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Martin Scorsese is Obsessing Over the “Youthification” CGI in ‘The Irishman’

The Irishman is Martin Scorsese‘s reunion with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel. It’s also his return to the crime movie genre. But despite all these familiar elements, the upcoming Netflix film is going to be unlike anything Scorsese has ever made before. Because unlike the filmmaker’s previous films, The Irishman is employing extensive CGI in order to de-age the cast. The story spans decades, and rather than cast younger actors for earlier scenes, Scorsese is using special effects ...
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Robert De Niro Becomes the Bagel Boss in Weird UK Bagel Commercial

Robert De Niro was once hailed as the greatest actor of his generation. Now, he’s selling bagels in the UK. The acclaimed actor pokes fun at some of his famous wiseguy roles in a truly strange new commercial for British baking company Warburtons. The gist of the commercial is that New York tough guys are particularly outraged that folks across the pond would try to muscle in on America’s bagel action. At least, I think that’s what’s happening here. What makes this extra weird is the fact that D...
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The David Lynch MasterClass Provides Unique Insight Into the Enigmatic Filmmaker

The online education platform MasterClass has been giving subscribers a chance to learn from filmmakers, writers, cooks, and other creatives since 2014. Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Werner Herzog and more have all sat down to offer up their sage advice. This year, MasterClass scored an unlikely teacher: David Lynch, the unparalleled filmmaker responsible for Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive and more. Lynch is an enigma – it’s hard to imagine him willingly imparting the secrets of his work, even for ...
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Scorsese and De Niro Talk ‘The Irishman,’ and DiCaprio Is in the Audience

In conversation at the Tribeca Film Festival, the filmmaker and his frequent star spoke about films like “The Wolf of Wall Street.” That’s when they noted that Leonardo DiCaprio was in the audience.
Tags: Movies, News, Leonardo Dicaprio, Scorsese, De Niro, Tribeca Film Festival (NYC, Raging Bull (Movie, Silence (Movie, The Irishman (Movie


Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro on How ‘Raging Bull’ Avoided Being Shut Down

From “Mean Streets” to their upcoming “The Irishman,” Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese have one of film’s most famous (and long-running) actor/director partnerships. The two talked about their decades of work together at the Tribeca Film Festival (which De Niro co-founded) on Sunday afternoon, touching on the dynamics of their partnership, Scorsese’s hesitance to […]
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‘The Irishman’ VFX Will Hopefully Be ‘The Best It’s Ever Been’, According to Robert De Niro

We still haven’t seen any footage of Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman, and there’s a good reason for that. Scorsese and company are working hard to make the film’s special effects perfect. The movie spans several decades, and rather than cast different actors to play the cast of characters throughout time, Scorsese instead employed the type of de-aging tech Marvel uses. Robert De Niro, who reunites with Scorsese to star in the film, offered some insight into the process. Sooner or later, Netfl...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Netflix, Robert-De-Niro, Scorsese, Jackson, Samuel L Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Martin-Scorsese, Marty, De Niro, Joe Pesci, Jimmy Hoffa, Jane Rosenthal, The Irishman, Sheeran De Niro


‘The Current War’ Flickers Back to Life as 101 Studios Acquires Film for Wide Release

Two years ago, The Current War was being primed to be a key Oscar candidate. A historical drama about the race for electricity dominance in 19th century America starring awards darlings Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon and directed by Martin Scorsese protégé Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, The Current War had all the right elements to make it a frontrunner in the awards race. It was met with lukewarm reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, and that might have obstructed it, sure, but c...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Drama, US, Toronto, America, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Scorsese, True Story, Michael Shannon, Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Hoult


