Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died...
Aaron Paul: ‘El Camino’ answers ‘What happened to Jesse?’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Paul's character in the popular series "Breaking Bad" was supposed to get killed off at the end of the first season. But producers had a change of heart after witnessing...
Ex-CIA operative Plame’s House bid gets many small donors
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of small campaign contributions have helped propelled former CIA operative and author Valerie Plame to the financial lead in a crowded primary competition for an...
‘Hadestown’ captures 8 Tony Awards, including best musical
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, had a heavenly night at the Tony Awards, winning eight trophies Sunday, including best new musical and handing a rare win...
Select list of winners at the 2019 Tony Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Select winners at the 2019 Tony Awards.
‘Glass’ stays at No. 1, while ‘Miss Bala’ opens in third
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the distraction of the Super Bowl, freezing temperatures affecting large portions of North America and only one big new release in theaters in "Miss Bala," movie going audiences largely took the weekend off from the theaters in what is estimated to be the lowest-earning Super Bowl weekend in nearly two decades.
Bryan Cranston to star in New Orleans-set TV legal thriller
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Bryan Cranston will star in a new TV legal thriller set in New Orleans.
Showtime said Thursday that Cranston will play the lead role in "Your Honor," a limited series from executive producers Robert and Michelle King of "The Good Wife" and "The Good Fight" and Peter Moffat.
‘Glass’ is No. 1 again, McConaughey’s ‘Serenity’ flops
NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey notched one of the worst debuts of his career, Oscar nominees saw only modest bumps and M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" easily remained No. 1 on a quiet weekend in movie theaters.
The weekend's two new wide releases — McConaughey's tropic noir "Serenity" and the updated King Arthur tale "The Kid Who Would Be King" — both flopped with moviegoers who instead continued to flock to "Glass" and Kevin Hart's "The Upside."
Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ unseats ‘Aquaman’ in $19.6M debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but he's got a number one movie. "The Upside," starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Review: ‘The Upside’ is a cliche-ridden, exploitative mess
It's said that January is one of the prime months that Hollywood chooses to dump its most embarrassing films and "The Upside" doesn't exactly disprove that notion.
Few films in memory have squandered so much acting talent in such a cliche-ridden, exploitative and dishonest way. It deserves its frozen grave.
ShowBiz Minute: Breaking Bad, SHOF, Thompson
Bryan Cranston confirms ‘Breaking Bad’ movie in development
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Cranston has confirmed that a "Breaking Bad" movie is in development, though he's not sure he's in it.
Following reports that "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan is prepping a two-hour movie connected to the AMC series, Cranston on Wednesday called into the sports talk radio show "The Dan Patrick Show" and confirmed the project is indeed in the works.
Walter White may appear in ‘Better Call Saul,’ creator says
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Breaking Bad" is gone, but Walter White may be coming back to television.
"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan said Thursday at Comic-Con that there is an excellent chance that the Bryan Cranston character and Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman will be in the show's spinoff "Better Call Saul" at some point.
Gilligan, Cranston and Paul were joined by many of their fellow "Breaking Bad" castmates in the 6,500-seat Hall H to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two stars of the AMC-TV series "Better Call Saul" want to share their favorite books.
Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn are scheduled to read from their most treasured works of literature at the Albuquerque bookstore, Bookworks, on Saturday.
The event is aimed at promoting literacy in New Mexico.
Cranston, ‘Hamilton’ honored in London
Winners of the 2018 Olivier theater awards
LONDON (AP) — The winners of the 2018 Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in London theater, opera and dance:
New Play: "The Ferryman"
New Musical: "Hamilton"
New Comedy: "Labour of Love"
Entertainment and Family Show: "Dick Whittington"
Revival: "Angels in America"
Musical Revival: "Follies"
Actress-Play: Laura Donnelly, "The Ferryman"
Actor-Play: Bryan Cranston, "Network"
Actress-Musical: Shirley Henderson, "Girl from the North Country"
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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British theater's Olivier Awards (all times local):
Hamilton" has been named best new musical at British theater's Olivier Awards, where it won seven prizes in all.
Giles Terera won the best actor in a musical prize for playing Vice President Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop biography of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton.
British actor Michael Jibson took the supporting-actor trophy for playing King George III and was delighted.
‘Isle of Dogs’ is a blue-ribbon movie (review)
'Isle of Dogs' is a blue-ribbon movie (review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- "Isle of Dogs" is director Wes Anderson at his quirky best.
This is his ninth feature film and second using stop-motion animation. The first animated film he did was "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" in 2009, starring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray.
ShowBiz Minute: Parker, Cranston, Culpo
Cranston praises Parkland students
TV picks for March 30-April 1: ‘New Wave: Dare to Be Different,’ ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ Benedict Cumberbatch
I love rock n roll
Most Midwesterners have never heard of WLIR 92.7, but the music heralded by the long-defunct station is definitely familiar. New Wave: Dare to Be Different looks back at the rebel DJs who championed U2, Joan Jett and Blondie long before the rest of the country got wise. Even if youre not a history buff, youll get a kick out of revisiting cheesy 1980s videos.
Cranston reveals what makes Wes Anderson unique
Murray goes method for “Isle of Dogs”
LONDON (AP) — The West End production of "Hamilton" leads the field for Britain's biggest theater awards, the Oliviers.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton opened in London in December.
The show, whose varied score ranges from pop ballads to sexy R&B to rap battles, is nominated in 13 categories, including best new musical. Jamael Westman, in the title role, and Giles Terera as Aaron Burr are both nominated for best actor in a musical.
