Mr. Moviefone reviews 'The Rum Diary,' 'In Time,' 'Anonymous,' 'Puss in Boots'
This week at the movies, Johnny Depp is drunk, Justin Timberlake is out of time, Shakespeare is a fraud, and the feline Latin lover from "Shrek" is off on his own adventure in "Puss in Boots."
The story starts well before Puss ever met up with the ogre. He's teaming up with a street-wise lady cat and Humpty Dumpty to save their town, but Humpty might have a little something else up his shell.
The Reel Deal: Get ready for spinoffs for Donkey, Gingy and every other character, because "Puss in Boots" is pretty awesome and gunna pull in a lotta magic beans. I'm in.
The island life isn't what it seems in "The Rum Diary."
Based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel, Johnny Depp is a journalist looking for escape in Puerto Rico. While working for a local newspaper, he gets in with a shady businessman (played by Aaron Eckhart) trying to turn the island into a rich man's paradise. And that's when things get a little crazy.
The Reel Deal: More quirky than intoxicating, you don't have to be drunk to enjoy "The Rum Diary," but it wouldn't hurt. I'm in.
Every minute counts in the new drama "In Time."
In the future, time is money and money's time. Literally. And having it is the only way to survive past the age of 25. When Justin Timberlake accidentally winds up with a hundred extra years, everyone's looking to take it from him.
The Reel Deal: Oh, it's bad and an embarrassment for everyone involved. Time is up on "In Time." I'm out.
Was William Shakespeare a literary genius or one of the biggest frauds in history? That's the question in "Anonymous."
The historical drama looks at a theory that has swirled in certain circles for centuries. At a time where politics and murder went hand-in-hand in the grab for power, "Anonymous" speculates that Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, was the true author of the famous plays and sonnets that bare Shakespeare's name.
The Reel Deal: From a director who likes to blow stuff up, comes a historical costume drama? And the most revealing thing about "Anonymous" is that it's actually pretty good. Kinda over the top, but watchable. I'm in.
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