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David Ayer in early talks to direct Scarface remake

The Al Pacino SCARFACE has achieved a legendary status since its release in 1983, and so naturally a remake is coming. The movie has been struggling for a bit to hold a director, but now that empty box is very close to being checked-off as director David Ayer is in early negotiations to helm the flick. Deadline got the news the SUICIDE SQUAD director is close to sealing the...
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05.19.2017
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Oliver Stone interviews Putin in the aptly titled The Putin Interviews

There are few directors as divisive as Oliver Stone . While he's well-regarded as a great craftsmen and storyteller, his politics oftentimes overshadow his otherwise great filmmaking abilities. Even if you're not the biggest fan of his, he has an impressive oeuvre, including the Oscar-winning PLATOON and BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. Though, as divisive as Stone is, he...
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05.01.2017
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Grab your guns and yayo because the Scarface reboot has a release date

Love em or hate em, reboots are (oftimes begrudgingly) a part of Hollywood's "circle of life". Some re-imaginings come along and we go, "Yeah. I can totally see why this could benefit from an update. It sure would be interesting to see how the technology of today's special effects enhances that franchise." Other times, we recoil in horror, and allow...
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02.10.2017
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The JoBlo Movie Show Podcast: The Mummy, Spider-Man, the legacy of directors

Select your listening preference below: *The following podcast is Rated F for Foul Language* Welcome to the JoBlo Movie Show Podcast! Join hosts Paul Shirey (Editor-in-Chief, JoBlo.com), Chris Bumbray (JoBlo.com film critic), and Sean Wist (JoBlo.com news/video editor) as they discuss all the latest and greatest (and not so greatest) things about film and...
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12.08.2016
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Cool Holiday Gifts 2016: Books

It's that time again; Holiday Gift Guide time! We kick off things with books and will also feature guides on videogames, blu-ray/DVD's, collectibles and apparel, Black Friday deals, and finish up with Cyber Monday deals! If you're a geek like me, then you've probably got rows upon rows of pop culture books that hold a strong sense of nostalgia and importance...
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11.30.2016
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Wolf of Wall Street writer to tackle script for Antoine Fuqua's Scarface

Terence Winter is no stranger to tackling the criminal element after his work on The Sopranos, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET and Boardwalk Empire (which he created), so it should come as no surprise that the writer is now set to board Antoine Fuqua 's remake of SCARFACE which will follow a Mexican immigrant fighting for his version of the American Dream in Los Angeles. Per...
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09.28.2016
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Antoine Fuqua says his Scarface remake is more relevant than ever right now

Antoine Fuqua 's remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN hits theaters in just a few days but the director already has his eye on a remake of Brian De Palma 's SCARFACE. The 1983 crime drama which starred an over the top Al Pacino was itself a remake of a 1932 film which went by the same name, but Antoine Fuqua recently told Fandango that the story of an immigrant fighting for...
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09.20.2016
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Exclusive: Oliver Stone Tribute (video)

Filmmaker Oliver Stone has never been one to shy away from a controversial subject, whether it be about war (PLATOON, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY), politics (JFK, NIXON) or recent events (WORLD TRADE CENTER, W.). Today sees the release of his latest film, SNOWDEN, which looks to tackle the thousands of classified NSA documents leaked to the press by (you guessed it) Edward Snowden ....
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09.16.2016
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Why It Works: Natural Born Killers

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** With SNOWDEN hitting theaters this weekend (you can read our review here ), Oliver Stone is bringing us another of his signature paranoia-laden biopics (making Edward Snowden part...
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09.16.2016
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We Interview Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zachary Quinto & More for Snowden

Oliver Stone isn’t one to shy away from controversial subjects. In his latest, he explores the world of Edward Snowden , a man who is a traitor to some and a hero to others. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Shailene Woodley , Melissa Leo and Zachary Quinto , the film examines Snowden and what lead to him releasing the information he did to the American public. The feature...
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09.12.2016
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Review: Snowden (TIFF 2016)

PLOT: The true story of Edward Snowden ( Joseph Gordon-Levitt ), from his recruitment into the CIA to his eventual leaking of top-secret NSA documents, to his eventual exile and status as one of the world’s most wanted men. REVIEW: SNOWDEN is probably Oliver Stone 's best movie in awhile, but on the whole still lacks the tension or outrage that defined his...
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09.11.2016
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Cast This: Tony Montana

The remake of SCARFACE is still lingering in the air as just this week we learned that Antoine Fuqua might be sitting in the director’s chair when cameras finally roll. The third take on SCARFACE would take the premise of an immigrant rising to power from his meager beginnings into modern-day L.A. So now someone is stuck with the task of trying to find the new Tony Montana...
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08.12.2016
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