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Martin Scorsese is a legendary film-maker, having brought us so many undeniably great films over the years such as GoodFellas, The King of Comedy, The Departed, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Shutter Island... the list goes on and on. The director had a few words to say at the Marrakech Film Festival, in which he briefly said he'd love to keep making films, but at the tender age of 71 he'll be retiring very soon. Or as Martin put it "Yes, I have the desire to make many films, but as of now I'm 71 and there's only a couple more left if I get to make them". The director also had the following to say...
"I miss the time when I had the desire to experiment and try different kinds of films, I miss that time, but that’s done, it’s over. There is obligation as you get older, you have family. »
Scorsese is known for collaborating with the same actors on multiple productions, he has extensively worked with actors such as Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro and most recently Leonardo DiCaprio. His upcoming film The Wolf Of Wall Street, which is due for release this Christmas, is the fifth time he has worked with the fantastic DiCaprio after Gangs Of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island. Now in a recent Q & A with the acclaimed director to promote his upcoming true-life crime caper, Scorsese has hinted that he may have as little as two productions left in his career before the 71 year old film maker retires. Here is what he had to say:
‘Desire? Yes, I »
- Ben Read
Hollywood has always had a peculiar way of treating its artists. Usually after celebrating an initial spark of genius, the studios, media, or loyal fans often watch the once promising talent fizzle out with a bang, or more times, with a quiet whimper. Either way, it remains a difficult feat to stay relevant in Hollywood. Martin Scorsese is an example of the rare filmmaker who has been working for over forty years and continues to challenge himself while keeping audiences on their toes.
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Over the past ten years Scorsese has released five films, four of which have gone on to be big Oscar contenders (Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, and Hugo). This year marks the release of his latest Oscar hopeful, The Wolf of Wall Street. After Scorsese »
- Matt Santia
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The year of Baggins, Potter and Spider-Man also had a wealth of lesser-known movies. Here’s our pick of 2002's underappreciated films...
At the top of the box office tree, 2002 was dominated by fantasy and special effects. Peter Jackson's The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers made almost a billion dollars all by itself, with Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets taking second place and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man not too far behind.
In many ways, 2002 set the tempo for the Hollywood blockbuster landscape, which has changed relatively little in the decade since. A quick look at 2013‘s top 10, for example, reveals a markedly similar mix of superhero movies, with Iron Man 3 still ruling the roost at the time of writing, followed by effects-heavy action flicks and family-friendly animated features.
As usual in these lists, we're looking »
Just the thought of not having any more films from Martin Scorsese is a real bummer. But at 71 years old, the iconic director of such films as GoodFellas, The Departed, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and this month's The Wolf of Wall Street is tired, and it sounds like he sees the end of his career coming sooner than later. Speaking at the Marrakech Film Festival (via The Playlist), Scorsese explained that he has the desire to make more films, but it's not likely he'll go much longer. Scorsese says, "Yes, I have the desire to make many films, but as of now I’m 71 and there’s only a couple more left if I get to make them." Uh-oh. The director continued speaking: "I miss the time when I had the desire to experiment and try different kinds of films, I miss that time, but that’s done, it’s over. »
- Ethan Anderton
Sony has released the first image of Denzel Washington as Robert McCall in the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Equalizer, which reteams the Oscar-winning actor with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua; check it out here via Rope of Silicon...
Based on the 80s TV show starring Edward Woodward, The Equalizer also features Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Haley Bennett (The Hole), Robert Wahlberg (The Departed), David Meunier (The Incredible Hulk) and Marton Csokas (Rogue). A trailer is expected to land before the year is out, while the film itself is due for release on September 26th, 2014. »
- Gary Collinson
Martin Scorsese has hinted that his filmmaking career may be nearing its end.
The director said that while he has the desire to continue to make movies, he realises that he only has "a couple more" left in him.
Speaking at a Q&A at the Marrakech Film Festival, Scorsese said: "I have the desire to make many films, but as of now I'm 71 and there's only a couple more left if I get to make them.
"I miss the time when I had the desire to experiment and try different kinds of films, I miss that time, but that's done, it's over. There is obligation as you get older, you have family."
