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Think Your Job Is Bad? 10 Labor Day Movies

September 3rd, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Horrible Bosses
Hey, no one's saying you don't deserve a day off today - but there's probably someone out there who has it a lot worse. Here are 10 great Labor Day movies, featuring characters in employment situations we hope you never have to go through.

On the Waterfront: One of Marlon Brando's greatest roles is that of a man fighting against a mob-connected mob boss who had earlier convinced him to throw a boxing match (he coulda been a contender!). Sometimes you have to have to do the right thing, even if it's against the wishes of the person signing your paychecks.

Warning: Adult Language

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Our Favorite Jennifer Aniston Movies

February 24th, 2012 5:00pm EST
Wanderlust
Jennifer Aniston’s newest flick, Wanderlust comes out today and we are as excited as we were when Demi Moore ditched Ashton Kutcher. Also starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer’s current squeeze, Justin Theroux, Wanderlust comically explores the freedom of a nudist colonist. Now that we all have a naked Jennifer Aniston in our heads, let’s take a look at our other favorite Aniston movies.

He’s Just Not That Into You – Although this movie was a reality check to most women and made us cry just a tad into our pillows at night, it was hilarious and sweet at the same time. Grade A chick flick and on...
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Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Bosses'

July 6th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
boss photo
With so many clichéd, typical and tedious ones running rampant, what then makes a really memorable movie boss? Could it be the stern voice, an authoritative command or maybe even that unbridled rage that goes along with the pressure of a high-ranking position? Well, in anticipation of the upcoming boss-from-hell dark comedy "Horrible Bosses" (in theaters July 8 from Warner Bros.) we’re going to take a look at some of the best movie bosses the cinema has to offer. Ranging from goofy to bitter and eccentric to sadomasochistic, we are proud to present our...Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Bosses'!...
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Look Out Lady Gaga And Katy Perry, Here Come Beavis And Butt-head… Again

July 14th, 2010 3:45pm EDT
Here Come Beavis and Butt-head… Again
It's been quite a while since we've seen Beavis and Butt-head on the small screen, about 13 years to be exact. Rumors that new episodes were to be created began surfacing last week and now MTV has confirmed that they are in the works from creator Mike Judge. The show originally ran on MTV from 1993 - 97, featuring some 300 episodes on MTV and a full featured movie titled "Beavis & Butt-head Do America" in 1996.

From there, creator Mike Judge went on to create "King of the Hill" for fox as well as the cult-classic movie "Office Space." Last year Judge also released "Extract" and used the f...
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The Ballad Of 'Black Dynamite' And How A Film Got Lost

November 27th, 2009 10:26am EST
Black Dynamite
In October 2009, a modestly budgeted blaxploitation send-up called "Black Dynamite" launched onto screens and stayed there for about a week. After an opening weekend gross of roughly $131,000, averaging out to about $1000 per screen, the film's distributor quickly pulled it from theaters despite it gaining positive buzz in the press. Thankfully, however, the film's quick stint in theaters will be rectified by an expedited February release on DVD, and its internet buzz is growing stronger despite the studio's complete lack of effort in advertising the film. The story behind the making and re...
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Stephen Root Talks 'The Men Who Stare At Goats,' George Clooney & '24'

November 6th, 2009 3:15pm EST
Stephen Root
The new George Clooney led comedy, "The Men Who Stare At Goats", opens today and it is filled to the brim with a who's who spectacular cast that will make you find yourself scratching your head and saying, 'I cannot believe they're all in this!"

"The Men Who Stare At Goats" has roots in the Cold War; where the United States military tried using psychic abilities to destroy other people. Yes, attempts at learning how to stare people to death actually happened in the most serious of matters. Needless to say, it's funny through and through.

We were lucky enough to speak with Stephen Ro...
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Review: 'Extract' Is Funny But Not What Expected

September 3rd, 2009 9:44am EDT
Extract
"Extract" is not quite what was expected. Sure, it's funny. Sure, the awkward uncomfortableness of previous Mike Judge films ("Office Space," "Idiocracy") is here. There's just something, well, different. Certainly not in a bad way. There's just something a little more Grown Up about "Extract." If "Office Space" is the equivalent of a 25 year old human being, "Extract" represents that same entity at 38. And there are plenty of comparisons to be made to "Office Space."

