Month: January 2011

‘The Tourist’ makes move to DVD March 22

The Tourist is traveling onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, reports USA TODAY’s Cindy Clark.

Bonus features on both the DVD and Blu-ray disc include an outtake reel, director’s commentary and two featurettes: “A Gala Affair” and “Bringing Glamour Back.” Blu-ray exclusive materials include three additional behind-the-scenes featurettes.

The DVD will retail for $29, the Blu-ray Disc for $35, and a combo pack will sell for $39.

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EL MARIACHI Trilogy on Blue Ray

For the first time available on Blu Ray, Robert Rodriguez’s EL MARIACHI Trilogy

Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
Ten-Minute Flick School
Inside Troublemaker Studios
Ten-Minute COOKING School
Film is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez
The Anti-Hero’s Journey
The Good, the Bad and the Bloody: Inside KNB FX
Robert Rodriguez Audio Commentary

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RANGO gets a PG rating

The Motion Picture Association of America’s Classification and Ratings Administration dished out ratings for Rango.

Rango was rated PG for “rude humor, language, action and smoking.” While a PG is a somewhat rare rating for an animated movie, it’s not altogether surprising for Rango given its western setting. Directed by Gore Verbinski and featuring the vocal talents of Johnny Depp, Rango opens March 4.

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No Academy Award Nomination for Johnny

Johnny didn’t receive an Academy Award Nomination this year. Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced Tuesday, January 25 by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar® winner Mo’Nique.  Alice in Wonderland received nominations for Art Direction, Costum Design (Colleen Atwood) and Visual Effects.

See the complete list here.

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Johnny talks about plans for his ‘Lone Ranger’ reboot

Johnny Depp is still planning to star in Disney’s planned big screen version of The Lone Ranger, he tells EW exclusively. “I think it’s going to be good, when we have a chance to put it up on its feet,” says Depp of the project. The actor will play the role of Tonto in the project, which is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with original Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski attached to helm.

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Entertainment Weekly, January 2011 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Title: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Publication: Entertainment Weekly

Issue: January 2011

DOES ANYONE LOVE the egomaniacal pirate Capt. Jack Sparrow much as, well, the egomaniacal pirate Capt. Jack Sparrow? Maybe not. But on person he comes close is Johnny Depp, who’s now played that seafaring scalawag in four Pirates of the Caribbean movies, including On Stranger Tides (out May 20). “I’m never tired of the character,” he says. “I don’t look forward to the day when I have to say good bye to him.”

Captain Jack’s latest adventure was born during the back-to-back productions of the franchise’s second and third films, 2006’s Dead Man’s Chest and 2007’s At World’s End. Writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio persuaded series superproducer Jerry Bruckheimer to option Tim Powers’ On Stranger Tides, a 1987 novel that featured both the dreaded pirate Blackbeard and the fountain of youth. Once the rights were secured, Elliott and Rossio set the stage for the new installment by writing a concluding scene for At World’s End in which Sparrow is seen heading off in search of the fountain in question.

Given the combined $2 billion worldwide gross of Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End, Disney was happy to bankroll a fourth excursion. On Sept. 11, 2009, Depp appeared on stage dressed as Captain Jack at a Disney fan event in Anaheim to hype the announcement. He also embraced Disney’s then chairman, Dick Cook, who’d famously backed Depp’s idiosyncratic decision to base his character on Keith Richards. But just one week after the Anaheim event, Cook abruptly departed Disney—and plans for Pirates 4 seemed to founder: Depp told a reporter at the time that he felt “a fissure, a crack in my enthusiasm at the moment” for another Pirates movie. “Things became a little creaky after Dick Cook left” the actor admits now. “He had been very supportive of me on the first movie when a lot of people at Disney were concerned? However Depp also says he had issues with the nascent Pirates 4 script. “Things got very mathematical, very subplotty on the last movie because there were a lot of things that needed to be resolved with the characters,” he says. “I wanted to make a film that was more like the first one, that was more character driven.”

To help whip the yarn into shape, Depp attended a series of meetings in L.A. with the core Pirates team, including director Rob Marshall, who stepped in after Gore Verbinski left the series. “Johnny was instrumental in the design of the story” says Rossio. “l think an arbitration committee might give him a ‘story by’ credit if he was willing to submit it.”

Depp’s wish for a sleeker Pirates 4 dovetailed with the desire for a cheaper one on the part of Disney’s new regime,

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