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Al Pacino Injures His Eye On 'Stand Up Guys' Set

4/25/2012 10:36am EDT
Al Pacino
Al Pacino was treated by medics on the set of his new movie Stand Up Guys after hurting his eye in an explosive gun-wielding scene.

The Scarface legend has teamed up with fellow veteran star Christopher Walken for the movie, in which two ageing gangsters enjoy one last job.

The pair filmed a gunfight sequence on the streets of Los Angeles, with both firing off fake pistols in front of the cameras on Monday.

However, Pacino was left wincing in pain after the scene wrapped, and medics had to wash out his eye with solution.

It's not known how the actor was injured.

Robert Loggia Unhappy About 'Scarface' Remake

9/26/2011 8:01am EDT
Robert Loggia
Veteran actor Robert Loggia has urged movie bosses to abandon a planned big screen re-imagining of cult classic Scarface.

Reports emerged last week that the crime drama is set to be remade for a new generation of movie fans.

The 1983 film, which starred Al Pacino as Cuban gangster Tony Montana, was itself an adaptation of Howard Hawks' 1932 picture of the same name, starring Paul Muni as an Italian who takes over the city of Chicago, Illinois.

However Loggia, who played drug lord Frank Lopez in the 1980s adaptation, wants executives at Universal Pictures to scrap their plans for an up...

'Scarface' Set For Third Big Screen Remake?

9/22/2011 12:54pm EDT
Al Pacino's legendary movie Scarface is to be given a big screen make-over for a new generation of movie fans.

The popular 1983 crime drama, which starred Pacino as Cuban gangster Tony Montana, was a remake of Howard Hawks' 1932 film starring Paul Muni as an Italian who takes over the city of Chicago, Illinois.

Now movie bosses are planning to revive the format for a third time, according to

The website reports executives at Universal Pictures are planning a new version of Scarface with producer Martin Bregman, who worked on the Pacino film, with a new character and sett...

Blu-ray Interview/Review: 'Scarface's' Steven Bauer - Career Interview Time!

9/6/2011 3:30pm EDT
Scarface piece
If Tony Montana was the heavy of his illegal operation, then his right hand man Manny Ribera was most certainly the heart. Brought to life by then newbie actor Steven Bauer, Manny had both a danger and charisma that made him a perfect yin to Tony’s wild and unpredictable yang. So we here at Starpulse thought it only fitting that just in time for the tasty release of the "Scarface" Limited Edition Blu-ray hitting shelves Sept. 6 from Universal Home Video (check out the review below as well!), we wanted to get some movie geek insight about the flick from the bold Bauer himself. And while m...

Al Pacino Honored At Venice Film Festival

9/5/2011 8:28am EDT
Al Pacino
Hollywood legend Al Pacino was the toast of Italy's Venice Film Festival this weekend as he was honored for his work as a moviemaker.

The Scarface icon is in Venice to promote his new directorial project Wilde Salome, a part-documentary about writer/poet Oscar Wilde and part-movie adaptation of his play Salome, and he picked up the Jaeger Lecoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at a glitzy gala on Sunday night.

Earlier that day, his film was screened to members of the press and, during a news conference after the showing, Pacino admitted he was fascinated by Wilde's lifestyle as a homosexu...

Al Pacino Recalls Mishap In Famous 'Scarface' Scene

8/30/2011 2:20pm EDT
Al Pacino - 'Scareface'
Two weeks before its first ever Blu-ray release, Universal Home Entertainment threw a party for the gangster classic Scarface. Al Pacino sat in a recreation of his lavish Tony Montana throne, joined cast members F. Murray Abraham, Robert Loggia and Steven Bauer, along with producer Martin Bregman to celebrate the film.

Everyone remembers Tony’s final moments in the climactic machine gun battle, following his immortal line, “Say hello to my little friend.” Pacino shared the story you don’t know.

“I’d just fired off 30 rounds, I get hit with the squibs and I start leaping up in the air, fly...

Al Pacino Joins John Travolta's Gotti Film

5/10/2011 10:51am EDT
Al Pacino
John Travolta's upcoming Gotti family biopic has been given an extra dose of star power - Al Pacino has signed up to play a gangster.

The Scarface star has been cast as Aniello John 'Mr. Neil' Dellacroce in forthcoming film Gotti: Three Generations, which will see Travolta as mob boss John Gotti.

Executive producer Marc Fiore tells, "Pacino will portray Gambino crime family underboss and Gotti associate Neil Dellacroce. We are very pleased to have Al join the extraordinary team that we are assembling to make this movie."

Joe Pesci, Lindsay Lohan and Travolta's wife Kelly Prest...

Michael Bolton Sings About Jack Sparrow On 'Saturday Night Live'

5/9/2011 12:00pm EDT
Michael Bolton
Crooner Michael Bolton stole the show on Saturday Night Live this weekend, dressing up as Captain Jack Sparrow to film a hilarious music video.

