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Seriously, this is a video with Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp signing the words a song by Paul McCartney. We don’t really have to sell you on this one, do we?

Paul McCartney’s ‘My Valentine’ Featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp

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In the 1950’s Hunter S. Thompson would pen a novel that wouldn’t see the light of day for more than 40 years. Its path to the theaters wasn’t much smoother as it languished in development hell for the better part of a decade before writer/director Bruce Robinson and Johnny Depp (Thompson’s original choice for the role) were attached in 2009. The story follows the exploits of Paul Kemp (Depp), a struggling novelist, who leaves New York to accept a job no one else wants at The Daily News in Puerto Rico. The film also stars Amber Heard who the camera doesn’t so much love as continuously lust after in every scene she appears.

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My sophomore year of High School, I might have been the one student at Shawnee Mission East that wasn’t in a perpetual state of going Bonkers for the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, The Curse of the Black Pearl. I didn’t think it ever found a comfortable balance between the humor and adventure it was going for, and was left in an awkward state of flux in between.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDE

Still, I wasn’t blind to everyone else’s enthusiasm, and I found myself excited for its two-for-one sequels, Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End. They came and went, neither doing much for me (though at least Dead Man’s Chest got its tone right). Even still, the amount of enthusiasm for the franchise from its fans and studio had me thinking a lot could go right with future sequels.
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