Francis Ford Coppola and surviving stars will attend Radio City Music Hall event on April 29; Quentin Tarantino and cast members of his 1992 film will attend and chat in honor of his film's milestone
The Godfather or The Godfather Part II: Which is the superior entry in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterful mob trilogy? We asked one of the men closest to the Corleone family saga, Al Pacino, if he could make that Sophie’s Choice — and, to our surprise, he chose a favorite. After extolling Part II's portrayal of the Italian-American experience and calling it “more thoughtful,” he made it clear that Part I is his Godfather of choice: “It’s mesmerizing from the moment it starts,” said Pacino, who played Michael Corleone in all three films. Though engaging in a debate over the first two Godfather movies is like arguing which is better, pizza or ice cream.
Old-school comics fans may have seen it coming, but for those less familiar with the storylines of “The Amazing Spider-Man” of yesteryear, the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” came as quite a surprise. Sure, it makes for some impressive cred when you stay that true to your source material (Gwen died via Green Goblin shenanigans in issue No. 121, released in June 1973), but whoa — you’ve got Emma Stone in your summer movie mega-franchise, and you kill her off? 15. Bill Murray, “Zombieland” (2009) Just when you thought “Zombieland” couldn’t get any more fun, along comes Woody Harrelson’s “Kingpin” co-star Bill Murray all done up as a zombie, wits still about him, blithely explaining his tactics (“Oh, I do it to blend in”) with a bemused, characteristic shrug. Unfortunately, his performance as one of the undead proves to be all too convincing to Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), who freaks out and blows him away with a shotgun.