When The Sopranos returned for Season Six back in March 2006, the show was in a pretty unique place. The series had already revolutionized television in countless ways, and after a nearly two-year absence from the airwaves, it was finally returning to HBO to wrap up its final season. But while many series seek to tie up loose ends toward their conc...

In early 2019, a piece of news threw daydreaming Americans into a frenzy. A small and dilapidated Sicilian town, Sambuca, was hoping to address its dwindling population and flagging tourist economy. As an experiment, it would begin selling off a number of abandoned homes for the titillating price of one euro. There was a catch, of course: to purcha...

The cast and creators of the hit HBO series The Sopranos will soon reunite for a special live fundraiser to benefit Friends of Firefighters, an organization founded in the aftermath of 9/11 to support active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families. A two-hour virtual event, the reunion will be hosted on Tiltify's Twitch page this week on t...

When Steve Buscemi starred in his first episode of The Sopranos in season 5 (2004), he’d done it all as a screen actor. Between major roles in Coen rbothers movies (e.g., The Big Lebowski), his work in Hollywood blockbusters (e.g., Armageddon), and his brilliant turn in Reservoir Dogs (1992), Buscemi was an American cinema institution (still is). B...

“The Many Saints of Newark,” the “Sopranos” prequel movie, was originally supposed to debut in theaters this past September. Then the film was moved to March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the production returned to the streets of New Jersey and New York for more filming. Now the movie is joining the rest of Warner Bros.’ 2021 slate on HBO M...

When The Sopranos first hit the air in 1999, the show faced some backlash from concerned Italian-American groups. Their argument went something like this: The show depicts Italian-Americans like Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and others as born criminals. If you’re a fan of the show, you know the argument doesn’t hold water. Right from the the...

Vincent Pastore is a busy man. The ex-Sopranos star, famous for playing cuddly mobster Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero, is wrapping up a series of Hollywood movies, teaching theatre and has a podcast focused on the HBO drama that made him famous — not to mention a worldwide tour rescheduled in 2021 with fellow actors from the show. “Suddenly, my...

It has been more than 20 years since The Sopranos first introduced the world to Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and the various characters of his New Jersey crime syndicate, but the show's popularity hasn't waned a bit since that divisive fade-to-black ending that may or may not have signaled the mafioso's demise. While fans will have to continue r...

From Michael Corleone to Tony Soprano, on-screen mobsters are far more violent than virtuous. Yet despite dealings in organised crime — and their ability to justify murder as "business" — these men, and their families, identify as Catholics. Baptisms, confessions and other religious sacraments are strewn throughout The Godfather trilogy and the HBO...

If you check out the credits on The Sopranos, you see most of the names ending in vowels. Creator David Chase (whose family name was originally DeCesare) wasn’t shy about recruiting Italian-American actors to populate the North Jersey universe of his HBO show. But in many cases the similarities between the actors and the characters ended at the...