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Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw and Catherine Shoard review Black Mass, a biopic of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, the former king of south Boston’s underworld. The film, which stars Johnny Depp as Bulger, tells the story of the gangster’s rise to power, aided by a compromised FBI agent (Joel Edgerton) obsessed with ridding the city of the mafia. Black Mass, which also stars Dakota Johnson and Benedict Cumberbatch, is released in the UK on Friday 27 November
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- Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw, Catherine Shoard, Dan Susman, Henry Barnes and Joan Portillo
Joel Edgerton, who stars as crooked FBI agent John Connolly in Scott Cooper’s biopic of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, explains how a mixture of boyhood loyalty and ambition led the lawman into a dangerous pact with one of Boston’s most notorious gangsters. Black Mass, which stars Johnny Depp as Bulger alongside Dakota Johnson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons, is released in the UK on Friday 27 November
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- Andrew Pulver and Henry Barnes
Black Mass, 2015.
Directed by Scott Cooper.
The true story of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, the notorious gangster who used his status as a FBI informant under John Connolly to take over South Boston.
In Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, there is no protagonist. The film’s rather populated by bad guys, with the good either on the fringes or at the end of the gunsights of one of Boston’s most notorious historical criminal factions: James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Winter Hill Gang. This cabal of murderers and racketeers ruled Boston for years, thanks to a shady deal Bulger cut with the FBI in the 70s and which he used as a licence to treat his home town like his own lawless kingdom.
The figure who would traditionally confront such a »
- Amie Cranswick
A solid execution of a familiar tale, crammed with a likable, watchable cast. But it doesn’t have anything new to say about why men do despicable things. I’m “biast” (pro): kinda like these sorts of movies…
I’m “biast” (con): …but also getting tired of them
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Probably the most surprising thing about this calculatedly gritty, thin-line-between-cops-and-criminals drama is how un-Johnny Depp Johnny Depp is in it. As notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, he is almost unrecognizable, not only under a hair-and-makeup disguise but also thanks to a tempering of the outsized mannerisms that have come to characterize his onscreen persona in recent years. There’s nothing showy, thank god, about his embodiment of the sociopath whose bloody reign of terror in the Boston underworld lasted from the mid »
- MaryAnn Johanson
One of our favourite films from this year’s London Film Festival was Scott Cooper‘s dazzling crime effort Black Mass, which hits UK cinemas this week. The film delivers one of Johnny Depp‘s best performances as the infamous crime boss and FBI informant James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’. Depp leads an all-star cast that also includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton and Kevin Bacon.
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. Black Mass tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and »
- Paul Heath
Slip dresses may be so '90s, and trendy pajama pants were all the rage a few years back, but you know what they say: Fashion comes in cycles. With the influx of underthings as outerwear (think: bodysuits, bralets and bandeau tops), nightwear—specifically, those of the satin, slinky variety—has definitely seen a resurgence. The styling, however, has gotten the modern update—and we can thank a few fashion-forward celebs for that. Dakota Johnson's classic gown, for instance, has all the features of fancy negligee. What makes it red carpet worthy? Besides thicker fabric (in relation to real nightwear), the actor's pigmented lip, statement earrings and classic updo—all simple »
Christian Grey may have met his match with Christian Black.
Open Road Films has released its slapstick-packed first trailer for Marlon Wayans’ spoof “Fifty Shades of Black,” two months before the Jan. 29 release. Wayans, who stars as mysterious entrepreneur Christian Black, is a producer and writer of the film alongside regular writing and producing partner Rick Alvarez.
The trailer starts with Wayans and Hawk re-creating the scene in which Dakota Johnson’s “Fifty Shades” character bids a first farewell to Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey as elevator doors are closing. In this case, the doors close several times on Hawk’s head.
- Dave McNary
Rebel Wilson teaches Dakota Johnson how to live the solo life in the first official trailer for “How to be Single.” “I know breaking up sucks, but you know what’s even worse? Wasting a night in New York City,” Wilson’s character Robin tells Alice (Johnson). “Let me teach you how to be single.” In the trailer, Robin tells Alice how to get free drinks, how to talk to guys, and tells her she must take four hours to respond to a text without using an emoji. Also Read: Comedian Mickey Gooch Jr. Joins Rebel Wilson in Romantic Comedy »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” star again portrays an initially naive young woman seeking romance. In this case, she’s looking for love in New York City with the help of Wilson’s character, her far more experienced and foul-mouthed friend.
The trailer begins with Wilson giving Johnson a tutorial on how to get free drinks at a bar.
