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Devil in the White City Series Adaptation Heads To Hulu

Devil in the White City series adaptation heads to Hulu It’s been a developmental rollercoaster for the adaptation of the acclaimed historical non-fiction novel The Devil in the White City, but progress might finally be making headway as Martin Scorcese (The Irishman) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) are teaming with Hulu for a series adaptation. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAut...
Tags: TV, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Leonardo Dicaprio, TV News, Scorsese, Tom Cruise, Hulu, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Burt Reynolds, Martin Scorcese, Holmes, White City, DiCaprio


The Last Rat Pit in New York City

Today is Robert Burns Day, which is as good a time as any for telling a bit of true history....The last rat pit in New York City was owned by Christopher "Kit" Burns, and operated as "Sportsman's Hall" at 273 Water Street. The building still stands.Burns was supposedly a tavern keeper, but in actuality, he was one of the last of the "Dead Rabbit" gang made famous in the Martin Scorcese movie, "The Gangs of New York."The Sportsman's Club was ostensibly a bar, but it derived a large portion of its...
Tags: New York, Pets, New York City, Brooklyn, The Sun, Jack, Burns, Robert Burns, Martin Scorcese, East River, SPCA, Bergh, Robert Sullivan, Henry Bergh, PBurns, Great City


Report: Actor Frank Adonis, known for ‘Goodfellas,’ has died

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Frank Adonis, an actor best known for his roles in Martin Scorcese films including “Goodfellas,” ”Raging Bull” and “Casino,” has died. He was 83. His wife, Denise, told TMZ and Fox News that he died Wednesday in Las Vegas after several years of illness, mostly from kidney problems. She said he’d […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Fox News, Las Vegas, Martin Scorcese, Denise, Frank Adonis


The Last of the Dead Rabbits

The last rat pit in New York City was owned by Christopher "Kit" Burns, and operated as "Sportsman's Hall" at 273 Water Street. The building still stands.Burns was supposedly a tavern keeper, but in actuality, he was one of the last of the "Dead Rabbit" gang made famous in the Martin Scorcese movie, "The Gangs of New York." The Sportsman's Club was ostensibly a bar, but it derived a large portion of its revenue from rat killing spectacles, and the occasional dog fight.As James Dabney McCabe, wri...
Tags: New York, Pets, New York City, Brooklyn, The Sun, Jack, Burns, Martin Scorcese, East River, SPCA, Bergh, Robert Sullivan, Henry Bergh, PBurns, Terrierman, Great City


The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 15, 2018 — A nostalgia feast

East Dover VT village c.1911 The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: December 15, 2018 It’s a celebration Brunch! It’s a feast of nostalgia! This time of year is always a big one for our family, with birthdays and anniversaries galore, as well as the usual holiday gatherings. But this year is even more special, because it was forty years ago, on December 16, 1978, that this happy picture was taken at our wedding in Baldwin, Maryland. We honeymooned in Colonial Williamsburg. I also became a pastor that ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Microsoft, Religion, San Francisco, Indiana, Indianapolis, Jimmy Carter, Dallas, Ohio, Shirley, Annie, Woody Allen, Muhammad Ali, Yankees, Vermont


Anna Paquin Joins Final Season of Showtime’s The Affair

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Anna Paquin joins final season of Showtime’s The Affair Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin (True Blood) has joined the cast of the fifth and final season of the acclaimed Showtime drama The Affair in a series regular role. Paquin will appear as the adult daughter of Alison (Ruth Wilson) and Cole (Joshua Jackson) Joanie Lockhart, and will follow her in the future as she travels to a climate-change ravaged Montauk, New York to find out the truth behind the death of her mother...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Netflix, Showtime, TV News, Levi, Ruth Wilson, The Affair, Maura Tierney, Martin Scorcese, Golden Globe, Joshua Jackson, ComingSoon, Anna Paquin, Phoebe Tonkin


Martin Scorcese and Leonardo DiCaprio Attached to Killers of the Flower Moon

Martin Scorcese and Leonardo DiCaprio attached to Killers of the Flower Moon Deadline reports that after potential development on an adaptation last summer, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese will re-team once again for a film version of the 2017 non-fiction thriller Killers of the Flower Moon. RELATED: Damon Herriman is Charles Manson in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood It was originally reported in July ’17 that the two were working on an adaptation with frequent Scorcese collaborator Rob...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Fbi, Oscar, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Charles Manson, Scorsese, Eric Roth, Leo Dicaprio, Martin Scorcese, DiCaprio, David Grann, Osage, Osage Nation


Warren Ellis on the unique narrative power of comics

Warren Ellis's closing keynote from the Thought Bubble festival in Leeds is distilled Ellis: witty and wordsmithed, insightful and thoughtful, futuristic and deeply contemporary. Ellis's subject was the unique merits and practices of comics, the traits that have made it the incubator for so much successful media in other forms, from movies to fashion to games to toys. Comics is a form without convention: there is not even a standardized way of writing a comics script, much less a standard ...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Comics, News, Paul Greengrass, Media Theory, Leeds, Marrakesh, Martin Scorcese, Archie Goodwin, Shaw, Ellis, St Clair, Warren Ellis, Jason Bourne, Allie Brosh


Media Unplugged: Is A&E Creating Cultural Brands – or Blowing Smoke?

