The Godfather Part II – Francis Ford Coppola Series

We continue Francis Ford Coppola month this week with what many consider to be one of best, if not the greatest, sequels of all time. This week’s podcast deep dives into Coppola’s 1974 film, The Godfather Part II. We are joined by the host of the Cinematic Heartland podcast, and filmmaker Kevin Isaacson on this episode.

The Godfather Part II picks up years after we last left the Corleone family as youngest son Michael is the new Don of the family. Still under the pressure to live up to his father Vito’s legacy, Michael continues to bend the laws of what is moral in order to protect his family. Furthermore, we are show the life of young Vito Corleone and his rise to power in the early turn of the century. The Godfather Part II stars Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Talia Shire, Diane Keaton, and Robert Duvall.

The Box Office

Topping this weekend’s box office is the debuting Mortal Kombat with $22.52 million. Opening at number two is Demon Slayer the Movie with just under $20 million. Godzilla vs Kong drops to number three with $4.2 million. At number for is Nobody, with a $1.86 million weekend. Rounding out the top five is Raya and the Last Dragon with $1.68 million.

The News

Fast and Furious mega-star Vin Diesel will put his tough guy persona to the test as he is set to produce and star in a live action Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots movie for Universal. Will this film based on a popular toy series be our next Clue, or will it sink into obscurity like Battleship?

In movie biopic news, two new film’s based on the lives of famed 70’s stars are set to begin production. Netflix continues it’s musical biopic run with the KISS biopic Shout It Out Loud. The film will have the backing of the band’s most notorious members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Disney is set to produce the film Muppet Man based on the life of Muppet creator Jim Henson. Finding his way into the Disney family, the film will chronicle the early days of the famed puppeteer.

Further in Disney news, a new trailer for Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings dropped. The film showcases titular Shang-Chi, the martial arts fights, and the return of The Mandarin to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Warner Bros. gave fans a first look at the upcoming The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. The film is the 8th film in the Conjuring Universe, and the first Conjuring movie to not be directed by James Wan. The Curse of La Llorona director Michael Chaves steps into the director’s chair for this one.

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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