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Walt Disney Pictures has released their 2013 preview, which showcases their slate of movies for the new year. The studio's new releases include Oz: The Great and Powerful, Iron Man 3, Monsters University, The Lone Ranger, The Little Mermaid 3D, Delivery Man, Thor: The Dark World, Frozen, and Saving Mr. Banks.
Oz: The Great and Powerful - March 8th
Walt Disney Pictures' fantastical adventure Oz: The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum 's beloved character, The Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot, fame and fortune are his for the taking, that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. »
"Hitchcock" just made the shortlist of seven semi-finalists for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Oscars. Among the achievements being lauded is the transformation of Oscar champ Anthony Hopkins ("Silence of the Lambs") into the portly director with the distinctive profile. The two men responsible for this uncanny recreation -- special effects makeup designer Howard Berger and hair stylist Martin Samuel -- chatted with Gold Derby about their efforts. Berger won an an Oscar for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (2005) and an Emmy for “The Walking Dead” (2010) while Samuel was an Oscar nominee for both “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003) and “Pirates of the Caribben: At World’s End” (2006). -Insertgroups:12- “The key word we used is not ‘likeness’ »
Ten years ago, the first trailers were appearing for a hopeful big summer blockbuster that many thought was destined for disaster. The movie would be taking on a genre that had long since led to nothing but flops, starring some relative unknowns backed up by quirky character actor Johnny Depp, and would be based on source material that raised many an eyebrow. But the summer of 2003 saw "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl" become a monster hit, launching one of the biggest modern-day franchises, stretching to four movies to date, and turning Depp from beloved oddball to global megastar. A decade on, Depp, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, writers Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio, director Gore Verbinski and studio Disney are crossing their fingers that they can repeat the trick again with "The Lone Ranger," a revival of the popular pulp Western hero starring Depp as sidekick Tonto, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
His glorious and luxurious adaptation of Anna Karenina marks Joe Wright's third collaboration with Keira Knightley. The English ingénue was gaining major fame Stateside after starring opposite Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Wright cast her in the coveted role of beloved literary heroine Elizabeth Bennet in 2005's Pride & Prejudice. Her performance not only awed critics, but also earned Knightley her first Oscar nomination. The pair's next joint effort was 2007's Atonement, which also won much attention from the Academy Awards including seven nominations, and a win for Best Original Score. But their finest and most ambitious collaboration is undoubtedly the recently released Anna Karenina. We've sung the praises of this incredible epic plenty already. Sean declared it one of the best films that the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival had to offer. Katey gave it a rare five stars in »
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London - The Walt Disney Co. has struck a deal with Spanish online company Wuaki.tv for the launch of subscription VOD service Disney Movies on Demand. The agreement will give the entertainment giant the second Disney-branded subscription VOD movie service in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region following a recent launch on Zon in Portugal. Financial terms weren't disclosed. The deal will offer Wuaki.tv subscribers "a selection of some of the world's most loved Disney and Disney/Pixar movies," including Ratatouille, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Toy Story, Pocahontas and Dumbo. “Launching
- Georg Szalai
On a recent summer afternoon, Johnny Depp walks into a luxury suite at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Oddly, he is dressed like a pirate. A faded paisley do-rag is tied around his head. Smaller strips of cloth are braided into his hair, and he has gold caps on several teeth. His loose white T-shirt, with its blue horizontal stripes, maybe more sailor than pirate, but it's definitely in the nautical family.
We should note that Depp has not come directly from the set of his latest film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest »
Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove. With principal photography set to begin early next year, Alcon will release through its output deal with Warner Bros.
The screenplay, written by newcomer Jack Paglen, was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose company principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes (The Book of Eli), Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce. The plot is being kept under wraps.
