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Rob the Mob, 2014.
Directed by Raymond De Felitta.
In an attempt to escape their humdrum existence and two bit jobs with a debt collection agency, New Yorkers Tommy and Rosie Uva hatch a clever plan to rob some local mafia members of their ill gotten gains. The success of their initial raid results in a sudden fame and notoriety, which goes to their heads with disastrous results.
When you think of the classic gangster films, certain elements and examples stand out. Grit, violence and an underlying heavy air of menace, colour the stories which unfold on screen: highlights of the genre include such films as the Godfather trilogy and later exercises like Goodfellas and Casino. With this in mind Rob The Mob – the latest film from New York born director Raymond De Felitta – should have »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Raymond De Felitta
Running Time: 104 Minutes
Synopsis: A Queens couple decide to rob Mafia social clubs and stumble upon some rather valuable information. The couple soon become targets of both the mob and the FBI.
Raymond De Felitta brings to life the true story of Tommy and Rosemarie Uva that offers an animated, yet compassionate treatment of the Queens couple as we follow their get-rich-quick scheme of targeting Mafia social clubs.
Set in New York City in 1991, during the heightened media attention surrounding the John Gotti trial, small-time crooks Tommy (Michael Pitt) and Rosie (Nina Arianda) Uva are stuck in a financial slump. Tommy quickly thinks of a plan to rob Mafia social clubs, although his reasoning is personal. Armed with an Uzi he can barely handle and far from well thought out plan the couple rob several Mafia social clubs, »
- Ciham Messouki
This article originally ran on July 23, 2014. We are reposting it in anticipation of Saturday's HBO On the Run Concert. With divorce rumors swirling around Jay Z and Beyoncé, it looks like the unthinkable might actually happen: Everybody’s favorite powerhouse duo may be headed for splitsville. Then again, it’s always been hard to tell what’s going on with the Carters. From the very start of their relationship, the two have been remarkably cryptic about their private life, managing to keep their most intimate aspects of their life sealed away despite being one of the world’s most talked-about couples. In honor of the epic saga that is Bey and Jay, Vulture takes a look back at the musical icons’ entertaining history together, beginning when she was Destiny’s Child’s front woman and Jay Z still had his hyphen, and charting their many collaborations (e.g., "Bonnie and Clyde, »
- Anna Silman
Beyonce and Jay Z have released the first of what will be a Bonnie and Clyde-themed short film trilogy, which will be released in full, ahead of their HBO concert special, which airs this Saturday, September 20. The first short, titled "Bang Bang," was shown throughout the On the Run tour, and has now premiered online on the Nowness website. The synopsis reads: "Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac Gto, with a manifest poise and stylish swagger." Directed by the Dikayl Rimmasch, with a soundtrack reminiscent of an Ennio Morricone spaghetti »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Now that Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run Tour is over, they're prepping for their next endeavor: more of life on the run. On Sept. 20, HBO will premiere a new concert special centered on Bey and Hov's co-headlining tour performances. "On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z" will take from taped footage from their Sept. 12 and 13 shows in Paris, from Stade de Fance, the last dates of their stint. Leading up to that, film director and fashion photographer Dikayl Rimmasch captured the two performers in a series of short films, "Bang Bang." Part 1 debuted overnight, featuring the dangerous characters driving through the California desert, Bey performing, a Cadillac swinging to a stop at a diner. It certainly looks like Bonnie & Clyde, it smells like Bonnie & Clyde, but it's not exactly Bonnie & Clyde. Speaking with the Nowness, Rimmasch said: "In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z »
- Katie Hasty
Remember when fans were begging for Beyonce and Jay Z to expand their cinematic On the Run concert teaser into an actual full-length film? Turns out the two had other plans in mind — and they do not disappoint. The married co-headliners have debuted the first part of "Bang Bang," the Bonnie and Clyde-themed short film trilogy ahead of their HBO concert special, airing Saturday, Sept. 20. The short, which was shown throughout their On the Run tour and premiered online on Nowness, stars "two American outlaws [who] speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s
- Ashley Lee
