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We've highlighted one of the awards season roundtables from The Hollywood Reporter featuring the directors of some of the likely Oscar contenders, and the trade has plenty more extended talks that you can check out with writers, actors, actresses, cinematographers and more right here. Now we have a roundtable focusing on one specific film: The Wolf of Wall Street. Legendary director Martin Scorsese sits down with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and screenwriter Terrence Winter for a 26-minute chat about the film, including the difficulty of cutting down the film from an initial 4-hour cut and much more. Watch! Here's the 26-minute roundtable for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street from THR: The Wolf of Wall Street is directed by legendary Academy Award winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, of everything from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull to Cape Fear to Goodfellas to Casino to Aviator to Departed to Shutter Island and Hugo recently. »
- Ethan Anderton
"Hey listen, I quit - I'm going into stocks." This looks so damn good! Paramount has debuted two new TV spots online for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, getting a marketing push to build buzz for its December release coming up soon. Early buzz from Darren Aronofsky is glowing: "hilarious, gutwrenching. @LeoDiCaprio fearless, brave, brilliant @JonahHill revelation. quaalude mayhem!" With Jonah Hill on the rise, the actor gets just as much time in these new TV spots as Leonardo DiCaprio. Based on that kind of buzz, it's a smart move. And it's working - I cannot wait to see this, even if it's almost 3 hours long. Enjoy! Here's the two latest TV spots for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, direct from YouTube: The Wolf of Wall Street is directed by legendary Academy Award winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, of everything from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull »
- Alex Billington
The holidays are almost here, and for many people, that means happy family gatherings with warm conversation and time well-spent together. For an equal number of people, that means finding something to watch so no one has to really talk to each other, and the best way to deflect things via movies is to find something everyone enjoys. The worst way to do it is to throw on "Irreversible" and belly laugh all the way through. I'm not saying you'd do that. Not you. You're a decent person, not Max Cady from "Cape Fear," and you would never intentionally make everyone »
- Drew McWeeny
Hearing the names Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese in the same breath brings up a whole slew of cinema memories. Whether it be Cape Fear, Raging Bull, or Taxi Driver, fans have their favorite collaborations. But, it is the gangster movies they made together, Goodfellas and Casino, that most fans hold an eternal place for. We have hoped beyond hope that they would reunite for another film someday. Scorsese has long been developing a movie called The Irishman that would feature De Niro, »
- Alex Maidy
Actor says he and director who worked together on GoodFellas have another gangster film lined up
• Robert De Niro: 'I'd like to see where Travis Bickle is today'
Speaking at a press conference in London for his latest film The Family, a gangster comedy directed by Luc Besson, De Niro said: "I have another gangster film I'm gonna do with Scorsese and it's a very interesting one ... We're preparing it. We have a script and Marty has another film he's doing before so it won't be for a while."
- Andrew Pulver
Odd List Simon Brew 15 Nov 2013 - 07:08
Lots of films are dedicated to, or in memory of someone. But it's not always clear why. We've been finding out...
Back when Breaking Bad returned for its final batch of episodes in August 2013, it had a dedication at the end of it. The card read 'Dedicated to our friend Kevin Cordasco'. As it turned out, Kevin Cordasco was a 16-year old who had been battling cancer for seven years, who had met both Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan. Cordasco died before he could ever get to see the episode dedicated to him.
I found this such a moving story, that it got me wondering about the dedications that appear on films, and what the story behind them was. After all, the dedications are there for a reason. What I uncovered was some funny stories, mainly extremely sad ones, and some extremely moving dedications. »
This kaleidoscopic compilation of soundtracks by Bernard Herrmann scored for film, television and radio presents a feature-length overview of this incredibly unique composer's wide-ranging and distinctive style. Working with directors such as Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese, during a career that spanned over forty years, Herrmann created scores of such innovative and emotional magnitude that notions of sound and music in cinema have never been the same. The breadth and scope of Herrmann's ingenious composing, arranging and orchestrating talent is on full display here, from the use of the theremin in The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951), to the all-string "black & white" sound for Psycho (1960), and the whistled main title of The Twisted Nerve (1968). Despite a well-charted, stormy history of personal and professional battles, Herrmann could work effortlessly in many musical idioms, seemingly without pause, whether it be within the Romanticism of Jane Eyre (1943) and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir »
- Paul Clipson
As The Onion has pointed out, full-episode parodies of movies can be a sure sign that a TV show is running out of steam and ideas. And, historically, they're right. (See: Almost any '90s comedy series that ever did a Halloween episode homage to cheesy horror movies.)
