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THE PROTÉGÉ Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton & Maggie Q

The Sopranos Prequel Film On It's Way

He courted controversy by finishing the HBO series with a cut to black. Now David Chase is revisiting his The Sopranos , planning a prequel film to the show called The Many Saints Of Newark . Chase has apparently had this idea bubbling in the back of his head since at least the end of the show in 2007, and now New Line is developing the film. The writer and producer, who has previously said he'd never revisit the world and its characters except in the form of a prequel, and he's now written the script with Lawrence Konner, who worked on the series. The Sopranos launched in 1999, following the lives of various mobsters in New Jersey, and focusing on Tony Soprano (the late James Gandolfini ). It won accolades and awards for its knotty stories, ending up with 21 Emmy Awards. It's not yet known which, if any of the characters will show up, since the story for this one is set in the 1960s, when the rivalry between African Americans and Italians turned violent. Chase has

The Drop Review: Gritty, Noir Taste of Brooklyn Crime

The Drop is old-school crime with a lovable puppy thrown in for color. There's two different - and nearly diametrically opposed - Brooklyn, New Yorks: the new one, filled with hipsters and well-to-do's who attend Brooklyn Nets games at the arena. The other is the Brooklyn of my grandmother's time: working class, tough, and filled with characters you'd never pass on a dark walk home. This is the world surrounding The Drop , a classic gritty Noir thriller that brings Brooklyn back to its deservedly old-school status. Bob (Tom Hardy) lives a solitary life in his dead parent's home, attends a soon-to-be shuttered church, and tends bar at Cousin Marv’s, a Brooklyn dive owned by his cousin Marv (the late James Gandolfini). Unfortunately, Marv has lost the bar to a Chechen gang who use it on occasion as a drop for all the dirty money they're making. After a robbery goes down in the bar, the Chechens demand their lost money, suspecting an inside job. But

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE DROP In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For  THE DROP  on September 9th at 7:00PM in Sacramento. THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of BULLHEAD. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE). THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski ( Tom Hardy ) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv ( James Gandolfini ), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost. Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our podcast . See how to win tickets after the Jump... Go to www.foxsearchlightsc

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE DROP In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For  THE DROP  on September 9th at 7:00PM in San Francisco. THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of BULLHEAD. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE). THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski ( Tom Hardy ) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv ( James Gandolfini ), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost. Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our podcast . See how to win tickets after the Jump... Go to www.fox

New Clips & Images From #THEDROP Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace & James Gandolfini

Here are a few new clips and images from THE DROP starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace & James Gandolfini. This is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski ( Tom Hardy ) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv ( James Gandolfini ), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past. Also featuring Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ann Dowd and John Ortiz . See all the images and clips after the Jump... Release: September 12, 2014 Directed by: Michaël Roskam Screenplay by: Dennis Lehane Based on the short story by: Dennis Lehane Produced by: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping

"The Drop" In Select Theaters on September 12th

THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of BULLHEAD. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (SHUTTER ISLAND, GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski ( TOM HARDY ) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv ( JAMES GANDOLFINI ), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past. Also featuring Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ann Dowd and John Ortiz . THE DROP opens in select theaters on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH Please Leave A Comment-

The Drop Trailer Has Landed.

Notable not only for featuring the final film performance by James Gandolfini , The Drop also features the first pairing of Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace and finds Dennis Lehane adapting his own short story. The Drop sees Hardy as Bob Saginowski, a lonely Boston barman and ex-criminal trying to go straight. Where Bob works is no ordinary water hole, however – it’s known in the neighbourhood as a place where shady money exchanges hands and danger lurks just beyond the doors. The bar is technically owned by Bob’s cousin Marv (Gandolfini), a man with his own connections to the crime scene and his own sins to atone for. At the same time that Bob rescues an abandoned pit bull puppy from a rubbish bin and romances Rapace’s Nadia, he finds himself caught up with the dog’s alarming former owner, the Boston mob, a heist-gone-wrong and at least one murder. Bullhead’s Michael R. Roskam directed this one, which Lehane drew from his story Animal Rescue (hence the puppy. It’ll arrive in th

