Today at Flavorpill, we mourned the loss of Nyan Cat. We were thrilled to learn that Mythbusters is doing a Breaking Bad-themed episode with Aaron Paul and Vince Gilligan. We fielded some calls from President Obama. We met a few independent video stores that are still managing… Read More
The fine folks at iam8bit in Los Angeles are hosting a dual exhibition that opens this Friday, October 26, and it should put you in the Halloween spirit. Do you want to see the likes of Mr. T and the cast of Breaking Bad as tiny cartoon skeletons? Of course you do. Artist Señor Chips creates Day of the Dead-style dioramas, remixing pop culture’s greatest as undead characters in weird, miniature worlds.
Meanwhile, designer and illustrator evAnimal will be enjoying his first solo exhibition on the same evening, Fast Cars, Bad Broads, Rugged Men. His detailed pieces are first drawn, then transferred to natural wood panels, allowing the grain to show through the fine linework. Violent, memorable, and amazing scenes from cinema populate his portfolio. Check out a preview of the exhibition past the break, then head to iam8bit’s website for more information, or just to make your eyeballs happy. … Read More
Halloween is almost here, folks! Have you decided on a costume? If not, stay tuned — we have some great pop-culture inspiration after the jump, courtesy of some cute little ones in some clever little ensembles. If you were a Flavorwire frequenter around this time last year, you may have stumbled upon our first collection of kids’ Halloween costumes that they’re too young to understand. Lucky for us, in the 12 months since then, the Internet has produced even more photos of tiny tykes dressed in costumes that were clearly chosen for them by oh-so-amused adults. Are you ready? Click through for some miniature mad men and meth cooks, and hit the comments to let us know what you… Read More
Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we have done for the past two Octobers, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.
For 2012′s first installment, we visit the world of television, where the horror genre is having quite a moment. You may have cringed at the news, earlier this month, that Target was offering an American Horror Story-inspired bondage costume. But we can do much better than that. We’ll show you how to transform yourself into some of the year’s most memorable characters and outfits, from Community to Game of Thrones, after the jump. … Read More
1. In case you missed Breaking Bad creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan on The Colbert Report last night, here’s the interview. While he refuses to reveal to Colbert how the show will end, their “meth off” alone makes this clip a must-see.
2. Apparently Julian Fellowes is thinking about doing a Downton Abbey prequel… Read More
When people hate on a TV character we love, it’s hard not to take it personally. At the same time, we’ve been swayed from the haters’ side on many occasions. For instance, we wrote off New Girl after the mere sight of the “adorkable” tagline, until a sworn fan urged us to give it a shot. We tuned in and were delighted to learn that the show — and Deschanel’s Jess Day — were nothing like what we expected. With Season 2 premiering tonight, we couldn’t help but think how it was just last year that we were rolling our eyes without even giving the girl a shot. So we’ve gathered a few thoughts in defense of Jess, as well as a few other TV characters who tend to receive a lot of flack, but who we believe to be pretty great. … Read More
It was a cruel irony that the year with the best Emmy nominations yielded one of the worst awards ceremonies in recent memory. Jimmy Kimmel was affable, but not particularly funny. With very few exceptions, the skits and gags were disastrous. (Should we really be encouraging Tracy Morgan these days?) And the winners were so bad, especially in the comedy categories, that we suggest the Academy consider outsourcing those decisions to real comedians for 2013. (Jon Cryer wins for Two and a Half Men?!) And yet, there were a few redeeming moments, thanks to perennial favorites like Breaking Bad, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler, and Jon Stewart. If you DVR’d the ceremony to watch tonight, we recommend you skip it; we’ve rounded up the only ten moments worth talking… Read More
The 64th annual Primetime Emmys air tomorrow night, and at a time where there’s some kind of awards show just about every weekend, it’s one of the few we actually care about. More than the Grammys or the Oscars, the Emmys actually seem to recognize quality. Just take this year’s Outstanding Drama Series nominees: Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, and Mad Men — great shows, all. Since we’ve got several horses in this race, we’ve hazarded some guesses about which series and actors will take home an Emmy in the awards’ highest-profile categories, along with our own picks for who should win. Take our predictions to task in the comments, but don’t get too upset — with so much stellar programming to celebrate this year, everybody… Read More
In the year ahead we’re expecting to get answers from some of television’s most mystery-ridden shows, from How I Met Your Mother and Homeland to The Office, and even, one day, Breaking Bad (it’s hard to believe now, but that day will come). And so, while we still sit in the space between questions and answers, we decided to round up the most popular and/or bizarre fan theories we’ve seen (some spoilers may be ahead). Have some to elaborate on or share? Let us know! … Read More
Like every other intelligent TV show with a vocal following, Breaking Bad is popular with the viral video crowd. They make video essays about its cinematography, trace Walter White’s devolution from science teacher to meth kingpin, and imagine what the show might look like if Larry David wrote it. A new fan edit that we spotted on the Guardian‘s Tumblr isn’t as high-concept as any of those, but it’s just as delightful and well-executed. It’s simply a series of quotes (and sound effects and meth-inspired exclamations) from Seasons 1 and 2 perfectly remixed over original music. We’re hoping its creator, placeboing, has sequels in the works for the rest of the series — and also that the “Pop pop pop” portion of the video begets some kind of mash-up with Magnitude from Community. … Read More