It’s still a couple of weeks until Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theatres everywhere, but let’s just admit it, the actual release of the film is pro forma. Plans for the sequel, or rather sequels, to Fantastic Beasts have been well under way for months with screenwriter J.K. Rowling having nearly completed the script for part two, release dates scheduled for parts two and three, and the announcement made by Rowling that there may be as many as five Fantastic Beasts movies before the series is over. So it only makes sense then that producers would start casting for future installments, right? (more…)
Shortly after the last Pirates of the Caribbean film was released back in 2011, Disney started planning for yet another film. After going through a little bit of development hell, the film was finally green-lit in 2014 with Johnny Depp returning as everyone’s favorite Keith Richards impersonator, Captain Jack Sparrow. Also returning are Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, Kevin McNally as Gibbs, and Orlando Bloom returning as Will Turner, who we haven’t seen since the third film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
The latest trailer from love him or hate him director Kevin Smith has arrived. Smith has always been rather polarizing to audiences but his latest movie Yoga Hosers looks to stretch even the staunchest fans. It stars Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn, along with Lily Rose Depp, Johnny Depp’s daughter, as two convenience store clerks. Before you get excited about a throwback to the days of Dante and Randall, be advised – there’s a foot tall Nazi bratwurst (played by Smith himself) involved. Clerks 2.0 this is not. Still with a PG-13 rating subversive adult commentary on the world is not what Smith was intending. Yoga Hosers seems to be him having fun, the question remains do the rest of want to join in the fun? (more…)
Hey, remember when Alice in Wonderland made a billion dollars at the box office? The year 2010 were simpler days as Alice, riding on the 3-D coattails of Avatar just needed to be in that third dimension to make money, and that’s all the movie seemed to have going for it. It’s interesting considering the recent discussion of Avatar’s culture relevance, or lack thereof, that the movie that followed in its footsteps so closely seems all but forgotten in the conversation. A billion dollars doesn’t mean what you used to, but it’s siren song is hard shake. Thus we now have Alice Through the Looking Glass, a logical follow-up to Wonderland if anything that happened here could be called logical. (more…)
Alice Through the Looking Glass opens later this month, so it would make sense that if you were to find yourself wandering around Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, you might see some promotion for the film. You know, like a poster display. Now imagine if the poster started looking back. And talking to you. That’s what some lucky people encountered in their recent visit to Disneyland, as what looked like a poster of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter turned out to actually be Johnny Depp dressed in full Mad Hatter garb, ready and willing to interact with fans to their mutual delight. And yes, the whole thing was captured on video. (more…)
One of Kevin Smith‘s recent slew of bizarre projects, Yoga Hosers is the second in Smith’s True North horror comedy trilogy. It appears betweern 2014’s Tusk and the bluntly titled Moose Jaws, which is due to begin shooting in the summer time of this year. The movie has already premiered at the Sundance Film Festival of January 2016 and now has an official release date for broader distribution, as the debut piece of new production company Invincible Pictures. (more…)
The latest trailer for Johnny Depp‘s return to the land of wonder in Alice Through the Looking Glass took a Guardians of the Galaxy musical cue and set the whole thing to Pink‘s incredible take on Airplane‘s classically trippy song, Go Ask Alice. The new trailer first made its debut during a Facebook Live chat with director James Bobin and Johnny Depp. Check it out after the jump. (more…)
It’s a well-known fact of movie lore that when Johnny Depp first portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow in 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, he modeled his performance on Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards. Richards himself would repay the compliment a few years later appearing as Sparrow’s father Captain Teague, the Keeper of the Code, in At World’s End and On Stranger Tides, the third and fourth Pirates movie. So with that tangential connection between a major Disney franchise and the British Invasion of the 1960s, we’ve learned today that one of the surviving Beatles will be making his way to the Caribbean to play pirate with the cast of Dead Men Tell No Tales. (more…)
Johnny Depp will soon not be seen on screen as The Invisible Man, a new version of the classic H.G. Wells story that was first filmed way back in 1933. Forming part of a planned Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe (UMCU?) along with the already announced Tom Cruise starrer The Mummy, due June 2017, and a future Bride of Frankenstein for which Angelina Jolie is being courted, it marks a big gamble by the Hollywood studio. (more…)
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Fans of Tim Burton‘s 2010 film Alice in Wonderland should be chortling in their joy at all the news coming about the sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass. Based off of Lewis Carroll‘s Through the Looking-Glass, which was itself a sequel to his earlier Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass promises to deliver even more madcap antics and zany characters than its predecessor. Returning for more adventures in Wonderland are Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Alan Rickman, in what would prove to be his final role. Watch now below as Walt Disney Pictures has just released a new TV spot for the film!