Like the ocean it takes place on, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has had plenty of ups and downs. These metaphorical seas have been so rough, in fact, that some people don’t even remember there was a fourth film in 2011, On Stranger Tides, even though it grossed a billion dollars worldwide. I’m happy to say…
Universal has officially unveiled the “Dark Universe,” the name for its shared universe of monster movie reboots now kicking off with The Mummy next month. It’s also confirmed some major cast members and the next ghoulish entry in the franchise.
For Oscar-nominated actor Johnny Depp, female villains are like the Highlander... apparently, there can be only one.
When a suspicious looking box labeled “two pair shoes” arrived in Australia from Northern Europe recently, the Australian Border Force sent it through an x-ray. They didn’t find shoes, of course. Instead, the box contained a terrifying assortment of venomous snakes, spiders, and scorpions—as if the country needed more…
Movie fans rejoice! The obvious cinematic tale of John McAfee allegedly doing drugs, having sex, and going out of his mind in Belize will become a movie. Johnny Depp will play John McAfee, an obvious choice. But how will the A-lister manage to look as decrepit as the anti-virus software mogul? Bath salts, probably.
The first two trailers for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales have been noticeably light on Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. This one has, arguably, too much. There’s a flashback sequence with the ever-more-popular “de-aged actor” effect, and it is creepier than anything seen in these movies before.
The first teaser for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was mysterious. No Captain Jack, an evil new enemy, and a warning. Now, the Super Bowl commercial has revealed much more. Including the return of a muddy Jack.
Thanks to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we can all see the future. We may not know how the adventures of Newt Scamander will turn out, but thanks to the Harry Potter films and books, we know what happens to many of the famous characters seen or mentioned in the prequel. Connecting the dots between these two…
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them isn’t out until November 18, but we’ve already got some news about its sequel: Johnny Depp is joining the cast. He’ll be a new element in a film which will otherwise have the same director (David Yates), screenwriter (J.K. Rowling), and star (Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander).
David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter film series—including upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—has a new fantasy franchise in his sights. Warner Bros. has just secured the rights to all things Willy Wonka from Roald Dahl’s estate, and is teaming with Heyman to make a prequel about the…
Jack Sparrow is a no-show in the first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but he casts a large shadow.
Elon Musk, the eccentric, car-loving billionaire whose childhood was famously chronicled in the 2001 Steven Spielberg film A.I., has apparently been waiting out the relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard for at least three years.
At a certain point during Alice Through the Looking Glass, I thought to myself, “Wait, haven’t I seen this before?” And not in the cute “This movie is about time travel and we revisit scenes” kind of way. The movie got so monotonous, I literally felt like I’d seen a scene before in the same film.
Kevin Smith’s early work inspired a generation. Films like Clerks and Chasing Amy set the tone for the ‘90s independent scene and helped launched the careers of actors like Ben Affleck. In recent years, his films have gotten increasingly weirder, and it feels like it’s all been leading up to Yoga Hosers.
Alice Through the Looking Glass comes out May 27, and its final trailer echoes what we’ve been seeing from all its advertising thus far: visually, this thing will be lush, dazzling, and aggressively whimsical; plot-wise, it probably won’t make a lot of sense. Also, the narration makes us miss Alan Rickman so damn much.
In the Pirates of the Caribbean universe, Jack Sparrow’s father is played by Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards. That’s the only reason this next sentence isn’t completely and utterly insane: Sir Paul McCartney has joined the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
For a number of reasons, the story of Alice in Wonderland has always had a strong connection to drugs. And yet, it’s weird to see it manifest so overtly in the latest look at the Disney sequel, Alice Through The Looking Glass.
Last month, Universal confirmed that it had cast Tom Cruise in 2017's The Mummy. And the studio’s monster madness continues with similarly massive star power, with the news that Johnny Depp has signed on to play the title role in The Invisible Man.
Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, which came out 25 years ago this week, is more than just an updating of Frankenstein. It’s the story of a gentle robot who tries to live among regular people—and when I saw it as a little kid, this movie meant everything to me.
We are not anti-Johnny Depp. We love films like Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Donnie Brasco, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas—all of which are highlighted by stellar Depp performances. But for a Hollywood A-lister, he’s made some undeniably bizarre career decisions, and here are his oddest.