Screen Junkies » david simon http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:51:02 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Here’s The Full Video Of ‘The Wire’ Reunion That Took Place Last Night At Paleyfest http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/heres-the-full-video-of-the-wire-reunion-that-took-place-last-night-at-paleyfest/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/heres-the-full-video-of-the-wire-reunion-that-took-place-last-night-at-paleyfest/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:48:30 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=266305 I could listen to these guys talk for six hours...

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Do you like The Wire? Of course you do! What a silly question that was! Because you like (love?) The Wire, you’re going to be extremely interested in this hour-and-twenty-minute video that features a reunion of some of the biggest names on the show, both actors and producers. Normally, we wouldn’t be satisfied with just “some” of the biggest names, but The Wire had dozens and dozens and dozens of compelling characters, so we’ll give them a pass for just getting a handful onstage.

Anyway, it’s really great to see the cast together again, and it’s also great to see the actors as themselves, rather than their characters. If only because a reunion of The Wire CHARACTERS would be a terrifying thing.

(A.V. Club)

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Oh, Indeed: Real-Life Omar Little Jr. Arrested In Baltimore http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/oh-indeed-real-life-omar-little-jr-arrested-in-baltimore/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/oh-indeed-real-life-omar-little-jr-arrested-in-baltimore/#comments Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:11:45 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241166 Unfortunately, the arresting officer was not named "Bunk."

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The game‘s out there, and it’s play or get played. That simple.”

I can only imagine that’s what was running through the mind of Omar Little Jr. as he was arrested last night in Baltimore on a hand gun violation. No, I’m not talking about a rerun of The Wire I was watching On-Demand. I’m talking about a real life (alleged) criminal in Baltimore who happens to share a name with the show’s most iconic character.

Apparently, The Wire creator David Simon has already stated that the real-life Omar is in no way related to the fictional character played by Michael K. Williams, and that the name is purely coincidence. But if it turns out the real-life Omar has a penchant for robbing drug dealers or banging twinks, I’m going to go ahead and call bullsh*t. Then again, even if Simon did steal this man’s identity, who cares? It’s all in the game, yo. (Warming Glow)

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‘Treme’ Actor Michael Shower Found Dead In Very ‘Treme’ Fashion http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/treme-actor-michael-shower-found-dead-in-very-treme-fashion/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/treme-actor-michael-shower-found-dead-in-very-treme-fashion/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:57:07 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225955 Life imitating art, imitating life. An unnervingly meta tragedy.

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In an almost-unnerving sense of life (or death) imitating art, Treme actor Michael Showers was found dead, floating in the Mississippi River. He was 45. His body was noticed by a steamboat captain yesterday morning, though he is thought to have been floating in the river for at least two days at that point.

Showers played New Orleans homicide Captain John Guidry on the show, which examines New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and in the context of the rebuilding process.

Though similarities between this tragedy and other deaths during Katrina abound, the death als mirrors one from the first season of the show, in which John Goodman’s character killed himself by jumping off of a steamboat into the Mississippi River.

David Simon issued a typically eloquent statement about the loss:

“Michael Showers was a fine actor who contributed his talents to our drama in the warmest and most professional way. We enjoyed his work — and working with him. Going forward, we’re going to miss having him as part of our production. All of which seems of little import in light of the loss of a man’s whole life, and what that loss truly means to him, his family, his friends. Our respect and condolences go to them, especially.”

The circumstances of the death ar unknown at this time.

