AMC s finale Sunday night garnered a whopping 10.3 million viewers (more people than went out and paid for tickets to a solid cinematic hit like, say, The Purge this past summer, speaking of movies. And we have a feeling this one will be around a lot longer). With that in mind, here are six movies — some intuitive, some less so — that the show evoked and that, who knows, may be able to fill the void on a rainy Netflix day now that Walt and Jesse are gone from the airwaves forever. PHOTOS: ‘Breaking Bad’ scenes | Every season, every episode “Taxi Driver.” A man is driven to the edge by forces (possibly) beyond his control and squanders whatever sympathy we have for him with his increasingly desperate acts. And of course, there are the bloody gun fights. 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?
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I’m just willing to bet that, after watching this movie, you spent a little time looking over the plan of your house and wondering if you could hop from one piece of furniture to the next without the graboids getting you. Ha! 3. The Entity (1983) S Remember being scared by Poltergeist? That’s fair. Poltergeist is a good horror film that makes the environment that surrounds us every day vaguely threatening. Plus they did that whole ‘based on a true story’ media blitz at the time of its release. If that didn’t make you feel a little creeped out when you saw static on your tv screen, you weren’t paying attention during the movie. The Entity was Poltergeists’ sleazy cousin, that was all about watching a ghost sexually assault a woman for two hours in a vaguely poltergeist-ish way. It’s embarrassing to have seen it at all. And yet the two movies layer on each other and morph into this big creepy mass that keeps you from feeling safe in your house even though one of those movies clearly didn’t earn your fear. 2.
Prima claims better than Blu-ray quality and twice the sharpness of Blu-ray which is a bit of a stretch, seeing as the resolution is 1080p/24 (same as Blu-ray). The encoded bit rate is twice that of Blu-ray (less compression ) and there are more bits per color . So presuming your equipment can handle the latter, it should be a little better than BD. That said,even if it looks the same as Blu-ray, thats still excellent. Currently, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Magnolia Pictures Millennium and Cinedigm offer movies on Prima. If other services are any indication (like Netflix Netflix , iTunes, Google Google Play and etc.), expect to see more studios sign on if Prima does well. Cost(s) If youre expecting the Prima Cinema to be expensive, youd be right. Just the hardware is $35,000. Each movie is $500, and you only get to watch it once. You have to be vetted by the company (you cant just buy one). The fingerprint scanner makes sure its you watching the movie (or are at least in the room when it starts). There are even more draconian security features than the use of your digit. Its essentially locked to your home and specific display. If you didnt think Hollywood was paranoid about their content getting out, well, now you know.