The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Bernstein, who headed production at Columbia and Universal, has assembled an initial $50 million of private equity financing and is looking to back films with mid-range budgets rather than franchises.
“We’ll be very judicious and strategic as to our spending,” Bernstein told Variety.
The company has acquired movie rights to Albert French’s novel “Billy” and set up the project with Marty Davidson (“The Lords of Flatbush”), Wendell Pierce (Selma,” “Treme”) and Jerry Leider (“On the Road”) to produce with Davidson directing from his own script.
Set in rural Mississippi in 1947, the film depicts a racially-charged incident of taunting and bullying that results in the tragic death of a 14-year-old white girl at the hands of a 10-year-old black boy named Billy. The values of the community are
If you’re above a certain age, Sylvester Stallone is more than an icon, he is an inspiration. The real-life backstory of Rocky is just as mesmerizing as the film itself, as a struggling actor refused to sell his script unless he was able to star as The Italian Stallion. The rest of his history is also ours.
Strolling through the private preview in Manhattan was a tour through my own recollections, as well as Stallone’s filmography. Over 750 props, costumes and personal items will be offered. Boxing gloves, trunks, robes, and the original handwritten script are up for sale, as well as the ball Rocky plays with as he walked through the streets of Philadelphia.
Rambo’s field jacket, machete and Bowie knife, as well as a set of costumes, prop armour and gun from Judge Dredd are on the block. You can also buy pieces
His career began in 1975 by photographing the infamous Sylvester Stallone–Henry Winkler Brooklyn gang cult-fave, The Lords of Flatbush. In the last 40 years, he’s carved out a truly varied résumé. For example: in 2002, Lachman co-directed Ken Park with filmmaker Larry Clark, before moving onto direct the exercise video Carmen Electra’s Aerobic Striptease in 2003.
Lachman’s most recent feature, Carol — his third partnership with Haynes, and perhaps his finest work — just entered a limited release, so there’s no better time to
Lester proudly declares now that he was prophetically making a film that bares important social significance and considers it to be the best film he's ever made, but let's be honest and admit that this movie is pure sleazy exploitation. Don't get me wrong, I love some good fun exploitation and as far as that's concerned there's no
So who are your choice big screen rabble-rousers that like to stir the pot and cause dissension in the name of justice or just plain anti-establishment? In Trouble With a Cause: The Top 10 Movie Rebels let us take a look at some of the on-screen troublemakers with a taste for colorful turmoil, shall we?
The selections for Trouble With a Cause: The Top 10 Movie Rebels are (in alphabetical order according to the film titles):
1.) Brad Whitewood, Jr. from At Close Range (1986)
In director James Foley
That's a hacky old joke, but behind every joke lies a kernel of truth, right? Right? Richard Gere is many things: An actor, a Buddhist, an officer, a gentleman and drinking buddies with the Dalai Lama. We left off 'extreme bestiality sexual deviant' because we're still not sure where we stand on this whole "gerbilling" thing, so we dug deep (really deep) to find out just how far this thing goes.
Yes, it's another chapter of Hollywood Myths. We exposed the naked truth about Jamie Lee Curtis, and now it's time to poke and prod the man of "Pretty Woman."
So your basic retelling of the legend states that in the early '90s — when the actor was having boffo success with "Pretty Woman
“It is a privilege to honor and to celebrate Sylvester Stallone’s extraordinary talent and remarkable career, as well as the great innovative work of Morgan Freeman and Lorie McCreary in the convergence of technology and filmmaking, and the outstanding directing talent of Tom Hooper in his new film “The King’s Speech,” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the Hollywood Awards Gala..
Previously announced honorees for this year’s Hollywood Awards Gala include: Sean Penn for the “Humanitarian Award”; Annette Bening for the “Actress
The 2009 BMAs celebrate the best of the Midwest Independent Film Festival, and stars, directors and the film press mingled at the awards event. HollywoodChicago was there, and scored interviews with Emmy Winner Armand Assante, Lori Petty, Best Director at the BMAs and featured in “A League of Their Own” and local celebrity critic Richard Roeper. Also lending some perspective was the producer of the Best Feature, Steven A. Jones of “The Merry Gentleman.”
Armand Assante, Actor, Emmy Winner for the Miniseries “Gotti”
The veteran character actor, who first made a big splash in 1980’s “Private Benjamin,” continues to smolder the screen with his distinctive style and look. He just wrapped up another Chicago-based film,
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