Posts Tagged ‘ HBO ’

HBO’s Luck – First Look

May 2, 2011
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Go inside the new HBO original series “Luck” with executive producer/director Michael Mann and executive producer/writer David Milch. “Luck” will be coming soon to HBO. Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine...

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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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New Boardwalk Empire trailer

July 27, 2010
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Check out the new trailer for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Spinetingler is currently in negotiations to bring you a really cool exclusive to coincide with the release of Boardwalk Empire. Preview Trailer #4 Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler...

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HBO greenlights Charlie Huston’s The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death

July 9, 2010
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One of those the title says it all posts but hell this is great news. But I stand by what I said then, that this has the potential to be huge. The world that Huston created in his novel is ripe for more exploration. Alan Ball is prepping a new hourlong project for the...

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Treme, Episode 3, “Right Place, Wrong Time.” – review

April 26, 2010
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Treme, Episode 3, “Right Place, Wrong Time.” – review

Treme, Episode 3, “Right Place, Wrong Time.” Story by David Mills and David Simon, teleplay by David Mills, directed by Ernest Dickerson Episode 3 of Treme, “Right Place, Wrong Time.” Was all about transitions, further character development and was also the first episode penned by  late co-executive producer and head writer of the series,...

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Treme “Meet de boys on the Battlefront” – review

April 19, 2010
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Treme “Meet de boys on the Battlefront” – review

Treme, episode #2, “Meet de boys on the Battlefront.” Directed Jim Mckay, written by Eric Overmyer, story David Simon and Eric Overmyer Episode 2 of Treme, “Meet de Boys on the Battlefront”, is a pisser, so I’m not going to bother you with any unnecessary exposition and get right into the action. The episode...

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Treme “Do You Know What It Means” – review

April 12, 2010
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Treme “Do You Know What It Means” – review

Treme, episode 1: “Do You Know What It Means” Written by David Simon and Eric Overmyer; directed by Agnieszka Holland. Starring John Goodman, Michiel Huisman, Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, Khandi Alexander, Steve Zahn, Kim Dickens, Rob Brown, Melissa Leo I’ve been anticipating David Simon’s Treme since George Pelecanos’ last appearance in Phoenix to promote...

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15 minute behind the scenes video for HBO’s Treme

March 29, 2010
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This 15 minute video will take us behind the scenes of HBO’s Treme with all new clips and interviews with cast and crew. After the jump check out the video. Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work...

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New trailer for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire

March 18, 2010
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Yesterday we saw the release of the second trailer for Boardwalk Empire, an organized crime drama in 1920’s Atlantic City that is produced by Martin Scorsese. Is HBO back? Did they ever go away? I don’t know but 2010 is looking strong right now. The trailer looks fantastic. After the jump check put the...

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Images from the set of Treme

March 17, 2010
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Images from the set of Treme

The NY Times Magazine ran a feature on David Simon and Treme with 16 brand new images from the set. The media is going to be all over Treme because of the New Orleans story and because its the show that is coming after The Wire and we are too. Check out the on...

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On the set of HBO’s Treme

March 17, 2010
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On the set of HBO’s Treme

Following on the heels of the plot summaries for the first three episodes and the latest trailer we’ve got a new video featurette that takes us on the set of the highly anticipated HBO drama Treme. We’ve got more coverage planned so stay tuned. After the jump check out the featurette Brian LindenmuthBrian is...

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New trailer for HBO’s Treme

March 14, 2010
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I don’t think I’ve seen this trailer for Treme yet. The Wynton Marsalis song “Ring Shout (Peace Of Mind)” makes another appearance (it was in the original teaser) so I wonder what role it will play in the show (theme, opening, closer). Earlier we brought you the plot summaries for the first three episodes....

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