Monday, June 9, 2008

American Gangster TV Series

Season Two of the American Gangster TV series will be released on DVD Tuesday, June 10. Narrated by Ving Rhames, the series examines the lives of notorious African-American gangsters, like Frank Lucas.

"It’s awfully interesting to see the real Frank Lucas and the real Ritchie Roberts relating their stories, which so closely mirror the recent American Gangster movie. Denzel Washington actually appears in the episode himself, talking about Frank Lucas, who consulted a lot on the film set. "

The first season was fascinating, and this second season promises more of the same.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ridley Scott Interview

In this great interview with Ridley Scott, Eclipse Magazine talks with Scott about working with Russell Crowe, House of Lies, and the upcoming Nottingham.

QUESTION: Your work with Russell Crowe has been brilliant.

RIDLEY SCOTT: Well it makes life a lot

easier if you know each other. You can cut the crap.

QUESTION: Russell Crowe has said you are very gifted and you obviously feel the same about him?

RIDLEY SCOTT: I know that he is gifted. There are a lot of good actors out there but very few gifted ones.