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Who is Bryan Cranston to you? Walter White? Heisenberg? Hal? Hammond Druthers? Apparently to at least one participant in Tuesday’s Reddit Ama session, the Breaking Bad star is also just some dude who asked to crash his random table of diners when a Culver City restaurant was too full.
But, the session wasn’t all sweet celebrity encounters. Just take a look at Cranston’s takeaway from the restaurant story. He deflected the silly questions with quippy responses (i.e. the softness of Ryan Gosling’s skin), addressed sincere ones with care, and even made a few people kind »
- Lindsey Bahr
Chicago – Sony knows that AMC’s “Breaking Bad” has one of the most loyal fan bases in television and so have released increasingly impressive Blu-ray and DVD season sets of the Emmy Award-winning program. The latest, the first half of the fifth season that aired in Summer 2012, comes with Eight Hours of special features, including an exclusive scene, deleted scenes, and star-filled commentaries on every single episode. It’s one of the most impressive TV releases of the season for arguably the best show on TV.
Is there a more exciting TV event of Summer 2013 than the final eight episodes of “Breaking Bad”? The answer is no. There is not. Vince Gilligan and his team have been brilliantly building to this point for the last four and a half seasons, presenting the arc of an average man named Walter White who becomes a drug lord. Season four of the program, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
"Breaking Bad" Season 5 marks the end of AMC's critically acclaimed drama, and as we draw closer to the debut of the final eight episodes, star Bryan Cranston took to Reddit to host an Ama and answer fans' burning questions about the end of the series.
Read on to find out what we learned about "Breaking Bad" Season 5 and Cranston's experiences filming the show, direct from the man himself.
Walt's descent into villainy has been a slow but seemingly inevitable process, and Cranston pinpointed the moment when he thinks Walt officially "broke bad" fairly early on: "My feeling is that Walt broke bad in the very first episode. It was very subtle but he did because that's when he decided to become someone that he's not in order to gain financially. He made the Faustian deal at that point and everything else was a slippery slope."
Cranston admitted that the role »
- The Huffington Post
Not every TV series ensemble actor has been as lucky as Bryan Cranston.
Actors can spend years as important cogs in a successful ensemble series, and then find themselves jobless after season upon season of security. For every Cranston, there are hundreds of actors who slip into obscurity or unemployment once their long-running series are over.
“It’s all about doing something that terrifies me a little bit and is completely different from myself,” Paul says. “I’m having so much fun doing this action film, but I think after this »
- Susan Young
The Austin Film Festival keeps the typewriter smoking this summer with its recent announcement of this year's second round of conference panelists, which includes Dfw-area filmmaker David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) and Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries).
From October 24-31, Lowery and Rivera (and maybe even you) will join the minds behind such films as the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey, (500) Days of Summer, The Silence of the Lambs, Fight Club and television shows like Veronica Mars, House of Cards and Breaking Bad.
There wouldn't be panelists if there weren't panels. Aff will continue its "Conversation With..." series, which joins filmmakers and moviegoers for in-depth, one-on-one discussions about their experiences in the industry.
Participants include this year's Aff Outstanding Contribution to Filmmaking honoree, director Jonathan Demme, who won an Academy Award for The Silence of the Lambs; creator/executive producer of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, who is this year's »
- Jordan Gass-Poore'
In preparation for the show's June 24 premiere, The Huffington Post will take you inside the epic CBS drama, introducing you to each of the show's major players through our series of on-set interviews, conducted around the filming of the fourth episode. Whether you're a fan of the book or a newcomer to King's world, the series has plenty of surprises in store. For the uninitiated, "Under the Dome" centers around the fictional town of Chester's Mill, and explores what happens to its inhabitants after an impenetrable dome of unknown origin cuts them off from the rest of the world. Will they rise to the occasion or devolve into chaos as they try to find a way out?
Norris has gained acclaim »
- Laura Prudom
Some of the best TV has to offer is now coming to Blu-ray and DVD.
So without wasting any time, check out the selection below that you should seriously consider adding to your home video collection this month.
