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Marcial Garlitos, Local 52, Set Carpenter for Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and Other TV Shows and Movies

Ian Spanier | Posted 11.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A New Jersey boy through and through -- he was born and raised in the tough streets of Newark -- Garlitos never imagined he'd one day build sets for...

There's Something About a Jersey Boy

Steve Matoren | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

So, we got a lot of singers and actors? You got a problem with that? You know what else we got? Immigrants. By the boat load -- literally. The first immigrants who came to America passed through Ellis Island, which is in New Jersey. That makes Lady Liberty officially a Jersey girl!

'Uncle Junior' Tears Up Remembering James Gandolfini

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The scene is hard to forget: Uncle Junior, the once-proud mafia boss, sitting alone in a wheelchair at a psychiatric facility with no idea who he is, ...

Toronto 2014 Is the Year of the Actor

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.07.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

By Day 3 it's become clear that the Toronto film fest 2014 is above all about the year of the actor, male and female. As I toggle between one theater and the next, I discover yet another film that raises the bar on the art of screen performance.

James Gandolfini's Final Movie Is Disappointing

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment

If "The Drop" didn't contain James Gandolfini's last screen performance, it might have gone directly to DVD. That's how old fashioned so much of this ...

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

An Untold Story About James Gandolfini: Giving Up the Roles We Play

Allison Carmen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Carmen

"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees." Amelia Earheart My oldest child and James ...

Why 24 Lived Another Day and Will Live Again

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.

Divorce Movie Sends Powerful Message About Dating After Divorce

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 09.09.2014 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

We are all scared shi*less in this dating after divorce world, let's be honest. Yet, there's no better feeling than knowing there's a potential to meet someone who will truly make you feel loved and happy.

Watch The Trailer For James Gandolfini's Final Film

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Just a few days after the one-year anniversary of the death of James Gandolfini, we have the international trailer for the actor's final film, "The Dr...

Why Watching TV Is a Good Thing

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Carolyn Ziel

When someone says, "I don't watch TV," I take offense to the snub for the people in the entertainment business and because the nay-sayers are just not giving TV the respect it has earned.

Are 'The Sopranos' Making A Comeback?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.02.2014 | TV

It's been seven years and we still haven't forgiven "The Sopranos" for leaving us. More specifically, for they way they left us. The show's final ...

Andy Garcia Finds Love at Middleton

Alex Simon | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

At Middleton features Garcia as a slightly befuddled doctor who finds an unexpected love connection with another parent while accompanying their kids on a tour of a tony East Coast college.

Movie Review: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Elaine Stritch is one of those pop-culture figures who you either know too much about or have never heard of. A star of the Broadway stage for 70 years, she landed in New York at 18, took the town by storm and never looked back.

My Top 10 Movies for 2013

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

As movie years go, 2013 was a very good year. As I looked back over my list of movies and their scores I found I could have made a top 20. That is not the usual case as in past years I have had to scramble to come up with ten films worthy of being called a "top 10."

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

How HBO Will Honor James Gandolfini

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

HBO will air a 35-minute TV special, "James Gandolfini: Tribute To A Friend" on Sunday, Dec. 22 in honor of the late "Sopranos" star. According to ...

Race Matters at the Gotham Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lee Daniels, always a provocateur, addressed the huge crowd at Cipriani Wall Street at this week's Gotham Awards with a confession: he hates white peo...

James Gandolfini Honored In New Jersey Town

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | Celebrity

PARK RIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Cast members of "The Sopranos" were on hand over the weekend as a New Jersey town remembered native son James Gandolfini (ga...

Mike Ryan

'Sopranos' Star Won't See James Gandolfini's Last Lead Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment

The physical features on Michael Imperioli's face change when his former co-star James Gandolfini is brought up. There's certainly no sense that Imper...

What the Movie Enough Said Tells Us About Exes and Relationships

Lois Tarter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Lois Tarter

The right person for you may be the person you have heard your friend complain about forever. Try to meet everyone with an open mind and be prepared for a new exciting chapter in your life.

The Ultimate All-Star Concert Film: 12-12-12 on Hurricane Sandy's Anniversary

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.14.2013 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Who or what could upstage these musicians: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Michael Stipe, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, The Ro...

Justin Timberlake And More Star In GQ's Men Of The Year Issue

Posted 11.12.2013 | Celebrity

Introducing your men of 2013 ... GQ released the cover images for its 18th Annual Men of the Year issue this morning (Nov. 12) -- and the photos ar...

Why Do We Grieve When A Celebrity Dies?

Samantha Jeffries | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Samantha Jeffries

The effect of a celebrity death feels like part of our youth has died and with the loss of Lou Reed this week that is very much reflected in the tributes to him. A loss of a little bit of what makes us who we are, the people who helped form how we are now.

Mid-life Dating and Turning Points: Will We Be Able to Fill the Void?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 12.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

In Enough Said, I loved seeing Eva take action after her initial actions did not lead her to the answer she was seeking. I found this to be inspirational to all of us who are still experiencing the question that results from our life turning point.