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Martin Scorsese to Teach First-Ever Online Filmmaking Class

22 September 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese is launching an internet-based course in making movies — his first foray into e-learning.

The Oscar-winning director will debut the class in early 2018 through online-education startup MasterClass. The class costs $90 for unlimited access to more than 20 video lessons; pre-enrollment is available starting Friday at masterclass.com/ms.

In addition to the videos, Scorsese’s MasterClass course will include a downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and supplemental material. Students enrolled in the class will be able to upload video questions to Scorsese, who will provide feedback to select students.

“I was excited by this project because it gave me a chance to pass down my own inspirations and experiences and practices and evolutions,” Scorsese said in a statement, “not as a blueprint for how to make movies but as a guidepost, an offering to young people attempting to find their own way.”

Over a 50-plus career, the New York City native has produced a legion »

- Todd Spangler

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: 7 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing Denis Villeneuve’s Sequel

21 September 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Blade Runner 2049” is gearing up for release on October 6, and with it comes 35 years of expectations and anticipation from die-hard fans of Ridley Scott’s iconic original. The film’s marketing has done a solid job at preserving spoilers and selling the movie’s jaw-dropping visuals, so all that’s left is for audiences to show up and be amazed at whatever Denis Villeneuve has in store.

Read More:Jared Leto Went So Method for ‘Blade Runner 2049’ That He Blinded Himself During Filming

The director has assembled an enviable cast and crew, which combines franchise stalwarts and newcomers alike. If Villeneuve can stay true to the original atmosphere while crafting a unique adventure, he should have no problem making “Blade Runner 2049” just as much of a sci-fi classic for this generation as “Blade Runner” was for the last.

Here’s everything you need to know about the sequel before seeing it. »

- Zack Sharf

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The Craziest Hollywood Movies of the 21st Century — IndieWire Critics Survey

18 September 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

In honor of Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!,” which just became one of the only movies to ever earn an “F” Cinemascore rating, what is the craziest movie that a major Hollywood studio has released this century?

Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf), Time Out New York

Talk about a self-answering question. Unless you can point to another movie that brews such an aggressive whirlwind of psychosexual anxiety, starring the biggest star in the world (who is also romantically involved with the director), then we’re talking about “mother!” I’m sure you’ve got “The Wolf of Wall Street” at the ready as an alternative, but how crazy is that film, given »

- David Ehrlich

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Where have all the 18 certificate films gone?

17 September 2017 12:33 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Sep 20, 2017

American Assassin and mother! are both 18-certificate films that landed in UK cinemas the same week. This is not common at all...

This feature is rated 18 for discussion of strong language, sex and violence, and minor spoilers for Black Swan, Logan, John Wick Chapter 2 and American Assassin. There are no spoilers for Mother!.

You know how it is. You wait ages for one film with an 18 certificate and then two of them arrive in UK cinemas in the same week. American Assassin, an action thriller adapted from Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp novels, and Mother!, the new drama from Darrren Aronofsky, both landed in the uppermost BBFC category for 'strong violence'.

It's comparatively rare to see the 18 certificate before films these days, when they used to pop up on all manner of films, from raunchy comedies to sci-fi actioners. In the case of many older films that »

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Red Granite Settles With U.S. Government Over 2 Films As Part Of 1Mdb Case

15 September 2017 3:45 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Red Granite Pictures, the Hollywood financier and producer of Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street and other movies, has reached a settlement with the U.S. government for a portion of a wide-ranging federal investigation involving a fund known as 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, or 1Mdb. Deadline was the first to report that Red Granite and its co-founder and CEO Raza Aziz were being investigated by the feds and that the company’s assets included the films Daddy's… »

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Metal Gear Solid Movie: Eight Actors Who Could Play Solid Snake

14 September 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Liam Hoofe takes a look at potential actors for the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid movie…

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of Kong: Skull Island, confirmed this month that he is committed to making the “truest, most balls to the wall, Metal Gear version” of Metal Gear Solid, the popular game franchise which looks finally set to get a big movie adaptation.

An adaptation of the successful video game series has been on Hollywood’s to-do list for years, and it makes a lot of sense. The game is one of the most cinematic of all time, with a complex narrative spanning decades and strong, detailed characters that really jump off the screen.

One thing that is essential to making the movie work, as with most video game adaptations, is making sure the main character is cast correctly. Solid Snake is one of the most iconic video game heroes of all time, »

- Liam Hoofe

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Judge Pauses ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Corruption Case

13 September 2017 5:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A federal judge on Wednesday agreed to pause the asset forfeiture case against Red Granite Pictures, as investigators continue to pursue criminal charges in the sprawling 1Mdb scandal.

Red Granite is accused of using funds embezzled from the Malaysian development fund to finance “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Daddy’s Home,” and “Dumb and Dumber To.” The government is seeking to seize revenues from each of those films. In a court filing objecting to the delay, Red Granite’s attorneys noted that the company “has a strong interest in clearing its name promptly.”

