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The arrival of The Expendables 3 leads James to the conclusion that, when it comes to being an action hero, age is just a number...
"All I have produced before the age of 70 is not worth taking into account. At 73 I have learned a little... a little about the real structure of nature, of animals, plants, trees, birds, fishes and insects. In consequence when I am 80, I shall have made still more progress. At 90 I shall penetrate the mystery of things; at 100 I shall certainly have reached a marvellous stage; and when I am 110, everything I do, be it a dot or a line, will be alive." - Hokusai, the Japanese artist who painted the famous 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' and kept on creating astounding art until his death at the age of 88.
"I'm too old for this shit." - Roger Murtaugh, the Lapd homicide detective played by Danny Glover »
I had to stop and think about it. When was the first time I encountered Robin Williams? I'm pretty sure it was reruns of "Mork & Mindy" at a young age, if not the boisterous Oscar-nominated performance he gave in Barry Levinson's "Good Morning, Vietnam." By then he had already dazzled countless audiences in "The World According to Garp." Whatever it was, like so many, it was the start of, as his widow noted in a release, "countless moments of joy and laughter" he would deliver for the next three decades of my life. And now, he's gone. It soon became erratic late night appearances with David Letterman and the like, as the movies flowed in. Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen," for instance, or another, much more timid Oscar-nominated performance in Peter Weir's "Dead Poets Society." He continued to spotlight range and versatility in Penny Marshall »
- Kristopher Tapley
Today’s film is the 2010 short Noreen. The film is written and directed by Domhnall Gleeson, and stars Brian Gleeson, Gerard Byrne, and Brendan Gleeson. Gleeson has made a name for himself over his 25 year career with roles in features such as Braveheart, Gangs of New York, Kingdom of Heaven, and In Bruges. His newest film, titled Calvary, opens in limited release in American theatres this weekend.
- Deepayan Sengupta
The 50-year-old actor was wearing a balding wig cap, fake teeth, a blue open shirt with a gold chain, and a black leather jacket as he shot the film's final scenes in Lynn, Massachusetts.
The Scott Cooper-directed crime drama is due for release in cinemas on September 18, 2015.
Bulger spent 16 years at large and 12 years on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list before he was arrested in June 2011, aged 81. Prosecutors indicted him for 19 murders and he is currently serving two life terms.
Here are 9 other actors morphing into some of the world's most notorious real-life gangsters below: »
A new Irish feature film, Spider’s Trap is set to be released on August 9th in the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin. An independent Irish production written and directed by Dubliner Alan Walsh (What If), the film features a stellar cast including Simon Delaney (Delivery Man), Liam Carney (Gangs of New York), Sarah Carroll (Love/Hate), Glen Baker, Alan Sherlock, Dermot Magennis, Jane Elizabeth Walsh and newcomer Aislí Moran (Noble). Steve Wilson (Glen Baker), a former criminal with a talent for cracking safes, has finally got his chance to make things right. As he sits on the edge of a record deal, childhood friend and brutal manipulator Jack Spider (Alan Sherlock) delivers an ultimatum to drag Steve back to a life he left behind. Tense, fast-paced and frightening, the film delivers a fresh take on film noir. “The talented team of filmmakers who worked on Spider’s Trap have brought this thrilling story to the screen, »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
As far as weird on-screen sexual scenarios go, Cameron Diaz has had her fair share. After all, she is the only actress in the history of the medium to have styled her hair with male ejaculate ("There's Something About Mary"), been involved in some kind of weird old timey abortion ("Gangs of New York") and, well, f*cked a car ("The Counselor"). So it's not much of a surprise that she'd be involved in a movie like "Sex Tape," a ribald comedy about a suburban couple (Jason Segel as her husband) who make a homemade porno and then promptly lose it—leading to a madcap scramble to retrieve the video, maintain their privacy, and continue a life of relative upper middle class normalcy. What is surprising, however, is how bland "Sex Tape" is. On the scale of on-screen Cameron Diaz sexual outrageousness, it's pretty tepid. "Sex Tape" starts out well enough, »
- Drew Taylor
Paramount, which released Martin Scorsese’s three most recent films, including last year’s The Wolf of Wall Street, is close to a deal that will partner the studio and the Oscar winner again on Silence, his next film. Sources close to the production confirm a Deadline report that the studio is aiming for a November 2015 release of the movie, which will star Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as two 17th-century Jesuit missionaries in Japan in search of a missing mentor. Liam Neeson and Ken Watanabe also will star.
