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Boardwalk Empire

27 October 2014 9:32 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: HBO

Episodes: 56 (hour)

Seasons: Five

TV show dates: September 19, 2010 -- October 26, 2014

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Steve Buscemi, Shea Whigham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frank Crudele, Vincent Piazza, Stephen Graham, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, and Kelly Macdonald.

TV show description:

This TV show is set during the Prohibition Era in New Jersey and is based on the Nelson Johnson book, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City. Martin Scorsese directed the pilot and continues to be involved with the production.

Back in 1920 in the Prohibition Era, Atlantic City is known as "The World's Playground," and is noted for being the place where rules don't apply. The entertainment rivals Broadway, and the boardwalk features motels, nightclubs, and amusement piers.

Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (Steve »

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TV Review: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Finale Good To the Last Drop (Spoilers)

26 October 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Terence Winter has professed his love for “The Sopranos” finale, but the “Boardwalk Empire” creator certainly didn’t choose to emulate his former show’s cryptic conclusion in crafting a fifth season that steadfastly built toward its final, revelatory sequences. And that’s to his and the program’s credit, as the HBO drama methodically detailed the history of its central character, Nucky Thompson, while tying up loose ends (or most of them, anyway) with a ruthless efficiency that would have made Michael Corleone proud.

Sunday’s closing hour (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched) saw Nucky become the embodiment of fellow mobster Johnny Torrio’s rueful admonition that there’s little point to being the richest man in the graveyard. In that, he joined a rather lengthy roster of key players who had bitten the dust in this fast-moving final flight of episodes, to the point where »

- Brian Lowry

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Boardwalk Empire's Series Finale: How Did It All End?

26 October 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's series finale of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]

After five beautifully crafted seasons, the lights finally went out on HBO's Boardwalk Empire Sunday night. And as promised by creator and executive producer Terence Winter, who worked with the team that crafted the maddening and still-debated ending of The Sopranos, there was nothing ambiguous about it.

The show arguably reached its emotional climax in the penultimate episode, when Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) agreed to give up his Atlantic City empire to New York rival Charlie Luciano (Vincent Piazza) in order to save his nephew Willie. As such, the finale became a flashback-heavy exploration of Nucky's soul as he tied up loose ends with his brother Eli (Shea Whigam) and made plans to move to New York and live quietly, thanks to the cool $2 million he made manipulating the stock market with his former wife Margaret (Kelly Macdonald). 

The best and worst series finales of all time

But as the Season 5 promotional posters promised. »

- Adam Bryant

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Boardwalk Empire's Series Finale: How Did It All End?

26 October 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's series finale of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]

After five beautifully crafted seasons, the lights finally went out on HBO's Boardwalk Empire Sunday night. And as promised by creator and executive producer Terence Winter, who worked with the team that crafted the maddening and still-debated ending of The Sopranos, there was nothing ambiguous about it.

The show arguably reached its emotional climax in the penultimate episode, when Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) agreed to give up his Atlantic City empire to New York rival Charlie Luciano (Vincent Piazza) in order to save his nephew Willie. As such, the finale became a flashback-heavy exploration of Nucky's soul as he tied up loose ends with his brother Eli (Shea Whigam) and made plans to move to New York and live quietly, thanks to the cool $2 million he made manipulating the stock market with his former wife Margaret (Kelly Macdonald). 

The best and worst series finales of all time

But as the Season 5 promotional posters promised. »

- Adam Bryant

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Nucky Thompson’s Endearing Moments Make The Boardwalk Empire Finale That Much Harder to Accept

26 October 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

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It’s been a long road for Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) and Boardwalk Empire. And tonight, the gangster life culminates for the shows grand finale, which is sure to go out with many bangs. Nucky is the ultimate anti-hero, whose criminal ways are peppered with moments of grey between good and evil. Nucky treads that line expertly. Sometimes ruthless, sometimes compellingly sweet, Nucky is able to be both a malevolent crime boss and a gentle, endearing husband/father/brother/friend.

While it’s easy to stumble over Nucky’s racketeering of seasons past, moments like when he protected and took in Margaret Schroeder (Kelly MacDonald) and her kids are what make him such a great character and Boardwalk Empire such a dynamic experience. Click through the gallery to relive these moments and mourn the end of a truly awesome show. »

- Kat George

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Ewan McGregor: 'Trainspotting sequel might happen'

25 October 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ewan McGregor has said a Trainspotting sequel is likely to happen.

Based on Irvine Welsh's novel with the same name, McGregor starred in the 1996 Danny Boyle adaptation alongside Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner.

McGregor told Details: "It looks like it might happen. The idea is that we shoot it in 2016, which would be 20 years after the original came out. And I'd be up for it. I wouldn't have been 10 years ago, but I am now."

Last year, the Scottish actor expressed his interest in reprising his Trainspotting role as heroin addict Mark Renton and said it would be an "extraordinary experience" to reunite with his former co-stars.

Boyle already confirmed his plans for a Trainspotting sequel, which would be based on Welsh's 2002 follow-up Porno.

