Today, in theaters around the country, you can pay money to see Johnny Depp get drunk. Real drunk. Blacked-out, forget-who-you-are, hallucination-heavy drunk in "The Rum Diary."
What fun! Who couldn't use a little more drunk Johnny Depp in these uncertain times? With that thought it mind, we started wondering what Depp's other films would look like thoroughly soaked in booze: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" if Tim Burton put less of an emphasis on surgery fun and more on bourbon-fueled craziness, "Pirates of the Caribbean" had skulls been used for parties rather than supernatural scares, "Alice in Wonderland" had everyone been high on set (though, honestly, they might have been).
Alas, these movies aren't going to be remade with new, drunken agendas; the next best thing would be to ignore reality, like Depp does so well in "Rum Diary," and imbibe as if they were. For this quest, we turned to The Hurricane Club, an elegant tiki-inspired restaurant in Manhattan. Head bartender Colin Mooney designed five cocktails for us based on Depp's films. The wacky result is Johnny Depp's Booze-ography.
The 161 miniature bottles that Depp drinks in "Rum Diary" may not be complimentary, as he eventually discovers to his dismay, but these cocktails are. Enjoy responsibly!
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We've already kicked you five rather surprising things you need to know about Paul W.S. Anderson's 3-D take on "The Three Musketeers," strange things like how Orlando Bloom based his flamboyant character on Ziggy Stardust and that Milla Jovovich's breasts are method actors.
If such kooky facts aren't enough to convince you to check out the flick this weekend, then knowing this take on the classic Alexandre Dumas story contains quite a few other surprises might. While you get fair maidens in corsets and sword fights galore, Anderson introduces a whole lot of contemporary bling into the mix: steampunk airships, excellent 3-D effects and more. So here are five reasons to see "The Three Musketeers."
FROM MTV MOVIES: "Wait till you see Stanley Tucci do Caesar Flickerman," teased "Hunger Games" director Gary Ross back in August as MTV News was getting set to debut first-look footage from the upcoming adaptation of the best-selling young-adult series.
We had to wait then — the teaser only showcased Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen — and we continue to wait to finally peep Tucci as Flickerman, the flamboyantly attired interviewer who chats with each tribute before the start of the gladiatorial competition known as the Hunger Games. But whenever fans do get to check out Flickerman, they can be sure the character will stay true to the guy readers are familiar with from Suzanne Collins' novels.
How do we know? Tucci told us himself.
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Welcome to Puerto Rico, where hotel rooms were made to be trashed, a couple hundred miniature bottles of booze can disappear down your gullet overnight, and you might wake up in your boxer shorts with a tsunami-sized hangover and the vague recollection that you've probably made some exceedingly poor decisions in the recent past.
OK, a typical tropical getaway this is not. But then Johnny Depp's Puerto Rican escapades in "The Rum Dairy" are anything but the norm, as MTV News' exclusive poster debut makes hilariously clear.
The poster presents a sort of "before" image of Depp as journalist Paul Kemp rising from the booze-soaked near dead in the Caribbean after a hard day's night. See the poster in full after the jump!
The official "Prometheus" synopsis has been unleashed, and as cool as it is — A discovery about the origins of humanity! An intergalactic voyage! An extraterrestrial battle with genocide-level implications! — the description still leaves much about Ridley Scott's "Alien"-DNA project unknown.
All in good time. Back at San Diego Comic-Con, though, "Prometheus" writer/producer Damon Lindelof kicked us a ton of info about his collaboration with Scott, the nature of the roles Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron play in the film, and who might actually turn out to be the hero-heir to Sigourney Weaver's Ripley. With the "Prometheus" synopsis on the web, we figured now is the right time to roll out our interview. Read on for insight into the 2012 flick, in Lindelof's own words.
Monday night's two-hour debut of "Terra Nova" sits unwatched in my DVR, a victim of a new puppy who needs far too much attention and then my wife's insistence that if we were going to watch any TV it'd have nothing to do with dinosaurs and everything to do with finally catching up on Leslie Knope's political ambitions in Pawnee.
The day after, the web is abuzz over "Terra Nova," though not necessarily for reasons that make me think my wife and my dog kept me from being an early adopter of a show I'll be itching to check out each week. I plan to watch tonight, but I'll approach the DVR with caution. Anyone under the impression that Fox has served up a "Lost"-like time-travel mystery should now be fully aware the show is trying to attract not just geeks but the four-quadrant demographics so important in Hollywood (and mega-budget TV series).
Clive Owen is convinced his character in "Killer Elite" isn't the bad guy in this spy-thriller-meets-popcorn-action-flick production. Jason Statham's hero, as he gets his face bloodily pounded in by Owen's menacing presence, might argue otherwise, but we're certainly not going to argue with either of these gentleman.
"Whenever I play a part in a film, I never think he is the bad guy," Owen told MTV News. "You have to always find a reason and understand why he's doing what he's doing."
Fair enough. And sure, Owen (Oscar nominee that he is) did his big-screen due diligence, taking what might have been a villain on the page and transforming him into, at the very least, a bad guy certain of his noble intentions. But the actor also admitted, perhaps with less than a shred of truth, that his conception of Spike (the leader of a team of hit men targeting Statham and other ex-special ops agents), began and ended with facial hair.
FROM MTV MOVIES: We've got a load of questions about Robert Pattinson's "Cosmopolis," chief among them how director David Cronenberg intends to adapt a novel, penned by postmodern wizard Don DeLillo, which takes place in one day, largely within one traffic-stalled limousine.
It all makes sense on the page, with so much of the action in this novel of ideas taking place in the head of Eric Packer, a young and rich asset manager who every so often hops out of his ride to sleep with women and get into violent confrontations with menacing strangers. But how all this plays out — and how strictly Cronenberg, who also penned the script, sticks to the source material — remains to be seen.
If we can read into co-star Paul Giamatti's recent comments to MTV News, it seems the film and book will retain one key similarity: It's all about Packer.
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FROM MTV MOVIES: The American public may no longer be convinced about Eddie Murphy's enduring comedic gifts, based on the number of folks who purchased tickets to "Imagine That" and "Meet Dave." Even Eddie Murphy may no longer be convinced about Eddie Murphy's enduring comedic gifts. But one man with no such doubt is Brett Ratner, who is producing the 2012 Academy Awards and who has tapped Murphy to host.
"I think there's no question about it. He's the greatest," Ratner told us Sunday night at the Emmy Awards about Eddie taking on the gig and slaying the crowd. "My first idea was the show had to go in the direction of more comedy with a single host, and there's nobody better on that stage than Eddie Murphy."
"I grew up watching 'Raw' and 'Delirious' and being a big fan of him," Ratner added. "He's a huge movie star. He has huge international appeal. There's nobody better. He's a pro. The guy is a pro."
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This opening night, like so many recent ones in the lockout-shadowed sports world, almost didn't happen.
Brad Pitt's "Moneyball" was shutdown back in the summer of '09, just days before production was to begin, over concerns that director Steven Soderbergh's take wouldn't attract roaring crowds at the multiplex. But Pitt predicted something of a ninth-inning rally, and one new director later (Bennett Miller of "Capote" fame), the David-vs.-Goliath tale about the Oakland Athletics shot back to life and, almost two years later, premiered at the MLB team's stadium on Monday night.
Pitt was on hand under the stadium floodlights, as were costars Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman, plus Miller, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and ballplayers including current A's designated hitter Hideki Matsui.