The Italian Job News





Mos Def To Change His Name To Yasiin In 2012

September 7th, 2011 8:32am EDT
Mos Def
Mos Def is retiring his famous name at the end of 2011.

The rapper/actor will start 2012 under the moniker Yasiin.

He tells MTV2's Sucker Free show, "Mos Def is a name that I built and cultivated over the years; it's a name that the streets taught me, a figure of speech that was given to me by the culture and by my environment, and I feel I've done quite a bit with that name and it's time to expand and move on."

"Also, I didn't want to have to deal with having any moniker or separation between the self that I see and know myself as."

The Italian Job star's birth name is Dante Terrel...
READ MORE

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Learned To Drive For 'Transformers' Role

July 2nd, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had to take a crash course in driving in Los Angeles after landing the leading lady role in the new Transformers film.

The Victoria's Secret stunner admits she bought herself a car in her native England when her modeling career took off - but she never learned how to drive it.

Then, when Michael Bay offered her a role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, she realized she would have to get her license.

She says, "I was in a movie about cars with no idea how to drive... I just learned to drive because I moved here (Los Angeles)."

Ironically...
READ MORE

Jason Statham Dreams Of Landing Bond Role

May 20th, 2011 8:19am EDT
Jason Statham
British actor Jason Statham is hoping to become the next James Bond, branding the superspy part his "dream" role.

The Expendables star has risen to fame playing tough guy characters in movies including Snatch, The Italian Job and Crank.

However, Statham, who is dating beauty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, is eager to take over from Daniel Craig as the next 007.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "You'd be lying if you said no. He has all the fanciest gadgetry. He's in and out of bed with the sexiest, hottest women. And gets to save the world. Come on! It's everybody's dream, isn't it?"

...
READ MORE

'Ocean's Eleven' Crew Voted Top Heist Stars

August 26th, 2010 8:44am EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney and his Ocean's Eleven posse have stolen the title of best heist movie crew in a new online poll.

More than 12,200 film fans took part in a week-long MovieTickets.com survey to find America's favorite lovable rogues and voted the Ocean's Eleven crew ahead of Mark Wahlberg's The Italian Job pals.

The Ocean's Eleven cast won the vote with 57 per cent. The Italian Job came in second with 14 per cent.

The jewelry store robbers from Reservoir Dogs finished third.
READ MORE

Will Smith Named Top Rapping Actor

August 19th, 2010 8:28am EDT
Will Smith
Will Smith has hammered the competition in a poll to find the best rapper-turned-actor.

The I Am Legend star, who enjoyed rap success with hits like Summertime and movie themes Wild Wild West and Men in Black, landed 58 per cent of the vote in the MovieTickets.com survey.

Mark Wahlberg came in second with 23 per cent and T.I. edged out Ludacris and Mos Def to land in third spot with seven per cent.

Crash star Ludacris and The Italian Job's Mos Def both garnered six per cent.

Click Here For More Will Smith Pictures
READ MORE

British Model Kelly Brook To Pose For Playboy

June 3rd, 2010 11:01pm EDT
Kelly Brook
British model/actress Kelly Brook showed a little leg today in a short leopard print dress. Kelly was on her way to a business meeting in Los Angeles at the time the photos were snapped, and we're guessing that business meeting had something to do with her upcoming Playboy shoot.

That's right, she's the latest celeb who will be featured in Hugh Hefner's men's publication.

The UK's Daily Mail reports that she'll be getting paid $500,000 to get naked for the magazine and her shoot will take place somewhere on the Mediterranean Sea later this month.

Kelly's acting resume includes a recurrin...
READ MORE

Hyper-Masculine Action Films Are Violent, Ridiculous & So Much Fun

April 15th, 2009 12:52pm EDT
Fast & Furious
According to Hollywood and its demographic cinema box office soothsayers, the only people who have the ability to purchase tickets to and actively watch an action film are men and teenage boys. They believe that women, for the most part, cannot watch these films - unless their boyfriends, husbands, male friends, etc. have explicitly gave them entrance to the theater or made the magical DVD player start the film.

Either way, it is assumed that men are the ones with the keys to the magic that is "boom and vroom." Hollywood types with these lofty gendered assumptions are most definite...
READ MORE

Why Are So Many Rappers Acting?

August 27th, 2008 11:46am EDT
Hancock
This isn't to bash rappers, nor is it to say that these artists aren't allowed to pursue different paths in Hollywood. With so many prominent rappers acquiring roles in big movies though, it begs the question-why?

