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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Director Agrees With Breaking Bad Insult

26 September 2013 4:40 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

On Sunday's episode of "Breaking Bad," the show decided to make fun of "Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium" movie, which stars Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman. And now, the director of the movie commented on the insult. Spoilers Ahead: In the episode, Walter White is taken into a secluded home in the woods. There is no internet or cable TV. The only entertainment he manages to find is two copies of "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," which White isn't pleased with. TMZ caught up with Zach Helm, the director of the movie, to get his thoughts on the episode. He said: "Having myself endured the ignominy of watching the train-wreck that is 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium' multiple times every day for over a year, I can attest to it being the perfect Hell for a character of such moral ambiguity as Walter White." Helm went on to say that having »

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'Mr. Magorium' Director Zach Helm Agrees His "Technicolor Train-Wreck" Would Be Hell For Walter White

25 September 2013 2:08 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

At one point, screenwriter and director Zach Helm was sort of a big deal. With two projects landing big names—"Stranger Than Fiction" starring Will Ferrell and "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" with Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman marking his feature debut—things seeemed to be going pretty well. With a little profile in Vanity Fair, he seemed poised for the next level. And then both those movies came out to rather lackluster response. But leave it to one of pop culture's biggest hits of the moment to spur the memory of one pop culture's forgotten projects. On last week's episode of "Breaking Bad," in one of the few light moments (spoilers ahead, duh), Walter White is shuttled off into hiding by Saul's fixer into a remote cabin in New Hampshire. With no phone, internet or cable, Walt is told he does have a TV with DVD player...and among his »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Mr. Magorium' Director Zach Helm Agrees His "Technicolor Train-Wreck" Would Be Hell For Walter White

25 September 2013 2:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

At one point, screenwriter and director Zach Helm was sort of a big deal. With two projects landing big names—"Stranger Than Fiction" starring Will Ferrell and "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" with Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman marking his feature debut—things seeemed to be going pretty well. With a little profile in Vanity Fair, he seemed poised for the next level. And then both those movies came out to rather lackluster response. But leave it to one of pop culture's biggest hits of the moment to spur the memory of one pop culture's forgotten projects. On last week's episode of "Breaking Bad," in one of the few light moments (spoilers ahead, duh), Walter White is shuttled off into hiding by Saul's fixer into a remote cabin in New Hampshire. With no phone, internet or cable, Walt is told he does have a TV with DVD player...and among his »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Creator Feels Bad for Walter White

25 September 2013 1:15 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Besides setting up what will definitely be a climatic series finale, last week's Breaking Bad also unleashed a sick burn on the film Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. So how did the film's director-writer Zach Helm respond? With complete agreement. "Having myself endured the ignominy of watching the Technicolor train-wreck that is Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium multiple times every day for over a year, I can attest to it being the perfect Kafka-esque Hell for a character of such moral ambiguity as Walter White," he told TMZ. Adding that Walter's two copies of it "is exactly two more copies than are allowed in my house." Poor Mr. Magorium, not even his creator finds him wonderful. »

- Jesse David Fox

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'Mr. Magorium' Director to 'Breaking Bad' -- I Hate My Movie, Too

24 September 2013 3:20 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The writer/director of "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" tells TMZ ... he harbors no grudges against "Breaking Bad" for trashing his movie, because he also thinks it's a piece of crap!In case you didn't see Sunday's "Breaking Bad" ... Stop Reading Here.In the episode, Walter White was taken into a secluded home in the woods, with no Internet or cable.  The only entertainment was "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" -- and there were Two copies.Zach Helm, »

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14 Movie Titles That Lie

3 July 2013 11:00 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

"Snakes on a Plane" may not have ever lived up to the hype, but it remains one of greatest movie titles of our time. (Or the opposite of "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.")

Why? Because it's bold, colorful and, most of all, tells you exactly what you're going to get: snakes on a muthaf**kin' plane. Maybe the only more apt or remotely better title would have been "Samuel L. Jackson Versus Snakes on a Plane."

That's a mouthful, but it still would've told it like it is. Unlike these dirty liars (updated with the latest offender, "The Lone Ranger").

Not alone at all. He has a sidekick, who's actually more like the main character.

 

Actually 108 minutes.

Actually 1.5 hours.

Ends.

Not even a mention of their baby until the 82-minute mark.

There are no lambs.

There is no cat.

Not really much blood.

Takes place mostly in Minnesota.

He was from Wales. »

- Kevin Polowy

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Remember Adrian Lyne?

27 April 2013 8:48 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Eleven years ago Adrian Lyne directed Diane Lane to a Best Actress Oscar nomination in Unfaithful. Since then he's directed nothing. Now the director of Flashdance, Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal is ready to get back behind the camera with Deep Water at Fox. Written by Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium), the film is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller telling the story of Vic and Melinda, an attractive young married couple whose mind games with each other take a twisted turn when people around them start turning up dead. Previous Highsmith adaptations include Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train and Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, which starred Matt Damon, Jude Law and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Deadline delivers the news and with it the unsurprising news a "big star" is already in discussions, though whether or not it's for the role of Vic or Melinda is unclear. »

- Brad Brevet

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Unfaithful Director Adrian Lyne To Make His Comeback With Sexy Thriller Deep Water

26 April 2013 4:11 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After stepping away from Hollywood for more than a decade, director Adrian Lyne is finally ready to make his big comeback. Deadline is reporting that the filmmaker best known for libidinous titles like 9 1/2 Weeks, Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal, Unfaithful and the 19967 remake of Lolita is now set to direct Deep Water, an adaptation of the 1957 Patricia Highsmith suspense novel. The project has actually been floating around Hollywood for a few years now, and previously had Mike Nichols attached to direct. Zach Helm, who previous scripted movies like Stranger Than Fiction and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, wrote the script, which centers on a husband who tries to save his marriage by letting his wife sleep with other men. This turns out to be a problem, however, when all of the men that she sleeps with end up dead. The latest report says that the people behind the production have already been »

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Versus: Old Jason Bateman Vs. Young Jason Bateman

6 February 2013 1:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Young Jason Bateman was born on January 14, 1969, and soon thereafter arrived on the scene as a child actor in "Little House on the Prairie" in the early '80s. He went on to star in other relatively nondescript TV movies and shows before ultimately landing the role of Michael Bluth, the everyman trapped by the absurdity of his ridiculous family in Fox's (now Netflix's) cherished "Arrested Development."

Old Jason Bateman was also born on January 14, 1969 and, after starring on Fox's (now Netflix's) cherished "Arrested Development" as Michael Bluth, the everyman trapped by the absurdity of his ridiculous family, went on to star in such big budget productions as "Hancock," "The Kingdom," "Horrible Bosses" and, now, "Identity Thief."

Today, the two actors square off in our version of a steel cage death match: a comedic compare/contrast blog post based on inane categories where a winner is completely predetermined but only »

- Nick Blake

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