Oh a johnny dep movie that inst terrible thank the lord
A *recent* Johnny Depp movie that isn't terrible.
It's funny that they keep saying how the British kid looks really old, considering he's 25. He's older than the star of the movie. Also he's in GoT, playing Jojen Reed (who is like 12).
I don't think I've ever seen anyone say he looks old before. Usually it's always people saying he looks really young.
Hey Brad, have you ever thought about reviewing Captive? From what I've heard, it's another religious movie.
I don't think it's a religious movie, per se. It's based on the true story of a kidnapping victim who used advice from "The Purpose-Driven Life" to survive her ordeal. It's about Christianity, but I don't think it's actually religious.
Actually we're not getting Pirates 5 until 2017 (and I'm not gonna lie, I'm probably going to see it regardless of....anything). But Disney, as much as I love 'em, is doing us one worse....Alice Through The Looking Glass.
I'm looking forward to both Alice 2 and Pirates 5 no matter what they throw on the screen! I too enjoyed Black Mass BTW!
Oh. God. No.
Alice in Wonderland was the most mad I've gotten at a film since Airbender. And they're doing a SEQUEL?
I know, I know, hug it out, hug it out.
The Scorch Trials (and The Maze Runner for that matter) are what I'm going to call, "Waitaminute" movies: ones you can watch, you think they're kinda OK, but then... WAITAMINUTE, THAT MADE NO BLOODY SENSE!
The hero of maze runner is just another example of a mary sue hero that teenagers just love pretending to be, but that translate extremely poorly to film.
I want to see a YA movie based on The Roar. That book was interesting at least and it made sense. I could see it being converted to movie form quite well if they don't fuck everything up for no reason.
I might have missed something
But I guess this is the first time I hear you talk about A Most Violent Year
I love how you mention that Cumberbatch is in this as one of the good things about it...and then never mention him again as that's really all anyone needs to know.
I read all the "Maze Runner" novels about a year ago, and they made a little more sense than the movies do. The main point I was getting from the books was that the villains are so desperate that they can't recognise a lost cause. In all honesty, though, my favourite is probably the prequel, where basically everyone dies a horrible death and the narrator feels himself slowly losing his mind and turning into a zombie.
I read that Sienna Miller was cast as Whitey's girlfriend when he was a fugitive, but was totally cut. I don't remember whether those scenes were filmed or not, though.
CIA was the only good part of Maze Runner.
Gus Fring was pretty good too.
Hell, he was so good, I didn't know it was him until the credits rolled.
Good Luck trying to remember stuff from The Maze Runner till the next sequel, it'll come out 'till 2017.
Good news, Brad, the makers of the Maze Runner movies formally stated that they refuse to split the final MR movie into two parts. So just one more.
I kind of love how the director just felt he had to address that and make it clear he was't doing that because of how everyone else has been doing that with their final parts.
The only thing about Black Mass is I can't help thinking the part was made for James Spader.
While I can't picture Spader doing a decent Boston accent, I'd love to see him do that kind of movie.
James Spader is from Boston.
I liked Clonus Horror. Unironically and unriffed. It's not necessarily good, but I genuinely think it did the "clones harvested for organs" thing really damn well. Plus, the low budget actually helped make it really believable.
It's much better than the Michael Bay remake.
The lack of constant blatant product placement also helps Parts:The Clonus Horror to be much better than The Island.
I hate that Johnny Depp only does one good movie every couple years while giving us a slightly different shtick more often than not. But damn, when Depp wants to do serious he is untouchable, & I also immediately thought of Kill the Irishman & The Iceman (I don't care what Nostalgia Critic thought of his Zod, Michael Shannon is AWESOME!) when I saw the trailer. Must see this immediately!
Also, Brad, do you know if that "Bible Man" show had a toy line? Because I was in an indoor flea market a week ago & I swear there were two figures from the show! I thought of getting them to send to you (as if I wasn't enough of a jackass defending DC films, right?) but then laughed it off. Should you change your mind however, I can assure you they'll be there =)
Black Mass sounds like a movie i could really get behind so i might check it out plus its about time Johnny Depp played a decent role in a movie that didnt flop horribly!
Brad, I just wanted to say....I know it's been awhile since 'Mordecai' came out, but I'd *love* to see you do one of your 'catching up', multiple movie v-logs with it included.
(Hell....honestly, you're one of those people who could recite the damn phone book for 12 hours straight and I'd listen to every minute, heh. I mean.... while there's certainly some great podcasts/people out there that cover interesting stuff, I just get addicted to certain vocal stylings for some reason, no matter the subject. Kinda an odd duck I guess ....<shrugs>)
And on that note.... don't leave your 'Snobcast' alone to languish for toooo long; I know you've said 'Brad Tries' is your easiest 'gotta put something up' series but I think Snobcast might be even easier :)
Still waiting for that Shaun the Sheep review.
That what I asked for, one of the best non Mad Max movies of the summer
Ha.... now that's a helluva double-bill :)
Johnny Deep was great and unrecognizable one of his best roles in a while for me since Rango, too bad he's the only person in the movie with a clear character, mostly he's with generic morally ambiguous boring white dudes, that's are somewhat interchangeable for me aside from the guy from Sherlock and the guy from Parks and Recreation.
Please review Iron Giant rerelease
Black Mass was awesome.
Don't give a shit about Scorch, or whatever.
To bad the movie doesn't go into the gong show that was his trial. A trial where the Feds barely bothered to present evidence regarding his actual crimes and instead went to a bizarre extreme to try and prove that Whitey had actually been working for the FBI as an informant the whole time, up to and including presenting blatantly faked documents as evidence. While at the same trying to prove that despite the fact he worked for them all the actual crimes he committed weren't the FBI's fault on the grounds that his handler (not the FBI itself) was corrupt... neither of which were crimes he had been charged with. Whitey meanwhile maintained the whole time that he had never been an informant, but that he had bought/corrupted the FBI to work for him.
Hmm I wouldn't have considered Peter Sarsgaard for Kyle Reese, but I can see what you're saying thinking back to Black Mass. He does cracked out whacko very well.
Corey Stoll was my favorite part of Black Mass, it was really nice to see him be the one who gets shit done and doesn't take anyone's bs. That scene where Edgerton is trying to bribe him and Stoll just crushes him was so damn awesome.
Eh all those tough looking white guys look alike to me, was Edgerton the Fbi guy or the henchman used as a framing device that just took away time developing the relationship between the three main characters.
I would have prefer a bromance epic gangsta cop movie like a John Woo movie, not Law and Order Boston
I live two towns over from Lynn, where they filmed most of Black Mass, and I had a lot of fun pointing out locations I see every time I'm there.
Guys, the point you brought up about the Matrix has been the topic of ancient old debates about ethics. Do you want to have absolute freewill or want to live in a proverbial gilded cage. Both side have sound arguments, the former allowing you to be the only master of your own destiny having control over every aspect of your life but possibly having a shitty existence as a result, and the latter offering a much safer and comfortable life at the cost of freedom. There's no real "good" answer really.