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  • Amazon Sets 'Alpha House' Season 2 Premiere for Binge-Viewing Mode

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Amazon has adopted the binge-release model -- a la Netflix -- for several of its marquee original series this fall: It will premiere all 10 episodes of the second season of Garry Trudeau's political comedy series "Alpha House,"...
  • Lawsuit brought by man convicted in 1987 killing can proceed

    Lawsuit brought by man convicted in 1987 killing can proceed
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a lawsuit brought against the Baltimore Police Department and three officers by a man who says he was wrongfully convicted of murder in a 1987 killing can proceed. James Owens was charged in the robbery,...
  • Terence Winter and the 'Boardwalk Empire' Team on the Mob Men's Last Call

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When it debuted, "Boardwalk Empire" looked like the answer to HBO's prayers. Another mob series with a glittering pedigree, including Martin Scorsese, who practically defined post-"The Godfather" crime movies; and "The...
  • AT&T Launches Broadband Bundle with HBO, Amazon Prime for $39 per Month

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Want HBO without all those other pricey cable channels? AT&T has a new offer for you. The telco, looking to win over customers disinclined to pay for a full lineup of cable channels, is pitching a stripped-down package that...
  • Review: 'Gotham'

    Review: 'Gotham'
    The title and promotional campaign do "Gotham" no favors, fostering expectations about a stronger link to the "Batman" franchise than can possibly exist -- at least, considering the setting, not for another 20 years or so. Taken strictly on its own terms,...
  • 'Autumn Leaves' project explores the art of aging

    'Autumn Leaves' project explores the art of aging
    It all started with a number: 49. Peter Bruun, a Copenhagen, Denmark-born artist who has made Baltimore his home since 1987, created a series of 49 drawings two years ago. "I thought at the time that they were simple sketches," Bruun says. "I then...
  • TV Review: 'Gotham'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The title and promotional campaign do "Gotham" no favors, fostering expectations about a stronger link to the "Batman" franchise than can possibly exist -- at least, considering the setting, not for another 20 years or so....
  • Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]

    Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]
    "The Heroin Capital of America" — what an unpleasant way to describe Baltimore. But stay seated, I'll get back to that in a second. I want to talk about something else first, "COAP" which stands for Children of Addicted Parents. For some, it's a...
  • 'No Good Deed': Five reasons for its surprising box-office success

    "No Good Deed" didn't just go unpunished this weekend — it thrived, topping the box office with an estimated $24.2-million opening and outpacing Sony's prediction that the Screen Gems thriller would gross in the mid-to-high teens. It's...
  • 'No Good Deed' Uses Star Power, Social Media to Top Box Office

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Star power and social media savvy propelled "No Good Deed" to the top of the box office this weekend. The $13 million film nearly doubled its production budget in its first three days of release, pulling in an impressive $24.5...
  • HBO's 'The Wire' will be remastered, rebroadcast

    HBO's 'The Wire' will be remastered, rebroadcast
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Wire" fans can start saying their favorite expletives: Creator David Simon's beloved drama about the gangs, police and other factions that make Baltimore tick is getting a facelift before a marathon viewing. HBO has...