Mick Jagger

‘Vinyl’ Brings the Volume — and the Drugs — But Not Much Else

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In a late-era episode titled “The Crash,” Mad Men briefly devolved into total insanity. Fueled by a mysterious “energy serum” that increasingly looks like speed, the Sterling Cooper crew goes fully batshit for 48 hours, tap dancing and all, until Dick Whitman finds himself back in the whorehouse of his youth. It’s a manic, dreamlike break from the series’ typically elegant structure, throwing caution and even logic to the wind in favor of chasing its own characters’ high.
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The Most Scathing Reviews from Musicians’ Acting Debuts

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Musicians in movies are a dicey proposition. But we have faith in Adele, who will be starring in her first movie with Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. The filmmaker recently directed the singer’s video for “Hello” to rave reviews. This month also marks the anniversary of Elvis’ film debut in Love Me Tender, which was panned by the critics, but managed to perform at the box office. Singers turned actors in movies are a mixed bag at best, and at worst, like Elvis’ performance, are torn apart by cinema’s critical elite.
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