Tag Archives: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

The King of Comedy

IT’S NO LAUGHING MATTER.  Autograph hunter Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) idolizes the legendary late-night TV host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis) and does everything in his power to launch a standup-comedy career on Langford’s show. After Raging Bull (1980), Martin Scorsese turned to comedy with a story partly inspired by a Johnny Carson stalker. Following … Continue reading The King of Comedy

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

FOR THE GOOD OF ALL MEN, AND THE LOVE OF ONE WOMAN, HE FOUGHT TO UPHOLD JUSTICE BY BREAKING THE LAW. After escaping from a prison in Jerusalem, English nobleman Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) returns home to find the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) ruling over his land… One of the biggest box-office … Continue reading Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

The Abyss: On the Edge of Darkness

A PLACE ON EARTH MORE AWESOME THAN ANYWHERE IN SPACE. It’s funny watching a good movie like The Abyss and knowing the kind of negative feelings that surrounded the production of it. Both Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio have allegedly vowed never to work with James Cameron again; cast and crew were frequently subjected to dangerous … Continue reading The Abyss: On the Edge of Darkness

Scarface

HE LOVED THE AMERICAN DREAM. WITH A VENGEANCE.  Tony Montana (Al Pacino) claims asylum in Miami and instantly makes an impact on a wealthy cocaine dealer (Robert Loggia) who offers him work. Oliver Stone did an interesting thing. Rather than write a straight remake of the classic 1932 gangster movie, he changed a few details … Continue reading Scarface

The Perfect Storm

THE STORM IS COMING. The Andrea Gail, a fishing boat captained by Billy Tyne (George Clooney), finds itself at the center of a ”perfect storm” out in the North Atlantic. Director Wolfgang Peterson knows how to make good action movies and this time Mother Nature is the bad guy. The story about the 1991 storm … Continue reading The Perfect Storm