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James Gandolfini And Lorraine Bracco Fought A Secret War During The Sopranos’ Therapy Scenes

Some of the most riveting scenes in “The Sopranos” have nothing to do with La Casa Nostra. Rather, it’s the moments when Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is on the couch with his psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco). It’s usually a writing cheat to have your characters directly say their feelings aloud, but it worked […]

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David Chase Says Tony Sirico Was the Only ‘Sopranos’ Actor to Successfully Demand Dialogue Be Changed

In the days following Tony Sirico’s death, the cast and crew of “The Sopranos” have come out in droves to remember the man forever known as Paulie Walnuts. Sirico’s acting talents and sense of humor have been widely celebrated, but “Sopranos” creator David Chase wants fans to know that Sirico was also a natural writer. […]

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Tony Sirico, Paulie Walnuts on ‘The Sopranos,’ Dies at 79

Tony Sirico, the actor known for playing mobster Peter Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri on “The Sopranos,” died Friday, Variety confirmed with his manager. He was 79.Virico’s Paulie Walnuts, a bombastic and ferociously funny foot soldier to James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano with one-liners like no one else, was a “Sopranos” scene-stealer from the start. Sirico balanced […]

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Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, and More React to Ray Liotta’s Death: ‘Passionate Collaborator and Brilliant Actor’

“Goodfellas” Ray Liotta star was one of cinema’s most recognizable faces over the past three decades, working with some of the industry’s biggest actors and directors over the course of his career. Following his sudden passing in the Dominican Republic (where he was shooting the upcoming film “Dangerous Waters”) at the age of 67, many […]

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Paul Herman, The Sopranos Actor, Dies At 76

Award-winning actor and classic crime movie regular Paul Herman died on March 29, 2022, which was his 76th birthday. After starting his movie career in 1982 in “Dear Mr. Wonderful” with Joe Pesci and Karen Ludwig, the veteran Brooklyn-born actor went on to work with some of the all-time great filmmakers like Penny Marshall, Ivan Reitman, […]

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Issa López To Write/Direct HBO’s ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Pilot With Barry Jenkins Producing

While there was “Sopranos” and Martin Scorsese’s “Boardwalk Empire” before it, and David Fincher’s participation in “House Of Cards” that paved the way for the streaming age, it’s hard to argue that the show that launched the current era of streaming Peak TV with auteur directors involved was anything other than HBO’s “True Detective,” directed […]

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The Best Movies Streaming Right Now: Blackhat, The Many Saints Of Newark, And More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a weekly column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)Let’s dive right into this, shall we? In this week’s Now Stream this, I bring you: Chris Hemsworth as a hacker, a “Sopranos” prequel, a horror anthology pic that should rightly be considered […]

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That Sopranos Super Bowl Commercial Was Made With The Help Of The Show’s Creator

The Super Bowl has a long history of featuring big budget commercials that are also “sequels” or playful nods to beloved shows and movies. Several years ago, Honda brought in Matthew Broderick for a “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”-themed spot. I also recall Kelsey Grammar reprising his role as the former Cheers regular and beloved radio […]

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‘The Sopranos’ Star Lorraine Bracco Didn’t Like Dr. Melfi’s Abrupt Exit: ‘That Was Rough’

[Editor’s Note: The following story contains spoilers for “The Sopranos.”]Fans of “The Sopranos” will recall the abrupt and rather unceremonious exit of Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) in Season 6, Episode 20, “The Blue Comet.” After being berated by her colleagues at a dinner party, Dr. Melfi decides to sever ties with mobster Tony Soprano, […]

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Sopranos Creator David Chase Finally Opens Up About That Ending

The release of “The Many Saints of Newark” last month has given people a reason to revisit “The Sopranos” and its ending — including series creator, David Chase. It’s a natural talking point, since “The Many Saints of Newark” is a prequel to “The Sopranos” and it stars the late James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini, […]

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