Joaquin Phoenix goes full Rupert Pupkin in new ‘Joker’ trailer

Batman’s greatest nemesis has never had a consistent backstory — and honestly, that’s always been part of his appeal. In a medium where origins are everything, the threads of the Joker’s tale are ever bit as twisted as the character himself. But in an era when even Batman’s butler gets a television show exploring his early life, the only surprise is that a film like Joker didn’t come along sooner. The Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) directed origin story sports a coveted Martin Scorsese ...
Tags: Entertainment, Trailer, Tech, Gotham, Fox, Robert De Niro, Scorsese, Batman, Dc, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Scorsese, Joker, Jerry Lewis, De Niro, Marc Maron, Todd Phillips


5 Irish Movies to Watch This Saint Patrick’s Day

5 Irish Movies to Watch This Saint Patrick’s Day Saint Patrick was a missionary and bishop in Ireland during the 5th century. Born in AD 385, Patrick knew that he was destined for great things. When he was sixteen years old, Patrick was kidnapped by Irish Raiders and taken into slavery. According to The Declaration (not of Independence- that came later — this was more of an autobiography-type-thing that Saint P wrote himself), God told Patrick to flee to the coast (because even back then, eve...
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Now Stream This: ‘Free Solo’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Triple Frontier’, ‘Christopher Robin’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Need something to stream today, this weekend, or even beyond? Good, you’ve come to the right place. This week, we have a nerve-wracking documentary; one of the best Scorsese/DiCaprio collaborations; a bunch of burly men firing guns; some wonderful Gerard Butler trash; a creepy kid; a one-room thriller; a tradionally animated epic; a kind-hearted fa...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Boston, Ben Affleck, Disney, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Egypt, Animation, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Scorsese


The 7 Best Ben Kingsley Movies

The 7 Best Ben Kingsley Movies Sir Ben Kingsley’s career spans genres as well as decades. But with a few key exceptions, his some of his most noteworthy work has occurred in the last ten years. For an aging actor, Kingsley has taken on some truly interesting roles of late, preferring to go out in a blaze of glory than to fade into obscurity. Good for him. This choice is to the benefit of the audience as well. He recent work with Martin Scorsese and Shane Black — as well as the comedic geni...
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Netflix's plan to score a best picture Oscar with Scorsese's 'The Irishman' is taking shape already

Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" may be Netflix's first movie to get a wide release. A source tells Business Insider that the Oscar-winning director wants the streaming giant to make it happen. Netflix may be taking one step closer to becoming a traditional movie studio. On the heels of the streaming giant falling short of winning the best picture Oscar with "Roma" at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday — but still having a historic night with the movie taking home three wins — it is now reload...
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar, Robert De Niro, Scorsese, Roma, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci, Cinemark, Stephen Dorff, Robert De Niro Al Pacino, Business Insider Filmmakers


Sorry, Warner Bros. Isn’t Playing Your Silly “Remove the Rat from ‘The Departed’ Game”, Internet

The collective Internet hive-mind had themselves a good laugh over a recently launched Kickstarter. That Kickstarter’s aim? To remove the rat that scurries across the frame at the end of Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning crime flick The Departed. Hilarious, right? Well, Warner Bros. doesn’t think so. Much like Mark Wahlberg at the end of The Departed, the studio put on a track suit, latex gloves and paper booties and then put a bullet in the Kickstarter page’s head. Or, more accurately, they shut...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Mark Wahlberg, Scorsese, Warner Bros, George Lucas, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Warner Brothers, Lucas, Martin-Scorsese, Blu Ray, Sacks, The-Departed, Adam Sacks, Sorry Warner Bros


Netflix Already Positioning ‘The Irishman’ as a Serious Oscar Contender By Planning Wide Theatrical Release

We’re all excited for The Irishman, but no one is more excited than the folks at Netflix. Because in the eyes of the streaming giant, Martin Scorsese‘s new gangster epic is a one-way ticket to winning a Best Picture Oscar next year. Having not scored the top award at the recent Academy Awards with Roma, a new report reveals Netflix is going all-in on positioning The Irishman as a serious Oscar contender. In fact, they might even do something they’ve never done with one of their movies before: g...
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There are signs Scorsese's 'The Irishman' may be the first Netflix movie to get a wide theatrical release, as the streamer thirsts for the top Oscar

Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" may be Netflix's first movie to get a wide release. A source tells Business Insider that the Oscar winner wants the streaming giant to make it happen.   Netflix may be taking one step closer to becoming a traditional movie studio. On the heels of the streaming giant coming close to winning the best picture Oscar with "Roma" at the 91st Academy Awards Sunday — and still having a historic night with the movie taking home three wins — it is now reloading for anot...
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Netflix's Announcement Teaser for Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman'

"A Martin Scorsese Picture…" Netflix unveiled a very basic teaser during the Oscar ceremony for Scorsese's highly anticipated next film The Irishman, which is set to arrive in theaters sometime later this fall. This teaser has no footage from the film, just names and a flying CG bullet. They likely released this based on the fact that everyone keeps asking where the heck this film is, and they just wanted to say it's coming up this year still - and it's getting a theatrical release. The Iris...
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‘The Irishman’ Teaser Lets Us Hear (But Not See) Martin Scorsese’s New Gangster Epic

The first teaser for Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman is here! And…there’s no footage. But hey, we’ll take what we can get. In the Netflix film, Scorsese reunites with his original leading man, Robert De Niro. He also reunites with Harvey Keitel and Joe Pesci, the latter having come out of retirement to work with the director again. And if all that wasn’t enough, Scorsese is also working with Al Pacino for the very first time. Watch (or I guess I should say listen to) The Irishman teaser below. ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Netflix, Italy, Robert-De-Niro, Scorsese, Movie Trailers, Al-Pacino, Rudy Giuliani, Teamsters, Harvey Keitel, Martin-Scorsese, Sheeran, U S Army, Pacino, Joe Pesci


Captain Marvel Reactions Hit the Web Higher, Further, Faster!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Captain Marvel reactions hit the web higher, further, faster! With only two-and-a-half weeks left until the highly-anticipated March 8 premiere of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, the first reactions from critics screenings have hit the web, including from our own Sabina Graves! Check out the Captain Marvel reactions from social media below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefres...
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‘Piercing’ Director Nicolas Pesce on His Gnarly, Surprising Horror Mash-Up [Interview]

Piercing doesn’t ever pull a punch. The title of writer-director Nicolas Pesce‘s adaptation of Ryû Murakami‘s novel of the same name couldn’t be more fitting. From its earliest images, audience members will know if this movie, which features visceral body horror, S&M, and cruel and ridiculous laughs, speaks to them. Pesce, who previously directed The Eyes of My Mother and will follow this up with a remake of The Grudge, again establishes himself as a bold director with Piercing. “Pesce delivers...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, America, Features, Adaptation, Sony, Takashi Miike, Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Mia, David Lynch, Piercing, Chris, Tarantino, Dario Argento


Half of Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Will Feature De-Aged Actors, May Arrive in October

It seems like every few months we learn a little more about Martin Scorsese‘s ambitious inter-generational gangster movie, The Irishman, and a little less about when this film will finally come out. Since rumblings about the film first started happening in 2010, Scorsese fans have waited with bated breath for The Irishman release date to be announced. When Netflix picked up the drama, the end appeared to be in sight. Then 2017 passed us by. Then 2018. And not a word about this film has been spo...
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‘The Devil In the White City’ Movie is Now a Hulu Series From Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio were hoping to one day adapt Erik Larson’s fantastic book The Devil in the White City into a feature film, with Scorsese directing, and DiCaprio starring as the notorious H.H. Holmes, thought to be America’s first serial killer. But now, things have changed. Instead of a movie, we’re getting a Devil in the White City Hulu show, and while Scorsese and DiCaprio will still be producing, it’s doubtful their involvement will go much further than that. And that’s...
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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...
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What Robert De Niro says about the de-aging in Martin Scorsese's Netflix movie, 'The Irishman,' and everything else we know about the process

