With this sixth and
penultimate season of Mad Men comes a new work space, an updated group
of partners and a fresh start for SCDP, the people who work there, and,
likely, the other “mad” characters that make this show so captivating.
Garrett Hedlund is going to be a star.
The last time I felt this way about an actor in a less than stellar
spotlight was after catching Heath Ledger in the double feature of 10 Things I Hate About You and A Knight’s Tale.
Dror Moreh’s Academy
Award-nominated feature documentary The Gatekeepers explores the
grey areas of national security, not from an American perspective, but
rather through the cold survivalist logic of the leaders of Shin Bet,
Israel’s secret security force, which operates as a separate (but not
exactly disconnected) arm of the Israeli government.
Worldwide grosses are likely the primary reason the Joes earned a second chance at box office redemption, since GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
was a CGI mess of epic proportions with leaps of logic and science that
would defy even the most playful imagination using action figures in
I’m willing to forgive you if, when you hear the title Spring Breakers, you just assume it’s the latest all-American Hangover-inspired teen sex and drugs party orgy with schlumby male leads eager to make a name for themselves as Risky Business
When A&E first announced its newest scripted drama, a Psycho prequel set in modern day (Bates Motel, 10 p.m. Mondays), I was intrigued. But for a couple of characters audiences
already know turn out to be incredibly messed up, this Norma/Norman duo
ropes that sensibility closer to the mainstream with Tina Fey as a
Princeton admissions officer eager to take over the program, but she
ends up supporting a risky underdog (Nat Wolff) from an alternative
school who might be the child she gave up for adoption when she was in
What happens when a sassy drag queen (Alan Cumming) and a buttoned up
lawyer (Garret Dillahunt) seek to gain custody of a young man (Isaac
Leyva) with Down syndrome who has been abandoned by his drug-addicted