Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Depp’

This week’s releases include: a loveable TV alien; an athletic biopic; murderous space invaders; a passionate love story; an examination of environmental terrorism; an in-depth look at a historical figure; a minute look at Earth’s tiny creatures; an indecent camouflage; a striking exploration of the animal world; an unexpected romance; a bizarre, erotic tale; an acclaimed picture; a couple of different terrorist movies; two couples struggling to keep it together; and down-to-earth romantic comedy. (more…)

This week’s releases include: an alternative to The Hunger Games; a cloud of mutated insects; a parental dispute; a narrative art film; a hasty remake; a return of old friends; and a disastrous night on the job. (more…)

This week’s releases include: the consequences of choice; a female anti-hero; a comic book becomes an original movie; an exploration of a hip hop group; a dark take on a childhood favourite; a top-five horror picture; an epic story of the South; an otherworldly superhero; a modern-day werewolf picture; a girls-only adventure; a bizarre cross-country quest; a holiday film; a political documentary; a prison drama; a basketball fantasy; the third instalment of a series; an alien invasion continues; a journey to another world; and a monster movie sequel. (more…)

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Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp and Ian McShane in a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesThere are basically two reasons we flock to theatres by the thousands each time a new Pirates of the Caribbean is released: Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow and the entertaining action sequences (choreographed to that now unmistakable theme music). The first Pirates film set up these expectations and spawned a successful franchise; however, if the fourth film — a reboot — was the first, I don’t think they would have made another. The fact that we can expect at least two more pictures from this cash cow ($90 million at the opening weekend box office for film #4) only leaves me to hope they learn from the many errors committed in the most recent instalment and deliver an improved chapter next round. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a true story extrapolated; a first-person point of view tale of speed; a twist on a classic love story of star-crossed lovers; a powerful look at a soldier’s life in 1967; and a contrasting glimpse of life in one of the toughest army training camps. (more…)

Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp and Ian McShane in a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesAfter the complex story lines in the previous chapter, the goal for the fourth instalment was to keep it simple. In that it is successful — maybe too successful. The two-plus hours of the film weighs heavily on its viewing experience because so little happens for so much of the movie. In a pirate flick, the adventure of traveling from A to B should be better than a trip to White Castle. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a sci-fi tour de force; a famous, tragic love story; a plunge into darkness; the true story of a kind-hearted drug dealer; the ultimate public, political betrayal; an entrancing mafia tale; a new Charlie Brown narrative; an amazing crime drama; an appalling future; an HBO series about the New Orleans; and a documentary that demonstrates one man’s trash is another’s treasure. (more…)