Tag Archives: Al Pacino

Play It Again: Cruising (Flop Edition #4)

By Simon Miraudo September 24, 2013 Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up … or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line. (Hey, […]

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Al Pacino abandons Despicable Me 2; Benjamin Bratt fills in

Al Pacino is out of Despicable Me 2 and Benjamin Bratt is in, Deadline reports. This worrying development sees Pacino exit the anticipated sequel due to creative differences with Universal Pictures. Bratt (Miss Congeniality) will step in to voice new super villain Eduardo, alongside Steve Carell’s Gru, ahead of the film’s July release in the […]

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Play It Again – Dog Day Afternoon

By Jess Lomas April 9, 2013 Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line (hey, whatever; […]

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Brian De Palma to direct Al Pacino in Joe Paterno flick

It was revealed in 2012 that Al Pacino would star as disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming biopic. According to Deadline, Brian De Palma is now attached to direct the feature, titled Happy Valley. De Palma and Pacino previously worked together on the gangster flicks Scarface and Carlito’s Way. Dave McKenna (American History X) is […]

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Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno in Penn State movie

Al Pacino is attached to play disgraced Pennsylvania State football coach Joe Paterno in a new movie concerning the sex scandal that rocked America. According to Deadline, a package including Pacino and the rights to Joe Posnanski’s biography Paterno is being shopped to potential buyers. Paterno built one of the most remarkable college football programs in history, […]

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Twisted sister – Jack and Jill review

Jack and Jill – Starring Adam Sandler, Al Pacino and Katie Holmes. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Rated PG. Originally published December 1, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Jack and Jill arrives on DVD and Blu-ray April 4, 2012. There is so much bizarre imagery in Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler playing his own twin sister being the least of it. Picture a young boy running shirtless with a variety of […]

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Jack and Jill wins all the Razzies

What an achievement! Adam Sandler‘s twisted-sister comedy Jack and Jill swept every category at the 2012 Golden Raspberry Awards. Sandler had already broken a Razzie record by collecting 11 individual nominations; the most for any one person. But at the April 1st Golden Raspberry ceremony, he outdid even that prestigious accomplishment. His Jack and Jill took home every […]

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Twisted sister – Jack and Jill review

Jack and Jill – Starring Adam Sandler, Al Pacino and Katie Holmes. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. There is so much bizarre imagery in Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler playing his own twin sister being the least of it. Picture a young boy running shirtless with a variety of live animals […]

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Scarface reboot in the works

The legend of Scarface lives on. Universal are rebooting the tale of an immigrant who achieves the “American dream” (kinda) by becoming a violent drug kingpin, Deadline reports. Universal released Howard Hawks‘ original Scarface film in 1932, and followed it with the now-iconic Brian De Palma re-imagining in 1983. Al Pacino starred in the latter as Tony Montana, […]

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Trailer Debut: Jack and Jill

The trailer for Adam Sandler‘s latest comedy, Jack and Jill, has debuted online. It stars Sandler as family man Jack AND as his obnoxious sister Jill, who outstays her welcome during the holidays. Hijinks presumably ensue. I’ll admit I have a soft spot for Sandler, who has made plenty of films with horrifyingly trite premises […]

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Pacino to star in Scorsese’s Sinatra film?

Martin Scorsese wants Al Pacino to play Frank Sinatra in his long-touted biopic of Ol’ Blue Eyes. Frequent collaborator Robert DeNiro is also in Marty’s sights to play Dean Martin. Scorsese dropped the news in an interview with The Hindu (he’s currently promoting Shutter Island‘s release in India). The conversation moved from mental asylums to […]

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