Black Mass director to continue “nothing but colors” plan with White Knight

Despite helming Jeff Bridges’ Oscar-winning turn in Crazy Heart, and then a bunch of great actors in the underperforming Out Of The Furnace, it wasn’t until his gangster flick Black Mass that director Scott Cooper experienced real opening-weekend success. The movie, starring Johnny Depp as a sentient advertisement for…

Johnny Depp, two Tom Hardys, and a Holocaust drama like no other

“This is the fun line,” I’m told by a festival volunteer as I join a group of fellow stragglers filing into the spacious Princess Of Wales Theatre. The people in front of me have white (possibly industry) badges and I have a green press one, but we’re all here for the same film, Johnny Depp’s new one, Black Mass. “Why…

Chicago, see Johnny Depp in Black Mass early and for free

Though he’s certainly been around, it feels like it’s been a while since we’ve seen something from Johnny Depp to actually look forward to. Thankfully, this fall there’s Black Mass, a biopic about Boston mobster “Whitey” Bulger that allows Depp to dig into yet another flashy “character,” while (hopefully) giving him…

The A.V. Club’s risk-assessment guide to the 2015 fall movie season, part 1

Going to the movies is expensive. Back in April, The Wrap reported that the national average was $8.12 a ticket—and that was before the summer movie season, when IMAX and 3-D prices surely drove that number up. Factor in concessions, transportation to and from the theater, and—for some moviegoers, anyway—inflated…

New trailer for Johnny Depp’s Black Mass is a little more jokey than scary

The first trailer for Black Mass—director Scott Cooper’s film about mobster Whitey Bulger that stars Johnny Depp—played up the fact that if you take away the wacky hats and makeup, Depp is actually a talented actor. He intimidated some mob goons, scowled a lot, intimidated some people who weren’t mob goons, and shot a…

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Kevin Bacon’s summer vacation includes Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger movie, two others

Kevin Bacon has some time off from the brutal, cynical murders of The Following, and he’s going to use it to focus on what’s truly important in life: Kevin Bacon. He’s going to put on some comfy slippers, he’s gonna grab a refreshing beverage, and he’s not gonna wear any pants. This is The Summer Of Bacon, and he’s…

Boston’s boy Benedict Cumberbatch joins Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger movie

Having shored up the Boston credentials of its Whitey Bulger movie by hiring the city’s favorite son, Johnny Depp, to play the infamous gangster turned FBI informant, Scott Cooper’s Black Mass is now turning to another townie with the Charles in his blood. Benedict Cumberbatch—or, as the locals affectionately know…