It's not as if rappers in movies are a new thing. In 1991, Mario Van Peebles cast Ice-T as a cop in "New Jack City," a film that is beloved by many. That same year, director John Singleton cast Ice Cube as a Los Angeles gangbanger in "Boyz N the Hood." These two movies helped open the floodgates for rappers to enter the world of acting.

Soon, Will Smith went from rap...
READ MORE

20 Years Later: New Kids On The Block

March 10th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
New Kids On The Block
It's hard to imagine that it's been 20 years since I wore my New Kids On The Block t-shirt holding a pink and black pocket rocker, which was playing "Hanging Tough" of course, in one hand and a sign saying "I hart you Jordan! Merry me!" in the other. Yes, I spelled it that way I was five years old. Even back then I was able to "get on the floor and do the new kids dance" at the outdoor venue in Tinley Park for my very first concert to see the best boyband EVER!

For those who don't remember or weren't born yet, New Kids on the Block was one of the most popular boybands to hit the music ...
READ MORE

Three Rappers Turned Successful Hollywood Actors

March 4th, 2008 11:55am EST
Will Smith
Music entertainers are constantly making the transition from the world of singing to acting. The goal is usually to be a double, triple or quadruple threat via becoming an amazing musician/actor; musician/actor/producer or musician/actor/producer/director.

Specifically, it is not uncommon to hear of rappers going from the music video screen to the small and big screens. There a number of them who have done it quite successfully. But, there are three in particular whose success has surpassed all expectations. They are: Will Smith (a.k.a. Fresh Prince), Mark Wahlberg (a.k.a. Marky Ma...
READ MORE

Jason Statham Stars In 'The Bank Job,' In Theaters March 7

January 27th, 2008 10:00am EST
The Bank Job
Inspired by the infamous 1971 robbery that took place at the Lloyds Bank in Marylebone London, Lionsgate's ® The Bank Job stars Jason Statham (Transporter, Snatch, Crank, The Italian Job) and Saffron Burrows (Klimt, Enigma). The highly-charged heist thriller tautly interweaves high-level corruption, murder and sexual scandal in 1970s England.

A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry (Statham) has always avoided major-league scams. But when Martine (Burrows), a beautiful model from his old neighborhood, offers him a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street, Ter...
READ MORE

Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

January 18th, 2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...
READ MORE

Witches, Werewolves And Warlocks Invade ABC Family's Ninth Annual '13 Nights Of Halloween'

October 17th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
13 Nights of Halloween
ABC Family has a frightful line-up of new programming for its ninth annual '13 Nights of Halloween' programming event. The new ABC Family original movie "Nature of the Beast" and the basic cable premieres of "An American Haunting" and "Boogeyman" will join other Halloween themed programming airing the 13 nights leading up to Halloween (October 19 - October 31).

ABC Family's new original movie "Nature of the Beast," premiering Sunday, October 21 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) is a darkly wicked tale of one happy couple's road to wedded bliss. Julia and Rich are in the throes of planning the...
READ MORE

Movie Remakes: 'Heartbreak Kid' Fails While Others Have Succeeded

October 10th, 2007 11:54am EDT
The Heartbreak Kid
The Heartbreak Kid, the latest collaboration between Ben Stiller and the Farrelly brothers, debuted in second place this past weekend with a modest $14 million haul at the box office. The last Stiller-Farrelly project, 1998's There's Something About Mary, pulled in $176.5 million that year.

The film has been widely panned by critics as less enjoyable than the 1972 original, which starred Cybill Shepherd as the dream girl. Fortunately, not all movie remakes end in disaster and box office disappointment. A few that worked:

Scarface (1983)

Al Pacino turned in an inspired perform...
READ MORE

Movie Memorabilia Up for Auction in England

January 24th, 2006 9:53am EST
The Italian Job
The Mini Cooper number plates from 1969 movie The Italian Job will be auctioned in the UK later this week. The three plates, which worked within the plot to signify Michael Caine's character's prison number HMP 729G, the robbery gang's flight number LGW 809G and Grand Prix flag number GPF 146G, are expected to raise up to $36,000 at Cheffins Auctioneers in Cambridge, England, on Thursday.

A Cheffins spokesman says, "These are certainly a lot for the dedicated Italian Job fan - or maybe Michael Caine himself might be interested."

The Minis are most famous for the chase scene in the...
READ MORE




Browse More Movies:
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z