Month: November 2005

Dark Chocolate has the magic ingredient

TIM BURTON’s deliciously dark adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory won the Bafta Kids’ Vote in the 10th British Academy Children’s Film and Television Awards yesterday – By Dalya Alberge for The Times.

The film, starring Johnny Depp as the reclusive genius Willy Wonka, was picked after a nationwide poll open to children under the age of 16 attracted more than 30,000 votes on the CiTV and CBBC websites.

It emerged as the most popular of ten family films, including Madagascar, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Incredibles.

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Depp praises Shane MacGowan

New – London: Actor Johnny Depp is all praise for the alcoholic singer Shane MacGowan, lead singer of the band Pugues, as a great of our time.

Depp says: “His intake has been pretty impressive over the years. But he has produced some of the most beautiful lyrics that are a great gift to the world.”

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Rosamund Pike talks Johnny

In The Libertine Rosamund plays wife and nursemaid to Johnny Depp’s syphilitic Earl of Rochester by Liese Spencer for

…Pike went to Oxford to study literature, it wasn’t to get a degree under her belt, she says, but to taste more of that backstage magic. “I knew that they put on loads of plays, and I knew that it would be a great opportunity to go around and do things without anyone seeing, to practise.”

One of the authors she read at Oxford was the Earl of Rochester, an alumnus of her college, Wadham, and the debauched model for Johnny Depp’s character in The Libertine. As his screen wife, Pike only gets one retrospective love scene with him, because he has long become bored with her and moved on to other things. Like the rest of the film, however, it’s quite a raunchy one, with the two of them smartly dressed in a moving carriage, Depp’s hand up her skirt, while she murmurs obscene encouragement. “We all dream about making love with Johnny Depp!” she laughs. “But that scene was funny because the carriage was so bumpy. It was tiny and the director was doing the camerawork in there with us. So his camera was bobbing away… Still, it’s a brilliant example of how things are much sexier if you don’t see them. It’s more sexy than making love in a bed would have been. We don’t even kiss, and it’s so erotic.

“I mean, Rochester did it every which way he could. Boys, girls, pineapples, the lot. He was a terrible husband but the relationship between them is very real because she’s not quite the long-suffering wife that you initially think she is. Her decision to let him stray is a sign of strength because she understands that man. She loves him but she knows that no woman can hold him down. So, to stand a chance of living with him, you live under those terms. He will go off and sleep with other people.”

Acting opposite Depp was fantastic, she says. “He’s so brilliant to work with, so exciting, you believe in him so much as a character. It made my job very easy.”

Off-camera, he was no less appealing. “He’s like the coolest kid in school. You want to be in his gang. His whole lifestyle is kind of wonderful. He travels with this big group of people. He’s like a gypsy. His caravan is always filled with his friends, playing guitar and painting. You want to be in the band. The guys who look after the trailers were like, ‘How do we clean in there?’ because he covered it with drapes and candles, just covered every available surface.”

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Corpse Bride Competing for Animated Feature Oscar announced today that Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride is one of ten films competing for the coveted 2005 Oscar in the Best Animated Feature Category. Other eligible films are: Chicken Little, Gulliver’s Travel, Hoodwinked, Howl’s Moving Castle, Madagascar, Robots, Steamboy, Valiant, and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 the nominations for the Best Animated Feature Category and all 78th Academy Award nominations will be announced.

Sunday, March 5, 2006 – Kodak Theatre, Hollywood – the Academy Awards Presentation for outstanding film achievements for 2005.

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The Libertine – Directed by Laurence Dunmore – Every American leading man with a smidgeon of intellectual pretension would love to be compared to Marlon Brando, but only Johnny Depp really earns the comparison. NY Press – By Matt Zoller Seitz.

You could see Brando’s characters working things out, sorting through their emotions and their place in the world, figuring out where they were in the narrative of their lives. Listen to how Brando’s Don Vito Corleone says, “I like to drink wine more than I used to,” as if touching the realization that he’ll grasp with his next line: “Anyway, I’m drinkin’ more.” Brando caught characters in the act of becoming, and fixed the moment in a look or a gesture. He turned psychology into poetry. And no matter how high his star had risen or how low it had sunk, he always seemed as if he were having fun (even if you weren’t). By treating every performance as an experiment while still conveying a sense of fun, Brando grasped multiple meanings in the line, “The play’s the thing.”

