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Weekend Movies & TV: 'Sin City 2,' 'True Blood,' 'Emmys,' 'VMAs' & More (Video)

6 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez throw another punch in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," the hard-boiled sequel starring Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, and many more; HBO's "True Blood" wraps up its final season Sunday night after a seven-year run; the 31st MTV Video Music Awards airs live Sunday, with performances by Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, and others; and Seth Meyers hosts the 66th annual Emmy Awards Monday night on NBC.

Also in theaters this weekend: "If I Stay" stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a talented young musician whose life changes in an instant after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide how to proceed with her drastically different life. "When the Game Stands Tall" tells the story of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took De La Salle High School from obscurity to a record-shattering 151-game winning streak. »

- Jonny Black

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Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez Call It Quits, Emma Stone Joins Broadway + More in Today’s Last Lap

18 hours ago | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Michelle Rodriguez may have broken Zac Efron‘s heart, Emma Stone gets her jazz hands ready, Lindsay Lohan is not making it rain, and more of today’s celebrity news.

After only two months, Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez throw in the towel. [Us Weekly] Emma Stone will make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret this November. [Roundabout Theatre] Lindsay Lohan’s credit card was declined at a Southampton nightclub. [Gossip Girl] Gwyneth Paltrow gives her “conscious uncoupling” pitch to Beyoncé.  [Hollywood Life] Despite a recent cover story, George Clooney and fiance Amal Alamuddin aren’t expecting. [Gossip Cop]

[Photo Credit: Life & Style]

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner weighs in on the series finale. [Just Jared] Get a peak of Tom Hardy and his massive beard in BBC’s crime drama Peaky Blinders. [Short List] Melissa Joan Hart makes a departure from her Sabrina days with red hair. [Huffington Post] Are Kate Gosselin and Steve Neild dating again? [Thg]

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- Taylor Ferber

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What 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Took Home From the Set

20 August 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Matthew Weiner has admittedly nabbed more than his fair share of souvenirs from the Mad Men set. "Oh my God, I took too much home from the set. I would have taken everything!" the showrunner told Esquire of his post-production keepsakes. "It's my favorite period. I had emotional attachments to everything. One of the specifics — I took Don's Clio, the one he broke upon his desk. I have to admit, I took something from almost everybody's set. I took Roger's bar. Roger's bar is the happiest bar on the show, so I always thought that would be nice."

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- Ashley Lee

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Matthew Weiner Wants You to Watch These 5 Iconic Road Trip Movies

20 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Are You Here" writer and director Matthew Weiner spent the last two decades in television, in which he created not one but two of the most popular and important TV shows of said decades. Once production wrapped on "The Sopranos," Weiner started work on a '60s-era drama centered on New York's most prestigious ad agencies, "Mad Men," ultimately winning seven Emmys in as many years. Now, with "Mad Men" winding down, he makes his directorial feature debut this summer. "Are You Here" stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler in a tale of two childhood friends on a road trip home in the wake of a father's death.

In a candid conversation with Weiner, he revealed the five road trip movies he loves the most, along with a few words on why they're his favorites and totally worth checking out.

Be sure to check out his new movie, »

- Moviefone Staff

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With Are You Here, Matthew Weiner Botches His First Feature

19 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Writer-director Matthew Weiner, creator of the magnificent Mad Men, has made a feature film — theoretically a comedy — that's just shy of terrible. Owen Wilson is Steve Dallas, a boozy Maryland TV weatherman who has no discernible life, and is proud of it. His lifelong friend, Ben (Zach Galifianakis), is a shut-in, and given to episodes of mania.

Ben's father dies and leaves his vast Pennsylvania farm and fortune to his son, much to the dismay of his shrill, Daddy-loyal sister (Amy Poehler). Steve, who has prostitutes on speed dial, begins wooing Angela (Laura Ramsey), the free-spirited young wife of the dead father.

