Screen Junkies » Jack Nicholson http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:33:55 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 31 Creepy Animated GIFs From ‘The Shining’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/31-creepy-animated-gifs-from-the-shining/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/31-creepy-animated-gifs-from-the-shining/#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233678 Some of these cannot be unseen.

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With Halloween right around the corner, we’re getting into the creepy spirit…more than usual. What better way to chill your bones than with the moody, violent imagery of a classic horror film… in GIF form?

We’ve assembled 31 animated GIFs from The Shining that are just as creepy as the film itself, if not more. Seriously, Jack Nicholson, you’re freaking me out.

Enjoy!






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In Honor Of ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Arrest, 11 Classic Depictions Of Gangsters In Cinema http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-whitey-bulgers-arrest-11-classic-depictions-of-gangsters-in-cinema/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-whitey-bulgers-arrest-11-classic-depictions-of-gangsters-in-cinema/#comments Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:26:03 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217641 In honor of James 'Whitey' Bulger's arrest, here are 11 classic depictions of mobsters in cinema.

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After 16 years on the run, the notorious Boston-area mobster James “Whitey” Bulger has been captured by the FBI. Even if you’re not well versed in the mafia underworld, chances are you’ve heard of Bulger, if only indirectly. His life was used as the inspiration for Frank Costello, the character played by Jack Nicholson‘s in The Departed.

Although Nicholson’s role is arguably one of the most memorable depictions of a gangster, it is far from alone. Throughout the years, Hollywood has repeatedly turned to the underworld in search of inspiration. In fact, some legendary careers have been made while attempting to bring these criminal characters to the big screen. So in honor of ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s arrest, here are 11 classic depictions of mobsters in cinema.

Johnny Depp as James Dillinger

In 2009′s Public Enemies, Johnny Depp took on the role of “public enemy number 1,” James Dillinger. The Michael Mann film followed Dillinger’s depression-era crime spree, his legendary jai break, and ultimately, his less than heroic death outside a Chicago movie theater.

Andy Garcia as Charlie “Lucky” Luciano

In the 1997 film Hoodlum, Andy Garcia plays the notorious New York city crime boss Lucky Luciano. To be honest, this film is easily the worst on the list. But Garcia does a good job, all things considered. Film quality aside, both he and Luciano deserved a mention.

Michael Badalucco as Baby Face Nelson

While Michael Badalucco’s take on Baby Face Nelson in O Brother, Where Art Thou? is far from accurate, it certainly is memorable. Then again, maybe I’m just a softy when it comes to the senseless shooting of cows.

Warren Beatty as Bugsy Siegel

In Bugsy, Warren Beatty gives a compelling performance as the gangster, wannabe actor and father of Las Vegas, Bugsy Siegel. In fact, his performance was nominated for an Academy Award. Unfortunately, 1991 was the same year that Anthony Hopkins was nominated for The Silence of the Lambs, so in the end, much like Bugsy, Beatty didn’t have a chance.

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Matthew Vaughn Wants To See Old People In Tights http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matthew-vaughn-wants-to-see-old-people-in-tights/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matthew-vaughn-wants-to-see-old-people-in-tights/#comments Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:22:23 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27576 Matthew Vaughn is apparently fed up with working with little kids in Kick-Ass and teenagers in X-Men: First Class.

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Matthew Vaughn is apparently fed up with working with little kids in Kick-Ass and teenagers in X-Men: First Class so now he wants to do a super-hero movie about old people. He wants his next project to be The Golden Age, about elderly super-heroes in a retirement home. Cool, it’s like Bubba Ho-Tep but with super-heroes instead of Elvis, JFK, and an ancient mummy. Upgrade? But Vaughn isn’t skimping on ambition when it comes to his vision for the film:

“His wish list is Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and Warren Beatty to play the retired superheroes who help out their grandchildren when their middle-aged parent screw up the world.”

Right. I’d be incredibly surprised if he got 1 of those 3 names (and it would have to be Nicholson), but there’s now way in the universe he’ll get all 3. Aim a little lower, Matt – How do Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, and “The Macho Man” Randy Savage sound? (via Deadline)

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Sundance Review: Corman’s World http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sundance-review-cormans-world/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sundance-review-cormans-world/#comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:16:45 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23078 Tells the Roger Corman story, in his words and, even better, in the words of his famous employees.

