Screen Junkies » joe pesci http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:54:52 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Honest Action: ‘Home Alone’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-action-home-alone/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-action-home-alone/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:46:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=258623 Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern should be more dead than their careers.

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Have you ever wondered how many lives your favorite action hero would need to survive a movie? We’ve teamed up with an actual doctor and took up time he could be using to save lives to bring you the answer. In this edition, we examine just exactly how dead Marv and Harry from Home Alone should be after facing off with Kevin McCallister. In reality, the Wet Bandits would be dead many times over and Kevin would be shipped to a psychiatric ward until he breaks free a la Michael Myers to continue his spree of Christmas murders.

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6 High-Profile Actor Bromances http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/6-high-profile-actor-bromances/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/6-high-profile-actor-bromances/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:27:36 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248042 Ride together, die together. ACTORS 4 LYFE.

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We have already spend a fair amount of time discussing the kindred spirits that actors and directors can become, forming bromances that can last for up to half a century, but what of actors befriending actors? It seems that while their long-term partnerships aren’t as high-profile as Scorsese and Leo or Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, they’re not to be ignored, because in these instances, you have to deal with both people on screen. So I hope for your sake you don’t love one and hate the other, otherwise you are subjecting yourself to some very conflicting moviegoing experiences.

Here’s the list, friend-o’s.

Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller

These guys have starred in a few movies together, (Zoolander, Starsky and Hutch), but you would be amazed how many other films they’ve just appeared in together, leading me to believe that they both suffer from a cripplingly co-dependent relationship in which they break down in tears if they’re not acting with each other. Just a theory.

Beyond the aforementioned pair of movies, Stiller and Wilson have appeared in the three Meet the Parents films (God willing, there will be no fourth), The Royal Tenenbaums, two Night at the Museums, The Cable Guy, and Permanent Midnight. These guys must really like each other. Either that or they share a really, really, really lazy agent.

Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci

Yup. Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and Casino. Those were the most high-profile films for the duo, but they could almost be attributed more to Martin Scorsese than the actors. However, they’ve also teamed up in A Bronx Tale, Once Upon A Time In America, and The Good Shepherd. So while they may not have the numbers that the Stiller/Wilson tag team has, they do have a lot more credibility behind their films, even if all but The Good Shepherd are some spin on the mob genre.

Does anyone have a problem with Pesci and De Niro doing a bunch more mob movies? Anyone at all? Didn’t think so.

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‘Gotti’ Film Having Difficulty Finding Financing On Account Of It Being An Unholy Nightmare Of A Production http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gotti-film-having-difficulty-finding-financing-on-account-of-it-being-an-unholy-nightmare-of-a-production/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gotti-film-having-difficulty-finding-financing-on-account-of-it-being-an-unholy-nightmare-of-a-production/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:47:17 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231915 Gotti deserves better than this. Oh wait, no he doesn't.

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It’s a damn shame, but it looks like Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father might not get made after all. I say it’s a shame not because it sounds like it could be a good film – it doesn’t; it looks awful – but because Screen Junkies has written 12 articles chronicling the ins and outs of a movie that seems more at home on Lifetime than it does in theaters.

Well, all the fascinating weirdness and indefensible casting decisions (such as hiring the entire Travolta family) have taken their toll, Showbiz411 reports. Producer Marco Fiore has been unable to get funding for the film as promised, so the actors haven’t been paid, so the work has stopped.

Why has financing the film been so difficult?

Perhaps it’s because:

The film has John Travolta playing a mob boss.

Kim Kardashian was rumored to be involved.

As was Lindsay Lohan.

Director Nick Cassavettes walked away from the project.

As did Lindsay Lohan.

Barry Levinson then stepped in.

John Travolta cast his whole family. 

Joe Pesci was fired from the project, even after he got fat for a role. 

Hmm. It’s almost hard to believe that this production isn’t inspiring confidence in potential investors.

