12 items from 2013
Watch the trailer for Rob the Mob starring Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Andy Garcia, Michael Rispoli, Samira Wiley and Ray Romano. Millennium Entertainment distributes with a releae date set for March 21st, 2014. Rob the Mob is directed by Raymond De Felitta from the screenplay by Jonathan Fernandez. New York City, 1991. Small-time crooks Tommy (Pitt) and Rosie(Arianda) have two things in common: a crazy-passionate love for one another and—after they’re caught robbing a florist on Valentine’s Day—prison records. Trying to go straight, Rosie lands a job at a debt-collection agency and persuades Tommy to join her. But soon Tommy is skipping his shifts to do something much more interesting—attend the landmark trial of Mafia hit man Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, whose graphic testimony could finally bring down flamboyant Gambino-family boss John Gotti. »
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The film is the true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI. Directed by Raymond De Felitta (City Island), the film stars Michael Pitt (Seven Psychopaths and TV’s Boardwalk Empire), Nina Arianda (Tower Heist and Midnight in Paris), alongside Andy Garcia (Smokin’ Aces), Michael Rispoli (The Rum Diary and TV’s Person of Interest), Samira Wiley (The Sitter and Orange is the New Black) and Ray Romano (TV’s Parenthood and Everybody Loves Raymond).
- Philip Sticco
When a couple in love from Queens was down on their luck, they decided to pick themselves up by pointing a gun at the mafia. Michael Pitt ("Boardwalk Empire") and Nina Arianda (Win Win, Tower Heist) play a couple who hold up some mafia social clubs until they get in way over their head by picking up a mob family tree list that catches the interest of the FBI. Some familiar mobster faces like Andy Garcia and Michael Rispoli pop up, and Ray Romano is also here, maybe trying to shake his TV sitcom image for better or worse. It's at least an original story, and the trailer makes it look promising, but we're not sure if it'll work. Here's the trailer for Raymond De Felitta's Rob the Mob, originally from Apple: Rob the Mob is directed by Raymond De Felitta (City Island) and written by unknown writer Jonathan Fernandez »
- Ethan Anderton
Jere Burns has been upped to regular after four seasons as a recurring on FX’s Justified. Burns plays menacing heroin dope dealer Winn Duffy, who offered a partnership to Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) in the Season 4 finale. His recent roles include the cable dramas Breaking Bad, Bates Motel and Burn Notice. Burns is repped by Innovative Artists and Trademark Talent. Ruth Negga has booked a recurring arc on ABC’s new superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. No intel on her role, which is the Irish actress’ first U.S. TV role. Her credits include the features All Is By My Side, Una Vida and Noble and the UK series Love/Hate, Secret State and Misfits. Negga is with ICM Partners, Principal La and Jonty Brook in the UK. Michael Rispoli has signed for a recurring arc on the new A&E series Those Who Kill. The drama »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Today, at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Harlem, almost 2,000 people gathered to mourn the passing of Sopranos star James Gandolfini, who died last week in Italy at the age of 51. Our Matt Zoller Seitz was there, and he reported the celebrity turnout as including "Sopranos producers and co-stars: David Chase, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Sirico, Edie Falco, Steve Buscemi, Annabella Sciorra, Aida Turturro, Vincent Pastore, Michael Rispoli, Vincent Curatola." as well as "performers and media personalities who knew or worked with Gandolfini: Alec Baldwin, Julianna Margulies, Brian Williams, Chris Noth, Dick Cavett, Marcia Gay Harden." Click through for an on the scene look: »
- Emily Watkins
It is a fate common to great actors whose most enduring success comes on television that the highest praise they receive is actually a trap concealed inside a compliment. Referring to someone’s “iconic role” or “indelible performance” can be a way of saying that a performer could really do only one thing, and his legacy is that he did it perfectly. With the sudden death of James Gandolfini at the horribly young age of 51, all of us who loved and admired his work are, naturally, going to spend a lot of time thinking about The Sopranos, 86 hours of television »
- Mark Harris
Michael Bay ‘Pain & Gain’ box office: Bay’s first non-Transformers movie to fail to crack $20m domestic this weekend? This Pain & Gain box-office post is a fully updated version of my previous Pain & Gain box-office article. According to Deadline.com, Pain & Gain grossed a disappointing $7m on Friday, including $750,000 from Thursday late-night showings. That’s down from an expected $9m early in the day and $8m early in the evening. Barring a major Saturday surge — which is highly unlikely at this stage — Pain & Gain will end up with about $18-19.5m at 3,277 North American venues by Sunday evening. Afternoon estimates had the Michael Bay-directed movie grossing as much as $26m, later downsized to a more modest $21m — and now, quite likely, less than $20m. (Photo: Michael Bay on the Pain & Gain set.) Now, Paramount was purportedly expecting Michael Bay’s first non-Transformers, non-Shia Labeouf movie in »
