Robert De Niro Injures His Leg While On Location For Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’

Uh-oh! Robert De Niro is headed back to New York today to rest at home and get some medical treatment after injuring his leg while on location in Oklahoma.

The injury is being described as a “quadriceps muscle injury” and it reportedly happened while he was at his on-location home in Oklahoma. It did not happen while on set.

In fact, De Niro wasn’t scheduled to film again for three weeks, so filming is not expected to be delayed. De Niro has a couple of weeks to rest up.

A rep for the actor released the following statement:

While at his on-location home in Oklahoma for the filming of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Robert De Niro injured his quadriceps muscle which will be treated medically in New York. This will not affect production as he was not scheduled to film again for another three weeks.

For those wondering more about the movie, Killers of the Flower Moon, it’s based on a book by David Grann and revolves around a series of murders in 1920s Oklahoma.

Production is expected to wrap late this year or early 2022, which means it’s a pretty big production, as to be expected with Martin Scorsese directing and Leonardo DiCaprio starring.

John Boyega Set To Star Alongside Robert De Niro In Upcoming Heist Film ‘The Formula’

Back when the George Floyd protests were sweeping across the nation, John Boyega was one of the loudest voices in Hollywood speaking out against police brutality and racism.

He worried at the time that his passion may negatively impact his career, but thankfully that didn’t happen.

Hollywood has embraced the 28-year-old actor, and now he’s about to star alongside Robert De Niro in an upcoming heist film called The Formula.

Gerard McMurray (The First Purge) will write, direct and produce the movie, which will find Boyega playing a Formula One racing prodigy who is forced to become a getaway driver to save the only family he has left.

Certainly sounds like it could be great. The project was purchased by Netflix, and they like to move quickly, so expect this movie to enter production soon.

That being said, De Niro is a busy dude. He just wrapped filming with John Malkovich on the indie film ‘Wash Me in the River’ and he is also set to co-star in David O. Russell’s upcoming movie, which also stars Margot Robbie and Christian Bale.

By the way, Boyega is busy as well. He’s currently filming ‘They Cloned Tyrone’ with Jamie Foxx.

Watch Robert De Niro In First Trailer For Family Comedy ‘The War with Grandpa’

Robert De Niro is still best known for his performances in crime dramas like Casino, The Godfather Part II, and Goodfellas.

But in his senior years, De Niro has been focusing a lot more on comedies. He was obviously fantastic in Meet the Parents, but some of his more recent films, like Dirty Grandpa and The Big Wedding haven’t performed so well.

Still, De Niro is sticking with comedy. His latest film, The War With Grandpa, is set to hit theaters in October. The family comedy, which also stars Uma Thurman and Christopher Walken, has De Niro playing the role of grandpa once again.

Peter is your average kid, but when he forced to surrender his most prized possession — his bedroom — to his recently widowed granddad the boy devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive him out. But Grandpa Ed won’t go without a fight, and he recruits his buddies to deploy his vengeful schemes.

The first trailer for the movie was released this week. You can check it out below.

If you do take your kids to see this, please don’t let them think this is all De Niro has to offer.

‘The Irishman’ Starring Robert De Niro And Al Pacino Gets First Official Trailer

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. If you wanted to make the ultimate mob movie, there is a high chance you’d want to cast at least one of them.

The upcoming film ‘The Irishman‘ managed to cast all three of them.

De Niro stars as mob hitman Frank Sheeran who becomes entangled in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, played by Pacino. Pesci portrays crime boss Russell Bufalino.

The Netflix film is set to have its world premiere very soon at the New York Film Festival. It’ll then be released inside theaters November 1, before being released worldwide on Netflix three weeks later on the 27th.

Check out the trailer below…

Check Out The First Image Of Joe Pesci And Robert De Niro In Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’

Netflix plans to release Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman‘ on its streaming platform later this year, but before the release, the mob drama will premiere at the 2019 New York Film Festival.

The movie will actually kick off the 57th edition of the festival, which will begin on September 27, 2019.

After the festival premiere, The Irishman will be released in select theaters and worldwide on Netflix. Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro star in the movie.

Pesci stars as Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino, with Pacino co-starring as Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, and De Niro as their right-hand man, the titular Irishman, Frank Sheeran. The film will utilize extensive de-aging technology to tell its time-spanning story.

Obviously because of the players involved, this movie is already getting Oscar buzz. It’s too early to know if it’ll be a serious contender, but we know Netflix is respected in the industry now, so it being a Netflix release won’t hurt its chances.

