Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Walter White may have had a rough year, but Breaking Bad had a great one. The AMC drama practically swept the 2014 Emmy Awards tonight with five wins, including Best Drama Series. The only series to pick up more statuettes this year was Sherlock: His Last Vow — and that’s only if you count the four Creative Arts Emmys it won earlier this month on top of the three it picked up during the telecast.
On the comedy side, Emmy voters continued to be high on Modern Family, which won Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. Indeed, the most noticeable pattern to emerge in 2014, better or for worse, was Emmy’s preference for repeat winners over new ones. All four victors in the major acting categories had won before. Meanwhile, newbies like Orange Is the New Black and Silicon Valley were shut out. Even True Detective managed just one win during the ceremony, for director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Oh well. At least Fargo went home with Best Miniseries.
Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
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Bryan Cranston won a Tony playing President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the play All the Way, and now he’s taking the role to television. Cranston will reprise his take on LBJ for an HBO Films version of All the Way, which will be scripted by playwright Robert Schenkkan. Read More »
One of the biggest burning questions regarding the AMC Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul has been answered. It’s a prequel to Breaking Bad. And a sequel to Breaking Bad. And a part of Breaking Bad, all at the same time. Executive producer Peter Gould told the NY Daily News the show is going to have flexible timeline, which would allow the story to span decades including, yes, those where Saul (Bob Odenkirk) was working with Walter White (Bryan Cranston). Read more about the Better Call Saul timeline below. Read More »
Fresh off a Tony award for Best Actor in a Play, Bryan Cranston could be taking that stage role to the small screen. Steven Spielberg is reportedly in talks to acquire the rights to the Broadway play All the Way, which currently features Cranston playing President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, All the Way tells the story of how Johnson dealt with the tumultuous politics of 1964, which included the Vietnam war and the Civil Rights movement.
The hope is that if Spielberg gets the rights to the play, which just won a Tony Award for Best Play, Cranston would reprise the role on TV. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Breaking Bad came to a definitive conclusion last year, but that hasn’t stopped fans from clamoring for more. And now, star Bryan Cranston has offered the tiniest sliver of hope to viewers still hoping Walter White will make a comeback.
In a recent interview, Cranston hinted that Walt’s fate might not be quite what you thought it was, and confessed that he’d “never say never” to more Breaking Bad. Hit the jump to see what he had to say. (Be warned that major spoilers for the entire series lay ahead.)
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Note: We’re bumping this review as the film is now in theaters.
Godzilla, the remake directed by Gareth Edwards, gives you everything you could want in a big summer monster movie. It just takes its sweet time getting there.
A reboot of the classic franchise, Godzilla was constructed with a clear eye cast back to similar monster movies, such as Jaws and Jurassic Park. Films, in other words, that build character and suspense by holding back the creature. In fact, in this film, we don’t see Godzilla himself for almost an hour. And while that very conscious decision will make some people uneasy, the work by actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and others give the film a humanity and drive that keep it interesting until things get monstrous. Read the rest of our Godzilla review below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
There’s no shortage of monsters and supervillains coming our way this summer, but Sentinels and Decepticons have nothing on the behemoth that is Godzilla. And based on the trailers we’ve seen so far, Godzilla the movie may tower over most of its peers in terms of quality, too. The ads have been nothing short of fantastic, and today’s Godzilla extended look video is no different. Watch it after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Breaking Bad is over, but it’s far from forgotten. Case in point: AMC is currently working on the spinoff show Better Call Saul, about Bob Odenkirk’s sleazy lawyer character. Though most of the characters revealed so far are familiar ones, we now have details on some of the new people that’ll populate the show.
Meanwhile, Bryan Cranston isn’t quite ready to close the book on Walter either. The actor is set to write a memoir about his years on the show, as well as his “life and work” in general. Hit the jump for more details on both projects.
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We’ve seen a new poster and heard the monster’s roar, now here’s the second full trailer from Legendary’s big reboot of Godzilla. What more is there to say?
We see the monster’s nuclear origins, and hints of his immense size and power, but this is still much more of a tease than anything else; if you hate the fact that trailers seem to give absolutely everything away you’ll be happy here. While we do see Godzilla, there’s no one huge money shot. There is, however, a hint of one of the film’s other monsters. This is a great trailer; watch below. Read More »
Briefly: In Holland, Michigan, the new non-doc from documentarian Errol Morris, Bryan Cranston will once again be very, very bad. We’ve seen the actor’s descent into pure human horror in Breaking Bad, and here he’ll play he’ll play another suburban dad who has big secrets.
Andrew Sodroski wrote the thriller in which a woman (Naomi Watts) believes her husband is cheating, and starts her own affair with another man (Edgar Ramirez). And while it turns out that the husband does have something to hide, it isn’t infidelity, unless you’re talking infidelity to a general moral code. The info comes from Ask Me Anything session conducted with The Act of Killing team of Joshua Oppenheimer, Werner Herzog, and Morris on Reddit, via The Wrap.