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Black Mass Giveaway – Win The Book And Tom Holkenborg’s Soundtrack

21 September 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, is in theaters now. To celebrate the opening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ film, Wamg is giving away a prizepack which includes the book and soundtrack CD from composer Tom Holkenborg.

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Three-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Finding Neverland,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) stars as notorious mobster Whitey Bulger in the drama “Black Mass,” directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”).

The film also stars Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby, »

- Movie Geeks

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Black Mass – The Review

17 September 2015 7:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Hit the deck! Rat-a-tat-tat!! These are the sounds of a cinema staple, the gangster genre. From the early silent days, “thugs with dirty mugs” were the source of many a “hit” at the box office, of course. Soon after the Brothers Warner began their studio, they quickly became the premiere producers of these “blood and thunder” morality plays, featuring a “murderers’ row” of movie icons headed by James Cagney, Edward G Robertson, and Humphrey Bogart. In the waning years of Hollywood’s Golden Age, these thrillers often merged with the biography genre with the stories of real-life 20’s and 30’s criminals like John Dillinger, Bonnie Parker, and Clyde Barrow, and, the big man himself, “Scarface” Al Capone. With the phenomenal success of The Godfather, these “public enemies” were back in vogue, continuing even to this day. Now the Warners are back in the true tale gangster biz, but they’re »

- Jim Batts

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Domestic Weekend Box Office Expectations: Depp Gangster to Trail 'Scorch Trials'

16 September 2015 6:26 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials' with Dylan O'Brien. 'Maze Runner 2' to beat Johnny Depp 'Black Mass' The 20th Century Fox release Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the sequel to the 2014 hit The Maze Runner, and Warner Bros.' Johnny Depp star vehicle Black Mass will be battling it out at the North American box office this coming weekend, Sept. 18-20, the last (astronomical) summer weekend of 2015. According to Variety, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials will “likely” end up at the top of the U.S. and Canada box office chart. In fact, more than just “likely,” in case tracking is on target. Including Thursday evening shows, Maze Runner 2 is expected to collect somewhere around $35 million from 3,790 sites, while Black Mass should take in $22 million or so from 3,188 theaters. 'Maze Runner 2' vs. 'The Maze Runner' Maze Runner 2 will then open only about 10 percent ahead of the original, »

- Zac Gille

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Black Mass Review [Tiff 2015]

15 September 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The polarizing nature of Johnny Depp may soon be getting a little less so, thanks to his mesmerizing performance in Black Mass, the new film depicting the story of infamous Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger. Indeed, the buzz surrounding the movie surrounded talk of a return to form for Depp, whose work for the better part of the past ten years has been scrutinized as indulgent, excessive, overly reliant on costuming, and generally worthy of scorn by many people.

I wouldn’t count myself among the voices who lament Depp’s recent roles (I don’t think his performances have lost anything, but the movies themselves may not be as good as his early work — then again, I found Mortdecai hilarious, so you needn’t listen to anything I say), but as Bulger, he makes it virtually impossible to find much fault in his portrayal of the criminal-turned-fbi informant.

Depp, »

- Darren Ruecker

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Composer Tom Holkenborg Creates A Haunting Score For Black Mass

14 September 2015 7:46 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Three-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp stars as notorious mobster Whitey Bulger in the drama Black Mass, from director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). The film explores how a deal between ruthless gangster Whitey Bulger and FBI Agent John Connolly enabled Bulger to expand his criminal empire with complete impunity, as Connolly – blinded by his own ambition – shielded him from investigation, ignoring the rising body count.

Cooper has said, “I wanted to explore the bonds of brotherhood and the bonds of loyalty, but also the unbridled ambition, avarice and hubris that drove these people. It was important to me not to simply tell a story about criminals that happened to be human, but to tell a story about humans, reprehensible or not, who happened to be criminals. And never losing sight of the fact that, in Boston in the 1970s and `80s, certain lawmen and criminals were virtually indistinguishable.”

To achieve that tone musically, »

- Michelle McCue

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BFI 59th London Film Festival – Top Picks for 2015

8 September 2015 11:17 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Next month sees the return of one of the UK’s most prolific film festival, The London Film Festival (Lff).  Taking place between 7 and 18 October, the festival will show over 230 films in more than 16 venues over the capital.

Showcasing an array of high-profile films, this year’s Lff will screen some of the early contenders in next year’s award season, as well as critically acclaimed offers from around the world.

Here are the choice picks of this year’s festival:


This long-awaited film adaptation, based on a novel by J.G. Ballard, will be one of the films with a gala screening during Lff 2015.  Directed by Kill List’s Ben Wheatley, the film sees Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons star in this satirical take on modern living.

