AMC Cancels ‘Rubicon’

In a statement Thursday AMC politely announced they “will not be renewing” thriller ‘Rubicon‘ for a second season. Yes, this is the nice way of breaking up with a series that quickly lost buzz and struggled in ratings. But hey, they had have at least one disappointment among their many successes, right? “‘Rubicon’ gave us […]

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Why Are We Crazy For Government Conspiracy TV Series?

They’re just TV characters espousing far-out theories, but if they were people standing on a street corner raving about the government, you’d think they were crazy. So why do we take all these TV shows about government conspiracies so seriously? One reason is obvious: At they’re best, they can be very entertaining. See (most seasons […]

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The ‘Pacific’: How Joe Mazzello Became Eugene Sledge

The last time Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks paired up with HBO, the result was 2001’s multiple Emmy-award winning WWII miniseries ‘Band of Brothers.’ The tenth and final installment of the filmmakers’ return to HBO, ‘The Pacific,’  airs Sunday May 16. ‘The Pacific,’  filmed over 10 months in Australia in 2007, follows three characters in […]

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‘The Pacific’: Writer Bruce McKenna Says Part Four Shows A Shocking Surprise

The acclaimed, 10-part HBO series ‘The Pacific‘ continues it’s violent slog across the Pacific. Last week, in episode three, the marines finished their four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal. Physically and mentally debilitated, Robert Leckie, John Basilone and their comrades landed in Melbourne, where they were greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviors of Australia. […]

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‘The Pacific’: War Expert Captain Dale Dye Shapes New Recruits

It’s become a cultural/historical phenomenon, the collaborations of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on World War II. The Hollywood powerhouses first teamed up for the 1998 Oscar juggernaut ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ They came together again three years later for the HBO saga ‘Band of Brothers,’ which won six Emmy awards. Now, Hanks and Spielberg, joined […]

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HBO’s ‘The Pacific’ Joins ‘Band of Brothers’ Ranks

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES – Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg swapped other people’s war stories to groundbreaking, heartbreaking effect in ‘Saving Private Ryan‘ and ‘Band of Brothers.’ The unsparing and visceral depiction of battle in their World War II collaborations is revisited by ‘The Pacific,’ a 10-part, $195 million miniseries debuting […]

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