Screen Junkies » john travolta http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:46:38 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Cannes Film Fest To Throw A 20th Anniversary Party For ‘Pulp Fiction’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cannes-film-fest-to-throw-a-20th-anniversary-party-for-pulp-fiction/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cannes-film-fest-to-throw-a-20th-anniversary-party-for-pulp-fiction/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 16:01:20 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261766 $5 milkshakes for all.

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If any movie deserves a birthday party, it’s Pulp Fiction. The game-changing film that took Quentin Tarantino from indie darling to household name is getting a celebration all its own for the 20th anniversary of the film’s release, way back in 1994.

Where does the time go?

John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and of course QT himself will all be in attendance. The event will kick off with a cocktail party, as all good things do, then lead to a screening of the movie on the beach, with an introduction by its iconic director.

The folks at Cannes probably owe Tarantino a little goodwill considering he’s kept churning out movies for them, so why not throw him a party, considering that getting convincing Cannes people to throw a party is a little like convincing the sun to set.

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John Travolta Speaks Out About Idina Menzel, Correctly This Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/john-travolta-speaks-out-about-idina-menzel-correctly-this-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/john-travolta-speaks-out-about-idina-menzel-correctly-this-time/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:59:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259874 "Let it go." See what he did there?

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Not one to let Kim Novak steal the incoherent at the Oscars spotlight, John Travolta famously one-upped her by absolutely mangling his introduction of Idina Menzel by referring to the Frozen star as ‘Adele Dazeem’ (which totally sounds like a Battlefield Earth character). Now that we’ve all had our fun with it, Ol’ Marblemouth has spoken out about the flub. This time in English.

“I’ve been beating myself up all day. Then I thought … what would Idina Menzel say, She’d say, Let it go, let it go! Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!”

You heard it here first. For StruanJerkins.cam, this is Wiktor Johnzon reporting. (Today)

 

 

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John Travolta To Play The Lead Voice In ‘Gummy Bear’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-travolta-to-play-the-lead-voice-in-gummy-bear/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-travolta-to-play-the-lead-voice-in-gummy-bear/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:42:41 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259265 I wish I didn't have to write an article, and just leave this headline hanging out there.

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Lest you think that John Travolta has gotten soft in his selection of roles recently, ask yourself this: Would a soft person be a gummy bear?

Of course not. Gummy bears are known to be solid, menacing figures devoid of any depraved sexual allegations. Which makes John Travolta the perfect actor to voice Gummy Bear.

What is Gummy Bear? Gummy Bear is European, just like the delightful candy, and is a DJ-like frog that has released some club hits. No. I’m not joking. An animated film surrounding this very, very interesting concept will be penned by the writer of Bad Boys, and will see Gummy Bear teaming up with a “vegetarian vampire bat, a cat, and a chameleon.”

Just business as usual for Mr. Travolta.

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John Travolta Wasn’t In Flight Because Planes Can’t Fly Upside Down Like That http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-travolta-wasnt-in-flight-because-planes-cant-fly-upside-down-like-that/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-travolta-wasnt-in-flight-because-planes-cant-fly-upside-down-like-that/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:55:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255664 Mr. Kotter would be proud of Vinny's knowledge of aeronautics.

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John Travolta, a man who is well-known for his interest in aviation (among other things), has come forth to let the world know that he was asked to star in Flight, but just couldn’t do it because the flying sequences were just too unrealistic.

While that might seem a little silly, when Travolta had told the screenwriter that the maneuvers in the movie weren’t possible, the screenwriter responded with “I didn’t want any interference – I just wanted the screenplay done. To hell with that stuff!”

So the role and Oscar nod went to Denzel Washington, but the comfort of knowing that he’s right belongs to Mr. Travolta.

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The John Gotti Biopic Starring John Travolta Rises Like A Phoenix http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-john-gotti-biopic-starring-john-travolta-rises-like-a-phoenix/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-john-gotti-biopic-starring-john-travolta-rises-like-a-phoenix/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 22:04:14 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254764 Ohmahgahd! (Say it like Vinnie Barbarino)

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Earlier today, a car ran a red light right in front of me, and I was able to stop in time, leaving the guy in the lane next to me to be on the recieving end of a pretty violent collision by LAX.