Depp has been nominated for three Oscars for his work in the films Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl, »
The Lone Ranger and trusty sidekick Tonto ride into action again in 2013 -- and we've got the first trailer for the flick!The movie stars Armie Hammer in the lead role and Johnny Depp as the Native American "spirit warrior" and re-teams Depp with "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" director Gore Verbinski. The trailer shows trains in the Wild West, gun play, Tonto in jail, a "Moulin Rouge"-like whorehouse and a glimpse at Helena Bonham Carter in Western garb.While the clip doesn't give away too much of the plot, here's the official synopsis from Disney:“The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a »
- tooFab Staff
If last year's "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" proved anything, it's that perhaps Gore Verbinski had got a rough ride. The second and third movies of the Disney mega-franchise may have been bloated, indulgent and sometimes uninvolving, but they looked like masterpieces compared to Rob Marshall's fourth installment, which lacked the inventiveness, weirdness and... well, competent directing of Verbinski's original trilogy. And let's not forget that the first film remains one of the best summer blockbusters of the 21st century so far. Now, a decade on from "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl," and six years since Verbinski departed the franchise, the director is back, reuniting with star Johnny Depp, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writers Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio for "The Lone Ranger," another prospective blockbuster that hopes to give new energy to a dormant genre. The film just wrapped after a. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
The acclaimed Tom Stoppard adaptation had a total of 3.1 million viewers, a 14.7% share, including 235,000 on BBC HD between 9pm and 10pm.
Competition included the concluding episode of ITV1 two-part documentary Corrie Goes To Kenya, which averaged 1.6 million viewers (7.6%) between 9pm and 10pm, and BBC1 sitcom In With the Flynns, watched by 2.7 million viewers (12.8%) between 9pm and 9.30pm.
ITV1 trailed in fifth of the five main channels, beaten by Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5, with 1.9 million viewers (9.2%) between 9pm and 10.30pm, and Channel 4's Eight Out of Ten Cats Does Countdown, which had 1.8 million viewers (8.3%) between 9pm and 10pm.
Parade's End, the »
- John Plunkett
Keira Knightley kicked off her career in the giant Pirates of the Caribbean movies before moving on to more highbrow fare, but she's going to be getting back to action soon, taking the female lead role in Jack Ryan. She'll star opposite Chris Pine as the title character in the reboot of the franchise that brought us Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger back in the day. Knightley will be playing Ryan's wife, who becomes endangered after Ryan discovers a terrorist plot to collapse the United States economy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Knightley was the first actress the studio approached for the part, and they had auditioned the likes of Evangeline Lilly and Felicity Jones before returning to Knightley. She's the first person besides Pine to be confirmed in the cast, though Kevin Costner was recently rumored for a "co-lead" role as a CIA »
According to Deadline Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl star Keira Knightley, Like Crazy's Felicity Jones, and Lost's Evangeline Lilly are up for the role of Dr. Cathy Muller Ryan. Keira Knightley is said to be the top choice to be paired up with Chris Pine. He is set to take on a role that has been previously played by Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, and Ben Affleck. Another piece of information is that Total Recall's dynamic duo Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel were both considered, but didn't make the cream of the crop. »
Life isn’t fair. We exist in a movie world where our most desired sequels fester in obscurity for years before seeing the light of day (sometimes never at all) and where cookie-cutter schlock is pumped out ad nauseam. But don’t call me naïve; it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out why this is. To quote Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko “what’s worth doing is worth doing for money.”
Blue Sky Studios’ long-stagnant (but monetarily potent) Ice Age franchise churns out its fourth instalment this week with Ice Age: Continental Drift, which sails into theaters this Friday. In the spirit of that now-soulless series, let’s take a look at 10 movie franchises that need to die.
Are you ready? Let’s begin.
