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In life, some things are certain. The earth will spin on its axis, the sun will rise and set, and Robert De Niro’s leading ladies will be at least two decades younger than him. It comes as no surprise, then, to hear the news that Jennifer Aniston has committed to star opposite the Academy Award winning legend, in his long-awaited humorous project, The Comedian – to be directed by Oscar winner Taylor Hackford.
The Comedian seems to have had a particularly long gestation period and was, at one point, going to be directed by Mike Newell. Robert De Niro has remained with the project throughout the development process, however, and that patience is now paying off, with the final pieces of the puzzle falling into place. Written and produced by Art Linson (What Just Happened) – with stand-up material by Jeffrey Ross – The Comedian will feature De Niro in the role »
- Sarah Myles
20 years ago today, “GoldenEye,” the 17th canon James Bond movie, opened in U.S. theaters. The film marked a new era in James Bond films: It was the first featuring Pierce Brosnan as the British spy, the first with Judi Dench in the role of M, and the first 007 movie made after the end of the Cold War. The fact that this was a new Bond for a new time was perhaps most apparent in the scene when we first see Dench’s M face-to-face with Brosnan’s Bond. She’s commanding, blunt, cold and — at this point — doesn’t like Bond. “I think you’re a sexist, misogynist dinosaur, a relic of the Cold War,” she tells him. Dench went on to play the head of MI6 in six more Bond films, plus a brief appearance in this year’s “Spectre.” Brosnan played Bond in four movies. If you »
- Emily Rome
What if you discovered that the person you married was capable of the unthinkable? One answer to that question is presented in Donald Cammell's 1987 thriller White of the Eye, coming out on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow from Scream Factory. Ahead of the film's high-def home media release, we've been provided with three White of the Eye Blu-ray copies to give away.
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- Derek Anderson
It's no secret that many actors tend to seriously commit to their roles when working with director Martin Scorsese. Let's not forget that Robert De Niro famously gained 60 pounds for his part in Raging Bull. Well, it turns out that Liam Neeson went in the opposite direction in that regard for his part in Silence, and actually dropped a full 20 pounds for his role in the period piece. You can get your first look at the results in the image from Paramount Pictures below: Covering the Los Cabos Film Festival this past weekend, Variety got some details from Liam Neeson about his part in the next Martin Scorsese movie, and described the commitment that the Silence director expected from both himself and his cast. The actor mentioned that he wasn't alone in dropping serious pounds for the drama, as he was joined by his co-stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver »
Raging Bull now seems like a logical high-water mark for Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. Collaborating for the fourth time in seven years and marking roughly the halfway point between of their partnership.
The film won De Niro his first Best Actor Academy Award and garnered high critical praise for Scorsese, earning No. 4 on the American Film Institute’s 2008 list of the 100 Greatest American Movies of All-Time.
But as the film turns 35, it’s important to remember that it wasn’t a guaranteed success. It was not the crowd-pleasing boxing movie that Rocky had been four years prior. It was extremely violent. And, it was a sports film, shot in black-and-white in the colour era, taking its stylistic cues from artistic masterpieces from the 1950s like The Red Shoes and Rocco and His Brothers.
What made the film such a success was the outstanding interplay between a director and »
- Shane McNeil
Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull—oft-cited these days as the director’s magnum opus— first premiered in New York on November 14, 1980 to a volley of mixed reviews. At least, that’s what the Internet would have modern researchers believe. Now, 35 years later, digging up a negative review of this not-quite-a-sports-movie, not-quite-a-bio-pic seems limited to a shallow dig by Variety critic Joseph McBride, who wrote that Scorsese “excels at whipping up an emotional storm but seems unaware that there is any need for quieter, more introspective moments in drama.” Meanwhile, a glance at Rotten Tomatoes’ records show that 98 percent of contemporary critics have showered Raging Bull with praise, and even Roger Ebert, reviewing in 1980, rejects McBride’s view, awarding four stars to a film that does “a fearless job of showing us the precise feelings of their central character, the former boxing champion Jake Lamotta.”