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Joe Pesci Gets Booted From ‘Gotti’, Now He’s Fat With Nowhere To Go http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joe-pesci-gets-booted-from-gotti-now-hes-fat-with-nowhere-to-go/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/joe-pesci-gets-booted-from-gotti-now-hes-fat-with-nowhere-to-go/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:27:32 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=222390 Now he's all fat and unemployed. *giggle* No, it's really not funny. *giggle*

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Those bastions of responsible journalism over at TMZ have turned us on to the fact that Joe Pesci, of 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag fame, has been given the boot from Barry Levinson‘s Gotti family biopic Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father (formerly Gotti: Three Generations; maybe they cut the budget by ignoring a generation), but he’s not going quietly.  Pesci is suing the producers of the film for $3 million. Here’s how it went down according to the gossip site:

In the lawsuit, Pesci claims reps from Fiore Films offered him the critical role of Angelo Ruggiero, Gotti’s close friend and enforcer.  Pesci says he made a deal for $3 million.

But Pesci says after he was lured into making public statements about how happy he was to appear in the movie – which stars John Travolta as John Gotti, Jr. — the producers pulled the deal, claiming Pesci breached the deal by trying to back out.

While that is very interesting and for the courts to decide, Pesci had apparently been so sure of the arrangement that he gained 30 pounds to better represent the stocky Angelo Ruggiero. He alleges in the lawsuit that he “ended his strict and healthy diet” to gain the weight. Poor guy.

This is the first we’ve heard of Pesci’s separation from the project, which is left now with Al Pacino, every human being with the last name “Travolta,” Lindsay Lohan. What a bizarre wrap party that will be.

In the meantime, if you see a rotund gentleman crying into a giant bowl of spaghetti on the side of the road, go ask him for his autograph. It’s probably Joe Pesci.

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Al Pacino Cast Against Type In ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/al-pacino-cast-against-type-in-gotti-three-generations/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/al-pacino-cast-against-type-in-gotti-three-generations/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 15:57:24 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211265 Pacino as a gangster? I can't imagine.

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Al Pacino is known mostly as the kindly old man in movies like You Don’t Know Jack and Righteous Kill. So it may come as a surprise that he’s been cast in Gotti: Three Generations as, of all things, a professional criminal! More specifically, he’ll be playing Neil Dellacroce, an underboss for the Gambino crime family.

He’s joining John Travolta, Joe Pesci, and if her luck holds out, Lindsay Lohan, with Barry Levinson directing. If you’re having trouble visualizing Pacino playing a gangster, you’ll have to wait until late 2012 to see it happen. Me, I’ll just be watching S1m0ne again. He’s so funny in that.

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You Can Buy The ‘Home Alone’ House http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-can-buy-the-home-alone-house/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-can-buy-the-home-alone-house/#comments Thu, 05 May 2011 16:05:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210616 Daniel Stern is buried in the basement.

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The house where a young boy was neglected by his parents and nearly murdered by home invaders is now on the market. The Home Alone house is a stately red-brick Georgian dramatically situated on a beautifully landscaped half-acre lot on Chicago‘s North Shore, and it could be yours for 2.4 million dollars. If you consider all that this wonderful property has to offer, that really is a bargain.

The grand entryway invites you into a home of comfort and luxury, and it’s perfect for smashing paint-cans into Daniel Stern‘s face. And you can create your own memories in the legendary living room, like shooting Joe Pesci in the groin with a BB gun.

Of course, these pros are balanced by some potential cons. A few booby traps do still remain, so please proceed with caution. Also, the creepy old neighbor will stop by periodically looking for his son. Make no sudden movements and greet him with warmth, and it’s unlikely he will hit you with his shovel.

