Tag Archives: The Godfather
"There's something about it that I find sort of warm. There's a comfort being inside that world. That's the way the director has made the film. It's just such a beautifully crafted film. But there's something about the mood, the feeling of that film which I love."
A rousing game of Monopoly can get vicious, but no one has woken up with a horse's head in their bed … yet.
That could change now with Hasbro's new "Godfather"-style Monopoly. In honor of the movie's 40th anniversary, this family favorite has been completely tweaked out Corleone style.
Instead of Park Place, you'll be vying for Corleone Lake Tahoe Estate . Forget that thimble doodad; you can move around the board as one of six notable items from the movie: a tommy gun, the Don's limo, a dead fish, a cannoli, a horse's head, or a Genco Olive Oil tin. Get More »
It's pretty widely known that Marlon Brando's "Godfather" can give a guy an offer he can't refuse, but we're still going to need to see some documentation on that.
Enter Nathan Yau, a UCLA PhD candidate in statistics with a focus in data visualization, whose posts on Flowing Data include two sets of famous movie quotes done up in semi-easy-to-follow diagrams. Get More »
It's one of Hollywood's biggest what ifs: What if Robert De Niro had played the part of Sonny in the original "Godfather" movie? At the time, De Niro was a total unknown, which helps explain why the studio forced director Francis Ford Coppola to pick James Caan for the role of Vito Corleone's hotheaded number one son. But what would "The Godfather" have been like if De Niro had played the part instead? Nobody knows.
Until now, that is. The folks over at Movies.com have unearthed a YouTube clip of Robert De Niro's original "Godfather" audition -- and now you can see for yourself one of the pivotal lost moments in cinematic history. Pretty badass. Get More »
"I define my favorite movie as something that's on TV and I can't change the channel. If it's on TV and I have to watch it, then I know it's one of the good ones. I think the movie that really tops that list would have to be 'The Godfather.' It's just really amazing cinema. It's almost perfect.
"I also love 'Jaws.' I can never turn away once it's on. I love everything about it, from the score, to the acting, to the stupid fake shark. I love it. It's nostalgic for me because it's the movie I probably watched the most growing up, so it really resonated with me then and it still resonates with me now.
"Wait; does that mean I haven't changed since I was a kid? I'm not sure if that's a bad sign or a good sign."
James Marsden currently stars opposite Kate Bosworth in "Straw Dogs," and will next be seen with Kirsten Dunst in "Bachelorette."
"I go back and forth so many times on this question. I'd say 'The Godfather.' I love 'The Godfather' so much for so many reasons.
“I love gangster movies, you can't turn me away from a gangster movie. Love the intensity, I love the comedy that's always exists in a gangster movie, I love the stakes of a gangster movie, and certainly with "The Godfather I and II" that's done perfectly."
Olivia Wilde can currently be seen alongside Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in "Cowboys & Aliens."
"Oh Lord, my favorite movie would have to be 'The Godfather.'
"It's got to be one of our American masterpieces that you can watch over and over and over.
"Everything about it is superb. The acting is magnificent. And the music just grabs you, so even if you try to look away, you can't get it out of your head.
"And don't even get me started on the way it's shot. I mean, each and every frame looks like a painting. And not just any old painting -- like a perfect painting.
"How can you top that? I'll tell you how. You can't." Get More »
By and large, movies would have you believe that bridesmaids have endless budgets and friends with great taste. Everyone knows that, in real life, things like credit limits and puffy sleeves can make friends' weddings our worst nightmares. In honor of Kristen Wiig's hilarious new nuptial-skewering comedy "Bridesmaids," we celebrate the movies that acknowledge the fugly-ass things we've worn for our dearest pals.
Looks like " The Hangover" director Todd Phillips is making a funny movie offer we can't refuse.
While chatting it up with MTV News, Phillips dished out on how the gangster epic "The Godfather" inspired him to make comedic movie greatness with " The Hangover Part II."
"I changed the cover page and wrote 'The Hangover Part II,' because I think the film lives up to or exceeds the first one. It was very much a nod to 'The Godfather,'" said Phillips. Get More »
"It's hard to pick just one movie... I guess my favorite movie of all time would have to be 'The Godfather,' which really stands out.
"I love its rich storytelling. Coppola did a great job weaving such a mammoth tale into a captivating film. With a story like that, it can get away from you but Coppola mastered it.
"And from more recently, I love 'The Hurt Locker.' I loved it so much, in fact, I saw it twice in one week!
"The storytelling was wonderful and they way Kathryn [Bigelow] filmed it. And Jeremy Renner and all of the other actors were all just incredible. The tension was so real. That is a great movie."
Robert Duvall stars in "Get Low," out on DVD and Blu-ray on Feb. 22.