Breaking Bad Season 5: Before the final crop of episodes begin airing in August on AMC, relive the past 8, which lead into the end for Walt and the gang, as things get more and more dangerous and complicated. With great extras like cast and crew commentaries for every episode and a “Writers’ Room Timelapse” (which shows how an episode comes together), you’ll eat up not just every episode but the fabulous extras, too.
And if you haven’t entered the Breaking Bad Season 5 giveaway, go enter before the deadline this Friday.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim Halterman)
Remember ten years ago when you would be in HMV looking at a DVD box set of something like The West Wing and then unfolding the twenty pound note in your pocket and wondering whether to part with all that cash for something you had never seen? You had just heard that someone somewhere liked it, but for that £30 you could get two films like Bad Boys 2 and Kill Bill volume 1!
These were difficult times my friends, and more often than not £30 would go down the drain and you would watch three episodes of whatever series it was and decide it wasn’t for you. Well thanks to modern technology and its mission to kill DVD, Blu-Ray and whatever other physical media dinosaur you prefer, this dilemma is a thing of the past.
Nowadays you can go onto Lovefilm, Netflix, BT Vision or whatever else and stream whole seasons of TV for almost nothing. »
- Chris Holt
Here’s a first look at Bryan Cranston )Breaking Bad) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the set of the upcoming film “Godzilla” by drector Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Factory Farmed, Heroes and Villains) and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2, Anna Karenina, Savages, Albert Nobbs), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Eye of Winter, Get a Job, The Cleveland Show, 30 Rock), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent Hose, Very Good Girls, Liberal Arts), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Words and Pictures), David Strathairn (Lincoln, The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, and Good Luck.) Synopsis: A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla awakens from eons of sleep and attacks a city. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest from “Godzilla”.
- Brian Corder
Linda Cardellini is wowing critics and fans alike with her turn on "Mad Men." But she got her start on television by screaming and waving her hands above her head. She talked with guest host John Oliver on "The Daily Show" about her unexpected debut, which was on "The Price Is Right" when she was 19 back in 1994.
Her big prize on the show was a fireplace, which she has hung onto to this day. Why?
"'Cause it was the very first time I was ever on television," Cardellini explained. "So, once I was really an actress, I was going to put a plaque on it that said, ‘My First Time on Television,’ and be really proud of it. And so I kept it all these years and never bought the plaque. And I just put it up my house."
There is one drawback, though. "It looks terrible," Cardellini admitted.
Oddly enough, »
- Jason Hughes
Gilligan will deliver a masterclass on his critically acclaimed Us drama. The final eight episodes of Breaking Bad's fifth and final series will begin broadcasting shortly before the festival in August.
The festival, which this year has a line-up of more than 50 sessions, takes place from Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August.
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- Jason Deans
Wait a second. Is this "Mad Men" or "The Following"?
The buzz grew so loud that "Mad Men" showrunner Matthew Weiner broke his strict policy of not commenting on upcoming storylines and revealed to the La Times that "It's just not part of the show. No one's going to die ... this season."
Now that there's only one episode left, it's not exactly a huge spoiler. But any kind of confirmation from Weiner about something that hasn't happened yet is a big deal (even the kind that confirms what won't happen) because he simply doesn't talk about this stuff.
It's not clear why Weiner felt the need to speak out -- maybe he wants fans to be able to watch the finale »
The pics look nice and gritty. I think we’re in for a much better film than 1998′s Godzilla, but that film didn’t exactly set the bar high.
What do you think of the pics we’ve seen so far?
Godzilla hits theatres May 16, 2014.
Source: Just Jared »
- Philip Sticco
The Television Critics Association, which is composed primarily of print and web writers, announced the nominees for their 28th annual awards shortly before the Critics' Choice TV Awards announced their winners, and like their Critics' Choice rivals the TCA bestowed four nominations on "The Americans," more than any other program this year. It contends for Program of the Year, Best New Program, Best Achievement in Drama, and Best Individual Achievement in Drama (Matthew Rhys). That's one ahead of "Breaking Bad," which earned bids in three of the same categories: Program of the Year, Achievement in Drama, and Individual Achievement in Drama (Bryan Cranston). Last year's Program of the Year winner, "Game of Thrones," is nominated again in that category, along with another bid for Achievement in Drama, but if TCA history is any indication, "Thrones" may be an underdog in the top race; in 28 »
You were waiting for it and now it’s here! Two more Veronica Mars alums have said yes to appearing in the Kickstarter funded film. Welcome back to your original fan base Krysten Ritter and Ryan Hansen.
