Johnny Depp


Box Office: Did Depp Dethrone Captain America?

The box office was ruled over by Captain America the past two weekends, but how did The Winter Soldier fare against Johnny Depp and his techno-thriller? Quite well, actually. In fact, Depp’s TRANSCENDENCE didn’t earn enough to even reach the Top 3. None of the new-comers were able to earn as much as either of the top 2 films from last week. Captain America moves beyond the $200 M mark domestically as its third weekend at the box office concludes. Rio 2 just exceeded $75 M in earnings, adding $22.5Read More

Transcendence: Ambitious Film Never Takes Off


Well of course Johnny Depp thinks he’s God! Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) and his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) both believe in technology being used as a resource to help the planet, rather than continuing to destroy it. Evelyn believes in preserving the environment; whereas Will never necessarily disagrees with her, but cares more about making technology the prime, supreme force in the world. Their other science-buddy Max (Paul Bettany) doesn’t really know what to think, but then again, he doesn’t have much time to once Will is shot withRead More

Ho-Hum, Silver! Away! The Lone Ranger Review


Just under seven months ago, Quentin Tarantino proved that there was still some life in the western genre with his bold and brutal Django Unchained, which nabbed two Academy Awards and a nomination for Best Picture. Not only did it leave this viewer hankering for more from Mr. Tarantino, but it also left me hoping that more westerns would gallop into theaters. Now we have director Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, a bloated, erratic, and downright frustrating summer blockbuster from Disney, a studio that should have stayed far away fromRead More

Second Look: Dark Shadows


If I had one word to describe this film, it would be…..sigh. Just, sigh. Just like most of the movies Burton has been churning out these days, the best I can say about is that “it’s just okay.” That is the absolute best I can say about it. Based on the 60’s soap opera of the same name, Dark Shadows, the film follows Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) and his family in the 1800’s, after they leave Liverpool for the new world in search of fortune. As Barnabas enters adolescence, heRead More

Movie Review: Dark Shadows

After the debacle that was 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, things could only look up for auteur Tim Burton. My initial reaction was not blame at Burton himself but rather was aimed at Disney, who I was certain was tinkering with Burton’s vision. Now we have a new Burton and Johnny Depp mash-up with a remake of the supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows, which is a small step up from Alice in Wonderland but not by much.  Dark Shadows is half a good movie and half an even bigger disaster than Alice in Wonderland was. Depp has saidRead More

Movie Theater Best Bets – 11/4

Going to the movie theater this weekend but not sure what to check out? Here are some suggestions: A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas If you know about Harold & Kumar, you already know whether you’re going to see this or not. If you don’t know about them, then you should go see it if you like crazy, lude humor with sex and drugs strewn about generously. Ides of March I’ve heard the Clooney / Gosling flick is so good that you’re left wanting it to continue, but you’re notRead More

The Depp Identity 3: The Depp Ultimatum

No this has nothing to do with the Jason Bourne franchise. This has to do with Disney’s Lone Ranger remake that they’ve been planning for years. A few weeks back the Studio demanded with an iron fist some budget reductions on the project. They wanted to take the budget DOWN to $200 million, which is a HUGE decrease in money, considering the original budget was between $240 and $270 million. Well producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and director Gore Verbinski have worked diligently working on a new budget for the film andRead More

Drive for 66: Month 5 (May 2011)

I’ve been working on this article since May 30th, but for whatever reason it has taken me this long to complete it. Maybe it’s because there were so many of them. There were certainly some flicks in the list I’d recommend, but it was tough to find nominees for my End Of Year Superlatives from these movies. Maybe it’s because of the other things going on with GuysNation right now, the popularity of the other movie reviewers we’ve now got contributing. In 2011, my goal is to see 66 moviesRead More

Drive for 66: Month 4 (April 2011)

In 2011, my goal is to see 66 movies I had never seen before the year began.  The start was optimism-inspiring for the potential to surpass the goal.  In January and February I saw a combined 11 films, putting me right on track.  I hit 18 movies by the end of March, putting me on average of 6 movies per month. That puts me on pace to hit 72 movies this year, but I try not to assume too much before June is halfway through, and at that point IRead More

Quest for 75: Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (54 of 75)

I first heard about “The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus” due to the untimely death of Heath Ledger, as the Terry Gilliam film was the project he was working on at the time.  I never got around to seeing it in the theaters, but I did keep an eye out for its release on DVD. **adsense_4block** When I went to rent this movie, I asked the person at the video store her opinion on it, since she has been in sync with me on a few other movies I’ve asked herRead More