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19 items from 2015


Review: 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp' goes back with all-star cast

29 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Early in 2001's summer camp movie parody "Wet Hot American Summer," Bradley Cooper's Ben told his fellow counselors, "Hey, let's all promise that in ten years from today, we'll meet again, and we'll see what kind of people we've blossomed into." It's been 14 years, and Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks have blossomed into some of the biggest comedy stars around, while "Wet Hot" itself has become a beloved cult classic. Director David Wain and his co-writer Michael Showalter have remained tight with the cast, and as the movie's reputation grew well beyond the paltry box office (it grossed less than $300,000 during its initial release), there were rumors of a sequel that would fulfill Ben's request, and perhaps allow Wain and Showalter to spoof the reunion movie genre next. Instead, all the original stars — and many, many, many more of the talented friends they've made as their »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Bill Pullman Joins Lbj

27 July 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He’s been busy recently reprising his most famous onscreen political role as (now former) President Whitmore in Independence Day: Resurgence. But Bill Pullman is taking a job on Rob Reiner’s Lbj that should see him debating civil rights, not fighting aliens. Woody Harrelson is playing Lyndon Baines Johnson in the film, which follows the man's rise from the South to the White House, and the political turmoil he faced when the assassination of John F. Kennedy suddenly catapulted then Vice President Johnson in to the Oval Office’s big chair. Facing battles on either side of the spectrum, he attempted to heal the nation and secure his legacy by finally passing his predecessor’s Civil Rights Act.Pullman will be Senator Ralph Yarborough, a famously progressive Democrat from Johnson’s Texan home state who, despite their shared history, often found himself at odds with the man who would be president. »

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Mad Men

18 May 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: AMC

Episodes: 92 (hour)

Seasons: Seven

TV show dates: July 19, 2007 -- May 17, 2015

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Mos, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Batt, Michael Gladis, Aaron Staton, RIch Sommer, John Slattery, and Mark Moses.

TV show description:

Created by Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos) and set in 1960's New York City, this drama series depicts the life of Don Draper (Jon Hamm) who works at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue. Charming and mysterious, Don is Sterling Cooper's star creative director. Men want to be him and women want to be with him.

Founding partner Bertram Cooper (Robert Morse) and partner Roger Sterling (John Slattery) rely on Draper's finesse and talent to keep clients happy. But, up-and-coming account executives Pete »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Mad Men': Joan's glasses, Harry's cookie, and more series finale odds & ends

18 May 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Due to both lack of sleep from reviewing the finale, and the sheer weight of the show being over, it's been hard for me to think about anything but "Mad Men" today. I put most of my thoughts about "Person to Person" into last night's review, and we can all continue to debate over there about the meaning of the final scene in terms of what Don did and didn't write, and what that says about his character arc after the series is over. Today, though, rather than dive into screeners of another '60s drama with Manson references ("Aquarius") or another AMC drama about a mysterious man in a suit ("Halt and Catch Fire"), I wanted to write about some odds and ends that didn't make their way into the finale review. That's all coming up just as soon as I find a way to communicate, without words, how »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Jessica Paré on Don’s Million-Dollar Check, Breakups, and How Mad Men Changed Her Life

14 April 2015 5:25 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It was a big week for Jessica Paré's Megan Draper on Mad Men. She discovered her mother (Julia Ormond) was having an affair with Roger Sterling (John Slattery), rejected the clumsy advances of Harry Crane (Rich Sommer), and walked out of a meeting with soon-to-be-ex-husband Don (Jon Hamm) with a million-dollar check in her pocket. Montreal native Paré took a few minutes away from her newborn son Blues to discuss all her character’s developments, and her feelings about Mad Men's final hours.Congratulations! You're not only a first-time mother, but now Megan's a millionaire after last night's episode.Thanks! I wish both those things were true in real life. What was it like for you and Jon to shoot the scene with the check? It was cathartic. Every scene in this final chunk of episodes consistently felt like we were saying good-bye. Megan said something people »

- Bruce Fetts

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‘Mad Men’ Postmortem: Director Michael Uppendahl On Don’s Many Women

13 April 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read unless you’ve watched “Mad Men” episode 709, titled “New Business.” 

The second episode of “Mad Men’s” final season saw Don cross paths with several women in his life, starting with his first ex-wife, Betty; his soon-to-be-second ex-wife, Megan; his ex-flame, Sylvia Rosen; and the latest object of his affections, the waitress from the diner in last week’s episode, Diana. The episode’s director, Michael Uppendahl, discussed with Variety what all these close encounters mean for the tortured ad man.

For an episode titled “New Business,” it felt a lot more like old business.

(Creator) Matt Weiner found an interesting way to bring Don’s old flames back onto the screen. It allowed the viewers to reconsider those past relationships.

Let’s start with Diana, the waitress. 

