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Better Call Saul's excellent penultimate episode sees a bond irrevocably broken. Here's our review of Pimento...
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It seems so obvious now. So obvious that when Howard went to burst Jimmy’s bubble in last episode’s opening flashback, he was acting on Chuck’s say-so. But because I wanted to believe, like Jimmy, that Howard was the bad guy, the major asshole standing in his way, it never occurred to me. At worst, I thought Chuck was a coward who couldn’t bear to break the news to his brother, that he’d been overruled and was embarrassed about it. But now, after Chuck’s behind-the-scenes machinations, sabotaging Jimmy once again, and after the painfully harsh words spat during their final confrontation, it’s all so obvious.
That, to me, is a mark of great writing – that rather than pick up on what’s now so obvious, »
Despite stating earlier in the month that he hoped to play the character “until he dies”, Hugh Jackman revealed last week that he’s set to hang up the claws as the fan favourite mutant Logan following next year’s follow-up to The Wolverine.
Having been a mainstay of the X-Men franchise since the first movie in 2000, Fox now faces the unenviable task of finding a replacement for Jackman in what has become his signature role. However, the studio seems to be wasting little time in embarking on the hunt, with a shortlist of actors emerging online.
According to reports, Idris Elba is said to be the number one choice to succeed Jackman as the adamantium-clawed mutant, with the British star leading a shortlist which also includes Chris Pine, Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron, Dan Stevens and Bryan Cranston. Tom Hardy was also mentioned as a potential candidate, but »
- Gary Collinson
Andrew Karpen’s ambitious New York-based distributor has struck a licensing deal with the digital giant making Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription platform for its theatrical releases.
Bleecker Street’s slate includes Danny Collins starring Al Pacino (pictured), Pawn Sacrifice with Tobey Maguire, Sundance selection I’ll See You In My Dreams starring Blythe Danner, family drama Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen and Bryan Cranston starrer Trumbo.
Prime members in the Us will be able to access titles via the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at no additional cost to their membership.
“Prime members love independent films and we’re excited to add these compelling Bleecker Street titles to Prime Instant Video,” said Brad Beale, vice-president of digital video content acquisition for Amazon.
“The high-calibre and growing line-up from Bleecker Street brings an impressive variety of films that we know Prime members will enjoy.”
“As we build »
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For a while, this interview with Simon Pegg seems to be generating straight answers. And then it doesn’t. Ultimately, the whole thing is hard to read.
Pegg was attending the Empire Awards last night, and his inquisitor, such as she is, was representing Absolute Radio. Rather than asking anything meaningful, or even trying to reconcile the Bryan Cranston and Idris Elba casting reports, she spat out one of last week’s headlines and asked Pegg if it is true.
In Pegg’s words, “That’s not true.” And then he adds that there’s a “rumour” Elba has been spoken to about being in the film.
So far, this all seems like Pegg saying Elba’s in some sort of negotiations, but he won’t be playing a Klingon. And then it all goes bottoms-up and »
- Brendon Connelly
Idris Elba is easily one of our greatest and most versatile home-grown actors. The Luther star has proven this many times over the past decade, in roles ranging from a battle-hardened commander in Pacific Rim, to South African President Nelson Mandela.
Of course, this has undoubtedly put the London-born actor in extremely high demand, with rumours even placing him as Daniel Craig’s future Bond successor. Now, it has been revealed that Elba has entered early talks to play the lead baddie in Justin Lin’s Star Trek 3. Previous rumours had placed Bryan Cranston as the newest adversary for Kirk and his crew, however it is unknown if he was up for the same role, or merely that talks have now broken down.
- Ben Read
If you feel that the (nearly) three year wait for Godzilla 2 in 2018 is too much to handle, Idw is coming to the rescue. And it sounds like what they have planned might be better than anything we'll see on the big screen. Because this time out, Godzilla is going to Hell...Literally! Here is the press release, followed by the first art. This promises to be something truly special:
In over six decades of battles and triumphs, Godzilla has never faced a challenge as great as what's coming his way this July, when Godzilla goes to hell! In Godzilla in Hell, a five-issue miniseries launching in July, Godzilla will storm through the gates of hell itself, proving that the towering behemoth is King Of The Monsters both above and below!