In addition to the festival announcement, they also released two images from the movie.

Robert De Niro Reportedly In Talks To Join Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie

It looks like Joaquin Phoenix might be in great company for his untitled Joker origin movie. For those who don’t know, Phoenix is set to star in the film, which is being directed by Todd Phillips, who is best known for his comedy work.

According to recent reports, Robert De Niro is in talks to join this project. He would be portraying a talk-show host who plays a big part in driving Phoenix’s character to go mad.

“According to insiders, the script has ties to De Niro’s film ‘King of Comedy,’ about a failing comedian who kidnaps a popular talk-show host to gain fame. In this case, the roles would be reversed, with De Niro playing the smug host.”

By the way, Jared Leto will still be playing the Joker character in the DC Universe. Sources say this is a completely separate project. Leto will return to star in Suicide Squad 2.

No word on when this origin Joker story will be released, but it’ll likely be late 2019 or early 2020. We will keep you posted.

The Legend Robert De Niro Fights Back Against The Trolls In Hilarious De Niro Edition Of Mean Tweets! (VIDEO)

As mentioned in the title, Robert De Niro is a legend. If you want to start some beef with De Niro, you better make sure you have the bigger fork in the battle.

Unfortunately, the trolls on Twitter always show up with broken sporks. Jimmy Kimmel released a hilarious De Niro edition of Mean Tweets on Monday.

For two minutes, the 73-year-old actor read mean tweets and then responded to them in the only way he knows how.

We’re not going to ruin all the jokes for you, but we will say there was one tweet in the video below that made De Niro reply with, “You know what you could do. You can suck my c–k. You f–king scumbag. Happy?”

It’s good stuff. Watch it below…

I could get behind this version of mean tweets. Instead of having several celebs read mean tweets, focus on just one and allow them to respond to each tweet.

After all, the best mean tweets come when the celebs have dramatic reactions to them. Or when they laugh their a** off.

Example…Lisa Kudrow:

Movie Review: Dirty Grandpa – This Literally Might Be The Unfunniest Film of the Year.

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When paired correctly Zac Efron can be an excellent comic actor. When paired correctly Robert De Niro can be a great dramatic actor and a great comic actor. When paired together, it seems some kind of weird chemical reaction happens that makes these two stars just a little bit irritating and a whole lot of disturbing.

The premise is this. Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm he works at. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. This is a wacky road trip/buddy movie that winds up feeling awkward simply due to the mismatched cast.

Road trip comedies, provided they are hilarious and have the right casting, don’t have to be complex or intelligent. They can be really stupid and really thin, but still be enjoyable. Consider movies like “The Sure Thing,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” None of the plots are particularly complex, but they work because of the actors and because of the dialog.

What didn’t make them work was endless dick jokes.

It was like the writers went out of their way to make every single character as repellant as possible. Every last one of them has some deep seated, controversial issues, whether they’re selling drugs to kids or trying to molest aging pensioners.

Efron clearly made an effort to give his character heart and sympathy. It’s one of his first times playing the straight man in a buddy comedy and I felt like he gave it his all. Surprisingly, where it fell apart was De Niro. De Niro is an excellent actor, as long as he’s playing ‘straight’. The responsible mobsters, the overbearing father, the strict mentor, these are all roles he shines in. The ‘kooky grandpa’ role is not one of them. There’s just something so uncomfortable about watching De Niro trying to get laid.

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I’m not a fan of movies that depend on being crude to be funny, because crude isn’t always funny. Sometimes it’s just crude. See Andrew Dice Clay as an example. I have to say, if this is writer John Phillips best effort, I have little hope for the upcoming Bad Santa 2.

In a movie like this, it’s important to like the characters. While Efron works to be likeable, De Niro is that creepy old dude in the bar, standing in the corner, watching girls young enough to be his granddaughter dance, while he drools slightly. He’s not funny. He’s just gross. Honestly, if I met this character in real life, I probably would have maced him while blowing my rape whistle.

This literally might be the unfunniest film of the year. A script devoid of humor, and leads that come across as unlikable, make this movie one that’s sure to earn a Golden Raspberry nomination. This is not even remotely worth the watch. In fact, it’s one I wish I could unwatch.

