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Ratings-challenged Those Who Kill is coming back to television -- but it's not returning to A&E. While the show hasn't been cancelled, the move isn't exactly a sign of confidence from the cable channel.
The show revolves around a homicide detective (Chloe Sevigny) and an academic forensic psychologist (James D’Arcy) who work to solve crimes in Pittsburgh. Others in the cast include James Morrison, Omid Abtahi, Kerry O’Malley, Bruce Davison, Kathy Baker, Michael Rispoli, and Anne Dudek.
A&Amp;E pulled Those Who Kill from the schedule after two episodes had aired to low ratings. The premiere attracted 3.07 million but the second installment plunged to just 830,000.
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. That’s certainly the case in Rob the Mob, Raymond De Felitta’s jaunty, disarmingly human crime caper about Tommy and Rosemarie Uva, a real Queens couple who brazenly stuck up social clubs habited by members of two major New York crime families, and got away with it – until they didn’t.
When we first meet Tommy and Rosie, they’re embarking on an ill-advised robbery, one which will land Tommy in prison for 18 months. Immediately, the motivations behind their life of crime are clear; of course, the financial incentive is there, but there’s a heated romantic spark driving their activities forward as well. So crazy in love that they feel invincible, the two lovebirds instinctively feel that the world is theirs for the taking.
Once Tommy’s out, it’s not long before the two are scheming again, despite Rosie’s »
- Isaac Feldberg
Opening March 21st, Rob the Mob is a heartbreaking crime-thriller inspired by the true story of Tommy (Michael Pitt) and Rosie (Nina Arianda) Uva, two small-time crooks from Queens whose crazy-passionate love for one another fueled their audacious heists of Mafia social clubs in the 1990s and led to a startling discovery. The film directed by Raymond De Felitta from a screenplay by Jonathan Fernandez boasts an impressive cast that also includes Andy Garcia (who also produces), Ray Romano, Griffin Dunne, Cathy Moriarty, Michael Rispoli, Val Vazquez, Frank Whaley and Burt Young. At the film’s recent press day, Garcia, De Felitta, Romano, Fernandez and composer Stephen Endelman spoke about how the project emerged, why Fernandez’s well written script and De Felitta’s directing style helped attract an incredible cast, how the actors approached their characters and brought the fascinating story to life, De Felitta’s unique collaboration with »
- Sheila Roberts
Dog Eat Dog: De Felitta’s Entertaining Take of a Take
After the success of his 2009 indie feature, City Island, Raymond De Felitta turns to a scrappy ‘based on a true story’ vehicle with Rob the Mob, a film that manages to override predispositions and assume an energetic momentum that is both rewarding and engaging. An interestingly varied cast, populated by a several faces instantly recognizable from either “The Sopranos” or various Martin Scorsese films, provides the film with immediate likeability, an entertaining mix of mafia history and character study.
In 1991, while the Gotti trial holds everyone’s rapt attention, Tommy (Michael Pitt) is paroled after getting busted for holding up a floral shop with girlfriend Rosie (Nina Arianda). While Rosie has kicked drugs and a life of crime to clean up her act, she now works as a star performer at a collection agency run by Dave Lovell (Griffin Dunne »
- Nicholas Bell
Rob the Mob Millennium Entertainment Director: Raymond De Felitta Screenplay: Jonathan Fernandez Cast: Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Andy Garcia, Michael Rispoli, Samira Wiley, Ray Romano, Frank Whaley, Cathy Moriarty, Griffin Dunne Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 3/6/14 Opens: March 21, 2014 “Rob the Mob,” which is based on an actual adventure by two naïve lovers who raided and ripped off money and jewelry from mafia “social clubs,” is all the more amazing for being true. In the hands of director Raymond De Felitta, whose “City Island” is a delightfully funny tale of a dad whose poker nights are really spent going to an acting class, the tale reaches proportions that [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Those Who Kill revolves around homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Sevigny) and academic forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer (James D'Arcy) who work to solve crimes in Pittsburgh. Others in the cast include James Morrison, Omid Abtahi, Kerry O'Malley, Bruce Davison, Kathy Baker, Michael Rispoli, and Anne Dudek.
The new detective series debuted to 1.4 million viewers. That was less than half of its lead-in, Bates Motel, whose second season premiere drew 3.07 million. Then, in week two, just 830,000 tuned in to watch Kill.
Though the ratings for Kill have been very poor, A&Amp;E hasn't cancelled it. Though things »
- Adam Chitwood
Director Raymond De Felitta, whose 2006 drama "Two Family House" won the Sundance Audience Award, returns with another crime film, "Rob the Mob," which stars Michael Pitt (who recently appeared in the Sundance hit "I Origins") and up-and-comer Nina Arianda ("Tower Heist" and "Midnight in Paris"). The film is to be distributed by Millennium Entertainment in North America and is scheduled for a March 21, 2014 release. Below is the official synopsis: "Rob the Mob" is the true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it…for a while…until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI. Andy Garcia, Michael Rispoli, Samira Wiley and Ray Romano also star. »
- Eric Eidelstein
Fifteen years ago Friday (Jan. 10), the face of television changed. That was perhaps not apparent at the time, but those who saw "The Sopranos" before it premiered on HBO on Jan. 10, 1999, did see it as something special.
What reviewers at the time couldn't know, of course, was just how large and lasting an effect "The Sopranos" would have on TV drama. Shows ranging from "The Shield" to "Dexter" to "Breaking Bad" to "House" might not have existed, or at least not in the form we came to know them, were it not for Tony, Carmela and Co.
Oceans of ink and pixels have been spilled about the show's legacy (this excerpt from Alan Sepinwall's book "The Revolution Was »
Written by Jonathan Fernandez, the film is led by Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt in the true story of a young hood and his beautiful female partner Rosie (Nina Arianda) who come up with a dangerous plot to steal from the social clubs of the organised crime syndicates of New York City. However, it’s not long before they’re the target of the mob, with the FBI also wanting a piece of what they know about the gangsters and their dealings.
- Craig Hunter
The exclusive online trailer for the upcoming crime drama ‘Rob the Mob’ has officially been released. The trailer for the movie, which was directed by Raymond De Felitta, premiered on IMDb. ‘Rob the Mob’ features such actors as Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Andy Garcia, Michael Rispoli, Samira Wiley and Ray Romano. The drama, which was written by Jonathan Fernandez, will open in March. Millennium Entertainment, which is distributing the film released the following synopsis for the drama: ‘Rob the Mob’ is the true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it…for a while…until they stumble upon a score bigger [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
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