When ‘Bad Boys’ Began, Martin Lawrence Was the Top Dog | Features

The backlash to his improvised routine was swift. Jay Leno canceled Lawrence’s subsequent “Tonight Show” appearance, and the monologue was later released in an edited version on YouTube. But Lawrence, who was known for his raunchy routines, was unapologetic. “If I don’t know anything else, I know what it takes to make a person laugh,” … Read more

George R.R. Martin blasts most adaptions, praises Shōgun

George R.R. Martin remains disappointed in the bulk of literary adaptations but did have praise for recent miniseries Shōgun. Adapting the work of anyone’s favorite book, comic, etc. is always a damning task. So rarely will the writer nail everything that a fan loves about the work…and that’s just what fans want: everything to be … Read more

Martin Scorsese finally directs Timothée Chalamet…in a Chanel ad

Martin Scorsese and Timothée Chalamet have finally collaborated, teaming up for a commercial for fragrance Bleu de Chanel. It was only a matter of time before Martin Scorsese and Timothée Chalamet worked together. But unfortunately, it’s not for a big screen project; instead, it’s for a Chanel ad. This might not be the project we … Read more

Reclamation Through Restoration: Thelma Schoonmaker Talks Michael Powell, Martin Scorsese and Peeping Tom | Interviews

Michael Powell has a cameo in “Peeping Tom.” He plays Mark’s father very briefly in that moment where he comes in front of the camera. I’m curious if you had conversations with him about the theme of this film and how filmmaking in and of itself can be destructive. We didn’t talk too much about … Read more

Chris Hemsworth on Martin Scorsese Marvel criticism

Chris Hemsworth on hearing Marvel criticism from Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola: “It bothers me, especially from heroes.” We’ve seen several high-profile directors take shots at Marvel movies over the years, including Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, but Chris Hemsworth isn’t standing for it. While speaking with The Times, the Thor actor opened up … Read more

Sydney Sweeney can’t wait to start training to portray boxer Christy Martin in an upcoming biopic

Euphoria alum Sydney Sweeney enters the squared circle to play the trailblazing boxer Christy Martin in an upcoming biopic. Anyone But You and Madame Web star Sydney Sweeney is eager to enter the squared circle to portray pioneering boxer Christy Martin for director David Michôd’s upcoming biopic. The project, which will fetch a pretty penny at the Cannes … Read more

Martin Freeman defends Miller’s Girl from age gap backlash

Martin Freeman defends Miller’s Girl from backlash after the film courts controversy due to the age gap between Freeman and Jenna Ortega. Martin Freeman and Jenna Ortega star in Miller’s Girl, an erotic thriller which recently began streaming on Netflix. Given the subject matter of Miller’s Girl, in which a high-school teacher has an inappropriate … Read more

He’s Got Something Going On: David Proval on Mean Streets, and Acting for Martin Scorsese | MZS

Proval came to screening of “Mean Streets” at the Texas Theatre in Dallas April 20. I interviewed him after the show about his experiences making the film, his collaboration with Scorsese and costars Robert DeNiro and Harvey Keitel, and his reaction to watching it again on a big screen, for the first time in a long … Read more

Seth MacFarlane, Martin Scorsese restore vintage animated shorts

Seth MacFarlane & Martin Scorsese join forces to restore vintage animated shorts with some set to premiere at the TCM Classic Film Festival. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and Goodfellas director Martin Scorsese may not seem like the most likely match, but Deadline reports that the pair have joined forces to fund the restoration of … Read more

Steve Martin Is an Auteur Without Having Directed a Thing | Features

That assessment is unfair, of course, but it does help explain why some of Martin’s greatest triumphs—including “Roxanne” and “L.A. Story”—seem to flow directly from his personal maturation and increasingly sophisticated sensibility. Directed, respectively, by Fred Schepisi and Mick Jackson, those two films cemented the idea of what kind of movie star Martin was: witty, … Read more