This information should not detract you from owning this charming property. Wouldn’t you enjoy the opportunity to hang a plaque on your house that reads: ‘Macauley Culkin Shaved Here’? Contact Coldwell Banker if interested. (Buzzfeed)

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Lindsey Lohan Might Be Working With Joe Pesci On ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lindsey-lohan-might-be-working-with-joe-pesci-on-gotti-three-generations/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lindsey-lohan-might-be-working-with-joe-pesci-on-gotti-three-generations/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:14:27 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206648 Finally, Pesci and Lohan might be working together.

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The filmmakers behind the upcoming film Gotti: Three Generations are assembling a team of titans to surround John Travolta as John Gotti. One of those titans, Joe Pesci, is already signed on to play Angelo Ruggiero, and Lindsay Lohan is in talks to play Victoria Gotti. “In talks” presumably means buying her massive amounts of cocaine, but on the other hand, I’m an idiot.

The producers are also reportedly in talks with someone to play John Gotti, Jr., but aren’t “ready to announce the actor” who’s getting the part. Maybe James Franco? It wouldn’t be unheard of. Nick Cassavetes is directing all the characters shouting at each other from the point of view of Gotti’s son, so it will probably be something approaching a lead role. I hope it is Franco, he needs the work. (ComingSoon)

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Mark Wahlberg Is Not Cast In ‘Uncharted’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mark-wahlberg-is-not-cast-in-uncharted/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mark-wahlberg-is-not-cast-in-uncharted/#comments Wed, 29 Dec 2010 13:03:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13630 There's hope for Nathan Fillion yet! With a story plotted and lead cast, Uncharted is chugging right along. Oh, except now it doesn't have a story or a cast.

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There’s hope for Nathan Fillion yet! With a story plotted and lead cast, Uncharted is chugging right along. Oh, except now it doesn’t have a story or a cast.

Uncharted 3 video game director Justin Richmond was interviewed by Joystiq recently and provided some interesting information regarding the film. First, he refutes the reported storyline that would bring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in to supply the “family element.” And I don’t mean “family” in the Mafia sense. God, you guys are such racists. Here’s Richmond:

“First of all, all that stuff was denied by David O. Russell,” Richmond said. “He actually called us up and was like, ‘I don’t know what these guys are talking about.’”

Next, Joystiq drops the news that Mark Wahlberg hasn’t been cast just yet.

And Mark Wahlberg isn’t anywhere near to being confirmed to play Nathan Drake either — it’s just Hollywood scuttlebutt, apparently. Still, I dutifully told Richmond that the Joystiq Biomass had chosen, and Nathan Fillion has our vote. Message received, Richmond responded.

I haven’t played the game, so I don’t know if this news is good or not. But you wanna know what is good? Fluffernutters.

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Martin Scorsese Is All About Re-Teaming With De Niro http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martin-scorsese-is-all-about-re-teaming-with-de-niro/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/martin-scorsese-is-all-about-re-teaming-with-de-niro/#comments Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:05:14 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12249 Martin Scorsese has announced that he and brother from another mother Robert DeNiro will in fact team up for The Irishman. Originally titled I Heard You Paint Houses, the movie tells the story of hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran.

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Martin Scorsese has announced that he and brother from another mother Robert DeNiro will in fact team up for The Irishman. Originally titled I Heard You Paint Houses, the movie tells the story of hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. However, Scorsese sounds a little optimistic when he says that shooting could begin in early 2011. He’s still shooting Hugo Cabret because he needed time to master the 3D technology. Also, because he’s Martin Scorsese and it takes him forever to finish anything. All’s I’m sayin’ is the crew needs a ten-hour turnaround Marty. Let’s go with Take 78 and call it a night.

