Here are a few of my favorite things: the city of Boston, strong ensemble casts, gangster movies, and fresh Johnny Depp characters. (Here are couple of things I kind of like: history and movie settings I recognize from real life.)
I’m so so so excited for Black Mass, the biopic of Whitney Bulger starring Johnny Depp which comes out this Friday. They hooked me with the first trailer that dropped in the spring. While this was filming, I walked by Kevin Bacon while he was sitting in a park and one time I was in a bar with that guy from Breaking Bad after a softball game.
Anyways, my excitement got me checking out the Rotten Tomatoes page for Johnny Depp where I discovered a pattern in his films. I’ve always thought of him as a good actor who takes on too many crummy looking projects. Turns out, it really is a series of incredible ups and downs and the math supports it (and the chart is interactive! Roll over the data points to see which film each represents):
Check out those peaks and valleys! So many ups and downs! It’s almost rhythmic, one bad movie, one awesome movie. The good news with that Mortdecai is Johnny Depp’s most recent movie and that’s the lowest rated film of his career, so Black Mass is gonna be awesome!
I saw this alarming ad on the bus the other day:
I was frightened. I read that sign as “And you thought two hours at the gym was good for your