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'Better Call Saul' Season 2 First Look Has Bob Odenkirk in Trouble

31 July 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

- MovieWeb

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First look at Better Call Saul season 2

31 July 2015 7:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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.

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill – Better Call Saul _ Season »

- Paul Heath

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Emmys Reactions 2015: Amy Schumer, Bob Odenkirk, Tatiana Maslany, Viola Davis and More Celebrate the Nominations

16 July 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul" "I am truly blown away at this nomination. I am grateful to Vince, Peter, and the writing staff. I also have to thank my amazing cast mates Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seehorn because everyone raises everyone’s game. I promise to wear a tux to the ceremony. And of course thank you to the Academy!!!!" Chris Miller and Phil Lord, "The Last Man on Earth" "We are so happy for our dear friend Will Forte.  His genius is to make us laugh and think and care all at the same time.  We feel really lucky to receive this directing nomination, but even luckier to work with such a talented group of actors, writers, editors and filmmakers as we did on 'Last Man,' including our fellow nominee editor Stacey Schroeder.  They made us look really good, and they made »

- Ben Travers

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Emmys Reactions 2015: Amy Schumer, Bob Odenkirk, Tatiana Maslany, Viola Davis and More Celebrate the Nominations

16 July 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul" "I am truly blown away at this nomination. I am grateful to Vince, Peter, and the writing staff. I also have to thank my amazing cast mates Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seehorn because everyone raises everyone’s game. I promise to wear a tux to the ceremony. And of course thank you to the Academy!!!!" Chris Miller and Phil Lord, "The Last Man on Earth" "We are so happy for our dear friend Will Forte.  His genius is to make us laugh and think and care all at the same time.  We feel really lucky to receive this directing nomination, but even luckier to work with such a talented group of actors, writers, editors and filmmakers as we did on 'Last Man,' including our fellow nominee editor Stacey Schroeder.  They made us look really good, and they made »

- Ben Travers

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Tatiana Maslany, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ricky Gervais react to Emmy nominations

16 July 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tatiana Maslany, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ricky Gervais, Julie Bowen, Allison Janney and others have weighed in on their 2015 Emmy Awards Nominations. As expected: everyone's pretty happy. We are all ecstatic about the #EmmyNoms for #InsideAmy I am celebrating! #giammati #12angrymen #directing #writing pic.twitter.com/SRZf5KC88v — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 16, 2015 Bob Odenkirk, nominated for lead actor in a drama series, for "Better Call Saul": "I am truly blown away at this nomination. I am grateful to Vince, Peter, and the writing staff. I also have to thank my amazing cast mates Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seehorn because everyone raises everyone’s game. I promise to wear a tux to the ceremony. And of course thank you to the Academy!!!!" #CloneClub & #clonesbians, this bud's for you. Thanks buddies :) — Tatiana Maslany (@tatianamaslany) July 16, 2015   "Masters of Sex" and "Mom" nominee Allison Janney: "I »

- Katie Hasty

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People Just Do Nothing: From YouTube origins to BBC Three success

14 July 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

People Just Do Nothing returns to BBC Three tonight for a second run - one year on from its first full series, three years after its launch as an iPlayer 'Comedy Feed' pilot, and five years since its earliest outings on YouTube.

Devised by a group of friends, the sitcom / mockumentary was inspired by The Office, Spinal Tap and Curb Your Enthusiasm - but especially (and appropriately) by a BBC Three documentary series, Tower Block Dreams, which explored the underground music scene in UK council estates.

The early webisodes of People Just Do Nothing - following the deluded crew of pirate radio station Kurupt FM, led by Mc Grindah (Allan Mustafa) and DJ Beats (Hugo Chegwin) - were shot guerilla-style, with no budget and, for the most part, no scripts.

But these early amateur efforts generated a cult following and eventually attracted the attention of Roughcut TV's Ash Atalla, producer on The Office. »

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The Avengers' Patrick Macnee Dead at 93; Dapper Actor Memorably Played John Steed in British Spy-Fi Series

25 June 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Only time could get the better of John Steed. Patrick Macnee, the prominent British actor best known for his evil-scheme-fighting role on The Avengers, died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., according to a statement posted on his website. He was 93. Macnee played the bowler-wearing and umbrella-toting Steed most famously opposite Diana Riggs' Emma Peel and Honor Blackman's Cathy Gale on the 1960s TV series. The Avengers, which originated on Britain's ITV, ran from 1961 until 1969. "Rip The Awesome Patrick Macnee," wrote Michael McKean as the tributes started pouring in on Twitter. Breaking news, more to come »

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Lizzy Caplan, Allison Janney Riff on Improv, Theater and Emotional Scenes (Video)

11 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Though one’s now starring in a drama, the other in a comedy, Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”) and Allison Janney (“Mom”) have both famously spent time in the other category — and agree that the lines are now getting blurred. Their back-and-forth banter at Variety’s “Actors on Actors” studio proved the point, as the actresses chatted about the thrill of doing theater, and the emotional toll of getting into character.

