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Trumbo -- Hollywood's Anti-communist Tribute to Itself

Eric Mann | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Eric Mann

Let's look at how Hollywood and capitalism use a film about communism to foster anti-communism at a time when people are once again seeing through and challenging the system itself.

The Cinema Year That Was: Zaki's Flick Picks 2015

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It's been a great year for movies, with a diverse assortment of high-profile and smaller scale films, true stories and big surprises, all emerging as some of my favorites for this year. Here's a countdown of my top ten for 2015.

Bryan Cranston Lost His Virginity In Amsterdam's Red-Light District

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 12.04.2015 | Entertainment

It's a story that could double as the plot to a bad teen sex comedy, but it really happened -- or so says Bryan Cranston.  The former "Br...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Championing Creed + Jay Roach on Trumbo

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.02.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Yo! The critically-acclaimed Creed is punching up the nation's box office as we speak, and we go the distance this week to talk up director Ryan Coo...

Bryan Cranston Can't Watch This 'Breaking Bad' Scene Without Crying

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment

If you, like us, were a loyal "Breaking Bad" viewer, you'll know that the AMC show was a five-season long emotional roller coaster. There were...

Bruce Cook's Trumbo: A Brilliant Light Shining Into Dark Times

Paola K Amaras | Posted 11.25.2015 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Bruce Cook's Trumbo, reissued as a tie-in to a major motion picture starring Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren, delves into the life, jail-time and, most importantly, the "blacklisting" of James Dalton Trumbo.

Bryan Cranston's 'Man Band' Proves That Youth Is Overrated

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment

Step aside, Harry Styles. There's a new pop icon in town. And he has a history of dealing ruthlessly with rivals. Bryan Cranston popped into "...

Trumbo's Bryan Cranston: How Blacklisted Screenwriter Could Be Both A Communist And Patriot

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Despite the fact that much of Trumbo's work was plainly patriotic, his brief association with the American Communist Party prompted years of persecution. In the clip below, Cranston justifies how a person like Trumbo could simultaneously be both a communist and a patriot.

"Trumbo": Blacklisted Again!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Dalton Trumbo is back! The United States' best screen writer, black-listed and imprisoned during the 1950s McCarthy era witch hunts, has returned full of life, politics and attitude in Jay Roach's smart, funny unrepentant film "Trumbo."

Watch Bryan Cranston's 'Malcolm In The Middle' Character Morph Into Walter White

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.15.2015 | Weird News

When Bryan Cranston gained worldwide fame as meth kingpin Walter White on "Breaking Bad," everybody commented on what a radical departure it w...

Bryan Cranston's Pin: Trumbo Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bespectacled and mustachioed Bryan Cranston as famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, submerged in the bath, his work, smokes and whiskey laid out on a tra...

Bryan Cranston Will Leave It To Everyone Else To Debate His Oscar Odds

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment

"Do you want to eat my face?" Bryan Cranston asked as I sat down opposite him in a suite at Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria earlier this week. He passed ...

Bryan Cranston Says Donald Trump's Candidacy Is 'Great'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment

Seeing Donald Trump as a benefit to democracy is one unlikely understanding that has emerged from his presidential run. When Democrats aren't te...

5 Things You Still Don't Know About 'Breaking Bad'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment

Sharon Bialy is a casting director with over two decades of projects behind her, but still refers to "Breaking Bad," in her words, as "my most belove...

Internet Stars Join #BreakingBatten Challenge to Cure Batten Disease

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Shira Lazar

To join the challenge, all you have to do is break something -- whether it's breaking a pencil, breakdancing, or breaking a record -- and nominate your friends to do the same, much like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The goal is to raise awareness and donations at the same time.

Black Artists Makes Waves at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries.

On the Appeal of Donald Trump

Chad Williams | Posted 09.15.2015 | College
Chad Williams

On June 16, 2015 Donald Trump officially announced his presidential candidacy. Since then, I don't believe a day has gone by when he hasn't been featured in an article of a national publication if not a segment of a national broadcast.

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Sunday Sept. 13

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This year's edition will be remembered for putting both Jay Roach's Trumbo and James Vanderbilt's Truth in contention for the Oscar race. I saw the two films back to back on Sunday -- and they are guaranteed to both grip you and infuriate you

Bryan Cranston Looks Identical To LBJ In First Photo From HBO's 'All The Way'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment

If you thought Bryan Cranston was finished nabbing all the Emmy awards when "Breaking Bad" finished, were you ever wrong. Cranston is headed back to ...

Here's One Thing About Walter White You Definitely Never Noticed On 'Breaking Bad'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment

With Aaron Paul turning 36 today, The Huffington Post thought it was an apt opportunity to revisit a statement the actor made two years ago that shou...

From Jokers to Top Notch Performers

Steven Petite | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

When an actor is cast for a role, and the movie/show becomes a success, it is quite easy for the actor to be consistently typecast as that character, or similar versions of him, in future projects. Of course, there are cases in which the actor is simply not good enough.

Art of Aha: Morning Win

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

Other #MorningWins include last night's ESPY's awards ceremony. Jenner makes big news there, but my favorite is Ronda Rousey's Floyd Mayweather commentary after accepting her award for best fighter.

Bryan Cranston Burns 'Breaking Bad' Fan With Perfect 'Your Mother' Joke

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.11.2015 | Entertainment

Bryan Cranston has delivered some devastating lines on "Breaking Bad," but on Thursday he really dropped the mic. While appearing on Nerd HQ...

Bryan Cranston Brought Back Walter White At Electric Daisy Carnival

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment

Walter White is the one who knocks and also the one who dances to his own song at music festivals. Bryan Cranston made a surprise appearance at the...

AMC Truly Proves Story Does Matter

Darryl Woodard | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

"You really like those AMC shows don't you?" a woman asked me recently. To which I said, "Yes, I do." For AMC means it when they say story matters here. Also, it's their compelling characters who give depth to their stories. Therefore, both story and characters matter at AMC.