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    James Ellroy Says 'Skyfall' Is "F*cking Brilliant" And "Profound" But 'The Wire' Is "Bullsh*t" With "Bad Writing"

    With over $1 billion in ticket sales, it's safe to say that "Skyfall" satisfied longtime fans of 007 and brought a few new people into the fold. And you can count James Ellroy among them.

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    What Season Should He Start With? Idris Elba Admits He Hasn't Watched 'The Wire' Yet

    The success of “Luther” and numerous other film roles have allowed a bevy of reference points for fans of Idris Elba, but none has risen quite so high in people's minds as the actor's role of Stringer Bell on HBO's “The Wire.” You'd have been hard-pressed to find someone who actually thought Elba wa...

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    The 16 Best And Worst TV Series Finales

    The world is still debating the relative merits and detractions of the final episode of Vince Gilligan's meth-world saga "Breaking Bad," with some quarters feeling that the finale was a little too cleanly told while others were filled with the sense of contentment from knowing that the final hour wa...

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    Wendell Pierce Reveals He Tried To Produce A Prequel To 'The Wire' Starring Samuel L. Jackson

    It must be an occasionally frustrating prospect for David Simon to ponder: as his superb HBO series “Treme” struggled with viewers (to the point where it's only receiving half a final season), “The Wire” continues to grow in popularity and adoration. It's then understandable that Simon would shun a ...

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    Ghostbuster at Downton Abbey: 'The Awakening' (Review)

    If you approach 'The Awakening' as I did, a fan of Dominic West from 'The Wire' (gritty West) and 'The Hour' (dashing West)  -- well, we’ll always have 'The Wire' and 'The Hour.' He is is so underused that he barely gets to raise an eyebrow in ...

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    Michael K. Williams Talks 'Snow on tha Bluff' and His Upcoming Turn as Ol' Dirty Bastard in 'Dirty White Boy'

    Michael K. Williams, the actor best known for playing Omar Little on HBO's "The Wire," dons a new hat as executive producer for the first time with the microbudget indie "Snow on tha Bluff," which world premiered at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival and hits DVD and VOD tomorr...

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    Watch: Funny or Die Imagines 'The Wire: The Musical'

    "I'm pretty sure David Simon doesn't know they're doing this. But if he did, he'd love it!"

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    Is It Time To Give Up the 'TV's Like a Novel' Comparison? Not Yet.

    It's been four years since "The Wire" ended, and we're still arguing about it. Creator David Simon launched the most recent volley of debates with an interview with the New York Times pinned, theoretically, to Richard Price's new crime series "NYC-22." But the focus q...

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    What IS the Correct Way to Watch 'The Wire'?

    "The Wire" creator David Simon caused an uproar among followers of his work -- a little Baltimore crime drama that's regularly declared one of the greatest television shows of all time -- when he revealed in an interview with the New York Times' ArtsBeat blog yesterd...

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    March Madness and 'The Wire': Why 'Smacketology' Completely Misses the Point

    The idea of a "smackdown" between "The Wire" characters is a goof, but it's also contrary to the principles of the show and what audiences should take away from it.

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