Fearless though it was in the characterization of its violent antihero, »
- Christina Leo
Much like Stephen King's novella A Good Marriage, Donald Cammell's White of the Eye asks the question, "How well do you really know your spouse?" Ahead of Scream Factory's November 17th Blu-ray and DVD release of the thriller, we have high-definition clips from the film.
White of the Eye Blu-ray / DVD: "A twisted killer is on the loose. He tortures and dissects his victims as part of a primitive ritual. If you’re a wealthy, attractive woman, stay out of isolated desert community, because you are fair game. Housewife Joan White gradually comes to suspect that her opera-loving husband Paul might know more than he’s letting on... All the clues lead to one man who is clearly innocent. But nothing is as simple as black and white in Donald Cammell’s 1987 suspense thriller White Of The Eye, arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™ in a special »
- Derek Anderson
As part of a new series in which we offer careers advice to people in the movie business, here are some steers for the veteran method actor on what he’s doing wrong – and how he could turn it around
You had a glorious run of electrifying performances in the 70s and 80s. The lairy hoodlum in Mean Streets, the traumatised Vietnam vet in The Deer Hunter, the loathsome, bloated ex-boxer in Raging Bull, the neurotic would-be celebrity in the (still underrated) The King of Comedy. You were the ultimate outsider, the existential tough guy with an aura of mafioso danger, but also playing characters who were secretly wrecked and ruined. You were lethally sexy in a way we would all like to be, because you cultivated a kind of anti-glamour and bluecollar ordinariness. You were great in the gentler comic register in Midnight Run. In the 90s, Goodfellas was a masterpiece, »
- Peter Bradshaw
“Dog Eat Dog” is based on the book of the same name by Eddie Bunker. Matt Wilder and Schrader adapted the script about a trio of ex-cons, deep in the underbelly of Los Angeles, who are hired for a kidnapping. When the botched abduction goes awry and gets completely out of control, the cons find themselves on the run.
Arclight Films is handling international sales at the American Film Market. The producers introduced the project with Cage attached at Cannes.
- Dave McNary
Alfred Molina (Chocolat), Dylan Baker (The Good Wife, Spider-Man 2 & 3), Al Madrigal (About A Boy, The Daily Show), Jon Daly (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Kroll Show), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), and Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull) are set as guest stars for Showtime's dark comedy pilot I'm Dying Up Here. Molina, Baker, Madrigal and Daly will recur if the pilot goes to series. Written and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Jim Carrey, I'm Dyi… »
Lyon, France — An echo of his prolific career, colorful personality and enduring passion for movies, Martin Scorsese was celebrated by an impressive delegation of French and international film figures on Friday night in Lyon, where he received the Lumiere tribute.
The ceremony was emceed by Thierry Fremaux, the artistic director and general delegate of both Cannes and Lyon Lumiere film festivals. Fremaux, who created the festival seven years ago with vet French helmer Bertrand Tavernier to showcase heritage films, said the pair had dreamt of honoring Scorsese even since the festival was launched.
“This festival was created to celebrate the history of cinema, as well as passion and knowledge and Martin Scorsese embodies all these things in an absolute way,” Fremaux told Variety before the fest kicked off. Previous Lumiere tributes were awarded to Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodovar and Clint Eastwood.
Like a rock star, Scorsese walked into the jam-packed »
- Elsa Keslassy
Thomas J. O’Donnell
The president of Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 of the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters is being honored for his work in New York. Starting as a driver on 1974’s “Stepford Wives,” O’Donnell has worked on a number of productions.
He was upped to the position of president in March 2014 and is now the rep coordinating bargaining and safety standards on film sets across the nation. Local 817 reps all branches of showbiz from drivers to casting directors and managers.
“Tom has been a strong partner in growing the Motion Picture Division from coast to coast,” said Teamsters president Jim Hoffa.
