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'Finding Neverland' movie: Johnny Depp as James M. Barrie, with the Llewelyn Davies family: Kate Winslet, Freddie Highmore, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud and Luke Spill. 'Finding Neverland' movie review: Losing reality Back in 2001, German-born director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, World War Z) brought a much welcome non-Hollywood touch to the independently made psychological drama Monster's Ball. Besides the daring (if way overlong) sex scenes, that film imparted a refreshingly realistic atmosphere that was much enhanced by Forster's minimalist approach. As the title implies, his follow-up effort, Finding Neverland (2004), has absolutely nothing to do with reality, whether Peter Pan author James M. Barrie's or anyone else's. Even so, Forster's early, no-nonsense directorial touch is sorely missing from what is little more than your usual big-studio holiday movie whose “magical moments” might as well have been created by a computer. 'Finding Neverland' plot: James M. Barrie »
- Andre Soares
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters this weekend. That can only mean one thing for sites like ours. We must now move onto next year's exciting franchise adventure Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While we didn't get the trailer for this spinoff as some expected, we do have some new intel on the production. Director Gareth Edwards and his team want to ensure they have the most realistic looking war scenes in any sci-fi movie. And they've found the perfect way to pull that off.
All of the extras who have signed up to do intergalactic air battle are actually soldiers. It's their day job. Lucasfilm and Disney have hired actors from the British forces to serve as part of the Rebel Alliance who go on a mission to retrieve plans for the Death Star. Some of the soldiers on set have been trained to fly attack »
The actor, previously nominated for "Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl," "Finding Neverland," and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street," infamously told BBC Newsbeat that he "doesn't want to win one of those things ever." Well, guess what? He maybe nominated and perhaps win! Why? Because he's just been baptized by the Palm Springs International Film Festival with its Desert Palm Achievement Award. And that's a good sign as we traverse Awards Season.
This is in my hood and I'll give you reports from the red carpet! Here's the complete press release:
Palm Springs, CA (November 17, 2015) . The 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Johnny Depp with the Desert Palm Achievement Award, »
Nobody knew quite what to expect when the first movie based on a Disneyland theme park ride hit in 2003. Johnny Depp.s Captain Jack Sparrow became an immediate hit with movie fans, though, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl went on to spawn three more films (with a fourth sequel on the way) and over $1 billion dollars for Disney. However, there was a time when nobody believed it less than Depp, himself. There was a time he believed his portrayal of the character was going to get him fired. Depp was a recent guest at AFI Fest in Los Angeles, where he spoke about some of the difficulties he has had in his career. Vanity Fair has Depp.s comments about how Disney didn.t seem to understand what the actor was trying to accomplish with his Keith Richards-inspired portrayal of Captain Jack, and »
The 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Johnny Depp for his portrayal of gangster and FBI informant Whitey Bulger in "Black Mass" with their Modern Master Award. (The award has been re-named the Maltin Modern Master Award to spotlight the 25-year moderator of tribute.) Read More: Telluride Review: Johnny Depp is Trying Something Very Different in 'Black Mass' Johnny Depp has nabbed three Oscar noms, for "Finding Neverland," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," but has never secured an Oscar win. Depp has a shot at his first Best Actor trophy for his well-reviewed performance in Scott Cooper's "Black Mass," which has grossed a respectable $62 million to date. But the 2016 Best Actor field is competitive, and Depp plays a hardboiled gangster with creepy blue eyes who kills his victims with his bare hands. »
- Anne Thompson
Nominated for Oscars three times in the last decade — for "Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl," "Finding Neverland," and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street" — you might think Johnny Depp would want some of that gold hardware to put on the mantle of his fireplace on his private island. But for the actor, just being nominated is enough, thanks. "I don't want to win one of those things ever, you know," the actor told BBC Newsbeat. "I don't want to have to talk. They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times. A nomination is plenty." Maybe it's some kind of reverse psychology Depp is using on Academy voters as the awards season heats up and he becomes a contender for his turn in the gangster tale "Black Mass." And while many have marked his performance in the movie as a return to form, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Johnny Depp says he doesn't want to win an Oscar.
The actor has been widely praised for his performance as real-life mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger in Black Mass, but he told BBC Newsbeat that he's not thinking ahead to awards season.
"I don't want to win one of those things ever, you know," he said. "I don't want to have to talk.
"They gave me one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times. A nomination is plenty.
"The idea of winning means that you're in competition with someone, and I'm not in competition with anybody. I just stick to my guns and do what I want to do. Sometimes people don't like it, but that's alright."
Depp has been nominated for an Academy Award three times, for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Finding Neverland and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. »
Black Mass is a return to form for Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp, an actor caught in the wilderness following an Oscar-nominated turn in Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl in 2003, and its various sequels. His last few films, Transcendence, The Lone Ranger and last year’s dire Mortdecai, have failed to set the box-office alight, and now more than ever, Depp is in need not only a hit, but a great character to display his unbelievable talent as an actor. With the role of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, Depp has just that.
Black Mass tells the true story of Bulger, a notorious crime boss who ruled South Boston from the mid-1970s. The brother of a Us senator, here played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Bulger was also a notorious »
- Paul Heath
You're going to have to squint really hard and play 'Where's Waldo?' to find him, but we're pretty sure Johnny Depp is dressed as Capt. Jack Sparrow somewhere in a new cast and crew photo that has just arrived from the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales set. Today is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. And of course, Walt Disney Pictures wasn't going to let the holiday go by without sharing a little something from their new movie. Sure, a trailer isn't ready yet, and probably won't be until sometime in 2016. This fifth chapter in the popular franchise doesn't even open until 2017. But we do get this cool souvenir, which is made to look like it came from a photo op at Disneyland.
'Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials' with Dylan O'Brien. 'Maze Runner 2' to beat Johnny Depp 'Black Mass' The 20th Century Fox release Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the sequel to the 2014 hit The Maze Runner, and Warner Bros.' Johnny Depp star vehicle Black Mass will be battling it out at the North American box office this coming weekend, Sept. 18-20, the last (astronomical) summer weekend of 2015. According to Variety, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials will “likely” end up at the top of the U.S. and Canada box office chart. In fact, more than just “likely,” in case tracking is on target. Including Thursday evening shows, Maze Runner 2 is expected to collect somewhere around $35 million from 3,790 sites, while Black Mass should take in $22 million or so from 3,188 theaters. 'Maze Runner 2' vs. 'The Maze Runner' Maze Runner 2 will then open only about 10 percent ahead of the original, »
- Zac Gille
Production wrapped earlier this summer on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, after a five-month shoot in Australia. Since this highly-anticipated sequel isn't set to hit theaters until July 7, 2017, it isn't known when fans may expect the first trailer. One of the new additions to the franchise in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is Kaya Scodelario, who revealed some new details about the pirate adventure while promoting her sequel The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, in theaters September 18. During an interview with Digital Spy, the actress revealed that this follow-up will remind fans of the very first adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), 2003's Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl.
"It [does have] a lot more of the first movie, that's what they wanted to bring it back to. [The producers] want to take it back to the beginning again. They wanted »
I'm still a little amazed that a series of films based upon a theme park ride have managed to be so entertaining, but as the fifth installment of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise is quickly approaching I guess I'd better get used to that. Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl introduced us to Captain Jack Sparrow and launched three sequels of varying quality. The... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Venice — A decade ago, Johnny Depp appeared to be fast closing in on his first best actor Oscar. After having acquired a reputation through the 1990s as one of Hollywood’s most singularly creative leading men — giving award-caliber performances in the likes of “Ed Wood” and “Donnie Brasco” — his first nomination was a belated one. He was 40 in 2003: It was a testament to how much respect Depp had earned during his formative years that the Academy finally welcomed him to the club for his flamboyant gonzo turn in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” It was, needless to say, the polar opposite of an Oscar-chasing vehicle. You don’t get nominated for a jokey Disney summer blockbusters unless your peers really, really like you.
He lost to Sean Penn, of course, but it was a close-run thing; Depp had pulled off an upset win at the Screen Actors Guild awards, »
- Guy Lodge
Moviegoers are eagerly anticipating Katniss Everdeen’s last act.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,” the final film in the popular series, is the most anticipated fall movie, according to a recent survey by Fandango. That distinction comes with a big caveat. The online ticketer polled 1,000 moviegoers on the films they’re most excited to see between September and November, but that excluded a certain blockbuster-to-be because “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” doesn’t hit theaters until December.
The two most recent “Hunger Games” sequels topped Fandango’s list of most anticipated fall releases, making this the third consecutive year it’s topped charts. The first “Hunger Games” was released in March of 2012.
The last “Hunger Games” attracted 36% of the vote. The second and third most anticipated films were the latest James Bond mission, “Spectre,” which 26% of respondents picked, and the Ridley Scott and Matt Damon collaboration, “The Martian, »
- Brent Lang
It was a big day at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Califorinia this past Saturday. Not only did fans get to see all the latest from Marvel and Star Wars, there was an unexpected, but very welcome, treat plopped right into the middle of Disney's big live-action movie panel presentation. Yes, it was a surprise visit from Johnny Depp, who showed up on stage completely decked out as Captain Jack Sparrow. He brought down the house and thrilled fans as Sean Bailey presented the next exciting film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...Including him. »
When Disney announced the full D23 Expo schedule last month, it revealed that the Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios panel on Saturday would include Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As it turns out, the studio had a few surprises up its sleeve, with Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp appearing on stage in his full Jack Sparrow costume. It was also confirmed that the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will bring back Orlando Bloom as Will Turner.
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea. »
Summer's almost over. The stores are crowded with parents hunting for that perfect 'back to school' sale that won't break their pocket book. And the cinemas are slowly starting to shift from big action blockbusters and comedies to more serious awards fare. Warner Bros. is no different. The studio has unveiled their upcoming Fall and Holiday Movie preview. And while it has some exciting releases sure to rival anything we've seen over the course of these past four months, you can bet that there are some Oscar contenders in the mix as well.
The fall holiday season is going to be a big one for Warner Bros. They have 8 movies ready to launch from September all the way to Christmas day. These exciting and anticipated releases coming our way over the next 4 months include Black Mass, The Intern, Pan, Our Brand Is Crisis, The 33, Creed, In the Heart of the Sea and Point Break. »
It’s been some time since Johnny Depp graced our screens. He’s been a Hollywood icon for over 30 years and has starred in some of the biggest box office smashes in history as some of the most recognisable characters on our screens.
So much so that in a recent poll by Ladbrokes, he was voted the UK’s favourite current celebrity. Which is quite the accolade in a world of the Kardashians and Ryan Gosling.
Of course, that’s because he has a fantastic back catalogue of work, but what ranks up there amongst his best?
A Nightmare on Elm Street may have been Johnny Depp’s first role on the big screen, but he showed no sign of nerves with a magnificent performance as Glen Lantz, one of the main characters who experience the horrific nightmares of Freddy Krueger.
Depp was aged just 21 at the time, »
- The Hollywood News
Academy invitee Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything.' Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures." According to the Academy's press release, "those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2015." In case all 322 potential new members say an enthusiastic Yes, that means an injection of new blood representing about 5 percent of the Academy's current membership. In the words of Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (as quoted in the press release), in 2015 "our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization." In recent years, the Academy membership has »
- Anna Robinson
'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-to-late '50s (Moonfleet, The Buccaneer), when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, »
- Andre Soares
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