Out this week in theatres, following their Canada Day debut, Michael Mann‘s Public Enemies looks back at the infamous criminal John Dillinger and his run from the FBI. Plus, we take a look at the third Ice Age film, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and the brainy sci-fi drama, Moon.
Public Enemies was probably the only movie I was actually waiting for this summer with any sense of excitement or anticipation. Johnny Depp is on a real tear right now, so is Christian Bale, and director Michael Mann, for my money, has never made a bad movie. Some of his movies are better than others but they are all extremely well made and usually very interesting.
This week we have what you might call a slow week in new DVD releases, with just two notable films arriving in stores. On the one hand you have the creepy, menacing, and bloody Sweeney Todd, with Johnny Depp starring as the man with the straight razor himself. For those of you not looking for a film about jugular-splitting revenge, Alvin and the Chipmunks also arrives this week, although you might wish Mr. Todd was paying you a visit if sticky-sweet remakes aren’t your thing.
The holidays are upon us, and as the year draws to a close a few, final big films slip their way into theatres. This week, check out a hilarious mock music biography, a sequel to Disney’s National Treasure, Tim Burton‘s dark musical, a Cold War drama, and the story of a dead man who points his wife to life after his own death.
This week at a store near you, take a look at the latest DVDs, including the return of Captain Jack Sparrow, a night to remember for two awkward teenagers, and a nanny’s adventures in Manhattan.
Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter, along with other representatives from the film Corpse Bride, attended a press conference in Toronto for the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.
Traditionally, the first weekend of the film festival are the days that are the most top heavy in terms of stars and filmmakers coming into town to make the scene and showcase their films.
I tried to like this movie a bit more than I did, but I just couldn’t. I quite liked Johnny Depp‘s eccentric performance, but ultimately this is just another over-indulgent series of visually interesting set pieces that don’t really add up to much.