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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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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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Quentin Tarantino is considering adapting Forty Lashes Less One for TV

With THE HATEFUL EIGHT ready to drop into theaters, Quentin Tarantino can now turn his attention to future projects, and during a conversation with Premiere , the director revealed that one of them might be a small screen take on the Elmore Leonard novel Forty Lashes Less One . It always takes me a while before thinking about the future. That said, I own the rights to this...
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12.04.2015
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Cool Videos: NSFW Supercut of all 171 times Sam Jackson has said motherf-er

Samuel L. Jackson is a national treasure. There are very few actors out there who I feel instantly make a movie more watchable. Morgan Freeman is one and Samuel L. Jackson is another. Both actors have iconic voices and have lent themselves to some of the biggest films of the last four decades. The biggest difference between the two? The sheer numbers of times they utter the word...
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07.30.2014
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Tim Robbins, Jennifer Aniston and Isla Fisher in Life of Crime trailer

Elmore Leonard is widely known for writing great crime stories that have paved the way for some solid cinema (OUT OF SIGHT, GET SHORTY, JACKIE BROWN). If you fear it's been too long since you've gotten your Leonard fix, you can put those fears to bed. LIFE OF CRIME, the latest film based on a novel of his (The Switch), will be out before you experience withdrawals....
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05.22.2014
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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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