American Gangster (2007)
There are at least two Ridley Scotts working in Hollywood. Ridley Scott, auteur — the man who revolutionized science fiction and horror cinema at the same time with Alien, who single-handedly resurrected the swords-and-sandals epic with Gladiator, who
“It stars Forest Whitaker, he will play our lead character,” said Brancato. “It’s essentially the prequel to the movie American Gangster. It’s Harlem, the 1960s, a gangster named Bumpy Johnson was very close friends with Malcom X, so the show is about the collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement. It’s an opportunity to examine some of the things that are going on racially right now, but through the prism of the past.”
Brancato, who left Narcos after its first season for the short-lived Of Kings and Prophets, went on to state that he has written the script,
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A prequel series in development from “Narcos” co-creator Chris Brancato.
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“All the Money in the World,” the story of the 1973 kidnapping in Italy of John Paul Getty III — the rebellious teenage grandson of oil billionaire John Paul Getty, who was reluctant to pay the $17 million ransom demanded by the kidnappers. Kevin Spacey plays Getty while Michelle Williams plays the part of Gail Harris, the mother of John Paul Getty III, and Mark Wahlberg plays Getty’s adviser.
Harris and the boy’s father eventually convinced the elder Getty to pay a $2.9 million ransom, resulting in the teenager being freed after six months. Scott directed “All the Money in the World” from a David Scarpa script. Sony opens the film on Dec. 8.
Scott will be honored with a tribute prior to the screening with a moderated discussion
The news was broke by Deadline earlier today, with the site revealing that Anna Paquin is portraying Peggy, the daughter of Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (Robert De Niro) who has come to despise her father for everything he has become, and tries to distance herself from him. The notorious Mafia assassin has long been suspected as being directly involved with the disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) in
Hollywood has long been fascinated with the gangster. But nobody has ever taken quite the fix on the tribal rites and ethos of the American gangster that Martin Scorsese does in Goodfellas.
This film harkens back to such Scorsese examinations of the volatile urban male as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. Only this time he casts his net wider....
Based on the Black Samurai novel written by Marc Olden, the series will follow the character of Robert Sand (Common), a highly-trained American Army Ranger whose life is transformed when he meets a legendary Japanese master who invites him to train as a samurai. After his beloved sensei and samurai brothers are killed by mercenaries, Sand is thrust on a worldwide journey of both revenge and self-discovery.
The Punisher, starring Dolph Lundgren, was the first Marvel superhero movie. It's not as bad as you've heard...
1989's The Punisher is Marvel's first superhero movie.
When you see it written out this way, it is really weird, isn't it? But it's true. The Punisher, the 1989 movie starring Dolph Lundgren as Marvel's premiere vigilante, really is the first Marvel superhero movie. While other Marvel superheroes (most notably Hulk and Spider-Man) had shown up in TV movies and series, they weren't big screen concerns. The 1944 Captain America movie serial doesn't count, because it's a serial not a feature film. The 1986 Howard the Duck movie is technically the first Marvel film, but he isn't a superhero. None of 'em tick all the appropriate boxes. The Punisher, for better or worse, does.
The Punisher was written by Boaz Yakin (who eventually went on to direct Remember The Titans and co-write
As we recently explored, in the early ’80s, Deitch was a film school grad with only docs under her belt, eager to make a different kind of feature about lesbians in love, and “without the help of Kickstarter or industry backing, she launched an unorthodox grassroots campaign that eventually gained the support of Gloria Steinem, Lily Tomlin, and Stockard Channing. The result was a hit at Sundance in 1986 that went on to become
There are few filmmakers out there that can boast a filmography that stacks up to Martin Scorsese’s. Argued to be the best director of the Hollywood New Wave generation – not a small feat, considering he’s up against heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and Oliver Stone, Scorsese started his career in 1967 with his debut Who’s That Knocking On My Door, and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon at his 74 years of age.
With big news coming out regarding his long gestating return to gangster epics The Irishman, we thought we’d take a look at some of the highlights of Scorsese’s wide spanning and eclectic career.
Gangs of New York
In many ways Gangs of New York belongs to Scorsese’s modern American gangster genre, albeit it as a prequel to the actual gangster world. Telling the violent
Louis Koo in Paradox (2017)
Koo stars as a police negotiator who travels to Bangkok in search of his missing teenage daughter, where he is helped by local detectives played by Tony Jaa and Wu Yue. In Thailand, he encounters an organ trafficking gang headed by an American gangster (Chris Collins), who
John Travolta and Nicolas Cage scored a big hit in John Woo's Face/Off. We take a look back...
One of the great pleasures of following genre cinema is the long, enduring onscreen conversation that’s taken place between movie directors from the East and the West, a creative push and pull which has resulted in some of the most boundary-pushing, inventive and important films ever made. When Akira Kurosawa wrote The Hidden Fortress, an airy homage to the John Ford Westerns he loved so much, he can’t have predicted its rollicking adventuring would be re-interpreted and sent into space by George Lucas to form the basis of the most successful film franchise in history in Star Wars: A New Hope. Similarly, when Ringo Lam took the tropes of 70’s Eurocrime and American gangster movies of the 30s and 40s, and upped the machismo and
Hitchcock and Altman play for “Welcome to Metrograph,” while Annie is scheduled.
Chris Marker’s films screen in a series, as does the work of Alain Tanner.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
The exhaustive, potentially exhausting “Scary Movies X” is underway.
The Edgar Wright-curated crime series and camp-centered cinema showings are ongoing.
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