NYT on Mad Men‘s Role in the Death of Adulthood; Elisabeth Moss To Star on Broadway

mm503-peggy-325This week, The New York Times cites Mad Men‘s role in portraying the death of adulthood, while Elisabeth Moss will hit Broadway in The Heidi Chronicles this spring. Plus, Jon Hamm credits Mad Men for his career. Read on for more:

The New York Times examines Mad Men‘s role in the death of adulthood in American culture, arguing that Mad Men has “traced the erosion, the gradual slide toward obsolescence, of a power structure built on and in service of the prerogatives of white men.”

Variety reports that Elisabeth Moss will star in a Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles in the spring.

• Jon Hamm tells Australia’s The Daily Telegraph, “I’ve got a lot of good things to remember Don by, not the least of which is that I have a career because of him. Whether I can parlay that into an actual career… we’ll see what happens.”
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Jon Hamm Participates in Stand Up to Cancer; Elisabeth Moss Talks Peggy’s Burger Chef Pitch

mad-men-episode-704-don-hamm-325This week, Jon Hamm participates in the Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser, while Elisabeth Moss discusses Peggy’s Burger Chef speech with Styleite. Plus, Kiernan Shipka talks to New York about what Janie Bryant taught her. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the details of the Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser, featuring Jon Hamm as a presenter. Hamm spoke about his mother, who passed away from colon cancer when he was 10 years old: “I’m here for all of the other kids and the moms and the dads and the grandpas who hopefully will never have to go through that.”

• Elisabeth Moss talks to Styleite about Peggy’s Burger Chef pitch, how “it’s just a beautiful speech, and I just wanted to do it justice, you know. I really enjoyed it. It’s one of those moments as an actor when you’re like ugh, thank you. To get one of those, it was so great.”

• Kiernan Shipka tells New York what she learned from Janie Bryant, that “style can tell a story. It’s not just beautiful clothes, it’s actually conveying some sort of message, and I think that’s something that’s really stuck with me.”
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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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Jon Hamm Talks to LA Times; Variety Asks Christina Hendricks About Mad Men Ending

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This week, the Los Angeles Times chats with Jon Hamm, while Christina Hendricks says what she can about Mad Men‘s ending to Variety. Plus, Kiernan Shipka books a movie role. Read on for more:

The Los Angeles Times speaks with Jon Hamm about his love of British Culture (including Doctor Who), working with Daniel Radcliffe in A Young Doctor’s Notebook and his future after Mad Men.

• All Christina Hendricks can tell Variety about the final episodes is that Matthew Weiner “has been extraordinarily consistent in his excellence in writing, and it’s a beautiful ending.”

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kiernan Shipka has been cast in February, a horror movie that Osgood Perkins (son of Anthony Perkins) has written and will direct.
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Watch Three Encores Filled With Surprises, Then Vote for the Most Shocking Moment

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Maddicts know first-hand that Mad Men is full of unexpected twists — and this weekend’s trio of encore episodes are no different. Beginning on Sunday at 6AM/5c, catch some of the series’ biggest shockers like when SCDP lost its largest account (Season 4, Episode 11 “Chinese Wall”), when Don ran a risqué anti-tobacco ad in The New York Times (Season 4, Episode 12 “Blowing Smoke”), and the moment when Don surprised Megan — and viewers — with an engagement ring (Season 4, Episode 13 “Tomorrowland”). Which of these moments was most shocking to you? Vote for your number one now:

Cast your vote now!

Mad Men encores air this Sunday, September 7 at 6AM/5c.

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With Cocktail Recipes and Sunday Morning Mad Men Encores

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Labor Day weekend is made for celebrating and AMC is following suit with a set of special Mad Men encores beginning on Sunday at 6AM/5c. The four episodes feature Mark setting up a special dinner for Peggy (Season 4, Episode 7 “The Suitcase”); Don visiting Gene at his birthday party (Season 4, Episode 8 “The Summer Man”); Roger treating Joan to a spa day (Season 4, Episode 9 “The Beautiful Girls”); and Don surprising Sally with tickets to see the Beatles (Season 4, Episode 10 “Hands and Knees”). So before you kick off your barbecuing and cocktails, kick up your feet, sit back and indulge in some Sunday-morning Mad Men.

Looking for the perfect drink to pair with your holiday weekend? Check out the Mad Men Cocktail Guide for a few delicious suggestions.

Click here for Mad Men’s full on-air schedule for AMC.

Jon Hamm Jokes Around at the Emmys; THR Gathers Matthew Weiner with Top TV Creators

mad-men-705-don-hamm-325This week, Jon Hamm jokes around at the Emmys, while The Hollywood Reporter interviews Matthew Weiner and other top television creators. Plus, Elisabeth Moss talks Mad Men with USA Today. Read on for more:

E! Online highlights Jon Hamm participating in an “absolutely hilarious” bit at the Emmys where he asked host Seth Meyers a question and seemingly exulted that he was on TV.

The Hollywood Reporter gathers 24 of TV’s most acclaimed creators for an interview, including Matthew Weiner, who points out that classic TV series like All in the Family and The Defenders (referenced in a Mad Men episode) “really changed the culture.”

• Elisabeth Moss tells USA Today what she took from Mad Men‘s set and what her two favorite lines on the show have been.
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Check Out Clips of Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss in Her New Film, The One I Love

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Mad Men‘s Peggy Olson may not have found a keeper just yet, but in her new film, Elisabeth Moss has already got one — and she’s working hard to keep him. In this rom-com, Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) and Ethan (Mark Duplass) are on the brink of separation and escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future. Check out the official trailer and the two exclusive clips below.

THE ONE I LOVE TRAILER

THE ONE I LOVE CLIP: “HOW DID YOU BEAT ME?”

THE ONE I LOVE CLIP: “BECAUSE YOU’D DIE”

The One I Love opens in theaters on Friday, August 22.

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Jon Hamm Interviews Elisabeth Moss, Throws Out First Pitch at Cardinals Game

mad-men-703-don-hamm-325This week, Jon Hamm interviews Elisabeth Moss for Gotham and throws out the first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game. Plus, Matthew Weiner tells the Los Angeles Times about ending Mad Men. Read on for more:

• Jon Hamm interviews Elisabeth Moss for Gotham — and pitches her a project, that she refuses, “about a secretary in the 1960s and how she grows and does this whole evolution.”

• Jon Hamm throws out the first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game, gets his own bobblehead — and talks about how the St. Louis community saved his life, according to USA Today.

• Matthew Weiner tells Esquire what he took from the Mad Men set (such as Don’s Clio and Roger’s office bar), saying, “Oh my God, I took too much home from the set. I would have taken everything! It’s my favorite period. I had emotional attachments to everything.”
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EW Charmed by Roger Sterling; Funny or Die Skit Features Christina Hendricks

mad-men-703-roger-slattery-325x200This week, Entertainment Weekly chooses Roger Sterling as one of TV’s best characters, while a Funny or Die skit features Christina Hendricks. Plus, Hendricks does an interview with TheWrap. Read on for more:

• John Slattery’s Roger Sterling is one of Entertainment Weeklys 25 best characters on TV right now because he “stood out this season as his runaway daughter and lost partner forced him to pivot from hippie hedonism to personal responsibility.”

• Christina Hendricks takes on workplace sexism in a Funny or Die skit that’s a parody of Mad Men.

TheWrap interviews Christina Hendricks, who says that TV is “in a much better place than it was. I like to think Matt Weiner helped raise the bar for it with the quality of his writing.”
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