With no warning and no sign of salvation, Godzilla is plummeted to the deepest, darkest bowels of the infernal kingdom. »
Admit it, millennials: When the news broke Tuesday that FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would be returning to the Fox network for a six-episode reboot of "The X-Files," many of you said, "Who are Mulder and Scully?" After all, the show has been off the air for 13 years. Since then, Gillian Anderson (Scully) moved to England and did period dramas, while David Duchovny (Mulder) became that creepy old lech on Showtime's "Californication," and "X-Files" creator Chris Carter went Mia and was apparently abducted by aliens.
Still, even if "The X-Files," its stars, and its creator haven't been pinging the cultural radar much in recent years, the return of the show with its original cast and showrunner on board is a huge deal. Much of what we now take for granted in pop culture -- especially on TV and online -- owes a tremendous debt to the 1993-2002 sci-fi drama series. »
- Gary Susman
Jon Hamm spoke out for the first time since his rehab stint for alcohol abuse, saying his ordeal is “not for public consumption.” “Life throws a lot at you sometimes and you have to deal with it as much as you can,” he said to TV Week. “That’s why you have family and friends and co-workers to help you with that.” The “Mad Men” actor was in rehab for a 30-day stint recently; when news broke, his representative said his “longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt” had been supporting him through the tough time. Also Read: Jon Hamm Shares Bryan Cranston’s Advice on Life After. »
- Jordan Chariton
Star Trek 3 is placed in a quandary. How does it up the villain ante after Benedict Cumberbatch.s Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness? The second installment had its fair share of critics . actually, a lot of them . but the Sherlock star bathed his lines with glorious purpose. Who could possibly top that? How about Idris Elba? Variety reports that the Luthor star and hoped-for future Bond star is being eyed for the lead villain role of Star Trek 3. The trade reports that he.s even in early talks to take it on. Heinsenburg himself, Bryan Cranston, was rumored to be up for a villain role, which now seems to be just over-hyped Internet banter. But what could the villain be, possibly? The hot rumor is that Klingons will have something to do with what.s going in the events to come. They popped up very briefly in Into Darkness »
The buzz around Hollywood is that Idris Elba is in the running to be the main villain in "Star Trek 3." Variety reports that the "Luther" star is in "early talks" for the role, although there's no more info on what the role will be or who exactly the Big Bad of "Star Trek 3" will be.
In February, a rumor surfaced that Bryan Cranston was being eyed for the role of the villain, but maybe there's more than one villain? The more, the merrier! There are a ton of possible villains for "Star Trek 3," from Klingons to the Borg, so writers Simon Pegg (yes, that Simon Pegg) and Doug Jung have plenty to choose from.
"Star Trek 3" will star Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Anton Yelchin. There have been some interesting behind-the-scenes changes since the film was first announced a few years ago, »
- Jenni Miller
The pic’s ensemble already includes Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride. Ambi Group is financing the film and producing with Rabbit Bandini Productions and That’s Hollywood Pictures Productions.
The original novel by John Steinbeck portrays the struggle between labor and capital in 1930s America as close to all-out warfare. Published in 1936, “In Dubious Battle” is considered Steinbeck’s first major work. Set in a fictionalized valley in California, the story explores themes Steinbeck later continued to develop: group behavior, social injustice, man’s inhumanity to man. A labor conflict between migrant apple pickers and the local growers’ association is the backdrop against which Jim Nolan (Franco) becomes involved in the labor movement and rapidly matures as he »
- Justin Kroll
Fellow AMC drama icon Bryan Cranston offers advice to Jon Hamm as he leaves his own show in a few weeks. He says, "It's hard, man. It's hard to let it go. It'll hit you a couple of different ways at different times." Cranston finished up "Breaking Bad" in 2013, and now Hamm only has seven episodes left for "Mad Men" beginning April 5. Of his often dark character Don Draper, Hamm says, "You're kind of hoping for redemption, and it's not forthcoming. To consistenly come in and be the bummer was always like, 'Oh, that's not fun.' But at the same time, it's been like the greatest obstacle course in the world. A puzzle to figure out." Hollywood Reporter -Break- Watch a sneak peek of the "Orphan Black" third season premiere slated for April 18 on BBC America. Castor clone Rudy (aka Scarface) is alone in a room with Sarah (Tatiana Maslany »
AMC's Mad Men starts their final countdown on April 5, but the cast already said goodbye to the set after they wrapped shooting last year. Et got the scoop on the mood for their last day of filming.
"The last shot and set up -- we got it and said that's a wrap and I looked up and there were probably 300 people behind the thing and it was like, 'Oh yeah!' I forgot how big it was," Jon Hamm told Et.
