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After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride Along movies, Kevin Hart takes on The Rock in this entertaining action-comedy bromance. They make a great couple, as Dwayne Johnson's bulk cleverly contrasts with Hart's tightly wound intensity. Even more enjoyable is that they've essentially swapped roles, with Hart as the straight guy opposite Johnson's awkward goofball.
They play characters who knew each other in high school, when Calvin (Hart) was the king of the campus, captain of every sports team, star of every theatre production, top student and boyfriend of the sexiest cheerleader (Danielle Nicolet), whom he went on to marry. On the other hand, Bob (Johnson) was a badly bullied, overweight kid, who now turns up in town for their 20th reunion as a beefy muscleman. Clearly a little unhinged, Bob is also a rogue CIA operative, hunted by his boss Pam (Amy Ryan) for killing his partner (Aaron Paul) and other crimes he insists he didn't commit. So he ropes Calvin in to help clear his name, but Calvin finds this situation so insane that he's not sure who to believe.
While all of this plays out in a blissfully silly way, there's also a bit of an edge to the movie as it explores the issue of bullying with some gentle nuance that includes racism, sexism and homophobia. So even when it's rude or mindlessly corny, the movie is making a point. That said, the message might have been more convincing without the over-the-top violence that fills all of the action sequences. Thankfully, that never drowns out the terrific chemistry between Johnson and Hart, who bounce hilariously off each other as two men who have been emasculated in very different ways and need to prove themselves. This vulnerability makes both of them easy to identify with, especially as they play with their usual on-screen personas.
Continue reading: Central Intelligence Review
Almost forensic in its approach, this smart thriller explores a drone strike from a variety of perspectives that bring the moral dilemmas sharply into focus. This includes textured performances from seriously gifted actors who add layers of political, military, legal and emotional meaning to each moment along the way. So the film is continuously gripping, putting the audience right in the middle of the action.
The target is in a suburb of Nairobi, where three of the world's most wanted Somali jihadists are gathering to prepare two young suicide bombers for a mission. British Colonel Powell (Helen Mirren) is overseeing the operation from London, with her American drone pilots (Aaron Paul and Phoebe Fox) working in Las Vegas. The hitch is that two of the targets are UK citizens, and one is American, which means that they also need to have government officials in on the discussion. So Lt General Benson (Alan Rickman) is watching with British government ministers (including Jeremy Northam and Monica Dolan). Meanwhile in Kenya, a local operative (Barkhad Abdi) is on the scene. But just as everyone agrees to fire the missile, a young girl (Aisha Takow) wanders into the danger zone.
What follows is a remarkably tense escalation of decision-making, as everyone passes the buck up the chain to avoid making the call themselves. Guy Hibbert's script orchestrates this skilfully, keeping the atmosphere taut while stirring generous doses of black comedy into the interaction between soldiers and politicians. This includes amusing scenes in which Britain's foreign secretary (Iain Glen) is dragged into the conversation while suffering food poisoning in Singapore. Yes, the film has a terrific sense of instant global connections, as its characters work together at a huge distance from each other and from the target of their operation.
Continue reading: Eye In The Sky Review
After a post-apocalyptic dystopia (The Road) and Prohibition-era America (Lawless), Australian director John Hillcoat brings his edgy Wild West sensibilities to this gritty present-day heist thriller. The film is fierce and stylish, and utterly gripping even though there's the nagging sensation that nothing is happening under the surface. Thankfully, the actors add plenty of terrific texture to their characters.
It's set in Atlanta, where Terrell (Chiwetel Ejiofor) leads his crew of thugs (Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jr., Aaron Paul and Norman Reedus) through a riotously dangerous bank robbery. They're working for the cold-hearted Russian mobster Irina (Kate Winslet), who demands an even bigger heist before she'll pay them. Terrell has a child with Irina, so feels like he has little choice in the matter, but his team is made up of unstable hotheads and corrupt cops who have their own opinions. One of the cops also has a new partner in Chris (Casey Affleck), a tenacious good guy who's the nephew of a cynical detective (Woody Harrelson) who's just beginning to crack this case. So the gang decides to distract the city's police force with a triple 9, code for a downed officer, while they carry out their next elaborate robbery. The question is who will take the bullet.
Matt Cook's script is a bundle of mad twists and turns, usually the result of impulsive gang members who act without thinking. The tension is very high, as each person's morality is warped at every turn. All while Chris tries to remain upright in the middle of a storm he doesn't quite understand. Each character is up against a wall, ready to do whatever it takes to survive in a situation that is getting increasingly out of control. And without more subtext, or at least a sense of these people's back-stories, no one on-screen is very likeable.
Continue reading: Triple 9 Review
Drones are now one of the most effective weapons the military have when fighting in battle. Their surveillance abilities are incredibly high quality and make it much easier to find and target individuals who are wanted.
Colonel Katherine Powell has been given a mission to go and find and capture an ex-British citizen who's become an extremist and is meeting with some of the men on the most wanted list. Having been previously connected to a series of suicide bombings, the Colonel tracks down the woman (currently going under the new Ayesha Al-Hady) and makes contact with her superiors to let them know her progress.
