Month: September 2006

Ten Minute Cooking School – Puerco Pibil – recipe

Johnny Depp searches for the perfect Puerco Pibil in Once Upon a Time in Mexico by Rico Torres for The Providence Journal.

While watching Once Upon a Time in Mexico, an action movie starring Johnny Depp, my son called me to join him, insisting I see something special. Now I already watched that movie and totally hated what the bad guys did to Depp, surgically removing his eyes, so I didn’t need to see it again, ever. But it was a special featurette my son didn’t want me to miss. It was called Ten Minute Cooking School.

In this short DVD extra, writer/director Robert Rodriguez, a young, hip guy wearing a ski cap and three days of beard growth, shows viewers how to make Puerco Pibil, a slow roasted pork dish from the Yucatan region of Mexico.

There is preparation required for making this dish. You’ll need a gadget – a spice or coffee grinder to make the spice paste. Rodriguez suggests that putting hot spices in your usual coffee grinder is a very bad idea. He offers options: add heat by leaving in the seeds from the habanero peppers. And he makes one very appealing dish. He also explains you can buy prepared achiote paste which is what you are making but that’s not as fine as making it from scratch.

5 tablespoons annato seeds

2 teaspoons cumin seeds

1 tablespoon black peppercorns

1/2 teaspoon whole cloves

8 allspice berries

2 habanero peppers

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup white vinegar

8 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons salt

Juice of 5 lemons

Generous splash of tequila

5 pounds pork butt, cut into 2 inch cubes

Banana leaves (optional)

Grind the annato seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, cloves and allspice in a spice grinder till the annatto seeds are pulverized. You can use a coffee grinder as long as it&rsquos devoted to preparing spices only.

Take the seeds and veins out of the habanero peppers and chop. Put in a blender with the orange juice, vinegar, garlic and salt and puree. Pour the dry spices into the blender, the juice of the lemons and a good splash of tequila and blend until it&rsquos a smooth liquid.

Cut the pork butt into two inch cubes and place in a large zip lock bag. Add the marinade to the bag and turn over several times to coat meat. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil, or banana leaves if you can find them. Pour in pork along with the marinade. Cover with more banana leaves and then seal tight with aluminum foil or just foil. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 4 hours.

Serve with white or Spanish rice.

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Kirkus Reviews New Depp Book

The latest biography of Hollywood’s most endearing swashbuckler – actor – pirate – all-around-good-guy and former-rebel, THE SECRET WORLD OF JOHNNY DEPP, by Nigel Goodall was reviewed on SEPTEMBER 15, 2006 by Kirkus Reviews.

“…Thimble-deep bio of misfit maestro Johnny Depp…Intrepid celebrity biographer Goodall (Christian Slater, 2006) here updates his 2004 tome What’s Eating Johnny Depp?, re-titling his efforts The Secret World of Johnny Depp; most curious, considering the fact that this ungainly hodgepodge of previously published interviews, biographies and promotional materials contains nothing that could be construed as a ‘secret’…”

The Secret World of Johnny Depp will be released 12/1/2006, has 288 pages and is published by John Blake/Trafalgar.

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Five minutes with: Orlando Bloom

Writer Amy Longsdorf covers the film industry for Impulse
and recently sat down for five minutes with actor Orlando Bloom.

Impulse: Both “Kingdom of Heaven” and “Elizabethtown” flopped. How much did that sting?

Bloom: Not much, really. Hopefully, whether my movies fly, fail or float, whatever they do, I’ll enjoy making them. Johnny Depp once told me, “I’ve made a career out of making movies which are failures or considered to be failures.’ And he’s had one of the most courageous, exciting, spontaneous careers to date. So sometimes you have to take the knock.

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Studio Where ‘Pirates’ Sequels Filmed Being Sued MIAMI — A Bahamian movie studio where parts of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequels were filmed has been sued because the company allegedly failed to make lease payments for the land it operates on.

Miami-based Gold Rock Creek Enterprises Ltd. was sued in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court by The Bahamas Films Studios Inc.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” were both filmed on the 3,500-acre property near Freeport, Michael Singer, a publicist for the movies, said Tuesday.

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‘Pirates 3’: Keith Richards Rolls In

FOX NEWS.COM Roger Friedman Reports:
A not terribly sober Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones has filmed his cameo as Johnny Depp’s swashbuckling dad in “Pirates of the Caribbean 3.”

Richards, no stranger to substances and liquids, was left to his own devices in his trailer before his big scene. That wasn’t a good idea. When the time came to shoot, he was a bit wobbly. “If you’d wanted straight, then you got the wrong man," Richards replied huskily. To keep him straight, director Gore Verbinski held Richards by the shins.

Richards’ pirate costume, sources say, closely resembles Depp’s, with a different colored bandana. The two had such a good time together that Depp kept a souvenir from Richards’ short visit: a set of stairs built for Richards to get in and out of his trailer, which he signed to Depp with the salutation, “A step too far.”

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new magazine scans

Although with a broken laptop, Conny had the chance to add some new galleries/magazines to the magazine sites May till August 2006.
Thanks a lot to Annie (Lucky Number Josh

Click here to check them out:
August, July, June, may

Also – I’ve added the site with screencaps from Lady Blue (1985)

In the movies section we added some info sites for PotC2 and 3 (with help of hannah from Sparrow in Flight as well as sites for Sweeney Todd, Lady Blue and the movies Johnny was rumored to play in.


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Pirates returns to No. 1 LOS ANGELES: Thanks to a record-setting opening in Italy, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest returned to the No. 1 spot at the international box office, a week after Cars ended its nine-week reign.

An estimated weekend haul of $USUS16.5 million from 42 territories drove Disney’s swashbuckler to $USUS612.5 million overseas, ranking fifth among only six films ever to have crossed the $USUS600 million gross mark internationally. Its global box office tally stands at an estimated $USUS1.03 billion.

It was the sensational bow in Italy that powered this weekend. Dead Man’s Chest made off with a mighty $USUS12.8 million, an industry record.

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Depp to star in and produce “Rex Mundi”

Indiana Jones, meet Jack Sparrow
by Jay A. Fernandez.

Jim Uhls, who successfully adapted the “unadaptable” Chuck Palahniuk novel “Fight Club,” has been hired to turn “Rex Mundi,” a series of graphic novels by Arvid Nelson and Eric Johnson, into a feature for Johnny Depp to star in and produce through his Infinitum Nihil (Infinite Nothing) production company.

“Rex Mundi” (King of the World) posits an alternate present of 1933 in which the Reformation never happened, the Inquisition is still in full swing, Europe remains dominated by the Catholic Church and the rest of the world consists of colonies. Depp will play a pathologist investigating the mysterious death of the priest who found him as an orphan.

“It’s a noir-ish ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ” Uhls says. “There are murders and a mystery, and the lead character discovers a massive conspiracy, biblical in its origin.”

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