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  • Underrated for years, Bob Odenkirk gets the call for 'Saul'

    Underrated for years, Bob Odenkirk gets the call for 'Saul'
    A few years ago, on a TV show that you likely never watch and probably never heard of but eventually might appreciate, Bob Odenkirk crafted a brief and remarkable performance. In fact, until Odenkirk joined AMC's acclaimed "Breaking Bad" in 2009 as the smarmy underworld lawyer Saul Goodman, became a series favorite and then the leading man of its hotly anticipated spinoff "Better Call Saul," he might have written his epitaph with such praise: Here lies Bob Odenkirk. He was influential, funny, underrated and fleeting.
  • Pining for sophisticated comedy in a world of raunch

    It would seem beyond argument that Americans are more sophisticated today than they were in the 1930s and '40s. We travel, communicate and do business across the globe, have access to more information and more types of sensation than ever before —...

    'Last Man on Earth' has the last laugh

     'Last Man on Earth' has the last laugh
    So if the world as we know it suddenly ended — let's leave the details aside for the moment — how would you spend your time on a depopulated but otherwise mostly intact planet? Most people probably haven't thought this one through in much...

    Matt Damon to Star in Alexander Payne's Satire 'Downsizing'

    Matt Damon will star in Alexander Payne's social satire "Downsizing" and is exiting Legendary Pictures' "The Great Wall." "Downsizing" has been written by Payne with Jim Taylor. The story centers on a man in the near future who realizes that he would...

    Ben Affleck on 'Project Greenlight' Revival: We Have Enthusiasm and Commitment

    Movie-makers and partners-in-crime, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were all smiles on the carpet at "Project Greenlight's" party to announce the winner of the fourth incarnation of the competition. The duo joyously spoke to press about the process of...