‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ trailer is here to remind you that Johnny Depp is in this movie

It boggles my mind that they cast Johnny Depp for this entire franchise and Colin Farrell for just the first film, but here we are. In any event, continuing the comic con catch up, here’s the new **Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald** trailer:

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Trailer + Poster: Gaze upon Poirot’s glorious moustache

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express is one of the most famous murder mystery stories ever so I’m actually kind of shocked that they haven’t remade it sooner. It’s here now though, with a cast of thousands of famous faces and a really terrible song choice. Let’s watch!

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Mordecai Trailer: Paul Bettany’s Jock Strapp

A first trailer for the film Mortdecai has been released in which Johnny Depp has a quirky moustache, Olivia Munn is sexy and Gwyneth Paltrow is English.  Also Paul Bettany is a manservant named Jock Strapp.  The movie is an adaptation of a series of 1970’s comic thriller novels by Kyril Bonfiglioli.

Directed by David Koepp (Ghost Town, Premium Rush) set for a February 2015 release.

Review: Transcendence

Transcendence Johnny Depp

Transcendence is the directorial debut of Wall Pfister, a great cinematographer who has worked with many great directors but who is probably best known for working with Christopher Nolan on every one of his films. He’s been nominated for Academy Awards four times: 2005, 2006, 2008, and a win in 2010 for _Inception_. I’m telling you all this because I think Wally Pfister is a great cinematographer who has done great work on great movies. The problem is that these facts don’t seem have translated into him being a great director.

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Review: The Lone Ranger


The Lone Ranger hasn’t been on screen in more than 30 years. I remember watching reruns of the 60s tv series when I was a kid, watching the masked man fight for truth and justice with his partner Tonto with the William Tell Overture playing in the background. This was a time when heroes could be heroes without being complicated.

So how does that translate into the current times of dark, gritty, rebooted superheroes? Meh.

It’s been a whole since I had such mixed feelings about a movie.

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Trailer: The Lone Ranger Super Bowl Spot


The 90 second spot for The Lone Ranger that aired during the Superbowl is now online. Hurray!

I’m going to go with my first instinct on this and say that despite the fact that it looks like it might be fairly predictable (do you think Armie Hammer might have been betrayed and left for dead and found and nursed back to health by Tonto who had previously been betrayed and then together they ride out to exact justice on the bad guys together and in the process much action and badass hilarity ensues?) I think that it might still be a whole lotta fun.

This about Pirates of the Caribbean here. The first one, not the rest of them. It’s that level that I’m talking about. If they hit that same mark this movie could be one of the top earners of the year.

And hopefully, just maybe, Johnny Depp will get to say “[your argument is invalid](http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/your-argument-is-invalid)”.

Official Synopsis from the [YouTube video embedded above](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkUMrkFdc9U):

> From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humour, 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, a legend of justice — taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

See what I mean about “probably predictable but likely still fun”?