Tag Archives: Raging Bull
You should never use too much flash ... even when taking pictures of movie stars.
The pesky "red eye" effect that often occurs in flash photography can be easily fixed these days with Photoshop and other nifty image editing programs, but just because we've got the digital tools and the digital talent doesn't mean the phenomenon doesn't happen any less often. Get More »
This Friday will kick off the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and though our old Revolutionary War adversaries might be our allies now, that doesn't mean the U.S. of frickin' A. isn't ready to bring the thunder.
Using our powers of make-believe and fantasy, we've assembled athletic champions from the entirety of movie history to give us a clear advantage towards the race for Olympic glory in every sport of the XXX Olympiad. Get More »
For every winner who leaps up to thank the Academy, at least four nominees stay behind -- and with them, countless audience members wondering why their favorites failed to snag the big award. But there are times when everyone -- maybe even the winner -- believes the wrong name was read and the Oscar should have gone to... someone else.
We've picked 13 unlucky times the Academy made a huge, irreversible mistake, whether out of misguided loyalty to an actor-turned-director, fear of bestowing the Oscar to a violent or controversial film, or for no discernible reason at all (in no particular order). Get More »
Jar Jar Binks gets a bad rap.
Err, sorry, we couldn't quite say that with a straight face. You'll get your own chance to reassess George Lucas' most infamous creation on February 10, when "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D" hits theaters, bringing you more of Jar Jar than you ever thought possible.
In the meantime, with the help of Old Red Jalopy, we've imagined an alternate universe in which Jar Jar Binks is not the most maligned CGI character in the history of cinema, but, as Lucas always intended, a true star. His very presence transforms these eight historic biopics into ... well, movies starring Jar Jar Binks.
You're welcome, Jar Jar fans. You know who you are.
The ring. Black & White. The spurting, slow-motion blood. The weight gain. "You f*ck my wife?"
At mere mention, "Raging Bull" instantly conjures these images in our minds. However, each return visit to Martin Scorsese's masterpiece always triggers new insights, new feelings towards the unflinching character study he and star Robert De Niro created so memorably 30 years ago.
One of cinema's great anti-heroes, De Niro's prizefighter Jake La Motta remains so indelible because he is an enigma. As soon as you start to sympathize with him, he'll abuse his wife; as soon as you think you hate his guts, he'll show his tender side. And you can't help but admire such a Job-like figure, absorbing the worst punishment, refusing to accept defeat. Get More »