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10:00 AM on 10.14.2013

See the Fifth Estate early and free

I'm not a fan of biopics coming out withing a few years of the film's subject, but The Fifth Estate just looks too great to be upset about the fact that it's about Julian Assange and that stuff went down all in the past two y...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 05.13.2013

Trailer: Captain Phillips

The dramatic and thrilling ordeal of the Maersk Alabama was ripe for movie making the second it started splashing across news screens. The first American ship to be boarded by pirates since the 19th century? Navy Seals?...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 04.24.2013

Read the even weirder true story behind Pain & Gain

After watching Pain & Gain last night I hopped online to find out just how true the story was. Usually movies embellish a bit to make it more entertaining, you know. So imagine my surprise when I come acros...

Matthew Razak

6:00 PM on 02.14.2013

A game of tag to turn into a movie

Have you and your friends ever played a game of tag? Have you and those same friends been playing it for 23 years? There is this group of friends from the state of Washington that have kept up a game of tag for that long. Bas...

Logan Otremba

Raging Bull 2 exists for some reason, is shooting in June photo
Raging Bull 2 exists for some reason, is shooting in June
by Alex Katz

So following the success of Raging Bull, one of Robert DeNiro's best performances and a fine film from Scorcese, the real Jake LaMotta, along with Chris Anderson and Sharon McGehee, wrote about the rest of his life after the film's release and showed a bit more of his life before what we see in the film. Frankly, it sounds like a story worth telling. This book, cleverly titled Raging Bull II, is now being adapted into a real-life motion picture. A talkie, even. William Forsythe will be playing the older Jake LaMotta, and casting is underway to find a younger Jake, as well as other roles, in preparation for a June through July shoot.

My knee-jerk reaction is the usual, "BRAAGH LEAVE THE CLASSICS ALONE BRAAGH RAGING BULL DOESN'T NEED A SEQUEL," but now that I've taken a couple minutes to think about this, it's really not such a bad thing. With a situation like this, where we've gotten a biopic of a portion of a living person's life, I don't see why there wouldn't be room for another film. I haven't read Raging Bull II, so I don't know how compelling the other events of LaMotta's life are, and it's fairly unlikely it'll be handled by a talent like Martin Scorcese, but there's really not a lot of reason to write this movie off as absolute crap right away.

[Via Moviehole]

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