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Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Netflix movie could become his most expensive film with a reported budget over $140 million


Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese
Robert
De Niro and Martin Scorsese in 2003. The pair have reunited for
the upcoming Netflix film “The Irishman.”

AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian

Martin Scorsese Netflix movie ‘The Irishman’ budget over $140 …


Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese
Robert
De Niro and Martin Scorsese in 2003. The pair have reunited for
the upcoming Netflix film “The Irishman.”

AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian

How Real Is ‘Molly’s Game’? Here’s The True Story Behind The New Movie

The “true crime” genre has been making a ferocious comeback this decade. Ever since the podcast Serial became a surprise hit in 2014, small and large screens have run to jump on the bandwagon, from Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story series on FX, to Molly’s Game in the movie theaters. The latter advertises itself as a true crime film, based on the autobiography of Molly Bloom, a high stakes poker “entrepreneur.” But how real is Molly’s Game?

Most “true crime” adaptations for any size screen takes some liberties to tell a better story, even if it’s just reangling the way the story is told. We saw that with the first season of American Crime Story, where the O.J. Simpson trial was refocused through lenses of racism and sexism, making prosecutor Marcia Clark a central and sympathetic figure. Season 2 has the Read more at: https://www.elitedaily.com/p/how-real-is-mollys-game-heres-the-true-story-behind-the-new-movie-7958385

James Patterson’s Aaron Hernandez Book Is Becoming a Movie

The Mark Gordon Company has acquired the rights to the upcoming book All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderer’s Row, written by New York Times’ bestselling author James Patterson and Alex Abramovich, with Mike Harvkey. The true crime book, which delves into the Aaron Hernandez murder case, will be published on January 22, 2018 by Little Brown and Company, with Mark Gordon producing the adaptation alongside Matt Jackson, Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout. Here’s what producer Mark Gordon had to say in announcing the deal today.

“The real, shocking events that led to Aaron Hernandez’s harrowing fall from NFL stardom gripped America’s attention and imprinted itself on today’s cultural zeitgeist. James is unmatched in his storytelling and reporting talents, and he chronicles this story with incredible insight and nuance. There is no other person with

Read more at: https://movieweb.com/all-american-murder-movie-aaron-hernandez-james-patterson/

How Accurate Is ‘The Polka King’? Netflix’s True Crime Movie Tells An Unbelievable Tale

It seems as if Netflix is now releasing a new high profile film every other day, and their latest is one of their most star-studded efforts yet. The Polka King (writer/director Maya Forbes) stars Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, Vanessa Bayer, and J. B. Smoove, and tells the true story of Jan Lewan; a Polish-American polka musician who notoriously served prison time for running a ponzi scheme. But how accurate is The Polka King?

As far as Hollywood biopics go, the film is pretty accurate. The idea for the movie — and its main source of research — came from a 2009 documentary about Lewan’s life called The Man Who Would Be Polka King (co-producer Rebekah Rutkoff), according to Deadline, which was directed by Joshua Brown and John Mikulak. The documentary contains a wealth of information about Lewan’s

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-accurate-is-the-polka-king-netflixs-true-crime-movie-tells-unbelievable-tale-7824648

How Accurate Is ‘The Polka King’? Netflix’s True Crime Movie Tells …

It seems as if Netflix is now releasing a new high profile film every other day, and their latest is one of their most star-studded efforts yet. The Polka King (writer/director Maya Forbes) stars Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver, Vanessa Bayer, and J. B. Smoove, and tells the true story of Jan Lewan; a Polish-American polka musician who notoriously served prison time for running a ponzi scheme. But how accurate is The Polka King?

