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Hey, Did You Notice the Whole “Death” Thing Last Night on Mad Men?

(MAJOR SPOILER ALERTS FOR MAD MEN!!! IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE SIXTH SEASON PREMIERE YET AND STILL PLAN ON IT, DON’T READ THIS. SERIOUSLY, STOP NOW.) Don Draper has run from a lot of things in the five years we’ve been watching him. He’s run from his wife. Well, now he’s run from two wives. [...]

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Mad Men Says Nothing — And Everything

Mad Men does loads of things better than just about any show on television. But something it never seems to get credit for is its consistently excellent use of nothingness — no music, no sound effects, no dialogue — to convey its most emotional moments. Ahead of Sunday’s two-hour season six premiere — on AMC [...]

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Cashing in on Some Mad Men Season Five Bets

As has been the case a couple times in the last few months, we’re in All Mad Men Monday mode. If that doesn’t interest you, see ya later this week, no hard feelings. But after what was another super exceptional season of TV’s best show, I can’t help but break down some of the prop bets [...]

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Let’s All Assess the Future Prospects of Will Smith

Post Memorial Day, get-back-to-work links. So if they’re a little off … whatever. Let’s all bury the potential profitability of the summer movie season because two troubled productions — Battleship and MIB3 — performed poorly over the last two weeks. Oh, really? A movie that was undergoing constant script revisions, took a planned or unplanned month-long hiatus [...]

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Not All Mad Men Characters Are Created Equally

It’s easy to forget there is a Mad Men hierarchy. Some characters just mean more than others. No matter how much you may love Joan, Pete, Betty or whomever, the show comes down to three people. Don. Peggy. Roger. That’s it, ballers. Everyone else — wives, boyfriends, office staff, clients – is there to feed the beast [...]

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Won’t the Real Don Draper Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up

Quick hits today, let’s go … There was a time when Nip/Tuck was my favorite TV show. I was obsessed with it, and mostly, with Christian Troy. Not necessarily Julian McMahon, who played Christian, but the character of Christian. He was hysterical. Everything he said was either off-the-wall funny or really, really important. Self-centered and shallow, but [...]

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Where Have You Gone, FX?

There was a time when FX was the place people too poor to pay for HBO went to watch the best TV on TV. In the early and mid-90s, everything FX put on the air was a complete critical and ratings home run. The Shield (2002) and Nip/Tuck (2004) each won Golden Globes for best [...]

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There’s This Movie Coming Out, Not Sure If You Heard About It, Stars Downey Jr. …

I really wanted to do the second part of the State of the TV post today, but I’ve accumulated so much news over the last couple days — news you may have missed — that I just can’t avoid going straight links today. Did you know Due Date starts this weekend? No, really, it does! [...]

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Comic-Con 2010 Pick Up

2011 already seemed old at this weekend’s Comic-Con. Just a couple years ago, it was considered pretty groundbreaking when a movie cast/team would show up at Comic-Con to promote a movie that wasn’t premiering for another year. When the Iron Man cast did it in 2007 to tout the 2008 release, trailer in hand, people thought [...]

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