Martin Scorsese - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Martin Scorsese Former Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey dies at 59 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Grey, an influential Hollywood leader who served as the chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, has died. A family spokeswoman said Monday that Grey, who was battling cancer, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 59. Before exiting Paramount in February, Grey oversaw franchises like "Star Tr... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:46:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:46:00Z 'So sad he's gone' _ fans react to death of Jonathan Demme Some reaction to the death of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. "Jonathan taught us how big a heart a person can have, and how it will guide how we live and what we do for a living. He was the grandest of men." — actor Tom Hanks in a statement. "Jonathan Demme was a great artist, humanitarian, activist & ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:27:00 GMT 2017-04-27T00:27:00Z In Demme's eclectic career, a nonstop rock 'n' roll beat NEW YORK (AP) — Through Jonathan Demme's freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock 'n' roll beat. Music was his first love and his first credit. Long before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was music coordinator for a little-seen 1970 thriller called "Sudden Terror." And Demme's death Wednesday morning at the age of 73 mean... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:13:00 GMT 2017-04-26T22:13:00Z Review: When the bullets fly, 'Free Fire' comes to a crawl The shootout, often a ballet, is a battle royale in Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire." When the bullets start flying, Wheatley's arms-deal-gone-wrong 1970s shoot-up comes to a crawl. There's a total absence of slow-motion cartwheels. No one miraculously walks through a wall of fire to kill the bad guys with three precise shots. Not a single Scarlett Johansson roundhouse kick is in ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:24:00 GMT 2017-04-19T16:24:00Z Rickles: The man was sweet, but oh that on-stage bite LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Rickles kept the nice inside, his friends say. Lucky us. Offstage, the self-described "shy and frightened kid" was invariably kind and caring, fellow celebrities said after his death Thursday at age 90. So are many other worthy people. But Rickles, only Rickles, could leave that sweet man offstage and turn into a ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:19:00 GMT 2017-04-07T12:19:00Z Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90. Rickles, who would have been 91 on May 8, suffered kidney failure and died Thursday morning at his home, said Paul Shefrin, his longtime pu... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:56:00 GMT 2017-04-06T20:56:00Z Bob Dylan archives open in Oklahoma; public center planned TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Part of music icon Bob Dylan's once-secret 6,000-piece archive, including thousands of hours of studio sessions, film reels and caches of unpublished lyrics, has opened in Oklahoma, curators announced this week. More than 1,000 pieces spanning Dylan's six-decade career are available to scholars at the Gilcrease Museum's Helmerich Cente... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:17:00 GMT 2017-03-29T23:17:00Z Robert Silvers, edited New York Review of Books, dead at 87 NEW YORK (AP) — Robert B. Silvers, the exacting and perpetual editor of The New York Review of Books who responded to private groaning over the state of criticism and helped create a literary magazine of lasting influence, died Monday at age 87. Silvers, who had served as sole editor of the Review after fellow founder Barbara Epstein died in 2006, died at... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:31:00 GMT 2017-03-20T19:31:00Z Japan actor in Scorsese's 'Silence' drawn to recurring theme TOKYO (AP) — Violence pulsates in Shinya Tsukamoto's early films, driving stories into nightmarish fantasies like in the award-winning 1989 "Tetsuo," which ridicules middle-class conformity with a man-becomes-machine metamorphosis. His more recent works still depict violence, though the Japanese director says the nature of the violence has changed — from ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:31:00 GMT 2017-03-01T09:31:00Z In Oscar winners about Hollywood, undercurrents of anxiety NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again. If Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" is to win best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards — and just about everyone thinks it's going to — it will surely go down as another in a run of movies about Hollywood to be celebrated by Hollywood. Two years ago it was Alejandro Inarritu's backstage comedy "Birdman" that was crowne... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:34:00 GMT 2017-02-22T23:34:00Z Jenkins & Chazelle: The young directors at center of Oscars NEW YORK (AP) — At the forefront of this year's Oscar race are two filmmakers in their 30s with seemingly limitless careers ahead of them: Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old wunderkind behind "La La Land" and Barry Jenkins, the 37-year-old writer-director of "Moonlight." The combined nominations of their films amount to 22 even while their ages add up to less than that of Mart... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:08:00 GMT 2017-02-02T22:08:00Z Review: The McConaissance reaches its limits in 'Gold' The Reformation toppled the Renaissance but the decline of the McConaissance is harder to delineate. It was probably inevitable that Matthew McConaughey's bold rebirth — that terrific run of "True Detective" ''Magic Mike," ''The Wolf of Wall Street," ''Interstellar," ''Mud" and "Dallas Buyers Club" — would dissipate. Could it have been those Lincoln ads that signaled the end... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:27:00 GMT 2017-01-25T22:27:00Z Oscars change their tune with 'La La Land,' diverse nominees History was made across Tuesday's 89th annual Academy Awards nominations, where the retro musical "La La Land" reaped a record-tying 14 nominations and a wave of African-American films, led by the luminous coming-of-age portrait "Moonlight," resoundingly toppled two straight years of "so white" Oscars. The twin forces — Damien Chazelle's candy-colored lov... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:44:00 GMT 2017-01-24T22:44:00Z Oscars toast Gibson, not Bening, Adams, and more surprises LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes the biggest surprise on Oscar nomination morning is when there's no surprise at all. This year many of the exclusions just came down to the fact that some of the categories, like best actress, were too competitive. And no matter how deserving, there were always be a few who have been in the conversation from the start who miss the final cut. ... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:09:00 GMT 2017-01-24T21:09:00Z The Latest: After Oscar nominations, it's right back to work BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the 89th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 10:50 a.m. For many Oscar nominees, the joy of having their name called quickly comes with a dose of reality — it's a workday on their next pr... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:01:00 GMT 2017-01-24T19:01:00Z Thelma Schoonmaker on sculpting 'Silence' and editing Powell NEW YORK (AP) — Thelma Schoonmaker would still be working on Martin Scorsese's "Silence" if she could. The legendary editor is sitting in the Midtown Manhattan office where she cut Scorsese's latest, his deeply felt spiritual epic about Jesuit priests in feudal Japan. Schoonmaker sits in between her monitors and those for Scorsese, added about a year ago so he could sit even... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:59:00 GMT 2017-01-20T19:59:00Z Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend NEW YORK (AP) — "Hidden Figures," the uplifting film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the North American box office for the second straight week, selling $27.5 million in tickets over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, according to final studio figures Tuesday. The Fox release, which stars Taraji P. H... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:37:00 GMT 2017-01-18T00:37:00Z 'Hidden Figures' keeps orbit at top; Affleck, Scorsese flop NEW YORK (AP) — Labors of love, one from Martin Scorsese, the other from Ben Affleck, proved costly at a casualty strewn weekend box office where the uplifting NASA drama "Hidden Figures" stayed on top for the second straight week. "Hidden Figures," about African-American mathematicians in the 1960s space race, sold a leading $20.5 million in tickets in N... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:50:00 GMT 2017-01-15T20:50:00Z Adam Driver downshifts with the pensive, poetic 'Paterson' NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Driver prefers not to see the films and TV shows he's in, a policy that he grants he's taken a little far. "I haven't seen 'Lincoln' and I have, like, the smallest part in 'Lincoln,' Driver says, chuckling. "It's not called 'Samuel Beckwith the Telegraph Operator,' it's called ... 'Lincoln.' I should watch it." Even... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:50:00 GMT 2017-01-05T21:50:00Z 'Rogue One' tops box office for third straight weekend NEW YORK (AP) — The new year at the box office is starting where 2016 left off: with Disney on top. The "Star Wars" spinoff "Rogue One" led the box office for the third straight week, taking in an estimated $64.3 million over the four-day New Year's weekend, according to studio estimates Monday. The success of Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:26:00 GMT 2017-01-02T22:26:00Z 'Rogue One' tops new releases to dominate holiday box office LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was an intergalactic holiday at movie theaters as "Rogue One" blasted past a spate of new releases to hold onto the top spot at the weekend box office. The "Star Wars" story added another $96 million to its coffers over the four-day holiday period, according to studio estimates Monday. "The power of the 'Star Wars'... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 21:04:00 GMT 2016-12-26T21:04:00Z Martin Scorsese: 'Cinema is gone' NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's Manhattan office, in a midtown building a few blocks northwest of the cordoned-off Trump Tower, may be the most concentrated bastion of reverence for cinema on the face of the earth. There's a small screening room where Scorsese screens early cuts of his films and classic movies for his daughter and his friends. There's h... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:17:00 GMT 2016-12-20T23:17:00Z Review: Scorsese's 'Silence' is a gorgeous, tedious journey Martin Scorsese's "Silence " is not an easy film to watch. At times it's grotesquely violent, at others tediously slow. But it is a full and worthy cinematic experience that is bold, thought provoking and utterly singular. That it's also a nearly three-decade effort from one of our living greats is just an interesting factoid in the end — plus, we've been here before a few t... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:15:00 GMT 2016-12-20T22:15:00Z Martin Scorsese's nephew arrested on trespassing charges NEW YORK (AP) — The nephew of Oscar-winning movie director Martin Scorsese has been arrested after New York City police say he tried to enter a Staten Island home by cutting through the screen door with a knife. Frank Scorsese, of Staten Island, was arraigned Saturday on charges including criminal trespass and criminal possession of a weapon. He was order... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:05:00 GMT 2016-12-19T05:05:00Z 'Deadpool' in, 'Silence' out and more Globes film surprises LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association never fails to disappoint with their assortment of nominees, which always seem to include some expected picks, some inspired ones and some headscratchers too. The nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globes announced Monday certainly had some bombshells, too. Here are a few notable snubs and surprises: ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 03:22:00 GMT 2016-12-13T03:22:00Z 'La La Land' waltzes off with most Golden Globe nominations The Golden Globes nominations had their usual quirks. "Deadpool," really? But the nominees did little to disrupt the dominant trends of this year's award season: that "La La Land" and "Moonlight" have separated themselves from a pack of richly diverse contenders. "La La Land," Damien Chazelle's infectious Los Angeles musical, sang and danced its way to a ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:10:00 GMT 2016-12-12T22:10:00Z The Latest: Globe nominations leave out some big names BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The Golden Globes are known for making some surprising nominations, and this year is no exception. Surprise nominations include Ryan Reynolds' naugh... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:25:00 GMT 2016-12-12T19:25:00Z Dunham and Coates, mutual admirers, talk writing and Trump NEW YORK (AP) — "Girls" creator Lena Dunham and author-essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates, strangers until Monday night, found they had a lot in common. Especially when the subject was the upcoming presidency of Donald Trump. "If what has to happen is that I get metaphorically strung up by my toes because I think we were all born equal and beaut... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:09:00 GMT 2016-12-06T08:09:00Z Don Calfa, prolific film and television actor, dead at 76 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Calfa, the film, stage and television actor whose credits included "The Return of the Living Dead," ''Weekend at Bernie's" and "Barney Miller," has died. His publicist Michael Perez tells The Associated Press that Calfa died Thursday in Palm Springs of natural causes. Calfa died two days before his 77th birthday. ... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:41:00 GMT 2016-12-02T18:41:00Z 'La La Land' named best film by New York film critics NEW YORK (AP) — Damien Chazelle's Los Angeles musical "La La Land" was named best film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle. The group announced their picks Thursday on Twitter, spreading around their awards to a variety of Oscar contenders. The top award came as something of a twist after the critics' early choices leaned toward Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age portr... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:11:00 GMT 2016-12-01T20:11:00Z