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10 ‘Sopranos’ Facts To Rat Out Your Mob Knowledge

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 30, 2015 @ 10:53 AM
The Sopranos redefined television for more than just HBO, but did you know creator David Chase still thought of expanding his vision into a film, after the pilot was already shot? Or that the series shares 27 actors with its Goodfellas inspiration? Wake up this morning, and get yourself the 25th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ as we drive to Jersey for some felonious facts of HBO's The Sopranos!

‘The Sopranos’ Creator David Chase Definitively Explains That Final Scene

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 15, 2015 @ 12:05 PM
Some months back, Sopranos creator David Chase made headlines by supposedly confirming Tony Soprano’s survival in the hotly-debated 2007 HBO series finale, only to recant his statements as a mix-up. Now, Chase has gone on the record for an in-depth look at every aspect of the final scene, but does it finally answer the big question?

Exclusive 'The Drop' Photos: A Crime-Thriller Where Tom Hardy Snuggles With a Puppy

by Mike Sampson September 9, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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'The Drop' may well be known as the late James Gandolfini's last film, but that's not all it should be known for. It also features Tom Hardy cuddling with puppies. Okay, okay, it's actually an effective and intense crime drama, which features yet...

'The Sopranos' David Chase Finally Clears Up Series Ending: Did Tony Die?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 27, 2014 @ 11:39 AM
The ending to HBO's magnum TV opus 'The Sopranos' has remained a source of debate over the last seven years, as fans and viewers analyze every sound and frame of series finale "Made in America" for a clue to Tony Soprano's ultimate fate. Now, despite a near-decade of refusals, series creator David Chase may finally have revealed if Tony Soprano lived or died.

HBO's 'Criminal Justice': John Turturro to Replace Robert De Niro in James Gandolfini Role

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 22, 2014 @ 10:48 AM
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Among the many losses to occur following actor James Gandolfini's death, HBO opted to move forward with its 'Criminal Justice' miniseries with Robert De Niro stepping into Gandolfini's leading role. Now, even more change is afoot as De Niro exited production and will in fact be replaced by 'Transformers' franchise star John Turturro.

'The Drop' Trailer: See James Gandolfini's Final Performance

by Jacob Hall April 1, 2014 @ 3:31 PM
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There's a lot to admire in the new trailer for 'The Drop.' The first thing you'll notice is the presence of the late, great James Gandolfini is his final role. The second thing you'll notice is that Tom Hardy just plain smolders, even with a Brooklyn accent. The third thing you'll notice is that this is the American debut of director Michaël Roskam, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind the fantastic and truly unique crime film 'Bullhead.' Yeah, this is a movie you should keep your eye on.

HBO's 'Criminal Justice': Robert De Niro to Replace James Gandolfini

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 25, 2013 @ 5:15 PM
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Among the scope of the tragedy that was 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini's passing in recent months, we had to wonder what would become of Gandolfini's HBO series 'Criminal Justice.' Now, it seems HBO has swapped one legendary Hollywood mobster for another, as Robert De Niro will step in to fill the role first occupied by James Gandolfini to get 'Criminal Justice' on to television.

HBO James Gandolfini Pilot 'Criminal Justice' To Recast, 'Transporter' Dead At Cinemax

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 25, 2013 @ 6:44 PM
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Once the initial shock of 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini's tragic passing had set in, questions turned to HBO's upcoming limited series 'Criminal Justice,' whose shot pilot had initially been passed on before the network opted for a smaller order. Now, as HBO speaks at the TCA press tour, Gandolfini's version of the pilot will most likely be re-shot, while other projects from the network will never see the light of day.

James Gandolfini Funeral: Read 'Sopranos' Creator David Chase's Eulogy

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 27, 2013 @ 6:30 PM
Last week brought the shocking and tragic news that 'The Sopranos' star and all-around acclaimed actor James Gandolfini died suddenly of a heart attack while on vacation in Italy with his family. Today in Manhattan, thousands gathered for the funeral service at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, among them celebrities and 'Sopranos' alum, while series creator David Chase delivered a moving eulogy for the actor.

James Gandolfini HBO Drama 'Criminal Justice' in Limbo After Actor's Death

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 19, 2013 @ 9:57 PM
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'Sopranos' fans, the entertainment community, and the world at large remain in shock over the tragic passing of actor James Gandolfini, who died earlier today in Italy of an apparent heart attack. The iconic actor had been preparing his return to HBO in the form of UK-adapted drama 'Criminal Justice,' of which a pilot episode had already been shot, but now remains in "limbo" as the pay-cable network mulls a decision on how to proceed.