‘Boardwalk Empire’ — Final Season Trailer
Aug13

‘Boardwalk Empire’ — Final Season Trailer

HBO released a trailer for the fifth and final season of “Boardwalk Empire,” its Emmy-winning crime drama about Atlantic City, N.J., during Prohibition. While the first four seasons took place in the “roaring” 1920s, the final season is set in 1931, in the depth of the Great Depression. We find Nucky Thompson, the city’s organized-crime boss played by Steve Buscemi. plotting strategy for a post-Prohibition future. The first of the...

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‘You Can’t Be Half A Gangster’
Dec12

‘You Can’t Be Half A Gangster’

Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) gave Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) the gangster advise in the first episode of “Boardwalk Empire.” Nucky took the words to heart in Sunday’s shocking second-season finale when he put a bullet into his former protege’s head. Had to do it. Jimmy had betrayed Nucky all season. Still, pretty ballsy move by showrunner Terence Winter, killing off the show’s second-leading...

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Is Roaring Success
Sep17

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Is Roaring Success

“Boardwalk Empire” was born for HBO. The spectacular series about 1920s Atlantic City, the politics, the corruption and the crime, fits perfectly into the cable network’s wheelhouse. It’s an ambitious epic that is a worthy successor to “The Sopranos,” and makes up for some of the misfires loyal HBO viewers have had to endure over the past few years. “Empire” debuts on Sunday night with a...

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