She’s a cryptic fascination for Don and the audience. Especially in comparison to the other women, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Mad Men': A Guided Tour of the New York Exhibit With Creator Matthew Weiner

1 April 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Like a great scene from “Mad Men,” the razor-sharp juxtaposition of emotions and circumstances was impossible to miss.

On the wall of New York’s Museum of the Moving Image were framed pages from Matthew Weiner’s journal circa 1992-93, written longhand when he was a starving scribe who spent many hours gulping coffee at Norm’s restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard.

As Weiner stood re-reading his meandering thoughts about the nature of art, commerce and television, surprised attendees of the “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” exhibit couldn’t stop themselves from approaching “Mad Men’s” creator/executive producer. Weiner was there on March 19 with any fanfare to check out the installation for the first time and to give Variety what amounted to a guided tour through the canyons of his mind.

photo credit: Thanassi Karageorgiou / Museum of the Moving Image.

“Can I just shake your hand? I seriously want to cry here, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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The Regency Bar & Grill Reveal Their 60s-Inspired Cocktails for Mad Men Dining Week

14 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

It's the end of an era, but the party's not over yet. The final seven episodes of the critically acclaimed drama series Mad Men premiere Sunday, April 5th, on AMC. Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising. The AMC drama made history as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series in four consecutive years. Created by Emmy® winner and executive producer Matthew Weiner, Mad Men is anchored by an ensemble cast, including Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jessica Paré, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson, and Christopher Stanley. In celebration of »

- Pietro Filipponi

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New Mad Men Season Seven Trailer Asks 'Where to Start?'

14 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Mad Men, the popular AMC drama that made history as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series four consecutive years, is coming to a close this April. Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising. Created by Emmy winner and executive producer Matthew Weiner, Mad Men is anchored by an ensemble cast, including Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jessica Paré, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson, and Christopher Stanley. The final episodes of Mad Men premiere Sunday, April 5th at 10pm Et/Pt, on AMC. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Mad Men 'Dining Week' to Feature Over 30 NYC Restaurants Offering 1960s-Inspired Lunchtime Fare

11 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

It's the end of an era, but the party's not over yet. The final seven episodes of the critically acclaimed drama series Mad Men premiere Sunday, April 5th, on AMC. Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising. The AMC drama made history as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series in four consecutive years. Created by Emmy® winner and executive producer Matthew Weiner, Mad Men is anchored by an ensemble cast, including Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jessica Paré, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson, and Christopher Stanley. [Press Release] »

- Pietro Filipponi

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'Mad Men' Tribute Videos from Gary Oldman and More

5 March 2015 7:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In anticipation of the final seven episodes of Mad Men, which premiere on Sunday, April 5 at 10pm Et/Pt, AMC released a series of tributes about the iconic series. Gary Oldman, David O. Russell and Gayle King, among others, reminisce about the pilot, memorable moments and the end of the Mad Men era. Gary Oldman calls the series a 'masterpiece', describing it's achievements as "breathtaking". He truly believes its the 'jewel in the crown of television'.

Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising. The AMC drama made history as the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in four consecutive years. Created by Emmy winner and executive producer Matthew Weiner, Mad Men is anchored by an ensemble cast, including Jon Hamm, January Jones, »

- MovieWeb

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New Poster Lands For Mad Men’s Final Season

23 February 2015 2:23 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

AMC are prepping fans of Matthew Weiner’s stellar drama, Mad Men, before its final run of episodes arrive in April. Last week, we saw the arrival of a cheeky teaser trailer featuring an era-perfect soundtrack and segmented video shots of the cast. Remaining in their period grab for a series of stills, we were then granted an even better look at the shifting fashion trends – gotta love the flares! – as the show’s timeline is expected to move into the seventies. Now, we’ve a first glimpse at the final teaser poster for the show (via Vulture), and it’s as cool as one could expect.

Featuring a slick-haired Don Draper behind the wheel of his car, arm casually flung over the side, fingers clutching a burning cigarette, it’s the type of effortlessly suave imagery that the show has based its reputation on. Along with the poster, Vulture spoke with the show creator, »

- Gem Seddon

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'Mad Men' Season 7 Poster Teases the Final Episodes

23 February 2015 12:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, AMC released the first teaser trailer and photo gallery for the second half of Mad Men Season 7, with the final 7 episodes set to debut on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 pm. Now, we get the official poster. Here, we see Don Draper (Jon Hamm) as he prepares to ride off into the sunset, signature cigarette in hand. This one-sheet also continues to hint at the series' 70s time period, as Draper and Associates ease their way out of the 60s.

