Anticipation and sadness mixed in the air as audiences at New York's massive Ziegfeld theater waited to see the first episode of the fifth and final cycle of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire.” Attendees were…
Any past nitpicking about slow starts is obliterated by "Boardwalk Empire's" opening flurry, as the show attacks its final season with admirable gusto. Looking even more sweeping and cinematic than…
Have you ever noticed a particularly smart or well-chosen song in a movie or TV show? If so, you are appreciating the work of a music supervisor. Variety senior editor, features Steve Chagollan…
After being on the air for five years, you'd think creating the world of a TV show would get easier. Not so, says "Boardwalk Empire's" head of set design Bill Groom. "In fact, this upcoming season…
When the series finale of HBO's mobster drama "The Sopranos" ended with a sudden cut to black, some fans cried foul. Others cried genius. Either way, it was unforgettable. This fall the pressure to…
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The end of the “Boardwalk” is approaching. HBO announced at its Television Critics Assn. press tour session in Pasadena Thursday that “Boardwalk Empire,” the 1920s period drama top lined by Steve…
HBO's “Boardwalk Empire” was down in the ratings this fall -- another victim of the monster that is AMC's “The Walking Dead” -- but closed on Sunday with a 10-week high. According to Nielsen…