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"Cop Car" (August 7)(Film Page) Director: Jon Watts Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Camryn Manheim, Shea Whigham Criticwire Average: B- Why is it a "Must See"? Ever since it was announced that Jon Watts would be tackling Marvel and Sony's "Spider-Man" reboot, all eyes have turned to the writer-director's debut indie, "Cop Car," which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The road thriller finds Kevin Bacon in predator mode after two young boys stumble across his abandoned cop car in a secluded glade and take it for a joy ride. The deadly cat-and-mouse game that follows moves at a tightly wound pace, thanks to editing by Megan Brooks and Andrew Hasse, and it's especially involving anytime the focus shifts on the two boys. The story manages to create a formidable sense of threat from its very first scenes, and what the kids find in the »
- Zack Sharf
Cop Car Focus World Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C Director: Jon Watts Screenwriter:Jon Watts, Christopher Ford Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Fredson-Jackson, Hays Wellfod, Camryn Manheim, Shea Whigham Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 5/11/15 Opens: August 2015 No doubt some critics and audience members will be show their smarts by saying the “Cop Car” combines Steven Spielberg with Sam Peckinpah, and while there are elements of the two great directors in Jon Watts’ movie, the show is difficult viewing unless you like seeing repetitive scenes of ten-year-olds playing with guns, a rogue sheriff who continually tries to show that he’s on the side of [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Kevin Bacon: "This is the only character I've played that I would like to see what happens to that guy, 25 years later".
Kevin Bacon was in Montreal on July 28th for the Canadian premiere of his latest movie, Cop Car, showcased during the Fantasia Film Festival. What's more, director Jon Watts and Kevin Bacon were on hand for a short Q&A after the movie.
While attendees asked Bacon a number of questions ranging from his experience on X-Men: First Class to the meaning of life, someone in the audience got down to brass tacks and asked the one question that’s on all horror movie fans’ mind: are there plans for a Tremors reunion sequel with the original cast?
Bacon offered the following comment as the only answer, which was met with tremendous applause: "I can’t address it directly, but I would say that this is the »
There are a lot of great movies arriving on VOD for the month of August, which should undoubtedly please all you genre fans who love to catch on some of the best indie horror and sci-fi titles from the comfort of your own homes. We kick things off with The Last Survivors from Dark Sky Films and the very same day, Uncork’d Entertainment is unleashing their werewolf flick Dark Moon Rising which stars Eric Roberts.
On August 7th, A24 is planning on taking viewers to some Dark Places, and we’ve got a handful of movies arriving in mid-month including the thriller Cop Car starring Kevin Bacon and the stylized revenge tale Final Girl featuring the always great Abigail Breslin. A few days later, SpectreVision’s The Boy arrives on VOD and one of my personal favorite films of 2015, the spunky post-apocalyptic action adventure tale Turbo Kid, will be released on August 28th. »
- Heather Wixson
Easy, says a very grateful John Gross, director of creative production at Alamo Drafthouse — aka the people who brought us Chandler’s Friday Night Lights-themed, silence-your-cell-phones public-service announcement: The actor, who lives in Austin, is a frequent patron of the movie-theater chain.
