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17 items from 2014


Happy 50th to the Inimitable John Leguizamo

22 July 2014 5:34 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Happy 50th to the enduring character actor and one man show trouper John Leguizamo. He has his first (film) hit in years this summer as part of the ensemble of Chef and he's arguably even its secret weapon; his cheerful sideline energy helps cut the sometimes sour taste of the movie's vaguely offputting self pitying / self aggrandizing central character business featuring Jon Favreau.

But Leguizamo has been doing that for years, significantly boosting or even altering the energy of pictures he was fourth or fifth or, you know, twelfth billed in. It's true that his brand of sideline showmanship often teeters towards hardly altruistic hamminess; he's an unrepetant scene stealer. But it was a treat to see him again, I raedily admit, and so shortly after I happened to watch his most recent one man show "Ghetto Klown" on cable or streaming or something (I forget) wherein he talks about this impending 50th birthday, »

- NATHANIEL R

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The Summer of Eyes Wide Shut

18 July 2014 6:47 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

In the summer of 1999 I was a 17-year-old floorboy at a suburban multiplex showing Eyes Wide Shut. There were other movies that caught my attention that summer—Limbo, Election, Summer of Sam, The Blair Witch Project, South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut—but Kubrick’s was the only one of any import. I saw it four times in a week, defended it against my peers’ scorn, and had Jonathan Rosenbaum’s Chicago Reader review practically memorized. For my generation, seeing a Stanley Kubrick film in its original run was a novelty. Sadly, the experience would also be unrepeatable.

1999 was a hard year to be a cinephile. Kubrick vanished in March, and by the time December rolled around the news came in that Robert Bresson had also passed away. I was obsessed with both filmmakers. The previous year I already felt anguished learning about Akira Kurosawa’s death. Looking back, the »

- Gabe Klinger

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Spike Lee Joint Collection’ Releases Are Solid Starting Point

4 July 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Who of our modern filmmakers will justify lavish, career-spanning box sets in the next generation (presuming there is such a thing and we’re not 100% digital)? We’ve seen Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, and Alfred Hitchcock sets in recent years but who will get the same treatment in ten or twenty years?

One man who I’d love to see dissected from first film to last is the essential Spike Lee. He has had an undeniably spotty career with films both considered masterpieces and complete failures. But Spike is always working, always trying something new, always willing to challenge himself and the viewer. Did his “Oldboy” remake work? No. He picks himself up, dusts himself off, and gets back to it. Spike has been everywhere lately, promoting and discussing the 25th anniversary of his masterpiece, “Do the Right Thing,” and so someone figured it was a good time to release »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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25th Hour and He Got Game – The Blu Review: The Spike Lee Joint Collection Volume 1

22 June 2014 8:44 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

With his 2002 film 25th Hour, Spike Lee proved, as he did in Summer Of Sam three years earlier, that he wasn’t limited to making films about the black experience. Lee could do provocative very well and he could do “issues” very well, but with 25th Hour, he had a hard time making a film that sustained  its 2 hours and 10 minutes. That was a real shame since I started out liking this film when I saw it when it was new, but it ran out of steam about the halfway point. I have a lot of respect for Edward Norton who played Monty Brogan, a convicted New York drug dealer who spends the film reevaluating his life in the before facing a seven-year jail term on drug charges, but felt the actor was miscast. Norton comes off too bookish and safe to play a convincing dealer. I thought the “F— You” monologue, »

- Tom Stockman

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The Summer Of Sam – The Blu Review: The Spike Lee Joint Collection Volume 2

15 June 2014 9:10 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In the summer of 1977, I was 15 years old and seeing Star Wars over and over in my comfy St. Louis suburb, but I do vividly recall the newscasts announcing that serial killer David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz had finally been collared by the NYPD, ending a year-long reign of terror that left six victims dead and seven others wounded. Spike Lee has always been one of the best directors at evoking a time and place, and he captured that summer so well in his 1999 film Summer Of Sam. It was the first time Lee had tackled a subject outside the black experience (it boasts an almost all-white cast), and it’s been one of my favorite of his films. I hadn’t seen it since it was new so was excited when the Blu-ray popped up in my mailbox the other day and I’m pleased to say the film »

- Tom Stockman

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John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi Board The Man on Carrion Road

3 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Atlas Independent today announced that John Leguizamo ( Ride Along , Summer of Sam ), Lynn Collins ( John Carter , X-Men Origins: Wolverine ) and Jim Belushi ("According to Jim") will star opposite Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in The Man on Carrion Road . Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego ( Open Grave , Apollo 18 ) will direct the film based on Nils Lyew.s script. The Man on Carrion Road tells the visceral story of a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town. The town's new sheriff (Wilson) must team up with the retired lawman (McShane) he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher (Leguizamo) and his systematic brutalization of the town's residents. A gritty and modern thriller, The Man on Carrion »

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F&Me, JaJa Kick Off Lensing on ‘Streetkids United II’ in Rio

1 April 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Feature documentary “Streetkids United II — The Girls From Rio,” the sequel to the 2011 Berlinale entry, has kicked off lensing in Brazil.

