Screen Junkies » Goodfellas http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:22:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 AMC Gets Into Bed With ‘GoodFellas’ TV Series http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amc-gets-into-bed-with-goodfellas-tv-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amc-gets-into-bed-with-goodfellas-tv-series/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:21:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242004 The budget negotiations are going to be brutal.

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The long-developing GoodFellas television series has found a place to lay low and keep its nose clean for awhile. How fitting that it’s been picked by AMC, basic cable‘s new home for awesome gore and violence. The TV series based off Martin Scorsese’s classic film will be produced by Scorsese and the film’s original producer Irwin Winkler. Plot details haven’t been revealed yet, but earlier pitches saw the action following Henry Hill while in the witness protection program. We’ll let you know when Sopranos supporting players are cast.

I  fear for AMC on this one. If they try to mess with the show’s production budget like they have with The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, it’s likely they’ll end up with their hands chopped off. Or in a shallow grave if they’re lucky. (Deadline)

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In Honor Of Elin Nordegren: 7 Outrageous Movie Purchases http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-elin-nordegren-7-outrageous-movie-purchases/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-elin-nordegren-7-outrageous-movie-purchases/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:58:04 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241673 In honor of Elin Nordegren tearing down a mansion.

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It might be time to Occupy Florida.

Tiger Woods’ ex Elin Nordegren never has to worry about money again. Which is pretty obvious seeing as she decided to tear down her $12.3 million Palm Beach mansion in order to build a new mansion. A better mansion.

There’s a saying that no man should have no home while one man has two. Elin Nordegren has just wiped her bum with that phrase. Then she used a hundred dollar bill to light it on fire. Then she threw the whole thing on a briefcase full of cash. Though this should come as no surprise. People do crazy things with money all of the time. I’m just concerned what effect this will have on the hip hop community.

Below you’ll find the most outrageous purchases made in movies. Why? Cause we’re staying relevant, damn it!

Robot – Rocky IV

You know you’ve arrived when you can afford to own a robot… in the 1980′s. That’s exactly what Rocky Balboa did after becoming the boxing world champion. The robot was a present from Rocky to his brother-in-law Paulie who used it to fetch him beers and birthday cake. However, there’s a small camp that suspect Paulie of using the robotic butler for more lustful needs. He does at one point refer to it as “his girl.”

Mink Coats – Goodfellas

There’s only one rule after pulling off a huge score — don’t buy anything. What did I say? Don’t buy anything. DON’T BUY ANYTHING!! Robert De Niro‘s underlings ignored this memo in Goodfellas. After pulling off the Lufthansa Heist from JFK Airport, everyone is instructed to lay low. Don’t make any large purchases or receive any generous gifts. This instruction is made irrelevant by the immediate purchases of pink Coup De Villes and mink coats.

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7 Classic Gangster Movies Remade With Juggalos http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/7-classic-gangster-movies-remade-with-juggalos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/7-classic-gangster-movies-remade-with-juggalos/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:38:52 +0000 Noah Griffith http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=234949 Magnets? Fugetaboutit!

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Most people would classify Juggalos, the hardcore face-painted fans of the Insane Clown Posse, as a bunch of asshats. However, the FBI now classifies them as a gang threat. According to the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, Juggalos have been exhibiting gang-like behavior across multiple states, committing crimes like “simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft and vandalism.” Inexplicably, the report glosses over the hate crime that is Miracles.

Magnets? Fugetaboutit!

Now that Juggalos are officially considered a gang threat, what effect, if any, will this have on the film industry, specifically, the gangster-crime genre? Only time will tell. But since I’ll probably get fired within the next six months, I don’t have a lot of time. So rather than wait around to see what happens, I decided to go back in time and filter existing gangster films through a Juggalo lens. Armed with photoshop and a poorly formatted Juggalo glossary, I came up with the following seven examples. Enjoy!

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The 9 Greatest Makeshift Movie Weapons http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-9-greatest-makeshift-movie-weapons/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-9-greatest-makeshift-movie-weapons/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:00:05 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232927 Did you know that a baseball bat can be used as a weapon? You did? Shit. Well, so can these other weird things.

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The nice thing about Movies is that they’re not bound by convention. I look at the jum drive sticking out of my computer, and I say to myself, “Penn, that jump drive should not be jammed into someone’s eye socket.”

However, Wesley Snipes’ character in the Passenger 57 sequel (it will happen, I swear to you) would look at that jump drive and say to himself, “That jump drive needs to be jammed in the eye of the corrupt internal affairs agent. I don’t care if it has all my tax return info on it.”

