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  • Johnny Depp Bombs in “Transcendence” with Shocking $11.5 Mil weekend

    04/20/2014 4:29:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | April 19, 2014
    Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” bombed last night as expected, taking in just $11.5 million. That’s a disaster for a $150 million movie. 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.
  • Ted Cruz receives standing ovation at Texas return

    10/20/2013 9:02:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 20, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz received an eight-minute standing ovation upon his return to Texas this past weekend, despite an extended, hostile campaign from Democrats and the mainstream media to portray him as a dangerous extremist. “After two months in Washington, it’s great to be back in America,” Cruz said Saturday to approximately 750 people at an appearance in a San Antonio hotel ballroom, enjoying an eight-minute standing ovation for his dogged efforts to defund or delay Obamacare in the recent continuing-resolution budget fight. Cruz also criticized members of his own Senate caucus for ”failing to stand with House Republicans against...
  • NYT: Obama Willing to Pursue Solo Syria Strikes, Aides Say

    08/29/2013 3:30:04 PM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    NYTimes ^ | August 29, 2013 | MARK LANDLER, DAVID E. SANGER, THOM SHANKER and MARK MAZZETTI
    WASHINGTON — President Obama is prepared to move ahead with a limited military strike on Syria, administration officials said on Thursday, even with a rejection of such action by Britain’s Parliament, an increasingly restive Congress, and lacking an endorsement from the United Nations Security Council. Although the officials cautioned that Mr. Obama had not made a final decision, all indications suggest that the strike could occur as soon as United Nations inspectors, who are investigating the Aug. 21 attack that killed hundreds of Syrians, leave the country. They are scheduled to depart Damascus, the capital, on Saturday. The White House...
  • The truth Johnny Depp wants to hide about the real-life Tontos .....

    08/18/2013 4:48:36 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 18, 2013 | JONATHAN FOREMAN
    The 16-year-old girl’s once-beautiful face was grotesque. She had been disfigured beyond all recognition in the 18 months she had been held captive by the Comanche Indians. Now, she was being offered back to the Texan authorities by Indian chiefs as part of a peace negotiation. To gasps of horror from the watching crowds, the Indians presented her at the Council House in the ranching town of San Antonio in 1840, the year Queen Victoria married Prince Albert. ‘Her head, arms and face were full of bruises and sores,’ wrote one witness, Mary Maverick. ‘And her nose was actually burnt...
  • Was the Real Lone Ranger black?

    08/07/2013 4:31:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 Aug 2013
    Bass Reeves's talent for rounding up outlaws in America's Old West made him the stuff of legend. But did this former slave-turned-lawman also inspire Johnny Depp's new film? Alex Hannaford goes on the trail of the real Lone Ranger.Art Burton listened intently as the old man on the other end of the phone cleared his throat and began telling him a story. Burton had only been researching the life of Bass Reeves for a short while but that afternoon what Reverend Haskell James Shoeboot, the 98-year-old part-Cherokee Indian, was about to tell him would persuade Burton he’d stumbled upon one...
  • 'Lone Ranger': Cleft-Lip Charities Upset Over William Fichtner's Villain

    07/23/2013 8:00:12 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Organizations condemn the movie for using the facial feature to make a character appear more evil. Disney's The Lone Ranger is facing a fresh round of controversy over one of its characters, but this time Johnny Depp's portrayal of a Native American isn't the subject of the outrage. Instead, charities are upset that William Fichtner's Butch Cavendish features a cleft lip, a prosthetic that may have been added in part to make him appear more sinister. According to the character synopsis, Cavendish's "terribly scarred face is a perfect reflection of the bottomless pit that passes for his soul."
  • The “Lone Ranger” Recovery: Big Stars and Zads of Temporary Help (Only 47% Have Full-time Jobs)

    07/07/2013 1:05:50 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I think that the latest cinematic box-office fiasco, “The Lone Ranger,” epitomizes the economic and employment recovery: big stars and zads of temporary help. Johnny Depp got his usual staggering paycheck for “The Lone Ranger.” Despite Depp’s popularity at the international box office, The Lone Ranger turned in a soft performance as it began rolling out overseas, grossing $29.4 million from 24 markets for a worldwide opening total of $78.3 million. Westerns have always been a tough sell with foreign audiences. THE LONE RANGER Particularly when the film’s star wears a dead crow on his head for the entire film....
  • Box Office Report: 'Lone Ranger' Marks Third Big-Budget Bomb of Summer

