Tag Archives: Johnny Depp

655 – The Rum Diary (**)

They say that The Rum Diary is based on an little-known, eponymous novel by Hunter S. Thompson, but about the only thing that the movie has in common with a Thompson novel is that the protagonist drinks a lot. This … Continue reading

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631 – Rango (***1/2)

Rango is more than just a pleasant, well-conceived kids’ film. I’m not even sure kids are the target audience. There really aren’t any adorable animals afoot, although there is an obvious Bad Guy and a whimsical Good Guy. But there’s … Continue reading

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619 – The Tourist (**)

The Tourist, to be blunt, is malarkey dressed up like the belle of the ball. The first hour or so seems to move quickly, until you realize that nothing has really happened to further the plot in a coherent manner, … Continue reading

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586 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (***)

Let’s face it. The Pirates of the Caribbean movies aren’t really awful, but they are no longer the ground-breaking spectacle that the original was. So it was with lowered expectations that I watched the latest effort, and I can gladly … Continue reading

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The only 2011 movie preview you’ll need, probably

I don’t subscribe to Entertainment Weekly, either to the magazine itself or to its probable raison d’etre, to be the TV Guide of entertainment. (TV Guide, on the other hand, is the People of entertainment, and People is now the … Continue reading

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