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A couple of days ago it was revealed that former Doctor Who star David Tennant has signed on to the cast of Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, where he’ll portray Zebediah Killgrave, a.k.a. The Purple Man. Speaking to the Radio Times, Tennant has shared his excitement over joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“I grew up on Marvel comics, so it’s very exciting to be part of their ever expanding entertainment empire. It’s great. I love the movies, I love the TV shows that they do, so I’m very pleased to be part of one. I grew up an absolute devotee to the worlds of Marvel, so the fact that they’ve expanded now into TV and film is something that I think I sort of fantasied about when I was younger. So now to be part of it, to be on the other side of it is a thrill. »
- Gary Collinson
Breaking Bad fans can almost count on their hands the number of days until the premiere of Better Call Saul. It happens February 8 and, to get fans ready, AMC has released a ton of new information. There’s a new Better Call Saul trailer that features behind the scenes footage, the titles and brief descriptions […]
The post New Behind The Scenes ‘Better Call Saul’ Trailer; Plus Episode Titles and Descriptions appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Sneak Peek more clips of footage from AMC's "Breaking Bad" prequel series "Better Call Saul", debuting February 8, 2015, starring Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as Irish 'criminal' lawyer 'Jimmy McGill' aka 'Saul Goodman':
"...set six years before 'Saul Goodman' meets 'Walter White', 'Jimmy McGill' is a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny...
"...and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet.
"Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is 'Mike Ehrmantraut' (Jonathan Banks). The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts 'criminal' in 'Criminal lawyer'..."
"He seems to be a pretty happy-go-lucky guy, and that makes him everything that 'Walter White' is not, " said creator Vince Gilliagn about Saul Goodman, "...and that also makes for tricky drama. When I say drama, even in a comedy, you want drama, you want tension and conflict, and a character that at heart seems at peace with himself is intrinsically undramatic. »
- Michael Stevens
On Thursday (January 29), Pivot premieres the intriguing new Arctic Circle mystery "Fortitude." Now you have the better part of the day to figure out where Pivot is hiding on your TV dial. "Fortitude" is set in a chilly and alien world in which both the characters and the ice hide secrets. Featuring a strong cast led by Richard Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Jessica Raine and Sienna Guillory, "Fortitude" was created by scribe Simon Donald, whose credits include the original incarnation of "Low Winter Sun." At TCA Press Tour earlier this month, Donald and I sat down over a couple pints and discussed "Fortitude," starting with its brutal opening scene. We talked about the decision not to have Tucci do a Scottish accent, the drama's environmental message and the hints at horror or supernatural elements. It's a good conversation about a good show. Check out the Q&A. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Family is like a loaded gun. Especially if you’re Richard Paxson (True Blood's Sam Trammell) and you left your rural Colorado family and its gun business 20 years ago and vowed never to go back.
After some unfortunate circumstances, the big city corporate exec is forced to return home to help save the family business. But older brother Grady Paxton (My Name is Earl’s Jason Lee), a playboy bachelor and gun aficionado, isn’t so happy to have him back. And his liberal wife and opinionated teenage kids are horrified by the world they have been thrown into. Hilarity, epic fights and emotional breakdowns ensue.
Created by Samuel Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan – TV series), Cocked is an hour-long dark comedy that also stars Tony award-winning Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman), Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad), and Dreama Walker (The Good Wife) — a stellar cast. »
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Hogan will play Otto Gerhardt, a first generation immigrant from Germany who took over his father’s small trucking business and, through a mix of brutality and sheer will, turned it into a criminal empire that spans the upper Midwest. But he recently had a stroke and is now confined to a wheelchair, »
- Tim Kenneally and Jeff Sneider
Quid Pro Quo: A reciprocal exchange from the Latin circa sixteenth century.
Underutilised and under the radar no longer people. Finally seasoned supporting player Charles Halford gets his chance to outshine Matt Ryan, in a move destined to see the fortunes of Constantine take on a more optimistic hue. You see by concentrating focus on Chas and his family, Halford is able to display a range which combines depth and pathos without becoming mawkish or clichéd. In a storyline lifted straight from Hellblazer we get moments of backstory in flashback which provide structure and reasoning behind his unquestioning loyalty. Ryan takes a backseat for the first time this series, proving that Chas is more than mere muscle and a set of wheels.
