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A while back, when we released the 400th episode of the Sound On Sight podcast, a few close friends and longtime listeners requested we compile a list of our favorite shows we recorded over the years. Now that the podcast has officially come to an end, I decided to finally set aside some time in my schedule and give them what they want. Initially, I set out to pick ten, but after 500 recordings and 8 long years, it was simply too hard to choose so few, so I opted for 20 instead. In selecting these episodes, I tried to show the wide range of genres we covered over the years, including Spaghetti Westerns, Italian Horror, Southern Gothic, underground cult, family friendly, foreign language and even Hollywood classics. We’ve been blessed with several guest hosts and interviews with many filmmakers including genre legends George A. Romero and John Landis, to name a few. »
Despite having only seven feature films in his filmography, Paul Thomas Anderson has quickly become one of the most acclaimed filmmakers currently working. The rise of Anderson’s success can be traced back to his second feature film, titled Boogie Nights, a fictional look at the porn industry during the 70s and 80s. One thing Anderson has never been shy about is noting and paying homage to his cinematic influences, with Boogie Nights carrying overt nods to the filmography of legendary director Martin Scorsese.
Now Vimeo user Jorge Luengo Ruiz has compiled all the shots and scenes from Scorsese’s various films that Anderson paid homage to and was influenced by in Boogie Nights and put them together in a video alongside the scenes that pay tribute to them in the film. Ruiz had this to say about the video.
Video-essay comparing some shots and sequences from Boogie Nights with Scorsese’s filmography. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
It’s no secret that Martin Scorsese’s work remains a substantial influence on pretty much every American filmmaker who came to prominence after he stepped into the scene during the second, auteur-driven Hollywood golden age we call the 1970s. It’s hard to see this influence feature more prominently and clearly than in the works of up and coming indie filmmakers during the 1990s, which makes perfect sense since they were the movie nerds who grew up during Scorsese’s '70s reign. Read More: Retrospective: The Films Of Martin Scorsese There were two films that became a major influence on '90s cinema: “Die Hard” and “Goodfellas.” As often as 90s action fare copied the “Die Hard” formula (“Under Siege” was “Die Hard” on a boat, “Executive Decision” was “Die Hard” on a plane, etc…), indie filmmakers took their cues from “Goodfellas.” The Hughes Brothers’ “Menace II Society »
- Oktay Ege Kozak
A fascinating documentary about two cops pursuing a cocaine-fuelled career of corruption and complicity with druglords in 80s New York
Tiller Russell’s documentary tells a gripping story of New York City police corruption in the grisly 1980s, when the city’s reputation for crime and disorder was at its very worst. This film has the heft of something like Scorsese’s Goodfellas or Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant, and its star witness sounds eerily like Joe Pesci in full flow. This is the crooked and not especially repentant cop Mike Dowd; Russell focuses on Dowd’s relationship with his cop partner Kenny Eurell.
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- Peter Bradshaw
Return To Sender coming to theaters, VOD & iTunes on Aug. 14th.
Rlj Entertainment will release Return To Sender in theaters, VOD and iTunes on August 14th. The film stars Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte (Warrior, The Prince of Tides), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”), Rumer Willis (Sorority Row, “90210”) and Illeana Douglas (Ghost World, Goodfellas). Synopsis: ...
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- The Black Saint
The 25 years since its release have been kind to Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.” It’s permeated pop culture to such a large degree that references to the peerless classic can be found last night on both Jon Stewart’s final episode of “The Daily Show” and Dr. Dre’s new album Compton (an album inspired by the forthcoming N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton”). Now a new video essay has arrived to break down the infamous strung-out Henry Hill sequence. Read More: Watch 10-Minute Video Essay Breakdown Of Martin Scorsese's 'Goodfellas' A lot of the 12-minute runtime of the third episode of 1848 Media’s “The Discarded Image” series is dedicated to the scenes set on May 11, 1980, when the criminal life of Ray Liotta’s Hill comes to a manic and abrupt end. As emphasized in the essay, Scorsese unsurprisingly uses his extensive knowledge of cinematic grammar — both in »
- Cain Rodriguez
Vinyl promises to be an epic series about 70s era Rock and Roll, and it is arriving from the producers of Boardwalk Empire, Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese, who have teamed-up with iconic Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to ensure one of the most authentic experiences ever. HBO has finally released the first trailer for Vinyl. And as expected, it promises to be something quite special.
Many were upset that Boardwalk Empire got a truncated final season. One of the purported reasons that happened was because executive producer Terence Winter was a little too eager to begin work on Vinyl. It would once again have him working with Martin Scorsese, whom he collaborated on not just with Boardwalk Empire, but also the extremely popular tue-life thriller The Wolf of Wall Street. And when Mick Jagger jumped into the mix, that pretty much sealed the fate of Nucky Thompson. As a result, »
All through the run-up to Jon Stewart's final "Daily Show" last night, fans were treated to clips of Stewart's greatest hits and best running gags, be it his disdain for Arby's or his impression of Mitch McConnell by way of Cecil Turtle from "Looney Tunes." Stewart opened Wednesday night's penultimate episode by looking at the notion of Stewart's "Daily Show" as a savage "destroyer of worlds," by replaying some of his harshest attacks on Isis, the banks that got us into the financial crisis, and Fox News. Each look back concluded with news footage proving that not only had Stewart not successfully ruined any of his foes, but that they were all more powerful than before. "The world is demonstrably worse than when I started!" he vented. "Have I caused this?!?!?" It was an appropriate, and probably necessary, note to hit. For all that Stewart has been rightly celebrated »
- Alan Sepinwall
Monkey’s excitement level is already turned up to 11 about Vinyl, HBO’s upcoming drama set in the 1970s Us music industry that is co-produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire). Due to air in 2016, it stars Boardwalk Empire’s Bobby Cannavale as record-label boss Richie Finestra, as well as House’s Olivia Wilde, Max Casella and Ray Romano. HBO has just released the first trailer, which doesn’t disappoint, featuring Carnavale ingesting copious quantities of drugs against a backdrop of rock shows and Studio 54-style nightclubs. Unsurprisingly, as Scorsese and Winter last worked together on movie The Wolf of Wall Street, there are also bundles of cash, popping champagne corks, a first-person voiceover – and a finale featuring a dose of Goodfellas-style violence. »
Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas) and Mick Jagger’s upcoming HBO series Vinyl has just received a new trailer, following the release of a short teaser on Instagram only a couple days ago. Watch the trailer below…
Scorsese, who directed the pilot and serves as an executive producer on the show, has collaborated with HBO in the past on Boardwalk Empire. Jagger, another executive producer on the show, worked with Scorsese on the 2008 Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light.
Scheduled to make its bow in 2016, Vinyl is a new rock ’n’ roll-themed TV show from the mind of The Wolf of Wall Street scribe Terence Winter. In the show, Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man) stars as Richie Finestra, a record executive in the late 1970s attempting to find talent in the New York music scene. Cannavale is supported by a cast that includes Olivia Wilde (Rush), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) and Ray Romano »
- Justin Cook
Genuine warmth is an extraordinarily rare commodity on television, which is why Jon Stewart’s final “The Daily Show” was something to be treasured, savored and maybe even played back a few times. As with most media-hyped events, Stewart’s exit came with such inflated expectations that it’s the sort of thing the host himself would have delighted in skewering. Yet the parade of former correspondents who lined up to bid him farewell not only celebrated what he called “the talent that has passed through these doors” but the guy who gave them that opportunity as he rides into the sunset.
Stewart opened by pretending to cover the Republican debate (which actually took place after his taping), which turned into an extended series of cameos by practically everyone who has worked for the show on camera. The producers even squeezed in testimonials from other luminaries, from Craig Kilborn – from »
- Brian Lowry
The satirist and provider of ‘fake news’ stepped down after 16 yearsStewart hosted a 50-minute send off with guest appearances from Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and Hillary ClintonHe signed off with Born to Run played by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
As the audience descend on to the set there’s a hug between Stewart and the E Street Band. He’s on the mic again to just say: “Thank you and goodnight.” Simple but effective. That was pretty much the theme for tonight. A great rapid rundown of all the people who made the show possible with a bare minimal of sentimental moments directed at Stewart.
“Welcome to the Daily Show. I am Jon Stewart. Thank you very much for coming.” That understated opening gambit was how Stewart began his final appearance during his run as host of the show.
For 16 and a half years, Jon Stewart »
- Lanre Bakare in New York
The host of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” used his last turn behind the desk to make the program a daily show about all the people who put the program together.
