James Caan, Oscar nominee for 'The Godfather,' dies at 82
James Caan, the curly-haired tough guy known to movie fans as the hotheaded Sonny Corleone of “The Godfather” and to television audiences as the dying football player in the classic weeper “Brian’s Song” and the casino boss in “Las Vegas,” has died.
New this week: 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'More Power'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Imagine Dragons, the reuniting of “Home Improvement” sitcom buddies Tim Allen and Richard Karn for “More Power” and the return of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as unlikely crime-solving New York City neighbors in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.”.
'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci' fuel Thanksgiving box office
Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney’s “Encanto” and the Lady Gaga-led “House of Gucci” both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas.
Column: Paul Gosar censured? Who among us hasn’t made a video depicting the murder of a colleague?
The House debated censuring Republican Rep. Paul Gosar on Wednesday over an animé video he posted showing him murdering Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Who among us hasn't made a cartoon video depicting a co-worker's violent murder?chicagotribune.com
15 snubs and surprises from this year's Golden Globe nominations
Here are 15 of the most surprising nominations and the biggest snubs. Snub: 'Da 5 Bloods'Heading into the nominations, Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods" was expected to pick up a number of nods, including best drama, best actor and best director. "One Night in Miami" secured nominations for best original song and best supporting actor for Leslie Odom Jr., who portrayed Cooke. The Golden Globe guidelines do not allow a non-English-language film to be nominated in those categories. NBCSnub: Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett, 'Lovecraft Country'The HBO series "Lovecraft Country" got a well-deserved best drama series nomination but failed to secure nods for any of its actors.cnbc.com
Kate Hudson in, Spike Lee out and more Golden Globe chaos
From the Kate Hudson movie that no one has heard of to the very awkward shut out of Spike Lee, here’s a look at some of the biggest surprises of the morning. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t surprised to hear Kate Hudson’s name announced among the best actress nominees. Lee’s acclaimed Vietnam drama “Da 5 Bloods” was expected to be a shoo-in for any number of categories: Best picture, best director, best actor for Delroy Lindo or supporting actor for Chadwick Boseman, who died last year. The Globe nominations also tested our understanding of what constitutes a film with some interesting categorizations and nominations, putting Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology film series in a television category. The filmed “Hamilton” performance on Disney+, meanwhile, was eligible in the film categories and picked up two nominations.
Al Pacino, Tina Fey to appear in 'Heroes of New York' lineup
NEW YORK – Al Pacino, Tina Fey and Eli Manning will join a star-studded lineup to celebrate the selfless acts of New Yorkers. Robin Hood and iHeartRadio announced a collaboration Thursday to present “Heroes of New York,” which will air Dec. 1 on television and radio stations in New York. The show will feature musical performances from Mariah Carey, Tony Bennett and Andra Day. Carey will perform a medley, Bennett will sing “Smile” and Day will perform “Silent Night.”Other special guests include Jon Stewart, Kevin Bacon, Mariano Rivera, Michael Strahan, Ryan Seacrest and Tracy Morgan. In May, the New York-based poverty fighting organization, Robin Hood, and iHeartMedia held the “Rise Up New York!” telethon.
Netflix is leaving millions on the table by not giving 'The Irishman' a wide theatrical release
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano star in Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman." Ninety-day film releases at 3,000 theaters across the U.S. just aren't what Netflix does. Scorsese's most recent film, a gangster pseudo-biopic called "The Irishman," is currently getting a limited run in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. It will roll out to a few more cities over the next few weeks before finally arriving on Netflix on Nov. 27. Tickets for showings at the Belasco Theater in New York are currently on StubHub for between $65 and $85 each.cnbc.com
Al Pacino follows this mantra on every acting job
Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro attend "The Irishman" International Premiere and Closing Gala during the 63rd BFI London Film FestivalEven after a movie career spanning half a century, legendary Hollywood actor Al Pacino says he still suffers from imposter syndrome. Pacino was sat beside fellow Hollywood legend Robert De Niro, who he has reunited with for Martin Scorsese's mob epic "The Irishman," out this month. Reflecting on his career, De Niro said that while acting was "different" after all this time, he still liked it "just as much." Pacino said he met De Niro in 1968 and they then "connected from time to time," finding they had shared similar experiences. The "Irishman" is actually the first Scorsese film which Pacino has starred in, despite both having worked with De Niro a number of times.cnbc.com
The Groundbreaking Technology Used to Make Robert De Niro Look Younger in 'The Irishman'
Groundbreaking new technology is helping iconic actors shed years off their faces and, in some cases, decades off their faces. In Martin Scorseses upcoming epic for Netflix, The Irishman, stars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci are aged both backward and forward, appearing as fresh-faced lads and senior citizens. Why Im concerned, were all concerned is that were so used to watching them as the older faces, Scorsese said. Was it threat?The Irishman isnt 2019s only big film with leads who are de-aged, as Will Smith also erased decades in the movie Gemini Man.For Smith's younger version of himself, the special effects went a step further. We took Will Smith and put in a full CGI creature, like the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, visual-effects supervisor Guy Williams told Entertainment Weekly.
Joe Pesci steals show at 'The Irishman' screening in New York
Joe Pesci at a press conference for "The Irishman" during the 57th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, on Sept. 27, 2019, in New York City. Pesci, wearing a pork pie hat and dark sunglasses, gave short answers and quick quips throughout the 30-minute conversation that followed a screening of the film at Lincoln Center in New York City on Friday. Moderator Kent Jones, also joined by producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Jane Rosenthal, asked Pesci, who is mostly retired from acting, what it was like to return to movies. When Jones asked him to elaborate, Pesci asked Rosenthal what the moderator was going on about. When asked if he felt pressure to do the movie, Pesci had a bit more to say.
'The Irishman' official trailer is mobbed up
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - If the Academy Awards cast a mob movie, it would probably look a lot like "The Irishman." The official trailer has dropped and expands on the teaser trailer released in July. De Niro stars as mob hitman Frank Sheeran who becomes entangled in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, played by Pacino. In the new trailer Sheeran is seen being questioned by his attorney Bill Bufalino, played by Ray Romano, which allows for some flashbacks on his murderous deeds. The Netflix film reunites director Scorsese with frequent collaborators De Niro and Pesci who have all worked together on various projects, including the iconic mob film "Goodfellas."
Kanye West performs at Jay Z's Made in America Music Festival
Kanye West performs at Jay Z's Made in America Music Festival Jay Z throws a bi-coastal music festival featuring many all-star performers in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Also, two Al Pacino films were shown at the Venice Film Festival. Suzanne Marques has that and more in today's Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com