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Warning: If you haven't watched the end of Breaking Bad, don't read this. The entire post is concerned exclusively with its final moments. In the final episode of Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad, Walter White allows himself to be captured by skinhead drug dealers in order to save Jesse Pinkman. But Walt has a plan: An M60 machine gun — the kind of heavy-duty monster of a machine gun that gets mounted on armored vehicles — is rigged to a rotating machine in the trunk of his car. It goes off, launching a torrent of bullets into the skinheads' hideout while Walt hits the floor, out of harm's way. The gun tears apart the bad guys while Walt survives. For a while. The show is widely considered one of the best ever, but the finale did earn some puzzled reactions. Not that Breaking Bad was ever a realistic show, but the machine-gun-in-the-car-trunk »
- Greg Cwik
Oh, so it’s really the “Mythbusters” team who are the ones who knock?
With all the loose ends tied up in the “Breaking Bad” finale, which aired in 2013 on AMC, there are some things in particular that fans still want to know: Would it really have been possible for Bryan Cranston’s anti-hero, Walter White, to build his ammo-filled booby trap? And would that mechanical version of “Scarface’s” “little friend” scene have actually taken town the hive of skinheads, like the show suggested?
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, who host Discovery’s “Mythbusters,” recently went on the case to test both questions. “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan, ever the good sport about these things, even came along for the ride.
The results? Better than they were during “Mythbuster’s” “Breaking Bad” special in 2013, which debunked the effects of both hydrofluoric acid in a bathtub and of solid mercury fulminate thrown to the ground. »
- Whitney Friedlander
This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan Creators/executive producers, Better Call Saul Biggest misconception about the show: Gould The original misconception -- or the conception we worried people would have -- was that the show was about Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad. Luckily, people accepted the show was about Jimmy McGill, who eventually becomes Saul Goodman. Gilligan Folks invariably tell me, "I really like Jimmy McGill, but I didn't really like Saul that much." Especially women. Jimmy seems to be catnip to them. Gould Go figure! Most challenging scene to write: Gould Toward
- Aaron Couch, Kate Stanhope, Lacey Rose
Jimmy McGill is accustomed to being the underdog. But if “Better Call Saul” goes all the way to win the Emmy for best drama, the AMC series will join an elite club of shows that have claimed TV’s top prize for their freshman seasons.
Since 1981, when “Hill Street Blues” triumphed in its first year of eligibility, only six other series have pulled it off: “L.A. Law” (1987), “Picket Fences” (1992), “The West Wing” (2000), “Lost” (2005), “Mad Men” (2008) and “Homeland” (2012).
“Better Call Saul” is the only first-year show in the running for drama series honors this year. Securing a series nomination in year one is a feather in the cap of any show. But in the case of “Saul,” the recognition is especially sweet. It’s validation that AMC’s prequel series to Emmy darling “Breaking Bad” has overcome the long shadow of its predecessor as a creative achievement that stands on its own. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Things are looking up at Walt Disney Animation Studios - way up. Gigantic, Disney's unique take on Jack and the Beanstalk, will feature music from Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who greeted D23 Expo fans in signature style-in song-alongside director Nathan Greno (Tangled) and producer Dorothy McKim (Get a Horse). Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, Disney's Gigantic follows adventure-seeker Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds. He hatches a grand plan with Inma, a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl, and agrees to help her find her way home. But he doesn't account for her super-sized personality-and who knew giants were so down to earth?
We reported back in April that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan sold a Beanstalk movie pitch to Disney. Breaking Bad writer-producer Thomas Schnauz was set to write the full screenplay, with Vince Gilligan eyeing the project as his feature directorial debut. »
Breaking Bad is quite rightly hailed as one of the most successful dramas of the twenty-first century. But in this age of multi-platform entertainment, could it have survived in another format? Say creator Vince Gilligan’s insistence on the casting of Bryan Cranston over preferred choices like John Cusack had led to the whole project being aborted. Would Gilligan have gotten his idea to live outside the confines of the small screen?
