The Unmanageable Manager

Friday, March 20 by

The new boss for the northeastern branches, successor to Jan and Ryan, comes into the office so Michael can introduce him to his branch to get to know it better, while Jim has to suffer because he wore a tux to work that day to mess with Dwight for being strict about the dress code.  The new boss is none too lenient, though, and starts cracking down on office spending while several office women eye his good looks.  Michael doesn’t like the new boss too much, and pesters David about him.  It’s the shot in the arm this Office season needs, and it’s right after the jump.


Thursday, March 19 by

Today, Columbia Pictures released the full theatrical trailer for Year One.  We get to see Jack Black and Michael Cera leave their village, head out on a way old school road trip and run into some familiar figures along the way (like a pissy Cain and Abel played by Paul Rudd and David Cross). I'm glad that Michael Cera's getting to spread his wings at least a little bit.  He's still playing the awkward, quirky geek that we've become accustomed to, but at least he's doing it in the ancient world.  It kinda works.  Check out the trailer after the jump and tell us what you think about this Michael Cera and Jack Black epic team-up in the comments section. 


Thursday, March 19 by

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Thursday, March 19 by

Sleep Dealer, from relative newbie director Alex Rivera, takes its visual cues like a westernized, live action version of some funky used-future Japanese anime flick.  Set against the backdrop of the US-Mexico border in some kind of alternate, not-so-distant future, it already seems disturbingly credible.  Don't take your border patrol friends opening night.  Check out the trailer and a more detailed plot synopsis after the jump.

Sleep Dealer

Thursday, March 19 by

Director: Alex RiveraCast: Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas, Luis Fernando Peña, Giovanna Zacarías, Marius BiegaiSynopsis: A young Mexican man from the provinces, whose family and home are destroyed by terrorist-seeking drones, goes to Tijuana. There he joins a workforce of illegal workers whose labor is transported electronically across the border, and finds the means to avenge the violence.Release Date: April 17, 2009


Thursday, March 19 by

If you've opened your eyes or unplugged your ears over the last couple of weeks, you'll remember that I Love You, Man opens tomorrow.  All the posters have been celebrating the "bromance" between Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, and have been shunning Rashida Jones, who plays Rudd's fiancée, Zooey, in the film.  This is a travesty, but we are here to remind you of how great Rashida Jones is. You may remember her from The Office as Karen Filipelli, Jim's O.G. (that's original girlfriend, thank you.)  She'll also be appearing in NBC's upcoming Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari-starring Parks & Recreation.  And she went to Harvard.  So she can beat you at chess.  Check out some photos of Rashida and a clip from her appearance on the brilliant online series, Wainy Days, after the jump.

Thursday TV Preview

Thursday, March 19 by

The Office and 30 Rock continue to churn some laughs out of you for yet another edition of 'Must See Thursday.' Michael gets some stiff competition from the new Vice President of Dunder Miff, and Drew makes another appearance on 30 Rock while Jack fights for Tracy to stay on with TGS. Not to be outdone is Pres. Obama, who makes an appearance on Jay Leno tonight with Garth Brooks on as the musical guest. Your preview after the break.

My Nah Nah Nah

Thursday, March 19 by

Sacred Heart's couples experience a few hiccups, while Turk takes a risk by performing a controversial procedure on a patient whose father is desperate. Back In The Ring Dr. Cox's family visits him at the hospital where Jordan is enjoying the perks of Cox's new position.  She happily claims that she has fired two cafeteria employees on the grounds that their accents were unbearable, confirming- once again- that she is a horrible person.  She sits at the table with Jack, who is carrying a stack of pancakes taller than he is.  When Cox asks why Jack isn't in school, Jordan explains that kids don't have school on Yom Kippur.  Cox points out that Yom Kippur was six months ago, and Jordan is made to realize that she's been outsmarted by her five-year-old son.  "I hate school!" Jack claims victoriously, throwing his arms in the air like Rocky.


Thursday, March 19 by

Director: Alex Proyas Cast: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Adrienne Pickering, Chandler Canterbury, Tamara Donnellan Synopsis: A teacher (Cage) opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions — some that have already occurred and others that are about to — that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold. Rating: PG-13


Thursday, March 19 by

Yesterday evening, AICN received a letter straight from Sly Stallone himself informing them that Forest Whitaker has had to drop out of Stallone's fully loaded actioner Expendables, and will be replaced by 50 Cent.  Now, before anyone gets their camouflage panties in a bunch, keep in mind that of all the movie badasses in The Expendables, 50 is probably the only cast member ever to actually be shot.  With real bullets. Here's what the cast is shaping up to look like:


Thursday, March 19 by

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Thursday, March 19 by

A spy for Ain't It Cool News got his hands on a script for the new Muppet Movie titled – no kidding -  "The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time!!!" It was written by I Love You Man's Jason Segel and Nick Stoller (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall). The movie revolves around The Muppets reuniting after a huge falling out to save The Muppet Studios in Hollywood. They have to put on a show in the Muppet Theatre and get 10 million viewers to save the Studios from an evil Texas oil tycoon.  This sounds like Wild Hogs, Space Cowboys or Old Dogs for the Henson set, but I'm there. The rest of the morning news:RIP Natasha Richardson ( Came From the Drive-In! (ShockTilYouDrop)Justin Long is Going the Distance (Variety)Has The Daily Show's Jon Stewart Lost It? (Pajiba)Zucker's plans for Hulu coming to fruition Mwahahaha (DHD)New Footage of G.I. Joe Screened (Dark Horizons)


Wednesday, March 18 by

Woo Hoo!  This just in from Ain't It Cool News: comedy upstart Danny McBride (The Foot Fist Way, Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down, etc.) is signed on to star in a sprawling fantasy epic comedy, to be directed by none other than Pineapple Express's David Gordon Green.  And James Franco is apparently attached as a co-star.  I don't know about you, but I look at Danny McBride and CANNOT WAIT to see his mug on a Sword & Sorcerer-style poster. This sounds f*cking awesome.  Harry Knowles mused that it'll be Monty Python-esque.  I hope it's entirely it's own thing, and with waaaaaaay better effects than Python (because we can, now).  Spectral Motion (the guys who did the opposite of shitting the bed with the VFX in Hellboy 2 and Pan's Labyrinth) are also attached to bring this fantasy world and the creatures within to meticulously detailed life.  


Wednesday, March 18 by

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Wednesday, March 18 by

Earlier today, a spy for Ain't It Cool News reported that Tom Cruise is kicking around ideas for the next installment of Mission: Impossible.  He spilled the beans on the popular Japanese show "SMAP SMAP."  After spilling the beans, he apparently then baked a cake.   I waited for this to turn out to be a segment for NBC's Howie Do It, but comedian Howie Mandel didn't come out to canned applause spliced in from an earlier joke, so we have to consider it as credible.