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Interview: Series Creator Terence Winter Talks 'Boardwalk Empire' & The Season 4 Finale

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 25, 2013 10:09 AM
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Boardwalk Empire, Season 4, Farewell Daddy
Late last week, before the season four finale of "Boardwalk Empire," The Playlist had the chance to talk to the HBO mob drama's creator, show runner and head writer Terrence Winter. At this point, we're hoping you saw last night's season finale (recap here), a wrenching episode that saw the death of a fan favorite character (spoilers from here on in, ok?).

The Debauchery Begins In Two New ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Posters, TV Spots, Photos & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 22, 2013 4:05 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
Will it, won’t it? Yes, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street” is arriving in theaters on Christmas Day, but for the better part of the fall, its release date was up in the air with plenty of speculation whether it would be finished in time. And as the question mark of the Oscar season, the picture is starting to emerge. With a February date once mooted, would it be more akin to “Shutter Island,” insofar as that it’s a good piece of entertainment but not quite Oscar material? It is a black comedy, or something else? That’s become clearer.

Writer Terence Winter Says Scorsese’s ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Is Like ‘Goodfellas’ For The Seductive Stock Broker Set

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 21, 2013 5:05 PM
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The fourth season of HBO’s mob drama “Boardwalk Empire” ends this Sunday. It’s an engrossing conclusion that brings heartbreak, tragedy and left-turn surprises you probably wouldn’t have expected. You’ll have to tune in Sunday night for more, but trust us when we say the underrated show is doing some of its best work this season and it’s must-watch TV in general, with one of the best casts on television right now (Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon, Jeffrey Wright, Michael K. Williams, Kelly McDonald, Shea Whigham, Michael Stuhlbarg and many, many more).

Robert De Niro Says He & Martin Scorsese Haven't Forgotten 'The Irishman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 2:41 PM
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While the promise of the long-gestating "The Irishman" has kept fans excited for years, the reality of it being made continues to be somewhat vaporous. Certainly, it could be something great with an all-star cast of the long-attached Robert De Niro along with the potential Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel a mouth-watering prospect. But the years continue to stack up, and Scorsese always finds other movies to make besides this one, though De Niro just wants you to know the project still exists and maybe it'll one day still get made.

Robert De Niro Still Interested In 'Taxi Driver' Sequel Despite The Fact Scorsese & Schrader Have Moved On

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 15, 2013 4:00 PM
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Have you ever been in a meeting with someone and you vehemently affirm why something is a terrible idea, state your case with myriad examples and while you’re talking, glowering across the table, you notice the subject in question nodding their head in agreement, but you have that horrible nagging sensation that they’re not really listening to you at all? This is how we picture conversations between Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Paul Schrader about a proposed “Taxi Driver” sequel.

Watch: Martin Scorsese’s Dolce & Gabbana Ad With Scarlett Johansson & Matthew McConaughey; 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Wins First Award

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2013 12:48 PM
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If we had half the organizational skills of Martin Scorsese, we'd probably get a lot more done. Even with a deadline looming to deliver his nearly 3-hour ode to Wall Street debauchery "Wolf Of Wall Street," a looming gig as the president of next month's Marrakech Film Festival, not to mention countless producing gigs, running his World Cinema Foundation and finding the time to eat and sleep, Scorsese has just dropped a two-and-a-half-minute director's cut of his Dolce & Gabbana ad. And it's actually pretty lovely.

Oscars: Is The Best Director Competition More Than A Two-Horse Race?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 30, 2013 2:53 PM
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If this year's Best Picture race is tough (and it is, even with films like "Foxcatcher" and "Monuments Men" pushed into 2014), it's nothing compared to the fight that's brewing in Best Director. The category has evolved somewhat since the Best Picture field expanded to ten films. Before that change, the line-up tended to mirror the five Best Picture nominees, with the occasional exception, usually for an arthouse Euro-auteur like Mike Leigh (for "Vera Drake" in 2005) or Julian Schnabel (for "Diving Bell & The Butterfly" in 2008). And it's still true that the directing nominees are mostly drawn from the Best Picture nominees, but with more opportunity for a film to get recognized in the bigger category, it does seem to have enabled the directors' branch to be more idiosyncratic in their choices.

Watch: New Trailer For Martin Scorsese's 'Wolf Of Wall Street,' Movie Runs 2 Hours 45 Minutes Long

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2013 7:38 PM
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It looks like we can stop debating about whether or not this movie is coming, and start anticipating. After some talk that it wouldn't be ready in time, "The Wolf Of Wall Street" is definitely coming by the end of the year. And with Paramount now sorting all of that out, they can start making sure they pack theaters this December, but something tells us they won't have any trouble.

Watch: Martin Scorsese's Rare 1990 Giorgio Armani Documentary 'Made In Milan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 11:31 AM
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While nearly every pocket of Martin Scorsese's career has been well-documented and is available to view in some form or another, the filmmaking legend still has some corners of his work that are a bit more difficult to seek out. But thanks to the age of the interwebs, one of his one off projects that currently isn't available on home video can now be streamed, that is until some copyright thug decides to take it town.

Crisis Averted: Martin Scorsese's 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Likely To Make 2013 Release After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 10:18 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio Margot Robbie
A couple weeks back, things looked a bit uncertain for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street." Reports surfaced that the filmmaker had only just put together his initial rough cut, and there was still a lot of work to be done if he was to make the previously planned November 15th release date. And things were so up in the air, ideas were floated to possibly move the movie to early 2014 instead, with Paramount eyeing a similar date to "Shutter Island," one of the director's biggest box office hits. But audiences, fans and awards season bookies can now start breathing a bit easier as it looks like 'Wolf' will still bite this year.

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