Lizzy Caplan: I was wondering what your first job on television was.

Allison Janney: It was a small teeny role on a Bill Cosby show.

Caplan: Stop.

Janney: I’m not kidding you!

Caplan: Did he give you any…

Janney: Nothing untoward happened! He wanted me to play a janitor and then I was a school teacher. He kept changing what my part was. I don’t remember what the show was called. And that was my first TV show! »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Better Call Saul’ Creators Talk Character Backstory & Tease Season 2

9 June 2015 6:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The creative team behind “Better Call Saul” joined together Tuesday for the closing panel at Variety‘s annual TV Summit, moderated Debra Birnbaum, to talk about their stellar spinoff.

“I’m just glad it just didn’t take an enormous dump when it came out,” co-creator Vince Gilligan said, sparking laughter from the packed room. “That was very gratifying for me.”

Peter Gould agreed with his co-creator’s sentiment on the series’ freshman success. “‘Breaking Bad’ was lighting in a bottle and it would be really unrealistic to expect that again, but people seemed to really enjoy it.”

Gould was also joined by staff writer Gordon Smith, supervising producer Gennifer Hutchinson and co-exec producer Thomas Schnauz on the panel. They discussed the unusual nature of the character development process on “Saul,” given the situation that the audience knows what is coming in the future for the main character played by Bob Odenkirk. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Peter Gould & Sarah Treem on the Lessons of First-Time Showrunners

8 June 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Peter Gould and Sarah Treem have more in common than you might expect. Their freshman dramas — “Better Call Saul,” AMC’s “Breaking Bad” prequel, and Showtime’s marriage drama “The Affair,” respectively — burst onto screens this season to critical acclaim. And both writer-producers assumed the role of showrunner for the first time. Gould had birthed Saul Goodman back in the “Bad” days along with his fellow “Saul” exec producer Vince Gilligan, while Treem conceived “Affair” alongside Hagai Levi (“In Treatment”). During their hourlong conversation with Variety, Gould and Treem charted lessons learned along the path from script to screen, and discovered even more shared interests: intelligent actors, clever costume designers and the captivating humor of Amy Schumer.

You were both first-time showrunners. What did you learn from the first season?

Sarah Treem: I think I learned more than anything that television really is a team sport, which I knew »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Joel McHale Is Cast In The X Files, Confirming The Re-Boot Is Getting It Right

4 June 2015 4:37 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the course of its 202 episodes, The X Files attracted many notable guest stars. Some appeared before they hit the big time (Ryan Reynolds, Jack Black, Seth Green, Felicity Huffman, Shia Labeouf, James Franco, Jane Lynch, Bradley Whitford, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Luke Wilson, Grant Heslov, Giovanni Ribisi and Titus Welliver), while many appearances were made by people who were already legends in their own fields, with talented performers such as Lily Tomlin, Ed Asner, Michael McKean, Peter Boyle, Gary Shandling, Lance Henriksen, Roy Thinnes, Veronica Cartwright, Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman, Brad Dourif, Kathy Griffin and Ricky Jay providing some of the show’s most memorable moments. With six new episodes about to shoot for a limited series event, that prestigious list of guest stars is already expanding, with Joel McHale being the latest addition.

The plot of the brief new series remains unknown, but Deadline is reporting »

- Sarah Myles

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Rip, Anne Meara: Stars Tweet Tributes, Ben Stiller Thanks Fans for 'Kind Words'

25 May 2015 3:40 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Actress/comedy legend Anne Meara -- who was also wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of Ben Stiller -- died of undisclosed causes on Saturday, May 23. The Stiller family shared a statement with the Associated Press, calling Jerry Anne's "husband and partner in life," adding that "The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long. [...] Anne's memory lives on in the hearts of daughter Amy, son Ben, her grandchildren, her extended family and friends, and the millions she entertained as an actress, writer and comedienne."

Some of those millions were her Hollywood peers, and they took to Twitter to react to the news of her death:

I did 2 films with Anne Meara, a lovely, gracious & Funny Lady. We lost one of the Good Ones! Rip Ms Anne.

- Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) May 25, 2015

Anne Meara--- no words. I had the immense honor of working with her. »

- Gina Carbone

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A Brief (Pun Intended) History Of Lawyers In The Movies Part II

6 May 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies. Enjoy, and please refrain from suing us if you feel otherwise...

