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    D23 Photos: A Day of Legends and Stars

    What do… George Lucas, Dick Van Dyke, Ellen DeGeneres, Danny Elfman, Richard Sherman, Randy Newman, Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, James Monroe Iglehart, Susan Lucci and Johnny Depp… have in common? They were all at Friday’s D23 Expo. This year’s Disney Legends honorees are George Bodenheimer, Andreas Deja, Eyvind Earle, Danny […]

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    Pirates of the Caribbean 5 on Indefinite Hold

    Disney on Tuesday put “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” on indefinite hold. The next installment in the franchise from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star Johnny Depp titled “Catch Me if You Can.” had been scheduled for July 10, 2015. Update 9/12/13: Due to script and budget issues, Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said today they’ll be pushing […]

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    Editorial: Why ‘The Lone Ranger’ Flopped

    Why did the highly anticipated Depp and Hammer movie The Lone Ranger completely stumble opening week? It’s not because it is a bad movie, it’s something I call “pre-release oversell.” This is when a film has so many different trailers, promotions and behind the scenes vignettes that the public feels that they have already seen […]

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    The Un-Blockbuster, Disney’s Lone Ranger

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney’s The Lone Ranger has posted a five-day opening of $48.9 million domestically, an abysmal number considering the film’s $250 million production budget and a worldwide marketing outlay of $175 million, which is the norm for many summer event films. Given its poor opening and stiff July competition, box office […]

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    Quick Film Reviews: Monsters U and The Lone Ranger

    By Mark Hickson: Don’t you hate it when someone gives away the plot of a movie that you were thinking about seeing? Well, I do! So instead of doing a review that describes the plot in detail, I’m just going to share my opinion, then you can decide if you want to see it or […]

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    Johnny Depp Surprises The Comanche Nation

    On Friday Johnny Depp stunned members of the Comanche Nation who had gathered in Lawton, Okla., for an advance screening of The Lone Ranger.  The 50-year-old shocked the audience gathered in the parking lot of Carmike Cinemas when he strode on to the red carpet on the arm of his adopted Comanche mother, LaDonna Harris. Depp worked […]

  • ABC
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    Scuttlebutt – It’s All About Hollywood

    Vali Chandrasekaran has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios TV. The Emmy-nominated producer-writer most recently worked on NBC’s 30 Rock for its final three seasons, and also wrote the NBC comedy My Name is Earl. The Lone Ranger to Premiere at Disney’s California Adventure. The Armie Hammer-Johnny Depp film The Lone Ranger, will hold its world premiere at […]

  • ABC
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    Scuttlebutt – Demi, Christine, Selena & Zendaya

    The highest new entry in the U.K. singles chart this week was Heart Attack by Hollywood Records artist Demi Lovato, It came in at number three. Yea! FYI: There has been a rule change in the Oscar race for best animated feature, allowing for the presentation of a third statuette in the case of shared director credits. The category […]

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    Scuttlebutt – Streep, The Super Sequel and Singing Your Face Off

    Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep acting and singing together? It’s taken 16 months to get off the ground when Disney Studios sent out a press release announcing that Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine) would be directing Stephen Sondheim’s iconic 1987 Broadway musical Into The Woods as a feature film. Well, It’s finally going to happen and I can’t wait to see it! Already trading at record levels, Disney’s […]