PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (2017)

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Directed By: Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg
Written By: Jeff Nathanson
Story By: Jeff Nathanson & Terry Rossio
Based on Characters Created By: Terry Rossio, Ted Elliott, Stuart Beattie & Jay Wolpert Cinematography By: Paul Cameron
Editing By: Roger Barton & Leigh Folsom Boyd 


Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Branton Thwaites, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Stephen Graham, Goldshifteh Farahani, Kevin McNally, David Wenham, Martin Kleeba, Angus Barnett 

Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

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INTO THE WOODS (2014)

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Directed By: Rob Marshall
Written By: James Lapine
Based On The Musical, Music & Lyrics By: Stephen Sondheim & James LaPine
Cinematography By: Dion Beebe
Editor: Wyatt Smith 


Cast: Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Tracy Ullman, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Daniel Huttlestone, Lilla Crawford, Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, Simon Russel Beale 

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

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BLACK MASS (2015)

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Directed By: Scott Cooper
Written By: Jez Butterworth & Mark Mallouk
Based On The Book By: Dick Lehr & Gerard O’Neill
Cinematography By: Masanobu Takayanagi
Editor: David Rosenblum 


Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgeton, Rory Cochrane, Benedict Cumberbatch, Corey Stoll, Jessie Plemmons, Peter Sarasgaard, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Juno Temple, Dakota Johnson, Julianne Nicholson, W. Earl Brown

Based on a true story of James “Whitey” Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a “secret trading” deal with his brother, William “Billy” Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI’s Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List criminals.

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DARK SHADOWS (2012)

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Directed By: Tim Burton
Written By: Seth Grahame-Smith
Story By: John August & Seth Grahame-Smith
Based On The Show By: Dan Curtis
Cinematography By: Bruno Delbonnel
Editor: Chris Lebenzon
Music By: Danny Elfman 


Cast: Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bella Heathcorte, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Lee Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Hannah Murray

*Please note that some trivia and facts have been republished from imdb among other sources In this review

Dark Shadows is a melodramatic comedy following the misfortunes of a vampire named Barnabas Collins. Centuries ago a witch had sought revenge upon the Collins family following her and the man’s discontinued love affair. To his travail she set a curse on Barnabas turning him into a blood feeding monster and locking him away for years. Later he escapes from his imprisonment and sets out into his evolved hometown. And nothing is as it once was.

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CRY BABY (1990)

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Written & Directed By: John Waters
Cinematography By: David Insely
Editor: Janice Hampton 


Cast: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Polly Bergen, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Susan Tyrrell, Troy Donahue, Willem Dafoe, Patricia Hearst, Iggy Pop, Joe Dellasandro, Darren E. Burrows, Mink Stole, Joey Heatherton, Kim McGuire, Stephen Mailer, Kim Webb, Alan J. Wendl, David Nelson

Allison is a “square” good girl who has decided she wants to be bad and falls hard for Cry-Baby Walker, a Greaser (or “Drape” in John Waters parlance). Spoofing Elvis movies and Juvenile Delinquency scare films of the ’50s, this movie follows the adventures of Cry-Baby who, though he is sent to juvie, is determined to cross class (and taste) boundaries to get Allison back.

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