Speaking with Yahoo Entertainment before the release of his latest film, Last Flag Flying, Linklater says that he and the movie’s trio of stars — Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne — took great enjoyment in each other’s company. “These guys are very funny and smart, but also very dramatic” Linklater says. Adapted by Linklater and author Darryl Ponicsan from his 2005 novel, Last Flag Flying tells the story of three Vietnam veterans who embark on an impromptu road trip to bury a young Marine.
Cranston adamant he's not playing a version of Jack Nicholson in Richard Linklater's spiritual sequel to "The Last Detail."
Bryan Cranston had one mission when he signed on to play Vietnam veteran Sal Nealon, in Richard Linklater‘s new Last Flag Flying alongside Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne. “I know guys like him! He’s that kind of guy who takes up air in the room, and yet he’s also a tried and true friend.” Even friends can have disagreements, of course, and Cranston reveals that there are some fundamental differences between him and Sal.
In clip from PBS' American Masters documentary on director Richard Linklater, McConaughey recalls first line he ever said in a movie — now his signature
Potential Oscar contender is the long-delayed sequel to Hal Ashby’s 1973 Jack Nicholson drama "The Last Detail."
Talky but never boring. Cool but never pretentious. Personal but never exclusionary. Defiant but never disaffected. Funny but never too daffy. Always backed by a kick-ass soundtrack.
Linklater indulges his characters’ antics with such wild, free-flowing affection that you might miss the thoughtful undertow of this delightful movie: Few filmmakers have so fully embraced the bittersweet joy of living in the moment — one that’s all the more glorious because it fades so soon. The double-punctuated title is not only a reference to a classic song by Van Halen (one of many artists crowding the wall-to-wall soundtrack, including Blondie, the Knack and the Sugarhill Gang), but also an affirmation of the appetites — for sex, for fame, for victory, for sex — that course through these young men’s veins.