Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis Book Movie Roles; Halt is Show of the Week

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-108-gordon-mcnairy-cameron-davis-325x200This week, viewers can catch Scoot McNairy and Mackenzie Davis in some new movies, while Halt and Catch Fire is TBI‘s show of the week. Plus, Indiewire calls Halt a highlight of television this summer. Read on for more:

Variety reports that Scoot McNairy has been cast in Our Brand is Crisis, a film starring Sandra Bullock.

TheWrap, asserting that Mackenzie Davis “has caught fire thanks to her performance as computer whiz Cameron Howe,” reports the actress is starring in Sophia Takal’s Always Shine, is also currently filming Anna Axster’s A Country Called Home, and is up for a role in a Ridley Scott movie.

TBI spotlights Halt and Catch Fire as the show of the week, declaring, “Amid a glut of procedurals and a resurgence of period drama on TV, Halt & Catch Fire has trodden new drama ground.”
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NYT on Mad Men‘s Role in the Death of Adulthood; Elisabeth Moss To Star on Broadway

mm503-peggy-325This week, The New York Times cites Mad Men‘s role in portraying the death of adulthood, while Elisabeth Moss will hit Broadway in The Heidi Chronicles this spring. Plus, Jon Hamm credits Mad Men for his career. Read on for more:

The New York Times examines Mad Men‘s role in the death of adulthood in American culture, arguing that Mad Men has “traced the erosion, the gradual slide toward obsolescence, of a power structure built on and in service of the prerogatives of white men.”

Variety reports that Elisabeth Moss will star in a Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles in the spring.

• Jon Hamm tells Australia’s The Daily Telegraph, “I’ve got a lot of good things to remember Don by, not the least of which is that I have a career because of him. Whether I can parlay that into an actual career… we’ll see what happens.”
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EW Learns Embarrassing Dead Secrets; Gale Anne Hurd Teases Season 5 to Us

the-walking-dead-episode-501-gareth-rick-lincoln-bob-gilliard-325This week, Entertainment Weekly shares some embarrassing secrets from The Walking Dead cast, while Gale Anne Hurd teases Season 5 to Us Weekly. Plus, Greg Nicotero discusses the “putrefied and disgusting” walkers of Season 5. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly gets Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun to spill some embarrassing secrets about Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero and Scott Wilson.

Us Weekly interviews Gale Anne Hurd, who says that Rick “will do whatever it takes to keep his immediate family and extended family alive.” [No link]

• Greg Nicotero talks to Moviepilot about Season 5′s zombies and how “we wanted to make these things look as putrefied and disgusting as possible.”
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Common Talks Elam’s Exit With Deadline; TV Fanatic Says Anson Mount “Shines”

hell-on-wheels-407-cullen-mount-elam-common-325This week, Common talks to Deadline about Elam’s exit from the show, while TV Fanatic lauds Anson Mount’s performance in the most recent episode. Plus, CarterMatt takes a look at next week’s installment. Read on for more:

• Common, interviewed by Deadline about his departure from the show, says, “I thought it was a brilliant way to give Elam an exit. I think it paid honor and respect to him and it is unexpected and it is shocking and it shakes you and rattles you.”

• Reviewing “Elam Ferguson,” TV Fanatic applauds Anson Mount, who “shines as Cullen Bohannon.”

CarterMatt previews the next episode, “Under Color of Law,” and asks, “Are you ready to see Cullen Bohannon take the next step on Hell on Wheels?”
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HITC Wants More Mike in Saul; Adweek on Cinnabon’s Saul Tweet

breaking-bad-saul-goodman-bob-odenkirk-office-325This week, Here Is The City is lobbying for lots of Mike in Better Call Saul, while Adweek takes note of Cinnabon’s tweet about Saul’s future after Breaking Bad. Plus, Law360 says lawyers can learn from Saul’s ways. Read on for more:

• London’s Here Is The City shares the five things it hopes to see in Better Call Saul, including “lots of Mike” and “a glimpse of Gus.”

Adweek reports that Cinnabon tweeted a response to Saul’s lament that “If I’m lucky, in a month from now, best-case scenario, I’m managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.”

Law360 points out what can be learned from fictional lawyers like Saul, whose “peskiness and persistence could be beneficial traits for lawyers in the real world,” if harnessed correctly.
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EW Talks “Ozymandias” With Writer, Director; Bryan Cranston’s One-Man Baseball Show

breaking-bad-episode-514-walt-cranston-holly-325This week, Entertainment Weekly talks to Rian Johnson and Moira Walley-Beckett about the triumph of “Ozymandias,” while Bryan Cranston does a faux one-man show ahead of baseball’s post-season. Plus, Anna Gunn discusses the difference between Skyler and her Gracepoint character. Read on for more:

• Moira Walley-Beckett and Rian Johnson chat with Entertainment Weekly about Season 5, Episode 14, “Ozymandias,” an “hour of punishing and mesmerizing television.”

