Office Space

1999, Movie, R, 102 mins


Office Space's Mike Judge Returns to His Tech Roots for HBO's Silicon Valley

Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener

A group of intelligent but frustrated programmers tired of working for "the man" take a big gamble to try to make it on their own terms. This premise may sound familiar to any fan of Mike Judge's 1999 cult hit Office Space, but it is also the basis for his new HBO comedy series Silicon Valley (Sunday, 10/9c, HBO).

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Bob's Burgers Exclusive Video: Gary Cole Fouls Up Linda's Valentine's Day Speed Dating!

Bob's Burgers

Sunday's Bob's Burgers is dedicated to the romantically challenged.

On the Valentine's Day-themed episode (8:30/7:30c, Fox), Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) makes Linda (John Roberts) a heart-shaped pancake for breakfast, a gesture that the Belcher children deem lame at best.

PHOTOS: TV's surprisingly sexy characters

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Beavis and Butt-Head Is Back! What's Old? What's New?

Beavis and Butt-Head

Ready for more Beavis and Butt-Head? Hope so, because MTV is bringing it back this fall. Series creator Mike Judge (the big brain also behind King of the Hill and the movie Office Space) and MTV President Van Toffler, a self-described B and B fanatic, spoke to reporters Friday at the fall TV previews about why it's coming back and how it'll be different.


Fans of the original series, fear not: Beavis and Butt-Head are the same emotionally stunted man-children you remember from their 1993-1997 run on MTV. In fact, it'll mostly seem like no time has passed at all. "I didn't want to do a big, conscious forcing of modern stuff on them, only when it makes sense," Judge says. Millennial nods will include one episode in which the pair sees Twilight and decides they want to "get chicks" by becoming supernatural creatures themselves. So they... read more

Gary Cole Gets Tagged for Fox Pilot

Gary Cole

Gary Cole has joined the Fox comedy pilot Tagged, has confirmed.

From writers-executive producers David Guarascio and Moses Port, Tagged is a workplace comedy set in a coroner's office. Cole will play... read more

Cheers & Jeers: The Closer Enlists Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Cheers to The Closer for recruiting Gary Cole as a guest star. 

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The ubiquitous character actor reports for duty in the Aug. 30 episode of TNT's summer hit as an Army Major who refuses to believe the killings of three servicemen just back from Afghanistan is a gang-related drive-by. It takes a strong actor to butt heads with Kyra Sedgwick's Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, but Cole is more than up to the task.

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DVD Tuesday: Severance and Workplace Hell

Severence DVD box art courtesy Magnolia Home Entertainment

DVD Tuesday Severance demonstrates that corporate team-building retreats arent just wastes of time and an excuse to squander money on high-priced consultants theyre honest-to-God murderHalloween is almost over and how could I let it pass without recommending just one more scary movie But non-horror buffs take heart Severance like three other recent favorites of mine Shaun of the Dead 2004 Slither 2006 and Black Sheep 2006 is both genuinely funny and genuinely scary Contrary to what many filmmakers seem to think its a tough mix to pull off but when you get it right its magic The setup is a horror-movie standard Strand a squabbling cross-section of humanity in the middle of nowhere old dark house uncharted island lost space scow desert shack unmapped cave complex et al and unleash hell on them And who better to unleash hell on than a pack of slick sales-and-marketing types say the seven-person team responsible for putting a kinder gentler read more

December 5, 2006

Angela was great tonight. Maybe even the best guest star of the season so far. She was a nice addition to the show because she actually made me see the hostage norms that I have come to take for granted in the last several weeks in a different light. Now I think I’ve written “Poor hostage taker” nearly every week, but it was new to hear it coming from the negotiation end. I suppose it’s a necessity for negotiators to keep some amount of emotion distance from the HTs, though. They can’t sympathize to the levels that Angela did; of course they have to choose the safety of the innocent bystander first. That said, maybe it is important to understand both the bad and the good in a criminal. Angela seemed to have a special talent for that. Even Matt and Emily pointed that out.And while her ability to empathize was touching, my jaw hit the floor at the audacity of her call to bring in an armored truck. Now I’ve been told once or twice that I’m a ... read more

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Question: I normally really enjoy your column, but how could you label Standoff a loser? It's clearly one of the best new shows of the season so far. Ron Livingston proved himself worthy of leading-man status long ago with Office Space and Sex and the City, and he has great chemistry with Rosemarie DeWitt, who has already been labeled "the find of the season." The show is both funny and suspenseful with strong characters and an interesting premise. What's not to love? Answer: Let's start with the premise, which pretty much exhausted itself in the pilot episode. Wouldn't it have been more interesting if their relationship hadn't been exposed in the very first scene? Then the situations, which get more ridiculous by the week. I won't argue that Livingston is a major star waiting to happen, but I can't imagine this will be the vehicle. Fox is getting off to a pretty rocky start again this fall, and I would imagine either Standoff or Justice will be gone before the new year. I'm sorry to ... read more

Ron Livingston's Nightmares Scenario

Ron Livingston, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

Some actors possess an Everyman quality that gives them the versatility to take on any role. Ron Livingston is that type of guy. After gaining notoriety as a member of Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn's crew of Swingers, he went on to play a conflicted World War II captain in HBO's Band of Brothers. This fall the Iowa native gets his first opportunity to play a series lead on Fox's hostage-negotiator action-drama read more

Spike Lee Inspired King of the Hill?!

King of the Hill and creator Mike Judge

This Sunday (at 7:30 pm/ET) will mark the 200th episode and 10th season finale of Fox's King of the Hill. The achievement is yet another feather in the cap of series creator Mike Judge, who turned Beavis and Butt-head into household names and directed the oft-quoted cult hit Office Space. Known as read more

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