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Who Will Direct Masters of the Universe: Rian Johnson or Joe Cornish?

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Jon M. Chu dropped out of the project back in October. Other contenders include Andres Muschietti and duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. [...]

Who does Sony want to direct MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE!?!

Sony has a wishlist of directors they want to take over for Jon Chu on MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and they include Joe Cornish, Rian Johnson and more Read the full article on AICN Hey Yo, Draven here. We heard in June that Jon Chu was signing on to continue the G.I. Show More Summary

My Top 2013 Movies

My favorite movies seen in 2013 with descriptions in 10 words or less. In the approximate order in which I saw them. Looper (2012) directed by Rian Johnson, stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Bruce WillisTime travel, big themes, from a director I love. Show More Summary

Scriptnotes, Ep 115: Scriptnotes: Back to Austin with Rian Johnson and Kelly Marcel — Transcript

6 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

The original post for this episode can be found here. Disclaimer: The following podcast contains explicit language. There’s also a Q&A at the end where there wasn’t a microphone in the audience, so we’ve cut out all the questions. So, at the end of the episode if it seems like it’s kind of choppy and […]

Scriptnotes: Back to Austin with Rian Johnson and Kelly Marcel

6 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig and John head to the Austin Film Festival for another live edition of Scriptnotes. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the crowd for this packed show featuring Looper writer/director Rian Johnson and Saving Mr. Banks screenwriter Kelly Marcel.

TV: Great Job, Internet!: Breaking Bad on ice exists and is actually kind of amazing, so let's all just call it a day

With the introduction of an ice show adaptation, Breaking Bad mania has finally reached its peak. Direction Rian Johnson tweeted about the adaptation, which comes from Sharidan Williams-Sotelo, an assistant editor on the show. Williams-Sotelo...Show More Summary

Short Film: ‘Dawn’ is a Fantastic Flick Set In the World of ‘Looper’

Why Watch? After Rian Johnson’s Looper hit theaters, I was a little surprised that more filmed fan fiction didn’t overwhelm the internet. Here was a ready-made universe that blended time travel and noir, practically begging for more adventures. Show More Summary

Listen to the Director’s Commentary for Breaking Bad’s “Ozymandias”

Earlier this week, we noted that director Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) is great at reaching out to fans, and shared as an example the way he posted his on-set photos from last week’s unforgettable episode, “Ozymandias.” Now he’s gone and recorded a director’s commentary for that episode, with /Film’s The Ones Who Knock, a podcast about Breaking Bad. Show More Summary

The Ones Who Knock – ‘Ozymandias’ Episode Commentary Featuring Director Rian Johnson

7 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

In this bonus episode of The Ones Who Knock, director Rian Johnson does an episode commentary with Dave and Joanna on the latest episode of Breaking Bad, “Ozymandias”. Rian discusses some of the symbolism and homages behind certain shots, delves into some of the special effects that you may not have noticed, and indulges in his [...]

'Breaking Bad' Director on Doing Death With Dignity -- And How Baby Holly Cried on Cue (Q&A)

Rian Johnson reveals why "Ozymandias" didn't show Jesse being tortured or Hank's and Gomez's deaths: "I didn't want to do anything that could feel at all like we were cheapening the moments or disrespecting those two characters." read more

Rian Johnson and Moira Walley-Beckett on Last Night’s Breaking Bad Episode

Breaking Bad boss Vince Gilligan went on record to say last night’s hour, titled “Ozymandias,”  was “the best episode we ever had or ever will have.” And by “best,” he clearly meant “most devastating.” Who among us has recovered from [here come the spoilers!] seeing Hank go down just moments... More »

POTD: Rian Johnson’s Behind-the-Scenes Photos From Last Night’s ‘Breaking Bad’

7 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Last night, director Rian Johnson delivered what may have been the most intense episode yet of the most intense season of the most intense show on television. We’re talking, of course, about Breaking Bad‘s “Ozymandias.” Scripted by Moira Walley-Beckett – the Emmy-nominated scribe who was also behind “Gliding Over All” and “Fly” — the episode delivered several [...]

Here Are Some Afternoon Links!

7 months agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

Rian Johnson, the director of last night’s Breaking Bad (along with Brick, Looper, and the episode “Fly”) tweeted a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos from last night’s episode. -Vulture Speaking of Breaking Bad, just a little bit longer, here are a bunch of showrunners (including Matthew Weiner and Glen Mazzara) talking about what makes it so good. -CoCreate [...]

'Breaking Bad': Rian Johnson's Behind-The-Scenes Pictures

If you've seen "Brick," "Brothers Bloom," "Looper," or follow him on Twitter, you know that Rian Johnson is not only a good dude; he can direct the crap out of a movie. He also happens to be very, very good at directing episodes of "Breaking Bad." Last night's hour-long panic attack, "Ozymandias," was the third […]

TV: Great Job, Internet!: Rian Johnson tweeted a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos from Breaking Bad's "Ozymandias"

As you’ve probably heard just a few times, Brick and Looper director Rian Johnson helmed last night’s barnburner of a Breaking Bad episode, his third outing for the series. This morning, the “Ozymandias” director tweeted out a series of behind-the-scenes photos from production, with some interesting tidbits of information. Show More Summary

See Director Rian Johnson’s Behind-the-Scenes Photos From Last Night’s Breaking Bad

Chosen by the episode's writer, Moira Walley-Beckett, Rian Johnson (of Brick and Looper fame) directed last night's Breaking Bad, "Ozmanydias," along with its companion teaser. (Johnson also directed the episode "Fly.") He found time to take a few gorgeous on-set photos of the show's cast and crew that he is currently sharing... More »

Breaking Bad, the Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Director Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) is great at using Twitter to engage with his fans. He also directed last night’s unforgettable episode of Breaking Bad, and this morning he took to Twitter to share photos from behind the scenes....Show More Summary

Breaking Bad Recap: Father Knows Beast

The sweaty palms, the stomach knots, the heart palpitations you get when the world is turning to shit and it’s all your fault: that’s “Ozymandias.” Written by Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Rian Johnson (“Fly,” Looper), this was an agonizing episode of TV. Watching it was like being on an... More »

‘Breaking Bad’ Breakdown: ‘Ozymandias’

(SPOILERS AHEAD, so “toe the line,” ye Breaking Bad fanatics!) Season Five, Episode 14: “Ozymandias” Written by: Moira Walley-Beckett, Directed by: Rian Johnson We all knew this was coming. “Ozymandias” is the soul-crusher, the sucker-punch, the point of no return. Show More Summary

Box Office Roundup: 'The Butler' #1, Kicks 'Kick Ass II's Ass Too

Hat tip to Rian Johnson for the headline. This weekend audiences didn’t seem to care much about any of the new movies besides Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which managed to exceed expectations, for the most part (we’ll get to that). And while there were not high expectations for films like Paranoia, who thought it would [...]

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