Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio to Star In and Produce Real-Life Mafia Tale ‘The Black Hand’

Leonardo DiCaprio nailed down his latest project. The Oscar winner will star in and produce the screen adaptation of Stephan Talty’s “The Black Hand.” The book, which will release in April, carries the following synopsis: The gripping true story of the origins of the mafia in America—and the brilliant Italian-born detective who gave his life […]

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OSCARS: First Batch of Presenters Includes DiCaprio, Larson, Rylance and Vikander

It is customary at the Oscars for the previous year’s acting winners to present the current year’s winners. The Academy looks to be continuing that tradition, if its first batch of presenters is any indication. The Academy announced Wednesday that Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present. DiCaprio famously broke his […]

Silence

Top 10: Best Martin Scorsese Films

Martin Scorsese is one of the few directors to have a lifelong pass. The legendary director has worked for over 40 years, turning out classics in each decade. His latest venture, “Silence,” has already earned praise and Oscar buzz. The film, which opens on Friday, chronicles two Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) as […]

Film Review: Leonardo DiCaprio Spotlights the Climate Change Crisis in ‘Before the Flood’

The familiar voice of Leonardo DiCaprio opens “Before the Flood,” narrating over a set of graphic paintings by Hieronymus Bosch. He explains that they represent his first encounter with the environmental concerns to be subsequently discussed in the documentary, depicting the downward spiral of man from the harmonious Garden of Eden to an apocalyptic future […]

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio Being Eyed for Jim Crow South Drama ‘Truevine’

Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio might be lining up his next Oscar-worthy film. Deadline reports that Paramount and DiCaprio’s Appian Way are negotiating for the rights to the Beth Macy book, “Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest; A True Story of the Jim Crow South.” The plan, per the report, is to […]

Before the Flood

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Doc ‘Before the Flood’ to Bow in Europe at London Film Festival

Leonardo DiCaprio‘s climate change doc “Before the Flood” will have its European debut at the BFI London Film Festival. The festival announced the news Monday. The film had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9. The film will screen as part of the Special Presentations banner on Oct. 15. Ava DuVernay’s […]

CONTEST: Win Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar-Winner ‘The Revenant’ from 20th Century Fox

The internet waited (impatiently?) for Leonardo DiCaprio to finally win his long overdue Academy Award.  Their chance came in the form of Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “The Revenant,” winner of three Oscars.  To celebrate its release on April 19, you have a chance to own the Oscar-winner on Blu-Ray or DVD.  It’s pretty simple. All you have […]

DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Paramount Land Cuban Mob Drama ‘The Corporation’ with Del Toro to Star

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, which produced his Oscar vehicle “The Revenant,” just nabbed the rights to the film adaptation of T.J. English’s upcoming nonfiction book, “The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld.” Paramount is also producing the film, which is based on the real life Cuban mob saga that took place in […]

Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

If you read and enjoyed my previous foray into the world of dance in cinema, you’ll notice how easy it was determining what constituted a dance scene – anything highly choreographed. When the musical died out in the 1960s, dance became almost exclusively relegated to movies requiring a need for it, so subsequent generations had to get […]

Win for Leonardo DiCaprio is Most-Tweeted Oscar Moment Ever

Leonardo DiCaprio was bound to break the internet win or lose Sunday night. The actor finally won his first Academy Award last night after losing out on five previous Oscars, and it was the most-tweeted moment in Oscar history. According to Twitter, DiCaprio’s win generated 400,000 tweets per minute on Oscar Sunday, surpassing Ellen DeGeneres’ […]

Oscars: Final Predictions for the 2016 Academy Awards

The 88th Academy Awards (or the Oscars) are landing on our televisions this Sunday, and as of yesterday (Tuesday) voting has officially closed.  So what exactly are we left with?  A race that either seems weirdly obvious or ferociously unpredictable. Going with a bit of “thank you’s” before we unveil our final predictions for the season. […]