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"It was just a lot of tears and a lot of champagne," January Jones said. "We just stayed there after we were done. We just stayed there. None of us wanted to go home. It was really sad."
For six and a half seasons fans have been captivated by the swoon-worthy Don Draper, but show creator Matthew Weiner said the part almost went to someone else.
The April issue of GQ Magazine hits newsstands on March 24, and the ever-handsome Jon Hamm is on the cover. In his interview, Jon talks about the impending second half of Mad Men's final season, which airs April 5. Although he explores what's on the horizon, a lot of his focus is on what it's like closing such a huge chapter. He even got advice from Bryan Cranston, who has had to cope with the end of Breaking Bad. According to Bryan, "It's hard, man. It's hard to let it go. It'll hit you a couple of different ways at different times." Keep reading to see how Jon's dealing with all of it, and then lighten things up with all his best GIFs. On being a part of the La comedy scene: "I was just kind of that weird kid that always hung around. I had no desire to get up onstage and tell jokes. »
Don Draper's days are numbered. The seventh and final season of AMC's Mad Men premieres Apr. 5, and for Jon Hamm in particular, that's both freeing and terrifying. The remaining seven episodes were shot in the summer of 2014, and according to the actor, no one understands a prolonged goodbye quite like Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White on AMC's other flagship drama, Breaking Bad. So, what did the six-time Primetime Emmy Award winner tell Hamm about moving on from a hit TV show? "'It's hard, man. It's hard to let it go. It'll hit you a couple of different ways at different times,'" Hamm, 44, says in GQ magazine's April 2015 issue. It's relatable advice, sure, »
Scott Disick is reportedly flying back to La from the rehab facility in Costa Rica today, two weeks early. [TMZ] Vin Diesel named his baby girl Pauline as a tribute to his late friend Paul Walker. [Today] Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence joke that they’re “work husband and wife,” without the sex. [Page Six] Jon Hamm tells GQ the advice Bryan Cranston gave him regarding the end of Mad Men: “It’s hard to let it go. It’ll hit you a couple of different ways at different times.” [The Wrap] Will Ferrell argues that college Greek life organizations should be banned. [Gawker] In case you missed it, Rob Kardashian posted this bizarre photo on Instagram over the weekend. [@robkardashian]
- Taylor Ferber
As Mad Men enters its final seven episodes next month, all eyes are watching Jon Hamm — including Bryan Cranston. The Breaking Bad star gave advice to the Mad Men mainstay on the hardships of ending a series, Hamm noted in a GQ April cover story. Read More The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind 'Mad Men' "It's hard, man," Cranston told him. "It's hard to let it go. It'll hit you a couple of different ways at different times." Hamm added that over the years, it's been exhausting to partake in Don Draper's downward spirals. "You're kind of hoping for
- Ashley Lee
Don Draper is soliciting the guidance of Walter White!
In a recent interview with GQ magazine, Jon Hamm reveals that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston gave him some advice on how to deal with Mad Men coming to an end, and saying goodbye to his character after seven seasons.
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If anyone can relate, it's Cranston, who ended Breaking Bad with a bang after five seasons. "It's hard, man. It's hard to let it go," Cranston told Hamm. "It'll hit you a couple of different ways at different times."
While it's never easy to say goodbye, Hamm's longtime partner Jessica Westfeldt tells the men's magazine that she thinks the role of Don Draper has taken a toll on her boyfriend. "It's a confusing juxtaposition," she confessed. "I think the darkness of Don has weighed heavily on Jon, despite it being the role of a lifetime »
“Mad Men” star Jon Hamm graces the April cover of GQ magazine, wherein he kicks off the long goodbye to his star-making drama “Mad Men,” TheWrap reveals in an exclusive first look. Labelled a “fashion god” by the men’s magazine, Hamm said he got some advice from a fellow actor who also bid farewell to his iconic character and show — Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White on AMC’s other flagship drama “Breaking Bad.” “‘It’s hard, man. It’s hard to let it go. It’ll hit you a couple of different ways at different times,'” Hamm said Cranston told him recently. »
- Matt Donnelly
Breaking Bad is to air on UK television in full, it has been revealed.
All five seasons of the AMC drama will be broadcast on new UK channel Spike after its launch next month.
The award-winning series charts his rise from chemistry teacher to criminal mastermind and murderer.
Breaking Bad spinoff show Better Call Saul, starring Bob Odenkirk as criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, is currently airing on AMC in the Us and is available on Netflix in international territories including the UK.
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