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Chasing Notes Film Composer Documentary to debut in Los Angeles

2 September 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The first ever film composer documentary Chasing Notes will debut film on September 6th at the United Film Festival (7Pm, Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, 1822 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA).  After the screening of the film there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers and some of the composers featured in the documentary. Though music is the focal point in Chasing Notes, the overarching motif is the chase we all embark on to make our dreams a reality.  By seeing a year-in-the life of emerging composer, Jaymee Carpenter (who also scored the film), we get to witness an inspiring message come to life through his resilience and artistry.  Jaymee interviews many of today’s top working film and television composers, including Nathan Barr (True Blood), Marco Beltrami (Snowpiercer), Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek), John Ottman (X-men Days Of Future Past), Christopher Young (The Rum Diary), Christophe Beck (Frozen), Theodore Shapiro (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty »

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A24 Secures Rights To Cut Bank – Stars Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thorton, Bruce Dern

21 August 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A24, in conjunction with director Matt Shakman, the film’s producers and in partnership with Directv, announced today that they have acquired all Us rights to Matt Shakman’s directorial debut Cut Bank.  The film had a successful Us premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and will next make its International debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Written by Robert Patino, Cut Bank is an exciting modern-day thriller with a cast that includes Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thorton, Bruce DernTeresa PalmerMichael Stuhlbarg, and Oliver Platt.

Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) a high school star athlete recently turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of his tiny Montana town and whisking his pageant-hopeful girlfriend, Cassandra (Teresa Palmer), away to the big city. But his plan sets in motion a deadly series of events and thrusts him into a police investigation headed by Sheriff Vogel (John Malkovich »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Mortdecai’ Trailer: Will This Movie Make Johnny Depp a Star Again?

13 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Is Johnny Depp a movie star anymore? He is certainly famous, but he doesn’t have the box office clout he used to. The actor consistently does well internationally, but in the States, he hasn’t opened a major release in years, at least one that wasn’t already an established brand. TranscendenceThe Lone RangerThe TouristDark Shadows and The Rum Diary all bombed here. Of course, the quality of those titles aren’t up there with his finer films, so that’s a slight hindrance. Maybe all Depp needs is simply a really good movie to win back moviegoers. Reuniting with writer/director David Koepp is a step in the right direction. The two collaborated on 2004′s Secret Window, which is an especially good Stephen King adaptation. It’s also one of the last times Depp pulled off playing an average joe. For some reason he couldn’t do the same in The Tourist and »

- Jack Giroux

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Watch: First Trailer For Spy Comedy 'Mortdecai’ Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor & More

12 August 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Johnny Depp evidently does what he pleases in between “Pirates Of The Caribbean” movies and installments of his newly-minted “Alice In Wonderland” franchise. So no matter how many chinks in his armor he's sustained via flops like “Transcendence,” “Dark Shadows," "The Rum Diary" and the now infamous “The Lone Ranger,” he always has his fallback cash-cows. One gets the impression that he considers poorly performing films as someone else’s problem: Depp appears in films that interest him and that’s that. His latest whimsy? Depp will star in “Mortdecai,” a James Bond-esque spy comedy revolving around a dapper idiot. Here’s the official synopsis: Juggling some angry Russians, the British MI5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen »

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Witness The Kevival: Costner Returns In ’3 Days To Kill’

26 June 2014 2:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

You’ve heard of the ‘McConaissance’. Well now another movie star considered past his best makes a high profile return to the big screen, as Kevin Costner toplines kinetic thriller 3 Days To Kill.

Though associated with a sequence of megabuck flops, Costner has been one of Hollywood’s true risk takers. It paid off in Oscars for Dances With Wolves (1990), where he did everything except sing the theme tune. Roles in hits such as The Bodyguard (1992) followed. But after Clint Eastwood’s A Perfect World (1993) came Waterworld. Throwing money at a sea-based knock-off of Mad Max was never going to set the box office alight, more give it a drenching. The Postman (1997) actually had Costner singing the theme tune and that failure appeared to round off his career as a big leading man. Yet the movies never forgot about Kev and in recent years he’s been rediscovered, with prestigious »

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Casting Net: Denzel Washington in talks for 'Magnificent Seven' remake; Plus Judi Dench, Zac Efron, more

5 June 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Denzel Washington, about to end a run on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun, is in talks to star in a remake of the 1960 western The Magnificent Seven for MGM. Washington would once again work with Antoine Fuqua, who directed his Oscar-winning performance in Training Day and the upcoming film The Equalizer. Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt had previously been eyed for the project with drafts of the script written by Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) and most recently John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side). [The Hollywood Reporter]

Judi Dench (Philomena) will play The Abbess of St. Ursula’s, a rescuer of orphan children, »

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Christian Slater Will Join James Franco In The Adderall Diaries

5 June 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Interview with the Vampire star Christian Slater, who was last seen in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, has signed on to join James Franco and Amber Heard in Pamela Romanowsky’s adaptation of The Adderall Diaries, a memoir by Stephen Elliot. Franco plays Elliot, a writer who becomes obsessed with a sensational murder case and decides to write a book about it.

