Screen Junkies » Hunter S Thompson http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:25:43 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Badass Biographical (And Semi-Biographical) Films You Need To Watch http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-rum-diary-and-other-badass-biographical-films/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-rum-diary-and-other-badass-biographical-films/#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:00:08 +0000 Nicholas Pell http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=234135 From commies to porn stars, this list has it all.

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The Rum Diary is allegedly a novel, not a biography. Whatever. All we’re saying is that it stars Johnny Depp as a wandering freelance journalist who can’t put enough substances in his body. Sounds close enough for jazz to us.

There’s something about seeing the true-life story, or the semi-true-life story, of a legit badass like Hunter S. Thompson on the big screen that appeals to people. Unlike a fictional account, you can actually find something to aspire to, or at least have fantasies about a cool new drinking buddy.

With that in mind, here are seven badass biographical and semi-biographical films.

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

What could be sexier than a bunch of German communist terrorists who dress like the Velvet Underground? This movie doesn’t white wash terrorism, but it sure does provide it with a glamorous edge during the first two acts. Watch as chic Germans smoke cigarettes, wear sunglasses, steal cars and blow up American army installations. You can get a history lesson while you watch this and it’s one action film your girl won’t mind watching with you in the least.

Boogie Nights

No, Dirk Diggler is not a real guy. He is, however, loosely based on John Holmes, AKA Johnny Wadd, with many scenes, such as the classic interaction with the Ric Springfield-loving crack dealer, lifted directly from his life. This film ages like a fine wine, with classic interactions and one-liners like “You know, people tell me I kind of look like Han Solo.” We were as surprised as anyone else when we found out Marky Mark could act.

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Amber Heard Sunbathes Naked In ‘The Rum Diary’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/amber-heard-sunbathes-naked-in-the-rum-diary-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/amber-heard-sunbathes-naked-in-the-rum-diary-trailer/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:48:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=226031 Puerto Rico seems pretty chill.

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7 photosAmber Heard Looking All Kinds Of Fine In ‘Drive Angry’ Pics

Johnny Depp‘s second, less psychedelic go as Hunter S. Thompson looks like a good time. Though he’s not technically the gonzo journalist (here his character is name Paul Kemp), The Rum Diary has been adapted from Thompson’s “lost” novel. The trailer begins as Kemp awakes in Puerto Rico after a bender. There he gets set up with some rustic accommodations, a reporting gig, 161 miniature bottles of booze, and gets to frolic with Amber Heard at her most seductive. In closing, Puerto Rico is awesome and I’m moving there. And if they don’t have the Internet, it’s been real, y’all.

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