Aug/2020

That ‘Scarface’ Reboot Has A New Writer!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 16th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Remember that ‘Scarface’ reboot, remake, or whatever you want to call it, we have been talking about for a while?  Click HERE to refresh your memory. Well it looks like writer Paul Attanasio has been tapped to rewrite the script for the reboot from the original draft by David Ayer.  This decision was made by producers Marc Shmuger and Martin Bregman according to Deadline.  Attanasio’s credits include ‘Donnie Brasco’, ‘Quiz Show’, and the tv series ‘House’. Pacino was in ‘Donnie Brasco’.

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Hi Bryan Here….

That’s right.  Universal has hired David Ayer to write the script for the updated version of Scarface.  We wrote about this a month or two ago about how this Scarface won’t necessarily be a sequel or remake, but rather just and updated version.  The film will put a new spin on the outlaw tale first released in 1932 with Paul Muni playing an Italian who took over Chicago, and then turned into the ultra violent 1983 film that starred Al Pacino as Tony Montana, a Cuban who took over the cocaine trade in 1980s Miami.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Universal is officially prepping another new version of ‘Scarface’.  The first film being from 1932 and then to the ever popular and iconic 1983 film with Al Pacino as Tony Montana.  The studio has been meeting writers to script a take for a film that will be produced by Marc Shmuger and his Global Produce banner along with Martin Bregman. Bregman produced the Pacino version.

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OZARK SEASON 3 – Netflix Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 23rd, 2020

“Ozark: Season Three is the best yet.”

The Byrdes are deeper in debt to many other criminals in season three of Netflix’s hit show Ozark. Series creators Bill Dubuque, Mark Williams, and showrunner Chris Mundy have built a sinister world in the midwest vacation hotspot over the past two seasons where jet skiing, water sports, and enjoying family-friendly activities are the normal part of life. In Ozark, the deep seedy underbelly is exposed to murder, drug running, the mafia, the cartel, and more that is as brutal and violent as Scarface. Season three enhances all elements as the Byrde family deals with a multitude of horrific situations in this stellar and super suspenseful ten new episodes.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – Film Review!

by Janet White on Oct 18th, 2019

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Truly once in a blue moon, a sequel surpasses its predecessor. One of my favorite examples of this is Aliens. Everyone else may say The Godfather Part II or Terminator II: Judgment Day and yes they would agree with me, too. With complete assurance, I now add Maleficent: Mistress of Evil to the list. Back in 2014, I screened Maleficent and was somewhat disappointed. Here is the link to that review in case you are curious: Janet White’s Maleficent Film Review 2014. Yes, the wickedly delightful Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) darns her horns once more to battle racism and evil once more. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Obsession’ – Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 7th, 2019

Back in 1976, director Brian De Palma (Scarface) and writer Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) collaborated on a movie titled ‘Obsession‘. It was their tribute to Alfred Hitchcock’sVertigo‘ and starred Cliff Robertson and John Lithgow. The film touches on a few taboo subjects, but is nowhere near as violent as the previous mentioned films. ‘Obsession‘ is actually quite a masterpiece of the late 1970s that features a very melodramatic and thrilling story that takes you on a terrifying journey of a man who is still grieving his deceased wife and daughter.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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There are two things Martin Scorsese knows a lot about, one of them is making movies and the other is making mob movies. From ‘Goodfellas‘, to ‘Gangs of New York‘, to ‘The Departed‘ with several stops in between, his films speak for themselves so it’s no wonder that a bit of a bidding war has broken out around his latest project ‘The Irishman‘. The companies are sending up their white flags with Netflix standing on the pile of broken bodies, the victor.

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Film Review: ‘War Dogs’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 19th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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War Dogs‘ looks good on paper and the trailer for the film sells the movie’s comedy and fun moments. It seemed like the perfect project for director Todd Phillips (‘The Hangover’ trilogy, ‘Road Trip’, ‘Old School’) as he reunites with Bradley Cooper and adds Jonah Hill and Miles Teller to this story, based on true events about two school friends who love to smoke up and run guns for the government – some of which might be illegal. This is a very different film for Phillips from what we’re used to, and unlike the trailer, the film isn’t all that funny. Sure, there are some moments of small laughter here and there, due to Jonah Hill’s character, but the rest is Phillips’ wink to a mix of gangster movies, including ‘Scarface’, ‘Goodfellas’, ‘Casino’, and even a bit of ‘Drive’.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma (‘Scarface‘, ‘The Untouchables‘) has got a legacy of films that will make others think long after he’s gone. Fortunately, he is still with us and still making movies. The multi-award winning director has picked his next project, ‘The Truth and Other Lies‘ based on the novel by Sascha Arango.

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Guide To Wave Two Films At Fantastic Fest 2014!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 27th, 2014

Drafthouse Films Will Release ‘La French’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 27th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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You can mark another win for Drafthouse Films, the film company connected to The Alamo Drafthouse Theater chain. This past week  at the Cannes Film Festival, Drafthouse Films picked up a crime thriller called ‘La French‘ that stars Jean Dujardin and directed by Cedric Jimenez. And get this – Drafthouse bought the U.S. distribution rights after the people at Drafthouse watched an eight minute reel of the film. Not only that, but Jimenez was signed to one of the top talent agencies in Hollywoood, which is WME.

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DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘Brazilian Western’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2014

Claire S., Here…

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Brazilian Western” is René Sampaio’s debut feature length film, which is loosely based on a legendary Brazilian folk song titled, “Foroeste Caboclo.”  Don’t be fooled by the title. This is not a traditional Western by any means. Instead, the film is a little bit “Scarface”, a little bit “Romeo and Juliet”, and a little bit “The Unforgiven”.  This may sound like a strange combination with too much going on, but it actually works.  And oddly enough, despite the ultra-violent scenes in the film and the depressing ending, the one word I keep using to describe this film is “fun”.

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The Top 10 Gangster Movie List!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 19th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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Some girls are all into sappy romances or heart touchingly saccharine-sweet movies. Movies that sometime contain a troubled family learning to love a curmudgeonly, absent  grandparent, or a shattered family recovering from the death of one of its immediate member. Sometimes it’s a pet that waltzes, unexpectedly, into a tumultuous atmosphere that teaches everyone to love more before it’s killed in some unimaginative way.

I hate movies like that. I hate books like that and I hate songs like that. If a member of a family is killed, it better be a mafia family, and I get to look forward to their violent, bloody and evil retribution.  I am so fascinated by the inner workings of these ‘families’. I love to see the fronts they use to launder their income and imagine ways I would do it if I was involved.

 

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Director Brian De Palma and actor Al Pacino, who famously worked on the 1980’s version of ‘Scarface‘ are teaming up again for ‘Happy Valley‘, a film that will tell the story of Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno.  Paterno’s amazing football club and career came to a screeching halt when it came out that the defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky had and still was molesting young children, which Paterno and others did nothing to stop it in fear that it would ruin their football club.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Al Pacino is returning to the stage and film known as ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’.  The 1992 film adaptation got Pacino an Oscar nod back twenty years ago and now Broadway is looking to put it back on the stage for 2013.  Pacino played Ricky Roma in the film, but will play Shelly Levene in the play, which was played by Jack Lemmon in the film.

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