Jason Bateman plays Joel (a mature and barely less disillusioned Peter Gibbons), the owner of an vanilla extract plant wh...
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Q&A: Dustin Milligan On Being A Male Gigolo In 'Extract' & Leaving '90210' For Good

September 2nd, 2009 11:30am EDT
Dustin Milligan
Dustin Milligan, formerly Ethan Ward of the new "90210," (Sorry ladies, he says there's no chance in hell he's returning) co-stars in the new Mike Judge directed film "Extract" (full review tomorrow). We've seen the film, and Dustin does his best to steal the scene as male gigolo Brad from co-stars Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck - notorious scene stealers themselves.

Dustin discusses what it's like to work on a Mike Judge film, his childhood porn watching habits and figuring out why Kristen Wiig thinks he's a perv.

Mike: The production notes from "Extract" describe Brad as a "dull-wi...
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'Beavis And Butt-Head' Return To Promote Mike Judge's New Film, 'Extract' (Video)

September 2nd, 2009 11:04am EDT
Beavis and Butt-Head Mike Judge Extract
Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis and Kristen Wiig star in writer/director Mike Judge's (Office Space) latest film about an extract factory owner (Bateman) who is going through a multitude of personal and work-related problems in his life, such as a cheating wife and an unfortunate mishap with a worker in his plant.

To help promote the film Judge resurrected two of his most classic characters, Beavis and Butt-Head, to share their thoughts about the film. According to the pair of 90s nit-wits, "Extract" is "an important new film" with a guy named 'Bateman' in it. You can probably se...
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Mike Judge Takes The Boss's Side In 'Extract'

August 31st, 2009 11:15am EDT
Extract
Mike Judge stuck it to the man with Office Space. The working man's anthem let the cubicle grunts get revenge on their bosses. Now in his latest comedy Extract, he takes the boss's side. Jason Bateman plays the owner of an extract factory, full of slacker employees.

This represents Judge's own transition from working stiff to media mogul. "I had worked so many jobs, by the time I got into animation, I was pushing 30," Judge said. "I'd already had so many jobs and I was always the employee, never had anybody working for me. Suddenly, when Beavis and Butthead happened, I had 30 to 90 peop...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Gamer,' 'Extract' & More

August 31st, 2009 11:11am EDT
Gamer
Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is my recommendation for the must-see movie of the summer. Anyone who has an appreciation for Tarantino's films will love this WWII epic.

Divided into chapters like his other directorial work, this story follows a much more linear path than earlier movies, but it still reflects his unique style and flair. Musically "Inglourious Basterds" feels like one part spaghetti western, one part 80s rock ballad, elevating the intensity of emotions and violence in a number of scenes.

As Lt. Aldo Raine, Brad Pitt is a crude, ruthless, brutally honest ...
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Eyal Podell Talks About New ABC Series 'Defying Gravity'

July 31st, 2009 1:13pm EDT
Defying Gravity
Eyal Podell recently sat down with us to discuss ABC's new drama, Defying Gravity. (Two hour Premiere Sunday @ 9PM ET) Television audiences might recognize Podell as being government spook, Ryan Burnett, on 24, or the beau-hunk teacher, Arian Korbel, on The Young And The Restless. Podell's in depth interview reveals that Defying Gravity is much more than just 'Grey's Anatomy in space.'

Starpulse: Eyal, you're on the new ABC series Defying Gravity. Can you tell us more about the show?

Eyal: Absolutely! It's about the mission, which includes eight people on a space shuttle that trav...
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Worst Jobs On Film

April 3rd, 2009 3:56pm EDT
Adventureland
Most people can empathize with a movie character who's stuck in a horrible, dead end job. We've all had that one job where we'd rather stab ourselves in the eye then go into the office for eight hours of pure torture. Whether it's a boring office job, a customer service-related job, or working at a run down amusement park for the summer like in Adventureland, some jobs are excruciating!

As a tribute to Adventureland, which opens today, we're spotlighting the worst jobs portrayed on film.

In The Pineapple Express, Seth Rogen plays a process server who serves people subpoenas to ap...
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Movies That Did Not Live Up To Their Potential

March 3rd, 2009 10:39am EST
Star Wars Episode III
Nothing can be more frustrating than something not living up to its potential. Movies are especially guilty of this. There's something about watching a movie that was on to something but didn't quite make it that can stick with you. Watching them unfold feels akin to a runner screaming towards the finish line only to fall and break their ankle thirty feet short. Films like these fall apart for many reasons be it last minute changes by a studio, unnecessary plot twists, or just good old-fashioned incompetence. For whatever reason, these movies are bad-they just didn't have to be. Here's a fe...
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'Ghostbusters' Tops Funny Films Poll

August 28th, 2008 9:53am EDT
Office Space
Ghostbusters has topped a new online poll of the "Funniest Films of the Past 25 Years." The comedy beat out National Lampoon's Vacation and Beverly Hills Cop to land atop the new EW.com survey.

But funnyman Christopher Guest is the most consistent player on the list; three of his films - This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting For Guffman and Best In Show make the top 20, while Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn make the top 25 twice each - Stiller for There's Something About Mary and new film Tropic Thunder, and Vaughn for Wedding Crashers and Old School.

The top 10 are:

1. Ghostbusters
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Mike Judge's 'The Animation Show: Volume 3' Comes To DVD; Win A Copy!

August 6th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
The Animation Show
Mike Judge (Beavis & Butt-Head, King of the Hill, Office Space) and Don Hertzfeldt return with another collection of incredible animated short films in The Animation Show: Volume 3 from MTV Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. This DVD brings together the best work from The Animation Show's 2007 theatrical program, as well as additional groundbreaking shorts. The collection compiles some of the latest work from today's leading independent animators including Mike Judge, Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Plympton, Joanna Quinn and PES, showcasing an enormous array of great animation rarel...
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An Inside Look At 'Family Guy' & 'American Dad'

July 31st, 2008 3:03pm EDT
Family Guy
For fans of Seth MacFarlane and his irreverent, hilarious cartoon shows, the San Diego Comic Con was an exciting place to be on Friday, July 25. "American Dad" and "Family Guy" gave previews of their exciting new seasons back to back, with most of the cast and writers in attendance.

MacFarlane was notably the center of most of the questions and attention, but he did remind the audience at one point that he is not the only writer on the shows. This sort of humility was surprising in the otherwise cheeky and pompous comedian, but nevertheless he was very sincere. He has recently used hi...
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Our Favorite TV Ensembles

June 12th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Lost
An ensemble cast is a group of actors in which each character/actor is assigned an equal level of importance to the story. Sometimes even if there is an established "main character," a show can be considered an ensemble because individuals are treated with the same care and development as everyone else on the show.

This sort of cast style gives the audience a chance to connect with several different characters rather than just one; if a viewer does not like one of the characters or cannot relate to them, there will be several more to choose from. It creates very broad storylines and v...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....
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Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Clueless
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....
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TV Stars We'd Like To See On The Big Screen

March 6th, 2008 2:34pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Television. It's a compelling medium in itself - but also frequently acts as a launching pad for actors chasing big screen dreams. To think that full-fledged movie stars like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Katherine Heigl all got their big breaks on television shows. So, who should the next TV-turned-movie star be? Here's our Top 10 List to get you thinking.

10. Morena Baccarin. Beauty meshed with an all-around intriguing persona should make Morena Baccarin a natural pick for big film projects. Yet, somehow she's flown largely under the radar, instead developing a str...
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'Tripping The Rift: The Movie'; The Really Rude Ride Begins March 25

February 17th, 2008 9:00am EST
Tripping the Rift
Space is the place as Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the never before seen movie version of the TV show, Tripping the Rift. The irreverent Sci-Fi Channel series known for wild cutting-edge CGI animation and a lusty sense of humor becomes even bawdier with an unrated full-length feature (including a special "making of" featurette) that will delight fans of this crude cult hit. With the sexy voice of Jenny McCarthy (Dirty Love) along for the latest misguided mission, the DVD lands in one hip package on March 25.

