Film Review: The Lone Ranger

Walt Disney Studios has been slipping with live-action features. The studio has had its share of critical duds but its films have typically been able to come through financially. Big budgets, a luxury for many films, were a matter of course for the Mouse House, but a more discerning public, due to the proliferation of …

Film Review: 21 Jump Street

When the trailer for “21 Jump Street” first came out, my initial reaction was an extremely loud groan. To describe the last few buddy-cop comedies that have come out in the past few years as underwhelming would be too forgiving (‘Cop Out,’ and ‘The Other Guys,’ come to mind). So here we are, a few …

Johnny Depp to ‘Tourist’

Johnny Depp is in talks to replace actor Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator) in the upcoming film ‘The Tourist.’ ‘The Tourist’ is a remake of a french spy thriller ‘Anthony Zimmer,’ with the lead playing a tourist drawn into the investigation of a female Interpol agent (Angelina Jolie). Quite frankly, I’m sort of tired of these …

Depp Announces “Pirates” 4

At the D23 Expo, (the Disney company’s take on Comic-Con,) on Friday, Disney Chairman Dick Cook announced that a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie will be released summer, 2011.  The next movie, (the series’ fourth,) will be sub-titled, “On Stranger Tides.”  Johnny Depp also made an appearance at the announcement, dressed as Jack Sparrow.  …

Pirates 4 Start Date Confirmed

Oren Aviv has told Coming Soon.net that the next ‘Pirates Caribbean’ has a start date. He told the web blog “We’re going to shoot ‘Pirates 4’ in April and May of next year. We are going to release it hopefully in 2011 is the plan” Their hoping that Pirates 4 will be the start of …

Review: Public Enemies

I have to admit, the idea of Michael Mann making a film about John Dillinger was something that excited me quite a bit. If anyone could do the story justice, it’d be the director of Heat. Though, what worried me was Mann’s current obsession of shooting everything on the Sony CineAlta HD camera. Would the …