TV picks for Feb. 24-25: ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Network,’ ‘Young Adult’
Battle of the Network stars
The idea of watching Bryan Cranston as mad-as-hell anchor Howard Beale is intriguing and expensive. Hes currently tackling the role on stage in London. Youll just have to settle for the original 1976 film Network, which earned Peter Finch a posthumous Oscar, defeating a mad-as-hell Sylvester Stallone, who was contending as Rocky Balboa.
Cranston: Carell and Fishburne ‘ultimate pros’
‘Last Flag Flying’: an anti-war war movie
New movies and TV streaming on Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Hulu and Starz
“Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” (Starz): Three of the greatest films ever made — and plenty of other Hitchcock films — are now streaming on Starz.
Bryan Cranston’s teenage voyage of discovery
Movie Minute: ‘The Disaster Artist,’ ‘Just Getting Started’ hit theaters
Movie Minute: 'The Disaster Artist,' 'Just Getting Started' hit theaters
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" set to hit theaters a week from today, studios have been tiptoeing around that behemoth of a film's Dec. 15 release date.
So, this weekend we get "The Disaster Artist," the true story about the making of "The Room," known as the best worst film ever made. Also, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones team up in the senior citizen action comedy "Just Getting Started."
Review: Strong cast, strong views raise ‘Last Flag’
Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne are solid as Vietnam vets on a mission in Richard Linklater's latest
A road trip becomes a soul-baring journey for three Vietnam veterans in Richard Linklater's timely, telling comic-drama "Last Flag Flying."
‘Last Flag Flying’ at half-staff (review)
'Last Flag Flying' at half-staff (review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Production notes for "Last Flag Flying" say that it is a sequel to the 1973 film "The Last Detail," directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid. Both were based on novels by Darryl Ponicsan, who co-wrote the "Last Flag" script with director Richard Linklater.
Does it matter that a film is a sequel to a movie that is 44 years old and most audiences won't remember anyway? Not really. It hardly bears mentioning.
Carell, Cranston and Fishburne rally to the cause in ‘Last Flag Flying’
Films about the brotherhood of veterans have a built-in appeal. They are better still when they are smart here and there, sassy from time to time and contain some meaningful insights. That sums up Last Flag Flying. Its not splashy, but its more than enough. Its melancholy about what war does to men, but never feels the need to cue sad, sentimental music.
Richard Linklater has long had an interest in the travails of young suburban men lurching through life's changes.
From "Slacker" to "Dazed and Confused," "Boyhood" to "Everybody Wants Some," he has been their chronicler, if not their cheerleader.
Release date: Nov. 23, 2003
Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and crude humor
Actors call ‘Last Flag Flying’ honest and timeless
In “Last Flag Flying,” Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne play old friends who come together in the face of tragedy.
When Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Carell) learns his son was killed while serving overseas, he enlists the help of his estranged Vietnam friends to help him retrieve his son’s body and take it back to his home for burial.
“I think the honesty of the storytelling is what first drew me to it,” Cranston told CNN.
Harrelson: ‘LBJ’ prosthetics a ‘game changer’
Philadelphia Film Festival salutes Jonathan Demme
Tickets are now on sale for the 26th Philadelphia Film Festival, taking place Oct. 18-29 on four theater screens in Center City.
Cranston: ‘Last Flag Flying’ an ‘honest’ film about war
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Crackle’s ‘SuperMansion’ special promises Halloween fun
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stop-action animated series "SuperMansion" is getting spooky this Halloween.
Streaming service Crackle said Monday that a new special, "SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween," will debut Oct. 5. Lake Bell and Phil LaMarr will guest star.
Bell and LaMarr will add their voices to those of cast members including Bryan Cranston and Keegan-Michael Key.
Cranston: it’s normal to want to ‘get off the hamster wheel’
Bryan Cranston is "grateful" he wasn't famous as a young adult.
The 61-year-old actor has become a household name with his roles in television shows such as 'Malcolm in the Middle' and 'Breaking Bad', and has said he's thankful his career didn't take off until he was older as he was able to create a "solid foundation" throughout his 20s without fame getting in the way.
Vin Scully to receive Icon Award at The ESPYS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully will receive the Icon Award at The ESPYS, with actor Bryan Cranston presenting the honor given to those whose careers have left a lasting impression on the sports world.
Scully retired last fall after 67 years calling Los Angeles Dodgers games. The 89-year-old Hall of Famer's career was the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single pro sports team.
Past recipients of the Icon Award are Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning and Abby Wambach.
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Linklater's "The Last Flag Flying" will open the 55th New York Film Festival.
The latest from Linklater is described as a "lyrical road movie." It stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne as a trio of Navy veterans who reunite to bury the son of Carell's character, who has been killed in the Iraq War. It's conceived of as a kind of sequel to 1973's "The Last Detail," with Jack Nicholson.
"You reflect on being a son, you reflect on being a father, and it's a good time. For past issues that I've had with my father, now he's passed and you kind of think of things differently. But the joy for me is being so proud of my daughter, who's now 24 and an actor in her own right, and independent and a freethinking, funny, talented young woman."
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Jennifer Garner, Bryan Cranston got very cozy for new film
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Garner thinks Bryan Cranston smells delicious.
Thanks to required intimacy training sessions to help them appear more natural as a married couple for their new film "Wakefield," Garner discovered a lot about Cranston.