‘breaking Bad’: Six Movies The Bryan Cranston Show Evoked

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Ripley,” “Contagion.”) Here are the 15 highest-rated movies in which Paltrow has a starring role, according to Rotten Tomatoes. 1. “Shakespeare in Love” (1998) 93% 5. “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (1999) 83% 9. “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) 80% 10. “Iron Man 3” (2013) 78% 11. “Iron Man 2” (2010) 73% 12. “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” (2004) 72% What’s your favorite Gwyneth Paltrow movie? Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center in New York. In this Monday, April 22, 2013 photo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. pose for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. This film publicity image released by Disney-Marvel Studios shows Robert Downey Jr., left, as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in a scene from “Iron Man 3.” (AP Photo/Disney, Marvel Studios) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the world premiere of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” at the El Capitan Theatre on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) This cover image released by People shows actress Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of a special double issue. The 40-year-old actress tops the magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Beautiful,” announced Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Academic papers galore could be written about the Travis Bickle-Walt White dichotomy. Or just watch a few episodes and the Scorsese movie back to back. You may not sleep for weeks. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Gilligan has said he sees his show as a Western, above all else, which only makes this comparison more resonant. The fact that both Breaking Bad” and “Butch Cassidy” are about two men on the run whose fate we somehow know wont turn out well cements the comparison. Fargo, or most things Coen-ish. A bleak Middle America populated by emasculated male characters who try to overcome their destiny with the help of some stylized violence? Not to mention tense moments interrupted by oddball humor? (Tableside guacamole. anyone?) The first episode of this season was titled Blood Money. It could have been called Blood Simple” and we’d barely have batted an eye. VIDEO: ‘Breaking Bad’ parodies The French Connection. Gilligan has cited this movie before, saying he was thinking about it as he made the pilot. The Gene Hackman film about a pair of cops caught up in an intricate plot makes the comparison meaningful; the fact that it all happens in the world of drug-trafficking only heightens the similarities. Then theres the look of the ’70s classic, which Gilligan has said he was consciously trying to emulate.