The project has been on Scorsese’s radar for years, ever »
- Jeff Labrecque
With The Wolf Of Wall Street proving to be a huge hit worldwide, on top of the awards attention it attracted, it's unsurprising that there's no shortage of interest from studios in director Martin Scorsese's next feature. It's Paramount Pictures that is now set to acquire distribution rights to Silence, however, with a plan to release it in November 2015. Prime awards season, that. Paramount has distributed, in the Us at least, both The Wolf Of Wall Street and Shutter Island.
Silence is based on the book by Shusako Endo, and Scorsese has had this project earmarked reportedly for a decade. Set in the 17th century, Silence follows two priests and the violence, persecution and hostility they face when they head to Japan to spread the word about Christianity, and track down their mentor. »
Paramount Pictures is acquiring the Us distribution rights for the Scorsese film, reports Deadline.
The Hollywood studio is also aiming for a release in November 2015.
Silence is said to be a passion project of the legendary director, who has wanted to adapt Shusako Endo's 1996 novel for years.
Set in the 17th century, Silence tells the story of two Jesuit priests who experience persecution when they are sent to Japan to find their mentor.
Earlier this year, Scorsese's last film The Wolf of Wall Street was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Pictures. »
Martin Scorsese's "Silence" is finally making its way to the screen. First announcing his intention to direct an adaptation of the acclaimed Shusako Endo novel in 2007, the Oscar-winning filmmaker has directed a trio of narrative features in the intervening years ("Shutter Island," "Hugo" and "The Wolf of Wall Street") but is now closer than ever to realizing his vision for the book, which was the recipient of Japan's prestigious Tanizaki Prize in 1966. Paramount Pictures has officially acquired U.S. distribution rights to the project -- whose production is being financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis partners Randall Emmett and George Furla -- for an awards-season release in November 2015, according to a report by Deadline. Starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver and written by Jay Cocks (who previously collaborated with Scorsese on "Gangs of New York" and "The Age of Innocence"), the film will shoot at least partially in Taiwan. »
- Chris Eggertsen
While a specific release date has not been announced, a number of high-profile projects have already staked November 2015 dates, including Sony's Bond 24 (November 6, 2015), New Line's Friday the 13th reboot (November 13, 2015), Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (November 20, 2015) and Pixar's The Good Dinosaur (November 25, 2015).
Silence, which Martin Scorsese has wanted to make for over a decade, is based on Shusako Endo's novel that follows two Jesuit priests in the 17th Century, who journey to Japan upon learning that their mentor has abandoned the church. They face violence and persecution along their journey in this foreign land. Andrew Garfield stars as one of the priests, with Ken Watanabe portraying his Japanese interpreter. Liam Neeson, Issei Ogata and Adam Driver also star in unspecified roles. »
Paramount is nearing a deal to distribute Martin Scorsese‘s long-gestating passion project “Silence,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield will star alongside Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver. Also read: Martin Scorsese Plans to Shoot Japanese Novel ‘Silence’ in Taiwan (Guest Blog) Based on the novel by Shusako Endo, “Silence” follows two 17th century priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor (Neeson) and spread Christianity. Jay Cocks (“Gangs of New York”) wrote the script, and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is financing the movie with Corsan Entertainment. »
- Jeff Sneider
Martin Scorsese is finally going to be able to make Silence, a film based on Shesako Endo's novel of the same name, which the director has been attempting to get off the ground for years. Later this year in Taiwan production on the pic will begin and it looks like Paramount is ready to acquire domestic distribution rights with tentative plans to release the film in November 2015. Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York) adapted the novel, which is set in the 17th century and centers on two Jesuit priests facing violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. Liam Neeson, Issei Ogata, Andrew Garfield, Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films principals Randall Emmett and George Furla will finance the picture and Paramount will clearly be looking to position it as a major awards hopeful. »
- Brad Brevet
Rome – Rome’s long-in-the-works $300 million Cinecittà World theme park, designed by multiple-Oscar-winning production designer designer Dante Ferretti and based on films shot at the famed studios, including “Ben Hur,” several by Federico Fellini, and Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,” was unveiled on Thursday (July 10) with plenty of fanfare and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi on hand.
Conceived almost a decade ago as an Italian take on Universal Studios, Cinecittà World currently comprises twenty attractions, including several state-of-the-art roller coasters, a dark motion simulator ride called “Dante’s Inferno,” a flight simulator, and an immersive tunnel.