Ritter has enjoyed a blossoming career since Veronica Mars was cancelled. The start had a beefy Tweet to spread the good news, saying,
“G-g-g-Gia!!!! I’m thrilled to be reprising my role of Gia Goodman in the Veronica Mars movie!!! It’s gonna be very juicy. Veronica Mars has a special place in my heart because it was my first big acting job (!!!!!!) and it was also one of the most lovely on-set experiences you could ever ask for. This will truly be an awesome shoot, not only because we all get to be reunited (can’t Wait!) but because of the revolutionary way this all was able to come to life! Thank you, »
- Sasha Nova
A new international trailer has just been released for Sony's upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and as I watched it all I could think of was how much it looked like just another promo for some fantasy-driven television show such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Grim", "Once Upon a Time" or what have you. I'm not saying those are bad television shows, what I'm saying is this is a bad way to make movies because those shows rely not only on attracting an audience for one show, but keeping them around for multiple seasons. With movies they have to make something that's so good the audience can get over the fact they won't have another episode the following week or even the following month, it's going to be about one-to-two years before another installment arrives and when it does, it's just going to be another two hours or so. »
- Brad Brevet
Gilligan will deliver a masterclass at the event, discussing his groundbreaking AMC TV series, which will conclude later this year.
Meanwhile, comedy star Hart will take part in this year's Richard Dunn Memorial Interview. The 60-minute chat will feature the actress, comedian and writer discussing her career, work ethic and creative process.
The 38th annual Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival takes place on August 22-24.
Whoever thought that a show about a drug kingpin who poisons little children, watches a woman die of a drug overdose and sets up the execution of nine men in order to save his own skin would be in the Emmy conversation? But it is. And according to Gold Derby's experts, editors and users, "Breaking Bad" could very well win its first Best Drama Series trophy this year thanks to several factors -- none of which seem to be its gritty nature. Currently the fan-favorite meth series finds itself cooking in second place in our poll with 27/20 odds, behind only last year's winner "Homeland" with leading 8/13 odds. Coming in third is "Downton Abbey" with 10/3 odds, then "Game of Thrones" with 4/1 odds, followed by four-time champ "Mad Men" with 4/1 odds. While the show has never earned an Emmy for writing, directing or Best Drama Series, it has taken home an impressive five statues in acting -. »
Anybody got a cigarette? Looks like last week’s feint of an episode wasn’t just playing possum up to its knockout final act –it was setting up for a full-blown Mad Men clinic, one full of doppelgangers, secret affairs, and Don earning his 10th Dan black belt in office asshole martial arts. “The Quality of Mercy” has the temerity to show Ken getting shot in the face in the first act, and then decide, eh, let’s check in on Megan and Don for 15 minutes before getting back to that. Hell, even AMC decided to twist the cocaine-laced knife of excitement, by cutting and scoring the “Next Time On” like it should have been for Breaking Bad. It didn’t even have any actual footage from next week, but proved to be an appropriately white-knuckle tease, given the lightning-fast pace of the preceding hour. If I didn’t know any better, »
- Sam Woolf
Chicago – As the TBS Network’s “Just for Laughs Chicago” winds up on June 16th, the six-day comedy festival has become a major happening during the beginning of the summer entertainment season. Experiencing new comics on the local level is one of the joys of the event, and one of the places to find them is at hot new venue in the city, Stage 773.
HollywoodChicago.com talked with new faces Vince Acevedo, Ben Bergman and Jesnaira Baez, to get an idea of their careers and comedy passion.
Vince Acevedo at ‘Just for Laughs Chicago,’ June 13, 2013
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com: How does where you grew up and how your family dynamic informed your comic style?
Vince Acevedo: I was brought up in a strong Latin household, being Puerto Rican, and my parents were from the island. The large and strong family »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
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