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Time Lauds Breaking Bad‘s Music; Gunn Praised for Her Stage Portrayal of Marie Curie

Episode-3-Skyler-325.jpgThis week, Time praised Breaking Bad‘s musical choices, and numerous publications heralded Anna Gunn for her stage portrayal of Marie Curie. Plus, Paste uncovers a clever Breaking Bad mashup, and the NBA’s Deron Williams admits to being hooked on the show. Read on for more:

Time is still blown away by the last song heard in the Season 4 finale (Danger Mouse’s “Black”), commenting, “The show’s producers are as deft with the soundtrack as they are with those Albuquerque backdrops.” NBC New York has a link to the instrumental version of the music used for Gus’ death, a scene that “got part of its punch thanks to the use of the spectral track ‘Goodbye’ by German electronic musician Apparat.”

The Los Angeles Times calls Anna Gunn’s performance “striking” in the title role of Alan Alda’s play, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, while TheaterMania describes Gunn’s work in the play as “passionate.” Meanwhile, LAist comments, “Gunn is exceptionally good as Marie, convincing both in her research scenes and as a beleaguered lover, and she delivers a speech about the joys of doing science for its own sake beautifully,” and Broadway World reports that the play’s run has been extended by a week.

Paste references a “consistently effective (and hilarious)” Breaking Bad mashup that combines still shots of scenes from the show with captions from Arrested Development.

TheaterMania has a photo of Betsy Brandt at the 2011 Ovation Awards, which honored the best in Los Angeles-area theater.

NBA point guard Deron Williams tells ESPN that he “just started Breaking Bad a couple weeks ago and got hooked really quickly. I watched two seasons in about four days.”

Examiner.com features a trailer for the film Red Tails that includes some shots of Bryan Cranston.

HitFix says that “Breaking Bad fans will surely be happily ringing bells at the sight of Mark Margolis” in the new movie Immortals. HitFix notes Margolis’ latest TV appearance in a recent episode of CBS’ The Good Wife.

Hollywood Soapbox reviews Season 2, Episode 3, “Bit by a Dead Bee,” noting, “I love that the show plays everything as realistic as possible.”

Forbes watches Season 2, Episode 6, “Peekaboo,” and remarks that Jesse is “becoming more and more human and complex.”

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