Johnny Depp And Tom Hanks Bring Their Talents To On DemandNovember 14, 2011
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Movies On Demand Premiering This Week (November 15, 2011)
- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
- LARRY CROWNE
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES – Premieres November 15
While director of the first three PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies Gore Verbinski has moved onto more interesting projects (RANGO, THE LONE RANGER), Disney has turned the reins over to Rob Marshall who has been stumbling since the acclaimed musical CHICAGO.
They brought back Johnny Depp to reprise his role of Captain Jack Sparrow / Keith Richards. Let's be honest, there is no franchise without Depp / Sparrow. There are many faces from the first 3 installments you will recognize along with newcomers Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane. I kind of imagine this was made for fans of the series who have tired watching the first three so frequently and need new flavors to continue their interest in these rambuctious swashbuckers.
Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz
Available in 3D**
LARRY CROWNE – Premieres November 15
Has it been 15 years since Tom Hanks feature film directorial debut (THAT THING YOU DO)? When doing press, Hanks spoke of working on this script with friend Nia Vardalos over 5 years. Now I know what she's been doing since MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. It may be time to chalk MBFGW as a one hit wonder and put the romance writing pen down.
If a film is not a biopic, perhaps working on a screenplay for half a decade isn't advisable. Chances are it will not flow with the current issues. Even though the subplot of being laid off happens to dovetail during these woeful economic times. Let's see what device can we orchestrate for Hanks and Julia Roberts to meet and fall for each other? Community College where she teaches and he can win her over as an older, scooter-driving, student. Sweet intentions, but too implausible. Skip it unless you have a need for a Hanks / Roberts fix.
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts
PG-13, Romantic Comedy
Same day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox
*Title dates and availability may vary by system. HD not available in all systems.
Week of October 25 (CAPTAIN AMERICA & WINNIE THE POOH)
Week of October 18 (Cameron Diaz's BAD TEACHER & Selena Gomez's MONTE CARLO)
Week of October 11 (THE TREE OF LIFE, HORRIBLE BOSSES, ZOOKEEPER, GREEN LANTERN)
Week of October 4 (AFRICAN CATS, FAST FIVE, SCREAM 4)
Britt is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of On Demand Weekly. He is the former head of Affiliate Marketing and VOD for Sundance Channel. Prior to Sundance Chanel, Britt worked for Miramax Films and BMI. He also on the Advisory Board of the Palo Alto Intl Film Festival.