Posts Tagged: The Sopranos

'Not Fade Away': 5 Years After 'Sopranos,' Does David Chase Still Hate People?

Amy Monaghan: Talk to me about how, as a "Sopranos" fan, you felt about the news of a David Chase movie at long last, the coming-of-age-in-Jersey film Not Fade Away, which we are here to dismantle today.

Sean Burns: Mostly I wondered what took him five years. I knew Chase had taken off to France for a while, presumably hiding from the folks with torches and pitchforks after that "Sopranos" finale. But he has such a distinctive cinematic sensibility, I thought he'd be making movies a lot sooner.

Amy: His distinctive cinematic sensibility? Remember, I'm the only person on the planet to never watch "The Sopranos." No, wait, I [...]


Bun B Strikes A Blow For Shorts-Wearers

I like all the bright colors in the video for this remix of "Country Shit," a song by one of my favorite young rap artists, Big K.R.I.T. I like the green trees and the red fruit punch and the shiny interiors of the tricked-out Cadillacs with their wobbling woofers. And I like guest rapper Bun B's matching attire: blue cap, blue shorts. And I like that Bun B's wearing shorts, too.


Fictional Characters I Would Like To Cast In A Reality Show

(possibly set in a hair salon) 1. Adriana La Cerva 2. Lily Bart 3. "God" (lol) 4. Kitty Pryde 5. Emma Frost 6. Maeby Fünke 7. Ozma of Oz 8. The protagonists of Pulling 9. Jem


People Still Perplexed About "The Sopranos" Ending

"Most TV shows – American and British – seem to end terribly these days. There are no elegant conclusions, just a feeling of loss and confusion…. The epic American drama The Wire came close, hinting at what its large cast of characters would do with their lives, but The Sopranos (the greatest of all US TV series) ended too mystifyingly. Its creator, David Chase, has maintained that all the clues are there in the final sequences and lengthy essays have been written about what actually happens to the Soprano family in that diner. Are they in a witness protection scheme? Is Tony rubbed out at his table? But really, it [...]


Controversial "Sopranos" Finale Declared Officially Awesome

“When I first saw the ending, I said, ‘What the f–k?’ I mean, after all I went through, all this death, and then it’s over like that? After I had a day to sleep, I just sat there and said, ‘That’s perfect.’” —James Gandolfini talks about the final episode of "The Sopranos." Much of the rest of the cast do, too. Mostly unrelated: Remember how great Sting was before he sucked?


Rest in Peace, Ginny Sack

Denise Borino-Quinn, the actress best known for playing Ginny Sacramoni on "The Sopranos," died last week after a battle with liver cancer. "A Roseland native who lived in Bordentown, Borino-Quinn had no acting experience when she was hired in 2000 to play Ginny Sacrimoni, the Mafia wife with a weight problem. Borino-Quinn had attended the casting call mostly to support a childhood friend and was shocked when she was hired for the HBO show." Borino-Quinn was 46.