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With “Fury” dominating the box office over the weekend, Jimmy Kimmel was following typical Hollywood logic by looking ahead to the sequel. Even better, he managed to pull together an exciting trailer for a new Brad Pitt sequel, with just one small addition, introducing us to “Furby.” See photos: Party Report in Pictures: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson, and President Obama That letter “b” changed everything, though, as it was nostalgia heaven when Pitt and his tank crew found themselves facing off against a horde of the colorful Hasbro toy robots. Furbys hit the marketplace like a »
- Jason Hughes
Here's something you might not know: Toys R Us sells Breaking Bad figurines of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Here's something you might have predicted: parents aren't happy about the idea of their kids playing with figurines of bald, meth-dealing science teachers. One Florida mother is so outraged that her petition against Toys R Us stocking the toys, which feature Walter carrying a gun and a bag of meth, has made headlines this week. Though a quick search of the store's website reveals that they used to sell these items (you can totally see "6-inch Hazmat Suit Jesse Pinkman"), they don't seem to carry them anymore. In an amusing twist of events, Bryan Cranston entered the controversy by tweeting a response to the woman's complaint: "Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest — Bryan Cranston »
Attention all angry mothers—the man has spoken. Or tweeted, rather. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has responded to at least one specific mom who has made it publicly known that she's against the idea of Toys 'R Us selling action figures based on the AMC series—and what he wrote will only make you love him that much more. "'Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.' I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest," he tweeted, Lol! Susan Schrivjer of Fort Myers, Fla. started a Change.org petition last week to get Toys 'R Us to remove Breaking Bad action figures from their shelves. The petition, »
Bryan Cranston, Sally Hawkins, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ken Watanabe star in Gareth Edwards' Godzilla (2014), a reimagining of the 1954 Japanese film about the destruction caused by a giant monster. When a devastating event is covered up as a natural disaster, nuclear physicist Joe Brody (Cranston) realises something much more sinister is to blame. Meanwhile, scientist Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Watanabe) reveals that a powerful monster was awakened and that the creature has now returned. To celebrate the release of Godzilla this coming Monday (27 October), we have Three DVD copies to give away. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
Bryan Cranston has broken his silence and responded to the Florida mom who started a petition against Toys "R" Us for selling Breaking Bad action figures. The actor, who portrayed meth manufacturer Walter White in the hit AMC series, took to Twitter on Monday, Oct. 20, and joked about the matter. "'Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.' I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest," he humorously tweeted. In the mom's petition, which was launched earlier this month, [...] »
It’s been 67 years since Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted in the movie-making industry as a result of investigations by the House Un-American Activities Committee of the time, but his story will soon unfold on the big screen with Bryan Cranston in the lead. Directed by Jay Roach (Meet The Parents) and written by John McNamara (The New Adventures Of Superman), Trumbo has now added rising star Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje to its cast – bringing with him the recognition borne of his previous roles in Lost, Oz, Pompeii and Thor: The Dark World.
Trumbo tells the story of this troubled screenwriter, who was part of the so-called ‘Hollywood Ten’ (made up of screenwriters and directors) that were cited for contempt of Congress in 1947 for refusing to testify to the committee about their alleged involvement with the Communist Party. He was convicted, and served 11 months in Ashland Federal Prison in 1950, leaving him »
- Sarah Myles
“The Simpsons World” launches Tuesday Every “Simpsons” episode will be available via a website and app, with features including: “The Simpsons Heartbeat,” which organizes every episode by popularity, plus a newsfeed called “Everything Simpsons." ABC picks up Tyra Banks’ daytime talk show "The F.A.B.” "The Fun and the Beautiful” talk show will launch in fall 2015 with moderator Banks, plus Sports Illustrated swimsuit star Chrissy Teigen, YouTube star Leah Ashley, interior designer Lauren Makk and Yahoo Fashion’s Joe Zee. “Bones” will pay homage to Alfred Hitchcock for Episode 200 “The 200th in the 10th” episode will feature Booth and Brennan in their very own ’50s thriller inspired by the Master of Suspense. Click Read Full Post For More Jimmy Fallon to release his 1st children’s book "Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada” will help kids show their dads some love. Check out spoilery new “Game of Thrones »
- Norman Weiss
"Breaking Bad" doesn't exactly scream "kid-friendly," but does the AMC drug drama deserve its merch pulled from stores as a result? One Florida mother thinks so, and has started a Change.org petition to get Toys "R" Us to remove Walter White action figures from its shelves.
