Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Johnny Depp‘s latest movie, Mortdecai, is hitting theaters this weekend, and by all accounts it’s horrifically unenjoyable. Which you probably could have guessed. The trailer, the goggly-eyed posters and, hell, even the title with its superfluous T all pointed to self-parody without self-awareness. It shows Depp at his most rubbery, trying so damned hard to make a mustache wink that you could almost see him panting. That’s our consistent vision of the actor now, at least. A caricature who loves putting on funny hats or facial hair and acting absurd despite the silence coming from the crowd. In a way, that persona feels new, with every thinkpiece written about him tilting reverently toward a time in recent history when he wasn’t so desperate and cartoonish. When we loved him. When he was great. So I started wondering how long that’s actually been going on, which led me to question what his last truly great movie was. The process was a little discouraging.

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves rescuing dolphins from culturally misguided Japanese fishermen. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs.

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Friends, lovers, countrymen… lend me your wallets. (Or something like that). It is time once again for This Week in Blu-ray, our look at what is hip and happenin’ in the world of those weird, formerly expensive high def.

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This week’s Culture Warrior explains how Tarantino’s latest has matured the filmmaker beyond simple homage to cinema’s past and instead displays a reverence to the overall potential power movies have to offer, rooted in the sacred experience of the movie theater.

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Neil has gone on a clandestine mission to our nation’s capital, including a visit to the Pentagon to warn our military of the impending threat of giant alien robots. This leads Kevin to meet up with his chubby co-host in the Magical Studio in the Sky, from an undisclosed location (which may or may not be a jail cell).

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With Neil kidnapped by a madman who hunts down The Most Dangerous Game, Cole is left to his own devices. Luckily, we’ve got special guest co-host Eric Vespe from Aint It Cool News to partake in the mid-show dance break. It’s called the Rumpshaker, friends. Also, we talk about movies at some point.

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This week’s Culture Warrior looks at Hollywood’s gradual acceptance of digital video and the important role of Michael Mann and Public Enemies within this major change in the industry.

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Welcome to yet another photo finish weekend at the Reject Report, and just like a few weeks back when The Hangover clipped Up at the wire to win, we don’t know yet who ended up on top.

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Neil’s gone this week which means that I’ve hidden links all over the site that lead to a secret video of his audition for So You Think You Can Dance. Oh, and I’m getting a little help on Reject Radio from one of Aint It Cool News’s biggest geeks.

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I’m sure a decent number of film sites out there are going to be looking at the Best Gangster films of all time. Since we already know that Analyze This tops the list every year, we decided to do something a little different – looking at the gorgeous women that stand beside their connected men.

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Well, I’ve just dug my way out of all the hate mail that came my way after the last Reject Report, in time to preview Public Enemiies and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

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Michael Mann’s latest is a worthy inductee into the gangster genre, combining a familiar story and great performances with a refreshingly new stylistic approach.

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Johnny Depp can’t say he fears unemployment. The actor who just opened as John Dillinger in Michael Mann’s Public Enemies has a roster of projects ready to be released or in line to be produced.

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Columbus Rejects! Get a chance to see Public Enemies several days before it opens… for free!

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Universal Pictures have released three new character posters for Michael Mann’s upcoming drama Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard.

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As you know, summer movie season doesn’t officially start until we say it does. And we can’t say that it is on until we’ve run down the must see movies in one of our world famous lists. So come on in people, lets get it on.

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Channing Tatum and Dito Montiel talk about ‘Fighting,’ their second collaboration after ‘A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,’ and the big things in store for Tatum in 2009.

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Universal Pictures has released the second full length trailer for Michael Mann’s upcoming period crime drama Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale.

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As if you needed further proof after his performance in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, here comes the trailer for Michael Mann’s Public Enemies with some full-on Johnny Depp as a badass action.

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The first official poster for Michael Mann’s Public Enemies has been dropped online courtesy of the folks over at MSN. And as our good friend Erik Davis at Cinematical points out, it strikes an eerie resemblance to the poster for The Dark Knight.

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