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Minions - International Trailer


It's a wonder why the prehistoric tribe of Minions have managed to survive so long with limited access to their staple diet of bananas and very little in the way of intelligence. But they make it their life's work to follow and serve the most despicable of villains in return for their care - though, as time goes on, it seems there are fewer and fewer baddies left in the world, ever decreasing down to the Minion's own ineptitudes. From dinosaurs to vampires, Minions have always been loyal to the evil they serve, but after each tragic and accidental death, they are forced to move on. Stuck in a tight spot with no master to serve, they find themselves bored and depressed; that is until head Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob decide it's time to set out on an adventure. Through blizzards and mountains, never-ending fields and deadly oceans they travel until they reach New York in 1968. They hitchhike to Orlando's annual Villain-Con and it's there they find their new mistress, Scarlet Overkill, and their only hope of saving Minion-kind.

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Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig Joins Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer'


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Netflix's limited series Wet Hot American Summer is slowly accumulating one of the finest comedy casts of the year. Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzmann have been tapped for the eight-part series from Michael Showalter (Stella) and David Wain (Role Models, Wanderlust).

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The A-list additions join some 20 returning cast members from the 2008 movie, including Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Paul Rudd and Molly Shannon. Other newcomers include John Slattery, Randall Park and Lake Bell.

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American Film Institute Honours Best Films Of 2014 [Photos]


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For the past fifteen years, the American Film Institute has honoured ten films and ten television shows that truly show off what the year had to offer. 2014 had a particularly good year for films, however, so for the first time, the AFI Awards actually awarded eleven motion pictures with the honouree status. A whole host of celebrities gathered in celebration. 

Angelina Jolie at the 15th Annual AFI Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie at the 15th Annual AFI Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)

The honoured films consisted of 'American Sniper', 'Birdman', 'Boyhood', 'Foxcatcher', 'The Imitation Game', 'Interstellar', 'Into The Woods', 'Nightcrawler', 'Selma', 'Unbroken' and 'Whiplash'. For the celebration, Academy Award-winning Matthew Mcconaughey ('Interstellar') was seen, along with Ethan Hawke ('Boyhood'). Brad Pitt and Edward Norton ('Birdman') were also seen together, after appearing opposite one another in 1999's 'Fight Club'.

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Lena Dunham And Adam Driver On Sight For 'Girls' Season Four Premiere


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The American Museum of Natural History in New York was the sight of something pretty spectacular on 5th January 2015. And no, it wasn't because Ben Stiller was running around at night with a magical tablet and entourage of historical waxworks that look oddly like famous film stars. The Museum was, however, the location for the premiere for season four of HBO's 'Girls'.

Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke pose together at the 'Girls' season four premiere (Credit Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images)
Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke pose together at the 'Girls' season four premiere (Credit Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images)

As well as the majority of the main cast, the premiere saw members of the supporting cast and various additional celebrities arriving to support the premiere. In addition to Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Adam Driver posing on the red carpet and with one another, 'Mad Men''s Jon Hamm and 'Star Trek''s Zachary Quinto also made an appearance. The event was similar to the way in which the premiere for season three took place at The Lincoln Centre in Manhattan and also saw a string on celebrities checking in to show support.

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Minions Trailer


The Minions are a prehistoric race with a love of bananas and not the biggest brains individually. Together, their life's mission is to serve the deadliest villain around - but they are not very good at keeping them safe. From the scariest dinosaurs, Egyptian kings, Napoleon and even vampires, Minions have been around to assist the world's tyrants with their dastardly deeds, but it wasn't long before they tragically ran out of baddies to aid. Bored, desolate and miserable, three Minions named Kevin, Stuart and Bob decide enough is enough and set out to find a new master. Trekking through freezing mountains, sprawling pastures and never-ending oceans, they finally arrive in 1968 New York - 42 years before they met their future partner Gru. It's their they meet Scarlet Overkill - an evil mistress with whom they must band together to save their kind.