In the petition, Susan Myers from Fort Myers, Florida writes that the toy store chain's "decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children's toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values."
"Parents and grandparents around the world shop at Toys R Us, online and in stories, with their children and should not be forced to explain why a certain toy comes with a bag of highly dangerous and illegal drugs or why someone who sells those drugs deserves to be made into an action figure," the petition continued. »
- Katie Roberts
Toys "R" Us is under fire for selling "Breaking Bad" dolls inspired by the violent, drug-fueled AMC series. The critically-acclaimed show, which aired it series finale last year, revolved around Bryan Cranston’s chemistry teacher turned meth maker. And that's exactly what's available for sale in the children's toy store -- a figurine version of Walter White that comes complete with a fake gun, fake cash, and a backpack filled with fake crystal meth (see photo left). »
- Shari Weiss
Godzilla is a movie that everyone has heard about, even if they have never seen it. There have been so many manifestations of Godzilla in cinema, from the original 1954 version, to his battles with Mothra, Mechagodzilla and Hedorah, to the terrible 1998 Roland Emmerich version, to this one, 2014’s Godzilla, directed by Monsters director Gareth Edwards.
I was excited about this film since first hearing about it last year, and have been following its progression over the past few months as casting and further details were announced. When the first trailer arrived on the scene a few months ago I was further intrigued, and by the time the film was released this week, I was thoroughly anticipating the re-emergence of one of cinemas most famous monsters. »
- Chris Cummings
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Thor: The Dark World) has joined the cast of Game of Thrones for its fifth season; details of his role are being kept under wraps, but the site reports that he’ll be playing a character called Malko who is not present in George R.R. Martin’s book series.
In addition to his casting in Game of Thrones, Akinnuoye-Agbaje has also signed on to appear in Jay Roach’s Trumbo, which stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as Dalton Trumbo, screenwriter of Roman Holiday and Spartacus, who found himself blacklisted during the McCarthy witch-hunts. Also featuring in the cast are Helen Mirren (The Queen), Diane Lane (Man of Steel) and John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis).
- Gary Collinson
• Game of Thrones' James Cosmo has signed on for Tomorrow. Martin Scorsese is executive producing the military drama. Cosmo joins previously announced cast members Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye, and Joss Stone. Martha Pinson, Scorsese's long-time script supervisor, will make her feature directorial debut with the film, which follows the lives of soldiers trying to re-immerse themselves into society. Street and Brennan wrote the script. They are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford. Emma Tillinger Koskoff is executive producing with Scorsese. [Variety] • Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz, Fisher Stevens, and Clancy Brown have been cast in Hail, »
- C. Molly Smith
“It’s great to be back. This is so much more fun than directing movies, I can’t even begin to tell you.”
So quipped Jason Reitman at the start of the fourth season of Film Independent’s Live Read at Lacma series on Oct. 16. Tackling Alan Ball’s Oscar-winning screenplay for “American Beauty,” the director recruited a clutch of actors from his most recent film, “Men, Women and Children.”
Adam Sandler took on Kevin Spacey’s signature role of Lester Burnham, with Rosemarie DeWitt once again playing his wife in the part originated by Annette Bening. Olivia Crocicchia read for Mena Suvari’s teenage sexpot; Travis Tope limned pot-dealer/videographer/amateur-philosopher Ricky Fitts; and Kaitlyn Dever, Dean Norris and Phil Lamarr rounded out the cast.
