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Mike Ehrmantraut Will Return On 'Better Call Saul,' Bryan Cranston Open To Returning Plus More TV Updates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2014 1:50 PM
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Breaking Bad
While the rumor machine remains high on "Better Call Saul," and actual details low, this much we do know: some of the "Breaking Bad" writers are back for this spinoff, Bob Odenkirk is reprising his role in the lead (obviously), and now his regular fixer is back.

Jaimie Alexander Says She Knows The "Storyline" Of 'Batman Vs. Superman' & New 'Star Wars 7' Casting Rumors Swirl

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 4, 2013 9:25 AM
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J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan may be pouring enormous effort into retooling writer Michael Arndt's original draft of “Star Wars: Episode VII," but after Disney's refusal of producer Kathleen Kennedy's request to consequently delay production, Abrams and co. are forced to also push right ahead with locking a cast to deliver it. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher have already been involved in negotiations to return, but more curious are the new faces to the “Star Wars” universe, and the latest one rumored is an exciting prospect triggered by an uncertain sighting.

Review: Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World,' With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman & Tom Hiddleston

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 22, 2013 4:00 PM
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The first "Thor" movie was something of a risk for Marvel. Wisecracking Robert Downey Jr. in a (relatively) grounded real world setting was one thing, but a Viking god from space, played by a complete unknown and directed by a man best known for Shakespeare adaptations was quite another. But the 2011 film, while flawed in many ways, proved surprisingly entertaining and teed up both its title character and his villainous brother Loki for a return appearance in the team-up movie "The Avengers," which turned out to be an absolute megahit. As such, the studio must be feeling on surer ground with "Thor: The Dark World."

30 New Images From 'Thor: The Dark World' Plus New Clip & Featurette

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 18, 2013 4:57 PM
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“Thor 2: Everyone Was Asgard Fighting” is just a few short weeks away from hitting theaters like an Asgardian mallet to your marketing senses. It’s already screened for press in the U.K. this week, including our man in the London cubicle, but by Odin’s beard we simply cannot say anything right now about it. What’s it about? Well after restoring the good times to Earth and the Nine Realms, a new ancient race led by Maliketh (Christopher Eccleston) threatens to plunge the universe into a darkness they haven’t seen until the last time some baddies promised to plunge the universe into darkness. This foe is so badass that Thor has to turn to his treacherous broseph Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and form a shaky alliance with him so things don’t go to pot.

Review: 'Savannah' Starring Jim Caviezel & Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 1:06 PM
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Savannah Chiwetel Ejiofor Jim Caviezel
Let's say you're a filmmaker, and you're given the opportunity to tell the true life story of two people: Ward Allen, an Oxford-educated Southerner, who defies expectations and makes a career as hunter, rabble-rouser and good ol' boy, and Christmas Moultrie, a man born into slavery, who becomes a free man and enters a business partnership with Ward. Whose life do you think would serve as the most interesting prism though which to tell a dramatic narrative? Whose life would offer the greatest perspective on the changing mores not just of the South but the nation as a whole? If you picked Ward Allen, then you must be co-writer and director Annette Haywood-Carter. "Savannah" does attempt to tell the story of the friendship of those two accomplished men, but does so in a manner that is so astonishingly tone deaf, confused and narrowly focused that it leaves you almost amazed at the lack of vision behind the entire enterprise.

Review: Don't Let The Awkward & Clumsy 'Loosies' Pick Your Pocket

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 12, 2012 5:59 PM
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The poster for “Loosies,” a new film written, produced, and starring Peter Facinelli, best known for his role as the big daddy vampire in the “Twilight” movies, makes it look incredibly dangerous and edgy despite the fact that its name suggests some son-of-“Porky’s” sex comedy (it’s a reference to buying single cigarettes, which we all know is both illegal and fairly commonplace). The poster is doused in dark, brooding colors and even has Michael Madsen, part of the movie’s all-star B-grade supporting cast, brandishing a gun (while wearing sunglasses no less). But the movie itself is a much lighter, more amiable affair, much more so than its Photoshopped-to-shit poster suggests. And that’s part of the problem.

Jaimie Alexander & 'Friday Night Lights' Star Zach Gilford Will Make 'The Last Stand' With Arnie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2011 4:59 AM
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Frankly, we could do without another "The Terminator" movie even though Arnold Schwarzenegger still really wants to make one, but stuff like "The Last Stand" is really the sort of movies he should be making now. Low key, gritty and backed by the envelope pushing "I Saw The Devil" helmer Kim Ji-woon, this is the kind of fare will put his bastard child ways behind him, not some bloated "final" entry in a franchise that should have ended a long time ago. Anyway, this a long way of saying that Sif from "Thor" (aka Jaimie Alexander), and that guy from "Friday Night Lights" (aka Zach Gilford) are gonna back up the Governator in his next film.

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