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That'd Be Greeeat: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Office Space

That'd Be Greeeat: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Office Space
Mike Judge has made a career out of satirizing his own life. He turned his upbringing in suburban Texas into King of the Hill, he turned his experiences working at California tech startups into Silicon Valley, and he turned his disillusionment with monotonous office work into the underappreciated ‘90s gem Office Space.

Related: You Killed Five Actors!: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Naked Gun

Starring Ron Livingston, Gary Cole, Stephen Root, and Jennifer Aniston in one of her earliest film roles, Office Space is both a brilliant satire of corporate America and a love letter to bored office workers. There are some really fascinating stories from the making of Judge’s beloved cult classic.
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Tina, Come Get Some Ham: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Napoleon Dynamite

Tina, Come Get Some Ham: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Napoleon Dynamite
After the cynical dark comedy of the ‘70s, the flashy broad humor of the ‘80s, and the nihilistic ‘90s comedy of Generation X, the 2000s paved the way for alternative comedy to shine. Quirky gems like Anchorman and The Royal Tenenbaums were captivating audiences everywhere.

Related: 10 Napoleon Dynamite Quotes That Will Stick With Us Forever

The quintessential cinematic offering of this era was Napoleon Dynamite, Jared Hess’ indie darling about an angsty Idaho teen who loves ligers and hates everyone around him except for his friend Pedro and his love interest Deb. Due to the low budget and off-the-radar production, there are some fascinating stories from the making of Napoleon Dynamite.
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Movie Idea: Some Kind of Sequel to Office Space

Movie Idea: Some Kind of Sequel to Office Space
It’s not even certain just what this would look like, but if someone could find a way to create a sequel to Office Space it almost feels like it would work. Maybe one idea could have Peter come back and try to mess around with the company that Michael and Samir are working at, and he needs to be brought in to pull another scam. Of course after 21 years one might think that Peter and Joanna would have moved on and he might not even be friends with his two former coworkers any longer. A person could think that

Movie Idea: Some Kind of Sequel to Office Space
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‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Coming Back with Two New Seasons, Spin-Offs, and Specials

‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Coming Back with Two New Seasons, Spin-Offs, and Specials
Beavis and Butt-Head” is coming back. Heh heh heh.

Comedy Central has announced a new deal with original series creator Mike Judge to reimagine MTV’s classic animated comedy. The network has ordered two seasons of the new series, which promises “meta-themes relatable to both new and old fans – Gen X parents and their Gen Z kids.” The deal also includes additional spin-offs and specials but specifics about those projects — as well as the release date for the upcoming two-season revival — are still under wraps

As with the original series, Judge will write and produce the series as well as voice the two dim-witted protagonists.

“We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts again as we double down on Adult Animation at Comedy Central” Chris McCarthy, president of Entertainment & Youth Group, said in a statement. “Beavis and Butt-Head were a defining voice of a generation,
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Beavis and Butt-Head Readies Return to TV on Comedy Central

Beavis and Butt-Head Readies Return to TV on Comedy Central
Beavis and Butt-Head may be the epitome of unapologetically un-pc 1990s-era coarseness, but the animated franchise, a former staple of MTV, is set to make a comeback (albeit its second comeback in a decade), this time on the cable television platform of Comedy Central.

Mike Judge, the Emmy-winning creator of the animated franchise, has finalized an expansive deal with Comedy Central to “reimagine” Beavis and Butt-Head with a new series, which officially includes a two-season order, along with spinoffs and specials. Judge will return to write, produce and reprise his voice role for both title characters. Indicatively, the new series will see the obtuse titular teen twosome, whose antics charmed the show’s original contemporaneous Gen-x audience, enter “a whole new Gen-z world.” Thus, as Judge states with brevity of the revival, “It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again.”

As the official description for the Comedy
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‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Reimagining to Air on Comedy Central

‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Reimagining to Air on Comedy Central
Comedy Central announced on Wednesday that a reimagined version of Beavis and Butt-Head, MTV’s beloved Nineties adult cartoon comedy, will be coming to the network.

The new version of the show, which originally aired from 1993 to 1997, will present the two teenage couch potatoes as Gen X parents raising their Gen Z children. Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge returns as writer, producer and voice actor for the series’ two leads.