See More: DGA Honors: Ron Howard Talks About the Trio of Films That Got Him Guild Membership
“No one understands the industry better than Tom. He’s a tremendous leader who will continue to help Teamster locals navigate the ever-changing industry landscape.”
That the Oscar-winning editor »
- Variety Staff
'Million Dollar Baby' movie with Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood. 'Million Dollar Baby' movie: Clint Eastwood contrived, overlong drama made (barely) watchable by first-rate central performance Fresh off the enthusiastically received – and insincere – Mystic River, Clint Eastwood went on to tackle the ups and downs of the boxing world in the 2004 melo Million Dollar Baby. Despite the cheery title, this is not the usual Rocky-esque rags-to-riches story of the determined underdog who inevitably becomes a super-topdog once she (in this case it's a “she”) puts on her gloves, jumps into the boxing ring, and starts using other women as punching bags. That's because about two-thirds into the film, Million Dollar Baby takes a radical turn toward tragedy that is as unexpected as everything else on screen is painfully predictable. In fact, once the dust is settled, even that last third quickly derails into the same sentimental mush Eastwood and »
- Andre Soares
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Late last week, word spread throughout the industry that legendary actor Robert De Niro was going to be the latest recipient of the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the Hollywood Film Awards. This marks just the latest in a long line of honors for De Niro throughout the course of his time as an actor. A two time Academy Award winner, he’ll also be in contention once more this year for Oscar love as part of another David O. Russell ensemble, this one being the upcoming film Joy. With this tribute coming his way, I wanted to do the same today as the first installment of the Hollywood Film Awards Series. De Niro is probably best known for his actor/filmmaker relationship with Martin Scorsese, which resulted in an Academy Award for Best Actor going De Niro’s way for Raging Bull. The partnership began with Mean Streets, »
- Joey Magidson
dick clark productions announced today that two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro will be honored with the “Hollywood Career Achievement Award.” The awards ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. Honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins. “The Hollywood Film Awards is an incredible brand, previewing some of the biggest movies and stars of the year, while launching the award season,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions. “We are honored to have Robert De Niro as this year’s recipient of the Hollywood Career Achievement Award.” Robert De Niro is currently starring in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Intern” and will appear next in 20th Century Fox’s “Joy, »
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
Robert De Niro, the legendary star of innumerable classic American films over the past 50 years — among them Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The Untouchables, GoodFellas, Casino and Silver Linings Playbook — will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th Hollywood Film Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The ceremony will take place Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 1.
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- Patrick Shanley
"We are doing it... We should be doing it sometime next year," De Niro said. "We're slowly, slowly getting it in place."
What's more, the plan is to bring Al Pacino and Joe Pesci along for the ride, making this gangster movie a who's who of seasoned big screen wise guys.
One of the most important but often overlooked aspects of cinema-making. Deciding what to show and how is as much a key of editing as it is of cinematography, with many famous directors often returning to work with certain editors time and time again. Martin Scorsese and his longtime collaborator editor Thelma Schoonmaker stands as one of the most famous examples in modern-day film, as the duo have worked together for over 35 years, starting with the 1980 film Raging Bull.
Now youtube channel RocketJump Film School has released a video looking at the importance of editing to making a film succeed. The video essay is narrated and created by editor and director Joey Scoma, and looks at everything from Alien to The Fugitive to West Side Story. The video had this to add in the description.
In this video, Director/Editor Joey Scoma walks us through a few classic scenes in »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Robert De Niro, the legendary star of innumerable classic American films over the past 50 years — among them Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The Untouchables, GoodFellas, Casino and Silver Linings Playbook — will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th Hollywood Film Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The ceremony will take place Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 1. The 72-year-old can be seen in three new films this year: Nancy Meyers' The Intern (Sept. 25), opposite Anne Hathaway; Scott Mann's The Heist (Nov. 13), a crime-
- Scott Feinberg
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