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January 29, 2010
The presence of the ever-reliable Steve Buscemi adds a welcome boost to "Saint John of Las Vegas," an otherwise unremarkable debut feature from writer-director Hue Rhodes. At first, this askew look at Buscemi's John Alighieri (yes, as in Dante), a compulsive Sin City gambler self-exiled to an insurance company desk job in Albuquerque, promises some decent comedy in the "Office Space" vein. But after it turns into a road movie filled with more forced quirkiness than inspired story development, it's clear this one's going nowhere not-so-fast.
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January 9, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
HBO's critically acclaimed gangster drama "Boardwalk Empire" will return for its fifth and final season this fall. Show creator Terence Winter issued a statement: "We're thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of 'Boardwalk Empire.' After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we've decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion. " The series is set in the 1920s during Prohibition and chronicles the life of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City, N.J. Steve Buscemi stars as Nucky.
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April 2, 2006 | Susan King
STEVE BUSCEMI isn't merely a prolific character actor who has worked with such directors as the Coen brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Michael Bay. The 48-year-old Brooklynite has become a cult icon, thanks to his indelible performances as Mr.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Susan King
The late Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini will be presented with a posthumous tribute by Steve Buscemi at the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. The awards ceremony takes place Dec. 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. "We are honored to pay tribute to a man whose life and work has inspired and moved so many who knew him personally, or through his vast body of work on stage and screen, where he collaborated with so many independent artists to bring to life unforgettable, iconic characters," said Joana Vicente, executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project and the Made in New York Media Center by IFP in a statement Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
What is it with Hollywood and hyperbole these days? Last week saw "Oz the Great and Powerful" and now we have "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. " Calling it "The Mildly Diverting Burt Wonderstone" would have been more accurate, but how many tickets is that going to sell? Neither as good as you might hope nor as dreadful as doubters may fear, "Wonderstone" has in Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey and Alan Arkin four of the funniest men working in movies today. But it doesn't seem to know how to consistently get the best out of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
HBO's critically acclaimed gangster drama "Boardwalk Empire" will return for its fifth and final season this fall. Show creator Terence Winter issued a statement: "We're thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of 'Boardwalk Empire.' After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we've decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion. " The series is set in the 1920s during Prohibition and chronicles the life of Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City, N.J. Steve Buscemi stars as Nucky.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2006 | Jan Stuart, Newsday
When you are feeling like a loser, taking a trip to loser-land may not be the most consoling recourse. Such, more or less, is the conclusion reached early on by Jim, the eponymous slacker played by Casey Affleck in Steve Buscemi's low-key comedy "Lonesome Jim." Having bottomed out as a dog walker in New York City, Jim returns to his family home in rural Indiana to wallow in the source of what he calls his "chronic despair."
NEWS
May 3, 1998 | Jack Mathews
Had he chosen just to hang out in his hometown of Valley Stream, Long Island, instead of pursuing an acting career, Steve Buscemi (pictured) might have become one of the millions of people whose entire lives revolve around a neighborhood bar.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Susan King
The late Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini will be presented with a posthumous tribute by Steve Buscemi at the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. The awards ceremony takes place Dec. 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. "We are honored to pay tribute to a man whose life and work has inspired and moved so many who knew him personally, or through his vast body of work on stage and screen, where he collaborated with so many independent artists to bring to life unforgettable, iconic characters," said Joana Vicente, executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project and the Made in New York Media Center by IFP in a statement Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
It's no spoiler (hopefully) to note that in the world of television, sometimes even prominent characters and fan favorites meet an untimely end. In this clip from the recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable, five heavyweight showrunners - Alex Gansa of "Homeland," Terence Winter of "Boardwalk Empire," David Benioff of "Game of Thrones," Glen Mazzara of "The Walking Dead" and Vince Gilligan of "Breaking Bad" - speak to the Times' Martin Miller...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
The depressed farming community of Medora, Ind., is the focus of the often-somber documentary appropriately titled "Medora. " The film, directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, works as an earnest snapshot of a certain kind of small town that's struggling to exist amid economic downturns, shuttered workplaces and a stultifying lack of hope or progress. It's a sad commentary about people and places that get left behind - the wholesale disappearance of the American dream. As a compelling viewing experience, however, "Medora," which counts actors Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci among its executive producers, falls short as it follows members of the town's hapless high school basketball team over the course of a single school year.
