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  • Robert Evans Dies aged 89: Hollywood Legend who Produced Chinatown and The Godfather, [Trunc]

    10/28/2019 3:34:17 PM PDT · by Cecily · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 28, 2019 | Chris Spargo
    Robert Evans passed away on Saturday night at the age of 89. The Hollywood legend made his mark on the industry starting in the 1967 when he became the head of Paramount Pictures. The Godfather, Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Rosemary's baby, Harold and Maude, Serpico, True Grit, The Italian Job and The Great Gatsby were just a few of the films released during his tenure. At the same time, Evans was thrust into the spotlight when his third of seven wives, Ali McGraw, left him for Steven McQueen. Evans later fell on...
  • 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!”
  • Morgana King, jazz singer who played Brando’s wife in ‘The Godfather,’ dies at 87

    08/14/2018 9:59:25 PM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/14/2018 | Matt Schudel
    Morgana King, a boldly original jazz singer with a four-octave voice and dramatic stage presence who was perhaps better known for portraying Marlon Brando’s wife in the first two Godfather movies, died March 22 in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 87. Her death, which had not previously been reported, was confirmed by the Riverside County coroner’s office. A representative from the office said the cause was non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • Editorial: Chicago's pension precipice: It's worse than you thought.

    04/04/2018 2:34:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 62 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/3/2018 | Editorial Board
    Chicago taxpayers, prepare for another kick in the teeth. In fact, it might be a good time to grow fond of the toothless grin. Another recent court decision will put taxpayers on the hook for additional city pension debts. Yes, even more than before. A circuit court judge in March struck down a 2014 state law that eased pressure on the pension fund of Chicago Park District retirees. The law had increased Park District employees’ own contributions to the fund, increased their retirement-eligible age, reduced their annual cost-of-living increases and reduced duty disability benefits. But those changes will be rolled...
  • 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.
  • Why The Godfather Endures: Viewers are still beguiled by its fantasy of righteous vigilante justice.

    12/05/2017 7:16:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2017 | Kyle Smith
    If The Godfather (1972) had come out a decade earlier than it actually did, audiences would have resisted it. You can imagine viewers asking: How are we supposed to get wrapped up in the internal disputes of this band of amoral brigands and murderers? Who is the good guy here? Doesn’t the film celebrate evil, or at least condone it? Why is Michael Corleone’s depravity rewarded instead of punished at the end? Yet The Godfather, despite its R rating, became the highest-grossing picture since The Sound of Music and, adjusted for inflation, it is today the second-highest-grossing R-rated movie ever,...
  • CNN’s Camerota Thrilled Wrestling GIF Guy Apologized after CNN Threatened Exposure

    07/05/2017 5:36:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was the Godfather pleasantly surprised that someone saw the light after waking up with a horse head in his bed? Don’t think so. But for some reason, CNN host Alisyn Camerota expressed surprise and delight that the guy who created the video of Donald Trump taking down someone with the CNN logo superimposed on his face has apologized — after CNN tracked him down and threatened him with exposure. View the video here.
  • 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...
  • 1972 Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather opens (45 Year Anniversary)

    03/15/2017 2:35:50 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 54 replies
    On this day in 1972, The Godfather–a three-hour epic chronicling the lives of the Corleones, an Italian-American crime family led by the powerful Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando)–is released in theaters. The Godfather was adapted from the best-selling book of the same name by Mario Puzo, a novelist who grew up in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen and got his start writing pulp stories for men’s magazines. Controversy surrounded the film from the beginning: Soon after Paramount Pictures announced its production, the Italian-American Civil Rights League held a rally in Madison Square Garden, claiming the film would amount to a slur...
  • Abe Vigoda, Sunken-Eyed Character Actor, Dead at 94

    01/26/2016 11:28:17 AM PST · by massmike · 87 replies ^ | 01/26/2016 | HILLEL ITALIE
    Character Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94. Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated Press that Vigoda died Tuesday morning in his sleep at Fuchs' home in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The cause of death was old age. "This man was never sick," Fuchs said. He liked to tell the story of how he won the role of Detective Fish. An exercise enthusiast, Vigoda had just returned from a...

