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DEPP “NOT TOO FAR AWAY” FROM CALLING IT QUITS

July 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Johnny Depp, once Hollywood’s highest-paid actor, said today (Monday) that he is “not too far away” from quitting acting altogether. Interviewed by the BBC in London where he is promoting the U.K. opening of The Lone Ranger on August 7, Depp said, “When you add up the amount of dialogue you say per year and […]

MTV MOVIE AWARDS SPREADS AWARDS AROUND

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

At the quirky MTV Movie Awards, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 won the Golden Popcorn award for movie of the year but The Hunger Games took the most awards, including best female performance (Jennifer Lawrence) and best male performance (Josh Hutcherson). Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 won for […]

THE AVENGERS SMASHES MORE RECORDS

May 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Avengers cast dark shadows over Johnny Depp’s latest weirdness — and over everything else at the weekend box office as well. The Disney/Marvel superhero spectacle became the first movie ever to gross more than $100 million over what trade reporters call a sophomore stanza, wiping out Avatar‘s previous record of $75.6 million. Its estimated […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DARK SHADOWS

May 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The critics appear equally divided over Dark Shadows, and we’re referring not just to how they line up for or against the movie but also, in many cases, to how they render their individual reviews. Take Roger Ebert’s in the Chicago Sun-Times, for example. He hails Johnny Depp’s performance as “pitch perfect,” playing the character […]

DEPP’S TONTO TO BE AS EYE-CATCHING AS JACK SPARROW

April 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Johnny Depp is likely to touch off another Indian war when the next Lone Ranger movie, in which he plays Tonto, is released next year. First of all, there’s Tonto’s costume, which includes a headdress that features a stuffed blackbird looking as if it’s in flight. Depp has told Entertainment Weekly that he himself created […]

21 JUMP STREET TO JUMP TO NO. 1

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony’s 21 Jump Street, inspired by the 1980s’ TV series featuring Johnny Depp, is expected to jump to the top of the box office this weekend with around $30-35 million, according to industry forecasters. It’s the only new film opening wide, although a couple of high-profile/low-budget features are also debuting this weekend in a few […]

“THE PEOPLE” NAME THEIR FAVORITE MOVIES

January 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The People’s Choice Awards, the entertainment industry’s only major popularity contest, named Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II favorite movie of 2011. It also received awards for favorite action movie, movie ensemble, and book adaptation. Johnny Depp and Emma Stone received the favorite actor and actress awards. Among other awards, Water for Elephants […]

SANDLER COMEDY MOST RENTED ON REDBOX IN 2011

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Just Go with It, the first of two Adam Sandler movies released this year — the other was Jack and Jill — just barely kept Sandler’s streak of $100-million hits going (it wound up with $103 million; Jack and Jill only made it to $71 million), but it was the biggest hit of the year […]

SLOW HUGO ROLLOUT “UNUSUAL,” ANALYSTS SAY

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Producer/financier Graham King is making a risky move by rolling out his $150-170-million 3D production Hugo in a limited number of theaters, the Los Angeles Times observed today, noting that while such a strategy has proved successful for such relatively low-budget movies as The King’s Speech, it is “highly unusual” for a big-budget one. “I […]

PUSS NICKED AS BOX OFFICE GOES TO THE DOGS (Updated)

October 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Blame the unseasonably snowy weather in the East. Blame the World Series. Blame Halloween parties. Blame the economy. Box office analysts were doing a little of each to explain the lousy weekend that saw blah openings for three new movies and mostly insipid performances from everything else. The No. 1 film, as expected, turned out […]

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