| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Seeking to expand his ill-gotten wealth, gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) gravitates to sunny/rainy Florida like a moth to a flame in “Acres of Diamonds,” Episode 39 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
First Nucky endures...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:33 AM
"Boardwalk Empire" is coming back for a fifth season.
HBO announced Thursday that the critically acclaimed series will be back for another year. Last weekend, the series picked up five Emmy Awards -- for art direction, hairstyling, sound mixing, sound...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf announced today during his exec session that Billy Bob Thornton will star in the FX adaptation of the Coen brothers' feature film "Fargo."
Thesp will play Lorne Malvo, a role similar to the one played by Steve Buscemi in the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"SHAKESPEARE is a drunken savage with some imagination whose plays please only in London and Canada." -- Voltaire.
Well, nobody's perfect.
MOVIES I can't wait for! I do mean the latest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's tale of betrayal and obsession,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The marketing of AMC's new drama, "Low Winter Sun," revolves around a moody black-and-white photo of lead actor Mark Strong and the show's tagline: "Good Man. Cop. Killer."
Just another player in the crowded genre of "Gee, it's tough to be a straight...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The third season of "Boardwalk Empire" achieved such operatic highs -- and featured such an assortment of twisting alliances, along with a truly menacing villain -- that the slow start to the current campaign is perhaps to be forgiven. Granted, there's...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Al Capone, arguably the most famous gangster ever, has grown into a mythic figure, a sort of cigar-chomping, fedora-wearing, machine gun-wielding, vicious, ruthless monster.
To Deirdre Marie Capone, he was simply Uncle Al.
Technically, her granduncle,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:24 AM
"Last Tango in Halifax" -- The best new show of the fall is a rapturous mix of absurdly fairy-tale-romance and frantic modern complications, set in the sylvan drear of Yorkshire and brought to life by masterfully shaded performances.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:18 PM
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This week's TV Movies
It takes two septuagenarians (Derek...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:29 PM
One thing should be dispensed with up front: James Gandolfini, who shuffled off this mortal coil Wednesday at age 51, was not a style icon — nor was his most memorable character, Tony Soprano.
But if one speed-clicks through stills and screen-...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It's no spoiler (hopefully) to note that in the world of television, sometimes even prominent characters and fan favorites meet an untimely end.
In this clip from the recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable, five heavyweight showrunners — Alex Gansa of...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 4:45 PM
“Breaking Bad” wrapped up another first-rate season Sunday. SPOILER ALERT: The AMC drama concluded with a scene that planted the seed for Walt White's downfall. Walt's brother-in-law, drug agent Hank, stumbled upon a bit of evidence that...