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Film Review: ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

4 February 2016 9:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Serial murder has rarely seemed a more melancholy calling than it does in “The Eyes of My Mother,” a short, decidedly unsweet and wholly startling vision from freshman writer-director Nicolas Pesce. Meshing an especially bloody strain of slasher pic with the most whispery of high-art sensibilities, this tale of a young Portuguese-American woman drawn — by way of misused heritage and scarring personal tragedy — into severely psychotic behavior reps an exquisite waking nightmare, its meticulous monochrome imagery caressing the eye even as the filmmaker brandishes a scalpel before it. A characteristically cold cut from the ever-exciting Borderline Films, this standout from Sundance’s Next program may, with its stretches of silent storytelling and fado-laced soundtrack, be a tad too lyrical for hard-horror fans, but a devoted cult audience awaits an adventurous distributor.

“Never go in the barn,” a woman solemnly warns her child midway through the film. It’s a line »

- Guy Lodge

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Meet the Coen Brothers' New Breakout Star: Alden Ehrenreich

4 February 2016 7:26 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

At 26, Alden Ehrenreich is in an enviable, though peculiar position. A young actor who's worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Warren Beatty, he's already built up an impressive résumé — although too often, he's done fine work in movies nobody saw (Coppola's sibling drama Tetro, the supernatural Ya romance Beautiful Creatures) or been relegated to the margins of good movies (Blue Jasmine). So perhaps it's fitting that, at last, his coming-out occurs in a movie filled with much bigger stars that requires this charming, nuanced performer to play the »

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Francis Ford Coppola says it’s ‘a pity’ George Lucas made all those ‘Star Wars’ movies

3 February 2016 12:07 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What’s happening in an alternate universe out there where George Lucas followed up Thx 1138 and American Graffiti not with Star Wars but with something else? If there were no Star Wars (or fewer Star Wars), what cinematic gifts would Lucas have given to the world instead? Would there be anything greater than Red Tails and Strange Magic left in him? That’s the perennial question Francis Ford Coppola has us thinking about again. In a Vanity Fair story published on Wednesday, the Godfather filmmaker said this of his American Zoetrope co-founder: “George [Lucas] is kind of a genius, but I think it’s a pity he got so [absorbed in that one franchise]. I hope George isn’t offended, but the truth of the matter is that Star Wars cost us 10 new George Lucas films that would have been wonderful.” What original work would we see if Hollywood weren’t so focused on sequels and remakes? »

- Emily Rome

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JoBlo Movie Trivia Quiz: The Godfather Trilogy

2 February 2016 9:23 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Welcome to JoBlo.com's extraordinary Movie Trivia Quizzes! Each week we'll be presenting you with a new movie quiz with which to test your cinematic knowledge. Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Trilogy is one of the best crime sagas ever put to film, even with the third and final entry (which isn't as bad as people say it is) dragging things down, it's hard to deny the pure... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Watch George Clooney and Channing Tatum Interview Each Other: Oscar Winner Reveals He Once Went to an Audition Drunk!

2 February 2016 6:02 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Don't drink and audition! George Clooney admits he once went on an audition drunk! The Oscar winner revealed the embarrassing episode when we asked him and Channing Tatum to rapid fire interview each other while promoting their new movie Hail, Caesar! (in theaters on Feb. 5). "I auditioned for Francis Ford Coppola for Dracula and I was supposed to play a drunk guy and I got really drunk to do it because I thought that was the best way to do it," Clooney told Tatum. "Then Coppola called my agent and said, 'He was drunk!' That didn't work out." What was the last thing Tatum googled? Find that out and more by watching the (hilarious) video below. »

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'Godfather' Author Mario Puzo's Archives Headed to Auction

29 January 2016 8:05 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A massive, 45-box archive originating from the estate of The Godfather author-screenwriter Mario Puzo is headed to auction in February. The treasure trove of material includes thousands of pages, drafts, notes and varying versions of both the novel manuscript and film screenplay, the latter co-written with director Francis Ford Coppola.   

When Coppola was hired by Paramount for the film adaptation, the director supported Puzo's request that Marlon Brando play Don Corleone, whom the author had pictured in the title role since writing the novel. The Rr Auction archive includes Puzo's copy of a March 7th, »

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10 Iconic Directors Who Don’t Have A Film In The IMDb Top 250

29 January 2016 1:16 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The IMDb Top 250 has – and never will be – a particularly useful benchmark for judging the greatest movies of all-time, but it’s still a great way to ascertain which movies are popular.

The list is packed with films by iconic directors, of course, both classic and modern: several of Charlie Chaplin’s films rub shoulders with a bunch of Quentin Tarantino’s flicks, for example, though it must be said that modern filmmakers are beginning to overwhelm.

