“Iron Man 3,” the superhero movie from Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel division, looks set to jump-start the summer movie season with the biggest opening in a year that so far has proved disappointing to Hollywood.
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out Oscars this weekend, the smart money is on Daniel Day-Lewis to take home the best-actor award for the title role in “Lincoln.” It would be his third Oscar.
Like an elegantly wrapped Christmas gift with a cheap toy inside, “ The Tourist ” is a tantalizing package containing nothing worthwhile. Glowing with the star power of Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp and a lush Venice setting, this Hitchcock wannabe is a tepid thriller that sinks faster than that waterlogged city.
When we first see Johnny Depp in “The Rum Diary,” he’s hung over, bloodshot and clad only in boxer shorts hiked unfashionably high over his midsection. He’s stumbling around a motel room that looks like it’s been hit by a hurricane.
The Johnny Depp animated comedy “Rango” opened as the No. 1 film in U.S. and Canadian theaters this weekend, generating $38 million in ticket sales for Viacom Inc. ’s Paramount and Nickelodeon divisions.