Absolutely not. The show has one of the all-time great concepts, but an unusual one in that it was perfectly suited to TV. Other great offerings of the age can easily transfer to different mediums. For example, House would make a good novel as well as an essential prescription for the cathode ray tube. True Detective had the stuff of an epic movie. The adventures of Walter White on the other hand could only have flown one »
- Steve Palace
The very first pilot I watched on this job was for a CBS drama called "Ez Streets." Created by Paul Haggis — then best known for creating "Due South," but most commercially successful for having helped develop the "Walker, Texas Ranger" pilot — it was essentially an HBO drama before such a thing existed: dark, dense, ambitious, heartbreaking, and addictive. It even featured Joe Pantoliano playing a sociopath gangster years before he won an Emmy for it on "The Sopranos" (and was, to my mind, better as Jimmy Murtha than as Ralphie Ciffaretto). It was also the first time I got my heart broken in this job. Despite rave reviews from me and my more established colleagues across the country, "Ez Streets" was Doa: CBS pulled it off the air after only two episodes had aired, and though most of the remaining episodes would air the following winter, it was just running out the string. »
- Alan Sepinwall
A couple of months ago on the Sound On Sight gaming podcast, Open Source, myself and Mike, one of the co-editors of the gaming section, entered into a bet. “I’ll be playing Final Fantasy Xv in 2015″, he said. Once I’d stopped laughing, the battle lines were drawn. “If Final Fantasy Xv is released in 2015, I’ll eat my shoe”, I said, and the wager was made official. If Final Fantasy Xv is released this year, I eat my shoe. If it’s released after December 31st 2015, Mike eats his. Almost instantly I felt bad. So safe seemed this bet for me, that in good conscience it wasn’t even fair to take it on. Both E3 and a brand new trailer for the game at Gamescom have been and gone since we made the wager, and we still don’t have a release date for Final Fantasy Xv yet. »
- John Cal McCormick
While Gold Derby's Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users and All Users are predicting that Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") will finally win the Best Drama Actor Emmy, I think this race is a lot closer. Bob Odenkirk ("Better Call Saul"), I'm looking at you. Don't forget, his new show created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould is a spinoff of their hit series "Breaking Bad." That drama earned a whopping nine acting Emmys during its five seasons: four for Bryan Cranston, three for Aaron Paul and a pair for Anna Gunn. In other words, Gilligan and Gould know how to win Emmys for their actors. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Before Cranston won his first trophy in 2008, many pundits had dismissed him entirely because his show was so small and he wasn't as well-known as rival nominees Hamm, Gabriel Byrne, Michael C. Hall, Hugh Laurie and three-ti. »
Many now-beloved programmes took a while to get going. Here are six classic shows with less-than-classic opening acts
When Halt and Catch Fire premiered last year, it was considered, at best, a muted success. A period drama based on the tech boom of early-80s America, it was clear AMC was angling to repeat the feat it pulled off with Mad Men – that of making a workplace serial set in the recent past seem somehow compelling. But muddy plotting, erratic pacing and occasionally daft writing prevented it from being the runaway hit you could tell it was desperate to be. It wasn’t until the second season, which wrapped up last week and ironed out most of the irksome creases of the first, that it grew into itself. Reviews so far have been gushing: its current rating on Rotten Tomatoes is a whopping 94%. “Halt and Catch Fire became the new »
- Luke Holland
Spoiler free response to the surprising first two episodes of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”. Take a look at our video chat on the series in the player above. To say that I had reservations when AMC announced that it was developing a spin-off series for ratings juggernaut “The Walking Dead” is an understatement of zombie horde proportions. As a business decision, the move is an obvious one for the network to make. “The Walking Dead” is an extraordinary success for AMC, so it’s not surprising that they’d want to invest in extending its life on television for as long as it continues to yield dividends. What’s better than one ratings triumph, after all, if not two? Creatively, however, the choice seemed ill-advised. To be fair, despite the reservations of both critics and fans, the “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul” had an extraordinary first season. »
- Roth Cornet
Get your first look at Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman back in trouble, in the first image from the set of Better Call Saul season 2...
It seems fair to say that Better Call Saul season 1 had a lot of admirers. AMC's big show of confidence - announcing season 2 before season 1 had even come out - seems fairly justified with hindsight, then.
