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Martin Scorsese will present Mel Brooks with the American Film Institute’s 41st Life Achievement Award – America’s highest honor for a career in film. The private black tie gala will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 6 and will air on TNT Saturday, June 15, at 9 p.m. Et/Pt and as part of an all-night tribute to Brooks on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Sunday, July 24, at 8 p.m. Et. Brooks will be recognized for his range of mastery as a director, producer, writer, actor and composer.
Martin Scorsese is widely regarded as one of the greatest directors of all time having received the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to cinema, two AFI Awards, an Academy®Award, a Palme d’Or, Grammy® Award, two Emmys®, four Golden Globes®, a BAFTA and three DGA Awards. Scorsese’s body of work includes films such as The Departed, »
- Melissa Thompson
Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part II), Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Douglas (Wall Street), and Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) are out to prove that the fun doesn’t have to stop once you’re in your late 60s (and above) in the first teaser trailer for Last Vegas.
The senior crew heads to Vegas for that quintessential rite of passage: the bachelor party. They’re ready to party like it’s 1959 as they celebrate the last weekend of single freedom for Billy (Douglas). It’s a lot of white hair, laughing, dancing, and drinking. What happens in Vegas will probably stay in Vegas since these guys will likely just forget they were ever there.
Watch the party unfold »
- Rachel West
Two-time Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz has now been confirmed to join the impressive cast of Stephen Gaghan’s interleaving crime-thriller Candy Store. The press release below confirms Waltz, who most recently landed the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Tarantino’s Django Unchained, will join Robert DeNiro, Jason Clarke and rising Frenchman Omar Sy, in the film set in various locations in New York City.
Los Angeles (May 14, 2013) – Two-time Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds) is joining two-time Academy Award®-winner Robert De Niro (the upcoming Last Vegas, Silver Linings Playbook, Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part II),Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Omar Sy (The Intouchables, the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past) in Good Universe’s and Lionsgate’sTHE Candy Store, a character-driven action thriller by Academy Award®-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana »
- Craig Hunter
Two-time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds) is joining two-time Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro (the upcoming Last Vegas, Silver Linings Playbook, Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part II), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Omar Sy (The Intouchables, the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past) in Good Universe's and Lionsgate's The Candy Store, a character-driven action thriller by Academy Award-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana).
The Candy Store interweaves several storylines set against a dynamic criminal underworld in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. A former covert operative (Jason Clarke) discovers the organization he was dedicated to fighting is now operating in his new backyard. When he teams up with a disgraced local cop (Robert De Niro »
The Candy Store coupon cast: Christoph Waltz, Robert De Niro, Jason Clarke, Omar Sy (photo: Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained) Get your coupons ready, as The Candy Store cast keeps growing: Besides Robert De Niro, Jason Clarke, and Omar Sy, writer-director Stephen Gaghan’s thriller will also feature this year’s Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz. Co-written by Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana) and Shannon Burke (a "consultant" on Syriana), The Candy Store follows several storylines set in the underworld of Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. Here’s the basic plot: A former covert operative (Jason Clarke) discovers the organization he was dedicated to fighting is now operating in his new backyard. When he teams up with a disgraced local cop (Robert De Niro), their investigation leads them to an international sex trade entrepreneur (Omar Sy), a Cold War consigliere posing as a typical American suburbanite (Christoph Waltz), and a »
- Zac Gille
Two-time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz ( Django Unchained , Inglourious Basterds ) is set to join fellow two-time Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro ( Silver Linings Playbook , Raging Bull ), Jason Clarke ( Zero Dark Thirty , the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ) and Omar Sy ( The Intouchables , the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past ) in Good Universe.s and Lionsgate.s The Candy Store , a character-driven action thriller by Academy Award-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan ( Traffic , Syriana ). The Candy Store interweaves several storylines set against a dynamic criminal underworld in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. A former covert operative (Clarke) discovers the organization he was dedicated to fighting is now operating in his new backyard. When he »
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Now that Cannes is around the corner, the trailers and teasers, posters and flyers are piling up, ready for the great jamboree that is the Croisette competition. But the one that really got us going was the trailer for a little number that didn't get anywhere near the Palais du Festivals: The World's End, the new one from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright. All of them have been stretching their wings a little since Hot Fuzz – Pegg in Star Trek, Wright with Scott Pilgrim, Frost in the TV adaptation of Money – but their reunion has sparked lots of interest, and fond memories of their previous work. No doubt that's what's behind the plotline – a bunch of middle-aged men get together 20 years after an epic pub crawl to repeat the experience – and find »
Director: Martin Scorsese
Entertainment grade: A
History grade: A–
Jake Lamotta was boxing's world middleweight champion between 1949 and 1951.
