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Summer movie season is once again upon us, as the likes of "Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine" and "Pacific Rim" are set to blow us through the back wall of the theater with their huge action sequences, top-notch special effects and occasional witty quips.
But blockbusters aren't the only kind of movies at the multiplex this summer; they share space alongside quieter, more critically acclaimed fare. And let's face it — inside every loud, attention-grabbing, big-budget action flick or raucous all-star comedy, there's a sensitive, modest indie just waiting to get out. Right?
With that in mind, we've once again reinvented 10 summer blockbusters as smaller, less explosion-heavy films. After all, it's not such a huge leap to see "Fast & Furious 6" as a twee road trip movie about a non-traditional family or "Man of Steel" as the ultimate tale of an outsider wandering the Earth in search of identity and purpose.
It's summer, summer, summertime, time to sit back and unwind, as The Fresh Prince once rhymed. Iron Man, Wolverine, Superman and Hit-Girl are suiting up and the AC is pumping as studios trot out their big guns, eager to put butts in the seats with big stars, bigger explosions and lots of numbers after titles.
That's right, nearly a third of our list is sequels, there's even more that didn't make it, and that doesn't even count the reboots and potential franchise-starters in store as we dive headfirst into our glistening pool of summer movie bliss. Get More »
Wow. We didn't know horses could do that ... even CG horses.
The final trailer for Disney's "The Lone Ranger" showcases what is most definitely a "Pirates of the Caribbean"-sized adventure, one that hopes to transcend its troubled production and controversial casting by doing what Disney does best: putting on the biggest show in town.
And "The Lone Ranger" certainly looks big. Our hero (Armie Hammer) is dead even before Jerry Bruckheimer's logo shows up and resurrected mere frames later as the masked man who teams up with Tonto to ... uh, ride around on horses and leap onto trains and blow up bridges, apparently. Yeah, it looks like a bunch of chaos, but in true Disney style, it's damn classy-looking chaos. Heigh Ho!
Check out the new trailer, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. "The Lone Ranger" rides into theaters on July 3.
Sure, the Super Bowl is kind of about football, but it's also one of the few times each year when TV viewers actually get amped up about commercials instead of just using the ad time for potty breaks and/or beer fetching. The price tag for putting a few seconds of salesmanship on air during the big game is hefty to say the least (to the tune of $3.7 to $3.8 million in some cases), and this year a few movie studios are ponying up in hopes of wrangling in some cinema-goers. Get More »
After months of anticipation, and one much-buzzed about tease at Comic-Con, the world was finally treated to the first trailer for Johnny Depp's high octane western "The Lone Ranger" last night.
And all we can say is: Hi-Yo Silver! And Away! Get More »
It's a very sad day for "The Lone Ranger" today as an unidentified crew member has died in an on-set accident, according to Heat Vision.
The crewman apparently drowned while preparing for an underwater action scene in the upcoming action adventure. The person was not a stunt performer, nor did the accident occur while cameras were rolling. Disney is investigating the incident and has issued the following statement: Get More »
We've got just one thing to say about the first photo from the upcoming film "The Lone Ranger:" Hi-yo, Captain Jack Sparrow! Away!
Not that this is the latest mashup from Seth Grahame-Smith or anything — though we'd love to see "Cowboys and Indians and Pirates" — but once you get a look at Johnny Depp as Tonto in this picture, you'll have to agree that some of the spirit of old Captain Jack is definitely present. Get More »
James Frain must be done with his vampire days (or nights, rather), as now he's riding into the sunset.
The former "True Blood" star has signed on to join Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in Disney's epic western adventure, "The Lone Ranger," according to Heat Vision.
Frain will be playing a tough foreman overseeing Chinese and Indian rail workers who works for the story’s chief villain, played by Tom Wilkinson. We have a feeling he'll be facing off against the Ranger himself (Hammer) and his pal, Tonto (Depp), at some point as well. Get More »
Hi-ho, Silver! "The Lone Ranger" is back in the saddle.
We knew Disney wouldn't let a little thing like "money" keep it from going forward with the new adventures of the masked avenger and his sidekick, Tonto. Apparently, the budget issues that made the studio pull the plug on the project last month have been resolved, according to Deadline.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski performed a major overhaul on "The Lone Ranger" to bring the budget down to $215 million. This is seemingly enough of a cut to make Disney happy, as the studio had feared the budget could reach $250 million or more.
The process has included reworking the deals for Verbinski, Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp, toning down some of the spectacle and cutting some of the shooting days. Get More »
Is it possible that the Lone Ranger and Tonto are riding off into the sunset once and for all?
Over the weekend,Disney took aim and fired at the expensive production of "The Lone Ranger," which would star Armie Hammer as the Ranger and Johnny Depp as his sidekick, Tonto. The illustrious cast was set to include Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, Dwight Yoakam and Barry Pepper, with more to come. That's a lot of silver bullets.
Deadline reports that the big budget was to blame; even with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski trying to wrangle the budget down to $232 million, that was still $32 million more than the studio wanted to spend. Get More »