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This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 Venice Film Festival. Perhaps stung by the middling-to-poor reviews for her last film “Texas Killing Fields,” director Ami Canaan Mann (daughter of Michael) returns to screens under cover of absolute directorial anonymity with “Jackie & Ryan,” a movie hamstrung in its attempts to be a “Crazy Heart” or even a “Country Strong”-ish vehicle for Katherine Heigl by being more bland than a mashed potato dinner. It’s a strangely old-fashioned film, yielding a big enough crop of corn to revive the entire Midwestern economy, putting forth a dubiously romanticized view of the philosophical beauty of the train-hopping lifestyle. And while Ben Barnes does the film's decent music great justice with his surprisingly lovely singing voice, that’s really the only authentic feeling thing therein. “Jackie & Ryan" is supposedly all about learning how to git where ya gotta go, but none of »
- Jessica Kiang
The latest Black Mass trailer isn't as chilling as the first one, but it does give us a new look at the Whitey Bulger biopic from Out Of The Furnace and Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper. Similar to the previous one, the new trailer for the upcoming film starts with Johnny Depp's Bulger sitting at a table, however this time he's got a few life tips for his young son. Not normal life lessons, of course, like "money can't buy happiness" or »
- Jesse Giroux
Warner Bros. has released the first full trailer for Black Mass, which finds Johnny Depp in the shoes of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger and it would appear he's bringing the kind of performance we've been craving from Depp for some time. This isn't to say Jack Sparrow wasn't a hit when he first showed up in 2003, but since then the drunken pirate has been evident in nearly every Depp performance. Not so here. Starring alongside Joel Edgerton as FBI Agent John Connolly, this '70s set crime drama finds Bulger collaborating with the FBI in an effort to eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace), the film tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. »
- Brad Brevet
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: »
"It's not what you do – it's when and where you do it..." Warner Bros has debuted a brand new trailer for Scott Cooper's new drama Black Mass, featuring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger – one of the most notorious, wanted, feared gangsters in Us history. The first trailer we featured for this movie back in April was actually labeled a "first look" and this is the first official trailer, at least according to Warner Bros. We also get quick glimpses of Dakota Johnson and Benedict Cumberbatch in this trailer, along with Joel Edgerton and Adam Scott. I still want to see more footage, but this looks damn good already. Take a look. Here's the full theatrical trailer for Scott Cooper's Black Mass, direct from Warner Bros: You can still catch the first look trailer for Black Mass right here, released one month ago. Black Mass is directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, »
- Alex Billington
Warner Bros. has released a new Black Mass trailer for writer/director Scott Cooper's (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) upcoming drama. The film stars Johnny Depp as notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger, who simultaneously worked as an FBI informant and committed horrible crimes throughout the Boston area for decades. Cooper's film follows Bulger's criminal career through multiple decades of terror. I like what I'm seeing here. The trailer has personality and it's fun - the latter being a quality that is lacking in most crime sagas. It's great to see Depp doing some serious acting for the first time in over a decade and honestly, it looks like he's going to kill it. Depp is an actor known for relying heavily on costume to make himself "unrecognizable", but this is some of the best work I've seen in that regard. And let's not forget about that supporting cast. »
- Haleigh Foutch
One of my most anticipated films of this year is writer/director Scott Cooper‘s (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) upcoming drama Black Mass. The film stars Johnny Depp as notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger, who simultaneously worked as an FBI informant and committed horrible crimes throughout the Boston area for decades. As you can see in the awesome looking trailer, Depp looks fantastic in the role and with a supporting cast made up of Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, and Jesse Plemons, I think we’re in for something special when Black Mass hits theaters September 18th. Last week at CinemaCon I got a few minutes with Scott Cooper before seeing the trailer during the presentation. He talked about the time frame of the movie, how the project came together, his first cut, if Black Mass could premiere at the Toronto Film Festival or Telluride, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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 »
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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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
Hollywood doesn’t give us a lot of great gangster movies anymore, so when there’s one on the horizon that looks promising, we all get excited. Is this the next Scarface, White Heat, Goodfellas or Godfather? We don’t know yet, but Black Mass certainly has a shot at success. Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) the […]
- Germain Lussier
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
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. »
You may already be familiar with gangster Whitey Bulger and if not, here's the run-down: Bulger was number 2 on America's Most Wanted list (right after Osama Bin Laden). He was a mob hitman who Boston for years and he wasn't even quiet about it. The police knew he was a mobster, he was responsible for the deaths of over a dozen victims and no one in law enforcement batted an eyeball.
Bulger did eventually get caught but his story is more colourful than a Scorsese gangster flick and it was only a matter of time before someone took it to the big screen and Black Mass is the first attempt.
"'Just sayin'' could get you buried real quick." Yesterday brought our first look at a balding Johnny Depp as he takes on the role of real life crime boss Whitey Bulger in the new crime drama Black Mass from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper. And today brings the first intense trailer for the film that looks like it actually features an interesting performance from Depp. Somehow, the actor looks more creepy balding and with blue eyes than he has as any of his other cooky characters. The trailer prominently features a tense dinner scene, and it gives off a vibe that this performance from Depp could be an awards contender. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Scott Cooper's Black Mass, originally from Apple: You can still see the first look photo from Black Mass right here. Black Mass is directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart »
- Ethan Anderton
After yesterday's first look at Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, today we get the movie's first trailer. Directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart), the film is set in 1970s South Boston, where FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (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, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. Set for a Sept. 18 release, the film co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Rory Cochrane and Adam Scott. Watch the Black Mass trailer below. sb id="1515581" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros. has released the first Black Mass trailer for writer/director Scott Cooper's (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) upcoming drama. The film stars Johnny Depp as notorious crime boss Whitey Bulger, who simultaneously worked as an FBI informant and committed horrible crimes throughout the Boston area for decades. I'm not sure what to make of this trailer since Depp looks like he's giving an incredible performance, and I haven't seen him to do that in a while. Yes, there's some make up, but it's not like Depp is letting it do the heavy lifting. The power comes through his voice and intonation, and the movie looks sinister and intense as a result. Check out the Black Mass trailer below. The film opens September 18th, and also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, and Jesse Plemons. Click over to Apple to watch in HD. Here's »
- Matt Goldberg
So far actor-turned-filmmaker Scott Cooper has directed Jeff Bridges to his first Oscar (2009's "Crazy Heart") and arguably shepherded Christian Bale to his finest performance to date (2013's "Out of the Furnace"). With the upcoming "Black Mass," depicting the life and times of Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger, it looks like he's dragged Johnny Depp from the funk of franchise dreck to what could be one of the most towering performances of the actor's career. At least, that's the vibe I'm getting from a tightly assembled trailer for the film, which uses just one scene to showcase the vibe and presence Depp is putting out there as Bulger. As soon as the frame opens on those blue contacts…wow. I'm pretty excited for the look of this thing, too, as cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi killed it on "Furnace" and is one of the best in the game right now. This one »
- Kristopher Tapley
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have our first look at Johnny Depp as the infamous Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger in the upcoming "Black Mass" film. 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. "He could be charming. He could be ruthless. He was like a cobra . you never knew where he could strike," said director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). "A lot of people on set knew Whitey intimately. They got chills at [Depp's] resemblance. Some of them couldn't even look at him. It's easy to be the mustache twirling villain but this performance couldn't be further from that. He is truly gifted." "Black Mass" co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, »
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