The Assassin

Awarded the Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsein delves into the »

- Katie Wong

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Venice And Telluride Film Festivals Reveal Awards Season Contenders

7 September 2015 3:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

For some, Labor Day signals a Monday off from school and work, the final hurrah of the summer and college football games galore.

But for Oscar watchers, the three day break heralds the beginning of the Awards Season with film festivals being held at Venice (Sept. 2 – 12) and Telluride (Sept. 4 – 7).

Getting a shot in the arm from the weekend festivals were Spotlight, Steve Jobs, Black Mass and The Danish Girl. Below is a sampling of the films in play this awards season that screened over the busy holiday weekend.

The Danish Girl (Nov. 27)


Based on the book by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [The Theory of Everything] and Alicia Vikander [Ex Machina]), and directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve »

- Michelle McCue

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About That Cheap Johnny Depp ‘Comeback’ Narrative

7 September 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Here’s the thing: Johnny Depp never went anywhere. That’s how filmmaker Scott Cooper put it when we chatted following a screening of “Black Mass” here Sunday afternoon, and it speaks to something that is already on the verge of annoying me this season.

Sure, “Johnny Depp’s comeback” is a fun narrative, but it’s also a rather facile one. While the actor has certainly been taking on roles in paycheck movie after paycheck movie, and while many of them have been artistic misfires, his commitment to his characters has been remarkably consistent.

I look at stuff like “Alice in Wonderland,” “Dark Shadows” and “The Libertine,” for a few examples, and yeah, I recoil. But Depp was equally possessed in every outing. Also, sure, the bloated franchise extension of the iconography he created in the original “Pirates of the Caribbean” film has worn thin, but he still crafted something for the ages there. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Can ‘Black Mass’ Get Johnny Depp Back in the Awards Game?

4 September 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Venice — A decade ago, Johnny Depp appeared to be fast closing in on his first best actor Oscar. After having acquired a reputation through the 1990s as one of Hollywood’s most singularly creative leading men — giving award-caliber performances in the likes of “Ed Wood” and “Donnie Brasco” — his first nomination was a belated one. He was 40 in 2003: It was a testament to how much respect Depp had earned during his formative years that the Academy finally welcomed him to the club for his flamboyant gonzo turn in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” It was, needless to say, the polar opposite of an Oscar-chasing vehicle. You don’t get nominated for a jokey Disney summer blockbusters unless your peers really, really like you.

He lost to Sean Penn, of course, but it was a close-run thing; Depp had pulled off an upset win at the Screen Actors Guild awards, »

- Guy Lodge

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15 Incredible Movies Still To Come In 2015

4 September 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Fox & Disney

Summer blockbuster season is well and truly over, and as those post-summer blues set in, remember that the rumblings of Oscar season are already beginning, what with the Venice, Toronto, Telluride, London and New York Film Festivals unleashing many of the year’s most anticipated films over the next few months.

Though there are a ton of highly-anticipated movies that could go either way (Everest, The Martian, The Walk, Mockingjay Part 2, Pan, Crimson Peak, Creed, The Good Dinosaur, Snowden and many more), this list is focusing primarily on movies which are seemingly on a collision course with greatness, either due to some terrific marketing so far, an incredible cast and crew, or early reviews from the festival circuit.

From the year’s biggest blockbuster to small-scale dramas with 5% of their budget, these movies are going to be on everyone’s lips over the next few months, and they »

- Jack Pooley

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Venice film festival: 'Black Mass' brings Johnny Depp back to Oscar race

4 September 2015 3:58 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Scott Cooper's true crime drama "Black Mass" had its world premiere at the Venice film festival on Friday. And the first wave of reviews are heaping praise Johnny Depp for his performance as Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger, who acted as an FBI informant for more than three decades. Cooper -- whose first film, "Crazy Heart," won Jeff Bridges the Best Actor Oscar in 2009 after four losses -- could be a good luck charm as well for Depp, a three-time also-ran at the Academy Awards.  -Break- Depp has contended three times already for Best Actor ("Pirates of the Caribbean," 2003; "Finding Neverland," 2004; "Sweeney Todd," 2007). Now, for this change-of-pace performance in "Black Mass," he sits in fourth place on our Oscar prediction chart for Best Actor, with the backing of three of our Oscar experts and one of our editors.  Critics singled out Depp in their rave reviews ...' »

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Venice Film Review: Johnny Depp in ‘Black Mass’

4 September 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The icy blue eyes of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger stare out from the screen in Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass” like the gaze of some confident jungle predator calmly lying in wait, holding his ground until the moment he moves in for the kill. And that same coolly calculated composure extends to every aspect of how the actor playing Bulger embodies the role, or rather disappears into it. But if Johnny Depp’s mesmerizing performance — a bracing return to form for the star after a series of critical and commercial misfires — is the chief selling point of “Black Mass,” there is much else to recommend this sober, sprawling, deeply engrossing evocation of Bulger’s South Boston fiefdom and his complex relationship with the FBI agent John Connolly, played with equally impressive skill by Joel Edgerton. Something of an anti-“The Departed” (which was partly inspired by the »

- Scott Foundas

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Johnny Depp Has But One Rule In Gripping TV Spot For Black Mass

18 August 2015 7:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With exactly one month to go until its theatrical release, Warner Bros. has pumped out the latest TV spot for Scott Cooper’s Whitey Bulger crime drama Black Mass, showcasing style, crime, and a performance that could mark a return to form for Johnny Depp.

