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Sadé Green reviews the second episode of Boardwalk Empire season 4....
The beauty of the slow and brooding Boardwalk Empire is that it doesn't rely on ridiculous story lines that fizzle out in one of two episodes. Every main arc is carefully constructed and well thought out and in 'Resignation', the foundations for some very exciting story lines have been set. With the introduction of the mesmerising Jeffrey Wright as Dr. Valentin Narcisse, this weeks episode focused largely on character development – or at least that times are changing for some of our favourites.
'Resignation' thankfully begins with the magnificent Nelson Van Alden/George Mueller (Michael Shannon). Missing our re-acquaintance with the ex-prohibition agent in episode 1, this is a welcome return. Van Alden is delivering flowers (or punches, depending on what was ordered) for Dean O'Banion (Arron Shiver), the florist/gangster that we met in Season 3. O'Banion recognises Van Alden has got »
- Gary Collinson
With fifth season of Boardwalk Empire being announced HBO has released the episode list for October 2013....
Nucky (Steve Buscemi) heads to Philadelphia to deal with the fallout from Willie’s (Ben Rosenfield) liquor fiasco. Eddie Kessler (Anthony Laciura) is detained by Agent Knox (Brian Geraghty), who uses physical and psychological tactics to elicit information about Nucky’s organization. A desperate Gillian (Gretchen Mol) turns to an unexpected source to score a fix, and is rebuffed in her attempt to reunite with Tommy (Brady Noon). In Cicero, Van Alden (Michael Shannon) is recruited by the Capones to pay an election-day visit to factory workers who are opposed to the Capones’ candidate of choice.
The point has been made, “Boardwalk Empire” can be a deliberately paced show, but on tonight's episode “Resignation,” it appears at least one of the fourth season’s key elements is in place. That would be, Dr. Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright), the brewing antagonist, whose striking demeanor and decisive words cut to the core of every character. Narcisse, at the very least, would make a worthy adversary for any character on this show. Conspicuously absent from the Season 4 opener, as Terence Winter and his writing crew are likely well aware, former FBI agent Nelson Van Alden turned muscle for the Chicago Gangs under the assumed name George Muller (Michael Shannon), is front and center this week. He’s an errand boy, but one that Northside Chi-town gangster Dean O’Banion (Arron Shiver) recognizes has a brain. Mueller delivers flowers from O’Banion’s shop, but also puts down a beating »
- Rodrigo Perez
The point has been made, “Boardwalk Empire” can be a deliberately paced show, but on tonight's episode “Resignation,” it appears at least one of the fourth season’s key elements is in place. That would be Dr. Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright), the brewing antagonist, whose striking demeanor and decisive words cut to the core of every character. Narcisse, at the very least, would make a worthy adversary for any character on this show. Conspicuously absent from the Season 4 opener, as Terence Winter and his writing crew are likely well aware, former FBI agent Nelson Van Alden turned muscle for the Chicago Gangs under the assumed name George Mueller (Michael Shannon), is front and center this week. He’s an errand boy, but one that Northside Chi-town gangster Dean O’Banion (Arron Shiver) recognizes has a brain. Mueller delivers flowers from O’Banion’s shop, but also puts down a beating »
- Rodrigo Perez
New season means new cast members for the Atlantic City gangster saga which takes place during the 1920s. Joining Boardwalk Empire stalwarts as Steve Buscemi (Fargo), Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men), and Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) will be Jeffrey Wright (Source Code) as a violent Harlem power broker, Ron Livingston (The Conjuring) as a business and romantic prospect, Patricia Arquette (Girl in Progress) as a Florida speakeasy owner, Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) as a Federal Agent, and Domenick Lombardozzi (Blood Ties) and Morgan Spector (The Last Airbender) portraying the brothers of Al Capone.
After barely surviving an overthrow by gangster Gyp Rossetti, Nucky Thompson is laying low at the end of the Boardwalk. But the calm will be short-lived, as Nucky faces new challenges, including a clash with the mayor, a battle with his brother Eli over Eli’s college-age son, and the irresistible lure of »
It's New Year's Eve 1922 and the Roaring '20s are about to begin in earnest. Despite a booming economy, alcohol is scarce in Atlantic City, competition is at its fiercest and gangster violence is heating up. The 12-time Emmy Award winning Boardwalk Empire is back on August 20, 2013 when Season 3 debuts on Blu-ray with HBO Select* ($79.98), DVD ($59.99) and Digital Download. Hailed as "striking," (Time.com) with "first-rate performances" (USA Today), Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season is jam-packed with exclusive bonus material and is not to be missed!
Nucky Thompson has become Atlantic City's undisputed czar during Prohibition and is facing the challenge of mending old relationships. While his marriage lies in shambles, he faces new competition from Gyp Rosetti, a hair-trigger gangster determined to siphon off his alcohol business. The conflict brings out the best and worst in Nucky, who proves his brutal mettle in a series of violent encounters, »
Ellen Richards (Genesis Rodriguez) and Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) make a peaceful drive much more interesting in our exclusive extended clip for The Last Stand, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. Jee-woon Kim makes his English-language directorial debut with this action-thriller about a small town sheriff trying to stop a notorious drug lord from crossing the Mexican border. Watch this scene where Gabriel finds out who Ellen really is, with new footage added in from the theatrical cut.
The Last Stand - Exclusive "Extended Car Kiss Scene"
After leaving his Lapd narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, »
When the leader of a drug cartel escapes from the FBI and attempts to make his way to Mexico, it's up to Arnold Schwarzenegger to stop him in his tracks in The Last Stand arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), DVD (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on May 21 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Last Stand will also be available for Digital Download on April 30, three weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand release.
In addition to Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Last Stand features an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Johnny Knoxville (Jackass: The Movie), Rodrigo Santoro (What to Expect When You're Expecting), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Luis Guzmán (Arthur), Eduardo Noriega (Vantage Point), Peter Stormare (TV's Prison Break), Zach Gilford (TV's Friday Night Lights) and Genesis Rodriguez (Man on a Ledge).
After leaving his Lapd »
Living action legend Arnold Schwarzenegger returns for his first leading man role in over ten years with The Last Stand, which marks acclaimed Korean director Jee-woon Kim's stateside debut. The story finds Arnold playing small town sheriff Ray Owens, who must stop a notorious drug lord from reaching the Mexican border. Ryan J. Downey recently caught up with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and other cast members including Forest Whitaker, Luis Guzmán, Jaimie Alexander, Rodrigo Santoro, and Johnny Knoxville, for a revealing chat about this non-stop action thriller. Are you excited about Arnold's first starring role in a movie since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines? Watch our interviews, and celebrate the return of an icon.
Opening in theaters this weekend is The Last Stand, which marks Arnold Schwarzenegger's glorious return as a leading man after four years in the California governor's office. The big screen icon plays Ray Owens, a former L.A.P.D. cop who now serves as the sheriff of a small border town. When a notorious drug dealer and his convoy try to pass through town on the way to Mexico, Ray must spring into action. To help celebrate this action-thriller, we have a contest where one grand prize winner will take home a teaser poster, a New York Comic-Con poster, a final poster, t-shirt, and a DVD set of three Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. The first prize winners will take home all three posters. You're just a few mouse clicks away from taking home some sweet swag, courtesy of The Last Stand. Continue reading for details...
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Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: DVD with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 5 pairs of advance-screening movie tickets up for grabs for “The Last Stand” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger! Plus, our winners will each win an action DVD set with “Total Recall,” “The Expendables” and “Crank” DVDs!
“The Last Stand,” which hits theatres on Jan. 18, 2013 and is rated “R,” also stars Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzmán, Eduardo Noriega, Arron Shiver, Titos Menchaca, Richard Dillard, Sonny Landham, Mathew Greer, Peter Stormare, Chris Browning, Christiana Leucas, Zach Gilford, Rio Alexander, James Burnett and David Midthunder from director Jee-woon Kim and writers Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Note: You must be 17+ to attend this “R”-rated screening.
This advance movie screening for “The Last Stand” is on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. To win your free “The Last Stand” passes and action DVD set courtesy of HollywoodChicago. »
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11 items from 2013
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