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Aisha Tyler To Direct Irwin Winkler-Produced Drama ‘Vigilante’

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Aisha Tyler To Direct Irwin Winkler-Produced Drama ‘Vigilante’
Exclusive: Aisha Tyler has been set to direct Vigilante, a female-themed thriller scripted by Irwin Winkler and Jose Ruisanchez. Winkler, who has Creed II opening next week, will produce.

Pic is described as a socially charged #MeToo era thriller that follows the journey of a young woman who, after suffering a brutal attack, channels her anger and grief into protecting others. The film shines a light on shining a spotlight on a cross section of survivors whose voices have been dulled by societal complacency and indifference.

Best known for her actress turns on Friends, 24, Criminal Minds and lending her voice the FX’s Archer, Tyler received critical acclaim for her feature directorial debut, Axis, an indie psychological thriller that won awards at numerous festivals. She also directed episodes of Criminal Minds.

“Irwin’s body of work is extraordinary, and his taste impeccable,” said Tyler. “I am thrilled he has
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Part 2: 3 more things to know about ‘Green Book’ before it pulls into town

Part 2: 3 more things to know about ‘Green Book’ before it pulls into town
To further prepare to see “Green Book,” the breakout hit from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival based on a true story about a big Italian lug and a cultured black pianist who bond while touring in the segregated South in 1962, here are three more inside facts about the film directed by Peter Farrelly that will open in 20 cities on November 16 and goes wide November 21.

*Leading-man Viggo Mortensen, whose background is Danish-American, initially didn’t think he was right to play a Bronx guy who could be at home in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.”

“I love Joe Pesci and I admire those guys. So much so that, when Pete offered me the role, I said, ‘Um, I don’t know. You are already taking a hard right by doing this change of pace with this kind of story. Which is all right, it’s a beautiful script. But don
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Gene Simmons to be Honored at 2018 Lapmf Heroes for Heroes Celebrity Poker Tournament and Party

The 4th Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Heroes for Heroes Celebrity Poker Tournament & Casino Party will take place on November 10, 2018 at Avalon Hollywood honoring rock legend Gene Simmons.

The hottest stars from TV, Film, Music and Sports along with community VIPs will come together to support the families of Lapd officers who were injured or have fallen in the line of duty.

Simmons is being honored for his above and beyond participation as one of the top celebrity ambassadors at the Cantor Fitzgerald & Bgc Partners’ annual Charity Days commemorating the 658 friends, colleagues and Eurobroker employees tragically lost on September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2018 Simmons joined licensed brokers on the trading floor, alongside heavyweights like former President Bill Clinton and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair commanding big number sales and trades. The music icon finished the day moving billions of dollars to help charity including, the Lapmf. “I have great respect for our law enforcement,
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Netflix Is Releasing Scorsese's The Irishman in Theaters for Just Two Weeks

Netflix with only screen Martin Scorsese's The Irishman for two weeks in theaters, says Paul Schrader. Schrader went on to say that the streaming giant "doesn't care about theatrical windows." Many were under the impression that Netflix would be rolling out the red carpet and giving this Scorsese project more time in theaters, but that apparently isn't the case, even though it could very well end up being an awards season contender.

Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese have worked together a number of times over the last several years, starting with the iconic 1976 film Taxi Driver as screenwriter and director, respectively. In a recent interview, Schrader talked about the entertainment industry and how much has changed since the 1970s. He says, "The studios are collapsing. Netflix is the new model," and adds that not even Scorsese could get The Irishman in theaters for longer than two weeks. Schrader explains.
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Paul Schrader Says Netflix Will Only Release Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ in Theaters for Two Weeks

Paul Schrader Says Netflix Will Only Release Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ in Theaters for Two Weeks
Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese are responsible for one of the most iconic films ever made with “Taxi Driver,” and the two have remained collaborators and friends in the following decades. For this reason, it’s not too far-fetched for Schrader to know some early details about Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” The director’s return to the gangster genre is expected to debut in 2019 from Netflix. Schrader recently told /Film that fans shouldn’t anticipate a major theatrical release for “The Irishman” from Netflix just because it’s a Scorsese film.

