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The New Golden Age of British TV Comedy

Every once in awhile, Britain rules over America. The Office, Spaced, Coupling and other British shows are gradually narrowing the Atlantic-sized gap between the United States and England.

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11 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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15 Oct 2008 // 10:01 PM

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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31 Aug 2008 // 7:00 AM

The Promotion (2008)

Someone once said that all men live lives of quiet desperation. For those in middle management, said anxiety can be anything but silent. It’s

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Whatever flaws this Apatow-produced genre parody may carry, it's all forgotten when you're presented with a DVD overstuffed with extras that are almost as funny as the movie itself.

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17 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

How hilarious, you can imagine someone pitching, the word "Cox," repeated over and over, makes for all sorts of double entendres.

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11 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Part 5 - Beyond the Envelope

The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.

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7 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Office: Season Three

Fans met the news of an American adaptation of The Office with outright skepticism, but it's safe to say that the American version of The Office has lost little of the original's sense of unease in its portrayal of the American workplace.

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9 Sep 2007 // 9:41 PM

Blades of Glory

It takes genuine pros to make the mock-sport movie look like a worthwhile competition. A brisk, disposable amusement.

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22 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Office

The Office offers someone we can always laugh at: Michael (Steve Carell), arguably the most sympathetic asshole on television, ever.

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2 Apr 2007 // 4:57 AM

Where there’s a Will, there’s a payday

The ice kings pulled in lots of cold cash this weekend. “Blades of Glory,” a goofball figure-skating comedy starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, earned $33

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30 Mar 2007 // 2:15 AM

Blades of Glory (2007)

As pleased with itself as any other Will Ferrell comedy, Blades of Glory targets buddy and sports movie conventions, and -- oh yes -- ponders the profound gayness of figure skating.

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Jon Heder takes to the ice in his next biggest thing since ‘Dynamite’

Jon Heder is on the phone from Los Angeles nearing the end of a long string of press interviews for “Blades of Glory,” his comedy

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29 Mar 2007 // 2:02 AM

Skating comedy gives Ferrell a chance to sparkle

They call it the Paul Newman Syndrome: An actor takes a role, as, say, a race car driver, and then develops a lifelong love for

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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10 Jan 2007 // 7:59 PM

Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Office

Michael's misguided efforts to ingratiate himself with his subordinates and all but force them to be his friends are the core of The Office's comedy.

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26 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Office

Aside from making its occupants physically uncomfortable, the office intensifies their confrontations, forcing them to butt heads without the chance for literal escape from conflict.

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21 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Office

Whatever your thoughts on the new American remake of The Office, you have to give NBC credit for picking the right man for the job.

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