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    Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

      25 Best Horror Films of 2014  We here at Sound On Sight believe horror transcends explicit gore, jump scares or supernatural content, which is why you’ll soon notice our list ranges from independent art films to psychological thrillers to parodies, satire and more. Surprisingly, vampires lead the pack this year, along with found footage flicks, […] More

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    The Televerse #171- The Wire (Part 1) with Dennis Perkins

    Series are heading to their midseason finales, giving us fewer shows to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at some of the comedies, including another holiday Bob’s Burgers and the return of Jane the Virgin. Then Kate talks some genre, including the much-hyped The Flash/Arrow crossover, and we round out the week […] More

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    The Televerse #171- The Wire (Part 1) with Dennis Perkins

    Series are heading to their midseason finales, giving us fewer shows to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at some of the comedies, including another holiday Bob’s Burgers and the return of Jane the Virgin. Then Kate talks some genre, including the much-hyped The Flash/Arrow crossover, and we round out the week […] More

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    David Simon discusses new HD aspect ratio for ‘The Wire’

    Cinematography discussion in TV criticism can be all too rare. It lends the perception that TV is all about story and acting, when really there are a number of creative television auteurs who devote careful cinematic craft to shot composition, what’s in the frame, and what is out. David Simon, creator of The Wire, is […] More

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    The Best TV Show Is Being Remastered and Rebroadcast in HD

    Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, The Wire is regarded by many, as the greatest television show ever made. The American crime drama set and produced in and around Baltimore, started out as a straight-up police procedural about cops surveilling drug dealers in the inner city. In subsequent seasons, […] More

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    HBO greenlights miniseries ‘Show Me a Hero’, with Oscar Isaac, Catherine Keener

      Deadline reported Wednesday that HBO has officially greenlit Show Me a Hero, a six-hour miniseries from David Simon (co-creator of The Wire). The miniseries will star Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII) and Catherine Keener (Captain Phillips, Being John Malkovich). Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) is set to direct. The […] More

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    ‘God’s Pocket’ strands an immensely talented ensemble in a tonally unfocused drama

    God’s Pocket Written by John Slattery and Alex Metcalf Directed by John Slattery USA, 2014 Whatever its initial intentions were, it’s now impossible to watch John Slattery’s feature directorial debut God’s Pocket without feeling intensely depressed due to the presence of its leading actor, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. It’s not his last film overall–that’ll […] More

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    Greatest TV Pilots: The Wire

    The Wire, Season 1, Episode 1: “The Target” Directed by Clark Johnson Written by David Simon & Ed Burns Aired June 2nd, 2002 “Let me understand. Every Friday night, you and your boys are shooting craps, right? And every Friday night, your pal Snot Boogie… he’d wait ‘til there’s cash on the ground and he’d […] More

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    It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: Fall and Rise

    Failure is inevitable. Success is elusive. Steven Spielberg As HBO’s CEO, Michael Fuchs, who’d come up through the company’s programming side, had spent 11 years working to transform the service from a movie channel with some pleasant original filler into a true programming platform. Ironically, Fuchs’ vision wouldn’t come to full fruit until after he’d […] More

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    First Teaser Trailer for the Final Season of ‘Treme’

    Breaking Bad is not the only great show coming to an end this year. A short teaser trailer for the HBO drama Treme has arrived online. The David Simon-penned drama will return December 1st with a mere five episodes to wrap up its post-Katrina story of New Orleans. For the unfamiliar, Simon is also the […] More

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