May 20, 2009, - 12:37 pm

Movie I’m Really Looking Forward To: “Public Enemies”

By Debbie Schlussel
I’m really looking forward to “Public Enemies,” which comes out July 1st. It’s the onscreen telling of how the feds went up against John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson in the ’30s. I’m not a fan of Johnny Depp, who plays Dillinger. Not a fan of 9/11 truther nut Marion Cotillard, either. But I do like Christian Bale (regardless of the tape of him screaming at the guy on set of the new Terminator flick), who portrays Melvin Purvis, a member of law enforcement who went after these guys. And I like Channing Tatum, who portrays Floyd. Looks to be good. I love these kinds of movies. “The Untouchables” is still classic in my mind.

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Portions of this film were shot in Crown Point, IN–about 1/2 hour from me. My husband and I were undecided on going. We have issues with the good Mr. Depp. But, he was nothing but a gentleman to the locals. He patiently signed autographs, posed for pictures, and chatted with the extras. So, maybe…
(I am very curious about your opinion of Terminator Salvation. I may go to the midnight show.)

cirrus1701 on May 20, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Movie is based on a great book. Can’t wait to see it.

fleiter on May 20, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Looks good, although considering Depps attitude towards america, i’m surprised you would endose any of his movies ;)
[M: I NOTED I'M NOT A FAN OF HIS . . . NOT IN THE LEAST. DS]

mindy1 on May 20, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Johnny Depp as Dillinger? Please.Not even close to Glen Ford or Warren Oates. And the trailer looks grossly inaccurate; they’ve got Dillinger and his gang dressing real stylishly,like something out of “The Godfather”,”The Untouchables” or “The St.Valentine’s Day Massacre”, with the long overcoats and fedoras.He was more of a “down home” Midwesterner,and dressed closer to that.He was a very intelligent and shrewd criminal,but he was not a big city gangster.But then,Michael Mann’s films have never been known for their accuracy( Especially,his “true” stories,especially,”Ali”. )

OldSchoolW on May 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm

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