    07/07/2013 12:05:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    SUNDAY UPDATE: Universal's "Despicable Me 2" nearly triples the dismal $48.9 million earned by the Johnny Depp Western, posting a dazzling five-day North American debut of $142.1 million. Failing to fire off a silver bullet, Disney's The Lone Ranger posted a grim five-day debut of $48.9 million, far from enough to make up for the high cost of the Johnny Depp-Armie Hammer Western. Lone Ranger -- costing at least $250 million to produce -- marks the summer's third major disappointment after Will Smith tentpole After Earth and Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum's White House Down -- both Sony pics --...
  • Box office: 'Lone Ranger' flops versus 'Despicable Me 2' and 'Kevin Hart' surprises

    07/04/2013 2:21:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    zap2it ^ | July 4, 2013
    Johnny Depp's gamble on reviving "The Lone Ranger" as a blockbuster action spectacle appears to be going down in flames. The latest collaboration with Depp's "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski opened to a weak $9.6 million on Wednesday. The July 4 holiday is traditionally soft for movie going but things should heat back up through the weekend, at which point "Lone Ranger" will be looking to regain ground if it hopes to recoup a budget estimated to be as high as $250 million.
  • 'Lone Ranger' (politically correct version) Stumbles Out of Gate, Trounced by Kiddie Flick

    07/03/2013 5:12:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3 Jul 2013, 2:42 PM PDT | by Christian Toto
    The Lone Ranger is no match for a group of nattering yellow creatures known to film fans as "Minions." The western reboot, a P.C. affair driven by the creative team behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, is losing the box office battle to a kiddie sequel. And it's not even close. Despicable Me 2, starring the voice of Steve Carell and those adorable Minions, is off to a blazing start with an estimated $35 million haul today alone. The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, is expected to bring in $15 million, by comparison. The Ranger reboot...
  • Disney Analysts Peg 'Lone Ranger' Loss at up to $190 Million, Remain Bullish on Stock

    07/09/2013 12:28:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    While Wall Street updated its forecasts for the expected write-down on the movie, Disney stock rose, and Credit Suisse's Michael Senno highlighted the conglomerate's "strong setup for the long term." Wall Street analysts on Monday updated their predictions for the size of an expected write-down for Disney box-office flop The Lone Ranger and discussed the entertainment conglomerate's broader stock outlook.
  • ‘The Lone Ranger:’ Will dredging up dead genres continue to pay off for Disney?

    07/03/2013 12:05:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 69 replies
    Yahoo ^ | By Will Perkins | Wide Screen – 43 minutes ago
    You’ve got to hand it to Walt Disney Pictures. They took what was basically an extinct genre – the pirate movie – and spun the multi-billion dollar “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise out of it. Take that, “Cutthroat Island”! The House of Mouse is hoping to continue that lucrative trend of genre resurrection with “Pirates” director Gore Verbinski’s latest offering “The Lone Ranger,” a theme park-like Western grab bag starring Armie Hammer as the titular hero and -- you guessed it -- Johnny Depp as his Native American partner Tonto.
  • Box Office Report: 'Despicable Me 2' Crushes 'Lone Ranger' on Tuesday Night

    07/03/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | :43 AM PDT 7/3/2013 by Pamela McClintock
    UPDATED: Universal's 3D animated event pic grosses $4.7 million, compared to $2 million for Disney's big-budget action-adventure. Universal's Despicable Me 2 left The Lone Ranger in the dust on Tuesday night as both films opened at the North American box office on the eve of the long July 4th holiday stretch. The 3D animated event pic grossed a stellar $4.7 million from 2,563 theaters, while Disney's big-gamble Western -- headlining Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer -- took in $2 million.
  • SHOCKER! Disney Halts 'The Lone Ranger' With Johnny Depp And Gore Verbinski

