Matthew Weiner Teams Up With Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis for Are You Here

mad-men-are-you-here-wilson-galifianakis-560Fans anxiously awaiting the return of Mad Men in Spring 2015 can currently go see Are You Here, a new feature film written, directed, and produced by show creator Matthew Weiner. The film explores the complicated bonds of family and friendship, featuring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis as Steve and Ben—reunited friends who travel together to Ben’s family home in the wake of his father’s death. Amy Poehler also gives a nuanced performance as Ben’s sister Amy. Check out the trailer below. Then check out the movie, currently available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, or Video on Demand through your local cable provider. Continue reading “Matthew Weiner Teams Up With Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis for Are You Here” »

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Oscar-Winner Stephen Gaghan to Direct White City Pilot for AMC

amc-logo-325AMC today announced that Oscar-winner Stephen Gaghan will direct the pilot for White City, a gripping geopolitical drama focused on Western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan.

White City is an adventure story set in the somewhat surreal ex-pat world of near-present Afghanistan, one of the most discussed and least understood places on earth. The show focuses on Jon Liston, a war junkie who has spent the better part of the last decade in Kabul with a front-row seat to the carnage. In the pilot, against the advice of everyone from American embassy staffers to tweeting tribal leaders to the French journalist he’s in a relationship with, Jon tragically overreaches in an attempt to talk with insurgent leaders. In the series, Jon must find a new role in Kabul as he attempts to address his guilt, frustration and doubts about whether there is good left for him or any Westerner to do in Afghanistan.
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Breaking Bad Binge – Aaron Paul Shares Five of His Favorite Jesse Pinkman Scenes

breaking-bad-aaron-paul-favorite-scenes-325Although he flunked Mr. White’s chemistry class, Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman proved himself as good a meth cook as Walt — and sometimes a better man. AMC asked actor Aaron Paul to look back on his most memorable Jesse moments. Find out what makes these scenes special to Paul, watch clips of the moments themselves, then tune in to the Breaking Bad Binge on Sunday nights at 5/4c to see the full episodes.

Walt’s Proposal to Jesse - Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot
Airs During Breaking Bad Binge: Sunday, August 10 at 5/4c

I love this scene because this is where the true journey begins for Mr. White and Jesse Pinkman. This is the decision that changes both of their lives forever.

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AMC Releases Line-up of Series Regulars and New Photos for Better Call Saul

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-560During the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Press Tour today, AMC released two new photos from the set of the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, currently in production in Albuquerque, NM. The photos feature series stars Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean.

In addition, the network confirmed the line-up of series regulars for Saul, set to premiere in early 2015.

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Story Notes for Ghostbusters

sn-ghostbusters-284x184Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Ghostbusters.

Anthology Notes

Ghostbusters II came out 5 years later, reuniting all of the main cast. It was also a box office success.

Ivo Shandor, the architect of Dana’s building, was the main villain in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, released in 2009. The whole cast lent their voices to the game. Dan Aykroyd called it “essentially the third movie.”

Automotive Notes

Ecto-1 was going to stay painted black, but they realized that it would not be visible at night. They decided to go for a more comedic approach and paint it white with red trim.

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Story Notes for Ocean’s Eleven


Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Ocean’s Eleven.

Award Notes
In 1963, the year Brad Pitt was born, Carl Reiner won an Emmy for his writing on The Dick Van Dyke Show. As of 2014, Reiner has won nine Emmy Awards for acting, writing and producing.

Steven Soderbergh and Julia Roberts won Oscars while filming this movie. He won Best Director for Traffic and she won Best Actress for Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich. Continue reading “Story Notes for Ocean’s Eleven” »

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Yeah, Bitch! Relive Breaking Bad From the Beginning With Breaking Bad Binge Event

BBadBinge-560AMC has announced that a Breaking Bad Binge television event will begin on Sunday, August 10. Every episode from the Emmy Award-winning drama series will air in order on Sunday nights from 5PM to 1AM ET/PT beginning with the pilot and concluding on Sunday, October 5 with the series’ record-breaking finale, “Felina.” Each episode will kick-off with never-before-aired behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew, including an inside look at the making of each episode, and commentary from those who helped make Breaking Bad “one of the greatest dramas in TV history” (The Hollywood Reporter).

With millions of Breaking Bad viewers still engaged each week on social media, AMC will also give fans an even deeper dive into the Breaking Bad world with custom social graphics and content, including episode and season badges, character quote cards and iconic moments. Through a partnership with Facebook, the network will deliver a never-before-seen glimpse into the evolution of the Breaking Bad Facebook community, which consists of almost 10 million fans and still continues to grow each week. Together, AMC and Facebook will analyze over six years of posts, likes, shares and comments to bring the social stats to life and demonstrate how trends, such as the Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) alter ego “Heisenberg,” took off on social media.

