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Alec Baldwin Will No Longer Play Thomas Wayne In ‘The Joker’
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In a strange turn of events, Alec Baldwin will no longer be playing Thomas Wayne in The Joker.

This just days after it was reported that the actor had signed on to play Bruce Wayne’s father, who was described as a “cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump” in the film. More on the story below.

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Alec Baldwin To Play Bruce Wayne’s Father In ‘The Joker’
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The Joker continues to make some very unexpected castings which may make the film riveting or just plain weird. Alec Baldwin is the latest to join the cast, but it is who he is playing that could hook some people in.

According to various reports, the actor will play Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne. Additionally, the character is being described as someone who has the same personality and unusually orange tanned skin as a certain someone. More on the story below.

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Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy In Talks To Join ‘Joker’ Origins Film
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Robert De Niro In Talks For Joker Origins Film

Martin Scorsese has been an executive producer on Todd PhillipsJoker since it was announced last year. While this is the filmmaker’s first superhero film, Warner Bros.’ vision for the character is what attracted Scorsese to the project. According to previous reports, WB is planning to expand the DC universe with new and unique storylines that aren’t a part of the current DC Extended Universe. Phillips says the film will be a gritty and hard-boiled crime drama in the same vein as Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The King of Comedy.

Now we are getting to see how much of an influence Scorsese is having on the film. According to new reports Robert De Niro, who starred in all three of the aforementioned influences, and Frances Conroy, who starred in The Aviator, are currently in talks to join titular star Joaquin Phoenix and recently reported Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz on the cast of the new the origins film. More on the story below.

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Retro Movie Review: ‘Taxi Driver’ 40th Anniversary Screening – Fathom Events
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Fathoms Events and Sony Pictures presents a chance to see one of the greatest and craziest films of all time, Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver in U.S. theaters again this week. Celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary, Taxi Driver drives back to cinemas for only one more day, Wednesday, October 19th. I got a chance to go to a showing on Sunday in New York City. I’d argue the real star of the film is New York City itself. The city pulses throughout; the filth and degradation of the 1970s feels hundreds of years removed, not a mere 40.

Taxi Driver features the definition of “all-star cast,” headlined by Oscar-winner Robert De Niro as the film’s notorious anti-hero Travis Bickle. Joining him are future two-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster, who was 14 when the movie debuted in 1976. Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle, and Harvey Keitel round out the cast. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor (De Niro), Supporting Actress (Foster), and Score (the amazing Bernard Herrmann).

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Contest: Tickets To See ‘Taxi Driver’ In Theaters In October
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Martin Scorsese‘s 1976 classic Taxi Driver is coming back movie theaters nationwide for a limited run this month through Fathom Events in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. And we here at Geeks Of Doom are giving away 5 pairs of tickets for this event!

Fill out the Entry Form here below for a chance to win 1 of 5 pairs of tickets to screening in the United States. Be sure to include your theater preference from the participating theaters list, as well as the screening date and time. ALSO, very important: Be sure to enter using your full name and a valid email address; this information will be shared with Fathom Events publicity team, who will be handling prize fulfillment.

SCREENING DATES:
Sunday, October 16 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time
Wednesday, October 19 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time

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‘Taxi Driver’ Hitting Theaters For 40th Anniversary Through Fathom Events
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Martin Scorsese‘s Taxi Driver is coming back to the big screen for a limited run in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary.

In 1976, Scorsese introduced us to Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), a deranged New York City cabbie who enjoyed pornographic films, stalking political candidates, and had a penchant for blondes. The film was gritty, intense, and violent, and Bickle became an anti-hero for the post-Nixon era. It garnered four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Robert De Niro), Best Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster), and Best Score (Bernard Herrmann). The film was written by Paul Schrader, the first of his three collaborations with the acclaimed Oscar-winning director. Thanks to Fathom Events & Sony Pictures Entertainment, Taxi Driver is returning to U.S. theaters for two days only this October in preparation for its two-disc 40th anniversary edition Blu-Ray release on November 8, 2016.