Using a multitude of surveillance equipment, Powell soon becomes privy to the terrorists next plans, she discovers that the bombers are planning another imminent attack. Placed in an impossible situation, Powell and her bosses must decide how to complete the mission without the loss of civilian life.
When Bob was at school he was the complete opposite to the person he's grown into. The uncool kid known for being quite rotund is now a lean, mean, killing machine - literally. Now going by the name Bob, he's one of the CIA's main operatives and he's about to embark on a tricky mission.
Coincidentally, one of the most popular kids from his year has also grown up to be a very different person to who he was. Bob calls on the help of one of the old jocks who's now living a far more sedate life as an accountant. Adjusting to a new way of life isn't going to be easy for the former no1 but with the help of Bob, along the course of their journey they might just save the free world from being destroyed.
Central Intelligence is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and will be released in June 2016.
Terrell Tompkins and his team of officers are corrupt, finding ways to embellish their wage has turned into a habit that's about to land them in a lot of trouble. When a powerful member of the Russian mafia learns of Tompkins' money making ways, she blackmails him and his team into pulling a heist for her. Fearing they'll be exposed, the gang carry out the job for Irene, a woman who might look glamourous but has a dark soul. Once the job's complete, the crew believe they're in the clear but savvy Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen has been put on the case and he soon discovers that there's probably more to the robbery than first thought.
That's not the only problem facing Tompkins, Irene tracks the cop down and requests another job - if refused Irene won't hesitate in taking their lives. This job is far bigger than the last and is an almost impossible mission. Feeling their only option is to distract all the cops in their district, the team come up with a plan to pull a Triple 9 call - police code for 'officer down'. However, with Sergeant Detective Allen constantly uncovering more information and being faced with the ordeal of killing one of their own, the job will be far from straight forward.
Triple 9 is directed by John Hillcoat who also directed 2012's Lawless starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy & the film adaptation of The Road starring Viggo Mortensen.
'Breaking Bad' saw off the challenge of 'True Detective' at the Emmys.
Breaking Bad's explosive fifth and final season dominated the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, picking up most of the major drama prizes ahead of 'Game of Thrones' and 'True Detective'. AMC's meth-drama took five Emmys in total, with Aaron Paul taking home best supporting actor for the third time.
Bryan Cranston in 'Breaking Bad'
"My god, Breaking Bad - it has changed my life and I am standing up here because of one man and that is Vince Gilligan [show creator]," Paul said, accepting his prize (he also triumphed in 2010 and 2012). "Thank you. I miss him. I love him. The best cast and crew I've ever worked with and for. There's not a single day that goes by that I don't miss running to work."
Continue reading: 'Breaking Bad' Is King Of The Emmys As 'True Detective' Falls Short
Like Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston before him, Aaron Paul has signed on with Sony TV.
As Aaron Paul prepares to head to the Emmys - no doubt to collect several awards for AMC's meth-drama Breaking Bad - Sony Pictures TV have entered into an agreement with the actor to develop and produce new projects.
The future is bright for Aaron Paul
Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman so wonderfully in Breaking Bad, has signed a first-look deal with the studio to shepherd projects through his newly launched production company, Lucid Road Productions. It was probably the obvious next step for the actor, who recently got into producing with Netflix's animated series BoJack Horseman.
Continue reading: Ahead Of Emmys, Aaron Paul Signs Production Deal With Sony Pictures TV
If you've never been to L.A. - now is the time to pay it a visit
There are times when everything about a T.V. show is just simply brilliant. It doesn’t happen very often when a long-running series is the whole package of fantastic but when it does, for fans, there is nothing better. Nothing better, that is, except Breaking Bad. Because Breaking Bad is not just a long-running T.V. series with complete viewing brilliance - its actors are also some of the coolest actors that have ever been who want nothing more than to let their fans know just how grateful they are for the show’s success.
Breaking Bad ran for five seasons and has been billed as one of the greatest shows of all time
This time it’s the turn of Aaron Paul to be brilliant - the actor who played meth manufacturer Jesse Pinkman from the award-winning show.
Continue reading: Breaking Bad Breaks Out A Scavenger Hunt
Paul is celebrating the Emmys in style and taking Breaking Bad fans along for the ride.
Pay attention now, because Aaron Paul is doing a cool thing! In honor of Breaking Bad’s LAST EVER YEAR AT THE EMMYS (try not to cry, alright?) the actor is doing a scavenger hunt “all over the Hollywood area.” He announced the thing via Instagram, promising to hide various pieces of Breaking Bad memorabilia around town. And the goodies are definitely a cool prize for anyone who lives in LA and has a couple of hours free on Monday.
Let's just all agree that Aaron Paul is one cool dude, ok?
“In honor of the Emmys and the final time Breaking Bad will be up for anything at the Emmys I will be holding a scavenger hunt around LA on Monday for all of you Breaking Bad fans,” he wrote. “There will be signed Breaking Bad scripts, posters, dolls, action figures and some really cool Breaking Bad art hidden all over the Hollywood area.”
A Long Way Down never quite comes together.
Having just starred together in the muscle-car thriller Need for Speed, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots team up again this week for A Long Way Down, adapted from the Nick Hornby novel. And while both films have been slated by the critics, the actors clearly enjoyed working on them.
