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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has given us our first look at Johnny Depp in his latest eccentric role.

The Oscar-winning star teams up with Armie Hammer for The Lone Ranger, starring in that May 2013 blockbuster as Tonto, the Native American BFF of the film's title character.

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is a big screen adaption of the classic 1940s TV and radio series. It will produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski. Said the former to Entertainment Weekly awhile back:

"When the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to reinvent the relationship to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans - not only in The Lone Ranger, but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema - and turn it on its head."

Are you excited for The Lone Ranger remake?

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Katniss is about to catch fire in the following clip from The Hunger Games.

Following a sneak peek at this Tribute impressing the Gamemakers via her bow-and-arrow skills, Lionsgate has now released a look at the very first time young Ms. Everdeen crosses path with someone who will become an integral part of her life: Cinna, as played in the movie by Lenny Kravitz.

Watch now as he makes the suggestion saves Katniss' life, telling her she has to "make an impression" on sponsors if she wants to survive. And we all know what sort of outfit he designs to ensure that's the case, don't we? Cue The Girl on Fire...

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax earned $70.7 million at the box office this weekend, easily besting its competition and taking the honor of highest-grossing debut of 2012 so far.

The second place film, Project X, made almost $50 million less in its first week.

Those two combined with Act of Valor and its $13.7 million haul gave the top three films over $100 million combined, an impressive first for Hollywood this year.

Fourth place belonged to Denzel Washington’s Safe House, while Tyler Perry and his Good Deeds continued to do well in fifth place with a $7 million weekend.

Best Picture winner The Artist returned to the list after the buzz of its 2012 Academy Awards triumph, banking another $3.9 million. The weekend Top 10:

  1. The Lorax, $70.7 million
  2. Project X, $20.8 million
  3. Act of Valor, $13.7 million
  4. Safe House, $7.2 million
  5. Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, $7 million
  6. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $6.9 million
  7. The Vow, $6.1 million
  8. This Means War, $5.6 million
  9. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, $4.7 million
  10. The Artist, $3.9 million

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Tick... tick... tick...

The most exciting clock in Hollywood is ticking down, as The Hunger Games opens nationwide two weeks from tomorrow.

In anticipation of the event, the movie's publicity machine is in full force, with the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly dedicated to the franchise and star Jennifer Lawrence gracing the cover of Glamour UK this month.

Three new photos from the film have emerged, meanwhile, two of which feature Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, one of which focuses on Peeta during The Hunger Games themselves and another which gives us a look at Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. Click on each now for a larger version:

  • Peeta Goes Camouflage
  • Katniss in Training
  • Cinna and Katniss

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Bobby Brown is not the only person reportedly looking to profit off Whitney Houston's death.

According to Great Britain's The Daily Mail, plans for a Whitney biopic - which existed when the singer was still alive - are being fast-tracked, and a number of big names are lining up for the main role.

  • Rihanna Cleave
  • Jennifer Hudson on Good Morning America

The leading contender? Rihanna, with Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson and Vivica A. Fox also allegedly up for consideration.

"Whitney knew about the project and was excited to see where it would lead," an insider says, comparing the film to What's Love Got To Do With It, a Tina Turner biopic that landed two Oscar nominations for Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.

Who do you think should portray Houston if this movie goes into production?

 

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Adam Sandler has set a new high mark for low brow comedy.

The actor picked up 11 Razzie Award nominations last night, shattering the previous record (five) held by Eddie Murphy and setting himself up as the clear favorite for these anti-Academy Awards, as the ceremony honors the very worst in movies each year.

Jack/Jill Poster

Overall, the film Jack and Jill garnered an impressive 12 nominations, including worst film, actor and actress for Sandler; worst supporting actress for Katie Holmes. and worst supporting actor for the great Al Pacino.

Check out the full list of Razzie nominees - which includes Sarah Palin! - below.

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Sit down, The Twilight Saga. Take a backseat, Harry Potter. There's a new, early box office champion in Hollywood!

According to Fandango, The Hunger Games has set a new mark for first-day advance ticket sales, as anxious Katniss Everdeen fans lit up the Internet on February 22 in anticipation of this blockbuster and purchased more tickets ahead of the film's opening than the previous record holder, Eclipse.

Said Fandango Executive Vice President and General Manager, Rick Butler:

"The Hunger Games is off to a fantastic start. We saw the biggest first day advance ticketing sales in our company’s nearly 12-year history – which is especially impressive for a March release and a non-sequel.”

NOTE: Do you want to attend the March 12 Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games? It's not too late to enter that contest at Movie Fanatic!

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The world won't be able to actually start watching The Hunger Games until it comes out on March 23, but that's exactly 30 days from now, which means one thing:

Tickets are on sale for this upcoming blockbuster! Visit sites such as Fandango.com, Moviefone.com and MovieTickets.com right this very moment for more information. We won't be offended, don't worry.

The Hunger Games IMAX Poster

Meanwhile, the folks behind The Hunger Games have announced a mall tour in promotion of the movie.

It will kick off with Gary Ross in Los Angeles and include such stars as Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, who will answer attendee questions and give away free stuff. We've posted the dates and venues below.

Saturday, March 3
LOS ANGELES, Westfield Century City
Talent: Gary Ross, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth

Tuesday, March 6
ATLANTA, JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
Talent: Liam Hemsworth, Leven Rambin, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg and Jack Quaid

Wednesday, March 7
PHOENIX, Scottsdale Fashion Square
Talent: Liam Hemsworth, Leven Rambin, Dayo Okeniyi and Jack Quaid
CHICAGO, Westfield Fox Valley
Talent: Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jacqueline Emerson

Thursday, March 8
MIAMI, Westfield Broward
Talent: Jennifer Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig and Amandla Stenberg
DALLAS, Galleria Dallas
Talent: Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jacqueline Emerson

Friday, March 9
MINNEAPOLIS, Mall Of America
Talent: Jennifer Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig, Amandla Stenberg, Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jacqueline Emerson

Saturday, March 10
SEATTLE, University Village
Talent: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson

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Dame Judi Dench has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, a condition associated with old age that is characterized by damage to one's retina and, more often than not, leads to blindness.

"I can't read scripts any more because of the trouble with my eyes," the veteran actress tells the U.K.'s Mirror. "And so somebody comes in and reads them to me, like telling me a story."

Judi Dench Picture

Dench has undergone treatment for the disease, but there's no definitive cure.

She'll next appear in the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, and says she has no plans of ending her career.

"As long as there is a possibility of working, I'm not going to retire," Dench says. "If I retire, nothing will work any more, and it's hard enough as it is."

[Photo: WENN.com]

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The Vow and Safe House were neck and neck at the box office this weekend, but Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds' action flick narrowly eked out a #1 showing.

In the second weekends in theaters for both, Safe House pulled in $24 million while The Vow, starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams grossed $23.6 million.

Last week, The Vow was #1 with $41.2 million to Safe House's $40.2 million.

Nicholas Cage's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance made its debut at #3, making $22 million. Josh Hutcherson's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island made $20 million.

A not-so-great debut at the box office? Reese Witherspoon's This Means War, which was reportedly held for a week because of the anticipation for The Vow.

It held down the #5 spot with $17.5 million.

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