Judge Dale S. Fischer was set to hear arguments on the issue next Monday. Instead, she granted the government’s request for a delay without argument in a written ruling.

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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Producer Red Granite’s CFO Back in Charge of Finances Amid Corruption Probe

“The government has stated that the revelation of discoverable facts in these cases could reveal investigative »

- Gene Maddaus

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Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn gets a new Hot Toys collectible figure

13 September 2017 4:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has revealed its upcoming sixth scale Harley Quinn (Dancer Dress Version) figure which is based on the likeness of Margot Robbie in Warner Bros.’ DC supervillain team-up Suicide Squad; take a look at the official promotional images here…

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Suicide Squad sees David Ayer (Fury) directing a cast that includes Will Smith (Focus) as Deadshot, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flag, Viola Davis (The Help) as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez (Hostel) as El Diablo, Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers) as Slipknot, Jim Parrack (Fury) as Johnny Frost, Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice »

- Amie Cranswick

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Martin Scorsese Production Company Escapes 'Wolf of Wall Street' Libel Lawsuit

11 September 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Martin Scorsese has successfully convinced a judge that his production company is based in New York. As a result, Sikelia Productions is being dismissed from an ongoing libel lawsuit that targets his 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street.

The lawsuit comes from Andrew Greene, a former executive at Stratton Oakmont, the financial firm whose 1990s exploits were chronicled in the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Stratton Oakmont founder Jordan Belfort. Greene alleges that the character of Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff — played by actor P.J. Byrne — was based on him. Greene is upset how he was portrayed as "a criminal, drug user, degenerate, depraved, and/or »

- Eriq Gardner

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What Leonardo DiCaprio Could Look Like as Stan Lee

11 September 2017 8:26 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Can The Wolf of Wall Street pass as The King of Comics and Cameos? Check out this fan-made concept art of Leonardo DiCaprio as Stan Lee. »

- Rob Leane

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Leonardo DiCaprio Wants To Play Marvel Legend Stan Lee

10 September 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Stan Lee is one of the most recognizable faces in the comic book genre, thanks to his many cameo appearances in film and television adaptations of various works. He’s currently 94, and first entered the comic book industry 77 years ago, at the age of 17. Through family connections, he went to work for Timely Comics in 1939 – a small organization that would eventually evolve into Marvel.

During his career – in addition to occasional stints working on various established DC titles – he collaborated regularly with Marvel colleague Jack Kirby and others to create Spider-Man, Iron Man, HulkThor, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Daredevil and Doctor Strange, to name just a few. He also led the charge against the Comics Code Authority, which sought to censor comic book content, and was instrumental in transforming Marvel Comics from a small publishing operation into a vast multimedia corporation of international renown.

Stan Lee was arguably one of »

- Matt Joseph

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New Fan Art Imagines Christian Bale As The Joker

10 September 2017 6:11 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Warner Bros. looks to be swinging for the fences when it comes to The Joker.

Not only has the studio entered negotiations with legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese about the possibility of producing the “super dark” origin movie, one which Todd Phillips (The Hangover) would direct, but just the other week we heard that WB brass are targeting none other than Leonardo DiCaprio for the gig.

Details are scarce, and it’s unclear how the studio plans to incorporate the A-list star into the mix if The Joker is to be an origin story involving the Clown Prince of Crime, but given that The Wolf of Wall Street actor hasn’t been confirmed for the job just yet, fans have been putting forth tons of suggestions for who could take the role, and one person who’s found himself with quite a bit of support is none other than Christian Bale. »

- Matt Joseph

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‘Molly’s Game’ Review: Jessica Chastain Goes All in for Aaron Sorkin’s Electrifying Poker Drama — Tiff

9 September 2017 8:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every movie that Aaron Sorkin has written since the turn of the 21st century has been about a real person. On the other hand, it might be more accurate to say that none of the movies that Aaron Sorkin has written since the turn of the 21st century have been about a real person. Sure, “The Social Network” effectively “Rashomon”-ed the myth of Mark Zuckerberg, “Moneyball” immortalized Billy Beane, “Charlie Wilson’s War” reintroduced Americans to a semi-forgotten Congressman, and “Steve Jobs” made sure everyone knows that the guy who invented our phones was a pretty shitty dad, but those films weren’t interested in capturing their respective subjects so much as they were in selling them for spare parts.

