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Movie Review: #TheInfiltrator

The Infiltrator is a competent but all too familiar cop drama. Review by Matt Cummings Actor Bryan Cranston is well known for coming up with unexpected solutions to his characters' predicaments. But while his newest film The Infiltrator sees him bring another A-game performance, the film itself doesn't have much to say that we haven't seen before. It's really tense drama by the numbers, workman-like in its production and entirely too long. Cranston plays former federal customs agent Robert Mazur, who becomes embroiled in a case to take down none other than the Medellín Cartel. A gang who took drug dealing and money laundering to new heights in the 80's, the cartel was also a savage one, utilizing brutal techniques to maintain loyalties. It's in this charged environment that the rather quiet Mazur dives headfirst, hoping to cut the head off this beast before it completely engulfs the country. To do that, he'll need a dedicated team of agents

Sylvester Stallone To Star In Mob Film Scarpa

Brad Furman has come aboard to direct Sylvester Stallone in Scarpa for Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films, a high-profile project currently being pulled together and one they hope to put before the cameras next year, possibly in the first quarter. The project will be produced by Irwin Winkler (Rocky). Stallone will star as Gregory Scarpa, a former capo and enforcer (hitman) for the Colombo crime family known as the Grim Reaper. The script is by crime aficionado Nicholas Pileggi, whose screenplay for Goodfellas was nominated for an Oscar and whose Casino was also critically acclaimed. (And, btw, he should have been nominated again for Casino which he adapted from his own book). Both were directed by Martin Scorsese. Stallone would play one of the best-known sociopaths in organized crime — a man who murdered for the family, suspected in the murders of his own biological family, then turned FBI informant (like many of the wise guys end up doing). He was eventually indicted for multiple

New The Lincoln Lawyer Trailer

Here is the second trailer for the upcoming film The Lincoln Lawyer . The film was adapted from mystery suspense thriller novel of the same name by Michael Connelly , starring Matthew McConaughey , Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Michaela Conlin, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena and Marisa Tomei. The film is set to be released on March 18, 2011. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a slick young attorney doing business from the back of his Lincoln Towncar, when he realizes that his new client (Ryan Phillippe), the son of a major businessman, may in fact be guilty. Please Leave A Comment-