‘Boardwalk Empire’ lets Buscemi shine

Steve Buscemi has a long and accomplished acting career. He was disturbing as a serial killer in "Con Air," terrifying as a hit man in "Things To Do When You're Dead in Denver" and practical and smart as Mr. Pink in "Reservoir Dogs," but all were supporting roles. Despite this varied history, his career lacked a crown jewel, so it is fitting that his first major starring role is in an HBO series. In "Boardwalk Empire," he plays Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, an Irish gangster/city treasurer in 1920s Atlantic City.


Game of Thrones Recap: The Winds of Winter

Charles Turner CONTRIBUTOR Before we get into the episode (and there’s a lot to get into), it might be worth noting that imdb falsely credited several...

‘The Patterns never lie:’ ‘Touch’ has a good start

"Touch," the new series by Tim Kring ("Heroes"), requires a pretty big leap of faith. It's an incredibly high concept and has moments that are hard to believe.


Fall TV Preview – New season features promising shows, new and old

By Zane Fletcher, Culture Editor The Walking DeadPremier Date: October 12Intrigue. Suspense. Action. Plot. All of these components are critical for a television program to...

Nexflix’s original series, “House of Cards,” doesn’t fold

If you think most critics are harsh, you don't know me.  Half the time, a preview is enough to keep me from seeing a movie, and most television shows don't keep me coming back.
So, trust me when I say this. Netflix's original series, "House of Cards," is truly a must-see.


How far is too far? Naked reality TV

It seems that these days nothing is sacred. Anyone who's viewed MTV's hit show "Jersey

Shore" can tell you that. After near constant badgering from my cousins, I turned on that show.

After about five minutes it felt like my brain was melting out of my ears.

  


“The Killing,” a complex and twisted murder mystery

As a devoted "Twin Peaks" fan, I rolled my eyes every time I saw the trailer for the new AMC drama, "The Killing."


Oscars didn’t fail to surprise, awe and impress

Although the Oscars were last week, it feels like they just ended five minutes ago.
This year's Academy Awards went over the usual three hours by half an hour. While I consider myself a pop culture buff and eagerly await the Oscars every year, this year's telecast seemed to go on and on. Thankfully  host Seth MacFarlane tried to move things along.