Joe Pesci and Al Pacino are also rumored to join the project, which would make this the most anticipated project of 1998. What do you think? Can Scorsese make us forget about Righteous Kill? I mean the movie’s existence, not the plot. We’ve all already forgotten about that. (Digital Spy)

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Pacino, Pesci to Join De Niro, Scorsese for ‘The Irishman’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pacino-pesci-to-join-de-niro-scorsese-for-the-irishman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pacino-pesci-to-join-de-niro-scorsese-for-the-irishman/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 How many Italians does it take to make The Irishman? At least four, from what I can tell. Deadline is reporting that Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are joining Robert De Niro for Martin Scorsese's planned adaptation of I Heard You Paint Houses, a book chronicling the life of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a reputed hitman who some suspect was behind the disappearance of Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa. While the film would mark the first Scorsese/De Niro collaberation since Casino (1995), chances are it won't begin production anytime soon. Scorsese is currently working on Hugo Cabret and doing press for the HBO series, "Boardwalk Empire." The famed director is also slated to film a Frank Sinatra biopic, which would further postpone any work on The Irishman. Personally, all this talk about Irishmen and Italians is making me a little uncomfortable. Like my grandma always said, the only people worth a good god damn come from eastern Bulgaria. It's our world, and you punks are just living in it. International calling code 395 4 life, bitch! (Collider)

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How many Italians does it take to make The Irishman? At least four, from what I can tell.

Deadline is reporting that Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are joining Robert De Niro for Martin Scorsese’s planned adaptation of I Heard You Paint Houses, a book chronicling the life of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a reputed hitman who some suspect was behind the disappearance of Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa.

While the film would mark the first Scorsese/De Niro collaberation since Casino (1995), chances are it won’t begin production anytime soon. Scorsese is currently working on Hugo Cabret and doing press for the HBO series, "Boardwalk Empire." The famed director is also slated to film a Frank Sinatra biopic, which would further postpone any work on The Irishman.

Personally, all this talk about Irishmen and Italians is making me a little uncomfortable. Like my grandma always said, the only people worth a good god damn come from eastern Bulgaria. It’s our world, and you punks are just living in it. International calling code 395 4 life, bitch! (Collider)

 

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Helen Mirren Shows Off the Merchandise in ‘Love Ranch’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/helen-mirren-shows-off-the-merchandise-in-love-ranch-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/helen-mirren-shows-off-the-merchandise-in-love-ranch-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Pick a whore, any whore! The trailer for Taylor Hackford's Love Ranch has scratched, tickled, and hit the web. In it, Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci portray the real life couple that started the first legal brothel in Nevada. Needless to say, there are prostitutes in this film, gentlemen, and you better believe at some point Pesci teaches them some respect. Will it be Gina Gershon, Bai Ling, Scout Taylor-Compton, or Taryn Manning who is subject to the little man's wrath? Considering Manning has already done the whole "lady of the night thing" before in Hustle & Flow she's probably the most resilient. But don't get too cocky, Taryn. Pesci lays down pimp law a lot harder than Terrence Howard. I have the bruises to prove it. Check out the trailer after the jump. Love Ranch propositions its way into theaters June 30.

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Pick a whore, any whore!

The trailer for Taylor Hackford’s Love Ranch has scratched, tickled, and hit the web. In it, Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci portray the real life couple that started the first legal brothel in Nevada.

Needless to say, there are prostitutes in this film, gentlemen, and you better believe at some point Pesci teaches them some respect. Will it be Gina Gershon, Bai Ling, Scout Taylor-Compton, or Taryn Manning who is subject to the little man’s wrath? Considering Manning has already done the whole "lady of the night thing" before in Hustle & Flow she’s probably the most resilient. But don’t get too cocky, Taryn. Pesci lays down pimp law a lot harder than Terrence Howard. I have the bruises to prove it.

Check out the trailer after the jump. Love Ranch propositions its way into theaters June 30.


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Love Ranch http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/love-ranch/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/love-ranch/#comments Fri, 21 May 2010 15:49:48 +0000 Reza F. Director: Taylor HackfordCast: Helen Mirren, Joe PesciSynopsis: Tells the story of the married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada.Release Date: June 30, 2010

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Director: Taylor Hackford

Cast: Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci

Synopsis: Tells the story of the married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada.

Release Date: June 30, 2010

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