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Kevin Polowy profiles the upcoming gangster film "Black Mass," saying this is finally "the Johnny Depp movie we've been waiting for." A new trailer shows Depp as real-life ruthless mobster Whitey Bulger, one of the most infamous people ever in American organized crime. Could this be Depp's ticket to a first Oscar win? Directed by Scott Cooper (who helped Jeff Bridges win an Academy Award for "Crazy Heart"), the film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, and Dakota Johnson. It opens nationally September 18 and is a likely candidate to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival the week before. Yahoo Movies -Break- With no big film wanting to open a week before "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the box office leader is once again "Furious 7" with another $18.26 million. Holdover "Paul Blart - Mall Cop 2" is in second place with $15.5 million. Newcomer &quo »
A World Premiere in the Midnight section of this past winter’s Sundance Film Festival, Jon Watts’ stomach-knotting boys adventure thriller, Cop Car is out this August from Focus World. Get a new look at the film, including Kevin Bacon’s cop stache, in the new teaser poster and still. Cop Car is a terrific exercise in…
- Samuel Zimmerman
After watching Johnny Depp as modern day mobster Whitey Bulger in the Black Mass new trailer, all is forgiven for Depp once again donning the Captain Sparrow costume for another Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The unrecognizable Depp is alarmingly frightening as the infamous violent criminal in this first look at the crime drama. Black Mass boast an A-list cast such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, Peter Sarsgaard and David Harbour.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
A poster has arrived online for director Jon Watts’ upcoming thriller Cop Car, which stars Kevin Bacon as a corrupt small town Sheriff on the trail of two kids who’ve stolen an abandoned police car and set off on a joy ride…
- Gary Collinson
Today we have the first trailer for "Black Mass," in which Johnny Depp plays the infamous Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger. 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" co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, Corey Stoll, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons and Peter Sarsgaard. It's set to hit theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »
Ninja Warrior UK: ITV, 7pm
To make it to the semi-final round, contestants must pass the Mount Midoriyama tower.
Atlantis: BBC One, 7.45pm
This week, knowing that the other woman is the only thing standing in the way of being a true ruler, Pasiphae offers Ariadne an ultimatum.
Meanwhile, Jason and Hercules have sought exile in the mountains, where Medusa and Pythagoras come up with their own plot, requiring a sacrifice of unimaginable proportions.
Britain's Got Talent: ITV,8pm
We're in the third round of auditions, and the competition is heating up. Judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon are on the hunt to uncover the nation's brightest talent.
Will any of tonight's acts have what it takes »
Jennifer Lawrence in a long, red dress at the Oscars Jennifer Lawrence at the Academy Awards Stunning in a red dress, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Lawrence was a first-time Best Actress Oscar nominee for her first major film role: a near-destitute, young Ozark woman looking for her missing drug-dealing father in Winter's Bone, Debra Granik's generally well-received indie drama. Winter's Bone also earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini; based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell). Jennifer Lawrence's competitors in the Best Actress Oscar race were: Annette Bening for Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole. Natalie Portman, the eventual winner, for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. »
- D. Zhea
An almsot recognisable Johnny Depp (Transcendence) stars as notorious gangster-turned-informant Whitey Bulger in the film from Warner Bros. and Cross Creek Pictures. Joel Edgerton (Exodus: Gods and Kings) plays FBI agent John Connolly, while Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) plays Whitey’s brother Bill. Peter Sarsgaard (Night Moves), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Juno Temple (Horns), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation) and Kevin Bacon (The Following) co-star.
Black Mass is released on September 18th, and in the UK a week later.
- Scott J. Davis
Bulger was an Irish mobster who collaborated with the FBI in the 1970s, with the aim of taking down the Italian mob. The film will chart just what happened, and how things, er, didn't quite go to plan.
Johnny Depp takes on the role of Whitey in the movie, with Joel Edgerton playing the FBI's John Connolly. Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller and Adam Scott are also in the cast, with Crazy Heart's Scott Cooper directing.
The film is scheduled for release in cinemas this coming September. And here's the first trailer for it...
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Chicago – Finding the adult button and hitting “on” is becoming more of a challenge as the tech generation morphs into their thirtysomething era. Comedian Nick Kroll (“Kroll Show,” “The League”) ponders this situation in the new film “Adult Beginners,” a primer on growing up and moving on.
Kroll portrays Jake, a entrepreneur whose new tech gadget goes bust. Left with no life and no income, he moves back in with his sister (Rose Byrne) and brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale). There is a twist – Jake’s nephew Teddy needs a daytime caregiver, and Nick is now available. As he takes on his new duties, he begins to understand that life has different angles, especially when it comes to raising children.
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Nick Kroll is a multi-tasker. After graduating from college in 2001, he began his career as a stand-up and in improvisation groups, and »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
In this September’s Black Mass, Johnny Depp returns to the life of crime as Whitey Bulger, a character light-years away from Mortdecai’s moustache-twirling eponymous art dealer, or the wacky world of his frequent collaborator Tim Burton.
Bulger is perhaps best known to film audiences as the real-life inspiration behind Jack Nicholson’s Boston mob kingpin in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. If Jack’s Frank Costello is only the carbon copy of Bulger, then we should be in for a hell of a ride with Black Mass and the real deal.
“He could be charming. He could be ruthless. He was like a cobra—you never knew where he could strike,” says director Scott Cooper of Bulger, a regular on the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives list.