The second film — in what is to become a series — is being produced by the U.K.’s F&Me and the Netherlands’ JaJa Film Prods. to coincide with the second Street Child soccer World Cup, which is being organized in Rio by the Amos Trust prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

“The teams have all arrived in Rio for the opening ceremony, and our crew has been out filming with the Brazilian girls’ team prior to the arrival of the international crews,” explained F&Me’s Mike Downey.

The film will focus on the girls’ soccer tournament, and will follow the Brazilian girls’ team from the Penha favela as they go through the highs and lows of the tournament.

Nine teams of street girls from around the world, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Streetkids sequel shoot kicks off

1 April 2014 5:09 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film and Music Entertainment (F&Me) and Dutch producer JaJa Film Productions begin shooting in Rio.

Dutch production company JaJa Film Productions, UK’s Film and Music Entertainment (F&Me) and Rio de Janeiro’s Total Entertainment (as service producer) have kicked off shooting on Streetkids United II - The Girls From Rio.

The film is the follow up to the 2011 Berlinale Official Selection Generation film Streetkids United.

The second film - in what is to become a series - is being shot by F&Me and JaJa Film Productions to coincide with the second Street Child World Cup, organized in Rio by the Amos Trust prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

“The teams have all arrived in Rio for the opening ceremony,” said F&Me’s Mike Downey. “And our crew has been out filming with the Brazilian girls’ team prior to the arrival of the international crews.

The film will »

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

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Link a Prayer

23 March 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hello Cinema our friend Amir started a podcast on Iranian cinema. It's an interesting listen even if you know nothing about the topic, particular the first section on how Amir and Tina came to love cinema

Coming Soon Ellen Page will star in Queen and Country based on a comic book about a British intelligence operative

Comic Alliance on the petititon to cast an Asian American as Iron Fist in the upcoming Netflix series. This is Such a good idea, because that character was obviously envisioned as white for very problematic reasons given that he's totally tied to Asian culture.

Shadow and Act there's a Spike Lee box set coming this June which will include the first ever Blu-Ray of Summer of Sam so that's great news.

/Film an infographic on Hollywood disasters. They love destroying New York City but it's not the only city they ruin

Vanity Fair rejected »

- NATHANIEL R

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Adrien Brody: life after the Oscar

2 March 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

When Adrien Brody became the youngest winner of the best actor Oscar in 2003 for his role in Roman Polanski's The Pianist, he was the toast of the film world. With a cameo role in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, he talks about how the accolade has shaped his career

The night after Adrien Brody won the Oscar for best actor in March 2003, he went to a restaurant and the entire room stood up and applauded. Eleven years later, he makes a far more low-key entrance at the fancy Bondi Beach restaurant Icebergs – no PR, no entourage, wearing flip-flops, and slightly miffed that I dropped his name in order to get a table. "I would never have done that," he frowns.

When Roman Polanski's film The Pianist made him the youngest actor ever to win the Academy award, he was 29; now, he's 40. Being a middle-aged actor in »

- Alex Needham

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Watch: All 522 F-Bombs From 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' In 4-Minutes Plus New Red Band Clip

10 January 2014 1:30 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Of the many illustrious accomplishments achieved by Martin Scorsese's ode to doing very bad things, "The Wolf of Wall Street," one of them is breaking the record for the number of times "fuck" is uttered in a feature film. The movie manages to rack up 522 f-bombs across 180 minutes, obliterating the previous record held by Spike Lee's "Summer Of Sam," which said "fuck" 435 times. So what does that many "fucks" look like? Slackstory (via Uproxx) have managed to get their hands on a copy of the movie and have crafted a four-and-half minute video that covers every "fuck" in the film from beginning to end. You might want to wear headphones if you're watching this at work. Meanwhile, Paramount has finally released their their first red band material from the movie that is gaining notoriety for its level of debauchery. It's a clip that finds Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie fighting, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Meme: Henry Rollins Advocates “Duck Dynasty” Gay Porn Series, “Absolutely Fabulous” Movie Getting a Script, When Dame Judi Dench Mooned Harvey Weinstein

4 January 2014 9:38 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The Wolf of Wall Street sets f-bomb record, Chris Pine makes use of a bidet as a weapon, Chris Kluwe has a chance for justice

Henry Rollins doesn’t care that much about what a bigot on Duck Dynasty said. He wasn’t going to watch it anyway. But he does say that while he accepts the outcome, that doesn’t mean the argument is over. “On the flip side of things, one of you supremely talented graphic artists should start a comic book series starring the Duck dudes as homosexual bears. Talk about crossover potential. The thing writes itself. At the next major gay pride event, there should be hard-bodied men in camo hot pants, ridiculous beards pasted to their chins, blowing through duck calls. Dick Dynasty is a gay porn series just waiting to happen.”