I never was one to believe that death haunts people like in Final Destination, but in this instance, the inconvenience and frustration of a crumpled front end was an inevitability, and it comes to me later in the day in the form of a revitalized John Gotti biopic directed by Joe “Generic Name” Johnson and starring John Travolta.

You can’t cheat fate. There’s a whole saga behind this thing that you really don’t want to get into, as it involves Lohan, Kardashian, and Joe Pesci coming out of retirement, then suing the producers because he got too fat. Ok. Maybe you do want to revisit it.

It sounds pretty funny.

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6 Celebrities Accused Of Getting Freaky With Masseuses http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/6-celebrities-accused-of-getting-freaky-with-masseuses/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/6-celebrities-accused-of-getting-freaky-with-masseuses/#comments Mon, 14 May 2012 16:46:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248571 You just can't whip it out and wiggle it at people like in the good old days.

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The nation — no, Planet Earth — was rocked last week by the news that John Travoltamight not be straight. As you are surely aware, the story broke when a masseur filed a lawsuit claiming Travolta offered sex in exchange for cash and fondled the man’s penis and scrotum. Fuel was added to the fire hours later when a second masseur came forward claiming that Travolta touched his anus. The case is pending, and the first masseur has already been dropped by his attorney after it was discovered that Travolta was out of town on the date the alleged incident supposedly took place.

Maybe it’s all BS. However if there is a takeaway in all of this, it is that it’s probably a good idea to use Purell after shaking hands with John Travolta. Just to be safe. Every job has its hazards as I’m sure massage professionals are well aware. John Travolta isn’t the first celebrity to be wrapped up in a sex scandal with a professional body rubber. In fact, here are five notable men who have rubbed a massage therapist the wrong way.

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner (who takes awesome pictures) found himself in trouble in 2006 after receiving a massage at the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, Scotland. The masseuse alleges that Costner performed a solo sex act while in her presence. She alleged that he “kept putting his hand underneath his towel’, and when she began to massage his head he “grabbed her wrist forcefully, whipped off his towel and exposed himself’. The case went away when the woman received an out-of-court settlement.

Al Gore

Though she never named him by name, a Portland massage therapist called her friend hours after being sexually-assaulted by “someone in the higher ups.” It was actually the friend of the victim who alleged the attacker was Al Gore. She put two and two together when her friend freaked out upon the news Gore was returning to Portland years later. “She freaked and split. She said her predator was back and coming to town. She up and left,” said Donna Burleigh. “She said it was a high authority person who has a lot of power. She was scared of him.” Well, yeah. He invented the Internet. Last thing she wants is Anonymous on her ass.

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Masseur Sues John Travolta For Trying To Sex Him Up http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/masseur-sues-john-travolta-for-trying-to-sex-him-up/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/masseur-sues-john-travolta-for-trying-to-sex-him-up/#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 12:39:09 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248511 Look who's talking.

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There have been suspicions about John Travolta’s sexuality for years. Now, he’s being sued for masturbating in some guy’s face or something.

A male masseuse is suing Travolta for $2 million after the actor allegedly tried to have sex with him. When those efforts were rebuffed, Travolta tried to feel the guys penis and masturbated in front of him. Details of the suit from Daily Mail:

The lawsuit includes explicit details of the alleged encounter which is said to have occurred after the actor responded anonymously to an online ad for $200 an hour appointment.
The masseur claims he was instructed to meet with the actor in a black Lexus SUV.
Travolta, who allegedly had Trojan condoms in the console of the car, is then said to have driven to the Beverly Hills Hotel and entered Travolta’s bungalow.
The suit claims Travolta stripped naked and appeared aroused (then) began rubbing the masseur’s leg an hour into the session, then touched his scrotum and his penis.
The masseur claims when he told Travolta he did not have sex with clients, the actor offered to do a ‘reverse massage.’
The suit claims Travolta then masturbated.

What’s unclear to me is how Travolta had access to the masseur’s scrotum and penis. Is he a naked masseur? If so, that sends a certain message. At any rate, I can’t help but feel bad for the masseur. Asking a massage professional for sex really undercuts the services they provide. It would be like asking Travolta to do the Vinnie Barbarino voice.

