October 28, 2013 |
“The Old Ship of Zion,” a gospel song about “life's troubled seas,” is also the title of “Boardwalk Empire” Episode 44, HBO's Prohibition Era drama. Sultry entertainer Daughter Maitland (Margot Bingham) first sings the sacred song at the funeral of Lemuel Cuffy (Franklin Ojeda Smith), a beloved deacon murdered by heroin peddler Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey). Daughter also sings the hymn during an intimate moment with Onyx Club operator Chalky White (Michael Kenneth Williams)
October 21, 2013 |
“William Wilson,” episode 43 of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire,” refers to an Edgar Allan Poe short story about a college student who in effect commits suicide by murdering his doppelganger. Analyzing the cautionary tale proves too much for freshman William Thompson (Ben Rosenfield). Guilt-stricken after accidentally killing a classmate and then letting an innocent person go to jail, Willie storms out of class. By turning his back on education and turning to gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi)
October 14, 2013 |
Searching for a new direction in life, disfigured war veteran/mob assassin Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) returns to Atlantic City in “The North Star,” Episode 42 of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire.” Richard's last exploit in New Jersey was a bloody one as he saved young Tommy Darmody by gunning down a slew of thugs occupying the brothel of Tommy's grandmother Gillian (Gretchen Mol). After leaving Tommy in the care of Philippine-American War vet Paul Sagorsky (Mark Borkowski) and his daughter Julia (Wrenn Schmidt)
September 26, 2013 |
"Boardwalk Empire" is coming back for a fifth season. HBO announced Thursday that the critically acclaimed series will be back for another year. Last weekend, the series picked up five Emmy Awards -- for art direction, hairstyling, sound mixing, sound editing and for supporting actor Bobby Cannavale. Though "Boardwalk" hasn't tapped into the pop-culture zeitgeist the way "Game of Thrones" has, the series, created by Terrence Winter and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, has received steady ratings and multiple Emmys for directing, casting and visual effects.
September 23, 2013 |
Seeking to expand his ill-gotten wealth, gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) gravitates to sunny/rainy Florida like a moth to a flame in “Acres of Diamonds,” Episode 39 of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire.” First Nucky endures coconut drinks and a syrupy sales pitch from transplanted bootlegger Bill McCoy (Pearce Bunting), the middleman in a Tampa real estate deal. Then Bill introduces Nucky to August Tucker (Andrew Howard), a redneck land baron who runs the local rackets. Turns out Bill owes August big bucks for a Scotch shipment seized by the authorities, but all is forgiven if Nucky invests in the questionable land scheme.
September 17, 2013 |
The massive fire that destroyed several blocks of the beloved Seaside Park boardwalk in New Jersey last week was caused by faulty electrical wiring, officials announced Tuesday. A task force of investigators that included state and local fire marshals, county prosecutors, and local police made the determination after examining debris, mapping electric currents at the time of the fire, and examining possible financial motives. “This was not an intentional fire,” Ocean County prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato said.