HBO Is Adapting Shutter Island Into A TV Series

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 26, 2014 in Television

Shutter Island

Shutter Island was enjoyable for what it was, a trippy, semi-horror suspense film from master director Martin Scorsese. Now, HBO is working out a deal with Paramount to adapt the movie into a TV series. Unlike recent films-turned-TV-series like Fargo, this one’s likely to get a name change; Ashecliffe is the tentative title, named after the mental hospital where the movie was set. If things go smoothly, Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot episode (as he did for Boardwalk Empire) and Dennis Lehane (the original novel’s author) will write the pilot’s script. One thing is likely a safe bet: I doubt Leonardo DiCaprio will be part of the show. Read more…

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Amazing Visual Effects From The Wolf of Wall Street

Posted by Ben Huber on Jan 20, 2014 in Cinema


Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street was one of my favorite films I saw this year. It had it’s fair share of controversy, but I think much of it was from people who didn’t catch the core message of the film and just laughed at Jonah Hill acting goofy. That aside, the special effects in the movie were impressive! You might say, what effects? The lion? No, the lion is real, but it’s all the other special effects that are so well disguised that you don’t notice them. Brainstorm Digital has put together a video showing off their best work on the film — check it out below! Read more…

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Shutter Island: How DiCaprio Shuttered Scorsese for Me

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 11, 2009 in Cinema

There was a time in my life where the one thing I looked ahead to was the next Martin Scorsese film, and then in 2002 that was all take away for me. I spent about a year waiting for Gangs of New York and when it came out I found myself totally deflated. Most of the film was great except for one minor thing, and that would be Leonardo DiCaprio who in retrospect single handedly ruined what should have been a great film. Read more…



Happy Birthday to Martin Scorsese

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 17, 2008 in Cinema

Martin Scorsese, American Film Director

Today is the birthday of Academy Award-winning director Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (born November 17, 1942). Someone I know once mentioned that the test of a great film is that if you catch it in the middle playing on TV that you’ll sit down and watch the movie to the very end even though you’ve seen it time after time before, and Scorsese always comes to mind when I think about that. Most people think of him for his more gritty films like Raging Bull and Goodfellas, but what’s amazing about Scorsese is also his music documentary work like The Last Waltz and No Direction Home. Also as a fanboy I love the fact that he’s also been so involved in film preservation. Happy Birthday Marty!



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