Nightclub cinema is not, nor will it ever be, a real genre, but if it were — you clearly have to entertain my notions right now — only a few would be prime entries into the canon. This year’s Sleepless Night might be a contender; 54 could get a shout-out; I, personally, think Boogie Nights is a strong contender; and I know a few people like 24 Hour Party People. With any luck, we could have another film to add to this ersatz list.
According to Variety, New Line Cinema and Atlas Entertainment are moving forward with a (currently) untitled biopic of Chris Paciello. Once known as the “King of Miami,” this former club maven had a hot ’90s streak of sex, drugs, and general excess, but one that came to a close when, in 2000, he was arrested for a money-related killing. Adam Mazer (Breach) will be writing the screenplay, while Charles Roven (The Dark Knight Rises), Richard Suckle, and William Green are working with Atlas. There’s no word on a director, star, or even release window, though I’d think the interesting material and high-profile producer would attract somebody sooner rather than later.
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Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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