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Better Call Saul If We Get a Sequel Because It's a Really Bad Idea
He was at the end of his story, whether he lived to get whacked at that point or The Sopranos went on a little longer This is why it's best that we leave Jimmy and Kim hopeful at the end of Better Call Saul, imagining he might get released early or that they might be[...]
Beloved actor Tony Sirico (born Gennaro Anthony Sirico Jr.), who was best known for his role as Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri in HBO's modern classic & award-winning series The Sopranos, has passed away at the age of 79 Over the course of his nearly 50-year career, Sirico's television roles also included Police Squad!, Chuck,[...]
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Who better to have as a final guest than The Sopranos creator David Chase, who helped answer any lingering questions about the show lore The podcast, which premiered in April 2020 around the height of the pandemic, followed the theme of other series' actors hosting rewatch podcasts of beloved shows like Scrubs and The Office. Still[...]
The Many Saints of Newark Review:
[NOTE: I have not watched a single episode of The Sopranos, so I am reviewing The Many Saints of Newark as a standalone entity as much as possible Please keep that in mind when reading this review.]  The Many Saints of Newark is a pretty good gangster movie that is only hindered by a marketing campaign that is[...]
Sopranos: Robert Patrick Reflects Poking the James Gandolfini Bear
Character actor Robert Patrick has played such a wide range of characters across film and television and one of his memorable appearances was a brief stint on HBO's The Sopranos Playing gambler David Scatino across three episodes during season two, the star of the upcoming HBO Max series Peacemaker appeared on the Talking Sopranos podcast[...]
The Sopranos Brings The Mob To The Monopoly Board
Fans of The Sopranos will be happy to see that The Op will be bringing the world of that show to the classic tabletop game of Monopoly Monopoly: The Sopranos is a brand new version of the game that will bring all of the nostalgia and references you can get from the popular HBO drama[...]
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At the end of June, fans of The Sopranos were treated to the first official trailer for the prequel film The Many Saints of Newark, highlighting the backstory on how young Tony Soprano (Michael Gandolfini) became the man we would get to know in HBO's award-winning series One good sign for fans is that series[...]
The Sopranos Co-Stars on James Gandolfini’s Tease with The Office
In fact, there are ones dedicated to NBC's The Office and HBO's The Sopranos One potential bombshell involved Sopranos star, the late James Gandolfini, who played patriarch Tony Soprano, and his possible courtship to the long-running NBC sitcom according to his co-stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, the hosts of the "Talking Sopranos" podcast (via[...]
While we're guessing it won't offer any resolutions to how the award-winning HBO series ended (we still think James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano lived after the screen went black), New Line Cinema's The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark looks to fill in some of the blanks on the backstory that led to the[...]
L-R: LeBron James arrives at the 2013 ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theater on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / | James Gandafini, known as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, signs autographs outside the Bada Bing on October 1, 2003 Lodi, NJ. Editorial credit: Eugene Parciasepe /
The Sopranos ended on June 10th, 2007 I know this because I vividly remember what I was doing when I watched it I am from Cleveland, and my Cavaliers were playing in their first-ever NBA Finals, led by LeBron James, also making his finals debut I was in a hotel room in Monroeville, PA, in[...]
The Godfather: From the Peak to the End of the Gangster Movie
The latest involves the cast and crew of The Sopranos Created by David Chase, the crime drama became one of the most popular hits for HBO for six seasons from 1999 – 2007 The series starred the late James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, the patriarch of his crime family, along with Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco,[...]
The Godfather: From the Peak to the End of the Gangster Movie
This new cut of the third Godfather movie is the "true" ending of The Godfather Saga, though it really ended when The Sopranos came along. Still from "The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone," Paramount Pictures Hollywood gangster movies are ultimately about a disillusioned vision of America The gangster movie was a mainstay of American movies[...]
A look at series finales for Breaking Bad, Dexter, and more (Images: AMC/ViacomCBS).
Much to the chagrin of friends I've debated in the past (and with the understanding that this was in no way, shape, or form run by the rest of the BCTV team), I get to use my lofty title as "Television Editor" to throw out some lofty proclamations on the series-enders for Six Feet Under,[...]
A look at the final scene from HBO's The Sopranos (Image: WarnerMedia).
Did The Sopranos creator David Chase finally give us an answer to one of television and pop culture's most hotly-debated topics: that final scene? Based on transcripts from a leaked interview for the book The Sopranos Sessions, it appears co-author Alan Sepinwall was able to elicit two words out of Chase that might just shift[...]
A scene from Looney Tunes Cartoons, courtesy of HBO Max.
Using social media, fan ratings, and rates of online (shall we say) "access", the organization gauges (and in this case, ranks) the popularity of shows, and guess what? If you're a fan of  The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, or Doctor Who, you might want to sit down because animation and Sesame[...]
'Perry Mason': Orphan Black Star Tatiana Maslany Joins HBO Limited Series
With television director, writer, and producer Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones) set to direct and executive produce, the upcoming project stars Matthew Rhys (The Americans) in the title role. BBC Set in 1932 Los Angeles, where while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression – the city is booming like never before![...]
'Perry Mason' HBO Greenlights Limited Series; Tim Van Patten to Direct, EP
It's been awhile since anyone's seen the famed criminal defense attorney back in the courtroom and back on the case, but that's about to come to an end with television director, writer, and producer Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones) set to direct and executive produce HBO's Perry Mason Written and[...]
'Lincoln': Michael Imperioli, Arielle Kebbel Join NBC's 'Bone Collector' Series Adapt
NBC has added The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli and Arielle Kebbel (Midnight, Texas) to the cast of Lincoln, the network's series pilot based on Jeffery Deaver's bestselling 1997 mystery/thriller The Bone Collector and the Lincoln Rhyme book series Imperioli and Kebbel star opposite series lead Russell Hornsby on the project, produced by Universal Television and Sony[...]
'The Many Saints of Newark' Gains Ray F**king Liotta
The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark just added a notorious goodfella to the cast, and we're pretty f**king keen on seeing who Ray Liotta will be playing. Ray Liotta in NBC's "Shades of Blue"Photo courtesy of NBC "I am thrilled to be working with David Chase and Alan Taylor on The Many Saints of Newark," Liotta said of[...]
Michael Gandolfini to Play Young Tony in 'The Sopranos' Movie
This casting news is a bit of an emotional roller coaster- The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark have cast young Tony Soprano, and there is most definitely a family connection. Michael GandolfiniPhoto by Kathy Hutchins / Michael Gandolfini, son of the late James Gandolfini (who played the Jersey mobster in the HBO series), will be[...]
Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen Join 'The Sopranos' Prequel Film
The Many Saints of Newark is rounding out their cast, with two new names being added to The Sopranos sequel film from series creator David Chase. Corey StollPhoto by lev radin / According to Variety, Corey Stoll and Billy Magnussen have both joined the HBO / New Line Cinema film, joining the previously announced cast of Vera Farmiga, Alessandro Nivola, and Jon Bernthal. Billy[...]
Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal Join 'The Sopranos' Prequel Film
The prequel film The Many Saints of Newark based on the early days of notable characters from HBO's hit series The Sopranos is gaining more cast members. Vera FarmigaPhoto by DFree / It was just revealed that Vera Farmiga and Jon Bernthal have joined the feature film, according to a report from Variety. Jon BernthalPhoto by Ron Adar / The[...]
The Sopranos: Alessandro Nivola Talks Dickie Moltisanti, Prequel Film 'The Many Saints of Newark'
HBO's groundbreaking series The Sopranos is celebrating its 20th anniversay – but this week has been more about looking ahead than looking back, with actor Alessandro Nivola comfirming series creator David Chase's news on upcoming series prequel film The Many Saints of Newark from earlier this week (see below) – as well as some additional details. HBO Co-written by Chase and[...]
HBO's groundbreaking series The Sopranos is celebrating its 20th anniversay this week – let that sink in for a minute as you think back to where you were (and what you were wearing) in 1999 Looks like you're not the only one thinking about the past, with series creator David Chase moving ahead with series[...]
FX Adapting James Clavell's Feudal Japan Novel 'Shogun' as 10-Episode Limited Series
Announced by FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf during today's Televison Critics Association's (TCA) summer press event, the project is set to be filmed in the UK and Japan; and will be the network's largest international production to date. Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) is set to direct several episodes, with Eugene Kelly[...]
Annabella Sciorra
All Rights Reserved In what seems to be a rather late announcement for a series that was said to wrap filming back in November 2017, The Sopranos alum Annabella Sciorra has been cast in season 2 of Marvel's Luke Cage Sciorra has been cast as Rosalie Carbone, a dangerous downtown criminal underworld power player with an[...]
Chase, the creator of the Sopranos, co-wrote the script with Lawrence Konner, one of the writers on the series. The Sopranos ran for six season between 1999 and 2007 and changed a lot of things It established HBO as a home for compelling television originals and it established the market for DVD sales of popular series[...]
GLOW Season 2 Brings The Sopranos' Annabella Sciorra into the Ring
Credit: Tinseltown / The squared circle just got a little more crowded, with The Sopranos alum Annabella Sciorra set for a recurring role on the second season of Netflix's hit '80s wrestling series GLOW Created and executive produced by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and executive produced by Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and[...]
True Detective Season 3 Adds Stephen Dorff to HBO Anthology Series
Credit: Kathy Hutchins / With details on the third season of HBO's True Detective finally starting to surface, there comes word that Stephen Dorff (Blade, Wheeler) is set to star opposite Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, Luke Cage) and Carmen Ejogo (Selma, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) in the newest season of Nic[...]
'Goodfellas', 'Raging Bull' Veteran Actor Frank Vincent Dies At 78
Sure, Vincent was known for playing a gangster in more than a handful of films (the man was born for it) but he would never allow himself to be typecast as only one particular type of "tough guy" and it showed in a number of roles that you might not expect from The Sopranos' Phil[...]