There really haven’t been many movies worth going to see lately. We did go to see “The X-Files: I Want To Believe”, but it was a huge disappointment. And I am a big X-Files fan. And while I am interested in going to see “Righteous Kill” and “Igor” soon, I’d be just as happy to wait until they both come out on DVD.

But, apparently there is still hope! I just read that Johnny Depp has signed on to star in Pirates of the Caribbean 4! We can only hope that the dreary Keira Knightley will not bore us to death with her incessant pompous whining this time! But that’s not all . . . Johnny will be playing “Tonto” in the upcoming movie “The Lone Ranger”. Hmmm. That will certainly improve that story line. I hated that series when I was a kid. . . way too cornball for me. But with Johnny Depp as Tonto, how bad can it be? Like Pirates, it will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, so that’s a plus, too.

And last, but not least, Tim Burton has created his own version of “Alice In Wonderland”. We all know that Johnny Depp is one of Burton’s favorite actors, so it’s no surprise that Johnny will be bringing his own twist to the character of “The Mad Hatter”. I love Alice In Wonderland, but have always been frustrated that some of the best scenes were usually stolen from “Through The Looking Glass”. It will be interesting not only to see Johnny’s rendition of The Mad Hatter, but to see how Tim Burton has translated the story onto the screen. One last thought on this: don’t you think that Christopher Walken would be a much better Mad Hatter than. . well, than anybody?

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