9 items from 2011
At the same time Warner Bros were pushing an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand under his nose, Harry Potter director David Yates was getting to grips with Cicero, a proposed gangster film (possibly even a trilogy) based on the life and crimes of Al Capone. The epic Warner Bros project, said to be in the vein of the real classics – The Public Enemy, Little Caesar and Angels With Dirty Faces, i.e. – the movies that made Warner Bros back in the 40′s, would follow the rise of Capone during prohibition in Chicago before eventually being taken down because of all things, tax evasion.
Yates wanted to craft The Godfather of the 21st century and fittingly the Walon Green (The Wild Bunch) written script actually originates from the 70′s where it was intended to be a t.v. pilot for a lengthy series. Four decades on the project has »
- Matt Holmes
I couldn't resist this. I'm not a huge Wayne or even a huge Western fan. But this is packed, packed with extras and looks absolutely fabulous on Bluray. It's also the last film directed by Michael Curtiz. You may have heard of him. He directed Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Casablanca (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945), White Christmas (1954), We're No Angels (1955) among others. Duke plays Texas Ranger Jake Cutter in search of Paul Regret (Stuart Whitman) a New Orleans man who killed a judges son in a duel. The plot is part Les Miserable 'til it veers off into »
Having flew inexplicably under the radar in the minds of Hollywood casting agents for way too long, Tom Hardy (who we’ve pegged pretty much from his days as the baddie from Star Trek: Nemesis a decade ago as the next big thing) is now finally starting to be considered for the parts he should have been offered years ago.
For us, he has taken the mantle away from Christian Bale as the next British actor to take on Hollywood’s most daring roles that will challenge the limits of his physical and mental state, putting himself through the extraordinary to give the extraordinary… and it all comes out in his performances. You just need to watch Bronson and Inception back-to-back to see what this man is capable of, how versatile he is and how much confidence he has in his own abilities right now.
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- Matt Holmes
Videos - See the trailers of the top Irish gangster movies The Irish mob is recognized as one of the oldest organized crime gangs in the U.S. A sordid past and an existence in almost every city across America has resulted in the Irish mob being the source of countless motion pictures. Read on for a look at our top ten gangster movies that were influenced by Irish immigrants and their corrupt dealings. “The Boondock Saints” 1999 Starring Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus, Irish Catholic fraternal twins embark on a quest to take down a Boston mob all the while being pursued by FBI special agent Paul Smecker, played by Willem Dafoe. Written and directed by Troy Duffy, he said personal experiences inspired him to write the film. “The Boondock Saints II, All Saints Day” 2009 The sequel sees the MacManus twin brothers abandon their quiet lives in Ireland to return to Boston for revenge. »
Rockstar's L.A. Noire is full of collectible goodies that make an already great game even better. Perhaps the most prominent hidden collectible are 50 Gold Film Reels canisters scattered amongst the game's four main areas.
Some of the L.A. Noire Gold Film Reels will be stumbled upon naturally through the course of playing the game. Many others are tucked away in nooks and crannies. Finding these hidden Gold Film Reels may require a lot of extra exploring or a little help to locate.
The following guide will walk you through how to find all 50 Gold Film Reels in L.A. Noire in the shortest amount of time possible. Right after the guide are four YouTube videos that will show you exactly what the guide is talking about. Collect all 50 Gold Film Reels and you'll earn an Achievement in the Xbox 360 version and a Trophy in the Playstation 3 version.
Warner Bros, Hollywood’s famous home of the classic American gangster picture, the studio that made James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart bigger than the tommy-gun, pin-stripe suit wearing real life villains they were portraying – are hot right now on two projects they hope will revive a forgotten genre. One appropriately titled Tales From The Gangster Squad and the other a straight laced biopic of the notorious Al Capone.
Firstly – WB are looking to bring Paul Lieberman’s series of 2008 articles in the L.A. Times concerning the ‘off-the-record’ and questionable L.A.P.D. of the 1940′s and their influence from the East Coast Mafia to the screen, and now the project is finally taking shape after six months of trying as a greenlight has been handed out.
- Matt Holmes
Following on from last week’s Top 10 that looked at films that should have won the Best Picture award, for my final Oscar themed list I’ve turned my attentions to some exceptional performances that were robbed of their appropriate gong. The Academy Awards seem to ruffle a lot of feathers – particularly in the big awards such as Best Picture, Best Leading/Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Director and so on – and the ‘political’ or biased nature of the members’ votes can often be felt. This is habitually so within the main foursome of awards, where opinions are strong and campaigning is passionate – both from the studios and the public.
As I keep everything crossed that who and what I want wins at tonight’s ceremony, read on to discover the 10 nominated performances that in my opinion should have received the accolade…
Peyton Place was brought to »
- Stuart Cummins
Read more: Irish Central's top ten Irish mob movies - See Videos Following a recent Irish Central article on our top choices for Irish mob movies, we asked our readers for their top choice. "The Departed," a Boston-based movie starring Jack Nicholson and Leonardo diCaprio, received a whopping 51 percent of our reader votes. The results, calculated from the hundreds of votes cast, are as follows: “The Departed” 51% “Gangs of New York” 32% "The Town" 8% “Angels with Dirty Faces” 3% “The Public Enemy” 3% What is very surprising about these results in that "The Town,” directed by and starring Boston's own Ben Affleck, fared so badly with our readers. The movie was a big box office hit in 2010 when it was released and marked a return to force for Affleck. The more historic movie "Gangs of New York" did reasonably well with 32 percent of the vote. The movie starring diCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz »
See Videos: Clips and trailers from IrishCentral's top ten Irish mob movies Poll Results: The new face of Irish mob movies -- Irish Central readers have their say Read more: Top ten movies banned in Ireland - See Videos The Irish mob is recognized as one of the oldest organized crime gangs in the U.S. A sordid past and an existence in almost every city across America has resulted in the Irish mob been one the source of countless motion pictures. Read on for a look at our top ten gangster movies that were influenced by Irish immigrants and their corrupt dealings. “The Boondock Saints” 1999 Starring Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus, Irish Catholic fraternal twins embark on a quest to take down a Boston mob all the while being pursued by FBI special agent Paul Smecker, played by Willem Dafoe. Written and directed by Troy Duffy, he said »
9 items from 2011
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