But there are a select few shows that have consistently brought the goods when it comes to film satire, using movie plots as a springboard to create something special with their own characters instead of just covering for a lack of originality with 23 minutes of "Hey, look at us making references to this thing you loved!"
Here are the nine shows that have paid tribute to movies with outstanding results.
9. 'Family Guy': 'Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy' ('Star Wars')
The comedic Force isn't always with "Family Guy" (had to), which over the years has had moments that »
- Adam D'Arpino
Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie 26 Sep 2013 - 07:09
The year 1991 is the focus for our latest underappreciated films list, which includes dramas, thrillers, and a smattering of horror...
Ah, 1991. The year Robert Patrick ran after cars in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and Kevin Costner grew a spectacular mullet for Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. But outside the top ten blockbuster list, there lies an entire world of other, less celebrated films to discover.
Some of the movies on this list have been included because they were overlooked in theatres, while others have been added because they were unfairly dismissed by critics. One or two others were modest successes, but (whisper it) we decided to include them anyway because we really, really like them.
So here, for your delectation, is our pick of 25 underappreciated films from 1991.
★★★★☆ The latest work from German auteur Douglas Sirk to get the Masters of Cinema treatment (following the rerelease of The Tarnished Angels earlier this month), 1958's A Time to Love and a Time to Die is remarkable not only for its sympathetic portrayal of disheartened and disenfranchised German soldiers towards the end of the Second World War, but also for its fine blend of sharp humour and sweeping CinemaScope melodrama. Starring John Gavin and Liselotte Pulver as the lovestruck Ernst Gräber and beautiful Hamburg resident Elisabeth, this is Sirk at the height of his Hollywood power.
Returning home to the burnt-out remnants of Hamburg after several long, cold years on the Russian-German Front, Gavin's square-jawed Gräber comes back to a city in ruins. With his parents' apartment block completely destroyed by enemy bombing raids, Gräber frantically searches the note-littered wall of the district to find some trace of his beloved family. »
- CineVue UK
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes DVD release details for Shiver, information on the Mile High Horror Film Festival, an exclusive excerpt from Dead is Only Skin Deep, a Q&A with 13-year-old Emily Diprimio for Carver, and more:
It’s not often that you run across aspiring genre directors who are still in their teens so when we discovered a brand new Kickstarter campaign for Carver, an upcoming indie slasher from the filmmaking team of Ron Diprimio and his 13-year-old daughter Emily Diprimio, we immediately took notice.
In the campaign, the Diprimios’ describe Carver as, “a throwback 80’s style slasher that follows a group of teenagers who are haunted by a despicable act they committed on Halloween when they were younger. »
- Tamika Jones
by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com
The feature film lineup for this years Mile High Horror Film Festival has been announced. Some really outstanding films are on tap this year. Check out the official announcement below!
From The Press Release
Mile High Horror is excited to announce its highly anticipated feature films lineup for its 4th Annual Film Festival, which will run October 3-6 at the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton, Colorado.
Tickets for screenings will be available for purchase at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17th.
The 2013 Mile High Horror Film Festival Feature Films Lineup is as follows...
-- Opening Night Film --
USA, (2013) 105 min., Directed by Jim Mickle
Director Jim Mickle will be in attendance!
When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting »
Get ready for all of the weird backstory and unnecessary expositional you can handle as we created the ultimate movie villain monologue. Edited by Avaryl Halley.
Movies Included (Click To Buy)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery | Goldfinger | The King of Comedy | On Her Majesty's Secret Service | True Romance | Skyfall | Friday the 13th | Cape Fear | Foul Play | Silence of the Lambs | The Dark Knight | Addams Family Values | Goldeneye | Die Another Die | Diamonds are Forever | Live and Let Die | The World Is Not Enough | Zoolander | The Man With The Golden Gun | Misery | The Incredibles | Who Framed Roger Rabbit? | Clue | Street Fighter | Moonraker | Tomorrow Never Dies | Marathon Man | Inglourious Basterds | Dogma »
Robert De Niro is arguably one of the greatest actors of his time with a string of successful movies and awards under his belt. As well as directing, his range of roles include action, thriller, comedy and even voice work in the animated film Shark Tale.
