We’ve started a movie club! It’s like a book club, except for movies. Every Friday, someone from the MoSho Movie Club picks a film.

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Could be old, could be new. Could be critically acclaimed or it could have been a flop. The point is, that everybody watches the movie over the weekend. On Monday, we talk about it on Facebook Live.

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I picked first and the film I selected was “The Godfather”. It’s in the top five of every list of “Greatest Movies of All Time."

Also, I’m aware that my co-workers (Joanna, Nico) and former co-workers (Lisa, Brandon) considered it “an old, boring boomer movie”. I wanted to prove them wrong. Also, I feel like a lot of the anti-Godfather attitude I was getting was because of a reference from “Family Guy”. This one…

Here’s the link to our Facebook Live on “The Godfather”:

I’m really excited to tell you that, although this was something like my 20th time watching this film, I still found things that I hadn’t noticed before. Such as…

I think Paulie was actually sick and Sonny had him whacked for no reason.

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Did Carlo PROVOKE that fight with Connie SPECIFICALLY to get Sonny to go alone to the toll booth? I’d gotten that somebody must have tipped off the Barzinis and the Tataglias that Sonny would be there at that time.

Was the call from Carlo’s lover and the dish-shattering fight with Connie all an intricate plot to get hot-headed Sonny to leave without bodyguards? It just seems like there would be a LOT of assumptions for that plan to work out. I’m not sure I buy it.

Here are some of my favorite pop culture references to “The Godfather” of all time.


Modern Family

Seinfeld

Simpsons

Family Guy. Again

And, every single other thing you’ve ever seen

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