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Most of Roger Corman’s movies are not good, but the stories behind them are fascinating. So Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel tells the Roger Corman story, in his words and, even better, in the words of his famous employees.

Jack Nicholson dominates the interviews and his tales of Corman are self-deprecating and emotional. Director Alex Stapleton also got Joe Dante obviously, Scorsese, Sayles, Shatner, Bogdanovich, Fonda, De Niro, Grier. She even got several who are no longer with us: David Carradine, Irvin Kershner and George Hickenlooper.

Really what Corman says himself is the most interesting. You could have a whole documentary from only his perspective, but how can you argue with getting Nicholson, Scorsese and De Niro reminiscing? Nicholson makes a metaphor about money being to directors as paint is to artists, and Corman thins the paint.

Corman’s theories make perfect sense. He says in a monster movie, the monster should kill early, and then often. He has the same actors play cowboys and Indians in Apache Woman. One ends up killing himself. The business talk is face pace, plus the details are cool. Corman has no illusions and admits not all of his movies are good. Nobody can explain The Terror but it’s an example of Corman using his resources to make something, rather than let sets and actors go to waste.

He actually made one socially relevant movie. The Intruder was about white supremacy and segregation. In the ‘60s the world wasn’t ready for it. On the set of Dinoshark, you see Corman in action making decisions that will affect the artistic integrity of the Syfy channel movie.

I will say I wrote down the titles Hollywood Boulevard, The Woman Hunt, Too Hot to Handle, The Hot Box as potentials to check out, but really only because they promised the craziest exploitation. Avalanche I’d be curious to see how Corman does a disaster movie on a Corman budget.

The film goes through the ‘70s where blockbusters like Jaws and Star Wars stole Corman’s business with bigger budgets. It jumps to Corman’s lifetime achievement Oscar and recognition by the Tarantino generation. Corman shares his philosophy and Nicholson actually cries talking about him. Have we ever seen Jack cry in a movie? There’s your special effect right there.

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Review: How Do You Know http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-how-do-you-know/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-how-do-you-know/#comments Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:33:59 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12687 James L. Brooks lost most people after Spanglish so they probably won’t like How Do You Know either, but I appreciate a romantic comedy where people talk about what’s actually going on.

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I still like James L. Brooks movies. He lost most people after Spanglish so they probably won’t like How Do You Know either, but I appreciate a romantic comedy where people talk about what’s actually going on. To me that’s smart.

Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) is a star baseball player cut from the USA team. She moves in with Matty (Owen Wilson), a womanizing MLB player. George (Paul Rudd) is a businessman getting in trouble with the government (they explained all the details and it’s as convoluted as real business, so it’s probably accurate). His father Charles (Jack Nicholson), who put George in charge, tries to manage the scandal in his “Jack” kind of way.

Doesn’t sound like a whole lot, because it’s just a movie about people relating to each other. Lisa and George just meet each other at bad moments in their lives and that makes the time spent interesting. There’s no constructed encounter where polar opposites have to work together.

Lisa is definitely a woman written by a man. She’s so in touch with her feelings, she articulates exactly where she is in a given moment to make good decisions. She even tells herself to be honest with herself while making mistakes so at least she gets a takeaway from the experience. Brooks forgot to take away reason and accountability this time.

George and Lisa ordering drinks reveals each characters’ perspective. She doesn’t need the crutch and her frustration totally stops his neurosis. Just don’t indulge it. George still does indulge and keeps announcing he has a thought throughout the movie. Thankfully, this is a movie where empty words don’t work. He’s got to get to a real place.

Other than George, it feels like people are talking to try to communicate, not just to announce how they’re feeling. After sex with Matty, Lisa is actually evaluating where she stands with him. She asks him to be more specific, because he’s just being generally positive. When she discovers his stash of new toothbrushes and womens’ sweat suits in all sizes (sweet move, by the way), she realizes Matty is a player. However, he makes a good point. If he’d put out one and hid the rest, would that make him a great guy? (Still no. He shouldn’t expect women of any size to stay over. That’s the wrong kind of thoughtful.)

