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April 6, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
The last time viewers caught a glimpse of Roger Sterling, the rakishly charming advertising executive played by John Slattery on "Mad Men," he stood naked looking out a hotel window, arms raised in a state of LSD-induced bliss. The image of Roger's bare rear end brought a note of levity to a season that was otherwise exceptionally gloomy, even by the brooding standards of "Mad Men," which returns to AMC Sunday. In addition to the usual mix of ennui and infidelity, the specter of death loomed over the series last year, culminating with the suicide of agency partner Lane Pryce in the penultimate episode.
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February 3, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik and Jessica Gelt
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday marked the abrupt end to an acclaimed career, but for audiences there will be much more of his performances to savor. The prolific actor had recently shot a wide variety of work that will be seen at numerous intervals between now and at least November 2015, when the fourth and final film in the "Hunger Games" series is set to hit theaters. The actor played chief gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the recent Lionsgate blockbuster "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as a man with complicated loyalties who stages the titular competition.
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April 20, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK--As Roger Sterling on "Mad Men," John Slattery plays  it brash, slick and  debauched. But even a hard-drinking womanizer needs a break once in a  while. And so it was that Slattery found himself in Maine last year starring as Richard, a taciturn logger thrust into the center of a tragedy, in the indie film "Bluebird. " "You take six months of the year doing [Roger Sterling] and you want to do something different," Slattery told The Times in an interview here Saturday.
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February 2, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt and Steven Zeitchik
When Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday, he left behind not just a rich body of work but a number of recently completed or in-progress productions, including the final two "Hunger Games" films. The prospects for that latter franchise has proved to be one of the big questions about the late actor's posthumous screen appearances; while Hoffman had completed shooting the first of those films, "Mockingjay: Part 1," the second film still had shooting days remaining for Hoffman. The actor played chief Gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the smash YA hit, appearing in the recent blockbuster "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as a man with complicated loyalties who stages the titular competition.
NEWS
June 3, 2009
A COUPLE OF MAD MEN Earlier this year, "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner outed himself as a regular reader of The Envelope's forums. Now's your chance to ask him questions directly. Weiner and "Mad Men" star John Slattery will be online for a live Web chat with Gold Derby blogger Tom O'Neil at 4 p.m. Thursday. TONY COUNTDOWN This Sunday is Broadway's big night, and even if you don't live within driving distance of the Great White Way, it's worth watching to get a taste of what may be touring through Los Angeles in the months and years to come.
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June 11, 2008 | Greg Braxton, Maria Elena Fernandez, Matea Gold and Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writers
MT. EMMY: To grab the brass ring -- or in this case an E ticket -- wrap yourself in raves and pack lots of buzz. This week's altitude readings are by Times staff writers Greg Braxton, Maria Elena Fernandez, Matea Gold and Lynn Smith. PEAKING POP THE CORK: If the critics were calling the shots, most of the awards would go to "The Wire" and "Mad Men," both of which earned four nominations in the 2008 Television Critics Assn. Awards to be handed out in July. CLIMBING MANLY MEN: Would you rather eat maggots with Bear Grylls, seek the source of the Amazon with Bruce Parry, spend a year with Dave Salmoni and a pride of lions or just watch all the survival show hunks battle for recognition?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Christina Hendricks, the ravishing redhead that set America's heart ablaze with her role as Joan Harris on AMC's "Mad Men," slept through the news of her Emmy nomination Thursday. "I just found out about 10 minutes ago," Hendricks said by phone from New York City. "I went to see a play last night and I turned my phone on silent - so I took the luxury of sleeping in until noon. So I'm exactly where I was when I heard: in bed. " She's only in New York for a few more days because her work will soon be done on co-star John Slattery's directorial debut, "God's Pocket," which also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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April 6, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Here's how I am afraid "Mad Men" will end next year: With Jon Hamm's Don Draper in a white suit, heading to Studio 54. Here's how I hope it will end: The whole series is revealed to be a story told by Roger Sterling (John Slattery) in a Ventura County sweat lodge. It may seem morbid to contemplate the demise of a show that has so inarguably changed the nature of television for the better. Just when we seemed doomed to death by reality programming, AMC's "Mad Men" proved that smart, stylish television could drive the cultural conversation as effectively as any Kardashian.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt and Steven Zeitchik
When Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday, he left behind not just a rich body of work but a number of recently completed or in-progress productions, including the final two "Hunger Games" films. The prospects for that latter franchise has proved to be one of the big questions about the late actor's posthumous screen appearances; while Hoffman had completed shooting the first of those films, "Mockingjay: Part 1," the second film still had shooting days remaining for Hoffman. The actor played chief Gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the smash YA hit, appearing in the recent blockbuster "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as a man with complicated loyalties who stages the titular competition.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik and Jessica Gelt
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday marked the abrupt end to an acclaimed career, but for audiences there will be much more of his performances to savor. The prolific actor had recently shot a wide variety of work that will be seen at numerous intervals between now and at least November 2015, when the fourth and final film in the "Hunger Games" series is set to hit theaters. The actor played chief gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the recent Lionsgate blockbuster "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as a man with complicated loyalties who stages the titular competition.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2013
The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.  Following is a complete list of the films: U.S. Dramatic Competition Camp X-Ray / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Peter Sattler) -- A young woman is stationed as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she forms an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Christina Hendricks, the ravishing redhead that set America's heart ablaze with her role as Joan Harris on AMC's "Mad Men," slept through the news of her Emmy nomination Thursday. "I just found out about 10 minutes ago," Hendricks said by phone from New York City. "I went to see a play last night and I turned my phone on silent - so I took the luxury of sleeping in until noon. So I'm exactly where I was when I heard: in bed. " She's only in New York for a few more days because her work will soon be done on co-star John Slattery's directorial debut, "God's Pocket," which also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK--As Roger Sterling on "Mad Men," John Slattery plays  it brash, slick and  debauched. But even a hard-drinking womanizer needs a break once in a  while. And so it was that Slattery found himself in Maine last year starring as Richard, a taciturn logger thrust into the center of a tragedy, in the indie film "Bluebird. " "You take six months of the year doing [Roger Sterling] and you want to do something different," Slattery told The Times in an interview here Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Here's how I am afraid "Mad Men" will end next year: With Jon Hamm's Don Draper in a white suit, heading to Studio 54. Here's how I hope it will end: The whole series is revealed to be a story told by Roger Sterling (John Slattery) in a Ventura County sweat lodge. It may seem morbid to contemplate the demise of a show that has so inarguably changed the nature of television for the better. Just when we seemed doomed to death by reality programming, AMC's "Mad Men" proved that smart, stylish television could drive the cultural conversation as effectively as any Kardashian.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
The last time viewers caught a glimpse of Roger Sterling, the rakishly charming advertising executive played by John Slattery on "Mad Men," he stood naked looking out a hotel window, arms raised in a state of LSD-induced bliss. The image of Roger's bare rear end brought a note of levity to a season that was otherwise exceptionally gloomy, even by the brooding standards of "Mad Men," which returns to AMC Sunday. In addition to the usual mix of ennui and infidelity, the specter of death loomed over the series last year, culminating with the suicide of agency partner Lane Pryce in the penultimate episode.
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March 4, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Once neglected, now lionized, the legendary science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick speaks more to our time than he ever did to his own. Starting with 1982's "Blade Runner" and including "Total Recall" and "Minority Report," close to a dozen features based on Dick's work have generated more than $1 billion in revenue. Now "The Adjustment Bureau" is poised to add to that total. What makes Dick so appealing to our wary, distrustful state of mind is, in novelist Jonathan Lethem's words, his "remarkably personal vision of paranoia and dislocation.
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March 4, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Once neglected, now lionized, the legendary science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick speaks more to our time than he ever did to his own. Starting with 1982's "Blade Runner" and including "Total Recall" and "Minority Report," close to a dozen features based on Dick's work have generated more than $1 billion in revenue. Now "The Adjustment Bureau" is poised to add to that total. What makes Dick so appealing to our wary, distrustful state of mind is, in novelist Jonathan Lethem's words, his "remarkably personal vision of paranoia and dislocation.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2013
The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.  Following is a complete list of the films: U.S. Dramatic Competition Camp X-Ray / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Peter Sattler) -- A young woman is stationed as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she forms an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2010 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Silver-haired John Slattery, 48, received his third outstanding supporting actor in a drama series Emmy nod for the role of Roger Sterling, the dapper, devilish ad exec of AMC's "Mad Men. " The Boston-born actor made his directing debut this season, capping a career spanning TV, film and Broadway and such roles as Will Truman's brother, Sam, on "Will and Grace," Gabrielle Solis' defunct husband on "Desperate Housewives" and one of Carrie Bradshaw's many...
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