The film begins in 1941, with Jake Lamotta (Robert De Niro) fighting in the ring and fighting his first wife, Ida. It's shocking – though not as shocking as in an earlier draft of the screenplay, in which he was to be shown kicking and punching her while she was pregnant. The violence isn't out of keeping with that admitted in Lamotta's 1970 autobiography, also called Raging Bull, in which he says he once thought he had killed Ida in a drunken fight, and owns up to a catalogue of violent incidents against various people including a couple of sexual assaults. If anything, Lamotta's terrifying characterisation in the film has »
- Alex von Tunzelmann
New Orleans — Grammy-winning singer Usher believes his dancing skills will help him in his upcoming role as Sugar Ray Leonard in "Hands of Stone," a new boxing film about the great brawler Roberto Duran.
Usher said he has been preparing to play Leonard – a fighter with fast hands, smooth feet and a wide smile – for more than a year and still needs to lose nearly 25 pounds before shooting begins in October.
The movie is based on Duran, a world champion in four weight divisions over a career that spanned five decades. Duran, whose nickname was "Hands of Stone," rose from the slums of Panama to defeat an unbeaten Leonard in 1980 and claim the Wbc welterweight title, only to lose the rematch several months later in the infamous "no mas" fight.
Usher said he was honored to play Leonard in the film.
"You couldn't find a more stylized boxer than Sugar Ray Leonard, »
Robert De Niro may be one of the greatest actors ever, but in recent years he hasn’t exactly been giving it his all. Can you really blame him though? If you had credits like The Godfather, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver on your resume you’d probably also feel that you’ve earned the right to slack off a bit. Last year, De Niro made up for his recent string of crummy performances with a great role in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook. It was his best performance in years and now he looks to follow it up with three more promising films. The first two are American Hustle (again with Russell) and Luc Besson’s Malavita. The third film, which was just announced today, will be Candy Store.
- Matt Joseph
Here's an interesting little anecdote for any fans of Taxi Driver out there: Martin Scorsese was so keen to get the film made that he considered shooting on black-and-white video when he had trouble raising the money to film on, er, film, as he reveals in this deleted scene from filmmaking documentary Side By Side. brightcove.createExperiences();It's hard to imagine the film in black-and-white now, given how far its sunk into the fabric of our collective imagination, but perhaps the result could have been a little like Scorsese's slightly later classic, Raging Bull. The only problem would be that shooting on '70s video stock might have left us with a rather grainier version of the drama that might not have survived as well.Side By Side, of course, is the recent documentary that quizzes top directors and cinematographers on their preferences in film or digital filmmaking to examine »
The Tribeca Film Festival closed last night with a digitally-restored screening of “The King Of Comedy.” Thirty years later, the film still reverberates as an acidic take on celebrity worship that has, oddly enough, become timeless, and the re-master is gorgeous. The film was greeted with rapturous applause, but the real fireworks started after a raucous Q+A featuring a chatty Martin Scorsese, a shy Robert De Niro, and a more-than-eager Jerry Lewis. Scorsese and De Niro spoke first about the genesis of “The King Of Comedy,” a script by Paul Zimmerman that late-night devotee Scorsese could not figure out. “It was between ’75, to 1980 before I could actually get it,” the director said. “I discovered it as I went along.” Scorsese referred to how “The King Of Comedy” was very much looked upon as one of the last of a dying breed of picture. “We did ‘Raging Bull,’ and that »
- Gabe Toro
Continued from hereOn the Waterfront (dir. Elia Kazan, 1954 USA)Winner of 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Screenplay, winner of 4 Golden Globes, including Best Picture - Drama and Best Actor - DramaJ Hurtado, Contributing Writer: All I knew about Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront going in was that it was the source of the "I coulda been a contender" speech that Jake La Motta performs in Raging Bull. I knew that Marlon Brando played a former boxer, and that he had fallen from grace for one reason or another. What I was not prepared for was the gut-punch I got from a story so typical of '50s cinematic rebels. The dismantling of the American Dream and disintegration of the...
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Blood, urine, semen, saliva, sweat – they’re all a little disgusting, which of course means they are regularly depicted in movies. Most of the time, the appearance of these liquids is ridiculously childish toilet humor, but on rare occasions a film makes use of human bodily fluids to great effect. It’s these movies we’re focusing on for the 10 Finest Uses of Human Bodily Fluid in Cinema History.
For this article we’re going to look at 10 different bodily fluids – sweat, vomit, breast milk, nasal mucus, saliva, menstrual blood, urine, tears, pus, and semen. And, perhaps not shockingly, there are a lot of movies covering these liquids.
The following fluids won’t be covered in this article, but these scenes deserve mentioning in any article about the stuff that oozes from the human body.