When she tells Steve that "I try to avoid things that keep me from feeling," you know that by movie's end, Steve is going to be feeling »

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Review: Are You Here

19 August 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: When Ben Baker.s father passes away, he returns to his hometown along with his childhood friend Steve Dallas. Their lives change drastically after a will reading when they find that Ben.s deceased father has left him his million dollar estate. Review: In Matthew Weiner.s feature film debut Are You Here, the .Mad Men. creator examines a broken family after the loss of their father. Yet we see this family from an outsiders. perspective, thanks to our protagonist, a local TV weatherman »

- JimmyO

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Matthew Weiner On Directing His 2nd Film: “Everyone Always Knew This Was An Independent Film”

19 August 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After several cast changes and an eight-year journey to the screen, Matthew Weiner’s feature directorial Are You Here finally made its Hollywood premiere last night at the Arclight on Sunset Blvd. This Friday, Millennium Entertainment will unspool the film, which stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler, in limited theaters as well as on DVD.

“Like most of what I do, this is a genre-less film,” Weiner told the audience before the projector rolled, “Laugh where you want to laugh.”

Despite his reputation for creating the monumental, award-winning period TV drama  Mad Men, Weiner’s uphill battle to get Are You Here made further underscores the challenges of getting adult feature dramas off the ground.  With its comedic star wattage cast and a set-up that involves a crazed stoner (Galifianakis) inheriting a farm after his father’s death with his weatherman philandering friend along for the ride (Wilson »

- Anthony D'Alessandro

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Bill Lee in Millennium buy-out

19 August 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The management team of Millennium Entertainment, led by CEO Bill Lee, and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group have partnered to acquire the Millennium Entertainment library and distribution platform.

The group is acquiring the assets from a consortium of investors including majority shareholder Nu Image led by Avi Lerner and Trevor Short, White Horse Pictures principals Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and Prentice Capital, who are understood to have owned 20% apiece.

The company will operate under a new name. Going forward the Millennium brand will be held solely by Nu Image subsidiary Millennium Films, the production arm that is not a part of the transaction.

Lee will continue as CEO and all existing management are expected to remain in place. The company and Virgo plan to grow the platform through investments in film content, distribution growth and corporate acquisitions. Millennium Entertainment had courted buyers since it was put up for sale in April 2013.

“I’m proud of our »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Bill Lee in Millennium Ent buy-out

19 August 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The management team of Millennium Entertainment, led by CEO Bill Lee, and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group have partnered to acquire the Millennium Entertainment library and distribution platform.

The group is acquiring the assets from a consortium of investors including majority shareholder Nu Image led by Avi Lerner and Trevor Short, White Horse Pictures principals Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and Prentice Capital, who are understood to have owned 20% apiece.

The company will operate under a new name. Going forward the Millennium brand will be held solely by Nu Image subsidiary Millennium Films, the production arm that is not a part of the transaction.

Lee will continue as CEO and all existing management are expected to remain in place. The company and Virgo plan to grow the platform through investments in film content, distribution growth and corporate acquisitions. Millennium Entertainment had courted buyers since it was put up for sale in April 2013.

“I’m proud of our »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Millennium Entertainment Catalog, Distribution Platform Sold

19 August 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Millennium Entertainment’s catalog and distribution platform has been sold to the company’s current management team and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group.

The company’s leadership will remain in place with Bill Lee staying on as CEO, but Millennium will be renamed. There will be no layoffs involving its 70 employees.

Millennium Entertainment was sold by majority investor Nu Image, along with White Horse Pictures’ principals Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and Prentice Capital. Nu Image retains the Millennium brand, which will now be associated solely with its other subsidiary, Millennium Films.

