"Everything seems like a while ago, since the whole pandemic thing, but that was a big thrill to be able to do that," he added. "I got to thank [series creator] Jon Favreau, and Rick Famuyiwa wrote an amazing episode, and he shot it like Reservoir Dogs. It was awesome. When we shot that on that spaceship, they had two or three hallways, and they'd just shoot it from different angles. It's like, 'Now this is this part of the ship,' and you definitely started to go a little stir crazy as far as like, 'Oh my God, this hallway again." … [Read more...] about Bill Burr Wants to Return to The Mandalorian and the Breaking Bad Universe [Exclusive]
"Yeah of course! I'm such a huge fan of Better Call Saul, and of course everyone behind the show. So, who knows?... maybe I already shot it? ... it might be airing this season? I don't know. Well, actually, I do know, but you'll have to watch and see. But yeah, I'd absolutely be opened to it and we have discussed the possibility." Aside from Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut, Tuco Salamanca and a few other extremely obscure characters from Breaking Bad have reemerged on Better Call Saul, but there has never been a direct callback to the initial series in a substantial way that interrupts the current ongoing plot. And it's easy to see why the show's creators don't want to distract with that quite yet. We'll have to wait a few more weeks to see if there are any more direct shout outs to AMC's original hit drama. About other Breaking Bad characters showing up, and which ones he hopes to see, Bob Odenkirk quite simply states the following. … [Read more...] about Walter White Not Returning in Better Call Saul?
Lockdown has meant welcome time with Foster, whom she married in December at New York's City Hall while wearing a white Danielle Frankel pantsuit. She was in the middle of production on Inventing Anna, Foster was preparing to go on tour, and the two planned to get hitched in June. "For some reason, I was like, 'You know what? Let's not wait until June. Let's just do it, because who knows?' " Garner says. "We were both so busy." Garner and Foster had met at Sundance in 2013 but didn't exchange contact information and didn't start dating for a few years. Before she started on Ozark, he connected with her on Instagram. "I was like, 'Who's this guy liking all my photos? Is this a stalker?' I clicked on him and I was like, 'Oh, Mark. Oh, he's cute. I'm going to follow him back.' Then he DM'd me." … [Read more...] about “She Sticks Her Finger Right Into the Socket”: How ‘Ozark’ Star Julia Garner Became a Scene-Stealer and Emmy Favorite
A summer replacement for The Smothers Brothers Show, the one-hour series was closely patterned after NBC’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, which was the reigning ratings champ at the time. The recipe of down-home comedy and music proved to pull in similar numbers, so the show returned to the CBS schedule in December. It stayed on the network for three seasons, before starting a 22 year run in syndication. … [Read more...] about Flashback: ‘Hee Haw’ Debuts With Loretta Lynn and Playboy Bunnies
A quick question: How much do you like Alien? Let’s rephrase this slightly: Do you dig Ridley Scott’s masterpiece so much that you’d be perfectly fine watching something that owes a massive debt to it, just to kill time between your 999th and 1000th viewing of the original 1979 groundbreaker? The differences would be subtle — say, an alien slithering out of a host’s throat rather than bursting through his chest, and instead of resembling a walking, hissing penis-head with retractable chrome jaws, it would look more like a skinned bat — but it’d still be familiar enough to temporarily scratch an itch. Also, do lines like “Parasite…or symbiote?” and “On our planet, we are the champions when it comes to fear” fill you with genre-fueled glee? Even when they are delivered in Russian? … [Read more...] about ‘Sputnik’ Review: How Do You Say ‘Alien’ in Russian?