Interestingly his wife Renee has been toned down for television. Rather less the deep rooted man hater of comic book fame, »
- Gary Collinson
Oh. Em. Weave.
RuPaul’s Drag Race finally has a Season 7 premiere date — and a reconfigured judging panel, too.
Logo announced today that a new collection of queens will be lip-syncing for their lives starting Monday, March 2 at 9/8c — with Ross Matthews (Chelsea Lately) and Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) replacing Santino Rice as permanent judges alongside RuPaul and Michelle Visage.
Rice, however, will return as a guest judge.
Season 7’s additional guest judges will include: Ariana Grande, Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, John Waters, Kathy Griffin, Olivia Newton-John, Alyssa Milano, Kat Dennings, Jordin Sparks, Mel B, Tamar Braxton, »
From 9th February, Netflix will be the European home of Better Call Saul, which just got a new trailer too…
We’ve been discussing the facts of AMC’s Better Call Saul for quite some time. The essential knowledge is – as you already know, probably – that the show is a spin-off from Breaking Bad which will take place before, during and after the original series. Mainly before, if recent evidence is to be believed.
Today we learned a much-sought slice of information – the UK air date. In Europe, the show will air exclusively on Netflix. The first episode will appear online via internet magic on Monday the 9th of February at 7am. That’s the morning after the American release, fact fans.
A second episode will arrive on Tuesday the 10th of February thanks to a two-night double-bill launch over in the states. After that, you can expect a new episode every Tuesday. »
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Rhea Seehorn, who is starring in Better Call Saul. They ha the dying question on if the prequel was truly stand alone for those never saw Breaking Bad. Now it seems like we know that while we have heard conflicting info, the show will be very much one of its own. Here is what Rhea explained to them where it all fits together.
It’s definitely Better Call Saul season one, not Breaking Bad season six, which I think is a good thing. That’s coming from someone who is a huge Breaking Bad fan. I am now watching it for the third time. Given that, there’s treasures to find if you know the history of Breaking Bad. There’s definitely, oh, I’ve seen that person, and very interesting recurring things, like location, Albuquerque. Underlying the whole thing is its DNA: Vince and Peter, »
- Sarah Peel
Those who have watched and loved Breaking Bad are likely plagued with a question going into its origin series, Better Call Saul: Can Saul live up to Vince Gilligan’s magnum opus? In contrast, those who haven't watched Breaking Bad (shame on you) are likely plagued with a question of a very different kind: Do I need to watch Breaking Bad before watching Better Call Saul? The origin series will track debauched criminal lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) in the time prior to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque. There, he eventually gives legal aid to Breaking Bad »
- C. Molly Smith
Watch a new trailer for the series from the creators of Breaking Bad, and prepare to clear your viewing diary come early February
Better call … Jimmy? The latest trailer for the eagerly awaited Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul is here, confirming what we know so far. It’s set in the days before everybody’s favourite criminal lawyer was known as “Saul Goodman” – he’s still using his real name Jimmy McGill – and Mike Ehrmantraut (aka the world’s toughest ex-cop/fixer/guy you really want to have on speed dial when you’re in trouble) is also going to be a regular.
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- Guardian TV
Near the end of 2013, Bob Odenkirk went to Bryan Cranston for advice. The two became friends as cast members on Breaking Bad, which had just wrapped up its final season on AMC, but they weren’t exactly peers. Cranston’s starring role as, of course, Walter White, the cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who reconstructs his timid self into a murderous meth kingpin, was intrinsic to the show’s appeal and won him, among other honors, four lead-actor Emmys. Odenkirk, on the other hand, was a mere character actor. He played Saul Goodman, a shady lawyer who knew his ship wasn’t coming in, a comic role contrapuntal to the dark-hearted show. Now the series creator, Vince Gilligan, was offering Odenkirk his own star turn in a spinoff, Better Call Saul. He drove from his house in the Hollywood Hills to a coffee shop in the San Fernando Valley, near where Cranston keeps an office, »
- Eric Konigsberg
Tis the season to be glued to your couch as networks unleash mid-season premieres of returning shows — including Shonda Rhimes‘s ABC line up of “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” which returns Thursday, Jan. 28 — and new offerings like AMC’s “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul,” due Sunday, Feb. 8.