Sorkin doesn’t want the life story; he wants the life rights. He wants to take the facts, sharpen them until they can cut through all the noise, and »

- David Ehrlich

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Marc Evans to Exit as Paramount Motion Picture Group President

8 September 2017 9:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Marc Evans is exiting as president of Paramount’s Motion Picture Group, likely at the end of the year, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. He is expected to become a producer on the lot, the individual added. Deadline first reported his exit plans. Evans, a 14-year veteran of the studio, is a well-respected creative executive who previously served as Paramount’s president of production, a role he took on in 2010. Under his leadership, Paramount released prestige films including “Fences,” “Arrival,” “Silence,” “The Big Short” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” But more recently, he also led the group through high-profile. »

- Tim Molloy and Matt Pressberg

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New ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Images Tease ‘USS Callister’s’ Retro Goodness (Photos)

7 September 2017 1:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix released two first look images from “Black Mirror” Season 4 on Thursday, further adding to speculation as to what the episodes will be about. One image (above) shows the crew of the USS Callister, stars from the episode of the same name. More specifically, we get a full look at some of the costumes from it, which is clearly inspired by “Star Trek.” The women’s outfits are complete with gogo boots and large hair, so even the time period of the original series is in full force here. Jesse Plemons (“Fargo”), Cristin Milioti (“Fargo,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Jimmi. »

- Carli Velocci

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Another Devilish Piece Of Fan Art Paints Leonardo DiCaprio As The Joker

4 September 2017 7:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Providing you haven’t been living under a rock since Friday, chances are you’ve caught wind of Warner Bros.’ tentative plans to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as The Joker. And it all centers around legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese.

The Oscar-winner and frequent DiCaprio collaborator has entered talks to produce a “super dark” origin movie involving the Clown Prince of Crime, and though early rumors pointed to a much younger rendition of the DC mega-villain, we’re now learning that Leonardo DiCaprio has landed at the tip-top of Warner’s wishlist.

And after working together across The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street, news that DiCaprio and Scorsese could potentially reunite for a sixth time – in the breathless world of comic book movies, no less – has transformed The Joker from a fairly divisive idea to one of the most talked about DC projects in the industry. »

- Michael Briers

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What Leonardo DiCaprio Looks Like as Scorsese's Joker

1 September 2017 5:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has been a big week for DC movies. Specifically, DC movies related to The Joker. It was recently announced that Warner Bros. is developing a Joker origin movie that will take place outside of the DC Extended Universe, with Todd Phillips (The Hangover) set to direct and, perhaps most importantly, Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) set to produce. That is particularly important because it sounds like the studio is hoping he can court Leonardo DiCaprio to play The Joker in this movie. While that is a long shot, we now have an idea of what that could look like.

Artist BossLogic, who very regularly does renditions of what certain actors could look like when their name comes up in relation to a movie role, recently did one for Leonardo DiCaprio once his name came up for this Joker origin movie. The piece comes to us from Comicbook. »

- MovieWeb

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Will Leonardo DiCaprio Give the Green Light to Joker Movie?

1 September 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. would love to see Leonardo DiCaprio as the Joker in the studio’s planned origin tale, according to sources. But it’s way too early to predict whether the versatile star might be interested, and no offer has been made.

The studio’s Joker standalone film, to be directed by Todd Phillips, is expected to have Martin Scorsese on board as an executive producer.

It makes sense that a Scorsese-led Joker would look to involve DiCaprio — they’ve teamed on “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator,” best picture winner “The Departed,” “Shutter Island,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

But the Joker project could be a real longshot since DiCaprio, who hasn’t made a movie since he won best actor for “The Revenant,” has been attached to numerous projects that never got made, some with Scorsese. The duo are currently in development on “Devil in the White City” and “Killers of the Flower Moon »

- Dave McNary

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Warner Bros. Reportedly Sets Sights On Leonardo DiCaprio For The Joker

1 September 2017 6:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Warner Bros. is reportedly swinging for the fences when it comes to The Joker.

Not only has the studio entered negotiations with legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese about the possibility of producing the “super dark” origin movie, one which Todd Phillips (The Hangover) would direct, but we’re now learning that the studio’s brass has targeted none other than Leonardo DiCaprio for the gig.

Details are scarce, and it’s unclear how WB plans to incorporate DiCaprio into the mix if The Joker is to be an origin story involving the Clown Prince of Crime, but sources close to the nascent project now suggest Warner Bros. wants DiCaprio or another big-name star to play the Joker as “a gritty crime boss in a Scorsese-esque Gotham underworld.” Where do we sign up?

It’s worth keeping in mind that, should a deal place, this would be the Oscar-winner’s first true »

- Michael Briers

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Jon Bernthal Pivots From Punisher To Astronaut

31 August 2017 4:15 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It took Jon Bernthal more than a decade to achieve his overnight success. Pinballing through two dozen TV shows and films before his breakthrough, when he was cast as Shane Walsh in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead on AMC. Bernthal used this break as a springboard to propel him into minor roles and bit parts in acclaimed films like The Wolf of Wall Street, Sicario, and Fury working with filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Denis Villeneuve, and David Ayer. Bernthal's characters are almost always coiled springs, men of extreme emotional and physical intensity -- and his career is just getting started.

Last year Bernthal appeared in Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil Season 2, as Frank Castle (aka The Punisher), a decorated, Marine Corps, combat veteran whose life is turned upside down when his family is killed by drug dealers. The Punisher is a complex character that many have written off as one-note, »

- David Kozlowski

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