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Million Dollar Arm Review


Very Good

Based on a true story, this is one of those relentlessly uplifting Disney movies that mixes comedy and emotion to inspire and move the audience. Thankfully, it also has a very smart screenplay by Tom McCarthy (Win Win) that draws out some resonant themes while tackling cross-culture issues with wit and honesty. This makes it easy to identify with the sparky characters who are trying to reinvent themselves.

Sports manager JB (Jon Hamm) certainly needs a reinvention. He has lost all of his high-profile clients and now needs to find the next big thing. Perceived as washed-up, he has some difficulty convincing someone to fund his crazy plan to stage a talent competition in India to find baseball talent among the local cricket players. With the help of his easily distracted assistant Aash (Aasif Mandvi) and cantankerous ex-coach Ray (Alan Arkin), he narrows the candidates down to two potential stars: Rinku and Danesh (Life of Pi's Suraj Sharma and Slumdog Millionaire's Madhur Mittal). After JB brings them back to Los Angeles, along with over-eager interpreter Amit (Pitobash), renegade coach Tom (Bill Paxton) has to whip them into shape to see if they can attract interest from the big-league teams.

While the film continually threatens to indulge in smiley culture-clash slapstick, McCarthy's script continually grounds the action in the characters, who emerge as fully rounded people who are engagingly unpredictable. The cast is earthy and natural, anchored ably by Hamm as a likeable guy who remains self-absorbed even though he's desperate, and who takes a long time to learn his rather simple lesson. His chemistry with Lake Bell (as the plain-talking tenant in his pool house) is superbly messy. And ace scene-stealers Mandvi and Arkin bring plenty of comic relief to their hilarious roles.

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Stand Up To Cancer Reveals Its Incredible Celebrity Line-Up


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Stand Up To Cancer aims to reiterate the point that everyone is connected and everyone can be affected by cancer with their every-two-year telethon which this year features a stellar celebrity line-up including Pierce BrosnanBen Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.

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Last year, Pierce Brosnon lost his daughter, Charlotte, to Ovarian Cancer

"Simply put, Stand Up To Cancer's goal is to end cancer's reign as a leading cause of death by raising funds to accelerate research that will help transform cancer from a disease that takes far too many lives to one people survive" states the Stand Up To Cancer website. In a bid to remind people that one out of every two men and one out of every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, the campaign has been running since 2008 with various famous faces offering their own experiences of the disease and support of the cause.

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The Congress Review


Very Good

Fiercely original and wildly ambitious, this provocative drama is often thrilling simply because it's like nothing ever put on-screen. This means that it can be somewhat overwhelming at times, as the film cycles through its dense plot, which seems to meander and stumble here and there. From inventive filmmaker Ari Folman (who made the award-winning animated doc Waltz With Bashir), this is a challenging look at identity in an increasingly digital society.

The story begins in the present day, as actress Robin Wright (playing a variation on herself) is living out of the limelight with her two kids (Kodi Smit-McPhee and Sami Gayle). Then her agent Al (Harvey Keitel) brings her a very strange job offer: a film studio boss (Danny Huston) wants to buy Robin's image to digitise and use in movies, while the real Robin is free to live her life away from Hollywood. Since her son's medical condition needs her attention, she signs a 20-year contract and lets the studio create an avatar that will carry on her career. Two decades later, advances in technology have made this kind of virtual existence available to the general public, so as a pioneer Robin is invited to the Futurists Congress, which is held in an animated alternate reality.

Essentially the story is told in two halves. The first part of the film is a smart and funny razor-sharp satire of Hollywood image-making, as the studio wants the young Robin Wright of The Princess Bride and Forrest Gump rather than the older, more serious actress. And from her perspective, she still wants to control her image as much as possible ("no Nazi or sci-fi movies!"). Then events leap forward to the animated Congress, which is a deluge of colourful characters from vintage cartoons and videogames. In this realm, people can be whatever they want to be. But the truth is that they are living drugged-up Matrix-style lives in the real world while their avatars cavort as if in a dreamland.

