1-20 of 89 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Real comedy still happens on late night, we can prove it. If you like Conan comedy gold, Fallon friendliness, cutesy Corden, list-making Letterman, kneedy Kimmel, and all the rest, I hope you’ll enjoy this column too.
Last night on late night, there was no Letterman. Conan gave his staff at “Conaco” a performance review, Jimmy Fallon talked to Dwayne Johnson and Meghan Trainor, Kimmel talked goombahs and gangsters with Ray Liotta, and Seth Meyers talked Kangaroo parts with Heidi Klum.
Performance review at “Conaco”.
Dwayne Johnson was a colossal 15-year-old.
Misheard lyrics bit.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- Max Wood
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 film’s cast also features Rene Russo (“Thor”), Anders Holm (“Workaholics”), Andrew Rannells (“Girls”), Adam Devine (“Pitch Perfect”), Celia Weston (“No Reservations”), Nat Wolff (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Linda Lavin (“Wanderlust”), Zack Pearlman (“The Inbetweeners”), newcomer Jason Orley, and Christina Scherer (“Living with Uncle Charlie”).
- Melissa Thompson
The following article has been adapted from a lengthier essay on the film written in 2011.Cinema is always in a state of change. Consequences of this constant flux become more obvious in retrospect, as movements come and go and film form evolves. One of the clearest indications of cinema’s major shifts lies in its technological advancements. Today’s changes are anything but subtle—we can notice them as they occur before us. Regardless of where one stands on the topic of cinema’s health as an art form, it can be agreed that it is going through some of its most monumental changes. Indeed it is even technically switching mediums, as the digital revolution is rendering celluloid obsolete. In Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011), new technology is revealed to be not a danger but a challenge, and an opportunity to explore new potential in filmmaking. The essentials of film form »
- Adam Cook
Chicago – The recently completed 2015 Chicago Critics Festival was heavy on celebrity and filmmaker appearances. One of those special appearances was Oscar nominated actress Joan Cusack, who represented the film “The End of the Tour” on May 6th, and her Q&A was moderated by film critic Richard Roeper.
HollywoodChicago.com talked to both personalities, regarding their careers and their appearances at the 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff).
Joan Cusack of “The End of the Tour”
Joan Cusack is a Chicago treasure, having grown up in nearby Evanston and having begun her movie career with a shot-in-Chicago classic, “My Bodyguard.” From there, she has garnered two Academy Award nominations for Supporting Actress in “Working Girl” and “In & Out.” She also key roles in classics like “Broadcast News,” “Say Anything…,” “School of Rock” and voice work in the “Toy Story” series. She appeared at the Ccff on behalf of director James Ponsoldt »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The entertainment industry knows how to celebrate mom, taking her to red carpets, casting her in movies and writing songs with her in mind. In honor of Mother's Day, here are five big gestures Hollywood has made in honor of their mothers. 1. Martin Scorsese puts his mom in Goodfellas Catherine Scorsese was at the center of among the most memorable scenes in Martin Scorsese's crime drama. She played the mother of Joe Pesci's Tommy DeVito, who comes to her house with his friends with a body in the trunk of their car. "She doesn't care what her son has done,
- THR staff
Killogy, Life of Agony bassist-turned-acclaimed horror comic creator Alan Robert’s Brooklyn-based zombie opus is getting its own animated series, bringing to life the only-in-ny teamup between Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone, Brea Grant and guitar monster, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (The Misfits). Catch the tough talkin teaser, and words from Robert, below. Based…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Comic creator Alan Robert had quite the little hit on his hands with his Idw published mini series Killogy and it looks as though there's a move afoot to bring the story off the printed page and on to screens as an animated series.Killogy is a high-energy, animated dark comedy from creator Alan Robert (Life Of Agony) based on his hit Idw Publishing comic series, in association with Squeeze Studio Animation and award-winning producer Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris). Stars Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (the Ramones), Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter), and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (the Misfits) battle it out in apocalyptic-Brooklyn when an ancient voodoo curse wakes the dead and floods the city with blood. This outrageous premise and...
