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10 Life Lessons We Learned From Watching Office Space (1999)

10 Life Lessons We Learned From Watching Office Space (1999)
It's hard to believe that Mike Judge's seminal comedy classic, Office Space, is over 20 years old at this point, but it's still as culturally relevant as ever. In fact, workers who have had to slug it out remotely from home during the pandemic have probably had time to realize just how grueling the traditional office environment can be on one's resolve.

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There's more to the movie than bellyaching about the rat race, however. Office Space is a story about one man's willingness to let it all go -- to eek his way through his own career for the sake of taking back his identity. There are a few lessons that people from all walks of life can appreciate in this hilarious workplace-related comedy.
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Academy Invites 395 New Members for 2021, Including Robert Pattinson, Andra Day, Steven Yeun

Academy Invites 395 New Members for 2021, Including Robert Pattinson, Andra Day, Steven Yeun
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the 395 artists and executives that have been invited to join this year — about half the number of last year’s class. The 2021 class is comprised of 46% women, 39% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities and 53% international from 49 countries outside the United States. Of the 395 invitees, 89 are former Oscar nominees, including 25 winners.

Eight individuals have been invited to join by multiple branches and must select one branch upon acceptance. They include Leslie Odom Jr, Kaouther Ben Hania, Craig Brewer, Lee Isaac Chung, Emerald Fennell, Shaka King, Alexander Nanau, Florian Zeller.

Other big names among the newly invited include Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek, “Promising Young Woman” original screenplay winner Emerald Fennell and “Minari” stars Steven Yeun, Ye-ri Han and recently crowned supporting actress Yuh-Jung Youn.

In the directing category, new invitees include Janicza Bravo, Nia DaCosta, Cathy Yan, Darius Marder, Michael Almereyda, Lizzie Borden,
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Oscars: Academy Invites 395 New Members Including Recent Oscar Winners Yuh-Jung Youn, Emerald Fennell, Florian Zeller, H.E.R.

Oscars: Academy Invites 395 New Members Including Recent Oscar Winners Yuh-Jung Youn, Emerald Fennell, Florian Zeller, H.E.R.
Oscar winner Yuh-Jung Youn, who took Supporting Actress in April for Minari, along with a number of her recent fellow acting nominees including Maria Bakalova, Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby, Leslie Odom Jr., Paul Raci, and Steven Yeun, are among the new class of 395 artists and executives who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. A number of other recent winners and nominees including both of the latest screenwriting victors, Emerald Fennell and Florian Zeller, Music Score winner Jon Batiste, and all three writers of Oscar winning song “Fight For You” including H.E.R. are also on the list from the 17 branches of the Academy. Overall, there are 89 Oscar nominees, including 25 winners, among the new class. 46% are women, 39% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 53% coming from countries outside of the U.S. this time around.

Although receiving an Oscar and/or a nomination is a big plus,
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Academy Invites 395 New Members: Steven Yeun, Yuh-Jung Youn, Robert Pattinson, and More

Academy Invites 395 New Members: Steven Yeun, Yuh-Jung Youn, Robert Pattinson, and More
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations for 395 artists and executives working in film to join the ranks of a growing membership of more than 9,000 film industry figures. Per AMPAS, “membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority of Academy Aperture 2025.”

Statistically, the 2021 class is comprised of 46 percent women, 39 percent underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 53 international members from 49 countries outside of the United States. Among the new class are 89 Oscar nominees and 25 winners, including “Minari” Best Supporting Actress winner Yuh-jung Youn, Best Actor nominee Steven Yeun, multi-nominated director/writer Lee Isaac Chung, and co-star Ye-ri Han, plus “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” Best Actress nominee Andra Day, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” Supporting Actress nominee Maria Bakalova, “Pieces of a Woman” Best Actress nominee Vanessa Kirby, and Supporting Actor nominees Leslie Odom Jr. (“One Night in Miami”) and Paul Raci
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Leslie Odom Jr., Maria Bakalova and Steven Yeun Among 395 Invited to Join Oscars Academy

Leslie Odom Jr., Maria Bakalova and Steven Yeun Among 395 Invited to Join Oscars Academy
Oscar-nominated actors Leslie Odom Jr., Maria Bakalova and Steven Yeun are among the 395 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced on Thursday.

