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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
It just wouldn't be Friday without a new episode of the RopeofSilicon Radio Show now would itc Today Laremy and I review Avengers: Age of Ultron, have a listen to the new red band trailer for Ted 2 to find out why it's on Laremy's most anticipated list for this summer, read a #GoodComment, check out the latest news, play some games and answer some questions. We hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. »
- Brad Brevet
Each week, Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar, scroll to the bottom of this article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – Film Weekly Top 5 Wednesday Apr 22, 2015 – Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 Rank Last Week Film Rating(000) 1 3 Avengers: Age of Ultron 11,409 2 4 Jurassic World 11,400 3 1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 6,710 4 2 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 6,443 5 5 Furious 7 4,022 –
Key First time on the chart Pinnacle Rank –
Trending Wednesday Apr 22, 2015 – Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 Film Rating(000) % Change Black Mass 928 +8,642% The Visit 1,035 +5,838% The Overnight 51 +2,856%
- Jason Klein
"Me and my brother, we're gonna rule London." Hot on the heels of the intense trailer for the crime drama Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, it looks like Tom Hardy has a great crime thriller of his own on the way too. Legend sees the star of Inception and Mad Max: Fury Road pulling double duty as twin brothers Reggie and Ron Kray, two of London's most notorious gangsters from the 1960s. It's only a teaser trailer, so it mostly just sets the stage for the story, but there's a good indication that this could be a fantastic crime thriller with a tour de force from Hardy on display. Keep an eye out for Taron Egerton in there too. Watch! Here's the first UK teaser trailer for Brian Helgeland's Legend from Studio Canal UK: Legend is written and directed by Brian Helgeland (A Knight's Tale, Payback, 42). Tom Hardy stars »
- Ethan Anderton
If you don't believe awards season runs 365 days a year look no further than the news today that Alcon Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to "The 33." Based on the Copiapó mining accident in 2010, the new drama centers on 33 minters who were trapped for 69 days in a collapsed copper-gold mine in Northern Chile. Their plight captured the attention of the world and, surprise, Hollywood came calling. Independently financed by Phoenix Pictures and Half Circle, "33" is being distributed in Chile by 20th Century Fox, but not in the U.S. The news Alcon came on board and Warner Bros. will distribute makes this a somewhat unusual story. Alcon announced that WB will release "The 33" on Nov. 13 which is smack dab in the middle of Oscar season. Warner Bros. marketing and publicity teams have three other films that are expected to be awards players; Scott Cooper's "Black Mass," Jeff Nichols »
- Gregory Ellwood
Wittman joined the FBI in 1988 and gained a reputation within the bureau for solving art theft cases, helping to locate paintings by Norman Rockwell, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet. He helped form the FBI’s Art Crime Team in 2005, the first of its type.
The memoir includes recoveries of the golden armor of an ancient Peruvian warrior king, the Rodin sculpture that inspired the Impressionist movement, the war bonnet that Geronimo wore at his final pow-wow, the original copy of the Bill of Rights and the Civil War flag carried into battle by one of the nation’s first African-American regiments.
- Dave McNary
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 »
Last week we had the opportunity to talk to a lot of folks behind some of 2015's biggest upcoming films at Cinemacon in Las Vegas. Now, we're rolling out another wave of interviews with cast and crew from some of WB's slate, including Magic Mike Xxl's Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, and Adam Rodriguez, Vacation's Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, Entourage's Adrian Grenier and Kevin Dillon, Black Mass director Scott Cooper, and Hot Pursuit »
- Paul Shirey
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)
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: »
Currently streaming on Netflix is director Tony Shaff's fascinating documentary Hotline. The film premiered last year at Canada's Hot Docs festival and focuses on a slew of American telephone hotlines for suicide prevention, psychic readings (starring Miss Cleo!), phone sex, and more. Its tagline states that "It's ok to talk to strangers" and while that's probably not the best advice to give the children in your life, within the context of the doc it's entirely appropriate. The idea of learning more about the hotline industry and the people on both ends of the phone is intriguing in its own right, but Hotline really found its footing with me through its exploration of telephone technology as a means of fostering meaningful, often times cathartic, human interaction amongst two anonymous parties. The doc puts an emphasis on the unique value of being able to verbalize our deepest fears, concerns, insecurities, etc. »
- Jason Barr
Johnny Depp transformed into Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the first trailer for forthcoming film Black Mass. ‘Black Mass’ Trailer “What did you marinate this steak in because it’s out of the world. You’re killing me with it,” Depp as Bugler asks across the dinner table. When John Morris (David Harbour) tells him it’s a family […]
- Chelsea Regan
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.
Black Mass opens in theaters September 18th.
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- Michelle McCue
Today we hold the 2015 Summer Box Office Draft as Laremy is still looking for that ever-elusive second draft victory and with the first pick in today's draft he may have a juggernaut that can't be beat. Along with that we take a listen to the new trailer for Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, review Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner, listen to a voice mail, play some game, scatter shot some news and are on our way. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave »
- Brad Brevet
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
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including some of the most anticipateed Summer blockbusters and more, including: Terminator Genisys, Mad Max Fury Road, The Gallows, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Four, The Visit, The Dead Lands, Monsters: Dark Continent, Mr. Holmes, Tomorrowland and Black Mass.
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
- Phil Wheat
Johnny Depp completely transformed himself into the notorious South Boston gangster Whitey Bulger for the upcoming crime drama Black Mass. Check out the first trailer below. Do I smell an Oscar nod next year for Johnny Depp? Ok, maybe it’s too early to tell, but this looks right up the Academy’s alley (transforming for a […]
Johnny Depp really needs a hit. After the failings of Transcendence and the more recent Mortdecai, the world’s number one actor (Tm) has a couple of potentials coming up, including a return to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth Pirates Of The Carribean movie, and a possible awards contender in Black Mass, for which a first trailer has just hit the web.
The trailer has a very big Goodfellas vibe to it, not just because of the gangster speak, but for the uncomfortable ‘funny how’ speech that greets us as the trailer starts up. Depp looks absolutely amazing in this.
Here’s the plot.
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, »
- Paul Heath
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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Las Vegas - It's been a fantastic 2015 so far for Universal Pictures. "Fifty Shades of Grey" has earned $568 million worldwide and "Furious 7" has taken in $300 million domestic and $1.15 billion globally. Universal was the last studio to present their slate to the world's theater owners and, as you can guess, they were pretty bullish on what's to come. Unlike some of their competitors, however, Universal joined Sony Pictures 20th Century Fox by actually making some news during their presentation. The next "Fifty Shades" movies have titles and release dates and Vin Diesel himself appeared on hand to announce "Furious 8's" April 14, 2017 opening day. Other talent on hand included Seth MacFarlane ("Ted 2"), Amy Schumer ("Trainwreck"), Chris Pratt ("Jurassic World") and Dr. Dre and Ice Cube ("Straight Outta Compton"). Here are some quick takeaways from Universal's upcoming slate. "Everest" looks, um, epic Slight hint to Warner Bros. You might want to move "Black Mass"* off Sept. »
- Gregory Ellwood
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