It would be easy to read the casting as a sort of crypto marketing stunt — as Reitman noted in an aside, “go see the film, »
- Andrew Barker
A double-shot of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje this afternoon... First, the actor has landed a role in the upcoming 5th season of HBO's hit franchise series "Game of Thrones." Details on the role are not yet public, but, according to THR, it's not a character from the actual novels the series is based on. And secondly, he's joined the cast of Jay Roach’s feature project on the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, titled simply "Trumbo," with Bryan Cranston in the starring role. Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Peter MackenzieRoger Bart round out the cast. Akinnuoye-Agbaje has »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins the HBO series as a character called Malko, who does not appear in George Rr Martin's novels. No further details have been revealed of the role.
Elsewhere, Jay Roach's film Trumbo tells the tale of the award-winning screenwriter of Roman Holiday and Spartacus, who was blacklisted after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje is best known as Mr Eko in Lost.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast in Jay Roach’s Trumbo, the story based on the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. The actor has also booked a role on the upcoming fifth season of HBO's Game of Thrones. Details of the role are being kept under wraps but is said to be a character not in the books with the name ‘Malko.’ Bryan Cranston is starring as the screenwriter who wrote Roman Holiday and Spartacus, and continued writing under pseudonyms after he was blacklisted for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. The film
- Rebecca Ford
“I don’t want to die, but I am dying.”
Brittany Maynard, 29, is an amazing woman. She is a Berkley grad, a former teacher, an explorer, an extreme adventurer, and a dedicated volunteer. She’s lived quite a life. Now, she wants her death to be fitting of it.
On November 1, Brittany plans to take a lethal dose of sedatives and pass into an endless sleep in her own bedroom, surrounded by her husband, Dan Diaz, 43, her mom, Debbie Ziegler, her stepfather and her best friend.
“I’m choosing to suffer less,” she told People magazine in this week’s cover story. “To put myself and my family through less pain.”
Brittany is choosing to die with dignity.
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Brittany and Dan married in September of 2012, and started trying for a baby. In 2013, Brittany started experiencing excruciating headaches that doctors diagnosed as “migraines.” Earlier this year »
By the end of its theatrical run, Jason Reitman's Internet drama "Men, Women & Children" will likely amount to the director's least financially successful picture. No, not every film can click with the zeitgeist like "Juno" and haul in $143.5 million. But when Reitman's Kate Winslet-Josh Brolin drama "Labor Day" tapped out at $13.4 million this past winter, analysts considered it a disappointment. This weekend's specialty box office reports pin "Men, Women & Children" just under $128,500 after its second weekend — something beyond mere disappointment for Reitman and Paramount Pictures. The silver lining: With "Men, Women & Children," Reitman found actors that ignite him and perhaps vice versa. The door for future collaborations appears to remain open, with the first already in motion. As part of his on-going live-read series with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Reitman is set to direct a staged reading of Alan Ball's Academy Award-winning script "American Beauty. »
- Matt Patches
Entertainment Weekly reports that Jason Reitman will kick off his annual L.A. Live-Read series with a performance of American Beauty — which he did once before in 2012, starring Bryan Cranston — performed by the cast of his recent film Men, Women & Children. The reading will take place October 16 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and features Adam Sandler as Lester Burnham, in the role that won Kevin Spacey an Oscar, and Rosemarie DeWitt as his wife Carolyn, originally played by Annette Bening. Reitman also revealed some of the other live readings he plans to perform this year, including The Empire Strikes Back in December, Goodfellas in January, and Dazed and Confused in March. All starring Adam Sandler, we hope. »
- Anna Silman
For modern life, add more smartphones.
Neil Calloway looks at a media debate for our times (and the early 1950s, if you’ve ever looked at Hollywood’s output during that era)…Television vs Film.
In a recent interview James Spader said that film was no longer a superior medium to television.
It’s easy to agree; we binge watch TV shows in the comfort of our own homes and rarely venture to the cinema; you can see why Spader, riding high as the star of The Blacklist rather than as an actor in forgettable films (come on, Sex, Lies and Videotape was more than twenty years ago; what’s he done recently? When did you last say “let’s go and see the new James Spader film”? When did you ever?) would think that. Coming out of Gone Girl last week, in which Neil Patrick Harris has a small but pivotal role, »
- Oliver Davis
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