Coogan’s comic Brit ass beats our stateside variety
Get ready for heaps of ridiculousness.
Ricky Gervais is a man on a mission. After seeing his own musical dreams go up in smoke back in the '80s, when the failure of his little-known New Wave group Seona Dancing thrust him towards comedy, Gervais wants to make the musical dreams of his fictional character David Brent (from the UK version ... More >>
The writer/director on filming in NYC, George Romero and saying no to bad script notes.
The awards ceremony everybody acts like they care about (but nobody really does) is back. That's right, the Golden Globes, those annual accolades bestowed upon Hollywood's finest by the justified and ancient Hollywood Foreign Press Association, air this Sunday at 7 p.m. on NBC. And as an added tre ... More >>
Just as relevant as the Academy Awards. Sorry.The 2011 awards season kicked off Sunday night with the 68th installment of the Golden Globes, a.k.a. That Awards Show No One in Hollywood Takes Seriously But They All Attend Anyway Because They're Too Chickenshit to Blow It Off. Though now that ... More >>
Mental disability as comedy in Dinner for Schmucks
The good stuff won't be free for much longer.My backyard flooded, I went half-blind on fireworks, and I am exponentially losing my agility. This was the week in TV Land: • As if to taunt my very desires, Hulu announced last week that it's launching Hulu Plus, a paid version of the site th ... More >>
I wash myself with a rag on a stick.What the hell, let's jump right in: • Conan O'Brien's exit deal with NBC included a number of stipulations about when he could appear on TV again and when he could resume his late-night hosting duties for another outlet. Well, after a few months away, ... More >>
The sun chased the rain, I can feel summer coming, and I was greeted at the door by a rabbi that looks like Joaquin Phoenix. This was the week in TV Land: • So, this is dumb: South Park has been forced by Viacom to bend to the will of Muslim extremists. The show's 200th episode was a two- ... More >>
My wife and I have been married for almost 14 years. In that time, we've had to come to a certain...understanding about each others' tastes.We agree mostly on the big stuff, like politics (pinko), finances (slightly more free-spending than Ebenezer Scrooge), and child-rearing (sleep in a drawer a ... More >>
I'm confused by curling, ready for spring, and oh yeah: I got engaged. This was the week in TV Land: • There's a guy out there with a blog called "The Final Season of LOST as Seen by Someone Who Has Never Seen." I think it's missing a word at the end, but whatever. The whole gimmick is th ... More >>
If you saw the Golden Globes -- or, more likely, if you surfed the net the next day for highlights (because Lord, those speeches were as long and pointless as the drawn-out walks to the stage) -- then you saw Ricky Gervais tear into the American version of The Office. All in good fun, of course.( ... More >>
You know awards season is in full swing when all the celebrities converge upon the Beverly Hilton to get drunk and act like receiving an award from the same organization that once honored Pia Zadora is something to be proud of.That's right, it was Golden Globes night last Sunday. And while the just ... More >>
The weekend's gone, the sun is out, and the only marathon I did this weekend consisted of Whataburger taquitos. This was the week in TV Land: • So! Conan and Jay are probably not going to make buddy comedies together any time soon, or ever. The growing animosity between the two -- mainly ... More >>
Ricky Gervais can only get so far, or so funny, with The Invention of Lying.
Ricky Gervais sees dead people. And they bring him to life
John Flansburgh discusses the duo's career
Matthew Vaughn hacks at Neil Gaiman's fantasy wonderland
Disney's Valiant effort never leaves the hangar
In David Brent's The Office, it's better to be popular than competent
NBC hopes Coupling is its next hitcom, which bugs the show's biggest fans