“This transaction creates new opportunities to further establish the company as a leading, independent distribution platform for high quality content, with a customer-centric and content curation focus,” Lee said in a statement. “I am pleased to invest my own capital alongside Virgo and am confident that Virgo’s values, ideas and resources will enable us to fully »

- Brent Lang

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'Mad Men' Season 7 - Part 1 Blu-ray and DVD Releases October 21st

19 August 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The beginning of the end for television's most celebrated show, Mad Men: the Final Season - Part 1 will arrive on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 21 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. From creator Matthew Weiner (HBO's The Sopranos), the critically acclaimed show features a top-notch cast that includes Golden Globe&#174 winner and Primetime Emmy nominee Jon Hamm (Friends with Kids), Primetime Emmy nominee Elisabeth Moss (TV's Top of the Lake), Primetime Emmy nominee Christina Hendricks (Ginger & Rosa), Primetime Emmy nominee January Jones (X-Men: First Class), John Slattery (The Adjustment Bureau) and Primetime Emmy nominee Robert Morse (TV's City of Angels). As TV's most talked-about drama, Mad Men has been recognized for its intelligent storylines and stellar acting, winning three consecutive Golden Globe awards for Best Television Series - Drama and four consecutive Primetime Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series.

Nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, »

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American Period Television is Slowly Embracing Race

18 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In the seven years since it debuted, there have been several constants in the reaction to Mad Men: the critics have loved it, everyone has nursed a crush on Jon Hamm, and viewers have asked where the black people are. The time span covered by the period drama, from early 1960 until (presumably) the end of 1969, was one of extraordinary shifts in race relations in America. This was the height of the Civil Rights movement, after all. But that’s only happening in the background noise on Mad Men. This is entirely intentional on the part of creator Matthew Weiner and his writing staff, who have made it one facet of the isolated world of Madison Avenue advertising movers and shakers in which the show dwells. It’s debatable whether that’s a justifiable excuse (I can see points both in and against its favor), but even accepting it, there are still times where it’s just »

- Dan Schindel

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Are You Here | Review

18 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

One Has to Ask: Weiner’s Debut a Floundering Misfire

Success sometimes has a blindsiding effect on self-criticism and control, which may very well be the excuse for the feature directorial debut of “Mad Men” and “The Sopranos” scribe Matthew Weiner, Are You Here, which is a nauseous, floundering excuse for a film. If you’re confused about whether you’re meant to laugh at or feel pity for these unengaging stereotyped people, it’s probably because the cast seems unsure of this as well. Painfully, obnoxiously miscast, there isn’t one single moment that works in the entire film, which is nearly two hours. Originally titled You Are Here when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013, it’s as if the refashioning of statement to question is posed for anyone left in the audience that stayed until the end credits.

Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson), a fulsome weatherman from Annapolis, »

- Nicholas Bell

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5 Modern Gems Released During the Dumping Ground That is the Last Half of August

18 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It’s that time of year. School is mere weeks away from starting up again, the biggest blockbusters have had their bows, and the studio releases are transitioning to the distribution equivalent of tossing an old couch on the curb to make room for the new one. May, June and July (and let’s be honest, now April) bring the big crowd pleasers. The last two weeks of summer herald the arrival of the “Everything Must Go” Sales before fall sends us into Oscar bait prestige pictures. Don’t believe me? The slate for the next two weeks includes Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, a sequel that’s arriving at least five years too late; Are You Here, the directorial debut of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner that garnered early reviews in the exact opposite tone of his acclaimed show; Jessabelle, a release from the Blumhouse factory that’s not getting a plum horror spot »

- The Bitter Script Reader

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Are You Here Movie Review

18 August 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Are You Here Millennium Entertainment Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C Director:  Matthew Weiner Screenplay:  Matthew Weiner Cast:  Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Laura Ramsey Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 7/26/14 Opens:  August 22, 2014 “Are You Here” is a buddy movie not unlike those of the 1980s. This one finds a friendship between Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson), a TV weatherman and serial dater, and Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis), a person judged emotionally unstable who is being helped through his long-term friendship with Dallas. There are several flaws that can be pointed out: The most serious one is thematic.  Ben does not conform  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Are You Here Review

17 August 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Are You Here gives Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner the chance to abandon sleazy businessmen in favor of two wacky buddies struggling to stabilize their polar opposite lifestyles, but television experience doesn’t exactly create a smooth transition for the anxious first-timer. Most scenes feels overly telegraphed, and our character’s actions project in a way that suits smaller screens well enough, but in cinema, these tell-tale signs ruin what Hollywood magic could have existed between Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis. One’s a shallow, drunken ladies man, the other a free-spirited loner hellbent on destroying society’s ugly morality, but even that set-up sounds like a cheesy sitcom, and Weiner never really evolves enough to make his mark on the self-discovery genre.

