SONS OF ANARCHY Recap: “One One Six”

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After a questionable start to its new season, Sons of Anarchy returned this week with an episode that improved in some ways upon that initial outing, but was still just so dark and heavy.  A show with so much violence and dark themes needs the relief of humor, or it’s a slog to watch.  One of Sons of Anarchy‘s defining features early on was its gallows humor and quirky cast who played hard and then played harder.  These days, time spent with SAMCRO is increasingly bleak, and that bleakness reached its lowest depths last week.  Hit the jump for more on how the show needs to crawl out of that hole.

Maggie Siff Talks SONS OF ANARCHY Season 6, What Still Surprises Her about Tara, the Disconnect between Tara and Jax, Cutting Her Hair and Her Future Plans

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In Season 6 of the hit FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, SAMCRO’s new President Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), must face the consequences of the MC’s criminal deeds before it tears the club apart.  And with this being the penultimate season, things are clearly going to be more challenging and heart-breaking than ever.

During this recent interview to promote the new season, actress Maggie Siff (“Tara”) talked about what still surprises her about playing Tara, how much of herself is in the character, just how closely Tara is starting to mirror Gemma (Katey Sagal), the disconnect between Jax and Tara, why she cut off her hair, whether it’s harder for viewers to rationalize what the characters are doing now, whether she’s rooting for Tara to stay with the club, and her plans for when Sons of Anarchy is all said and done.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

SONS OF ANARCHY Season Six Premiere Recap: “Straw”

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Sons of Anarchy wasted no time throwing itself right back into the action, but was it what we — and the club — needed?  Much of Sons of Anarchy‘s premiere felt akin to Boardwalk Empire‘s premiere on Sunday night: It was, aside from a few highlights, overwhelmingly bleak, dour, violent, and without a clear center or direction.  As Jax puts it, the table is in pieces, the club is hanging on by a thread, and its members are more fractured than ever, both within themselves and with the rest of the club.  The episode was written by series creator Kurt Sutter, and his unmistakable stamp is all over it.  To find out whether or not that’s ultimately a good thing, hit the jump.

New to Blu-ray: THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, THE GREAT GATSBY, PAIN & GAIN, and More

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Here’s a look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

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Charlie Hunnam and Kurt Sutter Talk SONS OF ANARCHY Season 6, the Graphic Novel, and Mapping Out the End of the Show

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When the hit drama series Sons of Anarchy returns to FX on September 10th, SAMCRO’s new President, Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), must face the consequences of the MC’s criminal deeds before it tears the club apart.  And if the premiere is any indication of where things are headed in this penultimate season, that’s going to be more challenging and heart-breaking than ever.

While at the FX portion of the TCA Press Tour, actor Charlie Hunnam and show creator/executive producer/writer Kurt Sutter talked about how much of an impact the acts of the premiere will have on this season, that the show has reached a moral turning point, the goal of the upcoming graphic novel, how much things are mapped out between now and the scheduled final season (Season 7), whether he knows what the final shot will look like, and how rewarding it’s been to work with each other.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that some major spoilers are discussed.

SONS OF ANARCHY Season 6 Trailer Splits Time Between the Clubhouse and the Jailhouse with Plenty of Biker Brawls to Go Around

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While FX’s Sons of Anarchy hinted at the violence that’s about to erupt in season six with this recent teaser, fans were deprived of any new footage.  Now, a new trailer is available and it shows off plenty of the impending brutality, a very likely schism within the clubhouse and a promise that we’ll be spending a fair amount of time in the hoosegow.  This sneak peek doesn’t show it, but creator Kurt Sutter is teasing a controversial event in the season opener that he’s been looking forward to for years.  Watch season six of Sons of Anarchy starting Tuesday, September 10th and hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Teaser Trailer for SONS OF ANARCHY Season 6

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Charlie Hunnam leads his own blockbuster tentpole this weekend with the release of Pacific Rim, but he’ll be returning to his hardened ways this fall when the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy comes back for its sixth season.  The network unveiled a teaser trailer for the sixth season last night during the premiere of The Bridge (read Allison’s review of that new show here), and while it doesn’t feature any footage from the upcoming season, it does provide an intense tease of the tumultuous relationships between the ensemble cast.  Hit the jump to take a look at the teaser, and if you missed Steve’s recent interview with Hunnam about Pacific Rim and SOA, click hereSons of Anarchy returns this September on FX. 

