The sequel film to Breaking Bad was released on Friday last week, after being shot in complete secrecy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But there was one thing that creator Vince Gilligan went to great lengths to avoid even the locals from discovering: Bryan Cranston reprising his role as Walter White in the film. The Hollywood Reporter said on Monday that the 63-year-old actor and showrunner, 52, were so keen to keep his cameo scene alongside co-star Aaron Paul a secret that they loaned a private jet, and did everything within a strict 36-hour window. Great lengths: Bryan Cranston's El Camino cameo was kept so secret that producers flew him in on a private jet and used CGI to recreate his iconic look, it was revealed on Monday Speaking about making the film, Vince said: 'We didn't want it ruined for the fans. Constitutionally, I don't want the things I look forward to spoiled. 'If there's a movie I'm looking forward to, I don't want to know jack squat about it before … [Read more...] about El Camino SPOILER: Bryan Cranston’s return to the Breaking Bad sequel was kept so secret that producers flew him in on a private jet and used CGI to recreate his iconic look
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The number of Democrats lining up to try to take on President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election is growing by the week. So who's running and what are their strengths and weaknesses?This field of candidates promises to be the most diverse yet. It already has the most women running in US history.The BBC's Anthony Zurcher casts his eye over all 23 of them.Joe BidenWho? Former vice-president and veteran senatorKey issues: Rebuilding the middle class; investing in federal infrastructure; tuition-free public universitiesOne policy: Similar to the Green New Deal, Biden's Clean Energy Revolution would make the US economy 100% clean energy based with net-zero emissions by 2050, as well as target polluters with fees and quotasAnthony's take: Joe Biden enters the Democratic presidential contest as a front-runner, if not the front-runner. He has near universal name recognition, high approval ratings within the party and among political independents, a close connection to the halcyon days (at … [Read more...] about Democrats 2020: What their key issues are
For Americans who would resist President Trump’s re-election in 2020, the outcome hinges on the answer to this basic strategic question: will the Democrats risk losing to Trump by nominating a candidate whose ideas are too far to the left to appeal to the moderate majority of Americans? Or will Democrats risk losing to Trump by nominating a candidate whose ideas are insufficiently progressive to excite the Democratic base? This basic question of moderation v progressivism was at the heart of the first of two Democratic debates in Detroit and doubtless will continue to be central throughout the rest of the primary process. By taking one side or another, Democratic voters will be making a choice not only for the candidate and the policies he or she will stand for, but also for how the campaign will be conducted and the underlying rationale for how political change can be accomplished. The moderate/progressive split was on clear display in Tuesday’s debate. Senators Bernie … [Read more...] about Do Democrats win by moving left? Or is moderation the key to victory?
Politics is raw in Britain today. Remainers rage against Brexiters and vice versa. Pensioners are set against millennials; nationalists against immigrants; populists against elites; rural traditionalists against city liberals. Party politics is characterised by contempt and dogma. To his many enemies, Jeremy Corbyn is an extremist and will never be a legitimate national leader. To Corbynistas, his internal critics are bad losers and traitors to Labour. To many non-Tory voters and MPs, Theresa May’s government is an immoral experiment in austerity and pandering to prejudice. On seemingly every fundamental issue, the country feels even more divided than it did in the turbulent 70s and 80s. There are furious battles over free speech, minority rights, the size of the state, the shape of the economy, social and cultural values, even the truth and selection of relevant political facts. In many other democracies, from the US to Italy to Australia, politics has become just as tribal, … [Read more...] about The death of consensus: how conflict came back to politics
Wonders never cease. The Royal Institute of British Architects has just given a prize to a street. Not to a vainglorious skyscraper, or an “iconic” bunker museum or a luxury pad in a field, but a living, breathing street. This street is not just a street but a “council street”. Norwich council’s chief executive, Laura McGillivray, claims no higher ambition than that “new social housing should be a fabulous place to live”. She did not seek some architectural “statement”, just a neighbourhood like the thousands that – at least in the private sector – have retained their popularity among Britons who have had choice in the matter for some three centuries. I have championed streets all my life and find it painful to hear Goldsmith Street’s new residents say why they so like it. “The place just seems safe … To see my little girl playing outside the front door made me cry … We made instant friends across … [Read more...] about Streets make communities. Have architects realised at last?