“We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts again as we double
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‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Reboot Set at Comedy Central Under New Animation Deal With Mike Judge

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‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Reboot Set at Comedy Central Under New Animation Deal With Mike Judge
Beavis and Butt-Head are returning to TV.

Comedy Central announced Wednesday that the world’s favorite slacker teens are getting a reimagining at the cable network courtesy of original series creator Mike Judge. Comedy Central has ordered two seasons of the show as part of a new animation deal with Judge and 3 Arts Entertainment. The deal also includes potential spin-offs and specials.

As with the original series, Judge is set to write, produce and provide the voices for both iconic characters.

“It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again,” said Judge.

The series officially launched in 1993 on fellow ViacomCBS cable network MTV. It featured the titular duo offering satirical commentary on youth and adolescence. The show proved to be a cultural phenomenon, generating strong reactions both positive and negative.

“We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts again as
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‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Revival Set At Comedy Central With 2-Season Order, Spinoffs & Specials Planned In Deal With Mike Judge

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‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Revival Set At Comedy Central With 2-Season Order, Spinoffs & Specials Planned In Deal With Mike Judge
Beavis and Butt-Head are back, moving from Gen X to Gen Z and from MTV to Comedy Central. An expansive deal Comedy Central has inked with Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge and 3 Arts Entertainment calls for a reimagined version of MTV’s seminal, Gen X-defining adult animated sitcom, which has received a two-season order, as well as additional spin-offs and specials. Under the pact, Judge will write, produce and provide voice-over for both famous characters.

The deal with Judge is part of a major programming shift at Comedy Central toward ramping up adult animated content and building an original animated slate around South Park. Beavis and Butt-Head will join recently ordered animated series Jodie, a spinoff of MTV’s iconic Daria, with Tracee Ellis Ross voicing the main character and executive producing.

Beavis and Butt-Head and Jodie are part of the same animated universe as Daria was a spinoff from Beavis and Butt-Head.
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How The Apartment Shaped Cinema’s View of the Workplace

How The Apartment Shaped Cinema’s View of the Workplace
The cinema is usually where audiences go to escape the monotony of the daily grind, but filmmakers are often keen to drag us back to the offices where we reluctantly spend our lives. The farce and boredom of the corporate ladder is an ideal arena for comedy, and never has it been mocked more forensically than in Billy Wilder’s 1960 romantic comedy-drama, The Apartment. Following the professional and romantic relationships in the life of a sheepish insurance clerk, the film centred the role of the workplace in shaping our everyday existence, and in doing so set the template for decades of imitators on both the big and small screen. Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, The Apartment remains a timeless satire of the modern workplace.

Arriving on the tails of Wilder’s huge success with the madcap 1959 comedy Some Like it Hot, The Apartment represented a more down-to-earth effort for the veteran director,
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“Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films Of All Time: Volume 3” Chuckles About Comedy And Camp

“Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films Of All Time: Volume 3” Chuckles About Comedy And Camp
Rejoice film fans! Those of you who can’t get enough of cinema, and in particular fans of genre fare, are in for another treat. Two months ago, Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All Time series kicked off with a first volume centered on midnight movies, followed last month by a horror and science fiction centric second effort. Now, we have the final installment to celebrate. Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Vol. 3: Comedy and Camp is again focused one two genres, though it never suffers for the split approach. Hitting early next week for cinephiles the world over to enjoy, it’s a documentary that truly celebrates the movies. Who doesn’t need that kind of pleasure these days, especially while cooped up in your home? This is a documentary, part three of three in the Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All Time series,
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‘The First Time’: Actor Stephen Root

‘The First Time’: Actor Stephen Root
Longtime character actor Stephen Root is no stranger to acclaimed HBO series, having already appeared in Barry, True Blood, Veep and Boardwalk Empire. His next role for the network: A gig on HBO’s gritty Perry Mason reboot. In this installment of Rolling Stone’s The First Time, Root talks about his film debut, many of his beloved characters — Fuches on Barry, Jimmy James on NewsRadio, Bill Dauterive on King of the Hill — working with the Coen Brothers and his latest role.

