tagged w/ Al Pacino
Brandon T. Jackson plays "Alpa Chino" in "Tropic Thunder" and this is why. Also hear what the real Al Pacino had to say about the character name...
"Tropic Thunder" is on DVD now.Brandon T. Jackson plays "Alpa Chino" in "Tropic Thunder" and this... more
Dominique Purdy counts down the biggest films in the land.
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Dominique Purdy counts down the biggest films in the land. infoMania is a half-hour... more
The timing could not have been worse.....
London is currently gripped by the inquest into the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell tube station on 22/07/05. I cycle past the memorial every monring and it was a truly horrific shooting by the Police.
The poster for the film Righteous Kill contains the tag line:
"There's nothing wrong with a little shooting as long as the right people get shot".
Should this poster be pulled immediately? Are the tube management guilty of insensitivity and chasing a fast buck?
The timing could not have been worse..... London is currently gripped by the... more
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A week after the box office sank to its lowest level in five years, sales should rebound significantly this weekend with five wide openers, including a thriller starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
"Righteous Kill," a rare pairing of the longtime A-listers, is a consensus favorite -- though no sure shot -- to top the weekend with an opening in the mid- to high-teen millions. The cop thriller, directed by Jon Avnet, comes from Overture Films, the indie studio behind the arthouse hit "The Visitor."
"We targeted the older male audience, and it looks like they're going to come," Overture marketing chief Peter Adee said. "From the tracking, it looks like the younger males are going to come as well."
Women could be another matter, given the presence of more female-friendly openers among the competition. Overture executives hope the usual appeal of Pacino and De Niro with older women will prompt a late surge in date-night support for "Kill."
The most obvious first choice for women -- Picturehouse's remake of the comedy "The Women" -- looks unlikely to vie for an upper rung in the weekend rankings. "Women" is a swan-song release for Picturehouse, which Warner Bros. is shuttering as the studio largely abandons the specialty-film business.
The likeliest competitor "Kill" will have to fend off for the session's crown appears to be the Coen brothers' comedy "Burn After Reading" from Focus Features and Working Title. Prerelease tracking indicates an opening in the mid-teen millions or higher, which would give Focus its biggest opening.
The first-weekend tally for "Burn" will depend on critical praise more than any of the other new releases. Early reviews have been mostly positive but hardly raves for the filmmakers' first release since their best picture Oscar winner "No Country for Old Men."LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A week after the box office sank to its lowest... more
Alicia Witt is an actress by day and she does this at night.
P.S. HER music sounds NOTHING like the music we have here, we just thought it was a highly underrepresented form of music on Current.com.Alicia Witt is an actress by day and she does this at night.... more
'[Pacino and De Niro] were young and insecure,' Coppola says of the early years, after he'd cast Pacino, blown away by his performance in Panic In Needle Park. The director is currently most-unimpressed with the actor's body of work over the last decade. 'Now Pacino is very rich, maybe because he never spends any money; he just puts it in his mattress.'
Coppola is more charitable toward De Niro, who won an Academy Award for a stunning performance in his Godfather II. 'De Niro was deeply inspired by Zoetrope [Coppola's studio], created an empire and is wealthy and powerful,' the director says, before pointing out that the actor is resting on his laurels instead of seeking thrilling roles.'[Pacino and De Niro] were young and insecure,' Coppola says of the early... more