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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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Into the Woods Teaser Trailer: Watch What You Wish For!

Jul 31 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Hot on the heels of those Into the Woods photos that premiered yesterday, Walt Disney has released the first Into the Woods teaser trailer and it has us hooked! Meryl Streep stars as the Witch who puts a curse on a whole slew of our favorite Grimm Fairy Tale characters in this musical based on the smash Broadway hit. The film is from Rob Marshall, who won an Oscar for Best Picture with another musical, Ch ...
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‘Into The Woods’ Teaser Trailer: Disney’s Fairy Tale Musical Is Out This Christmas

Jul 31 2014 11:37am CDT | Source: Slash Film

What happens when you combine the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, add a few Oscar-winners, some Tony-winning music and sprinkle a little Disney on top? You get Rob Marshall‘s adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical, Into the Woods. The film opens Christmas Day. Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp are among the cast in the original story of a baker and his wife who wi ...
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INTO THE WOODS Trailer: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, and More Get Musical

Jul 31 2014 11:17am CDT | Source: Collider

Disney has released the first trailer for the fairy tale musical Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago).  James Corden and Emily Blunt star as a couple who encounter Brothers Grimm characters while on a quest to reverse a curse that keeps them from starting a family. Into the Woods stars Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, ...
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Into the Woods: Disney Shows Us Production Photos!

Jul 30 2014 7:16pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

If you don't know Into the Woods, it's a musical that takes all of the classic fairy tale characters, throws them into the same story, and screws around with them.Check out these production photos Disney just released:The one at the top of the article is James Corden as The Baker and Meryl Streep as the Witch.A well concealed Johnny Depp as The Wolf.Billy Magnusson as Rapunzel's PrinceJa ...
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New Photos From Disney’s Into the Woods, Starring Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt

Jul 30 2014 4:27pm CDT | Source: movienewz

Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp star in Disney’s fantasy adventure musical Into the Woods, based on Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning Broadway musical. Check out the new movie photos below. Into the Woods centers on a baker (Corden) and his wife’s (Blunt) quest to break a witch’s (Streep) curse in order to start a family. […]The post New Photos From Disney’s Into th ...
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Eva Green Heads For Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Jul 28 2014 1:58pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

She's in talks to reunite with Tim BurtonNow that he’s finished work on his real-life art drama Big Eyes, Tim Burton is headed back into the realm of the fantastical, eyeing a February start date for Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. And he’s looking to reunite with one of his Dark Shadows cast for the film – no, not Johnny Depp… Eva Green.Based on Ransom Riggs’ novel, which Chernin Entertainment bought for 20th Century ...
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Edgar Wright Heads For Grasshopper Jungle

Jul 25 2014 6:24pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's attached to the YA adaptationThough he left Marvel's Ant-Man, it appears Edgar Wright hasn’t got the idea of insects completely out of his system. Sony has now secured his services for the adaptation of Andrew Smith Dutton’s novel Grasshopper Jungle.It’s an intriguing project for Wright, and very different from anything he’s done before despite Scott Pilgrim’s blend of youthful issues and fantasy. Beautiful Girls writer Scott Rosenberg is ada ...
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Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Gets A Release Date

Jul 24 2014 4:04am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Argh ye ready for more Cap'n Jack come July 2017?Shiver me timbers and blow the man down (other hoary old pirate expressions are available, speak to your local quartermaster for details) – Jack Sparrow is back. Three years after Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sailed into cinemas, its hull pockmarked by many critical broadsides, Disney have officially announced the fifth instalment in the long-running nautical franchise, and it turns out you'll have to wait three more years ...
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Fan Casting The Joker: The Winner

Jul 23 2014 9:07am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Over, out, finito. You, the people of Moviepilot, have spoken and elected your Joker. Not sure if there isn't some irony to be found in the fact that an anarchic super villain gets elected... ANYWAY. Old pro Willem Dafoe beat The Purge creeper Rys Wakefield in a comparatively close vote. Dafoe already has some serious villain credentials, having played the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. It's a surprisingly safe choice in an appropriately weird Jok ...
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EXCLUSIVE CLIP Celebrates Transcendence's Blu-ray Release

Jul 18 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Just ahead of its July 22nd release date, an exclusive behind the scenes interview clip from Transcendence has been released JUST for Moviepilot! In a culture that grows ever closer to the technology we use every day, and it gets harder and harder to "unplug," Transcendence examines the very real, and very possible, future of artificial intelligence, and sentient programming.In Transcendence, Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of artificial inte ...
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