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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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Inside the Violent Shootout Scene in ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ (Exclusive)

Spoiler Warning: This story discusses a major sequence in “The Many Saints of Newark,” currently playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max.Part of the enduring appeal of “The Sopranos” was how the HBO series operated in counterpoint to decades of organized crime myth-making by Hollywood, from Warner Bros. gangster pictures of the 1930s up […]

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How That ‘Many Saints’ Narration Twist Redefines the Relationship at the Heart of ‘The Sopranos’

[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for both “The Sopranos” and “The Many Saints of Newark.”]Christopher Moltisanti haunts Alan Taylor’s “The Many Saints of Newark,” and not just in name (you don’t need to be too familiar with Italian to realize that “Many Saints” translates to “Moltisanti”) but in actual spirit. The film literally […]

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From the Vine review – laugh-free comedy of midlife Italian escape

Joe Pantoliano stars as a disaffected executive setting out to revive his grandfather’s vineyard in this tiresomely whimsical taleAn Italian-American man in late middle age rejects the rat race and embarks on a voyage of self-discovery and winemaking in this lifelessly unfunny comedy. It’s Eat Pray Love for wealthy male boomers: embarrassingly sincere and iffily […]

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Leslie Odom Jr. Didn’t Know He Was Auditioning for ‘Sopranos’ Movie

The “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark,” set decades before the HBO series in 1967, is finally coming into view with an October 1 release date after several delays. That means it’s high time for plenty of “Sopranos” stars new and old to revisit the beloved TV series to prime newcomers and fans to […]

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How Michael Gandolfini Prepared to Play His Father’s Iconic Character in the ‘Sopranos’ Prequel Movie

The Many Saints of Newark will bring viewers back to the world of The Sopranos, and bring back many of the groundbreaking show’s characters in the process. But since Many Saints is a prequel, all of those familiar characters are being played by different, younger actors. And perhaps the most interesting cast member is Michael […]

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‘Space Jam,’ ‘Many Saints of Newark’ and More Get Extended Looks in HBO Max Promo

HBO Max raised the curtain a bit more on several of their biggest movies coming to the streaming platform on the same day as their theatrical releases in 2021.A brand new promo gave fans extended looks at LeBron James’ “Space Jam” follow-up, the “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark,” the Serena and Venus Williams […]

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Warner Bros. to Debut Entire 2021 Film Slate, Including ‘Dune’ and ‘Matrix 4,’ Both on HBO Max and In Theaters

When Warner Bros. announced that “Wonder Woman 1984” would land on the streaming service HBO Max on Christmas, the same time it debuts in theaters, many expected it to be an isolated case in response to an unprecedented pandemic.Instead, the studio will deploy a similar release strategy for the next 12 months. In a surprising […]

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‘Goodfellas’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Writers Developing Showtime Drama About the Mafia

More than a decade after HBO’s acclaimed mob drama The Sopranos went off the air, Showtime is developing an hour-long drama series of its own about the mafia – and this new show comes from a former Sopranos writer. Terence Winter, who won four Emmys for his work writing The Sopranos, is writing a series […]

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‘Sopranos’ Prequel Film Finds Young Tony: Michael Gandolfini Is Chip Off Old Block

Exclusive: The Sopranos creator David Chase has found his Tony Soprano. Michael Gandolfini has been set to play the future New Jersey organized crime family boss in The Many Saints of Newark, the feature prequel to Chase’s groundbreaking TV series The Sopranos that Alan Taylor is directing for New Line.He is the son of James […]

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