9 items from 2013
Are you ready? The incredible saga of high-school-chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin Walter White is coming to a finish tonight in the series finale (gulp) of AMC’s Breaking Bad.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment cooks up a full batch on Nov. 26 when Breaking Bad: The Complete Series comes to Blu-ray™ in its entirety. One of the most explosive series to air on television, the 16-disc set is this year’s must-have gift for the holiday season, complete with all 62 episodes and more than 55 hours of special features. Starring three-time Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series) alongside two-time Emmy® winner Aaron Paul (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), the critically acclaimed drama from Sony Pictures Television boasts one of television’s most radical storylines, giving viewers a glimpse into the life of how far a man might go in order to take care of the ones he loves. »
- Michelle McCue
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment cooks up a full batch on Nov. 26 when Breaking Bad: The Complete Series comes to Blu-ray™ in its entirety. One of the most explosive series ever to air on television, the 16-disc set is this year’s must-have gift for the holiday season, complete with all 62 episodes and more than 55 hours of special features. Starring three-time Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series) alongside two-time Emmy® winner Aaron Paul (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), the critically acclaimed drama from Sony Pictures Television boasts one of television’s most radical storylines, giving viewers a glimpse into the life of how far a man might go in order to take care of the ones he loves. “Bryan Cranston is still turning in a transformative, unimpeachable performance as Walt, »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
As TV continues to prove fertile land for film stars, another big one is making the jump to the small screen with Paul Giamatti taking the lead in a darkly comedic drama pilot at FX.
The cable network announced on Wednesday (Aug. 28) that it had ordered "Hoke" to pilot, with Giamatti as set as the lead. The series, based on Charles Willeford's series of novels ("Sideswipe," "New Hope for the Dead" and "The Way We Die Now"), is a story of mid-life crisis and murder that centers on the hard-boiled and possibly insane homicide detective Hoke Moseley (Giamatti) in pre-chic Miami circa 1985. Production will begin in Miami later this year.
"Hoke" comes from "Get Shorty" writer Scott Frank, and will be executive produced by Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential") Carol Fenelon ("Too Big to Fail") Giamatti and his Touchy Feely Films producing partner Dan Carey.
John Oliver thinks that J.P. Morgan and its "Too Big to Fail" ilk may have gotten the wrong idea from a Senate Banking Subcommittee hearing this week. Attorney Randall D. Guynn was attempting to justify the financial service industry's manipulation of commodity-hoarding laws by noting that people in ancient Mesopotamia used physical commodities like grain and salt as currency. That prompted Saule T. Omarova, associate professor of law at the University of North Carolina and an opponent of the financial gymnastics taking place, to note that just because banks had at one »
- Brent Lang
The first trailer for director Bill Condon’s (Kinsey) WikiLeaks film The Fifth Estate has been released online. The film centers on the relationship between Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) and Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), as the story follows the early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. It's tough to suss out the arc of the story from this trailer, and it ends up making The Fifth Estate look like an HBO movie; it an important event or person but somewhat directionless (e.g. Too Big to Fail). But I have faith in Condon and this cast is too good to ignore. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the new images. The film also stars Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Peter Capaldi, Dan Stevens, Alicia Vikander, and Carice van Houten. The Fifth Estate opens on October 11th. »
- Matt Goldberg
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 13, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $24.99
Robert De Niro (Limitless) and Diane Keaton (Morning Glow) star in the romantic comedy The Big Wedding, which received awful reviews from the critics, but certainly doesn’t lack in the big-name co-star department.
When the long-divorced Don (De Niro) and Ellie (Keaton) are forced to reunite to play the happy couple for their adopted son’s (Ben Barnes, The Words) wedding weekend, anything can happen. After learning his biological mother (Patricia Rae) is unexpectedly flying halfway across the world for the event, the duo must work together to convince her they are still happily married, much to the amusement of their adult children and friends.
If you haven’t heard, Bonnie & Clyde are coming your way in a unique, multi-network event. History, Lifetime and A&E will all air the four-hour, two-night special.
Take a look below, and let me know what you think. Are you going to be tuning in? What do you think of the stars?
Photo credit: Joseph Viles
Photo credit: Joseph Viles
Photo credit: Joseph Viles
Bonnie & Clyde is a star-studded miniseries for History, Lifetime and A&E. The four-hour, two-night event miniseries stars Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) in the title roles of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, the Depression-era outlaw couple whose criminal exploits have assured them lasting fame for eight decades. Bonnie & Clyde will be simulcast on History, Lifetime and A&E later this year. The announcement was made by Nancy Dubuc, President, Entertainment and Media, A+E Networks.
The stellar cast also »
- Marc Eastman
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Cynthia Nixon turns 46 today, and the out actress is worthy of celebration. She's only one Oscar away from having an Egot, with a strong career in theater, television and film that dates back to 1979 at the age of 12. Here are our favorite Cynthia roles.
Miranda Hobbes, Sex and the City
As the cynical realist among a group of friends, Cynthia played the level-headed careerwoman-turned-mom with such great prowess, it's almost like she'll never be able to shake the role. Lucky for her, she's been working since she was a preteen and her chameleon-like qualities have allowed her to be one of the hardest-working women in Hollywood.
Sunshine, Little Darlings
In one of her first roles on film, a young Cynthia played a teenage hippie who was at the same camp as Kristy McNichol.
Rebecca, The Big C »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 26, 2013
Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Big waves are tackled in a big way in Chasing Mavericks.
The 2012 sports drama film Chasing Mavericks tells the story of real-life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity and his dreams of conquering the biggest waves on Earth with his surfboard.
It all begins when 15 year old Jay (newcomer Johnny Weston) discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, considered to be one of largest and most daunting waves on the planet, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler, How To Train Your Dragon) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. »
9 items from 2013
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