And yes, this article is a bit more gossipy than we tend to get around here but I post for good reason. In matters like these, it’s important that we consider all angles and not impugn the accused without verifiable evidence. If you ask me, this sounds much more like the work of Nicolas Cage wearing Travolta’s face.

It actually makes a lot of sense when you don’t think about it.

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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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9 Actors Who Were Born To Play Frankenstein http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-actors-who-were-born-to-play-frankenstein/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-actors-who-were-born-to-play-frankenstein/#comments Fri, 02 Sep 2011 15:39:02 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=226958 You made the list, gentlemen. Congratulations!

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One of the 621 Frankenstein movies that are currently in development found itself a director in Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel), which is great. Every film needs a director. However, this announcement begs the question, “Who will play Frankenstein’s monster (let’s just call him Frankenstein and not be all up-our-own-ass about the semantics) in the new project?”

Well, pretty much anyone can portray Frankenstein. I could get a Golden Globe nod for my performance if the director just gave me three Xanax, a 1″ lift in my right shoe, and a burn on the roof of my mouth with a Bagel Bite just out of the oven. So with the playing field being equal, it comes down to looks.

“What has two thumbs and sort of looks like Frankenstein? These guys!”

Truthfully, though, I wouldn’t be surprised if Trejo was missing a thumb.

9. Matt Dillon


He may be in a tie with #8 for the best-looking guy on this list, but still Frankenstein-esque. He also speaks with a deep enough voice that when I’m watching Wild Things while writing (which is most days), I sometimes get startled and need to look up to reassure myself that Denise Richards and Neve Campbell aren’t having a threeway with Frankenstein, because that would just drive me up the wall with sexiness.

8. David Boreanz

Photo generously on loan from the Penn Collins private collection.

Bones could be Frankenstein. I’m aware that Bones is actually the girl on the show of the same name, but it’s just easier for me if I call everyone on that show Bones, as it prevents me from having to learn anything about the show Bones.

7. Danny Trejo


Danny Trejo looks like he has been stitched together a la Frankenstein, complete with baseball glove-type skin. I don’t think Frankenstein had a tattoo on his chest, but the news of Levy’s attachment doesn’t say when the film is set. 2011 Frankenstein in Williamsburg, Brooklyn could totally have a chest tattoo.

“Frankenstein need pick up American Spirits before Frankenstein go ironic barbecue.”

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All Your Favorite Old Guys Rumored For ‘Expendables 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/all-your-favorite-old-guys-rumored-for-expendables-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/all-your-favorite-old-guys-rumored-for-expendables-2/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:31:35 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=222650 Stallone. Statham. Travolta. Schwarzenegger. Van Damme. Willis. Chuck Mother#@ing Norris.

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In The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone proved that old guys can still kick ass with the help of heavy artillery. So it’s no surprise the sequel is in the works. Simon West is directing but we’ve yet to hear which aged action stars would break out the Icy Hot for a sequel.

According to some guy in Bulgaria, the cast will consist of Stallone, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis. Take this news with a grain of salt because it’s far from an official announcement but it would be pretty cool to see. No plot details have been given either, but let’s assume that Stallone and the other guys have to go up against Chuck Norris. They lose, of course. But that would be a fun fight to watch for a few minutes. (via Collider)

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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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Travolta Takes A Page From The Will Smith Playbook, Hires Entire Family For ‘Gotti’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/travolta-takes-a-page-from-the-will-smith-playbook-hires-entire-family-for-gotti/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/travolta-takes-a-page-from-the-will-smith-playbook-hires-entire-family-for-gotti/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 22:09:15 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210512 For a project that is trying to shake the image of being a "Movie of the Week," it sure is acting like a "Movie of the Week."

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The entire Travolta family has been cast as the Gotti family for the upcoming Gotti: Three Generations. While John Travolta as John Sr. seemed like an interesting choice, casting his wife Kelly Preston as Victoria Gotti and daughter Ella as the Gotti daughter Angel is more than a little bizarre. Just how closely do the Travoltas mirror the Gottis in their day-to-day lives?

With enough makeup, I suppose that Kelly Preston could pass for a mob wife, but wasn’t there a simpler solution? Does she fit the role so well that the producers are willing to suffer allegations of nepotism here just so she can get the part?

