Screen Junkies » Matthew Weiner http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:53:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Are You Here’ Trailer: Owen Wilson Gets To Be In Movies Again http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/are-you-here-trailer-owen-wilson-gets-to-be-in-movies-again/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/are-you-here-trailer-owen-wilson-gets-to-be-in-movies-again/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:38:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262080 The feature film debut of 'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner.

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For his feature film debut, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has made probably the furthest thing from Mad Men. Starring Owen Wilson as a horny weatherman and Zach Galifianakis as the crazy guy, Are You Here seems to hit all of the marks you’d expect in an Owen Wilson/Zach Galifianakis buddy movie but, since its Wiener, this movie will also feature a plot and emotions.

After his dad dies, Galifianakis inherits everything and gets into a legal battle with bitter sister, Amy Poehler. Rather than  just murdering a giraffe like he did the last time his father passed away, he leans on Wilson for friendship and support as the legal battle intensifies.

Meanwhile Owen Wilson spends the film trying to get on top of the dad’s young, hot widow. Despite its creative pedigree, it is an Owen Wilson movie after all.

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AMC Breaking The Final Season Of ‘Mad Men’ In Half http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/amc-breaking-the-final-season-of-mad-men-in-half/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/amc-breaking-the-final-season-of-mad-men-in-half/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:18:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257052 Thanks a lot, 'Low Winter Sun'.

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Having found success with breaking the final season of Breaking Bad into two shorter seasons that air over two years, AMC is once again pulling that dick move with the final season of Mad Men. The cable network announced that since they don’t really have any new hit shows, they’ll air the first seven episodes this spring and the final seven in spring of 2015. Man, Creepy Glenn’s going to be like 30 by the time this sucker wraps up. We only have ourselves to blame for not liking Low Winter Sun.

The silver lining here is that the split has upped the original order of a 13-episode finale to 14 episodes. That gives us at least an additional 42 minutes to argue whether or not Don Draper is actually dead or not.

 

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Watch Matthew Weiner Go On And On For Like Six Hours http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-matthew-weiner-go-on-and-on-for-like-six-hours/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-matthew-weiner-go-on-and-on-for-like-six-hours/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2011 18:38:41 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=206162 If you start now you can be done by the weekend.

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The Archive of American Television is not messing around. They’ve released a 6-hour interview with Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, in which he goes into great detail about the show, his life, his philosophy on art, etc. I’m guessing he also has time to talk about whether he’s a boxers or a briefs man, who killed JFK, abortion, and which of the Herculoids are his favorites.

Anyway, I did watch a couple random bits of this, and it does seem kind of interesting. Maybe if I ever have a couple weeks free I’ll watch the whole thing. The video here is just the first hour, and you can watch the rest here. There’s some interesting stuff about the development of “Mad Men,” like the hilarious revelation that January Jones (who plays Don Draper’s wife Betty) auditioned for the role of Peggy. If you’ve never seen “Mad Men,” trust me, that’s interesting.

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‘Mad Men’ Creator On Board For Fifth, Sixth, And Possibly Seventh Season http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/mad-men-creator-on-board-for-fifth-sixth-and-possibly-seventh-season/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/mad-men-creator-on-board-for-fifth-sixth-and-possibly-seventh-season/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:59:34 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204882 The "Mad Men" team is one big happy family again. Now they can go back to telling stories about a bunch of really unhappy ones.

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Well, it appears that creator Matthew Weiner isn’t going anywhere for the next two to three years. AMC and Lionsgate have just announced that they have locked him down for seasons five and six (and possibly seven). Sooooo, we’ll be watching”Mad Men” until the characters are driving DeLoreans and listening to “Safety Dance.” Yay!

This news comes off the heels of the announcement this morning that Lionsgate signed Tyler Perry up for two more Madea movies, which puts Lionsgate’s net goodwill accumulation today at “breakeven” or “slightly down.”

