THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

BLACK MASS (2015)










#23 is Black Mass (2015) starring Johnny Depp as vicious Boston gangster Whitey Bolger. There were those that say Johnny was snubbed for a Best Actor nomination. I'm not one of them. While he's good, it's very difficult to not think of Jack Nicholson here. The movie is routine gangster stuff although this one has the twist of the FBI laying off Bolger in exchange for info about rival gangsters. Joel Edgerton is a little over the top as the agent who grew up with Bolger and makes the deal with his childhood buddy. Hard not to think of Joe Pesci here. Just wasn't thrilled with this - too routine to go out of your way for.

SHOULD TLA SEE THIS? Nah. Plus the women in the movie are little more than objects and plot devices.