save filmstruck directors

Boutique streaming service FilmStruck is still shutting its doors before November ends, but thanks to the efforts of a group of notable filmmakers, along with a popular petition, some semblance of the service will live on – the Criterion Collection, currently exclusive to FilmStruck, will launch their own independent streaming service in 2019. Now, filmmaker Edgar Wright is opening up about how he, and other major Hollywood players, mobilized in an attempt to save FilmStruck.

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save filmstruck letters

The saga to save FilmStruck has taken an interesting turn. In the wake of a popular petition hoping to save the soon-to-close streaming service, a huge list of big names in the movie biz have banded together to plead with Warner Media Group and change the minds of the powers that be. Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher NolanRian Johnson, Christopher McQuarrie, Karyn Kusama, and many, many more have thrown their considerable weight behind FilmStruck. Will this make a difference? We can only hope, because the clock is ticking.

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McDonald's Monopoly - Martin Scorsese Kevin Hart

Last month, The Daily Beast published an article titled “How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions.” The piece instantly went viral, ultimately resulting in the film rights selling to Fox, where Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and the writers of the Deadpool franchise are going to bring it to the big screen.

But a new article from Vulture reveals that they weren’t the only big names to go after the story: Martin Scorsese, Kevin Hart, and several others were also interested in it. And not only that, the original article was planted specifically to generate enough interest for a movie deal. Read the newest details about the still-untitled McDonald’s Monopoly movie below. Read More »

the irishman has 300 scenes

Eat your heart out, Avengers: Infinity War Martin Scorsese says that his highly-anticipated Netflix movie The Irishman has almost 300 scenes. According to Scorsese, this plethora of scenes made the film one of the biggest productions of his career.

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martin scorsese rotten tomatoes

It’s no secret that Martin Scorsese isn’t a fan of Rotten Tomatoes. In fact, he’s penned an entire essay denigrating the website and other review aggregators like it, calling them “hostile to filmmakers.” And now the legendary director is back at it again, reviving the Martin Scorsese Rotten Tomatoes feud with several new inflammatory remarks against the review aggregator website.

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SCTV Reunion

Master filmmaker Martin Scorsese will helm a Second City Television reunion show for Netflix. The SCTV reunion will feature a sit-down interview with Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas, Eugene LevyAndrea Martin, Catharine O’Hara, and Martin Short.

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The Irishman movie

Martin Scorsese is making the jump to Netflix with his highly anticipated mob movie The Irishman. Specific info regarding the film has been limited, but star Al Pacino offered some interesting tidbits about The Irishman movie during a recent interview.

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joker origin movie

I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around the news that The Hangover director Todd Phillips is directing a Joker origin movie that’s being executive produced by Martin Scorsese, because that combination sounds like something that sprang from a particularly unhinged game of Mad Libs. But now a new report sheds some light on how this version of the Clown Prince of Crime becomes the legendary villain we know and love – and it sounds like the film will be paying homage to one of the most famous Batman comics of all. Read More »

 

Martin Scorsese is returning to the small screen. The legendary director is not shying away from testing new cinematic mediums, juggling projects released through both streaming websites and the regular old studio system. His past two TV projects have been prestigious period projects released through HBO and developed with Terence Winter, but Scorsese seems to be breaking the mold once again.

For his next television project, Scorsese is teaming up with a new partner and going to a time period that he has never explored before: Ancient Rome.

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The Irishman Budget

Martin Scorsese is going to milk Netflix for all they’re worth. The filmmaker is currently shooting the highly anticipated crime pic The Irishman for the streaming giant, and reports indicate Scorsese’s budget is steadily increasing. As of now, the budget is $140 million and climbing. Good. Get that money, Marty.

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