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Daniel Radcliffe Leaves Potter Behind, Re-Teams with Jon Hamm in UK's 'A Young Doctor's Notebook' Season Two (VIDEOS)

A new season of Brit drama "A Young Doctor's Notebook," once pegged as a four-part miniseries for the UK's Sky 1, now offers Daniel Radcliffe an extended stay in the television realm -- and life beyond Harry Potter.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 9, 2014 12:32 PM
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This Weekend, Head to 'Godzilla' and, At Last, 'The Immigrant' (TRAILERS)

Marion Cotillard in "The Immigrant"
At long last, those lucky enough to live in New York or Los Angeles can see director James Gray's measured, masterful period film "The Immigrant" this weekend. Those inclined toward multiplex fare can comfortably seek out "Godzilla" and "Million Dollar Arm," which both offer plenty of popcorn pleasures. Meanwhile, two other small-scale indies off the festival pipeline arrive: "Chinese Puzzle," and "Half of a Yellow Sun."
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  • May 15, 2014 3:22 PM
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Director Craig Gillespie Talks 'Million Dollar Arm' and Doing the Dramedy Dance

Craig Gillespie is no stranger to offbeat drama and comedy, and "Million Dollar Arm" represents his greatest dance with dramedy. The inspirational biopic about recruiting two raw talents from India and turning them into major league baseball pitchers in less than a year also afforded "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm the opportunity to show off the full range of his acting chops, according to the director.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 9, 2014 2:26 PM
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Career Watch: As 'Mad Men' Enters Its Final Season, Can Jon Hamm Rebrand Himself as a Movie Star?

As "Mad Men" prepares to close shop, can Jon Hamm rebrand himself as a movie star?
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • April 14, 2014 6:05 AM
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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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Things I Learned at the 'Mad Men' Season Seven Premiere, Review Roundup: "The beginning of the end" (TRAILER)

My favorite moment at the "Mad Men" Season Seven premiere: when AMC president Charles Collier asked the sprawling ensemble to rise from their seats at Hollywood's Arclight Theatre, Jon Hamm (Don Draper) and Kevin Rahm (Ted Chaough) caught sight of each other standing in the same row and waved. The Emmy-winning series is being celebrated by Time and Variety cover stories, Diane Sawyer's World News Tonight and Good Morning America before the final season of "Mad Men" debuts on April 13. (Trailer, poster and review round-up are below.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 3, 2014 3:19 PM
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WATCH: Hypnotic New 'Mad Men' Season 7 Trailer

Yet another maddeningly elliptical teaser has arrived for "Mad Men" season 7, set to premiere on AMC on April 13. Watch as everybody's favorite existential stress-cases disembark taxis and planes outside a sun-soaked airport.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 19, 2014 4:45 PM
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For Don Draper's Backstory, 'Mad Men' Creator Weiner Researched Captains of Industry

The latest episode of "Mad Men" ("The Quality of Mercy") is all about alpha males protecting their territory--in this case, the ad execs in the newly merged agency Sterling Cooper & Partners. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is undermining and challenging new partner Ted Chaough (Kevin Rahm), who is clearly infatuated with Draper's blossoming one-time protege Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), while Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) is trying to dominate upstart Bob Benson (James Wolk).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 21, 2013 3:45 PM
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WATCH: Jon Hamm and Larry David Clash in Teaser for HBO's 'Clear History'

"Clear History," which is set to debut August 10 on HBO, stars a hirsute Larry David and Jon Hamm, and is directed by Greg Mottola ("Adventureland"). In other words, we'll be watching it. Check out this new teaser for the film, which features Hamm unveiling an electric car model he calls "Howard."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 10, 2013 2:36 PM
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