Well, I told you so. Joaquin Phoenix ACES the role of the The Joker, or at least it looks like it based on the first trailer for Todd Phillips’ Upcoming origin-story “Joker.”Read More
I have been insisting, for months now, that Netflix and Cannes can solve their issues and come to an agreement with Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” being part of the possible solution. Well, now that we are hearing that Scorsese’s film won’t even be ready on time for May fest, Variety is confirming that the streaming giant will be skipping the festival entirely for the second year in a row.Read More
It’s not secret that Cannes and Netflix are trying to reach a deal in order for the streaming service to enter its films in the prestigious main competition of the festival. The latest proposal included a clause that would say if a Netflix film were to win an award at Cannes, then the streaming service would have to release that film in French theaters. Problematic, since Netflix is still uninterested in doing that.Read More
Cannes 2019 is still two months away but rumors are swirling about the lineup.Read More
According to a new report from THR, Martin Scorsese doesn’t just want a “select” theatrical run for his upcoming “The Irishman,” no sirree bobby, the legendary director wants his mobster saga to get a full wide theatrical release treatment and it seems like Netflix are actually listening to his advice.Read More
Netflix surprised us during commercial break at the Oscars. The streaming giant released a teaser for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Irish mobster saga “The Irishman.” sadly this “teaser” was accompanied sans footage, alas, we’ll have to take whatever we’re given, but, In the minute spot, the voices of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro can be heard with utterance of the line “I hear you paint houses.”Read More
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s “Devil in the White City,” was supposed to be their next project together, what with Scorsese crrently putting tthe finishing touches on “The Irishman".” However, it seems that now Hulu will be making it into a mini-series with Scorsese and DiCaprio still involved as producers.Read More
Martin Scorsese’s longtime Oscar-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker will be honored with the Fellowship award at the BAFTA’s this coming Sunday evening.Read More
Martin Scorsese's “The Irishman” will be coming to Netflix this October. That is, at least, what I was told by a member of the cast/crew at Sundance last week. And which has been all but confirmed by star Sebastian Maniscalco on the Joe Rogan podcast, this afternoon by saying "It's coming out in October."
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will star in the gangster film, based on the book “I Hear You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt and tells the tale of gangster/assassin Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran.
Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed” alongside “Roma” was the best-reviewed movie of 2018. However, don’t look for it to contend for the Best Picture prize because, well, it didn’t garner a nomination in that category. Schrader nabbed an Original Screenplay nomination, but that’s about it. Not even the film’s lead, Ethan Hawke, who has won every best actor awards with critics groups, got a nomination. Who cares, right? Oscars were never about rewarding the right movie. That’s what Schrader thinks as well, even going as far as saying he was the opposite of Martin Scorsese, who was “very fixated on winning an Oscar.” adding that he once told Scorsese, “Marty, look, if an Oscar is your priority, you need some new priorities.”Read More
TV shows tend to rarely have the same director directing every episode. Even the very best shows we've had, like "Breaking Bad," have had dozens of filmmakers take a crack at episodes.
Speaking at the Rome Film Festival (via THR), Martin Scorsese showed regret in not directing every episode of his misbegotten HBO series “Vinyl."Read More