The good news: Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro are teaming up to star in a new film from Martin Scorsese. The disappointing news: It’s for a short film promoting a casino. According to Deadline, RatPac Entertainment is producing a short film that will be used as a campaign for Melco-Crown Entertainment, a global resorts and casino brand. In addition to nabbing three movie stars and a legendary director, Terrence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street) will handle the script. The film will premiere next year at a new movie-themed resort in Studio City, Macau. I assume it will be about how casinos are awesome as opposed to Casino, which shows a glamorous world of delights masking a seedy, violent underbelly.
Despite the short’s purpose, I’ll still watch it if I get a chance. It’s too exciting to see this kind of talent align for any project. I just wish it were a real feature, but as Deadline points out, this short could at least function as a bit of a warmup for another project. In particular, there’s the Frank Sinatra movie Scorsese has been kicking around the past few years.
Jacques Audiard's latest film won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
It turns out most Memorial Day movies aren’t very good.
Asif Kapadia's ('Senna') documentary is a biography of sorts, but also an incredible tribute to her as an artist.
This year's Cannes jury includes Guillermo del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Sienna Miller, and is headed up by Joel and Ethan Coen. What were their favorites of the fest?
Michel Franco’s 'Chronic' stars Tim Roth as a homecare nurse who gets too involved with his patients.
Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ held in first place for the three-day weekend with an estimated $32.1 million. ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ came in second with $30.3 million. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was down 47% in third while the ‘Poltergeist’ reboot opened as expected, in fourth place.
Matt Damon leads the "'Cast Away' on Mars"-esque film, which also stars Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Kate Mara.
Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt are forced to choose.
It looks like she won't star in 'The Circle' opposite Tom Hanks after all.
David Letterman's final 'Top Ten' and yet another enthusiastic 'Mad Max: Fury Road' recommendation also play roles in this week's Top 5.