The most likely, of last night’s awards, to an awards-show junkie in 2002 imagining the hazy future:
1. Meryl Streep. Sure! Bet the speech was great.
2. Christopher Plummer. Glad he’s still around!
3. Martin Scorsese. He deserves some recognition!
4. George Clooney. Did he win for playing Cary Grant?
Middling likelihood–not impossible to imagine, Read More
It’ll be sitting room only for 180 lucky fans of GoodFellas (or, just maybe, Shutter Island) at the Film Forum next week, as the Manhattan auteur not named Woody Allen addresses the Film Forum audience at a Feb. 23 screening of last year’s Fran Lebowitz documentary Public Speaking. Wait, everyone loves Martin Scorsese, Read More
Yesterday, when HBO announced that they were going ahead with a series order for Luck, most of the internet met the news with a collective shrug. Not because Luck isn’t poised to be one of the most highly anticipated shows of 2011 — spoiler: it already is — but because of course HBO picked it Read More
Martin Scorsese was sued for $600,000 this morning by Ponzi schemer Kenneth Starr, who was profiled last month by our own Max Abelson. Starr was arrested on 20 counts of wire fraud and one count of securities fraud in May, accused of bilking some $59 million from prestigious clients like Uma Thurman, Caroline Read More
Martin Scorsese has thrown doubt on a recent article in the U.K.’s Sun newspaper by strongly contradicting a quote they attributed to him regarding Rupert Grint, the 21-year-old who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
The Sun story had Scorsese going so far as to favorably compare Grint to Leonardo Read More
On a recent Thursday morning, Internal Revenue Service agents walked up to a shiny new building on East 74th Street. Bernie Madoff’s younger son has a $4.4 million condo on the fifth floor, but they were looking for his neighbor. “Tell them I’m not here,” the money manager Kenneth I. Starr said to Read More
Just how big was the second weekend of Alice in Wonderland? The four new releases—Green Zone, She’s Out of My League, Remember Me and Our Family Wedding—could only account for 65 percent of Alice‘s total; somewhere, the Mad Hatter is doing a CGI-enhanced Irish jig to celebrate. As we do each Monday, here’s Read More
Not even the prospect of Tracy Morgan dressed as a cellular phone could stop the Martin Scorsese fever dream that is Shutter Island. For a second consecutive weekend the rain-soaked thriller landed on top of the box office, holding off furious pushes from new releases Cop Out and The Crazies. As we do Read More
It turns out delaying Shutter Island by four months only meant Paramount had to wait a bit longer to collect its impressive loot. The psychological thriller (with a twist!) was the top choice over the weekend, pulling down a massive $40.2 million to lead all comers. As we do each Monday, here’s a Read More
Good news, cinephiles: a couple of Mount Rushmore-ready directors open films today. Even better news: only one of them brings a scandalous criminal record to theaters as well! (Hint: his name rhymes with Poman Rolanski.) As we do every Friday, here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
What’s the story: If it Read More