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JAMES GANDOLFINI BRINGS THE GOOD

The Wounded Warrior Project (“woundedwarriorproject.org”) benefits this day from a great good deed done by actor and producer, James Gandolfini, who yesterday auctioned off a number of clothing items worn by his character, “Tony Soprano,” in the notorious, remarkable series, THE SOPRANOS. Gandolfini was featured interviewing U.S. veterans in ALIVE DAY MEMORIES, HOME FROM IRAQ. […]

BETTER TITLE: “TROUBLE MAN”

THE BIG BANGO: THE SOPRANOS EPISODE 67, “JOIN THE CLUB”

Having a bit of a problem understanding some viewers who have recoiled about Episode 67 of THE SOPRANOS, “JOIN THE CLUB,” written by series creator David Chase. JOIN THE CLUB (second Episode of this current and last Season Six of the Series) is a stupendously rich, abundantly layered, remarkably written and acted accomplishment, such as […]

“KNUCKLEHEAD SMITH”

Chicago Tribune “Arts Critic,” Sid Smith, goes and jabs a bad page, leaking THE SOPRANOS, Season Six Premiere all over his recent column (“‘Sopranos’ hits high notes early“). Even worse, I’m knucklehead reader enough to have read it. And, I like the recurring use of “dream-sequence” events in is Series — and the dramatic use […]