Is A&E creating cultural brands – or blowing smoke? And…Martin Scorcese doesn’t understand Rotten Tomatoes – and the feeling is mutual. Plus, rants and raves about Blue Apron’s new podcast (have you really been hungry for that?), the mental health challenges unique to musicians (or are they?), and what happens when a child’s “Anne Frank” Halloween costume becomes controversial and is re-labeled (hint: Nothing, unfortunately). It’s episode 73 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacke...
Tags: Radio, Martin Scorcese, Tom, MARK RAMSEY, Tom Asacker, Jeff Schmidt, Anne Frank Halloween


'I Kind Of Look Bad In It': The Life Of Jake LaMotta, The Legacy Of 'Raging Bull'

Critic Chris Klimek says Martin Scorcese's landmark 1980 film provides an unflattering portrait of Jake Lamotta, who died Wednesday — a portrait the boxer was only too happy to sit for.(Image credit: Keystone/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Martin Scorcese, Jake LaMotta, Chris Klimek


Shorties (Summer's Best New Books, Mary Timony on the Helium Reunion, and more)

BuzzFeed, the Globe and Mail, and HuffPost previewed summer's best new books. The A.V. Club interviewed Mary Timony about the Helium reunion. The Times Literary Supplement interviewed author Ursula K. Le Guin. Stream a new Grizzly Bear song. Female poets talked identity and migration with Ms. R.I.P. Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave. shared an excerpt from Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's memoir The Fact of a Body. Daddy Issues covered Don Henley's "Boys of Summer....
Tags: Music, New York, Georgia, David, Brooklyn, Pakistan, New York Times, Ursula K Le Guin, Penny Marshall, Jason, Alexandria, Ernest Hemingway, Chris Cornell, Martin Scorcese, Don Henley, Rumi


The Most Iconic Mafia Movies Of All Time

So, you’ve seen The Godfather and want to expand your mafia movie repertoire? Enter Martin Scorsese and his brat pack to bring New York mobsters and their street-smart, terrifying grit to the silver screen. But gangster movies don’t stop at Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather. From the ruthless Russian gangsters in Eastern Promises to police-mobster friendships in Donnie Brasco, there’s so much more worth watching in this genre beyond the Corleone family.All of the movi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Boston, Fbi, David, Brooklyn, Italy, Johnny Depp, Scorsese, Bronx, Anna, Alec Baldwin, Michael, Max, Billy


Media Unplugged: Here’s what YouTube TV REALLY Means

Here’s what YouTube TV really means… And… Is Martin Scorcese too risky for Hollywood? Fugetaboutit! Plus, movie theaters are really in the SEAT business, and the limits of asking your friends to try a podcast (#trypod is well-meaning, but will it be enough?). It’s episode 59 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play button below: And if you’re reading this by email, click her...
Tags: Hollywood, Radio, Martin Scorcese, Tom, MARK RAMSEY, Tom Asacker, Jeff Schmidt


Scorsese Talks Passion and Preservation at British Film Institute

LONDON – “The joy of creating a film has to be in making something, even in the worst circumstances. It’s about the passion,” Martin Scorsese told a packed audience at a special event celebrating the director’s career at London’s BFI Southbank on Wednesday night. “To retain that passion is the key.” Scorsese spoke about his... Read more »
Tags: London, News, Film, Global, Scorsese, BFI, Martin Scorsese, Martin Scorcese, British Film Institute, BFI Southbank, The Irishman


Martin Scorsese on Reuniting With De Niro for ‘Irishman,’ the Sinatra Biopic That Got Away

LONDON – “The joy of creating a film has to be in making something, even in the worst circumstances. It’s about the passion,” Martin Scorsese told a packed audience at a special event celebrating the director’s career at London’s BFI Southbank on Wednesday night. “To retain that passion is the key.” Scorsese spoke about his... Read more »
Tags: London, News, Film, Global, Scorsese, BFI, Martin Scorsese, Martin Scorcese, De Niro, BFI Southbank, The Irishman


Hollywood Star Andrew Garfield: I Fell In Love With Jesus

Hollywood star Andrew Garfield has spoken about "Falling in love with Jesus Christ' in his preparation for the Martin Scorcese film 'Silence'.
Tags: Hollywood, News, Jesus, Christian, Andrew Garfield, Jesus Christ, Martin Scorcese


Weekend Wax Bits

This Sunday, in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, rock author and critic Anthony DeCurtis writes a glowing review of Anatomy of a Song. Anthony DeCurtis, whose biography of Lou Reed is out next year, is a big deal and so is the NYT's Sunday Book Review. I was practically in tears when I read it. Something hits you when someone you respect completely gets what you've done. You can read his review here. Media roundup: Here's my radio appearance on Canada's CBC this week and here's Joseph ...
Tags: Sweden, San Francisco, Neil Young, Canada, New York Times, Stevie Wonder, Jazz, Nyt, Alvin, Mansion, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, Sam, Wall Street Journal, Michael Keaton, WSJ


