Johnny Depp is in the midst of a very nasty divorce with actress Amber Heard. After years of allegations firing from both sides, a new claim from Amber Heard is once again putting a dark shadow over Depp's behaviour.
According to her, Johnny Depp tried to convince Warner Bros. to prevent her from playing in the blockbuster film Aquaman.
Heard went on to explain that, when Johnny Depp was drinking alcohol or taking drugs, she would refer to him as "the Monster."
Back in 2015, she even released a video of Depp being under the influence of alcohol:
But what's worse is that both actors are claiming that the other physically abused the other.
In December of 2018, Amber heard wrote an op-ed that was published in The Washington Post. Read it below: I was exposed to abuse at a very young age. I knew certain things early on, without ever having to be told. I knew that men have the power — physically, socially and financially — and that a lot of institutions support that arrangement. I knew this long before I had the words to articulate it, and I bet you learned it young, too.
Like many women, I had been harassed and sexually assaulted by the time I was of college age. But I kept quiet — I did not expect filing complaints to bring justice. And I didn’t see myself as a victim.
Then two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out.
Friends and advisers told me I would never again work as an actress — that I would be blacklisted. A movie I was attached to recast my role. I had just shot a two-year campaign as the face of a global fashion brand, and the company dropped me. Questions arose as to whether I would be able to keep my role of Mera in the movies “Justice League” and “Aquaman.”
I had the rare vantage point of seeing, in real time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse.
Imagine a powerful man as a ship, like the Titanic. That ship is a huge enterprise. When it strikes an iceberg, there are a lot of people on board desperate to patch up holes — not because they believe in or even care about the ship, but because their own fates depend on the enterprise.
In recent years, the #MeToo movement has taught us about how power like this works, not just in Hollywood but in all kinds of institutions — workplaces, places of worship or simply in particular communities. In every walk of life, women are confronting these men who are buoyed by social, economic and cultural power. And these institutions are beginning to change.
We are in a transformative political moment. The president of our country has been accused by more than a dozen women of sexual misconduct, including assault and harassment. Outrage over his statements and behavior has energized a female-led opposition. #MeToo started a conversation about just how profoundly sexual violence affects women in every area of our lives. And last month, more women were elected to Congress than ever in our history, with a mandate to take women’s issues seriously. Women’s rage and determination to end sexual violence are turning into a political force.
We have an opening now to bolster and build institutions protective of women. For starters, Congress can reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act. First passed in 1994, the act is one of the most effective pieces of legislation enacted to fight domestic violence and sexual assault. It creates support systems for people who report abuse, and provides funding for rape crisis centers, legal assistance programs and other critical services. It improves responses by law enforcement, and it prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ survivors. Funding for the act expired in September and has only been temporarily extended.
We should continue to fight sexual assault on college campuses, while simultaneously insisting on fair processes for adjudicating complaints. Last month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed changes to Title IX rules governing the treatment of sexual harassment and assault in schools. While some changes would make the process for handling complaints more fair, others would weaken protections for sexual assault survivors. For example, the new rules would require schools to investigate only the most extreme complaints, and then only when they are made to designated officials. Women on campuses already have trouble coming forward about sexual violence — why would we allow institutions to scale back supports?
I write this as a woman who had to change my phone number weekly because I was getting death threats. For months, I rarely left my apartment, and when I did, I was pursued by camera drones and photographers on foot, on motorcycles and in cars. Tabloid outlets that posted pictures of me spun them in a negative light. I felt as though I was on trial in the court of public opinion — and my life and livelihood depended on myriad judgments far beyond my control.
I want to ensure that women who come forward to talk about violence receive more support. We are electing representatives who know how deeply we care about these issues. We can work together to demand changes to laws and rules and social norms — and to right the imbalances that have shaped our lives.
Universal Studio just released the new second trailer from Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
Watch it below:
After eight films that have amassed almost $5 billion worldwide, the Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down.
But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.
Hobbs & Shaw blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa.
Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script by longtime Fast & Furious narrative architect Chris Morgan, the film is produced by Morgan, Johnson, Statham and Hiram Garcia. The executive producers are Dany Garcia, Kelly McCormick, Steven Chasman, Ethan Smith and Ainsley Davies.
