Opening This Week: Public Enemies Obsessed with Duplicity

This week we have the Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, Beyoncé in her first big, non-musical role and Clive Owen in a thriller with Julia Roberts. Let's gooo!

Public Enemies (2009)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard
Director: Michael Mann
USA release: July 1
Msia release: July 9
USA gross: $41,044,000
Worldwide gross: $46,344,000
Genre: Crime, History, Action, Drama
Runtime: 2 hours 20 mins
Rated in USA: R for gangster violence and some language
Rated in Msia: 18SG
IMDb User Rating: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%

Set in the 1930s,
Public Enemies is a film adaptation from Bryan Burrough's book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34." The story unfolds during America's Great Depression Era with the focus of FBI agent, Melvin Purvis trying to stop notorious American gangsters like John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd. [Cinema Online]

I know a lot of girls love Johnny Depp but I must say I'm a big fan of his also. He is just a fantastic actor and I'm pretty sure he'll do a great job as one of America's most infamous gangsters, John Dillinger. And I'm also a fan of gangster movies. So this looks pretty good for me. I'm not too sure how many people will like this movie because its not a movie that would appeal to many. But if you like old school bank heists, shoot-outs and getaways, then this the movie you should catch. This is definitely not a movie for kids. Instead, take your kids or younger sibling or whatever, to go see Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

Obsessed (2009)
Starring: Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter, Idris Elba
Director: Steve Shill
USA release: April 24
Msia release: July 9
USA gross: $68,261,644
Worldwide gross: $68,470,495
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Runtime: 1 hour 49 mins
Rated in USA: PG-13 for sexual material including some suggestive dialogue, some violence and thematic content
Rated in Msia: 18PL
IMDb User Rating: 3.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 18%

Derek Charles (Elba) is a successful asset manager, happily married and has a son. When a temporary assistant is assigned to him, she is incredibly attracted to him and tries to get him at what ever cost.

According to the IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes scores, if you're thinking of watching this, you might actually be better off watching
Public Enemies. Obsessed looks like the kind of movie you can watch at home after dinner or something like that. Don't waste your money on this.

Duplicity (2009)
Starring: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti
Director: Tony Gilroy
USA release: March 20
Msia release: July 9
USA gross: $40,572,825
Worldwide gross: $76,645,494
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Runtime: 2 hours 5 mins
Rated in USA: PG-13 for language and some sexual content
Rated in Msia: N/A
IMDb User Rating: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%

A story about long-time lovers who happened to work as spies on opposite sides. Both of them team up, staging an elaborate con to rip off corporations and steal a valuable product. [Cinema Online]

This looks like a decent movie to catch this weekend. It should be smart and slick. I really want to watch this movie. If you watch it this week, be sure to tell me how it is!

Hope you have a great week!

2 comment/s: said...

Enemies Obsessed with Duplicity!

You're good at mixing the names up! =D

i think johnny depp totally suit the character for public enemy! looking forward to it! =D

Nora said...

Watched Duplicity. Its OK lah... I give it 5/10 popcorns. Hehee..

Can't wait to watch Public Enemies. Johnny Depp! ::Sw0on::

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