What Are The Best Gambling Movies Of All Time

By which criteria does one select the best gambling movie? Is it the one in which the most bets are placed or one that is a true depiction of real money gambling. This then creates another dilemma, can we fairly rank movies based on true events together with fictional movies. There can never be fair and ultimate list of the best gambling movies of all time. All new lists that are out there attempting to rank gambling movies are all biased. Poker players will prefer poker based movies like ...
Tags: Movies, Religion, Daniel Craig, Las Vegas, Mickey Rourke, Mcqueen, Cincinnati, Martin Scorcese, Greenwich Village, Paul Newman, James Caan


Scorcese film on corruption swept up in financial scandal

A small Hollywood studio behind Martin Scorcese's stinging movie about greed on Wall Street has been swept up in a multibillion-dollar financial scandal tied to the prime minister of Malaysia. Red Granite Pictures, which produced "The Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was named on Wednesday in a federal complaint that alleges the studio was implicated in a money laundering scheme by an investment and development company called 1MDB. The investment fund is owned by the governm...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Malaysia, Leonardo Dicaprio, Martin Scorcese, Najib Razak


HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Canceled: Popdose Roundtable

After saying that it was coming back for a second season, HBO changed their minds and canceled “Vinyl,” the series about a struggling fictional record label in the early ‘70s. Despite being produced by Martin Scorcese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, and a strong cast that included Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano, its attempt to show the music industry in all its coked-out glory was widely panned. So we decided to discuss this among our staff, and we began with the following questio...
Tags: Music, Hbo, New York, Television, John Oliver, Cocaine, Atlantic, United States, Charli Xcx, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Showtime, Boardwalk Empire, Vinyl, Kate Winslet, Mars


Tribeca Film Fest reuniting 'Taxi Driver' cast/crew for film's 40th anniversary, announces 'Tribeca Talks' series; De Niro doing stand-up in NYC this week

The NYC film festival announced a bunch of talks with famous people and an exciting anniversary screening of 'Taxi Driver.' Plus: Robert DeNiro is doing standup tomorrow (but it's sold out). Continue reading… [Author: Rob Sperry-Fromm]
Tags: Movies, John Oliver, Tom Hanks, Jj Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón, Tina Fey, Patti Smith, Olivia Wilde, Idina Menzel, Chris Rock, Mark Ruffalo, Joss Whedon, Music News, Baz Luhrmann, David Byrne, Tour Dates


Thursday Night Non-Debate Open Thread

We have a thread up for the Republican debate. Our last open thread is full, so here's a new one, for non-debate topics (politics is ok, just not the debate.) So how much clout do Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger have? Not only is Vinyl on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Mick Jagger, Martin Scorcese


Valentine's Day Open Thread

From our heart to yours....Happy Valentine's Day. I'm about to watch Vinyl, the new HBO series produced by Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger. One third through unpacking...all TVs and computers are working. This is an open thread, all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Hbo, Mick Jagger, Martin Scorcese


Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese Revive the 1970s New York Music Biz in HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

At last night’s New York premiere for “Vinyl” — HBO’s upcoming series about the 1970s New York music industry — P.J. Byrne, who plays the wildly-groomed music lawyer Scott Leavitt, told Variety that he has very strict requirements for the roles he accepts. “I like to work with a minimum of two icons before I show... Read more »
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, News, Scene, VPage, Vinyl, Bobby Cannavale, Martin Scorcese, Variety, Mick Jagger Martin Scorsese, New York Music Biz, P J Byrne, Scott Leavitt


CAA Signs Chris D’Arienzo, Now At Work on ‘King of Comedy’ Musical

CAA has signed Chris D’Arienzo, the “Rock of Ages” writer who’s currently at work on a stage musical adaptation of Martin Scorcese’s 1982 movie “The King of Comedy” for New Regency. D’Arienzo, who penned both the “Rock of Ages” film as well as the stage tuner on which it’s based, is also developing “Always On My... Read more »
Tags: News, Legit, Caa, Martin Scorcese, Chris D Arienzo, Arienzo


Growing Up First Generation Italian American

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Tags: American Dream, Italian, Martin Scorcese, Italian American, margaret Fontana, First Generation, Italy Italian, Order Sons of Italy


Episode 39: American Hustle/The Hobbit 2/Anchorman 2/Out of the Furnace

American HustleThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugAnchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesOut of the Furnace2014 Bucket List FilmsWhat We Watched: Bully, Prisoners, Powwow Highway, Miss Representation, The Spectacular Now, Knuckle, Shut Up And Play The Hits, Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend and The Act of Killing.  You can download the episode here. (right click to save) Next Episode: Martin Scorcese's The Wolf of Wall Street and Spike Jonze's Her.  [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Spike Jonze, Martin Scorcese, Anchorman, Mike Birbiglia, HustleThe Hobbit