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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Cop Land

  • JoBlo
Welcome to The Best Movie You Never Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at Cop Land! The Story: A group of NYPD detectives, in league with the mob, run the small town of Garrison,…
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Bruce Springsteen’s Six Greatest Movie Songs

  • Variety
Bruce Springsteen’s Six Greatest Movie Songs
Bruce Springsteen’s music has always been cinematic, which is one reason why so many of his songs strike a chord at the movies.

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.
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'Cop Land': THR's 1997 Review

On Aug. 15, 1997, Miramax unveiled James Mangold's star-studded thriller Cop Land in theaters, where it would go on to gross $63 million. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below.

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,...
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Venice: Sylvester Stallone & ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Poised To Light Up The Lido?

  • Deadline
Venice: Sylvester Stallone & ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Poised To Light Up The Lido?
Exclusive: Things are heating up in regards to the Venice Film Festival after we exclusively reported yesterday that Warner BrosJoker is eyeing the awards season launchpad. Now comes word that Sylvester Stallone could light up the Lido with Rambo: Last Blood, which is due to get a September 20 release stateside via Lionsgate and an Italian release soon after. Nothing has been set, but buzz is building about a potential special screening. Sly has previous history with the festival having received its Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award in 2009 and also being on hand for the official screening of Cop Land back in 1997. Stallone was feted at Cannes this year where he showed a rapt audience first footage of the fourth installment in the money-spinning Rambo franchise. This go-around Sly’s John Rambo pits his wits against a Mexican Cartel. Adrian Grunberg (Get The Gringo) directs the well-sold Millennium movie
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Blu-ray Review – The Cooler (2003)

The Cooler, 2003.

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.

Synopsis:

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
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Logan’s Director Is Wrong About Post-Credits Scenes

Logan‘s director James Mangold has vocally derided the practice of attaching post-credits scenes to movies. At Audi’s 2018 Writers Guild Association Beyond Words Panel, the filmmaker behind Cop Land, Walk The Line, and two hit films about the Wolverine, shared his opinion that post-credits scenes are not only “cheating” and evidence that “[the director] couldn’t land your f***ing movie[‘s ending],” but that ultimately the practice of using them is “f***ing embarrassing.”
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Blu-ray Review – Ronin (1998)

Ronin, 1998.

Directed by John Frankenheimer.

Starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Sean Bean, Michael Lonsdale, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, and Skipp Sudduth.

Synopsis:

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 History of Bad Ideas – Episode 180: My Daddy Killed Jedi Babies!

  • Nerdly
Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.

If you haven’t listened to the show before – why not? – you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every week…

Episode 180: My Daddy Killed Jedi Babies!

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
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Logan's James Mangold signs up for Disorder

David Crow Jun 8, 2017

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
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30 Things We Learned from James Mangold’s ‘3:10 to Yuma’ Commentary

“No one, and I mean no one wanted to make this movie.”

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.

Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary track for…

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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Judd Apatow and Kevin Smith: Filmmakers most overdue their first Oscar nomination

Continuing on with a yearly series I like to do on those deserving of Academy Award wins or nominations, it’s time to turn attention to filmmakers. Actors and actresses are the sexier group, but writers and directors are the backbone of the industry. There are plenty who have never been cited by the Academy, so that will be the focus today. I’ll be running down ten filmmakers who I feel are due a nomination. In a handful of cases, they’ll be more comedic storytellers, since Oscar voters can often overlook them. That’s a real shame in my mind, but that could be a piece for another day. Anyway, you’ll see them below, and obviously know that your own mileage may vary. So, without further delay, here goes nothing… Here now are the ten writers and/or directors most due for their first Oscar nomination: 10. Kevin Smith – Hear me out.
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‘Logan’ Director James Mangold in Talks to Direct Don Winslow’s ‘The Force’

‘Logan’ Director James Mangold in Talks to Direct Don Winslow’s ‘The Force’
Get excited, Cop Land fans, because director James Mangold is making another cop movie. After knocking Logan far out of the ballpark, Mangold has lined up his next project: an adaptation of Don Winslow‘s (The Cartel) upcoming novel, The Force. Stephen King called Winslow’s latest – a story about corrupt cops in New York City – “The Godfather, only with cops. It’s that good.” Here’s […]

The post ‘Logan’ Director James Mangold in Talks to Direct Don Winslow’s ‘The Force’ appeared first on /Film.
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‘Logan’ Director James Mangold To Helm Cop Drama ‘The Force’

Before jumping into the “X-Men” film universe with “The Wolverine” and, most recently, “Logan,” director James Mangold got his start making films that are completely different than comic book superhero fare. One of his first movies was the gritty police/crime drama “Cop Land” starring Sylvester Stallone and an all-star cast. Now, fresh off the huge success of “Logan,” Mangold is going back to his roots with his next film.

Continue reading ‘Logan’ Director James Mangold To Helm Cop Drama ‘The Force’ at The Playlist.
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Newswire: James Mangold’s next film will take the Logan director back to his Cop Land roots

Hot off delivering one of the most critically beloved superhero movies in recent memory, Logan director James Mangold has lined up his next project. Deadline reports that Mangold has signed on to helm The Force, a corrupt-cop caper that seems like it’ll sit firmly in Mangold’s “violent men with good intentions” wheelhouse.

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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/Filmcast Ep. 408 – Logan

/Filmcast Ep. 408 – Logan
David, Devindra and Jeff discuss the underappreciated Cop Land, the hilarity of Catastrophe, and what to do when you’re at a party and they put on a movie in the wrong aspect ratio. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook! Download or Play Now: Subscribe to the /Filmcast: […]

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Logan Director Explains Why There Was No Post-Credit Scene

Logan Director Explains Why There Was No Post-Credit Scene
Audiences came out in droves to see Logan, which marks Hugh Jackman's final performance as Wolverine, with an impressive box office opening with $85.3 million, which surpassed both 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 2013's The Wolverine. While the movie was widely praised by fans and critics alike, there is one aspect of the movie that some fans were disappointed in. Contrary to previous rumors, there isn't actually a post-credit scene in Logan, with James Mangold explaining in a new interview why he decided not to use a post-credit scene.

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
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Newswire: R.I.P. Frank Pellegrino, Sopranos actor and restaurateur

As reported by Variety, Sopranos actor and New York City restaurateur Frank Pellegrino has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 72.

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 ...
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Sopranos Star Frank Pellegrino Dies at 72

  • PEOPLE.com
Sopranos Star Frank Pellegrino Dies at 72
Frank Pellegrino, Sopranos star and co-owner of legendary New York restaurant Rao’s, has died, People confirms. The star, who had been battling lung cancer since last year, was 72.

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
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Sylvester Stallone replaces Robert De Niro in Idol’s Eye

THR has revealed that Sylvester Stallone is replacing his Cop Land co-star Robert De Niro in director Olivier Assayas’ (Personal Shopper) heist thriller Idol’s Eye, where he’ll star alongside Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and Rachel Weisz (The Light Between Oceans).

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.
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Sylvester Stallone takes Robert De Niro’s role in Idol’s Eye

Tony Sokol Nov 4, 2016

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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