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April 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm #105965
I loved this book, but when I heard it would be made into a film, it didn’t really occur to me at first that this would be at all the type of film to be in the running for any awards. So I’m fascinated by all the discussion there’s been over it. It’d be nice to see this do well, and I think that Rosamund Pike is an awesome actress so I really look forward to seeing her in this.April 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm #151610
Of the top of my head: Sam Rockwell in moon.
I loved him in this, and wished he and the film had gotten more recognition.April 19, 2014 at 1:07 pm #151650
I’d love to see him as a hardened criminal in a Scorsese or Eastwood picture
Again, while it won’t be Scorcese or Eastwood, I think that Black Mass is going to fall into this category, and I really look forward to what he’ll do with this one.
Regarding the “heavy makeup” roles, I agree that his role as Mad Hatter was not good, and while I thought he was okay in Dark Shadows, he wasn’t spectacular. But though I know I’m probably going to be ridiculed for saying this, I think he was extremely underrated and unappreciated as Tonto in The Lone Ranger. A lot of folks could not get past the face paint and the bird on his head (both of which were part of the story, by the way), but the role was a lot more subtle and layered than he will ever get credit for, imho.April 19, 2014 at 3:31 am #151641
Johnny has directed one feature film, The Brave. He also co-wrote the screenplay with his brother. It screened at Cannes in 1997, and he said it got a great audience response, but then the reviewers positively skewered it. As an actor, I think he can deal with bad eviews, but as a director, I think it really got to him, and to this day, The Brave has never been released in the US. He also says that he had a terrible time directing himself because he hates seeing himself on screen, and he was forced to actually do so with this film. Not a good experience. He’s directed several music videos and is directing a Keith Richards documentary that who the heck knows when (if) it’ll actually be finished, but he may be gunshy ever directing a feature film again. But ya never know.April 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm #151636
Getting back to Macbeth’s original post, I think that both Depp and Tarantino have said that they’d like to work with one another, and I think Depp was even rumored for about 5 minutes to be involved with Hateful Eight. Depp was also a producer on Hugo, so ya never know if that could’ve got him and Scorcese chatting about some future collaboration.April 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm #151633
I think he’ll still keep getting the same old roles he ususally does. As long as Burton keeps making films, he’ll still have a career. The Mad Hatter in Wonderland 2 is going into production later this year, right?
Yes, unfortunately, he’s doing this. Burton’s not involved this time, though- I don’t know if that makes it better or worse 😉 Alice In Wonderland was probably my least favorite Depp film of the past decade (yeah, I liked The Tourist AND The Lone Ranger better than Alice), but it made a billion at the box office, so I guess the sequel was inevitable.April 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm #151457
The budget was $100 million
This opens in France and Japan in late June, so plenty of time for Depp to do PR there
Thanks on both counts. I didn’t realize it was opening so late in those countries- it’s opening this week or next in most other countries, and British fans were disappointed there was no London premiere. Johnny will probably still be filming Black Mass in June, so we’ll see if he can get away for promos. If the film is a flop, they may not bother with more promos by then.April 18, 2014 at 6:33 pm #151628
I think Depp is choosing movies out of what he finds to be fun and for that I cannot knock him. Saying that, I still think that will win an Oscar one day and maybe it won’t be that soon but he definately chooses interesting roles.
I agree, he’s always done stuff he thought he’d enjoy doing, regardless of its awards potential. Occasionally, there is awards potential anyway, but I don’t think that’s his main motivation. I think his biggest problem is that he did too many of the kiddie/makeup-wearing films in a row, rather than spacing them out more and alternating them with more adult roles, so now he’s just being disregarded. Of the films he has coming up, the one with the most awards potential is probably Black Mass, the Whitey Bulger biopic that he’s about to start filming. His other film, Mortdecai, is going to be another “fun” one for him, and he’s got 2 oe 3 cameos coming up (including Into The Woods) that aren’t going to be substantial enough for him to get much notice.April 18, 2014 at 6:18 pm #151455
This is another really expensive movie. Depp’s been promoting it like crazy (he spent a week in China), so hopefully this isn’t a major flop like The Lone Ranger.
As someone who’s followed Depp’s movies and career for many years, I did not see the promotion for this film to be anything out of the ordinary- in fact it was probably less than usual. True, he spent 2 days in China- his first visit there ever- but that was because a Chinese enterprise called DMG was a major financial backer of the film. He did not do any premieres in London, Paris, or Tokyo, as he has done for many other films, and they did not go the film festival route with the film, either. Honestly, I’ve been reading more in the media about his love life these days than I have about this film
I don’t know what the budget was for the film, but I had gotten the impression that it was much lower than Pirates or Lone Ranger. I saw an article where Wally Pfister said he insisted on using film rather than digital, but that it actually saved money in postproduction somehow (I don’t really understand the specifics).
Anyway, I just saw the film this afternoon, and I loved it, so sue me 🙂 I loved the ending in particular. But I guess I just have to deal with being in the minority on this oneMarch 30, 2014 at 7:08 am #149646
It’s not playing a musician like Joni, but Toni stars as a rock journalist in the film, Lucky Them, which was a project Paul Newman was involved in before he passed and Joanne Woodward is producing. It may be too indie for awards attention, but I think the reviews were very positive at the Toronto Film Festival last year, so I have high hopes for it.March 14, 2014 at 6:10 pm #312801
Holy Crap ?John Noble is in it? Dowloading all episodes like, NOW!
Whoa, sorry to mislead you- yes he’s in it, but he’s a guest actor who appears in maybe 4 episodes. But his role is a very important one.March 14, 2014 at 5:10 am #312799
Sleeply Hollow, dropped after the Pilot, didn’t have time for it, but I liked it.
If you liked it, give this one a chance when you get some time. It was my favorite new show this season. The premise and plotlines are okay, if you like horror. But what I really love the best about the show is the two leads- they have great chemistry, and they are able to deliver just the right amount of comic relief to the more serious proceedings. Plus, I adore John Noble and was thrilled to see him on another show.March 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm #312786
The Blacklist – I like Spader, but that’s about it. Lead actress turns me off.
Oh gosh, I can’t stand the lead actress either, in fact I like her LESS as the weeks go on. However, I am still watching it for the moment, solely because of Spader. I will probably finish out the season but probably won’t continue next season.
I dropped Dracula- just never warmed up to it, for some reason, even though it’s right up my alley. Someone mentioned Hostages- man, that was godawful, but I stuck with it only because I knew it’d be over with soon. I dropped Revenge more than a year ago- I initially loved it, but all that initiative stuff and other meanderings were just ugh.
Still watching Mom (uneven but I love Janney and Faris’ chemistry and it does broach interesting topics), Elementary (yeah, often it feels like every other procedural, but I do love Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu), and The Walking Dead (I may be in the minority, but I am enjoying this seaon). Also Justified- even though it’s been a lackluster season, it’s one show where the dialogue is usually sure to make me laugh, and that is enough to keep me watching. Er, that and Tim Olyphant’s gorgeousness 😉