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'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...

Breaking Bad-Ass: AMC -- The Michael Corleone of Cable TV

Kevin Walsh | Posted 10.09.2013 | TV
Kevin Walsh

It's hard to decided what's more cold-blooded -- Walter White's slow-decline into Hell or the transformation of AMC?

Endgame: The Time Has Come for Obama to Break House Republicans

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Rep. Pelosi strikes me as the kind of person committed enough to substance to let someone else hold the gavel while she wields the real power and does what is right for the American people.

Director Reveals His 'Essential Films List'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment

Spike Lee has long been distributing an "Essential Films List" to every master's student who graduates from the film program at New York University, w...

Joel Boel and Why to Give Second Chances

Don McNay | Posted 09.20.2013 | Media
Don McNay

There are two schools of thought about forgiveness. One is articulated by Jesus, who said to turn the other cheek. The other is articulated by the fictional character The Godfather, who believed that all wrongs must be avenged.

Robert Evans: 'I'm Still In The Picture'

Greg Archer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Photo: Victoria Brenner In the introduction to the new edition of "The Kid Stays in the Picture," Robert Evans' incendiary and candid memoir, the ...

Tony Soprano: Role Model

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment
Bruce Weinstein

Why are we so fascinated with stories about evildoers? What is it about the adventures of people doing the wrong things that keep us so enthralled?

James Gandolfini: As Important As Brando in the Firmament of Fictional Mafia Bosses

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

The series finale was left ambiguous but the boss of bosses up above doesn't go for unresolved endings, so ascending to heaven is New Jersey native James Gandolfini, who at 51 definitely went way before his time.

Jaws 3-D: One Survivor's Story

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment
Rob Hiaasen

It's eerie to see yourself preserved on film from 30 years ago. I was thinner, true. Had the Polo tucked in, for some reason. And the hair color was that of any Florida boy looking for summer work and without a clue what his own sequel would be.

I'm With Stupid: I Know It Was You, Fido

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I have a friend who just got a puppy and named him Fredo after the traitorous brother of Michael Corleone in the "Godfather" movies. I might have to ask him if I can borrow the name.

Movie Violence: How Far Is Hollywood Willing to Go?

David Macaray | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
David Macaray

Given that the depiction of movie violence is inexorably evolving -- constantly seeking to shock audiences in new and more graphic ways -- what are we going to be watching 10 years from now?

WATCH: 'Arrested Godfather'

Posted 07.23.2013 | Comedy

"Arrested Development" and "The Godfather" have more than a few similarities. Check out "Arrested Godfather" from the fine folks at Slacktory above fo...

100 Percent Perfect

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment

Universal praise is a rare thing, and perhaps no one knows that better than filmmakers, who are subjected to criticism at almost every turn. That mean...

What Really Went On Behind The Scenes Of 'The Godfather'

Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty

With a husky voice, puffed out cheeks and slicked-back hair, Marlon Brando's performance as Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" singlehandedly revive...

White House Apologizes for Putting Horse's Head in Bob Woodward's Bed

Spencer Green | Posted 04.30.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

White House spokesman Ronald Gilliott commented, "How Mr. Woodward interprets a bloody horse head and that note as a threat is beyond me."

Concerning Money: Keep Your Friends Not So Close and Enemies Even Further Away

Don McNay | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Most people have friends and companions who are within 15 percent of their own income. When that number gets out of whack, the temptation for the person who has money to use it as a source of control increases, and the temptation of the poorer person to justify being subsidized increases as well.

L.A.'s Italian Film Fest Honors Al Pacino With the Jack Valenti Legend Award

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

The Italian government has declared 2013 as "The Year of Italian Culture in the United States," and the west coast's celebration is highlighted by L.A. Italia, also known as the Italian Film Festival, which rolls into the Chinese Theatres on Hollywood Boulevard from February 17 - 23.

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

In The Godfather, Part II, Why Does One of the Goons Trying To Kill Frank Pentangelli in the Bar Say "Michael Corleone Says Hello"?

Quora | Posted 02.02.2013 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Richard Stern, Entrepreneur, Screenwriter, and Cinephile There are a lot of theories about t...

JOKE: The Deaf Enforcer

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

The Godfather, accompanied by his attorney, walks into a room to meet with his accountant. The Godfather asks the accountant, "Where's the three milli...

Will There Be More 'Godfather' Movies?

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The lawyer for the late creator of "The Godfather" stories told a judge Thursday that Paramount Pictures broke a nearly half-century-...

The Big Showdown: Citizen Kane vs. The Godfather

Mark Juddery | Posted 09.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Every 10 years, leading film critics around the world choose a list of top films. While the Top 10 changes, one thing has long remained unchanged: Citizen Kane is the greatest film ever. But The Godfather is doing some creeping of its own.

"Mr. Corleone, Meet John Marshall": Obama, Roberts, and Health Care in Context

Saladin Ambar | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

I clearly got Thursday's ruling wrong. How could I not? I am a political scientist. But getting Roberts wrong is another matter. In all likelihood, what we witnessed in his majority opinion was not the rebirth of Justice Souter, but rather the rebirth of John Marshall, albeit an inverted one.

The College Man's Film Guide

Jon Eig | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Jon Eig

As we prepare to send my son off to school, it hit me suddenly that he just hasn't seen enough culturally significant movies to chat about with his future college classmates. So as a public service for other parents who, like me, have been negligent, here's a brief filmography.

Interview with Family Corleone Author, Ed Falco

Jeff Rivera | Posted 07.15.2012 | Books
Jeff Rivera

In my interview with the acclaimed author, Falco discuss his own internal battles with the violence in the book, his concerns about perpetuating stereotypes of Italian Americans and what it was like stepping into the footsteps of one of America's greatest storytellers, the late Mario Puzo.