Ever since Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro teamed up last in the 1995 movie "Casino," fans of the duo's collaborations have wondered when they would work together again. And it's finally happening with the Netflix movie "The Irishman," opening later this year, a project the two have been wanting to do for decades. It's their most ambitious project yet. Based on the Charles Brandt book, "I Heard You Paint Houses," the movie centers on hitman Frank Sheeran, who admitted to killing former Teams...
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Now Stream This: ‘Personal Shopper’, ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’, ‘The Ted Bundy Tapes’, ‘Bringing Out the Dead’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Baby, it’s cold outside! Much of the United States is dealing with a polar vortex, and below-freezing temperatures. Sounds like a perfect excuse to stay the hell inside and stream some movies! That’s where this column comes in, bringing you a plethora of different titles to enjoy. This week you’ll find Kristen Stewart texting with a ghost, Nicolas ...
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‘The Standoff at Sparrow Creek’ Star James Badge Dale Shares Stories of Michael Bay, Martin Scorsese, and More

Over the last 10 years, actor James Badge Dale has built himself one mighty impressive resume. Badge Dale’s career began when he was a kid in 1990 with a role in an adaptation of Lord of the Flies, but after that, and years after playing hockey and suffering an injury, he went to the theater where he found his passion for acting. Since his theater days, he’s delivered consistently high quality of performances for some of the best filmmakers around. Now, he’s the lead in The Standoff at Sparrow ...
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Truth and the Classic Heist Film: Director James Marsh on 'King of Thieves'

None King of Thieves (2018) tells the true story of the 2015 Hatton Garden diamond heist, estimated to total £14 million in stolen loot. Behind this crime were a crew of retired elderly crooks, whose daring and successful heist was thwarted by their greed and infighting. Played here by a cast of well known British actors including: Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone and Charlie Cox, it's a true story that has an inescapable fictitious air ...
Tags: Feature, Music, UK, Crime, Drama, Interview, US, Bbc, Britain, Paris, Northern Ireland, Wisconsin, Stephen Hawking, Michael Caine, Scorsese, Michael Gambon


Brendan Lorber's Playlist for His Poetry Collection "If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Brendan Lorber's impressive poetry collection If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving repeatedly transforms the banal into the beautiful and thought-provoking. In his own wor...
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, China, San Francisco, Rome, Radiohead, David, Brooklyn, Williams, New Jersey, Rosetta, Broadway, Argentina, Cia, Scorsese, Osborne


Martin Scorsese’s Favorite Movies List is Very, Very, Very Long

Martin Scorsese loves movies. He’s like a walking, talking encyclopedia of film, and he’s always happy to rattle off lists of the movies that inspired or wowed him. As a result of Scorsese’s years of praising various films, the folks over at MUBI have put together an exhaustive list featuring 893 of Martin Scorsese’s favorite movies. It’s a bit overwhelming, as the list starts in 1903, and works all the way up to 2018. So buckle up. This list is so big it’s overwhelming. Several folks at MUB...
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Netflix to offer Scorsese-directed Bob Dylan documentary about Rolling Thunder Revue

That was Dylan's rambling tour with Joan Baez and others that also was the subject of his own 1978 movie "Renaldo & Clara."
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New Martin Scorsese Bob Dylan Documentary Headed to Netflix This Year

Martin Scorsese and Bod Dylan: together again. In 2005, the legendary filmmaker released the documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan. Scorsese now returns to Dylan as a subject with the new doc Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, set to be released by Netflix later this year. It’s one of three Netflix projects for Scorsese, the other two being the gangster epic The Irishman, and a Second City Television reunion show. The new documentary will focus on Dylan’s “Rolling T...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, America, Netflix, Bob Dylan, Robert De Niro, Scorsese, Clara, Martin Scorsese, Dylan, Sam Shepard, Rolling Thunder Revue, Joan Baez Roger McGuinn, Jack Elliott, Renaldo, Bob Dylan Scorsese