The final 7 episodes of Mad Men will, for the last time, follow the complex lives of Don, Peggy, Roger, Joan, Betty and Pete, and their families, colleagues, rivals and love interests, as their stories come to an end.&#160Creator Matthew Weiner thanked fans earlier in the year for their continued support, and promises the perfect send off for Don. He states:

"What an incredible journey this has been. I »

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'Mad Men' Season 7 Poster Teases the Final Episodes

23 February 2015 12:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, AMC released the first teaser trailer and photo gallery for the second half of Mad Men Season 7, with the final 7 episodes set to debut on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 pm. Now, we get the official poster. Here, we see Don Draper (Jon Hamm) as he prepares to ride off into the sunset, signature cigarette in hand. This one-sheet also continues to hint at the series' 70s time period, as Draper and Associates ease their way out of the 60s.

The final 7 episodes of Mad Men will, for the last time, follow the complex lives of Don, Peggy, Roger, Joan, Betty and Pete, and their families, colleagues, rivals and love interests, as their stories come to an end.&#160Creator Matthew Weiner thanked fans earlier in the year for their continued support, and promises the perfect send off for Don. He states:

"What an incredible journey this has been. I »

- MovieWeb

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Take A Peek At The Final Episodes Of Mad Men In Season 7 Trailer

19 February 2015 1:23 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The final season of AMC’s Emmy award-winning drama Mad Men is set to hit our screens this spring. The lives of Don, Peggy, Roger, Joan, Betty and Pete, and their families, colleagues, rivals, love interests and tennis partners will all get wrapped up in a handful of new episodes poised to air in just over a month. To celebrate the end of the show’s phenomenal seven-season stint, AMC has now dropped the first teaser for the impending season.

Set to kick off this time in the seventies, the show will once more find Jon Hamm leading the exceptional ensemble cast as they dally with the stresses and strife of modern (well, it is to them) life.

We last left them off at the close of 1969 when last year’s first ‘final eight’ episodes debuted, and, as is the case with changing times, this shift into a new epoch »

- Gem Seddon

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Watch: ‘Mad Men’ Star Vincent Kartheiser Says Pete is More ‘Bitter, Entitled’ in Final Run (Exclusive)

18 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

We still have a while to wait until the return of “Mad Men” on April 5, but Variety has an exclusive video featuring the AMC drama’s Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell) to whet your appetite for season 7B and the final seven episodes.

In the Epk above, Kartheiser discusses showrunner Matthew Weiner’s success in casting relative unknowns who grew into breakout stars, Pete’s evolution in the final season, and his experience filming the show.

Pete Campbell heads into the final run of “Mad Men” episodes feeling very unsettled about the looming end of his marriage to Trudy and how he’ll navigate his role as a father to their daughter, Tammy. His new girlfriend in L.A., real estate broker Bonnie, went so far as to tell him, “I don’t like you in New York” after he refused to let her meet Tammy while the two were on a visit to the city. »

- Variety Staff

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Footage From "The Simpsons: My Fare Lady"

15 February 2015 4:27 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the next new episode of "The Simpsons", titled "My Fare Lady", airing February 15, 2015 on Fox, with guest voice actors Rich Sommer as 'Young Man' and Christopher Lloyd as 'Jim Ignatowski':

"...'Marge' is fed up with the thankless duty of chauffeuring her kids around. So she begins working as a driver for a transportation app service.

"Meanwhile, 'Homer' bankrupts 'Moe' when he watches over the bar for one night...

"...forcing Moe to take a temporary job as a janitor at the nuclear plant..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Simpsons: My Fare Lady"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Mad Men: Final (Seventh) Season Ratings

10 January 2015 2:13 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Airing on AMC, Mad Men has been doing better and better in the ratings each season. Will the final season's numbers be the best yet? Will the cable channel regret that the series is ending or is the timing just right? Stay tuned.

Mad Men to follow creative director Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and his advertising agency co-workers as they close out the 1960s. This season, the large cast also includes Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Paré, Kevin Rahm, Christopher Stanley, Jay R. Ferguson, Ben Feldman, Mason Vale Cotton, Robert Morse, John Slattery, Harry Hamlin, Allan Havey, Stephanie Drake, Trevor Einhorn, and Teyonah Parris.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Mad Men' Final 7 Episodes Begin April 5

10 January 2015 10:49 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

AMC's Emmy&#174 and Golden Globe&#174 Award-winning drama Mad Men kicks off its final seven episodes on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00Pm Et/Pt. Created by Emmy&#174 Award winner Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, Mad Men highly anticipated series conclusion will, for the last time, follow the complex lives of Don, Peggy, Roger, Joan, Betty and Pete, and their families, colleagues, rivals and love interests, as their stories come to an end. Said Matthew Weiner:

"What an incredible journey this has been. I take great pride in what the entire 'Mad Men' team was able to create episode after episode, season after season. We sincerely thank the fans for joining us on this ride and hope it has meant as much to them as it has to us."

Said Charlie Collier, AMC President:

"Mad Men is the show that put AMC on the map. Period. It »

- MovieWeb

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