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Late last week, word spread throughout the industry that legendary actor Robert De Niro was going to be the latest recipient of the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the Hollywood Film Awards. This marks just the latest in a long line of honors for De Niro throughout the course of his time as an actor. A two time Academy Award winner, he’ll also be in contention once more this year for Oscar love as part of another David O. Russell ensemble, this one being the upcoming film Joy. With this tribute coming his way, I wanted to do the same today as the first installment of the Hollywood Film Awards Series. De Niro is probably best known for his actor/filmmaker relationship with Martin Scorsese, which resulted in an Academy Award for Best Actor going De Niro’s way for Raging Bull. The partnership began with Mean Streets, »
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By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
Robert De Niro, the legendary star of innumerable classic American films over the past 50 years — among them Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The Untouchables, GoodFellas, Casino and Silver Linings Playbook — will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th Hollywood Film Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The ceremony will take place Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 1.
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- Patrick Shanley
"We are doing it... We should be doing it sometime next year," De Niro said. "We're slowly, slowly getting it in place."
What's more, the plan is to bring Al Pacino and Joe Pesci along for the ride, making this gangster movie a who's who of seasoned big screen wise guys.
In an interview, the director of “Goodfellas” and “Casino,” said the film was a perfect candidate for an appreciation because Lubitsch, whose other credits include “Ninotchka” and “To Be or Not to Be,” was “a great artist,” one who taught him about film structure.
“Everything in a Lubitsch film counts: every gesture, every word, every design choice for every set, every angle, every second,” Scorsese wrote in an email. “He was absolutely remarkable. And like many of the directors that came out of the silent era, he understood form so perfectly.”
He went on to praise “Heaven Can Wait,” which marks the director’s first color effort, as “like an ancient cathedral: the beauty and the integrity of the form are one and there’s not a stone out of place. »
- Brent Lang
Robert De Niro, the legendary star of innumerable classic American films over the past 50 years — among them Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The Untouchables, GoodFellas, Casino and Silver Linings Playbook — will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 19th Hollywood Film Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The ceremony will take place Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 1. The 72-year-old can be seen in three new films this year: Nancy Meyers' The Intern (Sept. 25), opposite Anne Hathaway; Scott Mann's The Heist (Nov. 13), a crime-
- Scott Feinberg
Fresh off last year's conclusion to "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's Prohibition-era portrait of corrupt Atlantic City pol Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (Steve Buscemi), Martin Scorsese's showed no signs of throttling back in 2015. In addition to directing the pilot of HBO's highly anticipated rock 'n' roll period piece, "Vinyl," and wrapping production on the long-gestating "Silence," Scorsese is back in the mob drama saddle, executive producing Nick Sandow's second feature, "The Wannabe." Read More: "See Andrew Garfield in First Images from Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'" Sandow, best known for playing Litchfield's Joe Caputo on "Orange is the New Black," wrote, directed, and co-stars in the film—with echoes of Scorsese's own "Goodfellas"—which stars Vincent Piazza ("Boardwalk Empire") as Thomas, a young man from the Bronx eager to get in with the mob in the early 1990s. When his attempt to fix John Gotti's »
- Matt Brennan
In what should be a time of celebration for the whole “family”, Warner Brothers is getting sued over royalties connected to the Martin Scorsese classic Goodfellas. Filed in La Superior Court, 25 years to the day of the film’s theatrical release, Irwin Winkler is accusing the studio of breach of contract and fraud over home video sales of the film. He is seeking $18 million in damages.
Winkler is a noted Hollywood producer who, in addition to Goodfellas, has produced several other major motion pictures including The Right Stuff, The Rocky films, and The Wolf of Wall Street. In the complaint, filed by attorney Bert Fields, Winkler claims “Warner’s conduct in carry out this deceitful scheme to hide and pocket the lion’s share of home video receipts (more than $140 million in the case of Goodfellas) and to exclude that vast sum from the computation of plaintiff’s contingent compensation, »
- Jeff Bricker
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, which is presumably why filmmaker Reuben Guberek created the 13-minute short film Foodfellas -- a Goodfellas parody that tracks the rise and fall of fast-food wise guys Ron the Don and his apprentice, the King of Burgers. With high production values, plenty of nods to Scorsese's movie and a voiceover rich with lines like... "The money came pouring in like an extra large double diet soda," the short is amusing and inventive and chock-full of enough fast-food references to make you ponder grabbing a bacon cheeseburger for your next meal. Check it out below. Warning: This short film does not come with a side of fries.
