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We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming home video release Killer Elite, which arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet Download, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download January 10. Click on the video player below to watch a tense car chase after a hit goes bad.
Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire that has been hailed as "one of the best action thrillers of the year!" by Richard Roeper, ReelzChannel. Pitting two of the world's most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death Race), Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II, Raging Bull) and Academy Award-nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men, Closer). Directed by Academy Award-nominee Gary McKendry (Everything in this Country Must), Killer Elite is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, DVD, On Demand and »
D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die...
Raging Bull, 1980.
Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Raging Bull is one of the greatest films of all time and is an absolute classic in film history. Scorsese’s biographical masterpiece follows the life of middleweight Boxing World Champion Jake Lamotta (De Niro) as his life and career enfold with bouts of rage, jealousy and anger. Lamotta is a character who struggles with his inner demons on a daily basis and destroys his relationships and family. His brother, Joey (Pesci), tries to keep him on the straight and narrow, but he gets so blinded by rage that he can only see his way to do things.
De Niro put on around 27kg of weight for certain parts of the film and Pesci was an unknown actor »
Danny (Jason Statham) and Hunter (Robert De Niro) are mercenaries/hit men for hire, but after a job leaves Danny face to face with the blood-caked child of his latest assignment, he decides he has had enough and disappears off half way around the world. One day, he receives word that Hunter has been kidnapped and the only way to secure his release is to extract confessions from and then execute three Sas officers who are held responsible by an Oman Sheikh for the deaths of three of his sons. But Spike (Clive Owen), an ex-sas officer himself, soon realises that his friends are being picked off, setting him and Danny on a collision course.
Putting up “based on a true story” over the opening credits and then later on including a scene where Jason Statham throws himself out of a first floor window while still tied to a chair »
- Dave Roper
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 46 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might've missed that you think should go in /Film's Page 2 - email us ! Header Photo: Today's t-shirt of the day on TeeFury  is a 1980's -inspired design "Class of 1985". How the Grinch Stole Christmas Premiered 45 Years Ago this week . Studio Seppuku  will release "The Scorpion and the Frogs", a limited edition print inspired by Drive, today. The E-Advisor  lists 10 Un-Merry Christmas Movies You Should Watch If Attack The Block was an 8-bit video game . TheFilmYap  lists the top 10 tv seasons of 2011. Tj Miller's heckler gives her opinion »
- Peter Sciretta
Much of our lurid film community is of the belief that America’s acting prowess died with its classic stars like Marlon Brando, James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Grace Kelly. However, I’m here to argue that America’s actors are stronger than ever and can match up toe to toe with the likes of both Europe and Asia.
The list will be split into two parts: in part one, I delve into the modern world of Hollywood actors with actresses soon to follow in part two.
Part one: Top Ten Actors Working In Hollywood Today
Actor With The Most Potential To Hit It Big: Paddy Considine
Before I begin the list, I want to take a moment to discuss an actor whom I believe has enormous potential. While not American born, British actor Paddy Considine has been in his fair share of American films like In America, »
- Connor Folse
Jason Statham, Academy Award® -Nominee Clive Owen and Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro are coming to your homes for the new year with the release of their action thriller Killer Elite on a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™, DVD and Digital Download January 10, 2012.
The Killer Elite Blu-ray and DVD release will include the usual features such as Ultraviolet™, Bd-live™, and pocket Blu™ app with minimal bonus features with deleted and extended scenes.
Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire pitting two of the world’s most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death Race), Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull) and Academy Award®-nominee Clive
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A generations old Irish blood feud is settled by bare-knuckle boxing in this new documentary, in select theaters December 9th
James Quinn McDonagh and Paddy "The Lurcher" Joyce. Names that demand attention. Men related by blood but separated by a feud that dates back generations. As the heads of rival families, they train to represent their feuding Irish traveling clans, in their long-standing history of violent bare-knuckle boxing.
With Knuckle, filmmaker Ian Palmer presents a hard-edged portrait of Irish Traveller male culture and explores the bond of loyalty, the need for revenge, and the pressures to fight for the honor of your family name.
