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Game of Thrones, American Horror Story: Asylum dominate 2013 Emmy nominations

The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy awards were announced by Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul and ceremony host Neil Patrick Harris yesterday. American Horror Story: Asylum and Game of Thrones dominated the field, earning 17 and 16 nominations respectively. Game of Thrones will compete in the Outstanding Drama Series category against last year’s winner Homeland, former reigning champ […]

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Lincoln leads, Salmon scores, Aussies appear, and chaos reigns in 70th Golden Globe nominations

Ah, the Golden Globes. Where Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is considered one of the 10 best films of the year and shows like Mad Men and Louie are inferior to Smash! The nominations for the 70th Golden Globes Awards were announced last night, and the enigmatic Hollywood Foreign Press Association reminded us what hilarious scamps they are! Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln dominated the […]

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Homeland, Modern Family dominate 64th Emmy Awards

Homeland was the big winner at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, taking home prizes for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actress (Claire Danes), Lead Actor (Damian Lewis), and Writing. The Showtime drama deposed Mad Men, which had taken home the top prize four years running and would have racked up the most ever wins for Outstanding […]

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Interview: Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister)

Interview: Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister). By Simon Miraudo. Mumblecore maven Lynn Shelton saw how the other half lived when she directed an episode of Mad Man. It was an experience that left her wondering if rigid scripts were indeed preferable to improvisation. “You mean the words are all here? [Laughs] I don’t have to […]

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R.I.P. Frank Pierson

Frank Pierson, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Dog Day Afternoon and a consultant on Mad Men, has died of natural causes following a short illness. He was 87 years old. Pierson originally wrote for the TV series Naked City and Route 66 before penning the classic films Cat Ballou and Cool Hand Luke, for which he […]

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Wilson, Galifianakis, Poehler set for Mad Men creator’s film debut

Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis are set to star in Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s feature film debut, You Are Here. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Poehler is also in talks to star. Every element so far mentioned has us incredibly excited. Deadline shares the plot synopsis: “A local weatherman and freewheeling bachelor (Wilson) […]

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Mad Men won’t end “in a fart”

Untouchable Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner secured a $30 million deal earlier in the year to keep his Emmy award winning show on AMC. To prove that he’s worth the money, he spilled some (vague) details about the ending of the show. Flatulence haters, you may now rest easy! Speaking at a Q&A in L.A. (captured […]

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10 TV shows that deserve their own movie

10 TV shows that deserve their own movie. By Simon Miraudo. Over the past few months, we’ve learnt of TV adaptations of the following movies: Zombieland, The Kids Are All Right, Source Code, The Blues Brothers, Napoleon Dynamite, Beverly Hills Cop and Hannibal. But what of the television shows that deserve their own film?! Barely a week goes by without […]

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Thomas Jane is your parallel universe Don Draper

Here’s a fun little knowledge-nugget to keep in your pocket. Thomas Jane was AMC’s original choice to star as Don Draper in the acclaimed television show Mad Men. Jon Hamm – the Draper we know and love – revealed this on Marc Maron’s brilliant WTF podcast earlier in the week. Speaking of his eventual casting […]

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Modern Family rules at 2011 Emmy Awards

The love was shared around at the 63rd Emmy Awards, as if the television industry was one big happy modern family (even Charlie Sheen made a peace offering to the Two and a Half Men team while presenting an award). Modern Family was the big winner at the Jane Lynch-hosted ceremony, picking up Outstanding Comedy […]

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Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Modern Family dominate Emmy nominations

Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family have dominated the nominations for the 2011 Emmy Awards, picking up 19, 18 and 17 noms respectively. Saturday Night Live proved its staying power by garnering 16 nods, with Game of Thrones and 30 Rock nabbing 13 a piece. The 60’s set Mad Men will compete against Boardwalk Empire, […]

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Nicolas Winding Refn wants Christina Hendricks for Wonder Woman

Nicolas Winding Refn – the acclaimed director of the Pusher trilogy, Bronson and Cannes hit Drive – has, weirdly, long wanted to make a Wonder Woman movie. And as he told Vulture at the U.S. premiere of Drive, he wants Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks to star in it. Last year he told Movieline, “Wonder Woman, […]

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Mad Men creator preps feature film debut

Matthew Weiner – creator and head-writer of the acclaimed TV show Mad Men – has lined up a cast for his feature film debut You Are Here. According to The Hollywood Cog (via Pajiba), Jack Black, Matt Dillon and Renee Zellweger are all attached to the dramedy, while an offer has also been extended to […]

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Mad Men star to play Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes 2

Jared Harris is reportedly set to star as Sherlock Holmes‘ nemesis Moriarty in the second instalment of Guy Ritchie‘s crime saga. The report comes from Latino Review, who note that pervasive rumours of the role belonging to either Daniel Day-Lewis or Brad Pitt were indeed false Harris is best known as Lane Pryce from television’s […]

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Jon Hamm too old to play Superman?

