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Biggest Oscar Snubs of the Year
Biggest Oscar
Snubs of the Year

Biggest Oscar Snubs of the Year

'Barbie' director Greta Gerwig and star Margot Robbie are shut out

(Newser) - It's that time of year when actors and moviemakers huddle around screens for the reading of the Oscar nominations , shedding tears of joy and disappointment. For those who worked on Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, which nabbed the most nominations for the 96th Academy Awards at 13, it was surely...

What Critics Are Saying About Martin Scorsese's Latest
DiCaprio Is the Star,
but She Is a 'Revelation'
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DiCaprio Is the Star, but She Is a 'Revelation'

Martin Scorsese's latest is getting strong reviews, as is Lily Gladstone

(Newser) - One of the most highly anticipated movies in a while is out, and Killers of the Flower Moon was apparently worth the wait. Director Martin Scorsese reunites with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro to tell the story of the 1920s murders of members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma....

Scorsese Saw Hollywood's Ills at Screening for Departed

'Studio guys' were upset because it clearly would not be a franchise

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese turns 81 in November, and he's making the rounds to plug his new film Killers of the Flower Moon with Leonardo DiCaprio. In a wide-ranging interview with GQ , Scorsese talks about feeling out of step with modern Hollywood. For instance, he rarely goes to Los Angeles anymore...

Scorsese Finds His Jerry Garcia
Finds His
Jerry Garcia

Scorsese Finds His Jerry Garcia

Jonah Hill will play him in 'Grateful Dead' film

(Newser) - Meet your "Jerry Garcia": Jonah Hill will play the musician in Martin Scorsese's upcoming Grateful Dead film, which he's making for Apple. The band and its management are involved in the untitled biopic, and Apple has rights to the Grateful Dead catalog for the movie's soundtrack,...

Scorsese: Marvel Movies Are Part of 'Most Ominous Change'

He says movie business has been steadily eliminating risks

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese angered some Marvel fans when he described the superhero genre as "not cinema" —but he says in a New York Times op-ed that he wasn't insulting movies made by "people of considerable talent and artistry," and if he had been born in a...

Welcome Scorsese's 'Haunting Masterpiece'
Welcome Scorsese's
'Haunting Masterpiece'

Welcome Scorsese's 'Haunting Masterpiece'

Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino shine in 'The Irishman'

(Newser) - A legendary director joins with a trio of A-list actors in The Irishman , a Netflix film based on a 2004 book in which hitman Frank Sheeran confesses to dozens of killings in his work for the Italian mob—including that of Jimmy Hoffa. Now in theaters and debuting on Netflix...

Scorsese: Marvel Movies Aren't Cinema. Coppola: Hold My Beer

Francis Ford Coppola calls superhero movies 'despicable'

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese caused a bit of a hubbub two weeks ago when he weighed in on the superhero movie genre, offering his take that Marvel movies are emotionally and psychologically bereft and "not cinema." Now, Francis Ford Coppola, the director behind Apocalypse Now and the Godfather franchise, has...

Scorsese Slams Marvel Films: 'Not Cinema'

Fans of the genre push back at acclaimed director

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese's new film, The Irishman, is already spurring Oscar buzz , but the director of other classics such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and Taxi Driver is taking his time in the spotlight to reveal a movie genre that just doesn't click with him—and that he doesn't...

Scorsese Took The Irishman to Netflix. That's a Big Deal
Why The Irishman Trailer
Release Is a Big Deal

Why The Irishman Trailer Release Is a Big Deal

The trailer, released Wednesday, paints it as an awards contender—and it's on Netflix

(Newser) - "One of the first trailers for an obvious awards-bait film" this season was just released , writes Ani Bundel at NBC News , but the film—Martin Scorsese's The Irishman—is heading to Netflix. That shouldn't be shocking in 2019, but the fact that "one of the biggest...

Hollywood A-Listers Revolt Against Oscars

Hundreds of big-name actors, directors, cinematographers slam Academy decision

(Newser) - The backlash against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues, and increasingly bigger names are joining the fray. After announcing that four awards would be bestowed during commercial breaks at the Feb. 24 Oscars, there was immediate pushback from those who said it was insulting to recipients in...

