Jonah Hill is clearly not satisfied with hearing the words “two-time Oscar nominee,” and wants to increase the number to three, or even “Oscar-winner Jonah Hill“, because Deadline has announced that he will be playing the late psychedelic jam band legend Jerry Garcia in a biopic directed by Martin Scorsese for Apple. Of course, the ice cream-gobbling maniac in me got way too excited about this project until I realized with great disappointment it wasn’t a movie about Cherry Garcia. But this is good too, I guess.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Lady Gaga appeared with her House of Gucci co-stars, Adam Driver and Jared Leto, and director Ridley Scott, at a post-screening Q&A in Westwood last week. While there, Gaga obviously hammed it up and put in the work towards getting that Oscar for her work as a method-actress. She talked about how she got into the role, but she also mentioned someone else’s name, Tony Bennett. Tony and Gaga obviously hit the jazz music circuit hard as fuck and have a new album out called Love For Sale. Well, Gaga talked about Tony during that Q&A and said that he hates how Martin Scorsese portrays Italians in his movies.
If Martin Scorsese made a list of things he loves, it might include: making movies, a film soundtrack with at least two songs by The Rolling Stones, the word “fuck,” Robert De Niro, mob culture, a good eyebrow grooming kit, and talking shit about Marvel movies. James Gunn, Scorsese fan and superhero franchise director, would kindly like him to knock it off with the last one.
Everyone knows it’s a tradition in show business to wish “Break a leg!” to an actor before they hit the stage, but we also know it’s just a phrase that isn’t meant to be taken literally. The bad news for Robert De Niro is that that phrase probably seems like more of a curse or a jinx than a cute remark. Because he literally busted his leg while working on Martin Scorsese’s new film Flowers of the Killer Moon.
Martin Scorsese is back again with another one of his hot takes regarding the current state of the film industry. Once again, Marty gives you some major “Old Man respectfully disagrees with cloud,” which is to say he isn’t yelling at anyone in particular. He’s just more or less doing that thing where an old guy looks at something popular, shrugs his shoulders, and says, “Eh, I don’t get it…and here’s why. Get comfortable, youngins.” Martin Scorsese’s film purist energy is usually directed towards superhero films, but now he’s taking aim at all the streaming services that are pumping out content, much to the chagrin of Martin Scorsese.
When Martin Scorsese went to bed on Christmas Eve, his greatest wish might have been to wake up Christmas morning and see that Santa had stuffed a note in his stocking that read: “Dear Marty, I used magic to make an alternate universe in which Marvel movies don’t exist. Merry Christmas.” And then Martin would have looked up at the sky with a tear in his eye, and whispered, “Atta boy, Santa.” It would’ve been a wonderful life. But Martin is no George Bailey, and instead, his daughter used Marvel to troll him on Christmas morning.