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Goodfellas
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Old School
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The Dark Knight
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Inception
#1 Sci-Fi
Halloween
#1 Horror
The Lion King
#1 Animated
Silver Linings Playbook
#1 Romantic Comedy
Christian Bale
#1 Actor
Meryl Streep
#1 Actress
Martin Scorsese
#1 Director
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Scotch's Celebrity Spotlight: Martin Scorsese

Born: 11.17.1942
Place of Birth: Queens, New York
His Favorite Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Martin Scorsese was born to his mother, Catherine and his father, Charles, both workers of the New York Garment District as well as actors. Both Catherine’s and Charles’ parents emigrated from Palermo, Sicily. Although born into a devoutly Catholic home, Scorsese soon learned his true passion due to a health condition. Asthma prevented Marty from participating in sports, so to fill that time for a child who could not run and play with the other kids, Scorsese’s parents and his brother would often take him to a cinema theater in the Bronx.

Fun Fact...As a child, Scorsese frequently rented ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ from a store that had only one copy of the reel. There was one other individual who constantly rented the copy when it wasn’t with Scorsese. That individual was George A. Romero.

Scorsese was heavily influenced by foreign filmmakers not just by the stories they told but their style in directing. Another Powell and Pressburger film, ‘Black Narcissus’ was a picture that would impact Scorsese as a director.

Fortunately for us fans of his films, Scorsese initially intended to become a priest but failed out of his seminary school after one year. His focused switched completely to film as he enrolled at NYU (Washington Square College at the time) where he received his B.A. in English. He earned his M.F.A. from the School of the Arts two years later.

"My whole life has been movies and religion. That's it. Nothing else."

As the 1970s began, so did many significant relationships with members who would eventually be considered the “movie brats”. Some notable individuals such as Brian De Palma, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. De Palma changed all of our lives by introducing Scorsese not only to Steven Spielberg but also to Robert De Niro. Shortly after that introduction, production on ‘Mean Streets’ began.

Due to the innovative style and success of ‘Mean Streets’, in 1974 Ellen Burstyn reached out to Scorsese to direct her project, ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’. Burstyn went on to win the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in the film. Now Scorsese wasn’t just known for his ability to shoot films that captured the true sense of Italian American perspective in a grounded, gritty doc style point of view, he was also able to utilize talent to the best of their ability.

In 1976 Scorsese gave us ‘Taxi Driver’ starring Robert De Niro as Vietnam vet Travis Bickle. I would argue that Travis Bickle was Fight Club’s Tyler Durden before Tyler Durden. The film tells the story of a veteran returning home from the horrors of war only to slowly sink further down into a disturbing sense of insanity. The movie won the Palme d’Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.

Scorsese would go own to collaborate with De Niro a total of eight times, not counting ‘The Irishman’, the story of Frank Sheeran and his relationship with Jimmy Hoffa which is currently filming. 1980’s ‘Raging Bull’, the biopic of Jake Lamotta earned De Niro his first Academy Award. The film is widely considered one of the best, if not the best movie of the 1980s.

“I’m fascinated by the idea of people in history… Just because the society around them and the world around them is very different, it doesn’t mean that they didn’t have the same feelings and desires, the same goals and the same things that haunt us in modern society. And in going into the past, maybe we can learn something about ourselves.”

It wasn’t until 1987 that Scorsese was able to finally complete a passion project that he not only started in 1983 but had wanted to do ever since he was in college and read the 1951 novel, ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’. Difficulties with the studio, struggles with the rights to the film and consistently dealing with worldwide protests claiming the film was blasphemous, mostly pertaining to the ending of the film, this is a movie that plays a significant role in Scorsese’s life for several reasons.

Fun Fact...In 1987 Martin directed Michael Jackson’s BAD music video.

In 1990 Martin made arguably the best gangster film not named The God


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Scotch
Scotch at 09:01 PM Nov 17

Happy 75th Birthday to the one, the only, Martin Scorsese. This spotlight could have been about 12 times as long as I made it describing the man's life and accomplishments but I tried to condense it enough without leaving too much out. I truly love this guy, for his films like Goodfellas and Mean Streets are what got me hooked on movies when I was younger and my love for cinema has only grown since then.

