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TV's Elisabeth Moss & Michelle Dockery Head for Indie Film with Alex Ross Perry's 'Queen of Earth'

It's something of an anomaly these days when not one, but two of TV's biggest stars head for indie film and not the other way around. So it goes for Alex Ross Perry's "Queen of Earth," which will pair "Mad Men"'s Elisabeth Moss and Michelle Dockery of "Downton Abbey" as girlfriends on the edge.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 21, 2014 8:54 PM
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Emmy Watch: Flying Under Awards Radar, 'Mad Men' Still Soars

As the final season of "Mad Men" begins, freelancer Freddy Rumsen (Joel Murray) speeds through a sleek, cinematic pitch for Accutron watches, selling the fantasy of time harnessed, exploited, made beautiful. He's selling, in a sense, "Mad Men" itself. "It's not a timepiece," his tagline goes. "It's a conversation piece."
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • August 19, 2014 6:18 AM
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Why You Must Watch 'Calvary,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The One I Love' & 'Moebius' This Weekend (TRAILERS)

This weekend, you have no excuse not to get out to the movies, as one of the most satisfying popcorn films of the summer, and a gobsmacking Irish drama, hit theaters.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 1, 2014 10:30 AM
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WATCH: Mark Duplass & Elisabeth Moss Deepen Their Relationship in Mysterious 'The One I Love' Trailer

The greatest asset of Sundance entry “The One I Love," which RADiUS-TWC in finally releasing in theaters August 15, is a central mystery that no one wants to reveal. Thus the trailer and all the marketing materials are deliberately vague, as are interviews with Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss and directors Charlie McDowell (son of Malcolm) and Justin Lader. A first trailer doesn’t delve into the specifics except to say that "Love" is not your typical relationship drama.
  • By Anne Thompson and Nick Newman
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  • July 18, 2014 3:37 PM
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WATCH: Maggie Gyllenhaal Adopts the Queen's English in 'The Honourable Woman'

British actors have long headed west to star in American films and TV shows; now, it seems, American thespians are headed east to do the same.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 7, 2014 12:05 PM
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Tribeca Film Nabs 'Listen Up Philip,' Starring Elisabeth Moss and Jason Schwartzman (TRAILER)

Today, Tribeca Film announced that its acquisition of the North American rights to "Listen Up Philip," Alex Ross Perry's dark, quirky comedy about a young novelist and the characters of his life.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 23, 2014 1:35 PM
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Linklater's 'Boyhood' Sweeps Seattle International Film Festival Audience Awards

Nearly 90,000 audience ballots were submitted for the Seattle International Film Festival's Golden Space Needle audience awards in five categories, which were swept handily by Richard Linklater's epic "Boyhood." It won Best Film, Director, and Actress (Patricia Arquette).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 10, 2014 7:39 AM
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Twisty Relationship Drama 'The One I Love,' Starring Moss and Duplass, Gets a Release Date UPDATED

UPDATE: The Weinsteins' boutique label RADiUS has given a day-and-date to Charlie McDowell's buzzy Sundance sci-fi relationship dramedy "The One I Love," which stars Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass as an unhappily married couple who try to sort out their issues over a long weekend at a bucolic vacation home prescribed by their marriage counselor (Ted Danson). Let's just say they discover way more than they bargained for.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 23, 2014 3:43 PM
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'Mad Men' Season 7 Begins: Everything You Need to Read and Watch Before Sunday's Premiere

With the seventh and final season premiere of "Mad Men" mere days -- or its first half, anyway -- catch up with Sterling Cooper & Partners this weekend by binge-watching the sixth season, now available to stream on Netflix. Here's what you need to know, read and watch before season seven hits AMC on April 13.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 4:59 PM
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The Top Ten 'Mad Men' Episodes (So Far)

"Mad Men" is a series with relatively little interest in picking up exactly where we left off last week. Indeed, AMC's flagship drama, which begins its seventh and final season on Sunday, delights in the episode as an art form unto itself. Here, with the requisite caveat that rankings are silly and subjective as well as good fun, are the ten best:
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • April 9, 2014 1:20 PM
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