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Black Mass
« on: April 23, 2015, 01:44:53 PM »
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The true story of Whitey Bulger, 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.

Directed by Scott Cooper
Starring Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson, and Benedict Cumberbatch
Release Date - September 15, 2015




First real Depp performance in over 15 years?

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Re: Black Mass
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 02:15:29 PM »
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The blue contacts...a bit much, no?

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Re: Black Mass
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 03:09:38 PM »
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The blue contacts...a bit much, no?

Distracting for sure, but pretty great scene/trailer beyond that.

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Re: Black Mass
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 05:02:09 PM »
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Agreed. I was just being internet-bitchy

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Re: Black Mass
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 05:43:33 PM »
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Another nitpicky thing: I hate that they delivered the tension-relieving laugh at the end. I was dreading that the whole time, because it was a great scene.
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Re: Black Mass
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 12:12:33 AM »
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David Harbour did not seem relieved.
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Re: Black Mass
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2015, 12:48:23 AM »
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Sure, and it gets some credit for that, but it felt all the more like the scene was hitting that familiar beat against its will.

I can totally see the laugh not being in the movie, and they shot it all 3 ways.
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Re: Black Mass
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2015, 12:54:59 AM »
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[skippable intro] must admit that you guys yabbering piqued my interest and since it felt for a moment like we were all together i watched the trailer,

[about trailer] never had gangster fever in my life, gangsters aren't my bag, andso during this i was thinking scorsese you know, tough guy talk, sitting there at the table all tough and making some kinda impressive psychosocial movement that elevates this situation's importance, and i didn't see the laugh coming though i'd read jb's reply, butthen the funny thing is the laugh in fact verified the scorsese-ness of this situation because i mean come on i don't gotta name this joke's most valued history

oh and i just realized who directed it. this isn't my bag

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Re: Black Mass
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2015, 11:11:17 PM »
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the blue contacts are almost as bad as the blue contacts Dan Akryoyd wears in Neighbors. I remember watching some interview were he pokes fun at them.

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Re: Black Mass
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2015, 03:10:44 AM »
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this is a goddamn bore.  some decent performances, mainly edgerton and a scene between julianne nicholson and depp.  this is a movie completely without perspective outside of its heavy-handed mimicry of crime films steeped in moral ambiguity.  the score is especially bad.  everything else is mediocre. 

watch the whitey bulger documentary on netflix instead.

 

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