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Michael C. from Serious Film here for a few good laughs.
Any future film historians examining the tail end of 2010 will likely mark this year as dark days for screen comedy. Comedy icons Woody Allen and James L Brooks rolled twin gutter balls, while mainstream audiences lined up around the block to watch the star of Taxi Driver do 98 minutes of boner jokes. As if to rub salt in the wound, the Golden Globes saw fit to nominate an inexplicable slate of comedies that were, with few exceptions, unfunny, unexceptional, or in some cases downright awful.
Still, if you managed to look beyond the large pile of high profile duds there were plenty of laughs to be had in 2010. So here for your consideration is the year in comedy. Not the best movies overall, »
- Michael C.
London, Dec 29 – Robert De Niro has topped the list of actors who have died the most in their movies.
Second in the poll by ChaCha.com is Bruce Willis, who has racked up 11 movie deaths, including two at the hands of his real-life ex-wife. »
Robert De Niro has topped a gruesome new survey - he has 'died' on screen more times than any other Hollywood star.
Fresh from his box office disappointment with "Little Fockers,” Robert De Niro will team up with Martin Scorsese in yet another Irish-themed movie for the acclaimed director. Scorsese’s recent films have included “The Departed” about Irish cops and corruption in Boston, “Gangs of New York” about the Irish in Civil War-era New York City, and now “the Irishman” about an Irish mafia hit man. The film is based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses” by former prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Delaware Charles Brandt, which told of the exploits of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a mob hitman who confessed to Brandt that he killed Jimmy Hoffa. The story will be adapted for the screen by Steve Zallian, who also worked with Scorsese on “Gangs of New York.” “The Irishman” will mark the ninth time Scorsese and De Niro have teamed up. The »
It seems like only yesterday that the American Film Institute released their 100 Years...100 Movies  list. Actually though, it was over 10 years ago when we first got our look at that "definitive" list of the 100 best American movies. They then did a ten year anniversary of it in 2007 with only minor adjustments and both years Citizen Kane held the number one place as the best American movie. Of course, the problem with those lists is that they only list American films. While Hollywood might be considered the epicenter of film, the art form itself spans the globe, way beyond American borders. That's why the Toronto International Film Festival came up with their Essential 100 movies. Created by merging lists made by Toronto Film Festival supporters along with another made by their programmers, these are supposed to be the 100 essential movies every cinephile must see. And it starts off with a bang as Citizen Kane has been toppled. »
- Germain Lussier
Martin Scorsese will turn back the clock on his career when he reunites with Robert De Niro for a gangster movie about mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran. The director and actor last worked together on the 1995 drama Casino.
The Irishman is scripted by Steven Zaillian from Charles Brandt's 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses. A former union official, Sheeran was linked to the 1975 murder of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa and was one of only two non Italian-Americans on the FBI's list of mafia suspects. He died at a Philadelphia nursing home in December 2003.
Scorsese and De Niro first »
- Xan Brooks
This is just getting ridiculous. As if the amazing cast for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman wasn’t good enough, then star Robert De Niro is here to assure you that it is. Apparently at the premiere last night of Little Fockers, he was speaking to Roger Friedman of Showbiz411 (via Cinematical) and slipped the detail that his Mean Streets and Taxi Driver (along with frequent solo Scorsese collaborator) co-star Harvey Keitel, also in Fockers, would be jumping on board to star in it as well.
The specifics are…well, not specific at all. Apparently he only said that Keitel is joining him and the rest of the cast, and that they’re “doing it”. While not exactly a lot to go off of, if it is in fact true then I would be getting even more excited.
For one thing, Keitel is one of the best actors of his generation, »
- Nick Newman
68 year old veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese is looking to celebrate his life, his friends and his filmography with The Irishman, a gangster film based on the Charles Brandt novel I Heard You Paint Houses, which we now know films late next year.
It very much looks like this could be his version of The Expendables and right now he is intent on getting the band back together from his most famous films for one last hurrah.
