With gangsters, wigs, makeup, thick Boston accents, and a period setting, Black Mass was an opportunity for some actors to really act. Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, and Peter Sarsgaard, to name a few, gave very large performances. Sometimes they were grounded and human, sometimes they weren’t. Whatever the case, writer/director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) put together an excellent cast, but one of the many fine actors initially involved didn’t make the final cut. Learn why Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher) was cut from Black Mass after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
If you’ve never seen a crime drama in your life, or alternately are so enamored of crime dramas that you’ll find anything involving cops and robbers inherently fascinating, you may enjoy Black Mass.
If you’re a Johnny Depp fan that’s been waiting years for the slightest suggestion of a comeback, you should probably watch Black Mass.
If none of these apply to you, well, you don’t need to go out of your way avoid Black Mass, but there’s no good reason for you to subject yourself to it, either. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Quentin Tarantino has always been praised for his casting choices, and its obvious that the filmmaker puts a lot of thought into which actors might be good for which characters. The writer/director even seems to write certain roles for particular actors. Now a copy of Quentin Tarantino’s cast wish-list for Pulp Fiction has made its way online, showing the filmmaker’s original choices for the film’s cast, from first choices to back-up/alternate choices.
Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
There are plenty of reasons to be intrigued by Black Mass — its fascinating real-life inspiration, that absolutely stellar cast, director Scott Cooper — but the main question on everyone’s minds seems to be what it means for Johnny Depp‘s career.
While Depp has been on a losing streak since sometime around Dark Shadows, the first trailer for Black Mass suggested a possible return to form. And now the results are in, following the film’s Venice Film Festival premiere. Get the Black Mass early buzz after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Alice Through the Looking Glass acts as both sequel and prequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 film, with James Bobin jumping in as director from a script written by Linda Woolverton. (Burton is still on as producer.) While story details have been thin so far, today’s D23 live-action panel revealed that the big tipping point is a problem with the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), which leads Alice (Mia Wasikowska) on a journey through time, aided by Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), “a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.” Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
One of Tim Burton‘s best films is still Edward Scissorhands starring Johnny Depp. This year just happens to mark the 25th anniversary of the peculiar suburban fantasy about a misfit creation named Edward who has scissors for hands who ends up being taken in by family who in many ways is just as strange as the title character. So what better time to revisit the neighborhood where Burton’s story unfolds?
Just by looking at the suburban setting of Edward Scissorhands, you would think that the entire neighborhood was a film set. But it’s a real neighborhood, and it’s still around to this very day. But it looks remarkably different than it did in 1990 with one key difference that changes its entire appearance. See the Edward Scissorhands neighborhood 25 years later after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
If you haven’t been impressed with the work Johnny Depp has been putting out over the past decade, with disappointments like Mortdecai, The Tourist, Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger, Transcendence, and tired Pirates of the Caribbean sequels, it looks like Black Mass might restore your faith in the actor.
A new trailer for the crime thriller from Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace director Scott Cooper has just surfaced showing off more of what appears to be an Oscar-worthy performance from Johnny Depp as the infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, who was given free criminal reign thanks to his brother (Benedict Cumberbatch) being situated at the FBI.
Watch the new Black Mass trailer after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
The internet has been rather charmed in the past by the charitable activities of Marvel Studios’ stars Chris Pratt and Chris Evans, stopping by a couple children’s hospitals as Star-Lord and Captain America respectively. But now another iconic Disney actor has been captured using his stardom to bring joy to some kids who need it the most.
Johnny Depp took a break from filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales to stop by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia in full wardrobe as Captain Jack Sparrow. And thankfully, an Australian children’s show was there to film some of the adorable antics of the perpetually drunk pirate interacting with the kids.
Watch when Johnny Depp visits a children’s hospital as Jack Sparrow after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon‘s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was a scrappy indie effort populated by character actors and young rising stars. But his next film Collateral Beauty is going for A-list name recognition. Johnny Depp is reportedly being courted to star, as Hugh Jackman unfortunately drops out. More on the possible Johnny Depp Collateral Beauty casting after the jump. Read More »