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:
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!
I’m going to tell you this in more detail but just in case you’re seeing this on your way to the theatre I’m going to say it now: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a bad movie and you should not see it.
The Universal Monsters Shared Universe gets a catchier name, a logo, a musical theme, and an announcement of their next movie, and a cast photo. Cool.
Are we tired of this guy yet? Can we say that?
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.
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.
Christopher Nolan’s long time cinematographer Willy Pfister is making his directorial debut about a man played by Johnny Depp whose mind is transferred into a computer by Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany.
Yup, sure, where do I sign?
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.
I don’t expect The Lone Ranger to be a substantive or intellectual work of American cinema, however it sure looks like a boat load of fun. Hit the jump to watch!
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“.
Official Synopsis from the YouTube video embedded above:
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”?