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HBO’s ‘Treme’ Trailer Has Got Soul http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/hbos-treme-trailer-has-got-soul/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/hbos-treme-trailer-has-got-soul/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The teaser for "Treme" gave us only sad, orphaned instruments, so it's nice to see some people paying attention to them in this new trailer. Everyone seems happy as pie, but since "The Wire's" David Simon is co-creator I have a sneaking suspicion things are going to take a turn for the worse. It's just good TV, folks. Or rather, good HBO.Show these links some love.'Airplane!' Movie Quotes (Moviefone)How to Live in a Treehouse (Asylum)PETA Doesn't Like Mike Tyson Racing Pidgeons (PopEater)This 'Twilight' Comic Gets It Right (NotZombies)25 Animals Playing Sports (HolyTaco)St. Patrick's Day: The Movie (FilmDrunk)8 Child Starts from Classic Horror Films (Unreality)The Greatest Wrestling Move EVER (TotalProSports)24 Hours: Rob Corddry (Maxim)19 Best Homeless Person Signs (Smosh)Justin Bieber Concert Ends in Violence (CelebJihad)Hot Maria Kanellis Pics (CagePotato)'Breaking Bad' Contest (Pajiba)Evan and Gareth: Tie (Atom)How to Drink with Dignity (MadeMan)March Madness: NASCAR Ediiton (AllLeftTurns)

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The teaser for "Treme" gave us only sad, orphaned instruments, so it’s nice to see some people paying attention to them in this new trailer. Everyone seems happy as pie, but since "The Wire’s" David Simon is co-creator I have a sneaking suspicion things are going to take a turn for the worse. It’s just good TV, folks. Or rather, good HBO.

Show these links some love.

‘Airplane!’ Movie Quotes (Moviefone)

How to Live in a Treehouse (Asylum)

PETA Doesn’t Like Mike Tyson Racing Pidgeons (PopEater)

This ‘Twilight’ Comic Gets It Right (NotZombies)

25 Animals Playing Sports (HolyTaco)

St. Patrick’s Day: The Movie (FilmDrunk)

8 Child Starts from Classic Horror Films (Unreality)

The Greatest Wrestling Move EVER (TotalProSports)

24 Hours: Rob Corddry (Maxim)

19 Best Homeless Person Signs (Smosh)

Justin Bieber Concert Ends in Violence (CelebJihad)

Hot Maria Kanellis Pics (CagePotato)

Breaking Bad‘ Contest (Pajiba)

Evan and Gareth: Tie (Atom)

How to Drink with Dignity (MadeMan)

March Madness: NASCAR Ediiton (AllLeftTurns)

 

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Instruments Litter the Streets in HBO’s ‘Treme’ Teaser http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/instruments-litter-the-streets-in-hbos-treme-teaser/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/instruments-litter-the-streets-in-hbos-treme-teaser/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 A perfectly good cello leans up against a porch support in the teaser for HBO's new series Treme. The cello is one of several sad, ownerless instruments featured in the tour of the New Orleans neighborhood in which the series is set. Treme, from The Wire creator (start creaming your jeans) David Simon, will examine New Orleans in much the same way The Wire examined Baltimore. Treme specifically focuses on the musicians living in the titular neighborhood. Check out the trailer below, and please make a donation if you can to provide a loving home for all the stray instruments. The trumpets are the first to be put down. HBO Series Treme Teaser - Watch more Funny Videos(via HBO)

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A perfectly good cello leans up against a porch support in the teaser for HBO’s new series Treme. The cello is one of several sad, ownerless instruments featured in the tour of the New Orleans neighborhood in which the series is set. Treme, from The Wire creator (start creaming your jeans) David Simon, will examine New Orleans in much the same way The Wire examined Baltimore Treme specifically focuses on the musicians living in the titular neighborhood.

Check out the trailer below, and please make a donation if you can to provide a loving home for all the stray instruments. The trumpets are the first to be put down.


HBO Series Treme Teaser – Watch more Funny Videos

(via HBO)

 

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TREME http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/treme/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/treme/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Network: HBOCreators: David Simon and Eric OvermyerCast: Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, Steve ZahnSynopsis: About musicians in New Orleans and is set in (and named after) Treme a New Orleans neighborhood that is home to many of New Orleans' musicians. 

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Network: HBO

Creators: David Simon and Eric Overmyer

Cast: Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, Steve Zahn

Synopsis: About musicians in New Orleans and is set in (and named after Treme a New Orleans neighborhood that is home to many of New Orleans’ musicians. 

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