Beyonce and Jay Z are on the run ... again!On the heels of Bey's pregnancy rumors, the power couple has released the first video from "Bang Bang," a three-part short movie trilogy they created with director Dikayl Rimmasch. The trilogy was first shown during the duo's "On the Run" tour.In the short film, the singer and the rapper play outlaws trying to escape the hands of the law. The New York-based filmmaker recently talked to Nowness about the creative process and why Jay Z didn't want the high-profile pair to emulate Bonnie and Clyde. "In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z he explained his concept of On the Run. He said: 'We're not trying to do this literally. It's not that we're Bonnie and Clyde. We're on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliché. On the run from doing the same thing again. »
- tooFab Staff
Talk about starting off with a bang! Beyoncé and Jay Z have released the first video from "Bang Bang," a three-part short movie trilogy they created with director Dikayl Rimmasch. The trilogy was first shown during the couple's On the Run tour. The singer, 33, and the rapper, 34, play outlaws speeding through the California desert. They worked with Rimmasch to develop the story. "In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z he explained his concept of On the Run. He said: 'We're not trying to do this literally. It's not that we're Bonnie and Clyde. We're on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliché. On the run from doing the same thing again.' »
With November Man out, excitement for Pierce Bosnan’s return to spying is at an all-time high for many James Bond fans. November Man, based on the seventh installment of Bill Granger’s book series called There Are No Spies, is about ex- CIA agent Peter Devereaux (Pierce Bosnan). While living a quiet life in Switzerland, Devereaux is ejected out of retirement for one last mission. Although the concept of the “one last mission/job” is not a new concept for Hollywood, it definitely has its place in cinema history, branching out to a wide range of reasons why our beloved characters are being pulled back into their past lives. From a retiree’s last gig, to the bad-boy-gone-good-and-then-bad-again mission, to the revenge premise, mythology of the ex-professional can surely delight and excite us to champion our heroes for one last fight. Here are scenes from ten incredible “one last job” films, »
- Christopher Clemente
Honorary Award: Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth among dozens of women bypassed by the Academy (photo: Honorary Award non-winner Gloria Swanson in 'Sunset Blvd.') (See previous post: "Honorary Oscars: Doris Day, Danielle Darrieux Snubbed.") Part three of this four-part article about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Award bypassing women basically consists of a long, long — and for the most part quite prestigious — list of deceased women who, some way or other, left their mark on the film world. Some of the names found below are still well known; others were huge in their day, but are now all but forgotten. Yet, just because most people (and the media) suffer from long-term — and even medium-term — memory loss, that doesn't mean these women were any less deserving of an Honorary Oscar. So, among the distinguished female film professionals in Hollywood and elsewhere who have passed away without »
- Andre Soares
Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.
Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »
- Brian Welk
Exclusive: MGM is negotiating with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin to star in the Thea Sharrock-directed Me Before You, the adaptation of the Jojo Moyes best-selling novel. Karen Rosenfelt is producing Sharrock’s feature debut. MGM is partnered with New Line and Warner Bros, which has dated the movie for August, 2015 release.
Clarke, whose breakout came playing the mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s Game Of Thrones, is playing Sarah Conner in Terminator: Genisys, and she is also going to star with Nicholas Hoult in Go Down Together, the Michael Suscy-directed revisionist take on Depression Era outlaws Bonnie and Clyde. Though a newcomer, Claflin’s track record is pretty remarkable: the final three The Hunger Games films, Snow White and The Huntsman and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
There was a lot of competition between young actors for this male lead, and he beat out »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Faye Dunaway will light up Lyon when she is honored by the Lumiere Film Festival in October. The Oscar-winner will be the guest of honor at the opening ceremony of the festival that focuses on classic films. A restored copy of her breakout film Bonnie and Clyde with Warren Beatty and Gene Hackman, will screen. Lyon's Lumiere festival is the pet project of Cannes’ artistic director Thierry Fremaux, who started the festival in his hometown six years ago. “I am greatly moved by this invitation,” said Dunaway. “I am very honored to be invited to Lyon for this festival dedicated
- Rhonda Richford
Following in the footsteps of Jean-Paul Belmondo, Faye Dunaway will open France’s 6th Lumiere- Grand Lyon Festival, attending for an opening evening gala screening of Arthur Penn’s 1967 modern classic “Bonnie and Clyde,” where she stars with Warren Beatty and Gene Hackman.
Taking place Oct. 13, the opening gala will take place at Lyon’s massive Halle Tony Garnier, with a restored Warner Bros. copy of “Bonnie and Clyde,” and much of the crème of the French film industry and around 5,000 spectators in attendance.