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The Congress Trailer


'The Princess Bride' actress Robin Wright plays a fictional idea of herself, as someone struggling to land acting roles despite her immense fame decades ago. In the movie, her son is suffering from increasing blindness for which she needs to raise many to help. Her agent has one last idea; seeing as she can no longer land movie roles, Miramount Studios want to scan her whole body, emotions, voice and personality to be used in digital imagery for future films so she no longer has to act. Desperate, she accepts the deal; allowing the studio to take ownership of her and accepting the money they pay her for it. Years later, however, she has become a major movie star once again and now Miramount want to showcase their new avatar programme at the Futurological Congress, whereby buyers can turn themselves into animated versions of anyone - and Miramount wants Robin to let people become her. As her life progresses, she starts to wonder just where the reality has gone in this virtual world.

This intriguing half-animated sci-fi drama explores themes of virtual reality and the limitlessness of human endeavour in the technological era. It has been directed and written by Ari Folman ('Waltz with Bashir', 'Made in Israel', 'Saint Clara') and is based on the novel 'The Futurological Congress' by Stanislaw Lem. 'The Congress' is due for UK release on August 15th 2014.

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'Million Dollar Arm' Released: A Home Run For Jon Hamm? [Trailer]


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Million Dollar Arm is released today in the USA, bringing Craig Gillespie's take on the remarkable true story of sports coach J.B. Bernstein to life with Mad Men's Jon Hamm in the driving seat alongside Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Aasif Mandvi and Lake Bell. It's easy to see why Hamm was cast as Bernstein, the sports agent and marketing wiz who devised a programme to inspire Indian cricket players to make the jump to baseball in the search for a news sports hero.

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Jon Hamm Plays Sports Coach J.B. Bernstein In This Heart-Warming True Story Dramatisation.

"Sometimes a hard-hitting expose, sometimes a big-hearted crowdpleaser, "Million Dollar Arm" wants it both ways to be sure, but its instincts are mostly right on the money, as are its actors," says Variety. Scott Foundas is even-handed in his review, making sure to praise all those who make the movie such a solid watch, including "Gyula Pados' ace widescreen lensing," "jubilant wall-to-wall song score by Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman" and Hamm "who possesses a special talent for ferreting out the humanity in seemingly soulless corporate suits."

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Jon Hamm Cried At 'Frozen'. Jon Hamm Is A Big Cry Baby


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Mad Men actor Jon Hamm, who posed alongside his weird looking waxwork this week, admits he cried whilst watching Disney's Oscar-winning movie Frozen. The 43-year-old, currently playing Don Draper in the last season of Mad Men, explained that Despicable Me 2 left him teary as well. 

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Speaking to Vanity Fair, Hamm said: "The last movie that made me cry was eitherDespicable Me 2 or Frozen which I watched on the plane coming here. Both of them made me cry because I had to watch a documentary about death gangs in Cambodia called An Act of Killing. I was literally like 'I gotta scrub these out of my brain.""

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Jon Hamm Jokes At Madame Tussauds Whilst Revealing His Mannequin


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Jon Hamm has come a long way since the mid-90s when he spent his days dressing the sets for soft-core porn movies! He was in London yesterday (Saturday 10th May) unveiling the wax mannequin of his likeness but his interview in June’s Vanity Fair shows fame has definitely not gone to the Mad Men actor’s head as Hamm remembered his humble beginnings in acting.

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Jon Hamm at the premiere of season 7 of Mad Men.

Hamm revealed, during the beginnings of his career nearly twenty years ago, he was forced to work on soft-core porn movies. After footage in which Hamm appeared on the dating show, creatively entitled The Big Date, he discussed his life at the time in Vanity Fair. In the interview, Hamm said "I was actually at that time working as a set dresser for Cinemax soft-core-porn movies,” adding “It was soul-crushing."