Because only votes from regular users are counted when it comes to the IMDb’s movie rating system (and nobody knows what, exactly, constitutes a “regular user”), trying to assign any system of logic to the process is somewhat futile. That said, there are good number of directors with films on the list that you’d expect to see: works by Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen… they’re all there. »

- Sam Hill

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Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise still teasing 'Top Gun 2,' now with photos

27 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ah, "Top Gun 2," the movie that may or may not happen for years and years now. We're definitely more in the "may happen" category these days, as producer Jerry Bruckheimer posted a photo with the first film's star. You may know him. Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2. pic.twitter.com/vA2xK7S7JS — Jerry Bruckheimer (@Bruckheimerjb) January 26, 2016 Yes, apparently Bruckheimer and Maverick met up over the weekend to talk about a possible sequel! And Tom Cruise (or, more likely, whoever runs his social media accounts) retweeted Bruckheimer's photo, so you know it's legit. Bruckheimer has spoken about the sequel over the years, most recently saying it would be about drones making pilots obsolete, and Maverick attempting to prove that they aren't. That sounds all well and good, but the "Top Gun 2 »

- Sara Morrison

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Abe Vigoda: 13 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Godfather,’ ‘Barney Miller’ Actor

26 January 2016 8:49 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Before there was Tessio, before there was Fish, Abe Vigoda made his name on the stage.

In the 1950s and ‘60s, the actor who died Tuesday at 94 did everything from Shakespeare to musical comedies, from Broadway to Baltimore, from New Haven to San Francisco. His movie career took off after “The Godfather” in 1972, but he was still playing heavies on “Hawaii Five-0” and “The Rockford Files” after the first “Barney Miller” pilot aired in 1974.

Vigoda was such a fan favorite as “Barney Miller’s” Det. Fish that producers quickly ginned up a spinoff after the show’s first season. But behind the scenes, Vigoda and producers tussled publicly over money matters, a spat that played out in the pages of Variety like so many salary fights before and since.

Here are 13 things you didn’t know about Abe Vigoda:

Vigoda’s first appearance in Variety came in the April 26, 1950, weekly edition, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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'Godfather' Traitor Dead at 94 – More Than Three Decades After His (Exaggerated) Obit Came Out

26 January 2016 2:58 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda. 'The Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda dead at 94; reports of his death in the early 1980s were greatly exaggerated Actor Abe Vigoda, little-known internationally – despite a supporting role in The Godfather – but popular in the U.S. as a result of the 1970s television series Barney Miller and of an erroneous 1982 People magazine obit, died in his sleep at his daughter's home in Woodland Park, New Jersey, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, '15. The cause of death seems to have been old age. Vigoda (born on Feb. 24, 1921, in New York City) was 94. 'The Godfather' Following a long stint on the stage – on Broadway (The Man in the Glass Booth, Marat/Sade) and elsewhere – Vigoda landed the role of Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) ally-turned-traitor Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's multiple Oscar-winning 1972 adaptation of Mario Puzo's bestseller The Godfather. “I'm really not a Mafia person, »

- Andre Soares

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Veteran Actor Abe Vigoda Dead At Age 94; "The Godfather" And "Barney Miller" Among His Credits

26 January 2016 2:50 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Vigoda (left) with Richard Castellano and Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" (1972)

By Lee Pfeiffer

Abe Vigoda, whose hang-dog expression and low-key mannerisms help propel him to fame, has passed away at age 94. Vigoda toiled in films and TV without notable success until director Francis Ford Coppola cast him in the key role of Tessio, a mob lieutenant in the Corleone crime family in the 1972 classic "The Godfather".  Tessio was one of the most trusted "employees" of the Corleone family but following the death of its patriarch Vito Corleone, Tessio is discovered to be planning the assassination of the new godfather, Michael Corleone. Memorably he is led away to his execution with typical understated emotion. Vigoda's stock in the film industry rose immediately and he became a popular character actor, appearing in such films as "The Cheap Detective", "The Don is Dead", "Newman's Law", "Look Who's Talking" and "The Cannonball Run II »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Sundance 2016 Interview: Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Zombie Talk Grown-Up Horror, Criticism and More for 31

26 January 2016 2:11 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Over this past weekend, Rob Zombie’s latest genre effort, 31, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival as part of the Midnight programming slate. Daily Dead had the chance to catch up with both Zombie and his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, the following day to chat about their latest collaboration.

During our interview, the duo discussed making "grown-up horror", the pros of utilizing some familiar faces from Zombie’s previous films for 31, dealing with criticism and so much more.

Thanks for chatting today guys and congrats on the movie, too. Not only is it really cool to see your evolution as a director over the years, Rob, but it's also really cool to see you, Sheri, change so much throughout all these different films too. I thought Charly was just a lot of fun in 31, and while I'm not going to ruin anything for anybody, that final scene with Richard [Brake] was so great. »

- Heather Wixson

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Abe Vigoda, 'Godfather,' 'Barney Miller' Star, Dead at 94

26 January 2016 1:09 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Abe Vigoda, the long-faced character actor best known for his turn as Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather and grumpy Detective Phil Fish on Barney Miller, died on Tuesday, The Associated Press reports. He was 94.

