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Will Smith's Hancock Is a Fascinating Mess of a Superhero Movie

The summer of 2008 was a landmark for superhero cinema. That summer started with the release of Iron Man, the film that kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It continued with The Incredible Hulk, the second film in the MCU, and then ended with The Dark Knight, a powerful, provocative, ultra-successful Batman…Read more...
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Scriptnotes, Episode 448: Based on a True Story, Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 448 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. One of our favorite recurring segments on the show is How Would This Be a Movie, where we take a look at stories in the news and discuss how to turn them into features. Today we’re going to take a look at the outcome of that...
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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 Might Arrive Next Year, Will Wrap Up the Series With 13 Episodes

Better Call Saul just ended its best season yet, and – sadly – there’s only one season left. With everything currently shut down due to the coronavirus, there was some concern that it would be a long time before we had a chance to see season 6. But the folks involved with the show are hoping to kick-off the final season in the fall of 2021. In addition to that, they have 13 episodes planned, as opposed to season 5, which consisted of 10 episodes total. All good things must come to an end, and...
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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: “Bagman’ is an All-Time Great Episode

As good as – hell, maybe better – than any of the best of the best Breaking Bad episodes, the latest Better Call Saul is an all-timer. This is up there with “Ozymandias”, or “Crawlspace.” Or “Fly” (yes, “Fly” is one of the best Breaking Bad episodes, don’t @ me). “Bagman” seems to be a culmination of what this season is all about: destroying every last trace of Jimmy Mcgill and replacing him entirely with Saul Goodman. Like Jesus, or Moses, our hero wanders into the desert, and comes back chang...
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‘Better Call Saul’ Co-Creator Vince Gilligan on Directing the Most Challenging Episode of His Career

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched “Bagman,” the eighth episode of of “Better Call Saul” Season 5. Jimmy McGill’s descent into Saul Goodman has been on full display in Season 5 of AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” and on Monday’s episode, it took an even more dangerous turn. Much to the […]
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Back For Season 5, 'Better Call Saul' Keeps The Fun And Narrative Going

Fans of Breaking Bad will love some of the faces that show up this season in Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's prequel/sequel series. It's already clear this show will be one of the year's best.
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‘Better Call Saul’ Showrunner Peter Gould on Season 5 Flashforwards, ‘Breaking Bad’ Cameos, and the Looming Ending [Interview]

For the last two seasons, Peter Gould has taken over as showrunner on  Better Call Saul . While Vince Gilligan wrote and directed El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie , his co-creator Gould has handled the origin story of Saul Goodman, from his early days as Jimmy McGill to his future as Gene Takovic in witness protection in Nebraska. At the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, AMC announced Better Call Saul was renewed for a sixth and final season. Gould and Gilligan also rev...
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2020 WGA Awards Winners Give Hope to ‘Parasite’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ for the Oscars, HBO Dominates TV Categories

With the Academy Awards coming next week, awards season is coming to a close. Even though it seems like there won’t be many surprises when the trophies are handed out, the 2020 Writers Guild Awards winners handed out this weekend would seem to indicate that there could still be some surprises when the major categories are handed out. Bong Joon-ho‘s acclaimed Parasite came away with the award for Original Screenplay for the script written by the director himself and co-writer Han Jin Won. Meanwh...
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Better Call Saul Season 5 Trailer: Welcome to Saul Goodman’s World

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Better Call Saul Season 5 trailer: Welcome to Saul Goodman’s world AMC has released the official Better Call Saul Season 5 trailer, welcoming viewers to Saul Goodman’s new world. The series will return with a two-night premiere on February 23 and February 24. You can check out the trailer now below! RELATED: Go Behind the Scenes of Better Call Saul Season 5 in New Featurette The award-winning Breaking Bad prequel series stars Emmy Award-winner Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/...
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Go Behind the Scenes of Better Call Saul Season 5 in New Featurette

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Go behind the scenes of Better Call Saul Season 5 in new featurette AMC has released the first-look featurette and a new teaser for the upcoming fifth season of their award-winning Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, giving us a preview on what the fans should expect for the new season as the storyline gets closer and closer to the original series. Starring Emmy Award-winner Bob Odenkirk, the series is set to return with a two-night premiere on February 23 and ...
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Sam Mendes Tops 2020 DGA Winners for ‘1917’, Which Also Earned Roger Deakins Another ASC Award

