Godfather Part III Recut

The Godfather and The Godfather Part II are often hailed as two of the best American movies ever made, but the same can’t be said for The Godfather Part III. The sequel actually received fairly good reviews when it opened in 1990. It also did well at the box office and scored seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. But over the years, Godfather Part III has become something of a punchline, with many zeroing in on the clumsy, strained performance of Sofia Coppola, playing daughter to Al Pacino‘s Michael Corleone. Now, after years of negative feedback, director Francis Ford Coppola has gone back and recut the film into Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. Will this new cut fix the film’s notorious problems? According to co-star Diane Keaton, the answer is yes.

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Father of the Bride Part 3 Teaser

Just yesterday, we learned that there was some kind of Father of the Bride reunion special coming from Netflix on Friday, September 25. Now there’s an official teaser for the return of the Banks family, and in addition to giving it the non-committal title of Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish), it confirms that Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, George Newbern, Kieran Culkin, and Martin Short are all coming back. Check it out below. Read More »

Father of the Bride Reunion Special

Father of the Bride is one of the most wonderful family comedies out there. Much of that is thanks to the undeniable chemistry and charm of Steve Martin and Diane Keaton as George and Nina Banks, and especially the comedic antics of the former as he deals with his daughter Annie’s (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) impending marriage. Plus, let’s not forget Martin Short‘s scene-stealing work as wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer. If you love the remake of the 1950 classic as much as I do, then we have some exciting news.

Netflix is hosting some kind of Father of the Bride reunion special this Friday to help benefit World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization founded by chef José Andrés devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. There’s even a little teaser that might give us some idea of what to expect. Read More »

the making of cast

The Toronto International Film Festival is getting closer, and while the major awards circuit stop will look dramatically different this year — holding a mostly virtual edition amid the ongoing pandemic — there are still a few things you can always expect: star-studded projects going up for sale. One of the buzziest packages this year is a romantic-comedy called The Making Of, which will star Lin-Manuel MirandaBlake LivelyRichard Gere, and Diane Keaton.

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family jewels

The First Wives Club members Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton are calling another meeting to order with a silver screen reunion in the comedy Family Jewels. New Republic Pictures won the rights to Family Jewels, a multigenerational family comedy that will reunite Hawn, Midler, and Keaton 24 years after they co-starred in the 1996 comedy The First Wives Club.

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green eggs and ham animated series cast

Netflix first announced a Green Eggs and Ham animated series back in 2015, and now, the dream has become a reality. The series will finally arrive this fall, and in anticipation of that, the streaming service has announced the full cast. They’ve also provided some first look images in the form of character posters. The animation looks to be appropriating Dr. Seuss’ famous style, albeit with a glossier finish.

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book club trailer

Who knew that Fifty Shades of Grey would inspire more than just seething hot takes and a middling movie trilogy?

The erotic book series by E.L. James was the guilty pleasure for many a real-life book club, and now — astonishingly — it will serve as the springboard for a lusty mom rom-com starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen. The definitive actresses of their generation are starring in the aptly titled Book Club.

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Jude Law in The Young Pope trailer

Fear not, HBO subscribers. Just because Westworld is over for now and Game of Thrones isn’t returning til summer, doesn’t mean your expensive cable package has to go to waste in the meantime. Next month brings the debut of The Young PopePaolo Sorrentino‘s lavish miniseries starring Jude Law as the fictional Pius XIII, the first American pope. Diane Keaton also stars, as a nun who seems rather skeptical of his fitness for the position.

While the title and basic premise might suggest a prim historical drama, the new The Young Pope looks like anything but. There’s scandal and intrigue and loads of gossip. There’s enough power-hungry scheming to put Cersei Lannister to shame. Plus, since the young pope in question is being played by Jude Law, there’s a fair amount of sex appeal as well. Watch The Young Pope trailer below.  Read More »

the young pope trailer

If you’ve been watching Westworld for the past six weeks, you’ve surely become familiar with the trailers for The Young Pope, Paolo Sorrentino‘s upcoming limited series about the first American Pope (played by Jude Law) and the eccentric machinations he brings to the Vatican. It doesn’t look like an easy sell and there’s no instantly identifiable hook, which is one of the reasons why I’m so interested in checking out. The new trailer, which is full of all kinds of Jude Law weirdness, only deepens my interest.

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Paolo Sorrentino wrote and directed last year’s Youth, a beautiful and moving drama starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. The Great Beauty and This Must Be the Place director’s next project is The Young Pope. The miniseries, which will air on HBO, is created and directed by Sorrentino and stars Jude Law.

Below, watch The Young Pope trailer.

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