20 items from 2008
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- Peter Sciretta
Raging Bull is Coming to BluRay and we have the complete specs for you all. It will be available to buy February 10th. Robert DeNiro teams with director Martin Scorsese in this "extraordinarily compelling" (Leonard Maltin) film that introduced unflinching realism to stunned audiences in 1980. An "exceedingly violent as well as poetic" fight picture that maps "the landscape of the soul" (The New York Times), Raging Bull garnered eight Oscar® nominations* and won two, including Best Actor for DeNiro. DeNiro gives the performance of his career as Jake Lamotta, a boxer whose psychologi »
Jeff Goldblum has been a regular big-screen presence since forgetting his mantra in 1977's "Annie Hall." The Pittsburgh native went on to make his mark as oily but charismatic anti-heroes in "The Fly" and "Jurassic Park." But little in his past hinted at the intensity he displays in Friday's "Adam Resurrected." Directed by "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull" screenwriter Paul Schrader, the film, based on a controversial Israeli novel, stars Goldblum as Adam Stein, »
- By LARRY GETLEN
Could you see Paul Scrader in Bollywood? See, this is much more than merely Hollywood delighting in all things Bollywood. The Hollywood Reporter posts that Paul Schrader, the pen behind Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, is heading to Mumbai to helm a Bollywood action flick called Extreme City.
What's convinced him to head overseas? He says: "I've been getting indie movies made for 20 years. But I take a good look around and what I see is a barren, barren place -- in terms of the financial community, in terms of audiences, in terms of distribution. It's cold out there." So in this non-barren Bollywood, what will he direct? It's the story of an American man who goes to India to aid in the resolution of a kidnapping case for his father-in-law, and gets stuck in a gangster plot. Schrader admits that there will be a mix of dialogue and musical numbers, »
- Monika Bartyzel
Telephone customer service jobs aren't the only things leaving America bound for India. Veteran filmmaker Paul Schrader is swapping Hollywood for opportunity in the land of Bollywood. The longtime director (American Gigolo, Auto Focus) and frequent Scorsese collaborator (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) is pulling up stakes for a taste of Mumbai. And what would prompt such a move to the opposite side of the globe? "I take a good look around and what I see is a barren, barren place," »
- Dave Davis
Much like all of our customer call centers and engineering jobs, Hollywood is beginning to move to India. Well, that's if you consider the writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull to be a suitable stand-in for Hollywood. Fortunately, I do. So, to restate, Hollywood is moving to Bollywood. Paul Schrader has decided to make a Bollywood action movie in Mumbai as his next movie. According to THR, the writer/director finds Hollywood a "barren, barren place." Part of the reason he probably thinks this is that he hasn't had a hit or even released anything good in more than ten years. His last film was The Walker in 2007. Enough said. If Hollywood is a barren place, part of the reason is that guys like Schrader are making fewer Raging Bulls and more Forever Mines. Schrader thinks things will be better in India and plans to make Extreme City. It »
Paul Schrader will write and direct Bollywood action movie Extreme City, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Schrader, who penned Taxi Driver and Raging Bull for Martin Scorsese, said that his decision to migrate to Bollywood was down to a "barren" Us film market. He said: "I've been getting indie movies made for 20 years. But I take a good look around and what I see is a barren, barren (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
The man behind such screenplays as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull is headed to Mumbai, India to join the ranks of Bollywood. Paul Schrader will write and direct a Bollywood action movie titled Extreme City. Schrader says of the current state of Hollywood: "I take a good look around and what I see is a barren, barren place -- in terms of the financial community, in terms of audiences, in terms of distribution. It's cold out there." Extreme City is a cross-cultural tale that will center on an American man who travels to India to help resolve a kidnapping case for his father-in-law, only to get caught up in a gangster plot. Schrader is one of the first American directors to up and move to India, but isn't the the first one to dabble in the world of Bollywood. Will Smith's production company has a deal with Indian entertainment »
- Alex Billington
Paul Schrader is swapping Hollywood for Bollywood.The screenwriting genius behind Taxi Driver and Raging Bull has not only agreed to make his next film, the action thriller Extreme City, in Mumbai, but he’s soaking up the stylistic influences of the Indian film industry as well.The film, which tells the story of an American who travels to India to resolve a kidnapping incident for his father-in-law, only to get caught up in gangster business, will incorporate some Bollywood traditions, such as musical numbers, while dialogue will be spoken in English and Hindi.It’s a bold move for Schrader, but in a way, it’s not entirely a surprise. Even though his most recent directorial effort, Adam Resurrected, has been attracting good reviews, particularly for the lead turn from star Jeff Goldblum, Schrader has always faced a struggle to get his movies made in America. This came to »
Paul Schrader is taking a taxi to Bollywood.
Saying he feels the U.S. film market has become "barren," the writer of classics "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull" is packing his bags for Mumbai to write and direct the Bollywood action movie "Extreme City."
"I've been getting indie movies made for 20 years," he said. "But I take a good look around and what I see is a barren, barren place -- in terms of the financial community, in terms of audiences, in terms of distribution. It's cold out there."
In India, on the other hand, he says there are ways to gain both creative freedom and audiences.
"City" is a cross-cultural tale that will center on an American man who travels to India to help resolve a kidnapping case for his father-in-law, only to get caught up in a gangster plot.
There likely will be some musical numbers, and dialogue »
- By Steven Zeitchik
And De Niro managed the roast of the night, by claiming his Meet the Parents co-star is lacking in the underpants department.