Continuing the march towards the Academy Awards, director Sam Mendes won another key award for his work on the war drama 1917, making it likely that he’ll end up with a little golden man when the Oscars winners are unveiled next month. The Director’s Guild of America announced the winners of their annual awards, and Mendes took home the top prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. But it wasn’t the only award the 1917 earned this weekend. The rest of the 2020 DGA Awards ...
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Better Call Saul Season 6: AMC Greenlights Final Season

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Better Call Saul renewed for sixth and final season at AMC Ahead of Better Call Saul’s return for its’ upcoming fifth season, AMC has officially renewed their award-winning Breaking Bad prequel series for a sixth and final 13-episode season. Better Call Saul Season 6 is expected to premiere in 2021. Starring Emmy Award-winning actor Bob Odenkirk, Season 5 debuts with a two-night premiere on February 23 at 10 PM and February 24 at 9 PM. “From day one of ‘Better Call Saul’...
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‘Better Call Saul’ Renewed for Sixth and Final Season [TCA 2020]

AMC presented a Better Call Saul season five panel for the Television Critics Association yesterday. During the panel, creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould revealed that AMC has renewed them for a sixth season, which will be their final season. Throughout the panel, they elaborated more on the end of the Breaking Bad spinoff. Season five sees Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) fully embrace his Saul Goodman persona, who becomes Walter White’s money laundering lawyer. Better Call Saul r...
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‘Better Call Saul’ Renewed for 6th and Final Season at AMC

“Better Call Saul” has been renewed for season a sixth and final season at AMC. The final season will be 13 episodes and will go into production later this year and air in 2021. News that the “Breaking Bad” spinoff is coming to an end was announced by showrunner Peter Gould and co-creator Vince Gilligan […]
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New Better Call Saul Season 5 Teaser & Key Art

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Better Call Saul Season 5 teaser & key art AMC has released a new Better Call Saul Season 5 teaser for the award-winning Breaking Bad prequel series. Starring Emmy Award-winner Bob Odenkirk, the series is set to return with a two-night premiere on February 23 and February 24. You can check out the teaser now in the player below as well as the key art in the gallery (via Vital Thrills)! RELATED: The Walking Dead Creator Reveals World Beyond’s Connection to TWD Universe ...
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2020 Directors Guild Awards Nominees: Tarantino, Scorsese, Bong Joon-ho, and More (But No Greta Gerwig)

As awards season presses on, all eyes are turning to the Directors Guild of America, which has officially announced its list of nominees for its annual awards ceremony. Stalwarts like Martin Scorsese (The Irishman) and Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) are contending for the top prize alongside Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) and more, but despite earning a nod a couple of years ago for directing Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig was not recognized this time for her work on Little Women. Bummer. ...
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The Most Travel-Inspiring TV shows of the 2010s

The 2010s featured some of the greatest TV shows ever filmed. Some of these series also had featured the best filming locations. Check out our ten favorites below: Breaking Bad Vince Gilligan’s attention to detail can be seen in every shot of Breaking Bad, from the coordinates Walt used to find his buried treasure to […] The post The Most Travel-Inspiring TV shows of the 2010s appeared first on On Location Vacations.
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Better Call Saul Season 5 Teaser Sets Premiere Date

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Better Call Saul season 5 teaser sets premiere date AMC has released the first teaser for their award-winning Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, revealing the premiere date for the upcoming fifth season. Starring Emmy Award-winning actor Bob Odenkirk, the series is set to return with a two-night premiere on February 23 at 10 PM and February 24 at 9 PM. Check out the Better Call Saul Season 5 teaser below along with the newly released first-look photos! RELATED...
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‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Has Seven Seasons Planned

In the spirit of being overprepared (or perhaps tempting fate), The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich has revealed she has seven seasons mapped out for the Netflix series. Whether or not the Henry Cavill-starring fantasy show actually makes it to seven full seasons is a question for another day, but for now, Hissrich is in this for the long haul. During an interview with SFX Magazine (via The Playlist), The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich laid out ambitious plans for the upcoming Netflix...
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The Morning Watch: The Road to ‘El Camino’, ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Easter Eggs & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a deep dive behind the scenes of the making of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie with the original series creator, head writer, executive producer, and director Vince Gilligan and more. Plus, see how man...
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Over 25 Million Households Watched ‘El Camino’ In Its First Week of Release, According to Netflix

