Posts Tagged ‘Martin Scorsese’

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DUBLIN MURDERS AIRING ON STARZ NETWORK A few years back, author Tana French told Irish America about her unusual journey from under-employed actress to “First Lady of Irish Crime.” “I needed a day job,” said French, an American-born longtime resident of Dublin. French ended up working on an archeological dig when she was bowled overRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: March / April 2019

THE IRISHMAN FOR 2020? It’s time for Academy Award predictions – for 2020!  It’s never too early to look ahead and see which films Hollywood honchos are positioning as Oscar bait, to lure crowds away from their iPhone apps and Netflix accounts. The influential show biz web site IMDB.com ranks The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s nextRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Al Capone’s Irish Gal

With Martin Scorsese’s Netflix epic The Irishman–about the hitman who supposedly whacked Jimmy Hoffa–slated for release next year, now comes word that Oscar-nominated tough guy Tom Hardy (Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road) has begun shooting a new Al Capone biopic, called Fonzo. From the streets to the bedroom, the Irish played a centralRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
TV & Streaming Report

New, recent, and noteworthy Irish shows streaming on various services.  ℘℘℘ The Irishman in the Mist Details about Martin Scorsese’s next project The Irishman remain sketchy, but most reports suggest the film will be released next year. And, while it might show up in a limited number of theaters, most people are likely to see itRead more..

How the Nuns of New York Tamed the Gangs of New York

I was able to sniff back tears during most of the moving presentation of the 200 years history of the Sisters of Charity, entitled How the Nuns of New York Tamed the Gangs of New York, at the Sheen Centre on June 3, but I couldn’t stop myself from sobbing when a group of childrenRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Netflix Buys The Irishman

Speaking of how radically the entertainment business is changing, anticipation has been building for the Martin Scorsese-Robert DeNiro-Al Pacino gangster flick The Irishman. The film will tell the story of Frank Sheeran, a hitman known as “The Irishman” who claims to finally have the answer to the endless question – who killed notorious Teamsters bossRead more..

John Ford:
A True Film Pioneer

Film director Martin Scorsese was honored with the John Ford Award at the annual Irish Film and Television Awards presentation in Dublin on February 25th 2017 . Scorsese was a huge fan of Ford as he explains in the following excerpt from a lecture given to the American Irish Historical Society.  ℘℘℘ John Ford was aRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: The Irishman Set to Make DeNiro Young Again

Speaking of Scorsese, more details are emerging about his upcoming mega-project The Irishman, starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.  Though it is still in the pre-production phase, anticipation for this flick is already running high. The Irishman is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, which bills itself as theRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: 
The Irishman Gives Final Word on Jimmy Hoffa

Martin Scorsese’s next foray into ethnic warfare is quite simple, at least to judge from its title. Slated to star Robert DeNiro as well as Al Pacino, the film is called The Irishman. The film is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa.Read more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Liam The Monster

Liam Neeson and Ciaran Hinds have wrapped up their latest prestige project – Martin Scorsese’s new movie. The film’s producer recently said Scorsese is now editing the movie Silence, which is about the persecution of two Jesuit priests in 17th Century Japan. (In other words, it’s a far cry from being yet another movie inRead more..