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Trailer for the Martin Scorsese Produced and Andrew Lau Directed REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS

Thursday, August 14th, 2014


Below you can watch the first great trailer for Revenge of the Green Dragons from directors Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and Andrew Loo. The crime drama is based on a true story and is described as a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, which is awesome.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In the vein of crime classics like MEAN STREETS and INFERNAL AFFAIRS, REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang “The Green Dragons”. The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. From acclaimed Director Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, and legendary Executive Producer Martin Scorsese comes a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, portraying the never-before-told true story of “The Green Dragons”.

Martin Scorsese has put his own Midas touch on the project; he remade Infernal Affairs with 2006’s The Departed and serves as executive producer on this one. It looks very promising; check out the great trailer below and poster.

Revenge of the Green Dragons will be available exclusively on DirecTV starting September 11th 2014, followed by a theatrical release in October 2014.


First Trailer for Roger Ebert Documentary LIFE ITSELF is a Touching Tribute

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014


Steve James’ (Hoop Dreams) documentary Life Itself about legendary film critic Roger Ebert has its first trailer and it looks like a loving tribute to Ebert’s life and legacy, looking at his contributions to the world of cinema and film criticism. The film includes interviews with a number of Ebert’s colleagues and admirers, and footage that James shot during the last few months of Ebert’s life when he was at battle with cancer.

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert—a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Life Itself will be available VOD and in theaters on July 4th 2014:


Juno Temple Joins Martin Scorsese’s HBO Rock ‘N’ Roll Drama

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

juno temple

Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Maleficent) has been cast in HBO’s untitled Rock ’n’ Roll pilot from executive producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, writer George Mastras (Breaking Bad) and Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire).  We last spoke of the drama back in 2010, so needless to say we have been waiting patiently for any and all updates on the project.

The untitled drama is set in 1970s New York and explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra, who is trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.  Deadline reports that Temple will play Jamie Vine, an ambitious assistant in the A&R department at the label.  It’s not a lot of news mind you, but it’s something to prove this great sounding show is finally moving forward.  Gimme Shelter in the pilot, too easy of a prediction?

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is Martin Scorsese’s Top-Grossing Film

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014


THR reports that this past weekend Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated movie The Wolf of Wall Street past the $300 million mark becoming his top grossing movie (without inflation).  His previous best was Shutter Island ($294.8 million), also starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  It’s like whenever these two work together, magic happens.

The film has been nominated for five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director for Scorsese, Best Adapted Screenplay for Winter, Best Actor for DiCaprio, and Best Supporting Actor for Jonah Hill.

It has also been nominated for four BAFTAs, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay, and two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. DiCaprio won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

This is why he’s the man:

Liam Neeson Updates Us On TAKEN 3 and Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE

Monday, February 3rd, 2014


Liam Neeson will find you, don’t worry about that.  He is also finding his way back to dramatic roles as Deadline reports that Neeson has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s next film Silence, reuniting for the first time since they worked together on Gangs of New York. Silence as you may have heard has been a passion project of Scorsese’s for decades, and his adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel is finally going in front of cameras this summer.

The story takes place in the 17th century and follows a group of missionaries sent to Japan in order to investigate the reported torturing of Christians by the country’s emperor.  Andrew Garfield is set to play one of the priests, with Girls star Adam Driver reportedly signed on to play the other. Ken Watanabe is also part of the cast, which will be mostly made up of Japanese actors.

Liam Neeson gave an update on the Taken series, he will return for a third installment (for a reported $20 million paycheck) and guess what else goes his way?  The plot:

They called me up and I said I’ll do it… but only as long as nobody gets Taken.

Taken 3 doesn’t go into production until later this year, it will be interesting to see what’s happening in this entry; the title will be a little misleading if no one is to be “taken”.  Series star Maggie Grace is also expected to return and recent report also had Forest Whitaker in talks to join in an unspecified role.

Neeson isn’t resting anytime soon, he can be heard in The Lego Movie next weekend, and will be seen in the thriller Non-Stop later this month. This May, he’ll star in Seth MacFarlane’s Western comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West.

The 2014 Oscar Nominees

Thursday, January 16th, 2014


Here are the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards or “The Oscars” is you’re nasty.  The leaders are American Hustle and Gravity lead with 10 nominations each, 12 Years a Slave has 9 nominations.  I’m happy to see Wolf of Wall Street earn five nominations including Best Picture, Director (Scorsese), Best Actor (DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Adapted Screenplay.  Feel free to make your own assumptions about who got snubbed (Robert Redford) and shake your fist in the comments.

The 86th Oscars will be broadcast March 2nd on ABC.


Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Terence Winter Talk WOLF OF WALL STREET

Thursday, December 5th, 2013


In a fantastically candid roundtable with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street players open up about airplane orgies, how Hill won the role, Steven Spielberg on set and why DiCaprio was drawn to the real-life story.

Martin Scorsese is returning to black comedy with this month’s The Wolf of Wall Street opening on Christmas Day. The film is based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch.

THR has been doing a number of roundtable interviews for this year’s awards contenders; this one is by far my favorite so far.  Watch it after the jump below.

FYI: Scorsese confirms that we won’t be seeing a longer director’s cut on home video.


New Trailer for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, Opening December 25th Thankfully

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


Here is another fantastic trailer [here is the first crazy one] for director Martin Scorsese‘s new film The Wolf of Wall Street which after some possible release date change talk will thankfully be opening this Christmas.  The final run-time is 165 minutes, which isn’t a bad thing with Martin Scorsese and Leo working together on a dark comedy.  Jonah Hill and teeth are looking great too.

Based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, the film follows Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch.

The film also stars Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner.

The Wolf of Wall Street opens on December 25th, watch the trailer below:


Martin Scorsese is Determined to Release THE WOLF OF WALL STREET This Year

Friday, October 11th, 2013

He’s really mad at that paper.

News coming out of The Wolf of Wall Street timeline debacle that we touched on last week is that Martin Scorsese is determined to finish editing Wolf and have it ready by November 25th.  Paramount was considering bumping Martin Scorsese’s awards-contender to 2014 because it wouldn’t be finished in time.  It has not officially been moved from the November 15th release date, but it’s unlikely that it will come out then seeing how there hasn’t been much marketing involved yet.

Well that’s why we have Christmas kids!  So Martin Scorsese can edit a movie by November 25th, market the hell out of it and give it to us on December 25th.  He’s Santa Clause is what I’m telling you.  Showbiz 411 is now reporting that Scorsese and his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker are trying to cut the film down to a “manageable length”.  Scorsese is skipping town after November to be a judge at the Marrakesh Film Festival; always working this guy.

If The Wolf of Wall Street does make a Christmas Day release, then Paramount will likely put Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit to mid-January.  The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner.

Sarcastic Thanks! Paramount Considering Delaying Martin Scorsese’s WOLF OF WALL STREET

Thursday, September 26th, 2013


Martin Scorsese has been developing The Wolf of Wall Street for years and with the film so close to release (November 15th), we may be waiting longer.  Sources are saying that Scorsese is still not finished with the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Matthew McConaughey.  A delay is likely and we are talking either Christmas day or 2014, why you ask?  Well, it seems the issue is with the runtime.

I’m used to delays with Scorsese, Gangs of New York was delayed a full year from December 2001 to December 2002 and Shutter Island was pushed from October 2009 to February 2010.  Pushing to 2014 would take The Wolf of Wall Street out of this year’s awards race, sad.  There is also the Christmas option that would also move the thriller Jack Ryan to January.

We will let you know the release date if it changes, in the meantime let’s hope the final cut is as great and bring on the 3+ hours director’s cut Blu-ray!