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Gilligan penned the treatment for Beanstalk, described as a "revisionist take" on the familiar story of the young man, magic beans and a greedy giant. Gilligan will continue to serve as a producer on the film, while Thomas Schnauz — a co-executive producer on both Breaking Bad and its new spinoff Better Call Saul — will write the script.
While Gilligan and »
Starz Digital has announced that is has acquired all North American rights to the film Boulevard, which had its premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film marks the final live-action dramatic performance of the late Robin Williams.
Starz will opening the film in a limited release in New York to begin with, before it expands to other major markets on July 17th.
Directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints), Boulevard “tells the story of a married but closeted 60-year-old bank manager (Williams), whose life changes in surprising ways after recklessly picking up a young male hustler.”
- Scott J. Davis
The digital and VOD distributor has acquired North American rights to Robin Williams’ final film.
Starz Digital plans to open Boulevard in New York and other major markets on July 7. Inception media Group represents international sales.
“Boulevard is a complex, life-affirming and surprising film and Robin’s final performance is absolutely remarkable,” said Kevin Kasha, head of acquisitions for Starz. “We are honoured to be able to share Dito’s beautiful film with audiences this summer.”
Preferred Content and Wme represented the filmmakers in the deal. »
Taradaloo, Mr. Show With Bob and David superfans! It's time for you to compete for a chance to go up Heaven's Chimney. Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are finally returning to the sketch-comedy world on Netflix later this year with With Bob and David, 20 years after Mr. Show. To celebrate, Vulture has teamed up with Netflix to give away two tickets to a live taping of the show to four lucky fans! The tapings will be held in Glendale, California — transportation is not included — on April 25 at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and April 30 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Winners must be 18+ to attend. Want a chance at tickets? Take our Mr. Show quiz below! Warning: It's really hard! To enter, please send your quiz answers to email@example.com by 10 a.m. Pst Friday, and we'll award four people a pair of tickets each. Good luck, and »
- Abraham Riesman
Netflix is doing a very beautiful thing by giving us a new sketch series starring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. Their seminal HBO series "Mr. Show" is almost 20 years old, and their new show "With Bob and David" will be certain to please superfans of that irreverent gem. And now you can join the fun in person. HitFix is giving away four pairs of tickets to live tapings of "With Bob and David" in the Los Angeles/Glendale area. The first two tapings are Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., and the last two tapings are Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. To enter for your chance to win, follow and tweet @HitFix with the hashtag #WinBobAndDavid and include your favorite Odenkirk/Cross moment or quote. We'll notify the winners through Twitter on Friday at 12 p.m. Pst. Get your indomitable spirits raging and tweet us now! »
- Louis Virtel
Starz Digital has acquired U.S. rights to Boulevard, featuring Robin Williams in his final feature performance. Director Dito Montiel’s film, which bowed at Tribeca last year, is set for theatrical release starting July 17 in NYC and other markets. Kathy Baker, Bob Odenkirk and Roberto Aguire co-star in the pic, which stars Williams as a lonely married man who begins to confront the emptiness that permeates his life. His life changes in surprising ways after recklessly… »
AMC has cast the lead role in its upcoming series Preacher. The adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic series has formally signed Dominic Cooper as the titular preacher Jesse Custer, as confirmed by executive producer and co-developer Seth Rogen.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015
This is not Cooper’s first foray into the world of comic books, as he has also played Howard Stark, father to Iron Man Tony Stark, on both the big and small screen. Cooper, whose formal signing comes after weeks of talks, joins a cast that already includes Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Lucy Griffiths. A premiere date for Preacher has yet to be announced.
HBO made a number of moves over the past week. Key among »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross have recruited several long-time friends and collaborators for their Netflix sketch comedy series, With Bob and David. Joining the duo on the four-episode series, which will be accompanied by an hourlong "making-of" special, are Paul F. Tompkins, Jay Johnston, Brian Posehn, John Ennis, Mark Rivers and Dino Stamatopolis. All have worked with Odenkirk and Cross before, including on the duo’s sketch comedy series Mr. Show. Tompkins also had a… »
Read More: 'Better Call Saul': Finding Its Own Voice While Haunted By the Ghosts of 'Breaking Bad' Now that 'Better Call Saul' has concluded its freshman season, the creative team is looking back on James 'Jimmy' Morgan McGill's transformation from straight-laced lawyer into Saul Goodman, the Albuquerque underworld's favorite legal shark. Watch Vince Gilligan, Melissa Bernstein, Peter Gould and Bob Odenkirk sound off on Jimmy's (Bob Odenkirk) evolving relationship with cleaner Mike (Jonathan Banks) and his failed attempts to assimilate into the traditional legal profession above. Read More: TV Shows are Becoming the New Film Franchise, and That's a Very, Very Bad Thing
- Helen Z. Carefoot
Read More: 'Better Call Saul': Finding Its Own Voice While Haunted By the Ghosts of 'Breaking Bad' Now that 'Better Call Saul' has concluded its freshman season, the creative team is looking back on James 'Jimmy' Morgan McGill's transformation from straight-laced lawyer into Saul Goodman, the Albuquerque underworld's favorite legal shark. Watch Vince Gilligan, Melissa Bernstein, Peter Gould and Bob Odenkirk sound off on Jimmy's (Bob Odenkirk) evolving relationship with cleaner Mike (Jonathan Banks) and his failed attempts to assimilate into the traditional legal profession above. Read More: TV Shows are Becoming the New Film Franchise, and That's a Very, Very Bad Thing »
- Helen Z. Carefoot
As the spinoff of a beloved series like “Breaking Bad,” the odds seemed stacked against AMC’s “Better Call Saul.” But it has both been embraced whole-heartedly by critics while also emerging as the highest-rate new cable series of the broadcast season.
