Monday Movie Report: Tribeca Film Festival Reunites Casts Of Classic Films

The Tribeca Film Festival brought together many legendary actors recently, including the casts from the “Godfather” films and “Reservoir Dogs.”

In the former’s case, the festival brought together Director Francis Ford Coppola with Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and Robert De Niro. During their time in a panel, Coppola discussed making the first two films at that time Vs. how they would be put to screen today considering how the film industry has changed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

THR reports that even at the time it was difficult getting the first movie made, as the studio originally didn’t want Pacino or Marlon Brando in their respective roles.

The first “Godfather” won three Oscars and its sequel took home six. In the American Film Institute’s top 100 greatest films from 2007, “The Godfather” came in second, only behind “Citizen Kane.”

The “Reservoir Dogs” reunion, meanwhile, brought together Director Quentin Tarantino and actors Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel and Tim Roth, according to THR. In speaking at the panel to attendees, Tarantino noted how the movie’s first screening at the Sundance Film Festival didn’t go so well, such as the power going out in the middle of the showing.

The festival as a whole came to an end Saturday evening and in the process handed out some hardware, according to the Los Angeles Times. “The Divine Order,” a film written and directed by Petra Volpe which tells the tale of Swiss suffrage in the 70s won the Narrative Audience Award.

“Hondros,” a film telling the tale of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hondros who died in 2011 in Libya, won the Documentary Audience Award. The Los Angeles Times reports that the festival also awarded its top Narrative Jury Prize to the romantic comedy “Keep the Change.”

At the film box office, meanwhile, it was “The Fate of the Furious” with another win, earning the top spot for the third week in a row. Science/techno-drama “The Circle,” under performed this weekend, coming in fourth place.

The full top five from the weekend was:
1. The Fate of the Furious – $19,389,780
2. How to be a Latin Lover – $12,018,500
3. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – $10,138,189
4. The Circle – $9,320,000
5. The Boss Baby – $9,050,000

The top spot will likely change this coming week as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gets released in theaters. Having already been screened in some areas, the comic book film has so far been met with great reviews.

There’s also multiple movies getting small screen releases this week. They include:

  • A Dog’s Purpose, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 32%
  • Rings, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6%
  • I am Not Your Negro, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 99%
  • Gold, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 42%
  • The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 42%
  • The Salesman, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%
  • The Comedian, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 25%