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Is Jon Hamm's 'Million Dollar Arm' The Next Classic Disney Sports Movie?


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Remember the Titans, Mighty Ducks, Cool Runnings - could Jon Hamm's Million Dollar Arm be Disney's next classic sports movie? It certainly looks like one of the aforementioned family flicks and Hamm has that 90s sports agent/manager/coach thing down to a tee.

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The movie - a true story - tells the tale of JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner face closing their business for good, but whilst watching cricket in India on television, JB has a light-bulb moment and sets off to Mumbia with a cantankerous scout (Alan Arkin) to find the next big pitching sensation. 

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The Simpsons Pays Tribute/Mocks The Hell Out Of 'Mad Men' Season 7


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The Simpsons has the ability to be incredibly scornful and delightfully playful at the same time, even when dealing with some of the darker aspects of American culture, like institutional racism, corrupt politicians and the poverty crisis. It also handles the satiation of popular culture with expertise, as evidenced by the show’s almost perfect homage/jab at Mad Men.

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With AMC’s slick drama set to resume smoothness this weekend, The Simpsons took it upon themselves to mark the occasion with a riff on the ‘next week’ montages used by AMC. It features a host of characters from the legendary cartoon saying ominous/inane things in Mad Men’s typically fast and stylish manner. 

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Jon Hamm's Appearance On 90's Dating Show Ends In Rejection [Watch]


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Age was been kind to Jon Hamm.

Before finding success in the television and film industry, a 25 year-old wannabe actor appeared on a dating show called 'The Big Date' in 1996.

Luckily for Hamm's fans, but not so much for him, footage of the episode was uploaded to YouTube on Friday (April 4th), and it is a very amusing watch.

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'Million Dollar Arm': Check Out The Trailer For Jon Hamm's Disney Turn As A Sports Agent [Trailer + Pictures]


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The trailer has been released for Disney's upcoming sports drama, Million Dollar Arm, which stars Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Aasif Mandvi and Lake Bell. Based on a true story, the movie sees the Mad Men star take centre-stage as J.B. Bernstein, the sports agent and marketing wiz who devised a programme to inspire Indian cricket players to make the jump to baseball in the search for a news sports hero.

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'Million Dollar Arm' Sees Jon Hamm Play Real-Life Sports Agent J.B. Bernstein.

With music by double Oscar winning A.R. Rahman ('Slumdog Millionaire'), Million Dollar Arm charts Bernstein's journey to India for a new generation of sports stars as well as the players' experiences in the competitive environment of US sports as well as their new cultural encounters thousands of miles away from home. Hamm as Bernstein is a sports agent who is struggling to keep his home and business in an increasingly innovative market against more enterprising sports entrepreneurs.

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Million Dollar Arm Trailer


JB Bernstein is a sports agent who may outwardly look successful, but is struggling to make much business these days due to serious competition from much more enterprising sports entrepreneurs. JB and his business partner Ash are under significant threat of closure if they don't come up with some new ideas soon. He devises a plan to introduce America's next biggest baseball star by travelling to India to check out some of the nation's finest young cricketers. After filming a talent show called 'Million Dollar Arm', he brings winners Rinku and Dinesh over to the States to learn the art of baseball. Unfortunately, there appears to be more differences between baseball and cricket than Bernstein initially thought, and the boys are struggling under the pressure. However, with a little teamwork and determination, things start to look like they're going to work out just fine.

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Mad Men Season 7 Premiere - Alison Brie, Jessica Pare, Christina Hendricks [Pictures]


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The season 7 premiere of Mad Men was attended by the whole cast as they celebrated the final series of the long running drama.

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Jon Hamm at the season 7 premiere of Mad Men.

The period drama which focusses on a New York advertising agency and executive Don Draper (Jon Hamm) has aired since 2007 but the network behind the hit show, AMC, announced last year the seventh series would be the last. 