DiCaprio's Next Role: Man Who Killed at Least 27

He'll play serial killer HH Holmes as Martin Scorsese directs

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio will play to his dark side for a new role as "the 19th century equivalent of Hannibal Lecter," reports Deadline . He'll play serial killer HH Holmes in the film adaptation of Erik Larson's 2003 book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, And ...

10 Most-Thanked People in Oscar History

And the winner is ... Steven Spielberg

(Newser) - In anticipation of the Oscars on Sunday, Vocativ analyzed all 1,396 acceptance speeches the Academy has archived on its website to figure out which Hollywood bigwigs get thanked the most. The results:
  1. Steven Spielberg: He's been thanked 42 times—and even by people who have simply been inspired

6 Stars in Love With 'Normals'

Not every celeb sticks to fellow celebs

(Newser) - If you've ever dreamed of hooking up with a star, these six normal people who did just that—and all of them after going through a divorce—will surely inspire you. From the Huffington Post :
  • Charity founder Simon Konecki started dating Adele, with whom he just had a baby

25 Greatest Sports Films
 25 Greatest Sports Films 

25 Greatest Sports Films

Scorsese's 'Raging Bull' takes top spot

(Newser) - Missing the heart-pounding drama and heartwarming victories of the Olympics? Allow Paste to help you out with the 25 greatest sports movies of all time. The top five:
  1. Raging Bull: The Martin Scorsese film stars Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta, and the "compelling character study" is "

Critics Drooling Over HBO's Boardwalk Empire

 Critics Drooling 
 Over HBO's 

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Critics Drooling Over HBO's Boardwalk Empire

Thanks, in part, to Martin Scorsese, Steve Buscemi

(Newser) - HBO had critics eating out of its hand at the Summer TV Press Tour, thanks to its biggest, ritziest drama in years. It’s called Boardwalk Empire, and it’s produced and occasionally directed by Martin Scorcese (oooh), written by Sopranos veteran Terence Winter (aaaah), and stars Steve Buscemi (hooray!...

Ponzi Schemer Allegedly Bilked Celebs of $30M

Clients included Uma Thurman and Martin Scorsese

(Newser) - A money manager who catered to high-profile celebrities and wealthy New Yorkers has been charged with running a $30 million Ponzi scheme. The client list of Kenneth Starr (no, not that Kenneth Starr) includes Uma Thurman and Martin Scorsese, reports Reuters . No details on exactly who lost what, but Starr...

Is Scorsese Becoming Irrelevant?

 Is Scorsese 

Is Scorsese Becoming Irrelevant?

Shutter Island is a waste of our time

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese's name has been synonymous with great filmmaking for decades—well, all decades except the last one. Though he finally got his Oscar and had plenty of box-office success, The Departed was the only film of the 2000s to register, barely, on critics best-of lists. Post-Academy Award, concert film...

Scorsese Goes Gothic in Shattering Shutter Island

Director's mastery on display in finely crafted B-movie

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese has crafted a gripping '50s-era thrill ride in Shutter Island, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as federal marshals probing a disappearance at a hospital for the criminally insane, say critics.
  • The movie is a "nerve-twisting, tension-jammed exercise in pure paranoia—and possibly Scorsese's most commercial

Directors Who Should Go Sci-Fi
 Directors Who Should Go Sci-Fi 

Directors Who Should Go Sci-Fi

Coen brothers, Scorsese, Tarantino could give Cameron a run

(Newser) - With Avatar whipping up Oscar buzz for James Cameron, io9 nominates five great directors who could make magic with the “wondrous freedoms” available in the science-fiction genre:
  • Paul Greengrass: The man behind The Bourne Ultimatum thrives on a “mixture of chaos and intimacy”—perfect to document the

Real Life 'Goodfella' Arrested
Real Life 'Goodfella' Arrested

Real Life 'Goodfella' Arrested

Mob informant Henry Hill gets drunk showing his artwork

(Newser) - Henry Hill, the mobster-turned-informant who inspired the movie Goodfellas, has been arrested for a drunken incident at an Illinois hotel. Hill has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and is free in lieu of $1,000 bail. Hill, in the town of Fairview Heights for a showing of...

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