October 2, 2012 |
HBO announced Tuesday that it has renewed "Boardwalk Empire" for a fourth season. Maybe that would have been enough to wake Nucky Thompson up from his slumber in the most recent episode? The Prohibition-era drama, from Terence Winter ("The Sopranos") and Martin Scorsese, is only a few weeks into its third season--its premiere drew 2.9 million viewers in its 9 p.m. airing, on par with its second season. “Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show that never fails to surprise and entertain,” Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, said in a statement. “We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season.” Steve Buscemi stars in the slow-burning drama as Atlantic City, N.J., politician and gangster Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, which earned him an Emmy nomination this year. He may not have taken home the trophy, but the series nabbed four Emmy Awards, including directing for a drama series (Tim Van Patten)
September 14, 2012 |
Growing up in the isolated working-class enclave of Marine Park, Brooklyn, Terence Winter always dreamed of escaping to Manhattan. "Not to be a snob, but Brooklyn in the '70s wasn't the hippest place," says the 51-year-old creator and executive producer of the Prohibition-era drama "Boardwalk Empire," which returns to HBO for the start of its third season Sunday. So Winter is more surprised than anyone to find himself back in Brooklyn - and loving it. "I can't wrap my head around it," Winter confesses at his office at Steiner Studios, the waterfront production complex where much of "Boardwalk Empire" is filmed.
September 12, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 16 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY The Prohibition-era drama "Boardwalk Empire" returns. Now, a moment of silence for the dearly departed Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt), whacked by his crime-boss mentor Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi, below) in last season's finale. (HBO, 9 p.m.) Up in smoke? Out of joint? Our stash of reefer references and pot puns is all dried up, so it's just as well that the cannabis-themed comedy-drama "Weeds" is ending its eight-season run. So long, Nancy Botwin (Mary Louise Parker)
September 5, 2012 |
SANTA RITA DO SAPUCAI, Brazil - Muscular young men in red jumpsuits hunch over a set of matching stationary bicycles, sweating and panting. A few more wait to take over when the first group is too tired to go on. They keep the wheels turning nonstop, eight hours a day, seven days a week. They aren't a cycling team training for the 2016 Summer Olympics, which will take place in nearby Rio de Janeiro. They are a group of convicts riding for their freedom. The bikes are hooked up to portable batteries, which light up the humble boardwalk along this small country town's river each night.
August 28, 2012 |
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk plans to replace a 20-year-old steel coaster with the $5.5 million Undertow spinning coaster in summer 2013. > Photos: Undertow spinning coaster at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Undertow is being billed as Northern California's only spinning coaster after Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo removed Pandemonium, a short-lived 2008 Gerstlauer spinning coaster formerly known as Tony Hawk's Big Spin. The 50-foot-tall Undertow will reach speeds of 40 mph along a 1,400-foot-long track.
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July 22, 2012 |
Venice beachgoers eager to speed over the boardwalk on a proposed zip line will have to wait. Originally slated to open July 1, the zip line has been delayed, thanks in part to an appeal filed earlier this month by Venice resident Gail Rogers, said Kevin Regan, assistant manager of the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation. Greenheart Conservation Co. had planned to install a 720-foot zip-line ride along the boardwalk in time to capitalize on the busy summer foot traffic, hoping to draw up to 400 riders a day at $20 per thrill.