On the Chris Kluwe front, the Vikings have hired former Minnesota Supreme Court »

- Ed Kennedy

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'The Wolf of Wall Street' Drops 506 F-Bombs, Setting a New Record

3 January 2014 9:50 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Wolf of Wall Street has reportedly set the record for the number of times people say "fuck" in a non-documentary movie, according to Variety. Over the course of the film's three hours, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and their cast-mates supposedly use the expletive 506 times. That means someone utters the word roughly 2.81 times a minute. The site claims the previous record holder was Spike Lee's 1999 serial killer movie Summer of Sam, which let the F-flag fly 435 times. Wolf director Martin Scorsese has a history of peppering his pictures' dialog with profanity, »

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The Wolf of Wall Street establishes fresh benchmark for the F-word

3 January 2014 8:28 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With 506 occurrences of the swearword, Martin Scorsese's Wall Street drama has set a new record for a non-documentary film

• News: Scorsese heckled at Wolf of Wall Street screening

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Martin Scorsese has broken a record. The Wolf of Wall Street contains 506 instances of the word "fuck", which is – as noted by Variety – a solid 71 more utterances than the previous non-documentary record holder, Spike Lee's Summer of Sam.

Based on the memoir by Wall Street trader Jordan Belfort (played in the film by Leonardo DiCaprio), Scorsese's film delights in excess. Trading takes a break for sex on the shopfloor, drugs in the toilets and lots and lots of foul language. Even the running time gets into the spirit: the film is 180 minutes long, which – divided equally – breaks down to Scorsese giving 2.81 fucks a minute.

The Wolf of Wall Street is in rude health, »

- Henry Barnes

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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Breaks F-Word Record

2 January 2014 5:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is all about excess. From orgies on a plane to cocaine and cash (or “fun coupons” as Leonardo DiCaprio’s character calls them), the financial drama thrives in taking it up a notch.

So it should be no surprise that Paramount’s R-rated film sets the all-time record for the use of the f-word.

According to Wikipedia, the word “fuck” is used 506 times over “The Wolf of Wall Street’s” 180-minute running time. Previously, the record for a non-documentary was Spike Lee’s 1999 film “Summer of Sam” with 435 instances.

“Wolf of Wall Street” isn’t the first time Scorsese, 71,  has dabbled in the profane.

The Oscar-winning director has two other projects in the f-word top 20, including “Casino” (422) and “Goodfellas” (300).

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- Variety Staff

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Scorsese's "Wolf" Breaks Profanity Record

31 December 2013 4:23 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

While Joe Pesci probably still holds the record for the most uses of the F-word in major movies by a single actor, Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has become the non-documentary feature film containing the most frequent use of that particular profanity.

'F--k' is used an estimated 506 times across the course of Wolf's three-hour runtime. That tops the previous record of 435 instances in Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam" in 1999, 428 in Gary Oldman's "Nil by Mouth" from 1997, and 422 from Scorsese's "Casino" in 1995.

The only other feature film in the past five years to come close to that count is 2012's "End of Watch" with 326, and it has a higher use of the word per minute than 'Wolf' - 2.99 per-minute versus Wolf's 2.83. Wolf topples its total count though thanks to its much longer runtime.

2005's documentary "F--k", which explores the word itself, holds the all-time record with »

- Garth Franklin

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Scorsese's "Wolf" Breaks Profanity Record

31 December 2013 4:23 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

While Joe Pesci probably still holds the record for the most uses of the F-word in major movies by a single actor, Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has become the non-documentary feature film containing the most frequent use of that particular profanity.

'F--k' is used an estimated 506 times across the course of Wolf's three-hour runtime. That tops the previous record of 435 instances in Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam" in 1999, 428 in Gary Oldman's "Nil by Mouth" from 1997, and 422 from Scorsese's "Casino" in 1995.

The only other feature film in the past five years to come close to that count is 2012's "End of Watch" with 326, and it has a higher use of the word per minute than 'Wolf' - 2.99 per-minute versus Wolf's 2.83. Wolf topples its total count though thanks to its much longer runtime.

2005's documentary "F--k", which explores the word itself, holds the all-time record with »

- Garth Franklin

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