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Who doesn’t love a good gangster movie? They contain some of the most iconic characters (“Scarface”), memorable scenes (“The Godfather”), and best lines (anything from “The Untouchables”) in cinema. There’s a reason producers keep returning to organized crime — when the stars align, mafia films are hard to top, reaping big box office returns and raking in both awards and critical acclaim. Hollywood’s been making gangster flicks for almost as long as there’s been a movie industry, since the time when actual gangsters ran speakeasies and smuggled hooch from state to state. Prolific Vimeo user Jorge Luengo Ruiz has crafted yet another supercut, this time paying tribute to over 80 years of gangsters in movies. The not-quite-three-and-a-half-minute video begins with a defining bit of voice over from Henry Hill (Ray Liotta, “Goodfellas”), which sums up the supercut perfectly. “As far back as I could remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. »
- Zach Hollwedel
Ed Sheeran and Ray Liotta? Sure, why not. The actor stars in Sheeran's latest video for "Bloodstream," a track from 2014's X. The video depicts a wealthy man (Liotta) who, despite all his money, is seriously unhappy. He has ladies lounging around his gigantic house and a horse that hangs out with him inside, yet he's still a hot mess. It's a really intense video, but then again, "Bloodstream" is an intense song. Take a look, and if you haven't already heard it, you'll probably love Sheeran's cover of "Dirrty" and his video for "Don't," which features some insane dancing. »
The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival will close on April 25 at the Beacon Theatre in New York with Martin Scorsese’s gangster film Goodfellas starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino. Remastered from a 4k scan of the original camera negative under supervision by Scorsese, the film’s creator and cast members will reunite at the Festival in celebration of its 25th anniversary and to discuss the acclaimed film after the screening with The Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
‘While Tff’s mission is centered around new stories and voices, we also seek to honor the creators and films that have shaped the cultural landscape’, said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival. “Goodfellas is one of those pictures with an honest and stylised portrayal of the gangster lifestyle that has inspired a generation of filmmakers and television directors across genres. We are proud to »
- Sacha Hall
Pregnant ladies, washed-up rock stars, and social media addicts -- oh my!
These are just some of the topics tackled by Fka twigs, Ed Sheeran and Charli Xcx in their new music videos, all released on Monday as part of the YouTube Music Awards. Rather than a real-life ceremony, YouTube opted to highlight this year's honorees by creating an online-only event and unveil a slew of new music videos from the site's hottest artists. Other acts featured include Martin Garrix feat. Usher, Migos, Cahoots, Action Bronson, and Lindsey Stirling, among others.
Watch: On Set With Ed Sheeran for 'Thinking Out Loud'
In Sheeran's new video for "Bloodstream," Ray Liotta plays an aging rocker with a penchant for women and booze. Watch below.
Thanks to Ray Liotta for an amazing performance, what a champ
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) March 23, 2015
And in Charli Xcx's socially-conscious "Famous" video, it's social media (and perhaps YouTube itself) that's killing our youth.
The YouTube Music Awards return this year, after taking a year off following its slightly disastrous inaugural show in 2013. This year, instead of being live-streamed on YouTube (duh), today the site has simultaneously premiered nine new original music videos for artists ranging from Ed Sheeran to YouTube star Megan Nicole. Some are expectedly better than others (Action Bronson, for example, spoofs Coming to America with Chance the Rapper), while others are just awesomely random (Ray Liotta stars as an aging, alcoholic, former rock star in Ed Sheeran's). And then there's Fka twigs, who, forever committed to paving her own lane, has created a video that can only be described as a total mind-fuck. (Let's just say it involves her quite literally giving birth to dance.) Watch some of the best videos below. »
- Dee Lockett
Lionsgate, Participant Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are producing “Deepwater Horizon,” which details the 2010 explosion on the Bp rig that resulted in the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. The film will be released on Sept. 30, 2016.
The 2010 explosion of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 men working on the platform and injured 17 others. The subsequent gusher wasn’t capped for three months.
Wahlberg will portray an electrician on the oil rig, while Rodriguez is in talks to play Andrea Fleytas, the 23-year-old who was monitoring the oil rig’s safety systems in the moments before the explosion. She testified later that she »
- Dave McNary
Stewart will moderate a discussion featuring several Goodfellas cast members at the Beacon Theater on April 25.
An announcement on which cast members will attend the reunion is expected to be made in the coming weeks.
De Niro said of the upcoming reunion: "I was most proud of this film 25 years ago, and equally proud of it now. I'm very happy that it is our closing night film."
