This year marks the 20th anniversary of the cult favorite comedy Office Space. The movie bombed spectacularly at the box office with just under $11 million made in its entire domestic run. That was barely enough to cover the film’s budget. But against all odds, the movie found a big audience on home video and cable and has since become one of the most quoted and beloved comedies of the ’90s.
Since this year is a milestone anniversary for Office Space, writer/director Mike Judge, cast members Ron Livingston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole and some key crew members sat down for an oral history of the film to discuss how it came together, who nearly starred in the movie, why Madonna finds Michael Bolton sexy and much more. Find out everything we learned from the Office Space oral history below. Read More »
HBO knows you want more Barry and Silicon Valley, and they’re going to give it to you. The network has officially renewed the two comedy shows for another season.
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Last May, we learned that comedian T.J. Miller would not be returning for the fifth season of Mike Judge‘s HBO comedy series Silicon Valley. About a month later, there was an extended discussion with Miller about why he left the show and how the tech world comedy series would continue without his character, the bombastic, obnoxious Erlich Bachman. However, it sounds like there may have been more going on behind the scenes that resulted in the supposedly mutual decision for Miller to leave the series.
In a new feature on the fifth season of Silicon Valley, coming to HBO later this month, Mike Judge opened up about what happened with T.J. Miller that resulted in him leaving the show. His departure didn’t have anything to do with the sexual assault allegation levied against him since the announcement about Miller leaving the show came months before that surfaced. Instead, it was Miller’s behavior on set and his perceived propensity to partake in certain vices that made it difficult and sometimes even impossible to work with him. And when you have a cast and crew relying on you to be ready to work, that just doesn’t fly. Read More »
Last month, we learned that actor/comedian T.J. Miller, who has been a staple of the first four seasons of the hilarious HBO comedy Silicon Valley, will not be returning for the show’s fifth season to reprise his role as Erlich Bachman. This past Sunday night, the season four finale revealed the character’s fate, but how will the show handle the character’s departure moving forward? Is there a chance we see Miller pop up again in a future season? We’ve sifted through a bunch of interviews given by the showrunners and Miller himself, and found the answers to what impact the Silicon Valley TJ Miller split will have on the show.
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Silicon Valley returns for season four on April 23rd. Former Pied Piper CEO, Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), is still a nervous wreck. After all these seasons, he’s probably been nervous for good reason. A lot goes wrong for Richard on this show. Sometimes conflicts are quickly wrapped up, maybe a little too quickly sometimes, but each episode seems to provide him with a whole mess of problems.
If the Silicon Valley season four teaser is any indication, he still has plenty of problems to solve.
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A new animated show is on the way from The King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge. Cinemax has ordered eight episodes of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus, which is now in production. Judge co-created the half-hour comedy series with Richard Mullins and Dub Cornett (The Last Ride).
Below, learn more about the new Mike Judge animated show.
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Nerdland comes from the mind of Andrew Kevin Walker, the writer behind Se7en, Wong Kar-wai’s killer BMW short film “The Follow,” and a supposedly great script that Joel Schumacher butchered and rewrote into 8mm. Not since the 2010 remake of The Wolfman has Walker had a feature film credit, but we’ll soon see an original, R-rated animated movie with his name on it.
Below, watch the new Nerdland trailer.
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This election season has been something else. There has been so much nonsense and stupidity thrown around in this intense political climate that many have pointed to the fact that Mike Judge‘s cult favorite comedy Idiocracy predicted that this kind of thing would eventually happen. In fact, there were supposed to be some Idiocracy-themed political ads that would have went after candidate Donald Trump, but they were axed by 20th Century Fox, and you can probably guess why.
But that’s not stopping Mike Judge and Idiocracy from making waves this election season. This year happens to mark the 10th anniversary of the comedy that features some rather insightful social commentary, much of which has become eerily accurate in the wake of the current election, and to celebrate; the film will be coming back to theaters next month thanks to Alamo Drafthouse.
Get the details on Idiocracy returning to theaters after the jump. Read More »
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For a few years now, writer-director Mike Judge and Terry Crews have talked about doing more with Idiocracy‘s President Camacho. Of course fans of the 2006 cult comedy are more than happy to see Crews return to the role, and we’ve seen him do so in a few Funny or Die videos. Crews and Judge were at one point discussing future opportunities for Camacho with Fox, and earlier this summer it was reported they were working on campaign ads for Camacho. But sadly, Fox has pulled the plug on the whole project.
Below, learn more about the cancelled President Camacho Ads.
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Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
If there are two things Hollywood loves right now, it’s 1990s nostalgia and reviving dormant properties. In that light, it’s probably just a matter of time before someone, somewhere, makes another attempt to bring back the iconic animated comedy Beavis and Butt-Head. Series creator Mike Judge, for one, thinks it could happen. Although this time, there could be a twist: Judge speculates that it could return as a live-action series. Read More »