Mad Men star Jon Hamm – internationally recognised as the handsomest man alive – has addressed speculation that he will star as Clark Kent/Superman in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming reboot of the classic DC superhero. Hamm told the Toronto Sun he has not been approached by Warner Bros to star in the film. “I think unless […]

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Christina Hendricks joins Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive is gearing up for production, and his increasingly impressive cast is beginning to rival Inception‘s “dream team” of actors. Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks is the newest addition to the action thriller. She joins Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks and Oscar Isaac. The news of Hendricks’ involvement comes from […]

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2010 Emmy winners!

There was a changing of the guard at the 62nd Emmy awards this morning, with perennial favourites losing out to some beloved newcomers. Host Jimmy Fallon opened the show with a rousing rendition of Born to Run. He was joined by the cast of Glee, Tina Fey and Jon Hamm. Modern Family took home the […]

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The Rundown: April 15-21

Hey Quickflixers! Welcome to the latest installment of The Rundown, a new feature that will appear on the blog every Wednesday, highlighting our favourite news items from the past 7 days, as well as notable box office and weekly rental figures. So, what did we learn this week? The lineup for the 2010 Cannes Film […]

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Mad Men to end after sixth season

Mad Men, the best show on television and your one stop destination for lively karaoke, will come to a close in 2012 following the completion of its sixth season. UPDATE: AMC emailed NY Mag’s Vulture, assuring them that Weiner’s comments had been blown out of proportion, and Mad Men could potentially continue on through 2013. […]

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The cast and crew of Mad Men sing karaoke

A video of the cast and crew of Mad Men singing (drunkenly, we assume) Bye Bye Birdie has leaked online. It’s really strange. (Thanks Vulture for pointing this out.) The clip was created as a ‘thank you’ for creator Matt Weiner at the conclusion of the show’s brilliant third season. It even comes with a […]

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Inglourious Basterds triumphs at SAG awards

source: sag.org Quentin Tarantino’s motley crew of Inglourious Basterds took the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards yesterday. The films’ cast, including Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Melanie Laurent and, hilariously, Mike Myers, were awarded Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock received Outstanding Actor and Actress […]

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2009 Emmy Winners – 30 Rock, Mad Men and Toni Collette FTW!

source: emmys.tv The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy awards were handed out at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles this morning. Favourites such as 30 Rock and Mad Men continued to dominate the Best Comedy and Best Drama categories, but there were still plenty of surprises in the smaller categories. Perhaps most excitingly (and deservingly) Toni Collette […]

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Behind the (censored) scenes of Mad Men!

source: funnyordie.comMad Men star Rich Sommer wants to take YOU on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the set of the hit television show. While doing so, he provides us with some pretty juicy spoilers for season 3. It’s a shame then that the AMC censors have gotten to the footage and censored any […]

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Ever wanted to star in Mad Men?

source: amctv.com AMC have released a pretty funky little online application for fans of Mad Men to celebrate its imminent third season premiere. You can hop on over to this little site and create your own Stirling Cooper avatar. I’ve already done mine: “Peggy, hold all my calls. I’ve got to go sleep with my […]

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Don Draper’s drowning! Mad Men season 3 poster debut!

source: newyorker.com The poster for Season 3 of Mad Men has debuted, and it’s one of the best promotional images I’ve ever seen. And not just because Jon Hamm is one handsome dude. Now unless the Madison Avenue offices of Stirling Cooper have fallen victim to one of the worst plumbing disasters in history, we […]

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2009 Emmy nominations dominated by 30 Rock and Mad Men!

source: emmys.tv Television satire 30 Rock and slow-burn period drama Mad Men have dominated the 2009 Emmy Nominations. 30 Rock nabbed 22 nominations, a record for a comedy show. Mad Men scored a hefty 16 nods.Other notable nominees include Aussies Toni Collette, Simon Baker and Rose Byrne who were each honoured for their acting prowess. […]

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2008 Emmy Award Winners

source: emmy.tvThe Emmy winners were announced in Los Angeles today, with the brilliant satire 30 Rock dominating the field. Mad Men (which finally makes it onto DVD November 26) won Most Outstanding Drama in its very first season.If you want to check out these hit shows, make sure to add them to your queues. Good […]

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