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Quentin Tarantino Explains His Love For ‘The Lone Ranger’

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images/Walt Disney Pictures

Quentin Tarantino surprised many earlier this week when he released a list of his favorite movies of the year and on that list, along with Oscar frontrunners like 'Gravity' and 'Blue Jasmine,' was the Razzie frontrunner 'The Lone Ranger.' As we all wondered aloud, "How could this be?," Mr. Tarantino has arrived, as if on cue, to explain exactly how it be, defending his choice of 'The Lone Ranger' as one of the best movies of 2013.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Movies of 2013, Including…’The Lone Ranger’?

Quentin Tarantino Best Movies 2013
Tiziana Fabi, Getty Images

He's arguably one of the best filmmakers working today. He's also (arguably) one of the best film critics in his spare time. So, when Quentin Tarantino shares his list for the best movies of any particular time period, we take notice.

Today, we have word on what Tarantino considers his top 10 movies of 2013 and while some selections won't surprise you ('Gravity'), others ('The Lone Ranger'??) will.

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Disney to End First-Look Deal With Jerry Bruckheimer; Was ‘The Lone Ranger’ Really That Bad?

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Disney has announced that its first-look deal with Jerry Bruckheimer, who's produced such Disney staples as the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'National Treasure' movies, will end when the current contract expires next year. This follows the studio's biggest flop in recent memory, 'The Lone Ranger,' which was projected to lose millions, but Disney assures everyone this decision has nothing to do with that disaster.

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Is the Era of the Blockbuster Coming to an End?

2013 Summer Movies Review
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There was definitely something apocalyptic about the 2013 summer movie season, and we’re not just talking about the movies themselves.

While major releases, like ‘This Is the End,’ ‘Oblivion,’ ‘Pacific Rim‘ and ‘Elysium,’ dealt with the end of the world, Hollywood appeared to be on the verge of collapse out in the real world. Films that looked like surefire hits flopped; surefire disasters proved to be more disastrous than everyone predicted; the handful of films without numbers in their titles stumbled; and, from the sidelines, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas smirked, shrugged and predicted the end of the moviegoing experience as we know it.

So, what exactly happened here? More importantly, what does this mean for the future of studio filmmaking? It’s easy to imagine Hollywood looking at what happened this summer and learning plenty of lessons; but, maybe, not always the right ones.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Despicable Me 2′ Rides Over ‘The Lone Ranger’

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Universal

Which would you expect to win the Fourth of July weekend: the Disney-produced, Johnny Depp-starring revival of an iconic American hero or the sequel to a French-made, Steve Carell-starring animated movie about a lovable supervillain? Well, it looks like American audiences simply aren't interested in westerns, even the uber-expensive ones starring Captain Jack Sparrow with a bird on his head. 'Despicable Me 2' destroyed 'The Lone Ranger' over the holiday weekend. Like, totally wrecked it. Mercilessly.

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‘Despicable Me 2′ vs. ‘The Lone Ranger’: Which Film Are You Seeing?

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Universal/Disney

This 4th of July weekend is one of the biggest of the year, and 2013's edition brings two heavy hitters to theaters: 'Despicable Me 2' and 'The Lone Ranger.' So which film are you cooling off with this week?

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‘The Lone Ranger’ Review

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Walt Disney Pictures

I loved 'Rango,' the last time Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski offered up a madcap spin on the Western. I basically enjoyed 'John Carter,' last year's Western-infused would-be space epic, which, not coincidentally, was the last time Walt Disney stock holders had to reach for a shaker of Tums.

However, 'The Lone Ranger,' this new spazzed-out Western from Depp, Verbinski and Disney, takes unusual and unlikely measures to ensure that audiences have a miserable time. There are momentary flashes of amusement, but it is jumbled, tone-deaf and uninteresting. If I wanted to be kind I'd call it dull and ephemeral, but there are long stretches that seem to strive to be annoying - almost anti-entertainment. The only thing 'The Lone Ranger' has going for it is a long life as to go-to description how not to make a blockbusters movie - this generation's 'Last Action Hero.'

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Lone Ranger’

Disney
Disney

The character of the Lone Ranger has been an important and iconic piece of American culture for 80 years. Few characters have had his longevity or have burrowed so deep into the popular culture consciousness.

Even if you've never seen, read or heard anything dire

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‘The Lone Ranger’ TV Spot Gets You Prepared for the Fourth of July

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Disney

Disney has released a new TV spot for 'The Lone Ranger,' in keeping with the film's July 3 release date. But there isn't much -- if any -- new footage to be seen in this commercial. We get a peek at the familiar train sequence again, whic

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‘The Lone Ranger’ Clip: Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer Are at the End of the Line

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After plenty of trailers and posters, the first official 'The Lone Ranger' clip has arrived and it gives us a taste of what Disney's epic action western will feel like. If you guessed that it would feel a lot like the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films...you're right. Between director Gore Verbsinki's familiar style and the mere presence of Johnny Depp, this clip looks very much like something written for a 'Pirates' film retconned for the Old West.

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