While it was granted that Mad Men would resume production in 2011 for airing in 2012, Weiner’s involvement was unknown as he was rumored to have objected to some of AMC’s stipulations, including one more commercial break per episode, the elimination of some recurring characters, and product placement. It’s unknown how those issues shook out, but knowing how well Hollywood keeps a secret, we should have that information in the next 15-20 minutes.

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AMC Officially OKs Fifth Season Of ‘Mad Men’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amc-officially-oks-5th-season-of-mad-men/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amc-officially-oks-5th-season-of-mad-men/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:15:14 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204189 Stop freaking out, hipsters.

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Negotiations have been tense between cable channel AMC and television super-genius Matt Weiner, creator of”Mad Men,” over the show’s fifth season. So tense, in fact, that some were speculating that we wouldn’t even get to see the fifth season at all, which would have had “Mad Men” going down in history as having one of the all-time least satisfying conclusions in TV history. Here’s the full statement from the American MadMen Channel:

“AMC has officially authorized production of season 5 of Mad Men, triggering our option with Lionsgate.  While we are getting a later start than in years past due to ongoing, key non-cast negotiations, Mad Men will be back for a fifth season in early 2012.”

While this is good news for fans, it seems like the previously reported issues Weiner had during negotiations – AMC wants to cut 2 minutes from each episode, devote more time to product placement, and let go of two cast members – have not been resolved. They could kill two of those birds with one stone if they made the Maytag repairman a regular character. Ideas! They’re in the air! (via Deadline)

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UPDATED: AMC Wants To See Less Of Their Hit Show ‘Mad Men’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amc-wants-to-see-less-of-their-hit-show-mad-men/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amc-wants-to-see-less-of-their-hit-show-mad-men/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:31:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204177 And creator Matthew Weiner's all like, "Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"

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UPDATE: AMC has picked up a 5th season of the show.

We were this close to a fifth season of”Mad Men,” but now the negotiations have hit a wall. Though he’s poised to rake in $30 million over the next two seasons, show creator Matthew Weiner isn’t happy with the terms set by AMC. Nor should he be.

The cable channel wants to increase product placement (ugh), trim the run-time of episodes (ugh again), and get rid of two cast members (AW HELL NAH). I know. That’s shocking news. How would Don Draper react?

An insider says, “This is their storied franchise, and they want it shorter and cheaper, with fewer actors and more product integration. The negotiations are about to collapse as a result.” Though reps say that the talks between the camps are continuing, it’s doubtful that the fifth season will be picked up in time for AMC’s April upfronts. Though the network will likely cave, it’s probably a pretty scary time to be the actor who plays Little Bobby. (Deadline)

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Fifth Season Of ‘Mad Men’ Still Not Guaranteed http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fifth-season-of-mad-men-still-not-guaranteed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fifth-season-of-mad-men-still-not-guaranteed/#comments Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:18:56 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21758 Matthew Weiner hasn't begun work on the fifth season of "Mad Men."

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Mad Men” has been a favorite of both critics and viewers of quality television for four solid seasons. And up to now, it’s been all but assumed that we’d be seeing at least a fifth season that could also serve as a “final season,” wrapping up all of the show’s disparate plotlines and thematic elements in a way that would surely satisfy all the fans of the show (except the ones on the internet). But now, show creator Matthew Weiner is telling Entertainment Weekly that he hasn’t begun working on the show’s fifth season while contract negotiations between AMC, the home of “Mad Men,” and Lionsgate, the production company take place. It looks like Weiner wants to continue working on the show, but is having to wait while financial issues between all the parties involved get worked out. Here’s Weiner on his vision for the show:

“I have every intention of making the show when they decide to work out their business with Lionsgate. I can’t wait to come back to work. I have said over and over in public that I want the show to go on and on and on until it has worn out its welcome with viewers and we can’t think of anything more for the characters to do.”

Weiner then took a contemplative sip of his Old Fashioned, stared off into the distance with a mixture of regret and longing, and sexually harassed his secretary.

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