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Some things you just can't stand for if you consider yourself to be ... well, a person.
MTV's own Josh Horowitz caught up with the "Dark Shadows" star at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, though their conversation was a bit more serious than your usual piece of Tim Burton whimsy. Depp spoke about how moved he was by the real-life events that are explored in "West of Memphis," director Amy Berg's new documentary that chronicles the "failure of justice" that was the case of the West Memphis Three.
Check out Johnny Depp's interview with MTV News, and see what all the rage is about when "West of Memphis" opens in theaters on Dec. 25.
If you think your past year has been crazy, trust us, you've got nothing on Damien Echols.
After spending nearly 19 years on death row, Echols was released last fall, in part due to the ongoing efforts of celebrities like Peter Jackson and Eddie Vedder, who staunchly believed that Echols was innocent of the charges. That gave him just enough time to hightail it to Sundance to see the premiere of Jackson's acclaimed new documentary about Echols, "West of Memphis" last month.
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival is over, and film industry types and journalists have returned home with a pretty good idea of what the indie scene will look like this year.
But what about you, dear reader, who didn't get the chance to play in Park City and mingle with bundled-up celebs? Have no fear. Our intrepid NextMovie Sundance team braved long lines, snow drifts, crowded screenings and press junkets to bring you the 20 films we loved at Sundance this year -- and that may soon be coming to a theater near you. -- By Todd Gilchrist, Jason Guerrasio, Jenni Miller and Nigel Smith
If you think you've been waiting a long time to see "The Hobbit," you've got nothing on the subjects of Jackson's newest project -- because they waited 18 years to get out of prison. Now they're walking free -- but as the new trailer for the documentary "West of Memphis" shows, freedom truly isn't free for some people.
People like the West Memphis Three.
Convicted of murdering three young children, the case of the West Memphis Three -- Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. -- became a cause célèbre in the '90s, with numerous music and movie stars throwing their weight behind efforts to bring the case back to trial. Get More »