“I had always known the original show Perry Mason from the Sixties,
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Debra Messing To Headline ‘East Wing’ White House Comedy In Works At Starz From Ali Wentworth & Liz Tuccillo

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Debra Messing To Headline ‘East Wing’ White House Comedy In Works At Starz From Ali Wentworth & Liz Tuccillo
Starz is developing East Wing, a half-hour comedy series starring Will & Grace alumna Debra Messing. It is created and written by Ali Wentworth (Nightcap), who will also appear in the series alongside Messing, and Liz Tuccillo (Divorce). East Wing is produced by Lionsgate and executive produced by Messing, Wentworth, Tuccillo and 3 Arts Entertainment’s Howard Klein and Molly Madden.

East Wing draws from the experiences of Wentworth’s mother, who served as Social Secretary in the White House during Ronald Reagan’s presidency in the 1980s. It tells the story of Hollis Carlisle (Messing), a hostess extraordinaire who juggles her threatened husband, rebellious children, Nancy Reagan’s Chief of Staff and a crippling social anxiety disorder. Ali will recur as Hollis’ best friend, Kelly Forbes, who is a stay at home mom and is threatened by Hollis’ success.

“The charm and relatability Debra brings to every character she inhabits
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Shawn Ashmore Stars in Crime Thriller Darkness Falls (out June 12th)

Shawn Ashmore Stars in Crime Thriller Darkness Falls (out June 12th)
Darkness Falls is an upcoming crime thriller, from director Julien Seri ("A Sun So Bright"). Starring Shawn Ashmore as a detective, this title was shot in Belgium. To show on June 12th, the film's story involves a detective's search for his wife's killer. Det. Anderson (Ashmore) believes her suicide was a cover for something more sinister. This release also stars: Gary Cole (Office Space), Richard Harmon and Lin Shaye. A trailer and poster were released for this film last week; both promotional items can be found here. The official synopsis also mentions a father-and-son serial killer team. This duo has been killing women and making each death look like a suicide, over a number of years. Now, someone has seen through their diabolical deeds. Vertical Entertainment will distribute Darkness Falls across the United States. On June 12th, this title will be available on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon, Apple TV,
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Braddock: Pandemic Parade VI

Braddock: Pandemic Parade VI
Helping you stay sane while staying safe… featuring Leonard Maltin, Dave Anthony, Miguel Arteta, John Landis, and Blaire Bercy from the Hollywood Food Coalition.

Show Notes: Movies Referenced In This Episode

Plague (1979)

Target Earth (1954)

The Left Hand of God (1955)

A Lost Lady (1934)

Enough Said (2013)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Down to Earth (2001)

Down To Earth (1947)

The Commitments (1991)

Once (2007)

Election (1999)

About Schmidt (2002)

Sideways (2004)

Nebraska (2013)

The Man in the Moon (1991)

The 39 Steps (1935)

Casablanca (1942)

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

The Night Walker (1964)

Chuck and Buck (2000)

Cedar Rapids (2011)

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

Duck Butter (2018)

The Good Girl (2002)

The Big Heat (1953)

Human Desire (1954)

Slightly French (1949)

Week-End with Father (1951)

Experiment In Terror (1962)

They Shoot Horses Don’t They? (1969)

Ray’s Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (1987)

Airport (1970)

Earthquake (1974)

Drive a Crooked Road (1954)

Pushover (1954)

Waves (2019)

Krisha (2015)

The Oblong Box (1969)

80,000 Suspects (1963)

Panic In The Streets (1950)

It Comes At Night (2017)

Children of Men (2006)

The Road (2009)

You Were Never Really Here
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For ‘The King of Staten Island,’ Going Straight to VOD Is No Laughing Matter (Column)

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For ‘The King of Staten Island,’ Going Straight to VOD Is No Laughing Matter (Column)
Is watching a movie in a theater a different experience from watching it at home? There are two answers to that, and both of them are correct. The answers are: 1) Yes, of course it is! and 2) It’s sort of different, but not really.

It’s a different experience for all the reasons you know in your heart it is. I won’t bother to list each of them. But I will say that every time I’ve ever been asked this question, which I have for decades before the streaming wars existed, I have always led my “Yes, of course!” with the same quintessential example: that there is no movie on Earth you would rather see with an audience, and that benefits more from a theater setting, than a Hollywood comedy.

Laughter, by definition, is an infectious thing. So when I think of watching a movie like “The King of Staten Island,
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At First, Jennifer Aniston Thought Cult Classic Was Just Another Day At The ‘Office’

At First, Jennifer Aniston Thought Cult Classic Was Just Another Day At The ‘Office’
In 1998, Jennifer Aniston was at the peak of her Friends popularity. Instead of making some romantic comedy as a star vehicle over her summer hiatus, she signed on for a quirky little ensemble comedy written and directed by Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge. She didn’t realize that, when Office Space was released the [...]

