Tag Archives: Martin Scorsese
Until last week, I thought Saoirse Ronan's name was pronounced "Swar-reese Ronan," to the point that, when I would mention to anyone that I was in the process of creating this article, I would say with a vaguely subtle air of sanctimony, "It's Hollywood's unpronounceable names — like that girl from 'The Lovely Bones,' Swar-reese Ronan."
The 2002 film "Gangs of New York" was Martin Scorsese's long-gestating (since 1977) attempt to capture the bloody strife between Irish immigrants and Nativists in New York's Five Points district (what is now mostly Chinatown) during the height of the Civil War. It was epic, it was nominated for Best Picture, it was an expensive nightmare to make.
Apparently Scorsese didn't quite get the whole story out of his system, however, since Deadline reports he is teaming up with his old antagonists at Miramax to bring "Gangs of New York" to television with the same lavish scope and violence that he lent HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." Get More »
Matthew McConaughey is about to trade his leather thong for a pinstriped suit. We may be guessing about the pinstriped detail, but the "Magic Mike" star has signed on for Martin Scorsese's latest, "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Adapted by Terence Winter (the scribe behind "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Sopranos") from Jordan Belfort's book, the crime drama follows a New York stockbroker who refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street that has links back to the mob… not that this story has any basis in real life or anything. Get More »
Being an actor is a funny way to make a living.
Take Joel Kinnaman, for instance. A couple of years ago he was basically a complete unknown in America, doing little indie films in Europe, waiting for his big break. Then his TV series on AMC, "The Killing," briefly becomes a big hit and the next thing you know, Martin Scorsese is pounding down his door.
No wonder the trailer for his new film boasts the title "Easy Money." Get More »
For five seasons, Kyle Chandler gained rave reviews on "Friday Night Lights." The only problem was nobody actually watched it. Now, though, Chandler is turning that buzz into a big time movie career — and, according to Deadline, he's just landed his biggest role yet as a crusading FBI agent in the upcoming Martin Scorsese drama "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Looks like Chandler must have clear eyes and a full heart, because these days he just can't lose. Get More »
Cabbie Travis Bickle spends his nights cruising the savage streets of New York, bristling at the nightlife that feeds his inner-demons and his sordid obsession with … Mickey Mouse?
Filmmaker Bryan Boyce puts "Fair Use" of copyrighted Disney characters for parody to the test in "Walt Disney's Taxi Driver," in which clever use of CGI compositing puts Bickle and classic animated characters side-by-disturbing-side. Get More »
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning might have been the host of "Saturday Night Live" last night, but it was a surprise guest star that scored the biggest comedy touchdown of the night: Sacha Baron Cohen.
And wait until you see who came along with him. Get More »
Funnyman-turned-Oscar nominee Jonah Hill is adding another serious movie notch to his belt.
Hill, who was nominated for an Academy Award this year for his supporting role in "Moneyball" alongside Brad Pitt, will once again play the sidekick in "Wall Street." Get More »
If eyes are the windows to the soul, then eyebrows are the hairy curtain rods. And with each passing decade, the fickle tastes of the moviegoing masses swing wildly from one grooming extreme to another, whether it's a liking for light plucking or an all-out paint job.
Fortunately, for us lovers of the bushier brow, au naturel is back in vogue with Lily Collins, star of "Mirror Mirror" (March 30), raising eyebrows everywhere. Here's our top 9 list of impressive brow-beaters.
UPDATE: Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio will officially collaborate for the fifth time on "The Wolf of Wall Street," according to Deadline.
News that Marty and Leo would probably be working together on the adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir of his days as a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker (one who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering) was announced over a year ago, though nothing was set in stone until now. Get More »