The story of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger is one that, if it weren’t true, would be thought too ridiculous to film. The kingpin of Boston crime was actually an FBI informant when the FBI was trying to take down the Boston Mafia – by playing the FBI he helped take them down while being given the freedom to build his own criminal empire.
Johnny Depp once again disappears into a role as he brings Bulger to life.
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To say that Johnny Depp’s performance, as Boston Mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in Black Mass is his best performance in years, really isn’t saying much. The number one problem with this film is that there’s no range in his performance and you can almost see him thinking “This is going to get me some award nominations.”
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When Jack Sparrow returns for a fifth installment in the wildly popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, he’ll have a few new and old friends and enemies.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has begun production in Queensland, Australia. Johnny Depp returns to the role that made him a box office giant .
On Dead Men Tell No Tales, the ghost of an foe returns to plague Jack even s his luck is in a downward spiral.
Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites and Golshifteh Farahani join the Captain Jack Sparrow Saga. Geoffrey Rush, Kevin R. McNally and Stephen Graham return. Dead Men Tell No Tales is directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki). For more, follow the jump.
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Once again, Johnny Depp shows his talent for slipping completely into a character. What a shame that this character is almost completely unnoteworthy.
Mortdecai (the movie) wants to be a knowing send up of sixties caper movies, espionage thrillers and, possibly, the superb BBC series Lovejoy. Instead, it’s Johnny Depp plays the worst of Mr. Bean – in a Rolls.
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Although Disney’s Into The Woods is doing well in theaters, it was considered to be a risky move – taking a three-hour hit Broadway musical and turning it into a two-hour movie. Plus, there was the fact that Into The Woods is not the lightest exploration of fairy tales.
On the plus side, director Rob Marshall was an old hand at adapting Broadway hits into movie form – his Chicago nabbed a few Oscars® – and the screenplay for Into The Woods was adapted by James Lapine, who, with Stephen Sondheim, created the original musical.
So, what did it take to take Into The Woods from stage to screen? Follow the jump to check out a video dealing with that very topic.
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Into The Woods takes four classic fairy tales – Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel – and looks at what happens after their happily ever after endings. There have been several films in recent memory that have tackled this idea, but when Into The Woods debuted, it was a radical new idea. It’s still the best take on the idea.
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One of the highlights of Into The Woods is the moment that Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) realises that the Prince is pretty smart.
Follow the jump to hear her sing On the Steps of the Palace. Into The Woods opens on Christmas Day.
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A new featurette for Into the Woods gives us a look at the characters and storylines in the film – and a chance to hear cast members, from James Corden to Meryl Streep, sing.
Into the Woods opens December 25th with an all-star cast that also includes Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp. Check out the featurette – The Story – after the jump.
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Johnny Depp’s new film, Mortdecai, follows the very British and slightly dim Charles Mortdecai as he searches for a stolen painting that might have a code to a lost bank account containing Nazi gold. The trailer is amusing in a slightly off-centre manner, but it’s easy to see why it’s been scheduled for the boondocks date of February 6th, 2015.
Of course, one simply never knows. Does one? Check it out after the jump.
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Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass has gotten underway with an all-star cast (Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans) under the direction of James Bobin (The Muppets, The Muppets Most Wanted).
This time, the journey to Underland is also a trip back in time. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass will take us back down the rabbit hole on May 27, 2016. For more details, follow the jump.
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