• “We could think of no finer use for Bryan Cranston’s talents, post-Breaking Bad, than a video that is almost six minutes where he performs a fake one-man show to promote MLB’s postseason,” Sporting News says of the TBS promotion.

• Talking to Access Hollywood about her character on FOX’s Gracepoint, Anna Gunn points out that “Skyler had to be kind of shut down a bit… but Ellie, she’s an open book and she’ll tell you what she thinks, good or bad, and she’s got vulnerability but she’s also really tough.” OnMilwaukee.com describes Gracepoint as “by far one of the most promising new shows this fall,” partly because of Gunn’s presence, while TV Overmind calls Gracepoint a must-watch because “the magnificent Anna Gunn” is one of the stars.
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CarterMatt Lauds Common in “Bear Man” and Previews Next Episode, “Elam Ferguson”

hell-on-wheels-episode-407-elam-common-325This week, CarterMatt.com lauds Common’s performance in last week’s episode and looks ahead to this week’s Elam-centered episode. Plus, get the scoop on what critics thought of “Bear Man.” Read on for more:

• Ahead of “Bear Man,” CarterMatt.com remarks, “Common kills it in the sneak-peek video below, as do the entire makeup and effects team for getting Elam so bloodied-up here.”

CarterMatt.com previews the next episode, “Elam Ferguson,” observing that “we only imagine that the story will build in intensity here on out.”

Monsters and Critics previewed “Bear Man,” noting that viewers “will finally discover Elam Ferguson’s fate.”
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Bob Odenkirk Teases Better Call Saul; Connectivist Praises Saul‘s Promotion

better-call-saul-odenkirk-gilligan-first-look-325This week, E! Online gets a Better Call Saul tease from Bob Odenkirk, while The Connectivist is impressed by the publicity for the show. Plus, MStarz checks out Odenkirk’s best moments as Saul. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk tells E! Online, “Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have brought what everyone loved about Breaking Bad to Better Call Saul, all those cliffhanger moments, the tension, it’s all there and I think the fans are going to be super glad to have that back in their life.”

The Connectivist marvels, “With a cheesy website, teasers, and a fake billboard, AMC and creator Vince Gilligan are doing a masterful job of building anticipation” for Better Call Saul.

• In anticipation of Better Call Saul, MStarz selects Bob Odenkirk’s top five moments on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman.
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Aaron Paul is Cosmo‘s Main Celebrity Crush; What RJ Mitte Took From Bad‘s Set

Episode-402-Jesse-Couch-325.jpgThis week, Aaron Paul has been deemed Cosmopolitan‘s main celebrity crush, while RJ Mitte tells the New York Post what he took from Breaking Bad‘s set. Plus, Anna Gunn’s recent Emmy win upped her Variety Vscore. Read on for more:

Cosmopolitan proclaims that Aaron Paul has “officially superseded Ryan Gosling as our Main Celeb Crush.”

• RJ Mitte reveals to the New York Post that his souvenir from the Breaking Bad set was Walt, Jr.’s crutches.

• Anna Gunn’s Vscore (a method of analyzing celebrity star power) was on the rise after her Emmy win, according to Variety.
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Jon Hamm Participates in Stand Up to Cancer; Elisabeth Moss Talks Peggy’s Burger Chef Pitch

mad-men-episode-704-don-hamm-325This week, Jon Hamm participates in the Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser, while Elisabeth Moss discusses Peggy’s Burger Chef speech with Styleite. Plus, Kiernan Shipka talks to New York about what Janie Bryant taught her. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the details of the Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser, featuring Jon Hamm as a presenter. Hamm spoke about his mother, who passed away from colon cancer when he was 10 years old: “I’m here for all of the other kids and the moms and the dads and the grandpas who hopefully will never have to go through that.”

• Elisabeth Moss talks to Styleite about Peggy’s Burger Chef pitch, how “it’s just a beautiful speech, and I just wanted to do it justice, you know. I really enjoyed it. It’s one of those moments as an actor when you’re like ugh, thank you. To get one of those, it was so great.”

• Kiernan Shipka tells New York what she learned from Janie Bryant, that “style can tell a story. It’s not just beautiful clothes, it’s actually conveying some sort of message, and I think that’s something that’s really stuck with me.”
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