Irish Travellers are normally silent about certain parts of their lifestyle and this is a rare chance to step inside one of the world's most vibrant and elusive communities. Never before has such a portrayal of their fighting traditions been committed to film, as Ian Palmer »
That's right, all you West Coast monster fans! The date is set, and the roster of celebrities is already looking like a who's who of horror! The next Monsterpalooza: The Art of Monsters will be held April 13th-15th, 2012, at the Marriott Burbank Convention Center in Burbank, California. You have been warned!
Presented by Eliot Brodsky's The Rubber Room, Monsterpalooza: The Art of Monsters features award-winning F/X artists, horror genre celebrities, monster related artwork on display and for sale, special guests and presentations, and a walk-through monster museum! Just who are the special guests, you ask? Read on...
Amongst the F/X artists already scheduled to attend are: Ve Neill (Academy Award winning F/X artist of Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean), Michael Westmore (Academy Award winning F/X artist of "The Munsters," Rocky, Raging Bull, Mask, "Star Trek" series), Steve Johnson (Blade II, »
- Doctor Gash
[brightcove]1279464717001[/brightcove] It was rumoured back in 2008 that Martin Scorsese was intending to adapt Shusako Endo’s novel Silence, the tale of Jesuit missionaries in 17th century Japan. Those whisperings appear to have finally been confirmed now that the director has stated that it is to be his next film. The Raging Bull man, who has once again shown his extraordinary diversity with critically-lauded Hugo, was rumoured to be taking on Jo Nesbo’s thriller The Snowman (definitely not to be confused with the evergreen...
- Charlie Whately-Smith
Martin Scorsese is to receive a special prize at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The Hugo director will be given the Music+Film Award in honor of his innovative use of music in his films. Last year's recipient was Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino. Scorsese has been praised by critics over the decades for the importance of popular tunes and original scores in award-winning films like Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino. He also directed a series of documentaries about rock icons, including The Band's classic concert film The Last Waltz and the Bob Dylan retrospective No Direction Home. Scorsese has received many (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Hollywood icon Martin Scorsese will be the toast of the Critics' Choice Movie Awards when he is feted with a top trophy.
The director will receive the Broadcast Film Critics Association's second Critics' Choice Music and Film Award, which recognises "an accomplished filmmaker" who uses music to heighten cinematic impact.
Scorsese will accept the Music and Film Award at a ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium on 12 January, following in the footsteps of the 2011 inaugural winner Quentin Tarantino. »
0:00 - Intro 8:16 - Review: The Descendants 28:00 - Review: Hugo 53:45 - Trailer Trash: Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie 58:00 - Other Stuff We Watched: My Week With Marilyn, Three Amigos, How to Train Your Dragon, Kundun, After Hours, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Italian American, American Boy, Boxcar Bertha, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Super 8, Trigger, Waste Land 1:22:04 - Junk Mail: Informative Commentary Tracks, Good Looking Blu Rays, Movie Memorabilia, Movies That Were in Theatres For a Long Time 1:35:44 - This Week's DVD Releases 1:38:21 - Outro
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If there is any justice in this world, The Dirty Picture will do for Vidya Balan what Raging Bull did for Robert DeNiro. Balan owns this film so completely that it seems to collapse under it's own facade whenever she's off screen, which thankfully isn't much. The Dirty Picture is one of the best mainstream Hindi films of 2011, and Balan's performance supplants Priyanka Chopra's turn in 7 Khoon Maaf as the breakout dramatic performance of the year. When The Dirty Picture is on its game, the film lights up an audience like few I've seen, however, it descends intermittently into soap opera melodramatics and that keeps it from being a truly great film, leaving it in the realm of the merely very good.The story »
No surprises here... Goodfellas was named Martin Scorsese's best film by Film Junk readers in last week's poll as it easily snagged over 40% of the votes. Was there ever any doubt? The only movie that even came close was Taxi Driver with 23%, while The Departed placed third with 12%. Raging Bull and Casino rounded out the top 5. Meanwhile Mean Streets and The Last Waltz came up with the short end of the stick this time around, although with so many great films to choose from it's easy to see why. What do you think, did Film Junk readers get it right or were they way off base on this one? 1. Goodfellas -- 40.7% 2. Taxi Driver -- 23.2% 3. The Departed -- 12% 4. Raging Bull -- 8.3% 5. Casino -- 6% 6. Shutter Island -- 4.8% 7. The Aviator -- 2.1% 8. The King of Comedy -- 1.8% 9. Mean Streets -- 0.7% 10. The Last Waltz -- 0.5%
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Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and now Hugo are some of the best movies that writer and director Martin Scorsese brought to us in the past 48 years of his long lasting career. Very few men last this long in Hollywood so [...]
