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Everything tagged with “Johnny Depp”

  1. Trailer for Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    Heath Ledger's final film, with Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law standing in as 'aspects' of Ledger's character's personality. Looks very Gilliamesque, with shades of Münchhausen.

  2. Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland trailer

    The first trailer for Tim Burton's 're-imagining' of Lewis Carrol's original story. Looks like Burton-by-numbers and I'm not keen on the cheap 'throw objects toward the screen for IMAX 3D punters' technique but still looks enjoyable.

  3. Review of Michael Mann’s Public Enemies

    I am completely gay for both Johnny Depp and Christian Bale and I'm a sucker for any film set in the 1930s, so Michael Mann's Public Enemies would seem to hit all the right buttons, telling the story of FBI agent Melvin Purvis' attempts to capture celebrity bank robber John Dillinger. Unfortunately some technical flaws and lackluster characterisation left me feeling a bit cold toward the whole affair.

  4. Trailer for Michael Mann’s Public Enemies

    Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, telling the story of how gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd were taken down in the '30s.

  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

    Hard as it may be to imagine, I do, in fact, enjoy some films. Take the first Pirates film, for instance; I really liked it. It was funny, it had some very quotable lines, the action was enjoyable, Johnny Depp was brilliant, Geoffrey Rush equally so, Orlando Bloom didn't get in the way too much and Keira Knightley was reasonably fanciable, in that borderline-anorexic way of hers. I couldn't really fault it.

  6. The Shape of Things to Come, III

    Of those mentioned six months ago; I didn't watch Fantastic Four or The Dukes of Hazzard as they looked awful, I saw Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire and King Kong and thought they were so-so and I saw The Island, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Serenity and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and liked them all. A Scanner Darkly seems to have slipped into a Summer 2006 release so hopefully I'll get to see that in a few months.

  7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    I had a bad feeling when I entered the cinema for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; not only were there children in the audience but the staff had run out of tea, which meant I'd had to have some sort of sickly fruit drink instead. It's as if nobody warned them I was coming.

  8. The Shape of Things to Come

    With 2004 nearly over, and fewer opportunities to be disappointed by awful films that promise much yet deliver little this year, I thought I'd have a look ahead to see what's in store.