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert's comic-book mini-series Killogy has been an indie hit since its 2012 release, due to its Tarantino-esque mix of dark humor and gory violence alongside a bizarre celebrity cast. The series is set during a zombie apocalypse and centers on three accused murderers who bear uncanny resemblances to tough-guy actor Frank Vincent (Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Sopranos), punk icon Marky Ramone and Heroes actress Brea Grant.
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."
The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »
- Gary Susman
2015 marks 25 years since Martin Scorsese's gangster phenomenon "Goodfellas" landed in theaters. It's an endlessly rewatchable, wickedly funny, brutally violent and brilliantly incisive example of cinema at both its purest and most coolly, deliciously corrupt. At the time of its making, Scorsese was at exactly that point in his career which he could easily have started a gradual slide into stately irrelevance, having already earned his podium in the Hall Of Fame for his early masterpieces like "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull." His previous few films had seen him move away from his trademark fascination with the visceral and the criminal on the mean streets of New York, since after the box office disappointments of "The King of Comedy" and "After Hours," he'd begun to explore his more spiritual side with "The Last Temptation of Christ" and the more refined if not necessarily gentler impulses in the short "Life »
- The Playlist Staff
This week’s new Blu-ray releases include one of the best films of 2014, Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, a handful of Steven Spielberg’s films getting Blu-ray upgrades, a new 4K restoration of a Martin Scorsese masterpiece, and more. Click on the links below to purchase. Selma [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (50% off) Lost River (Blu-ray + Digital HD UltraViolet) - $14.94 (50% off) Mr. Turner [Blu-ray] - $24.99 (29% off) Goodfellas 25th Anniversary (Bd) [Blu-ray] - $26.49 (24% off) Munich [Blu-ray] - $15.49 (33% off) 1941 [Blu-ray] - $13.46 (33% off) Always [Blu-ray] - $13.47 (33% off) Mad Max (Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray] - $12.96 (35% off) The Last Five Years [Blu-ray] - $12.97 (52% off) Black Sea (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - $22.98 (34% off) Black or White [Blu-ray] - $19.90 (50% off) Masters of Sex: Season 2 [Blu-ray] - $34.98 (47% off) Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] - $24.99 (58% off)
- Adam Chitwood
By Lee Pfeiffer
In the humble opinion of this writer, Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" is the best American movie of the 1990s; a virtually perfect witches brew of violence, betrayal, misguided loyalties and a so-called "code of honor" practiced by a select group of criminals who fancied themselves no worse than your average working stiff. The production, which grabs the viewer from that early, amazing tracking shot that goes inside the Copacabana, boasts some of the finest acting ever seen in any film, with yeomen work by Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino and, most notably, Joe Pesci in an Oscar-winning performance. Add to that some of the best casting ever seen in relation to supporting roles and you have a classic for the ages.