In a brief statement Wednesday, Dunaway said she was very touched by the invitation to a festival for film-lovers. Run by the Lumiere Institute’s Bertrand Tavernier and Thierry Fremaux, the Lumiere Festival, which only screens restorations, revivals and re-issues, noted Dunaway’s “immense contribution” to the emergence of U.S. independent cinema in the 1960s and ‘70s, citing a swathe of titles that Dunaway went »
- John Hopewell
Each week HeyUGuys will take a primary focus on the site. This could be a genre of movie, an aspect of the industry, a specific person or part of the movie making process we want to explore further. This week our focus is the divisive issue of film censorship. We began yesterday with a debate of the necessity of the BBFC, and today Beth Webb explains the censorial milestones we have passed. Tomorrow Cai Ross lists the scenes which caused the censors a headache and on Friday we’ll be looking forward to the future of film censorship.
Since 1912 the British Board of Film Censors has been standardising films for its audiences, sifting through the obscene, the violent and the suggestive to ensure that movies receive the classification seen fit. Today, as part of our Film Censorship week, take a look at some of the landmarks in both the British »
- Beth Webb
Last night the 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced with "Breaking Bad" taking home top honors with five wings including Outstanding Drama Series, followed by "Modern Family" with three wins including Outstanding Comedy Series. FX programs "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Fargo" each took home two awards including an Outstanding Miniseries win for "Fargo". Meanwhile, new shows such as "Orange is the New Black" and "Silicon Valley" went home empty handed and for all the fanfare it received in its first season, including 12 Emmy nominations, "True Detective" only took home one win, that being for director Cary Joji Fukunaga". Personally, I don't give a lick about the Emmys, it's right there with the Grammys in terms of worthless awards shows for me. It's a show wherein people must nominate themselves and while most award shows are no better, this one is down there near the bottom for me. So, with that said, »
- Brad Brevet
Today is the television industry's biggest event, with the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airing live today, starting at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Et on NBC. We'll be updating this story throughout the night with the latest winners, so keep checking back to find out who takes home The Emmy Awards this year. Some of these awards listed below were already handed out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards earlier this month.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Here is a rundown of the winners announced during the ceremony and all the nominees. Comedy Series Outstanding Comedy Series "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) "Louie" (FX) "Modern Family" (ABC) - Winner "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix) "Silicon Valley" (HBO) "Veep" (HBO) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) - Winner Ricky Gervais, "Derek" (Netflix) Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes" (Showtime) Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" (Showtime) Louis C.K., "Louie" (FX) William H. Macy, "Shameless" (Showtime) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Lena Dunham, "Girls" (HBO) Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime) Julia Louis Dreyfus, "Veep" (HBO) - Winner Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly" (CBS) Amy Poehler, "Parks & Recreation" (NBC) Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Andre Breaugher, "Brookiyn Nine-Nine" (Fox) Adam Driver, »
- Gregory Ellwood
For those who need a little more incentive to get invested in the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, nationally syndicated oddsmaker Benjamin Eckstein has a solution – gamble on it.
While betting money on the Emmys in the state of Nevada might technically be illegal, it doesn’t mean the odds aren’t worth a glance (see full list below).
According to Eckstein, HBO’s decision to enter “True Detective” into the competition as a drama series instead of miniseries is unlikely to pay off for the crime drama, as it faces stiff competition from “Breaking Bad,” which sits at 1/5 odds ($5 would win $1) to “True Detective’s” 5/1.
Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” meanwhile, is Eckstein’s surprise favorite to win in the best comedy series category at 3/2 odds, which would hypothetically end “Modern Family’s” four-year winning streak. ABC’s defending champ, undefeated in the comedy category, is close behind at 5/2 odds. »
- Kevin Noonan
Director David Rosenbaum created a really cool sci-fi short film that you've got to check out. It's called "The Trail's End," and it's basically a prologue to a sci-fi retelling of Bonnie and Clyde. It highlights the moment that the two main characters of the story meet and shows us how their journey together begins. The tagline used in the description is, "Sometimes the end, is just the beginning." Here's a synopsis:
On the final day of his life, an android has an unexpected encounter that alters the course of his existence.
The film is shot extremely well, and it shows in the great visuals. On top of that, the storytelling is solid. I hope you enjoy the show!
- Joey Paur
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