As the Television Critic Association winter press tour rolled on yesterday, NBC made a slew of announcements regarding The Office. Some of it, like the news that B.J. Novak (aka Ryan) will return in the spring following his filming of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, were mundane. Other stuff, like the decision Read More
Steve Carell don’t break our hearts! No, we’re not upset because you’ve signed on for yet another terrible sounding family film-in this case, Brigadier General, a period comedy (uh-oh) about a French soldier during the Napoleonic wars who thinks he’s much braver than he actually is (eeek!). While that certainly sounds bad, we understand that Read More
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday on ABC. And in preparation, we thought it would be fun to give you a little help on your office pool. Welcome to Day 4 of our Emmy preview!
We’ve already handicapped both supporting races and the lead actresses. Now it’s time to look at Read More
Let’s say you’re a magazine editor and you need to illustrate a special issue about office life: What do you do for art? If you’re the editor of Businessweek and you’re compiling a special Business @ Work issue in collaboration with readers (a first, according to the magazine’s Web site), you just do Read More
Running time 110 minutes
Written by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember
Directed by Peter Segal
Starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson
Peter Segal’s Get Smart, from a screenplay by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember, is based on a satiric television series with characters created by Read More
We really do like him when he’s angry! Although general wisdom might have advised against bringing the Hulk—the mild mannered scientist by day, giant green ragey monster by night—to the screen again, after the Ang Lee’s adaptation went splat in 2003, The Incredible Hulk did pretty well last weekend. The Edward Norton-starring flick made $54.5 Read More
Heartbleeders, both literally—ew!—and metaphorically—aw!—speaking, ruled over the weekend. Saw IV (No. 1) grossed over $32 million nationally and averaged over $53,000 at 8 theaters in the city, while Dan in the Real Life (No. 2) took in a respectable $12 million in national receipts, and did similarly respectable business in the city with an over Read More
This weekend we’ll be treated to a blessed break from the heavy-duty Oscar-hopeful onslaught of late. If, like us, you have barely been able to breathe under the weight of recent movies (see Reservation Road, Rendition, Things We Lost in the Fire—ouch! It hurts!), Halloween torture flicks might actually feel like relief. The folks at Read More
In Virgin, Hanne Blank reminds us that the idea of virginity exists for no other animal species. And what would our world be like if for us, too, the idea simply did not exist? No Donna Martin, struggling to keep her legs firmly shut through seven seasons of 90210. Steve Carell might still be on Read More
Today, at a multiplex near you, Steve Carell loses it at the movies with The 40-Year-Old Virgin. As Andy Switzer, the film’s eponymous virgin, finally gets to know a woman, you know, biblically, critics across the country are turning to The Bible itself to make sense of the Universal comedy.
Well, not Read More