15 items from 2015
In life, some things are certain. The earth will spin on its axis, the sun will rise and set, and Robert De Niro’s leading ladies will be at least two decades younger than him. It comes as no surprise, then, to hear the news that Jennifer Aniston has committed to star opposite the Academy Award winning legend, in his long-awaited humorous project, The Comedian – to be directed by Oscar winner Taylor Hackford.
The Comedian seems to have had a particularly long gestation period and was, at one point, going to be directed by Mike Newell. Robert De Niro has remained with the project throughout the development process, however, and that patience is now paying off, with the final pieces of the puzzle falling into place. Written and produced by Art Linson (What Just Happened) – with stand-up material by Jeffrey Ross – The Comedian will feature De Niro in the role »
- Sarah Myles
What if you discovered that the person you married was capable of the unthinkable? One answer to that question is presented in Donald Cammell's 1987 thriller White of the Eye, coming out on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow from Scream Factory. Ahead of the film's high-def home media release, we've been provided with three White of the Eye Blu-ray copies to give away.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of White of the Eye.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “White of the Eye Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on November 22nd. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
- Derek Anderson
Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull—oft-cited these days as the director’s magnum opus— first premiered in New York on November 14, 1980 to a volley of mixed reviews. At least, that’s what the Internet would have modern researchers believe. Now, 35 years later, digging up a negative review of this not-quite-a-sports-movie, not-quite-a-bio-pic seems limited to a shallow dig by Variety critic Joseph McBride, who wrote that Scorsese “excels at whipping up an emotional storm but seems unaware that there is any need for quieter, more introspective moments in drama.” Meanwhile, a glance at Rotten Tomatoes’ records show that 98 percent of contemporary critics have showered Raging Bull with praise, and even Roger Ebert, reviewing in 1980, rejects McBride’s view, awarding four stars to a film that does “a fearless job of showing us the precise feelings of their central character, the former boxing champion Jake Lamotta.”
Fearless though it was in the characterization of its violent antihero, »
- Christina Leo
Much like Stephen King's novella A Good Marriage, Donald Cammell's White of the Eye asks the question, "How well do you really know your spouse?" Ahead of Scream Factory's November 17th Blu-ray and DVD release of the thriller, we have high-definition clips from the film.
White of the Eye Blu-ray / DVD: "A twisted killer is on the loose. He tortures and dissects his victims as part of a primitive ritual. If you’re a wealthy, attractive woman, stay out of isolated desert community, because you are fair game. Housewife Joan White gradually comes to suspect that her opera-loving husband Paul might know more than he’s letting on... All the clues lead to one man who is clearly innocent. But nothing is as simple as black and white in Donald Cammell’s 1987 suspense thriller White Of The Eye, arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™ in a special »
- Derek Anderson
War of the Planet of the Apes
Judy Greer is set to return as Cornelia, the chimpanzee wife of apes leader Caesar, in 20th Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes". Karin Konoval is also returning as Maurice, the orangutan with a gentle soul.
Production began last week with Matt Reeves directing and Andy Serkis returning as Caesar. "Archer" regular Greer is coming off a summer in which she appeared in four major films - "Jurassic World," "Ant-Man," "Tomorrowland" and "Entourage". [Source: Heat Vision]
Like A Virgin
The story follows the character of Mary, who is visited by the Angel Gabriel while off her head following a night out. Gabriel tells her that she has been chosen by God to give birth to the next Messiah. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Showtime’s comedy “I’m Dying Up Here” has added a slew of guest stars to the cast of the one-hour pilot.
“The Good Wife’s” recurring player Dylan Baker has been cast as Johnny Carson. Baker’s work on the CBS legal drama, playing Colin Sweeney, earned him three Emmy nominations for outstanding guest actor in a drama series in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Also cast in guest roles are Robert Forster, who will guest star as Guy Appuzo, the father of Clay (played by Sebastian Stan); Cathy Moriarty, who will play Clay’s mother, Angie Appuzo; Alfred Molina who will play Carl, a mediocre talent manager whose client is Adam (played by Rj Cyler); Al Madrigal, who will play Edgar Martinez, a loose cannon comedian who lives in his own world and loves to party; and Jon Daly, who’s been cast as Arnie, a struggling comic who does a bit of everything at the club. »
- Margaret Lenker
Showtime’s comedy pilot “I’m Dying Up Here” has added Robert Forster, Cathy Moriarty, Alfred Molina, Al Madrigal, Dylan Baker and Jon Daly to the cast. The series about the stand up comedy scene of the 1970s is executive produced by Jim Carrey. If the pilot is picked up to series, Molina, Baker, Madrigal and Daly would have recurring roles. The actors join the previously cast Melissa Leo, Sebastian Stan, Clark Duke, Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, Rj Cyler, Erik Griffin and Stephen Guarino. Also Read: Fall TV Preview: 126 New and Returning Shows Premiere Dates Baker will play Johnny Carson on the show, »
- Linda Ge
Alfred Molina (Chocolat), Dylan Baker (The Good Wife, Spider-Man 2 & 3), Al Madrigal (About A Boy, The Daily Show), Jon Daly (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Kroll Show), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), and Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull) are set as guest stars for Showtime's dark comedy pilot I'm Dying Up Here. Molina, Baker, Madrigal and Daly will recur if the pilot goes to series. Written and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Jim Carrey, I'm Dyi… »
Cathy Moriarty has never seen Raging Bull. “I mean, I’ve seen parts of it,” she says. “Just not in its entirety. Not in one sitting.” This is astonishing: Moriarty’s performance as Vikki Lamotta, wife of feral boxer Jake, is unforgettable. It is, of course, a savage film – but that’s not why she avoided it.