The Raging Bull star claims Stiller exposed himself when he slipped into a pair of Speedos in the 2000 comedy.
He said, "You expect him to be flabby and pale. But he's actually totally buff. But he overcomes this contradiction by having a really tiny... And in that suit, it's apparent to everyone." »
400 Screens, 400 Blows is a weekly column that takes an in-depth look at the films playing below the radar, beneath the top ten, and on 400 screens or less.
Okay, so Righteous Kill (381 screens) wasn't the world's greatest movie. At best it was rudimentary -- and at worst, it was outright stupid. But I have to admit, I got a giant-sized kick out of seeing Robert De Niro and Al Pacino together for the first time (aside from not appearing together in The Godfather Part II and appearing together only briefly in Heat). They had a wonderful banter going that suggested they'd been pals for 30 years. However, we had a right to expect more from two guys who are considered among the greatest screen actors of all time.
This label, I think, has only hurt their careers, because now we tend to think of them in terms of hot and cold. Everyone »
- Jeffrey M. Anderson
By Matt Singer
If it feels like Russell Crowe is in every movie Ridley Scott directs these days, that's because he is. After winning a Best Actor Oscar for "Gladiator" in 2000, Crowe reeled off three Scott pictures in three years: 2006's "A Good Year," 2007's "American Gangster" and this year's "Body of Lies." And the two are already at it again: Scott recently announced that "Nottingham," his long-stalled adaptation of the Robin Hood legend, will move forward with Crowe taking on both roles of the legendary archer and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Most of the greatest directors in history have important collaborations with actors who come to be synonymous with their work. Though each partner has had careers apart from one another, they come to represent a single creative entity in our minds: when we imagine a John Ford movie, we think of John Wayne in Monument Valley; when you say Toshiro Mifune, »
- Matt Singer
Famous filmmakers have named THE GODFATHER as the best film of all time in a recent poll by Empire magazine. Quentin Tarantino, Sam Mendes, Mike Leigh, Guillermo Del Toro, Cameron Crowe and Pedro Almodovar all took part in the survey, which lists the 500 Greatest Films of All Time.
The latest Empire magazine features the full list, as well as the results of a 10,000 people strong public vote. »
Film directors have named The Godfather as the best movie ever made. The Francis Ford Coppola mafia film, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, beat Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull to first place in their top ten. Directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Sam Mendes, Mike Leigh, Guillermo Del Toro, Cameron Crowe and Pedro Almodovar took part in the survey for Empire magazine. Singin' In The Rain (1952) came third, followed by Dr. Strangelove (1963) and Taxi Driver (1976). Sixth spot was given to the 1968 (more) »
- By Sarah Rollo
Top Ten Movie F-Bomb Moments This should go without saying based on the headline, but as a bit of fair warning this article is not safe for work as every video clip contains foul language inappropriate for your workplace and most likely inappropriate for your children unless you are one of those parents that doesn't pay attention to your children or care for them because in that case I am going to assume it is your 7-year-old that is reading this and not you. You've been warned. Okay, I'm going to be honest with you. This was a really hard list to put together. How do I distinguish between best F-bomb one-liners and best F-bomb scenes and best F-bomb movies? I could make a top ten list of best F-Bomb movies (movies filled to the brim with great uses of the word, "f**k") and films like Casino and Goodfellas »
- Andre Rivas
Hollywood star Robert De Niro has urged his fellow Screen Actors Guild (SAG) members not to strike over forthcoming negotiations for a new deal with studio bosses.
The threat of a walkout hangs over Tinseltown as the SAG union appears poised to reject a three-year contract proposed by The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
The wrangle now centres around actors' concerns over royalty payments for appearances on the internet.
But De Niro warns that the moment for strike action is not right, as the general world climate is suffering.
Speaking at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic on Friday, the Raging Bull actor said: "I do not think it is a good time to be striking.
"All the trade unions are affected by the strike. With the economy as it is at this time, it does not seem to be a great idea."
The Screen Actors Guild is expected to respond to a new offer on Monday following reported negotiations between both sides on Wednesday. »
By Stephen Saito
As McA of the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch has rapped about "Three MCs and One DJ," but as a filmmaker, he's had to learn to go solo. With his latest documentary "Gunnin' For That #1 Spot," Yauch is continuing the tradition of musicians who crossed over to direct movies, something that started all the way back when Frank Sinatra sat in the director's chair for 1965's World War II drama "None But the Brave." From documentaries to narratives, here's a list of modern musicians who have become filmmakers in one form or another in recent years.
It seems as though the one place Madonna has never been able to reinvent herself is on the big screen, but that might change. Although she's had an almost disastrous track record as an actress (particularly when working with whomever was her significant other at the time), one forgets that Madonna »
- Stephen Saito
By Matt Singer and Alison Willmore
According to the AFI's latest list, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is the best American animated film, ever, while "Raging Bull" is the greatest sports flick and "Lawrence of Arabia" is the most epic epic. This week on the IFC News podcast, we look over their picks, agree with some, disagree with others, and dissect whether "epic" is really even a genre anyway.
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[Photo: The best American animated film of all time? "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," Disney, 1937] »
- Alison Willmore
Movie star Robert DeNiro will officially open his new hotel this Spring - and will be charging $725 for one night's stay. The Raging Bull star will open the Greenwich Hotel on April 1, complete with "75 rooms and 13 suites with amenities such as Tibetan silk rugs, Moroccan tile, Siberian oak floors," according to New York gossip column PageSix. A spokesman for the hotel says, "We are taking reservations, although we have not announced an opening date yet."
20 items from 2008
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