“How to Be Single” had been in development since »
- Dave McNary
Jamie Foxx hit the red carpet with his 21-year-old daughter, Corinne, at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle celebration for the 2016 Golden Globes in La on Tuesday night. Corinne was honored with the title of Miss Golden Globe this week and will hand statuettes to winners on stage during the ceremony on Jan. 10. The job is a very special one for members of Hollywood royalty, and Corinne joins a long line of talented ladies that includes Rumer Willis, Laura Dern, and both Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith. About getting the big gig, Corinne told Et, "It feels great! I wanted to be Miss Golden Globe for so long," and admitted that her famous dad might be "more excited" about it than she is. "He probably has tears in his eyes," she said, adding, "He's kind of emotional." Keep reading to see more photos of Jamie and Corinne's big night. »
- Brittney Stephens
During One Direction's Wednesday morning appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, audience members got a big surprise when 1D superfan Rebel Wilson arrived. In addition to naming her favorite song off the band's recently released album, Made in the A.M., the Aussie actress debuted a short trailer for her hilarious new romantic comedy, How to Be Single. The film, which has been in the works for quite a while, stars Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Anders Holm, and, ironically enough, Rebel's ex-boyfriend Mickey Gooch Jr. and follows New York City singles on their quest for love. Watch the full trailer right here, and don't miss more great Rebel moments on Ellen! »
- Quinn Keaney
There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.
How to Be Single is set for release in February 12th in the States and February 19th in the UK and features a »
- Amie Cranswick
So the trailer for How to Be Single does not necessarily mirror the actual book it's based on - but so what? It's fun. In this romantic comedy inspired by the book by Liz Tuccillo, Rebel Wilson is Robin, the leader of her girl squad who is also their leading authority on dating. Her subjects are Dakota Johnson (who is adorably awkward here in a way that still kinda reminds you of Fifty Shades of Grey's Anastasia), Alison Brie, and Leslie Mann, who each get love interests in the form of Anders Holm, Damon Wayans Jr., and Jake Lacy. The movie comes out on Feb. 12, in time to take your girl squad to the movies for Valentine's Day. »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
New Line Cinema and MGM have released the trailer for "How to be Single" starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm, Alison Brie, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacy, Jason Mantzoukas, and Leslie Mann.
Have a look at the trailer below.
There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle.
And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.
- Kellvin Chavez
There's a right way to be single. A wrong way to be single. And then...There's Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn How to Be Single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.
Warner Bros. has released the first hilarious trailer for How to Be Single. This new romantic comedy has an all-star ensemble cast led by Dakota Johnson. She first broke big in this past year's blockbuster romance Fifty Shades of Grey. But there will be no Christian Grey to help her through the heartbreak of living in the big city this time. »
Last Valentine's Day, Dakota Johnson gave us whips, bondage, and awkward sexual chemistry. This Valentine's Day, she's giving us emoji, bush, and even more awkward sexual chemistry. In the first trailer for How to Be Single, Dakota plays yet another timid, naïve young adult who's newly single and living in New York City. And you know what that means: Rebel Wilson will pimp you out for free drinks! And teach you the ways of casual sex — y'know, the kind that isn't legally binding. Sorry, Mr. Grey. »
- Dee Lockett
Universal’s back-to-back shooting plans for its lucrative Fifty Shades series will mean that Anastasia Steele won’t be appearing on our cinema screens in 2016, but actress Dakota Johnson is still keeping busy with a project from the other end of the romantic spectrum in Christian Ditter’s How To Be Single.
Tiptoeing through the minefield known as modern romance, Johnson leads the picture as Alice, a lonely heart living in New York City who likes nothing more than ensuring her life remains on the straight and narrow. That all changes when she’s with Rebel Wilson’s uproarious Robin. Taking strides to grip life by the short and curlies, Wilson’s character offers our hapless lead a whole new perspective on love and what it means to be single.
Clichéd though it may be – yes, Alice seems to eventually fall in love – How To Be Single sets itself apart »
- Michael Briers
The comedy follows Johnson, who has just gone through a break-up, as she returns to the single lifestyle. Rebel Wilson acts as her friend and mentor, and based on the trailer, they look like the unexpected Bffl duo that we never knew we needed.
Directed by Christian Ditter (Love, Rosie), How to be Single boasts an impressive cast of comedic actors including Damon Wayans, Jr., Anders Holm, Jake Lacy (Obvious Child), Alison Brie, and Leslie Mann.
Ensemble comedies about navigating the dating world have become a popular trend, from titles like He’s Just Not That Into You, to the holiday themed Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, and even films as classic as Love, Actually. How to be Single, with its strong cast of up-and-comers and seasoned comedians alike, looks to be this relatable and hilarious film of the season. »
- Adriana Floridia
We appear to be going through something of an adult comedy renaissance. We.re also seeing a lot of great movies with funny women leading the way. While it.s not clear quite yet just how "adult" How to be Single will actually be, it has yet to be rated, from the first trailer the movie certainly gives the impression of being a bit more of a movie for grown-ups, and it certainly has all the funny women you.ll need. While this isn.t a red band trailer, you may not want to watch this with your grandmother around. You may have to explain too much. While the language is not vulgar, it is blunt and matter of fact. Seriously, apparently "tit punching" is a thing, and this trailer has it. The How to be Single trailer follows Dakota Johnson as the newly single Alice learning the ropes of »
How To Be Single Movie Poster. Christian Ditter‘s How To Be Single (2016) movie trailer stars Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson and Alison Brie. How To Be Single‘s plot synopsis: “New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
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