He said: "As you get older »
It has become a running gag at just how unlucky Leonardo DiCaprio has been at the Academy Awards. Every year, he gives another great performance in another great film and we wonder if this will finally be the one that earns him that elusive win. But lately, the more important question is whether he will even be nominated. anticipated “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The latter marks his fifth collaboration with Martin Scorsese, for whom he headlined the 2006 Best Picture champ "The Departed" which finally won the director an Oscar. Despite the pedigree of this project, DiCaprio has odds of just 14 to 1 to win Best Actor, with only one Expert and one Editor, no Top 24 Users and just 5% of All Users predicting him to prevail. The last of his three Oscar bids was back in 2006. He was snubbed for 2008’s “Revol »
"Working together re-ignited my enthusiasm for making pictures. There's always something more, there's always more to mine with him. He keeps going deeper and deeper," hollywoodreporter.com quoted Scorsese as saying.
"Leo's enjoyment of the work and the ability to take chances made me excited again. 'Gangs of New York' was a massive project and had been for many, many years, and I was depleted after that. And 'Aviator' was the one where he pulled me back. »
- Rahul Kapoor
Martin Scorsese will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 8, the org announced on Thursday.
The kudofest, set to take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will be hosted by standup comedian Owen Benjamin.
Scorsese took home a long-awaited Oscar in 2006 for helming “The Departed” in 2006; his additional eight nominations from the Academy include those for “Raging Bull,” “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator” and, most recently, “Hugo.” His latest pic, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” bows in theaters Dec. 25.
In addition to the contributions Scorsese has made through his films, he will be celebrated for founding the Film Foundation and the World Cinema Project, two non-profit organizations dedicated to the preservation, restoration and protection of film.
Previous recipients of the Cinematic Imagery Award have included the production designers behind the James Bond franchise, the principal team behind the Harry Potter films, »
- Allegra Tepper
Martin Scorsese will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards, Feb. 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "The Adg has always considered his hands-on pursuit of excellence of production design to equal all of the fine craftsmanship that goes into every aspect of all Martin Scorsese films." said John Shaffner, Adg council chairman. Scorsese’s latest film, Paramount’s The Wolf of Wall Street, will be released on December 25. Scorsese’s long list of well-known directing credits include The Departed, for which he won an Oscar for best director; as well as Mean
- Carolyn Giardina
Nearly a decade after “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” pulled off one of the biggest Oscar-night sweeps of all time, it seems almost unthinkable that it could have played out any other way. But in the days leading up to that year’s ceremony, there were whispers around town that Peter Jackson’s trilogy-capping epic couldn’t possibly win best picture, because it was (gasp!) a fantasy film — a genre the Academy had never once seen fit to honor in its 75-year existence.
Fortunately, rules are made to be broken, and 10 years on from that milestone, the Academy’s alleged prejudice against fantasy/sci-fi movies, suspense thrillers and other strands of popular storytelling seems largely a thing of the past. That’s potentially good news for some of this year’s popular prestige entries, including pictures as different as “Prisoners,” “Lone Survivor,” “Captain Phillips” and »
- Justin Chang
Oscar Isaac is to replace Javier Bardem in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year co-starring Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain. Bardem had been announced earlier this year but has left the project due to script disagreements. Director J.C.Chandor, best known for 2011′s fast-paced drama Margin Call, explained the situation and how Isaac was awarded the part:
“It was very sad, after eight months of working on the script with Bardem, for that to fall apart. We just never could get there. As I was having these problems with Bardem, the answer was right in front of my eyes. It’s really neat because Jessica was pushing Oscar because they were classmates at Juilliard, and he literally is this character.”
Not many plot details have been given away but we do know it will centre on a Hispanic man (Isaac) who immigrates to America in the 1980′s and becomes a very successful businessman. »
- Victoria Bull
It may only be November, but the starter pistol has already fired and the Oscars race is well and truly under way. We've already seen a host of films - from Gravity to Captain Phillips - released in cinemas, but many more are on their way looking to leave their impression on Academy Awards voters.
Digital Spy looks at 15 films competing for golden statues below...
Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks's bracing hijacking drama Captain Phillips left audiences on the edge of their seats and threw its leading man right into the mix for the Best Actor race. Greengrass bagged a directing nomination back in 2007 for United 93, so expect him to be in the race.