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PaleyFest: Is Matthew Weiner Planning A 'Sopranos' Ending For 'Mad Men'?


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It's less than a month until Mad Men begins its final season and the cast and crew of AMC's signature drama gathered on-stage at PaleyFest on Friday night (Match 21, 2014) to discuss the inevitable end of Don Draper's long and complex story.

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Creator Matthew Weiner continued to keep a lid on the direction of the final season and Jon Hamm admitted that he, nor the rest of the cast, know how the show will end despite shooting on the final seven episodes beginning in one week, reports Deadline.

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Mad Men Season 7 Teaser: Don Draper Gets Off A Plane, In Slow Motion [Video]


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Don Draper, getting off a plane, in slow motion, while putting on his hat. Yep, the Mad Med season 7 teaser is finally here and it's already got Reddit buzzing into action. According to Rolling Stone, the clip was originally set to remixed version of 'Que Sera, Sera' before changing to a more optimistic track later on. Mild spoilers to follow.

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Don Draper in the 'Mad Men' Season 7 Teaser Trailer

Ok, so the clip gives away pretty much NOTHING about what we've got to come in season 7, but it's Don Draper getting off a plane in slow motion - so who's bothered?

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True Detective Season 2: Which Pairing Can Pick Up From Cohle And Hart?


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Nic Pizzolatto put the sincerity and quality of True Detective’s story over multiple seasons of the show, asserting that a strict 8-episode format would be condusive to a strong third act. And judging by the critical claim he’s received – his creation is being talked about in the same breath as The Wire – one is inclined to trust the man who risked everything to write the new HBO anthology series.

True DetectiveWoody Harrelson [L] and Matthew McConuaghey [R] as Hart and Cohle in 'True Detective'

“One of the reasons I wanted to do an anthology format is I like stories with endings. I like a good third act. And continuing serial dramas, they tend to have really good beginnings and really long middles and then sort of have to hustle to develop an ending. And I like the idea of telling a self-contained story,” explained Pizzolatto.

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Daniel Radcliffe Doesn't Need Adult Roles To Prove He's All Grown Up - He Just Is.


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The general consensus on Daniel Radcliffe would appear to be thus: landed worldwide fame because he ‘looked’ like Harry Potter; trying to be taken more seriously by seeking out challenging roles. And while any actor would admit to luck playing a factor in their career, that general consensus is becoming widely unfounded.

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Radcliffe in Harry Potter: The Chamber of Secrets, and [right], in Kill Your Darlings

Apart from the fact that Radcliffe has indeed embarked on a number of more challenging, adult roles, the 23-year-old Fulham-born star needs only to speak to an interviewer to display his maturity of thought. While many celebrities flaunt their activities on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Radcliffe has decided to stay clear of that.

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Mortal Instruments' Lily Collins Is "Most Dangerous Celebrity" Online


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Lily Collins has been names the "most dangerous celebrity" of the year by security company McAfee after it was discovered that typing in the 24 year-old Mortal Instruments actress' name yielded more "risky" results, i.e. malicious websites, than any other.

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She May Look Harmless But...

Though it may not be an accolade to be proud of, Lily being identified as the most virus-laden online name of the year serves as a warning for those who seek information on their favorite stars, films, or TV shows: cybercriminals are adept at taking advantage of the latest cultural trends to net unsuspecting web surfers.

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Jon Hamm For The Oscars? Actor Is Hilarious Host Of The ESPYs [Video]


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Jon Hamm, the American actor best known for playing Don Draper on Mad Men, has potentially put himself in the frame to host the Golden Globes or the Oscars after delivering a hilarious hosting performance of the ESPYs this week.

Those who've seen 30 Rock or Bridesmaids will know Hamm has comic timing, though we didn't know he was this funny.

