Well, done Netflix! A new Teaser Trailer has surfaced for Martin Scorsese‘s reportedly $200-million Feature, THE IRISHMAN.
Synopsis: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
Cast: Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jack Huston, Kathrine Narducci, Jesse Plemons, Domenick Lombardozzi, Paul Herman, Gary Basaraba, Marin Ireland
See the Trailer:
Netflix stream and release in theatres THE IRISHMAN this Fall.
Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro might be known to many of us as a legendary presence on the big and small screen, however he also is just as successful as a businessman. Turning heads this past weekend at the TONY Awards with some controversial statements about President Donald Trump, the Icon before a crowd of media, stakeholders and VIP members who filled a shut-down Mercer Street made apologies. The occasion was the gold shovel ground-breaking of his latest business venture together with good friend, famed Michelin-starred Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, the debut of Hotel/Resident/Restaurant hybrid NOBU TORONTO. Nobu Restaurants remain a top destination for travelers around the world with over 30 locations.
“I just wanted to make a note of apology for the idiotic behaviour of my President”, said De Niro, met by emphatic applause. “It’s a disgrace. And I apologize to Justin Trudeau too and the other people in the G7. It’s disgusting.”. Toronto Mayor John Tory later would make reference to De Niro’s statement, stating succinctly “Thank you. And thank you of course for investing in Toronto.”. The crowd responded with laughter and more applause.
The 700-unit, 49-storey venture which now is one step closer to being a reality, is the brainchild of Madison Group, Westdale Properties and Nobu Hospitality. Also in attendance at the ground-breaking which kicked-off with Japanese Kodō drummers, was Meir Teper, a Film Producer who is a Principal at the latter. All residential units we learned, sold-out in less than three months.
De Niro did the rounds with local media today at a space in the vicinity of what will be Nobu Toronto in the near future and we simply can’t wait to see this welcome new addition to the Entertainment District and the role and starpower it draws to the City.
See some Snaps:
We had the pleasure of meeting Chef Nobu and DeNiro at the event! Unforgettable. Hover cursor left and right to navigate.
VVS Films + Mr. Will want you to get you dirty this New Year! This is your chance to see naughty and hilarious DIRTY GRANDPA first on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg!
Right before his wedding, straight-laced Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is coerced into driving his foul-mouthed and perverted grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), a former Army general, to Florida for spring break.
Dick believes his grandson is about to marry the wrong woman and when some young women hit on them, he tries to get Jason to loosen up. Jason, who is studying law and has a bright future in front of him, is finally convinced to attend a party with Dick, where he proceeds to get high and naked, while Dick sleeps with every hot young thing in sight.
There Robert De Niro goes again, winnning our hearts with another against-the-senior-grain type role. We loved him so much in last month’s The Intern and are happy to see he’s still a big draw to the movies for fans. Check-out the above still, brand new from the upcoming road trip comedy, DIRTY GRANDPA in which he stars alongside Zac Efron. The Film takes place a few days before Jason‘s (Efron) wedding and both he and Grandpa Dick head on a trek to a Boca Raton retirement community. The two get into lots of antics with Jason being the straight-laced one of the two.
BORAT Co-Writer Dan Mazur directs the comedy which also stars Aubrey Plaza, Jason Mantzoukas, Danny Glover, Adam Pally and Dermot Mulroney.
See the new Trailer:
VVS Films will release DIRTY GRANDPA on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Canada.
This looks so good. Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro. Why hasn’t this happened sooner? Director Nancy Meyers (The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give) sure knows how to make a great Film and we expect nothing less of her this time. How cool is it seeing Hathaway in the Editor’s chair this time after making us fall in love with her in The Devil Wears Prada?
In “The Intern,” De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).
See the Trailer:
I’m just putting it out there – although this isn’t the type of Movie that gets a Premiere at TIFF, I’m still hoping this will get a debut here this September!
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release THE INTERN on Friday, September 25, 2015.
The 2015 TriBeCa Film Festival ran from April 15-26, 2015 in beautiful Tribeca, New York and I attended for the first time ever! What originally drew me into travelling for 10 days to New York City for this incredible Film Festival co-founded by Robert DeNiro to bring people back downtown New York after the tragedies of 9/11, were the conversations, or Tribeca Talks: Director Series that was announced in the middle of March, just a mere month before the Festival. The booking and scouring to look-up Films, allow time to line up and travel, and build a schedule with no backups had begun.
The Tribeca Talks: Director Series that was just aforementioned including one hour Conversations with George Lucas moderated by Stephen Colbert, Christopher Nolan moderated by Bennett Miller, Cary Fukunaga moderated by James Schumer, and last not certainly not least, Brad Bird moderated by Janeane Garofalo. These Talks were not only incredible for their insight, but they were beyond entertaining and masterful. The 60 minutes flew-by in what felt like seconds, but the entire time was surreal, something that words cannot merely describe.