Depp shares all these qualities, along with Brando’s glimmers of cynicism and cruelty and hints of decadent boredom. Despite Depp’s pay increase after Pirates of the Caribbean, he still seems an outlaw in the Brando sense – an actor who consistently pushes against audience expectations and who treats each part as a puzzle, a game and a chance to see what he can get away with. His performances for Tim Burton strike deliberately dissonant notes; he played the hero of Sleepy Hollow as a fluttery, fainting basket case, and the title character in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a self-created social autistic, so accustomed to solitude that the mere likelihood of human interaction made his skin crawl. Sean Penn evokes Brando’s brute poet workingman aspect, and Russell Crowe has some of his meat-slab physicality, but neither taps Brando’s prankster aspect, his seductive theatricality or his fondness for dancing along the edges of cliffs. That’s Depp.

As the alcoholic, adulterous, whoring, self-destructive, unabashedly base poet hero of the 1670s period piece The Libertine, Depp confirms his ‘Brandosity’ as never before. Depp’s playing that old standby, the self-destructive, fringe-dwelling artist biting the royal hand that feeds him. When asked by the king to create a literary masterpiece for the age, he delivers a play that represents the king as a huge dildo. But he pushes against clich

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Chow Yun-fat wants more action with Depp

Twitch – Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat was impressed with his “Pirates of the Caribbean” co-star Johnny Depp and wants more opportunities to work with him, a report said Friday. “I only had one scene with Johnny Depp, but he strikes me as a very good actor,” Chow was quoted as saying by the South China Morning Post. Chow plays a notorious Chinese pirate, Captain Sao Feng, opposite Depp in the third installment of the Disney series. “If they make more sequels and invite me to be in them too, I definitely want more scenes with him,” the newspaper quoted Chow as saying.

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new skin script

I am just changing the script with which you are able to chose the
different layouts for jdorg.
So on some sites there is the old one and on some there is the new one
– maybe you have to change it more often than only one time because of

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Pirates of the Caribbean 2 teaser out!!!!!!

Yay!! *superexited*
there is a teaser trailer out for the second part “Dead Man’s Chest” of the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
It is great and funny and hot.

You can find it on under “the movies” and should begin right the second you call “the movies”.

news posted my mata who read Serein’s post in the Orlando Love forum

//edit: I got the chance to upload the trailer in at least a little bit bigger in the downloads section after Serein could record it as wmv

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On Eve Of Release Of ‘Libertine,’ Johnny Depp Says ‘I Wouldn’t Do Anything Over’

Everyone in Hollywood must face the same devilish question of compromise at some point. Many, in exchange for fame, fortune and a good table at Ashton Kutcher’s restaurant, will happily trade in their artistic aspirations for a big-budget, roman-numeral-bearing remake co-starring Tom Arnold as the zany neighbor next door. Others, meanwhile, cling so tightly to their anti-commercial virtues that they boast about their new John Sayles movie opening soon in one theater as their tears fall into the mac-and-cheese dinner they’ve prepared in their studio apartment. – Larry Carroll

Remarkably, Johnny Depp has successfully straddled this line for more than two decades, earning himself an audience filled with equal numbers of shrieking “Pirates” fanatics and turtleneck-clad film students joyously reciting “Dead Man” dialogue. It seems like part of his master plan, then, that the Kentucky-born actor would spend November simultaneously shooting the world’s most high-profile sequels, debuting a controversial unrated art film and receiving a career tribute at age 42.

“I’d do it over exactly the same way if I had to do it over,” Depp grinned through gold-capped teeth at the recent premiere of his bawdy drama “The Libertine.” “I wouldn’t do anything over.” To Depp, that credo now includes “The Libertine,” a sexy 17th-century biopic that the ratings board attempted to slap with an NC-17.

“I can just say that getting the film made [was tough], but you feel that about every movie you make,” said Depp, who stars as real-life poet John Wilmot.

“[Depp] has been involved with the project for about 10 years,” first-time director Laurence Dunmore marveled of his leading man. When he actually came to perform the role, it was obvious that he was born to play him.”

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