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The Prestige Works Box-office Magic

Like the audience for the magic tricks depicted in the movie, nobody saw The Prestige's box-office victory coming. According to final figures released by Exhibitor Relations on Monday, the film, about a pair of rival...

The Prestige Has Box Office In Its Spell

The Prestige, a film about rival magicians, put on a magic act of its own over the weekend as it debuted at No. 1 with an estimated $14.8 million, well above analysts' expectations. "I think...

The Departed Takes Top Spot At UK Box Office

Legendary director MARTIN SCORSESE's THE DEPARTED has climbed a place to overtake THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA as the number one movie at the UK box office. The Departed, which boasts an all-star cast including JACK...

Friday The 13th Lucky For The Grudge 2

A weekend that began on Friday the 13th proved to represent fortuitous timing for the horror film The Grudge 2, which topped the box office with an estimated $22 million. It was Sony's 12th film...

Scorsese To Direct Low-budget Indies

Hoping to find greater creative freedom, Martin Scorsese says he plans to make several low-budget films. "When there are very big budgets, there is less risk that can be taken" by studios, Scorsese told a...

Grudge Sequel Knocks Scorsese From The Top Of Us Box Office

Horror sequel THE GRUDGE 2 topped the US box office over the weekend (ends15OCT06) with $22 million (GBP12.2 million), knocking director MARTIN SCORSESE's film THE DEPARTED into second place. The Departed took in $18 million...

Scorsese To Ditch Hollywood?

MARTIN SCORSESE is sick of conforming to Hollywood's movie-making constraints, and is breaking away to start adapting a Japanese novel for the screen. The GOODFELLAS director received a standing ovation at the Rome Film Festival...

Devil Wears Prada Stitches Up The UK Box Office

Fashion comedy THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA went straight to the top of UK box office last weekend (06-08OCT06). The movie adaptation of LAUREN WEISBERGER's best-selling novel took GBP3.3 million ($5.9 million), knocking last week's (29SEP-01OCT06)...

Dicaprio Intimidated By Boston Accent

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO was terrified he would fail to master the Boston, Massachusetts accent while making THE DEPARTED, and anger Bostonian castmates MATT DAMON and MARK WAHLBERG. The trio were filming with MARTIN SCORSESE and DiCaprio...

Moviegoers Depart For The Theater On Columbus Day

Columbus Day proved to be a bigger day at the box office than Labor Day. According to Exhibitor Relations, Martin Scorsese's the Departed brought in another $4 million to bring its total for the four-day...

Lots Of Arrivals For The Departed

Moviegoers mobbed the box office over the weekend to see Martin Scorsese's latest gangland drama, The Departed, which made off with $26.9 million, according to final figures released by box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations Monday. The...

Hong Kong Director Praises, Criticizes Scorsese's Adaptation

Andrew Lau, the Hong Kong director whose Infernal Affairs served as the basis for The Departed, has given Martin Scorsese a thumbs-up for the adaptation, according it an eight on a scale of ten. "Of...

Scorsese Finally Scores Box-office Hit

Martin Scorsese, who has received plenty of critical praise and film awards in the past, but has never had a big box-office opening, finally has seen one of his films open big. His The Departed,...

Gangsters Vs. Leatherface At Box Office

It's dj vu all over again at the nation's theaters with Martin Scorsese returning with a new gangster film and Leatherface returning in a new horror flick. Scorsese is expected to win the box-office contested...

Movie Reviews: The Departed

Critics are in general agreement that Martin Scorsese has returned to top form with the thriller The Departed. It's his "sharpest film in a decade -- and the most entertaining major studio release this year,"...

Producer Predicts Lively Opening For The Departed

The producer of Martin Scorsese's The Departed is predicting a huge box office take for the film when it opens next weekend. "I hope it's more than $30 [million], and anything above $40 [million] I'll...

Dicaprio Dreamed Of Working With Scorsese

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO always dreamed of working with acclaimed movie director MARTIN SCORSESE, ever since he was a teen actor trying to make it in Hollywood. The Oscar-nominated star has made three films to date with...

Scorsese Scores His Best Opening Weekend With The Departed

MARTIN SCORSESE's star-studded THE DEPARTED is the number one movie at the US box office, giving the legendary director his highest opening weekend ever. The gangster film, which stars JACK NICHOLSON, LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, MATT DAMON,...

Scorsese Turning His Back On Hollywood

MARTIN SCORSESE is turning his back on Hollywood and will only make low budget independent films and documentaries in future. The GOODFELLAS director insists his new movie THE DEPARTED won't just be his last...

Scorsese Made Dicaprio Into A Man

Director MARTIN SCORSESE insists his protege LEONARDO DiCAPRIO has finally matured as an actor, because he was still a "boy" when they teamed up for 2002 movie GANGS OF NEW YORK. Under the TAXI DRIVER...

Neck Injury Stops Nicholson Promoting The Departed

Hollywood veteran JACK NICHOLSON is bed-ridden with a mysterious neck injury, leaving him unable to promote new movie THE DEPARTED. The 69-year-old strained his neck badly when he attended the New York City premiere of...

Scorsese To Direct Documentary On Rolling Stones

Acclaimed director MARTIN SCORSESE is working on a documentary starring THE ROLLING STONES. Scorsese will film the band's upcoming concerts at New York City's The Beacon Theatre between 29 October and 31 October (06). It...

Damon Assists Police In Crack Raid

Hollywood actor MATT DAMON helped Boston, Massachusetts police carry out a raid on a crack den as part of research for his role in new MARTIN SCORSESE film, THE DEPARTED. In the new movie, Damon...

Nicholson Eyes Sex Toy Business

Ageing lothario JACK NICHOLSON is considering a career in the sex toy industry, marketing "day-glo" dildos. The actor donned a fake penis for a three-in-a-bed romp in new movie THE DEPARTED and enjoyed the experience...

Networks Ask Fcc To Alter Course On Indecency

The FCC's crackdown on indecency threatens to do away with all live broadcasting, most of the major TV networks have told the government regulator. It has also resulted in the cancellation of some programs and...

Nicholson Pulled Gun On Dicaprio In Name Of Realism

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO was terrified of JACK NICHOLSON on the set of new movie THE DEPARTED, especially when the veteran actor pulled a gun on him unexpectedly. The pair were shooting a scene in the MARTIN...

Scorsese: 'Dicaprio's Like Me'

MARTIN SCORSESE has vowed to carry on working with LEONARDO DiCAPRIO for as long as possible because, the pair share an "inner story". The GOODFELLAS movie-maker has already directed three films starring TITANIC hunk DiCaprio,...

De Niro And Scorsese Reteam For Biopic

Longtime pals MARTIN SCORSESE and ROBERT DE NIRO will reteam for a movie about their lives. The director and Oscar-winning actor grew up in the same New York City neighbourhood and have worked on a...

Nicholson Dons Dildo For Sex Cinema Scene

Quirky movie great JACK NICHOLSON is set to shock fans in his new thriller THE DEPARTED by wearing a sex toy in a sleazy scene. The CHINATOWN star, who threatened to set fire to co-star...

Nicholson Refuses To Wear Red Sox Cap

Lifelong New York Yankees fan JACK NICHOLSON refused to wear a baseball cap sporting the badge of his team's rivals for his role as a Boston, Massachusetts, gangster in new movie THE DEPARTED. Director MARTIN...

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