As well, the selection of seemingly endless Movies was unfathomable. There were so many great choices, and promising options, most of which turned out to be extremely fun and enjoyable while others fell short of that standard. Some of the highlights were: Leslye Headland’s Sleeping with Other People starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis. This Movie was absolutely hysterical as it steered from the typical Romantic Comedy norms and clichés, and provided new laughs and nuances that truly made this RomCom stand-out from the crowd. Hopefully it gets a Canadian release, and if it unfortunately does not it will be released on VOD 90 days after its opening in Cinemas. Other standouts included Man Up from Director Ben Palmer which paired Simon Pegg and Lake Bell together in an unseeingly-perfect Romantic Comedy as well. I swear I did not just see Romcoms at TriBeCa. Ashby from Director Tony McNamara is another extremely funny, brilliant, Dark Comedy featuring Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff and Emma Roberts. The Film focuses on Wolff and Rourke who is a former Assassin and how the manage to enrich one another’s life.
The TriBeCa Film Festival also features an after the Movie discussion for certain Titles, not that the new Movies don’t have Q&As but rather they take older Movies and bring back Cast and Crew for a 45 minute discussion about the Movie and some insider information regarding the Project. The one that I was lucky enough to attend was Gus Van Sant’s brilliant Good Will Hunting. Minnie Driver, Gus Van Sant and Stellan Skarsgård were in attendance for this post movie talk and included a lot of information about Robin Williams on the set. This moved most of the Audience to laughter and tears. Some of the most memorable moments were when Skarsgårdrevealed that the first take of the scene between Williams and Skarsgårdin the bar, Robin did the entire Role in his Nicholson impersonation. Another memorable tidbit was from Driver who reveled that the focus puller was terrible and could not be fired because he was related to someone high up so he referred to him as Helen…Keller. Moments like these unknown facts are what make for great memories.
TriBeCa was an incredible experience, which offered a ton of excitement in an array of events geared to true Film Lovers. These separate ticketed events are something that would be classified as once in a lifetime. Events such as Mary J. Blige’s Documentary The London Sessions, followed by her performing a live Concert, or a showing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail followed by a Talk with Monty Python. However, the Closing Night Film was the piece DE résistance. Goodfellas’ 25th Anniversary Screening in the new 4K restoration with a post-Screening Discussion with Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino, moderated by Jon Stewart. That was a memory never to be duplicated.
TriBeCa was a delight to attend, and a Festival I cannot wait to experience again next year!
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada and Mr. Will Wong want to give Readers across Canada a chance to win a Double Pass to see hilarious Sports-Comedy GRUDGE MATCH! That’s right, Screen Legends Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro pitted against one another in the ring in this latest Film from Director Peter Segal (Get Smart)!
Double Passes are available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Halifax,Victoria, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal! Screenings take place Monday, December 16, 2013.
In GRUDGE MATCH, De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh Fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, Boxing Promoter Dante Slate Jr. (Kevin Hart), seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all.
GRUDGE MATCH also features performances from Golden Globe and Academy Award Winners Kim Basinger and Alan Arkin.
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Although there’s been no confirmation of this premiering at TIFF ’13, we’re still holding hope that David O. Russell‘s (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) upcoming ’70s-era Crime-Drama, American Hustle, will get a bow in Toronto here in September.
The Film is based on the True Story for the ABSCAM Operation in which a Con Artist and his Girlfriend are enlisted by Federal Agent to turn the tables on other Con Artists, Politicians and Mobsters.
This brand new Trailer looks and feels absolutely authentic to the Era. You must see it:
I love the idea of Amy Adams getting arrested and having a meltdown. I think I actually am in love with this Movie already!
eOne Films releases American Hustle on Christmas Day.
After being institutionalized, Pat (Bradley Cooper) transitions back to his normal life again, staying with his Parents Dolores (Jackie Weaver) and Pat Sr. (Robert DeNiro). His ultimate goal is to reconcile with his Wife, proving to her that they can pick-up where things left off, but along the way he meets an equally troubled Woman named Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence). Matters become complicated as they both get to know one another, confusing what it is that Pat really wants, as they prepare themselves with a challenge of an upcoming local Dance Competition.
David O. Russell (The Fighter) helms and writes a beautiful Piece here with rich, complex and flawed Characters, maintaining our interest and support throughout. Make no mistake though, Silver Linings Playbook is a Comedy and it is chalk full of biting humour and you will leave feeling uplifted. Its message is central and universal – with love you achieve and endure anything, no matter what you’re working against.
Oscar-nominated Lawrence‘s performance here is a true revelation, commanding our attention at all times with Tiffany‘s presence. Just wait till you see her school the Boys on Football in one scene and surely, a great deal of discipline was required to learn some of the Choreography in the Film. Cooper is endearing as a lovesick Man who at moments is unable to contain his emotions or bite his tongue – at once grating and incredibly charming.
Whether or not Silver Linings Playbook has the meatiness to win Best Picture at the Oscars remains to be seen, but on its own it surely is a Movie I’d love to see again! Alliance Films releases on November 21, 2012.