Not only that but he has lured in Al Pacino, an Icon of gangster cinema that he has surprisingly never worked with before, but his muse Robert De Niro has famously on multiple occasions.
Just when you thought The Irishman couldn’t get more nostalgic, it’s been reported at Showbiz411 that Harvey Keitel – who Scorsese’s put on the map in Mean Streets and Taxi Driver has contributed to Steve Zaillian’s (American Gangster »
- Matt Holmes
While on the press tour for Little Fockers, star Robert De Niro announced that Harvey Keitel could be on board for Martin Scorsese's upcoming adaptation of I Heard You Paint Horses, retitled as The Irishman. This news is a joy to hear, Keitel is no stranger to working with Scorsese having starred in some of the director's most respectable works: Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. He has also been out of the limelight for a while and reteaming him with Scorsese will hopefully put him back on the radar. If the news is true, Keitel has joined an already stellar cast which includes Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino. Pretty amazing right? De Niro also seems to be pretty keen that this will be Scorsese's next film after Hugo Cabret. »
- Will Chadwick
What a reunion this could possibly be: Veteran actor Harvey Keitel is now reported to also be on board with Martin Scorsese's upcoming adaptation of "I Heard You Paint Houses"--titled "The Irishman"--which already boasts a Scorsese Who's Who cast of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The "Mean Streets" and "Taxi Driver" actor has been somewhat away from a the spotlight in recent years but will be seen alongside De Niro in Paul Weitz's upcoming comedy sequel "Little Fockers." The news of his apparent casting in the film seems a bit tenuous. De Niro had no problem listing… »
Updated: Matt here, updating Neil’s post from yesterday with exciting news! Doing the press rounds for Little Fockers – Hollywood legend Robert De Niro has confirmed Martin Scorsese’s gangster film The Irishman (based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses) featuring De Niro acting alongside Joe Pesci and Al Pacino once again films next year!
“[W]e do have the one that we’re definitely doing. Me, Joe Pesci, Pacino and Marty Scorsese directing… We have a very good script that Steven Zaillian [American Gangster, Schlinder's List] wrote, and that we’re definitely doing,”.
De Niro explains the more ambitious idea of a two-parter film, the latter of which written by Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and that would star De Niro and Scorsese in a Quasi-biopic of their actor/director working relationship may be a little off;
“The other idea is more ambitious, to do one with Eric »
- Neil Upton
Let's show some Christmas spirit towards these much maligned minions with their emotional baggage and superior masters
A "henchman" was originally nothing more sinister than a loyal servant who held your horse – or "hengst", from the German. In cinematic terms, of course, the word has since become synonymous with strongarmed subordinates responsible for ruthlessly executing the wishes of deranged masterminds, and it's these villanous vassals I'd like to put on display this week.
Rather than highlighting evil deeds only, I'd like to throw a slightly kinder light on these much maligned minions – after all, they're generally loyal to a fault, often have a nice line in witticisms, while even if they do tend to be murderous scum, they seldom come without damaging psychological baggage.
In going about their business they often display a thoroughness alien to their over-elaborate masters and their charisma often outshines the good guys and gals they're set up against, »
A month after my first interview with Sally Hawkins was canceled after she lost her voice, there's still a raspiness in her throat that's at odds with her otherwise indefatigable spirit. Yet both are evidence of a 2010 in which Hawkins has appeared in three films to hit the States this fall -- "Never Let Me Go," "It's a Wonderful Afterlife" and "Made in Dagenham" -- and stood toe to toe with Cherry Jones on Broadway in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession." (This isn't even to mention the three on the way in 2011: the dramas "Desert Flower" and "Jane Eyre" and the Sundance-bound comedy "Submarine," which I felt was one of the best at this year's Toronto Film Festival.) In the midst of this incredibly busy season for the actress, Hawkins took the time to talk about overcoming shyness, why there truly are no small »
- Stephen Saito
At first, that was just another Hollywood rumor, but now it’s a fact, because legendary director has just confirmed they are all set to start shooting a project titled The Irishman in 2011.