Tripping The Rift: The Movie is the saga of a bunch of derelict mutant m...
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TV On DVD Recommendation: 'Newsradio'

February 15th, 2008 4:28pm EST
Newsradio
The third-best comedy of the 1990s (behind "The Simpsons" and "Seinfeld"), "Newsradio" is also one of its least-remembered and lowest-rated despite being granted a lengthy five-season run. This is mostly due to the fact that the show had its airtime or airdate changed a staggering 11 times during its run. But now that all the episodes are available on DVD, you won't have to worry about not knowing when it's on.

Set in the offices of fictional New York radio station WNYX, "Newsradio" details the wacky goings-on among the staff. The cast is filled with comedic stars led by Dave Foley ...
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Must Avoid Movies of 2009

January 1st, 2008 11:00am EST
My Bloody Valentine 3-D
2009 is upon us, bringing with it all the hope that new year's usually bring. Usually, this hope is for health, happiness, and prosperity, and that is exactly how it should be. This year, however, I have an additional hope - or I should say, I had an additional hope - that Hollywood wouldn't soil our planet with films that make me wish my eyes had been burned out in some kind of electrical accident. Alas, ever the Cubs fan, I must wait for next year. Until then, I take solace in the fact that I may save you the pain of sitting through these movies.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Release Date: 0...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 20

September 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Asia Argento
Happy Birthday to "Marie Antoinette" actress Asia Argento (1975), "3rd Rock From the Sun" actress Kristen Johnston (1967), film and tv actor Robert Rusler (1965), "Hero" actress Maggie Cheung (1964), "Office Space" actor Gary Cole (1956), glass artist Dale Chihuly (1941), Italian actress Sophia Loren (1934), and "Zoolander" actress Anne Meara (1929).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 5

June 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Pete Wentz
Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (1979), "Four Brothers" star Mark Wahlberg (1971), "Office Space" star Ron Livingston (1968), smooth jazz legend Kenny G (1956), Psychedelic Furs singer Richard Butler (1956), Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain (1954), Sly and The Family Stone guitarist Freddie Stewart (1946), and British actor Tony Richardson (1928; d. 1991).
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'Home Purchasing Club' Spoofs Shopping Channels On VH1's VSPOT

May 3rd, 2007 9:00pm EDT
HPC
Home Purchasing Club is a web only comedy series brought to you by VH1's VSPOT player at www.BuyHPC.com Now in it's second season, this hilarious and twisted series spoofs home shopping channels and features cast from The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Office Space. The series was developed and created by Emmy Winner Brian K. Roberts and improv veteran Sean Masterson. New episodes of HPC will premiere every Monday exclusively online at www.BuyHPC.com and www.VH1.com.

Choice Quotes from Home Purchasing Club:

This plate celebrates Mensies!

Sometimes being a skank feels like a ful...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 26

February 26th, 2007 3:00am EST
Johnny Cash
Happy Birthday to "Lavagirl" Taylor Dooley (1993), football running back Marshall Faulk (1973), singer Eyrkah Badu (1971), American singer and butt of an "Office Space" joke Michael Bolton (1954), "X-Men 3" actor Bill Duke (1943), country singer Johnny Cash (1932; d. 2003), singer Fats Domino (1928), "The Odd Couple" actor Tony Randall (1920; d. 2004), voice actor Mason Adams (1919; d. 2005), "Honeymooners" star Jackie Gleason (1916; d. 1987), vaudeville actor Robert Alda (1914; d. 1986), Western actor Dub Taylor (1907; d. 1994), "I Love Lucy" actor William Frawley (1887; d. 1966), French a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 20

September 20th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Asia Argento
Happy Birthday to "Marie Antoinette" actress Asia Argento (1975), "3rd Rock From the Sun" actress Kristen Johnston (1967), film and tv actor Robert Rusler (1965), "Hero" actress Maggie Cheung (1964), "Office Space" actor Gary Cole (1956), glass artist Dale Chihuly (1941), Italian actress Sophia Loren (1934), and "Zoolander" actress Anne Meara (1929).
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