“Kyle lives near one of our locations and is a regular, »
Read More: Sundance: How 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' Director Pulled Off a Documentary About The National Lampoon No one was safe when it came to National Lampoon's jokes. The boundary-pushing, one-of-a-kind publication is the focus of Douglas Tirola's documentary, "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon." The documentary covers the founding of the magazine by two Harvard graduates, its rise to fame, expansion to radio shows, albums and other mediums and its eventual demise. Through never-before seen interviews during the magazine's prime and pictures from the magazine itself, Tirola paints a picture of the outrageous world of the magazine during its 28-year lifespan. It also features interviews with prominent names in comedy like Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Chevy Chase, John Goodman and Bill Murray. Check out the hilarious, Nsfw trailer above. Read More: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #33: Timely 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' »
- Kaeli Van Cott
While this weekend's "Vacation" doesn't come stamped with the National Lampoon brand, it definitely continues a lineage. Not only is it the latest installment in a series that started in 1983, it's the revival of a certain kind of anarchic spirit that was first launched not on the big screen, but in the bawdy pages of a magazine. And a documentary is coming along to share the history of this comedy landmark. "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon" (read our review) brings together famous faces like Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Chevy Chase, John Goodman, Bill Murray, and more to tell the story of the little comedy rag that could, which soon became a big and sometimes controversial success that carried over to many media platforms. Here's the official synopsis: From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Johnny Depp could use a hit after comedy drama flop, “Mortdecai,” and may have found it in “Black Mass.” He’s featured in a new trailer as notorious Boston crime boss James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, Jr., a transformative role unlike any he’s played since his Donnie Brasco days. The film co-stars Kevin Bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Sienna Miller and Dakota Johnson. [...]
After two straight weeks atop the box office, Marvel's Ant-Man will surely be dethroned this weekend, with the arrival of two new releases, Paramount's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and New Line Cinema's Vacation. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation will easily take the top spot, somewhere in the low $50 million range, in its first week in theaters. The fifth installment of the lucrative Mission: Impossible franchise is heading into theaters with a strong wave of critical buzz, with a 93% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Even though Vacation debuted on Wednesday, and the reviews haven't been favorable (25% "Rotten" rating), it should still easily take the second place spot.
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation opens in 3,956 theaters today, with action icon Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt for the fifth time. He is joined by stars of 2011's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, along with a »
Today we have a new trailer for "Black Mass" crime film, starring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, and Peter Sarsgaard. Check it out below. Plot: The true story of Whitey Bulger (Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. "Black Mass" is directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) and is set to hit theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »
Read More: Johnny Depp Heading to Venice Film Festival for 'Black Mass' World Premiere Johnny Depp looks ready for his Oscar in the chilling new trailer for Scott Cooper's "Black Mass." Based on the book of the same name by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, the drama stars Depp as notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, who became an FBI informant to eliminate criminal competition from the '70s to the early '90s. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton and Peter Sarsgaard, among many others. The film will have its world premiere at an out-of-competion screening at the Venice Film Festival. It hits theaters September 18. Read More: Watch: Johnny Depp Turns Cold-Blooded Mob Boss In The New Trailer For Crime Drama ‘Black Mass’ »
- Zack Sharf
While a previous trailer offered a glimpse of Bulger’s domestic life, the latest clip is strictly business. In it, Depp wields a lot of firepower and also wheels and deals with Joel Edgerton’s and Benedict Cumberbatch’s characters, underscored by Yelawolf’s pulsing single “Till It’s Gone.”
“We’re just getting started,” Depp says in the clip, referring to Bulger’s notorious gangster activity in Boston from the 1970s to the ’90s. Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson and Corey Stoll also star in the Warner Bros. release.
The gangster pic will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
“Black Mass” bows in theaters Sept. 18.
- Marianne Zumberge
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.