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The terrifying, petrifying, spine-chilling, blood-curdling, chilling, horrifying, alarming, appalling Chucky doll is back! Orion Pictures just released the trailer of the new instalment of the Child's Play saga.
For those who may not be aware, Chucky's voice is once again portrayed by Mark Hammill.
20th Century Fox released yesterday the final trailer from Dark Phoenix, the latest instalment of the X-Men saga.
Watch it below:
Here is the description of the film: This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we've come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet -- one of their own.
Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, the movie comes out on June 7.
Yes, after the Lego movies, we can now show you the trailer of... Playmobil: The Movie.
Here is the description of the film: Playmobil: The Movie takes audiences on an epic comedy adventure through a sprawling imaginative universe in the first-ever feature film inspired by the beloved, award-winning PLAYMOBIL® role-play toys. Packed with humour and excitement the film combines endearing and hilarious characters, thrilling adventure and breathtaking scenery in this originally animated heart-warming tale. When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, unprepared Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home. As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends - the smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) and many more. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself! Featuring the voices of Anya- Taylor Joy, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Bateman, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson, Meghan Trainor and Daniel Radcliffe.
He would have been 130 today. The genius artist Charles Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889.
Little Charlie's life started in London in deep poverty, with an absent father and a mother struggling to make ends meet and facing serious psychological problems - she ended up in a mental asylum when Charlie was only 14.
Fascinated by the scene, Chaplin went on to sign with a company called Fred Karno, which took him to America, where he discovered the very beginnings of cinema. Starring in some short films, he created the tramp character, which became so wildly popular around the world that he soon started to become the lead character.
Like all geniuses, Chaplin wanted full control and managed every creative facet of the process, which was unknown at the time. In order to completely free himself from studios, he even went on and co-founded in 1919 the film studio United Artists, which still exists today and gave him full control over his films.
Just two years after, the most magnificent part of this career started, with the release of his very first feature-film, The Kid, the story of the tramp taking care of a young poor kid. This was only 1921 and the film still resonates today. Just try watching the end of the film without getting emotional - an impossible challenge on its own.
In 1923, he released A Woman in Paris, a film that is mostly unknown, as it does not feature the tramp character, but contains sublime inventions throughout the film, such as a character waiting at a railway station and seeing the light from the train moving past the character. If you haven't watched it, give it a chance and you will appreciate the journey. And if you look closely, you'll even be able to see very briefly Chaplin in one scene.
After that, the gold era of Chaplin started, with The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus (1928), City Lights (1931) and Modern Times (1936). All classic and cult films, still today.
Unfortunately, life became once again very difficult for Charles Chaplin, both on the artistic front - he did not embrace talking cinema from the beginning, and on the political side - because being admired by so many, he started to become a target.
The rest of his career was quite a struggle, with the release of the groundbreaking The Great Dictator (1940), openly mocking and attacking both Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in the middle of World War II. In this film, the tramp character speaks for the very first time in more than twenty years of films, and no one would have expected the character to be so eloquent. Here is the famous speech:
Even though this film is self-explanatory today, at the time, he was accused of being a communist. In these McCarthyism years of witch-hunt, the FBI started an investigation on him, which forced him to leave the United States.
He still produced the excellent Monsieur Verdoux, released in 1947, as well as Limelight, in 1952. His last two movies were not in the same vein as the others, A King in New York (1957) and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).
Later in his career, living near the beautiful lake of Geneva, in Switzerland, Chaplin composed some wonderful music to his early movies, making them even more sublime that they already were, crafting a perfect jewel as a true perfectionist.
Because while many remember only the tramp character, few know that Charles Chaplin was an outstanding composer. One of his famous songs were from Modern Times:
Chaplin being a very proud man, the one and only time he came back to the United States was in 1972, to receive a lifetime award at the Oscars, in which he thanked the audience, having no real words, as "words seem so futile."
Indeed, words do seem futile, when put in front of the remarkable achievement from that poor London kid, who traveled the world and became adored by millions. So, instead of ending this article with words, I will let you with the ending scene from City Lights, which needs no word.
As all the fans of Veronica Mars already know, she will be returning with brand new episodes on Hulu. But now, we know the date. Veronica Mars will come back on July 26. Oh, and we have something even better, a nice teaser trailer: