It’s been more than two weeks since Breaking Bad signed off the air, which means that now is as good as any time to turn attention to AMC’s Breaking Bad spin-off featuring unscrupulous lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). In a meaty profile of Vince Gilligan in The Hollywood Reporter, the Breaking Bad creator dropped a few notable hints about the architecture of Better Caul Saul.
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Need a Minnesota deputy? Better call Bob!
Comic-actor Bob Odenkirk has signed on to FX’s series version of the Coen Brothers film Fargo.
He’ll play Deputy Bill Olson, a Bemidji deputy with seniority over his younger, smarter and more ambitious fellow deputy, Molly Solverson, played by Allison Tolman.
FX also announced Friday that Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh and Glenn Howerton are also joining the cast. Platt (The Big C) will play “the Supermarket King of Minnesota,” Kate Walsh (Private Practice) will play a former stripper and mother of teenaged twin boys, and Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will portray an ambitious personal trainer. READ FULL STORY
It’s been more than a week since the Breaking Bad series finale, and we still can’t shake the grief. And now that some of our favorite actors are moving on to their next projects, we realized that we had no idea what was next for Emmy-winning actress Anna Gunn, who’s finally had to let go of the much-debated character of Skyler White. So what does she have to say about leaving Breaking Bad as one of the few survivors? Was she happy with the goodbye? And what’s next on her agenda?
We caught up with Gunn to discuss just that and more: READ FULL STORY
Oliver Stone still knows how to get people rankled. The Platoon, Savages and Natural Born Killers director reportedly slammed the finale of AMC’s Breaking Bad while promoting his documentary series The Untold History of the United States.
Stone took issue with Breaking Bad as part of a larger critique of cinema violence having become less realistic and more cartoonish over the years. “There’s too much violence in our movies – and it’s all unreal to me,” he said. “I don’t know if you saw the denouement [of Breaking Bad], I happen to not watch the series very much, but I happened to tune in and I saw the most ridiculous 15 minutes of a movie – it would be laughed off the screen.”
In the climactic scene — spoilers, obviously — Walter White parks his car right in front of the clubhouse of a gang of white supremacists. He goes inside, uses a key-chain remote to pop his trunk and drops to the ground. Hiding inside the trunk is a remote-activated machine gun that starts firing away, sweeping back and forth, killing the bad guys inside. READ FULL STORY
Yes, Breaking Bad is gone for good, and Better Call Saul is still just a glimmer in Vince Gilligan’s eye. But if there’s a Bob Odenkirk-shaped hole in your heart, fear not: The scene stealer will return to TV later this month with The Birthday Boys, a new IFC series. It’s the first sketch show Odenkirk has headlined since his Mr. Show days — and that fact, plus the presence of co-executive producer Ben Stiller, should be enough to excite any fan of ’90s cult comedy.
Though The Birthday Boys doesn’t premiere on TV until Oct. 18, IFC has already posted an episode online. Check it out here — then discuss whether you think it’ll be an effective Saul stopgap.
Anything could happen on Breaking Bad — and did. (See: Dead body dissolved incorrectly in bathtub filled with hydrofluoric acid; tortoise crawling around with severed human head on shell before exploding; 1,000 gallons of methylamine siphoned from freight train undetected; giant magnet frying out incriminating laptop in impenetrable evidence room; giant pizza flung perfectly onto roof.) For five seasons, the stars of AMC’s daring meth drama were fortunate enough to film all kinds of cool and unusual scenes — basically, whatever those ambitious writers could cook up. But the truth is, they didn’t get to do everything they wanted to. What was the one scene that they always wanted to shoot but it just never happened? Here, the actors reveal their unfulfilled Bad dreams. (Aaron Paul’s wish came pretty darn close to fruition in Sunday’s series finale; bullets and broads proved to be popular choices.)
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[SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you have not watched the finale of Breaking Bad, titled "Felina." This story contains discussion of major plot points.]
You’ve now had a few minutes to gather your breath, wipe away the tears and start to process that brutal and poignant series finale of Breaking Bad. Whether your predictions were on the money barrel or off-base, you will most certainly want to read what series creator Vince Gilligan had to say about this satiating last-ever episode, which saw the fall of meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston). “Ours is nothing if not a definitive ending to the series,” says the show’s mastermind, who also wrote and directed the episode. It’s a heady challenge to wrap up five seasons of one of TV’s most daring, beloved and obsessed-over dramas in a manner that’s provocative and satisfying, and Gilligan was keenly aware of it as he and his writers toiled away for endless hours in search of the perfect ending. “I think plenty of people out there will have had a different ending for this show in their mind’s eye and therefore we’re bound to disappoint a certain number of folks,” he says, “but I really think I can say with confidence that we made ourselves happy and that was not remotely a sure thing for the better part of a year. I feel that the ending satisfies me and that’s something that I’m happy about.” Gilligan spoke with EW about the fates for Walt and Jesse, the possible alternate endings, the classic Western movie that turned out to be a huge influence on the ending and the most structurally important scene of the finale.
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'Breaking Bad' cast and Vince Gilligan drop hints about the finale: 'It's going to be emotionally exhausting'
Tent the house, zip up the hazmat suits, fire up the Thai-subtitlted karaoke machine, whip up some tableside guacamole — do whatever you have to do to ready yourself for “Felina,” the last-ever episode of Breaking Bad tonight at 9 p.m. on AMC. Gobs of questions hang in the air, which is already heavy with dread. What kind of revenge plan is meth lord Walt cooking up on his way back to Albuquerque? Should Gretchen and Elliott beef up security at Gray Matter? Is Jesse doomed to spend an eternity making 92 percent-pure blue meth for the Nazis between bowls of Ben and Jerry’s? How many body bags will be needed by the end of the finale? And did Skyler remember to send a taxi to 9800 Montgomery Blvd NE? READ FULL STORY
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