And for good measure, it also helped AMC plant a scripted flag on Monday nights.
For the season, “Saul” averaged 5.9 million viewers, including 3.7 million adults 18-49 and 3.6 million adults 25-54, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3″ estimates (which include three days’ worth of DVR playback). The show got a big launch courtesy of “The Walking Dead,” but after seeing an expected decline the following week, it held at a strong level during the rest of its 10-episode run.
Last Monday’s season finale average 5.1 million viewers, including 3.1 million adults 18-49 and 3.3 million adults 25-54 in “live plus-3.” In 18-49, that tied it for seventh among all scripted dramas »
- Rick Kissell
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
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
A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars
The Performer | Vera Farmiga
The Show | Bates Motel
The Episode | “The Deal” (April 6)
The Performance | We’ve long thought that one of the marvels of Farmiga’s gloriously unhinged work as Bates Motel’s Mommie Dearest is that she’s always, always acting on (at least!) two levels. And never was that stunning duality on better display than in this week’s episode.
When Romero tried to convince Norma that she had to give up the incriminating flash drive for which sleazebag Bob Paris seemed more than willing to kill, her »
There's no easy way to tackle a spin-off prequel series focusing on a character who was used mostly for comedic relief on television's greatest drama series of all time, Breaking Bad, but Better Call Saul has defied all expectations and delivered one of the year's finest debuts. Better Call Saul is the prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and often against, Jimmy is "fixer" Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks), a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy's transformation »
- Keven Skinner
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
"...'Jimmy' (Bob Odenkirk) seizes an opportunity...
"...to reconnect with an old friend.
"'Chuck' (Michael McKean) adjusts to a new way of life..."
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"Better Call Saul" Action Figure
- Michael Stevens
Who doesn’t love food trucks, drinking, and laughing? Be honest—you love at least one of those things. So if you’re in Los Angeles April 15, check out the media mash-up Super Serious Show at the Virgil on Santa Monica Boulevard! Created by comedy production company CleftClips and named one of the 10 best standup comedy shows in L.A. by La Weekly, the monthly event will feature laughs from the likes of T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley”); Ian Karmel (“Chelsea Lately”); Morgan Jay, the 2012 winner of standup comedy competition Westside Showdown; Mike Lawrence (“Conan”); and Ucb Theatre alum Mo Welch, all against the backdrop of high–production value videos from Women, out of IFC’s Comedy Crib. Past Super Serious performers include Backstage cover star Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”), Bill Burr, Chris D’Elia (“Undateable”), Chris Kattan, David Cross (who just announced a Netflix original series with Bob Odenkirk), David Koechner, »
It’s hard to believe it but the inaugural season of Better Call Saul is almost over. As we enter the show’s penultimate episode, entitled ‘Pimento’, we find the McGill brothers side-by-side, marching into the battleground of civil law.
Warning! Spoilers Ahead – You have been warned!
Following on from the developments of Episode 8, Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Chuck (Michael McKean) find themselves embarking on a legal battle with enormous potential, unearthing the nefarious dealings of a local elderly home.
However, before focusing on the trials and tribulations of the suit-wearing siblings, we are treated to yet more golden moments from the effortlessly cool Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). This time around Mike is doing a ‘little job on the side’; which involves him acting as protection for a particularly hapless individual who is about to enter into an underground, drug transaction. »
- Jackson Ball
AMC‘s Better Call Saul Pimento TV Show Review. Better Call Saul: Season 1, Episode 9: Pimento, gives us another look at how Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) gets dogged out and has to pick up his pieces. Chuck (Michael McKean) wants his brother Jimmy to accept a harsh truth, but is it his [...]
Continue reading: TV Review: Better Call Saul: Season 1, Episode 9: Pimento [AMC] »
- Brian Fire
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