The singer showed off his hidden talent as a comedian when he teamed up with funnyman Andy Samberg and his comedy rap group The Lonely Island for the digital short "Jack Sparrow," a tribute to Johnny Depp's character in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

The funny clip featured Bolton singing about his love for the Disney franchise, while he also appeared on a boat dressed head to toe in pirate gear, complete with Sparrow's signatur...

Tribeca: Beats, Rhymes & Life Of A Tribe Called Quest

4/30/2011 7:40am EDT
Once upon a time, someone in the hip-hop community decreed that Bill Clinton had earned the “Black People Card”. I’m not certain, but it sounds like something Chris Rock would’ve said, so for now I’ll credit him with this. The argument was that Clinton was so cool, so down with black people, that had it not been for the colour of his skin, he’d be considered black on street cred alone. Think of the Black People Card as the Black Amex of the hip-hop community: you can’t apply for the card. If you ask, chances are you can’t afford it. No, you have to be sent an invitation. The hip-hop communi...

Will 'Public Enemies' With Christian Bale And Johnny Depp Make The Top Gangster Movie List?

6/30/2009 10:10am EDT
Public Enemies
It's hard to draft this kind of list with "Public Enemies" so close to reaching its port of call at your local theater, since it's bound to shake the list up a bit. But so far as it goes, the Mob genre has a few golden standards that have set the bar high enough to make any director quake in their concrete boots at the prospect of taking the plunge. These films have a built-in mechanism that causes them either to take complete control of the empire or erupt like a car bomb. It's the requirement for these movies to champion the 'bad guy' as the hero of the film, casting them in a sympathetic...

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12/1/2008 7:00pm EST
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Satan's Helpers: Powerhouse Actors Embody The Devil

10/30/2008 11:50am EDT
Another Halloween is upon us, and in addition to witches and goblins "All Hallows Eve" conjures up images of everyone's favorite bad guy, Satan. Here's a list of some of Hollywood's best actors and their interpretation of the world's "worst" guy.

Tim Curry in "Legend" as "Darkness"

Only in the darkness will Satan have power and only in a Ridley Scott film will Tim Curry be the ultimate Satan for all time as "Darkness" itself. Amazing costume and make-up design help to bring the most sexual and darkly beautiful embodiment of the Devil to film. Darkness is a lonely and sadly...

Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

10/28/2008 10:10am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most inspiring and humorous remarks were made on the latest stories on Gary Busey and his dog named Blizzard, the latest from the always popular “Booty” article , and Hair extensions trashy or trendy?; as well as a Story about America’s favorite make believe leader.

Topic Highlights = There were some gracious and pleasant remarks made about actresses Christy Romano, Amy Yasbeck and Jennifer Hudson, on the ...

Is Nicolas Cage Washed Up or Just Making Bad Decisions?

9/5/2008 10:40am EDT
The Wicker Man
In 1996 Nicolas Cage stood on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and accepted his first, and currently only, Oscar for his tour de force performance in Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. This past year, while starring in Neil LaBute's ill-fated remake of the British horror classic The Wicker Man, Cage, donning a grizzly bear costume, punched a woman in the face.

There are two sides to Nicolas Cage-the go-to superstar with the droopy eyes and smug demeanor and Cage the talented, easily forgotten actor. Unfortunately the latter, Academy Award winning Cage persona is a distant memory a...

Best Movie Lines That Have Stuck In Pop Culture

6/5/2008 9:00am EDT
The Sixth Sense
There are some movies that live forever in the minds of humanity generation after generation. They span decades, continents, and cross racial and gender divides. What creates that certain magic is intangible, but it inevitably involves the memorable quotes that make their way into pop culture and every day speech.

These quotes have a universal quality, whether humorous or tragic, and they take you back to that exact moment in the film when Marlon Brando screams into the air or Humphrey Bogart gently touches Ingrid Bergman's chin. These iconic moments are not only remembered but consta...

Pitbull Releases Video For 'The Anthem,' Featuring Lil' Jon

4/17/2008 7:00am EDT
Much like his canine namesake, it's not very safe to corner Cuban-American MC Pitbull. Since debuting in 2002 alongside Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz's Kings of Crunk album to last year's star turn with Trick Daddy and Rick Ross on DJ Khaled's ode to Miami's Dade County, "Born N Raised," Pitbull defies labels. As charismatic as any rapper in hip-hop, Pitbull effortlessly moves between crunk and gritty rap anthems, truly earning his nickname Mr. 305.

His new album, Boatlift, brings together Pit's ever expansive world on one album; brimming with sexy Caribbean influences and sounds like...

Dolph Lundgren Discusses 'Missionary Man,' Filmmaking And Being The Bad Guy

2/12/2008 10:52am EST
Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren has stared in over 30 action films, portraying, among many others, He-Man, The Punisher, and Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. After killing hundreds of bad guys, leaping from dozens of exploding cars and buildings, and saving plenty of damsels in distress, Dolph is tackling his greatest challenge yet: directing. Starpulse caught up with the action star to discuss filmmaking, playing the bad guy, and learning to trust the audience.

What is it that inspired the story of Missionary Man?

I like Westerns. They're simple, mythical, and I thought it'd be a way to learn some skills a...

Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

1/18/2008 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...

Violence Propels Filmmakers, Moviegoers & The Academy Awards

1/11/2008 12:07pm EST
No Country For Old Men
The lights go down. A low, rumbling bass slightly shakes the seats as the occupants draw in a tight, anticipatory breath. The first thing to break the tension is a thin beam of light across the center of the screen. It is accompanied by a low, rat-at-tat rhythm that could be rain on a tin roof- if it weren't for the high-pitched shriek in the background.

Is that yelling? Shouting? The shriek morphs into a scream of mechanical menace. It's a bomb, and it's followed by an explosion linked to the picture exploding into life. The audience sees all-out war. Guts are flying, blood is strea...

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

10/10/2007 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...

Michelle Pfeiffer To Appear On Bravo's 'Inside The Actors Studio' Monday, August 6

7/31/2007 10:34am EDT
Michelle Pfeiffer
"Inside the Actor's Studio" welcomes three-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Michelle Pfeiffer to the stage on Monday, August 6, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

The private actress opens up to host James Lipton as he takes an in-depth look into her life and career. Pfeiffer takes viewers down her long road of successful films from "Scarface" and "Batman Returns" to the musical hit "Hairspray." "Even More…Inside The Actors Studio" at, offers exclusive bonus clips of Pfeiffer as she commands the stage with her ever-present sophistication and beauty.

During her wide-r...

'Entourage' Fans Can Check Out The Trailer For Vinnie's Movie, 'Medellin'

7/25/2007 6:00pm EDT
In case you haven't been keeping up with the show, Vinnie (Adrian Grenier) has been dying to do a movie about Pablo Escobar since he struck it big. Vinny finally gets to live out the dream of playing the infamous Escobar in his latest film Medellin.

Watch the trailer now and don't miss Entourage, Sunday nights at 10 p.m.—only on HBO!

Reviled by millions, mourned by his people, Pablo Escobar stirs passions to this day. Check out the trailer to Medellin, starring Vincent Chase and directed by Billy Walsh: Quicktime

"Vincent Chase delivers an astonishing, Scarface-caliber perf...

Donnie Wahlberg & Jason Gedrick To Star In A&E Movie 'Kings Of South Beach'

1/10/2007 10:21am EST
Donnie Wahlberg
Donnie Wahlberg and Jason Gedrick star in the A&E Original Movie "Kings of South Beach," premiering on Monday, March 12, at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Part Donnie Brasco and part Scarface, the film is based upon the true story of the club promoter who reinvented South Beach as a nightlife mecca.

The film also stars Nadine Velazquez, Ricardo Chavira and features a special guest appearance by Steven Bauer.

Dubbed the "It" boy by People magazine, Chris Troiano (Gedrick) is the founder of South Beachs most famous 1990s era nightclubs, frequented by top models and stars, including the likes of M...

Daddy Warbucks Is The Richest Fictional Character

11/21/2006 12:18pm EST
Daddy Warbucks from Annie has topped the Forbes "Fictional 15," an annual listing of the wealthiest fictional characters. Santa Clause was eliminated from the list this year because Forbes was inundated with letters from children insisting the jolly man is "real."

According to Forbes, Warbucks, an ex-U.S. Army general turned industrialist, is worth $36.2 billion, thanks to the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and because of a contract to provide oil-well maintenance in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The Fictional 15 are:

1. Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (Annie)


'Scarface: The World Is Yours' Release Date Announced

8/25/2006 2:40pm EDT
Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, will deliver Scarface: The World Is Yours, the hotly anticipated video game based on the 1983 film classic, to North American store shelves on October 8 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. In addition, Scarface fans will have an opportunity to score additional Tony Montana merchandise and bonus material through a pre-order campaign and a special “Collector’s Edition” of the game.

“Sierra Entertainment is excited to announce that, beginning Octo...

HUGE Hollywood Cast For 'Scarface: The World Is Yours'

5/4/2006 1:30pm EDT
Scarface: The World Is Yours
Vivendi Games' ("VG") Sierra Entertainment has unveiled part of the A-list talent that will help bring drug-lord Tony Montana's criminal empire to life in the upcoming video game Scarface: The World Is Yours. Attracting an unprecedented array of Hollywood's brightest film and television stars as well as returning cast members from the 1983 classic film, the hotly-anticipated game will plunge players deep into the seedy underbelly of 1980s Miami as they rebuild Tony Montana's empire and seek vengeance on his enemies.

The cast includes stars from the original film including Robert Loggia...

Sleuth Channel To Feature Classic Shows and Films

11/3/2005 1:32pm EST
NBC Universal Cable Entertainment will launch Sleuth, a 24-hour entertainment cable channel dedicated to the popular - and enduring - crime, mystery and suspense genre. The new channel will feature crime and mystery classics from NBC Universal's library of feature films, classic television shows, reality series and documentaries.

Programming will include popular and cult television series like Miami Vice, The A-Team, and Knight Rider. Crime, mystery and suspense films like Scarface, The Jackal, Casino, Sneakers and Mercury Rising will be featured in standard-definition and high-defini...