JCR Factor #9

Welcome back around to the latest and final John C. Reilly Factor — Thomas J’s latest character study. If you’re hankering for more posts just like this, be sure to visit the Features menu up top and check out sub-menu, John C. Reilly! It’s a shame I could only make it to nine with this feature. I couldContinue reading “JCR Factor #9”

Black Mass

Release: Friday, September 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Mark Mallouk; Jez Butterworth Directed by: Scott Cooper In Scott Cooper’s third film, Johnny Depp is one bad man. How bad? Bad enough to make the stench of his Charlie Mortdecai finally drift away, sure. But now another question is bugging me: what does he do after this? How longContinue reading “Black Mass”

Mortdecai

Release: Friday, January 23, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Eric Aronson Directed by: David Koepp Charlie Mortdecai has a sensitive gag reflex. He endearingly calls it a ‘sympathetic gag.’ After seeing Johnny Depp embrace an entirely new level of bizarre here, I’m pretty sure I’ve developed something similar, except mine’s not out of sympathy. I’m genuinely disgusted by how badContinue reading “Mortdecai”

For No Good Reason

Release: Friday, April 25, 2014 (limited) [Theater] If there’s any good reason to go see For No Good Reason, it’s the chance to see an extended slideshow of some of Ralph Steadman’s more provocative paintings. Sure, you know who this guy is. His illustrations have probably even made an appearance in your nightmares at some point. Grotesque, emotionallyContinue reading “For No Good Reason”

Transcendence

Release: Friday, April 18, 2014 [Theater] Lol, uh. . .wut? Well, this WAS supposed to be the ‘don’t-give-up-yet-on-Johnny-Depp’ movie, one that would give the colorful thespian room to breathe without his usual cloak of weirdness. . .no Captain Jack Sparrow accent, no scissor hands and no crazy Tonto face paint this time. In a cruel twist of fate,Continue reading “Transcendence”

TBT: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the number of my followers drop after I admit that today’s entry is a movie I had never seen until now. . . Somehow, some way this classic from the mid-80s has eluded me. I can report that after all this time this movie remains just asContinue reading “TBT: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)”

The Lone Ranger

Release: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 [Theater] Don’t be fooled by the label. Although titled The Lone Ranger, this movie is far more interesting because of Tonto than it is because of what Armie Hammer tries to contribute to his John Reid/Lone Ranger. While even the white horse is more memorable than Hammer’s character (and aContinue reading “The Lone Ranger”