MOVIE REVIEW: Black Mass (2015)

BLACK MASS (2015) Review Directed by Scott Cooper This is not your usual family-friendly film Johnny Depp and that’s good. Black Mass is gritty, a slowly developed, well-told crime drama with riveting performances from the cast. This is Depp back to serious acting. He’s pretty much the best reason you need to see the film as …

Myth Vs. Reality: Get Your ‘Black Mass’ Facts Straight

Myth and reality intersect in Warner Bros.’ “Black Mass,” a compelling new big screen thriller that chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most dangerous gangsters in U.S. history. In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) convinced Irish-American mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to become an FBI informant in …

‘Ant-Man’ Villain Corey Stoll a Good Guy in ‘Black Mass’

He received wide acclaim for his performance as murderous scientist Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket in the superhero action adventure hit “Ant-Man.” Now, Corey Stoll’s new screen role couldn’t be more opposite: an incorruptible federal prosecutor in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new gangster thriller, “Black Mass.” Based on a true story, “Black Mass” explores how a deal …

Johnny Depp is Notorious Mobster Whitey Bulger in ‘Black Mass’

Three-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd” “Finding Neverland,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) stars as notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in Warner Bros. Pictures’ gangster thriller “Black Mass.” For more than a decade—until his capture in 2011—Boston’s most infamous crime lord, James “Whitey” Bulger, was hunted by the FBI, surpassed only by Osama …

Benedict Cumberbatch, A Gangster’s Senator-Brother in ‘Black Mass’

Brothers Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger and Billy Bulger grew up in the same house in the South Boston projects and ended up at the top of their respective games, albeit with very different rules. Billy Bulger’s game was politics. College educated, his career trajectory was the polar opposite of his criminal brother’s, taking him all the …

Joel Edgerton Strikes a Deal With The Devil in ‘Black Mass’

Australian actor Joel Edgerton (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “The Great Gatsby”) plays an FBI agent who makes a pact with the devil, in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new crime thriller, “Black Mass.” Based on a true story, the film explores how a deal between ruthless gangster Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp) and FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) …

Dakota Johnson Leads the Women of ‘Black Mass’

Though, in the context of the time, the FBI and the mob were each something of a boys’ club, there are women in the story Warner Bros. Pictures’ new thriller “Black Mass” who have a distinct impact on what transpires. Portraying them are Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Juno Temple (“Maleficent”) and Julianne Nicholson …

‘Black Mass’ Explores Rise of Gangster With The Help from FBI

For more than a decade—until his capture in 2011—Boston’s most infamous crime lord, James “Whitey” Bulger, was hunted by the FBI, surpassed only by Osama Bin Laden at the top of the Bureau’s Most Wanted List. But the ironic fact is that Bulger might never have risen to the level of power he achieved were …

‘Black Mass’ Banners Highlight Talented Cast

The impressive ensemble of Warner Bros.’ new gangster thriller “Black Mass” gets the star treatment as eight castmembers receive their individual character banners which has just been released by the studio.               The favored eight are Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Johnson and …

‘Black Mass’ Main Trailer Advises “Keep Your Enemies Close”

The main poster and new trailer of Warner Bros.’ new gangster thriller “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp have just been launched by the studio. Watch the trailer here: The film is based on the book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, about the infamous gangster …