Bryan Cranston

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  • #LFF2012: Argo

    Movie Review | Ali | 17th October 2012

    How could it be that Ben Affleck – he of being the bomb in Phantoms, yo – has become the most exciting American director working today? The former himbo and male half of Bennifer made one of the all-time greatest career turnarounds when he ditched the smug action hero roles and gave honest to goodness filmmaking a shot; first with sensational kidnapping drama Gone Baby Gone, then with palm-sweatingly tense heist thriller The Town. Affleck has gone one better with his third film as director, moving from the frying pan of Boston into the fire of Iran for his most ambitious – and awards-worthy – movie yet.

  • Interview with Bryan Cranston: no big deal, happens all the time

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 16th October 2012

    Bryan Cranston's performance as Walter White in Breaking Bad is one of the best in the history of television. And as it turns out, he's a stand-up guy too: warm, funny and happy to answer questions. Oh, and he laughed at something I said. I'm brilliant.

  • Malcolm in the Middle: The Complete First Season DVD

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 30th September 2012

    You fools. You had no idea of the sharp, biting allegory at the heart of Malcolm in the Middle, did you? No, thought not. Lucky you've got me around.

  • TV actors talk about TV acting on TV for like an hour

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 25th September 2012

    I went looking for Damian Lewis's Emmy acceptance speech, and came away with so much more. Some of the best TV actors around, just shootin' the shit.

  • Win Malcolm in the Middle season one on DVD

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 24th September 2012

    Win a thing you can actually enjoy in the comfort of your own home, unlike the Homeland Imperial War Museum thing, which was ace but it basically required you to live in London. You should live here anyway though. We've got a big ferris wheel and everything.

  • Total Recall

    Movie Review | Ali | 27th August 2012

    From what I gather due to the half-hearted outrage surrounding the existence of this remake, the original Total Recall is held in fairly high esteem. Never saw it, sorry. Go ahead, say it. I know you want to. "YOU HAVEN'T SEEN TOTAL RECALL?" Sorry, just never got around to it. "HOW CAN YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN TOTAL RECALL?" Like I just said. "I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN TOTAL RECALL!" And so on. As it happens, not being on familiar terms with the original Arnoldgeddon puts me in the unique position of being able to judge Len Wiseman's reboot without bias; nowhere in this review will I bemoan the lack of/inclusion of beloved one-liners, the fact Colin Farrell isn't fit to buff Schwarzenegger's pecs or that it isn't set on Mars. My slate is clean, so I'm free to see Total Recall 2012 for exactly what it is: a bright and shiny slice of blockbuster sci-fi that's so dazzling it makes tender love to your retinas but so underwhelming it practically wipes itself from your memory the instant it's over.

  • Detachment

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 11th July 2012

    'Elegiac': one of those words of whose meaning you've never quite been certain, but you're fairly sure you'd know the thing it describes when you saw it. Now, I reckon Detachment is pretty elegiac. It certainly felt like it. The word kept popping into my head the whole time I was watching it. So bear with me for 900 words or so while I try to figure out whether it was, then I'll look it up. Oh, and if the promise of a dictionary definition's not enough for you, this is one of the best films I've seen all year. Just saying.

  • Walter White now enormously badass, videos suggest

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 18th June 2012

    He was a high-school chemistry teacher, now he's Scarface. Say hello to his little friend; all he has in this world are his word and his balls; who does he trust? Him: that's who, and other things douchey rappers say all the time.

  • Red Tails

    Movie Review | Rob | 8th June 2012

    A long time ago in a ranch far, far away...
    It is a dark time for George Lucas. Forced to put his
    WWII project on hold and desperate to tell the stories of
    the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American fighter pilot

    squadron, Lucas was told 'No' by the evil studios, who deemed
    a film with an all black cast unmarketable. 23 years later, a time
    when Hollywood wasn't quite so racist, Lucas finally made his film,
    thanks to galactic bucks from his own, overflowing Death Star wallet.

  • Unnecessary and tiresome dissection of Breaking Bad season five poster

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 7th June 2012

    It's a guy in a deckchair. But not just ANY guy. It's Bryan Cranston. And not just ANY deckchair. Wait ... no, that is just an ordinary deckchair. Or IS it? Look, click if you want to, but it's not going to get any better.