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'A Long Way Down': Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan, and Toni Colette decide not to jump -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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Imagine this: It’s New Year’s Eve and you’re feeling down. So down that you’ve actually decided to end your life. You get to the top of the high rise, you’re ready to jump, and… there are a bunch of other suicidal folks up there trying to do the same thing. What do you?

In A Long Way Down, strangers J.J. (Aaron Paul), Jess (Imogen Poots), Martin (Pierce Brosnan), and Maureen (Toni Collette) decide to just delay “the end” for six weeks. Their pact causes a media frenzy and the oddball group are turned into unlikely celebrities.

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'Decoding Annie Parker' trailer: Putting faith in the future -- VIDEO

Could breast cancer be genetic? That’s the question at the center of Steven Bernstein’s Decoding Annie Parker.

Loosely based on a true story, the film follows Annie Parker, played by Samantha Morton, as she discovers that, much like her mother and her sister, she also has breast cancer. Helen Hunt, who plays a researcher, then teams up with Annie and a group of scientists to try and find a genetic link to the disease.

Putting aside the medical stuff, Aaron Paul also plays a Canadian pool man — so there’s that. And let’s not forget the film’s other familiar faces: Alice Eve, Rashida Jones, Corey Stoll, and Ben McKenzie.

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Critical Mass: Do movie critics feel the 'Need for Speed'?

It’s okay to sniff at Need for Speed at first glance. After all, Aaron Paul did. The Breaking Bad star admitted that making a racing movie based on a popular video game didn’t sound like a shrewd career move at first. But then he read the script: “I could relate to this character,” he told EW in January. “I kind of had a personal connection with Tobey Marshall, the guy I play. And it’s very character driven. It’s very story driven. It has a lot of grit and lot of heart. Just so much emotion, and that’s why I jumped aboard.”

Are you going to doubt Jesse Pinkman?

Okay, here’s the plot: Tobey is an upstate New York gear-head who’s framed for the vehicular death of his best friend and spends two years in prison. When he’s released, he speeds cross-country with a pretty girl (Imogen Poots) in a suped-up Mustang to enter a million-dollar underground street race in order to exact revenge against the villainous racer (Dominic Cooper) who set him up. You would not be wrong to expect some high-speed excitement and highway carnage.

EW’s Keith Staskiewicz didn’t exactly buy into it, writing, “Beneath all that chrome plating, this vehicle is a well-used car. Need for Speed is just another pileup in Hollywood’s long accident report of taking games from the couch to the theater seat.”

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'Need for Speed' premiere, On the Scene: Aaron Paul, more reveal their worst set of wheels

Need for Speed — Dreamworks’ stunt-heavy paean to fast cars and fiercely loyal bros (and a few ladies who love them), loosely based on the popular street-racing video game franchise and hitting theaters on March 14 — came very close to not being Aaron Paul’s post-Breaking Bad vehicle.

“I was hesitant to even read a script called Need for Speed. I had my own preconceived notions about it, but when I started looking at the pages, all of those went away,” Paul explained to Entertainment Weekly exclusively just after arriving to the Thursday premiere of the film at the TCL Chinese Theater in an overheating muscle car. “I was so shocked and surprised that this film had such a good human story behind it and I could relate to these guys.”

It also didn’t hurt that Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Potts, and the rest of the N.F.S. pit crew got to take a road trip in some very sweet rides, including Bugattis, Lamborghinis, GTA Spanos, Koenigseggs, and a brand-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT. “I loved that it gave me the opportunity to drive around this beautiful country of ours. We shot in seven different states, so it was like a mini-vacation taken in some very cool cars.”

Considering this is probably not even close to how most of our readers usually roll, EW was more interested in asking the cast, the director, and a few famous screening guests about the not-so-fast-or-furious cars of their past. Below, they recall, often surprisingly fondly, their worst beaters, clunkers, and lemons. READ FULL STORY

SXSW: Aaron Paul has a 'Hellion' on his hands -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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For about 20 seconds, Hellion seems like it might be a quiet, introspective portrait of two young boys in Southeast Texas — lyricism in the vein of David Gordon Green’s George Washington or Terrence Malick’s, well, everything. Malick’s longtime producer Sarah Green and modern auteur Jeff Nichols even produced it.

