Hey, Breaking Birdies, it’s the Dirty Thirty, Pop Culture Roundup 30!

As mentioned in the previous PCR, they held The Breaking Bad Art Project presented by Breaking GIFs at Gallery 1988 this past Monday. On the previous Saturday, director Vince Gilligan, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk, star Bryan Cranston and RJ Mitte showed up for the pop culture extravaganza and homage to their infamous and classic show, Breaking Bad. Where were you, AP?

Check out some of the fantastic artwork that we have yet to feature. Previous prints can be found HERE.

Vince Gilligan, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk, Bryan Cranston & RJ Mitt on Saturday of The Breaking Bad Art Project

Heisenberg by Travis Louie

Walter White by Rich Pellegrino

Breaking Bad by Ken Taylor

Uncertainty Principle by Bennett Slater

Teddy Bear by Lora Zombie

The Cooks by Mike Mitchell

Wooly Walter White by Casey Weldon

Walt and the Bad Breakers by Joey Spiotto

Breaking Bad: The Animated Series by Ian Glaubinger

Saul Goodman by Chris DeLorenzo

Pretty in Plastic

The Harrison family went on vacation to Albuquerque, New Mexico and visited some Breaking Bad locations. Check out the cut at the header. GQ talks with Jonathan Banks aka Mike EhrmantrautBreaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks on Playing Our Favorite Deadpan Hitman, Mike (Caution: Spoiler Alerts!) is a must-read. How did you like the White household dinner with Skyler, Walt and Jesse? The awkward and painful scene provided for some much needed comedy and levity for a very dark season. What if it was a sitcom? You’ll find your answer below. Oh, Pinkman and his observational humor. There’s also some good product shilling; Mentos, The Freshmaker! While we’re at it, check out the poster for Breaking Buds, the Spring Break version of Breaking Bad by mashup illustrator John DeFreest via Vulture

LOL: Mike + Steve



While staying on the AMC TV realm, Entertainment Weekly has a “killer” preview of the upcoming season of The Walking Dead.


You’ve heard about that war between AMC and Dish Network, right? Well, here’s a nice publicity stunt that AMC set up.




Couple nuggets regarding Arrested Development. Looks like the fourth season will begin in Spring 2013. Ron Howard promises that it will be fearless. Roger Sterling aka John Slattery from Mad Men is joining the cast. Rolling Stone spoke with David Cross who says, “It’s audacious and amazing.” He also revealed that the season was so rich that it was extended to thirteen episodes. For fans that are catching up, like me, Splitsider has 53 ‘Arrested Development’ Jokes You Probably Missed.





The Man with the Iron Fists Red Band Trailer #2



Robot and Frank



Butter, in small-town Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town’s annual contest.



The Impossible, Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.



I Declare War



17 Girls, based on a headline-grabbing incident in the U.S., sister directing duo Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s provocative debut feature examines the fallout in a sleepy French coastal town of Brittany where a group of 17 girls from the same high school all decide to become pregnant at the same time. Unexpected and incomprehensible, the girls’ pact sends the town reeling, looking for answers.



The first official poster for Speilberg’s Lincoln






Comics Alliance:

Because it’s the 1990s, the team has of course changed its name to the more politically correct League of Extraordinary Gentlepersons. The roster features Edward Scissorhands (1990), Nancy Downs (The Craft, 1996), Tequila Yuen (Hard Boiled, 1992), Dana Scully (The X-Files, 1993-2002), Zack Morris (Saved by the Bell, 1989-93) and Rufus (the Bill & Ted movies, 1989 and 1991).

In classic League style, the back wall showcases past League missions, this time from the ’80s. The characters featured here, from left to right, are Kevin Flynn (Tron, 1982) and Max Headroom (1987-88); Scott Howard (Teen Wolf, 1985); Sledge Hammer (1986-88); Carmen Sandiego (Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, 1985); Connor MacLeod (Highlander, 1986); KITT (Knight Rider, 1982-86); Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters, 1984); the League of Extraordinary Gentlemenquery-head fella; and Pizzazz of The Misfits (Jem & The Holograms, 1985-88).

In the foreground you can also see a Poké Ball from the Pokémon franchise (started 1996), the skeleton of a Jurassic Park “velociraptor” (1993), and the briefcase from Pulp Fiction (1994). The phone box belongs to Rufus.

To see Christopher Bird’s proposed plot for the series, see his post at MightyGodKing. You can also buy a print of the 1996 League from Davinder Brar’s Etsy store. You’ll also want to check out Bird and Brar’s superb action adventure webcomic Al’Rashad.


Word is born. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. There’s another onslaught of pop cultural fuel next week. Cha’mon…


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