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Al Pacino Confirms That Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman Is Still Going Ahead

9 September 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Martin Scorsese’s got to be juicing. Or implementing a strict fitness regimen followed by bathing in the tears of virgins. This wiseguy is showing no signs of reducing his already prolific output. It’s been pretty much confirmed he’ll be tackling Silence as his next film, and after that, it looks like it could be the long-gestating mobster-epic The Irishman.

Development has slowed to an almost glacial pace – but don’t be fooled. That’s just the way it works sometimes, folks. This weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, Al Pacino, who’s long-since been attached to co-star, revealed that it’s still pushing forward. Based on a script by Steve Zaillian, Pacino will join Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Joe Pesci and as he revealed to The Daily Beast: Bobby Cannavale. Seems Pacino was excited to talk about his working with Scorsese, but more importantly, another collaboration with DeNiro:

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- Gem Seddon

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Watch First Trailer For Martin Scorsese’s Documentary The 50 Year Argument

8 September 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Martin Scorsese has been making movies in one form or another for almost fifty years now. He’s made feature films, shorts, documentaries, and has had his hand in a multitude of productions as a producer, editor, and co-director. He’s also not stopping any time soon. Since his latest triumph with The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese has been preparing for his next feature film Silence, but before that we’ll get to see his next HBO documentary The 50 Year Argument

Scorsese shares a co-directing credit with David Tedeschi on this intriguing documentary about the fifty year history of The New York Review of Books. The film purports to take viewers behind the scenes of the publication, which began in 1963 as a bid to “fill a void” during a newspaper strike. The paper then evolved from a platform to review new books to a place for intellectual argument »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Hans Zimmer to conduct Zurich masterclass

8 September 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Others to take part in on-stage discussions include Susanne Bier, Frederick Wiseman Michael Ballhaus and Ulrich Seidl. Also, Nightcrawler will receive its European premiere at Zurich.

Movie music maestro Hans Zimmer is to take part in the Zff Masters series at the 10th Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 – Oct 5).

The composer of scores for films including Rain Man, The Lion King, Gladiator and Inception will offer insight into his creative process in the chaired discussion that will include a public Q&A at the Filmpodium.

Others signed up for the Zff Masters include documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman and Danish screenwriter and director Susanne Bier, who won the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film in 2010 with In A Better World and is currently touring festivals with A Second Chance and Serena.

Zurich audiences will also be invited to attend masterclasses with veteran cinematographer Michael Ballhaus (The Departed, Goodfellas) and Ulrich Seidl, the Austrian filmmaker behind the recent Paradise trilogy and documentary »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Toronto Spotlight: ‘The Drop’ Scribe Dennis Lehane On Using Small Time Crime To Trigger Big Time Characters

6 September 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Dennis Lehane has had a more charmed run that most authors, watching his superb novels Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island get turned into fine movies. Now he’s adapted one of his short stories into the Fox Searchlight drama The Drop, with Bullhead helmer Michael R. Roskam launching the film at Toronto last night and a cast led by Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Bullhead‘s Matthias Schoenarts and John Ortiz. Here, Lehane discusses what it’s like to have his dialogue made better by great actors, and what Hollywood owes authors in turning their books into films.

Deadline: You have this gift for creating memorably desperate tough guy characters on the fringes of the criminal world. Where did the inspiration for Animal Rescue come from?

Lehane: It started just with an image. A guy walking in the snow, down a street, and he hears a noise. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Robert De Niro to team with Zac Efron for Dirty Grandpa

5 September 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Two actors from very different generations are set to team up for an upcoming comedy. Oscar winner Robert De Niro (Meet The Parents, Goodfellas) and Hollywood heart-throb Zac Efron (Bad Neighbours, The Paperboy) being eyed to star in Dirty Grandpa, the latest film from Dan Mazer, director of I Give It A Year and co-writer of Borat, Ali G and Bruno with Sacha Baron Cohen.

Early talks have already started to take place, but if all goes well the film will see Efron will play a young man who is tricked into driving his grandfather (De Niro), a perverted former Army general who thinks his grandson is about to marry the wrong woman, to Florida for spring break. Think Spring Breakers and 22 Jump Street with a dash of The Guilt Trip and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

If all goes well with the talks, Universal are looking at getting the film »

- Scott Davis

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The Connection Review [Tiff 2014]

4 September 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ever since Martin Scorsese made Goodfellas, giving the crime thriller a shot of sleek cool and moral complexity that moviegoers had not seen since the days of Delon and Melville, directors have hoped to recreate that film’s bustling energy and unnerving stabs at violence. In the process, many of those filmmakers have just ripped off Scorsese’s stylistic impulses, like electric montages to American rock and roll music, and glorified, sweeping long takes. However, Scorsese’s proclivity to craft absorbing, deeply conflicted heroes and villains is harder for others to master. Case in point: Cédric Jimenez’s stylish but formulaic true-crime thriller The Connection, which makes its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this week.

