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The UnPopular Opinion: Mortdecai

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** You know what is a really stupid movie? AUSTIN...
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Review: Rules Don't Apply

PLOT: A young man ( Alden Ehrenreich ) is hired to be the chauffeur to an aspiring actress ( Lily Collins ) under contract to Howard Hughes ( Warren Beatty ), only to get pulled into the aging mogul’s increasingly unstable world. REVIEW: Warren Beatty has often said that doing a Howard Hughes movie was a dream project of his. Maybe, Martin Scorsese scoring with THE...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Warren Beatty

Last week, we looked at the career of director Paul Verhoeven . This week’s subject has had a long career both in front of and behind the camera, becoming one of the major icons of his era... Warren Beatty In Robert Evans ’s infamous memoir, “The Kid Stays in the Picture”, he calls Warren Beatty , “The Pro.” Now, Evans is...
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Review: Shut In

PLOT: A widowed child psychologist struggles to maintain her sanity when unexplainable things begin to occur in the isolated New England home she shares with her paralyzed stepson. REVIEW: One has to wonder what would possess an actress of Naomi Watts ' considerable talent to take part in a movie like SHUT IN. I suppose it's a part that plenty of leading ladies could...
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Alden Ehrenreich falls for Lily Collins in the trailer for Rules Don't Apply

An aspiring young actress ( Lily Collins ) and her ambitious young driver ( Alden Ehrenreich ) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire, Howard Hughes ( Warren Beatty ), whom they work for. Will Hollywood chew this delectable young couple and spit them out or does Warren Beatty have something sweeter in mind for these young lovebirds?...
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Review: The 9th Life of Louis Drax

PLOT: A doctor ( Jamie Dornan ) tries to help a young boy after he suffers a horrible fall that leaves him in a coma, but finds himself falling for the boy’s alluring mother (Sarah Gadon). REVIEW: You gotta wonder who the audience is for THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX. Is it for kids? It certainly feels that way at times, with star Aiden Longworth (as Louis) getting the...
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Alden Ehrenreich drives for Howard Hughes in the Rules Don't Apply trailer

It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist Marla Mabrey ( Lily Collins ), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes ( Warren Beatty ), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her personal driver Frank Forbes ( Alden Ehrenreich ), only two weeks on the job and also from a religiously conservative background. Their instant attraction not only puts...
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Exclusive Video: Pop-Up Movie Facts: X-Men: First Class

This week sees the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, which rounds out the pseudo trilogy that was started with X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, so jump in and get caught up on the one that started the latest storyline in preparation for the latest entry with Pop-Up Movie Facts: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring James McAvoy , Michael Fassbender , Jennifer Lawrence ,...
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Top 10 Johnny Depp Performances

Johnny Depp's latest character invention hits theaters today in MORTDECAI, bringing yet another wacky and unique performance from the popular actor. While some have been disenchanted with his movies in recent years, Depp has amassed quite the resume of memorable and original performances. Here are our picks for the ten best from Johnny Depp's career. See if you agree or if we missed one, add...
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Johnny Depp channels Inspector Clouseau in new Mortdecai trailer

Ewan McG regor , Gwyneth Paltrow , Jeff Goldblum , Oliver Platt , Olivia Munn , Paul Bettany , Aubrey Plaza , and Johnny Depp . With a cast like that, MORTDECAI should be one of the most buzzed about films of 2015. So, why does it feel like a massive flop waiting to happen? I found the first trailer to be funny in a broad sort of way, but this new international trailer makes...
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For Queen and country here is the new Mortdecai trailer and poster

Chameleon Johnny Depp has put on a delightful twirled mustache for his upcoming role as the roguish Charlie Mortdecai. While he might be doing his best Inspector Jacques Clouseau impression, MORTDECAI doesn’t look too terrible. Can you imagine that on the movie poster? Nevertheless, the supporting cast might shine just as bright if the most recent trailer is any indication check...
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Review: Kill the Messenger

PLOT: The true story of journalist Gary Webb and his investigation into the CIA's complicity in the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and 90s. REVIEW: There's a fascinating movie to be made about Gary Webb and his investigation into the CIA-assisted flood of cocaine into the U.S. in the mid-80s, but KILL THE MESSENGER doesn't quite find it. It's a good movie,...
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