1. Devil’s Advocate (1997)

Keanu Reeves plays Kevin Lomax, a hot-shot young Florida lawyer who is all about climbing the ladder. When he gets an offer he can’t refuse from a high-powered New York firm, led by the legendary John Milton »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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New on Video: ‘Sullivan’s Travels’

28 April 2015 6:50 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sullivan’s Travels

Written and directed by Preston Sturges

USA, 1941

At the start of Sullivan’s Travels, movie director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea) has been screening his latest effort. The picture within the picture concludes with an intense rooftop fight aboard a train. It’s almost absurd in its inflated action and Sullivan is not at all pleased with his creation. This type of escapist entertainment may be all right for some, but it’s social commentary he now seeks. These are troubling times, he argues, with war in Europe and strikes on the home front, and the ambitious, idealistic filmmaker wants something beyond mere cinematic frivolity. Apparently, so did the director of Sullivan’s Travels, the great Preston Sturges. At least that’s what he ended up with anyway.

Sullivan’s Travels, “By” Preston Sturges, as the opening credit proclaims, lending the filmic fable something of a storybook »

- Jeremy Carr

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'Sullivan's Travels' (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray Review

20 April 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

What amazed me most about Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels (1941), watching it for the first time on this newly released Criterion Blu-ray, is just how utterly unpredictable it is. Sure, we know where it may end once we are introduced to John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), a big Hollywood director, who's decided to hit the road as a hobo to attain a greater understanding of human suffering before embarking on a serious adaptation of the fictional novel "O Brother, Where Art Thouc" (Yes, it is this fictional book Joel and Ethan Coen were name-checking with the title of their 2000 comedy.) But as much as we know what the end will offer, it's the path to that ending we don't see coming, even when it arrives. Set during the Great Depression, Sullivan, known for his comedies, isn't seeing anything funny in the world. When his producers suggest making a "nice musical »

- Brad Brevet

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Ranking every 'SNL' Hillary Clinton impression

13 April 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hillary Clinton is much more than even a 2016 presidential candidate. She's a pop culture touchstone and the "Saturday Night Live" legacy of Hillary impersonations proves it: Clinton has been imitated by nine different performers going all the way back to Jan Hooks. To celebrate this indelible sketch character, let's rank all nine portrayals of the former New York senator and pick the ultimate "SNL" Hillary.  Honorable mentions: Drew Barrymore and Rachel Dratch Both Drew Barrymore and Rachel Dratch played Clinton in very brief moments on "SNL." Barrymore played a young Clinton during a 2004 hosting stint and Dratch chimed in with a space-age Hillary in a "State of the Galaxy" sketch from 2006. While they are fun anomalous versions of the former Secretary of State, they aren't representative enough to factor in on this list.  7. Janeane Garofalo During the infamous '94-'95 season of "SNL," Michael McKean and Janeane Garofalo took turns as Bill and Hillary. »

- Louis Virtel

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A look at Better Call Saul’s first season from two perspectives

13 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Breaking Bad was one of the most critically acclaimed series of the past few years, a lot of which had to do with the world the show created. Vince Gilligan and AMC’s proposal to revisit that world, this time with a focus on Saul Goodman, was met with both excitement and trepidation. After all, could the creative team capture lightning in a bottle twice and create something equally good? The first season of Better Call Saul seems to have put all those concerns to rest, as the ten episodes have exceeded expectations, delighting fans of Breaking Bad by expanding the story without taking anything away from what came before.

But how did the show play for those who haven’t seen Breaking Bad? Does the series work as effectively for someone unfamiliar with the world of Albuquerque, New Mexico as seen through the lens of Gilligan and Co.? And »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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A Brief (Pun Intended) History of Lawyers in the Movies

13 April 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch became the boilerplate for the Noble Movie Lawyer in this iconic, 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee’s award-winning novel. Atticus Finch, a small town attorney in the Depression-era South, must defend a black man (Brock Peters) falsely accused of raping a white woman, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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TV Review: Better Call Saul: Season 1, Episode 10: Marco [AMC]

10 April 2015 2:59 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  AMC’s Better Call Saul Marco TV Show Review. Better Call Saul: Season 1, Episode 10: Marco, takes Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) another step closer to falling all the way down into the rabbit’s hole. Jimmy seizes an opportunity to reconnect with his old friend Marco (Mel Rodriguez) while Chuck (Michael McKean) adjusts [...]

Continue reading: TV Review: Better Call Saul: Season 1, Episode 10: Marco [AMC] »

- Brian Fire

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"Better Call Saul: Marco" - Season Finale

8 April 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more footage from the Season 1 finale episode of "Better Call Saul", titled "Marco", written and directed by series co-creator Peter Gould, airing April 6, 2015 on AMC:

"...'Jimmy' (Bob Odenkirk) seizes an opportunity...

"...to reconnect with an old friend.

"'Chuck' (Michael McKean) adjusts to a new way of life..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Better Call Saul: Marco"...

"Better Call Saul" Action Figure 

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- Michael Stevens

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