The duo worked together for three films but their friendship was severed after the actor was replaced by »

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Watch: Say Goodbye To 'Boardwalk Empire' With 30-Minute Doc 'The Final Shot' With Martin Scorsese, Steve Buscemi, More

21 October 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Next Sunday, HBO will lower the curtain on "Boardwalk Empire." After five seasons of bootlegging, prostitution, assassination, and power moves from some of the underworld's seediest characters in the Atlantic City of the 1920 and 1930s, the lights will be shut off. So to get you prepared, HBO has unveiled a must watch thirty-minute documentary. The appropriately titled "The Final Shot" brings together executive producer Martin Scorsese, writer Terence Winter, and key cast members (Steve Buscemi, Gretchen Mol, Kelly Macdonald, Michael K. Williams, Stephen Graham and Michael Stuhlbarg) to share their recollections on the genesis of the show, shooting the series, and much more. It's insight from the on-the-ground players who have lived with the show for the past half-decade, and it's fascinating stuff for those who have been following the adventures of Nucky Thompson and co. The series finale of "Boardwalk Empire" airs on October 26th. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor

4 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One, 6.20pm

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the first of the weekend's two shows as all 15 couples take to the floor.

As well as facing the usual scrutiny from judges Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell, this week sees the couples up for public vote for the first time.

The X Factor, ITV, 8pm

The Judges' Houses stage of the competition continues as the contestants give it their all in exotic locations across the globe.

Host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to offer comfort to our hopefuls as judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh deliberate over their final three.

Doctor Who, BBC One, 8.30pm

The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) arrive on a spaceship on course for the moon, and face a threat from some eight-legged inhabitants.

However, in her time of need, the »

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Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Cuanto'

28 September 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as my wheat farm goes belly up... "Partners in crime." -Nucky "Cuanto" brings us to the midway point of this shortened final season, and it's easily the liveliest of the four we've gotten so far. The hour deals a lot with partnerships being formed, or rekindled — or, more often than not, with failed reunion attempts — and as such not only deals a lot with the series' history (Van Alden's arrest of Luciano and Jimmy in season 1, Nucky and Margaret's first meeting), but gives us several terrific character combinations in both Atlantic City and Chicago, along with the best of the young Nucky flashbacks to date. As I noted last week, the sum of the Nucky/Margaret pairing has always been greater than the sum of its two parts, and we got a long, potent and entertaining reminder of that here. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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New Boardwalk Empire Season 5,Episode 5 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By HBO

28 September 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, HBO released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Boardwalk Empire" episode 5 of season 5. The episode is entitled, "King Of Norway," and it sounds like things will get quite dramatic and intense, once again, as Chalky arrives back in Atlantic City with plans to impose major vengeance, and more! In the new, 5th episode press release: "Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) will return to Atlantic City with vengeance on his mind. Concerned about the ongoing threat from Luciano (Vincent Piazza), Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is going to arrange a meeting with Maranzano (Giampiero Judica) in New York. In Chicago, Eli’s (Shea Whigham) reunion with June (Nisi Sturgis) will take an unexpected turn after a dinner party hosted by Van Alden (Michael Shannon) and Sigrid (Christiane Seidel). Capone (Stephen Graham) will look to relocate his operation out of Chicago. Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) is going to complete a deal with Carolyn Rothstein »

- Chris

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor

27 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Strictly Come Dancing: BBC One, 7pm

After last night's (September 26) live edition, tonight sees the second batch of celebs make their dance floor debuts, including Frankie Bridge and Mark Wright.

With no eliminations this weekend, the judges scores will be carried over onto next week when the first of our celebrity contestants will sashay away.

The X Factor: ITV, 8pm

The controversial Six Chair Challenge continues tonight in the second boot-camp episode of the weekend.

Tensions are running high and there are a few tears as contestants battle it out for a place at the judges' houses.

Doctor Who: BBC One, 8.30pm

Tonight we return to Coal Hill School, the place where Doctor Who began some 50 years ago.

When events are set in motion that threaten the school, Clara (Jenna Coleman) is reluctant to welcome the appearance of their new eccentric, Scottish caretaker, especially if it means »

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Brave

26 September 2014 1:11 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Pixar heads to the Scottish Highlands for this engaging, Oscar-winning tale about Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), a feisty warrior princess who rebels against her parents' plans for an arranged marriage. After consulting a witch for help, her family becomes cursed and the desperate Merida is forced to undo the spell herself before it is too late. Sumptuous visuals, cheeky comedy and strong storytelling distinguish a rousing yarn that marks Pixar's first foray into fairytale. »

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Boardwalk Empire: Season Five Ratings

23 September 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO has decided that the fifth season will be the end of Boardwalk Empire. Will this be the show's most popular season yet? Will the cable channel regret ending the show or is the time right?

In the final season of Boardwalk Empire, the end of Prohibition is near and Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) looks to legitimize himself through alliances with liquor producers. Rivals Lucky Luciano (Vincent Piazza) and Meyer Lansky seek to consolidate their power and eliminate all competition -- by any means necessary. The rest of the cast includes Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Stephen Graham, Michael Kenneth Williams, Gretchen Mol, Paul Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, Anatol Yusef, Patricia Arquette, and Ben Rosenfield.