12 Years a Slave
Ever since Martin Scorsese's The Departed became the first remake to take home Best Picture in this modern era of remakes littering the cinematic landscape (and actually is the only remake to win that Oscar), folks have discussed if we could see others follow in its footsteps with some degree of regularity. We even saw Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit remake get nominated once the field expanded from five nominees to ten, so it wasn't like this was a one and done sort of thing. In 2012 we saw a new take on the musical Les Miserables from Tom Hooper, which could be considered a remake (and will in this piece). This year... Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby was thought to be the greatest Oscar hope, but that was a more realistic thought last year, before it got pushed to the summer of 2013. The other film this »
- Joey Magidson
This week's "Oldboy" is being marketed as a lot of things -- a bold, stylistic new thriller, the latest masterpiece from American auteur Spike Lee, a broody Josh Brolin movie -- but none of the advertising or promotional materials for the film are engaging with its place as a remake of an Asian cult classic.
The original "Oldboy," directed by South Korean filmmaker Chan-wook Park, was an exercise in rococo visual style and a taste test for even the most out-there international film fan. (When the scene where the lead actor eats a live octopus is at the bottom of the outrageousness scale, you know it's wild.) And while the new "Oldboy" superficially borrows from the original, it lacks many of the elements that made that film so special.
And while it's fairly well known that some big-time American movies have gotten their start in Asia (Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning »
- Drew Taylor
Ever hear a piece of news that made you tear up and cheer? Robert De Niro has confirmed that he is planning to reunite with Martin Scorsese for the first time since Casino almost two decades ago, and that's not all - the movie will be... you guessed it... a gangster film.
This is great news because Scorsese and De Niro have had an excellent run together, which includes the classic gangster films Mean Streets, Goodfellas and Casino. Even separately De Niro has Heat and The Godfather Part II and Scorsese has The Departed and Gangs of New York. This will be a return to familiar territory for both of them and once the project gets some steam there'll no doubt be plenty of buzz surrounding it.
For me, Goodfellas is not only the best movie ever made, but the one film I'd consider perfect. De Niro's movies haven't been »
- Gary Collinson
Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson: ‘A Few Good Men’ stars to be reunited in ‘El Presidente’? Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson together again in a movie named El Presidente? Well, that’s a possibility. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cruise has been trying to convince his A Few Good Men co-star to play the title role in the comedy (for now) to be directed Doug Liman. Without naming names, the Reporter article mentions "sources" that claim Cruise wouldn’t do the movie without Nicholson. Or so he supposedly said. (Image: Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson, and Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men.) The story of a serious-minded secret service agent (Tom Cruise) assigned to protect a boozing, woman-crazy former U.S. president (Jack Nicholson), El Presidente apparently has escaped a few assassinations since casting rumors were first announced three years ago. Either that, or the president in question was »
- Zac Gille
Jackson Ball on his five essential underrated Martin Scorsese films....
In terms of auteur directors, there are few who are as revered and as admired as Martin Scorsese. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker has carved out a career spanning over 50 years, filled with some the most influential American movies in history. From his intense psychological character studies, to his notable contribution to the gangster genre, to his politically and religiously charged dramas, Scorsese’s films have rarely been far from either controversy or accolades.
With that in mind, it is easy to neglect some of his lesser appreciated films. We’ve all discussed at great length the intricacies of Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, but when every other film is a masterpiece it means that some other efforts fall by the wayside in comparison.
With such a rich back-catalogue, it’s always possible to overlook the odd cinematic gem. So to right this wrong, »
- Gary Collinson
Around Halloween, Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver) was asked to put together a list of eleven of the scariest horror movies of all time. Topping his list is the 1963 film "The Haunting," about the investigation of a house plagued by violent spirits. There are some classics on the list like "The Shining," "The Exorcist" and "Psycho," but most of the movies would require some work to track down. In fact, "The Entity" is the newest film on the list and it's over 30 years old. Check out the full list below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 1. The Haunting 2. The Isle of the Dead 3. The Uninvited 4. The Entity 5. Dead of Night 6. The Changeling 7. The Shining 8. The Exorcist 9. Night of the Demon 10. The Innocents 11. Psycho »
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