Charlie Hunnam Talks PACIFIC RIM, Seeing the Film for the First Time, Spending 27 Days in the Con Pod Set, SONS OF ANARCHY, and CRIMSON PEAK

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With Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim opening this weekend, I recently landed an exclusive interview with Charlie Hunnam at the press junket.  During the interview he talked about doing the interview during a huge parade outside the hotel, his reaction to seeing Pacific Rim for the first time, working on the huge practical sets, what he collects, Sons of Anarchy, Crimson Peak, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

Finally, If you missed any of my set visit coverage, be sure to check out my video blog recap with 20 things to know, plus extended on set interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and executive producer Callum Greene.

Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Sunday, July 21st Includes BREAKING BAD, DOCTOR WHO, COMMUNITY, SONS OF ANARCHY, and More

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Now that the entire schedule for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con has been announced with today’s unveiling of the Sunday lineup, it’s quite clear that if you’re coming to the Con for TV, you’re going to be very happy.  TV panels have moved into Hall H on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in addition to Sunday, and so the extent of studios’ feature film presence has been pared down considerably.  There’s still a lot to look forward to, but the film offerings this year are few and far between.

That being said, Sunday’s TV-only lineup is rather swell, with Breaking Bad taking over Hall H for the final season panel, in addition to Hall H panels for Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Community, which should be rather eventful given that series creator/candid-to-a-fault showrunner Dan Harmon is taking part.  Hit the jump to check out the highlights from Sunday’s Comic-Con programming, and be sure to check Collider frequently during the Con for all of our recaps, interviews, and much more.  Comic-Con 2013 runs from July 18th – 21st.

Donal Logue Talks Playing King Horik on VIKINGS, Joining COPPER Season 2, SONS OF ANARCHY, and TERRIERS on Kickstarter

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When I was recently offered the opportunity to do an interview with actor Donal Logue, to chat with him about his roles on three of my must-watch TV shows – Vikings, Copper and Sons of Anarchy  – needless to say, I jumped at the chance.  Throw in the fact that that he was on one of my personal favorites – the gone-far-too-soon Terriers – and it was truly one of the most enjoyable interviews that I’ve ever done.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Donal Logue talked about the amazing and unique opportunity he has to work on three popular drama series simultaneously, how he came to play King Horik on History’s original drama series Vikings (which just wrapped up its highly successful first season) and that he’ll definitely be back for Season 2, the type of character he’ll be playing on BBC America’s Copper, when the series returns for Season 2 on June 23rd, what the experience of doing Sons of Anarchy has been like, and if the success of the Kickstarter campaign for the Veronica Mars movie gives him any more hope that Terriers could return, in some form and at some point.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

THE COLLISION: Episode 43 – Television, Race, Diversity, and Auteur Showrunners

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This week on The Collision, we are joined by Allison Keene and Charles Judson.  Our conversation is sparked by a Mad Men spec script from actress Erika Anderson, which brings African-American characters into Matthew Weiner‘s critically acclaimed show.  From there, our conversation expands to explore diversity in popular TV series, if showrunners should feel obligated to diversify their casts, the difficulty in writing minority characters, and much more.  As always, we finish up with our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“Violence and Evil Dead), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg, @AdamChitwood, and @DrClawMD (Dave Trumbore). Hit the jump to check out the trailers for this week’s recommendations.