Then the motorcycle engines start revving and the atonal dawn sounds turn to screaming guitars. Hellion is something else. Hellion is heavy metal lyrical.

In Kat Candler’s film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will also be featured at SXSW, Aaron Paul plays Hollis, a grief-stricken widower and mostly absentee father to two young boys. The eldest, Jacob (the beguiling Josh Wiggins) is a troublemaker and the younger seems to be on the same path. Nothing is easy for this family, and things just continue to go downhill for them when the state steps in.

EW has an exclusive clip of Hellion’s explosive opening. Not even Jesse Pinkman was this angry.

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'Need for Speed': Michael Keaton gets psyched for the 'race before the race' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

“This is gettin’ good,” Michael Keaton’s ominously named Need for Speed character Monarch says to Aaron Paul’s Tobey Marshall in his signature manic gruff.

Monarch, it seems, has just gotten on board with the romance of Tobey’s quest. He’s speeding across the country (from New York to California in 48 hours, to be precise) with Imogen Poots’ Julia to compete in another race where he hopes to get revenge against the wealthy ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper), a lifelong rival who landed him in jail, hurt someone close to him, and stole his ex-girlfriend. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as cutting down on pit stops. Tobey is dodging parole and a bounty that Dino put on his head.

Still, Keaton’s Monarch is about as excited as we are to see him back in a scene-chewing supporting role. Check out the exclusive clip after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'Need for Speed' Super Bowl ad: Aaron Paul wants to know if you've got anything faster -- VIDEO

When Aaron Paul started preparing for Need for Speed, director Scott Waugh gave him one name to focus on: Steve McQueen.

The movie might take its name from a popular video game, but Waugh never saw it as a cynical cash grab — instead, he saw an “adaptation” as an opportunity to create an homage to classic ’60s and ’70s car flicks. Also, as Paul pointed out late last year in Los Angeles, they couldn’t have stuck to the video game even if they wanted to. “There’s no narrative there,” he said. “It was a blank canvas. All we needed to stick to was super fast cars.”

So, they started with McQueen.
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'A Long Way Down' trailer: First look at Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul and more in Nick Hornby adaptation -- VIDEO

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Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots play four suicidal people who meet on top of a London skyscraper on New Year’s Eve in the black comedy A Long Way Down, adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name.

After the chance encounter, the four - a disgraced chat show host, a single mother, a failed musician, and a troubled teenager respectively - foil each other’s attempts to commit suicide and form a surrogate family after making a pact not to kill themselves until Valentine’s Day.

Pascal Chaumeil directs with an adapted screenplay by Jack Thorne. Check out the first trailer below:













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Sundance 2014: The next Leonardo DiCaprio? Meet 'Hellion' breakout Josh Wiggins

When we first meet 13-year-old Jacob in Kat Candler’s Hellion, he’s hopping on his motorbike and furiously speeding away. In the next scene, he’s demolishing a vehicle in the parking lot of a high school football game as heavy-metal guitars scream. He bashes in the windshield with a bat as his friends decorate the doors with red spray paint. Jacob even seems to get one last shot in after he realizes that a few angry adults have spotted them.

These are deeply angry young men, but Jacob is more nuanced than a rage monster thanks to the stunning breakout performance of Josh Wiggins. As the eldest brother of a Southeast Texas family in turmoil — mom’s dead, dad (played with stoic gruffness by Aaron Paul) is basically a shell — the now 15-year-old Texas native is a revelation, reminiscent of a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio in his breakout role in 1993′s This Boy’s Life. With his intense brow, angular face and piercing eyes, he even kind of resembles DiCaprio physically. “I get that… sometimes,” Wiggins laughs.

Unlike Leo, though, Wiggins was discovered on YouTube.

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Sundance 2014: Aaron Paul, Josh Wiggins, and director Kat Candler talk 'Hellion'

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Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul plays a widowed father in the Sundance feature Hellion. Based on a short film by director Kat Candler, the film follows the story of Paul’s character and his son, played by newcomer Josh Wiggins. Candler found Wiggins through his YouTube videos, and the breakout young star, who is just 15, talks about his Internet notoriety with EW’s Anthony Breznican along with Paul and Candler, below.

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