Pierce Brosnan [L], Imogen Poots [center] and Toni Collette [R] in 'A Long Way Down'
Both have spoken at length about how much fun it was to learn stunt driving skills for Need for Speed, and A Long Way Down presented another challenge: dealing with a darkly serious subject matter without getting too heavy about it.
Continue reading: 'A Long Way Down': Aaron And Imogen, Together Again
TV is TV. And movies are movies. Seems simple enough but some people need telling.
TV is currently enjoying the most purple of purple patches. Since shows like The Sopranos and The Wire paved the way for intricately written, complex characters in worlds that aren’t manufactured inside a warehouse in West Hollywood, a new generation of small-screen stories are being told, with HBO at the forefront.
Charles Dance starring in Game of Thrones as Tywin Lannister in the show's third season
Most recently, True Detective, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones have kept viewers hooked and column inches swelling with imaginative, deep plotlines, expertly written and consummately delivered. AMC have joined the party, too, giving us the most talked about show in Breaking Bad, the most imitated show in Mad Men and the most watched show in The Walking Dead. This really is a purple patch for television.
Continue reading: Please, Don't Make A 'Game Of Thrones' Movie. Just Don't Do It.
Aaron Paul's "Need For Speed" Matches His Need For Change
Did anyone else see this coming? A videogame racer featuring no characters – just cars – molded into a movie turns out to be rubbish. That headline’s too long though, so we had to explain it in this first bit. What’s more, Need for Speed didn’t even manage to beat out Mr. Peabody and Sherman or 300: Rise of An Empire at the box office, both of which have already been for a week.
It's been a bad domestic start for NFS - hopefully it can rake it in internationally
This news will come as a major blow to Buena Vista, who will have undoubtedly hoped the star draw of Aaron Paul – who was on everyone’s lips at the end of last year for his brilliant role as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad – would be enough to garner sufficient hype and make Need For Speed a financial juggernaut if nothing else.
Continue reading: 'Need For Speed' Is Rubbish And It Didn't Make Any Money
The film is looking like a flop on US soil - both in terms of reviews and earnings.
The box office this weekend is finally seeing some movement. The Aaron Paul flick made good profits on its Friday release, but Mr. Peabody and Sherman is looking like the weekend chart topper. On Friday, Need for Speed made a promising start with $6.6 in early profits. Its weekend projections, however are less optimistic. While Dreamworks and its partner Disney were hoping for around $25 million in weekend profits, the film is headed straight for the $18 to $19 million range, THR reports.
Aaron Paul is trying to expand his Breaking Bad fame with Need For Speed.
The studio is still hoping for the flick, which cost $66million to make, to show some franchise potential, mostly from its overseas earnings. Need for Speed is expected to see a weekend rush in international markets, including China. In North America, it earned a B+ CinemaScore. However, reviewers were no less than brutal. The Fast & Furious-style action flick currently holds a 24% “rotten” rating on the review aggregator.
Continue reading: On Debut Weekend, Dreamworks' "Need For Speed" Is Looking Like A Flop
From 'Breaking Bad' to 'Need for Speed', the career of Aaron Paul.
With the release of his new movie ‘Need for Speed’, ‘Breaking Bad’ actor Aaron Paul is looking to move from small screen accolades to big screen stardom. Will the actor sucessfully make the transition? Well so far things have been pretty good for the former movie usher.
Aaron Paul is currently starring in 'Need for Speed'
34 year old Idaho native, Aaron Paul, wasted no time in starting out on his road to fame. Straight after graduating High School, the actor drove to Los Angeles to seek out acting roles and eventually landed a job on the wrong side of the screen, as a movie theatre usher. A few bit parts in movies came, he starred alongside James Franco in forgotten teen movie, ‘Whatever it Takes’ in 2000, appeared as the son of Jeff Bridges in ‘K-Pax’ and also lent his voice to the animated underwater tale ‘Help Im a Fish’. But if you’re looking for Paul’s most memorable early career moment, then you might want to look up the January 3rd 2000 episode of TV game show ‘The Price is Right’. A very, very enthusiastic pre fame Aaron appeared as a contestant and walked away with a desk as his prize. The clip is of course now on Youtube.
Continue reading: The Rise And Rise Of Aaron Paul
Muppets Most Wanted and Need For Speed premiere in L.A., while Veronica Mars opts for Austin and Noah holds its world premiere in Mexico City. Captain America: The Winter Soldier wows critics, and new clips promise laughs in Chef and eye-catching action in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. And five actors contend to be Star Wars' new hero...
Two new films held their premieres in Hollywood this week. Muppets Most Wanted's world premiere was attended by stars Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Kermit and Miss Piggy. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots walked the red carpet for Need for Speed, which also hits cinemas this weekend. Take a look at photos from the colorful if not slightly odd 'Muppets Most Wanted' Premiere. Or the marginally more grown up premiere for 'Need for Speed' and you can read the 'Need for Speed' Movie Review here.
