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    Cinemark Classics at Tinseltown presents 'The Godfather'
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    Family is important. Family is everything, according to some. I grew up in a very family-centric religious environment. The church even has a manifesto on the importance of family. (Of course, according to this document, a woman's place is in the kitchen and marriage is only between a man and a woman and all else is heresy; needless to say, I abandoned this mode of belief years ago.) My current thoughts on the idea of “family” are a bit muddled, which actually has a lot to do with this extremely family-centric way in which I was raised. I suppose the extreme family-ists demand unconditional love, “my family, right or wrong” type of thinking. I disagree; I'm not going to love someone just because we share blood, and meanwhile, I have very close friends I consider Family (with a capital “F”). (I suppose I should mention here that I do love my family and they are all very lovely, helpful people.)

    Forgive my personal ramblings and musings; I'll get to the point: this week's installment in the Cinemark Classics series, the

    definitive film about family ties and loyalty, or lack thereof:

    The Godfather

    . The great Marlon Brando stars as the patriarch of the Corleone clan, a prominent family in the world of organized crime. Al Pacino is his son, Michael, reluctant heir to the dynasty. The film is the story of this family and all the trials and tribulations that come when you combine business with blood.

    The Godfather

    will screen at Tinseltown tomorrow, Wednesday, at 2:00 and 7:00. Tinseltown is located at 4400 Towne Center Drive. Complete theater information and advance ticket sales can be found at the Tinseltown website.

    Image: Internet Movie Database

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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