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The general consensus amongst Emmy watchers this year seems to be that "Game of Thrones" deserves to win Best Drama Series, but that it can't win because it's full of fantasy elements like dragons, white walkers and shape-shifters. But we all seem to be forgetting what happened 10 years ago, when "Lost" won Best Drama Series for its breakout first season that featured polar bears, hallucinations and a mysterious smoke monster. If "Lost" can win, what's stopping "Game of Thrones"? -Break- Will Season 5 be Emmy winner for 'Game of Thrones' as it was for 'Breaking Bad'? Arguably, "Game of Thrones" has even more support in the TV academy than "Lost" ever did. "GoT" has been nominated for the top Drama Series prize four times in a row, while the latter was unceremoniously snubbed following its triumphant Emmy win. ("Lost" returned to the Dra...' »
Throughout his career, Danny Trejo's played a wide range of intimidating characters that steal scenes with their powerful presences, and his upcoming role as The Regulator in Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series looks to be no exception.
Press Release -- "El Rey Network and Miramax released a first-look image of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" featuring Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) in his new role as"The Regulator," a horrifying agent of evil who is summoned to perform a deadly errand. Trejo appeared in the "From Dusk Till Dawn" film franchise as "Razor Charlie." Currently in production on its sophomore season, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is slated to return late Summer 2015.
Trejo has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical, spanning imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, »
- Derek Anderson
Well, it’s official. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has scored another huge hit with its first foray into the world of streaming content, with the 13-episode Daredevil series now the highest-rated show on Netflix.
Business Insider reports that Netflix currently has a 4.6 out of 5 rating, which puts it 0.1 points ahead of House of Cards, Breaking Bad and Sherlock. The only other piece of programming that matches its rating is Alive Inside, a documentary about Alzheimers.
- Gary Collinson
Here’s a catchup guide to what the rest of us have viewed over the past 25 years
If there’s a universal truth about people who don’t own a television, it’s that they’ll eventually tell you that they don’t own a television. Even Pope Francis is at it. He’s just told an Argentinian newspaper that he hasn’t watched a single television programme since 1990.
Clearly, making this admission was a huge mistake on his part. It has made him look smug and out of touch – like everyone who doesn’t watch TV. There are certain things that a pope can get away with. Being God’s representative on Earth who lives in a gilded palace within his own independent city-state is one of them. But not knowing how Breaking Bad ends? Unforgivable.
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- Stuart Heritage
The release of Marvel's "Daredevil" series on Netflix has not only been the most watched TV series launch on the service, it has also earned the honor of being its highest rated.
Business Insider reports that "Daredevil" has become the highest rated quality series available on Netflix with a 4.6/5 star rating. To put that in perspective, that puts it just ahead of the previous three shows tied for first place - "Breaking Bad," "House of Cards," and "Sherlock" which each scored a 4.5.
In fact, the only other program to have scored such a rating on the service is "Alive Inside," a documentary about Alzheimer's. »
- Garth Franklin
Over almost 10 years Mad Men has quietly become one of the top TV dramas. The period details, understated acting and high-end writing have helped it carve out a place among HBO behemoths The Sopranos and The Wire, as well as AMC stablemate Breaking Bad as some of the finest television of all time. It may not be able to compete with The Walking Dead for viewing figures but it has consistently earned critical acclaim and its audience is just as loyal.
By the time the finale rolled into view last Sunday there were a number of questions on viewers lips: is that really the end for Betty? What next for Don? Will we see Peggy again? All of these questions were answered and then some in one of the most satisfying conclusions to a TV drama in recent memory.
And yet, it’s not really the end for these characters, »
- Adam Thompson
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for director Scott Cooper’s upcoming gangster biopic Black Mass which stars Johnny Depp as mobster Whitey Bulger and is based on the New York Times bestseller Black Mass: The True Story of an Untold Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.
- Gary Collinson
Kevin Hart set off comedic fireworks when he teamed with Ice Cube on last spring’s Ride Along, but the comic’s next big-screen vehicle has him collaborating with an even more promising cast. Hart is set to lead Central Intelligence with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who last mined the spy genre for laughs with a supporting role in Get Smart. And today, the action-comedy has expanded to add Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul.
The Need for Speed actor will play the CIA partner of Johnson’s rogue spy, who seemingly sacrifices himself to save Johnson’s character (with the implication apparently being that he’s a little more of a snake than the other characters give him credit for). Central Intelligence heats up when an accountant (Hart), stuck in a dead-end job and daydreaming about his massive popularity back in high school, reconnects with a nerd he used to bully (Johnson) over Facebook, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Fledgling indie distributor Broad Green Pictures, which has staffed up to around 60, has acquired U.S. distribution rights at the Cannes market for "The Infiltrator," starring Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") as undercover U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur, who used mob ties to make his way into some of the world's largest drug cartels during the 1980s. Adapted by Ellen Brown Furman from Mazur's autobiography and directed by Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer"), "The Infiltrator" is one of several recent high-profile pickups by the company, including Ramin Bahrani's "99 Homes," with Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, and Michael Shannon, and Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups," starring Christian Bale and natalie Portman, which debuted in Berlin. In addition to Cranston, the cast includes Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, and Amy Ryan. Good Films' Miriam Segal produced. Broad Green will finally open its first »
- Anne Thompson and Matt Brennan
A new collection of essays for the New Mexico Law Review makes an argument for Breaking Bad to be required study material in law schools. Here’s why it makes sense
In the introductory essay to the special edition New Mexico Law Review devoted entirely to Breaking Bad, Max Minzner makes the case for why the show should be required study material in law schools.
