Category Archives: Johnny Depp

Disney’s $250M Lone Ranger movie could be as big a bust as John Carter


Lone Ranger Sucks

The Lone Ranger” can’t seem to ride away from scathing reviews from critics, with some comparing it to Will Smith’s 1999 epic disaster, “Wild Wild West,” according to CBS.

The $250,000,000 film is currently hovering at 22% on film review site Rotten Tomatoes, according to the Business Insider. Continue reading

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Cal/OSHA fines Disney Studios after man dies on Lone Ranger set


“State regulators have fined a producer of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios movie “The Lone Ranger” more than $60,000, citing numerous safety violations in connection with a crew member who died at a movie ranch in Acton,” according to the L.A. Times.

welder/water safety expert named Mike Bridger died on the L.A. movie set Friday while working inside a large water tank. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that it appeared Bridger suffered a heart attack.  Continue reading

What happened when Johnny Depp stayed at the Pirates of the Caribbean suite?


Capt. Jack Sparrow Painting

Did you know that there is a Pirates of the Caribbean Suite at the Disneyland Hotel?  I was working at Disney when they opened the suite.  In fact I got to meet the designer who dreamed it up and shocked her when a Disney engineer and I took readings and found out that some of the brass fixtures in the new suite had too much lead content.

But the real shocker was finding out that there was once a portrait of Johnny Depp, as Captain Sparrow, in this suite.  Why it was removed is quite a tale.  Apparently Depp stayed in the suite one night and he called the front desk the next morning in a bit of a fury.  He was not happy that the painting of him had been hung in the suite without his permission – and it had to be removed!

But that’s not all. Continue reading