April 18, 2014

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Transcendence – Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, Cillian Murphy

Directed by: Wally Pfister
Written by: Jack Paglen
Main Cast: Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, Cillian Murphy, and others
Past Oscar relations: Pfister won Best Cinematography for Inception and Morgan Freeman won Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby
Here now we have the next article in this series on 2014 contenders hoping to compete for Oscar attention at the Academy Award ceremony in 2015. Next up is DP turned filmmaker Wally Pfister’s directorial debut Transcendence, which hopes to more or less establish Pfister as the next Christopher Nolan (especially since he’s Nolan’s longtime cinematographer), though that may be a somewhat overly optimistic ambition. There’s clearly a bit of Nolan in Pfister though, so we’ll see. He’s got a top notch cast in place here, including Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman (a Nolan veteran), Cole Hauser, and Cillian Murphy (ditto), so that’s a big help. If Pfister can take scribe Jack Paglen’s well regarded script and make it into something special, perhaps this can be the sort of smart blockbuster that the Academy notices?
What this flick has going in its favor is mainly its pedigree. From the A list cast to the directorial debut of one of the best cinematographers in the business to the hot script that got this all start, hopes have been high from day one here. There’s also the allure of seeing Depp in a role that doesn’t require massive amounts of make up, so older fans of his may be intrigued by this more than many of his recent Disney outings. Followers of Nolan also know Pfister pretty well, so there’s some level of anticipation of him getting to helm his own movie. There’s an original premise on display as well, which is sort of rare these days. This all adds up to a film with lots of potential.
Working against Transcendence is that it appears to be caught between the worlds of heady science fiction and summer blockbuster action. The film could be too talky for the crowd who wants to see things blow up and it could be too reliant on adding spectacle for those who are looking to really get into the nitty gritty of the story here. Honestly, the release date makes me think that Warner Brothers themselves aren’t quite sure how this will all play out, so unless there are top notch [...]

Johnny Depp will play Whitey Bulger in Black Mass

An adaptation of the Dick Lehr and Gerald O’Neill book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob has been in the works for some time now, always intending to have Johnny Depp play the centerpiece role of mob boss Whitey Bulger (the character that Jack Nicholson played in The Departed was loosely based on Bulger, just so you know). Barry Levinson was initially going to be in the director’s chair, with Depp having Joel Edgerton as his main co-star. That never came to pass though, with some reports indicating that Depp wanted more money than was being offered. He officially dropped out at one point, but now that the film has a new director in Scott Cooper, it seems that Depp is back in for this. At this moment at least, Black Mass is a go.

This time around, Depp will have the aforementioned Cooper directing and Edgerton’s Warrior co-star Tom Hardy in the other role. While Depp will undoubtedly have some fun playing the mob boss (or at least more fun than he had with the role of John Dillinger in Public Enemies), Hardy will get the juicy sounding part of FBI John Connolly, who apparently was a longtime friend of Bulger’s. Not your standard issue crime flick, for sure, or at least from the sound of it.
Could this wind up being a return to Oscar contention for Depp? One certainly hopes so, as he’s too talented of an actor to pigeonhole himself into the oddball roles he’s been occupying over the last few years. As for Hardy, he’s been getting closer and closer to his first Academy Award nomination, so perhaps this could do the trick for him as well. We’re only a few months away from production getting underway in May, so most likely this will be a 2015 release. I don’t know about you all, but I’m very curious to see how this one turns out. The pieces are there for an awards contender, that’s for sure!

Johnny Depp: The Lone Ranger at Cinecom Photos

Johnny Depp: “The Lone Ranger” at Cinecom. Photos of Director Gore Verbinski, Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
In “The Lone Ranger” Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard allegedly already done

HollywoodNews.com: It looks like Johnny Depp might be officially back on the market as it is reported that his rumored romance with Amber Heard is already cooling down.
It is rumored that the two started hooking up after meeting on the set of ‘The Rum Diary,’ but things apparently aren’t serious, states RadarOnline. Apparently, Heard didn’t like the attention that came with the news breaking about their rumored romance.
The two are allegedly still in touch, but Heard is reportedly unsure about moving forward if it will bring drama along.
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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard rumors heat up

HollywoodNews.com: Now that Johnny Depp is officially single, romance rumors are running wild and Amber Heard is in the middle of it.
Depp is now being linked to his ‘Rum Diary’ costar as it is reported that they immediately clicked upon meeting, states UsMagazine.com. Things reportedly started heating up for them back when they were doing press tours for their film.
Depp and Vanessa Paradis were supposedly already pretty estranged at that point.
Now, it is rumored that the two are definitely dating and seeing where things will go.
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Rumors about new Johnny Depp romance already starting

HollywoodNews.com: Now that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have announced their split that was rumored for months, he is already being linked to an actress.
Depp is reportedly being linked to his ‘Rum Diary’ costar Amber Heard, states Hollyscoop. It is rumored that Heard has been hanging around the set of ‘Lone Ranger’ which is Depp’s latest film.
And along with that, he also reportedly recently bought her a horse.
Depp also hasn’t held back in complimenting her in the past: “When I first saw Amber, it was like seeing an old-time movie star like Lauren Bacall.”
Do you think anything is going on?
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Was Johnny Depp bored in his relationship?

HollywoodNews.com: Johnny Depp’s split with Vanessa Paradis came as a surprise to many despite all the rumors, but it seems it was a long time coming.
It is now being rumored that Depp has wanted to end the relationship since sometime last year, states RadarOnline. Depp has reportedly become bored with the relationship as the spark between them has fizzled out.
Depp has reportedly not moved on with anyone new and has no plans to do so, but he does allegedly want to be on his own to have some freedom.
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Details on Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis split

HollywoodNews.com: There were rumors for months that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis were breaking up, and now those rumors have been confirmed.
A rep for Depp has confirmed that the two are parting ways after fourteen years together, states UsMagazine.com. “Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children,” his rep commented.
The two have two children together.
Do you think they will stay friends after the split?
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The Avengers grossed an incredible $103.2 million

HollywoodNews.com: “The Avengers” grossed an incredible $103.2 million during the weekend in North America,breaking another record. Also, “The Avengers” will hit $1 billion in global box office on Sunday.
Unfortunately, the news wasn’t so good for Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s “Dark Shadows,” which started to a $28.8 million domestically.
Below the Top-12 grossing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, through May 11, 2012.

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Johnny Depp denies split with Vanessa Paradis

HollywoodNews.com: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have always been pretty quiet about their romance, but he is now speaking out to deny rumors of a split.
Depp recently spoke up to shut down rumors that the two are splitting after 14 years together, states People. “The rumors are not true. They are absolutely not true,” Depp commented.
However, Depp is aware that no matter what he says, the rumors might just continue: “No matter what I say about this, people believe the opposite.”
What do you think about their relationship?
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