Speed Kills - John Travolta

Someone stop John Travolta.

I thought Gotti would mark a low point for the Pulp Fiction star this year, but the two-time Oscar nominee isn’t ready to give up just yet. He’s starring in Speed Kills, a virtual reality crime series (!) set in 1980s Miami that’s based on a true story. Travolta plays a speedboat racing champion (!!) who gets caught up with the mob, cruises around in a boat with “007” painted on the side, and spits out defiant lines like “I’m not selling Blue Thunder to you!” with a totally straight face (!!!). You’ve gotta see this to believe it. Read More »

gotti rotten tomatoes user reviews

Following a dismal critical reception and an even more dismal box office performance, Gotti has released a new ad getting to the alleged heart of the problem: the critics. The bizarre ad for John Travolta’s mob movie attacks the critics that tore down Gotti while boasting about the rave “user” reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. But there’s something fishy about those Gotti Rotten Tomatoes user reviews that the marketing is so proud of.

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moviepass gotti

MoviePass‘s business strategy continues to confound all of us. The ticket-buying service’s sustainability has always been in question since it dropped its prices to the popular $10 a month, but MoviePass was not content to simply disrupt the moviegoing industry. It had to get behind the scenes as well. Cue the perplexing venture into distribution, of which MoviePass has seen some success and some failures. And the one big, public failure with the meager box office returns of Gotti, in particular, maybe even worse for MoviePass than we realized.

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gotti reviews

Critics have whacked Gotti, the new mob movie starring John Travolta as the Teflon Don. 45 producers (!) struggled for almost a decade to bring this biopic to the big screen. Perhaps they should’ve waited a little bit longer – Gotti reviews have earned the movie a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Gotti trailer

John Gotti was one of the most famous mafia bosses because unlike most other members of the mob, he embraced publicity and became a media sensation. Now Gotti’s rise and fall are chronicled in the film Gotti, starring John Travolta as the infamous “Teflon Don”. Watch the Gotti trailer below.

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Fred Durst John Travolta Movie

Though you may remember Fred Durst from his days as the front man for the rap rock group Limp Bizkit, you may not know that Durst has dabbled in being a director. In addition to directing music videos for his own band, as well as videos for Korn and Staind, he’s also went behind the camera for the comedy The Longshots and the indie drama The Education of Charlie Banks. Now, he has a new thriller on the way that is inspired by a certain event from his Limp Bizkit days.

Fred Durst is currently down in Alabama with cameras rollin’, rollin’, rollin on a thriller called Moose, which was inspired by a real-life fan who stalked the musical artist during his more popular days. John Travolta will play the stalker, but his target isn’t a red cap-wearing rap rocker. Read More »

gotti release

Leave Gotti, take the cannoli. 10 days before its intended domestic release, the mobster biopic starring John Travolta has been dropped by Lionsgate.

The film follows John Gotti (Travolta), the infamous head of the Gambino crime family, as he rises to notoriety in the late 1980s and brings his son into a life of crime.

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Gotti trailer

John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson) has been wanting to star in a movie about 1980s New York City crime boss John “The Teflon Don” Gotti since 2011, and after going through multiple iterations and spending years in development hell, the film is finally ready. Here, at long last, is the first trailer for Gotti, which ended up being directed by Kevin Connolly: yep, the guy who played “E” on HBO’s Entourage. And weirdly, this movie seems like a fake film you’d see in the background of an Entourage episode.
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Face Off

“I am tired of myself tonight. I should like to be somebody else.” — Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

We are hardwired to see faces. Through the phenomenon of pareidolia, we’re able to glimpse a collection of shapes in a rock, or a cloud, or an oil spill, and imagine we can spot a face within. Our brains are always searching for something to identify; something to relate to. We judge emotions through the facial features of others – we see entire worlds of possibilities in the raising of an eyebrow, or the downturning of a mouth.

Our own faces remain out of sight, save for when we catch them reflected in a mirror, or in a selfie, or ghost-like and shadowy in the screens of cellphones and laptops. Yet even when we’re not looking at our own faces, we tend to have an image in our minds of how we look. It may be idealized or depreciated, but it’s there. Our faces reflect who we are – without them, we might lose our identity. What might happen then if we gazed into a mirror and discovered a completely different person staring back at us. Worse than that – what if it was the reflection of someone we despised. Someone who had caused us irreparable harm. The face of a mortal enemy.

That’s the premise of Face/Off, John Woo’s glorious and deranged action film from 1997. It was not the first Hollywood movie Woo would direct, but it would ultimately be the best, the only film during the filmmakers’ sojourn in America that truly captured his unmatched style.

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David Blaine: Beyond Magic Trailer

David Blaine is a magician best known for making magic cool again in the late 1990’s with his street magic specials. His detour into crazy stunts that seemingly tested his body’s limits was not quite as interesting as his personal slight of hand wizardry, and in recent years he has television appearances have become rarer. He returned in 2013 with the ABC special David Blaine: Real or Magic, which featured Blaine performing his trademark magic for celebrities and public figures.

He returns with a new special next month entitled David Blaine: Beyond Magic, which takes the same approach, featuring the likes of Emma Stone, Johnny Depp, John Travolta, Margot Robbie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrick Stewart, and more. The first David Blaine: Beyond Magic trailer has been released, watch it now after the jump.

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