Pretty much everyone knows Minions is going to be a big hit. The wild, yellow characters are incredibly popular with kids and adults alike, so the fact they’ve got their own movie hitting theaters this summer is a slam dunk. At this point, it comes down to one thing: is the movie good? If it isn’t, the film will still be a success. But if it is good, it could be one of the biggest animated films of all time. The Minions are that well-liked.
A new 3-plus-minute trailer obviously can’t speak to the film’s quality, but it can speak to its scope (very big), its humor (silly, with an adult edge) and its voice cast (incredibly impressive). The film is set 42 years before the events of the first Despicable Me, which pretty much makes it a period piece, too. Minions opens July 10, watch the latest trailer below. Read More »
No, Jon Hamm isn’t planning some network television stunt to air after the series finale of Mad Men on May 17th. Instead, High Wire Act is the name of a new political action thriller that will be led by the star of Million Dollar Arm and Bridesmaids and, yes, Mad Men. And with a script from Tony Gilroy, the writer behind The Bourne Identity franchise, this should be a project to keep an eye on. So what’s the film about? Details on the plot after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
This spring marks the end of an era. For the characters of Mad Men, that era is the tumultuous 1960s; for viewers of Mad Men, it’s the show’s seven-season run as one of the finest dramas on television.
AMC split the last season of Mad Men into two parts, Breaking Bad-style, so that the first half aired last year while the second is scheduled to kick off in April. To prepare us for the end, the network has released a slew of promo pics for the final season. See the Mad Men final season images after the jump.
UPDATE: The first Mad Men final season promo has just been released, along with one more photo — check ’em out at the end of the post. Read More »
The original Wet Hot American Summer cast was full of budding stars, as talents such as Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Meloni, and Paul Rudd were among the huge ensemble when the film arrived in 2001. The original cast is reuniting for the Netflix limited series that is shooting now. And they’re being joined by more than a few faces new to the story, which takes place on the first day at a Jewish summer camp in 1981. Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzman are all going to appear in various guises in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
With his 12-year project Boyhood set to open this weekend, Richard Linklater is turning his attention to his next film. Casting is well underway for The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Linklater’s remake of the 1964 film for Warner Bros.
And so far, things seem to be shaping up nicely. Jon Hamm is reportedly looking to join Zach Galifianakis in a major role, with Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan Michael Key, and Jordan Peele in talks as well for other roles. Hit the jump for more details.
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Posted on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
With less than a month to go until the premiere, AMC has released a new Mad Men Season 7 trailer — or several, rather. Given how secretive showrunner Matthew Weiner is about spoilers, it shouldn’t come as a huge shock that they don’t give away a whole lot about what we’ll be seeing next season. Nevertheless, we’re just happy to see our old SC&P friends again.
Watch the promos and check out a whole bunch of new images featuring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, January Jones, and many more after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, March 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Don Draper from Mad Men and Alan from The Hangover would go together like oil and water — which is to say, not at all. But Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis? Yes please.
The two funnymen are looking to co-star in Keeping Up With the Joneses, a new comedy being directed by Greg Mottola. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing the Fox 2000 comedy. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Now that we’ve all finished analyzing and overanalyzing that psychedelic Mad Men poster, it’s time to turn our attention to the first Mad Men final season images.
As Mad Men marketing goes, these pictures look fairly straightforward. They just show Don Draper (Jon Hamm) at the airport and on an airplane, with Megan (Jessica Paré), Peggy (Elisabeth Moss), and Roger (John Slattery) taking turns beside him. But the accompanying interviews with showrunner Matthew Weiner should give you something to chew on until the show comes back.
See the pictures and read Weiner’s comments after the jump.
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Craig Gillespie‘s Million Dollar Arm stars Jon Hamm in a fictionalized story of a sports agent who finds himself marginalized in the business at home, and comes up with a scheme to find a new pitching star in India. Disney’s movie looks like exactly the sort of true-story sports film we’ve seen from Disney in the past, and does give actors like Aasif Mandvi, Suraj Sharma, and Lake Bell a chance to play with Hamm on the big screen. Check out a trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
This year has been a tough one for animated films. The Croods, Epic, Monsters University, Despicable Me 2, Turbo, and Planes all opened in the space of six months, and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Free Birds, and Frozen are due out in the next several weeks. But so far at least, 2014 is shaping up to be a bit less crowded.
Earlier this week, Pixar announced that they were moving The Good Dinosaur from 2014 to 2015, leaving the company without a feature next year. Now Universal Studios is following suit, pushing their Minions spinoff from holiday 2014 to summer 2015. Get the details after the jump.
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