Not much going on this week except for the latest Johnny Depp bomb, 'Transcendence.' 'Transcendence' is Depp's third flop in a row: 'Dark Shadows,' 'The Lone Ranger,' and now 'Transcendence,' which opened domestically at $11.5 million despite its $100 million budget. 'The Tourist' barely survived with a $16.5 million opening. The reviews are pretty dismal. 'Transcendence is coming in at 19% on Rotten Tomatoes.
I like Depp. He's a great actor and he's an A-lister. He doesn't need to take every quirky role that's offered to him. I haven't been a Brad Pitt fan since I was 17 years old, but I have to give Pitt credit where credit is due. Pitt has grown choosier as his career has progressed. This is how it's supposed to be. The more established an actor is, the more selective they can be. Depp needs to start getting selective or his agent needs to be. I would love to see Depp in another indie gem like 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' or 'Benny and June.' Please Johnny, no more pirates and no more Tim Burton films.
Oh 'True Blood,' the show I love to hate. I've begrudgingly watched this show for the past six years and I'm glad Season Seven will be its last. The show is so over the top and not in a good way. You can find more speculation about 'True Blood' Season Seven here.
The new 'Godzilla' movie looks better and better every time I catch a glimpse of it. The trailers look great and are reminiscent of the original 1954 'Godzilla' that ravaged Japan over and over again. The less the remake looks like the 1998 Roland Emmerich monstrosity the better.
This year's Wondercon Cosplay is just so good this year. I'm a huge cosplay fan and occasional participant. I'm never as creative as these people though. I wish I were. Check out the rest of these cosplayers. They are seriously brilliant.