Browsing All posts tagged under »Johnny Depp«

November 12, 2017


Murder On The Orient Express- Where to start. The classic Agatha Christie story of 13 strangers on a train through beautiful snow covered mountains to Istanbul. Esteemed detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) is one of the passengers, hoping to enjoy a little rest before his next case. A murder occurs and his break is over. […]

Black Mass

September 25, 2015


Black Mass – James “Whitey” Bulger as played by Johnny Depp is one nasty piece of work. He started out as a vicious small time mobster who loves his family. After his young son dies, any decency he may have had goes to hell. FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), who grew up with Bulger […]


January 24, 2015


Mortdecai – Oh, dear, this is positively dreadful. Johnny Depp’s character of Lord Charlie Mortdecai is absolutely ridiculous. He uses this phony “uppah clahss” accent that comes off as just silly. Jock (Paul Bettany) is his manservant who’s willing to take a bullet for him. He mainly appears pained and constipated. Gwyneth Paltrow looks lovely […]

Dark Shadows

May 16, 2012


Dark Shadows – I’ve never been a big fan of Tim Burton and vampires are way down on my list of faves, so why did I go see this movie?  Oh, yeah, Johnny Depp.  Well, even the talented Mr. Depp cannot save this silly, tedious story.   Back in the 1700’s, the very wealthy Barnabas Collins […]

The Rum Diary

November 3, 2011


The Rum Diary – Johnny Depp does his usual fine acting job as Kemp, a journalist-wanna-be-novelist new to Puerto Rico who likes to drink. The story was written by Hunter S. Thompson and is probably based somewhat on his own life. Although entertaining, it’s a bit thin on information and just lightly touches on the […]

Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides

May 24, 2011


Captain Jack Sparrow is on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth (and who isn’t). He gets both assistance and resistance from some king’s men and a couple of old queens – it’s the eyeliner, Jack. The ultra-sexy Penelope Cruz, several months pregnant in case you didn’t know, charmingly teases him so that he’s […]


March 6, 2011


Rango (Johnny Depp) is this lizard living in the desert and working on his acting skills when he meets an armadillo who urges him to go on a quest to get to the other side, metaphorically speaking. He ends up in a town called Dirt with a water shortage. After tossing back a few shots […]