Screen Junkies » the tourist http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:52:22 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Scarecrow Johnny Depp Chats With Break http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/scarecrow-johnny-depp-chats-with-break/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/scarecrow-johnny-depp-chats-with-break/#comments Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:59:11 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=12279 Acting legend and pirate extraordinaire Johnny Depp recently sat down with Break in Paris to chat about his latest film. During this interview, he admits that if he fought co-star Angelina Jolie she’d win, but he’d definitely leave marks.

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Acting legend and pirate extraordinaire Johnny Depp recently sat down with Break in Paris to chat about his latest film. During this interview, he admits that if he fought co-star Angelina Jolie she’d win, but he’d definitely leave marks. Sounds like it might be more than a hypothetical situation. Meoooow, this Deppussy’s got claws.

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Review: The Tourist http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-tourist/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-tourist/#comments Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:24:33 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12000 One of those movies where you know exactly what you’re going to get, but if you’re looking for that sort of thing it’s exactly what you want.

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The Tourist is one of those movies where you know exactly what you’re going to get, but if you’re looking for that sort of thing it’s exactly what you want. I like average Joe action movies, maybe not as much as I love the epic Die Hard action, but sometimes I just need a The Tourist.

The opening sequence shows that the film knows how to create suspense. Scotland Yard is following Elise Clifton-Ward (Angelina Jolie) in Paris. Their surveillance team tries to get her letter from Alexander Pierce before it burns, and the cops tail Elise as music pumps. She loses them in a crowded subway. These are the basics, but it starts the film with energy.

Inspector Acheson (Paul Bettany) has some badass technology to actually reconstruct the burned letter from its ashes. Otherwise he’s just there to order agents around, and someone’s got to do that. The story really begins when Elise meets Frank Tupelo (Johnny Depp) on the train to Venice. She plans to frame him as a decoy for Pierce.

Here Jolie lays on the sultry seductress act thick. If it were any other genre, I’d say, “Okay, enough already,” but it’s Euro-romance action. She’s trying to be a Bond girl. While Frank apologizes for his smoking habit, Elise says, “I would rather you be a man who does exactly as he pleases.” She even insults his name, because if a beautiful stranger emasculates you, of course she’s the dream object of desire.

Jolie’s bravado may be too cocky but Depp’s nervous awkwardness is cool. At one point he mixes up ravenous and ravishing. Elise’s plan works though. The Yard analyzes Frank’s picture and Shaw (Steven Berkoff) has a mole in the agency. Shaw seems like he wants Pierce even more than the police. He’s so evil he strangles his henchmen with a tape measure at his tailor’s. At one point Frank escapes just because the police weren’t looking, so it’s pretty silly.

The film draws out the romance of Frank’s spontaneous “date,” juxtaposing Elise’s elegant gowns with Frank’s pajamas. The action scenes keep several elements in play so the audience knows what’s at stake. Frank could run on the rooftops while Elise sees from a bridge and the police are positioned in a boat. A canal sequence crushes a henchman with a boat, shifts into reverse and pulls Frank by a rope. It’s just exciting enough.

It’s formulaic, but all the elements are in the right order. We’ve seen a guy inch across ledges and fall onto fruit stands, but don’t you want to see Johnny Depp have a go at it too? When the Italian police put Frank in a holding cell, I thought he could have had a knock down drag out fight with his crazy cell mate, just because he was there. It’s not Sam Raimi though. It’s just Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck playing by the rules.

James Newton Howard’s score elevates the scenes. Howard knows how to make suspense out of the space between words. It’s pretty in Venice, especially with dancers spinning around Elise and Frank in a ballroom. The Tourist is entirely predictable, but if you know what you’re getting into you shouldn’t be disappointed.

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The Tourist http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-tourist/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/the-tourist/#comments Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:42:24 +0000 Reza F. Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Cast: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie Paul Bettany Synopsis: Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary...

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Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Cast: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie Paul Bettany

Synopsis: Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

Release Date: December 10, 2010

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‘The Tourist’ Trailer Travels the Internet http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-tourist-trailer-travels-the-internet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-tourist-trailer-travels-the-internet/#comments Thu, 07 Oct 2010 11:04:43 +0000 Reza F. The Tourist hits theaters on December 10th, but the film’s trailer hits your face in about 20 seconds. Staring Johnny Depp as the titular tourist and Angelina Jolie as what...

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The Tourist hits theaters on December 10th, but the film’s trailer hits your face in about 20 seconds. Staring Johnny Depp as the titular tourist and Angelina Jolie as what the Israelis like to call a “Honeypot,” the film is a pulse pounding spy thriller where anything is possible, yet nothing is what it seems. The question is, who’s playing who and will the hunter become the hunted? Trust no one and expect the unexpected in this mile-a-minute action packed rollercoaster ride! Have you driven a Ford lately? Only time will tell.

While the trailer looks pretty cool, I have to wonder why movie spies always seem to congregate in places like Venice? That’s like holding your spy convention in Disney World. Maybe it made a litte more sense during the Cold War, but at this point, it’s kind of been done. Why not try somewhere a little more remote, like Burma? Yeah, there might not be as many 5-star hotels, but you don’t have the full power of European law-enforcement breathing down your neck as you try to do your spy stuff. Think, people! (Coming Soon)

Watch the trailer for Salt The Tourist, after the jump…

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Angelina Jolie Runs The Game On Johnny Depp In ‘The Tourist’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/angelina-jolie-runs-the-game-on-johnny-depp-in-the-tourist-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/angelina-jolie-runs-the-game-on-johnny-depp-in-the-tourist-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The first trailer for The Tourist starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (use a acronym, dude) is up. The remake of the French film Anthony Zimmer stars Depp as a bumbling American who becomes embroiled in a plot to blah, blah, blah. Angelina Jolie co-stars as a spy for the eleventy-billionth time in her career, and does her best Gemma Arterton impression. Also, there is tango dancing. It's mandatory that spies tango. Watch the trailer after the jump...

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The first trailer for The Tourist starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (use a acronym, dude) is up. The remake of the French film Anthony Zimmer stars Depp as a bumbling American who becomes embroiled in a plot to blah, blah, blah. Angelina Jolie co-stars as a spy for the eleventy-billionth time in her career, and does her best Gemma Arterton impression. Also, there is tango dancing. It’s mandatory that spies tango.

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