Cop Land (1997)
Friday is the premiere of the film, “Blinded By The Light,” which tells the story of a British-Pakistani teenager and his journey after discovering the Boss’ music. Based on the book, “Greetings From Bury Park,” by Sarfraz Manzoor, the film makes excellent use of Springsteen classics like “Jungleland” and “The Promised Land.”
But no matter where they’re used, Springsteen’s songs enliven film scenes. And the man himself does as much in “High Fidelity” — a fantasy sequence from the 2000 film in which he gives advice to John Cusack’s character as he strums his Fender and tells him to “move on down the road.”
Which is what we’re going to do, after serving up these six great examples of Springsteen music used well in films.
A solidly entertaining drama that stays true to the independent spirit of its filmmakers, including the casting of heavyweights Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro in less-than-glamorous roles, Miramax's Cop Land has a good shot at leggy box office success based on upbeat word-of-mouth and critical support.
Writer-director James Mangold (Heavy) wrangles an impressive cast working for scale — including Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Janeane Garofalo, Peter Berg,...
Directed by Wayne Kramer.
Starring William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin, Paul Sorvino, M.C. Gainey, Ron Livingston, Shawn Hatosy, and Arthur J. Nascarella.
An unlucky casino ‘cooler’ working to pay off a debt to his brutal boss falls in love with a waitress but his boss won’t let him be happy.
The ‘cooler’ of this 2003 movie is not a drinking implement to stand at for a gossip in the office, nor is it another name for a nightclub bouncer but a term used for somebody considered unlucky who is employed by casinos to play at tables where somebody is winning big in order to jinx said player’s winning streak. Quite how one would quantify skills and experience needed for such a position is a mystery but in The Cooler Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy – Fargo) certainly seems suited to the position.
Lootz is one
Directed by John Frankenheimer.
Starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Sean Bean, Michael Lonsdale, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, and Skipp Sudduth.
A group of mercenaries are hired by Irish terrorists to retrieve a case to stop it falling into Russian hands.
In case you didn’t know, ronin are Samurai warriors whose masters have been killed, leaving the warriors free to roam the land as swords-for-hire to anybody willing to pay them. The movie Ronin informs you of this in the title cards so you could be forgiven for thinking this is going to be a bloodthirsty martial arts epic in the vein of Shogun Assassin until you are thrown into a Paris bistro as a ragtag group of shifty characters are assembling. We don’t know them, they don’t know each other and only one person knows why they are there – that person being
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The Hobi Gang have a lot to catch up on from the past week including Adam West and Glenne Headley passing away, the Mummy unraveling at the box office and the listeners really want
Fresh off the success of Logan, James Mangold has lined up another action movie called Disorder, a remake of a French film.
James Mangold has directed his fair share of action movies, but after helming the critically acclaimed and box office winning Logan, the industry is likely taking even a greater interest in what he does next. Mangold had been formulating ideas for an X-23 movie starring Dafne Keen, but that may have to wait for at least a little while, as he has lined up a new project with Sony.
As reported by Variety, Sony has tapped Mangold to direct a remake of the French action movie, Disorder. Obviously a major get for Sony, the movie is of additional interest for action aficionados since it is written by Taylor Sheridan, who penned the Oscar nominated script for Hell Or High Water.
In the original film, Matthias Schoenaerts
James Mangold delivered one of this year’s best films with Logan, and among its many acclaimed aspects is its vibe and feel of a modern-day western. It’s something he’s done before with Cop Land, but Mangold also made a point of directing an actual western as well.
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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Commentator: James Mangold (director)
1. He assumes the first question we might have for him regarding this film is “why” make a remake at all? “That original film had had such power on me ever since I saw it when I was seventeen years old, and I felt that the story could have power again in a very relevant way now.”
2. While he thinks most remakes are motivated by greed in his eyes for easy, recognizable
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The film is based on an upcoming book by Don Winslow, which has already started receiving rave reviews from advanced readers. (Stephen King called it “The Godfather, only for cops.”) This isn’t the first time Mangold has walked in the footsteps of Serpico or The Departed, either; he made his Hollywood debut with 1995’s Cop Land, directing Sylvester Stallone in a tale of small-town police corruption. Now he’ll take on the simmering underbelly of big city policing, bringing Winslow’s tale of a tarnished NYPD detective trying to do the right thing while ...
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Director James Mangold has said in the past that Logan will be a much different superhero movie than fans are used to seeing, and the filmmaker revealed in a new interview with The Toronto Sun that part of being different was leaving out a post-credit scene. There had been rumors that the movie does in fact feature a post-credit scene, but
Pellegrino is probably best known for playing FBI Chief Frank Cubitoso on eleven episodes of The Sopranos, and like a lot of Italian actors from New York, he spent a lot of time appearing in mobster-related films and TV shows. In addition to The Sopranos, he played Johnny Dio in Goodfellas, appeared in three episodes across the Law & Order universe, and he had smaller roles in Cop Land, Mickey Blue Eyes, and Manhattan Murder Mystery. As Variety notes, he also had a recent guest appearance on Bravo’s Odd Mom Out.
Separate from his acting life, Pellegrino was a food buff and co-owner of iconic Italian eatery Rao’s in East Harlem, New York—a restaurant that has appeared in Jay Z videos, The Wolf ...
The native New Yorker is most famous for his role playing FBI Chief Frank Cubitoso on the HBO crime drama from 1999–2004. He also starred in multiple episodes of Law & Order, as well as several movies, including Cop Land, Mickey Blue Eyes and the 1990 Martin Scorsese hit Goodfellas.
Pellegrino’s longtime friend Bo Dietl tells People: “New York lost a piece of New York yesterday. Frankie was an icon, one of the
The film sees Pattinson as “a thief who unknowingly steals a blue diamond from Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo (Stallone), setting off a war between the two men as they both try to keep one step ahead of the FBI.”
Idol’s Eye becomes the third upcoming mob role for Stallone, who is also attached to the Gregory Scarpa biopic Scarpa, along with the TV movie Omerta, which is based upon the Mario Puzo novel. He’s also set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year with a mystery role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Idol’s Eye back in production with Sylvester Stallone stepping in for Robert De Niro.
Sylvester Stallone will step in as Chicago mob Tony Accardo in the upcoming heist movie Idol's Eye, from French director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper). The part was originally supposed to be played by Robert De Niro, but, clearly, that's no longer the case. His Cop Land co-star has snagged it instead.
Idol’s Eye, which also stars Robert Pattinson and Rachel Weisz, had its production closed by Benaroya Pictures in 2014 due to financing problems just as filming was set to start. While there is no official reason for the switch, it might be because De Niro is set to star in Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming true-life gangster movie The Irishman, and thus has a schedule clash.
The film is based on real events about a thief who steals a blue diamond that belongs to Accardo by mistake.
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