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Making movies is a rough business in these clips for Epix's Get Shorty

I've never come across a single person who has told me that making movies is easy, though I would imagine that dealing with dead bodies, pre-madonnas, and itchy trigger-fingered thugs is a whole other kettle of fish. Do you remember Barry Sonnenfeld 's 1995 comedy crime thriller GET SHORTY? It starred Gene Hackman , Rene Russo , Danny DeVito  and John Travolta in a...
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07.26.2017
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Ray Romano & Chris O'Dowd topline Epix's Get Shorty series

Replace John Travolta and Gene Hackman with Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano , and you've now got yourself the starring cast for Epix's series adaptation of GET SHORTY.  Announced earlier this summer , the series would position O'Dowd as Miles Daly, the muscle for organized crime who wants to get out of the life for the sake of his daughter and produce feature...
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08.23.2016
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Rupert Grint to star in Crackle series based on Guy Ritchie's Snatch

Rupert Grint 's post-Potter career hasn't exactly reached the same heights as his HARRY POTTER co-stars, which is a shame as I always enjoyed his performances in the Potter franchise. As for the future, Rupert Grint is set to star in (and executive produce) a new series for Crackle based upon Guy Ritchie 's SNATCH, the crime/comedy film which dealt with a stolen diamond,...
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08.22.2016
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Get Shorty is the latest feature film of yesteryear to get adapted for TV

GET SHORTY was one of those films that took place during the renaissance period of John Travolta 's rebirth in the mid-90s. Based on Elmore Leonard 's novel of the same name, the film centered around a loan shark who decided to make a transition in his life away from organized crime and into Hollywood. It was one of those moderately budgeted films ($30 million)...
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05.24.2016
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Face-Off: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels vs. Snatch

Guy Ritchie didn't exactly become the holy shit superstar his first two films led us to expect, with SWEPT AWAY , REVOLVER , and ROCKNROLLA receiving only moderate attention and mixed to negative reviews. Stepping slightly away from his usual fare, the auteur regained momentum with two well-received SHERLOCK HOLMES films and returns this weekend with THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E....
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08.10.2015
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JoBlo.com's tribute to the people from film & TV we lost in 2013

"We are meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?" ~ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button As 2013 draws to a close, we here at JoBlo.com want take a moment to honor some of the people who sadly passed away this year. Our deepest respect goes out to everyone in the industry we have lost, and our thoughts and prayers are...
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12.30.2013
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Elmore Leonard, author of Out of Sight, 3:10 to Yuma, and Jackie Brown, has died

Elmore Leonard, the famed author of numerous gritty crime thrillers, has passed away at the age of 87 due to complications from a stroke. A Detroit native, known as "Dutch" amongst friends and family, Leonard leaves behind a tremendous legacy of work with more than 40 novels published, many of them adapted into films or TV shows. Among those adapted to the big screen are JOE KIDD with Clint...
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08.20.2013
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R.I.P. character actor Dennis Farina (1944-2013)

Dennis Farina , character actor extraordinaire, has passed away at the age of 69. An 18 year veteran of the Chicago Police, Farina got his break in show business on the Michael Mann film THIEF in 1981. From there, Farina went on to make appearances in over 75 films including the first portrayal of Jack Crawford in Mann's MANHUNTER followed by memorable roles in movies as varied as...
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07.22.2013
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