Ever since Steve Carell turned in his resignation at The Office, the actor hasn’t looked back at the comedy television world that made him famous. But seven years later, the Oscar-nominated actor is making his long-awaited return to comedy TV with Space Force, a new Netflix comedy created by Greg Daniels and Carell. Ahead of the show’s premiere this Friday, Netflix has released a new Space Force featurette highlighting Carell’s exciting return to comedy TV and the star-studded cast that includes John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, and the recently passed Fred Willard.
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The last time actor Steve Carell and writer/producer Greg Daniels teamed up, it resulted in The Office on NBC, a show that initially stumbled in the shadow of its British predecessor but became one of the greatest television comedies of the 21st century. Now Carell and Daniels have ventured out on their own with Space Force, an original workplace comedy coming to Netflix that takes a cue from the real life creation of a space warfare branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Unfortunately, while the series literally shoots for the moon, it has a hard time staying focused in a number of ways, from a fluctuating, inconsistent comedic tone to meandering, insignificant sideplots. It’s not a complete mess, but it certainly doesn’t feel ready for launch. Read More »
While a lot of big blockbuster movies intended for release this summer have been pushed back to a new release date, some of the smaller movies are heading straight to VOD. Jon Stewart‘s political comedy Irresistible falls into the latter category as Focus Features has announced the movie will premiere on VOD in June. And there’s a new featurette about the film, too. Read More »
Netflix’s new comedy series Space Force reunites The Office executive producer Greg Daniels with the workplace comedy’s star Steve Carell in a send-up of the wild endeavor of the Donald Trump presidency to create a branch of the military dedicated to colonizing the moon and creating an intimidating presence in space. The first teaser trailer left something to be desired with a disappointing lack of jokes. But this new Space Force trailer is a vast improvement, even if it does have a couple big comedic whiffs. Read More »
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, watch as John Krasinski puts together a reunion of The Office cast members to remotely recreate the dance number from Jim and Pam’s wedding for a couple celebrating their nuptials. Plus, listen to a message from Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm thanking the Star Wars fans who spend their days as medical workers saving as many lives as possible in the middle of a pandemic, and watch Ben Stiller and his late father Jerry Stiller on an old episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Read More »
The Space Force is very much a real thing that the current presidential administration somehow thinks is important and necessary. It’s also a solid concept for comedy, or at least that’s what Netflix thought when they picked up the aptly titled Space Force series from The Office co-creator Greg Daniels and the show’s former star and producer Steve Carell. Unfortunately, the first Space Force trailer makes the show look like as much of a shitshow as the idea of creating a real Space Force. Read More »
Get ready to head to space…from the safety of your own home. Netflix’s Space Force, a new series co-created by The Office alumnus Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, takes one of the 10 bajillion stupid ideas from a certain someone who shall remain nameless, and turns it into comedy. Carell plays a general tasked with getting the newly created Space Force off the ground…and onto the moon. Netflix just announced a premiere date for the show, and released a slew of first-look images.
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John Krasinski wants some good news amid the seemingly endless barrage of bad news about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And nothing brightens people’s days more than a mini The Office reunion. Krasinski is giving the people what they want with his new online show Some Good News, a charming homemade YouTube series in which Krasinski delivers heartwarming news stories and brings on special guests. And he brings a doozy of a special guest for his very first show: his former The Office co-star Steve Carell.
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Steve Carell was one of the biggest reasons for the success of The Office on NBC, thanks to his portrayal of the extremely inappropriate but loveable idiot Michael Scott, manager of his branch of the Dunder-Mifflin paper company. That’s why his departure in the seventh season of the series really took a toll on the show’s quality, and it never really recovered until near the end of the final season. It was thought Steve Carell was ready to move on to bigger things, but what if we told you he didn’t want to leave the show at all? Read More »
For the past four years, we’ve been desperately missing Jon Stewart‘s voice. The former host of The Daily Show stepped down right before the 2016 elections and we’ve been deprived of Stewart’s acerbic jokes over the current political climate. But Stewart is finally back — though not in front of the camera. Stewart writes and directs the political satire Irresistible, which stars Steve Carell and Rose Byrne as two rival political consultants battling it out in America’s heartland over a race for mayor of a small Wisconsin town. Watch the Irresistible trailer below.
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