This is a movie strongly carried by its performances. Depp is particularly outstanding here and gives the best performance he's given in a VERY long time and this among his best work, period (and is the best I've seen in 2015 so far). The entire cast is great and is chalked full of great actors who all absorb their roles brilliantly. The film is quite gorgeous as well and is very attractive to watch and convincing in it's costumes/settings etc... unfortunately the rest of the movie is very procedural to the point where it drags quite noticeably on multiple occasions. There is nothing particular surprising about this crime/drama tale but it is still an interesting story that makes me want to learn more about it's subjects. It's fantastic seeing Depp actually trying (and doing a beyond phenomenal job) but this is a good movie that had potential to be a great one.
"Cinderella (2015)"......First off, now this is how you do a remake of a classic Disney masterpiece. Move over Maleficent, Snow White & The Huntsmen, Mirror Mirror...etc!! None of these movies hold a candle to this new adaptation of one of the most beloved Disney classic fairytales. Kenneth Branagh does a masterful job directing this beautifully done film that stays true to the original storyline/animated movie, and also adds more character development and a few added touches. Lily James is enchanting as "Cinderella". The young actress is really good and should have a bright film future ahead of her. Cate Blanchett is fantastic as the "Stepmother". OMG..she just inflated the role with her sarcastic, bitter, dramatic, and emotional portrayal. Richard Madden as the sexy and charming "Prince" is awesome and delivers a very fine performance. Love his eyes, smile, and package!! LOL!! Helena Bonham Carter is a delight as the "Fairy Godmother". She is fun and campy and you can tell she had a blast portraying the character. Gorgous costumes(give the film the Oscar now...nothing is beating it), sensational art direction and cinematography, terrific directing, solid special effects, and a terrific cast all highlight the film. It is filled with emotion, drama, enchantment, beauty, and most of all.....magic!! Brilliant!!
Picking this up this weekend at the Best Buy. Can't wait.
Was really looking forward to this. It started great and the film looked beautiful .... then it got stupid as fuck. The little Trick or Treaters were awesome looking but that is it.
Last Shift, 2015. 7/10
Rookie cop gets to spend the night in a closed police station, shes waiting for Hazmat to pick up some material. Freaky and odd things begin happening. Demons from the past start to cause some insane shenanigans. Blotted with CGI, here and there. Interesting watch.