Vaginal Lubricant – Raging Bull – Cathy Moriarity’s strategically damp nightgown haunted my prepubescent »
- Tim Rich
There’s something inherently lonely and tortured about being a director. Yes, you’re the tyrant of the set and dictator of the vision, but you’re also the man (or woman) behind the curtain, the puppet master who never appears on stage….unless you’re Clint Eastwood or Quentin Tarantino. Or Alfred Hitchcock….or Roman Polanski…Anyway, the point is that you may be the genius behind a film, and celebrated as such, but you’re no superstar. There’s a reason why they are often referred to as voyeurs.
But the upside is that, once you’re an established money-maker, you can afford to be creative in your guises. That is, to put your dream on screen. Most directors have at some stage championed their baby, a cherished passion project which is their love letter to their craft. However, it’s quite galling how this endeavor often falls on deaf ears. »
- Scott Patterson
The Critics’ Circle, the UK’s only professional association of critics of drama, music, film, dance, and visual arts and the oldest organisation of its kind anywhere in the world, celebrates its centenary this year with high profile events open to the media and public audiences. We’ve got the official announcement over the events, and talks happening for their 100-year celebrations!
27 April – 11am to 4pm: Victoria and Albert Museum (free event in the Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre) presents ‘The Art of Criticism’, a public event hosted by two of the UK’s most popular broadcasters, Paul Gambaccini and Mariella Frostrup. ‘The Art of Criticism’ promises to be a day of lively discussion and debate with questions and answers flowing freely between the audience and the day’s guest panels about what makes a critic, what the job entails, what its significance is in the world of music, dance, »
- Dan Bullock
Acclaimed film director Martin Scorsese is to be honored this weekend in a dynamic art exhibition hosted by the fine folk over at the Spoke Art Gallery. The Spoke Art guys who normally operate out of San Francisco, will be in New York’s Bold Hype Gallery to celebrate Scorsese’s career with over one hundred original works of art from an international roster of painters, sculptors and printmakers. Below is just some of the fine work you will find. Check their website for more information and visit The Collider to see more images.
Scorsese Collage by Josh Budich 12x18” Available in-person only to first 100 attendees
Taxi Driver by Josh Budich
* Regular edition of 150
* Glow-in-The-Dark variant edition of 50
* Raging Bull by Josh Budich
* Regular edition of 150
* Glow-in-The-Dark variant edition of 50
Taxi Driver by Grzegorz Domaradzki (Gabz) 18x24” Edition of 100
Seconds out - ding ding! Movieland is replete with tales of similar films coincidentally finding themselves fighting toe-to-toe: Robin Hood and Prince Of Thieves; Capote and Infamous; Snow White & The Huntsman and Mirror Mirror; most recently Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down. Joining that fine tradition we now have a pair of old man boxing movies. In the red corner, Sly Stallone and Robert De Niro in Grudge Match. And now, newly arrived in the blue corner, please welcome James Caan and Louis Gossett Jr. in Fighting Man.Ok, so it's not quite the heavyweight Rocky / Raging Bull pairing of its rival, but Caan has The Godfather and a Peckinpah film under his belt (not to mention the excellent and underrated Peckinpah homage Way Of the Gun), while Gossett took the gloves off for four Iron Eagles and the Dolph version of The Punisher. There's still more than a »
There are few directors still plying their trade today who can rival Martin Scorsese when it comes to the quality and variety of their filmography. The native New Yorker has frequently created brutal and violent stories featuring deeply flawed and morally questionable protagonists, covering such sombre subjects as guilt, greed, machismo and mental instability along the way. However, despite these dark elements which give his work such an incisive edge; his movies are always energetic and vibrant affairs and represent pure escapist cinema at its best.
Not only does he deliver movies filled with unforgettable images, but also equally unforgettable soundtracks. In addition to being a master storyteller, Marty is also a master of the pop soundtrack, with so many of his movies reverberating with his love of pop, Motown and rock and roll.
Just a quick glance over some of Scorsese’s masterpieces and immediately you are hit with »
- Rob Keeling
With such hard-hitting dramas as Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese has forged a reputation as one of America's most influential contemporary filmmakers. He's been helming features for nearly fifty years with no sign of stopping, but it's Scorsese's ever-packed schedule that is to blame for Universal losing faith in his involvement with The Snowman. Based on the Harry Hole detective novel by Jo Nesbo, The Snowman is a crime-thriller that follows Hole's investigation into a strange series of murders that plague Norway on the first snowfall of the year. With a gritty cat and mouse tale of cops and killers, the project seemed a perfect fit for Scorsese, who signed on in the fall of 2011. However, Universal, the studio behind the project, is losing patience with Scorsese as he has a stack of other projects that appear to take priority over The Snowman, including his the recently »
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