Also on the list of invites: actors Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Nicole Beharie, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Carrie Coon, Laverne Cox, Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby, Nathan Lane, Jonathan Majors, Robert Pattinson and Issa Rae; directors Lee Isaac Chung, Sean Durkin, Emerald Fennell, Jonathan Glazer, Shaka King, Darius Marder and Florian Zeller; and musicians Jon Batiste, H.E.R., Janet Jackson and Emile Mosseri.

Eight people were invited by two different branches: Chung, Fennell, King, Zeller, Kaouther Ben Hania and Craig Brewer were invited by both the directors and writers branches, while Alexander Nanau was invited by the directors and documentary branches, and Odom Jr. by both the actors and music branches. If they accept the invitations, double invitees must choose a single branch
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Previewing ’10-Year-Old-Tom’ and ‘Smiling Friends,’ HBO Max and Adult Swim Promote Newly Streamlined Slate

Previewing ’10-Year-Old-Tom’ and ‘Smiling Friends,’ HBO Max and Adult Swim Promote Newly Streamlined Slate
In their first public appearance since WarnerMedia merged the two development divisions this past April, execs from HBO Max and Adult Swim previewed their upcoming slates, releasing new footage from adult-skewing offerings “10-Year-Old-Tom” and “Smiling Friends,” while talking up several more.

Created by Michael Cusack (“Yolo: Crystal Fantasy”) and Zack Hadel (of the popular YouTube channel “psychicpebbles”), “Smiling Friends” picks up where the viral 2020 short left off, following the lives of two hapless cheer merchants sent to make their clients smile. Mixing 2D, primitive character designs with candy colors and the winking edge of an online forum, the series is due out later this year.

“[Though they’re both well known independently,] combined, Hadel and Cusack are doing something really special,” said Walter Newman, senior VP comedy development at Adult Swim. “From the character designs to the voice work, it represents a lot of what we’re trying to accomplish here.”

Adult Swim is also ready to
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‘NCIS’ in Talks With Gary Cole for Major Season 19 Role (Exclusive)

‘NCIS’ in Talks With Gary Cole for Major Season 19 Role (Exclusive)
Gary Cole is in talks for a major role in “NCIS” Season 19, Variety has learned exclusively from sources.

Details on the character Cole would play are being kept under wraps. The long-running CBS procedural was renewed back in April, with series lead Mark Harmon’s return to the series also being confirmed at that time. It had previously been reported that Harmon was looking to leave the show but ultimately decided to return. It is not yet known how big a role Harmon will play in Season 19, with sources saying that Cole may not be the only new face to join the show’s main cast in the upcoming season.

Reps for CBS declined to comment.

Cole most recently starred in the ABC sitcom “Mixed-ish,” a prequel to the network’s hit comedy “Black-ish.” He has appeared in over a dozen episodes of the critically-acclaimed drama “The Good Fight,” reprising
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The Copy Machine from The Office Almost Got Its Own Spinoff

The Copy Machine from The Office Almost Got Its Own Spinoff
It’s easy to imagine the blank looks that come from learning that a copy machine almost got a spinoff from The Office. Seriously, copy machines in an office setting usually sit there as a part of the setting or end up becoming a plot device that has its own little story, kind of like in Office Space when Peter and his friends took their anger out on the copy machine that had been giving them so many problems. The copy machine in this story thankfully didn’t mean such a violent end since it was instead focused around the idea of

The Copy Machine from The Office Almost Got Its Own Spinoff
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‘Solar Opposites’ co-creator Mike McMahan on weaving the wall storyline into a show about aliens in the suburbs [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Solar Opposites’ co-creator Mike McMahan on weaving the wall storyline into a show about aliens in the suburbs [Exclusive Video Interview]
The epic saga of the society of shrunken people that live in Yumyulack’s bedroom wall was always something that Mike McMahan wanted in “Solar Opposites,” but the approach to the story changed once the show found its home. “When we ended up at Hulu, we made the show-within-a-show the headline instead of something we would sneak in,” McMahan explains to Gold Derby in our Meet the Experts: Television Animation panel (watch the exclusive video interview above). The way that most people watch shows on streaming, including sometimes bingeing an entire season in one sitting, meant they could tell this side story in a much more compelling way. “We knew we had a captive audience and we could write it totally different and we really wanted to embrace that.”

Solar Opposites,” which is currently streaming on Hulu, centers on two aliens: Korvo and Terry. The duo fled their home planet when it was destroyed.
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Wtf Happened to Idiocracy?

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Wtf Happened to Idiocracy?
Wtf Happened To This Movie? – The JoBlo series that looks at troubled productions, curious creative decisions, box-office failures, surprising successes, and cult favorites! Mike Judge found massive success with his “Beavis and Butt-Head” TV series, but the transition to live-action proved far more difficult. After the box office failure of Office Space in 1999, Judge’s next effort Idiocracy fared even worse in 2006, with the studio practically burying his…
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8 Major Movie & Television Role Jennifer Aniston Turned Down

8 Major Movie & Television Role Jennifer Aniston Turned Down
Jennifer Aniston is one of the most successful actresses of all time, having thrived in both television and movies. Having been part of one of the greatest television shows of all time with Friends, her career has only skyrocketed from that point.

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Whether it's comedic movies such as Just Go With It or Horrible Bosses, or more serious roles such as her performance in Cake, Jennifer Aniston has shown her versatility throughout her career. However, while she's been involved in a lot of projects throughout her career, there have been times when Jennifer has actually turned down roles. Whether it was because of commitments to other parts or other reasons, these are a few roles that she has rejected throughout her career.
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Neo Winds Up in Office Space In This Deepfake Video

Neo Winds Up in Office Space In This Deepfake Video
So to tell the truth we haven’t all been in this situation since not all of us work in a cubicle, but a lot of us have been at dead-end jobs that we would love to get out of and it’s often hard to simply come in day in and day out to a place that you simply can’t stand. Just imagine if Neo took the blue pill, and This was the outcome. It’s pretty bleak, isn’t it? It might sound like I’m trying to give Office Space a bad name but to be fair, had it never turned around,

Neo Winds Up in Office Space In This Deepfake Video
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The Flash Adds Young Barry Allen Actor, Derry Girls Star & Internet Personality Rudy Mancuso

The Flash Adds Young Barry Allen Actor, Derry Girls Star & Internet Personality Rudy Mancuso
With production now underway, The Flash is slowly rounding out its supporting cast adding newcomer Ian Loh as the young version of the Scarlet Speedster, with Derry Girls star Saoirse-Monica Jackson and internet personality Rudy Mancuso cast in undisclosed roles. They join Office Space star Ron Livingston who will replace Billy Crudup as Barry Allen's father.

The addition of Ian Loh as a young Barry Allen adds further weight to the idea that The Flash will take a lot of inspiration from the comic book arc The Flashpoint Paradox, which sees the Fastest Man Alive travel back in time in an attempt to save his mother, who was murdered during Barry Allen's childhood.

Of course, messing with timelines so rarely works out well, and Barry's meddling finds him emerging in a much bleaker alternate universe in which the Amazons and Atlanteans are involved in an all-out war that has left the planet destroyed.
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Ron Livingston replaces Billy Crudup as Henry Allen in The Flash movie

Ron Livingston replaces Billy Crudup as Henry Allen in The Flash movie
Just a few days after the news that Billy Crudup is unable to reprise the role of Barry Allen’s imprisoned father in The Flash, Variety reports the film has already found its replacement. Joining the cast of the Warner Bros. and DC Films movie is Ron Livingston (Office Space) who will take over the role […]

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Ron Livingston is replacing Billy Crudup as The Flash's new dad

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Ron Livingston is replacing Billy Crudup as The Flash's new dad
Living out a fantasy that so many of us have had during a nostalgic viewing of Office Space or Band Of Brothers, Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen (a.k.a. The Flash) is about to get Ron Livingston to be his dad. (Is it weird that we want Peter from Office Space to be our dad? It’d be cookies for dinner every night!) …
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The Flash Movie Brings in Ron Livingston to Replace Billy Crudup as Henry Allen

The Flash Movie Brings in Ron Livingston to Replace Billy Crudup as Henry Allen
The Flash solo movie has found a replacement for Barry Allen's father. Ron Livingston (Office Space) is set to play the part of Henry Allen in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation. The part was previously played by Billy Crudup. However, the actor was not able to return to reprise the role due to scheduling conflicts. Specifically, Crudup has commitments on the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, which is filming its second season. Crudup's loss has turned into Livingston's gain.

