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Today, Martin Scorsese turns 72-years-young, and his vast filmography gives you plenty of ways to celebrate (check out our retrospective of his films). But for many, particularly those of a certain age, "Goodfellas" remains, if not his best film, then certainly his most rewatchable and plainly enjoyable. While you've likely seen the movie more than a few times already, you might want to go behind-the-scenes to learn how it was made. The 30-minute "Getting Made: The Making Of Goodfellas," which was included on the film's home video release, has made its way online, and it's great stuff. Featuring insights from Scorese, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and more, the doc covers everything you want to know, from the use of silence in a key scene, the editing and music in the drug-fueled finale, how the "You think I'm funny?" sequence was put together, and much more. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Howard Hughes movies (photo: Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in 'The Aviator') Turner Classic Movies will be showing the Howard Hughes-produced, John Farrow-directed, Baja California-set gangster drama His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Hughes discovery Jane Russell, and Vincent Price, at 3 a.m. Pt / 6 a.m. Et on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Hughes produced a couple of dozen movies. (More on that below.) But what about "Howard Hughes movies"? Or rather, movies — whether big-screen or made-for-television efforts — featuring the visionary, eccentric, hypochondriac, compulsive-obsessive, all-American billionaire as a character? Besides Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays a dashing if somewhat unbalanced Hughes in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Best Picture Academy Award-nominated The Aviator, other actors who have played Howard Hughes on film include the following: Tommy Lee Jones in William A. Graham's television movie The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977), with Lee Purcell as silent film star Billie Dove, Tovah Feldshuh as Katharine Hepburn, »
- Andre Soares
In 2012, director Darren Lynn Bousman and his team hit the road and took Lucifer with them, bringing The Devil’s Carnival film and accompanying live entertainment to cities across America. Now Bousman and company are back to raise a little hell in The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia, in which Lucifer ignites a new scheme to rattle his opposition upstairs, as shown in the first official trailer for the horror musical sequel.
From The Devil’s Carnival YouTube channel: “After triumphant collaborations on 2008’s Repo! The Genetic Opera and 2012’s The Devil’S Carnival: Episode One, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second installment to their fantasy-musical film franchise. In The Devil’S Carnival: Alleluia, Lucifer exacts a plot against Heaven, but God and his agents are ready for battle.
- Derek Anderson
“When you get a second chance, the risk is worth taking.”
Jim Bennett (Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake.
He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, »
- Melissa Thompson
Is Paramount gunning for the Oscars in their late-game dark morality tale “The Gambler” starring Mark Wahlberg? Could be, and the film looks terrific regardless; it's perhaps a reminder to pundits that the adult drama ain’t dead quiet yet. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes”), the film is a remake of the 1974 film of the same name written by James Toback, directed by Karel Reisz and starring James Caan, Paul Sorvino and Lauren Hutton. That picture is vastly underrated, not widely remembered and thus the sort of picture that’s ripe to be remade. Here’s the official synopsis: Jim Bennett (Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits »
- Edward Davis
Put on your headphones before checking out this trailer for "The Gambler," because it's got a red band for a reason.
This remake of the 1974 crime classic stars Mark Wahlberg as a college professor with a bad gambling habit. (Hey, you've gotta pay off those school loans somehow - those degrees don't come cheap.) In this trailer, Jim is getting a stern dressing down from a loan shark played by John Goodman. The crux of this advice is to get rich enough to be able to say "F**k you" to anyone who wants you to do something you don't want to do. Which is sort of the American dream, right?
This proves to be some shady advice from the looks of what happens to Jim throughout the trailer. Plus, he's got to keep all of this secret from his mom (Jessica Lange) and his girlfriend (Brie Larson).