In addition, the Breaking Bad Binge will be complemented with new content on Using the Story Sync platform, the Breaking Bad Binge Companion will deliver an all-new interactive experience to fans of the show that tracks the story being told in each batch of episodes during the Binge marathon. Every Sunday night, will release a new Companion with 40-50 pieces of content to accompany that Sunday’s episodes. Content will include trivia questions, polls on fan-favorite through-lines throughout the series, graphics on the science of the show, freeze frames of key moments in each episode, memorable one-liners from the characters, video replays and webisodes.

AMC’s Breaking Bad capped its historic run in September 2013, delivering a series-record 10.3 million viewers, including 6.7 million adults 18-49. Ratings for the final episode were up 300% over the previous season’s finale, demonstrating the remarkable growth of the iconic series.

From acclaimed writer, producer, director Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad is produced by Sony Pictures Television with Mark Johnson (Gran Via) and Michelle MacLaren as executive producers. Breaking Bad, which first premiered on AMC in January 2008, follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial future.  The series has garnered ten Emmy Award wins – including the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series – two Peabodys, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). Breaking Bad stars three-time Emmy® Award-winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy® winner Aaron Paul; Emmy Award-winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk.

The Breaking Bad Binge airs on Sundays starting Sunday, August 10 at 5PM/4c.

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Story Notes for Meet the Fockers


Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Meet the Fockers.

Automotive Notes
Jack’s RV is a customized Fleetwood Pace Arrow. Three of them were given to the production. One was sawed in half so that there would be room for the cameras to film the interior scenes.

Bernie’s license plate says “TMI,” short for “too much information.” Continue reading “Story Notes for Meet the Fockers” »

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AMC’s New Docu-Series 4th and Loud Premieres August 12

4AL_LOGO_Color_560AMC today announced that its docu-series 4th and Loud, which follows the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team, will premiere on Tuesday, August 12 at 9/8c. The 10-episode (60-minute) series will follow team owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame, along with additional owners, long-time KISS manager, Doc McGhee, managing partner/owner, Brett Bouchy and president/owner, Schuyler Hoversten, as they and the dedicated players and coaches work to turn LA’s first professional football team in years into a winning franchise.

4th and Loud is produced by Thinkfactory Media (Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Hatfields & McCoys), with Adam Freeman, Adam Reed, Chris Gillen, Erin Kelly and Leslie Greif serving as executive producers.

Take a look at the 4th and Loud series premiere trailer.

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AMC Orders Second Season of Revolutionary War Drama TURN: Washington’s Spies

tu-s1-cast-560AMC today announced that it has ordered a second season of its Revolutionary War drama, TURN: Washington’s Spies, which attracted a passionate core audience averaging two million viewers a week over its initial 10-episode run. TURN: Washington’s Spies will return to AMC with 10 new episodes next spring. The network is also pairing encores of the entire first season of TURN: Washington’s Spies with Hell on Wheels on Saturday nights this summer to give new viewers a chance to discover and connect with the show.

“Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson, and a talented cast and crew delivered a truly distinctive and engaging premiere season. We look forward to continuing this revolutionary journey into season two,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “AMC and its creative partners have a track record of nurturing programs we collectively believe in, patiently growing viewership and engagement over time. With TURN: Washington’s Spies, once again, we dive in with our partners to build upon this very promising first season.”

Season ratings averages, live+3, across initial 10 episodes:

  • Total audience, 2 million viewers
  • Adults 25-54, 772,000 viewers
  • Adults 18-49, 709,000 viewers

On a very competitive night, the TURN: Washington’s Spies finale delivered 2.2 million viewers, live+3, including 792,000 adults 25-54 and 706,000 adults 18-49.

A character-driven drama set during the Revolutionary War, TURN: Washington’s Spies takes us behind the battlefront to a shadow war fought by everyday heroes who vowed to keep their heroics a secret. Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s SpiesTURN: Washington’s Spies centers on Abe Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who bands together with a disparate group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring. Together they risked their lives and honor and turned against family and king for a fight they believed in passionately, ultimately helping George Washington turn the tide of the Revolutionary War in favor of the rebels. Their daring efforts also revolutionized the art of espionage, giving birth to modern spycraft as we know it today, along with all of the moral complexity that entails.

TURN: Washington’s Spies, from AMC Studios, is executive produced by Craig Silverstein (Nikita), who also serves as showrunner, and Barry Josephson (Bones, Enchanted) from Josephson Entertainment. The series stars Jamie Bell as Abraham Woodhull, Seth Numrich as Ben Tallmadge, Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster, Heather Lind as Anna Strong, Kevin R. McNally as Judge Richard Woodhull, Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull, Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett, Angus MacFadyen as Robert Rogers, JJ Feild as Major John Andre, and Samuel Roukin as Captain SimcoeTURN: Washington’s Spies is distributed internationally by Entertainment One Television (eOne), through an exclusive multi-year output agreement.

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