More to the point, is this an act of nepotism? I’m inclined to think it’s actually not, if only because it’s so egregious that, were it to be, it would completely shred whatever credibility this film has after cycling through directors and playing the Lindsay Lohan hot potato game. If it’s not nepotism, then why the hell did they do this? Dare I ask if Scientology is at play here?

I realize this piece probably raises more questions than it answers in light of this news, but if you thought casting John Travolta as a feared real-life mob boss was a strange decision, then bringing in the rest of his clan will make you scratch your head until it starts to bleed. Which is just gross. (EW)

It appears that Travolta also has a one year-old son named Benjamin. Don’t be surprised if he has a cameo as a baby or a football or something.

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Oliver Stone Turns ‘Savages’ Into ‘Pulp Fiction 2′ With Travolta, Thurman And Blake Lively http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/oliver-stone-turns-savages-into-pulp-fiction-2-with-travolta-thurman-and-blake-lively/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/oliver-stone-turns-savages-into-pulp-fiction-2-with-travolta-thurman-and-blake-lively/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2011 02:18:17 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=208282 Oliver Stone has added a few big names to his marijuana drama / 'Pulp Fiction' Convention 'The Savages'.

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Oliver Stone has added a few big names to his marijuana drama The Savages. Blake Lively will officially become the stoner dream girl, the “joint” girlfriend of the film’s two heroes. See what I did back there? It was a pot reference. Meanwhile, Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta and Uma Thurman are doing the twist with Universal, as they’re in talks to play a weary DEA agent and Blake Lively‘s mom. Can you guess who would play who? I can’t I am so high right now.

The Savages is about two California potheads (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch), whose communal girl-pool Ophelia (Lively) gets kidnapped by a badass Mexican drug cartel, forcing the two top dealers to work for them. And that’s why you shouldn’t do drugs, you guys. Cause bad guys played by Salma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro will come after you and the hot girl you share with your pal. You’ve been warned.

The Savages begins production this July. (Deadline)

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SYKE! UPDATE: Lindsay Lohan Didn’t Want To Be A Gotti Anyway http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lindsay-lohan-didnt-want-to-be-a-gotti-anyway/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lindsay-lohan-didnt-want-to-be-a-gotti-anyway/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:54:22 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207948 Your loss, 'Gotti: Three Generations'! Your loss!

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UPDATE: Now TMZ is reporting that Marc Fiore was totally JKing and Lindsay is being considered for the part of John Gotti Jr.’s daughter-in-law that Kim Kardashian was previously being eyed for.

The producers of the movie Gotti: Three Generations just aren’t able to handle the supernova star power of Lindsay Lohan. Here’s one of them, Marc Fiore, in a statement:

“We are not talking any further about Lindsay playing Victoria. She is no longer being considered. The talks have stopped. We are going to meet with other people [for the role].”

Well let me tell YOU something, Marc Fiore. It’s your loss. Your loss! Lindsay Lohan doesn’t even want to play a stupid Gotti, so she’s glad that “the various demands of her management team just got out of control.” Glad!

The producers are also looking for a new director, after the previously attached Nick Cassavetes left to do other things. Perhaps he really wants to work with Lohan? The John Travolta-starring movie is scheduled to begin filming in the fall, provided that Lohan’s army of fans don’t riot to prevent this. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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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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Convincing Tough Guy John Travolta Is Confirmed To Play John Gotti http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/convincing-tough-guy-john-travolta-is-confirmed-to-play-john-gotti/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/convincing-tough-guy-john-travolta-is-confirmed-to-play-john-gotti/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 22:40:43 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204589 Danny Aiello probably isn't thrilled right now.

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A few months back it was reported that producer Marc Fiore was courting burly Hollywood tough guy John Travolta for the biopic Gotti: Three Generations. Well, those candlelit dinners and Build-A-Bear keepsakes must have paid off because the two just sealed the deal. Travolta is locked in to play the Teflon Don himself, John Gotti.

It all seems to be coming together as Nick Cassavetes has also signed on to direct. An offer went out to James Franco to play John Gotti Jr., but there are no updates on that casting. We’re also not sure who will play the grandsons who starred in the reality series “Growing Up Gotti.” But let’s just assume Fiore has offers out to the cast of”Jersey Shore.” It’s really not that outlandish of an idea when you consider Kim Kardashian is in the running. (Variety)

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Nic Cage And John Travolta Hoping To Rekindle That ‘Face/Off’ Magic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nic-cage-and-john-travolta-hoping-to-rekindle-that-faceoff-magic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nic-cage-and-john-travolta-hoping-to-rekindle-that-faceoff-magic/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:41:01 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203626 The master thespians are looking to share more than faces.