As far as Hollywood biopics go, the film is pretty accurate. The idea for the movie — and its main source of research — came from a 2009 documentary about Lewan’s life called The Man Who Would Be Polka King (co-producer Rebekah Rutkoff), according to Deadline, which was directed by Joshua Brown and John Mikulak. The documentary contains a wealth of information about Lewan’s

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-accurate-is-the-polka-king-netflixs-true-crime-movie-tells-unbelievable-tale-7824648

The Movie Club, 2017

The last movie I want to mention before I hand off the mic to Amy is James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, another film that performed the generous service of allowing me to forget everything else for a funny, moving, technically impressive two hours. I have friends I can’t convince to let their guard down long enough to see this, people who reflexively roll their eyes at every new project James Franco undertakes. In the past, it’s true, Franco’s directorial reach has oft exceeded his grasp (As I Lay Dying? That’s a no) and his puppylike excess of energy can get in his own way both as a director and an actor. But The Disaster Artist, based on the excruciatingly hilarious memoir of the same title by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell, is a made-in-heaven marriage between subject and filmmaker-star. Franco’s adaptation, scripted by Scott Neustadter and Michael

Read more at: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/the_movie_club/features/2018/movie_club_2017/against_serializing_every_movie_and_tv_show.html

Movie Review: “I, Tonya” Rebrands Controversial Skater

The problem with so many biopics is that life usually doesn’t proceed with the convenient clarity of a movie script, with its causes and effects, its spelled-out exposition and shapely character arcs. How refreshing, then, that “I, Tonya” manages to elude claims of absolute veracity in its preamble: We’re informed that the film is “based on the irony-free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and Jeff Gilooly.”

Screenwriter Steven Rogers and director Craig Gillespie admit that their biopic is studded with conflicting stories, inconsistent memories and slippery truths. In its unorthodox, stylized, freewheeling manner, it manages to convey the messiness of life better than most biographies in recent memory.

7- Young Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) and Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) in I, TONYA, courtesy of NEON and 30WEST

Gillespie switches between genres and tones with a slick confidence, favoring an engrossing pop-cinema package

Read more at: https://bocamag.com/movie-review-tonya-rebrands-controversial-skater/

LA movie openings, Dec. 15

Dec. 15

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

A cowboy in Montana sets out to bring the killers of his friend, a U.S. senator, to justice. With Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Peter Fonda. Written and directed by Jared Moshé.

Beyond Skyline

Sci-fi action. With Frank Grillo. Written and directed by Liam O’Donnell.

Bill Frisell: A Portrait

Documentary. Featuring Frisell, Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner. Directed by Emma Franz.

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Teenagers stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world plot their escape in this animated fantasy. Written and directed by Alberto Vázquez Pedro Rivera; based on a graphic novel by Vázquez.

Desolation

Horror/thriller. Directed by Sam Patton.

Ethel Ernest

Animated British drama. Voices of Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn. Written and directed by Roger Mainwood, based on graphic novel by Raymond Briggs.

Ferdinand

Animated tale about a large, gentle bull determined to return to his family after being captured. Voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez. Inspired by a book

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-list-1210-movie-openings-20171210-story.html

L.A. movie openings, Dec. 15 – LA Times

Dec. 15

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

A cowboy in Montana sets out to bring the killers of his friend, a U.S. senator, to justice. With Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Peter Fonda. Written and directed by Jared Moshé.

Beyond Skyline

Sci-fi action. With Frank Grillo. Written and directed by Liam O’Donnell.

Bill Frisell: A Portrait

Documentary. Featuring Frisell, Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner. Directed by Emma Franz.

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Teenagers stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world plot their escape in this animated fantasy. Written and directed by Alberto Vázquez Pedro Rivera; based on a graphic novel by Vázquez.

Desolation

Horror/thriller. Directed by Sam Patton.

Ethel Ernest

Animated British drama. Voices of Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn. Written and directed by Roger Mainwood, based on graphic novel by Raymond Briggs.

Ferdinand

Animated tale about a large, gentle bull determined to return to his family after being captured. Voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez. Inspired by a book

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-list-1210-movie-openings-20171210-story.html