Following its world premiere at the South by South West Festival, Veronica Mars also held red carpet premieres in Hollywood and New York with Kristen Bell and the cast. You can see the 'Veronica Mars' cast have their selfie game on point at SXSW for the premiere. Or you can read our 'Veronica Mars' Movie review here. And in Mexico City, Darren Aronofsky turned up with cast members Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth for the world premiere of his new film Noah, which also released a new extended trailer ahead of its release in two weeks. Here the detail on the 'Noah' movie making first waves in mexico despite religious controversy. And here's that 'Noah' extended trailer.
Aaron Paul is on the verge of becoming a household name. It's all downhill from here, he says.
Aaron Paul is giving the TV-to-film transition his best goal and, with Breaking Bad and Need for Speed on his reel, he has an actual shot. In the wake of Need for Speed, his most recent release (7.4/10 on IMDB, 22% on Rotten Tomatoes), as well as Breaking Bad, Paul is enjoying the kind of freedom in his career that only a major award could grant.
After making meth for five seasons, Paul now has a need for speed.
"When I came out here 17 years ago, I had $5,000 to my name and this crazy dream of being in movies," says out-of-towner Paul, 34, for USA Today "Suddenly, I actually get to be picky with scripts. The doors have kind of been blown open."
Continue reading: Aaron Paul's "Need For Speed" Matches His Need For Change
The stars of "Need for Speed" were initially reluctant to take on the project.
On first glance, Dreamworks’ upcoming big-screen adaptation of the Need for Speed video game seems like quite a big leap of faith. Movies, based on video games have tended to be hit-and-miss in the past, with the “miss category” boasting far more entries and Need for Speed in particular doesn’t have the kind of story that would typically pull the film out of the pit of mediocrity. The best thing that Need for Speed has going for it, is its cast. At the beginning, even that was uncertain, with Aaron Paul and Ramon Rodriguez hesitant to take on the project at all.
Aaron Paul was initially reluctant to take on the project at all.
"I didn't even want to read the script," Paul told The Hollywood Reporter ahead of Tuesday night's Cinema Society-hosted screening of the film. "I saw the script and I was like, 'Oh, no, another video-game movie'…So, it took everything in me to turn the first page. And once I turned the first page, I kept turning. I was so surprised that it had a great human story behind it and great characters that I found myself instantly invested in."
Continue reading: Not Another Car Film: How Aaron Paul Was Won Over By "Need For Speed"
Have your say on where the Star Wars franchise is going below.
With the sheer size of the Star Wars franchise, Episode VII was always going to be a big deal. J.J Abrams took on a daunting task when he agreed to helm the reboot following Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilms, but have the casting rumors got you excited?
Zac Efron is the latest name attached to the Star Wars franchise
The latest of those rumours concerns a certain former Disney employee, who has attempted to shake off his teen heartthrob reputation by doing, actually, very little at all. He stoked the fire when he confirmed a meeting with Disney and J.J took place.
Continue reading: POLL: Are You Happy With The Star Wars Casting Rumors? Zac Efron?
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston are both sad 'Breaking Bad' ended, and they are hoping to keep their characters in their lives.
The end of Breaking Bad may have been the most traumatic event of 2013 for many TV fans. Not because of the actual ending, but because such a loved show would be no longer be on the air. Two people who were very traumatized by the end of the show were its stars — Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston.
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston at the Primetime Emmy Awards
Paul spoke with Details magazine about what the future holds, but he is hoping to keep his Breaking Bad character in his life.
One Direction and Beyoncé also ranked high up the list of 2013's most charitable celebrities
On the back of arguably her most successful year as a recording artist, 2013 has also seen Taylor Swift give, give and give as she was crowned the most charitable star of 2013. In the 'Top 20 Celebs Gone Good' list compiled by DoSomething.org, Swift was crowned the most giving celebrity of the year by the non-profit charity group following a year of helping the under-privileged.
Swift helped raise cash with Bon Jovi and Prince William with their rendition of 'Livin' on a Prayer'
In the past twelve months, Swift has donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony and raised money for the homeless in London with Bon Jovi and Prince William, but other than just giving away her money, Taylor has also given away plenty of her valuable time for charitable causes too. In addition to fronting group therapy sessions for her bullied fans, Swift has also pledged her time to a number of younger fans facing serious troubles. Among them, Taylor met with a 7-year-old fan named Grace Markel, who was struck down by a car on the way to a previous performance by Swift, before a show in September. She also spent some of her Christmas Day on the phone to a cancer-stricken fan who was spending the holidays in hospital.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Leads The Way In The List Of Charitable Stars
Newcomers like 'House of Cards' and 'Master of Sex' replace the old guards like 'Mad Men' and 'Homefront' in the TV noms
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television categories however, it's time for change in the established order of critically-acclaimed TV. Former nomination regulars like Mad Men and Homefront are nowhere to be seen in the nominees lists, replaced instead by the new order of critically-acclaimed shows.
Master of Sex, along with House of Cards, is now the show to beat
Master of Sex and House of Cards now look like the shows to beat, with Breaking Bad making what will be its final appearance at the Golden Globes with the series ending this year. This comes just a year after Homeland achieved the impressive feat of winning Best Drama Series, Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor all in one night, although this does mark the second year in a row that the 2007-2009 winner Mad Men has not appeared in the Best Drama category.
