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Ray Liotta Goes From 'Muppets In Space' To 'The Muppets 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 5:31 PM
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Way back in the 1990s, Ray Liotta was a pretty big deal for a while there. Of course, he broke out in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas," but he also earned attention for playing Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Field Of Dreams." At any rate, by time 1999 rolled out, he could be cast in "Muppets In Space" as a familiar face, and he was, playing a security guard, giving parents something to smile at during the movie that they dragged their kids to. Well, it seems Liotta liked his time acting opposite the Muppeteers so he's gonna do it again.

Exclusive: Ray Liotta, Juno Temple & Jeremy Piven Join Robert Rodriguez's 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 18, 2013 10:25 AM
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2013 could prove to be the year of Robert Rodriguez. The prolific filmmaker has always been uber-productive, but this year, we'll get a double dose: he'll have two films hit theaters a month apart of each other. The first, "Machete Kills" will land in theaters on September 13th via Open Road and and then four weeks later, Dimension Films' "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" will follow. And with cameras rolling on the highly anticipated follow-up to "Sin City," three more actors have joined the cast.

Watch: Unofficial Trailer & New Images From 'The Details' With Tobey Maguire & Elizabeth Banks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2012 4:24 PM
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There are two kinds of Sundance films. There are those that earn instant buzz, get picked up, continue on the festival circuit and become a success. And there are the movies that get a lot of heat at Park City or feature some big stars, get bought up and then sit on the shelf or underperform. Unfortunately for "The Details," it has fallen into the latter category.

Venice Review: Michael Shannon Vehicle 'The Iceman' Is A Tired Take On The Mob Flick

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 30, 2012 10:12 AM
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Are we living in a post-gangster movie age? From the early talkies to the Oscar-winning success of “The Departed,” the genre has been ever-popular and responsible for seminal films from “White Heat” and “The Godfather” to “Goodfellas” and “Pulp Fiction.” But one struggles to think of a standout film in the genre since Scorsese's Oscar winner, with memorable mobsters now coming from television rather than the movies. We’re sure that someone will come along and give the form new life one of these days, but that reinvention of the wheel doesn’t come from Ariel Vroman’s “The Iceman,” which is decent enough, but fails to cover ground that hasn’t already been covered many times before.

New Photos: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder & Chris Evans In 'The Iceman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 31, 2012 12:01 PM
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If there's one genre that's more played out than the mob movie, it's the hitman picture. But can being based on a real-life tale give a film a little added edge when it falls into both categories? That's what the makers of "The Iceman" are hoping, and a stellar cast, led by Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon, and a premiere at the Venice Film Festival, out of competition, are certainly boding well. And a few new images from the film, for which you can read the official synopsis below, have arrived on the TIFF website, where it'll head after the Lido.

New Pics 'Killing Them Softly' Featuring Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 10:39 AM
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While much of the hype on The Weinstein Company's fall slate has centered around Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," one film still flying well under the radar is Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" starring Brad Pitt. Though it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this spring, and has a new October release date now set (essentially swapping places with PTA's movie), it's still the only film of the bunch without a trailer. So until then, some images will have to do.

Watch: Ray Liotta Gets Manhandled In Solid First Clip From Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2012 10:40 PM
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We're less than a week away from the Cannes Film Festival and over the next few days a plethora of clips and trailers will be arriving for the slew of highly anticipated titles making their way to the south of France. And a first glimpse at one of the most anticipated has made it's way online.

Watch: 2 Short Films Directed By Gia Coppola (With Some Appearances By Aubrey Plaza & Ray Liotta)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2012 5:03 PM
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Say what you will about the well-heeled Coppola clan, none of them are resting on their laurels. And while she hasn't made a feature splash like Francis, Sofia or Roman, so far Gia Coppola has been getting a plethora of experience under her belt with short films, and the past few weeks have seen two more surface.

First Looks At Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini & Richard Jenkins Alongside Brad Pitt In Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 14, 2012 9:03 AM
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You can keep your Dark Knights and your Prometheuses because there's nothing we're looking forward to in the coming year more than "Cogan's Trade," the long-awaited third film from Australian helmer Andrew Dominik. The director showed an inordinate amount of promise with his debut, "Chopper," which helped bring Eric Bana to the world's attention, but few thought he'd follow it with a masterpiece on the level of "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," to this writer's mind one of the two or three best American movies of the 21st century so far.

Michael Chiklis, Forest Whitaker, Common & Ray Liotta To Star In ‘Pawn’

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 29, 2011 6:30 PM
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This project’s got direct-to-BluRay written all over it. The components include a boring cast: Michael Chiklis and Forest Whitaker (reteaming after both serving time on "The Shield"), Ray Liotta and Common, a first-time director (David A. Armstrong), and a title so generic, you’ll be convinced there’s another film in theatres/in a Walmart bargain bin right now with the exact same name (“Pawn”).

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