- Zac Gille
‘Pain & Gain’ box office: Michael Bay’s less-than-atrocious effort to open either modestly or strongly, depending on your context of choice (photo: Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson in ‘Pain & Gain’) Starring Ted and The Fighter‘s Mark Wahlberg and G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Fast Five‘s Dwayne Johnson, and directed by Michael Bay — he of the big, loud, dumb, and immensely successful Transformers movies — Pain & Gain is expected to open with less than $25m at 3,277 North American locations. In fact, Bay’s mix of crime thriller and "offbeat" humor, which had some critics groaning (47% approval rating and 5.7/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics), should not end the weekend much above the $20m mark if early, rough Friday estimates are accurate. According to Deadline.com, barring a major evening surge Pain & Gain likely collected $8m on Friday, including $750,000 from Thursday night screenings. Barring a major Saturday surge — not all that likely »
- Zac Gille
Roid Rage Bashes Bay’S Satire On The American Dream
The large-scale destructiveness he has previously wreaked upon public and private property (including entire cities), Michael Bay visits on the human body in “Pain & Gain,” a pulverizing steroidal farce based on a bizarre-but-true kidnapping-and-murder case. Suggesting “Fargo” by way of the Three Stooges, Bay’s latest certainly proves that the “Transformers” auteur does have something more than jacked-up robots on his mind: specifically, jacked-up muscle men who will stop at nothing to achieve their deeply twisted notion of the American dream. With a very fine ensemble cast recruited to play an array of overtly despicable characters, this unapologetically vulgar, sometimes quite funny, often stomach-churning bacchanal will surely prove too extreme for great swathes of the multiplex crowd. But the marquee value of topliners Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, plus the pic’s reportedly modest $25 million pricetag, »
- Scott Foundas, Peter Debruge and Justin Chang
The large-scale destructiveness he has previously wrecked upon public and private property (including entire cities), Michael Bay visits on the human body in “Pain & Gain,” a pulverizing steroidal farce based on a bizarre-but-true kidnapping-and-murder case. Suggesting “Fargo” by way of the Three Stooges, Bay’s latest certainly proves that the “Transformers” auteur does have something more than jacked-up robots on his mind: specifically, jacked-up muscle men who will stop at nothing to achieve their deeply twisted notion of the American dream. With a very fine ensemble cast recruited to play an array of overtly despicable characters, this unapologetically vulgar, sometimes quite funny, often stomach-churning bacchanal will surely prove too extreme for great swathes of the multiplex crowd. But the marquee value of topliners Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, plus the pic’s reportedly modest $25 million pricetag, spells more gain than pain for Paramount’s box office pecs.
Given that every »
- Scott Foundas
If you’re anything like us, you’re getting pretty excited for Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain. It looks like Bay is finally getting back to the fun movies we want to see him make (and staying away from Shia Labeouf in the process). The film explodes its way into theaters in a couple weeks, and to help tide you over until then, a bunch of new still from the film have hit the web.
A lot of these new images are simply stills from the trailers, so there isn’t anything revolutionary new or revealing, but we do get to see a jacked Mark Wahlberg, an insanely buff Dwayne Johnson, and a lot of scantily clad, beautiful women, so I’m okay with the fact we’ve seen most of this stuff already.
Pain & Gain looks better and better with each bit of promotion that’s released. I included »
- Alexander Lowe
Pain & Gain marks a lot of milestones for Michael Bay. It’s his first movie since The Rock to cost under $100 million. It’s his first movie since 2005 that doesn’t feature cars turning into robots. But best of all, it’s his first movie in a long time that looks like it will actually be fun to watch.
The first trailer for the film was pretty awesome, and now a new TV spot has been released showing more of the same. This spot is a lot lighter on the plot side and heavier on the humor, while still showing a lot of muscled and bikini-clad flesh.
Mark Wahlberg attempts to settle Dwayne Johnson’s fears with the line “I’ve watched a lot of movies Paul, I know what I’m doing,” which is a feeling that any fan of action movies can relate to. Wahlberg also attempts to »
- Alex Lowe
12 items from 2013
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