Tag Archives: Johnny Depp

Mortdecai Is Mostly Dead!

Mortdecai - Oops!

Once again, Johnny Depp shows his talent for slipping completely into a character. What a shame that this character is almost completely unnoteworthy.

Mortdecai (the movie) wants to be a knowing send up of sixties caper movies, espionage thrillers and, possibly, the superb BBC series Lovejoy. Instead, it’s Johnny Depp plays the worst of Mr. Bean – in a Rolls.

Continue reading Mortdecai Is Mostly Dead!

Behind The Scenes: Into The Woods – From Stage To Screen!

INTO THE WOODS

Although Disney’s Into The Woods is doing well in theaters, it was considered to be a risky move – taking a three-hour hit Broadway musical and turning it into a two-hour movie. Plus, there was the fact that Into The Woods is not the lightest exploration of fairy tales.

On the plus side, director Rob Marshall was an old hand at adapting Broadway hits into movie form – his Chicago nabbed a few Oscars® – and the screenplay for Into The Woods was adapted by James Lapine, who, with Stephen Sondheim, created the original musical.

So, what did it take to take Into The Woods from stage to screen? Follow the jump to check out a video dealing with that very topic.

Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Into The Woods – From Stage To Screen!

Into The Woods – What Comes After Happily Ever After?

INTO THE WOODS

Into The Woods takes four classic fairy tales – Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel – and looks at what happens after their happily ever after endings. There have been several films in recent memory that have tackled this idea, but when Into The Woods debuted, it was a radical new idea. It’s still the best take on the idea.

Continue reading Into The Woods – What Comes After Happily Ever After?

Sneak Peek: Into The Woods: Anna Kendrick Sings

INTO THE WOODS

One of the highlights of Into The Woods is the moment that Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) realises that the Prince is pretty smart.

Follow the jump to hear her sing On the Steps of the Palace. Into The Woods opens on Christmas Day.

Continue reading Sneak Peek: Into The Woods: Anna Kendrick Sings

Into The Woods: Meryl Sings!

INTO THE WOODS

A new featurette for Into the Woods gives us a look at the characters and storylines  in the film – and a chance to hear cast members, from James Corden to Meryl Streep, sing.

Into the Woods opens December 25th with an all-star cast that also includes Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp. Check out the featurette – The Story – after the jump.

Continue reading Into The Woods: Meryl Sings!

Slightly Off-Centre Trailer: Mortdecai!

Mortdecai Movie (3)

Johnny Depp’s new film, Mortdecai, follows the very British and slightly dim Charles Mortdecai as he searches for a stolen painting that might have a code to a lost bank account containing Nazi gold. The trailer is amusing in a slightly off-centre manner, but it’s easy to see why it’s been scheduled for the boondocks date of February 6th, 2015.

Of course, one simply never knows. Does one? Check it out after the jump.

Continue reading Slightly Off-Centre Trailer: Mortdecai!

Disney’s Alice Sequel Gets Underway!

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass has gotten underway with an all-star cast (Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans) under the direction of James Bobin (The Muppets, The Muppets Most Wanted).

This time, the journey to Underland is also a trip back in time. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass will take us back down the rabbit hole on May 27, 2016. For more details, follow the jump.

Continue reading Disney’s Alice Sequel Gets Underway!

Not-Quite-A-Fairytale Trailer: Into The Woods!

INTO THE WOODS

When Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s dark Broadway take on fairytales, Into The Woods, was optioned by Disney, there was a lot of fear that it would wind up being Disnified – so much so that Sondheim had to go on record as saying that that just wasn’t so.

Now the first teaser trailer for the film has been released and it looks a couple shades darker than the usual Disney version. Check it out after the jump.

Continue reading Not-Quite-A-Fairytale Trailer: Into The Woods!

Hot Trailer: Transcendence!

TRANSCENDENCE

Transcendence, Wally Pfister’s debut as a director, looks as off-the-wall nuts (in a good way) as something by Christopher Nolan (with whom Pfister worked on such films as Inception and the Dark Knight Trilogy). It also looks like a splendid showcase for Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall.

Check out the new trailer after the jump. Transcendence premieres on April 18th.

Continue reading Hot Trailer: Transcendence!