    01/26/2016 11:27:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    tmz ^ | january 26, 2016
    Legendary actor Abe Vigoda -- who starred in "The Godfather" -- died under hospice care at the age of 94 ... TMZ has learned. Abe's death had been falsely reported countless times, dating all the way back to 1982. Abe played Tessio in "The Godfather" and also "The Godfather Part II." In fact, he was still doing the voice for Tessio in 'Godfather' video games as late as 2007. His most famous role on TV was as Detective Phil Fish on the '80s sitcom "Barney Miller" ... which once worked the infamous hoax reports of Abe's death into a storyline.
  • 1,300-pound show horse slaughtered on farm

    10/26/2015 7:09:52 PM PDT · by digger48 · 40 replies
    WISH ^ | October 26, 2015 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just days ago, the nearly 1,300-pound, powerful jumping horse with a shiny chestnut coat named Phedras de Blondel arrived at his new home in the U.S., a farm owned by a champion rider in Florida. On Sunday morning, his owner discovered a horrific scene near his stall: the 12-year-old gelding had been slaughtered and butchered, most likely for his meat. Only his head and neck were left intact. Now, detectives are trying to find the perpetrators. “What they did to this horse had nothing to do with his value,” Debbie Stephens, who owns the 27-acre...
  • Alex Rocco, Mobster Moe Greene in 'The Godfather,' Dies at 79

    07/19/2015 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 19, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Alex Rocco, the veteran tough-guy character actor with the gravelly voice best known for playing mobster and Las Vegas casino owner Moe Greene in The Godfather, has died. He was 79. Rocco died Saturday, his daughter, Jennifer, announced on Facebook. No other details of his death were immediately available. Rocco, who studied acting with the late Leonard Nimoy, a fellow Boston-area transplant, also was the voice of Roger Meyers Jr., the cigar-smoking chairman of the studio behind "Itchy and Scratchy" on The Simpsons, and he played Arthur Evans, the father of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character, on the stylish Starz series...
  • Alex Rocco Obituary

    07/19/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies
    Legacy ^ | 7/19/2015
    Alex Rocco, a longtime character actor has died at the age of 79, according to the His death was first reported by his daughter on her facebook page. One of his best known roles would be as casino owner Moe Greene in “The Godfather” who had the famous line, “Do you know who I am”? He appeared in many films including “Freebie and the Bean, “Cannonball Run II”, and “Dream a Little Dream” (1989), which was directed by his son Marc Rocco who passed away in 2009. He also appeared in such popular movies as “Get Shorty” in 1995...
  • 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.
  • ‘Godfather’ mansion hits the market for $2.89M

    11/13/2014 2:52:52 PM PST · by Borges · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/13/2014 | Jennifer Gould Keil
    A piece of American cinematic history is for sale again. The Staten Island estate where “The Godfather” was filmed is back on the market for $2.89 million.
  • Morning Joe Mocks Christie With 'Govfather' Logo

    01/30/2014 5:16:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Although to date there has been no evidence directly tying him to either matter, Chris Christie has been accused of playing politics with the GW bridge closure and the granting of hurricane-relief funds to Hoboken. So naturally it's fair game to analogize Christie to the head of cinema's most murderous crime syndicate. Fair game, if you're MSNBC that is. Today's Morning Joe segment on Christie treated viewers to a 'Govfather' logo, based on the famous puppet-master logo from "The Godfather." View the video and images of the original and MSNBC logos here.
  • Mario Cuomo ends 41-year boycott of 'The Godfather'

    10/23/2013 10:40:02 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 22, 2013
    NEW YORK, - Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo confirmed he has ended his decades-long boycott against "The Godfather" and watched the 1972 film. Cuomo, 81, long refused to watch Francis Ford Coppola's film due to his vocal opposition to stereotyping Italian-Americans as being involved in organized crime. But he said Sunday at the 2013 Forum Film Festival at the Forum on Law, Culture and Society at Fordham Law School in New York that he has finally watched the movie, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Cuomo admitted that "maybe this thing was a masterpiece." The former governor, speaking on...
  • At 40 Years Old, 'The Godfather' Has a Profound and Complicated Legacy

    04/12/2012 10:21:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies ^ | SUNDAY MARCH 18, 2012 | JIM BECKERMAN
    Once, it was thought of as the gangster movie to end all gangster movies. Before he played Don Corleone, Marlon Brando had been all but written off after several flops. But of course that's exactly what "The Godfather," which opened in New Jersey 40 years ago this Saturday, was not. Instead, it was the gangster movie that began all gangster movies, at least as we know them now: not just its own sequels, "The Godfather: Part II" and "The Godfather: Part III," but also "Goodfellas," "Donnie Brasco," "Analyze This," "Scarface," "The Freshman," "Prizzi's Honor" and "Married to the Mob," not...
  • 'The Godfather': Francis Ford Coppola's Secret Family History

    03/23/2012 3:55:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Moviefone ^ | 03/23/2012 | Gary Susman
    One reason for the longevity of "The Godfather" over the past 40 years is that, behind its gangster plot, is a classic story of an American family, tracing its journey from immigration and poverty toward assimilation and success. In fact, it's not just the story of the Corleone family, but of the Coppola family as well. The movie feels like a personal glimpse into a family album, but it's director/co-screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola's family album as much as it is the fictional Michael Corleone's. True, the characters came from Mario Puzo's novel. But, on screen, Coppola not only invested them...