Struggling for a baby name? Stick Breaking Bad, Season 2, Episode 6 on.
Forget the philosophers, inventors, revolutionaries, innovators and visionaries from history, fictionalised drug dealers and their wives are the prime influences for the next generation and what we should call them. Breaking Bad’s reach seems to have stretched further than we thought.
Jesse's been pretty popular; Walter not so much, wonder why?
The Walts, Jesses and Skylers have all risen up the baby names chart with the culmination of the hit drama back in September. And what’s more, the three names enjoyed increased popularity despite the Royal wedding and baby, with parents not wanting to be labelled ‘Kate copycats’, apparently.
Continue reading: Breaking Baby Names: AMC Meth Drama Influences Parents' Naming Decisions
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel lead the tributes following the star's sudden passing
Following the tragic passing of actor Paul Walker earlier this week, there has been an outpouring of emotion from Hollywood on behalf of the 40-year-old actor. A number of celebrities have taken to their social media accounts to send their condolences to Walker's family and pay tribute to the fallen star.
Paul's death has shocked Hollywood, and the rest of the world
Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, both died in the fiery crash on Saturday, 30 November, after Rodas lost control of his Porsche Carrera GT and crashed it into a light post and a tree. The car burst into flames upon impact and both Walker and Rodas were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred as the pair were leaving a fundraising event for Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide, which was aiming to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan at the time.
Continue reading: Paul Walker Dead At 40: Hollywood Remembers The Fallen Star
The screen legend wrote a letter of appraisal to the star of the hit series in which he praised his acting ability
Breaking Bad has no shortage of famous fans, but Sir Anthony Hopkins might just be the biggest name to go on the record and declare out loud just how much of a boss Bryan Cranston is. The Oscar-winner recently went on a binge-watching session and got through all five seasons of the show, after which he was so impressed that he just had to write to Cranston and tell him how much he enjoyed his portrayal as Walter White/Heisenberg.
If he though Cranston's Walter White was good, he should see the roller skating scene from Malcolm in the Middle
This wasn't just some loved-up, 'OMG i fink u so hot' letter from the Welsh thespian, this was a serious appraisal from the Silence of the Lambs actor, who declared Cranston performance throughout the five seasons as the best acting he had ever seen!
Spoilers for people who haven't seen the finale: Felina
After 62 episodes, clocking in at over 30 hours, it’s fair to say audiences had invested somewhat in the trials and tribulations of Walter White in Breaking Bad. Ending such a monumental journey is difficult – as the writers would attest – but choosing the perfect song can ease the pressure somewhat.
And that’s exactly what music supervisor Thomas Golubic did; he chose the right song.
Continue reading: Breaking Bad Ending Hits The Right Note, The Perfect Song Choice?
Spoilers. Spoilers that will ruin the best show ever made. You have been warned.
It’s difficult to fathom a world without Breaking Bad. From the formative earlier episodes to the wrap-up job done by the last half of the fifth season, we’ve come to love and care for Walter, Jesse, Hank, Skyler, Marie and Walter Jr. And Mike. Don’t forget Mike. But instead of mourning the passing of such a giant, it’s important to celebrate the brilliant times it brought us.
Breaking Bad was - and is - a behemoth of modern television. While The Wire and The Sopranos brought us the inner dealings of criminal gangs in New Jersey and Baltimore, commenting on social injustice along the way, BrBa provided a new landscape to romanticize – it was something truly original, borrowing enough tropes of writing gone by to remain familiar.
Continue reading: The Very Best Breaking Bad Moments - Staff Picks
To promote the new SNL season, guest host Tina Fey imitates iconic swimsuit image.
Last weekend's Emmy Awards saw a host of beautifully dressed television stars go home with all manner of awards but, unfortunately for comedian Tina Fey, the word on everybody's lips was "nip-slip."
Tina Fey & Tracy Wigfield Celebrated Emmys Success.
As she headed to the stage to collect her joint award for comedy writing with Tracy Wigfield, her blue gown loosened revealing a sudden flash of nipple. The internet exploded into giggles and retweeted photos of the actress with blurring or 'Censored' strips over her boob.
Continue reading: After Emmys Nip-Slip, Tina Fey Dons Swimsuit In Farrah Fawcett Homage
There are SPOILERS in this review of the final episode of Breaking Bad.
In many ways it didn’t matter how Breaking Bad ended; the journey was such that the show’s quality was undeniable. And if the journey ended like The Sopranos, Dexter or Seinfeld – i.e., caught up in a maelstrom of controversy and disappointed losers – then so be it.
It's sad to see them go, but what a way to go
But Breaking Bad was, and is, amazing.
Continue reading: The Breaking Bad Finale Review: Felina - My, That Was Satisfying
Crime drama 'Breaking Bad' was victorious at this year's Emmy awards, but the big surprise was the political drama 'House of Cards' which became the first internet streamed program to win an Emmy.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are now officially over and the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles held quite an eventful award ceremony.
AMC's Breaking Bad was victorious, as predicted, at this year's Emmys, finally winning 'Outstanding Drama Series' after previously been overlooked for the past three years.
