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Movie Review: Black Mass
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Black Mass Movie Review

Black Mass
Director: Scott Cooper
Screenwriter: Jez Butterworth, Mark Mallouk
Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Peter Sarsgaard
Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated R | 122 Minutes
Release Date: September 18, 2015

Directed by Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace), Black Mass depicts the true story of James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp), leader of the notorious Winter Hill Gang.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades the Irish-American mobster to work with the FBI to bring down a common enemy: the Italian mob. After making a name for himself through loansharking, bookmaking, and extortion, Bulger would become one of the most dangerous gangsters in history, all with the help of the United States government.

Depp’s Bulger is a fascinating, terrifying individual. With his pallid flesh and icy blue-gray eyes, Whitey is the Count Dracula of South Boston, a creature of the night who preys upon innocence, feeding off the city and sucking it dry.

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‘Black Mass’ Featurettes “Becoming Whitey” and “An Unholy Alliance”
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Johnny Depp in Black Mass Header Image

In addition to the various trailers and TV spots, Warner Brothers Pictures has also released some featurettes for their crime drama Black Mass, which stars Johnny Depp as mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger.

Below you will find two featurettes, which include cast and crew talking about the movie. The first is titled “Becoming Bulger,” and it focuses on Depp transforming himself into Bulger. The second is titled “An Unholy Alliance,” and looks at the relationship of Bulger, the most powerful crime figure in the city of Boston, his brother Billy (Benedict Cumberbatch), the most powerful politician in the city, and FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton).

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TV Spots For Whitey Bulger Movie ‘Black Mass’ Starring Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp in Black Mass

Warner Brothers Pictures has been releasing TV spots to help promote Black Mass ahead of its arrival in theaters next month on September 18th. The movie stars Johnny Depp as Boston mobster Whitey Bulger.

You can check out a trio of those Black Mass TV spots and also read much more about the movie and who else is starring below.

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Official Trailer For ‘Black Mass’ Starring Johnny Depp As Whitey Bulger
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Johnny Depp In Black Mass

Back in April we saw an unsettling preview of the upcoming movie Black Mass with Pirates of the Caribbean and Edward Scissorhands star Jonny Depp playing infamous Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger.

Now Warner Brothers has released the full official main trailer for the movie. You can read much more about it and check out the trailer below now.

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‘Black Mass’ Trailer: Johnny Depp Delivers A Cold and Terrifying Performance
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Johnny Depp in Black Mass Header Image

The first image of Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in Scott Cooper‘s (Crazy Heart) Black Mass was unveiled yesterday, and now we are getting a first look at the footage from the film in an all-new trailer.

The film will center on Bulger’s life as a Bostonian gangster while acting as an FBI informant. In the new trailer we see a huge departure from the roles we are accustomed to seeing from Depp in recent years. No more silly pirate play or childish gestures, this is a Depp that needs to be seen more often. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer for Black Mass.

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First Look: Johnny Depp Is Whitey Bulger In ‘Black Mass’
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Johnny Depp in Black Mass Header Image

Warner Bros. has revealed our first look at Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in director Scott Cooper‘s Black Mass. Bulger is the notorious South Boston gangster who spent 16 years at large until he was found hiding in Santa Monica, CA in 2011. He was then convicted of 31 of 32 counts of racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and weapons charges, including his complicity in 19 murders. Jack Nicholson’s character Frank Costello in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed is loosely based on Bulger’s criminal career.

Cooper’s new film will bring the life and crimes of Bulger to the big screen, while also covering his being an FBI informant tasked with providing intel to bring down the Italian Mafia. As you can see, based on the header photo, Depp is playing someone who is the polar opposite of Captain Jack Sparrow or one of those Tim Burton characters. Hit the jump for more.

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No Fate But What We Make For Ourselves: BAADASSSSS’ Most Anticipated Films of 2015
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Every year, thousands of movies hit theater screens around the world and I’m usually only able to catch a handful during their entire theatrical run. Therefore, I have to be pretty damn selective when it comes to what I choose to spend that precious Fandango gift card I received for Christmas on to see. With that in mind, I have assembled a list of the 20 films that are most likely to chip away at the obsidian monolith that is my movie ticket budget.

As you may have already noticed, I took the subheading of this article from a quote often attributed to Terminator 2: Judgment Day: “The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.” I suppose that’s my pretentious way of suggesting that one or more of the films on this list could turn out to be complete wastes of time, but we won’t know for sure until they’re released theatrically in the coming months.

Also, the release dates noted in the article are correct as of press time, but are subject to change.

Read on for my Most Anticipated Films of 2015

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Johnny Depp Will Play Mobster Whitey Bulger In Barry Levinson’s ‘Black Mass’
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Johnny Depp

Now that he has spent the past few years spinning his wheels in fantastical yet underwhelming wannabe blockbusters (Dark Shadows anyone?), Johnny Depp is looking to take on a more reality-based role for one of his next films. The venerable superstar has signed on to play the notorious Boston mobster James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass, to be directed by Barry Levinson from a screenplay by Mark Mallouk.

The film will be based on Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, a 2001 New York Times best-selling true crime tome written by Dick Lehr and Gerald O’Neill. The book documented how Bulger was the most feared crime boss in Boston at the same time he was an informant for the FBI. He served as the inspiration for Jack Nicholson’s Boston gangster Frank Costello in Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Oscar-winning crime story The Departed. For 12 years, Bulger was one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted. He was finally captured in Santa Monica, California, in June 2011 and currently resides in a correctional facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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