‘Breaking Bad’ Death Scene Got Way Too Personal for Bryan Cranston

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Actor Bryan Cranston revisited one of the most shocking Breaking Bad deaths on Tuesday during a discussion about TV psychopaths at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City In season two, Cranston's character Walter White refuses to save Jesse Pinkman's drugged and unconscious girlfriend, Jane, from choking on her vomit. Walter lets Jane, played by Krysten Ritter, die in order to prevent her from blackmailing him. See also: Bryan Cranston Writing Memoir About 'Breaking Bad,' Secrets and Lies Filming that deadly scene became personal for Cranston, he revealed at the film festival, when he envisioned his own child in the scenario instead of Ritter Read more... More about Entertainment , Tv , Tribeca Film Festival , Film , and Breaking Bad Read more »

Aaron Sorkin on the Steve Jobs Film: He’s Part Hero, Part Antihero

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Aaron Sorkin's take on former Apple CEO Steve Jobs  — "one of the very few times I ended up writing what I set out to write" — will reveal both hero and antihero, the Social Network writer said Monday night at the Tribeca Film Festival. Sorkin, the hyper-prolific writer of  West Wing and The Newsroom , spoke briefly about the Steve Jobs film, but avoided the drama around its director and cast at New York City's School of Visual Arts, where  Mashable  was in the audience. See also: Ashton Kutcher Defends 'Jobs' "It’s not a biopic; it’s not the story of Steve Jobs — it’s something much different than that," Sorkin said. "He’s a fascinating guy — part hero, part antihero." Read more... More about Entertainment , Apple , Film , Steve Jobs , and Aaron Sorkin Read more »

Bryan Singer Accuser Names 3 More, Alleges Widespread ‘Hollywood Sex Ring’

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The man who accused  X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer of sexually assaulting him as a teen on Monday raised a fresh round of allegations against a trio of powerful Hollywood executives — all part of what the his lawyer described Monday as a “Hollywood sex ring.” Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard were the three names in the new federal lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii. SEE ALSO: 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused of Drugging, Raping Teen Boy Ancier is the former head of the Fox entertainment group, which produced of dozens of hit shows including The Simpsons and In Living Color , developed Home Improvement and created The Ricki Lake Show . Neuman is the former president of Disney, and Goddard is an off-broadway producer. Read more... More about Entertainment , Film , Tv , X Men Days Of Future Past , and Bryan Singer Read more »

Oculus Rift Now Lets You Ride the ‘Back to the Future’ Hoverboard

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Fans of Back to the Future II have always dreamed of riding Marty McFly's hoverboard and now, thanks to some clever coding, you can — in virtual reality Developer Kieran Lord, aka Cratesmith on Twitter, used the Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board to create the closest thing you can get to experiencing a real hoverboard ride right now See also: McFly's Hoverboard Is Now a Reality? [VIDEO] "The way I'm imagining the hoverboard physics is slightly different to the BTTF maglev skateboard,'" said Lord in a comment about the project on Reddit. "It's more a snowboard with a 'virtual slope' of the front/back angle of the board. If that works and feels good the player could just get up a ton of speed and then stomp their back foot to get the same effect as going over a jump ramp." Read more... More about Gaming , Virtual Reality , Back To The Future , Film , and Tech Read more »

iBeacons Are Ready for Showtime at the Tribeca Film Festival

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The Tribeca Film Festival is getting iBeaconified. The annual film festival is taking advantage of one of 2014's hottest tech trends by integrating iBeacon support in its official iOS app and at venues across New York City. The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) is using iBeacons as a way to alert app users of nearby venues, screening times and offers. If you have the official TFF iOS app [iTunes link] installed on your phone and you've enabled Bluetooth notifications, you'll get alerts when you're near a theater or event. If you're near a theater, the alerts will offer easy-access to screening times. Users can even purchase tickets directly inside the app. Read more... More about Tribeca Film Festival , Film , Tech , Apps Software , and Mobile Read more »

Muggles Rejoice: Hogwarts Is Offering Online Classes

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No need to look for Platform 9 3/4 — now Hogwarts will come to you. Superfans of the book and film series have launched their own online version of Harry Potter 's alma mater: Hogwarts is Here . The site offers a full catalog of Ministry-approved classes for "all aspiring witches and wizards" across the world. See also: 'Harry Potter' Magic Will Continue in a 3-Movie Spinoff Image: Screencap Hogwarts is Here Though it is similar to the franchise's interactive ebook website Pottermore , this version doesn't seem to follow directly in Potter's footsteps. The immersive website was made by members of the fandom to bring together anyone who has been seeking "magical experiences" since the series' conclusion Read more... More about Books , Movies , Harry Potter , Literature , and Film Read more »

Paul Walker’s Brothers Will Fill in the Gaps in ‘Fast and Furious 7′

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Two brothers of the late Paul Walker have joined the cast of Fast and Furious 7 to help filmmakers complete unfinished action scenes for the movie Universal Pictures had halted production of the film out of respect for Walker, who died in a car crash at age 40 on Nov. 30. But a long note to fans on the film's Facebook page on Tuesday revealed that filming had resumed — with help from Walker's siblings, Caleb and Cody. See also: Tyrese on Paul Walker's Death: God Emailed Me About How to Heal "Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for Fast and Furious 7 , and it’s among the strongest work of his career," the post reads. "We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our Fast and Furious family Read more... More about Films , Entertainment , Film , Fast And Furious , and Paul Walker Read more »

How ‘Frozen’ Should Have Ended

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All of the drama in Frozen could have been avoided if Elsa had just become a part of the X-Men. The YouTube channel "How It Should Have Ended" remixed the hit Disney movie with a superhero bend, and points out that everyone in Arendelle could have prevented the whole eternal winter thing had Elsa just joined Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters instead of bundling it all up inside. See also: 14 Ways Jennifer Lawrence Is a Disney Princess If Elsa became an X-Man, she'd probably live a much happier life among the mutants. But we'd a be a lot sadder because we wouldn't have Let It Go . BONUS: 10 Disney Plot Points That Make No Sense Read more... More about Entertainment , Movie , Viral Video , Film , and Watercooler Read more »

‘Allegiant’ to Be Split Into 2 Films, Copying ‘Hunger Games’ Again

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It didn't seem possible, but the Divergent series has found yet another way to crib off  The Hunger Games . Allegiant , the third book in Veronica Roth's derivative young adult trilogy, will be split into two films, Summit/Lionsgate announced Friday. That's exactly what the studio did for the Twilight series and Hunger Games  (and the same as Warner Bros. did for Harry Potter and The Hobbit ). SEE ALSO: 'Divergent' Gets a Sequel After Less Than a Day in Theaters The final two Allegiant films starring Shailene Woodley as Tris (the Katniss Everdeen character) will be released March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively. Divergent scored a $54.6 million domestic opening in March, and is up to $139 million worldwide in three weeks. That's a less-than-spectacular result, but good enough to justify the further extension of the franchise. Read more... Read more »

YouTube Stars Grace Helbig and Co. Planning ‘Camp Takota’ Follow-Up

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YouTube stars Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart are working on a follow-up to their feature film Camp Takota with producer Michael Goldfine, they revealed Wednesday at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. Exactly what that is — a sequel? Another film? A different thing altogether? — remains to be seen. SEE ALSO: When YouTube Stars Make a Movie, Superfan Marketing Is Baked In During a panel about their project at the Las Vegas Convention Center (see photo, below), Helbig was asked whether the crew that put the successful camp film together — the project has made a profit largely with support from their huge online fandom — would ever work together again. Helbig squirmed and threw the question to Goldfine, who admitted a follow-up was coming. Read more »