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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After months of behind-the-scenes efforts, this weekend will bring the start of Jamieson McGonigle‘s Jesse James Revival, a fan-led initiative to bring Andrew Dominik‘s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford back to the big screen — as it was always meant to be seen, and, too, in the most pristine conditions [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire before a remembrance of Paul Walker. Then we dive into our feature review of Spike Lee‘s Oldboy remake. Following that we take a look at the films [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
While December is often a time of reflection of the year past, before we embark on such a journey in forthcoming features, it’s time to take a look at what to keep on your radar in the next few weeks. A number of the below films won’t reach their widest release until early next year, [...]
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