His argument is simple: times have changed and the kids like to watch videos. That, and Breaking Bad is a show about “law enforcement in action”. Minzner recommends five specific scenes professors could roll out to demonstrate various parts of the law.
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- Anna Codrea-Rado
"George R.R. Martin meets Chris Martin — what could go wrong?" asks Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) in "Game of Thrones: The Musical," a comedy video in which Coldplay attempt to adapt HBO's epic fantasy-drama for the Broadway stage. The results, as expected, are disastrous.
As the start of the clip, recorded for the fundraising event Red Nose Day, narrator Liam Neeson tells us that Coldplay are "secretly working" on their Thrones musical. The band begins to flesh out 16 ridiculous songs – from the reggae-tinted "Rastafarian Targaryen" to the Coldplay-sounding "Closer »
Sunday night, viewers had a choice: Watch Sansa Stark's horrifying wedding night on HBO's "Game of Thrones," or watch Don Draper and a host of other characters find some measure of tidy fulfillment on the series finale of "Mad Men." Viewers seemed dissatisfied with both, judging by how they proceeded to set the Internet ablaze.
The outrage over Sansa's rape (with new husband Ramsay Bolton forcing himself on her while making her erstwhile stepbrother Theon Greyjoy watch) stems not just from the fact that the show's writers gave Sansa the fate meted out to another character in the books, or even that the violence was especially lurid or graphic. (Indeed, by "Game of Thrones" standards, the scene was fairly brief and discreet.) Rather, it was that Sansa has been a fan favorite, a decent person who's witnessed many ghastly events and lost several family members, but who herself had been »
- Gary Susman
Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston is back in the narcotics business, only this time he’ll be on the other side of the fence. The Infiltrator sees him take the true life role of Robert Mazur, who famously went undercover to expose drug cartels operating in league with supposedly legitimate banks around the world in the 1980s.
While this news ain’t new, the announcement that Broad Green Pictures are to distribute the movie in the Us is hot off the press. The deal was brokered at Cannes, and should see the nail-biting chronicle of Mazur’s operation reach a wide audience and get it within range of awards season in 2016. Dylan Wiley and Chris Tricarico negotiated for Bg’s Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, while Wme went in the room on behalf of producers Good Films.
Featuring a mix of international intrigue and sweat-inducing subterfuge against the backdrop of the »
- Steve Palace
The deal, struck during the Cannes market this week, will see Broad Green add the film to its 2016 slate.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston plays Mazur, a customs and excise agent who went undercover as Robert Musella and traded on mob connections to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them.
In an elaborate sting, the operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Exclusive: As fans of the show and Breaking Bad know, there always been a self-promoting connection between Saul Goodman and billboards. And now AMC's Better Call Saul is inaugurating its 2015 Emmy efforts with an interactive campaign on and above the streets of the City of Angels. The first billboard went up this week outside the Andaz Hotel on Sunset in West Hollywood with more to follow next week. There also will be posters at Metro bus stops throughout Los Angeles… »
Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Brad Furman's adaption of The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad,) and Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds). Deal is believed to be $4 million with a commitment for a wide theatrical release. Wme Global sold it off a promo at Cannes. In the Ellen Brown Furman-scripted drama, Cranston plays a U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Miriam Segal and… »
With little over a month until The Caped Crusader’s anticipated return, Rocksteady’s marketing campaign for Batman: Arkham Knight is beginning to reach its almighty crescendo. After detailing the threequel’s intriguing Dual Play mechanic last week, the studio has given Gotham the live-action treatment in the latest trailer, giving the franchise’s ardent fanbase an opportunity to “Be the Batman.”
Playing out from different perspectives across the crime-ridden city, the footage essentially runs down the characteristics of The Word’s Greatest Detective: Selfless, determined, courageous and feared. And while it’s all very over-the-top and not indicative of the final product, it’s still a neat package to garner excitement for Arkham Knight‘s debut in a month’s time.
Billed as the conclusive chapter in Rocksteady’s acclaimed series, Batman: Arkham Knight will orbit around a villainous army of crooks assembled by Jonathan Crane’s Scarecrow; a »
- Michael Briers
There’s always so much furor surrounding high-profile Netflix series like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and now Daredevil that lots of the streaming service’s less mainstream series get swept under the rug, from today’s premiere of Between to Steven Van Zandt drama Lilyhammer. Luckily, that rarely means the company abandons them. Today, Netflix announced that one of its least well-known shows, animated comedy BoJack Horseman, will drop its second season on July 17.
All 12 episodes in the second season will be available minutes after midnight that Friday. As with the first season, the new batch of episodes will continue the misadventures of aging foal star (like a child star, only equine) BoJack as he navigates a bizarre inversion of Hollywood along with his human roomie Todd (Aaron Paul), feline agent and ex Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris). After the events of last season, BoJack finds himself »
- Isaac Feldberg
BoJack Horseman, the cartoon about a washed-up 90s sitcom star (who’s a horse) is returning for a second season with 12 new episodes premiering on Netflix on Friday, 17 July.
Arrested Development’s Will Arnett returns to voice BoJack Horseman, with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul as Todd Chavez, Amy Sedaris as Princess Carolyn, Community’s Alison Brie as Diane Nguyen and Paul F Tompkins as Mr Peanutbutter.
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- Guardian TV
In the wake of Breaking Bad and such films as Traffic and Savages, you’d think you’ve seen it all when it comes to epic drug cartel stories. But then you haven’t seen Lionsgate’s Sicario. Explains director Denis Villeneuve on how Sicario stands apart, “It’s a hybrid cartel and war movie…it’s about the victims of the cartels and how America thinks it can solve problems outside of its borders with violence.” In Sicario, which is playing in competition at the Cannes Film… »
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