Last month, HBO cancelled Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl after already having renewed it for a second season. But if you’re mourning the loss of your window into the 1970s New York music scene, fear not — Baz Luhrmann‘s The Get Down is arriving in just a few weeks. Show More Summary
It’s been 36 years since Robert De Niro stepped inside the ring to portray Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese’s legendary boxing film, Raging Bull. Trading 16 oz. gloves in favor of the role of cornerman, today we get our first good look at the Roberto Duran biopic, Hands of Stone. The 72-year-old veteran actor plays Ray Arcel, […]
A recent movie that received widespread acclaim and five Academy Award nominations was financed by stolen money, according to the federal government. The movie is Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which earned Oscar nominations in 2014 for director...
In 1980, Robert De Niro delivered an Oscar-winning performance as Jake La Motta in Raging Bull, the Martin Scorsese masterpiece that set a high water mark for both biographical narratives and boxing films. For many years, the compound image of De Niro and a boxing ring was indisputably evocative of cinematic excellence. Show More Summary
Midway through Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), in one of his confiding-to-camera monologues, begins to explain the process of taking an IPO public. Midway through his explanation, he stops himself. “Look, I know you’re not following what I’m saying anyway, right?” he smirks. “That’s okay. That doesn’t matter. The […]
A complaint filed by the US government is seeking the civil forfeiture of rights to the Martin Scorsese Oscar-nominated movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” as part of assets allegedly stolen from Malaysia. According to The Hollywood Reporter,...Show More Summary
GQ recently asked some famous people to share thoughts and stories about Matt Damon for a profile piece about the star of the upcoming Jason Bourne. There were spectacular contributions from Martin Scorsese, Bill Simmons, Sarah Silverman, and Damon himself. Show More Summary
Why are sports such as boxing and wrestling thrilling to watch in narrative films but often tough to take in real life? Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull” and Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” aren’t compelling for their violence so much as for their ability to probe the psychology of their central male characters. Show More Summary
Film series Eyes on Cinema posted a really heartwarming clip from the 1991 film The Scorsese Machine in which Martin Scorsese sits down to dinner with his parents Charles and Catherine, both of whom spoke of their son with such wonderful parental pride. Help Laughing Squid grow with a monthly pledge of support.
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Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, co-creators of HBO's Vinyl, were so impressed by Kaleo's "No Good" that they requested to use the blues-rock hit on their show – even though they hadn't heard the final version. "We hadn't even finished the song," singer-guitarist JJ Julius Son tells Rolling Stone. "I guess they...
From Woody Allen to Martin Scorsese, many film directors have enjoyed a long-standing love affair with the Big Apple.
Most auteurs prefer their starlets to be seen and not heard, but as any good writer or filmmaker knows, your actors only elevate the material on screen. With Olivia Wilde, Vinyl creators Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter and...Show More Summary
Roger Ebert’s original review of The King of Comedy is a useful tool for understanding exactly how indifferently Martin Scorsese’s comedy/drama was received upon its release – coming as it does from one of the director’s earliest and loudest boosters, and even he can’t figure out what to make of it. Calling it “one of […]
With big names like Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter at the helm, music industry drama Vinyl should have followed in the footsteps of The Sopranos and Game of Thrones as another feather in HBO’s cap. Instead, it was unceremoniously...Show More Summary
You'd think that Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terrance Winter producing a show about the glory days of the music industry would be a recipe for success. It wasn't. ____________________________________________________ In a surprise move, premium cable network HBO announced that it was canceling its expensive music industry drama "Vinyl." The...
After initially giving the greenlight, HBO has pulled the sophomore season of "Vinyl."
Vinyl should have been on huge. On paper, it feels like a surefire hit and another jewel in HBO’s crown of all-time great shows. A drama series set in the music industry circa 1973, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, run by...Show More Summary
The program, a 1970s music drama created by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, was besieged by a series of problems following the end of the first season in April.