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From King Vidor's Depression-era talkie "The Champ" to last year's David O. Russell film "The Fighter," the world of boxing has appealed to filmmakers as a natural setting for character-driven drama. And something about portraying fighters seems to bring out the best in actors. "The Champ" earned its lead, Wallace Beery, an Oscar in 1932. In 1955, Marlon Brando netted his first Oscar for his portrayal of down-and-out former boxer Terry Malloy in "On the Waterfront." In 1981, Robert De Niro won his second for his performance as "Raging Bull" 's Jake La Motta. And in 2005, Hilary Swank took home her second Oscar for her role in "Million Dollar Baby." Recently, as the popularity of boxing has declined and the popularity of mixed martial arts competitions such as Pride and the Ultimate Fighting Championship has soared, filmmakers have taken notice."Warrior" tells the story of Marine Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy), »
- email@example.com (Pete Keeley)
Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is The Ultimate Matrix Collection on Blu-ray for $25.49 (which is 61% off). Remember, if you spend over $25 you get free shipping and Gold Box deals are only good for one day. Hit the jump for the list of special features and here's a few other great deals. DVD Friends: The Complete Series Collection $89.99 (62% off) The West Wing: The Complete Series Collection $89.99 (70% off) Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series Collection $93.99 (64% off) Nip/Tuck: The Complete Series $69.99 (65% off) The O.C.: The Complete Series $68.99 (62% off) The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Series $92.99 (53% off) Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection $48.99 (50% off) Blu-ray The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray $56.99 (53% off) Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection (Star Trek I, II, III, IV, V, VI + The Captain’s Summit Bonus Disc) Blu-ray $39.99 (60% off) Hit the jump for »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
One of the bright spots over the Thanksgiving weekend was the release of Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," a loving ode to the power of film, which brought in a solid box office rake in somewhat limited release while also garnering praise from critics already talking about the film's Oscar chances.
But while the movie deals with cinema's past, a new interview with Deadline proves that Scorsese is far more concerned with cinema's future.
Even if he does wish that "Taxi Driver" had been in 3-D.
Not only is the 69-year-old director fully embracing the power of 3-D in "Hugo," he's so taken with the technology that he hopes to make all of his movies in 3-D from now on -- and thinks some of his classics could be improved with it as well. Are you ready for "Raging Bull 3-D?"
Okay, before you have a heart attack, we should be »
- Scott Harris
Very mild spoilers
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I’ve always contended that a bad Martin Scorsese film is better than 90% of the other films being released today. We’re talking about the man behind the camera of cinematic masterpieces such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Departed to name but a few on a resume of cinematic brilliance that has spanned over 40 years. In what amounts to Scorsese’s love letter to cinema, his new film Hugo, he raises his already lofty bar to another level.
I admit to having some reservations when I initially viewed the trailer for this film. A 3-D kids adventure movie typically doesn’t get me all tingly inside. Had Scorsese’s name not been attached I likely would have written Hugo off as just another Golden Compass or some live action version of The Polar Express. But Marty has earned the benefit of the doubt with me, »
- Stephen Clifton
Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire that has been hailed as "one of the best action thrillers of the year!" by Richard Roeper, ReelzChannel. Pitting two of the world's most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death Race), Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II, Raging Bull) and Academy Award-nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men, Closer). Directed by Academy Award-nominee Gary McKendry (Everything in this Country Must), Killer Elite is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download January 10, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Open Road Films.
Featuring unstoppable action and a tremendous cast - including Dominic Purcell (Prison Break, Straw Dogs), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Oz), Aden Young (Sniper, The Starter Wife) and Ben Mendelsohn (Trespass, Knowing) - »
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