Diving deeper into Are You Here, the story centers around Galifianakis’ character Ben as he returns home for his father’s funeral. After finding out he’s »

- Matt Donato

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‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton, ‘Masters of Sex’s’ Allison Janney Score Emmy Drama Guest Actor Awards

16 August 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Scandal’s” Joe Morton got the nod for guest actor in a drama series at Saturday’s Creative Arts Awards, while Allison Janney won guest actress in a drama for Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”

Morton walked away a winner for his first-ever Emmy nom. Janney is a double nominee this year, also for her costarring role on the CBS comedy “Mom.”

Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” got off to a good start, winning the first award of the night, for casting in a comedy series.

Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” won for animation program.

Jennifer Euston won the casting award for “Oitnb.” Casting for a drama series went to HBO’s “True Detective” (Alexa L. Fogel, Christine Kromer, Meagan Lewis); FX’s “Fargo” won casting for miniseries (Rachel Tenner, Jackie Lind).

Costumes for a miniseries was sewn up by the team from FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” (Lou Eyrich, »

- Shelli Weinstein

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See Amy Poehler’s Excellent Side-Eye in Matthew Weiner’s New Movie

14 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

We know that Amy Poehler can play sweet and idealistic from Parks and Recreation, but what we shouldn't forget is that, when the time comes for it, Amy Poehler can still serve massive amounts of highly targeted shade. That particular skill set of hers is well utilized in this exclusive clip from Are You Here, the new film written and directed by Mad Men mastermind Matthew Weiner (out August 22), where Poehler plays sister to offbeat man-child Zach Galifianakis. After their father passes away, Galifianakis returns home with his caddish friend (played by Owen Wilson) in tow, and all three of them meet up to discuss the terms of the man's will … joined, much to Poehler's dismay, by the fetching Amish widow her late father left behind. Watch the side-eye Amy shoots her way in this clip, and marvel. »

- Kyle Buchanan

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The Showrunner Must Go On as Their Roles Continue to Evolve

12 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The late Aaron Spelling was modest and courtly to a fault. So when asked about his storied career at the TV Critics Assn. tour years ago, he gave most of the credit to the actors, writers and artisans with whom he’d worked.

When a rather naive reporter wondered what he contributed if that were true, Spelling spoke at length about approving and overseeing every aspect of production down to the smallest details, then added, “Other than that, I don’t do anything.”

Despite the 56,000-sq.-ft., 123-room mansion producing helped him furnish, Spelling was never referred to as a “showrunner” — since by all accounts the term didn’t exist through most of his career. Indeed, it’s not precisely clear when the designation began to be widely used, with most pegging its coining to the late 1980s or early ’90s, as writers exerted greater influence over the medium.

Still, »

- Brian Lowry

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Here's why Roger Sterling is the best character on 'Mad Men'

11 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Mad Men is a show built almost entirely on the solid concrete foundation of its stellar character work. Sure, the dialogue is as sharp as a man in a grey flannel suit, and the metaphorical portents thrum like elevator winches—but when it comes down to it, Matthew Weiner’s dense, literary series rises and falls on the strength of the people inhabiting its world, particularly those scuttling down the corridors of Sterling Cooper Draper Price.

So naturally, when you see a headline like the one above, you might think, “No, dummy, obviously Don/Peggy/Sally/Joan/California Pete/Ginsberg »

- Keith Staskiewicz

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