It's been a tough 36 hours, huh? As satisfying as the finale of "Breaking Bad" was, the void it left in our TV-watching schedule is pretty dark.
Thankfully, since pretty much everyone watched the finale, people all over the place were talking about what went down during the final episode.
Click past the jump to see our roundup of the latest "Breaking Bad" goodness from around the web.
Schmidt and Jenko just had their first day of higher education. The undercover duo is heading to college in the sequel to last years' hit comedy, cleverly titled "22 Jump Street," and production just started over the weekend, with a June 2014 release date on the books.
We spoke with the directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and they were able to escape the minor move up jump street. "[The undercover program] moves across the street," Lord said. "They got more money for the Jump Street program, and they could have an even cooler office with flat screens. It's a different abandoned church, across the street from the first abandoned church, but way nicer."
Click past the jump to check out photos from the set of "22 Jump Street."
Happy New "Hobbit" Trailer Day!
Frankly, these days don't happen enough, but when they do they're always great at rousing our interest in the "Lord of the Rings" prequel trilogy from Peter Jackson and company. The latest trailer even gives us what the hordes on Tumblr have been dying for: a quick listen to Benedict Cumberbatch voicing Smaug the dragon!
The lengthy trailer is our best look yet at the second installment, which is only two months and two weeks away. (Yes, we're counting. What's it to you?) How are you feeling about "The Desolation of Smaug"? If you're old enough to remember 2002, how does this compare to your anticipation for "The Two Towers"?
Take a look at the new trailer, along with four more new banners, after the jump! And let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on Twitter.
It was the joke that everyone was making once J.J. Abrams signed onto "Star Wars: Episode VII." "There are going to be so many lens flares on the Millennium Falcon." It was all very clever on everyone's part,* but there are two things you should know about J.J. Abrams.
1) The man obviously loves lens flares.
2) He's pretty self-aware.
In a recent interview with Crave Online (via io9), Abrams revealed that he also noticed the over-use of the aesthetic in "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Read what he had to say after the jump!
The concept of a "Fargo" TV show is still one that has a left with mixed emotions. They tried it once before as a pilot starring Edie Falco as Marge Gunderson, the role originally played by Frances McDormand in the Coen Brothers movie. That version was filmed, but it never went anywhere.
Still unable to shake the notion that a cop show colored with the cherry accents of Minnesota, TV execs are making another go, but this time they're bringing some serious talent into the fold and telling a more original story. Plus, the Coen Brothers will actually be on-board to executive producer.
The star of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and the BBC's "Sherlock," Martin Freeman, just signed as the lead actor for the project, which is likely to air on FX next spring.
It's been almost four months since the first trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" appeared before our eyes, and since then the summer movie season distracted us from the fact that the second installment of Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy was quickly approaching.
And here we are, nearly two months away from "The Desolation of Smaug," and it's time to get excited for a return trip to Middle-earth. The middle portion of J.R.R. Tolkien contains some of the book's most iconic imagery, including the spiders of Mirkwood Forest and Smaug's cave of gold. There's also Gandalf's side story, which can play out at any speed Jackson and his writers desire.
We'll get another look at the second installment tomorrow, when the second trailer debuts at 9 a.m. ET. MTV News will have the trailer as soon as it goes live, so stick right here. Until then, enjoy the new banner, which teases trouble in the woods for Bilbo and the gang.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opens on December 13.
By Alex Zalben
After last night's blockbuster finale, it's clear that not only did "Breaking Bad" end the right way, there's almost no other way the show COULD have ended.... Except, as it turns out, creators Vince Gilligan had a few other outs up his sleeve, according to a post-game interview with EW. Here's a rundown of how Heisenberg might have met his ultimate fate, if things hadn't turned out quite as perfectly:
The first photo of Mark Wahlberg with the young cast from "Transformers: Age of Extinction" went online over the weekend, giving us a look at the new group of attractive people that will run away from Autobots, Decepticons, and Dinobots when they all return next summer.
It's a cool photo. Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor are in the background looking pretty and distracted, while Wahlberg stares off into the distance. At what? We don't know exactly.
So since this is the most revealing piece of official promotional from the highly anticipated sequel, we decided that it's worth diving into what Wahlberg could possibly be look at off on the desert horizon.
By Ryan Rigley
With the rumored return of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the highly-anticipated "Star Wars VII," it would seem a fairly safe bet to make that the smuggler's famed Wookie compatriot, Chewbacca, will also be returning in the new trilogy. Last week, Den of Geek found a casting call put out by Walt Disney Pictures that describes attributes similar to that of a Wookie: "Male, 7 ft to 7.3 ft tall with a slim/thin build and upright posture. Not too worked out or too 'thick set' especially in the shoulders. Broad facial features would be a bonus."
Although early rumors of original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew being replaced in the new trilogy due to a serious illness have been popping up recently, Mayhew himself has now squashed those rumors stating "I intend to pursue the role of Chewbacca for Episode VII." That said, what other notable Wookies might be showing up in the new "Star Wars" trilogy? Our vote is for Snoova, the infamous Wookie bounty hunter!
By Amelia Mularz
Because your fantasy football team can probably power on without their all-knowing couch-side coach, take some time away from the games and catch a movie. Here's what to watch:
On the Big Screen: "Don Jon"
Between a movie about porn addiction ("Don Jon"), and a flick about race cars ("Rush"), your local theater will be transformed into a massive man cave this weekend. But while both films are equally dude-friendly, we've gotta go with The Don. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a porn-obsessed juicehead, and he also wrote and directed the movie. No fool, Gordon-Levitt cast Scarlett Johansson as his leading lady. She plays a gum-poppin' Jersey girl with her own addiction to rom-coms. To play the part of his character's Italian dad, Gordon-Levitt tapped the ultimate boss, Tony Danza.