The global pandemic has confused plans for everyone, including Hollywood stars. Many celebrities had to postpone the long-awaited weddings even though some of them were already ready for the upcoming celebration.
One of the most famous directors of the 21st century, Martin Scorsese, wrote a letter to Universal Pictures in early May. He wanted the company to finance his new film. Universal Pictures considered the planned budget of film to be overly high and refused the offer.
However, Scorsese did not give up on his idea. He wrote a letter to Apple and proposed to finance his motion picture on the condition that Universal would be involved in the production and filming.
Scorsese did not have to wait for a long time. Apple agreed to finance his project. According to Variety, Paramount Pictures will be the distributor of the film, while Apple will take all the financing costs. Some sources claim that the contact has not been formally signed yet, but it will be done in the near future.
Title, Plot and Actors
The upcoming film’s title is Killers of the Flower Moon. The movie will tell a story about the events of the 1920s. The screenplay is based on the bestselling book by David Grann with the same title.
According to the plot of the book, someone murders Osage Indians in Oklahoma after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land. It caught the attention of the FBI, which started an investigation.
As for the cast, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio will play the leading roles.
Why this movie is worth watching?
First of all, Apple will definitely make a high-quality product in collaboration with Universal Pictures. Secondly, the film has a huge all-star cast with some of the best actors on the planet. Thirdly, it is based on a worldwide-known bests-selling book.
The decade is coming to the end. That is why many magazines are creating TOP lists. Rolling Stones is not an exception. The magazine included all kinds of movies in their list, including commercial blockbusters, art-house cinema, and documentaries.
The first place in their top takes the 2016 film Moonlight. Barry Jenkins’s directorial feature covers such topics as racism and homosexuality. The film won Oscar for Best Picture.
The second place takes the 2010 biographical drama film directed by David Fincher. The story of Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg turned out to be extremely interesting. The movie received highly positive critical reception. It is considered one of he best movies directed by David Fincher.
Surprisingly, the third place takes the 2010 fantasy film Holy Motors directed by Leos Carax, a popular French film director and writer.
Here are the rest films from the TOP 10 list of the best movies:
- MadMax: Fury Road
20 years ago, Josh Hartnett was starring in big Hollywood movies. You could have seen him in The Faculty, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, Wicker Park, Sin City, Lucky Number Slevin, and a bunch of other films. However, he is out of the radar nowadays. Josh Hartnett decided to devote more time to his children. He acts in small indie movies now.
Ashton Kutcher wants to spend more time with his wife Mila Kunis and their children. He had founded a venture capital film and built a successful Silicon Valley investing career. After the 2013 biographical drama film Jobs, which received poor reviews, he has not been acting in big movies.
Robert Patrick did not abandon his acting career. He starred in hundreds of films. However, nobody has seen the vast majority of these movies. Robert is mostly known as a deadly cyborg from the 1991 action film Terminator 2: Judgment. He has not received any big roles since then, maybe except ‘the X-files’
This comedian with a funny face used to play the leading roles in comedy films. He starred in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, The Benchwarmers, and many more movies. Nevertheless, he is not seen on the silver screen at this moment. While his friend Adam Sandler works with Netflix, Schneider has not appeared in serious projects ever since the 2010 film Grown Ups.
This actor was only 30 years old when he starred in the 1997 disaster film Titanic. However, he slowly went out of the radar after this blockbuster despite the good looks and young age. Unfortunately, Billy Zane went to star in Uwe Ball’s BloodRayne and other questionable B-grade movies.
I picked the best crime films where protagonists do bad things.
Never Die Alone
Rapper DMX plays a hardened drug dealer who gets terribly murdered at the very beginning of the film. The witness of the crime finds a collection of audio tapes in the dead man’s car. Thanks to them, he finds out all the scary secrets of the deceased brutal drug lord from the streets of Los Angeles.
Dead Man Running
If you like dark English humor as much as I do, you will definitely like this British crime comedy film. It tells a story of a petty criminal who has only one day to pay back the 100 thousand pounds he owes to a moneylender. As you might have guessed, he does not know how to find such a large amount in such a short time. However, he has to do something in order to survive. Will he manage to find the money in time?
Lucky Number Slevin
Sometimes you are just plain unlucky. Slevin has one of those periods. He is at the low point of his life: his girlfriend left him, he got evicted from his apartment and fired from his job. Last but not least, he owes a ton of money to a criminal boss. It seems that there is no way out for the protagonist. However, there is no unsolvable problem when you have a cold head and a strong character.
