Just in time for Halloween, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is out on DVD! The 4th installment of the franchise sees Johnny Depp’s wiley Captain Jack Sparrow leading a quest to find the Fountain of Youth in the Americas (as if Johnny Depp doesn’t get better with age). Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane and even more action than the previous films make this movie more than running around drunk at Disneyland. Check out the trailer!
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How is it humanly possible that at age 48, Johnny Depp is sexier than he was when I used to rip his photos out of Tiger Beat? From Officer Tom Hanson to Captain Jack Sparrow, this man is aging like a bottle of the French Bordeaux of which he is so fond. There’s a reason why he’s been voted People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive … twice! Light up a Cuban cigar and click away to admire some of the irresistible iconoclast’s finest moments.
A shorter version of this trailer aired on TV this week, and since I don’t watch as much network television as I used to, I wasn’t sure how new the trailer was. Turns out it’s brand new—and it’s news because Johnny Depp has been working on “The Rum” Diary since 2007. The movie itself has reportedly been locked in pre-production purgatory since 2000; Hunter S. Thompson, frustrated by the slow development of “The Rum Diary,” famously called the project a “waterhead **karound.” Read more… Keep reading »
Matt Damon and I are pretty much not alike at all, but one thing we could bond over: we both hate snakes. Apparently Damon was so squeamish around the reptiles on the set of his new movie “We Bought a Zoo,” that his co-star Scarlett Johansson made fun of him. “He was definitely sweating a bit, and maybe the sweat formed in the corner of his eye,” she told People. “I said, ‘Matt, these kids are practically juggling the snakes. Hold it together.’” Johansson recalled watching Damon “cry like a baby and rock back and forth when the snakes were spread all over the set.”
Hey, lay off him Scarlett! I’m right there with you, Matt. Snakes are just not right. Click through to check out some other notable — and notably strange — celeb phobias.
If you get bored at work this week, try to name every part Johnny Depp has ever played without looking at his IMDB page. This adorably illustrated companion should help. This game marries two things I really like: trivia and Johnny Depp. Filing under really solid time wasters. [Derek Eads] Keep reading »
After seeing Kermit work the “black carpet” at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” premiere, I vote for Muppets to work all red carpet events forevermore. It’s so much easier to ask embarrassing questions and make off-color jokes when you’re a puppet. Kermit played the Johnny Depp and Vanessa Hudgens interviews perfectly. He killed it. But I hope Miss Piggy didn’t catch that kiss with Kirstie Alley. She gets crazy when she’s jealous. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“I remember watching it as a kid, with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, and going: ‘Why is the f**king Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?’ I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here. That’s stuck with me. And when the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to — ‘eliminate’ isn’t possible — but reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans, not only in ‘The Lone Ranger,’ but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head.”
—Johnny Depp talks about his reinterpretation of “The Lone Ranger,” which will be directed by Gore Verbinski, the man behind the camera for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. The twist on the classic “Ranger” story? That Johnny, who is actually part Native American, will play Tonto, the lead role. The secondary role, The Lone Ranger, has yet to be cast but both Ryan Gosling and Armie Hammer have both been rumored for it. We say: yes! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
When Johnny Depp stepped up to the podium at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday night to accept his award for Best Movie Actor, he said, “You guys are the future. Take good care of us.” And then proceeded to slime the audience. You can’t do that on television, indeed. Also, anyone think it’s interesting that the kids’ choice was someone close to the age of 50? Even if he is a hot hot hottie. [People] Keep reading »
Behold, the trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” The rest of the interwebs is excited about it because Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz seem to have a love/hate flirtation going on as they search for the fountain of youth, even though Johnny has said Jack Sparrow is gay. I am excited about it because … it’s a mermaid movie! A genre that should be much more common. Keep reading »
I was pleasantly surprised by the Golden Globe nominations, with one jarring exception: “The Tourist.” Why the hell would Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp get Best Actress/Actor nominations for a movie critics have agreed is a huge stinker? The movie totally bombed at the box office this weekend, pulling in a (relatively) measly $17 million while the third “Narnia” installment earned $24.5 million. For the record, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “Cop Out” had stronger openings this year. [Huffington Post]
A while back, we were totally psyched for this movie because we thought Johnny and Angelina would create some fireworks. We thought, “Will they fall in love? Could they be the next Brangelina? Oh, and there’s a naked shower scene?” But there’s zero chemistry to be found on screen. Many critics say the only thing to come out on top from the flick is the Venice tourism bureau. Keep reading »