All posts tagged: finales

‘Shogun’ Star Hiroyuki Sanada Reveals Finale’s Deeper Message

‘Shogun’ Star Hiroyuki Sanada Reveals Finale’s Deeper Message

[ad_1] [This story contains major spoilers from the season finale of FX’s Shōgun.] It’s easy to picture Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada gazing toward the horizon with a beatific sense of satisfaction over everything he has achieved with FX’s smash-hit miniseries Shōgun. His character, Lord Yoshii Toranaga, enjoys several such moments in the show’s 10th and last episode, A Dream of a Dream, as his patient, masterful strategizing finally yields precisely the outcome he desires: absolute power for himself and peace for all of Japan.  Sanada’s moment of career triumph is not dissimilar in its decade-spanning tirelessness (at least, in entertainment industry terms). He began performing nearly 60 years ago as a child in Japan, apprenticing under the legendary actor Sonny Chiba on the way to becoming a major local star, before breaking into Hollywood with roles in projects like The Last Samurai, Lost, The Wolverine, Avengers: Endgame, Bullet Train, John Wick: Chapter 4 and many others. But now, he is the star of what many analysts believe to be Disney‘s most-watched streaming series to date, a show …

Jerry Seinfeld on Curb Your Enthusiasm Finale’s Connection to Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld on Curb Your Enthusiasm Finale’s Connection to Seinfeld

[ad_1] Jerry Seinfeld was delighted to join his friend Larry David for Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s finale, the comedian said this week, adding that the series’ Seinfeld tie-in helped elevate his own show’s conclusion. “I think connecting the two finales [was the way to go],” Seinfeld told Vanity Fair. When Curb Your Enthusiasm concluded earlier this month, its series finale mirrored many of the details from Seinfeld‘s 1998 finale, with both shows featuring their main characters on trial for breaking a recondite local law. Seinfeld‘s final episode was written by David, and Seinfeld returned to play himself for the final installment of Curb. Seinfeld said this week he told David yes right away upon being approached with the idea. “That just seemed like nothing but fun,” he said. “And I just love hanging out with Larry. We always just laugh all day long.” Plus, Seinfeld said he felt the connection between their two shows strengthened the finale of Seinfeld, which landed controversially upon its release 25 years ago and had divided audiences ever since. “We were …

Jerry Seinfeld Has Some Thoughts (On ‘Unfrosted,’ Learning From Melissa McCarthy, TV Finales, and More)

Jerry Seinfeld Has Some Thoughts (On ‘Unfrosted,’ Learning From Melissa McCarthy, TV Finales, and More)

[ad_1] To hear Jerry Seinfeld deconstruct a joke is like watching a world-renowned artist paint something just for you. Take his beloved Pop-Tart joke. On the surface, it chronicles the invention of the breakfast staple, and especially how the delicacy resonated with a young Seinfeld. It’s a simple idea, but what you don’t see when he tells the joke in his 2020 stand-up special 23 Hours to Kill is how the sausage—or in this case, the Pop-Tart—was made. Seinfeld spent roughly 10 years testing out the joke, refining it, and making sure every beat hit just right before he committed it to film. As good as the joke ended up being, it wasn’t initially clear to him that it should be…a movie. Over the years, Seinfeld would joke about the prospect of the film with one of the cowriters, Spike Feresten, who was an early believer. Another cowriter, Andy Robin, suggested making the movie like The Right Stuff, except set in the cereal world. That idea tickled Seinfeld, so along with another cowriter, Barry Marder, …

Night Country’ Finale’s Ambiguous Ending Explained

Night Country’ Finale’s Ambiguous Ending Explained

[ad_1] [This story contains major spoilers from the True Detective: Night Country finale.] True Detective: Night Country winked and nodded to the HBO crime anthology’s original iteration all season long. But perhaps never more overtly than in the finale, which conjured up the franchise’s most indelible phrase: “Time is a flat circle.” In the sprawling episode, viewers finally learn the answers to some of the biggest mysteries littered throughout Night Country, including this big one: What question should we have been asking all along? Turns out, it’s not “who or what killed these men?” But instead: “Who knows who killed Annie K?” By the end of the finale, it’s revealed the two cases are completely linked: the scientists killed Annie in an act straight out of Lord of the Flies, and Annie’s community — many of them women who worked at the research station — rose up and killed the scientists in kind. The women explain their actions in a story told to officers Danvers and Navarro (Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, respectively), and rather …

WSL, Premier League and Bundesliga finales, plus playoff finals – football news | Football

[ad_1] Key events Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp is currently talking to the ladies and gentlemen of the Fourth Estate and has just said Liverpool’s final game of the season against Southampton on the south coast is strange because there is nothing at stake for either team. Following Manchester United’s win over Chelsaea last night, Liverpool cannot now qualify for the Champions League and Southampton are already relegated. “I’m not used to games on the last matchday where everything is sorted before. I can’t remember when that last time was the case. We only play this game to win the game and we have to make sure that I find a line-up with good legs, a lot of desire and we have to see … we will not take any risks with players. That makes no sense. We have a big group, training was really good and the boys were really into it. I have not made any decisions yet because I didn’t see the doc yet but I will have a conversation with him and we …