By Ashleigh Schmitz
Fans of Elisabeth Moss on AMC's "Mad Men" can breathe a collective sigh of relief as creator Matthew Weiner confirms the actress will be back as Peggy Olson for the show's sixth season.
Moss “is going to be on the show next year,” Weiner told TV Line. “I can’t say how much, in what capacity or what [her story] is going to be, but she has not left the show.”
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One week later, and people are still talking about "The Avengers." If you're headed back to the theater to see it again or are just checking it out for the first time, we have the recommendation for your pre-viewing, plus pairings for the rest of the week's releases.
Check out this week's Double Feature Friday!
"Dark Shadows" & "Cronos"
In his latest collaboration with Tim Burton, Johnny Depp plays a good-intentioned, reluctant vampire. If that breed of blood-sucker is up your alley, check out Guillermo del Toro's "Cronos" before heading to the theater. The film tells the story of Jesús Gris, an elderly antique shop owner, who comes into possession of a device that turns the user into a blood-thirsty immortal. Del Toro fills "Cronos" with his signature, wonderful weirdness, and the movie marks his first collaboration with Ron Perlman, oddly the only American in the cast. "Cronos" is fun, exceedingly creepy, and definitely worth a look.
Before Joss Whedon ventured off to make "The Avengers," he got his friends together to film Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." The first footage from the low-budget film debuted this past Sunday, and it looks extra Whedon-y.
Also, "Kill Bill" becomes one, and the Drapers pose for a family portrait in today's Dailies!
The characters on "Game of Thrones" are so good at what they do you have to figure they learned it all somewhere. You know, like a Hogwarts for "Game of Thrones." A t-shirt on sale today (April 23) at TeeFury imagines what the crest might look like.
Also, find out what might happen in the next "Anchorman" and watch the actors from "Mad Men" go bowling...against Weird Al Yankovic, all in today's Dailies!
You read that title correctly. We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried, and luckily we don't have to. For those of you who don't watch the AMC show, let us sum up this "Mad Men" recap for you.
Kenny Cosgrove, a science fiction novelist under the pen name of Ben Hargrove, hides his passion from his everyday advertising world until his wife reveals his secret. During a dinner party, she again spills too much when she tells everyone the plot of one of Cosgrove's stories, "The Punishment of X4." In short, a robot collapses a bridge between two planets that humans use to travel daily. It's as amazing as it sounds.
"Lost" writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof began tweeting hilarious lines from the fictional novel. "The solution seemed obvious... create a commuter colony that would work on Nephytus, but live on Aton," he wrote. Do you think if we create a Twitition he'll write the whole book?
Also in April 16, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Arnold Schwarzenegger meets 50 Cent on set of their film "The Tomb," Nathan Fillion and Eliza Dushku tweet "Game of Thrones," Jonah Hill loves "Girls" and Rainn Wilson thinks "the greatest generation" wastes water.
Welcome to Watch It, a brand new column right here on MTV Movies Blog running down all the new and old movies and television shows we're currently slogging through. There's a lot of great (and not-so-great) material lurking out there that you've yet to put your eyes on, and this new weekly feature is here to fill those gaps for you.
So, what are we watching this week? Lots and lots of television. Many of us have returned to Westeros with "Game of Thrones," while others are traveling to other, considerably funnier wintery landscapes. Get those recommendations and more in this week's inaugural edition of Watch It.
These days, you might know AMC best for housing "The Walking Dead." A fantastic show to be sure, but you're missing out on another colossal television effort if you're not watching the network's "Mad Men." The Jon Hamm-starring drama weaves a carefully crafted story dealing with deception, racism, struggling businesses and other strong topics that are just as compelling today as they were during the show's 1960s setting.
After four strong seasons on television, it's not unreasonable to wonder whether or not "Mad Men" could take the leap from the small screen to the big one. During a recent press junket for "The Adjustment Bureau," we spoke with man-child accounts man Roger Sterling himself – actor John Slattery – about the possibility of a "Mad Men" movie, and he seemed game for the idea.
"Yeah, I mean, sure," he said when asked if he could envision such a film. But the possibility of a "Mad Men" movie isn't what interests Slattery the most – for the actor, he's simply impressed with series creator Matthew Weiner's seemingly endless ability to create stories set in the "Mad Men" universe.
There's probably not a nicer man at Sundance than Jon Hamm, the "Mad Men" actor who stars in "Howl" alongside James Franco. So when Don Draper himself graced us with his presence at this year's fest, we just had to get him into our ever-burgeoning Photo Booth gallery. Check out the result below, and then click here for more of our candid celebrity self-portraits.
Just about every woman alive is in love with Jon Hamm, and I'm certainly no exception to that rule. The wait between "Mad Men" seasons is very long, so it's wonderful to see him getting steady feature film work, developing into a leading man in his own right. But to put Hamm in a romance? Well that's just every woman's dream come true, right?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hamm is set to star alongside Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall ("Frost/Nixon") in "The Town," a romantic thriller to be directed by Affleck himself. "The Town" is based on Chuck Hogan's novel "Prince of Thieves," but don't look for any Kevin Costner antics here. This isn't Hogan's first time making news in recent months. The vampire book that he co-wrote with "The Hobbit" director Guillermo del Toro hit shelves at the beginning of June, to a positive reception from critics and average Joe/Jane readers alike. Read More...