“Oh my love, it’s a long way we’ve come.” – U2, “The Hands That Built America” ℘℘℘ I’m glad I read Pete Hamill’s book Forever before I saw the movie Gangs of New York. While I enjoyed the movie, the real story of the Five Points and the beginnings of New York City, which reallyRead more..
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With the hype surrounding Gangs of New York (finally) dying down, Irish moviegoers can begin anticipating a fresh new crop of work by Irish actors and directors. Perhaps the most intriguing new project to look forward to — Jim Sheridan’s semi-autobiographical tale about Irish immigrants in New York — is also one of the mostRead more..
Inspired by what he calls “credit card filmmakers” such as fellow Irish Americans Kevin Smith and Ed Burns, Daniel McCarthy ran up the bill on his pocket plastic to make his crime caper Irish Eyes, which will have its East Coast premiere in Boston on November 23. The saga begins in 1955 in the IrishRead more..
Irish-American heartthrob Mel Gibson is rumored to be “very interested” in Wolfgang Peterson’s newest undertaking. The director of The Perfect Storm has now set his sights on another nautical adventure – the story of Irish-born Sir Ernest Shackleton and the ill-fated Endurance expedition to Antarctica. Another tale of man vs. nature, with another Irish-American hunkRead more..
In a pairing likely to set the big screen on fire, Daniel Day-Lewis is to team up with Martin Scorsese for the director’s upcoming gangster epic, Gangs of New York. The reclusive My Left Foot star, who hasn’t acted in over three years, will join with Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz for the movie, whichRead more..