A Look at ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale + News About Events and Merch

[16 July 2013]

By Sachyn Mital

Contributing Editor

AMC hasn’t released a whole lot of info about the conclusion of Breaking Bad yet, but they do have a video that offers a ” taste of what’s in store for the final episodes of the series” that we’d like to share with you below. In anticipated of the final stretch of Season 5 of AMC’s series Breaking Bad, New Yorkers are in for a treat as several cultural institutions are hosting events dedicated to the series and people around the country can get a hold of show related merchandise.

First off, for the New Yorkers, if you have yet to watch the award-winning show, The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host the free ‘Long Cook: A Breaking Bad Marathon’ from July 26 - July 30 at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center showing all the episodes aired so far. The schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 26 - Season 1 (7 episodes), 5:00 pm; Saturday, July 27 - Season 2 (13 episodes), 12:00pm; Sunday, July 28 - Season 3 (13 episodes), 12:00 pm; Monday, July 29 - Season 4 (13 episodes), 12:00 pm; Tuesday, July 30 - Season 5A (8 episodes), 5:00 pm

Plus they will have “The Perfect Batch: Breaking Bad Cast Favorites” will take place on August 1 and 2 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. Though information is sparse on that so far, expect Filmlinc.com to have updates in the near future.

Hopefully you can score tickets for that, as the TimesCenter event with the cast and creator on July 30th is already sold out. A New York Times Times Talk featuring Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, and the the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, will speak with Dave Itzkoff about the show.

If none of that works out for you, there will be an ongoing exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image titled “From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in Breaking Bad”. The exhibition will run through October 27 and feature “a variety of visual cues to convey Walter White’s transformation, including shifts in costume color palette and a series of symbolic props, and features many of the key costumes and props that helped communicate White’s character development over the course of the series” as the Museum’s organizer Barbara Miller has said. The Museum is also hosting an event with creator Vince Gilligan, on Sunday July 28th, but it too is sold out.

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For those folks not in New York, there are some new Breaking Bad themed merchandise that you can get your hands on as you eagerly await the show’s return on August 11th.

If you are attending Comic Con, be on the lookout for Goorin Brothers’ “Official Heisenberg” pork pie hat. Visit their site page to get more information on hat availability as it will be available on the web sometime too.

Mezco Toys are releasing the first officially licensed Breaking Bad toys, including two cool 8” plush toys so you too can beat up on Jesse.

Lastly, for those in Albuquerque where the show is filmed, you can get your hands on Breaking Bad themed beers from Marble Brewery. There are two releases, one is Heisenberg’s Dark, a 6.5 percent ABV India Black Ale, and the second is Walt’s White Lie, a 7.5 percent ABV India White Ale.

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/article/173514-long-cook-a-breaking-bad-marathon/