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September 5, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Times Television Critic
"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, Sundays). I have not kept up scrupulously with "Boardwalk Empire," from the sheer demand of trying to keep up with everything on television -- which is now not merely television, but anything you can see on a screen (not counting "the movies," but including, soon, your wristwatch). There are time-management choices even the non-professional viewer must make. But unlike some shows I do not keep up with, because they have nothing to say to me, or because what they have to say to me is disagreeable, or so poorly expressed as to be disagreeable, I am always happy to check back in with this series, now entering its fourth season, to bask in the luxuriousness of its assured tone, quietly evocative period work, impeccable acting and the richer-than-usual emotional life of its characters.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Predicting the whims and quirks of Emmy voters isn't that hard. (For proof, see Exhibit A here . If that guy can do it, anyone can.) Still, Thursday's nominations produced a fair share of surprises and undoubtedly bruised a few egos. What's the fallout? And what might be in store when the television academy hands out the awards Sept. 22? Let's sweep through the six main categories while pondering an upside-down universe where those crazy cutups from "American Horror Story: Asylum" can win 17 nominations but zombie-fighting members of "The Walking Dead" can manage but one. ( Yay for the makeup team!
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Emmy nominations arrive Thursday morning, so it's time to do one last sweep through the high-profile categories to see who might be waking up early to field phone calls and talk about how honored they're feeling, how they heard the news and precisely how much caffeine they drank before the announcement came down. Let's have a look at the drama categories, shall we? DRAMA SERIES Surprise: "House of Cards" arrived with plenty of hype, but by the time Kevin Spacey did you-know-what to you-know-who (sorry ... but we don't know if you've binged yet)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
It's no spoiler (hopefully) to note that in the world of television, sometimes even prominent characters and fan favorites meet an untimely end. In this clip from the recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable, five heavyweight showrunners - Alex Gansa of "Homeland," Terence Winter of "Boardwalk Empire," David Benioff of "Game of Thrones," Glen Mazzara of "The Walking Dead" and Vince Gilligan of "Breaking Bad" - speak to the Times' Martin Miller...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
What is it with Hollywood and hyperbole these days? Last week saw "Oz the Great and Powerful" and now we have "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. " Calling it "The Mildly Diverting Burt Wonderstone" would have been more accurate, but how many tickets is that going to sell? Neither as good as you might hope nor as dreadful as doubters may fear, "Wonderstone" has in Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey and Alan Arkin four of the funniest men working in movies today. But it doesn't seem to know how to consistently get the best out of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
The depressed farming community of Medora, Ind., is the focus of the often-somber documentary appropriately titled "Medora. " The film, directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, works as an earnest snapshot of a certain kind of small town that's struggling to exist amid economic downturns, shuttered workplaces and a stultifying lack of hope or progress. It's a sad commentary about people and places that get left behind - the wholesale disappearance of the American dream. As a compelling viewing experience, however, "Medora," which counts actors Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci among its executive producers, falls short as it follows members of the town's hapless high school basketball team over the course of a single school year.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Emmy nominations arrive Thursday morning, so it's time to do one last sweep through the high-profile categories to see who might be waking up early to field phone calls and talk about how honored they're feeling, how they heard the news and precisely how much caffeine they drank before the announcement came down. Let's have a look at the drama categories, shall we? DRAMA SERIES Surprise: "House of Cards" arrived with plenty of hype, but by the time Kevin Spacey did you-know-what to you-know-who (sorry ... but we don't know if you've binged yet)
NEWS
June 10, 2011
He's been a drunk guitar player in "The Wedding Singer," argued over pancakes in "Fargo" and gotten beaten up by Willie Nelson and Don Johnson in "Miami Vice" (seriously!). But it's the small things that matter with Buscemi. That's why we here at The Envelope have selected his straightforward, reasoned — but expletive-laced — take on refusing to tip a waitress as Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantino's 1992 heist film "Reservoir Dogs" as his best scene: "I'm very sorry the government taxes their tips.
NEWS
June 10, 2011 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
This is how low-key Steve Buscemi is in real life: He can enter the Cupping Room Café in New York's Soho district and initially go unnoticed even by someone keeping an eye out for him. Hard to imagine such anonymity for a man who has appeared in dozens of movies since the 1980s and who is currently starring in one of HBO's critically acclaimed new series, "Boardwalk Empire. " Eventually, he finds who he's looking for and takes a seat, speaking softly and thoughtfully. "I've had people, strangers, after I get to talk to them a little bit, say, 'Oh, you're calmer than the characters you play,' or something like that," he says.
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