James Caan, Oscar nominee for 'The Godfather,' dies at 82
James Caan, the curly-haired tough guy known to movie fans as the hotheaded Sonny Corleone of “The Godfather” and to television audiences as the dying football player in the classic weeper “Brian’s Song” and the casino boss in “Las Vegas,” has died.
New this week: 'The Offer,' Kehlani, 'I Love That for You'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Future and Kehlani, a 10-episode Paramount+ series that dramatizes the behind-the-scenes story of the making of “The Godfather,” and the comedy “I Love That for You” starring former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Vanessa Bayer as a woman longing to be a home shopping channel host.
Wildfires again threaten business in California wine country
Fire has been cruel to Northern California wine country lately. That can lead to smoke taint, an undesirable burnt taste in wine made from grapes with skins permeated by smoke. While Napa and Sonoma counties produce only about 10% of the state's wine, they have an outsized influence on Californias position as the nations leading wine producer. That creates a ripple effect in the economy that leads to fewer harvesting jobs and less wine to sell. Preliminary results show there is very little smoke taint, but he won't know until he can taste the wine after fermentation.
Coppola and Henson companies get loans for winery, puppetry
A statue of Kermit The Frog stands at the entrance to The Jim Henson Company, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The U.S. government's small business lending program sent pandemic relief money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. The Muppet makers say they received about $2 million to keep their 75 workers employed through the coronavirus shutdown. While legendary names like Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Henson hardly evoke the image of small business, the leaders of modestly sized companies that bear their names say the funds have been essential to keeping ordinary workers afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. The Jim Henson Co. employs about 75 people, company spokeswoman Nicole Goldman said in a statement.
Winona Ryder Says Keanu Reeves Refused Direction to Yell at Her on 'Dracula' Set
Winona Ryder is opening up about a problematic exchange she had on the set of Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 film, Bram Stoker's Dracula. Literally, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu [Reeves] Francis was trying to get all of them to yell things that would make me cry. But Keanu wouldnt, Anthony wouldnt the more it happened, I was like [she crosses her arms like a sulky teenager and frowns] It just didnt work. As for Reeves, Ryder gushes once again about her longtime friendship with her frequent co-star. Reeves added, Theyre still there.For more from the friends, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Mel Gibson Claims Winona Ryder 'Lied' About His Alleged Anti-SemitismKeanu Reeves Says Winona Ryder Calls Him 'Husband'Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves Reveal Their 'Healthy Crushes' on Each Other (Exclusive)
Francis Ford Coppola Calls Marvel Movies 'Despicable' After Martin Scorsese's Critiqu
One wrote: "Disappointed to see the comments by Scorsese + Coppola about Marvel MCU movies. Disappointed to see the comments by Scorsese + Coppola about Marvel MCU movies. Yet another chimed in, writing, "I think I'd rather watch another Marvel movie than another Francis Ford Coppola movie at this point. I think Id rather watch another Marvel movie than another Francis Ford Coppola movie at this point. Hours later, Gunn responded to the criticism as well, tweeting: "Martin Scorsese is one of my 5 favorite living filmmakers.