[WARNING: The following interview with Boardwalk Empire costar Michael Pitt contains spoilers about Sunday night's second season finale.]. READ FULL STORY »
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[WARNING: The following interview with Boardwalk Empire showrunner Terence Winter contains spoilers about the show's second-season finale that aired Sunday night.]. READ FULL STORY »
The American Film Institute has been releasing a top 10 movie list since 2000, yet one more volley in the heady awards season hullabaloo. But since 2001, the AFI has also released a list of its top television programs of the year, and their selections have often recognized shows overlooked by other awards groups, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, and Party Down.
This year’s list recognizes several shows for the first time, including HBO’s Game of Thrones, Showtime’s Homeland, FX’s Justified and Louie, and CBS’ The Good Wife. Notably absent: Fox’s Glee, which was on the ’09 and ’10 lists; AMC’s The Walking Dead, which made last year’s list; and any miniseries or made-for-TV movies, which usually make up a healthy portion of the list.
Check out the full top 10 below: READ FULL STORY »
HBO is bringing back Nucky Thompson for a third round.
The premium network has renewed Emmy-winning Prohibition Era-drama Boardwalk Empire. Sunday’s most recent episode delivered 2.9 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the adult demo. (Though as with most HBO shows, each episode tends to rack up higher numbers, thanks to repeats and On Demand viewing. Boardwalk has traditionally averaged around 10 million viewers).
How are you liking S2 of Boardwalk? For me: Slightly better than the first, though whenever the action cuts to the uptight Prohibition agent or depressed masked man Richard Harrow, I’m hitting FF on the remote. READ FULL STORY »
The first season of Boardwalk Empire didn’t always cohere together as a sensible narrative — if that mid-season trip to the Republican National Convention served any purpose beyond wedging in some Warren G. Harding jokes, I’ll eat my fedora — but as a mechanism for getting great acting onscreen, it was a veritable perpetual motion engine. The cast of Boardwalk was so accomplished that one of its finest performers got surprisingly short shrift: Michael K. Williams, still best known as Omar from The Wire. From the look of things in the new trailer, Williams’ Chalky White may have a bigger role this season, if only because he appears to be the last guy still on Nucky Thompson’s side. While everyone else is plotting against him — Chicago, New York, Nucky’s friends, the law, the KKK — Chalky gets the stand-out line of the trailer: “You go school these crackers.” It sounds anachronistic, but I’ll ask a Linguistics Major before I make any judgments. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY »
The first season of Boardwalk Empire featured a lavish vision of Prohibition-era criminality, complete with enough decadent party scenes to make F. Scott Fitzgerald blush. But viewers were split on whether the show lived up to its “Next-Big-HBO-Show” hype. (The fact that it bore a resemblance to almost every other show in HBO history may not have worked in the show’s favor.) But as a Boardwalk skeptic, I’m surprised by how excited I feel after watching the just-released trailer for season 2. It’s simple, but effective: Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson wanders down the Boardwalk, sharing deep glances with everyone in the show’s sprawling cast, who all seem to be watching him like hawks ready to strike. If nothing else, it’s a good reminder of the sheer depth of acting talent on Boardwalk‘s bench. Check it out: READ FULL STORY »
HBO announced a bunch of return dates for its shows, including the premiere of its award-winning drama Boardwalk Empire. The Steve Buscemi starrer will kick off 12 episodes on Sept. 25! And here are the return dates for its comedies: Hung (Oct. 2), How to Make it in America (Oct. 2), and Bored to Death (Oct. 10).
And look for the debut of Enlightened, a new dramedy about a “self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening after a meltdown,” on Oct. 10. It features Laura Dern and is from the awesome Mike White (Year of the Dog).
Maybe it’s because last night was the season finale of Cougar Town and we’re already missing Big Carl (and Big Komo), but just seeing the number of large wine glasses used on Stanley Tucci’s PBS chat show Vine Talk makes us happy. Watch an exclusive clip from the upcoming episode “Polishing Off Pinots from Oregon” below. In honor of guest Steve Buscemi, star of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, the conversation turns to prohibition and how some Napa Valley wineries survived it. Educational! The other guests joining Tucci, wine host Ray Isle (wine editor for Food & Wine magazine), and wine expert Stephanie Caraway in this episode are restauranteur Joe Bastianich and actress Emily Bergl (Desperate Housewives). Check your local listings. The episode begins airing on certain PBS stations tonight. READ FULL STORY »
The original Danish television version of The Killing edged out three American dramas — Mad Men, Glee, and Boardwalk Empire — to win the BAFTA award for Best International series. In some of the other major categories honored yesterday, Sherlock was named the Best Drama Series, Steve Coogan (The Trip) won Best Male Performance in a Comedy, and Martin Freeman (Sherlock) won Best Supporting Actor.
Exec producer Steven Moffat talks ‘Sherlock,’ and lending Martin Freeman to ‘The Hobbit’
‘The Trip’ trailer: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon hit the road, impersonate Michael Caine
‘The Killing’ Clue Tracker
SAG Awards 2011: Backstage with Julianna Margulies, 'Modern Family,' Melissa Leo of 'The Fighter,' and many more
SAG Award winners accept their statuettes, give their speeches, and head off stage? They go backstage for a mini-media tour, of course, where they talk to the press and eventually make their way back to the main press room to take questions from all sorts of reporters, including yours truly from EW. It wasn’t until nearly an hour after the show started that the first winner made her way to the press room (thanks to The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies!), but after that, the winners came through in a near-constant parade, glowing all the way over the accolades they’d just gotten from their fellow actors. Here, enjoy a minute-by-minute, fly-on-the-wall account of the winners’ tours backstage from the Screen Actors Guild Awards press room.What happens after the
5:56 p.m. PT: The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies — who took home a trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series — appears as the first winner to come backstage, looking composed and beautiful as always. (Would you honestly expect anything less?) Margulies talks about several topics, but most interestingly, how the most nerve-wracking part of the night is always the red carpet. She also tells the press about her first movie role, way back in 1994: She played, in her words, “a hooker with a heart of gold” opposite Steven Seagal in Out for Justice.
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