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  • On Al Pacino’s 80th birthday, his secret Jewish history

    04/25/2020 11:14:33 AM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies
    The Forward ^ | 4/25/2020 | Seth Rogovoy
    Is Al Pacino one of the great Jewish actors of our time? Hear me out. While best known for portraying characters of Italian and Latino descent – think Michael Corleone of “The Godfather” films, Carlito Brigante of “Carlito’s Way,” and Tony Montana of “Scarface,” Pacino has an arm’s-length resumé of portraying Jews in film and onstage. Most famous perhaps are Pacino’s much-discussed, multiple portrayals of Shylock, the Jewish moneylender from William Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice,” whom Pacino has portrayed with overwhelming sympathy both onstage and on the silver screen. Pacino – who discussed his career in an interview with film...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Once Kissed Hand of Royal Relative Who Could Face Death

    03/09/2020 10:51:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Mohammed bin Salman, (MBS) then newly appointed as crown prince, left, kisses the hand of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef at a royal palace in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 2017. Mohammed bin Nayef has been accused of treason. File photo: AFPMohammed bin Salman, (MBS) then newly appointed as crown prince, left, kisses the hand of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef at a royal palace in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 2017. Mohammed bin Nayef has been accused of treason. File photo: AFP Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s swoop against potential royal challengers shows his concerns about his grip on power outweigh the...
  • House Impeachment Leader Schiff Accuses Trump of Threatening Him on Twitter

    01/26/2020 8:17:22 AM PST · by kevcol · 80 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 26, 2020 | newsmax
    Democratic U.S. House impeachment manager Adam Schiff said on Sunday he believes Republican President Donald Trump's comment that he has not yet "paid the price" was intended as a threat.
  • Classic Movies that should never ever be remade?

    09/19/2019 6:58:06 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 239 replies
    In light of the heavy backlash from fans and celebrities over rumors of a possible remake of ‘The Princess Bride, What other movies stands on its on as a classic (those near perfect movies) that should not be bastardized in being redone? 1. Godfather 2. Back to the Future 3. Die Hard 4. Shawshank Redemption 5. Original Star Wars, especially Empire Strikes Back 6. Rocky What else?
  • VANITY: CNN'S Chris Cuomo Threatens Trump Supporter for Calling Him Fredo

    08/12/2019 8:08:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 95 replies
    WATCH: CNN’s @ChrisCuomo threatens Trump Supporter: “I’ll throw you down the stairs like a f***-ing punk!”
  • The Last Godfather Is Dead, And So Is The Myth And Magic Of The Mafia

    03/15/2019 11:56:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/15/2019 | David Marcus
    The Colombo family boss Carmine "The Snake" Persico died last week. The last tie to the 'Golden Age' of the mafia is gone. And maybe so is the Italian mob's stranglehold on the American imagination. “Michael Corleone says hello.” That line from an iconic scene in “The Godfather 2” is uttered just before an attempted hit on the character Frank Pantageli. The garroting in a bar is broken up by a beat cop who just happens to walk in. The incident is not entirely fiction. In August 1961, Carmine “the Snake” Persico tried to take out Larry Gallo in a...
  • Mob Movies?! CNN Plays 'Godfather' Clip to Attack Trump on Alleged Cohen Intimidation

    01/24/2019 7:36:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    CNN isn't stopping at making generic accusations of witness intimidation against President Trump with respect to Michael Cohen's prospective congressional testimony. The network is instead doing so in, quite literally, the most dramatic terms. On New Day this morning, CNN played a clip from Godfather II in which the mob, in order to intimidate a witness at a Senate hearing, has brought the witness's brother into the audience. After the clip rolled, CNN commentator John Avlon broke out the old mob threat: AVLON: I think what's happening between the President and Rudy invoking the father-in-law and the wife goes well...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops out, and it's Lord of the Flies, again

    09/05/2018 11:25:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/5/2018 | John Kass
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a political bombshell on Chicago, announcing he won’t run for re-election, and just like that the race for mayor has been transformed: It’s Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street. Bill Daley, son of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, is rumored to be getting in. And Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, protege of Boss Madigan, might also jump. Now, the one announced candidate who benefits from Emanuel’s decision to pull the plug is former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas. He’s no friend of the Rahmulans. And they...
  • 'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

    05/25/2018 4:37:46 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 125 replies
    yahoo ^ | Michael Isikoff
    The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during the gun lobby’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016, a top Spanish prosecutor said Friday. Jose Grinda, who has spearheaded investigations into Spanish organized crime, said that bureau officials in recent months requested and were provided transcripts of wiretapped conversations between Torshin and Alexander Romanov, a convicted Russian money launderer. On the wiretaps,...
  • The Godfather Trilogy Coming to Netflix in the New Year

    12/30/2017 1:53:06 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies ^ | December 27, 2017 | Natalie Zamora
    Even though the holidays are officially over, there's something big to look forward to in the new year! Besides all your resolutions for 2018, Netflix is about to bring you some guaranteed fun. At the top of the list for ​new arrivals on the streaming service is 'The Godfather' - all three parts! The whole collection will be available on Netflix starting January 1.
  • Latest Project Veritas Video Is Out!

