Tag Archives: The Godfather

Spielberg, Streep and Grant top Zagat survey, which holds interesting stats on 3-D, home video

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: All lists are subjective, and most movie lists are flawed. But if there’s a constant when it comes to compilations, it’s that they always stimulate great debate. I’m loving the results of a Zagat survey released this morning in support of a new guide titled “The World’s[...]

‘The American’ review: Suspense prevails in George Clooney’s silence

By Anthony D’Alessandro HollywoodNews.com: Despite his good looks and accessible leading man aura, George Clooney’s canon is comprised of social outsiders and in certain cases, as in his latest hypnotic thriller “The American” — nomads. And to Clooney’s credit as an actor, he doesn’t get bogged down by the Hollywood system whereby[...]

Baz on Blu-ray! “Romeo” and “Moulin Rouge!” getting hi-def treatment

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Certain filmmakers seems born for Blu-ray. Take Baz Luhrmann, for instance. The Aussie talent’s flair for vibrant visuals should go with the crisp, clear Blu-ray conversion like peanut butter goes with jelly. We’ll find out for sure come Oct. 19, when two of Luhrmann’s groundbreaking films get[...]

Coppola and Godard to Receive Academy’s Governors Awards

HollywoodNews.com: The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will[...]

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s “Insomnia”

Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we review: “Insomnia” (Blu-ray) We’re days away from Christopher Nolan’s anticipated “Inception,” which is a dizzying mind-puzzle of a thriller that … well, I can’t get into[...]

“Sex and the City 2” is a box office killer

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Pow! Smash! “Sex and the City” is back. And don’t listen to any negativity. Despite an unwieldy length and way too much time spent in Abu Dhabi and at the gay wedding of all time, “SATC2″ is a box office killer. At Radio City Music Hall on Monday[...]

Have Mercy: Sonny Corleone’s Kid Makes Good

By Roger Friedman Sonny Corleone’s kid has finally done it: Scott Caan, son of “Godfather” actor James Caan, has made his own movie. And it’s pretty good. Caan wrote and produced “Mercy,” which closed the GenArt Film Festival last night. IFC will release the film on April 28th, directed by Patrick Hoelke.Troy[...]

The Godfather Part II (1974) – “Foote in Film”

BY JOHN H. FOOTE THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) – **** Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Is there a greater American film than The Godfather Part II (1974)? If there is, and I do not believe there is, I have yet to see it. What Coppola achieved in The Godfather (1972) was something quite[...]

Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood revisit past successes on DVD

BY SEAN O’CONNELL HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we recommend: ‘Goodfellas: 20th Anniversary Edition’ As the nation patiently awaits Martin Scorsese’s latest, “Shutter Island,” Warner polishes off one of the director’s greatest, “Goodfellas,” for[...]
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