Glen's Road Trip

Glen’s Road Trip

Apr 9, 2014

In Mad Men Episode 6.12, The Quality of Mercy, Glen Bishop and his friend Rolo drive to visit Sally when she’s on her overnight visit to Miss Porter’s School. Just for fun, here’s their road trip.

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From Russia With Love: 50th Anniversary

Apr 9, 2014

For From Russia With Love’s 50th anniversary, I have a guest post up at The Film Experience. After 23 official films and 2 unofficial ones, From Russia With Love, the second James Bond adventure, remains the greatest of them all. Considered an iconic film in many ways, it may surprise the casual Bond viewer to [...]

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Number One Fan

Number One Fan

Apr 8, 2014

In pop culture, “number one fan” is usually code for “celebrity stalker” (i.e. Annie Wilkes in MISERY or the scores of Sandy Bates fanatics in STARDUST MEMORIES). That plot device gets turned on its ear in “The Bachelorette Party,” an enjoyable comedic short directed by Mark Feinsod starring Charla Lauriston and Matt Kaplan. Former child [...]

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Mad Men Season 7 Premiere: Spoiler-Free Review of "Time Zones"

Mad Men Season 7 Premiere: Spoiler-Free Review of “Time Zones”

Apr 7, 2014

Following is a spoiler-free review of the Season 7 premiere of Mad Men: Time Zones. Very minor events that occur during the course of the episode are mentioned below, and I feel free to reveal things that Matthew Weiner has revealed in recent interviews. If that’s too much for you, be warned.

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Scandal: Liv For A Day

Scandal: Liv For A Day

Apr 4, 2014

In this week’s episode, Scandal takes its shirt off and asks us if a government free of corruption is really what we want. Is it, Scandal Nation? IS IT?

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Basket of News, March 29-April 4, 2014

Apr 4, 2014

Mad Men dropped a psychedelic trailer for Season 7: [The music is apt...but the intriguing question is whether it is period correct. -K] Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks share pics from behind the scenes at Mad Men. [Even more than the ones Polly Draper left in the comments last week. -K] Pics from the Mad [...]

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The Americans: It's Okay, It's Good

The Americans: It’s Okay, It’s Good

Apr 3, 2014

The world of The Americans continues to darken. Philip and Elizabeth love each other, but they’re having alter-ego issues. Stan’s put his team in hot water, and now Claudia has too. Worst of all, Emmett and Leanne’s killer is still at large — and he may hit the Jennings family next.

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Fan Art Thursday: Walking Dead Photo Art

Fan Art Thursday: Walking Dead Photo Art

Apr 3, 2014

“Sasha from Russia” has a chilling and beautiful series of photo-based Walking Dead fan art. In honor of Still, here’s Beth. Here’s the whole series.

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The Better Half Continuity Goof

The Better Half Continuity Goof

Apr 1, 2014

Another Mad Men timing glitch. I have to agree with those who have found Season 6 to be somewhat sloppy. Although there are always little problems, and that’s perfectly normal, there are more problems in timing in Season 6 than in any previous two seasons combined; perhaps more than in all combined. Anyway, Episode 6.09: [...]

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The Walking Dead: A (Season 4 Finale)

The Walking Dead: A (Season 4 Finale)

Mar 30, 2014

What a let-down. Look, I expected a cliffhanger. To absolutely no one’s surprise, The Walking Dead has been renewed for a fifth season, and TWD likes cliffhangers, so I didn’t expect all the Terminus answers in A. But some? Most of this episode was taken up by flashbacks and by resolving the Claimed Guys Are [...]

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Scandal: Glass Houses

Scandal: Glass Houses

Mar 28, 2014

Only in Scandalworld can the death of The Actual Worst inspire a stampede of volunteers to take his place. This week, everyone vies not only to make horrible choices, but to do so repeatedly, in an uninterrupted stream of suckiness that lasts to the end of the episode.

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Basket of News, March 22-28, 2014

Mar 28, 2014

Our Basket overfloweth!  Let’s start with a few minutes from the Mad Men panel at Paley Fest 2014: Deadline reports more, including that Matthew Weiner introduced the season-finale screening but was absent for the Q&A.  IndieWire has even better coverage.  There’s a bit more at THR.  Outside, Vincent Kartheiser went a little True Detective in [...]

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The Americans: Animal

The Americans: Animal

Mar 27, 2014

Is your face your face? Are your children your children?

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