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’ Turns 40
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Taxi Driver, the pressure cooker of a film about one man’s lonely journey into a nether region of metaphoric and literal hell by way of a society that doesn’t even want to begin to understand him, celebrated its 40th anniversary over the weekend, opening in New York City on Feb 7th, 1976 and opening in a wide release on February 8th.

The film, an early masterpiece by director Martin Scorsese, who was coming off twin successes with Mean Streets and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore respectively, is a stark, brutal, dark, and pulsing look into the open wound that was New York City circa 1975. During that turbulent and gritty time, the city was almost limping on legs from a bygone era that started to erode and disintegrate by the time the film was made. On cracked concrete streets, with asphalt that seemed to emit snakelike steam from its sewers could only a film like this be born. Taxi Driver stands as a true testament to the blood, sweat, and tears put forth by the creative triumvirate of Scorsese, writer Paul Schrader, and the lead actor who played one Travis Bickle, Robert De Niro, was already a legend even then when the cameras started rolling as production commenced.

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‘Dirty Grandpa’ Red Band Trailer: Zac Efron, Robert De Niro Get Down and Dirty In Daytona Beach
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An uptight lawyer who is about to get married takes his recently widower grandpa on what he thought would be an average day on a golf course. What could possibly go wrong? A lot when you discover that the man who you thought was a well-respected old fashioned person turns out to be a foul mouthed curmudgeon who hasn’t had sex in 15 years. Such is the basis for the film Dirty Grandpa starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro.

Lionsgate has just released the newest red band trailer for Dirty Grandpa which features all sorts of devious sex acts, troublemaking, drug use, and other explicit things that can be considered NSFW. So break out those headphones, and make sure no one is watching, because you can watch the latest red band trailer for the film below.

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‘Joy’ Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence Faces The World Of Unforgiving Commerce
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David O. Russell‘s Joy brings reunites Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro, for as the director would describe in an interview with EW, “an epic, unexpected story about the interior life of one woman’s soul, from the ages of 10 to 40.” This isn’t the first time that the four have worked together on one project. They previously teamed up for the Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook, for which all them earned Academy Award nominations. So expect that same level of performance and directorial effort to be in this latest film.

Though initially just a teaser, we get to see the scope of what O. Russell will give us this winter holiday. Check out the first teaser below.

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Blu-ray Review: The Family
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The Family

The Family
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Directed by Luc Besson
Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, John D’Leo, Dianna Agron, Tommy Lee Jones, and Stan Carp
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release Date: December 17, 2013

Giovanni Manzoni (Robert DeNiro) was once one of the most feared and respected mob bosses in New York. Times have certainly changed. For some unexplained reason Manzoni turned stoolie for the FBI and was moved into the Witness Relocation Program under the supervision of veteran agent Robert Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones). Now he’s Fred Blake, a nondescript writer living in a small town in Normandy, France with his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer), son Warren (John D’Leo), and daughter Bella (Dianna Agron). The family hates being so far removed from their familiar Brooklyn neighborhood and all of their friends and relatives, but they try to make the best of a lousy situation.

Their efforts don’t last though; unable to deal with the dual pressures of maintaining a false identity and the inquisitive, somewhat hostile townspeople, the Blakes soon revert to their old ways of violence and corruption, with Stansfield working desperately to keep them in line so their cover isn’t blown. Fred’s obsession with getting rid of the brown water that runs through the pipes of their quaint French home and Warren’s escalating criminal behavior at school eventually bring down the full wrath of Don Luchese (Stan Carp), the imprisoned rival Mafia boss Fred snitched on. The don dispatches a team of heavily armed assassins to Normandy to make the Blakes a blood-stained memory. Unable to depend on further protection from Stansfield and the other Feds, Fred and his family must show the mob back home that a simple name change doesn’t make the Blakes any less dangerous than before.

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