“It was the first time I’d heard my voice recorded,” she explains. “The film played and I said, ‘Who is that?’ They said, ‘It’s you.’ And I said, ‘That is not what I sound like. That sounds like a truck driver.’” The voice remains a wonder: a rasping aide-memoire of old New York. “I like it now,” she says. “It just took me a while. »
- Danny Leigh
Much like Stephen King's novella A Good Marriage, Donald Cammell's White of the Eye asks the question, "How well do you really know your spouse?" On November 17th, Scream Factory will release the 1987 thriller on Blu-ray and DVD, and we have a look at the film's cover art and list of bonus features.
Press Release: A twisted killer is on the loose. He tortures and dissects his victims as part of a primitive ritual. If you’re a wealthy, attractive woman, stay out of isolated desert community, because you are fair game. Housewife Joan White gradually comes to suspect that her opera-loving husband Paul might know more than he’s letting on... All the clues lead to one man who is clearly innocent. But nothing is as simple as black and white in Donald Cammell’s 1987 suspense thriller White Of The Eye, arriving for the first time »
- Derek Anderson
For years, Lee Ving, the vocalist and leader of impish punk bruisers Fear, has been teasing the release of a song the group recorded with John Belushi in 1981. He's finally putting out the tune — the appropriately snotty-sounding "Neighbors," which was supposed to accompany the Belushi movie of the same name — digitally on Halloween and as a special seven-inch in November. But even before the decades-long wait for its release, the origins of the recording were steeped in strife.
'The Audition' poster with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese short 'The Audition' pulled from Venice Film Festival No major international film festival is worth its mainstream U.S. media salt unless there's at least one screening featuring the latest work of a major Hollywood name. The Venice Film Festival is surely no exception, especially as it's the year's final internationally renowned European movie fest, held shortly before the fall – i.e., awards – movie season begins. Well, one work by a top Hollywood name will no longer be available at Venice: The Audition, a short film directed by and featuring veteran Martin Scorsese, has been pulled out. "We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time," festival organizers said in a statement earlier today, Sat., Aug. 29, '15. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »
- Anna Robinson
Leave it to David Beckham to pull off the James Dean look seamlessly. The famous soccer player stars in a short film for the British brand Belstaff—best known for their rocker-ready leather jackets. Aptly titled Outlaws, the short is set to be released globally on Sept. 22. In the film, whose producers include actress Liv Tyler, Beckham plays a rogue motorcycle stuntman who is in love with a trapeze artist and involved in a cat-and-mouse chase with a crazed circus director. Written and produced by Geremy Jasper, the film also stars Katherine Waterston, Cathy Moriarty and Harvey Keitel. The short will debut at Belstaff's London Fashion Week show on Sept. 21. "I've had a long relationship »
If you've been itching for an update on Scream Factory's upcoming releases (especially after their ten title announcement at Comic-Con), then you're in for a treat. In addition to announcing a Blu-ray / DVD release of 1987's White of the Eye, Scream Factory's revealed Blu-ray release dates for Troll / Troll 2, Ghost Story, and Blood and Lace, as well as offered updates on the respective Collector's Editions of Army of Darkness and The Serpent and the Rainbow, and much more.
On Facebook today, Scream Factory revealed the following release dates for forthcoming titles:
The company also offered estimated Blu-ray release times on a number of new titles:
White of the Eye (Blu-ray / DVD) – November, 2015 The Car – December, 2015 Women's Prison Massacre – December, 2015 Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie (Collector's Edition) – December, 2015 Nightmares – December, 2015 Jack's Back – January, »
- Derek Anderson
Throughout the vast history of cinema the profession of law enforcement has been portrayed heavily and made its mark on the big screen in both dramatic and comical fodder. Whether it be straight up cops and robbers or crooked officers on the take in gangster flicks or ant-hero gun-slinging loners trying to buck the system the presence of crime-busting cads never fail to add compelling, if not at times over-exaggerated, insight into the world of law-enforcing personalities.
The one element of the law-enforcing community that seems somewhat limited but still registers mightily in some cinematic arenas is the concept of the sheriff. Sheriffs do cast a prominent shadow in all sorts of fields in the movies: westerns, medieval times, contemporary country car-chasing farces and even some urban melodramas.
In Arresting Developments: Top Ten Sheriffs in the Movies we will take a look at some of the notable on-screen sheriffs in »
- Frank Ochieng
15 items from 2015
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