Posts Tagged ‘ Boardwalk Empire ’

Boardwalk Empire “A Return to Normalcy” – review

December 6, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire “A Return to Normalcy” – review

reviewed by Mike Dennis The sun rises over a calm sea, gently lapping at the shores of Atlantic City. The boardwalk stirs to life, as people drift out of an all-night party in Babette’s. Nucky and Margaret stroll over to the railing to watch the tranquil dawn of a new day. So ends the...

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Boardwalk Empire “Paris Green” – review

November 29, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire “Paris Green” – review

Review by Mike Dennis You give women the right to vote and next thing you know, they’re giving you all kinds of lip. They’re even like, implying that they should have some say in whether or not they get pregnant. Geez, what’s a guy to do? According to Eli, that’s what your fists are...

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Boardwalk Empire “The Emerald City” – review

November 24, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire “The Emerald City” – review

Reviewed by Mike Dennis Richard “Half-Face” Harrow has arrived in Atlantic City at Jimmy’s behest. He’s staying at Margaret’s house, guarding her and her children. This guy was a sniper in World War I and you can be sure Nucky will call upon those talents before too long. I love the Harrow character. The...

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Boardwalk Empire “Hold Me in Paradise” – review

November 10, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire “Hold Me in Paradise” – review

Reviewed by Mike Dennis Nucky goes to Chicago and suddenly, things begin to pull together. Who could’ve guessed? First of all, Eli removes his SS uniform and dons a suit so he can sit at Nucky’s desk. He obsessively rearranges the items on the desk while waiting for favor-seekers to enter and grovel before...

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Boardwalk Empire “Home” – review

November 1, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire “Home” – review

Review by Mike Dennis Well, they certainly didn’t waste any money on lighting in this episode. The coffee shops, the bars, Margaret’s new house, all looked as though they’d forgotten to call the electricians. Even the whorehouse scenes looked unusually dim. But it may have been for a purpose. Some of the characters did...

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Boardwalk Empire “Family Limitation” – review

October 26, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire “Family Limitation” – review

Review by Mike Dennis Whoa! This show is back. After drifting off into a sort of unreality for a few weeks, the series’ latest episode has put it back on track. The story arc thickened considerably, and the characters are now acting the way you might expect. And can you say “Adult content”? More...

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Boardwalk Empire “Anastasia” – review

October 11, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire “Anastasia” – review

Review by Mike Dennis Well, this episode is better than last week’s (how could it not be?), but that isn’t saying much. Once again, the story line seems forced, not at all natural. Characters are doing things for no real reason, or for reasons that would not make sense in the real world. Case...

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Boardwalk Empire “Broadway Limited” – review

October 4, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire “Broadway Limited” – review

Review by Mike Dennis I don’t know how this episode got the green light from either the executive producers or HBO. Nearly every scene strained the viewer’s credibility, going right to the heart of the series itself. This series will be in trouble if they show more episodes like this one. Where to begin?...

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Boardwalk Empire “The Ivory Tower” – review

September 27, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire “The Ivory Tower” – review

Review by Mike Dennis The hijacking of a truckload of bootleg liquor bound for New York is so far proving to be the central event in this unfolding HBO series. Johnny Torrio has the booze now, over Big Jim Colosimo’s dead body. Now that he’s running the Chicago mob, with Al Capone lurking in...

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Boardwalk Empire – Pilot – review

September 23, 2010
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Boardwalk Empire – Pilot – review

Review by Mike Dennis Does the show live up to the hype? Were the trailers more than just a souped-up come-on for a time-waster? Is Steve Buscemi really as badass as he seems in the trailers? Yes, yes, and yes. Sunday night’s premiere of Boardwalk Empire on HBO might well be the most impressive...

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