Netflix has another hit on its hands with El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie — or at least, they do if you’re willing to take Netflix’s “ratings” at face value. According to the official Netflix account, over 25 million households watched El Camino in its first seven days, making the Breaking Bad feature film starring Aaron Paul as the long-suffering meth maker Jesse Pinkman one of the streaming giant’s biggest hits. According to the official Netflix U.S. Twitter account,  25,734,392 households...
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Redemption not guaranteed: El Camino is a fitting coda to Jesse Pinkman’s story (ars technica)

Enlarge / Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) must elude capture and get out of town in El Camino. (credit: Netflix) The series finale of Breaking Bad has been touted as one of the best series finales of all time by critics, as former high school chemistry teacher-turned-meth manufacturer Walter White faced the inevitable reckoning for his many crimes and misdeeds. But it left other narrative threads unresolved, most notably the fate of Walter's former student and partner in the meth business, Jesse Pi...
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The Morning Watch: Making the Songs of ‘Big Mouth’, ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Easter Eggs & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, learn about the making of the original songs on the raunchy Netflix animated series Big Mouth. Plus, run through a bunch of Easter eggs and references you’ll find in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, and Paul...
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El Camino Racks Up All the Views on Netflix

El Camino racks up all the views on Netflix Apparently, people still love Breaking Bad. According to The Hollywood Reporter, El Camino: a Breaking Bad Movie, averaged over 6.5 million viewers during its first three days of release. Around 40 percent of viewers watched the direct-to-Netflix feature on day one. And keep in mind that those numbers only consider TV viewers and not audience members streaming via other devices such as cell phones. In other words, Vince Gilligan needs to get workin...
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Jesse Plemons talks Todd's extended return in 'El Camino,' admiration for Jesse

There are a lot of appearances by Breaking Bad alums in Netflix's El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, but perhaps none are more surprising than Jesse Plemons. And the surprise isn't the mere presence of the dearly departed sociopath Todd, rather how much of a presence he is, virtually serving as the second most prominent character and turning a good chunk of El Camino into what Plemons jokes is a “buddy road trip movie.” Like Bryan Cranston's Walter White and Jonathan Banks' Mik...
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Vince Gilligan Teases Some ‘El Camino’ Deleted Scenes, Admits the Movie “Does Not Need to Exist”

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie hit Netflix and limited theaters last Friday, and the general consensus about the film is that it’s well-executed but ultimately inessential. Turns out writer/director Vince Gilligan agrees about that last part; in a new interview, he admits that “this movie, strictly speaking, does not need to exist.” Read Gilligan’s comments calling the film a “gift to the fans,” learn about the lengths he and his team were willing to go in order to preserve some of the film’s ...
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‘El Camino’ Had Two Alternate Endings and the Original Cut Ran Three Hours

When Aaron Paul‘s long-suffering Jesse Pinkman crashed a stolen El Camino through the fences of the white supremacist compound where he had been kept enslaved in the explosive Breaking Bad finale in 2013, his fate was left on an ecstatic but ambiguous note. Six years later, we find out the aftermath of Jesse’s escape from the neo-Nazis who had tortured him in this weekend’s El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. And while the film offers a more decisive fate for Walter White’s former partner, writer-...
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‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Spoiler Review: Getting the Band Back Together for a Gunslinging Netflix Coda

The biggest compliment one can pay El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is to say that it doesn’t detract from the legacy of one of the greatest television shows of all time. We knew we were in good hands with Vince Gilligan. Better Call Saul has proven that he, as a showrunner, knows how to play in the Breaking Bad sandbox again without destroying the castle he built before. Now, for the first time, Gilligan has stepped behind the camera as a movie director as he checks back in on the character of ...
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Vince Gilligan Had a Different Ending in Mind for El Camino

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Vince Gilligan had a different ending in mind for El Camino We’ve finally got to witness the end to the Breaking Bad saga and Jesse PInkman’s journey in El Camino, and while it’s a satisfying conclusion to the intense and emotional story to what came before, it turns out writer/director Vince Gilligan initially had another ending in mind for the tortured soul. *SPOILERS BEWARE* RELATED: Every Breaking Bad Character That Returned For El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie In an ...
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Aaron Paul breaks down 'El Camino,' surprise reunions, and if he'll play Jesse again

Warning: This post contains spoilers for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Jesse Pinkman rides again, figuratively and literally. When the wandering-wasteoid-turned-meth-maker-turned-broken-prisoner drove through the Nazi compound gates with a scream-laugh-cry for the ages, leaving behind Walter White to keel over beside his beloved machinery, it marked the conclusion of Breaking Bad, one of TV's most intense and celebrated dramas. And that was it, the End, finito, Felina, we were told; the ...
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