Black Mass: Lately Johnny Depp has had some films that sounded like they could be good but weren’t, and some that were just ok. However, in this film I think we finally got that great performance that we knew we would eventually get again from Johnny. All the hype I heard about this film and his performance completely lived up to it all. Including the supporting cast of Benedict Cumberbatch and Joel Edgerton, who where just as good. I hesitate to say it will become a “gangster” classic like Goodfellas or The Departed but Depp really did an amazing and believable job on this one.
Everest: I can not recall seeing a film in the recent past that had such amazing cinematography. I have to go back all the way to Forest Gump as the only stand out in my memory. This was a movie that not only did I enjoy just looking at it, but really watching it too. Everest is based on a true story, and one I was glad I did not read about before I saw it. I found myself really involved with what was happening and even surprised by the ending. This is one I would gladly see again.
Sleeping With Other People: I like Alison Brie & Jason Sudeikis so when I heard about this movie I really wanted to see it. Their two characters were rude but sensitive, funny but sad and friends who couldn’t admit they wanted more. And I liked it… I think others might like it too.
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials: The one movie out this week I didn’t see. So all I can say is… It’s out this weekend.