Hamm was initially regarded as a strange choice of host for the awards, which honor achievements in sport, though he worked the crowd with aplomb, calling the ESPY's "the world's largest gathering of people wearing sunglasses indoors."

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Mad Men Recap Of The Crash: Is Don Draper Becoming Self-Aware?


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Don Draper has enough flashbacks to his childhood when he isn’t on drugs, so on the latest episode of Mad Men you’d have hoped that the show’s main protagonist would be tripping out with something a little more left field when he is injected with a drugs cocktail from the mysterious Dr Hecht. But nope, it’s back to his salad days for him.

Anyway, the main thing that The Week seems to be focusing on in latest episode, The Crash, is that Draper is starting to show some signs of self-awareness – even if he won’t let on to any of the rest of the cast. He’s always been a hard ass, and more than happy to screw over people for his own gains, but there are a couple of lines where the TV mogul seems to be fully aware of his own behavior. "The timbre of my voice is as important as the content," Don tells Ken at one point "I don't know whether I'll be forceful or submissive, but I must be there in the flesh." See what we mean? He’s fully aware that what he’s saying isn’t what he’s meaning.

The thing is, the show’s other main characters are starting to tire of this. Sylvia’s pretty much done with him, while Ted’s really annoyed with him too, despite only recently merging Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce with Cutler, Gleason and Chaough. His kids are drifting further apart from him too, so with five episodes left of the season, is Don going to finally get found out? Everything seems to be pointing towards a big fat ‘Yes’.

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Recap: Is 'Mad Men' Turning Into One, Long, History Lesson?


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AMC's signature drama series Mad Men is continuing to get criticism for its heavy historical themes in season six, with the latest episode covering the assassination of Martin Luther King. Series creator Matthew Weiner has been forthright in his assessment that the show is not a historical documentary and that it was never supposed to focus on the turbulent changes on the 1960s, though isn't that exactly what's happening?

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As mentioned, Sunday's episode The Flood focused on the events of the assassination of Luther King, though have the producers got a trick up their sleeve? One of the finer moments of the series so far came at the end of season three, when President John F. Kennedy's assassination was reported, coinciding with the end of the original Sterling Cooper agency and the breakdown of Don and Betty's marriage. The Flood had similar themes, though Don and son Bobby used the thinking time after King's death to watch Planet of the Apes. The famous ending revealing the future destruction of the earth - New York City particular - seemed right.

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Mad Men Season 6 Episode 4: Is Don Draper Losing His Edge? [Recap]


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Just as it looked as though Don and Sylvia's affair was reaching fever pitch, the Drapers were propositioned by another couple on Sunday's episode 'To Have And To Hold.' The power couple head out for dinner with Megan's married boss Mel and his wife, but when Mel suggests going back to their place to "smoke some grass and become friends," things get a little awkward.

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Elsewhere, Megan tells Don she is expected to film love scenes for her latest acting gig - "I guess if I wasn't your husband, I would be happy for you," he responds. Later, he shows up on set and sees the scene in action, tearing into his wife for "taking money to kiss someone." He storms home and visits Sylvia. 

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What Is It About Mad Men That Keeps Us Coming Back?


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If you have an internet connection and some kind of TV viewing device, saying this is probably unnecessary, but Mad Men is back!

Three cheers for the season premiere! Well, to be fair, Sunday night saw a lot of exciting events for TV geeks, as the Mad Men premiere coincided with Game of Thrones and, according to The New York Times, the latter was actually the ratings champ of the night. Regardless, by now Mad Men has an established core audience, and even if you’re not part of that group, it seems like mandatory viewing. The exploits of Don Draper & co. have become such a part of the zeitgeist, that your lack of basic knowledge on the series would be met with puzzled, if not outright disdainful looks. But even though it’s quality TV and even though you’d be hard pressed to find any internet-dwellers who don’t know at least a bit about the mad men by osmosis, is this show really a hit?

Well, that depends on what your criteria is. Mad Men has collected pretty much every award there is and it’s receiving critical praise left and right. Even though it’s not without its flaws, just Sunday’s depiction of 60s New York raised more than a few eyebrows (and who the hell reads Dante on the beach!?) Even so, the show is loved, without a doubt.

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Keep It Briefs: Jon Hamm Offered Free Underwear To Stop Him Going Commando On Mad Men Set


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Two underwear companies are reportedly vying for the opportunity to harness Jon Hamm’s nether regions. Word got out that Mad Men’s producers are keen for him to stop going commando on set, because his tackle is kinda visible on the show, underneath his clothes. Fruit of the Loom and Jockey both caught wind of the unusual problem and have offered to solve the issue of Hamm’s unsightly bulges.

According to TMZ, a spokesperson for Jockey said “Jockey would like to offer our support for Jon Hamm in the form of a lifetime supply of Jockey underwear.” Imagine that! Free underwear for life! For doing nothing, other than totally failing to put any underwear on when you’re at work! If only we could be so lucky. Jockey weren’t the only ones dying to get their garments on Hamm’s crown jewels though. Fruit of the Loom sent out a message for Jon, saying “We want people to be themselves. And if going Commando makes you happy, we say go for it. But in case you change your mind, we got you covered."

Season 6 of Mad Men is due to start airing on April 7, 2013, with 13 episodes scheduled, as per the previous five seasons. Hamm plays the role of Don Draper and won a Golden Globe for his performance in the show in 2008. 

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On The Beach: Mad Men Goes To Hawaii For Season 6!


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Images from the shoot of the hugely anticipated sixth series of Mad Men have been released and, if they’re anything to go by, it looks like the cast are going to be spending much of it topping up their tan! That’s right, Don Draper and his wife Megan are off to sunny sunny Hawaii.

Mad Men are traditionally vague on their previews for upcoming series, so we’re not really any the wiser as to what the season’s actually got in store for us. Are they really going to spend all the season in Hawaii? We can’t see it, there’s not nearly enough people for Don to screw over out there, and most of them would probably take it with a chilled out smile, the relaxed nature of their surroundings allowing them to let bygones be bygones far quicker than Don - and we - would be used to.

So, erm, what do the photos currently over at The Huffington Post show us? Namely that Don will still be smoking and that Megan’s taken a shine to tropical cocktails. Or maybe she hasn’t, perhaps that was the first one she drank. Such is the paucity of information we’ve been given here. We’re still not really sure when the sixth of the show will be airing, though filming did begin in July so, mid-next year perhaps? 

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Keeping Up With The Joneses Trailer

Keeping Up With The Joneses Trailer

Jeff and Karen Gaffney live the suburban dream, Jeff works in HR in the city...

Minions Movie Review

Minions Movie Review

Utterly charming, this silly prequel rewrites the origin story of the minions and sends them...

Minions Trailer

Minions Trailer

Since the dawn of time, the Minions have been desperately looking for a master. From...

Minions - International Trailer

Minions - International Trailer

It's a wonder why the prehistoric tribe of Minions have managed to survive so long...

Minions Trailer

Minions Trailer

The Minions are a prehistoric race with a love of bananas and not the biggest...

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Million Dollar Arm Movie Review

Million Dollar Arm Movie Review

Based on a true story, this is one of those relentlessly uplifting Disney movies that...

The Congress Movie Review

The Congress Movie Review

Fiercely original and wildly ambitious, this provocative drama is often thrilling simply because it's like...

The Congress Trailer

The Congress Trailer

'The Princess Bride' actress Robin Wright plays a fictional idea of herself, as someone struggling...

Million Dollar Arm Trailer

Million Dollar Arm Trailer

Sports agent JB Bernstein was once incredibly successful in his field, but now there's a...

Million Dollar Arm Trailer

Million Dollar Arm Trailer

JB Bernstein is a sports agent who may outwardly look successful, but is struggling to...

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