    08/13/2011 3:37:26 AM PDT · by tlb · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Deadline ^ | August 12, 2011 | By MIKE FLEMING
    In a stunning development, Disney has shut down production on The Lone Ranger, the Gore Verbinski-directed period Western that was to star Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the title character. Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer and the script is by Justin Haythe. I'm told this all just happened, and Disney pulled the plug because of the budget. I've heard the filmmakers were trying to reduce the film's cost from $250 million (some even say $275 million) down to $232 million. The Lone Ranger was scheduled to be released December 21, 2012, smack up against The Hobbit: An...
  • Johnny Depp wants Tonto to boss around the Lone Ranger

    05/09/2011 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/9/2011 | Foxnews
    Maybe they'll call it "Tonto's Revenge"? Actor Johnny Depp, who is developing the movie version of “The Lone Ranger” with his “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski, wants someone other than the guy wearing a white hat calling the shots. "I remember watching it as a kid, with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, and going: 'Why is the f***ing Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?'" Depp told Entertainment Weekly about the durable black & white Western TV series that ran in reruns well through the 70s. "I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was...
  • Lone Ranger and Tonto......

    05/08/2009 10:05:55 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies · 1,072+ views
    Internet | 05/08/09 | Unknown
    The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, 'Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see? The Lone Ranger replies, 'I see millions of stars. What that tell you?' asked Tonto. The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says, 'Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three...
  • The Lone Ranger: A First Look

    07/02/2013 8:45:56 AM PDT · by Allah AtBar · 104 replies
    July 2nd, 2013 | Me
    I attended a screener of the Lone Ranger movie last night, the director Gore Verbinski dropped by and introduced the opening of the film. In summary (and without spoilers): The Lone Ranger character starts out as weak and naive and ends the movie as a weak and naive but now following Tonto. I struggle to remember if any of the white male characters were portrayed as anything other than evil, racist, greedy, inept, or religious zealots. Even the military is not spared; the cavalry captain is portrayed as Hollywood’s stereotypical ”General Custer” type replete with Van Dyke beard and long...
  • First look: Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger's Native American sidekick Tonto

    03/08/2012 6:55:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2012 | Emily Sheridan
    <p>After years of delays, the big-screen version of the popular Fifties show started filming last month.</p> <p>And producer Jerry Bruckheimer gave fans a sneak peek at what to expect with the first photo of Armie Hammer as the Ranger and Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto.</p>
  • Hi-Yo, Silver Gone Away: Famed Lone Ranger Announcer Fred Foy Dies at 89

    12/30/2010 10:06:47 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 44 replies · 27+ views
    Voice Over Blog ^ | 12/23/10 | Mike Spring
    There are some things that we retain as memories that immediately bring fond thoughts of the past. The incredible voice of Fred Foy in the Lone Ranger radio and television series certainly qualifies! For everyone interested in truly inspiring classic voice work, here is the script he made famous. Hi-Yo, Silver! A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi-Yo Silver”… The Lone Ranger! With his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early West. Return with us...
  • 'Lone Ranger' announcer Fred Foy dies at 89 ("Hi-Yo, Silver!" )

    12/22/2010 1:34:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/22/10 | obit
    Fred Foy, the radio announcer best-known for calling out "Hi-Yo, Silver!" in his passionate lead-in to "The Lone Ranger" radio program, died Wednesday at his home in Woburn, Mass., of natural causes. He was 89. His daughter, Nancy Foy, said her father began his career as an actor before landing the job as the announcer on "The Lone Ranger" show in 1948. ..
  • Tucson Time Capsule : Tonto at old Tucson

    09/16/2009 9:50:46 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 11 replies · 834+ views
    azstarnet.com ^ | 09.11.2009 | 09.11.2009
    TUCSON REGION Tucson Time Capsule : Tonto at old Tucson Tucson, Arizona | Published: 09.11.2009 On Sept. 11, 1974 Jay Silverheels, perhaps better known as Tonto, was in town. But he wasn't here with his trusty sidekick — that Masked Man — to fight evil in the Old West, he was filming a commercial at Old Tucson. This wasn't his first trip to Tucson; he and Clayton Moore, the Lone Ranger, had been here in the late 1950s filming "The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold." Given the chance, Silverheels would gladly reprise his Tonto role; he was...
  • How can anyone be a bystander while someone is stabbed? Mark Steyn

