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SideReel Review - Drive starring Ryan Gosling & Carey Mulligan - by SideReel's Yael Tygiel

Drive is a film about a Hollywood stunt car driver ( Ryan Gosling ) who provides another type of driving service in his free time until he gets tangled up with the wrong people. He then does everything in his power, which boils down to beating up a lot of people, to protect his single mom neighbor, Irene ( Carey Mulligan ). For me, this highly anticipated film was a letdown. Forgiving the lame 80’s style font for the credits, as well as the 80’s influenced soundtrack (including a surprising ballad from Julie Andrews?), the film didn’t seem to have focus. I fear that director Nicolas Winding Refn's vision must be something special that I simply don't understand, because the romantic scenes were Ryan Gosling & Carey Mulligan staring silently, blank-faced into each other’s eyes. At times sudden gratuitous violence would interrupt their longing looks - that's not a complaint. The cinematographer's attempt at creating a dark mysterious feel fell short, and at inappropriate times the theater audience burst into laughter.  The rest of the cast consists of the bad guys: two Jewish Gangsters, Bernie (Albert Brooks) & Nino (Ron Perlman), and Breaking Bad 's Bryan Cranston as the unlucky Shannon. Oh thats right, Mad Men star Christina Hendricks was also in the film… for a total of about 4 minutes!  The heist and twists were obvious. The plot was thin. The dialogue was lacking. The romance was invisible, but the cars & driving, albeit minimal, wasn't bad.  Drive is rated R. -Yael Tygiel

Breaking Bad Sneak Preview: Where is Walter?

A brutal, extended, grueling fight between former friends and partners broke out on Breaking Bad this week . Will we ever see Walt and Jesse in the same room again? Not next Sunday, based on the following promo for "Salud." The episode will center around Walt missing his son's 16th birthday party, along with Jesse in Mexico, attempting to remain alive and teach cartel members how to cook the blue. We can't begin to predict what will happen. Just watch the official AMC trailer for yourself:

The Cartel Sends a Strong Message to Gus on 'Breaking Bad' (VIDEO)

Last week, it was curious that the writers were suddenly peeling back some of the layers to Gus' character on 'Breaking Bad' (Sun., 10PM ET on AMC). An extended flashback scene showed what happened when he tried to get into business with the drug cartel in Mexico. This week, it became clear as that background information made the current situation not only more clear, but more intense for us as well. Gus is still a very gutsy and bold player, as evidenced by his walking out into a storm of gunfire when the cartel tried to send a message to his distribution center by shooting one of his men.

BREAKING BAD “Bug” Season 4 Episode 9

Watch a preview and check out photos of the upcoming episode of  BREAKING BAD  “Bug” Season 4 Episode 9 which airs Sunday September 11 at 10pm on AMC. Synopsis:  Skyler’s past mistakes come back to haunt  her. Gus takes action to thwart his rivals. Jesse seeks Walt’s help, with mixed results. Read More...

'Breaking Bad' preview: Worst small talk ever

It's just another day at the office for Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) on "Breaking Bad." Except for the part where Walt bums a cigarette, and they talk about killing Gus.In the scene from Sunday's (Sept. 11) episode, "Bug," Walt is unsurprisingly getting impatient that Jesse has not yet taken a chance at bumping off Gus (Giancarlo Esposito). But the way he expresses it to Jesse -- shoehorning it in while trying to feign a friendly conversation between colleagues for Gus' cameras -- is a little bit ha-ha funny and more than a little sad-funny. As close as they are, Walt still doesn't really know Jesse that well.Note to both Walt and Jesse: Any shooting-the-breeze conversation that includes the phrase "Don't you have enough cancer already?" and ends with "We're both dead men anyway" isn't really the best kind of small talk."Breaking Bad" airs at 10 p.m. ET Sunday on AMC. For more,...

Top Moments: Rescue Me's Happy Ending, Kate Gosselin's Food Fight and Kimmel's Teary Tribute

Our top moments of the week: 13. Kiss and Tell Award:  Talk about airing your dirty laundry on television. When Vienna and Kasey get into a little lovers' quarrel on  Bachelor Pad  (he wants to have sex; she doesn't), he decides to prove that Vienna isn't shy about getting into bed by name-dropping her previous conquests. Including Wes and Dave Good. To her face. Both guys denied it, of course, but who wouldn't?   12. Worst Athletic Display:  Playing with your daughters? Good. Playing with your daughters after you've been drinking? Not so much.  Joe Giudice  takes things a little too far on  The Real Housewives of New Jersey  when he tries to show up his daughter and flaunt his gymnastics skills ("I'm a professional," he says) shortly after polishing off a glass of red wine. He aims for a simple roll on the mat, but winds up rolling onto the marble floor and chipping his tooth. "When my husband drinks, things get a little out of control," Teresa  explains to the camera. You're telling us? 11. Gone Baby Gone Award:  Sloane tells Eric she could never be with him again when he comes to apologize to her on the penultimate episode of  Entourage . Unfortunately, the most heartbreaking news isn't that she won't take him back, but that she's pregnant and plans to move to New York with their unborn child and still wants nothing to do with him. Sloane moving to Eric's hometown with their yet-to-be-born baby? It makes us wonder  where the show is headed  in the series finale. Read More...

With Hank Closing In, 'Breaking Bad' Reveals a Bit of Gus' Past (VIDEO)

Gustavo Fring is one of the most enigmatic and fascinating characters on television. Now that he's on Hank's radar on 'Breaking Bad' (Sun., 10PM ET on AMC), the writers have begun to slowly peel back the onion, revealing a few of the layers of his complex and stoic personality. Hank's investigations into Gus' past take him clearly to Mexico and then back to Chile, but there he hits a roadblock, as there are no records of Gus in Chile. Neither do we get any knowledge of who he was in Chile, but we do get a hint that it was something notorious based on a flashback to Mexico.

Breaking Bad Episode Promo: Who Will Jesse Choose?

We delved into the past of Gustavo Fring on the latest episode of Breaking Bad . Next Sunday, conversely, we'll peer into Jesse's future. Will he take out Gus, as Walt has been pleading for? Or will he be asked to assassinate his long-time partner, as implied in the clip below? Check out the official trailer for "Bug" now and, as always, return to TV Fanatic as soon as it concludes for a detailed wrap-up and review.

BREAKING BAD “Hermanos” Season 4 Episode 8

Watch a preview and check out photos of the upcoming episode  of  BREAKING BAD  “Hermanos” Season 4 Episode 8 which airs Sunday September 4 at 10pm on AMC. Synopsis:  BREAKING BAD “Hermanos” Season 4 Episode 8 – Skyler develops an unusual solution to her money troubles. Hank enlists Walt to investigate a theory. Walt’s impatience with Jesse grows. Read More...

'Breaking Bad' sneak peek: Walt's double-edged advice

Even when he's giving good advice, Walter White can manage to be less than honest with himself.In this exclusive first look at Sunday's (Sept. 4) "Breaking Bad" episode, "Hermanos," Walt (Bryan Cranston) is in for his regular cancer scan when he meets a nervous, more recently diagnosed fellow patient. The guy tells a sob story about how the cancer has altered his life's plans, and Walt scoffs."Never give up control. Live life on your own terms," he says. "... One of these times -- hell, maybe even today -- I'm going to hear some bad news. But until then, who's in charge? Me. That's how I live my life."As far as the other patient knows, that's a pretty good pep talk. But we know that Walt's world has been spinning out of control for most of this season, so his words come across more as an attempt to convince himself of what he says than...