Funny, we were relatively sure that the whole Pirates of the Caribbean series was supposed to be a trilogy — even when that made little sense. But then plots and common sense were never a big part of Pirates, considering that even Johnny Depp, himself, didn't understand what was going on in the second and third pictures. Still, it's the big release for the week and we'd be remiss if we didn't admit we were still going to see it for the following reasons.
5 Reasons to See On Stranger Tides >> Posted 05.19.11 by reelz
After working together on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, director Rob Marshall and Johnny Depp will reunite for a remake of the 1934 mystery/comedy The Thin Man. Depp discussed Marshall as the director when the project was first announced back in October, but the Marshall confirmed his involvement in an official statement from Warner Bros.
[On Stranger Tides Producer] John [DeLuca] and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project. We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembroski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story.
In The Thin Man, Depp will play former detective Nick Charles (originally portrayed by William Powell) who, along with his wife Nora (originally played by Myrna Loy) and their dog Asta, solves crimes and engages in witty banter. Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) is writing the screenplay for the remake. More on Pirates and Jump Street >> Posted 05.11.11 by Ryan
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James Franco and Anne Hathaway are hosting this year's Oscars, which could lead to at least one very awkward moment as Franco is our pick to win Best Actor for his role in Danny Boyle's 127 Hours.
Johnny Depp tells Patti Smith that his interpretation of Captain Jack Sparrow was initially hated by Disney. CEO Michael Eisner said, "He's ruining the movie," while other execs wondered, "What's wrong with him? Is he, you know, like some kind of weird simpleton? Is he drunk? By the way, is he gay?"
Depp, of course, based his characterization of Sparrow on Rolling Stones' legendary guitarist Keith Richards. And it appears Brad Pitt may be basing his red carpet appearances on Richards — or perhaps Russell Brand — as he hit the French Megamind premiere in a pair of skinny leather pants.
Lindsay Lohan has asked her attorney to file a restraining order against the paparazzi because they've forced the Betty Ford clinic to keep her car keys, citing the photogs as creating an unsafe driving situation every time she gets behind the wheel. Posted 11.30.10 by reelz
Johnny Depp always said that Keith Richards inspired all the tics and quirky mannerisms of Jack Sparrow. Richards even appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Sparrow's father.
Now, Depp wants to pay tribute by crafting a documentary about the Rolling Stones guitarist, according to The Playlist. Depp spoke to the European press about the project.
Now that I'm wiser, and that enough time has passed, I can experience directing again. Already next week I'll start working on a Keith Richards documentary. While I'm in Drvengrad, my editor is already working on kilometers of archive footage and footage of his concerts. I'm very touched that Keith agreed to show up in front of my cameras.
Depp's only other directorial effort was The Brave (1997), which told the story of an alcoholic Native American whose family's dire circumstances drive him to star in a snuff movie. The movie is also one of the last to feature Marlon Brando. Unfortunately, it received mostly poor to mediocre reviews, and it never received official distribution in the U.S. Hopefully, Depp will be right about his experience since The Brave and his sophomore effort will prove much better.
Interestingly, this would be the second time in the past few years that Richards would be in a documentary, as the Rolling Stones were the focus of Martin Scorsese's 2008 documentary Shine a Light. Posted 02.05.10 by reelz
The Stones live at the Beacon in a concert movie directed by Martin Scorsese? Am I dreaming or is this really happening?
Yes it's true, one of the greatest living filmmakers is bringing the greatest living Rock N' Roll band to life in a way we've never seen before. Shine a Light chronicles the Stones 2006 Beacon show from every angle imaginable on a massive IMAX screen and it's quite an experience!
Check out our full Shine a Light review! Posted 04.01.08 by reelz
As expected, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End dominated the weekend box office, scoring $142.1 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, boxofficemojo.com reports. The take was the biggest Memorial Day opening ever, but still fell short of Spider-Man 3's staggering 3-day $151 million take just three weeks ago.
Some industry insiders speculate that the third Pirates might have done substantially better if it weren't for the fact that Keith Richards, who portrays Captain Jack's Papa in the movie, smoked a large portion of the receipts.
Shrek the Third held strong in second place with $69 million while Spidey 3's $18 million took third, bringing the web slinger's box office tally to a staggering $806 million worldwide. Posted 05.29.07 by reelz