The cast and creators of “Goodfellas” will reunite at the Tribeca Film Festival for a closing night screening of the film on Apr. 25. Organizers did not specify which cast members would attend, but stars of the 1990 Oscar-nominated crime drama include Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino. Also Read: CBS Orders Robert De Niro, Bryan Cranston-Produced Drama Pilots De Niro is a co-founder of the festival, so it’s hard to imagine he won’t be joining the discussion, led by “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, following a screening of the film remastered »
- Greg Gilman
Following the movie, the film’s cast and creators will reunite for an onstage conversation with Jon Stewart.
The new “GoodFellas” remaster is derived from a 4k scan of the original camera negative, and has been overseen by Scorsese. Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s nonfiction book “Wiseguy,” the movie follows the rise and fall of three mobsters over 30 years. De Niro, the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, stars alongside Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino.
“GoodFellas” wraps up the 14th edition of the Tribeca festival, which launches this year with the premiere of new “Saturday Night Live” documentary “Live From New York!” The “GoodFellas” screening and subsequent discussion will take place April 26 at the Beacon Theater, the »
- Gordon Cox
Read More: 5 Observations About the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Lineup The Tribeca Film Festival has announced it will close out its 14th edition on Saturday, April 25 with a special "Goodfellas" 25th anniversary event honoring Martin Scorsese's acclaimed 1990 crime-drama, starring Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco. Not only will the film be screened with a remastered print from a 4k scan of the original camera negative (a process supervised by Scorsese himself), but the cast and crew will also reunite for a post-screening conversation hosted by Jon Stewart. "While Tff’s mission is centered around new stories and voices, we also seek to honor the creators and films that have shaped the cultural landscape," said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. "'GoodFellas' is one of those pictures with an honest and stylized portrayal of the gangster lifestyle that has inspired a generation of filmmakers and. »
- Zack Sharf
Remastered version of the gangster classic will close this year’s festival on April 25.
Tribeca Film Festival (Tff) has announced that a remastered 25th Anniversary edition of GoodFellas will close this year’s festival on April 25.
To mark the anniversary, the film’s creators and cast members will reunite for a post-screening conversation with Jon Stewart, where they will discuss the 1990 Academy Award-nominated gangster classic.
Jane Rosenthal, Tff co-founder, commented: “While Tff’s mission is centered around new stories and voices, we also seek to honor the creators and films that have shaped the cultural landscape. GoodFellas is one of those pictures with an honest and stylised portrayal of the gangster lifestyle that has inspired a generation of filmmakers and television directors across genres.”
Supervised by Martin Scorsese, the film was remastered from a 4k scan of the original camera negative.
“I was so excited to learn that this picture, now 25 years »
- email@example.com (Ian Sandwell)
[Press Release] New York, NY – March 18, 2015 – The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by At&T, announced today that the 25th Anniversary of Martin Scorsese’s gangster film GoodFellas—remastered from a 4k scan of the original camera negative, supervised by Scorsese—will close its 14th edition on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino, the film was praised by The New York Times as “breathless and brilliant” and “both the most politically serious and most evilly entertaining movie yet made about organized crime.” In honor of the 25th Anniversary celebration, the film’s creators and cast members will reunite at Tff for a conversation following the film with Jon Stewart where they will discuss the acclaimed 1990 »
- Pietro Filipponi
The past thirty years has seen an increased in use of slow-motion, whether it’s more professional sports leagues getting with the times and implementing new technologies, or in movie theaters by directors to mark an important moment. Invenire Films has made a supercut of the 20 greatest slow-mo scenes, so cue the music and start walking slow. Running just under three minutes, the supercut is heavy on recent genre movies like “Zombieland” and “Judge Dredd.” Before you ask, yes, Zack Snyder is represented with both “Watchmen” and “300.” Fellow slow-mo aficionado, Wes Anderson gets a couple of shots in with both “Rushmore” and “The Darjeeling Limited.” Watch the supercut of the 20 greatest slow-mo scenes below, and let us know some of your favorites that we've left out. A great recent one, to start some conversation, is the hit of Ray Liotta in “Killing Them Softly.” [Live For Films] »
- Cain Rodriguez
Kill the Messenger, 2014.
Directed by Michael Cuesta.
Starring Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Paz Vega, Michael Sheen, Robert Patrick, Tim Blake Nelson, Ray Liotta, Michael K. Williams, Barry Pepper, Andy Garcia, Rosemarie DeWitt and Oliver Platt.
A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.
