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Johnny Depp Bombs in “Transcendence” with Shocking $4.8Mil Friday...
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Posted on 04/19/2014 10:15:38 PM PDT by Perdogg

Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” bombed last night as expected, taking in just $4.8 million. That means the $150 million movie will likely take in around $12 million for the weekend.

This is Depp’s second major flop at the box office, following the catastrophic “Lone Ranger.” And now this poses an important question: can Depp open a movie that isn’t “Pirates of the Caribbean”? The answer is No. He’s made zillions from the Disney adventure movies.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; johnnydepp; moviereview; transcendence

1 posted on 04/19/2014 10:15:38 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Yikes, that is a true bomb.


2 posted on 04/19/2014 10:16:50 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Perdogg
And now this poses an important question: can Depp open a movie that isn’t “Pirates of the Caribbean”? The answer is No. He’s made zillions from the Disney adventure movies.

That's a bit harsh. He may have gotten himself typecast by the pirate movies, but previously he has done a lot of good films and roles.

This got bad reviews, but I won't pin it on Depp. At least he is moving away from the pirate roles now, and the quirky Tim Burton style roles and doing something different.

3 posted on 04/19/2014 10:20:09 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ansel12

I saw that trailer for this one. Interesting subject matter, but I guess you can only do Lawnmower Man so many times.


4 posted on 04/19/2014 10:20:34 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: Perdogg

Depp was one of my favorite actors in the 80s and 90s. His work in stuff like What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, Benny and Joon, Ed Wood, etc. was superb. He’s still a very talented actor, but I think his super-stardom from those silly Pirates movies has been a two-edged sword.

I also never thought I’d say this, but maybe it’s time for Depp and Burton to part ways. Sweeney Todd was pretty good, but most of the stuff they’ve done together in the last decade or so has been a disappointment - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, especially.


5 posted on 04/19/2014 10:28:48 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: JPX2011
Depp is rich enough that he can do whatever movies he feels like.

For now, anyway.

Maybe he was just intrigued by the role/story.

Like Battlefield Earth, Travolta has enough cash that he could make his "dream project".

Didn't work out so hot.

In fact, Travolta has kind of fallen off the radar again.

If Depp continues making high budget stinkers, he won't KEEP his riches, though.

6 posted on 04/19/2014 10:29:17 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Perdogg

Too bad......................MHBleeds........


7 posted on 04/19/2014 10:29:39 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Perdogg

guess I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to see this goofball


8 posted on 04/19/2014 10:29:51 PM PDT by jjw
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To: Perdogg
This is Depp’s second major flop at the box office, following the catastrophic “Lone Ranger.”

Apparently "Dark Shadows" didn't have a budget big enough for it to also be considered a "major" flop.

FWIW, if you liked the trailer but the reviews have put you off, may I recommend "Colossus: The Forbin Project". It's from 1970 so it might be hard to find on Netflix, amazon, etc. But I myself put it in the same group as Soylent Green, Rollover, and Silent Running, to name a few, as one that will really shock you with a grim ending.

9 posted on 04/19/2014 10:31:21 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Perdogg
sounds like he transcended the moneymaking threshold...
10 posted on 04/19/2014 10:31:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Perdogg

I watched the preview before the Captain America feature. I was not impressed, and so I’m not surprised by the flop. Although, Depp’s a very good actor.

It may have something to do with the films “message”. I believe Pinkerton nailed it down well. Read here:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/04/18/Of-Hollywood-and-Hobbits-The-Reactionary-Politics-of-Transcendence


11 posted on 04/19/2014 10:33:25 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: boop

He sure can. He’s done some good work. One of my favorites is Nick of Time. Very 24esque-type thriller. I heard Travolta say that it takes more time to keep current on his pilot ratings than making movies.


12 posted on 04/19/2014 10:34:08 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: jiggyboy

Loved Colossus: The Forbin Project. Used to be on Youtube, but can’t find it now.


13 posted on 04/19/2014 10:35:42 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: JPX2011

Well, so what! He will have successes and failures but the overall product is that he is a liberal idiot! Will I watch his films, maybe if they are really good but those films that are on the boundary, no...he can take the loss.

I actually liked the Lone Ranger film - I thought it was a great comedy but when reading about it, it made no mention of it being a comedy...what’s up with that?


14 posted on 04/19/2014 10:40:31 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Perdogg

It sounds like just a Matrix prequel


15 posted on 04/19/2014 11:03:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: boop

Battlefield Earth would have been better as a 8-10 hour miniseries.

That is a LOT of pages to try to squeeze in to single movie, and they left out a lot of the character development.