Publishers Weekly described Elliot’s memoir as follows:

As a writer stymied by past success, writers block, substance abuse, relationship problems and a serious set of father issues, Elliott’s cracked-out chronicle of a bizarre murder trial amounts to less than the sum of its parts. Not long into the 2007 trial of programmer Hans Reiser, accused of murdering his wife, the defendant’s friend Sean Sturgeon obliquely confessed to several murders (though not the murder of Reiser’s wife). Elliott, caught up in the film-ready twist and his »

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Amber Heard Doesn't Seem to Mind Johnny Depp's New Look

3 June 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard shared a sweet kiss when the actress visited her husband-to-be on the set of his latest film, Black Mass, near Boston on Monday. Johnny looked almost unrecognizable on set as he was given a dramatic makeover to play real-life Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. While Johnny lost his trademark hairstyle for the role, it didn't look like Amber minded, as she hung around the actor on set while he prepared to film a violent scene. Johnny and Amber got engaged in January after dating for nearly two years. The pair met on the set of The Rum Diary but didn't spark up a real romance until after filming. There's no word on when the couple will officially get hitched, but both of the stars have a very busy schedule ahead of them as Johnny is set to star as Harry Houdini in The Secret Life of Houdini, »

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Movie News: Johnny Depp Touted for 'Houdini' and Edgar Wright's 'Night Stalker;' 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Coming

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Houdini: Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Houdini, about the famed illusionist Harry Houdini. In this proposed version, Houdini is presented as a globe-trotting occult investigator (though he probably won't look like he did in Dark Shadows, above). Dean Parisot (Red 2) is attached to direct. Depp is already booked for Alice in Wonderland 2 this year, and also Pirates of the Caribbean 5, so it's largely a question of scheduling at this point. [The Hollywood Reporter]   The Night Stalker: Another possible project for Depp is the big-screen version of The Night Stalker, based on the 1970s TV show about Carl Kolchalk, a reporter who investigates supernatural creatures. (He last played a journalist in 2011's The Rum Diary, above.) Depp and director Edgar...

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Movie News: Johnny Depp Touted for 'Houdini' and Edgar Wright's 'Night Stalker';' 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Coming

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Houdini: Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Houdini, about the famed illusionist Harry Houdini. In this proposed version, Houdini is presented as a globe-trotting occult investigator (though he probably won't look like he did in Dark Shadows, above). Dean Parisot (Red 2) is attached to direct. Depp is already booked for Alice in Wonderland 2 this year, and also Pirates of the Caribbean 5, so it's largely a question of scheduling at this point. [The Hollywood Reporter]   The Night Stalker: Another possible project for Depp is the big-screen version of The Night Stalker, based on the 1970s TV show about Carl Kolchalk, a reporter who investigates supernatural creatures. (He last played a journalist in 2011's The Rum Diary, above.) Depp and director Edgar...

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Amber Heard Strips Down for W Magazine, Opens Up About Engagement to Johnny Depp

27 May 2014 10:02 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

While the tabloids may be fascinated with Amber Heard's love life following her engagement to Johnny Depp, the 28-year-old starlet has remained relatively unfazed by the attention. "I haven't noticed any change in my career," she says in the latest issue of W magazine while looking smokin' hot on the cover. "And, for better or worse, I've always had a love life that seemed particularly salacious to some people. Before, it was also seen as unconventional." Depp and Heard met on the set of their 2011 film The Rum Diary and got engaged in January 2014. Prior to romancing the A-list actor, Heard previously dated photographer Tasya van Ree for about four years. Despite the »

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Amber Heard Covers W Magazine, Talks Engagement to Johnny Depp: Picture

27 May 2014 5:21 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Johnny Depp is one lucky man. His fianceé, Amber Heard, is on the cover of the June/July issue of W magazine, stunning in a sexy photo.  The Machete Kills actress, 28, is featured in the fashion publication's latest issue, which calls her a "Triple Threat" as an "actress, model, and the future Mrs. Johnny Depp." Heard and Depp, who first met on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary, are notoriously quiet about their relationship. In January, an insider told Us the pair got engaged "a [...] »

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At What Point Do You Think Johnny Depp’s Career Started To Fall Apart?

25 April 2014 3:54 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s probably safe to say that Johnny Depp does not enjoy the same levels of popularity that he did around a decade ago. Granted, the actor hit the height of his popularity after he was launched to worldwide fame in the first movie in Disney’s ever expanding Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, playing Captain Jack Sparrow, a rum-obsessed pirate with morality issues who seems to be channelling Keith Richards. In recent years, though, Depp seems unable to find himself in a genuinely good film – flop after flop, bad review after bad review. So what’s going on?

With the recent release of sci-fi thriller Transcendence, which has been panned across the board, it’s just another misfire to add to Depp’s increasingly muddled filmography. His performance as Dr. Will Caster has been branded “catatonic” and “sleepy” (which at least makes a change, given the intensity »

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Ralph Steadman's Visions of Fear and Loathing

23 April 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Ralph Steadman was an underground London cartoonist in 1970 when he flew to the U.S. for the first time to cover the Kentucky Derby for a small periodical. He was paired with a writer that his editor said once worked with the Hells Angels. "The rest of that day blurs into madness," the scribe in question — one Hunter S. Thompson — later wrote. "Steadman was lucky to get out of Louisville without serious injuries, and I was lucky to get out at all." 

Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005

Some months later, Thompson »

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Transcendence review: Johnny Depp stars in clunky sci-fi fable

23 April 2014 3:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Wally Pfister Screenwriter Jack Paglen; Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara Running time: 119 mins; Certificate: 12A

In the hotly-awaited directorial debut of Christopher Nolan's longtime bravura cinematographer Wally Pfister, a pioneering scientist (Johnny Depp) has his consciousness digitally replicated. The preserved version of Will Castor looks like him, talks like him, thinks like him, and yet there is something fundamentally wrong with this avatar. He makes the wrong decisions, behaves in ways that the old Will never would – all the constituent parts are there, but the soul is gone. Sound familiar, Depp fans?

The ponderous and clunky Transcendence, already a commercial and critical flop in the Us, marks the lowest point yet in what has been a depressing career downslide for Depp. While The Lone Ranger and The Rum Diary had their issues, Depp himself remained an engaging (and engaged) presence - in Transcendence, »

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Box Office: Why Did Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence' Flop?

21 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard to feel sorry for a guy who owns his own island. Still, poor Johnny Depp. His sci-fi thriller "Transcendence" should have been one of the biggest hits of the spring... but then the reviews came in.

Pundits lowered their expectations for its debut, from the 30s to between $18 and $25 million. And then, when the smoke cleared this weekend, the $100-million movie opened with just an estimated $11.2 million, debuting in fourth place behind a three-week-old superhero sequel, a two-week-old cartoon sequel, and a Christian-themed movie starring Greg Kinnear. That's gotta hurt.

How did "Transcendence" go from sure-thing blockbuster to limping into a fourth-place debut? Here are some reasons, and unlike the ageless Depp, they ain't pretty.

Making a brainy blockbuster is harder than it sounds. Remember, it's been just 15 years since the Wachowskis first proved it could be done, with "The Matrix," and even they couldn't keep it up (with their two windy sequels, »

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Box Office: 'Transcendence' flops as 'Captain America' stays at No. 1 on Friday

19 April 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Holdovers "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Rio 2" ruled the box office on Friday, while the new Johnny Depp sci-fi film "Transcendence" experienced a system crash -- trailing behind fellow newcomer "Heaven is For Real."  Marvel's "Captain America" continued its reign as box office champ, commanding another $9.5 million. Its domestic total stands at a heroic $184 million. It should earn in excess of $25 million for the weekend, placing it past the $200 million goal, and leaving the 2011 original in the dust.  Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson star. The animated sequel "Rio 2" flew to $9.2 million for No. 2, rising its domestic haul to a hearty $62 million. It will likely earn around $23 million through Sunday.  Proving that the recent success of "God's Not Dead" was no fluke, the release of the faith-based "Heaven Is For Real" -- coinciding with Easter weekend -- was blessed with a suprisingly huge $7.8 million in Friday. »

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Johnny Depp Flops Again, ‘Captain America’ Sequel Rises Past its Predecessor

19 April 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” eked out a small lead over Fox’s “Rio 2” at the Friday box office. The superhero pic looks to win the weekend in this year’s second three-peat (after “The Lego Movie”).

The “Captain America” sequel earned $9.6 million, just over the animated movie’s $9.2 million, which should keep growing as kids hit theaters over the Easter weekend.

Warner Bros.’ new entry “Transcendence” was no match for the epic battle of the sequels, the second tightest race of the year following last weekend’s close showdown. The Johnny Depp-starrer came in at a disappointing fourth place with $4.8 million, making it the actor’s fourth flop in a row. Another newcomer, Sony’s “Heaven Is for Real” exceeded expectations by rising to $7.9 million.

With a cume of $184.5 million, “The Winter Soldier” overlapped its predecessor, “The First Avenger,” which hauled in $176.7 million domestically in its lifetime. »

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Laying an Egg at the Box Office

18 April 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite the star power of Johnny Depp, “Transcendence” will likely play fourth fiddle in the box office this Easter weekend.

The race looks to be a repeat of last weekend’s sequel showdown between Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Fox’s “Rio 2,” which are each tracking for $25 million-plus.

Rio 2” looks to benefit from the holiday timeframe as the number of children on spring break doubled this weekend from 10% to 20%. The 3D comedy could win this weekend by a beak, as it stands to earn an estimated $27 million-plus — roughly $2 million more than “Captain America.”

“Winter Soldier” has grossed almost $510 million worldwide ($175 million domestically), while “Rio 2” has tallied $177.2 million ($53 million domestically) through Thursday.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ “Transcendence” is headed for a soft $16 million-plus launch. The sci-fi thriller, which reportedly cost $100 million to produce, may suffer from lackluster word of mouth and poor reviews (pic currently has 19% Rotten Tomatoes meter). “Transcendence” could, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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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, »

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