Latest Martin Scorsese News

Scorsese says he's open-minded about Netflix film revolution

Oct. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Martin Scorsese said Sunday he's keeping an open mind about the cinema "revolution" sparked by the rise of video streaming services, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic "The Irishman" closed the London Film Festival . The director said the rise of streaming platforms was "an even bigger...

Ang Lee has a new religion in digital. Will anyone follow?

Oct. 10, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ang Lee's conversion began with "Life of Pi." It was the director's first movie in 3-D, and he sweated anxiously over the implementation of the technology and the torturous process of adapting Yann Martel's fanciful and allegorical book set principally in a raft containing a 450-pound...

Broadway theater will turn into a cinema for 'The Irishman'

Oct. 7, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway will be turning back the clock next month when it converts one of its august theaters into a movie theater and starts screenings of Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman." Netflix is going to put up a screen in the Belasco Theatre and show the movie on the Broadway model of eight...

Martin Scorsese's epic 'The Irishman' premieres in New York

Sep. 27, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival, finally raising the curtain on the director's long-awaited, 209-minute crime-drama opus. Though the film's genre and cast, including Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, has led some to expect a gangster thriller in...

Today in History

Sep. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2019. There are 104 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. On this date: In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which created a force of...

Review: Robertson looks back at The Band in 'Sinematic'

Sep. 17, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

Robbie Robertson, "Sinematic" (UMe) Robbie Robertson, the former lead songwriter and guitar player for The Band, taps into his love of films for "Sinematic," his first new studio album in eight years. The inspiration for "Sinematic" shouldn't come as a surprise given Robertson's close and longtime friendship with...

Toronto Film Festival kicks off with The Band, Iannucci

Sep. 5, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The 44th Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday with a documentary celebration of Canada's own The Band and the premiere of Armando Iannucci's adaptation of "David Copperfield." The start of North America's largest film festival heralds the beginning of the fall movie season...

Fall Movie Preview: 'Joker' gets a prestige makeover

Aug. 29, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Joker has been around for almost 80 years and there's no shortage of portrayals. There are even some legendary ones by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. But by most accounts, Joaquin Phoenix's spin on the quintessential Batman villain is unlike anything audiences have seen. It's why...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 28, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DORIAN THREATENS PUERTO RICO Forecasters say the tropical storm made a last-minute shift in its path and could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the reeling U.S. territory. 2. NEW PRIME...

Netflix to give 'The Irishman' exclusive theatrical release

Aug. 27, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix will give "The Irishman" an exclusive theatrical release for about four weeks, providing theaters most of November to play Martin Scorsese's big-budget crime epic before it lands on the streaming service. "The Irishman" will open theatrically Nov. 1 and begin streaming on Nov. 27,...