16 posted on 04/19/2014 11:04:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Perdogg

Oh, pshaw! Doesn’t the final verdict on the Depp oeuvre really belong to the French who are so much more civilized and sophisticated than are we Americans?


17 posted on 04/19/2014 11:11:37 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: This Just In
I heard this storyline before.


18 posted on 04/19/2014 11:12:12 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: jiggyboy

Dark Sadows cost over 100 million and was considered a big flop


19 posted on 04/19/2014 11:20:38 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: Perdogg

This article has more than one inaccuracy. “Finding Neverland” was a box office disappointment, although it got good reviews.


20 posted on 04/19/2014 11:21:03 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: jiggyboy
Please don't put Rollover in the same category as Soylent Green or Colossus. It's simply a terrible film, and unlike the others in your list does not in the least present a novel concept and explore it to its natural -- and indeed terrible conclusion.

It's simply a boring exploration of a standard left-wing trope, and if that wasn't enough to turn you off, it features noted commies like Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson and Hume Cronyn. It's NOT a classic.

21 posted on 04/19/2014 11:45:34 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: tcrlaf

It’s crap. The only reason the book sold more than about 10 copies was that The “Church” of Scientology made a concerted effort to force its members to buy 500,000 pity copies. It’s nothing but the pulp dreck that L. Ron Hubbard wrote at the start of his career; it would have been readable as standard 1930’s space shoot ‘em up, but when it was published in 1982 it was an embarrassment. It died the death it deserved.


23 posted on 04/19/2014 11:50:42 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: JPX2011
http://www.amazon.com/Colossus-Forbin-Project-Eric-Braeden/dp/B0003JAOO0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397976844&sr=8-1&keywords=colossus+the+forbin+project

Ten bucks. Easily worth it.

24 posted on 04/19/2014 11:54:45 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Perdogg
The Bad News: Depp's movie bombed.

Less Bad News: He's rich, and this is his girlfriend.


25 posted on 04/20/2014 12:24:01 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: DemforBush

Agree with you, 100%! I hate to admit this to too many people, but ED WOOD is my second favorite movie. Brilliant with a huge heart, about friendship.


26 posted on 04/20/2014 3:18:17 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Perdogg

Once Depp came under the influence of that Tim Burton freak it was all over.


27 posted on 04/20/2014 4:30:26 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Perdogg

Do people really NOT go to a movie because of the actor? I’m not convinced. I go to see the movie, often surprised at who the actors are. (My biggest surprise last year was Jack Reacher...played by pussy Tom Cruise instead of a real man). Guess I should pay more attention.


28 posted on 04/20/2014 5:17:38 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Pull the string!!


29 posted on 04/20/2014 6:01:08 AM PDT by equalator
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To: Perdogg
following the catastrophic “Lone Ranger.”

I liked that one and I'm not even much of fan western genre.

30 posted on 04/20/2014 6:30:26 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: onedoug

“Once Depp came under the influence of that Tim Burton freak it was all over.”

Yep, never been a fan of his style, it’s always dark, morbid and gothic.


31 posted on 04/20/2014 6:32:21 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: JPX2011

FWIW, I saw the movie and liked it a lot. It sounds like the usual machine-takes-over-man theme, and that is the storyline. But it’s nicely updated to be a plausible outcome of the trends we face. It doesn’t have unnecessary car chases, violence, sex etc. It tells a classical SF story, with very good cinema qualities, and does it well.


32 posted on 04/20/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT by grania
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To: Perdogg

I think “Donnie Brasco” was a good movie.


33 posted on 04/20/2014 6:40:50 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: equalator
Pull the string!!

LOL! Beware. Take care.

34 posted on 04/20/2014 7:26:13 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Perdogg
I've been inside a movie theater about a dozen times in the last 30 years and not once in the last 5 years.I've bought a few movies on DVD and Bluray (usually used).The only time I watch network TV is the NFL.I don't subscribe to any of the pay cable channels (HBO,etc).I've bought several dozens CD’s in the last 10 years (but bought many before that) and have downloaded about a dozen songs (all legally)...songs that I can't find on CD...in my life.That's the extent of my recent “support” for showbiz types.
35 posted on 04/20/2014 7:54:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: JPX2011

LOL...that was my thought on seeing the trailer.


36 posted on 04/20/2014 7:56:27 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Perdogg

Lone Ranger really wasn’t a bomb, they just spent too much making it. It’s one of the highest grossing westerns ever, if the budget had been reasonable it would have been profitable. Transcendence just didn’t look interesting, and subject matter is the primary driver for if people see a movie. The ads love to focus on the stars, director and even producers, but every study Hollywood pays for says subject is the #1 driver.


37 posted on 04/20/2014 8:02:22 AM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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