There’s so much deep and fascinating detail to cover in Kill the Messenger, it’s a wonder the film didn’t get swallowed up by the multiple strands which lay between conspiracy thriller, journalistic cautionary tale and biopic. It’s a credit to director Michael Cuesta and lead star Jeremy Renner that their film ends up being one of the better ‘based on a true story’ films of the last year. »
- Gary Collinson
Harrison Ford injured in plane accident (image: Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff in 'Ender's Game') Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark actor Harrison Ford was supposed to be in critical condition – later reports have upgraded that to "fair" or "stable" condition – following an accident with a small airplane on Los Angeles' Westside. Earlier this afternoon (March 5, 2015), a vintage, one-engine two-seater crash landed at the Penmar Golf Course, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Venice, not far from the Pacific Ocean and just west of Santa Monica Airport. Its pilot, 72-year-old Harrison Ford, was found "seriously" injured. He was alone on the plane. There were no injuries on the ground. As explained in the Los Angeles Times, "fire officials would not identify the victim of the crash but said he was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived." Ford was later transported to an unidentified hospital. Eleven »
- Zac Gille
Mad Hatter Entertainment is developing a movie project about the 1978-79 Boston College point-shaving scandal.
The point-fixing scheme, which was orchestrated by mobster Henry Hill of the Lucchese crime family, involved several Boston College players attempting to hold down the score so that the team would fall short of the point spread.
The conspiracy was discovered when Hill was arrested on drug trafficking charges and resulted in the conviction of Jimmy “the Gent” Burke, wanted for masterminding the Lufthansa Airlines heist.
The FBI ultimately used this scandal to bring down one of the most powerful crime families in New York, responsible for multiple murders and the largest cash heist in U.S. history. Hill testified against his associates and went into the federal witness protection program.
Hill was portrayed »
- Dave McNary
Director: Michael Cuesta; Screenwriter: Peter Landesman; Starring: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Paz Vega, Michael Sheen, Andy Garcia, Ray Liotta, Rosemarie DeWitt; Running time: 112 mins; Certificate: 15
It only takes one small-town journalist to make a difference in Kill the Messenger, a true-life conspiracy thriller in the vein of All the President's Men, with The Hurt Locker and The Avengers' Jeremy Renner in buzzing electric form as the titular scribe. His defining moment is a 1996 series of articles uncovering the CIA's involvement in aiming to depose the Nicaraguan government, an effort funded by sales of crack cocaine – mainly in South Central, Los Angeles.
Apart from the dodgy foreign politics, issues of race and class are squarely in the frame as government spooks deem the lives of some of their own citizens expendable when weighed against the cost of arming the Nicaraguan Contra movement (who supply and distribute the coke in the Us, »
Ever wish The Voice‘s Blind Auditions were shown in strict chronological order?
Ok, sure, a straightforward just-the-facts edit might rob producers of the ability to create narrative ebb and flow over the course of two-hour episodes, but there’d be undeniable advantages, too.
RelatedAmerican Idol Ep Talks Season 14: Powerhouse Mentoring, New Song Mix and Battle-Tested Contestants
Take tonight’s installment, in which soul-stirring blues rocker Kimberly Nichole managed to turn only two chairs, while significantly less-promising vocalists got three or four coaches vying for their affections.
You wouldn’t think a show like “Supernatural” would have anything in common with “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Weeds”. After all, they’re wildly different genres on different networks. Each of these shows did do one thing the same. Every single one of them killed a character played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
He’s the dad they love to kill, or, at least that’s what happened to both John Winchester and Judah Botwin. Even as a single guy with a thing for Scrabble, he didn’t fare so well, just ask Denny Duquette. Oh, wait. You can’t. They killed him, too. He became, for all intents and purposes, the best and most memorable Red Shirt on TV.
Foolishly, I thought maybe movies would make a difference. “Watchmen” and “Jonah Hex” both proved me wrong. He did stay alive through “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding”, “Taking Woodstock,” “The Losers,” “P.S. I Love You »
Whether he’s a wiseguy or a man of the law, Ray Liotta has a commanding onscreen presence which is scheduled to arrive in your homes later this year. TV Line reports that the Goodfellas star has joined NBC’s upcoming police drama, Shades Of Blue, along with Sons Of Anarchy‘s Drea De Matteo.
The pair are slated to join Jennifer Lopez, who previously snagged the lead. The scripts – written by 3 Days To Kill scribe Adi Hasak – must have been impressive, as it’s already secured a 13-episode straight-to-series order from the network.
So, what’s it about? Here’s the synopsis:
Shades of Blue follows a tight-knit crew of police officers who are effective at keeping the streets safe but also corrupt when it comes to lining their pockets and protecting their own. When one of the officers (Lopez’ Harlee McCord) is forced to become a federal informant, »
- Gem Seddon
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