Fox Searchlight Pictures 2014 Line-Up

Here is Fox Searchlight Pictures’ 2014 releases. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Release: March 7, 2014 (NY & LA, Additional market TBD) Directed by: Wes Anderson Screenplay by: Wes Anderson Story by: Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness Produced by: Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven M. Rales, Jeremy Dawson Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ENOUGH SAID In Sacramento

Win Tickets To A Screening For ENOUGH SAID on Wednesday, September 25 at September 25 at 7:00 PM in at Century Roseville. ENOUGH SAID is an upcoming American comedy film directed and written by Nicole Holofcener. The film stars James Gandolfini (in one of his final film roles), Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Toby Huss . A divorced and single parent, Eva ( Julia Louis Dreyfus ) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert ( James Gandolfini ) - a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne ( Catherine Keener ), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ENOUGH SAID In San Francisco

Win Tickets To A Screening For ENOUGH SAID on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 PM at Century Centre 9 In San Francisco. ENOUGH SAID is an upcoming American comedy film directed and written by Nicole Holofcener. The film stars James Gandolfini (in one of his final film roles), Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Toby Huss . A divorced and single parent, Eva ( Julia Louis Dreyfus ) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert ( James Gandolfini ) - a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne ( Catherine Keener ), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's Ex.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Review. Has Some Truly Funny Moments

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Review By: MattInRC Does the magician turf war comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone entertain, or does it perform an early vanishing act? The flashback comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone goes far beyond telling a tale of magicians competing for Vegas glory: it's a film that could have been made 20 years ago, a fact which might put off audiences who've been trained to accept lesser quality. In our age of raunch, nudity, and an almost-anything-goes kind of approach, things have gotten a bit...well...predictable. One can only see so many nude male body parts on a screen, or be witness to yet another sexual-religious reference before those and the dozens of other low-brow employments (with only the most basic storytelling included) become boring as well. Thus it's nice to see when a film can be funny, well-cast, AND tell a decent story without needing to settle for something beneath itself. Burt Wonderstone ( Steve Car

Win Tickets Advance To See THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE In Sacramento

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE ! The screening is on March 11, 2013 @ 7:30 PM @ Regal Natomas Stadium 16 in Sacramento. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE is an upcoming comedy film directed by Don Scardino and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell, and Daley & Goldstein. The film follows Las Vegas magician Burt Wonderstone ( Steve Carell ) as he attempts to reunite with his former partner Anton Marvelton ( Steve Buscemi ) to take on dangerous street magician Steve Gray ( Jim Carrey ). Burt Wonderstone ( Carell ) and Anton Marvelton ( Buscemi ) are a successful magic act in Las Vegas. Their partnership comes to an end when Anton is injured by Burt during their hotbox trick, and Anton moves to the Far East. When Burt is overshadowed by popular street magician Steve Gray ( Carrey ), he must convince Anton to return to the act to regain his standing by all m

ZERO DARK THIRTY Review. It Ain't Pretty

ZERO DARK THIRTY Review By: MattInRC The mammoth ZERO DARK THIRTY  is a brilliant production, but be prepared - it ain't pretty. SPOILERS! As someone caught in the middle of the insanity of 9/11 (my wife and I were on vacation in Virginia at the time), I admit to having felt a spike of joy when President Obama announced the killing of Usama bin Laden in 2011. To me, the death UBL was the end of a dark chapter, but certainly not the end of the bigger book on worldwide terrorism. So much has changed since 9/11, as if any remaining shred of our innocence was lost. But while films like  ZERO DARK THIRTY  attempt to provide a kind of therapy for our tortured souls, we're still left wondering whether our country can ever return to normal. Thirty doesn't stray into that territory, settling instead on the pressure placed on human beings as they undertook the hunt for the most wanted man in America. The result is an engrossing effort that's at once hard to