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- Deborah Day and Alicia Banks
The 51-year-old actor adds another flop to his already long streak, but other actors aren’t betting their careers on only box-office bankability
The actor plays the Wolf in Disney’s ensemble musical “Into the Woods,” but his last leading man hit was 2011’s installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Last year’s “Transcendence” fizzled, as did 2013’s “The Lone Ranger” and »
- Linda Ge
AMC has released a new behind-the-scenes look at Better Call Saul, which kicks off with Bob Odenkirk describing how this Breaking Bad spinoff came to be. Creator Vince Gilligan first approached the star while they were working together on the set of Breaking Bad, where Bob Odenkirk promised that if Gilligan wrote it, he would definitely do it. Now, just a few years later, the show is already getting plenty of critical praise, with some even calling it better than its predecessor as the prequel prepares for its launch this February.
Better Call Saul is set in 2002, six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. When we first see him 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 Mike Erhmantraut. This spinoff will »
Despite the fact that they’ve chosen Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter to play Jessica Jones, it’s still a little difficult to get excited about her upcoming Netflix series. After all, the character – who is admittedly a fan-favourite – doesn’t really hold the appeal that the likes of Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist do!
Perhaps that’s why Cage will appear in the series? Regardless, there’s one more reason to start looking forward to A.K.A. Jessica Jones this evening as Broadchurch and former Doctor Who star David Tennant has been cast as the villainous Killgrave.
In the comics, “Killgrave” is of course better known as The Purple Man. The villain left Jessica traumatised after using his persuasive powers to humiliate and degrade her, and no one can resist doing what he says after opening his mouth. According to the official description for this version, Tennant will play Killgrave, »
- Josh Wilding
The dramatic opening credits sequence of "Game of Thrones" has become one of the most recognizable on television, thanks to the intricate, gear-wound map that comes to life and the sweeping strings of composer Ramin Djawadi's main title theme. Like many great dramas during this second (or third? Who's counting?) "Golden Age of Television," the music of "Game of Thrones" has become a character in and of itself, now inspiring one orchestra to hold its own concert inspired by the HBO series. On February 1 and 2, One World Symphony, located in New York, will perform "Games of Thrones," a concert featuring classical and contemporary music from an array of operas as well as some original compositions. The idea for the concert came in the fall of 2013 after One World Symphony artistic director Sung Jin Hong binge watched "Breaking Bad" and wrote his own opera inspired by the AMC series. The »
- Casey Cipriani
Last week some audition tapes for A.K.A. Jessica Jones surfaced online (although they’ve since been taken down), which appeared to reveal that the main villain of the upcoming Marvel / Netflix series would be Zebediah Killgrave, a.k.a. The Purple Man.
Well, as it happens, The Purple Man is indeed the villain, and now we know who’ll be playing him, with Marvel announcing that former Doctor Who star David Tennant has secured the role of Kilgrave and will join Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) and Mike Colter (The Following) in the cast.
“I’m so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character,” said showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He’ll make Kilgrave a truly original villain. »
- Gary Collinson
It's going to be tough for me to avoid turning this piece into a scathing takedown of Adam Sandler, but I'll give it a shot in order to bring you some news. According to The Wrap, Sandler's first movie in the four-film deal he signed with Netflix will be Ridiculous 6, the western "comedy" he was originally going to make with Paramount Pictures.
Get a load of this cast: Sandler, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Terry Crews, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Danny Trejo, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ice, and Breaking Bad alum Lavell Crawford. Here's the breakdown of who they're all playing:
Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast.Nolte »
- Ben Pearson
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