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Wait?! The Lone Ranger is in this Tonto movie?

Not surprising, this trailer milks Johnny Depp for all he’s worth. It milks Gore Verbinski and the Pirate films. The first 20+ seconds is just about the companies that made this film. This is an AD. This is hardly a trailer for this bloated budget of a film.

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Wes Anderson/Johnny Depp & The Case of Deja Va

So fresh off the heels of the fantastic Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson has announced he’s ready to start working on his next film which he plans to shoot in Europe.  All we know about it to this point is that it is going to be titled The Grand Budapest Hotel and it will star Johnny Depp.

I like this even though I feel like I’ve seen this already

Why do I like this?

-Because I like everything Wes Anderson has made.  Even Darjeeling Limited, which is my least favorite film, is still good, and breathed some new life and actors into Anderson’s familiar film formulas.

-Because like Woody Allen’s recent infatuation with Europe I think the change of scenery (like his turn at Animation) will enliven Anderson, and he’ll find a way to make Europe look more beautiful than it already looks.

-Because Anderson can remind us that Johnny Depp used to be more than just a tentpole adventure hero.  The subtlety of Wes Anderson’s direction should elicit one of the better performances of Depp’s last 10 years.

-Because he plans on filling the film with Bill Murray and other familiar faces.

I think you are as excited about this film as you are excited about Wes Anderson films in general.  I’m sold.

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Whatever You Say Wes!

If Wes Anderson is going to make a movie, we are going to see it. ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ was one of the best movies of this year. Basic reports are coming out about his next film and I’m already in.
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Lone Ranger & Why Bloated Budgets Need To Stop

So Disney’s planned Lone Ranger film has been through the budgetary ringer.  Originally, It was slated to be about 250 million, not including marketing, then it was shut down.  Then it was negotiated down to 215 million and back on.  Now it is being reported that the budget has soared back up to 250 million, and it is weeks behind schedule.  This has to stop. Yes I am well aware that Johnny Depp is typically a franchise cash cow and Disney still wants it “new Pirates” franchise, but you have to stop and think about at what cost.

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