Today we've had our first glimpse behind the scenes of season 2, with Bob Odenkirk back in Saul Goodman's suit and seemingly in some sort of trouble. Here's the image...
Better Call Saul season 2 is expected to land on AMC and Netflix early next year. If last year's form is anything to go by, we can expect a whole »
On Friday, AMC came to press tour and announced renewals for a whole bunch of shows that are not "Halt and Catch Fire." This is unacceptable. Sure, for much of it its first season, "Halt" was a collection of interesting performances and ideas in search of a TV show worth containing them all. But by the time it started this second season, the show about the dawn of the computer age had given itself a massive system upgrade, and is now one of the very best dramas in all of television, let alone on AMC. There was a moment in tonight's season finale — a conversation on an airplane between spouses Donna (Kerry Bishé) and Gordon (Scoot McNairy) that had a much deeper meaning for her than for him — that hit me as hard as anything I've seen in a good long time, and it was just one spectacular scene among many this season. »
- Alan Sepinwall
AMC has given fans their first sneak peek at the second season of the acclaimed Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul with two promotional images featuring Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill (the future Saul Goodman) and series creatores and executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould…
Filming is underway on the second season of Better Call Saul, which will return to AMC early in 2016.
- Gary Collinson
AMC released two first look photos from the set of Better Call Saul today during the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour. The series is currently shooting Season 2 in Albuquerque, Nm and is set to debut early next year on AMC. The first photo features series star Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, who is being confronted by two unspecified characters. The second photo features series creators and executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould on the set.
The series' first season was recently recognized with seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Jonathan Banks) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, among others. Better Call Saul, which tracks small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill's transformation into a man who puts the criminal in "criminal lawyer," is executive produced by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, »
Better Call Saul surprised a lot of people in 2014. How could a spin-off prequel show featuring a side character from a TV show, even one as excellent as Breaking Bad, tell a viable story? Creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, with Bob Odenkirk to play Jimmy McGill, showed everyone how to do it, and Better Call Saul became a […]
The post AMC Releases First ‘Better Call Saul’ Season Two Photo appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
AMC gave fans the first peek at season two of its acclaimed series “Better Call Saul” on Friday.
The “Breaking Bad” spinoff, which is currently shooting its sophomore season in Albuquerque, N.M., is set to return to AMC early next year.
The first photo from the upcoming season shows star Bob Odenkirk, who plays small-time-turned-criminal-lawyer Jimmy McGill, looking dismayed as he stands across from two men in suits. The behind-the-scenes image below shows creators and executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould on the set of the hit drama.
The series recently received seven Emmy nominations, including ones for outstanding drama, lead actor in a drama (Odenkirk), supporting actor in a drama (Jonathan Banks, who plays Mike Erhmantraut) and writing for a drama.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Netflix have released two new images from the upcoming second season of Better Call Saul. The streaming service have also released an updated character/ actor list for the new series, which you can read below.
Better Call Saul is a prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad created by Vince Gilligan and writer/producer Peter Gould. The story is set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) meets Walter White. When we meet him in Season 1, the man who will become Saul is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside and often against Jimmy is fixer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), a beloved character first introduced in Breaking Bad. The series tracks Jimmy’s transformation into a man who puts the criminal in “criminal attorney.”
The new season debuts in 2016.
- Paul Heath
We’re getting a first look at the second season of Better Call Saul. AMC just released two first-look photos from the Television Critics Association summer press tour of the series, which is currently shooting Season 2 in Albuquerque, Nm, for debut early next year on AMC. The series, which tracks small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill’s transformation into a man who puts the criminal in “criminal lawyer,” is executive produced by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson and… »
Steven Michael Quezada, who played DEA agent Steven Gomez on Breaking Bad, will announce that he will be running for Bernalillo County commissioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday. The actor and comedian, who is a member of the Albuquerque school board, is joining a race alongside at least three other contenders, according to The Associated Press.
The actor told The AP he hoped to make positive changes in the district, which includes the Hispanic South Valley. Recently, the area made headlines when the Bernalillo County Commission approved a planned »
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