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John Boyega Says Michael K. Williams Was ‘Paid Peanuts’ to Star in ‘Breaking,’ Did It for the ‘Art’

John Boyega still can’t get over just how “incredible” it was to collaborate with the late Michael K. Williams in upcoming drama “Breaking.”The film, directed by Abi Damaris Corbin, who also co-wrote the script with Kwame Kwei-Armah, tells the true story of a Marine Veteran who was denied support from Veterans Affairs and turned to […]

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The 14 Best The Wire Episodes, Ranked

“The Wire” is one of the most influential television shows of all time. David Simon’s drama series explored the complexities of the drug war and allowed viewers to empathize with all of the different parties involved in the conflict. Not just a thrilling crime series, the show addressed themes of racism, systematic discrimination, drug abuse, plagiarism, educational […]

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How This Stanley Kubrick War Movie Influenced HBO’s The Wire

“The Wire” is the defining 21-century portrait of top-down institutional failure in the United States. Over five seasons, creator David Simon and his brilliant team of writers used the whole of Baltimore, from the corruption of City Hall to the get-over-or-get-dead hustle of housing projects, as a microcosm that demonstrates in excruciating detail how the […]

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The Wire Couldn’t Be Made In The Post-Game Of Thrones Age, According To Co-Creator Ed Burns

Twenty years ago, HBO’s original drama programming consisted of “Oz,” “The Sopranos,” and “Six Feet Under.” The pay-cable outlet had been blazing a daringly original trail comedy-wise with series like “The Larry Sanders Show” and “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” but this foray into seriousness shook up an industry that expected hour-long dramas to […]

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‘The Wire’ Creators Say Show Couldn’t Be Made in Age of ‘Game of Thrones’: Now, ‘It’s Got to Be Big’

“The Wire” co-creators Ed Burns and David Simon have spent two decades reflecting on the legacy of their critically acclaimed HBO series.Burns and Simon, along with fellow “Wire” alum George Pelecanos, most recently turned their attention to the true story of the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force for the HBO limited series […]

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‘I made a lot of mistakes’: Jon Bernthal on machismo, his violent past and playing a corrupt cop in We Own This City

For his role in the hotly anticipated new drama from the creators of The Wire, Bernthal embedded himself in the Baltimore police force. He talks about his own brushes with the law, advice from Brad Pitt and how acting saved his lifeJon Bernthal goes all in. On screen, he is known for playing emotionally damaged […]

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Jon Bernthal ‘Doesn’t See Any Benefit’ in Method Acting: ‘I Don’t Roll Like That’

Jon Bernthal may have thought he was the “wrong guy” to revive “American Gigolo,” but he is the right actor to drop a few bombshells about method acting.While filming “We Own This City,” Bernthal told The Hollywood Reporter that there was no room for the modern understanding of method acting while on set. Bernthal portrays […]

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