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RUPERT PUPKIN LIVES

"King of Comedy" still relevant at 30
Tribeca Film Festival 2013

The last Tribeca Film Festival finished on a high note as Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese screened “King of Comedy” marking the thirtieth anniversary of the film’s release. With its knife-sharp commentary on celebrity and the vagaries of fandom "King of Comedy" not only still holds up thirty years later but is just as relevant today as it was then. In “King” stage-door autograph hound and ... more >

Limitless

A trippy transformation movie
Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro
Directed by Neil Burger

Has there been some secret value to a flipped-out Charlie Sheen declaring himself the Nietzschean uebermensch, living by a porn star code that mere mortals could only hope to appreciate? I would say yes. In his little henpecked heart, every man would love to stand on top of a building waving a machete against the world. The cubicle chorus of a billion Internet clicks equates to an army of sad ... more >

CANNES ’11: DE NIRO AT THE HELM

By ALI NADERZAD - January 7, 2011As a longtime Cannes-goer I felt obliged to report, with unchecked amounts of glee, that Robert De Niro has just been named president of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The news is stupendous for a number of reasons: an American will lead Cannes again, and that's a good thing in and of itself. Then, it's Robert De Niro who'll be our prez this year, a living legend ... more >

Righteous Kill

The folks can still get around
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Carla Gugino
Directed by Jon Avnet

The real reason—perhaps the only reason—to watch Righteous Kill is the rare match-up of screen giants Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino. While they are forever linked to one another in acting style, cinematic era and New York attitude, they actually have only appeared in the same film twice (The Godfather, Part II and Heat) and have only shared screen time in Michael Mann’s bank heist epic. Unless ... more >