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'Mr. Magorium' Director Zach Helm Agrees His "Technicolor Train-Wreck" Would Be Hell For Walter White

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2013 5:08 PM
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At one point, screenwriter and director Zach Helm was sort of a big deal. With two projects landing big names—"Stranger Than Fiction" starring Will Ferrell and "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" with Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman marking his feature debut—things seeemed to be going pretty well. With a little profile in Vanity Fair, he seemed poised for the next level. And then both those movies came out to rather lackluster response. But leave it to one of pop culture's biggest hits of the moment to spur the memory of one pop culture's forgotten projects.

Tony & Dan Gilroy Migrate To Television For Early 20th Century Drama ‘Monsieur De Paris’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 25, 2013 4:22 PM
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In the summer of 2012, filmmaker Tony Gilroy had just directed franchise entry “The Bourne Legacy,” but he wasn’t fooling himself. In his pragmatic view, tentpoles were taking over and the lifespan for mid-sized movies—the kind that were his bread and butter like “Michael Clayton” and “Duplicity”—within Hollywood at least, was dying fast. “It’s like complaining about the weather. It’s a fact,” he said of the dearth of modest studio pictures. And as many have observed, including his peer Steven Soderbergh for example, the appetite for that genre and form of storytelling had migrated.

Year One: Fox Lands 'Gotham' Origin Series About Commissioner Gordon, But It Won't Feature Batman

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 25, 2013 9:01 AM
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Just a day after “Man of Steel” writer David S. Goyer defended some third act decisions in that film by likening it to a “Superman Begins” with redefined rules, it seems DC Comics was feeling anxious to get another origin story out into the world. With “Superman vs. Batman” standing as the behemoth in the distance for them on the big screen, they've decided to take a cue from Marvel's recent “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and shuffle a supporting character into the spotlight for their own series.

Coulson Lives: How The Agent Survived 'The Avengers' Revealed In Reviews Of 'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2013 2:30 PM
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If you're wondering why the comic book stores are empty tonight, it's because fans across the nation will be tuned in to watch the series premiere of "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." The comic studio is trying their lucky with a weekly format, taking the beloved Agent Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, and making him the center of the action. But one the sticking point for many will be: didn't he die in "The Avengers"? Wasn't that the crucial motivation in getting the team to work together to defeat Loki? While the answer to both those questions is "yes," it's now moot as the character lives, but you won't believe how it's being explained away.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Bonnie & Clyde' Remake Starring Emile Hirsch & Holliday Grainger

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 4:44 PM
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So this is happening, and I guess you better just just deal with it. The story of "Bonnie & Clyde," immortalized in Arthur Penn's iconic 1967 film, is now being told again by Bruce Beresford ("Peace, Love & Misunderstanding," "Mao's Last Dancer" and "The Contract") with Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger as the outlaws. The results?

Recap: Table Is Set For The Finale In 'Breaking Bad' Season 5, Episode 15 'Granite State'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 10:32 AM
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What happens to a king when he no longer has a kingdom to rule? That's the central question in "Granite State," the penultimate episode to "Breaking Bad" that after some truly heart racing episodes from the rest of the season, is intriguingly subdued. It puts in the center a dying Walter White (Bryan Cranston), literally isolated, lonely and seemingly without options, left with a barrel of money and his destiny, which is presumably death from cancer, incarceration or if he somehow survives his disease and lays low, a chance to start over. But without Skyler (Anna Gunn), Walter Jr. (RJ Mitte) and Holly, everything he's done is worthless, and as we know, Walter is not a man known to travel down the easy road or give up without a fight. Though he comes very close it to it this time around.

Lee Daniels, Jordan Vogt-Roberts & More Line Up TV Projects

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 20, 2013 9:41 AM
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With “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” crossing the $100 million mark and awards sure to come, Lee Daniels and screenwriter Danny Strong have decided to stick together for their next project. Deadline reports the duo will take their talents to the small screen through the guidance of Brian Grazer for “a unique family drama set in the world of a hip hop empire.” The untitled project, set to be developed for Fox under “a put pilot commitment,” will see Daniels make his first foray into television as he is set to helm the Strong-scripted pilot.

George R.R. Martin Calls Walter White “A Bigger Monster” Than Anyone in 'Game Of Thrones'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 19, 2013 10:18 AM
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This week has seen “Breaking Bad” fans leading a scattered, troubled existence, after last Sunday's episode “Ozymandias” blew us away in its unflinching, Rian Johnson-helmed march toward the series' finale. In one hour of television, Walt (Bryan Cranston) and his personal desires turned a corner for the even worse, and while the show's producer now claims that the final two episodes will cram in a little more content, another one of television's cruelest creators has weighed in with his own comments.

Marvel Working On ‘Agent Carter’ TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 9:18 AM
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Pretty soon, all your media will belong to Marvel. With comic studio conquering the multiplex, and establishing that for the next few years, barely six months will go by without another superhero movie to promote or release, they are now turning their sights to TV. Next week, "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." will kick off on ABC, and it seems that's just the tipping point of what could be much more serialized adventures.

Aaron Eckhart Scares Up 'Incarnate,' Teresa Palmer Will 'Kill Me Three Times' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2013 11:38 AM
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With Blumhouse having a great weekend with "Insidious: Chapter 2" destroying the box office, leading to near instant development on a third movie, the horror house is barely stopping to take a breath. They've announced yet another scare flick with a one word title beginning the letter "I"—"Incarnate."

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