On Fantastic Beasts 2 and Where to Find Them (and the Series Plot)

Fantastic Beasts 2 Movie PosterBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

* Spoiler Alert

If Fantastic Beasts is retconning the Wizarding World as we know it from the world of Harry Potter, fans are likely to complain. The Crimes of Grindelwald is The Two Towers of this spinoff saga. It sets in motion a quest to stop the deeds to which this nefarious character, played by Johnny Depp, has plans to commit. The actions he committed in the past are a concern, but in this sequel, this villain’s future goals will shake up the world in devastating ways. At the same time, we are teased with glimpses of the tools he has at his disposal. He possesses at least one-third of the Deathly Hallows.

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Can You Keep it Under Your Hat; Disney’s Mad Hatter Billboard Really was Depp!

AliceThroughTheLookingGlassPosterVisitors to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California were given a rare treat when a stationary billboard at the entrance to the park started talking to them. The billboard advertising Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass left park visitors in awe when the film’s character Mad Hatter reacted to the crowd. The trick was all down to 52-year-old actor Johnny Depp live streamed using current video technology and a little Disney magic. Depp will reprise his role as the Mad Hatter (due in theatres May 27th) from 2010’s Alice In Wonderland.

Alice Through the Looking Glass stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen. The film is directed by James Bobin with the screenplay by Linda Woolverton and based on the books of Lewis Carroll. Alice Through the Looking Glass will be in theatres May 27, 2016.

Source(s): Digital Spy and Disney Movie Trailers.

Video Source(s): Disney Movie Trailers.

Is There a Mort in Mortdecai? a Movie Review

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)


Johnny Depp is Charles Mortdecai, or rather, Captain Jack Sparrow … or should that be Barnabas Collins? There’s a debonair quality in Depp’s performance that’s familiar even though there’s nuances to make this new persona ever so slightly different. When his life is in danger, this boy is simply a coward. Just how he manages to remain an unscrupulous arts dealer really needs to be asked.

In a movie based on the works of English author Kyril Bonfiglioli’s trilogy of the same name, starting with, “Don’t Point That Thing At Me,” perhaps better explanation can be found within the book than in the film. When an arts restorer is killed working on a Francisco Goya painting thought to be lost, he’s called to the scene by agent Martland (Ewan McGregor) to track down where the canvas went. But when Martland has a past with Mortdecai’s wife Johanna (Gwyneth Paltrow), the issue of infidelity gets put into just one layer of this film’s rather confusing direction.

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The Lone Ranger “Celebrate” TV Ad

This is the newest TV spot for the Lone Ranger starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp and directed by Gore Verbinski. The Lone Ranger opens in theatres July 3rd.


Source(s): Disney Movie Trailers

Disney’s Latest Look at Lone Ranger

Disney has also included in the featurette the horseback riding accident involving Johnny Depp during shooting.

Go behind the scenes on one of Disney’s latest films The Lone Ranger in a new featurette. In roles originally brought to life on the silver screen by Chief Thundercloud and Lee Powell, Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer continue the legacy as Tonto and the mysterious masked man respectively.

Disney has also included in the featurette the horseback riding accident involving Johnny Depp during shooting.

Directed by Gore Verbinski (Rango) with screenplay by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott (Shrek) and Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), this film will open July 3rd.

Source(s) Movie Clips Coming Soon, Digital Spy,

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