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Picture - Frank Vincent, Mike Sorrentino, aka... Hollywood, Florida, Thursday 25th March 2010

Frank Vincent, Mike Sorrentino and aka 'The Situation' - Frank Vincent, Mike Sorrentino, aka 'The Situation' Hollywood, Florida - Grand opening of Martorano's at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Thursday 25th March 2010

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Frank Vincent and Chicago Thursday 29th October 2009 The 24th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) - 'Chicago Overcoat' at held at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale - Red Carpet Florida, USA

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Picture - Frank Vincent and Kathrine Narducci Florida, USA, Thursday 29th October 2009

Frank Vincent and Chicago - Frank Vincent and Kathrine Narducci Florida, USA - The 24th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) - 'Chicago Overcoat' at held at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale - Red Carpet Thursday 29th October 2009

Frank Vincent and Chicago
Frank Vincent and Chicago

Picture - Frank Vincent and friend New York City, USA, Monday 15th December 2008

Frank Vincent and The Who - Frank Vincent and friend New York City, USA - at The Who's Tommy: 15th Anniversary Concert held at the August Wilson Theatre Monday 15th December 2008

Gun Shy (2000) Review


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Had your fill of nutty mobsters in Analyze This, Panic, and The Sopranos? Well, here's a nutty undercover cop who sees a support group for mental help. See the difference?

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If You Only Knew Review


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Where else in the world do crazy, wacked-out romantic comedies invariably involve nutty roommate situations? Well, New York City, and If You Only Knew is no exception to the rule, following on the heels of some of its more capable brethren like Addicted to Love and Ed's Next Move. This time out, writer Johnathon Schaech is hot in pursuit of painter Alison Eastwood in a Village romance... ah, if only she didn't think he was gay! Moderately entertaining and certainly better than a lot of attempts at the genre.

Ten Benny Review


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A bizarre conflagration of GoodFellas, Moonstruck, and The Brothers McMullen, Ten Benny's story of three men coming of age in New Jersey is all over the map. At times it's good, at times it's unwatchable. As a whole, it's fair. The plotlines of gambling addiction and mob tyranny are pretty old, but like I say, it's not a horrible movie. Just not a great one.

Gun Shy Review


Grim
Had your fill of nutty mobsters in Analyze This, Panic, and The Sopranos? Well, here's a nutty undercover cop who sees a support group for mental help. See the difference?

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Entropy Review


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Enjoyable despite being only midly comprehensible, Entropy gives us Steven Dorff as star -- and simultaneous on-screen narrator -- in a tour of his character's out-of-whack hipster-cum-filmmaker's life. While it's easy -- and forgivable -- to dismiss Entropy as dreck produced by Hollywood insiders, about Hollywood insiders, there are enough juicy moments in the film to merit giving it its due. Namely, Kelly Macdonald's charming performance as a brief love interest and a talking/smoking cat. U2's Bono guest-stars as himself.

Raging Bull Review


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Twenty-five years since its release, Martin Scorsese's masterpiece Raging Bull has been crowned with so many critical laurels that another word in praise of it might seem hopelessly redundant. To claim that it puts to shame virtually any American film made since sounds about right, but it might be more worthwhile to note how the film showcases Scorsese's artistic genius in its purest form -- unsullied by ego, commercial pressures, or the self-doubt that can cloud a more jaded artist's vision. Raging Bull is a work of religious devotion by a filmmaker to his craft and an apotheosis of Scorsese's promise.

The film charts the life and career of boxer Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro) from his rise to glory in the 1940s to his fall into washed-up grotesquery in the '50s, a lounge lizard parody of his former self. That LaMotta turns into the very sort of schmuck, fat-bellied and dissipated, that he would've abhorred in his youth marks one of Scorsese's most poignant treatments of his trademark theme of the individual struggling to transcend his worst instincts to achieve greatness and grace. Anger and bitterness are ever-present here, either churning at the film's surface or roiling just below in slow burn. LaMotta, the insecure hothead who chafes at the underworld hoods who've ensnared him, directs his rage outward in the form of sexual jealousy at his wife, Vickie (Cathy Moriarty), and through his tornado-like fury in the ring. The boxer's battle for self-acceptance even threatens the most meaningful and enduring relationship he's got, the one with his brother and manager, Joey (Joe Pesci); indeed, Raging Bull is, to a large extent, about the effect of blind ambition on our most meaningful, enduring relationships.

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