The dialogue is still heightened where everyone is just a bit more clever and articulate than we actually are. Lisa tells Matty, “You have all the signs of a handful.” It’s a lot of sports metaphors, but those work. Lisa’s Coach Sally (Molly Price) advises her, “You fight low self-esteem, don’t give it the wheel.” Dramatic, but good advice.

It’s still ironic and sarcastic too. One of Matty’s teammates says, “I think I’m in love when I wear a condom with the other girls.” George toasts “to people who make toasts” and reveals, “I was a bartender when I was working my way through bartending.” During a fight, Matty says, “I’m not going to ask where you’ve been, but I get points for that, right?” Well, Matty, if you don’t get points with Lisa, you still get points with me.

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Stephen Dorff Wants Jack Nicholson For His Very Funny Comedy Idea http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/stephen-dorff-wants-jack-nicholson-for-his-very-funny-comedy-idea/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/stephen-dorff-wants-jack-nicholson-for-his-very-funny-comedy-idea/#comments Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:30:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=9274 Stephen Dorff is saying things. Now that he's poised for a comeback thanks to his starring turn in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, he's looking toward the future by not appearing in crappy movies anymore.

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He definitely has a type.

Stephen Dorff is saying things. Now that he’s poised for a comeback thanks to his starring turn in Sofia Coppola‘s Somewhere, he’s looking toward the future by not appearing in crappy movies anymore. And what do you do with a sudden influx of critical acclaim? Parlay that into working on crappy movies with Adam Sandler, of course.

Dorff is currently developing and writing a comedy for Happy Madison, with the hopes of drafting good buddy Jack Nicholson to co-star. Because if there’s one thing on Nicholson’s bucket list, it’s appear in Untitled Stephen Dorff Comedy Project. He’s mum on the details, but had this to say:

“It’s a very funny comedy idea for me and him set in the South of France. We’re not in script form yet but I wrote the treatment and [the idea has] already [been] bought it so as soon as I get break from working, I’ll turn that into a script and I’ll go and tell Jack,” he says, knocking on the wooden table between us, “‘Jack you have to make this with me…’ and he’ll say, ‘Dorff, come on, let’s do it.’”

He then quieted the voices in his head by smearing a lipstick Joker smile across his face and adding, “Wait til they get a load of me. Wait til they ALL get a load of me.” Then he just looked out the window and it was weird. (The Independent)

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Cruise and Nicholson May Reunite On ‘El Presidente’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cruise-and-nicholson-may-reunite-on-el-presidente/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cruise-and-nicholson-may-reunite-on-el-presidente/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 An offer has gone out to Jack Nicholson to reunite with Tom Cruise in El Presidente. If he signs on, Nicholson will portray a degenerate former-President who goes on the run under the protection of a Secret Service agent played by Cruise. Sounds like a mash-up of Guarding Tess and My Fellow Americans, or Knight & Day with a much more attractive co-star. This would be the first time that Cruise and Nicholson have appeared together onscreen since the A Few Good Men. If you're not familiar with that film, check out this classic clip. The Critic - A Few More Good Men - Watch more Funny Videos Or something. (LA Times)

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An offer has gone out to Jack Nicholson to reunite with Tom Cruise in El Presidente. If he signs on, Nicholson will portray a degenerate former-President who goes on the run under the protection of a Secret Service agent played by Cruise. Sounds like a mash-up of Guarding Tess and My Fellow Americans, or Knight & Day with a much more attractive co-star.

This would be the first time that Cruise and Nicholson have appeared together onscreen since the A Few Good Men. If you’re not familiar with that film, check out this classic clip.


The Critic – A Few More Good Men – Watch more Funny Videos

Or something. (LA Times)

 

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‘How Do You Know’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/how-do-you-know-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/how-do-you-know-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Don't EVER sit next to Jack Nicholson. James L. Brooks is back with another dramedy. This time he's got Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, and Reese Witherspoon in his bullpen for a good ol' fashioned sports-centric love triangle. Businessman Rudd goes up against baseball player Wilson for the hand and pointy chin of Witherspoon, who as luck would have it just got out of a long-term relationship. Sounds like conflict! Jack Nicholson also stars as what seems like Rudd's deliverer of bad news. Hey, if you gotta hear bad news, who better to tell you than Jack Nicholson? ...If Gary Busey is stuck in a tree.  Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think. Is it more As Good As It Gets or more Spanglish?