    10/10/2017 8:05:06 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 40 replies
    Project Veritas EMail ^ | 10/10/2017 | Video Link
    Here it is!
  • Godfather II Co Star Gastone Moschin Dead at 88 

    09/12/2017 6:10:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 52 replies ^ | September 12, 2017 |  “Bad” Brad Berkwitt
    Gastone Moschin, a character actor who played Don Fanucci, in The Godfather II has died in Terni, Umbira Italy at the age of 88, on September 4th. His other big roles were in The Conformist and My Friends.
  • Where to Go if... You're a Fan of The Godfather

    08/17/2017 4:47:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Stuff ^ | August 17 2017 | LORNA THORNBER
    Widely regarded as one of the best and most influential films of all time, Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 gangster epic The Godfather turned many of its shooting locations - as well as its lead actors - into movie icons. Visit the scenes of the crimes of the Corleone family in the US and Sicily and you'll discover that they have a few dark - or at least intriguing - tales of their own. THE CORLEONE COMPOUND, STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK The house on New York's Staten Island where the opening wedding scenes were filmed. THOMAS GOOD/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS The house on...
  • Guess Who James Comey Picked As His Daughter’s Godfather

    06/23/2017 4:46:12 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 30 replies
    abovethelaw. ^ | Jun 16, 2017 | KATHRYN RUBINO
    As if the Russia probe didn’t feel enough like a soap opera, now comes word that two of the major players have a familial connection. Richard Cullen, partner at McGuireWoods, was recently hired as Mike Pence’s attorney. Turns out Cullen is close with another attorney turned blogging fodder, James Comey. So close, in fact, that Cullen is the godfather to one of Comey’s daughters. As reports: But other parts of his resume attracted even more interest. For three years, Cullen worked at a Richmond law firm with a central figure of the Russia investigation: FBI Director James Comey, who...
  • The Godfather cast discuss Al Pacino's height and Marlon Brando's ***** at Tribeca reunion

    04/30/2017 2:34:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 29, 2017 | Kevin P. Sullivan
    The closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival brought together the cast from two of the most important and influential movies ever made: The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II. Led by the festival’s co-founder, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Talia Shire took the stage with their director, Francis Ford Coppola, to look back on the iconic films after they screened back to back for the audience. The discussion, which was led by director Taylor Hackford, focused mainly on the first film, which allowed De Niro — who only appeared in Part II...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...

    09/05/2015 4:58:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    “I didn’t feel good about it”. Washington loves waving away questions after a scandal with a commission or a review board. The so-called Accountability Review Board on Benghazi whose results the media trumpeted as answering all the questions about what happened was rigged from the start. Thomas Pickering is a highly partisan figure who, among other things, is a key Iran Lobby figure. A few scapegoats were served up without actually firing them. But the process was apparently even more tainted by the Clintons as the latest Gowdy hearings have shown. ... They were never independent, but this completes the...
  • The Godfather Remake Starring Johnny Depp As Vito Corleone Confirmed For 2016 (NOOOOOOOO!)

    03/04/2016 2:18:46 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 123 replies
    PortlyGazelle ^ | 3/4/2016
    More horses’ heads? – The beginning of a new Godfather trilogy scheduled for 2016 Paramount Pictures, one of the biggest players in Hollywood made a huge announcement this morning that will no doubt drive film fans into a frenzy – 44 years after it’s release, the legendary mafia crime-drama The Godfather is getting a remake – and what’s more, the flick is starring none other than Johnny Depp himself. In the press release, Paramount Pictures revealed that they had been planning a remake since 2002, but that they had not been able to find anyone who they thought could live...
  • Fast-Declining Joe Biden Now Believes He Was Sonny From ‘The Godfather’ As A Kid

    12/15/2014 8:55:35 AM PST · by Baynative · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/14 | Eric Owens, Education Editor
    Vice President Joe Biden demonstrated that he is slipping deeper into senility this week when he gave a speech swearing that he once violently ambushed an unsuspecting kid who allegedly kicked his sister off of her bicycle. The tale told by Biden bore a remarkable resemblance to a scene in “The Godfather,” in which Sonny Corleone pummels Carlo Rizzi for abusing Corleone’s pregnant sister, Connie.
  • Ten Ways the Mafia and Islam Are Similar

    12/09/2014 3:24:27 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | December 9, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    During a debate on HBO’s Real Time last October, host Bill Maher declared that Islam is “the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”