The original movie stars James Caan, »
- Jenni Miller
• Guy Pearce and Dominic West have signed on for Genius, joining Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Linney. Michael Grandage is directing the film, marking his feature debut. John Logan adapted A. Scott Berg’s book for the screen. Pearce will play F. Scott Fitzgerald, while West will portray Ernest Hemingway. The film will relay the true, complicated relationship between novelist Thomas Wolfe (Law) and his editor, Max Perkins (Firth). Kidman will play Aline Bernstein, with Linney as Louise Perkins. Genius comes as the third collaboration between Grandage, producing partner James Bierman, and John Logan. Filming kicks off »
- C. Molly Smith
Production of gambling thriller Cold Deck will begin here in Toronto on September 30th. The film stars Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas and Jersey Shore Shark Attack), Robert Knepper (Prison Break, Heroes and Sgu) and Stéfano Gallo (The Collapsed and I Choose Chaos). Stuck in a dead-end job that can barely pay for his mother's medical care, Bobby Locke's (Gallo) only escape is poker. His skills at the table are put to the test regularly at 'Scruples', a club run by an enigmatic father-figure affectionately known as 'Chips' (Sorvino). Fed up with his lot in life, Bobby decides to seize the opportunity that arises when he is invited to a secret high-roller game, and along with his friend Ben, plots to rob these wealthy businessmen. Unfortunately, the game...
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Cold Deck centres on a gambler who must pull off a robbery to pay off his debts.
Jesse Ikeman and Jeff Glickman from Sudden Storm Entertainment are producing alongside Scooping Owl Productions’ Stéfano Gallo, who also serves as executive producer with Justin McConnell and Zack Bernbaum.
Sudden Storm’s Ikeman and Innovative Artists negotiated the deal with Sorvino (pictured) and Kramer Management for Knepper.
Shooting has begun in New York on The Boombox Project, the first feature from commercials director Rohan Blair-Mangat. Former Screen International Star Of Tomorrow by Dominic Buchanan of Stink Films produces the film about the rise of the speaker system in the 1970s and 1980s. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
ABC's The Goldbergs is lining up its season two guest cast. Paul Sorvino, Rob Huebel and Dan Bakkedahl have joined the 1980s-set comedy inspired by the life of showrunner Adam F. Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sorvino (Goodfellas, Law & Order) is set to portray Murray's (Jeff Garlin) father Pop-Pop. The character is based on Goldberg's grandfather, Ben, and described as a cranky, put-upon curmudgeon who has been emotionally unavailable to his children for their entire lives. Pop-Pop's life has been riddled with disappointment and regret, most notably refusing to be an original investor in 7-
- Lesley Goldberg
More casting news has come in for the second entry into Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich's surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review). Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) has joined the ever-growing cast of The Devil's Carnival 2: Alleluia.
Moseley joins the previously announced Zdunich, Brea Grant, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, Dayton Callie, Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.
Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. »
- Steve Barton
Some quick casting news has come in for the second entry into Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich's surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review). Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Brea Grant (Halloween II, "Heroes") has joined the cast of The Devil's Carnival 2: Alleluia.
She joins the previously announced Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, Dayton Callie, Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.
Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. Producers are Chris M. »
- Steve Barton
Iggy Azalea dropped the video for her new single, "Black Widow," on Wednesday, and in it, she and Rita Ora - who lends vocals to the song - don their best skintight bodysuits to take down an evil, abusive boyfriend played expertly by Michael Madsen. Iggy takes on the role of Uma Thurman's character in Kill Bill and wields a giant sword while hunting down Madsen's villain. The video also features cameos from T.I. and Hollywood heavyweight Paul Sorvino. Iggy Azalea has already proven that she can pull off the music-video movie spinoff (like she did with the Clueless-inspired video for "Fancy" earlier this year), but what do you think of her latest? Watch the "Black Widow" video below and let us know. »
If you were as big a fan of Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich’s musical horror spectacle The Devil’s Carnival as I, you can officially start rejoicing now that production has begun on The Devil’s Carnival 2. If you can remember, a teaser trailer was released way back in 2012 that suggested the hellish carnival inhabitants would be traded for – or joined by – an equally colorful cast of heavenly bodies, and this was confirmed by TechN9ne’s angelic Librarian. Since then, there hasn’t been much movement, but if you’ve been checking up on the project’s social media channels, you’d know that Bousman’s production has officially been given the green light! Alleluia!