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Don’t EVER sit next to Jack Nicholson.

James L. Brooks is back with another dramedy. This time he’s got Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, and Reese Witherspoon in his bullpen for a good ol’ fashioned sports-centric love triangle. Businessman Rudd goes up against baseball player Wilson for the hand and pointy chin of Witherspoon, who as luck would have it just got out of a long-term relationship. Sounds like conflict! Jack Nicholson also stars as what seems like Rudd’s deliverer of bad news. Hey, if you gotta hear bad news, who better to tell you than Jack Nicholson? …If Gary Busey is stuck in a tree. 

Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think. Is it more As Good As It Gets or more Spanglish?


How Do You Know Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers

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Mr. Nicholson, Could You Sign This? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mr-nicholson-could-you-sign-this/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mr-nicholson-could-you-sign-this/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Why so serious, Jack?Don't piss off these links.Comedy Central To Roast 'The Hoff' (TVSquad)Butt Fighting, Is It Porn? (Asylum)Salema Hayek Is Really Scared Of Snakes (PopEater)Briefcase Baby FTW (FilmDrunk)25 Pictures of Shiny Sexy Things (HolyTaco)Batman Finally Finds Waldo (Unreality)10 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Not Getting Her Pregnant (BroBible)1000 Ib Squat And Puke (TotalProSports)The Ex-Files (Maxim)Tea Time With Mike Tyson (CagePotato)Emma Watson Shows Off A Little Leg Action (CelebJihad)Banksy: The World's Most Famous Graffiti Artist (Smosh)The 10 Most Inexplicably Inspirational '80s Soundtrack Anthems (Pajiba)Team Tiger Awesome, With Baby Browning and Sexual Control (Atom)World's Most Expensive Tattoo (MadeMan)

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Why so serious, Jack?

Don’t piss off these links.

Comedy Central To Roast ‘The Hoff’ (TVSquad)

But Fighting, Is It Porn? (Asylum)

Salema Hayek Is Really Scared Of Snakes (PopEater)

Briefcase Baby FTW (FilmDrunk)

25 Pictures of Shiny Sexy Things (HolyTaco)

Batman Finally Finds Waldo (Unreality)

10 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Not Getting Her Pregnant (BroBible)

1000 Ib Squat And Puke (TotalProSports)

The Ex-Files (Maxim)

Tea Time With Mike Tyson (CagePotato)

Emma Watson Shows Off A Little Leg Action (CelebJihad)

Banksy: The World’s Most Famous Graffiti Artist (Smosh)

The 10 Most Inexplicably Inspirational ’80s Soundtrack Anthems (Pajiba)

Team Tiger Awesome, With Baby Browning and Sexual Control (Atom)

World’s Most Expensive Tattoo (MadeMan)

 

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Jack Nicholson Sought For Role of Jack Nicholson in ‘LASt VEGAS’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jack-nicholson-sought-for-role-of-jack-nicholson-in-last-vegas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jack-nicholson-sought-for-role-of-jack-nicholson-in-last-vegas/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 You're powerless to resist the confidence.Legendary cocksman Jack Nicholson has been offered a role in LASt VEGAS, a comedy centering around a group of elderly cooz-hounds who reunite in Las Vegas. While there, two of the friends fall for the same woman. Nicholson's potential character is the playboy of the group who has yet to resign his bachelorhood. It's being described as Grumpy Old Men meets The Hangover. Some might say that's also the perfect way to describe Rip Torn. (Vulture)

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You’re powerless to resist the confidence.

Legendary cocksman Jack Nicholson has been offered a role in LASt VEGAS, a comedy centering around a group of elderly cooz-hounds who reunite in Las Vegas. While there, two of the friends fall for the same woman. Nicholson’s potential character is the playboy of the group who has yet to resign his bachelorhood. It’s being described as Grumpy Old Men meets The Hangover. Some might say that’s also the perfect way to describe Rip Torn. (Vulture)

 

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