This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

For reference: The fourth season of Boardwalk Empire averaged a »

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More "Trainspotting" In The Works

14 September 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, a sequel to "Trainspotting" is on track for development, with a new screenplay by Oscar-nominated writer John Hodge

Boyle intends to reunite the first film's original cast of Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald.

"This has been a long time coming," said Boyle. "There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2', if John can produce a decent enough script. I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back. 

"I think they’ll want to know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down. The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to »

- Michael Stevens

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Kelly Macdonald interview: Glasgow girl made good

7 September 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Kelly Macdonald would like to get something off her chest. The Scottish actress cannot bear reality television. “The people on programmes like Made in Chelsea just want to be celebrities. It’s so depressing,” she says. “No proper actor has that as a goal. I’m striving for longevity in my career. I won’t be on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. They’d say, ‘Get out of here – you’re not a celebrity!’” »

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Which 'Boardwalk Empire' characters will survive the final season?

5 September 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

When the new, final season of Boardwalk Empire starts Sunday, the Roaring Twenties will be over. The Depression will will have set in, and the end of Prohibition will be just a couple of years away. That, however, doesn’t mean that the aftermath of the series’ fourth season won’t linger, even as the show settles into 1931.

In its past four seasons, Boardwalk Empire has proved that it is interested in the entirety of the sprawling gangster culture of the 1920s, not just Nucky Thompson’s bootlegging business. By moving the action to 1931, the show will most certainly contend with the changing crime landscape. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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So, Just How Gangster Is the Cast of Boardwalk Empire?

5 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It doesn’t get more (old-timey) gangster than Boardwalk Empire’s bootlegging, gun-slinging, punch-throwing brawls. So, at Wednesday night’s season premiere and after-party at Cipriani 42nd Street, we asked the cast and other partygoers about the most gangster things they’ve ever done in real life. Michael K. Williams (Chalky White) The most gangster thing I’ve ever done was walk up to Eve the rapper and ask her out. I said, "What’s up? Will you go out with me?" She said no. But I thought that was pretty gangster. Anyway, she’s married now, so that ship has sailed. Kelly Macdonald (Margaret Thompson)Having babies. That’s pretty gangster. You can’t get tougher than that. Vincent Piazza (Lucky Luciano)Ooooh. I don’t know, probably playing Lucky Luciano — that’s the most gangster thing I’ve ever done. Pulling fake guns on people and threatening them »

- Samantha Guff

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'Boardwalk Empire': Steve Buscemi, Terence Winter Share How They Ended the Final Season

4 September 2014 12:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

On Boardwalk Empire's final day of production, Steve Buscemi broke one of his own cardinal rules. Shooting at their Steiner Studios stage in Brooklyn, the actor stood with his back turned to his onscreen counterpart, Kelly Macdonald, waiting patiently for Margaret Thompson to say the line that cues the nebulous Nucky to turn to her, and the camera, for the very last time. "Usually, I get very distracted by people in my eyeline," he told The Hollywood Reporter at the show's season five premiere on Wednesday. "But for the very last take, I requested the whole crew to watch.

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- Ashley Lee

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5 Peter Capaldi films you need to see ahead of his Doctor Who debut

21 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Digital Spy presents Doctor Who Week - seven days of special features celebrating the return of the world's favourite sci-fi series, and the arrival of a brand new Doctor on August 23.

When Peter Capaldi steps out of the Tardis this weekend for his Doctor Who debut, it'll be the first time many will see the wiry Scottish actor in action. Playing The Doctor will raise Capaldi's profile into the stratosphere, but he's been a supporting staple on the small and big screen since the early '80s.

Digital Spy casts its eyes over five film highlights from the 12th Doctor.

Local Hero (1983)

Capaldi's second acting job was in Bill Forsyth's brilliantly moving Local Hero, a comedy-drama about an American oil company worker who's dispatched to Scotland with a view to buying up land surrounding a small community. His first point of contact is Capaldi's Danny Oldsen, a fresh-faced bumbler who, »

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5 Peter Capaldi films you need to see ahead of his Doctor Who debut

21 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy presents Doctor Who Week - seven days of special features celebrating the return of the world's favourite sci-fi series, and the arrival of a brand new Doctor on August 23.

When Peter Capaldi steps out of the Tardis this weekend for his Doctor Who debut, it'll be the first time many will see the wiry Scottish actor in action. Playing The Doctor will raise Capaldi's profile into the stratosphere, but he's been a supporting staple on the small and big screen since the early '80s.

Digital Spy casts its eyes over five film highlights from the 12th Doctor.

Local Hero (1983)

Capaldi's second acting job was in Bill Forsyth's brilliantly moving Local Hero, a comedy-drama about an American oil company worker who's dispatched to Scotland with a view to buying up land surrounding a small community. His first point of contact is Capaldi's Danny Oldsen, a fresh-faced bumbler who, »

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