The film also features Rory Cochrane as Steve Flemmi, Whitey’s closest partner in crime; Jesse Plemons as Whitey’s main henchman, Kevin Weeks; W Earl Brown as Bulger hit man Johnny Martorano; David Harbour as FBI Agent John Morris, who is complicit in the deal between Bulger and Connolly; Dakota Johnson as Lindsey Cyr, Whitey’s former girlfriend and mother of his only child; Julianne Nicholson as John Connolly’s wife, »
- Michelle McCue
A lot has been made of Johnny Depp’s astonishing transformation to play notorious gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger for Black mass, and rightly so, but the rest of the cast should not be forgotten, especially when Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Juno Temple, and Corey Stoll are offering no doubt stellar support. A new trailer has come our way, which really opens up the story, and gives the supporting players a chance to shine, which is not an easy task with Depp in fantastic, absolutely terrifying form in the lead role. Released: 18th September (U.S.)/ 13th November (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Literally every actor in Hollywood who wasn't in The Departed or The Town signed on for the Whitey Bulger biopic to prove that they, too, could do a convincing Boston accent. Seriously, this trailer is like playing Whack-a-Mole with famous people: There's Landry from Fnl! And here's Johnny Depp! And over there, Benedict Cumberbatch! Now the dude from The Great Gatsby! Then it gets harder: Peter Sarsgaard and Kevin Bacon, for a few seconds each! Corey Stoll, getting a laugh line out of nowhere! Wait — was that Amanda Peet or Dakota Johnson? There are so many people in this movie, there's not even enough room to put their first names at the end of the trailer. »
- Nate Jones
Johnny Depp is virtually unrecognizable as notorious gangster Whitey Bulger in the latest trailer for Black Mass. We’ve had some earlier looks at the film which boasts a stacked cast of actors including Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, Joel Edgerton, Corey Stoll, and Adam Scott.
Already slated to play at Tiff, Black Mass brings us the true story of Bulger, the infamously violent gangster brother of a state senator (played by Cumberbatch) who eventually became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family from invading his South Boston home turf.
The brand new trailer ups the pacing thanks to the catchy track “Till It’s Gone” by Yelawolf, revealing some new scenes for the first time, including a look at Benedict Cumberbatch’s dancing skills. The latest trailer focuses more on the film’s plot with Bulger’s central role as a mythic »
- Rachel West
The third trailer for Johnny Depp‘s “Black Mass” shows that James “Whitey” Bulger is practically involved in every crime in the United States. Depp plays James “Whitey” Bulger, the real-life leader of the Winter Hill Gang, which controlled large parts of South Boston for years through fear and violence. The trailer, set to Yelawolf’s “Till It’s Gone,” shows how dangerous Bulger really is while showcasing the amazing cast’s lineup. In addition to Depp, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard and Kevin Bacon. Scott Cooper directs. It is set to hit theaters »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Are you ready to be terrified like never before this fall? Black Mass has Johnny Depp slipping into the role of real-life gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, and it could be the moment that defines his career. A third trailer has arrived, which showcases the actor's immense talent. And it's clear that, as of this moment, he is the one to beat at this year's Oscars.
Black Mass arrives from Warner Bros. Pictures this September, just as the awards season starts to really heat up. Scott Cooper, known for his acclaimed dramas Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace, returns to direct. And he has assembled an excellent supporting cast to back-up his leading man, Johnny Depp. Appearing in the movie are Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Jesse Plemons and Adam Scott.
Johnny Depp is taking the role of notorious real-life criminal Whitey Bulger in the crime drama Black Mass, and in the trailer, he's terrifying, great, and so going for gold. Yes, this already looks like an award season contender! Depp goes from friendly to monstrously threatening in seconds flat (the hairline, contacts, and accent all add to it too). The movie also boasts an incredible roster of stars besides Depp, like Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Scott, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, and Joel Edgerton, so there are many reasons you'll want to see this movie. Black Mass comes out on Sept. 18, and you can check out all the pictures now. Public service announcement: the music in the trailer is "Till It's Gone" by Yelawolf. Here's the first trailer: »
"Jimmy's business is Jimmy's business..." Warner Bros has debuted one more official theatrical trailer for Scott Cooper's Black Mass drama, starring Johnny Depp as the notorious gangster Whitey Bulger. We've seen plenty of trailers for this already, so we all should know what to expect at this point, but they keep revealing more and more. This time there's a focus on Depp as Bulger, and lots of the action around his character, and he looks so damn good. And crazy. The big cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon and Adam Scott. I actually really dig the pacing and the intensity of this trailer, thanks to the song "Till It's Gone" by Yelawolf. Enjoy! Here's the second full trailer for Scott Cooper's Black Mass, direct from Warner Bros: Black Mass is directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart »
- Alex Billington
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