The Godfather

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The Godfather Never Mentions the Mafia Because of Him

Anthony Colombo dies at 71

(Newser) - The man responsible for making sure the most famous film ever made about the Mafia isn't technically about the Mafia died earlier this month at the age of 71. Anthony Colombo, the son of a mobster and vice president of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, pressured producers of The ... More »

Godfather Actor Who Played Moe Greene Dead at 79

Alex Rocco won an Emmy for short-lived sitcom 'The Famous Teddy Z'

(Newser) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79. Rocco's daughter, Jennifer, announced his death yesterday. Details of his death were not immediately available. Rocco's career spanned five decades and he remained... More »

'Godfather House' for Sale for $2.9M

Staten Island mansion's exterior prominently featured in film

(Newser) - If you would like to live as Don Vito Corleone lived, you (kind of) can, for just $2.89 million. The 6,248-square-foot Staten Island mansion whose exterior was used in The Godfather is up for sale for that much. As the Staten Island Advance explains, five homes on Longfellow... More »

10 Movie Prequels That Are Actually Good

They're not all 'Oz'

(Newser) - You hear a beloved film is getting a prequel, and you inevitably groan. (See: Oz the Great and Powerful .) But not all origin stories are bad: Time rounds up 10 that are actually quite satisfying:
  • Star Trek: Longtime fans were likely "delightfully astonished and even shocked by JJ
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YouTube to Rent Paramount Movies

About 500 titles include 'Transformers' and 'The Godfather '

(Newser) - In a new deal, YouTube will be renting flicks produced by Paramount Pictures. Paramount will make available 500 movies, including Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Transformers, and The Godfather trilogy, reports Bloomberg Business Week . The titles will be online in a few weeks and cost $2.99 to $3.99... More »

GOP Candidates Reveal Favorite Movies

Rick Perry has one you probably never heard of

(Newser) - Who needs debates? The Washington Times rounds up the GOP candidates' favorite movies:
  • Herman Cain: The Godfather. (Yes, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza winked when he answered.)
  • Newt Gingrich: "Probably Casablanca."
  • Michele Bachmann: "Braveheart, or maybe Saving Private Ryan."
  • Rick Perry: Immortal Beloved.
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New Godfather Novel Coming

Prequel based on screenplay by Mario Puzo

(Newser) - Godfather fanboys, rejoice: More of Vito’s tale is on the way, partly from the pen of Mario Puzo, on whose novels the movies were based. The new novel is an adaptation of a screenplay written by the late Puzo that never made it to the silver screen, the Huffington... More »

Emilio on Brother Charlie: At Times I Want to Shoot Him

References 'The Godfather II '

(Newser) - Looks like Charlie Sheen, aka Carlos Estevez, isn't the only family member making crazy comments. Brother Emilio implied he sometimes wants to shoot the winning actor, Godfather-style, reports the Sun . Explains Emilio: "There's that thing in the Godfather: Part II of 'I love you, Fredo, you're my brother, but... More »

Lauer Meets Older Self: Abe

(Newser) - Matt Lauer took some ribbing this week when Today co-host Meredith Vieira unveiled side-by-side photos of him and Abe Vigoda to demonstrate what he'll look like in old age. Vigoda got the last laugh today in a light-hearted appearance on the show, People reports. Vigoda, 87, says he has a... More »

World's Priciest Fake Homes

Forbes list features fake mansions from movies, books, and video games

(Newser) - Forbes has put together its first list of the world’s most-expensive fictional homes. Including literature, video games, and Monopoly, the editors had a few ground rules—no castles, and take it easy on the country estates.
  • Xanadu, $135 million: A perfect mountaintop retreat for Citizen Kane, “a tragically
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Brando's Troubled Firstborn Dies

Christian, no stranger to courts, dies at 49 from pneumonia

(Newser) - Christian Brando, the eldest of the late Godfather's nine children, died today from pneumonia at 49. Brando, the product of his iconic father's first marriage, earned the media limelight in 1990 for shooting to death his sister's boyfriend, he LA Times reports. But he was in and out of the... More »

Coppola Turns to Youth

Winemaker-auteur makes his first film in a decade, with no 'commercial calculation'

(Newser) - Francis Ford Coppola’s first film in a decade is about an elderly character returned to youth by a lightning strike; indeed Youth Without Youth finds the director making the kind of "personal" film he wanted to at age 25. Having wallowed for 30 years in less than stellar... More »

Severed Goat Head Speaks to Lawyer

Defense attorney gets message from body part delivered to office

(Newser) - A prominent defense attorney found a pink shopping bag outside her Milwaukee office this week, and the contents definitely weren't the result of a trip to the mall. The bag held a goat head left by someone apparently unfamiliar with the finer points of Godfather-style threats made with animals: The... More »

Rosebud Wins...Again

Citizen Kane Takes #1 on AFI Best Films of All Time; Bull Rages to #4.

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