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  1. I hope that means Mike is a sure bet for the final season. As a side note, people seem to be in denial about what Vince Gilligan has repeated over and over again from the very start and will continue to say: Walt's story is not simply about the struggle or journey of life. It's not LOST or The Wire. It *is* about a man making the transformation from Mr. Chips to Scarface, and it *is* about the moral rotting of his soul. I'm almost certain I'm quoting Gilligan verbatim on this. He even describes Walt's life and influence as being a metaphorical cancer to everyone around him. Jus' sayin.' It'd be naive to assume that Walt wouldn't do something or that it's not in his character because he hasn't done it *yet.* He's crosses a new line every season, each one being more horrifying than the last, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him cross the very line that Gus did when he had the kid dealer killed in S3.
  2. I keep thinking back to whenever Vince Gilligan and the writing staff say in podcasts & interviews that they don't write meaningless beats and how moments that seem trivial become important later. There has to be a reason Huell patted Jesse down other than comic relief. Upon re-watching it, the tells-- Huell definitely pocketing what might be Jesse's carton...although I don't know how Walt would get it back to him w/o him knowing, the same can be said for how Gus would get the ricin into Brock; the scene w/ the gun landing on Walt 2 times then facing the plant the 3rd time being indicative of Walt making the decision to cross that line-- definitely make me think that a big game-changer in the finale will be that Walt did indeed poison Brock, only Jesse will not find out until after Gus is dealt with. When Gus gets to the parking lot, he realizes that Walt poisoned Brock and convinced Jesse that it was Gus; Gus remembers that Jesse hated him for allowing that one kid to be killed in season 3, and he realizes that this would be evidence enough for Walt to frame him for Brock. I don't think he saw Walt's glasses, nor do I think it was simply intuition. There was no hint in Jesse's demeanor in the scene before that he was trying to trick Gus. And while Gus is cautious, he is definitely *not* overly-cautious. He allowed his fingerprints to be placed on the cup of a DEA agent who was investigating his meth product. He didn't make sure that Gale never kept any potential evidence at his apartment. He placed himself into vulnerable situations with Jesse, giving Jesse multiple opportunities to kill him. He allowed himself to walk into the path of a sniper, and though he was right about the Cartel not wanting him dead, the sniper could've taken the shot when he walked out of the dark doorway thinking Gus' silhouette was just another henchman. He was also a fool to have ever allowed Walt and Jesse to cook for him, since we can almost guarantee that one way or another, he is a dead man. This show can't have both Walt and Gus running things in the final season, and Walt sure as hell isn't gonna be the one to die sooner. To anyone saying that Walt wouldn't murder a child... Well, let's remember, the show is not about a man's journey towards redemption. It's about the perpetual rotting of his soul.
  3. Great movie. Loved the music. The other people in the audience felt awkward whenever Gosling was silent around Mulligan and started laughing at points, but I thought the silent stares were fine. Both those actors were great, and it was a breath of fresh air to see Bryan Cranston play a likable character since Walt on Breaking Bad is being such an insufferable bastard lately. That elevator scene is probably my favorite scene out of any movie I've seen this year, both stylistically and because of what it means for the Driver's present and future w/ the girl.
  4. 5/8, 6/8, 5/8, 6/8, 5/8 5/8, 6/8, 5/8, 6/8, 4/4
  5. Call It In The Air and Treading Paper are the standouts for me so far. Reading the liner notes gets me bummed that the individual members of Thrice often seem to come up with parts that have untraditional time signatures, but most of them get neutered into 4/4 or 6/8 so that it's easier to write vocals for.
  6. Yeah, caught a preview of this yesterday in SF. Damn good movie. JGL playing relatively stoic for such a long period of the movie made it that much more powerful when he realized the weight of what he was going through. Rogen's character was great too; much more human (a.k.a. toned down) than other characters he's played. There's a specific scene in the movie involving him, JGL and Bryce Dallas Howard that was amazing. I don't think I've ever seen that type of scene play out the way it did. And yeah, Anna Kendrick is a total winner in this movie. I fell in love with her.
  7. Brown Belly.
  8. There were times when it was perhaps a rejection of conservative midwestern Republican Christian world views, but not a wholesale rejection of the Christian worldview. Dustin has been a worship leader since college, so it's not as if he went David Bazan for a while and then came back to Christianity. He's just always been a socially moderate to liberal (probably more moderate) Christian. WHY ISN'T THIS THING LEAKING?! I remember coming back from an evening surf session in July '09 and casually checking The Boreds to find that it had exploded w/ the Beggars leak. Proceeded to wait for an hour (because of web traffic clogging D/L speed) for it, depriving my body of dinner and a shower.
  9. You've got a pretty clutch drummer there.
  10. The 2nd half of Blur (especially the Rhodes section) is awesome. Also dig Promises. Still lukewarm to the others.
  11. From what I remember, they actually decided to spare Jesse from the moment they saw dailies of Aaron Paul's work in the pilot. The only thing that the strike affected was when Tuco would die.
  12. She was pretty much on board a few episodes after the midway point of last season when she offered to pay for Hank's medical bills by concocting the story about Walt card-counting.
  13. I really don't get the Skylar hate this season. I understood it in season 3, but y'all are just being assholes now. She's "nagging" him? Walt would be so lucky that his estranged wife is making damn sure of cloaking any suspicion that could end them up in jail for a long time if they were ever caught. I've love how cunning she's turned out to be and how quickly she's picked up the whole game. Marie, on the other hand, probably got too much screen time for her story, but I think it was important to see what triggers her kleptomania (essentially Hank being a terrible husband and making her feel like crap for trying to help him). I also liked the moment when Hank goes from raging mad at her from one second to calm and consoling in the next. Any scene with Jesse just continues to break my heart. Seeing the desperation in his eyes for Walt to hang out with him (simply because Walt was an accomplice and the only person who might possibly understand his situation) was so sad... even sadder that Walt refused him. And that primal rage scream in the go-kart. Wow.
  14. The 2nd half of season 3 (from "Sunset" to "Full Measure") is by far the best bloc of Breaking Bad episodes. I agree that the cousins were unrealistic when compared to general tone of the show (especially when they did the "cool guys don't look back at explosions" scene), but hey, they made for a credible threat. It was nice to compare and contrast the level of uneasiness when Tuco was on screen (he was a loose cannon so he could snap and kill someone at any time) vs. when the twins were on screen (their silence created a gut-wrenching feeling of...we don't know what they're thinking so they could also kill someone at any time).