“Two weeks, that’s all [Scorsese] could get as his theatrical window,” Schrader said. “Netflix doesn’t care about theatrical windows. The studios are collapsing. Netflix is the new model.”

Netflix has not announced any release plans for “The Irishman” in general, let alone any theatrical plans. Scorsese is currently in post-production on the movie, which stars Robert De Niro
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese officially on board Killers of the Flower Moon

Having been rumoured for a couple of years, Imperative Entertainment have now announced that Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are officially on board an adaptation of David Grann’s bestselling book Killers of the Flower Moon.

The story takes place in the 1920s, and explores a string of murders of members of the Native American Osage nation in Oklahoma after oil was discovered beneath their land, marking one of the fledgling FBI’s first major investigations.

“When I read David Grann’s book, I immediately started seeing it – the people, the settings, the action – and I knew that I had to make it into a movie,” said Scorsese. “I’m so excited to be working with Eric Roth and reuniting with Leo DiCaprio to bring this truly unsettling American story to the screen.”

Production on Killers on the Flower Moon is slated to begin in summer 2019 once Scorsese finishes work
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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to reunite for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to reprise their dream team as the filmmaker and The Wolf of Wall Street actor have officially joined the adaptation of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’.

David Grann’s New York Bestselling novel will be adapted for the big screen by Eli Roth. Scorsese will also be producing the project alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Sikelia ProductionsEmma Tillinger Koskoff and Appian Way Productions.

The story is set in 1920s Oklahoma, the Osage Nation were the richest people per capita in the world after oil was discovered under their land. And then they were murdered, one by one. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case and unravelled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

Also in news – Johnny Depp cast as Life war photographer W. Eugene Smith in
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Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Begins Production This Summer

As Martin Scorsese toils away in the editing room on The Irishman–his long-gestating crime epic starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, and Bobby Cannavale–ahead of a hopeful release next year, the director shows little signs of slowing down.

His adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, led by Leonardo DiCaprio, is finally confirmed to begin production in the summer with backing from Imperative Entertainment. Based on the book from David Grann, the author behind The Lost City of Z, Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Good Shepherd) has penned the script that follows the real-life conspiracy surrounding the murders of people in Oklahoma’s Osage Indian tribe after oil was found on their land.

“When I read David Grann’s book, I immediately started seeing it — the people, the settings, the action — and I knew that
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13 Interesting Facts about the Movie Home Alone

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 25 years since Home Alone was put on the silver screen. Since that time Macaulay Culkin has undergone quite a transformation. John Heard, who played his dad, turned out to be not such a nice guy, and Buzz of all people is still in movies! As the winter gears up I will definitely be watching this classic. The funny thing is that it’s just such a dumb movie and yet everyone loves it. Even better. Joe Pesci! Yes, Joe Pesci. The same guy who curses and beats people in classic gangster films is

13 Interesting Facts about the Movie Home Alone
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Netflix Commits To Panama Papers Drama ‘The Laundromat:’ David Schwimmer Joins Soderbergh, Oldman, Streep, Banderas

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Exclusive: Netflix has committed to finance and release The Laundromat, the Steven Soderbergh-directed drama about the Panama Papers scandal. David Schwimmer has just joined a killer cast that is led by Oscar-winning Darkest Hour star Gary Oldman, The Post‘s Meryl Streep and Life Itself‘s Antonio Banderas. Other cast circling include Will Forte and Earthquake Bird‘s Riley Keough. The film has a script by Scott Z. Burns, based on the Jake Bernstein book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. Producers are Lawrence Grey, Gregory Jacobs, Michael Sugar, Burns and Topic Studios.