Bryan Cranston plays the anti-hero Walter White
'Ozymandias', the latest episode of 'Breaking Bad', attracted the largest audience in the show's history, at approximately 6.4 million.
Breaking Bad continues to draw record breaking crowds in the lead up to its finale. The crime drama, following the exploits of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), the chemistry teacher and crystal meth cook and his former student side-kick Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), has become one of the most talked about series in television history.
Aaron Paul & Bryan Cranston at Lincoln Center & AMC celebration of Breaking Bad in New York.
Sunday night's episode, entitled Ozymandias, drew an audience of 6.4 million viewers, according to Nielson. This sets a record for the critically acclaimed drama. Recently the show has entered the Guinness Book of World Records, according to The Irish Times, by becoming the most critically acclaimed TV show of all time.
Continue reading: Breaking Bad's 'Ozymandias' Attracts 6.4 Million Viewers
The star of the Alien quad-rilogy has signed on to star in the British director's upcoming biblical epic
Sigourney Weaver is re-teaming with the man who gave her her big break; Ridley Scott, to co-star in the director's upcoming Bible epic Exodus. The 20th Century Fox production will see Weaver star as Tuya, mother of Ramses (played by Joel Edgerton), in the movie, with John Turturro already signed on to appear as her husband.
Weaver will star as Tuya in one of 2014's two biblical movies
Weaver re-unites with Scott for the first time since the 1979 sci-fi classic Alien, in a film that is already looking like a star-studded affair, even though casting hasn't yet finished.
Continue reading: Sigourney Weaver And Ridley Scott To Join Forces Once Again For 'Exodus'
We bring you the latest (very spoiler-y) Breaking Bad recap.
In last night’s episode of Breaking Bad, boasting the slightly soap opera-ish title Confessions, Walt continued to openly and shamelessly manipulated his family, while Jesse continued his confused – not so much in this episode - search for identity. Now might be a good time to make that spoiler warning – anything you read ahead will probably contain a massive spoiler for the eleventh episode of season 5, so if you haven’t watched it, you might want to switch over to the Jesse Pinkman Guide For Identifying B*****s or something.
We get it. He is the one who knocks.
The episode saw Hank still looking for a way to expose his brother-in-law as Heisenberg, which drove Walt to all but abandon any pretense that he wasn’t, in fact, a drug kingpin. During a particularly tense dinner with with Hank, Skyler and Marie, he shows Hank exactly why it wasn’t a good idea to mess with the real Heisenberg – in his most cold-blooded display to date, Walter plays an audio confession, exposing himself as the lowly chemist behind Heisenberg’s massive operation, while the real mastermind is exposed as agent Hank Shrader. The story makes perfect use of Hank’s notable temper outbursts, as well as his connection to Gus Fring.
Continue reading: Walt Broke Bad And Hank Knows. What Do? - "Breaking Bad" Recap
You know something is a pop culture phenomenon, when it gets its own youtube parody. Or forty.
Let’s talk about Breaking Bad – again. It’s what the internet is talking about anyway. Breaking Bad parodies are sort of like the new Harlem Shake video, except they’re older than the Harlem Shake and quite a bit funnier, too. These are watchable past the third one. As it turns out, even something as serious as “the meth game” is subject to the noble art of parody. And when you mix Taylor Swift lyrics with degenerate criminals, hilarity ensues. So without further ado, here are this writer’s personal Top 5 Breaking Bad parodies, in no particular order.
One thing Breaking Bad isn't is funny. Or so we thought.
We Are Never Ever Gonna Cook Together. Of course, the list has to start with the aforementioned Taylor Swift reference. Because it’s quite possibly the funniest thing out there. Walt and Jesse’s relationship is so perfectly summed up in some of the lyrics, it’s almost eerie. But we won’t spoil it for you. Watch below.
There's life after Breaking Bad, we promise
The end of Breaking Bad is near; season five part two has finally started, and will wrap up after seven more episodes on September 27th. But don’t be too sad, we know it’ll be a thrill-ride, and once it’s over, there’s plenty more to look forward to.
The casting choice of Bryan Cranston as Walter White was a stroke of genius. His previous work as Hal in Malcolm in The Middle had some people confused, but eventually his reputation added to his transformation from goofy work-a-day father to drug lynchpin; that and his Emmy award-winning performances.
Breaking Bad's final season premiere drew an audience of 5.9 million viewers, breaking the show's record.
Breaking Bad's final season premiered to an audience of 5.9 million. The critically acclaimed AMC drama, broke records on Sunday (11th August) by attracting a record breaking number of viewers. The number doubled the number who watched last year's opening episode.
Breaking Bad follows the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), the high school chemistry teacher who, with the help of dealer Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), becomes Albuquerque's major crystal meth dealer.
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Could "Hell On Wheels" turn into another hit for AMC?
There’s a lot to watch out for this weekend, as various shows kick off new seasons (and of course, there are the Teen Choice Awards tonight, for the five people, who still watch those), but the big winner is, without a doubt, AMC. The channel, which started off introducing its viewers to old, classic (more or less) movies from the comfort of their own home, has definitely moved on to bigger and, uh, more morally questionable things – this is now the channel that brings you The Walking Dead, Mad Men and, finally, this weekend, the season premieres of Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels.
Walter White returns tonight for one last hurrah.
There are still a few hours to go, before we come face to face with the monster that became of Walter White – let’s face it, none of us can stop watching – but the premiere of Hell on Wheels was last night and it left many people wondering, could this be AMC’s next Breaking Bad-scale hit?
The show's researchers do a remarkably good job of keeping the chemistry accurate, but when they slip, the Internet learns about it fast.
It’s Breaking Bad weekend! Well, almost – the now iconic show returns for its final 8-episode run this Sunday and it’s all anyone can talk about – this staff writer included, of course. So, without further ado, here are the top four facts we bet you didn’t know about Breaking Bad (and which, objectively, you probably don’t need to know.)
Bryan Cranston looking almost as badass as his character.
1. The meth crystals shouldn’t be blue. According to a recent article in The Business Insider, the crystals of supposedly ultra-uber-pure methamphetamine that Walter White is known for producing… should be clear. If they didn’t have any impurities, the crystals should be completely clear and even impurities (or a special ingredient by Walt) should not give them a blue, but rather, a yellowish tinge. So does that mean the secret ingredient is love? We doubt it.
Continue reading: Chemistry Gone Bad - Where Breaking Bad (Rarely) Gets It Wrong
Breaking Bad's final season is due to air on Sunday (11th August) night. With tensions between the two lead characters at breaking point and a tradition of violence, it seems likely the show will have an unexpected and explosive finale.
Breaking Bad's final season has created speculation amongst fans and even the show's own writers, as to how to kill off the characters.
The producer and creator of Breaking Bad, Vinci Gilligan, at The Film Society of Lincoln Center and AMC's celebration of the show, Lincoln Center, New York.
The eight-part final series promises high tension and the continuation of violent deaths. The inevitable possibility of ending Breaking Bad by killing off the lead character is causing the show's writers some sleepless nights. Vince Gilligan, the producer and creator, is leading the team of writers who cannot decide on how to kill off one of the show's lead characters.
The cast of TV drama 'Breaking Bad' arrive for The Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York where AMC celebrate that last episodes of the TV series. The stars including creator Vince Gilligan and main star Bryan Cranston sign autographs and take pictures with fans outside the venue.
Many received a distinction, but the AMC drama was the talk of the night.
Breaking Bad, the TV drama, which is just heading into its final 8-episode run, won top honors at this Saturday’s TV Critics Association Awards. The show won for program of the year among a number of highly acclaimed and successful TV productions, some of which don’t typically get recognized by the Emmys.
Breaking Bad emerged as the topic of the night.
Game of Thrones was another one of the night’s biggest winners, taking the honor in the category of best drama, while Big Bang Theory and Parks and Recreation had to split the title of best comedy. Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s Orphan Black and Louis CK of FX’s Louis were both recognised as outstanding achievement in the drama and comedy categories, respectively, while Barbara Walters received the career achievement award. For Walters, the award comes right on the heels of her announcement that she will be retiring from broadcast journalism in a years time. This was probably why the TV Critics Association chose his particular time to honor Walters with the distinction.
Let's hope Jesse found a safe place for the keys!
Possibly the most symbolic visual from Breaking Bad, ‘the RV’ gave Walter and Jesse a way to cook meth – they could drive out way into the desert and knock up a batch of the blue stuff, far safer than setting up on Jesse’s basement, as we all know. Spoilers ahead, just so you know.
There's the iconic yellow smoke, but where are the bullit holes?
So to see that hulking great piece of metal cruise on up – driven by none other than the show’s star, Bryan Cranston – at the premiere of the Breaking Bad special screening at Sony was a real treat. This was a celebration of the last eight episodes of season five, which are due to air on August 11th.
The Breaking Bad star wore an exact replica of his own face as he mingled with fans at the San Diego gathering
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston found a novel way to mingle with fans and explore the stalls of the San Diego Comic Con International; by wearing a mask that is the exact replica of your own face. Cranston donned a bald, goateed latex mask as he navigated the San Diego convention, and no-one was any wiser that the guy who was dressed up as Walter White at Comic Con was actually Walter White himself.
Comic-Con is one of the entertainment highlights of the year, though what's on offer for 2013?
Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.
This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.
Continue reading: Comic-Con 2013: 10 Things You Really Don't Want To Miss
Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian are serious contenders for best celebrity wedding, ever.
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has married his long-time girlfriend Lauren Parsekian at a ceremony at Cottage Pavilion at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu on Sunday (May 26, 2013), according to Us Weekly. The couple were photographed embracing under a pretty swish looking ivy-draped archway, over at People.com.
Parsekian, the co-CEO of Finding Kind Productions, wore a strapless corseted Armsale gown with pearls, while husband Aaron wore a Burberry tuxedo and custom bow tie. The wedding was a 1920s carnival inspired affair, with a Ferris wheel, swing ride and photo booth, while blues musician John Mayer played live. Renowned magician David Blaine performed tricks for guests under a traditional red-and-white striped tent. "Well that was the most magical night of my life," said Parsekian in an Instagram post from the evening. "A day will never go by without me reminding you how special you are. Thanks for last night my pretty little bird," Paul captioned a picture on the photo-sharing site.
