The Rum Diary

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - October 2011 | 9 Sep 2011 // 8:00 AM

With Award Season in sight, October offers up the last of the should-have-been-summer blockbusters (Real Steel, Anonymous), a few indie darlings (Like Crazy, Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene), and the usual dose of All Hallow's Eve tie-ins (Red State, Paranormal Activity 3).


'The Rum Diary' Misses Thompson's Language | 28 Oct 2011 // 12:30 AM

A literal-mindedness about Hunter S. Thompson's metaphors infuses the film: scary Puerto Rican natives threaten Paul and Salas during their wild nights, rich white men look overstuffed in their wicker chair.


This Sampling of 'Rum' is Intoxicating | 28 Oct 2011 // 2:15 AM

The Rum Diary is an overheated, heartfelt tribute. It's celluloid strained through a homemade still and fermented until near toxicity


Hunter S. Thompson’s Novel ‘Rum Diary’ Displays His Forming Thoughts | 22 Nov 2011 // 1:35 AM

For Thompson, the window between creation and calcification was narrow.

With ‘The Rum Diary,’ Johnny Depp seeks ‘closure’ with an old friend | 26 Oct 2011 // 6:30 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. — Like everyone who knew him, Johnny Depp collected Hunter S. Thompson stories. The first one is how the already-famous actor first met his

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