Assuming the role of the infamous Bulger, Black Mass will have Depp play the sociopath who ruled Boston from the shadows, simultaneously operating as a FBI informant and pulling the strings in the city’s criminal underbelly. Even before today’s sneak peek, the first trailers for Cooper’s drama hint at a deep and complex role for the Hollywood A-lister, and the film harbors all the dramatic potential for Depp to sink his teeth into the meaty role. Sporting a hair piece and dental prosthetics, The Pirates of the Caribbean stalwart is nearly unrecognizable in the lead role, and we’re excited to see »

- Michael Briers

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F4 Box Office: Worst Debut Among Big-Budget Superhero Films in the 21st Century?

8 August 2015 10:01 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Fantastic Four' 2015: Miles Teller as Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic. Box office: 'Fantastic Four' 2015 bombs, 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' to pass $100 million mark Derided by critics and fans alike, 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four is about to become one of 2015's domestic box office bombs. After earning a paltry $11.3 million on Friday – including Thursday evening shows – the Josh Trank-directed, Fox-meddled (and -muddled?) Marvel superhero flick will likely gross less than even the most modest, downgraded expectations. In fact, don't be too surprised if the Christopher McQuarrie-Tom Cruise actioner Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation tops the North American box office chart this weekend (Aug. 7-9, '15). Fox's only hope is that Fantastic Four lives up to its name at the international box office – despite the fact that this latest superhero entry is in old-fashioned 2D, whereas audiences in several key overseas markets prefer their »

- Zac Gille

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Black Mass Character Banners

7 August 2015 2:34 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With an all-star cast, Black Mass looks like one to look out for when it hits cinemas 27th November. Johnny Depp stars as notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in the drama Black Mass directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). Joining Depp are Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons and Kevin Bacon as FBI

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- David Sztypuljak

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Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp: new trailer

30 July 2015 10:44 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch and Joel Edgerton star in Black Mass. Here's the new trailer...

Arriving in cinemas in early autumn is Black Mass, a film that tells the story of crime boss Whitey Bulger. What makes Bulger's story particularly interesting was that he was working as an FBI informant at the same time he was committing his terrible crimes.

The film is going to centre on Bulger, played by Johnny Depp, and FBI agent John Connolly, played by Joel Edgerton. Also in the cast are Corey Stoll, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson and Jesse Plemons. Crazy Heart and Out Of The Furnace director Scott Cooper is helming this one.

A new trailer for the film has landed too, and we've got that for you right here...

And here's the new (Us) poster too...

The movie has a September release date in the Us, but we're not getting it in the UK until Friday 13th November. »

- simonbrew

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New Trailer for Johnny Depp's Black Mass

30 July 2015 10:11 PM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

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: »

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Johnny Depp Stars In New Black Mass Trailer And Poster

30 July 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Johnny DeppJoel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch star in the brand new trailer for Black Mass.

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

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Watch as Johnny Depp transforms into notorious gangster Whitey Bulger in new Black Mass trailer

30 July 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

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

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Can Maggie Gyllenhaal reap an Emmy win for 'Honorable Woman'?

30 July 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Maggie Gyllenhaal is an Emmy underdog with 25/1 odds to win Best Movie/Limited Actress for her role as businesswoman Nessa Stein in the political thriller "The Honorable Woman," but are we underestimating her? We made that mistake at the Golden Globes, where she defied the odds and defeated two of her current Emmy rivals, Frances McDormand ("Olive Kitteridge") and Jessica Lange ("American Horror Story: Freak Show"). Can she do it again? -Break- Watch our chats with 'Honorable Woman' Emmy nominees Gyllenhaal, Hugo Blick The Emmys love Oscar-nominated movie stars. That would normally be an advantage for Gyllenhaal, who was recognized by the motion-picture academy with a Supporting Actress nod for "Crazy Heart" in 2009, but she happens to be in an Emmy contest where everyone is a past Oscar contender. In addition to past champs McDormand and Lange, Queen Latifah ("Bessie") and Felicity Huffman ("American Cr..." »

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