The title refers to the infamous “French Connection” heroin ring. Seasoned moviegoers and fans of 1970s cinema know that name from the Oscar-winning thriller with Gene Hackman as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle. Well, that »

- Jordan Adler

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Win The Sopranos complete series boxset

4 September 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of The Sopranos 15th anniversary complete series on 8th September, we’ve been given 1 boxset to give away.

Tony Soprano (Gandolfini) is the head of two families and sometimes the pressure is too much to bear. As head of the Sopranos crime family, he deals with conniving underbosses, rival families, and the occasional dead body. As husband to his wife, Carmela, and father to his two children, Meadow and Anthony Jr., he deals with financial difficulties, infidelity, and trying to keep his “professional” life from colliding with his family life.

In addition to the outstanding performance from Gandolfini, The Sopranos features a critically acclaimed cast including Lorraine Bracco (Goodfellas, The Basketball Diaries) as Tony’s therapist Dr Jennifer Melfi, Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Copland) as Tony’s wife Carmela Soprano, and his mobster pals Michael Imperioli (Goodfellas, The Lovely Bones) as Christopher Moltisanti and Steve Schirripa »

- Competitions

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Venice: Thelma Schoonmaker On Working With Martin Scorsese, ‘Silence’ & Preserving Michael Powell’s Legacy

2 September 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Thelma Schoonmaker was at the Venice Film Festival today to accept the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. She was also on the Lido to present a restored version of her late husband Michael Powell’s The Tales Of Hoffman. I sat down with Martin Scorsese‘s longtime Oscar-winning editor for a chat this morning overlooking a raging Adriatic Sea. Our conversation ranged from two of the most important men in her life, to the controversy surrounding The Wolf Of Wall Street, the ways digital editing is changing the business, and getting ready for Scorsese’s passion project Silence.

Schoonmaker, who first edited a Scorsese film with Who’s That Knocking At My Door in 1967, and has cut each of his movies since Raging Bull, also works with the director to see Powell’s films restored and the word spread about the helmer of such classics as The Red Shoes, The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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See Reddit users’ favorite movie from each year

2 September 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.

Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »

- Brian Welk

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'The Goldbergs' Books Rob Huebel, Paul Sorvino for Season 2 (Exclusive)

2 September 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC's The Goldbergs is lining up its season two guest cast. Paul Sorvino, Rob Huebel and Dan Bakkedahl have joined the 1980s-set comedy inspired by the life of showrunner Adam F. Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sorvino (Goodfellas, Law & Order) is set to portray Murray's (Jeff Garlin) father Pop-Pop. The character is based on Goldberg's grandfather, Ben, and described as a cranky, put-upon curmudgeon who has been emotionally unavailable to his children for their entire lives. Pop-Pop's life has been riddled with disappointment and regret, most notably refusing to be an original investor in 7-

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Watch this Fantastic Video Essay: ‘Martin Scorsese The Art of Silence’

28 August 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Martin Scorsese is unquestionably a brilliant director of unparalleled talent. His films not only explore common themes but also are heightened by Scorsese’ touch for realism. When you think of Scorsese’s trademarks, a few things immediately spring to mind: slow-motion sequences, complex tracking shots, distortions of perspective, shaky camerawork, narration and so much more. While he’s known for all of these things, we very rarely talk about his use of silence in his movies. Tony Zhou recently put together this amazing six-minute video essay which showcases how the great American director uses silence throughout his career, picking some highlights from such films as Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Last Temptation of Christ to name a few. This is a fantastic video and comes in perfect timing considering Scorsese next film is titled Silence.

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- Ricky

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Martin Scorsese Is Making A Ramones Biopic

27 August 2014 8:48 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Music has long played a very important role in Martin Scorsese's career. Whether it's the memorable uses of songs like Eric Clapton's "Layla" or "I.m Shipping Up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphys in features like Goodfellas and The Departed or concert documentaries he's helmed like The Last Waltz and Shine A Light, the filmmaker has long found a way to bring the two mediums into harmonious sync. It's for this reason that we're not at all shocked by what's being proposed as Scorsese's next project after the religious period drama Silence. Billboard has it on good authority that Martin Scorsese is in the early process of trying to make a movie about The Ramones, the legendary punk band. While things appear to still be in the early stages, Jeff Jampol and Dave Frey - the co-managers of the band's estate - are working to plan a big »

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Macaulay Culkin and the Home Alone cast then & now

26 August 2014 7:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kevin McCallister is all grown up now. Macaulay Culkin celebrates his 34th birthday today (August 26), so what better time to take a trip down memory lane to find out what happened to the cast of Culkin's greatest work: Home Alone.