    09/12/2003 7:26:42 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 98 replies · 490+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 12 Sep 2003 | Mark Steyn
    How can anyone be a bystander while someone is stabbed? By Mark Steyn (Filed: 13/09/2003) On September 11, 2001, the first individual to be named among the dead was the wife of the US Solicitor-General, Barbara Olson, whom I'd sat next to at dinner a couple of months earlier. On September 11, 2003, I woke to the news of the death of the Swedish foreign minister, Anna Lindh, whom I also sat next to a couple of months ago, at a conference. I can't claim anything other than the most casual acquaintance with either lady, but even an accidental proximity...
  • New Lone Ranger Comic Books Released by Dynamite Entertainment

    09/04/2006 7:49:52 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 8 replies · 629+ views
    Dynamite Entertainment, Brett Matthews, John Cassaday and Sergio Cariello with Dean White present the comic book event of 2006 - the LONE RANGER - rides again!!!! Written by Brett ("Firefly") Matthews and art directed by John ("Astonishing X-Men") Cassaday - who also provide each "dynamite" cover (that's right fans - Mr. Astonishing X-Men and Planetary is the single cover artist, THE LONE RANGER #1 also features veteran illustrator Sergio Cariello and colorist Dean ("Punisher") White. THE LONE RANGER #1 is an unrelenting tale of the West. A young man searches for revenge, only to find justice... and that he's something...
  • Future "Lone Ranger" movie? (Vanity)

    05/11/2006 3:39:21 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 7 replies · 179+ views
    According to an old thread, there is a Lone Ranger movie brewing. According to the Lone Ranger fan site, "the script for the movie is in development. No one has been cast for the parts. A filming date has not been set and there is no date yet for it to reach theaters." The good news is, initial reports about Tonto being a woman are false. Other news: "The movie now has a director, Jonathan Mostow, who directed Terminator 3 and U-571. The script is currently being re-written by screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis, who has writing credits for X-Men, Alexander, Laura...
  • 'Deep Throat' Saw Himself As 'Lone Ranger'

    04/25/2006 2:43:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,235+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/25/06 | Louise Chu - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - The man who revealed himself as Watergate's "Deep Throat" says in a new memoir that he saw himself as a "Lone Ranger" who could help derail a White House cover-up. In the memoir, which hit bookshelves Monday, former FBI second-in-command W. Mark Felt explains what motivated him to become the key source for Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein during the Watergate investigation. Felt said he was upset by the slow pace of the FBI investigation into the Watergate break-in and believed the press could apply some much-needed pressure on the administration to cooperate. "From...
  • 'The Lone Ranger' may soon ride again (Possibly With Female Tonto)

    03/07/2002 5:22:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies · 1,224+ views
    LOS ANGELES(Reuters) - Hi-yo Silver, the Lone Ranger may soon ride again -- but this time Tonto may wear a dress. Columbia Pictures, the studio owned by Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp (news - web sites)., has purchased feature film rights to the 70-year-old legend of the masked lawman who rode a white horse named Silver and fired silver bullets, a studio spokesman said Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but entertainment trade paper Daily Variety said Columbia agreed to pay six figures up front to acquire the rights and $1.5 million if the film gets made. ...
  • Is "KEMOSABE" Racist? ("[Canadian] Highest court asked to rule on old Lone Ranger term")

    12/23/2004 9:03:24 AM PST · by dangus · 155 replies · 6,018+ views
    CBC News ^ | 12/22/04 | CBC News
    Highest court asked to rule on old Lone Ranger term Last Updated Wed, 22 Dec 2004 22:07:01 EST HALIFAX - The Supreme Court of Canada is being asked to hear arguments on whether the word "kemosabe" is racist to native people. The request comes from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, which is dealing with a grievance dating back to 1999. ''We think it's time to … have some ground rules so people know what's permissible and what isn't.' – human rights lawyer Dorothy Kateri Moore, a Mi'kmaq woman working at a sports store in Sydney, N.S., had complained that...