Jan 162018
 

The Criterion Collection has announced the date and released artwork for a variety of great titles for April including The Virgin DiariesDead Man and The Awful Truth amongst others. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Jan 092018
 

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the murder-mystery, Murder on the Orient Express starring Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Oct 012017
 

Unlike the recently released Transformers: The Last Knight, which was a dull movie in itself, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was at least passably boring and was mercifully only two hours long. But like Transformers, this franchise just needs to come to a close as neither is very creative or, worse yet, entertaining.

 

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Oct 162016
 

Alice Through the Looking Glass is a messy movie that, as the box office showed, never should’ve been made. The actors seemed uninterested and probably were in it to make a few (million) bucks, Depp especially, but beyond that, it’s such a thin story.

 

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Feb 092016
 

Black Mass, although decent enough, is a disappointment considering the subject and a well rounded and respected cast headlined by the versatile Johnny Depp. However, in the end it felt underwhelming and pedestrian which is a shame as filmmaker Scott Cooper could be a respectable director.

 

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Dec 032015
 

Warner Bros. has announced the date and released artwork for the crime-drama, Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kevin Bacon and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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May 122015
 

When it comes down to it Mortdecai is just a bad movie. None of the jokes worked and Johnny Depp’s latest outlandish performance is no longer charming and the respectable supporting cast is completely wasted. This is not even worth a rental. As for the Blu-ray, the bonus material is basic while the video/audio transfers are more than respectable.

 

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Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – 10th Anniversary BD + Screen Caps

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Feb 252015
 

This 10th Anniversary release of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is merely a repackaging of the old disc with commemorative packaging so if you already own this, or even the HD-DVD, there’s no need to pick this up. Outside of that, my opinion of the film hasn’t changed: I didn’t like it then and I still don’t like it today.

 

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Jul 272014
 

These five movies released by Mill Creek are merely cheap cash grabs that can be had at most Wal-Marts (apparently) for a mere $2.88 and trust me, you get what you pay for: no features, no real menu and basic audio/video transfers. I suppose if you only want the movies and couldn’t care less about the audio, it might be worth picking up.

 

 

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Jul 112014
 

on the surface Transcendence had plenty going for it but thanks to an apparently butchered script and a novice director, it turned something that could’ve been memorable into a laborious and tepid bore of a film. The cast is mostly wasted from the Depp’s malaise and supporting characters who are one dimensional and unmemorable while a veteran like Morgan Freeman is wasted and had a character who could’ve been cut.

 

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Dec 102013
 

The Lone Ranger might’ve been a good movie but on a much smaller and simpler scale but instead the filmmakers attempted to recreate some of the conditions which made the Pirates of the Caribbean movies monumental successes down to Johnny Depp playing yet another make-up wearing quirky character. The action scenes aren’t that fun and get a bit tedious.

 

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Aug 012012
 

Warner Home Video has announced the date and released artwork for Tim Burton’s fantasy-comedy, Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green and Chloe Grace Moretz. Click the image to the left or link below to check out the Blu-ray and DVD artwork.

 

 

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Jul 112012
 

One would think when you get Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron on the same screen and an intriguing storyline it would make for, at minimum, an entertaining science-fiction thriller. Instead, The Astronaut’s Wife is a complete mess with subpar performances, a story that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense and direction that is at best sloppy.

 

 

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Feb 082012
 

The Rum Diary is the kind of film that doesn’t linger after it’s over. It’s not bad enough to mock or good enough to recommend, it kind of is just… there. Depp delivers another good performance but even he can’t save an undercooked screenplay. With regards to the Blu-ray, it offers up nice video and audio transfers and even though the features are limited, the 45-minute documentary on Hunter S. Thompson is a treat.

 

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Mar 182011
 

The Tourist isn’t as bad as most have been, yet at the same time I don’t quite understand how it received the Golden Globe nominations it did while other more worthy films were left off (see: Morning Glory). That said, if you keep your expectations in check and are willing to suspend some disbelief you just might have a good time with this comedy/thriller.

 

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