In light of De Niro turning 70 tomorrow, Digital Spy takes a look back over the past five decades to five incredible roles that established him as one of the greatest ever Hollywood film stars.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Despite having already racked up a selection of significant roles in the early '70s, Taxi Driver was of particular importance to De Niro's career. His iconic turn as Us Marine-turned-taxi driver Travis Bickle pushed him into the limelight and forever tied him to that famous 'You talkin' to me?" monologue, which was predominantly improvised. His part as Travis Bickle earned De Niro his very first 'Best Leading »
I just posted my review of Criterion's new Blu-ray for John Frankenheimer's Seconds, a film that features one of designer Saul Bass' lesser known title sequences and making the rounds today (courtesy of Film.com) is a short documentary on Bass and primarily his title design on Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, with brief looks at his work on Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm, Hitchcock's Psycho and Martin Scorsese's Casino and Cape Fear. The doc features commentary from Scorsese and a variety of title designers and biographers with a focus primarily on Bass' ability to capture the mood of the film in his title sequences alone. When you're done giving it a watch read my review of Seconds and watch that title sequence right here. »
- Brad Brevet
Villains have always been and will always be some of the most fascinating and memorable characters in the world of genre film. Here we will take a look at the greatest villains of cinema from the 1990’s.
The criteria for this article is the same as in my previous articles Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1970’s and Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1980’s: the villains must be from live-action films-no animated features-and must pose some type of direct of indirect lethal threat. The villains can either be individuals or small groups that act as one unit.
The villains must be human or human in appearance. Also, individuals that are the central protagonists/antiheroes of their respective films were excluded.
- Terek Puckett
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details and clips from Abandoned Mine, information on Judgment and Unit 44, a video from Joe Dante discussing his film Dark, a teaser trailer from All Hallows’ Eve, and much more:
Abandoned Mine Trailer and Clips: ”In Abandoned Mine, five small-town school friends celebrate Halloween with an overnight adventure into the legendary “haunted” Jarvis Mine. Local legend tells of the angry spirits that have occupied the mine since a family was murdered for still mysterious reasons exactly 100 years ago. But that doesn’t stop these young adrenaline junkies from exploring the unknown – and bringing mini-cameras to capture their every move.
Yet once deep into the mine their best-laid Halloween plans go awry, leaving the adventurers trapped without escape. Are their misfortunes purely accidental or is the legend true and »
- Tamika Jones
It says something about Martin Scorsese’s balls that after the relative commerical underperformance of The King of Comedy and After Hours that he was still willing to push both himself and the cinematic form in a way which almost treats the more business driven aspects of the business with almost complete disdain. While now regarded as firmly being one of the establishment, in the 1980′s Scorsese was a provocative outsider working within the studio system and making films which satisfied him though after The Color of Money, to-date his only sequel and an enteraining if light film, he could have taken a different path. Instead screenwriter Paul Schrader and he revisited the idea of an individual alone in a sea of people, a man tormented by personal demons, nearly losing his mind over doing so while deciding just how he wants to live his life. In the 1970′s their »
- Ian Loring
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Man of Steel, Justice League, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dark Universe, Hellboy 3, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kick-Ass 2, Arrow, Beware the Batman, Teen Titans Go!, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, Wolverine: Origin and more...
It's July, and with Comic-Con just around the corner, it's shaping up to be a big month for fans of comic book movies; expectations are high that Warner Bros. will take the opportunity to announce its plans for a DC movie universe, and while we've heard nothing official about a DC movie panel from WB, it has been announced that Sony is set to bring The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to San Diego on Friday, »
- Flickering Myth
You can never have too much of Sam Rockwell. The guy is a talented actor and an awesome guy. I've been hoping to see his character Justin Hammer show up again in the Marvel cinematic universe. I don't think there are any plans for it at this time, but Marvel should at least consider it, especially because that Rockwell wants to do it! He wants more Marvel action!
In a recent interview with Vulture, Rockwell was asked about coming back into the Marvel fold, possibly in the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.Ld., and he's actually down with the idea! Here's what he said,
Ah! I was hoping to come back in one of the Avengers films and come after Gwyneth Paltrow, because that's what they set up, that I was going to get revenge on Gwyneth for getting me arrested or something. I could do a Cape Fear thing with Gwyneth. »
- Joey Paur
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