Plus ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Return Date Announced , Tribeca Cinema Series and Drew Toonz
‘Boardwalk Empire’ Return Date Announced
Boardwalk Empire mania will be sparking up in relation to the HBO announcement this week that the award-winning drama series set in 1920s Atlantic City, will return for its third season on Sunday, Sept. 16. It was initially thought that the third season would not start up until October, unlike the previous two seasons, which both kicked off in September. Expect more news and teasers from HBO regarding season three of one of the pay station’s most successful shows in the coming weeks. According to the Hollywood insider publication Variety, HBO “will bring back the 12-episode third season of Boardwalk Empire on Sept. 16 while New Orleans saga Treme is back for 10-episode third season on Sept. 23. Actor Steve Buscemi has won awards and heavy praise for his depiction of the semi-fictional Atlantic City kingpin Nucky Thompson. So far, the show has taken place in the first years of Prohibition, with each new season starting in the subsequent year. The show was created by Terence Winter, who also serves as executive producer along with Martin Scorsese, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and Tim Van Patten. Visit the set of season three with Winter in this HBO released teaser, where he describes it as a “very exciting season:
— Jeff Schwachter
Tribeca Cinema Fest July 12-15
Thanks to Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City and the Tribeca Film Festival, movie-goers of all ages can attend a four-day film festival filled with fresh independent films and beautiful summer sunsets at no cost. The catch? There is none. For the third year in a row, Caesars’ beach will host the Tribeca Cinema Series (July 12-15), where visitors can feast their eyes on a 33-by-20 foot HD screen while feasting on specialty popcorn (in a variety of flavors). “Each year, the event provides visitors and residents with an incredible opportunity to enjoy celebrated films in a picturesque seaside setting,” said eastern division president of Caesars Entertainment, Don Marrandino. A selection of films will feature celebrated actors such as Martin Sheen, Jenna Fischer, Demián Bichir and Topher Grace. Among the award-winning films screened will be The Giant Mechanical Man directed by Lee Kirk; The Runaway directed by Ian Power; 388 Arletta Avenue directed by Randall Cole; and Stella Days directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan. Located on the Caesars beach at Arkansas Avenue in Atlantic City, each screening will begin at sundown. Popcorn (served in such varieties as Cajun, Parmesan, chocolate drizzle and caramel almond) will also be available to the public. Patty Newburger, of SVP - Tribeca Enterprises “hope[s] to continue this incredible partnership for years to come.” And, it may seem selfish, but we hope so too. (See schedule, trailers and specialty cocktail menu for the Tribeca Cinema Series here) — Rebecca Mulberg
Robert Klein at Debut of Cape May Comedy Series
Cape May’s new Convention Hall is unleashing a summer of comedy with the Catch a Rising Star All-Star Comedy series, opening with the legendary Robert Klein on Tuesday, July 17 ($45, 8pm). Praised by fellow comedians, Klein is an act not to be missed and this show is a once-in-a-lifetime event for southern New Jersey residents and tourists to attend. The newly constructed Convention Hall is sure to establish itself as a popular entertainment venue and will be thriving with events throughout the summer season. Bringing such a big name as Klein’s illustrates the tier of talent Cape May’s entertainment industry officials hope to offer its patrons and visitors. Klein is a two-time Grammy nominee for Best Comedy Album of the Year and a recipient of a Tony-Award nomination for Best Actor. As the first comic ever to appear on HBO for a live performance, Klein is more than a seasoned comic and performer — he is a talented singer, musician, and an award-winning actor who has starred in several of his own comedy shows, as well as many movies and hit TV shows. Combining his musical talents with his humor creates a clever and diverse performance, discussing topics from aging to medical marijuana. Witty, wry, and well spoken, his tongue-in-cheek humor, along with his eloquent delivery, creates a comedic performance dripping with candor and hilarity, leaving the audience satiated. Come down to Cape May and welcome this new comedy series to the region.
— Lindsey Appleton
According to the Hollywood insider publication Variety, HBO "will bring back the 12-episode third season of Boardwalk Empire on Sept. 16 while New Orleans saga "Treme" is back for 10-episode third season on Sept. 23.
Justified and True Blood actor Stephen Root will appear on Boardwalk Empire starting in season three as "recurring lawman," according to Hollywood Reporter. Root will play "Gaston Means, a former swindler and murder suspect who now works for the Department of Justice."
New York big-band leader Vince Giordano talks to Atlantic City Weekly about working on HBO's Boardwalk Empire and its GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack.
The long-awaited DVD set featuring the complete first season of HBO's Boardwalk Empire will be released in January 2012.
Boardwalk Empire picked up a couple more awards last night from the Screen Actors Guild. The SAGs are the most prestigious awards next to the Oscars, since the SAGs are voted on by a performer’s peers.
In a “news” box on the upper right side of the Archeophone Records home page, there’s a list of the songs played thus far in the first two episodes of HBO’s 'Boardwalk Empire,' set in 1920s Atlantic City.
HBO has uploaded the approximately 14-minute behind-the-scenes documentary "The Making of Boardwalk Empire," which premiered...
A selection of films will feature celebrated actors such as Martin Sheen, Jenna Fischer, Demián Bichir and Topher Grace. Among the award-winning films screened will be The Giant Mechanical Man directed by Lee Kirk; The Runaway directed by Ian Power; 388 Arletta Avenue directed by Randall Cole; and Stella Days directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan.
“I know a lot of people with money, and they don't know how to live de life. I live de life, and you must live de life," Samuels says before the music starts.
Filmmaker Jeff Reichert, who grew up in Northfield, will be sweating a little bit this Friday, Oct. 15. Not because he is on his way home to bring his documentary, Gerrymandering, to the Atlantic City Cinefest film festival this weekend, Sunday, Oct. 17, 6pm, but because his film will be opening in several major cities including New York and Los Angeles on Friday.
In real life, Nucky Johnson, Atlantic City’s Boardwalk emperor during the 1920s, did eventually marry a former showgirl and actress, a local woman named Flossie Osbeck. But that didn’t happen until one day before Johnson began serving a four-year prison term for tax fraud in 1941. There’s little historical evidence to support the fact that Lucy is patterned after Osbeck.
Tribeca Film Fest Series From July 8-11, Harrah’s Entertainment is bringing a little indie to Atlantic City. The Tribeca Cinema Series, to be held at Caesars’ beach, will show films from around the world, including, The Infidel (UK), The Trotsky (Canada), My Last Five Girlfriends (UK) and TiMER (USA). All screenings are free and begin at sundown each night. An outdoor 33-by-20-foot high-definition screen will be placed between Bally’s new Sammy’s Beach Bar and The Pier Shops at Caesars. “We are thrilled to be able to offer such a high-caliber slate of films for Atlantic City guests and residents,” said Jennifer Weissman, regional VP of marketing for Harrah’s...
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