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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...

How This Real Life NYPD Detective Influenced Some of Today's Biggest TV Series

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

From Nietzschean philosophizing cops (McConaughey) to a female Ranger, cop shows have come a long way from Dragnet's Jack Webb (1951-59) droning his catchphrase, "All we want are the facts, ma'am..."

People, Edit Thyselves

Carine Fabius | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Carine Fabius

There is a case to be made for epic films like The Godfather (2 hours, 58 minutes), but they are surely the exception. The problem is that most filmmakers now consider their movies to be epics. Get over yourselves, will you?

Reality TV Workers Have Little to Be Thankful for

Michael Winship | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

Working on shows like "Real Housewives of Atlanta" often means working exhausting schedules without breaks or even overtime pay.

15 Things I'm Thankful For

Will Slocombe | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Will Slocombe

In the spirit of both Thanksgiving, and general, Internet list-making, I thought I'd write down 15 things for which I'm thankful.

Commentary: Are the '70s Movies Overrated?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lists of the greatest this or the best that are provocations and nothing more. Whether it's a critic offering his 10-best list of films (or books or ...

Gangsters and Grime: Experience New York City's Darker Side

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When walking around NYC, most people don't pay much attention to the city's darker side. But beneath Gotham's glamour lurks a seedy past. A modern-day concrete jungle may conceal the sin and violence of yore you'll see the depravity that exists behind the present-day facade.

10 Rare Photos From Behind The Scenes Of 'The Godfather'

Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts

You may have a family photo album, but it probably pales in comparison to The Family's photo album. Photographer Steve Schapiro had the rather int...

Why Crime-Thriller Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

They always say write what you know, but I prefer to write what I love. And they always say, write the kind of book you would love to read. So, I write crime fiction.

That Face

Ken Fallin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

I have been very busy getting new drawings ready for my first one man show in New York: That Face, The art of Ken Fallin, Broadway, Hollywood, and Wall Street.

'The Godfather' Can Teach Men A Thing Or Two About Style

Posted 08.15.2013 | Style

Although the cinematic excellence of "The Godfather" wasn't lost on us style writers, we always finish the film with a lingering desire to talk fashio...