Deadline first revealed the project back at Cannes and noted then that Netflix was hot and heavy in pursuit. This after Netflix previously set a movie on the scandal by German journalists Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer, who broke the story and wrote the book Panama Papers:
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‘Gotti’ DVD Review

Stars: John Travolta, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Kelly Preston, Pruitt Taylor Vince, William DeMeo, Leo Rossi, Chris Kerson, Stacy Keach, Ashley Drew Fisher, Chris Mulkey | Written by Leo Rossi, Lem Dobbs | Directed by Kevin Connolly

John Travolta’s ten-year passion project, titled Gotti, has had a troubled road to production, numerous setbacks from many issues that range from lawsuits brought on – with the infamous casting of Joe Pesci, who was cast and allegedly put on considerable weight for said role, only to be negotiated for a smaller less significant part in the production, leading to a still ongoing lawsuit. The casting of Lindsay Lohan caused a catastrophe with numerous filming days wasted and her eventual firing resulted in further delays. Meanwhile, further issues with directors caused riffs with story and studio, reinforced with the tragic and untimely death of Travolta’s son Jett Travolta, who tragically passed away at the age
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Ouch! Gerard Butler's Girlfriend Morgan Brown Said "No" To His Recent Proposal, Source Claims

Ouch! Gerard Butler is ready for marriage, but unfortunately for him, his girlfriend, Morgan Brown, isn't. According to Life & Style, the actor recently put on a lovely proposal to his lady, but she didn't exactly say "yes" when he popped the question. "Gerard got down on one knee. He gave this huge speech and gave Morgan a ring," a source close to the Hollywood hunk, 48, revealed to the news outlet in its newest issue, on newsstands now. "But she said no." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) So, why didn't she accept? The two have been in an on-and-off-again relationship over the past few years, and now, things are finally Ok between the two. "Morgan and Gerard are in such a good place right now. She didn’t want to ruin it," the insider added. "Morgan told Gerard to ask her again in a year — and he intends to." Gerard and
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‘Lucha Underground’ Review (August 29th 2018)

Welcome to the Lucha Underground review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and this was a lousy episode of Lucha Underground, so don’t expect much.

Match #1: Jake Strong beat Drago

This was a nice little match that was an even affair for both men. Both competitors looked good here and were able to show what they can do. It was nice to see that the difference in size was ignored, as that part of booking and promoting has been out-dated for close to thirty years. If Bruce Lee can legitimately beat an opponent of any size (people didn’t go watch his movies because he could act) then why can’t professional wrestling completely embrace a short man beating a tall man? People like Vince McMahon and Billy Corgan need to let go of the size thing, because people don’t care about if Rey Mysterio is shorter than the Undertaker,
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5 best gambling and casino movies

As entertaining as some people might find gambling, others prefer to enjoy the activities from afar by observing others go through the trials and tribulations of risky casino games. The ups and downs that people go through when being involved in gambling prove to be a great fodder for various art forms. These activities have been made into many books and movies that are enjoyable to watch even for those people who do not partake in gambling at all. Here are some of the best movies to have been filmed on the theme of gambling and casinos (check https://casinopånett.eu/ for the full list).

Molly’s Game

This recent movie is based on a true story which makes it so much more interesting. Molly’s Game is based on the memoir of Molly Bloom and depicts her story in the most engrossing way. Bloom, who is portrayed by Jessica Chastain,
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Off Broadway Review: ‘Be More Chill’

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Technology plays a major role onstage in “Be More Chill,” the high school-set musical that uses a brain altering super-computer — masquerading as a popularity drug — as a plot device to poke satirical fun at the all-consuming, all-connecting dangers of faceless social media and needy groupthink.

But tech also played a backstage role in this production of composer Joe Iconis and book-writer Joe Tracz’s musical, now playing Off Broadway after a brief 2015 run at New Jersey’s Two River Theater. What Jersey couldn’t do for Iconis’ 80s New Wave-ish musical score, the internet has made up for. Its electro pop-inspired tunes (think “Stranger Things” with a hammily melodic Broadway through line) went viral, racking up 150 million+ streams in the United States alone, to say nothing of the fan art shared from Japan to New Jersey. Given the might of the meme, commercial producers took a chance on “Chill.”

