Articles tagged jon hamm

21 Apr 2013 // 10:14 PM

In Defense of Don Draper

As Season Six of Mad Men continues, the controversial and iconic figure of Don Draper is back at it. Love him or hate him... you can't ignore him.

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Killing Osama bin Laden and David Mamet’s Special Ops Drama, ‘The Unit’

Viewing the world through a haze of vaguely remembered TV shows, tough-guy dialogue and TV jingles, the news about Osama bin Laden’s death quickly turned thoughts to The Unit, the TV series created by once-great writer David Mamet.

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30 Jul 2009 // 5:12 AM

Jon Hamm returning with ‘Mad Men’

PASADENA, CALIF. — Jon Hamm is on a roll. The show he stars in, AMC’s “Mad Men,” returns for a much-anticipated third season on Aug. 16.

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Obama & More Critical Commentary on Cultural Imperialism in 2008’s ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

The Day the Earth Stood Still was rich in contemporary and relevant social criticism despite the regurgitating an apocalypse narrative and re-hashing Keanu Reeves as another prophetic savior.

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22 Jan 2009 // 3:43 AM

‘Mad Men’ keeps its edgy edge

We’re starting right off with good news. Matthew Weiner, creator and driving force behind AMC’s Emmy-winning “Mad Men,” has signed a deal to

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11 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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15 Dec 2008 // 4:57 AM

Jon Hamm spent most of his life as just your average struggling actor. He has been in independent movies like “Kissing Jessica Stein” and had

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

On its face, casting Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, that most thoughtful visitor from another planet, seems inspired. Or maybe just obvious.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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5 Aug 2008 // 10:00 PM

Mad Men, Sad Men

The increasing prevalence and sophistication of advertising, the popularization of psychotherapy, and an emerging political consciousness in the American middle class all come to the fore in this excellent television series.

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28 Jul 2008 // 7:10 AM

BEVERLY HILLS - Though she’s been acting most of her life, Elisabeth Moss figures she’s fortunate she’s never been famous. That streak

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17 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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18 Oct 2007 // 2:24 AM

Passing the torch: From made men to ‘Mad Men’

For all its ups and downs and long delays between seasons, it wasn’t easy to let go of “The Sopranos.” When the landmark HBO

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31 Jul 2007 // 4:12 AM

ON THE TUBE: Critics go mad for AMC’s ‘Mad Men’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - I’m standing in the Milton Berle Dining Room at the Beverly Hills Friars Club when up walks a woman in

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25 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Mad Men

Mad Men is stylish and clever, showing men who are simultaneously at the pinnacle of their corporate and personal worlds, and at risk of losing everything.

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Jon Hamm finally gets his big break with AMC’s ‘Mad Men’

It was not exactly propitious when actor Jon Hamm left his native St. Louis and steered his trusty Corolla into L.A. with $150 in his

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