Morning Watch - Film Geometry

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a video essay takes a look at the differences between American comedy and British comedy while another looks how how geometry is used in movies to add another layer of visual storytelling. Plus, watch a supercut of a bunch of 1980s film production company logos that have long since been retired. Read More »

The Morning Watch - David Fincher VFX

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a video essay takes a look at the seamless, invisible visual effects in the films of David Fincher. Plus, find out what happened when master filmmakers Akira Kurosawa and Hayao Miyazaki met in 1993, and witness every single “That’s what she said” joke across all nine seasons of NBC’s The Office. Read More »

The Office Revival

This year NBC is bringing back the fan favorite sitcom Will & Grace for a new season, and they’re so happy with the proceedings that they’ve already ordered a second season of more episodes. But that might just be the first of several revivals the network brings to the table.

During publicity rounds at the Television Critics Association panels, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt revealed the network’s strong interest in bringing back the hit comedies The Office and 30 Rock at some point, as well as the staple political drama The West Wing and medical drama ER. Find out more below. Read More »

The Office 3D Floor Plan

Though the production design of shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation do their best to make the primary locations feel like a real place, it’s a sad reality that fans will never be able to walk through the offices of the Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company or the Pawnee City Hall. But the marketing department over at the real estate company Drawbotics decided to give us the next best thing.

Using their graphic design skills, Drawbotics created 3D floor plans of the sets of shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation as well as Silicon Valley, Mad Men and The IT Crowd. They’re impressively detailed and just might give you a better idea of how to navigate the offices of these shows as if they were real locations.

Check out the TV show floor plans after the jump. Read More »

David Brent Music Video

Our friends across the pond and down under will get to see Ricky Gervais back as the former Wernham Hogg Paper Company boss David Brent on the big screen in August. In a new mockumentary feature film, David Brent follows his dreams of being a rock star while working a new job as a cleaning products sales rep. David Brent: Life on the Road not only brings back flares of The Office, but also sees Brent hitting the road for a tour in his home country, complete with original music written by the inappropriate and awkward character himself.

Now you can get a taste of one of his tunes with a David Brent music video for a song called “Gyspy Lady.” It’s a love song as only David Brent can deliver about how he fell in love with some kind of gypsy, though he can’t remember her name. Watch below. Read More »

David Brent Life on the Road Trailer

For any fans of the original iteration of The Office, it appears this is as close as we’ll get to seeing a film adaptation of the comedy mockumentary series. Comedian Ricky Gervais is back as former Wernham Hogg Paper Company boss David Brent, only this time he’s a traveling salesman who is still desperate to follow his dream to become a rock star.

David Brent: Life on the Road is a mockumentary feature that follows the clueless title character as he self-finances a tour across the United Kingdom with his band Foregone Conclusion. As you might expect, audiences aren’t so keen to receive the band, and Brent continues to make every situation awkward with his inappropriate sense of humor and complete lack of self-awareness.

Watch the David Brent Life on the Road trailer after the jump. Read More »

David Brent

Ricky Gervais‘ relationship with Netflix continues. The streaming service recently released his last film, Special Correspondance, and they’re also the home to the Gervais-led series, Derek. Their latest venture together is The Office spinoff, which Netflix has just purchased and will distribute in select territories. The faux-rockumentaryDavid Brent: Life on the Road, follows the former Wernham Hogg Paper employee, David Brent, as he attempts to fulfill his dream of becoming a famous rockstar.

Below, learn more about The Office spinoff.

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Robert California as Ultron

Even though NBC’s comedy series The Office faltered in the seasons that followed the departure of Steve Carell, one of the most peculiar and entertaining characters to arrive during this time was replacement boss Robert California, played masterfully by James Spader, who went on to become the titular villainous artificially intelligent robot in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

But what if instead of recording all-new dialogue for the movie, Marvel Studios decided to just use lines delivered by Spader as Robert California? The result is an incredible mash-up where Robert California as Ultron may make the comic book villain a little more menacing that the real thing, mostly because you have no idea what the hell he’s talking about half the time. Read More »

Ricky Gervais The office

Everyone’s favorite terrible boss is coming back. Ricky Gervais has just secured financing for Life on the Road, a spinoff film which will pick up with The Office‘s David Brent years after his stint at Wernham Hogg Paper. So what exactly has he been up to? Get the latest updates on the Ricky Gervais The Office spinoff after the jump.  Read More »

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SNL Office Hobbit mash-up
This week’s Saturday Night Live host was Martin Freeman, star of The Hobbit trilogy, AMC’s Fargo television series and BBC’s Sherlock. One of the best sketches on Saturday night involved Freeman returning to The Office, the 2001 BBC television comedy series which spawned the NBC hit. But Freeman did not reprise his role as Tim Canterbury, instead playing his The Hobbit starring role as Bilbo Baggins in a sketch which imagines what The Office would have been like featuring the characters of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth saga. Watch the SNL Office Hobbit mash-up sketch embedded after the jump.
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