The film is based on a true story of George Jung, one of the biggest drug traffickers and smugglers in the USA. He became incredibly rich and lived a life full of luxury. However, his story did not end well. There are no happy endings for criminals, so Jung’s is not the greatest role model.
No Good Deed
Idris Elba plays a bad guy who escaped prison. Now he is pretending to be a regular law-abiding citizen. Unfortunately, he just cannot hold his evil urges. The protagonist turns his ex-fiancé’s life into a nightmare even though she tried to help him.
Role: Scott Lang / Ant-Man
An engineer released from prison after serving three years for burglary. However, he still has plenty of problems. His wife left him and he cannot find a good job. Out of desperation, Lang decides to become a theft again. However, Scott finds a very strange costume instead of the money he was promised.
Role: Mike Hannigan
Paul played Phoebe’s boyfriend and husband. He appeared in eighteen episodes of Friends aired between 2002-2004. Fans think that Paul Rudd was a great addition to the main cast of the popular series.
The Catcher Was a Spy
Role: Moe Berg, baseball player
During World War II, the US intelligence agency recruits an athlete and sends him to Germany. His mission is to capture or kill one of the creators of the atomic bomb.
The Shape of Things
Role: Adam Sorenson, student
Adam is a student who works as a security guard in an art gallery near his home. His life is serene and calm, but everything changes when he meets Evelyn — a beautiful graduate art student obsessed with freedom and sex.
I Love You, Man
Role: Peter Klaven, real estate agent
In this comedy about male friendship, Paul played a successful realtor who has no friends. He does not even know how to choose his best man for the wedding. Therefore, he asks his mom and brother to help him find a true friend.
Role: Mr. Anderson, English teacher
In the film adaptation of Steven Chbosky’s self-directed novel, Paul Rudd plays Mr. Anderson, an English teacher. He supports Charlie, the main character who is depressed after the death of his aunt and the suicide of his best friend.
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Role: David, the protagonist’s colleague
Andy Stitzer is 40 years old and he is very lonely. His colleagues from the electronic good store, where he works as a clerk, avoid him and suspect that he is a maniac. One day, they invite him to play poker together. After the game, Andy makes a confession. Turns out that he is still a virgin. His colleagues decided to help him lose his virginity.
Beautiful Eva Green is a truly unique woman. The French actress and model is one of the rare embodiments of the classic cinema.
The actress has a very interesting family tree. Her father Walter Green is of Swedish and Breton descent; through him, she is the great-granddaughter of composer Paul Le Flem. He emigrated to Paris at the age of 16 and became a dentist.
I have seen a Margot Robbie’s movie recently and very much enjoyed her impeccable acting skills. No, I am not talking about the 2020 film Birds of Prey, which disappointed me. The movie I liked is the 2017 biographical comedy-drama “I, Tonya”.
Jason Momoa was born in 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, but spent most of his childhood in Norwalk, Iowa. He has Native Hawaiian, German, Native American, and Irish roots.
Both of his parents were creative people. Jason’s mother Coni was a photographer and his father Joseph was a painter. They have divorced soon after Momoa’s birth. He lived with mother, who taught him to pursue his goals and never give up.
After graduating from high school, Jason went to college and studied marine biology. Then he majored in wildlife biology in Colorado State University. Considering that, no wonder Jason Momoa loves Mother Nature so much. He is an environmentalist and ocean activist. Actor once said in an interview that he wants to spend his live saving the oceans.
Jason Momoa maintains an active lifestyle. He is an avid climber. The actor started climbing at a young age. He wants to pass this hobby on to his kids.
The actor spend the most of his youth traveling around the world. He studied art in Paris and visited Tiber to learn the secrets of Tibetan Buddhism. When Momoa was 19, he worked at a surf shop in Hawaii. It helped the actor to get the role in the popular television series Baywatch.
Jason Momoa began modeling in 1998. Considering his handsome face and athletic body, Jason was swamped with work offered by the best model agencies. He worked with the most popular design and fashion experts such as Takeo Kobayashi and won the 1999 Hawaii’s Model of the Year award. Moreover, Jason Momoa participated in the prestigious Governor’s Fashion Show and walked the runway for Louis Vuitton.
Nevertheless, Jason’s career path has changed drastically after he was cast in the Baywatch TV series. Momoa quit modeling and decided to focus on his acting career. He is one of the most popular actors in the world nowadays.
Edward played the young savior of humanity in the 2001 cult movie “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”. He had a few decent roles in other movies as well (“American History X”, “American Heart”).