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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
David Yates

Starring:
Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim

Running time:
134 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 

As the dark wizard Grindelwald (Depp) rallies his followers, it falls to Newt Scamander (Redmayne) and his comrades to protect the wizard and muggle worlds.

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On Old Flames

Article by Kris

We’ve all been there.  Standing in a queue at a shop, maybe, or on a bus, lost in thought, in a bit of a funk.  Your job is going nowhere fast, family and friends are busy with their own lives.  There’s nothing particular coming up to look forward to, and no-one in your life who seems like a great prospect right now.  And that’s the exact moment that it happens.
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Kenneth Branagh

Starring:
Kenneth Branagh

Other notable appearances:
Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Willem Dafoe, Tom Bateman, Leslie Odom Jr, Daisy Ridley, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Sergei Polunin, Lucy Boynton, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman

Running time:
114 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Sherlock Holmes

 

When a murder takes place on the stranded Orient Express, it falls to the world’s greatest detective, Batma- I mean Hercule Poirot (Branagh), to solve the case.

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Transcendence (2014)

Review by CJ

Director:
Wally Pfister

Starring:
Rebecca Hall, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara

Other notable appearances:
Josh Stewart, Clifton Collins Jr

Running time:
119 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Lucy, Source Code, Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Doctors Will (Depp) and Evelyn (Hall) Caster and their teams are on the cutting edge of creating artificial intelligence when a luddite terrorism cell irreversibly poisons Will. Using their research, Evelyn manages to save Will’s consciousness and give him a second life. The only question is: Can a computer have a conscience?

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The Tourist (2010)

Review by CJ

Director:
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring:
Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Steven Berkoff

Other notable appearances:
Timothy Dalton

Running time:
103 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Atomic Blonde, The Bourne Identity, Mission Impossible

 

Frank (Depp) is an American mathematics teacher who escapes to Venice after losing his wife. His holiday goes off the rails soon after meeting Elise (Jolie), the wife of a banker who stole money from a mobster, who has been tasked with using Frank as a decoy against the police and betrayed mobster.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Review by CJ

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Director:
David Yates

Starring:
Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller

Other notable appearances:
Jon Voight, Johnny Depp, Ron Perlman

Running time:
133 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Harry Potter series, Sherlock Holmes (2009), Oz the Great and Powerful, Doctor Strange

Newt Scamander (Redmayne) arrives in New York City with a magical suitcase containing fantastic beasts. When one of his beasts escapes in a crowded bank, Newt is brought to the attention of former Auror Tina (Waterston) who hauls him in for not wiping the memory of a muggle (or no-maj as they’re known in the USA) that witnessed magic (Fogler).

Chaos ensues when Newt and the no-maj Jacob Kowalski (Fogler) mistakenly switch cases and the latter releases several fantastic beasts on Manhattan. Newt, Tina, Jacob and Tina’s sister Queenie (Sudol) must work together not only to recapture Newt’s beasts but to stop a foul plan that is afoot within the magical community.

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Black Mass (2015)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Scott Cooper

Starring:
Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch

Other notable appearances:
Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, Adam Scott, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, Corey Stoll

Running time:
123 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, Bridge of Spies, Public Enemies

 

Inspired by the true story of James “Whitey” Bulger — informant to the FBI, Irish mobster and leader of the Winter Hill Gang in South Boston, and brother of a state senator.

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