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17 October 2010 @ 05:32 pm

The season finale is here. Spoilers, discussion, and more inside! Have fun!
17 October 2010 @ 05:19 am
Truxton Spangler is one of the most enigmatic characters on television. The head of national think tank API, the character is one of Rubicon — and television’s — most morally gray villains. He’s portrayed expertly by Michael Cristofer, a star in his own right: Cristofer is a Pulitzer Prize winner for his play, The Shadow Box, which also won a Tony award. The man’s unique portrayal of the character has led to almost universal critical acclaim; there’s already Emmy buzz building for both him and his co-star Arliss Howard. I was recently able to speak with Cristofer about his role on the series, which airs its season finale, “You Never Can Win,” on Sunday night.

The full interview is here.
If you don’t know Michael Cristofer from Rubicon, you may be familiar with him as a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and occasional screenwriter (The Witches of Eastwick, The Bonfire of the Vanities). But if you do know Michael Cristofer from Rubicon, then he’ll forever be Truxton Spangler — the aloof, Corn Flakes-eating head of the American Policy Institute intelligence agency.

The full Movie Line interview is here.
15 October 2010 @ 01:24 am
Novelist and screenwriter Henry Bromell stepped into an impossible situation when he joined AMC’s latest drama series, Rubicon. Creator Jason Horwitch was struggling to make the show, which revolved around a think tank named the American Policy Institute (or API) and a shadowy conspiracy, coalesce. Bromell was brought in to play showrunner to the fledgling creator, but shortly after Bromell came on, Horwitch departed the show, leaving it completely in Bromell’s hands. From there, Bromell changed the show from an epic conspiracy thriller into a workplace drama about people who work in the mundane, day-to-day business of espionage and the havoc that work plays on their personal lives. Bromell, who previously wrote for Homicide: Life On The Street and Brotherhood, is no stranger to shows about how grueling work can grind people to dust, and he soon marked the show with his own personal stamp. He talked with The A.V. Club in mid-September about the situations surrounding his coming to the show, the changes he’s made from Horwitch’s vision, and what filming on the East Coast adds to a TV series.

The full interview is here.
12 October 2010 @ 12:26 pm
I mentioned before in comments around here that I'd won one of the posters signed by JBD that they were giving away on Twitter. I'd gotten an email saying that the PR company doing the promotion hadn't gotten the posters in yet, so there was a delay, but that it was still coming.. and then this morning, got an email that it was being delivered today. Less than 20 minutes later, the doorbell rang -- FedEx. (Creepy timing.)

And, as one fellow commenter said, "Pics or it didn't happen," so..

For your f-list, it's not that large, but stillCollapse )

Current Mood: happyhappy
11 October 2010 @ 02:07 pm
Henry Bromell, Rubicon's executive producer, spoke with AMCtv.com about his favorite episodes from Season One, his thoughts on slower pacing and the origin of Truxton Spangler's name.

The full interview is here.
11 October 2010 @ 01:39 pm
Recently, I wrote up Six Reasons to Save 'Rubicon.' After Sunday's excellent episode, I think the show is even more worth saving, so definitely tell your friends about this gripping intelligence saga and make some noise about it online (Twitter, message boards, Facebook, etc.).

Below are just a few thoughts about Sunday's episode, also presented in a numbered list. Given other pressing demands on my time, I wasn't able to write a long analysis (a white paper, if you will), but I hope what's below will serve as a jumping-off point for your comments and reactions to what happened Truxton, Kale, Will and the rest of the API crew on Sunday.

The rest of the article is here at TV Squad. It does contain spoilers for last night's episode!
11 October 2010 @ 04:26 pm
Title: Lucky
Music: My Brightest Diamond, cover of Radiohead's "Lucky"
Video: Rubicon, 1x01: Pilot
Summary: We are standing at the edge. The pilot of Rubicon in three minutes.

Streaming and download here.
10 October 2010 @ 05:26 pm

You can still check out the friending meme if you haven't already. Spoilers, discussion, and more inside! Have fun!
11 October 2010 @ 02:08 am
2000+ logofree HD caps (.jpg, 1280x720) from Rubicon 1.11: "A Good Day's Work"

clickable SAMPLES:

Please find them HERE @ toxic_caps. Older episodes can be found HERE.