- Erik Davis
Paul Verhoeven looks back on Showgirls, twenty years on. Also in today's roundup: Alex Ross Perry on Eli Roth's The Green Inferno, plus essays on Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, Abel Ferrara’s King of New York, Frank Borzage's History is Made at Night, James Dean, nitrate (and the past and future of cinema) and Ti West; interviews with Bruce Beresford, Christine Vachon and Ramin Bahrani; video of Woody Allen on Goodfellas and Martin Scorsese on five films that have influenced him over the years. And more. » - David Hudson »
Directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad will also return for the follow-up which Summit Entertainment will distribute. The first film made $78 million at the worldwide box office from a $20 million budget. [Source: Thunder Road Films]
Ed Helms and Owen Wilson play brothers whose eccentric mother (Glenn Close) has fabricated the story that their father had died when they were young. They make it their mission to find their real father. [Source: Deadline]
Hollywood superlawyer Bert Fields has hit Warner Bros. Pictures with an $18 million and more breach of contract and »
- Garth Franklin
Mob shenanigans weren’t the only crimes associated with “Goodfellas.” Or at least, that’s the claim made in a new lawsuit filed by Irwin Winkler, a producer on the film. Winkler filed suit against Warner Bros. Entertainment on Tuesday, claiming he’s owed millions from the film. According to the suit, Winkler and Warner Bros. entered a contract that entitled Winkler to 50 percent of the net profits of the film and 5 percent of the gross receipts after the “break-even” point for each film that he produced. Also Read: 'Goodfellas' Cast Reunion Revelations: Paul Sorvino Tried to Exit Film, »
- Tim Kenneally
Paying people with "back end" money, has been a fairly consistent practice since practically the beginning of film. The idea is that the studio can save money up front, and what the end up paying is based on the film.s success. That way, a bomb won.t cost them much, and a blockbuster will have plenty of cash to spread around. The problem comes when a studio claims that a movie didn.t make any money - even when that idea defies reason. Such is the case for Goodfellas as Warner Bros. claims the classic mob tale ended in the red. Irwin Winkler, a producer on the film, is suing because he doesn.t believe that.s true. Winker was the producer behind Raging Bull and The Right Suff among a host of other classics, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Winkler is entitled to 50 percent of Goodfellas net »
Bert Fields said he might do it and the Hollywood superlawyer has now hit Warner Bros with an $18 million and more breach of contract and fraud complaint over the classic Martin Scorsese directed film. Literally 25-years to the day that Goodfellas was released, Fields filed paperwork in L.A. Superior Court yesterday for producer Irwin Winkler over a home video royalties shell game scheme that seems worthy of the Mob and is called “studio accounting on steroids.” “Warner's… »
Goodfellas producer Irwin Winkler is now in court with a claim that Warner Bros. has reported a financial loss on the Martin Scorsese gangster film and that he's been cheated of contingent profits related to home video income. Represented by Bert Fields, the producer says he is entitled to 50 percent of net profits, but that a film that cost $30 million to make and took in $275 million at the box office wasn't even in the black. Winkler alleges at least $18 million in damages for breach of contract or fraud. "Warner Bros. even charged $40 million of 'interest'
- Eriq Gardner
Irwin Winkler -- who produced a slew of huge hits including "Rocky," "Raging Bull" and "The Right Stuff," is suing Warner Bros., claiming the movie company hid millions of "Goodfellas" dollars from him. Winkler, who produced "Goodfellas" in 1990 for $30 mil, says in his lawsuit Warner Bros. has repeatedly told him there were no net profits from the flick, and it actually lost money ... despite the fact it grossed $275 million. Winkler says the movie company concealed »
- TMZ Staff
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Wes Anderson’s leap through the animated realm was a key moment that shifted his filmic characterization toward metaphysical poignancy, thus making way for Moonrise Kingdom, an impressionistically stylized portrait of a pre-Vietnam adolescent bliss. It’s not just Pierret Le Fou for children, but a story about the recreation of storytelling, appropriating aesthetics from low and high arts to burn memories of innocent times as a protection against the fears of adulthood, portrayed here as a melancholic, »
- TFS Staff
In today's roundup: Essays on Krzysztof Kieslowski's Blind Chance, Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, Nicholas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces, Wim Wenders's A Trick of the Light and actresses Rafaela Ottiano and Marceline Day; interviews with Pedro Costa (Horse Money) and John Magary (The Mend); the new trailer for Adam McKay's The Big Short, based on the book by Michael Lewis and starring Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt; and Clint Eastwood may lure Doris Day back in front of a camera. » - David Hudson »
Goodfellas turned 25 on Sunday. We were introduced to Henry Hill and his gangster cohorts in a world where Martin Scorsese had never won an Oscar. It was a world where The Godfather was the reigning champion of gangster films, uncontested, except possibly for The Godfather Part II. Goodfellas introduced us to a new kind of criminal. Henry Hill is a criminal who has fun doing his job. He’s wanted to be a gangster his whole life, and doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what he is.
The film has its fair share of imitators, conscious and otherwise. Watching bad people, especially wealthy ones, do fun things became the thing to do. Films like Boogie Nights and American Hustle owe a great deal to what Scorsese created when he decided to follow Henry Hill and his wise guys. Even Scorsese’s own The Wolf of Wall Street is »
- Joseph Allen
Warner Bros. Pictures released their new action/drama movie, "Black Mass" into theaters today, September 18th, 2015, and all the major, top movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that most of them thought very highly of it, giving it an overall 69 score out of a possible 100 across 34 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton and Johnny Depp. We've posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Scott Foundas from Variety, gave it a really nice 90 score, stating: "If Johnny Depp’s mesmerizing performance — a bracing return to form for the star after a series of critical and commercial misfires — is the chief selling point of Black Mass, there is much else to recommend this sober, sprawling, deeply engrossing evocation of Bulger’s South Boston fiefdom and his complex relationship with the FBI agent John Connolly, played with equally impressive skill by Joel Edgerton. »
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