Appropriately, Warner Home Entertainment has released a special 25th anniversary commemorative Blu-ray edition of the film. As outlined below in the official press release, »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
By Todd Garbarini
When The Sopranos ended its run on HBO in June 2007, fans were forced to say goodbye to one of television’s greatest series. It is a difficult thing to bid farewell to characters you have come to know and enjoy watching, and Tony Soprano and his extended family and crew were no exception. Fortunately, most of the people who appeared on the show have gone on to other projects, some in a similar vein and others one hundred and eighty degrees removed from the actions of La Cosa Nostra. Actor Tony Sirico, who portrayed Pauley Walnuts since the series began in 1999, was himself involved in some criminal behavior and did less than two years in jail prior to becoming an actor. While the Internet Movie Database lists his first screen credit as appearing in The Godfather Part II (1974) - his appearance is both unconfirmed and uncredited - »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Yes, you read that correctly. For their new movie Dirty Grandpa, Robert De Niro and Zac Efron got to share a very special moment that they'll probably never forget. As seen in photos taken of the two on the set in Tybee Island, Georgia on Tuesday, the 71-year-old Goodfellas star appears to stick his thumb up the 27-year-old hottie's butt, which is covered by a pair of mustard pants. He's multitasking too—the elder star holds a cellphone up to his ear. Efron's behind appears to be play a prominent role in the comedy film. The actor was seen sporting nothing but a pair of light nude undies while filming a scene on the beach (see the Nsfw photos). He also »
“Goodfellas” actor Paul Sorvino revealed Tuesday that he tried to get himself out of the film just before shooting began. “Three days before we were about to shoot, I called my manager and I said ‘Get me out,'” Sorvino said. “‘I’m going to ruin the movie. I’m going to ruin myself. I have no idea what to do.'” The actor, who played slow-moving mob boss Paulie Cicero in the iconic Martin Scorsese film, appeared along with castmates Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco and Robert De Niro on “The Today Show” to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. »
- Joe Otterson
Mandeville Films is partnering with YouTube powerhouse Fine Brothers Entertainment on an untitled original series.
The half-hour show, created by the Fines and developed with Mandeville’s Hoberman and Lieberman, is a comedic series that pokes fun at TV singing contests.
“We thought the Fines were amazing and we all got excited about the idea of a real transmedia opportunity as well as this ambitious push by YouTube into the scripted spaces,” said Hoberman and Lieberman. “With the Fines’ built-in audience in that platform, it felt like a natural fit.”
“We are excited to be part of this new phase with YouTube to continue our decade long passion to produce premium online shows,” added Benny and Rafi Fine, whose creations include Kids React and spin-offs Teens React and Elders React.
“This partnership »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
One look around New York's Beacon Theatre this past Saturday night told you it wasn't just another night at the Beacon. To close the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, much of the cast and crew of Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas reunited for a remastered screening of the film followed by a Q&A (hosted by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart) featuring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino and screenwriter Nick Pileggi. The Beacon was packed with fictional big-screen wiseguys, many of whom played a role in Goodfellas, as well as The Sopranos and other mob-related movies and TV shows that have filmed in New York over the years. The room was buzzing, and when Robert De Niro (who played wiseguy Jimmy Conway in the Scorsese classic...
- Erik Davis
One look around New York's Beacon Theatre this past Saturday night told you it wasn't just another night at the Beacon. To close the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, much of the cast and crew of Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas reunited for a remastered screening of the film followed by a Q&A (hosted by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart) featuring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino and screenwriter Nick Pileggi. The Beacon was packed with fictional...
Read Comments »
The group introduced a screening of the film, which is based on the life of Lucchese crime family member Henry Hill.
Scorsese also appeared via a video at the festival to talk about the film's infamous 'midnight feast' scene, where Liotta, Joe Pesci and De Niro's characters eat a late dinner with the mother of Pesci's character Tommy after burying a body.
He said: "There was only one or two written lines, about showing [her] paintings. The rest was pretty much what it was like to be around my mother, Joe, Bob, Ray…
"Her son was just coming home to say »
Last night, the Tribeca Film Festival presented a 25th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese’s 1990 masterpiece Goodfellas as its closing night event. After the film, actors Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco, and screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi joined The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart onstage for a Q&A. (Joe Pesci couldn’t make it, De Niro joked, and instead sent a message: “Fuck fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck. Fuck.”) Scorsese and producer Irvin Winkler, still filming their long-anticipated Silence in Taipei, also couldn’t make it, but sent in video messages introducing the film. Here are some of the things we learned from the discussion.Author and co-screenwriter Pileggi didn't believe it was Scorsese calling him. After Wiseguy, Pileggi’s book about the life of Henry Hill, came out, Martin Scorsese called the writer numerous times to talk about adapting it. Pileggi, a writer for New York (hey! »
- Bilge Ebiri
1-20 of 89 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners