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A look into TV's biggest moments on Twitter according to Nielsen. Are you surprised?
An awesome thing about television is that social media exists. You can watch people freak out over the latest death in a show and share your pain with others when the season is finally over. An awful thing about television is that social media exists. You can watch people freak out over the latest death in a show that you haven’t caught up on, spoiling it for you, and share your hatred with others when they just tweeted about the cliffhanger to a finale that you’re currently DVRing because you’re stuck at your girlfriend’s family party.
Clearly, I’m still bitter about that. Anyway, point is that, like it or not, Twitter has been monumental when it comes to television, and it’s hardly just an accessory. Would ‘Breaking Bad’ be as huge as it was without the constant word of mouth on Twitter? ‘Breaking Bad’ happens to be this television season’s most talked about show on the social networking site, as reported by Nielsen.
Bryan Cranston's 'Breaking Bad' was the most talked about show on Twitter
Continue reading: A Look At TV's Biggest Shows On Twitter, According To Nielsen
The Breaking Bad actor wins his first Tony Award
Is Bryan Cranston the most adaptable actor in Hollywood? Having goofed around with slapstick in 'Malcolm in The Middle,' struggled with the perils of right and wrong in 'Breaking Bad' and fought the system in 'Godzilla', the 58-year-old actor picked up a Tony Award for his portrayal of former President of The United States, Lyndon Johnson, in 'All the Way' on Saturday (June 7).
Bryan Cranston at the Tony Awards 2014 [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Andrew H Walker]
The accolade extends Cranston’s remarkable winning streak which has seen him pick up Emmys, Golden Globes and SAGs for his memorable turn as Walter White, the chemistry teacher-turned-drug empire lynchpin with an unquenchable appetite for power and a seemingly irresistible urge for revenge.
Continue reading: Breaking Broadway: Bryan Cranston Triumphs With Best Actor At Tony Awards
The 58 year-old actor has left many fans confused about the fate of meth kingpin Walter White. "Hey, you never saw bags zip up or anything," he speculated on whether or not his character died.
Bryan Cranston dropped a huge bombshell on 'Breaking Bad' fans on Thursday (May 29th).
The 58 year-old actor may have changed many fans' minds as to what actually happened at the end of the AMC hit series.
Cranston confessed that the fate of meth king pin Walter White, who he played, is very debatable.
Continue reading: Bryan Cranston Will Not Rule Out Return To 'Breaking Bad' Character: "I Don't Know' If Walter White Is Dead"
Walter White survived? Bryan Cranston suggests Breaking Bad ending wasn't as clear as it seemed.
Bryan Cranston dropped meth lab sized bombshell on the whole Breaking Bad ending this week, by suggesting that Walter White may well not be dead. The drug kingpin appeared to run out of luck at the end of AMC's classic drama, though whilst promoting his new action flick Godzilla on Thursday (May 29, 2014), Cranston told CNN's Ashleigh Banfield that Heisenberg may have lived through those final moments.
Bryan Cranston in the Breaking Bad Finale
In the concluding moments of Breaking Bad, cancer-sufferer Walter - bleeding from a gunshot - collapsed on the floor of a DIY meth lab as the police narrowed in on him. However, Cranston suggested the chemistry-teacher may have survived.
Continue reading: Oh My God Walter White Is Not Dead. Bryan Cranston Drops Bombshell
Chart-crushing blues rock and building-smashing monster movie antics: another week in news brings shocks and laughs.
Cannes Continues: We're nearly at the end of the second week of the Cannes Film Festival and have been mentally noting which new movies have soared or been scorched at the hands of critics. Map to the Stars, Two Days, One Night, Mommy and Foxcatcher have all received glowing reviews whilst Lost River, Grace of Monaco, and The Search... well, less so. Click on links for reviews highlights and details for each movie.
Carter-Knowles Camp Content?: The Jay Z/Solange brouhaha confusion still hasn't been publically illuminated but the Carter-Knowles family seems to be intent on proving to the world that everything is just fine, fine, fine, thank you very much after footage leaked showing the singer attacking her rapper brother-in-law in a lift. Beyoncé's statement did little to explain her sister's violence but her newly-posted family photos do a good job of sweeping it all under the rug, for better or worse.
Continue reading: A Week In News: Havoc As 'Godzilla' And Kardashians Unleashed On Unsuspecting Cities
Paul isn't alone in thinking that...
Aaron Paul played fan-favourite Jesse in Breaking Bad, the AMC sleeper hit that would become one of the most talked about shows of all time. During its run, the meth drama dominated the Internet, especially during season 5 when fandom and viewership reached an all time high.
Jesse Pinkman and Walter White suit up for another cook in AMC's 'Breaking Bad'
TV’s history is dominated by a few key moments, and not many are bigger than the introduction of the slow-burning, multi season American drama, exploring themes of loneliness, economic deprivation, crime corruption and, above all, family. The Sopranos paved the way, and, alongside shows like The Wire, Mad Men, The West Wing and Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad sits amidst that pantheon.
Continue reading: Aaron Paul Ranks 'Breaking Bad' Up There With The Very Best Of All Time
It was inevitable really: everybody loves a good monster.
Silence the doubters! Godzilla has smashed its way to the top of the box office, having earned a monstrous $93.2m on its first weekend. Gareth Edwards' gloomy new take on the popular Japanese tale of a radioactive monster put fellow opener Million Dollar Arm in the dark, leaving the Jon Hamm Disney sports drama a token $10.5 million.
'Godzilla' Stormed Its Way To Box Office No.1 This Weekend With A $93 Million Opening.
Meanwhile, the Zac Efron-starring comedy Neighbors was pushed down to second in its second week with nearly $26 million in takings - a figure far shy of Godzilla's monster haul - whilst the superhero action sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, clung on to the top three with a confident third week figure of $16.8 million.
Continue reading: 'Godzilla' Does The Monster Stomp Around Box Office 'Neighbors' With $93M Opening
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Godzilla has barley finished trampling America’s box offices and the gargantuan daikaiju is still to wreak havoc over in China and Japan – a huge market, especially given the origins of the franchise. But Warner Bros. and Legendary are already thinking about what a sequel could do, and they obviously think it could do plenty as one is in the works.
Gareth Edwards’ effort, which sees Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanbe, Juliette Binoche and Bryan Cranston head a stellar cast, has already made $200m worldwide making it 2014’s biggest opener so far. Sure, ‘X-Men Days of Future Past’ and ‘Transformers: Extinction’ will likely ensure ‘Godzilla’ doesn’t finish the year with that mantle, but it’s an encouraging start for a film that was, for a while mentioned with apprehension.
Continue reading: Should Legendary And Warner Bros. Make A Godzilla Sequel? [Poll]
The monster movie of the century? Box office stats point to "yes".
It isn’t a surprise that Godzilla is doing well at the box office, but the amount it’s earned over the weekend tops all initial estimates. With $93 million made over the three-day period, it’s safe to call this the first blockbuster of the summer season.
The critics weren't particularly impressed by Godzilla, but that din't stop it from having a killer opening weekend.
Continue reading: "Godzilla" Breaks The Box Office. Also Everything Else
New Godzilla and X-men movies premiere in both America and Britain, just before the Cannes Film Festival opens with Grace of Monaco. Eastwood directs Cooper on set in Los Angeles. And The Rover, Snowpiercer, The Riot Club and Disney's live-action Cinderella drop new trailers...
The stars of both Godzilla and X-men: Days of Future Past turned out for a pair of big premieres over the past week. Godzilla, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, had its world premiere in Los Angeles, while X-men: Days of Future Past, starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, bowed in New York. Then both casts travelled to London for European premieres a few days later. Check out our 'Godzilla' Premiere at Dolby Theatre - Arrivals photos, watch the video of Hugh Jackman sporting a bandaged nose At 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' World Premiere or watch the video of James Mcavoy and Patrick Stewart re-uniting at the 'X-men: Days Of Future Past' World Premiere.
But there was an even bigger film event this week in France, as the Cannes Film Festival kicked off with Nicole Kidman's new movie Grace of Monaco. The film received savage reviews from the critics, but Kidman brought real glamour to opening night. And the critics had far more praise for Mike Leigh's new film Mr. Turner, which stars Timothy Spall. Browse photos from the 67th Cannes Film Festival - Grace de Monaco - Photocall the 'Mr Turner' - Photocall or watch the trailer for Mike Leigh's Mr Turner.
Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Double Premieres For Godzilla And X-Men, Cannes Kicks Off, Bradley Cooper Films In L.A., And New Trailers For Robert Pattinson, Chris Evans And Sam Claflin
For a blockbuster about gigantic radioactive monsters, this is a remarkably humane movie. But then that's no surprise for a film from Gareth Edwards, whose micro-budget Monsters (2010) showed that effects-based movies don't need to sacrifice characterisation and real emotion. So while this film is still a big action romp, it's also cleverly grounded by believable people.
It centres on Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), whose life was upended in 1999 by a nuclear accident in Japan that killed his scientist mother (Juliette Binoche) and turned his father into a conspiracy-theory nutcase. Now just as Ford returns from military service to his wife (Elizabeth Olsen) and young son, he's called back to Japan as his dad spots tremors similar to those 15 years earlier. And as three terrifying creatures rise out of the earth, Ford is drafted in to help protect humanity. Following the beasts via Hawaii and Las Vegas to an epic confrontation in his hometown San Francisco, Ford works with scientists (Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins) and military commanders (David Strathairn and Richard T. Jones), eventually realising that the big-daddy monster Godzilla might actually be trying to help.
One of the more interesting aspects of Max Borenstein's script is that it reveals fairly early on that humanity is responsible for all of this and also helpless to avert the coming cataclysm. And yet the military machine does what it can, firing pathetic bullets and mobilising nuclear warheads because that's all it knows how to do. This approach adds a moral complexity that plays out in the decisions the characters have to make along the way. Taylor-Johnson is fine as the bland but muscled everyman at the centre, but Cranston steals the film with a far more textured role. Watanabe proves to be a master at the distant stare, while everyone else just runs and/or yells like real people would.
Continue reading: Godzilla Review
Not a disaster of a disaster movie
Gareth Edwards’ ‘Godzilla’ was facing an uphill struggle from the day it was announced. The iconic Japanese tale has been tinkered with so many times, many fail to excavate the original themes Ishirō Honda's 1954 film did in making the daikaiju a piece of pop culture iconography.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in 'Godzilla'
But with Cranston on board and some shiny new technology adding a modern sheen to the franchise, the critics have found something to love with the latest reboot. Edwards hasn’t created a classic, or even sculpted his own with borrowed tools, but he has manufactured a solid springtime blockbuster while navigating the tricky landscape that comes with a pre-established and firmly embedded lore.
Continue reading: 'Godzilla' Early Reviews - Initial Critical Response Is Positive
Turns out 'Godzilla' could be really, really good.
Remember the 1998 remake of Godzilla? Yep, it was horrific. And so it's with a sigh of relief that we can report Gareth Edwards new remake of the classic monster story has been received very, very well by critics. A powerful new story with stunning visual effects, Godzilla stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Bryan Cranston [L] and Aaron Taylor Johnson [R] in 'Godzilla'
"A summer blockbuster that's not just thrilling, but that orchestrates its thrills with such rare diligence, you want to yelp with glee," said Robbie Collin of the Telegraph.
Continue reading: Wait, Is Bryan Cranston's 'Godzilla' The Best Movie Of 2014?
The studio is banking on the film's international profits.
Hollywood’s latest effort at Godzilla – arguably the most recognisable monster in cinema history – hits US theaters in just six weeks on May 16. In the lead-up to the premiere, Warner Bros. are amping up their promo efforts with featurettes, a new trailer specifically for Asia (which gives a clear look at the other monster in the film – the “Muto” a mutated species of Kaiju, designed by human enjineers – and a bunch of media appearances by the cast and production team. Teaser trailers, TV spots and sneak peeks at Comic-Con, CinemaCon, SXSW and WonderCon, most recently, have generated a lot of great buzz for the completely revamped version of Godzilla.
Watch the international trailer below.
With a $160 million projected budget, Warner Bros. are banking on Godzilla’s successful release. So far, the box office predictions look great – according to Variety, early insider estimates are placing Godzilla’s debut in the $60 million plus bracket, with some observers claiming that Gareth Edwards’ reboot could fetch upwards of $70 million on its debut.
Continue reading: "Godzilla" Predicted To Smash Its Way Into The Box Office With $70 Million Opening
Godzilla was the main draw for fans attending WonderCon in California this weekend. The Warner Bros. panel presented a sneak peak at the upcoming monster movie, including one of the first direct shots of Godzilla.
We've been catching mere glimpses of Godzilla in every version of the trailer going but titillated fans at the WonderCon were finally rewarded with an exclusive sneak peak at the movie ahead of its release.
Fans at WonderCon have finally seen Godzilla's face in a sneak preview of the upcoming movie.
Fans at the Warner Bros. presentation at the WonderCon festival held in Anaheim, CA this weekend were thrilled to finally see a complete Godzilla in an exclusive clip from the upcoming movie. The biggest thrill for hundreds of fans who had crammed together to witness this sneak peak was seeing Godzilla's face for the first time. MTV, whilst not the most descriptive of sources, claimed the famous reptile's face was "everything fans had hoped for: vaguely T-Rex-ish, definitely reptilian, and a whole lot of awesome."
Continue reading: Godzilla Seizes The Day At WonderCon - Director Gareth Edwards Describes Complicated Re-Imagining Of Legendary Monster
Bryan Cranston advises you to tread lightly, Maddie.
Maddie probably wasn't going to go to the prom with Stefan Montana. But when the 17-year-old enlisted the help of Bryan Cranston, she really had no choice - unless she wanted to end up like Gus Fring and the others.
'Breaking Bad' Is One Of The Great TV Dramas
Montana waited outside Cranston's current Broadway show All The Way to ask the actor if he would film a special proposal for his prom date to be - as his Breaking Bad character Walter White.
Continue reading: Bryan Cranston's Walter White Scores Fan A Date For The Prom [Video]
Joe Brody and his wife Sandra are working at a nuclear power plant when disaster strikes. The building collapses, forcing an immediate evacuation of employees due to a radiation leak - but when Sandra doesn't make it out, Joe decides to find out what caused the tragedy. When the government inform the media of a severe natural disaster, he is angered because he knows they are harbouring a dangerous secret. When a series of other calamities, such as a devastating tidal wave, hits New York City, it becomes almost impossible to hide the fact that there's a giant reptilian creature hellbent on destruction heading towards the city; a monster later dubbed Godzilla. The US military set out on a mission to save the world along with a surge of new recruits, but their chances of surviving at the hands of this merciless beast are looking horrifically minimal.
Continue: Godzilla - Extended Trailer
Bryan Cranston will write memoirs covering his years starring in the hit AMC series 'Breaking Bad', his publisher announced on Thursday (3rd April).
Bryan Cranston will pen his memoirs, particularly focussing on the years he starred in hit AMC drug drama, Breaking Bad. Cranston's publisher, Scribner, announced the news on Thursday (3rd April) and said the book would be released in Autumn 2015.
Bryan Cranston's memoirs will be published in Autumn 2015.
Cranston's role as Walter White may be the selling point for the memoirs as Breaking Bad was hugely popular and has already gone down in history as one of the most viewed and widely discussed series on television. However, the memoirs will not merely concern Cranston's role on the show but his life and career leading up to, as the publishers aptly put it, to "one of the greatest performances of our time."
Continue reading: Bryan Cranston's Memoirs To Reveal "Secrets & Lies I Lived With Whilst Shooting 'Breaking Bad'"
Donna Dickens has presented evidence which she thinks implies 'Breaking Bad' was intended as a prequel to 'The Walking Dead'. What do you think?
As fan theories go this one has definitely got its convincing elements. Donna Dickens over at HitFix.com has come up with an extremely intricate (and well spotted) theory that has led her to believe AMC’s Breaking Bad was intended as a prequel to the network’s apocalyptic zombie series The Walking Dead. Dickens’ theory is built upon a series of remarkable ‘coincidences’ between the two series. So what evidence had she presented to back up her claims?
Did Blue Sky do this?
The first link between the two series is allegedly found in Season 2 of The Walking Dead. When T-Dog is taken down with a fever and needs antibiotics, Daryl produces his older brother Merle’s ‘medicinal’ supplies. At the bottom of the plastic bag containing the assortment of drugs is a blue crystal like substance. To the casual observer there’s nothing exciting to spot there, except Dickens has suggested that the blue crystals are in fact Blue Sky, the meth produced by Walt and Jesse in Breaking Bad. Perhaps the bag of drugs was just a left over prop from the show, or a nod to AMC’s recently concluded series?
Continue reading: Was 'Breaking Bad' The Prequel To 'The Walking Dead'?
Following a series of disastrous calamities in New York, the government are desperately trying to cover up the cause by insisting that major earthquakes and typhoons are to blame for the demolished city. However, it soon becomes clear to everyone that the damage was caused by a less than natural threat, as a colossal reptilian beast makes itself known to the world; a creature the media has dubbed 'Godzilla'. The US military set out to face the threat in the most dangerous mission of their lives as the origins of Godzilla become known. It is mankind's own destructive nature that has brought this menace to Earth, a fact that is concluded when evidence of Nuclear material is found amongst the wildlife of the Pacific. Can mankind save themselves and rectify their own mistakes? Or are they about to make things a helluva lot worse?
'Godzilla' is the epic re-boot of one of the most iconic sci-fi films ever released. Originally a 1954 Japanese film directed by Ishiro Honda, 'Godzilla' was later adapted into a 1998 motion picture by Roland Emmerich. The 2014 incarnation has been directed by Gareth Edwards ('Monsters', 'End Day') with a screenplay by Max Borenstein ('Seventh Son', 'Swordswallowers and Thin Men') and Dave Callaham ('The Expendables', 'Doom'). The film will hit theaters on May 16th 2014.
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If anyone needed convincing that Aaron Paul is well and truly typecast as Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad, then one look at his press run for Need for Speed should do the trick: the actor has been talking about a possible return to the hit meth drama by starring in the prequel spin-off, Better Call Saul. But should he be going back to the franchise that made career what it is today?
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston as Jesse and Walter White in Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad was and will forever be remembered as one of the finest shows ever to grace the small screen, but if Paul wants to shake off that Jesse tag ever, perhaps distancing himself from Better Call Saul would be a wiser move. What’s more is that spin-offs have a tendency to be – for want of a better word – rubbish.
Continue reading: Poll: Should Aaron Paul Reprise His Role As Jesse Pinkman In Better Call Saul?
'Godzilla' is back and this time he's more terrifying than ever.
Now that we’ve viewed the epic trailer for the ‘Godzilla’ reboot, we’re more excited than ever to see the legendary monster tear up our screens again. This new ‘Godzilla’ promises to be different than any of it’s previous big screen outings. We can’t wait for its release this May, but until then here’s everything you need to know about the new movie.
'Godzilla' stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor Johnson
This Is A Different 'Godzilla'
Continue reading: 'Godzilla' Reboot: Everything You Need To Know [Trailer]
With Bryan Cranston on board, we think 2014's Godzilla will be a credit to the Japanese legend
It’s a risky business, taking a legendary franchise and telling the same story with fancy technology, popular actors and a sky-high budget, and Godzilla’s remake is no different. But there are a number of things working for the 2014 reboot, and here are just 5 of them. Cynics, beware, this article is ?? with buoyant, unspoilt optimism.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor Johnson in Godzilla
1 - Bryan Cranston
Continue reading: 5 Reasons Why The 'Godzilla' Reboot Will Succeed
While the government go about trying to pass off a series of catastrophic events as natural disasters, the US military are forced to take to Manhattan to rescue New York's ravaged city from a gargantuan menace intent on destroying the world. It is soon discovered that mankind's own irresponsible desire for weaponry and destruction has brought the threat upon them, after evidence of Nuclear chemicals are found around the Pacific. It becomes clear that these radioactive materials have had a genetic impact on the local wildlife, so when an enormous, malformed, reptilian monster dubbed Godzilla takes to the city, armed forces scarcely have a chance at defending their people. Does the human race have the strength and intelligence to survive their biggest threat yet? Or will their past mistakes bring about the apocalypse?
The brand new re-boot of the world's most iconic monster film 'Godzilla' serves as the second Hollywood version since it was first adapted by Roland Emmerich in 1998 from the 1954 Japanese film directed by Ishiro Honda. 'Godzilla' 2014 has been directed by Gareth Edwards ('Monsters', 'End Day') and written by Max Borenstein ('Seventh Son', 'Swordswallowers and Thin Men') and Dave Callaham ('The Expendables', 'Doom'), with an expected release date of May 16th 2014.
The forthcoming reboot of the Japanese giant monster story 'Godzilla' offers a much darker depiction of how humanity copes with such a catastrophic threat.
The remake of the classic giant monster story 'Godzilla' is nearing its release, and to hype the anticipation, the film's first full-length trailer hits the internet, which instantly makes you forget the catastrophic 1998 movie.
So what does the new trailer tell the monster's eager fans?
Watch the full-length 'Godzilla' trailer below
Continue reading: 'Godzilla' Trailer Hitting The Internet Shows Terrifying Take On Giant Monster Sci-Fi
An in-depth look at who could star in season 2 of HBO's intense crime drama 'True Detective'.
Nic Pizzolatto put the sincerity and quality of True Detective’s story over multiple seasons of the show, asserting that a strict 8-episode format would be condusive to a strong third act. And judging by the critical claim he’s received – his creation is being talked about in the same breath as The Wire – one is inclined to trust the man who risked everything to write the new HBO anthology series.
Woody Harrelson [L] and Matthew McConuaghey [R] as Hart and Cohle in 'True Detective'
“One of the reasons I wanted to do an anthology format is I like stories with endings. I like a good third act. And continuing serial dramas, they tend to have really good beginnings and really long middles and then sort of have to hustle to develop an ending. And I like the idea of telling a self-contained story,” explained Pizzolatto.
Continue reading: True Detective Season 2: Which Pairing Can Pick Up From Cohle And Hart?
And apparently they burned it all...
It’s not every day you get to see inside a Mexican drug lord’s house. For most people, it’s no days. But thanks to some gung-ho photo-uploader, we all have a chance to gain an insight into truly ridiculous wealth.
It’s not been made clear whose house is featured in the extraordinary album, but some (like Castanet.net) are suggesting it’s the casa China-born Zhenti Ye Gon, who later became a Mexican citizen, whose villa was raided “several years ago”.
Continue reading: Holy Hell: Check Out This Mexican Drug Lord's House
Big Mike's back, and we couldn't be happier
For those of you who thought you’d seen the last of Mike Ehrmantraut, his return for the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, will come as an exciting revelation. But there’s more to Jonathan Banks’ role reprisal.
Jonathan Banks is back for more Breaking Bad action
No doubt we'll see Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul pop up as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman at some point in the new spin off, and of course Bob Odenkirk will be playing Saul again. We get the feeling Banks is going to play a far more important role.
Continue reading: Breaking Bad: Mike Ehrmantraut's Inclusion In 'Better Call Saul' Is Genius
Another Breaking Bad actor has joined the cast of the spinoff Better Call Saul
The Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul will feature at least two familiar faces on its cast, as Jonathan Banks has been announced to join the production. On Breaking Bad, Banks played everyone’s favorite serial killer for hire, Mike Ehrmantraut and he is going to reprise the role in the Albuquerque-set prequel, The Hollywood Reporter confirms, based on statements from AMC and Sony reps.
Banks will reprise his role as killer-for-hire Mike Ehrmantraut.
Banks himself is yet to comment on the news. On the inevitable danger of sequel fatigue, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan had this to say back in October: "There's obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff, but I just love the character of Saul Goodman [Odenkirk] so much, and part of me doesn't want to say no to this world."
Continue reading: No Half Measures: Mike's Back For 'Breaking Bad' Spin-Off 'Better Call Saul'
The 'Gravity' director took home the top honour at last night's Director's Guild of America Awards
Alfonso Cuaron with his shiny and impressive award
Alfonso Cuaron looks like a firm favourite to take home the Academy Award for Best Director when the Oscars roll around this March. The Gravity director was given the top gong at last night's (25 Jan.) Directors Guild Of America Awards, an honour than can only heighten his chances of taking home Hollywood's top prize in a few weeks.
In only seven instances in the DGA Awards' 66 year history has the Best Director Oscar gone to someone who has not won the top honour for directors, with the last instance of this happening coming last year when Ben Affleck won the award, but was not even nominated for the Best Director category at the Oscars for his work on Argo. According to Oddschecker.com, Cuaron is the odds on favourite to take home the Best Director gong in March's ceremony, with 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen his nearest competitor.
Continue reading: Alfonso Cuaron Improves His Oscar Chances Even Further With DGA Award Win
'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston becomes president in Broadway play 'All The Way'.
Bryan Cranston has swapped meth for politics in his first Broadway show 'All The Way', which sees him play former President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Cranston for president!
It might be hard to imagine the 'Breaking Bad' star in any other role now, but he has insisted that his persona as chemistry teacher turned drug dealer Walter White was, in many ways, not so different to his role as the democratic president. 'Both are very powerful, strong and strong-willed men, very determined, accomplished, smart and with character flaws that are very present', he told New York Daily News. 'That both men could lose a grasp of a healthy ego and veered off into unhealthy ones.'
Continue reading: Bryan Cranston Goes 'All The Way' To Broadway, Debuts As Lyndon B. Johnson
The 'Breaking Bad' actor was humble...and musical!
If there was ever any doubt over whether Bryan Cranston was rightfully awarded the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama award at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, those doubts will have surely been quashed by his amazing, and some might say tuneful, acceptance speech.
A True Dude: Bryan Cranston Was Humbled By His Second Individual SAG Award.
The gleeful actor bounded up on to the stage after his win had been announced and gripping the trophy tightly in his hands, he began to show Breaking Bad fans a side of Heisenberg that that they would have never expected. "IIII won a SAG awaaard," sang Cranston operatically to laughter from the audience.
Continue reading: Bryan Cranston Owns SAG Awards With Singing Acceptance Speech [Video]
Bafta nominations give another boost to 12 Years a Slave, Johnny Depp is snapped filming Mortdecai, Godzilla promises character-based thrills, and trailers drop for tragic and comedic romances, an Irish adventure and an Imax trip to Madagascar...
The big news this week is the further escalation of awards-season fever. Steve McQueen's drama 12 Years a Slave continues to lead the field as the British Academy Film Awards announced its Bafta nominations this week - just as the movie opens in the UK. Chiwetel Ejiofor is now the odds-on favourite for both Bafta and Oscar best actor awards. Read our 12 Years a Slave Movie Review here or find out more about the film's star Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Meanwhile, Johnny Depp's new film Mortdecai finished shooting in London and moved to Los Angeles, where he was snapped on set surrounded by actresses in bikinis. The action comedy follows Depp's title character on a quest for stolen art and Nazi gold. Costars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Paul Bettany, have been joined in California by Aubrey Plaza, Oliver Platt and Jeff Goldblum. Take a look at our 'behind the scenes' photos of Johnny Depp filming Mortdecai.
Continue reading: A Week In Movies: 12 Years A Slave Leads The Pack, Depp Is On Set In L.A., Plus Peeks At Godzilla, Romances, Comedies And Lemurs
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.
Continue reading: Aaron Paul And Bryan Cranston Want To Be A Part Of 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff
US troops are sent in to Manhattan via HALO jumping to save the ravaged city from a monstrous threat that appears to have been caused by mankind's own reckless nature lust for destruction. Nuclear chemicals have caused significant radioactive damage to the genetics of some animals and wildlife, and New York finds itself under attack from an enormous, malformed, reptilian beast that the media subsequently dubs as Godzilla. The creature seems almost unstoppable as it easily wipes out the helplessly floundering human beings around it who never thought their scientific research could backfire so apocalyptically. Can it be stopped by human endeavour? And, more importantly, will it be a lesson learned for modern day human beings?
The world's most iconic and recognisable monster returns in 'Godzilla', the second Hollywood incarnation of the creature after Roland Emmerich's 1998 film and based on the 1954 Japanese film of the same name directed by Ishiro Honda. This time, it has been directed by Primetime Emmy nominated Gareth Edwards ('Monsters', 'End Day') and written by Max Borenstein ('Seventh Son', 'Swordswallowers and Thin Men') and Dave Callaham ('The Expendables', 'Doom'). The 'Godzilla' re-boot is set to come crashing into UK cinemas on May 16th 2014.
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
'Breaking Bad' and 'The Walking Dead' closely follow the HBO epic series
Game of Thrones is officially the most illegally downloaded series once again, as the hit HBO drama was named the most pirated television series of 2013 by piracy site TorrentFreak. Taking into account the amount of downloads amassed through BitTorrent over the past twelve months, the television adaption of George RR. Martin's stories has taken home the crown of 'Most Torrented Show' for the second year running.
You know nothing about the illegal distribution of TV programmes, Jon Snow
With 5.9 million downloads via BitTorrent alone, that means that season three of the hit series was watched illegally more times than it was through legal means. The season garnered an average of 5.5 million viewers in the US legally, with most illegal downloads coming in the first week after the show initially aired on HBO, taking the overall tally of the show's illegal viewers past the legal tally. The poll does not take into account downloads from other torrent sites, such as The Pirate Bay or Kickass Torrents, which probably means that the overall figure for illegally downloaded episode is even higher than the report states.
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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.
Continue reading: Golden Globes 2014 Celebrates New Shows Over The Old As Television Nominations Are Revealed
The dark 2014 sci-fi will star Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
The trailer for the 2014 remake of Godzilla has finally been released and yes, it does appear that they've gone for the Cloverfield technique of smoke, mirrors and swishing monster tails. However, instead of the shaky-cam civilian angle of the 2008 monster movie, it appears that Godzilla will be told largely through the eyes of the armed forces who are literally parachuted into the heart of the city smashing action.
2014's 'Godkilla' Will Present A Dark New Take On The Classic Japanese Monster.
Sixteen years after the release of the last attempt at a Godzilla movie in 1998, we'll be gifted with a brand new imagining of the classic Japanese pop culture icon. Though the last movie was considered a flop, it could be predicted that the new movie will fare better due to a push from 3D and IMAX ticket sales as well as a heavy current interest in sci-fi and action.
Continue reading: Chilling 'Godzilla' 2014 Trailer Just Released: The Low-Down [Trailer + Pictures]
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
The 'Malcolm in the Middle' star suffered a scary second stroke.
Actor Frankie Muniz has been hit by a worrying second mini-stroke in under a year. The former Malcolm In The Middle star told his fans on Twitter what had happened two days ago: "Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke. Hopefully that will be the last. Miserable," the 27 year-old tweeted.
Frankioe Muniz Suffers His Second Stroke Within The Same Year.
Muniz's last stroke occurred in December 2012 when he lost vision in one eye whilst riding his motorbike through Arizona. At the time he was more upbeat about the incident, tweeting "Have to start taking care of my body! Getting old!"
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The Breaking Bad alternate ending was silly; what about the real theories?
Ok, so we've all had a good laugh at the Breaking Bad alternate ending - Malcolm in the Middle Dad and all that - but it's worth noting that there are some serious theories concerning the ending of the AMC show, considered to be one of the greatest television dramas of all time.
Walter White In The Breaking Bad Finale
Of course, if you're a Breaking Bad nut, you're probably aware of a couple of these theories - but what the hell, let's go over them anyway.
Continue reading: Forget Malcolm In The Middle, Three SERIOUS 'Breaking Bad Ending' Theories
Was it all a dream? There are more theories suggesting that than you think.
If you trawl through forums, you’ll find many Breaking Bad alternate ending jokes, but the most prolific of which is Hal, from Malcolm in The Middle, waking up in the middle of the night from a nightmare that he created and ran a dangerous meth empire. Spoilers are ahead, be warned.
So, this never happened? Yeah science B!
And while it’s easily the least original Breaking Bad joke out there, Cranston n co were still game for a laugh, and filmed a ridiculous Breaking Bad ending for fans to at least see – ostensibly – Walter White in his truest form: a weeping man, terrified of his own wife and kids.
Continue reading: The Breaking Bad Alternate Ending: Old Hat, But Funny
Bryan Cranston stars alongside his 'Malcolm in the Middle' wife Jane Kaczmarek in the spoof ending
Breaking Bad came to an end just weeks ago and still the show continues to capture our attention like it did in the dying episodes of the final season. The latest bit of BB goodness to brighten our lives comes from the upcoming series box set of Vince Gilligan's acclaimed show: an alternative ending to the series finale.
The ending wasn't nearly as emotional as this one
Many of us knew Bryan Cranston as the hapless yet loveable father figure in Malcolm in the Middle before he was cast in the role of a life time as Walter White, and his association with both shows has prompted fan discussion linking the two programs. Using these fan theories, the alternative ending is a gleefully funny look at how the show could have ended if Walt woke up only to find himself as Hal from Malcolm, having dreamt the whole BB saga.
Continue reading: The Alternative Ending For 'Breaking Bad' Is A Laugh Riot
The brilliantly done alternative ending sees Walter White wake up only to find out he's Hal from 'Malcolm in the Middle'
Before Breaking Bad became the biggest TV phenomenon since, well, TV started, Bryan Cranston was best known as the loveably hapless Hal, from the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. Whilst he has gone on to immortalise himself as the meth kingpin Walter White/Heisenberg in Breaking Bad, there are many who still remember Cranston best for his turn as the head of the Malcolm... household, which will no doubt make this alternative ending all the sweeter for those who do.
The alternative ending is much less dramatic than this one
The alternative ending, due to appear in the extras content on the upcoming series box set of Breaking Bad, plays heavily on the fan theories surrounding both of Cranston's most popular appearances on the small screen. Many have speculated that the events of Malcolm in the Middle follow on from Breaking Bad, or vice versa, and this brilliant parody plays exceptionally well on this fan theory. Pairing Cranston with his Malcolm... co-star Jane Kaczmarek once again, the new ending imagines that Hal has dreamt the entirety of the Breaking Bad set up.
Continue reading: Hilarious 'Breaking Bad' Alternative Ending Leaks Online Ahead Of Box Set Release
Should the headstone be removed?
Breaking Bad may have culminated in a thrilling finale last month, but there was one last act in Walter White’s story. Perhaps the only constant in Bryan Cranston’s whirlwind character’s life was ABQ – the city where a turbulent three years saw his life spin, turn, dip and spiral upside down.
Jesse Pinkman and Walter White relax after a taxing cook
It’s difficult to avoid spoilers with a headline like that, so if you haven’t watched Breaking Bad, please ignore this article and dive head first into one of the finest stories ever told.
Continue reading: Walter White's Last Act: Fake Breaking Bad Funeral Raises $17k - Locals Aren't Thrilled
So, is Bryan Cranston the best?
Anthony Hopkins' gushing letter of admiration to Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston flagged up an interesting geeky question this week: could the man who stunned as meth cook Walter White be the greatest actor on the planet? With television now the breeding ground for the highest quality drama, the tag shouldn't be limited to the movie world, even though Cranston has impressed in the likes of Argo and Drive in recent years.
Aaron Paul [L] as Jesse Pinkman and Bryan Cranston [R] as Walter White
In case you hadn't heard: Hopkins - a man who was easily the greatest actor in the world at one stage in his career - binged on all five seasons of Breaking Bad in under two weeks before sending a gushing note to Cranston on his performance.
Continue reading: The Hopkins Approval: Is Bryan Cranston The Greatest Actor In The World?
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!
Continue reading: Anthony Hopkins Writes A Gushing Review Of Bryan Cranston's 'Breaking Bad' Performance
Anthony Hopkins wrote a letter to Bryan Cranston highly praising his performance in 'Breaking Bad'.
Anthony Hopkins, as well as what seems to be the rest of the world, is mourning the loss of Breaking Bad. Hopkins wrote a letter to Bryan Cranston in which he praised the actor for his performance in the hit AMC series.
Anthony Hopkins described Breaking Bad as "addictive".
The email first appeared over the weekend, according to Gawker, on Steven Michael Quezada's Facebook page (according to The Hollywood Reporter). Hopkin's representative has confirmed the letter is authentic.
Continue reading: Anthony Hopkins: Bryan Cranston Is A "Truly Great Actor"
Breaking Bad Halloween costumes are hugely popular this year.
Google searches for "Breaking Bad costumes" is unsurprisingly nearly three times higher this year. The search engine's annual list of most searched costumes tell us one thing, that Walter White is going to be at every Halloween party you attend this year. He'll be stood next to the Minion from Despicable Me, over in the corner.
The Breaking Bad Cast: Which One WIll You Dress As This Halloween?
With AMC's meth-drama coming to an explosive climax last month, Halloween gives fans a chance - the only acceptance chance - to dress as Walter, Jesse, Gus Fring or Saul Goodman.
Continue reading: Breaking Bad Halloween Costumes Dominate Google Searches For 2013
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