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Ric Flair's ESPN 30 for 30 was fucking great

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV8S-A4O6vc

sLaShEr84
sLaShEr84 at 03:41 AM Nov 17

Agree

Scotch updated his STATUS: 2 days ago

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Scotch posted a BLOG item 2 days ago

Tonight's Feature Film (The Road to Justice League)

Wonder Woman (2017)

directed by: Patty Jenkins





"The sword doesn't go with the outfit."


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Tags: TFF, dceu, WW, JL
sLaShEr84
sLaShEr84 at 07:25 PM Nov 15

Good movie.

Scotch posted a VIDEO item: 4 days ago

Ha!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IPq0v3UMKg

Weapon X
Weapon X at 09:57 AM Nov 14

Awww, what a class act he was. And her reaction... goddamn, that's funny.

LelekPL
LelekPL at 12:31 PM Nov 14

I miss this guy.

Scotch posted a VIDEO item: 4 days ago

Impractical Jokers Punishments are Savage

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHPi1SmebVk

Zacharia
Zacharia at 10:59 PM Nov 13

Love when Sal gets punished.

Scotch posted a BLOG item 4 days ago

Tonight's Feature Film

The Mummy (2017)

directed by: Alex Kurtzman






"Whatever's in there has been safely hidden for two thousand years. This isn't a tomb, it's a prison."


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Tags: TFF
timmyd
timmyd at 08:52 PM Nov 13

still haven't felt like checking this out . I guess I should give it a look .

Scotch
Scotch at 09:21 PM Nov 13

@timmyd trust me that's not necessary

Scotch posted a VIDEO item: 5 days ago

Watching The Big Short always makes me have to revisit this beautiful piece of acting and slap of reality.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPHSXUS0_1c

Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 04:31 AM Nov 13

enjoy want to see

oscarxp25
oscarxp25 at 07:50 AM Nov 13

I also like the opening monologue by Judd Hirsh in "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," about censorship. Check that one out if you haven't

cerealkiller182
cerealkiller182 at 07:53 AM Nov 13

I'm actually not a fan of this. I think Emily Mortimer's answer is much more profound.

Scotch posted a BLOG item 5 days ago

Scotch's Celebrity Spotlight: Gal Gadot

Born: 4.30.1985
Place of Birth: Petah Tikva, Israel
Hebrew Translation of Name: "Waves" "Riverbanks"

Gal Gadot is the daughter of a teacher and an engineer, the family Hebraized their surname from “Greenstein”. Her maternal grandparents were born in Europe. Her grandfather was imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp, survived the Holocaust and her grandmother left Auschwitz before the Nazi invasion. Gal has one younger sister, Dana who is currently a student studying psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Herzliya, Israel.

Gal focused on biology in high school. She was on the basketball team due to her height and athleticism and when she wasn't in the gym she made money babysitting and working part time at Burger King. After high school she attended IDC Herzliya College studying Law and International Relations. From ages 18-20 Gadot was an enlisted soldier for Israeli Defense Forces. She served as a combat trainer.

“You give two or three years, and it’s not about you. You learn discipline and respect.”

In 2004 at the age of 18 Gadot won the Miss Israel Beauty Pageant. She went on to compete in the Miss Universe 2004 pageant in Ecuador.

Gadot’s initial breakout role was to be in Daniel Craig’s second Bond film, 'Quantum of Solace'. However, she lost out on the role to Olga Kurylenko. Though she did make an impression with the studio, being asked to audition for 2009’s Fast & Furious film. (A film in which Gadot performed all of her own stunts). With a few other films on her credit sheet, at the time none were as successful as the F&F franchise. She reprised her role as Gisele Yashar in the 2011 follow up, 'Fast Five' and then again in 2013’s 'Fast & Furious 6'.

Fun Fact...In 2009 Gal played a small role on HBO's Entourage as Vincent Chase's date for a movie premiere. In the series, Vince is eventually cast as Arthur Curry/Aquaman for James Cameron's 'Aquaman'.

