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  • 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...
  • Almost a Wiseguy
    Vince Ciacci--the life of a gangster
    Auto/biographical stories about New York Italian gangsters and Cosa Nostra affiliates usually begin with an event filled with violence that leads to a set of problems and situations that get handled strategically with a method that consists of...
  • John Dillinger wanted poster
    Today in history: The death of Public Enemy No. 1
    On July 22, 1934, one of America’s most notorious bank robbers was gunned down outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater. John Dillinger had earned the title of Public Enemy No. 1 from FBI head J. Edgar Hoover for crimes committed for the...
  • Modern gang culture in the hip-hop industry
    Modern gang culture in the hip-hop industry
    In the late 1980’s there was an emergence of a new type of hip hop known as gangster rap. It was hip hop music that referenced and focused on the gang life which included guns, drugs, sex and violence. Many legendary albums and artists came...
  • The Crime Films featured at the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival
    The Crime Films featured at the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival
    Since 2002, The Tribeca Film Festival has brought together filmmakers, actors, movie enthusiasts and International artists in the world of art, music, and film. Founded by Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, the festival brought some...
  • Joseph Rigano-The Crew
    Tribute to Actor Joseph Rigano
    On March 27, 2014, actor Joseph Rigano passed away. Joe Rigano was a well known Italian –American actor in the gangster film genre. Rigano was born in 1933 in New York City. He grew up in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn and worked as a laborer early in...
  • 'A Bronx Tale' star Lillo Brancato Released from Prison
    'A Bronx Tale' star Lillo Brancato Released from Prison
    Reading like a Hollywood script, the real life story of Lillo Brancato will begin a new chapter for 2014. While millions of revelers in Times Square will be counting down the last seconds of 2013, the Brancato family will be celebrating the return...
  • Christopher Walken
    Sean Combs to remake "King of New York"
    Entertainment mogul Sean Combs and the Oscar-winning director-producer Brian Grazer are joining forces to remake the gangster cult classic film, King of New York.”Combs who recently launched his own music television network, is allegedly...
  • Johnnie To's "Drug War" Delivers
    Johnnie To's "Drug War" Delivers
    Johnnie To is a highly acclaimed director from Hong Kong. Quentin Tarantino has stated that he enjoys watching Johnnie To’s films. To’s first action film to be shot and set in Mainland China is getting rave reviews and praise from...
  • Celebrities Mob NYC Red Carpet for 'Once Upon A Time in Brooklyn'
    Celebrities Mob NYC Red Carpet for 'Once Upon A Time in Brooklyn'
    It looked like a Mafia Summit at the AMC Empire theater in the heart of Times Square for the red carpet premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn,” on Monday night, April 29, 2013.“Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn” is the...
  • The Crime Films of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival
    The Crime Films of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival
    On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Tribeca Film Festival kicked off its 12th year in New York City. Since it's inception in 2002, the festival has grown into a must see event with quality films from around the world.The festival founded by...
  •  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...
  • Sean Penn in 'Gangster Squad'
    Movie review: ‘Gangster Squad’, 8.2 out of 10
    8.2 out of 10‘Gangster Squad’ is one of those movies that turns out to be everything you expect from the trailer. It is a great period piece with a good cast, a few funny lines and a whole lot of shooting. It’s a gangster film,...
  • Killing Them Softly
    'Killing Them Softly' it's just business
    For those that enjoy a good mob film, writer/director Andrew Dominik’s crime noir drama ‘Killing Them Softly’ hits you like a sawed-off shotgun pointed at your face. It’s a gritty, no-nonsense look at the dirty business of...