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  • Movie poster for film God's Pocket
    DVD review: God's Pocket
    In his last movie performances, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays an unemployed and alcoholic Mickey Scarpato who must find a way to pay-off his stepson’s funeral arrangements from film God’s Pocket. Also starring Christina Hendricks as...
  • Sylvester Stallone New Film
    Sylvester Stallone to Star in Gangster Film 'Scarpa'
    While gangster film fans are waiting for the John Gotti biopic film to be made with John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone will hit the big screen portraying another NY based late mobster known as “The Grim Reaper,” Gregory Scarpa Jr. After...
  • 'Goodfellas' is an amazing gangster film
    'Goodfellas' is an amazing gangster film
    Yesterday, this column reviewed "Scarface," a gangster film that has stood the test of time. The strongest of these movies do more than just depict the nuances of a life of crime. They offer an understanding of the motives of the...
  • Rob the Mob
    Movie Review: Nina Arianda scores big with crime dramedy 'Rob the Mob'
    Tony Award winning actress Nina Arianda scores big as Rosie in the new crime dramedy "Rob the Mob" from director Raymond De Felitta.Set in 1992, "Rob the Mob" is based on the true story of a Queens, New York couple, Rosie and...
  • Lufthansa heist: New York mobsters arrested in 'Goodfellas' case
    Lufthansa heist: New York mobsters arrested in 'Goodfellas' case
    Lufthansa heist solved after 36 years. The FBI arrested five members of a notorious New York crime family made famous by the movie “Goodfellas”. According to CNBC Jan. 23, the men were linked to the 1978 caper that took place at the...
  • The Wolf of Wall Street - 2013
    Review: 'The Wolf of Wall Street' asks 'How am I funny?'
    When the mere utterance of a director’s name conjures up a Rolodex of images to spin within one’s mind, it’s probably safe to say their style has had a lasting if not successful impression. And as a director continually churns...
  • The Family 2013 poster
    'The Family' (No Spoilers) review
    Directed by Luc Besson, The Familyis an entertaining film with very few shortcomings. Most notably, the subtitles (only appearing early on) are a bit difficult to read. That aside, the movie is about an ex-mob family (It is implied that Robert...
  • Goodfellas LES: A Haven for Brick Oven Pizza
    Goodfellas LES: A Haven for Brick Oven Pizza
    Whenever I have a chance to venture down to the Lower East Side I always am so excited. I don't know if it’s the gorgeous view down the FDR on a warm night or just knowing there are so many great things and places to see. Some of my...
  • $1.2 million missing from Swiss Air at JFK Airport.
    $1.2 million missing in 'Goodfellas'-like heist: 'Inside job' at JFK Airport
    The $1.2 million missing from a Swiss Air cargo container heist is believed to bean "inside job" doneat JFK Airport, reports authorities today. The thieves left $92 million dollars behind in the cargo container when they took the $1.2...
  • $1.2 million missing in cash of Swiss Air flight that landed at JFK
    $1.2 million missing in cash: Swiss Air cargo heist discovered at JFK Airport
    $1.2 million cash is missing from a cargo container of a Swiss Air Line flightthat landed at JFK Airport in New York on Monday. The $1.2 million reported missing from JFK, which is an airport that has had a few cargo heists in its day, like the...
  • Goodfellas gangster James Burke home searched by police looking for dead remains
    Police looking for dead body at home of gangster Jimmy Burke aka "The Gent"
    The Washington Post is reporting today that NYPD and FBI organized crime investigators were looking for skeletal remains at the former home of Jimmy Burke, the mobster portrayed in the movie "Goodfellas."According to witnesses, police...
  •  Director Martin Scorsese to be honored at NYC Art Show
    Director Martin Scorsese to be honored at NYC Art Show
    Director Martin Scorsese best known for iconic gangster films such as Goodfellas, Casino, Mean Streets, Gangs of New York and The Departed is being honored at an art show in NYC. Spoke Art Gallery based out of San Francisco, CA will hold a special...
  • Remembering actor Tony Lip  who had roles in The Sopranos, Godfather
    Remembering actor Tony Lip who had roles in The Sopranos, Godfather
    Tony Lip (born Frank Anthony Vallelonga; July 30, 1930– January 4, 2013) was an American actor and author. Lip was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and grew up in near Gambino Boss John Gotti's childhood home in the Bronx, NY. Tony was...
  • Scorsese's Casino
    Scorsese at 70: The Experimenter, Part 2 (1990s)
    Just as he had done in the 1980s, Martin Scorsese kicked off the 1990swith a highly-successful work. His epic drama Goodfellas was a critical and commercial success, and landed him his third Oscar nomination for directing - yet he would leave...
  • Scorsese and De Niro
    Scorsese at 70: The Experimenter, Part 1 (1990s)
    The 1980s had started off very good for Martin Scorsese, especially when he helmed an undisputed masterpiece in the boxing biopic Raging Bull. Yet after that film's success, the rest of the decade saw the filmmaker experiencing a period of...