Director Martin Scorcese sat down for a four hour interview with Fast Company and made so many movie references throughout that the magazine compiled all of the movies mentioned into one alphabetical list and then included a postscript of that film’s relevance to Scorsese and his work or Scorsese’s own feelings on that particular film. [...]
1. Premiering on HBO this week is that Martin Scorsese documentary on George Harrison. Here is the trailer in case you missed it. Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces Harrison’s life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool though his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist and a filmmaker, weaving together interviews with Harrison [...]
The answer to the question, “Who was the best Beatle” was always and forever will be George Harrison. Hopefully, Marty’s documentary on the late-Beatle will finally put an end to the John/Paul hegemony and swing things to George’s favor.
All three of these trailers hit yesterday and I didn’t get a chance to dive into each of them individually. For shame, because there could be lots to talk about. Up first is the trailer for Andrew Stanton’s adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s A Princess of Mars. Anyway, it’s strange they went for practical sets [...]
Director Martin Scorcese has attached himself to direct The Irishman, a drama based on the real-life story of a Mafia hit man. Great. But what really makes this news is that Bobby DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel will also be along for the ride. ‘The Irishman’ is based on ‘I Heard You Paint [...]
For a while, it looked like HBO has lost their mojo. There was clearly a period just after shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Rome, et al. had ended and there didn’t seem to be any shows that would be stepping in to fill their lineup. So much so, that I [...]
Martin Scorcese shares his 11 favorite horror movies. There are some nice surprises, meaning movies I’ve never heard of or had forgotten about, or have yet to see. The one I’m most intrigued by is Isle of the Dead, about a plague that ravishes a small Greek island.
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Shutter Island. The story follows a pair of U.S. Marshals — including Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) — who travel to Shutter Island, a small island in Massachusetts’s Outer Harbor, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an [...]
We debated over what to call this post. Alas, “Oscar Roundup,” won over “Oscar Meyers Hot Dogs” and “The Oscars: Does Anyone Really Care Anymore” or even “Oscars! Now We Can Get On With the Movies We Really Care About.” None of them had that distinct snap that Oscar Roundup had. For those scoring at [...]