10. Pirates of the Caribbean
Why it was good: Any time an actor receives awards recognition for their work in a big budget blockbuster, it »
- Simon Brookfield
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis reportedly had ''blazing arguments'' before they split. The former model and aspiring singer is said to have resented her partner's successful career, causing huge tension in their relationship. A friend told website UsMagazine.com: ''They'd have blazing fights. Vanessa would take her frustrations out on him. [Johnny, in turn], started to drink heavily.'' According to the source, 39-year-old Vanessa, pushed the actor to take up roles which went on the be a huge success, such as 2003's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'. The insider continued: ''Vanessa started to feel like she'd sacrificed her career for his. ''Nothing Johnny did was ever good enough for Vanessa. When he was working, she wasn't happy. And when he wasn't working, he was called a slob for not doing enough for the kids and her family.'' The two are parents to 13-year-old Lily-Rose »
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis reportedly had 'blazing arguments' before they split. The former model and aspiring singer is said to have resented her partner's successful career, causing huge tension in their relationship. A friend told website UsMagazine.com: 'They'd have blazing fights. Vanessa would take her frustrations out on him. [Johnny, in turn], started to drink heavily.' According to the source, 39-year-old Vanessa, pushed the actor to take up roles which went on the be a huge success, such as 2003's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'. The insider continued: 'Vanessa started to feel like she'd sacrificed her career for his. 'Nothing Johnny did was ever good enough for Vanessa. When he was working, she »
Johnny Depp movies. Three Johnny Depp movies have earned him Best Actor Academy Award nominations: Gore Verbinski’s worldwide blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), in which Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow opposite Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom; Marc Forster’s Finding Neverland (2004), as J.M. Barrie, with Kate Winslet, Freddie Highmore, Radha Mitchell, and Julie Christie; and Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), in the title role, opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the role Angela Lansbury played onstage. (Len Cariou was the stage Sweeney Todd.) Johnny Depp Movies Born June 9, 1963, [...] »
- Gregory Darnell
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Ed Wood will be released on Blu-ray later this year. According to Blu-ray.com, a release date has been tentatively scheduled for September 18th, but is subject to change. A list of bonus features has not been made available, but the cover art has been released and we have it for you to check out below.
The Oscar-winning movie based on infamous director of Plan 9 From Outer Space was made by Tim Burton in 1994 and stars Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, Lisa Marie, Vincent D’Onofrio, Bill Murray and Martin Landau.
“From Tim Burton, acclaimed director of Big Fish, Edward Scissorhands, and Batman, and the producer of The Nightmare Before Christmas, comes the hilarious, true-life story of the wackiest filmmaker in Hollywood history, Ed Wood! Johnny Depp (Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, »
- Jonathan James
In the loosest possible sense, though, because unlike other instances of theme park rides being turned into movies, this already has source material. Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003), The Haunted Mansion (2003) and The Tower Of Terror (the 1997 made-for-tv movie starring Thn favourite Steve Guttenberg) were all based on the original theme park rides, where as the ‘Mr Toad’s Wild Ride’… er… ride, was of course based on The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
Mr Toad’s Wild Ride was one of the original attractions when Disneyland opened in 1955 and remained a visitor favourite until its closure in 1998. Today’s announcement that Disney will be making a movie based on the attraction essentially means that they’re making a new version of Wind In The Willows, »
- John Sharp
Back in 2003 Disney had a brainstorm: “What if we started to make movies based on our most popular theme park rides?” The results were The Haunted Mansion, a movie that wasn’t good enough for anybody to really remember, but not bad enough to sink the proposition outright, and The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, a movie that was so successful it pretty much guaranteed we hadn’t reached the end of the movies based on theme park rides experiment. And heck, these days we’re basing big budget summer releases on board games, so getting a movie about something as kinetic and visual as a theme park ride almost sounds refreshing. That’s why Disney is going back to the well once again, by taking a crack at Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. For those not in the know, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is one of the first rides that »
- Nathan Adams
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" and "Con Air" will soon be available to rent for YouTube and Google Play users in the United Kingdom, thanks to a new deal between Disney UK & Ireland and Google. The pact also includes Disney's distribution partner DreamWorks, which will make such titles as "Real Steel" and "Fright Night" available. Prices range from £2.49 ($3.97) for standard definition to £3.49 ($5.57) for high definition films. Customers will have 30 days to begin watching their rentals and 48 hours to »
- Brent Lang
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