Tag Archives: Johnny Depp

Cinema Review – Black Mass

In the 1970s and 80s James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) became one of the biggest crime lords that Boston has ever seen. Bulger seemingly worked with the FBI to get rid of the Italian Mafia on the north side of the city, before expanding his operation from his native South Boston – or Southie – into the rest of the city. Scott Cooper’s film examines the career of the infamous Irish-American mobster and his inevitable fall from power. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Into the Woods

Rob Marshall’s musical ties together famous fairytales into one story; the story of a childless Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who must gather together magical items so a witch (Meryl Streep) can reverse a curse put on their family tree. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Lone Ranger

In this origins story, John Reid (Armie Hammer) takes on the mantle of the Lone Ranger when Butch Cavendish (William Fitchner) and his crew ambush, and brutally murder Reid’s brother. Reid joins forces with an odd but insightful Native American Tonto (Johnny Depp) in his quest for justice. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Frankenweenie

When his beloved dog dies, Victor (Charlie Tahan) turns to science to bring his best friend back. However, Victor soon learns that his actions have some unexpected consequences. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Dark Shadows

In the late 18th century, Barnabus Collins (Johnny Depp) scorns Angelique (Eva Green), a woman who just so happens to be a witch. Angelique curses Barnabus to be a vampire and buries him alive. 200 years later Barnabus is awoken to discover that the world around him has changed dramatically and his family is not as successful as it once was. With the rest of the Collins family in tow, Barnabus sets about rectifying this. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Poor old Terry Gilliam. He has not had a good run of luck lately.

Watchmen, a project that he deemed “unfilmable” was indeed filmed, and fairly successfully. His adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s beloved novel Good Omens languished in development hell before being scrapped. He lost Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to Chris Columbus and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was shut down in 2001 due to Jean Rochefort’s health problems. As well as all this, Tideland was overlooked and The Brothers Grimm was not well received.

And then Heath Ledger died. Continue reading

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