Articles tagged ricky gervais

Humor vs. Religion: An Unholy War, Part One

Even within the US, where democracy and political openness have fostered a rich tradition of rebellious humor, stains still linger from those periods when “God-is-on-our-side” attitudes swept the nation into a mass hysteria of obedience and fear.

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The Marriage Ref: NBC’s Next 10 p.m. Revolution?

When NBC moved Jay Leno to ten, the network thought it was going to change the very face of TV. The goals in developing Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref were undoubtedly more modest. But Jerry may yet succeed where Jay failed.

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PASADENA, Calif. — You can’t miss him. British comic Stephen Merchant, who co-wrote the original “The Office” and “Extras” with Ricky Gervais, is 6-foot-7 inches

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2 Feb 2010 // 4:00 AM

Ricky Gervais teams up with his Office co-creator Stephen Merchant for Cemetery Junction, a coming of age story set in 1970s Reading, Berkshire.

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2 Apr 2009 // 3:09 AM

If you were to view Ricky Gervais’ entire oeuvre, you could start in the morning and be done by dinner. There is not much: two

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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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‘Ghost Town’ star Ricky Gervais likes to do things his way

With his acerbic, fast-talking wit and eternally exasperated demeanor, English comedian Ricky Gervais is a master of taking an already ridiculous situation and making it

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19 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

Ghost Town

As you endure Ghost Town's unfunny "unfinished business," you can't help but be thankful for Téa Leoni's precision and classically screwballish physicality.

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18 Sep 2008 // 9:50 PM

‘Ghost Town’ is a Little Gem

Hollywood used to excel at what could best be described as the “little” movie. You know the type - small in scope, limited in appeal,

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‘Ghost Town’ star Gervais says there’s a lot of himself in his characters

Ricky Gervais is a comic with baggage. And he’s fine with that. It’s given him a TV career (the BBC version of “The

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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And so it comes down to this. “Celebrity Big Brother.” Of course. When you think about it - or even if you don’t much

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Extras: The Complete Second Season

Extras is filled with celebrity cameos, pratfalls, bawdy jokes, shameless mugging, and larger than life idiots.

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19 Aug 2007 // 12:59 AM

Stardust

Where and when, exactly, did Neil Gaiman earn all his geek love credentials?

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10 Aug 2007 // 6:08 AM

‘Stardust’ creator reflects on flights of movie fancy

If there were ever a moment the moviegoing public might suffer from a case of pixie-dust poisoning, now’s the time. With Hogwarts, hobbits and

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10 Aug 2007 // 12:30 AM

Stardust

What Stardust wields in star power, it lacks in original, or even interesting, storytelling.

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9 Aug 2007 // 1:44 AM

Michelle Pfeiffer winning acclaim for her recent work

Michelle Pfeiffer has been bracing herself for it all summer, that moment when a reporter would use “the c-word” to describe her re-emergence in the

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15 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Night at the Museum (2006)

A digital love letter to the fine art of F/X, a celebration of promotion and publicity, and a lot of misguided arrogance.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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