Jimmy Smits and Donal Logue to Reprise Their Roles on SONS OF ANARCHY’s Sixth Season

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In its fractious fifth season, FX’s biker drama Sons of Anarchy introduced us to two new characters, with varying results.  The first, Nero Padilla (played by Jimmy Smits) started out as a love interest for Gemma (Katey Segal), but ended up being a better father figure to Jax (Charlie Hunnam) than his (increasingly evil) step-father Clay (Ron Perlman).  Nero helped the MC financially and also emotionally as things began to break apart.  As much as he wanted to help lead Jax away from its violence, he ended up caught in its web as well.

Last year we also got the beginning of the story of U.S. Marshall Lee Toric (Donal Logue) in the final few episodes, and it seems Logue will also be back in the new season to expand on that part.  Hit the jump for more on these characters and what we might see of them coming up.  

Walton Goggins Talks JUSTIFIED Season 4, His Guest Spot as Venus Van Dam on SONS OF ANARCHY, and More

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Based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard and developed for television by showrunner Graham Yost, the FX drama series Justified is back for Season 4.  This time around, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) will start to unravel the mystery of a more than 30-year-old cold case that connects back to his criminal father’s (Raymond J. Barry) bad dealings, while Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) finds his grip on Harlan County loosening due to a preacher (Joe Mazzello) with a talent for manipulation that rivals his own.  The show also stars Nick Searcy, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel and Joelle Carter.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actor Walton Goggins talked about where Boyd’s head is at this season, getting to play his character’s sense of humor a bit more, if being a crime boss is more than he bargained for, how much of a thorn in Boyd’s side Preacher Billy will be, what Ron Eldard is bringing to the show this season, how actively involved he is with the show and character development, that his approach, as an actor, is different with each season, and how grateful he is to be on such a quality show.  He also talked about his very memorable guest spot as Venus Van Dam on Sons of Anarchy, and the possibility of the character returning, looking for roles that he feels he can bring something to that will enhance the writer or director’s vision, and that fans love to chat with him about his work.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Showrunner Kurt Sutter Talks SONS OF ANARCHY Season 5 Finale, Season 6, and Whether Season 7 Will Really Be the Last

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The hit FX drama Sons of Anarchy has just wrapped up its fifth season with the series’ most-watched finale, ever.  With loyalties in question and the fate of more than one character undetermined, it will certainly be interesting to see where the characters are headed next season.

To discuss where things were left at the end of this season and to look ahead to Season 6, show creator/executive producer/writer Kurt Sutter, who also directed the finale, did this interview about where Jax (Charlie Hunnam) is at mentally, what’s to come for Gemma (Katey Sagal), what Clay’s (Ron Perlman) role will be now, the fractures that exist in SAMCRO, the condition Otto (also played by Sutter) is now in, whether Donal Logue and Jimmy Smits will return, his plan to still end the show in seven seasons (unless he feels he can’t fully tell the story he wants to, in that time), and that he’ll return to the writers room for Season 6 in February.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Charlie Hunnam Talks DEADFALL, SONS OF ANARCHY Season 5, PACIFIC RIM, and Writing a Movie About a Drug Lord for WB and Legendary

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The crime thriller Deadfall tells the story of siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde), who get in a car accident after a casino heist gone wrong and decide to split up to make a run for the Canadian border during a Thanksgiving blizzard. While Addison is creating mayhem, Liza is picked up by ex-boxer Jay (Charlie Hunnam), who’s looking to make amends with his parents over a dinner that will push the bonds of family to the limit.

At the film’s press day, actor Charlie Hunnam spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what attracted him to this film, living like a boxer for five weeks to prepare, and what he liked about the unique duality of the storytelling. He also talked about how he feels about Jax Teller’s darker journey on Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy and how the loss of Opie (and Ryan Hurst, as an actor on the series) really affected things, that he hasn’t gotten to see any more footage of Pacific Rim yet but that director Guillermo del Toro says that it’s 10 times better than anything he’s ever directed, and how he’s taking this six-month hiatus to write a film based on a true story that he owns the rights to, about a young man who, after an unfortunate circumstance, found himself running the third biggest drug cartel in Mexico. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

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