Jon Stewart didn’t use his final time on the landmark Comedy Central program to wallow in memories. There were no clips of past stunts, no skatey-eighth rerun of Stewart berating CNBC financial commentator James Cramer for the tone of that network’s coverage of finance. Instead, Stewart spent a good part of a 63-minute finale celebrating the comedians who contributed to the program over his 16 years at its helm and the writers and support staff behind the scenes.
In doing so, Stewart – who turned a light-hearted program ostensibly about delivering fake news into a very real, cultural touchstone for thousands of viewers four nights a week – flipped another format on its ear. TV’s biggest latenight finales »
- Brian Steinberg
As Bart Simpson would say, "Eat my shorts, Frank!" Almost 10 months after Frank Sivero sued Fox for $250 million over claims that The Simpsons stole the Frankie Carbone character he portrayed in Goodfellas, the case was dismissed. In a hearing Thursday morning in L.A. Superior Court, Judge Rita Miller issued a tentative ruling to toss the actor's complaint, first filed last October. "I think the tentative relied on some inaccuracies," said Sivero's lawyer Alex H. Herrera… »
Before Jon Stewart signs off as host of The Daily Show for the last time Thursday night, his latest team of crack correspondents interrupted his impromptu game of five-finger fillet to present a poignant, moving tribute, "A Man Who Was on TV."
Jordan Klepper, Jessica Williams and Hasan Minhaj gamely ran down the straight facts about Stewart's remarkable tenure as host of The Daily Show: From 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Stewart said words, played sound bites and then said more words, each moment captured »
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the second trailer for this fall’s The Intern, which stars Robert De Niro (Goodfellas) and Anne Hathaway (Interstellar). Watch the full trailer for the upcoming comedy below…
De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).
The Intern also stars Rene Russo (Nightcrawler), Adam DeVine (Modern Family), Anders Holm (Workaholics), Reid Scott (Veep), Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Nat Wolff (Paper Towns). Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated) has directed the film, which will be released on September 25, 2015 in the Us and October 2, 2015 in the UK.
- Justin Cook
In just a few weeks, Darren Lynn Bousman and company will premiere Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival at Los Angeles' Egyptian Theatre before bringing their own slice of delectable hell with them on the road, and tickets for the film's extensive tour are now available.
Starring David Hasselhoff, Emilie Autumn, Paul Sorvino, Adam Pascal, Ted Neeley, and Barry Bostwick, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival begins its U.S. theater tour—a blissful blend of live performances and onscreen storytelling—on August 11th in Los Angeles. To purchase tickets to see Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival in a city near you, visit:
"After triumphant collaborations on 2008's Repo! The Genetic Opera and 2012's The Devil's Carnival: Episode One, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second installment to their fantasy-musical film franchise. In Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, Lucifer sets a plot in motion »
- Derek Anderson
"Black Mass" (directed by Scott Cooper) presents Johnny Depp in elaborate makeup as usual, as Boston criminal Whitey Bulger, from the 70s through the 90s. He is supposed to be scary in a "Goodfellas" Joe Pesci kind of way. Ahead of the film's September 18 debut from Warner Bros., "Black Mass" will screen on Friday, September 4, in the Sala Grande venue in the Lido's Palazzo del Cinema. Warner Bros. showed the film in rough early form to Cannes, but it wasn't finished in time. At CinemaCon, it looked like Depp is going overboard with the makeup as usual, aging as he goes and wearing strange contact lenses as the Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. Read More: Fall Festival Contenders: What's Coming Up, from Cheadle to Spielberg, and What's Not The screenplay by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, centers on the »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
Martin Scorsese is one of the most revered filmmakers of all time and the vast majority of his movies are considered classics or important works of cinema. While a remake of Goodfellas or Taxi Driver would be sacrilegious, that doesn't mean they cannot be adapted as other formats such as the stage which is where the 1983 dark comedy The King Of Comedy is headed. The King Of Comedy stars Robert... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
Welcome to the eighth installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine. Thoughts on the eighth episode, “The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti," coming up just as soon as I devote my energies to the dignity of Connie Francis... "Where's my arc?" -Christopher And here we come to the meta — before it was even 100% meta. "The Sopranos" quickly became a hit for HBO »
- Alan Sepinwall
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