- Matt Donato
So much for our exclusive as Deadline dropped the full cast for Darren Lynn Bousman’s now-filming The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia. The sequel boasts an impressive line-up that includes surprises such as Rocky Horror Picture Show‘s Barry Bostwick, Jesus Christ Superstar himself Ted Neeley, Rent‘s Adam Pascal, and “Baywatch‘s” David Hasselhoff. Returning officially are Paul Sorvino, […] »
It's been a long while since last we spoke about Darren Lynn Bousman's surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review). Now creators Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back working on The Devil's Carnival 2: Alleluia, and we have more details for you right here.
Per Deadline, Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff have been added to appear alongside returnees Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, and Dayton Callie. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.
Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. »
- Steve Barton
Cameras are rolling on The Devil's Carnival Episode 2 under the direction of Darren Lynn Bousman. Emilie Autumn, Sean Patrick Flanery, Briana Evigan, Jessica Lowndes, Marc Senter, Terrance Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, Ivan Moody, Alexa Vega, Shawn "Clown" Crahan, Bill Moseley, Ogre, Captain Maggot, The Blessed Contessa, Hannah Minx and J. Larose are all starring.
But it appears there will be a few new unexpected faces, too. Like David Hasselhoff, for instance.
The post The Devil’s Carnival Episode 2 Adds David Hasselhoff appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Sneak Peek Anchor Bay Entertainment's "Shark 4 Pack", on DVD and Blu-ray July 15, 2014, containing "...a collection of the scariest, bloodiest, bitingest, sharkiest films from the Anchor Bay catalog..." Titles include "Sharktopus" starring Eric Roberts ("The Dark Knight"), "Dinoshark" starring Eric Balfour ("Haven"), "Bait" and "Jersey Shore Shark Attack" starring Paul Sorvino ("Goodfellas"):
"...it is known as 'S-11', a diabolical hybrid of shark and octopus created by genetic scientist 'Nathan Sands' (Eric Roberts) as the Us Navy’s next super-weapon. But when its control implants are damaged during a training experiment, the beast escapes to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a taste of sun, sand, bikini babes, jet-skiers, spring breakers and beyond..."
"...it was frozen in glacial ice over 150 million years ago. Global warming has just hatched it in the Arctic. And now, it has traveled to Puerto Vallarta for a massive Mexican buffet of sailors, swimmers, lifeguards, »
- Michael Stevens
Chester Gould’s famous yellow-coated detective, Dick Tracy, has appeared across various mediums since his first comic strip appearance in 1931, but it wasn’t until 1990 that the character made his way into blockbuster territory. It may have been considered less than successful on release and forgotten to a certain extent since then, but there is a lot to love about Warren Beatty’s film, imbued with an infectious sense of fun and comic strip visuals that continue to impress.
Dick Tracy went through several hands before it finally landed Beatty in the director’s chair, though the actor had had a concept for it as far back as 1975. It’s a long and rocky development history that saw names such as Steven Spielberg and John Landis offered the »
I can't believe there were a couple production companies out there that actually made an unofficial sequel to Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro's classic boxing drama Raging Bull. But they did. It's called Bronx Bull, and today we give you the first trailer for the film. I personally think the movie looks awful. It's got a decent cast of talent, but the script seems pretty terrible.
The film is described as a "combination prequel and sequel that explores 'before the rage' and 'after the rage' of world middleweight boxing champ Jake Lamotta's tumultuous life and times."
The movie was directed by Martin Guigui (National Lampoon's Cattle Call) and it stars William Forsy, Natasha Henstridge, Alicia Witt, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Mantegna, Ray Wise, Paul Sorvino, and more. There's no release date yet, but I doubt it's going to get a theatrical release.
- Joey Paur
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