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Johnny Depp blames bad reviews for Lone Ranger flop

Johnny Depp blames bad reviews for Lone Ranger flop

Aug 6 2013, 4:10am CDT | by Bang Movies

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer have blamed bad reviews for the failure of 'The Lone Ranger'. Disney's costly blockbuster flopped at the US box office last month - grossing just $86 million in North...

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Johnny Depp blames bad reviews for Lone Ranger flop

Aug 6 2013, 4:10am CDT | by Bang Movies

<p>Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer have blamed bad reviews for the failure of 'The Lone Ranger'.

Disney's costly blockbuster flopped at the US box office last month - grossing just $86 million in North America so far, despite a $225 million budget - and the film's stars believe the underwhelming public response is down to harsh reviews in America.

Depp said: ''I think the reviews were written seven to eight months before we released the film.''

The actor - who plays Native American spirit warrior Tonto - reunites with 'Pirates of the Caribbean' director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer for the film, and believes pressure was placed on them because of the success of the earlier franchise.

He added: ''I think the reviews were written when they heard Gore and Jerry and me were going to do 'The Lone Ranger'. They had expectations that it must be a blockbuster. I didn't have any expectations of that. I never do.''

Disney temporarily halted filming on the Western adventure in 2011 due to ballooning costs and Hammer - who stars as the titular character - insists US reviews focused on the hampered production rather than the movie itself.

He told Yahoo! UK and Ireland: ''While we were making it we knew people were gunning for it. I think it was the popular thing when the movie hit rocky terrain, they jumped on the bandwagon to try and bash it. They tried to do the same thing with to 'World War Z', it didn't work - the movie was successful. Instead they decided to slit the jugular of our movie.''

Financial analysts recently estimated 'The Lone Ranger' could cost Disney $150 million.

The film has thus far grossed $175 million worldwide.

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Meryl Streep Gets Her Witch On In First Poster For Into the Woods

Sep 17 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Into the Woods presents several famous fairy tales weaved into one: Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel all make an appearance in the story of a baker and his wife who try to reverse a curse on their family in order to have a child.I've had my eye on Rob Marshall's upcoming big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 Broadway musical since the first major casting announcements revealed that Meryl Str ...
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Meryl Streep Beckons You ‘Into the Woods’ in New Poster

Sep 16 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

Into the Woods is a sort of kitchen-sink fairy tale adaptation, combining the stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood with a big Steven Sondheim soundtrack and a massive star-studded cast. But the latest Into the Woods poster keeps things very simple. Check it out after the jump. Disney revealed the new Into the Woods poster. Keep an eye on the film’s Facebook p ...
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Johnny Depp was a ‘father figure’ to young co-star

Sep 13 2014 7:48pm CDT | Source: pagesix

Johnny Depp acted as a father figure on the set of “Into the Woods,” says young star Lilla Crawford. “Johnny has two children, and he would always talk abou ...
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Theo James to Star in New ‘Underworld’ Film

Sep 12 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Before Theo James smoldered in Divergent, he smoldered in Underworld: Awakening. In the most recent chapter of the fantasy/action series, James played a vampire named David who lent a hand to Kate Beckinsale’s Selene. Now a new Underworld movie is in development, and counter to some reports it won’t be a remake or reboot. No, this is a new sequel, and Theo James will lead the Underworld 5 cast. THR reports that James “will be the central character in the new film, which is not a ...
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Bloom may reboard Pirates franchise (Yahoo Movies UK)

Sep 10 2014 10:25am CDT | Source: wesmirch

Yahoo Movies UK: Bloom may reboard Pirates franchise  —  Orlando Bloom has revealed he has been in talks to reprise his role in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise.  —  The 37-year-old British actor appeared alongside Johnny Depp as blacksmith-turned-pirate ...
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Were Robin Williams & Johnny Depp Going to Save the World?

Sep 9 2014 10:34pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Here at my house, we are still not at a place where we can talk about the passing of Robin Williams with any sort of coherence. It usually just results in one or more of us descending into weepy tears of loss and heartbreak.Like this, but way less attractive.However, there is almost nothing more sad at this point than hearing about all of the amazing projects that could have been, had we not lost Williams too ...
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New VOD and Streaming Movies; Plus: Get Infected by Sean Astin in 'Cabin Fever: Patient Zero'

Sep 2 2014 11:21am CDT | Source: movies.com

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Moms' Night Out (comedy; Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patri ...
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Stan Lee Reunites With ‘Mallrats’ Director Kevin Smith in ‘Yoga Hosers’

Aug 28 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Kevin Smith has always been a comic book fan. His second and third movies were steeped in comics. To this day, he’ll occasionally write a comic and even maintains a podcast about Batman. And for a comic book fan/filmmaker, there’s really nothing better than getting Stan Lee to appear in your film. That happened for Smith in film number two, Mallrats, when Lee showed up – as himself – to spout a few gross words of wisdom to our hero, Brodie. Now, almost ...
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Into the Woods Photo: Meryl Streep Looks Whacked!

Aug 22 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

We know Meryl Streep plays a witch in Into the Woods, but with a new photo from Disney form their upcoming big screen version of the Broadway musical, she looks a little more whacked than witchy! We were pretty darn impressed with that photo of Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf, and the Into the Woods teaser trailer is truly compelling (even without any musical numbers), but there is something ab ...
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