The pair first met at the Coachella music festival, with Paul proposing during a Parisian vacation on New Year's Eve 2012. He stars as meth dealer Jesse Pinkman alongside Bryan Cranston in AMC's Breaking Bad. It returns on August 11, 2013 for the final season.
Congratulations to the two on their special day. Here's wishing you a long and enjoyable life together!
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Lauren Parsekian, with the two getting hitched in front for friends and family at the Los Angeles ceremony. According to People, the two married in Malibu this weekend in modest and intimate surroundings. No word on whether there was any blue meth getting handed out at the ceremony.
Paul and Parsekian first met at Coachella Music Festival in 2010, getting engaged on New Years Eve/Day in January 2012. Last year Paul gave a gushing interview to GQ about his then fiancé, explaining the whole proposal in detail. "It's this little courtyard outside of this hotel. We were just dancing to Édith Piaf by ourselves on New Year's and then I begged her to marry me," he said. "She's the greatest woman that has ever existed. No offense to other women on this planet, but she is hands down the best."
Aside from the actual wedding ceremony, the pair were spotted out in Las Vegas last week with friends, celebrating what seemed to be a pre-wedding shindig. Last weeks gathering even included a tribute to the fateful night in Paris, with the bride and groom-to be receiving their own engagement cake, with Paul's including the special message (his alleged words from the night), "My pretty bird, thank you for loving me."
Continue reading: Actor Aaron Paul Has Married Lauren Parsekian!
The star is wed
If you know Jesse Pinkman as well as we do, then you’d think he wasn’t likely to settle down anytime soon. But alas! He has! You also need to know that this article is full of massive spoilers.
Alright, so Jesse Pinkman hasn’t tied the knot. He won’t be ready for a while, if ever, and is still getting over Jane Margolis, who died in season 2 of an overdose. No, it’s Aaron Paul, the genius behind Pinkman, that got married. "It's this little courtyard outside of this hotel. We were just dancing to Édith Piaf by ourselves on New Year's and then I begged her to marry me," he said. "She's the greatest woman that has ever existed," he adoringly told GQ last year. "No offense to other women on this planet, but she is hands down the best." Parsekian is co-founder of the Kind Campaign, a project that works to end girl-against-girl bullying. She and Molly Thompson founded the organization in 2009 while they were students at Pepperdine University. "Aaron rocked a bow tie, and Lauren donned a veil," an onlooker told PEOPLE. "The lovebirds were dancing and canoodling."
Aaron will be returning to screens in August as Breaking Bad reaches its much-anticipated conclusion with the second half of season 5. And we can’t wait to see what he’ll do next having established himself in AMC’s drama.
Continue reading: Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman Gets Married – What The!?
The AMC drama has finally been validated with a Simpsons tribute.
The Simpsons are doing Breaking Bad once again in this week’s episode. The Fox series is paying tribute or poking fun – take your pick – of the AMC drama, now in its final season. Of course, no drugs are actually featured in the opening credits video for The Simpsons. Instead, Marge dons a “Kiss the Cook” apron and goes into her lab... err... kitchen to cook up some blue cupcakes. She then sells them to the neighborhood kids, while Homer lurks suspiciously in the background, wearing Walter White’s trademark black hat. It’s all very suspicious and probably delicious. The entire sequence is set to Tommy James and The Shondells’ Crystal Blue Persuasion and, when the camera pans away, we see Bryan Cranston's Walter White and Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman in their lab suits watching the animated show on their own couch.
And this is how we know that Breaking Bad is legit. Emmy awards? Please. A show is only successful after The Simpsons have made fun of it. Now we can all finally relax and watch the fifth season in peace.
You know a show has reached iconic status when it gets parodied on The Simpsons.
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Kate and Charlie Hannah's marriage came about through their shared love of partying and getting drunk. All is well in their relationship as long as they are drinking together. However, when Kate's excessive partying pushes her into the dangerous territory of hard drugs threatening her teaching career when she continuously lies to her boss, she decides that it's time to deal with her problem and quit the booze for good. While Charlie vows to help her, he finds going sober less easy and Kate beings to question whether their relationship is built on love or whether their vision of each other has been blurred by alcohol over the past years. Quitting drinking also forces Kate to confront her conduct at work and her difficult relationship with her mother.
'Smashed' is a comedy drama with more drama than comedy. While the antics of Kate and Charlie may be funny at first sight, it is clear as the story goes on that this a story about burying your darkest problems. It has been directed by James Ponsoldt ('Off the Black') who also co-wrote the movie with actress Susan Burke in her screenplay debut. 'Smashed' is scheduled for release this year on December 14th 2012.
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What a time to be alive it is for Aaron Paul. Not only did he win an Emmy Award last night for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, but he's also set to marry his beautiful fiancée Lauren Parsekian. The 33 year-old Breaking Bad star gushed to People Magazine on the red carpet yesterday (September 23rd) "She's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me." Continuing to enthuse about the forthcoming wedding, Paul said "[I'm not nervous] at all. I'm just so blessed."
Continue reading: Aaron Paul's Delight At Emmy Win; Looks Forward To Wedding
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