The Godfather Collectible Figure

There have been plenty of collectibles and artwork paying tribute to cinema’s greatest mob boss, Don Vito Corleone from The Godfather. But most of them hone in on the intimidating version of the man in a tuxedo discussing dark deeds and deals with the shades drawn. The collectible creators at Damtoys are taking a different approach with a new 1/6 scale figure of a much more casual, even sleepy, version of Vito Corleone, labeled as the “Golden Years Edition” of the character. Check it out below. Read More »

The Godfather Life-Size Bust

As pop culture fanatics, we’ve seen a lot of weird, expensive merchandise inspired by movies and TV shows. But some of the most perplexing collectibles, at least to me, are life-size busts featuring life-like sculpts of famous faces, and this new piece from DAMTOYS inspired by The Godfather is easily one of the most unnerving.

Marlon Brando is immortalized in a tangible form as this life-size bust of his portrayal of Vito Corlone in The Godfather, complete with a fabric partial suit, synthetic hair, and a face made out of medical grade silicone. See The Godfather life-size bust below and think about how it would terrify you in the middle of the night. Read More »

waltzing with brando cast

If you uploaded Billy Zane‘s face into one of those apps that compare faces to other celebrities’ faces, you’d probably get Marlon Brando. And it seems like Zane himself realized that, because he is set to play the legendary actor himself in Waltzing with Brando, a biopic based on a memoir by Brando’s architect, Bernard Judge.

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Hey Stella, a Marlon Brando Biopic is in the Works

Marlon Brando biopic

The life of actor Marlon Brando, one of the greatest performers in cinema history, is coming to the big screen in the form of a new biopic. Producer Brian Oliver (Black Swan, The Woman in Black) has optioned the rights to a new memoir from one of Brando’s longtime friends and collaborators, so the film won’t just be about the actor’s towering and legendary performances, but also an intimate portrait of a friendship. Read more about the Marlon Brando biopic below.
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Urban Myths Trailer

Almost an entire year ago, you might remember the silly news that Shakespeare in Love star Joseph Fiennes was set to play Michael Jackson in a story that follows an alleged road trip taken by the King of Pop and his famous friends Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando from New York to Ohio in an effort to get home after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Since we haven’t heard anything over the past year about the project, which was said to be a half-hour comedy special of some sort, we assumed it was dead. But we had a rude awakening when the trailer for a new British TV series called Urban Myths showed up online overnight. And it turns out the show has more than a few short stories about famous people, including Cary Grant, Adolf Hitler, Bob Dylan, Andre the Giant, Muhuammad Ali, Alice Cooper and more.

Watch the Urban Myths trailer and find out about the various episodes after the jump. Read More »

Listen to Me Marlon trailer

Listen to Me Marlon is a documentary that tells the story of the great Marlon Brando. Unlike so many profile documentaries, however, this one is based primarily on material from the late Brando’s own archives, including audio and video recordings made by the actor — so this is Brando taking you on a tour through his life and mind. It’s a rare opportunity to engage with a screen legend on his own terms. Check out the first Listen to Me Marlon trailer here. Read More »

Marvel Mighty Heroes

Which Avenger is hosting Saturday Night Live next month? How is Superman going to appear in Supergirl? What’s the latest from Donald Glover and Josh Hutcherson in regards to Spider-Man? Did Miles Teller get excited when he saw the Fantastic Four trailer? Did someone build a functional Batman outfit? Why is Batman: Arkham Knight going to be different from the other games? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Gabz The Godfather

Little known fact: Mondo rejects just as many, if not more, posters than they actually release. Some are posters that didn’t get approved by a star or studio. Others are different versions of a poster that actually was released. And sometimes Mondo and a company can’t settle on a design and it never sees the light of day.

At MondoCon this past weekend, Justin Ishmael, Rob Jones and Mitch Putnam, the creative team behind Mondo, presented a panel called Mondo Talk about this very subject. However, what started as a way for fans to see the behind the scenes creation of a poster turned into, as Ishmael put it, “The depressing, what you could have had panel.”

They revealed a non-stop cavalcade of posters, concepts, licenses and more they tried to realize, but which failed for one reason for another. We’re talking Tyler Stout‘s Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Krzysztof Domaradzki‘s officially licensed The Godfather, Spring Breakers, and various different iterations of Man of Steel. Below, check out a bunch of posters Mondo posters that never happened. Read More »

Tell me if you had a similar experience. Every year when I was a kid my father would wait until I was having the most fun during Memorial Day weekend – I’d either be mid-chomp on a hot dog or about to leap off a diving board – when he’d remind me that, “this weekend isn’t just about having fun, it’s about honoring the dead!”

He was right, of course, and this no doubt could inspire me to guilt you into watching more movies about brave soldiers dying so you can enjoy your freedoms. I thought, however, I’d widen the margin and use this week’s TBMYPHS to discuss cinematic portrayals of grieving.

There, I’ve done it – I’ve out-downered my own father. Have a gloomy, depressing weekend, everyone! Read More »

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Brett Ratner’s Rat Press Books

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Brett Ratner has a new publishing imprint, the Rat Press, through which he’s going to release new titles as well as make some of his favourite out-of-print books available again. Speaking to Movieline, the ever unpopular director announces his motivation in putting out editions of James Toback‘s Jim, Lawrence Grobel’s compiled interviews with Marlon Brando and Robert Evans, and Scott Caan‘s collections of photos.

Caan’s photo collection – which includes snaps of some of the actors Caan has worked with as well as “a lot of naked girls”, naked girls that Ratner seems almost too keen to tell us he’s into too – seems likely to sell out first, though for me it’s the Grobel interview collections that hold the most appeal. Pictures of naked girls are ten a penny, whereas this kind of long-haul interview journalism is relatively rare.

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