Screen Junkies » london boulevard http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:54:36 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 7 Movie Gangsters Who Tried To Go Straight (But Got Pulled Back In) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movie-gangsters-who-tried-to-go-straight-but-got-pulled-back-in/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movie-gangsters-who-tried-to-go-straight-but-got-pulled-back-in/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:51:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245375 There's very little room for advancement in the field of murder.

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London Boulevard (On Blu-ray & DVD next week) stars Colin Farrell as a gangster who wants to put his gangster past behind after three years in prison. He takes up work as the bodyguard for a beautiful young starlet, but his old rivals see his value and insist that he work for them. This seems like a common position for a gangster to be in, but it’s true of any position. If you’re too good at what you do, why would anyone ever want to promote or release you? Trust me. I know. My old boss is still trying to woo me back to Subway. I have dreams, Ethan!

Here are seven other movie gangsters who found that getting out is not that easy.

Carlito Brigante – Carlito’s Way

Carlito Brigante gets out of prison wanting only to walk a straight path but he’s almost immediately pulled back into the life when his friends and cousins constantly beg for his help in their shady practices. Carlito, who is building his retirement fund, can’t say no and all of hte deals don’t go down as planned. This ends poorly for Carlito, who was inches away from tasting true freedom before his past came back to take him out.

Angelo “Snaps” Provolone – Oscar

Provolone promises his father on his deathbed that he’ll give up the life and go straight. His plan is to get into a legal version of crime — banking. However, when he realizes that the bankers aren’t giving him a good deal, he decides to stick to the world of illegal racketeering. What a half-hearted attempt. If I were his dad I would haunt the crap out of him.

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Collin Farrell Is A Gangster In Love In ‘London Boulevard’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/collin-farrell-is-a-gangster-in-love-in-london-boulevard-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/collin-farrell-is-a-gangster-in-love-in-london-boulevard-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Okay. Here it is. The trailer for William Monahan's first go behind the camera, London Boulevard. Colin Farrell stars as a gangster who falls in love with with a starlet played by Keira Knightley. What a perfect match. Who better for a media target to get involved with than a guy who can kick the sh*t out of TMZ. Make an example by breaking a few of their necks, and they'll let you walk through LAX unencumbered. Of course, it's not all sunshine, lollipops, and neck-snaps. The sucky part of being a gangster means you need to kill all of your co-workers before you can shift careers, otherwise they'll try to interfere with your future happiness like a bunch of dicks. That's what Ray Winstone is up to when he shows up dressed like Royal Tenenbaum. Does two weeks notice mean nothing overseas? Check out the trailer after the jump...

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Okay. Here it is. The trailer for William Monahan‘s first go behind the camera, London Boulevard. Colin Farrell stars as a gangster who falls in love with with a starlet played by Keira Knightley. What a perfect match. Who better for a media target to get involved with than a guy who can kick the sh*t out of TMZ. Make an example by breaking a few of their necks, and they’ll let you walk through LAX unencumbered.

Of course, it’s not all sunshine, lollipops, and neck-snaps. The sucky part of being a gangster means you need to kill all of your co-workers before you can shift careers, otherwise they’ll try to interfere with your future happiness like a bunch of dicks. That’s what Ray Winstone is up to when he shows up dressed like Royal Tenenbaum. Does two weeks notice mean nothing overseas?

Check out the trailer after the jump…

 


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London Boulevard http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/london-boulevard/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/london-boulevard/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:42:47 +0000 Reza F. Director: William Monahan Cast: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, Anna Friel Synopsis: The story of a man newly released from prison who falls in love with a reclusive young movie star and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster. Release Date: February 2011

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Director: William Monahan

Cast: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, Anna Friel

Synopsis: The story of a man newly released from prison who falls in love with a reclusive young movie star and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster.

Release Date: February 2011

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