We Gave it: 1 Star: Official Movie Trailer and Movie Poster Below

1 star

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Don’t Let The Trailers Fool You, Critics Say ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Might Be The Worst Movie Of 2016


I’ll be honest. I am one of those people who are constantly getting duped into seeing terrible movies because their trailers did such a good job at hiding the terribleness. Thankfully, I’m starting to learn from my mistakes by checking out reviews before wasting my money.

And thanks to multiple reviews from critics, I will not be wasting my money on Zac Efron and Robert De Niro‘s comedy film, Dirty Grandpa. The trailers were moderately funny, and it looked like it might be a decent way to kill a few hours, but it looks like you’d be better off watching your grandpa try to master a hoverboard.

Dirty Grandpa currently has an 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 17 rotten reviews and just two fresh reviews. And we should point out that the rotten reviews are extremely rotten. The critics aren’t saying things like, “It’s okay, I guess. If you like crude humor.”

No, they are calling it the the worst movie of the year. Daniel M. Kimmel from New England Movies Weekly wrote this in his review…

“The distributors of this cinematic crime is Lionsgate. Aware of just how awful the film is and yet wanting to fleece the public nonetheless, they demanded that film critics attending an advance screening agree to an embargo. That’s not unusual except for this: public showings begin Thursday night. The embargo for print reviews (although not online reviews) is Saturday, which just happens to be lowest circulation paper of the week. So spread the word. The worst movie of 2016 has just been released. It’s called ‘Dirty Grandpa.'”

Ouch. And if you’re thinking, “That’s just one guy!” Stop thinking that. Because we also have top critic Peter Howell who said, “Dirty Grandpa does have one distinction. It makes De Niro’s previous comedy low point Meet the Fockers look good by comparison.”

And then you have another top critic Nick Schager who wrote, “Robert De Niro hits rock-bottom opposite Zac Efron in this atrocious excuse for a comedy.”

Looks like you might want to stay away from this one.

Movie Review: Joy (2015) – A Movie That is More Annoying Than Inspiring


Great, another story about a struggling mother trying to make it in the business world. God knows we can’t have enough of those. Just the other night I was watching Lifetime (I was too drunk to change the channel) and only saw the storyline of Joy about 8 times in 12 hours.

But hey, I guess if you can get Jennifer Lawrence, you don’t have to put it on Lifetime, right? Wrong. My deep, and slightly Sapphic love of Jennifer Lawrence aside, I really did not find this movie watchable. It’s melodrama really made it only suitable for Lifetime.

Our heroine is Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence) a chick who apparently peddles mops for a living. She supports her big, dysfunctional family including her mom Terry (Virginia Madsen), mom’s ex-husband Rudy (Robert Diner) Rudy’s girlfriend (Isabelle Rosalina) and a bunch of other people I can’t be bothered to name.


So the whole thing is narrated by Joy’s grandmother, which gets particularly jarring at the midpoint, when she dies but continues narrating anyway and is about Joy beating all the odds and…selling mops.

No joke, with all the dramatic speeches made about mops, you would have expected them to friggen cure cancer. They don’t. They’re just mops. But hey, she gets those magic mops on TV and bam, they’re a hit.

Then, in the blink of an eye, she goes bankrupt…and I laughed and laughed.

Let me say this to start off. I do not admire those who make millions by peddling crap on the Home Shopping Network. I think those jerks are preying on the most vulnerable in our society by selling them junk they don’t need, because they’re so lonely they’ll pay to talk to someone on the phone. It bothers me and I don’t like seeing it glorified here.

It’s a tried and true, overly sentimentalized story about a woman overcoming obstacles to earn her rightful place as a billionaire…peddling crap to old people on public access tv. I found it more annoying than I did inspiring.

I will say that I felt Lawrence made every effort to make her character work, I just found all of the ‘land of opportunity’ speeches to be a bit too on the nose and irritating. So many times I wanted to scream at the screen “it’s just a mop!”


It’s amazing to me that that a director who made Silver Linings Playbook, who partnered Lawrence with Bradley Cooer yet again, could have failed so badly, but this one fell flat for me. I just didn’t get why this woman was important. I didn’t get why the mop was so damn important.

I have a vacuum.

In short, I found this film a bit too silly and desperate to be real. Much like the melodramatic soap operas Joy’s mother loved so deeply, I didn’t buy the plotline. Much like I’m not willing to buy anything from the real Joy Mangano, I’m not buying this story based on her life.

Sorry Jennifer Lawrence. No hard feelings.

WE GAVE IT: 2 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

2 Stars

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