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John Travolta and Nicolas Cage share a unique bond that not many could relate to. Sharing faces with one another will do that. So it only makes sense that they’d be eager to beat the shit out of one another on-screen again.

Looks like they’re looking to get the band back together for one of two projects. The first is Shrapnel (which had jailbird John McTiernan attached), about a Bosnian soldier looking for revenge on the American soldier who wounded him. U-S-A!! U-S-A!!!

The second project to draw notice from their collective hive-eye is Sea Trial. The yacht-based thriller is centered around two couples on a romantic getaway. Things turn gnarly, however, when one of the couples isn’t who they appear to be. I’m just really afraid for those poor actresses. Why anyone would ever get on a boat with either of those wackos, I don’t not know.

Honestly, I’d like to see both these films. As one has potential for face removal and the other has the potential for another jet ski chase. Can we just remake Face/Off shot for shot with the original cast? Nobody would mind. (Vulture)

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Kim Kardashian To Play Sleazy, Entitled Woman In Gotti Biopic? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kim-kardashian-to-play-beautiful-sleazy-entitled-woman-in-gotti-biopic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kim-kardashian-to-play-beautiful-sleazy-entitled-woman-in-gotti-biopic/#comments Wed, 23 Feb 2011 22:44:09 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29447 I guess if they want to pretend that John Travolta can be a menacing mob boss, those same producers can pretend that Kim Kardashian is able to act at all.

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I guess if they want to pretend that John Travolta can be a menacing mob boss, those same producers can pretend that Kim Kardashian is able to act at all. According the (surprisingly) usually correct TMZ, Kardashian is in talks to play a character that grew up Gotti. Kim Gotti, John Jr.’s wife, specifically.

As much as I hate the idea of Kim Kardashian being involved with anything ever, this choice seems to be somewhat appropriate. I have never seen, met, or even heard of Kim Gotti before this news, but I’m willing to bet she acts exactly like Kim Kardashian does in real life, thus precluding the need for Kim K. to act at all. Plus, the character’s name is Kim, so Kardashian won’t get confused when taking directions; she can just respond to her name in the dialogue, much like she does when she’s not acting. Perfect.

Since no other cast has been announced or rumored, I will curl up with the thought of Travolta’s John Sr. and Kardashian’s Kim in a tense scene.

John: Oh mah gahd, Kim! Sammy the Bull ratted me out!

Kim: (audible mouth breathing)

John: Kim?

Kim: (looks up quickly, gently caresses left breast like she has been taught)

Director: That’s good, I guess. Cut.

(TMZ)

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John Travolta Up For The Teflon Don http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-travolta-up-for-the-teflon-don/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/john-travolta-up-for-the-teflon-don/#comments Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:59:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22518 Ready the bronzer. John Travolta is the front runner to offend the Gotti family by portraying patriarch John in the upcoming biopic about the famed mafia don.

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Ready the bronzer. John Travolta is the front runner to offend the Gotti family by portraying patriarch John in the upcoming biopic about the famed mafia don.

Travolta has had a serious sit down with Marc Fiore – CEO of Fiore Films LLC – about starring as the head of New York City’s Gambino crime family. Nick Cassavetes is in talks to direct and a script has been sent to James Franco, with interest in him portraying John Gotti Jr..

