“Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad” are the clear front-runners in the nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards.
Both shows are nominated in their respective series categories, and they each occupy at least half the slots in the episodic categories. “Breaking Bad” scored four of the six nominations for individual drama episodes — that’s half of the episodes the AMC series aired in 2012… Continue reading 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' dominate Writers Guild TV nominations
The final “Breaking Bad” of 2012 was filled with powerful images — Skyler’s giant pile of money, Jesse breaking down after Walt visits, the prison-execution montage — and callbacks to previous episodes. In that way it felt very much like a finale.
But it’s not, really, and the way “Gliding Over All” ends illustrates the problem with splitting up the show’s final run the way AMC… Continue reading 'Breaking Bad' midseason finale - 'Gliding Over All': Just when Walt thought he was out ...
Looking at his eclectic filmography, not to mention the legion of interviews where he’s said and done so many unpredictable things, it’s easy to assume that Billy Bob Thornton is an eccentric, and more than that, intimidating guy. Sitting down with him at the Los Angeles press day for Puss in Boots, however, Thornton exuded charm, intelligence and gentility, even when he talked about his insecurities… Continue reading Dialogue: Billy Bob Thornton on His Insecurities, Revisiting 'Bad Santa' and Constantly Searching for the Old Days
Got to love those Brits. Even as he’s meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron about the News of the World scandal, phone hackee Hugh Grant is as charmingly self-deprecating as always. Asked by the Guardian if he’s wasted his life by just now turning political at the age of 51, the actor joked, “You are right. I have squandered my life.” He added that instead of advocating for press accountability… Continue reading Hugh Grant Calls Himself a 'Bad Actor' Who 'Squandered His Life'