The film will focus on Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, who is reputed to have carried out more than 25 mob murders.
The movie is based on a book called I Heard You Paint Houses, which refers to mob slang for contract killings, and the resulting blood splatter on walls and floors.
“…We have a more ambitious idea, hopefully, to make it a two-part »
Oscar winner Martin Scorsese (The Departed) has confirmed his next film will be the crime drama The Irishman and he'll be making it with Robert De Niro. Digital Spy reports Scorsese made the announcement at BAFTA's A Life In Pictures Q&A, revealing the film could possibly go before the cameras next year.
The Irishman (also known as I Heard You Paint Houses) is based on former prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Delaware Charles Brandt's book and will be adapted for the screen by Steve Zallian (Scorsese's Gangs of New York). Brandt's book told of the exploits of Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, a mob hitman who confessed to Brandt that he killed Jimmy Hoffa.
The Irishman will mark the ninth time Scorsese's worked with De Niro and the first time since 1995. The two have provided audiences with some incredible films over the »
Rumours the pair was in talks to star in their ninth collaboration surfaced earlier this year.
And, at a BAFTA's A Life In Pictures question and answer session earlier this month, the legendary filmmaker revealed they are set to start shooting The Irishman in 2011.
The film will focus on Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, a union official who turns mafia hitman.
Scorsese added that the screenplay will be penned by Gangs of New York writer Steve Zallian, according to Digital Spy.
Over a decade after last collaborating, one of film's greatest teams is reuniting: Martin Scorsese will direct Robert De Niro in, 'The Irishman,' the famed duo's first film together since 1995, according to Digital Spy.
Having created all-time classics such as 'Taxi Driver,' 'Raging Bull,' 'Casino,' and 'Goodfellas,' -- films that won De Niro two Academy Awards and Scorsese a number of nominations -- the pair will collaborate on a biopic about Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, the famed labor union official who later became a mobster. The film will be based on Charles Brandt's novel 'I Heard You Paint Houses.'
This will be the pair's eighth feature together, having begun their partnership with 1973's 'Mean Streets.'
Scorsese had moved on from De Niro as his leading man, making four films with Leonardo DiCaprio since »
- Jordan Zakarin
In the last decade Martin Scorsese has found his muse in Leonardo DiCaprio, making four films with the actor since 2002. Though that time period brought Scorsese his first Best Director and Best Picture Oscars, cinema will never forget the impact made when the director was working with Robert De Niro. Making eight feature films together, the pair made some of their greatest films side by side, including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino. The two haven't made a film together as an actor and a director since 1995, but now they're getting the old band back together. Digital Spy has learned that Martin Scorsese will be making The Irishman as his next film, with Robert De Niro as the star. Scorsese delivered the news during a BAFTA's A Life In Pictures Q&A, during which he said that the project is currently looking for financing and could start up some »
Since the 1970’s, Robert De Niro has made countless films. While some have clearly missed the mark, a few of them are considered classics in every sense of the word. Some of my favorites are Goodfellas, Heat, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part 2, and Righteous Kill. Kidding with that last one.
However, while he’s made some amazing films, not all of them have been box office hits. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that his two biggest hits were not made with Martin Scorsese, but with Ben Stiller. While some might dismiss Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, Parents made $166 million (worldwide) and Fockers made $280 million (worldwide). With this kind of money, it’s no surprise Universal made a third entry (called Little Fockers) and it gets released December 22.
Anyway, Universal has released 6 clips and a number of new images from the film. Check them »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
“Step aside, kid, and see how it’s done.”
“The Irishman,” based on the novel “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt, tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a union official turned mob hitman, according to Total Film. The film will be the ninth collaboration for De Niro and Scorsese, and their first since 1995′s “Casino.”
De Niro was Scorsese’s muse for the first half of the director’s career, having appeared in “Mean Streets,” “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull” and “Goodfellas,” among others. Scorsese segued into working regularly with Leonardo DiCaprio for the second half of his career, starting with 2002′s “Gangs of New York.”
- Bryan Enk
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