The Gotti Family has been hired to consult on the film so I will end my jokes and wise-ass comments right here. Sounds like a nice film about a hard working bunch of folks. Anyone else looking forward to the Super Bowl? (EW)

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The Long National Wait Is Over; ‘Battlefield Earth’ Screenwriter Apologizes http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-long-national-wait-is-over;-battlefield-earth-screenwriter-apologizes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-long-national-wait-is-over;-battlefield-earth-screenwriter-apologizes/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 We all know that Battlefield Earth is bad. Like, worse than stuff on Fox Family bad. In fact, it won the "Worst Movie of the Decade" Razzie this month. An award that screenwriter J.D. Shapiro showed up to pick up in person. In today's New York Post, Shapiro wrote an apology that's ten years overdue. Think of all the people who went to their graves without this much-needed mea culpa. He also provided some backstory to explain how the turd was squeezed onto screens. Naturally, his penis is to blame:It started, as so many of my choices do, with my Willy Wonker. It was 1994, and I had read an article in Premiere magazine saying that the Celebrity Center, the Scientology epicenter in Los Angeles, was a great place to meet women.So a grown man who refers to his penis as his Willy Wonker wanted to get some crazy tail and as a result was hired to write a $100 million movie. And that led to Forest Whitaker wearing dreadlocks and Travolta talking like a castmember of Zoobilee Zoo. Hooray for Hollywood.You can read Shapiro's full piece at the NY Post. But be warned, you'll have to grit your teeth and suffer through his jokes. They're worse than ours.

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We all know that Battlefield Earth is bad. Like, worse than stuff on Fox Family bad. In fact, it won the "Worst Movie of the Decade" Razzie this month. An award that screenwriter J.D. Shapiro showed up to pick up in person. In today’s New York Post, Shapiro wrote an apology that’s ten years overdue. Think of all the people who went to their graves without this much-needed mea culpa. He also provided some backstory to explain how the turd was squeezed onto screens. Naturally, his penis is to blame:

It started, as so many of my choices do, with my Willy Wonker. It was 1994, and I had read an article in Premiere magazine saying that the Celebrity Center, the Scientology epicenter in Los Angeles, was a great place to meet women.

So a grown man who refers to his penis as his Willy Wonker wanted to get some crazy tail and as a result was hired to write a $100 million movie. And that led to Forest Whitaker wearing dreadlocks and Travolta talking like a castmember of Zoobilee Zoo. Hooray for Hollywood.

You can read Shapiro’s full piece at the NY Post. But be warned, you’ll have to grit your teeth and suffer through his jokes. They’re worse than ours.

 

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Travolta Confuses Mannequins with People in ‘From Paris With Love’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/travolta-confuses-mannequins-with-people-in-from-paris-with-love-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/travolta-confuses-mannequins-with-people-in-from-paris-with-love-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 So many Kim Cattralls, so few bullets! Fresh off of informing you that Taken director Pierre Morel is taking over directing duties on the new Dune film, we get a second look at his most recent effort, From Paris With Love. In it, John Travolta plays one of those spy guys who breaks the rules, and doesn't play nice, and all that stuff. His father probably cracked beer bottles over his head when he was a just a little spy and now he's taking it out on a factory full of mannequins. These inconsiderate pricks never think that someone owns that factory. Oh, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the guy that can't believe John Travolta's character is such a rebel. If you'd like a more official synopsis: A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent  who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack. So basically what I said. From Paris With Love starring Travolta and his off-putting new look hits theaters February 5th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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So many Kim Cattralls, so few bullets!

Fresh off of informing you that Taken director Pierre Morel is taking over directing duties on the new Dune film, we get a second look at his most recent effort, From Paris With Love. In it, John Travolta plays one of those spy guys who breaks the rules, and doesn’t play nice, and all that stuff. His father probably cracked beer bottles over his head when he was a just a little spy and now he’s taking it out on a factory full of mannequins. These inconsiderate pricks never think that someone owns that factory. Oh, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the guy that can’t believe John Travolta’s character is such a rebel. If you’d like a more official synopsis:

A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent  who’s been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.

So basically what I said.

From Paris With Love starring Travolta and his off-putting new look hits theaters February 5th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

 


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From Paris With Love http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/from-paris-with-love/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/from-paris-with-love/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2010 18:26:00 +0000 Reza F. Director: Pierre MorelCast: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys MeyersSynopsis: A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.

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Director: Pierre Morel

Cast: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Synopsis: A low-ranking intelligence operative working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking U.S. agent who’s been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.

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Old Dogs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/old-dogs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/old-dogs/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2009 00:20:16 +0000 Reza F. Director: Walt BeckerCast: Robin Williams, John Travolta, Seth GreenSynopsis: Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins.

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Director: Walt Becker

Cast: Robin Williams, John Travolta, Seth Green

Synopsis: Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins.

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