But
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Peter Bart: Robert Redford Chooses Early Retirement At 82

Peter Bart: Robert Redford Chooses Early Retirement At 82
James Stewart decided to retire from acting in 1978 at age 70 when The Magic of Lassie flopped (“I can’t even open a dog movie.”) Paul Newman said he considered calling it quits after shooting a dim 1998 movie called Twilight (“You start to deliberately lose your memory.”)

Robert Redford didn’t specify his reasons this week for his announced retirement from acting, but perhaps the title of his final film The Old Man and the Gun provided a signal. The famously reticent actor, now 82, has worked steadily and productively but had not starred in a genuine hit since Out of Africa 30 years ago. His glory days, of course, were the ’70s when he won plaudits in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men. But Redford’s legacy also resides in the Sundance Film Festival and in his fervent advocacy of environmental causes.

In the heyday of the studio system,
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DC Fan Shows How Easy It Is to De-Age Ben Affleck in The Batman

DC Fan Shows How Easy It Is to De-Age Ben Affleck in The Batman
There has been a lot of talk about Ben Affleck as it pertains to his future, or possible lack thereof, as Batman in the DC universe. Matt Reeves is currently writing the script for The Batman, which is likely going to focus on a younger version of the Caped Crusader. Ben Affleck is 45-years-old but, thanks to a fan video that has been making the rounds online, it's surprisingly easy to make him look 20 years younger using de-aging techniques. This, for many Batfeck fans, serves as proof that he could still carry on as Batman moving forward.

The video was posted by Twitter user Landon O'Leary. De-aging technology has become increasingly popular over the years in Hollywood, most recently showcased incredibly in Ant-Man and the Wasp to make Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer look much younger. It's still a complex and expensive process. That said, O'Leary only used Final Cut
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Ryan Reynolds to revamp Home Alone into R-Rated stoner movie

It’s certainly clear we are living in a time where original creativity is a bit of a myth. Fox has found a way in which to revive John Hughes’ classic Home Alone, this time with an adult pothead and Deadpool’s own Ryan Reynolds leading the charge.

The plot outline reads; Stoned Alone is reminiscent of that hallowed comedy classic. It centres around a twenty-something weed growing loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip. He makes the best of things by getting high. Paranoia sets in and he believes he hears someone break into his house. Turns out thieves have broken in. Fully stoned and fueled by paranoia, he tries to thwart the thieves and defend his castle.

Reynolds will produce through his Fox-based Maximum Effort production banner, with Maximum Effort’s George Dewey as executive producer. Never Goin’ Back’s Augustine Frizzell will direct from
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Robert De Niro enters talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in darker Joker Movie

Todd Phillips’ Joker spin-off is fast becoming a must see just by the names associated with it. If Joaquin Phoenix wasn’t enough of a draw to make you excited, then surely the likes of Robert De Niro could intrigue you? Well, with any luck the vocally Trump hating actor could be joining the cast.

De Niro is currently undertaking talks which could see him play a pivotal role: a talk show host who is somehow instrumental in the Joker’s origin. The casting news doesn’t stop there Frances Conroy – who has starred in American Horror Story and Young Sheldon – is also in talks to play The Joker’s mother, Penny.

Plot direction is something of a myth at the moment, but it is said to be set in 1980’s Gotham City. It will also have a much darker tone than the current set in the DC Cinematic Universe,
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Robert De Niro in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie

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Robert De Niro in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie
Robert De Niro is in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillipsuntitled Joker origin movie, sources confirmed to Variety.

Sources say De Niro would be portraying a talk-show host who plays a part in driving Phoenix’s character to go mad and become the Clown Prince of Crime. Insiders say the script has ties to the De Niro comedy “King of Comedy” about a failing comedian who kidnaps a popular talk-show host to gain fame. In this case, the roles would be reversed, with De Niro playing the smug host.

Phillips is on board to co-write and direct the Warner Bros. movie.

Insiders stress that Jared Leto, who starred in “Suicide Squad” as the Joker, is still on board as the character in the DC Universe and that this Phoenix pic has no effect on what happens with Leto’s character in future DC films.

Leto most recently
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