According to Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, the actor died in his sleep of old age at her home in Woodland Park, New Jersey. "This man was never sick," Fuchs said.

"It was great working with Abe in The Godfather and wonderful to have him among us," said Vigoda's Godfather co-star Robert Duvall. "We »

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Character Actor and ‘The Godfather’ Star Abe Vigoda Dead at 94

26 January 2016 12:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Abe Vigoda, the character actor best known for playing Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather and Detective Phil Fish on television’s Barney Miller, has passed away at the age of 94. No specific cause of death was cited, with his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, telling the Associated Press that he died of old age. […]

The post Character Actor and ‘The Godfather’ Star Abe Vigoda Dead at 94 appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Abe Vigoda's Memorable Moments in 'The Godfather'

26 January 2016 12:25 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Abe Vigoda had some of the most iconic lines and moments in what critics maintain is one the the greatest films ever made: The Godfather.  Playing Salvatore Tessio, Vigoda landed the memorable, double-crossing character by going to an open casting call, director Francis Ford Coppola said on the DVD commentary.  Vigoda died at 94 on Tuesday. Below are some of Tessio's more memorable moments in the Oscar-winning mob classic: Hiding the gun: Tessio suggested hiding the gun Michael would use to kill Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey behind the old-fashioned, pull-chain toilet at the Italian restaurant. "It's perfect for us." His knowledge helps

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- Ryan Parker

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'The Godfather,' 'Barney Miller' Actor Abe Vigoda Dies at 94

26 January 2016 12:06 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Abe Vigoda, the New York theatre and television actor who played Corleone family friend — and, ultimately, traitor — Sal Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather," died Tuesday morning "of old age," per the Associated Press. He was 94.  Vigoda's appearances in 1972's "The Godfather" and 1974's "The Godfather Part II" secured his place in film history — "Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him," he tells consigliere Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) after his plan to kill Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) is discovered — but it was in television that the actor, with his average-Joe appearance and versatile skill set, worked for much of his career. As Det. Phil Fish in the long-running "Barney Miller" and a short-lived spinoff, "Fish," he became a stalwart of 1970s TV, and appeared in many of the era's most popular programs: "Kojack," "The Bionic Woman," "The Rockford »

- Matt Brennan

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Abe Vigoda Dies: ‘The Godfather’ & ‘Barney Miller’ Actor Was 94

26 January 2016 11:40 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Character actor Abe Vigoda, who played the dilapidated Detective Phil Fish in the 1970s series Barney Miller and a short-lived spinoff and mafia soldier Sal Tessio in the first two Godfather films, has died. He was 94. Vigoda’S daughter tells The Associated Press that he died Tuesday in his sleep at his New Jersey home. Vigoda began acting in New York theater and with small roles in television. The turning point in his career came in 1972 when Francis Ford Coppola cast… »

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Abe Vigoda Dies: ‘The Godfather’ & ‘Barney Miller’ Actor Was 94

26 January 2016 11:40 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Character actor Abe Vigoda, who played the dilapidated Detective Phil Fish in the 1970s series Barney Miller and a short-lived spinoff and mafia soldier Sal Tessio in the first two Godfather films, has died. He was 94. Vigoda’S daughter tells The Associated Press that he died Tuesday in his sleep at his New Jersey home. Vigoda began acting in New York theater and with small roles in television. The turning point in his career came in 1972 when Francis Ford Coppola cast… »

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Rashida Jones and 10 Other Second-Generation Celeb Success Stories

23 January 2016 6:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This week, the comedy series Angie Tribeca premiered on TBS. And while the show is the brainchild of a comedy power couple, Steve Carell and Nancy Walls Carell, star Rashida Jones is herself the daughter of two famous people: music producer Quincy Jones and Mod Squad actress Peggy Lipton. (They shot a scene together!) In the past decade, Rashida Jones has made a name for herself in comedy, having acted in The Office and Parks and Recreation as well as films such as I Love You, Man and Celeste and Jesse Forever to the point that she gets a pass »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Rashida Jones and 10 Other Second-Generation Celeb Success Stories

23 January 2016 6:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This week, the comedy series Angie Tribeca premiered on TBS. And while the show is the brainchild of a comedy power couple, Steve Carell and Nancy Walls Carell, star Rashida Jones is herself the daughter of two famous people: music producer Quincy Jones and Mod Squad actress Peggy Lipton. (They shot a scene together!) In the past decade, Rashida Jones has made a name for herself in comedy, having acted in The Office and Parks and Recreation as well as films such as I Love You, Man and Celeste and Jesse Forever to the point that she gets a pass »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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