Ever wonder where Donald Trump got his take-n0-prisoners executive style? Well, based on his favorite movies, it's part Corleone family, part Tommy DeVito, part Rhett Butler and part Blondie from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, although, frankly, it was Clint Eastwood who could have used a little of the Donald's mojo when it came to that lame-ass speech the actor-filmmaker gave at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. more »
"Don Corleone cuts a fearsome figure through the mafia underworld, yet Brando also makes him into an emotionally needy butterball. When Bonasera makes the gesture of friendship (an awkward 'Be my friend?'), the Don waves off the request. He knows how to play hard to get. It’s an odd juxtaposition, and a funny one at that. Without Brando’s levity, the dark sadness of the scene might have become unbearable. With it, the audience learns that The Godfather won’t limit itself in scope. Any emotion, any subject, anything is fair game." [Splitsider]
Good news! In honor of The Godfather's 40th anniversary, Paramount is re-releasing Francis Ford Coppola's classic in theaters for one day only. Bad news: That day is... today. Thanks for the notice, guys! Hope you didn't make plans? It might not matter anyway, because even worse news awaits residents of the two biggest, most populous media markets in the country.
This is fun: "When I was making this supercut, I was especially impressed by The Godfather Part III. Widely regarded as the worst movie in the series, and maybe one of the worst movies ever, this cinematic mess had my favorite outfits." Fair enough, but I totally overlooked Lorraine Bracco's incredible Goodfellas wardrobe all this time. What a fox.