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'Godzilla' Not The Star Of GODZILLA - The Lizard Needs A Better Agent (Video)

May 17th, 2014 7:15am EDT
'Godzilla' Not The Star Of GODZILLA - The Lizard Needs A Better
By Joan Alperin Schwartz

Might as well get right to it. What bothered me most about 'Godzilla' is that Godzilla is not the star of the film. He's barely a supporting player.

When the name of the film is GODZILLA, you'd expect our favorite, fire-breathing, bad-tempered, over-grown lizard to be the main character. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Who are the main characters you ask? Star crossed lovers - aka MUTOS (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) Seriously? That's the name the scientists, way back when, gave to these ancient flying creatures?

Okay, so these two MUTOS ar...
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'Breaking Bad' And The Community Power Of Television

May 7th, 2014 3:15pm EDT
Breaking Bad
Editorial: This past weekend, I finally started watching Breaking Bad.

It was an oversight on my part, of course. The series deserves every piece of critical acclaim that was thrown at it while I wasn't tuned in. And my misstep was made doubly embarrassing by the fact that one of my good friends was actually a member of Breaking Bad's principal cast. Really, I had no excuse. But I finally got around to screening season one last week, and over the days it took me to finish seven episodes, I learned three things:

1. Aaron Paul is the best pure actor I've ever seen. As in, jaw hanging open w...
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Bryan Cranston Plays Lyndon B. Johnson In Newest Broadway Biopic 'All The Way'

May 5th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Bryan Cranston Plays Lyndon B. Johnson In Newest Broadway Biopic
Bryan Cranston, first known for his part in 'Malcolm In The Middle', and his (in)famous portrayal as the Chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord, Walter White in AMC's blockbuster series 'Breaking Bad' has a new role, not on the big or even the small screen, but rather on broadway.

Cranston will be playing the part of the the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, in the broadway biopic, 'All The Way,' which takes it's name from the popular running slogan "All the way with LBJ."

Not a terribly happy looking guy, that LBJ.

For those who find politics a bit of a bore, here's ...
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New Asian Trailer For 'Godzilla' Features Mothra (Watch It Here!)

April 29th, 2014 6:01pm EDT
Godzilla
The Asian trailer for Hollywood's latest take on Godzilla hit the internet on Monday, revealing that the Japanese Kaiju will have an opponent to battle in the new film, and it's not humans.

During the latest preview, Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) believes that the government is hiding the actual cause of a recent string of destruction, telling the public it was caused by natural disasters. But Brody doesn't believe it and seeks to find the real truth.

Soon a giant winged creature flies by a building, revealing that Godzilla isn't the only monster in the film.

Director Gareth Edwards shared ...
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Bryan Cranston To Reveal 'Secrets & Lies' In New Memoir

April 4th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Bryan Cranston To Reveal 'Secrets & Lies' In New Memoir
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston is writing a book. He will focus on his acting career, including intimate details of the five seasons he worked on the popular AMC series about Walter White, a chemistry teacher-turned-drug kingpin.

Cranston said in a statement: "Walter White taught me a lot - some of it useful, some of it dangerous. With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad."

Scribner will release the book in autumn 2015.

The actor has also appeared in the TV series "Malcolm in the Middle"...
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Aaron Paul And Bryan Cranston To Make Appearances In 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff 'Better Call Saul'

March 1st, 2014 5:15am EST
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston are reportedly close to formalizing agreements to appear on the show's spinoff, "Better Call Saul."

Paul is currently in talks for a recurring role on the forthcoming show, which will focus on the story of lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk); and Cranston is very interested in making a few cameos on the show, according to E! Online.

"Anything Vince [creator Gilligan] is involved with, I'm there," Paul recently told the Associated Press. "I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter d...
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'Godzilla' Shaping Up To Be A True Monster Movie In New Trailer

February 25th, 2014 8:03pm EST
Godzilla
Bryan Cranston takes center stage in a new trailer for the upcoming Godzilla movie.

As the camera pans over scenes of destruction and chaos, Cranston's character Joe Brody is at odds with someone who is trying to cover up the existence of the giant monster. "You're not fooling anybody when you say that what happened was a natural disaster. You’re lying! It was not an earthquake, it wasn’t a typhoon… because what’s really happening is that you’re hiding something out there... And it is going to send us back to the Stone Age!"

Included in the destruction is the Statue of Liberty, which has ...
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Bryan Cranston 'Living Like A Monk' Prior To Broadway Debut

January 23rd, 2014 11:25am EST
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston is "living like a monk" in preparation for his Broadway debut as President Lyndon B. Johnson.
 
The former "Breaking Bad" star will appear in Robert Schenkkan's play "All the Way" about how the politician became the U.S. leader following John F. Kennedy's assassination.

The show kicks off next month at the Neil Simon Theatre, and Cranston has set up home in New York City. He's been preparing for the role by embarking on a strict diet and resting.
 
He told USA Today, "(I'm) happy to be in New York and to just be able to focus on one thing. It makes my life a little simpler, ...
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The Most Memorable Moments At The 2014 Golden Globe Awards

January 13th, 2014 10:00pm EST
Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence
There were several memorable moments at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood on Sunday night.

"American Hustle" star Amy Adams gave an emotional acceptance speech and revealed it was the 15th anniversary of her arrival in Hollywood. She had hoped she would just land a commercial - and look at where she is now!

The film picked up the "Best Motion Picture trophy for Comedy or Drama," and Jennifer Lawrence and Adams were also honored for their roles in the David O. Russell film.

Check out more memorable moments from the show...

"Scandal" star Kerry Washington confirmed her p...
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First Teaser For 2014's 'Godzilla' Looks Promising (Watch It!)

December 12th, 2013 11:40am EST
Godzilla
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have revealed the first teaser trailer for the latest take on legendary Japanese movie monster Godzilla -- and it looks very promising.

The teaser starts with David Strathairn as a military commander sending troops parachuting out of a plane over a burning San Francisco to confront the Kaiju as it wreaks havic across the city.

As they drop in from above, one soldier's viewpoint is given and features lots of nervous breathing until a brief glimpse of the monster is seen.

The trailer then cuts to shots of the A-list cast, including Bryan Cranston, Elizab...
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5 TV Actors We're Thankful For In 2013

November 28th, 2013 11:00am EST
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Thanksgiving is upon us and it's time for us to give our thanks - for the acting performances that make doing what we do worthwhile.

There are so many talented actors and actresses out there that we don't possibly have the space to recognize them all, but here are the five gentlemen who made us thankful that we were around to write about them over the past year, in alphabetical order.

1) Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

There's nothing sweeter to those of us watching an actor we love swing for the fences, and that's exactly what's been happening with Josh Charles this TV season. America...
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'Breaking Bad' Alternate Ending Takes Bryan Cranston Full-Circle To 'Malcolm In The Middle'

November 18th, 2013 7:02pm EST
breaking bad alternat ending
Was Bryan Cranston's hit AMC series Breaking Bad just a bad dream?

A spoof alternate ending that was shot for the show recently surfaced, and the clip features Cranston's former Malcolm In The Middle co-star Jane Kaczmarek reprising her role.

The clip starts with Cranston as his meth-cooking character Walter White, aka Heisenberg, before he suddenly wakes up from the middle of a dream as "Malcolm In The Middle" dad Hal. He sits up in bed and wake wife Lois (Kaczmarek), telling her, "I just had the scariest dream.

"I was this meth dealer," he adds. "Yeah. I was this world class chemist an...
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Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston Returns To 'HIMYM'

November 12th, 2013 8:13pm EST
How I Met Your Mother
Sweeps month continued on CBS with the new HIMYM episode “Platonish.”  It picks back up Saturday morning, 31 hours until Barney and Robin’s wedding.  Robin is inconsolable after finding out her mother will not be attending the ceremony.  Barney accepts the challenge of getting her to stop crying.  When nothing works, Robin tells everyone to just let her deal with it on her own.  Barney proclaims that once he accepts a challenge, he will not rest until the task is completed.  “Where are our diapers and samosas then?” Lily asks. 

Diapers and samosas?  It turns out this story goes back to abo...
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Walter White's Headstone Removed From New Mexico Cemetery

October 23rd, 2013 10:15am EDT
Breaking Bad
A gravestone of Bryan Cranston's fictional character Walter White, from the hit AMC series Breaking Bad, has been removed from a New Mexico cemetery - following complaints from residents and grieving families.

More than 200 devoted fans of the show held a faux memorial for Walter White, the chemistry teacher-turned-drug manufacturer played by Cranston, in Albuquerque, where the show is set, over the weekend.

The resting place of the gravestone sparked outrage from relatives of loved ones buried at the Sunset Memorial Park over fears the site would become a tourist attraction, and a petiti...
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'Breaking Bad' Fans Plan Funeral For Walter White In New Mexico

October 12th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Breaking Bad
"Breaking Bad" super fans plan on marking the death of Bryan Cranston's character Walter White by holding a funeral and reception in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The show was set and filmed in Albuquerque, and fans are planning to pay their final respects to Walter next Saturday.
 
The massively popular show aired its series finale last month. The final episode featured the chemistry teacher-turned drug lord dying from a gun shot.
 
Fans are setting up a memorial at the location where Walter died on the show and the funeral will include a eulogy from "Breaking Bad" set decorator Michael Flower...
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Bryan Cranston To Make Broadway Debut As LBJ

October 8th, 2013 1:49am EDT
Bryan Cranston
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is set to make his Broadway debut in a new play.

The Emmy Award-winning actor is due to take on the role of former President Lyndon B. Johnson in a New York play entitled All the Way, written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan.

The show's producer Jeffrey Richards tells the New York Daily News, "It's an exciting new American play that deals with LBJ's quest for legitimacy... It deals with a year in American history that was a tumultuous year and an exciting year. The writer has brought it to life vividly."

Last year, Cranston admitted he was eye...
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'Breaking Bad's' Walter White's Obituary Lands In Albuquerque Newspaper

October 6th, 2013 11:02am EDT
Breaking Bad
On Friday, a fictional obituary for Bryan Cranston's Breaking Bad character Walter White appeared in a New Mexico newspaper.

Last Sunday night, the cult drug TV series ended its run, with White succumbing to a gunshot wound towards the end of the finale episode, and fan of the show, David Layman, who appeared as an extra in the series, decided to pay tribute to the anti-hero in The Albuquerque Journal.

He paid to have his obit, which read "WHITE, WALTER, aka 'Heisenberg', 52, of Albuquerque, died Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer and a gunshot wound. A co-founder of Gray Matte...
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'Breaking Bad' Props To Go Under The Hammer

September 20th, 2013 2:27pm EDT
Breaking Bad
Hundreds of props from critically acclaimed TV show Breaking Bad are set to hit the auction block.

The memorabilia, which includes the Hazmat suits the lead characters wear on the show, a pivotal pink teddy bear from season two and the Pontiac Aztek driven by Bryan Cranston's character Walter White, will be auctioned off following the series finale on September 29th on Screenbid.com.

Screenbid.com's founder Bill Block estimates the props could fetch over $2 million. Many other props from the hits show were sold off at a charity auction in New Mexico on Saturday.

The sale at a thrift s...
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Jimmy Fallon Cooks Up Some Jokes In 'Breaking Bad' Spoof

September 12th, 2013 8:44pm EDT
Joking Bad
Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Bob Odenkirk joined late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon for a spoof on their AMC series called "Joking Bad".

The comedy skit featured Fallon cooking up jokes instead of crystal meth -- like Cranston's Walter White does in the TV series -- after he's given just six months... until his show comes to an end and he takes over for Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show".

The 13-minute spoof follows in the same vein as Fallon's classic Game of Thrones spoof, "Game of Desks" -- promoting the end of his show, which Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers will...
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'Breaking Bad' Spinoff 'Better Call Saul' Greenlit By AMC

September 12th, 2013 6:04pm EDT
Breaking Bad
AMC has greenlit a Breaking Bad spinoff series focusing on the show's lawyer, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), just months after series creator Vince Gilligan said he'd love for the character to land his own show.

Sony Pictures Television announced on Wednesday that terminally ill meth dealer Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) attorney will be getting his own one-hour show next year.

"As conceived, the new series is based on the show's popular Saul Goodman character with the working title 'Better Call Saul'..." read a joint statement from Sony and AMG. "Plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequ...
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The Morning Roundup: Kate Gosselin Suing Ex For Identity Theft, Kelly Clarkson Bashes VMAs, Breaking Bad Recap

August 27th, 2013 9:41am EDT
Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin has filed a huge lawsuit against her ex-husband Jon, accusing hime of hacking into her computer to get information for a tell-all memoir. Jon reportedly stole her hard drive and was able to get his hands on bank records and phone logs. She's suing for a reported seven-figures for invasion of privacy and identity theft. (story)

Kelly Clarkson summed up the 2013 MTV VMAs with just one tweet: "#pitchystrippers". The singer didn't name any names, but she was reportedly appalled by the performances of "a couple" of stars at the award ceremony. We gather she's referring to Lady Gag...
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Bryan Cranston Cast As Lex Luthor, Matt Damon As Aquaman?!

August 26th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston has already been cast as Lex Luthor, but there won't be an announcement until winter.

Cosmic Book News reveals that Cranston has been offered up to 10 appearances as Lex Luthor (if you think that's a lot, remember Samuel L. Jackson's seconds-long appearances for Marvel). However, they also report Warner Bros. will wait for the series finale of his hit show Breaking Bad before making an official announcement.

According to the same source, Ben Affleck has a 13-appearance contract as Batman. Warner Bros. is looking to copy the formula that made Marvel's Avengers such a hit: se...
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'Breaking Bad's' Final Episodes: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

August 9th, 2013 3:30pm EDT
Breaking Bad
Since Vince Gilligan cooked up the intoxicating crime drama, "Breaking Bad," fans and critics have become addicted to the superbly written, masterfully acted since about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher-turned drug kingpin.  One of the best shows on television will return for its final episodes on Aug. 11, so gas up the RV and buy all the Blue Sky you can find.  Here are five spoilers you need to know...

Saul Goodman survives.  There will undoubtedly be many fatalities as Heisenberg continues his pell-mell rise to power in the final episodes. Fortunately, it's safe to assume that ev...
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'Breaking Bad' Stars Reveal The Back Stories & Secrets Of Their Characters

July 27th, 2013 10:30am EDT
The cast of Breaking Bad
As Breaking Bad ends its run, the stars of the series met the Television Critics Association one last time. Of course, they would not reveal what happens in the series finale, but the cast did reflect on aspects of their characters they’d explored as well as things that didn’t quite make it onto the small screen.

“I actually have some thoughts about Saul but I’ve never run them by [series creator] Vince [Gilligan],” Bob Odenkirk said. “I’ll tell you one thing, I think he’s from Chicago. I’m from outside of Chicago. A lot of Chicagoans love to go to the southwest, get out of the weather....
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'Breaking Bad' Stars Drive Mobile Meth Lab RV To Premiere

July 25th, 2013 9:02am EDT
Breaking Bad
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul delighted Breaking Bad fans by driving to the  season premiere in the show's beloved recreational vehicle (RV).

On Wednesday night, the stars turned out to launch the second part of season five at a glitzy party in Culver City, California, and they made a magnificent entrance by arriving in an RV complete with yellow smoke billowing from the vehicle's vents. Paul was behind the wheel with Cranston by his side, and the pair later joined the rest of the cast to toast the latest episodes of the final season.

The stunt was a nod to the RV featured in the series...
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Bryan Cranston Snuck Around Comic Con Dressed As His 'Breaking Bad' Character

July 23rd, 2013 9:48pm EDT
Bryan Cranston as Bryan Cranston
Numerous stars have been known to go incognito and mingle with the crowd at San Diego's annual Comic Con, but Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston may have had the best disguise ever at the annual geek-fest: himself.

The actor browsed the exhibit halls and dealer booths at the convention wearing a mask of his character Walter White and speaking in a higher voice so as not to give away his secret.

Later in the day, during the panel discussion for the show, Cranston took the stage while wearing the mask and peeled it off in front of the crowd.

The actor, who plays a chemistry teacher-turned-dr...
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Bryan Cranston Tattooed 'Breaking Bad' Logo On His Finger

July 22nd, 2013 6:35pm EDT
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston will always have an everlasting reminder of his time on Breaking Bad after having the show's logo tattooed on his finger.

A few of the hit TV drama 's cast and crewmembers all decided to get inked to mark their final day of shooting in Albuquerque and while co-star, Aaron Paul, decided to have the phrase "No half measures" branded along the inside of his biceps, Cranston opted for a more discreet design.

During an interview with GQ magazine, his actress wife, Robin Dearden, said, "Bryan's not a tattoo guy. He's the last person who would ever do it."

Cranston added, "But...
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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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'Breaking Bad' & 'Malcolm' Co-Stars Step Out For Bryan Cranston's Walk Of Fame Ceremony

July 17th, 2013 8:44am EDT
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston received the 2,502nd star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Tuesday. His friends and colleagues  from "Breaking Bad" and "Malcolm in the Middle" joined him for the celebration.

The actor's wife Robin Dearden and daughter Taylor also attended the event, playfully giving him a big smooch on the cheek in front of photographers.

Cranston, 57, entertained fans by performing a side plank (above), doing several push-ups and singing a few lines from "My Fair Lady" tune "On The Street Where You Live."

Co-star Aaron Paul told the crowd: "Breaking Bad would not be the same without thi...
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'Breaking Bad' & 'The Big Bang Theory' Rule Critics' Choice Television Awards - See Photos & Winners

June 11th, 2013 9:09am EDT
Kaley Cuoco
"Breaking Bad" and "The Big Bang Theory" won big at Monday night's Critics' Choice Television Awards, winning Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series, respectively.  "Game Of Thrones" was also crowned best drama, sharing the title with the AMC series.

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, who plays drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White, won the Best Actor in a Drama Series trophy. Tatiana Maslany won Best Actress in a Drama for her role in BBC's sci-fi hit "Orphan Black."

"Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (pictured above) won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, sharing the accolade...
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