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Culturalist | Posted 03.13.2015 | Entertainment
Culturalist

Make your list now! Culturalist.com is the place to shape, share and debate your opinions on anything and everything through Top 10 lists. Want to jo...

Retired Det. Sonny Grosso Will be Smiling on St. Patrick's Day to the Pipes and Drums

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.10.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

On St. Paddy's Day, Sonny Grosso along with the Irish eyes of the late Det. Egan and his namesake Cardinal Edward Egan, who recently passed, will all be smiling down on New York.

A Most Violent Year: A Worthy End to the Intriguing Cinema of 2014

Michael Russnow | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

It's a film that came upon us at the end of the year, but with word of mouth and lots of significant award nominations, including a recent win as Best Picture by the National Board of Review, it will probably attain the audience it deserves in the months ahead.

2015 Welcomes Generation X!

David Kanegis | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As the last of the baby boomers turn 50, the first of your cohort now share that privilege. The only bad news -- the oldest of you will soon lose the coveted distinction of being advertiser's target market!

Interstellar: Imperfect Epic Addresses Big Questions About the Future, Time, Human Nature, and Space Exploration

William Bradley | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Christopher Nolan's first film since the massive success of his Dark Knight Trilogy is a big movie about the future with with big ambitions, big themes, big images, and big questions about human nature, time, and president-day attitudes and policies. Or lack of same.

8 Components of the Perfect Dad Brain

Paul Snowden | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Paul Snowden

Building the perfect dad brain requires a blend of smarts, morals and karate skills that can't be found in just one movie dad, which is why we used eight, including Clark Griswold, Atticus Finch and, of course, Indiana Jones.

Little Italy's San Gennaro Feast, More Tales From The Godfather by Det. Sonny Grosso, and an 'Offer He Can't Refuse!'

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Ashley Jude Collie

Grosso, who received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor award in 1997 alongside former president Bill Clinton, recalls what his own immigrant family used to tell him as a kid.

Solo Concerts, Stealin' Home and Similar Skin: Chats with Bruce Hornsby, Iain Matthews and Umphrey's McGee...Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Iain Matthews: My daughter designed a cover for one of my albums, with a drawing and misspelled my first name. Rather than correct it, I simply changed my name.

The 'Godfather Of Makeup' Dies

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning "Godfather of Makeup" who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transf...

The Godfather Speaks: Francis Ford Coppola

Patricia Rust | Posted 08.24.2014 | Entertainment
Patricia Rust

Everyone has someone that they would kill to meet and listen to, and the producers at the sixth Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. got to have their wishes more than fulfilled with writer, director, producer Francis Ford Coppola.

And The Greatest Movie Of All Time Is ...

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment

"Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" is officially the greatest movie of all time. Well, at least if you trust the fan poll conducted by film-centric ...

Investigating the West Coast Mafia

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Andrea Chalupa

Despite Michael's Tahoe compound, and the beautiful Fredo scene on the lake, I never thought of California, where I grew up, as mafia country. The mafia still seemed a world away and more at home on the crowded streets of Little Italy and the Corleone olive orchards. Turns out the mafia was closer to home than I could have ever imagined.

'Godfather' Cinematographer Dies

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) - Gordon Willis, the cinematographer responsible for stirring camera work in such film classics as the "Godfather" trilog...

Robert Duvall Recalls Wearing Marlon Brando's Cue Cards In 'The Godfather'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment

Marlon Brando's iconic performance as Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" earned Brando his second Academy Award, but it turns out he did it with a littl...

Roman Coppola: Directors Cut (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

In a list of the worst things you could possibly wake up next to in the morning, a severed horse's head would probably feature highly.

See Francis Ford Coppola's Notes For Famous 'Godfather' Scene

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment

Previously pinged around online circles in 2011 and now unearthed again by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, comes this page of Mario Puzo's famed nove...

Matthew Jacobs

The 'Breaking Bad' Scene That Made Bryan Cranston Gag

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment

If you're anything like Bryan Cranston, psychopaths are your "catnip." Of course, you probably aren't an actor who portrayed one (or something similar...

Nigerian Photographer Perfectly Reenacts 'The Godfather' With One Major Difference

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts

At first glance, Uche Okpa-Iroha's series "The Plantation Boy" looks extremely familiar. The faces of prominent members of the Corleone family, played...

Andy Garcia Finds Love at Middleton

Alex Simon | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

At Middleton features Garcia as a slightly befuddled doctor who finds an unexpected love connection with another parent while accompanying their kids on a tour of a tony East Coast college.

Rob the Mob and 24 Hour Rental Demythologize the On-screen Mafia Fable

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

However, two highly recommended new screen projects, Rob the Mob and 24 Hour Rental, seek to demythologize the romantic popular notion.

Det. Sonny Grosso, Wise Guys and Tales From The Godfather

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Forty-two years ago, the Oscar-winning saga about a fictional crime family was released nationally. Sonny Grosso had been hired by The Godfather's director Francis Ford Coppola to also help with the real challenges of filming the mafia family saga in New York.

Street Painting Festival Celebrates 20th Year

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

For the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival's 20th year, 400 artists participated in the event. The festival, which is said to be the country's largest, is a great way to appreciate the process of creating artwork.

Two Mobsters Settle a Debt

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Two mobsters indulge their lifelong vendetta against one another with a high stakes game of-- You'll see....

You Are Now Entering a Hug Free Zone

Kipp Friedman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

You Are Now Entering a Hug Free Zone There are many things that I can think of where President Richard Nixon and I strongly disagree: his broadening ...

Use This Map To Find Your State's Most Popular Movie

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

What if states' identities were dictated by their most iconic movies? Colorado would scare everyone away with its "Shining" associations, and drug tra...