And that’s why movies rule. I don’t fight as much as I’d like to, but I have been raised to believe that if I did, I would only use my hands, legs, and possibly a bottle or knife. Movies have superseded that presumption with the knowledge that pretty much any object in the world can be turned into a weapon if you hit someone hard enough with it.

And that brings us to where we are right now, a list of the most awesome makeshift weapons in film.

9. Chainsaw – Evil Dead II


This is supposed to be a device for pleasure, not pain.

In Lock, Stock, Hatchet Harry, in a fit of rage…you know what? Let’s allow Jason Statham’s character Bacon tell the story. It helps if you really imagine it in Statham’s voice:

“Harry didn’t think that he did a very good job, so he grabbed the nearest thing to hand, which just so happened to be a 15 inch blac rubber cock, and proceeded to beat poor old Smithy to death with.”

Being beaten with a big black dildo sounds like not only a painful way to go, but an undignified one at that. If I’m to meet my maker at the hands of a pornographer, I pray he uses a Fleshlight.

7. 2×4 – Walking Tall


In both the 1973 original and the 2004 remake, the protagonist sheriff asserts control over a town with only a big-stick in tow. More specifically, that stick is a 2×4, and that protagonist sheriff is modeled after Sheriff Buford Pusser, who actually did fight crime and corruption with a giant stick.

However, if you’re as big as The Rock is, whether or not you have a giant stick is kind of a rounding error.

Cheers for the simplicity of the weapon, jeers for those annoying blisters and splinters.

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‘Goodfellas’ TV Series Will Be A Prequel, Martin Scorsese-y http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/goodfellas-tv-series-will-be-a-prequel-martin-scorsese-y/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/goodfellas-tv-series-will-be-a-prequel-martin-scorsese-y/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The closest I ever want to get to Martin Scorsese's face. Got some more info about that Goodfellas television series that's being made for $ome rea$on. It's now reported that Martin Scorsese will be involved in some way or another. It seems like producers got worried by the backlash to the news and decided they needed Martin's stamp on this. Whether he'll write, produce, direct, or show up on set to sign-out walkie talkies is unclear at this point. Also of note is that the show will be a prequel to the classic film, focusing on Henry Hill's childhood years. So it will be like "Brooklyn Bridge" but instead of whimsical accounts of playing stickball on Front Street and Marion Ross, it will be whimsical accounts of using a broomstick to bash in the face of the neighborhood chooch. Ahhh, the old neighborhood. (via /Film)

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The closest I ever want to get to Martin Scorsese’s face.

Got some more info about that Goodfellas television series that’s being made for $ome rea$on. It’s now reported that Martin Scorsese will be involved in some way or another. It seems like producers got worried by the backlash to the news and decided they needed Martin’s stamp on this. Whether he’ll write, produce, direct, or show up on set to sign-out walkie talkies is unclear at this point.

Also of note is that the show will be a prequel to the classic film, focusing on Henry Hill’s childhood years. So it will be like "Brooklyn Bridge" but instead of whimsical accounts of playing stickball on Front Street and Marion Ross, it will be whimsical accounts of using a broomstick to bash in the face of the neighborhood chooch. Ahhh, the old neighborhood. (via /Film)

 

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‘Goodfellas’: The TV Series? ‘Goodfellas’: The TV Series. http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/goodfellas-the-tv-series-goodfellas-the-tv-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/goodfellas-the-tv-series-goodfellas-the-tv-series/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Goodfellas: The Sneaker Looks like "Jersey Shore," "Boardwalk Empire," and "Cake Boss" are going to have to think twice if any were hoping to be the heir apparent to the "Sopranos" legacy. Deadline reports today that there are plans underway for a Goodfellas television series. Quick question, why? The original is a high watermark in the world of film, and even if the show turns out to be primo, it can't measure up to its predecessor. The only way to do this right, is a longshot. They need to cast Ray Liotta. It's not like he won't do television. His turn as Principal Luger in "Hannah Montana" Season Four, Episode Two "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office" proved that.

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Goodfellas: The Sneaker

Looks like "Jersey Shore," "Boardwalk Empire," and "Cake Boss" are going to have to think twice if any were hoping to be the heir apparent to the "Sopranos" legacy. Deadline reports today that there are plans underway for a Goodfellas television series.

Quick question, why? The original is a high watermark in the world of film, and even if the show turns out to be primo, it can’t measure up to its predecessor. The only way to do this right, is a longshot. They need to cast Ray Liotta. It’s not like he won’t do television. His turn as Principal Luger in "Hannah Montana" Season Four, Episode Two "Hannah Montana to the Principal’s Office" proved that.

 

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