Let it be known that I never saw 'This Is Spinal Tap' prior to the 30th anniversary screening at the New York Film Festival late Wednesday night. I was aware of Christopher Guest (the six-fingered man, obviously) and his work with Michael McKean creating films centered on different musical genres -- 'This Is Spinal Tap,' 'A Mighty Wind' and 'Waiting for Guffman' -- but I still hadn't seen the first of them. I felt like an adolescent teen trying to fit in with the rest of the cool kids who laughed at nearly every joke and applauded for familiar scenes and faces. ("The numbers go all the way to 11!")
AMC's forthcoming 'Breaking Bad' prequel series 'Better Call Saul' inspired us with a bit of hope in its promise to potentially jump time both before and after Walter White, but we knew only half the story. Find out exactly when 'Better Call Saul' takes place in Saul Goodman's life with AMC's new synopsis, and what new name we'll be calling Saul in early 2015!
It's been a good long while since we've heard anything from the front of AMC's forthcoming 'Breaking Bad' prequel-sequel (maybe) series 'Better Call Saul,' apart from its November premiere or returning stars Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks. Now, the spinoff series has officially cast its first new character, adding Christopher Guest alum Michael McKean into the mix.
It's no secret that certain directors have a stable of actors they work with in an almost religious capacity. Tim Burton can't seem to do anything without Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter, Wes Anderson has Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, and so on, and so forth. So when HBO announced that famed mockumentary director Christopher Guest was to develop his own series, was it any surprise that Fred Willard, Michael McKean and Ed Begley Jr. would eventually be on board as well?
Michael McKean was rushed to the hospital last night after being hit by a car while walking through Manhattan’s Upper West Side.