerry’s Most “Wtf” Double Feature Experiences!

15 April 2014 3:27 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Growing up in the ’80s, my childhood was filled to the brim to double features. Whether in the local multiplex, or at the drive-in, there wasn’t a single thing that I enjoyed more than giving the box office my couple of bucks, and seeing whatever weird ass double features they programmed. I wasn’t around during the wonderful grind-house double feature days of the 1970′s (which happens to be my favorite era of horror), so my experiences were usually limited to films of the ’80s and ’90s. Usually, the theaters in which I frequented typically tried to pair similar movie together, but every once in a while, even as a kid, I ended up wondering, “What is going on here?” with their choices. So, because nostalgia is always oh so fun for me, I thought I’d give y’all a glimpse into four experiences from my childhood, that even today, »

- Jerry Smith

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No One Bothered Telling James Franco He's In Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

15 April 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Rise of the Planet of the Apes turned out to be not only a good movie, but a great one, a sequel was pretty much guaranteed - especially since this was 20th Century Fox.s second bite at refreshing the Ape apple following the "let.s not even talk about it" effort from Tim Burton in 2001. Among those who benefited from the success of the film was its star, James Franco, who almost looked like he was going to torpedo his promising career with the stoner fantasy flop Your Highness in the same year. A lot of his credibility was restored with his portrayal of Dr. Will Rodman, the genius who accidentally brought upon the downfall of mankind. Much like how his character didn.t mean to be the bearer of the apocalypse, Mr. Franco also apparently didn.t mean to play a cameo role in upcoming sequel, Dawn »

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Cannes Film Festival adds a dash of Italian glamour to its 2014 poster

15 April 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Back in 2010, the Cannes Film Festival picked Juliette Binoche to grace its official festival poster -- only for the choice to stir some cynical grumblings when the French star went on to win Best Actress from Tim Burton's jury. The strength of her performance in "Certified Copy" was enough for most to file the occurrence as a happy coincidence rather than anything more calculated -- still, the festival has played it safe ever since, opting for vintage movie-star images that couldn't conceivably cause any disagreement. Marilyn Monroe, Faye Dunaway and an entwined Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward have all done the honors, and this year's mascot follows in that tradition: the late Marcello Mastroianni will peer over his shades at the Croisette crowds, and very chic he looks too. The image, of course, is taken from Federico Fellini's 1963 landmark "8½," a suitably cinema-centric choice -- even if it might »

- Guy Lodge

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‘Top Gun 2′ Details from Jerry Bruckheimer Tease Maverick vs. Drones Story

15 April 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Sequels to famous 1980s titles like The Goonies, Beetlejuice, and Top Gun have been rumored many times over the years since the original films released by now, yet of late Hollywood’s fixation on nostalgia for that decade has signaled that one or more of these belated followups may, at long last, actually get made. Case in point: just a week ago, reports emerged that Warner Bros. is currently fast-tracking Goonies 2, while a couple months back Michael Keaton confirmed that he and director Tim Burton have seriously discussed making a second movie featuring “The Ghost with the Most.”

For a while, Top Gun 2 looked like it would be the ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Flash Gordon Being Written By Star Trek 3 Writers

15 April 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A new big screen adaptation of Flash Gordon has been in and out of development for years. Back in 2008 Sony Pictures was moving forward with the project and even had Breck Eisner attached to direct it. For one reason or another the project fell apart and never happened. It seems like there's been no movement since. 

Now Film Divider is reporting that there's a fresh attempt to bring Flash Gordon to the big screen, and that Star Trek 3 writers Jd Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired to pen the script. Nothing these two guys have written has made it to the big screen yet, but they did write a script for Bad Robot called Boilerplate, which hasn't been produced yet. Apparently these guys are supposed to be a couple of hot up-and-coming writers. 

They’ve apparently developed a new take on Flash with producer Jon Davis and are »

- Joey Paur

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15 Greatest Spider-Man Movie Moments

15 April 2014 1:58 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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As The Amazing Spider-Man 2 starts to spin its way to a cinema near you this week, our Spidey sense is telling us that it is a perfect time to reflect on the previous four films starring the wondrous webhead.

As one of the comic book world’s most enduring and beloved creations, Spider-Man was hotly sought after for a film adaptation for many years, and was stuck in development hell until Titanic director James Cameron took hold of the material around the turn of the century. Even when Cameron dissociated himself with the project, Hollywood bosses knew that Spidey would make a splash on the silver screen – and right they were. The original film trilogy that spanned 2002-7, directed by Sam Raimi, did not disappoint, breaking numerous box office records and even winning an Academy Award. Such was the character’s popularity that just five years later »

- Christian Bone

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Wamg Interview: Marlon Wayans – Star and Writer of A Haunted House 2

14 April 2014 7:15 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Actor/writer Marlon Wayans is best known for his frequent collaborations with his older brothers Keenan, Damon, and Shawn in successful comedies such as Scary Movie, White Chicks (where he dressed as a Caucasian female), and Little Man (as a baby with Marlon Wayan’s head) and The Wayans Bros TV show. Marlon has had the opportunity to flex his acting chops in roles for more acclaimed directors such as Darren Aranofsky in Requiem For A Dream and the Cohen Brothers in The Lady Killers. He’s even tried his hand at action stardom with GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra.  Last year Wayans wrote, produced, and starred in the spoof  A Haunted House which cost just 2 ½  million dollars and grossed over 40 million. A Haunted House 2 opens nationwide this Friday, April 18th. Wayans was in St. Louis promoting the sequel and hosted a screening here on March 16th. I »

- Tom Stockman

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We Saw the Future on the ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Set

14 April 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I was fortunate enough to be on the set of Rise of the Planet of the Apes back when it was called Caesar and everyone seemed a little nervous to be following up the disastrous Tim Burton remake. Up until the lights went down at the screening of Rise, I thought it was going to be a slow-burn movie about James Franco’s character dealing with the reality of Alzheimer’s disease through a sci-fi conceit about a drug that made a baby monkey smarter. The only reason I thought that was the thrust of the movie for so long was because we were living in a pre-Caesar performance capture world. There was something about seeing Andy Serkis’ performance as Caesar come entirely from Andy Serkis that I challenge anyone to claim they expected. Gollum is a fantastic technical achievement, yes, but up until his appearance in The Hobbit, after »

- Da7e

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Marc Webb interview: Spider-Man, hidden set cameras

14 April 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Interview Simon Brew 15 Apr 2014 - 06:49

The director of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Marc Webb, tells us about the film, and the lengths people go to to find out what's going on...

Marc Webb's third film as director - following (500) Days Of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man - sees him return for the second part of his webslinger trilogy. He was in London last week to talk about the film, and we chatted to him about the first film, directing action, Statham, and the day a drone camera landed on set...

I was a bit torn on your first Spider-Man film, if I'm being truthful with you, but I enjoyed this one a lot more. I couldn't help but think back to Tim Burton, when he made Batman and Batman Returns. He always said that his second Batman film as being far more of his film than the one before. »

- sarahd

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