Francis Ford Coppola Caught Lightning In A Bottle With Marlon Brando’s Godfather Screen Test

Marlon Brando’s performance as Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather” is one of the best remembered in film history. The part won Brando his second Academy Award for Best Actor (an honor he declined). The film’s opening, where Don allows the people of the neighborhood to ask him for favors on the day of his […]

How the “Original Internet Godfather” walked away from his cyber crime past

Enlarge / Brett Johnson tears up when he mentions the FBI special agent who helped him quit online fraud. (credit: Dionysios Demetis) This article was originally published on The Conversation. An audio version of the interview is available there. It has been lightly edited. It’s 7:00am, and I’m driving down to Hull city centre to […]

The Godfather

PARIS — The man the alt-right claims as its spiritual father is a 74-year-old who lives with four cats in a Paris apartment around the corner from a Creole restaurant, a West African clothing store, and a Peruvian supermarket. His name is Alain de Benoist, and he has published more than 100 books in his […]

‘The Last Jedi’ Runtime Feels Like ‘The Godfather’, Says Mark Hamill

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to be the longest Star Wars film in the franchise’s history. That may make some of you groan inwardly while already feeling your rear end falling asleep at the prospect, but worry not: Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, says the protracted runtime isn’t an issue. Hamill takes it a […]

The Radical Kindness of Dan Meers, Godfather of NFL Mascots

There weren’t many people working full-time as NFL mascots in 1989, when Dan Meers became the Kansas City Chiefs’ KC Wolf. In the almost 30 years since, he’s seen the mascot community grow into a small corps of hyperactive 20-somethings who churn out appearances at hospitals, schools, and nursing homes across the country. They tend […]

A board game you can’t refuse? The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire

Enlarge / Taking over Manhattan. (Note the various thugs who are “sleeping with the fishes” in the Hudson River.) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at—and let us know what you think. Straining your voice to mimic Marlon Brando’s “make him an offer […]

Cardboard Cinema: ‘The Godfather’ Board Game Looks Cool, But Does It Look Like ‘The Godfather’?

(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, a feature that explores the intersection between movies and tabletop gaming. This column is sponsored by Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, Texas.) Back in 2016, we first learned that CMON (formerly Cool Mini Or Not) was making a board game based on Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, The Godfather. Now, after over a […]

Antonio Conte is showing he's the Premier League Godfather as Chelsea close on the title

Antonio Conte, a son of Lecce, is the latest to take English football by storm. His Chelsea team stand just one win away from the club’s fifth Premier League title in the past 12 years. A win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday will give Chelsea the three points they need to clinch a championship […]

Diane Keaton reveals why she hasn’t watched The Godfather in 30 years: ‘I was an OUTSIDER’

Speaking at the Festival, she said: “I was so shocked because I never did pay that much attention to The Godfather. “I always thought I was the most outsider, weird person in the movie, and, ‘Why was I cast in it?’ and I had no voice. But then I had a couple of good scenes […]