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‘4/20’ the Movie Arrives on April 20, Naturally

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‘4/20’ the Movie Arrives on April 20, Naturally
Movies traditionally are released in theaters on Wednesdays and Fridays, but come Monday, April 20, “4/20” the movie will be released on Vimeo on the date that’s considered a perennial stoner holiday — it has even greater significance this month seeing as the year is 2020.

Producer Corey Moss, a veteran of MTV and management company Principato-Young, says the film is taking its lead from “Super Troopers 2,” which opened on April 20, 2018, and went on to gross $18.4 million at the U.S. box office. “Whoever picked that release date was brilliant,” he says. “Back then, we jokingly said we should make a weed movie for next year’s 4/20. Then we jokingly said we should call it 4/20. Then we jokingly said it should be like ‘Love Actually’ or the Garry Marshall holiday movies, with multiple storylines that interweave.”

Actually, “4/20” has more in common with Kevin Smith’s stoner classic “Clerks” and Netflix’s series “Disjointed.
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People opened up because I'm the Beavis and Butt-head guy': Mike Judge on his new funk direction

People opened up because I'm the Beavis and Butt-head guy': Mike Judge on his new funk direction
The writer-director’s comedies – from Office Space to Silicon Valley – always sum up the spirit of their times. So why has he made an LSD-soaked cartoon about George Clinton and Bootsy Collins?

Few writer-directors have been as consistent and ruthless at capturing the moment as Mike Judge, although he never actually intends to do so. “It’s always a shock when something comes out and it feels so relevant,” he says, in his laconic surfer-dude tone, talking to me by phone from his home in Los Angeles. “But I tend to look at stuff that feels as if it’s everywhere, but nobody’s talking about.”

Judge, 57, is so beady at spotting what’s everywhere, his shows themselves end up becoming ubiquitous, the thing everybody’s talking about. It is impossible to imagine 90s TV without his seminal hits, Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill, the former satirising the worst of youth culture,
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People opened up because I'm the Beavis and Butt-head guy': Mike Judge on his new funk direction

People opened up because I'm the Beavis and Butt-head guy': Mike Judge on his new funk direction
The writer-director’s comedies – from Office Space to Silicon Valley – always sum up the spirit of their times. So why has he made an LSD-soaked cartoon about George Clinton and Bootsy Collins?

Few writer-directors have been as consistent and ruthless at capturing the moment as Mike Judge, although he never actually intends to do so. “It’s always a shock when something comes out and it feels so relevant,” he says, in his laconic surfer-dude tone, talking to me by phone from his home in Los Angeles. “But I tend to look at stuff that feels as if it’s everywhere, but nobody’s talking about.”

Judge, 57, is so beady at spotting what’s everywhere, his shows themselves end up becoming ubiquitous, the thing everybody’s talking about. It is impossible to imagine 90s TV without his seminal hits, Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill, the former satirising the worst of youth culture,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Pandemic Parade III

Pandemic Parade III
Here are many more movies to watch when you’re staying in for a while, featuring recommendations from Steven Canals, Larry Karaszewski, Gareth Reynolds, and Alan Arkush with special guest star Blaire Bercy from the Hollywood Food Coalition.

Please support the Hollywood Food Coalition. Text “Give” to 323.402.5704 or visit https://hofoco.org/donate!

Show Notes: Movies Referenced In This Episode

Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)

Groundhog Day (1993)

Kung Fu Mama a.k.a. Queen of Fist (1973)

Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (1974)

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (2019)

In The Mood For Love (2000)

Hunger (2008)

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Fargo (1996)

Night of the Lepus (1971)

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Soylent Green (1973)

Silent Running (1972)

Canyon Passage (1946)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

The Professionals (1966)

Ride Lonesome (1959)

Carrie (1952)

The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Hello Down There (1969)

The Brass Bottle (1964)

The Trouble With Angels (1966)

Pollyanna (1960)

Tiger Bay (1959)

The Parent Trap (1961)

Endless Night (1972)

The Family Way (1966)

Take A Girl Like You (1970)

Freddy Got Fingered
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