Digital Spy goes 'then & now' with the cast of the comedy classic below...

Macaulay Culkin

The biggest child star of the '90s, Culkin spent almost a decade away from screen acting following 1994's Ri¢hie Ri¢h. After a stint on London's West End in Madame Melville, he returned to TV and film in 2003 with roles in Will & Grace and Party Monster. His acting parts since have been sparse - a 2010 Robot Chicken Christmas special is his last (voice only) credit - but Culkin seems to have found his calling as the frontman of a Velvet Underground pizza-themed cover band.

A 2013 YouTube video titled simply 'Macaulay Culkin Eating a »

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Sunday Quiz – Do You Know Your Sin City Characters?

24 August 2014 4:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After close to a decade of waiting, we finally return to Basin City this weekend with the arrival Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and to coincide with the release of the film we thought we’d test your knowledge of the characters inhabiting the world of Sin City with the latest Sunday Quiz. If you’re yet to see A Dame to Kill For, you may want to do so first, as it does include a couple of characters from the sequel, but if you have – or you think you’re good to go anyway – then take the quiz below to see if you can name all fifteen characters, and don’t forget to share your results…

Question 1 Dwight Hartigan Marv

Question 2 Nancy Goldie Wendy

Question 3 Kevin Roark Junior Damian Lord

Question 4 Johnny Dwight Wallace

Question 5 Weevil Jackie-Boy That »

- Gary Collinson

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Lady Gaga poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

22 August 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its U.S. release today, a new character poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been released online featuring Lady Gaga as Bertha; check it out below, and if you’ve not done so already you can read our ★★★★ review of the film here…

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Frank Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” (featured in the film Frank Miller’s Sin City) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For »

- Gary Collinson

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The 10 Best Improvised Scenes in Film

21 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Even though scripts play an incredibly important part of the movie making process, sometimes a little improvisation is just what a movie scene needs to take it from good to great. CineFix has put together a fantastic video that highlights the 10 greatest improvised scenes in film history. I think they did a great job putting this together, and I can't think of anything that I would add to it. Check it out! I've included the list of films mentioned in the video below.

Bridesmaids (2011)

A lot of this movie was the talented comedic actresses in the cast going off book, but Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone’s “Air Marshall” exchange takes the cake.

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Marlon Brando’s performance as Col Kurtz was largely made up on the spot. And while we don’t endorse actors not learning their lines, we can’t fault what came of it in this instance… »

- Joey Paur

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A ‘Sophie’s Choice': ‘Jaws’ Or ‘Goodfellas’?

19 August 2014 6:34 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

We write about the film business cynically as a business, but we’re a bunch of film geeks, really. I thought this when I experienced moments ago the closest thing a guy on his couch will face to a “Sophie’s Choice.”  On Spike TV, there was the incomparable Roy Scheider slinging chum off the back of a boat, and a giant great white shark surfacing in Jaws, and Scheider telling Robert Shaw, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” And on AMC, at the same time, there’s Goodfellas, nearing its climax, when Karen Hill (Lorraine Bracco) is directed by Jimmy (Robert De Niro) to go in a storefront to pick out dresses. This after she sets up a meeting between Jimmy and her recently pinched husband Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who’s about to go rat on his Lufthansa heist pal. What would have happened had Karen gone »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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New trailer and clips for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

18 August 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re now only a few days away from the release of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Sin City, and to whet our appetities further a new UK trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has arrived online, along with two clips featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character Johnny. Take a look below…

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Frank Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” (featured in the film Frank Miller »

- Gary Collinson

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Juno Temple’s Sally gets a Sin City: A Dame to Kill For character poster

15 August 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier in the week we got a clip from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For featuring Juno Temple’s (The Dark Knight Rises, Killer Joe) character Sally [see here], and now the Old Town girl has got her very own character poster…

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Frank Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” (featured in the film Frank Miller’s Sin City) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release »

- Gary Collinson

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Miho and Marcie Heat up New Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Posters

15 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Ok, so earlier this week the middle aged women demographic got their fill with two new 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' character posters featuring old geezers Powers Boothe and Ray Liotta ('Goodfellas'). Now its the turn of adolescent teens, self-effacing nerds and dirty old men. Our fresh double hit of poster prominence features the pant-hurtingly smoking Jamie Chung ('Sorority Row') as Miho and Julia Garner ('The Last Exorcism Part II') as Marcie. Chung and Garner star alongside returning players Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson ('Trance'), Jaime King and househusband favourite Jessica Alba. Head below for the new posters you naughty bugger! »

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