According to a new report, Ron Livingston has officially been cast as Henry Allen in The Flash. The original plan was to bring Billy Crudup back. The actor had originally played the part alongside Ezra Miller's Barry Allen in the theatrical version of Justice League, which was released in 2017. We saw a bit more from Crudup in Zack Snyder's Justice League, which recently arrived on HBO Max. Unfortunately,
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‘The Flash’: Ron Livingston Replaces Billy Crudup as Barry Allen’s Father In New DC Film

‘The Flash’: Ron Livingston Replaces Billy Crudup as Barry Allen’s Father In New DC Film
Ron Livingston has been tapped to play Henry Allen, father of the Flash aka Barry Allen, in Warner Bros. and DC Films The Flash. Crudup fell off the project due to scheduling conflicts. Ezra Miller is on board to play the title character with Kiersey Clemons set to play Iris West. Sasha Calle is also on board to play Supergirl in the film and Maribel Verdu will play Barry’s mom.

It director Andy Muscheitti is directing the pic from a screenplay written by Christina Hodson. Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco are producing, while Marianne Jenkins is serving as executive producer.

Storyline details are being kept unwraps, but it is known that it will involve alternate dimensions and time travel with the hero trying to save his mother from being murdered.

Livingston, best known for the 1999 comedy “Office Space,” was most recently seen in ABC’s A Million Little Pieces.
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‘The Flash': Ron Livingston to Play Henry Allen in Superhero Movie

‘The Flash': Ron Livingston to Play Henry Allen in Superhero Movie
Ron Livingston will portray Henry Allen, the father of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen in “The Flash” standalone movie, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

Livingston replaces Billy Crudup who departed the role due to scheduling conflicts for the second season of Apple TV Plus drama “The Morning Show.” Crudup’s final performance as Henry Allen was in “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” which premiered last week on HBO Max. In addition, Ian Loh is also joining the cast and will portray young Barry Allen.

Spanish actress Maribel Verdú — best known for her roles in Alfonso Cuaron’s “Y Tu Mama Tambien” and Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” — is set play Nora Allen, the mother of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen.

Kiersey Clemons closed a deal to reprise her role as Iris West, the romantic interest of Barry Allen. The film is aiming for a spring/summer production start.
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‘The Flash’: Ron Livingston to Replace Billy Crudup as Henry Allen (Exclusive)

‘The Flash’: Ron Livingston to Replace Billy Crudup as Henry Allen (Exclusive)
Ron Livingston has been cast in “The Flash” and will portray the eponymous superhero’s father, Henry Allen.

He replaces Billy Crudup, who recently departed the role because of scheduling conflicts for the Apple TV Plus drama “The Morning Show.” Production for “The Flash” had been postponed due to the pandemic and is expected to begin sometime this year.

Ian Loh is also joining the cast as young Barry Allen. “Derry Girls” star Saoirse-Monica Jackson and internet personality Rudy Mancuso are rounding out the call sheet in undisclosed roles.

The Flash” stars Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster known as Barry Allen. The upcoming Warner Bros. film, slated to release in theaters on Nov. 4, 2022, marks the first standalone adventure for the Flash. His character previously appeared in “Justice League” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

As formerly announced, “Y Tu Mama Tambien” actor Maribel Verdú will portray the mother of Barry Allen.
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Loudermilk Season 3 Finds Stateside Home on Amazon Prime

Loudermilk Season 3 Finds Stateside Home on Amazon Prime
More than two years after its sophomore finale aired on Audience Network, Season 3 of Peter Farrelly and Bobby Mort’s Loudermilk comedy has found a Stateside home, on Amazon Prime.

Distributor Sony Pictures Television has announced that Seasons 1 and 2 of the comedy (20 episodes in all) will land on Prime Video this Friday, March 12, while the U.S. premiere date for Season 3 (which Canada got dibs on back in December) will be determined soon.

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