To what would end up being completely misguided criticism, Gadot was cast as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe. The follow up to the 2013 'Man of Steel' film, 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' would introduce the world to the Wonder Woman of the new millennium. As we all know, BvS: Dawn of Justice has been widely criticized by fans and movie critics, but one thing everyone seemed to agree on was that Gadot was certainly a bright spot of the film. What seemed almost effortlessly, she conquered the third act of the film and proved that her military background and acting chops were the perfect combination to make her a believable Amazonian warrior.

2017 has brought us some amazing films and has overall been a great year for the superhero genre. 'Logan' will be remembered as possibly the best X-Men film to date. The Guardians entertained us once again and Thor, with the help of Hulk is currently smashing the box office. But the most discussed superhero film of the year without a doubt was 'Wonder Woman'. Within the last week, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman became the top grossing superhero origin movie not only in the U.S., but worldwide. That title puts her ahead of movies like Batman Begins, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Man of Steel, and several others.

Gadot has one more film on her slate for 2017, that being 'Justice League' which hits theaters this week. After stealing the show in Dawn of Justice and giving us one of the best origin films of any film character, Gadot will continue expanding on her character of Wonder Woman in the collaborative DC film. Marketing for the film has shown us that Diana has assumed a leadership role in the League which is not only well deserved due to the massive box office success of the character, but also timely given the state of our society and the female movement that we have seen become more apparent than ever before.

When Gal isn’t saving the world with fellow meta-humans or just making us all go ga-ga for her in other films, magazines and other media outlets, she enjoys time with her husband, Yaron Versano. They have been married since September of 2008. Yaron is a real estate developer and up until 2015, the two owned and operated a luxury hotel in Tel Aviv. Gadot not only helped run the hotel but she was also known to go in and change bedsheets in rooms, herself.

Gadot and Versano have two daughters, Alma and Maya. From the military to modeling and now being an international cinematic star, Gadot seems to be doing pretty well for herself…oh, and it’s pronounced GA-DOT!

"I'm a genuine person - I will never promote something I don't believe in."


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Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 04:34 AM Nov 13

awesome. she is so freaking gorgeous and sh is awesome as wonder woman. who ever is married to her is a lucky man

oscarxp25
oscarxp25 at 07:54 AM Nov 13

Gal is just incredibly talented and ambitious. She is also one hell of a role model for young girls.

timmyd
timmyd at 09:20 PM Nov 13

Big fan . I just love the fact that all that criticism of her casting was proved to be just the usual whiny , empty bullshit . Talented and lovely.

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Scotch posted a BLOG item 5 days ago

Tonight's Feature Film

The Big Short (2015)

directed by: Adam McKay






"People hate to think about bad things happening so they always underestimate their likelihood."


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Tags: TFF
Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 04:36 AM Nov 13

enjoy

oscarxp25
oscarxp25 at 07:56 AM Nov 13

It took a very dry and boring subject, which a lot of people don't understand, and made a pretty damn good movie. I am looking forward to their take on Cheney.

Scotch updated his STATUS: 5 days ago

Scotch posted a BLOG item 6 days ago

Tonight's Feature Film

Whiplash (2014)

directed by: Damien Chazelle





"Not quite my tempo."


Mood: Chillin'
Tags: TFF
JohnLocke2342
JohnLocke2342 at 12:30 PM Nov 12

Phenomenal flick that hits just as hard on rewatches

Scotch updated his STATUS: 7 days ago

My best friend since age 4 became a father tonight...
BATeMAN
BATeMAN at 12:12 PM Nov 11

Congrats to your best mate.

Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 06:51 PM Nov 11

nice congrats to him

Scotch created a LIST: 7 days ago

Ranking the MCU After Ragnarok

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Iron Man
3. Captain America: Civil War
4. The Avengers
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
6. Thor: Ragnarok
7. Thor
8. Ant-Man
9. Captain America: The First Avenger
10. Iron Man 3
11. Spider-Man: Homecoming
12. Avengers: Age of Ultron
13. Thor: the Dark World
14. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
15. Iron Man 2
16. The Incredible Hulk
17. Doctor Strange
Scotch posted a BLOG item 7 days ago

Tonight's Feature Film (The Road to Justice League)

Suicide Squad (2016)

directed by: David Ayer







"Hey, well, you know what they say about the crazy ones."


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Tags: TFF, dceu
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