The look is a mix of sword and sandals epics, Fellinesque and Bollywood elements, including gigantic elephants, science fiction, spaghetti westerns and many other themes concocted by Ferretti from the more than 3,000 movies and TV shows produced at Cinecitta, once known as Hollywood on the Tiber.
The entrance to the Eternal City’s »
- Nick Vivarelli
This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.
The Academy is enhancing the V&A’s exhibition and will include more than 145 costumes from over 60 lenders. The Academy’s presentation will add more than 30 costumes to this landmark show, including Jared Leto’s costume from Dallas Buyers Club (Kurt and Burt, 2013) – a recent acquisition to the Academy’s collection – as well as costumes from such recent releases as The Hunger Games (Judianna Makovsky, 2012), Django Unchained (Sharen Davis, »
- Michelle McCue
Exclusive: Organisers behind the two-day event set to run July 14-15 during the International Festival Of Business 2014 (Ifb 2014) in Liverpool have announced the line-up of guests.
The film event is set to take place at Liverpool’s Foundation For Art And Creative Technology (Fact, pictured), the arts and media centre located in the Ropewalks district that houses state-of-the-art screens, art galleries and a café and bar.
Day One is focused on creativity and comprises three on-stage conversations with directors that will see Get Carter director Mike Hodges in conversation with The Independent’s Barry Forshaw; Four Weddings and a Funeral and Donnie Brasco director Mike Newell in conversation with Ford; and the Liverpool-born director of The Awakening, Nick Murphy, talking to Sampson.
The first day will include a masterclass in pitching led by »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Presented without censorship in the order they came...
Mmm-mmm-mmm. Channning Tatum
Sorry, top billed Steve Carell but you just aren't as bankable. Did you throw a grenade while plunging toward the ocean shouting "something cool" this summer? Nope!
Although maybe there are two more of these posters and they just released this one first?
Thank God this is not the official poster because zzz
Little known fact. That flag is Daniel Day-Lewis's shawl from Gangs of New York. It hasn't been washed since 1862 for authenticity's sake. Except that one time Madonna and Rupert Everett used it whilst cavorting.
Chan can cavort with the best of 'em. He's got all the movies. Step Up. I just saw Joe Manganiello's La Bare and we need to talk about it soon. One of the dancers calls himself Channing because why wouldn't you?
- NATHANIEL R
Cinematographers are the best whores in the world. Christopher Doyle, the award-winning Australian cinematographer behind In the Mood for Love and Hero, sincerely believed this. He echoed this thought to Michael Ballhaus, the German cinematographer who shot Goodfellas and Gangs of New York, when the two met at a panel in Berlin. (Ballhaus agreed.) Several such anecdotes and beliefs on the art of photography were revealed when Turkish cinematographer Emre Erkmen hosted Wojciech Staroń, his Polish counterpart, for a conversation at the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival earlier this year. Staroń recently worked on Papusza, a black-and-white Polish biopic about the […] »
- Laya Maheshwari
Working Title Television head Daniel Pipski joined Miramax TV on Wednesday in the newly created role of vice president, Television. Pipski is responsible for developing and producing original series, as well as concepts from the Miramax library and third party television projects. He will report to Miramax executive vice president, Production and Development, Zanne Devine. Miramax TV has several series in various stages of development and production for which Pipski will now assume responsibility, such as Robert Rodriguez's “From Dusk Till Dawn” TV series for El Rey Network, recently picked up for a second season, and Martin Scorsese‘s »
- Tony Maglio
As part of the Roman Empire, Taormina was renowned for its fine wine and high-quality marble. Today the picturesque Sicilian town, with its sweeping view over the Strait of Messina, is best known for the film festival that bears its name — Italy’s oldest — that over the years has attracted such cinema legends as Marcello Mastroianni, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and John Huston.
This month the Taormina Film Festival celebrates its 60th anni by honoring the work of women in the movies, and female movie stars will play a prominent role in the festivities. The fest’s subtitle for 2014 is “60 years of women and their impact.”
“Women have contributed a lot to the movie business, and sometimes they are not as appreciated as men, and festivals forget to celebrate them,” says Tiziana Rocca, Taormina fest’s general manager.
Among the actresses who will be accepting honors at Taormina: Claudia Cardinale, »
- Peter Caranicas
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