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Mobsters That Influenced “The Godfather” — New Film Announced By the Weinsteins

By at July 17, 2007 | 8:58 am | 2 Comments

Mobsters That Influenced “The Godfather” — New Film Announced By the Weinsteins

If you know your mafia history, you know of The Gallo Brothers. (No, not the wine guys.) And you may know of their effect on movies like The Godfather. In the 1960s, as members of the New York Profaci family, the three brothers attempted a "cosa nostra" uprising against their own. No surprise Joey Gallo was nicknamed "Crazy Joe". These gangsters--and their more...

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An Indie Film Hit in the Making? Colma: The Musical

By at July 9, 2007 | 11:07 pm | 1 Comments

An Indie Film Hit in the Making? Colma: The Musical

In late June, slashfilm.com mentioned an indie film doing big box office on just one screen, so we checked it out. Colma: The Musical premiered in San Francisco, just miles from the title suburb where it was shot, and opened in N.Y.C. July 6. Read my review on filmcritic.com TRAILER This creative gem is teen confusion and anger set to song -- produced on more...

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Movie Preview: ESPN Miniseries “The Bronx Is Burning” Recalls ’77 N.Y. Yankees

By at July 8, 2007 | 4:20 pm | 6 Comments

Movie Preview: ESPN Miniseries “The Bronx Is Burning” Recalls ’77 N.Y. Yankees

After airing original feature films The Junction Boys and 3, ESPN further solidifies their sports movie leadership with The Bronx Is Burning, an eight-part miniseries that begins Monday night at 10pm on ESPN. Anyone old enough to remember the 1977 N.Y. Yankees can imagine them as the focus of an 8-hour film (based on Jonathan Mahler's bestseller). Semi-lovingly more...

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Will Smith: July 4th Hero AND Christmas Savior?

By at July 6, 2007 | 10:27 am | 5 Comments

Will Smith: July 4th Hero AND Christmas Savior?

UPDATE (07.02.08) Will Smith's next big July 4th movie is finally here. Of course, it's Hancock, as opposed to "John Hancock," the working title mentioned below. (Hey, it was accurate when we wrote it.) As of this writing, it would appear Smith's box office magic is still very powerful: The July 1 previews of Hancock grossed just short of $7 million. ORIGINAL more...

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