Bulger isn’t the first notorious crime lord brought to the big screen by Depp. He portrayed the infamous drug trafficker George Jung in Blow, »
- Sasha James
This is Johnny Depp like you've never seen him before! The new trailer for "Black Mass" just dropped, and we're getting to see the actor as real-life violent Boston crime boss, Whitey Bulger -- who likewise served as an informant for the FBI in 1975, before going into hiding for 16 years to avoid imprisonment. Check out the intense trailer above! We can definitely smell the Oscar buzz with this one already -- and aside from Depp's impressive makeunder, it's nice to finally see the 51-year-old back in a dramatic role. "Black Mass" will follow Bulger's time working for the FBI, as he tries to take down a fellow family Mafia who are moving dangerously close into his territory. Whitey was finally caught in Santa Monica, California in 2011 and transferred to Massachusetts where he and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, were placed under arrest. In 2013, Bulger was found guilty on 31 counts -- from »
- tooFab Staff
Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the chilling first trailer for director Scott Cooper's crime drama "Black Mass" opening in cinemas September 18th. Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Rory Cochrane, Sienna Miller and Adam Scott also star.
Set in South Boston in the 1970s, Joel Edgerton plays FBI Agent John Connolly who persuades Irish mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. This unholy alliance spiraled out of control, Whitey evading law enforcement and consolidating his power to become utterly ruthless.
- Garth Franklin
Whitey Bulger is an American gangster and organized crime figurehead currently locked away in prison since 2011 on 19 murder charges, as well as racketeering, extortion, money laundering and more. And until now, his story has never been told in a movie.
Johnny Depp dons a bald skin cap and a thick, gravely Boston accent to portray Bulger in Scott Cooper’s (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) latest film, Black Mass. At CinemaCon, the audiences there got their first look at Depp, and now a trailer has arrived complete with a chilling, centerpiece scene and acting display around the dinner table. The film takes place in the ’70s when Bulger had become the head of the Irish Mob and eventually became an FBI informant. Here’s the synopsis:
John Connolly and James “Whitey” Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, they would meet again. »
- Brian Welk
Just when we thought we didn’t like Johnny Depp anymore, here he is doing what appears to be quality work again portraying notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass. If he looks and sounds like Jack Nicholson, particularly in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, that’s partly because that character was partly based on Bulger. He actually sounds more like Nicholson as Frank Costello and Ray Liotta’s aged Henry Hill in Goodfellas than the real Bulger. Unlike Depp’s other portrayal of a balding icon in the Hunter S. Thompson adaptation Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, here he may not be attempting full authenticity but rather one of his hodgepodge characterizations. Either way, that main steak dinner scene at the center of this first trailer is intense, and the extended showcase of Depp’s creepy-eyed performance piques our interest. As does the whole ensemble, which we barely get a look at here. Black Mass »
- Christopher Campbell
Johnny Depp is taking the role of notorious real-life criminal Whitey Bulger in the crime drama Black Mass, and in the first footage, he's terrifying, great, and so going for gold. Yes, this already looks like an award season contender, based on a scene between Depp and a character played by David Harbour; Depp goes from charming dinner guest 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, so watch the first trailer now. »
From its opening shot through to its final fade out, the first trailer for Black Mass preys solely upon the unnerving performance of its leading man. Known for his loyalty to Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, Johnny Depp is turning his back on Bruckheimer’s swashbuckling series for a gritty real-life drama he can sink his teeth into. And judging by the message he imparts over this compelling two-minute trailer, it’s probably going to get bloody.
Black Mass hails from writer-director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out Of The Furnace) and chronicles the tale of legendary Irish gangster Whitey Bulger (Depp), whose preponderance for brutal criminal activity is tabled when his FBI agent brother steps in. Choosing to switch sides, Bulger becomes an informant for the bureau in order to take down a competitive Mafia family.
Depp’s efforts are supplemented by a huge supporting cast that includes Joel Edgerton, »
- Gem Seddon
Warner Bros. showed some footage this week at CinemaCon; it looks like Depp is going overboard with the makeup as usual, aging as he goes and wearing strange contact lenses as Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. For me, that pulls you out of a movie that seems reminiscent of the Martin Scorsese classic "Goodfellas." The sprawling cast is strong: Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, Rory Cochrane, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, , Julianne Nicholson, James Russo, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, W. Earl Brown, Bill Camp, Brad Carter and Jeremy Strong. The screenplay by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, centers on the Whitey Bulger empire in South Boston, from the 1970s to the 90s. FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Whitey Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and turn against their common enemy, the Italian mob. »
- Anne Thompson
There are a lot of famous people in Black Mass — like Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, and Peter Sarsgaard — but only one who really seems to matter: Johnny Depp. He's back! And people are already talking about an Oscar. Depp plays real-time Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, who was also serving as an FBI informant to take down the Italian mafia. The trailer is a scene between Depp and David Harbour about this beautiful goddamn steak they're eating. Can you, cough, pass the water, please? »
- E. Alex Jung
The brand new trailer showcases Depp's dramatic look, and gives a taste of what to expect from the hotly-anticipated film.
Bulger pulled the strings for a violent criminal gang in Boston while simultaneously serving as an FBI informant. He went on the run in the mid-'90s after his former handler tipped him off about a pending indictment.
He was arrested in 2011, aged 81, and eventually sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for crimes including 19 counts of murder, racketeering, narcotics distribution and extortion.
Black Mass will open in cinemas this September. »
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