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Short Take: Madagascar 3

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

The franchise that began as a tame kiddie pleaser about four pampered zoo animals lost in the wild has matured and sharpened its teeth, perhaps thanks to Noah Baumbach ( The Squid and the Whale ) collaborating on the script.
The franchise matures
By TOM MEEK  |  June 08, 2012

Review: God Bless America

The latest dark comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait tackles both vapid celebrity culture ( i.e. , Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, and American Idol ) and the indignity of being an office drone.
Bobcat Goldthwait tackles vapid celebrity culture
By TOM MEEK  |  May 18, 2012

The 10 TV premieres that’ll have you glued to the tube this fall

Here are the highlights of this year's autumn TV contenders.
From “American Horror Story” to “X-Factor,” a TV tip sheet
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 16, 2011
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Review: Griff the Invisible

Like Kick-Ass and Super , Leon Ford's Griff the Invisible reaffirms the notion that superheroes exist to provide the meek and marginalized with an empowering fantasy.
Downtrodden superheroes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011
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Skate of the union

The malt angels from Pabst Blue Ribbon were on hand to fuel us up, and to hook up sweat bands that, incidentally, would come in handy to absorb the blood.
Pissed pedaling
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2011

AG’s office: ‘If I had it, I wouldn’t give it to you’

For someone whose government job is to handle media inquiries, Brenda Kielty, special assistant to and spokeswoman for Maine Attorney General William Schneider (a Republican), sure says some strange things on the record.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 12, 2011

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Review: A Little Help

Playing one of the few "normal" people on The Office , Jenna Fischer evinces a quiet sweetness with a tart edge that sustains her amongst the misfits; she's long-suffering, but her rueful irony spares her from victimization.
Jenna Fischer plays a long-suffering mom
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 29, 2011
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Fun with Matt & Ben at Central Square

A couple of young women, Brenda Withers and Mindy Kaling (the latter born in Cambridge before graduating to the role of Kelly Kapoor in The Office ), decided to have some fun with the idea that two seemingly unformed guys — one kind of loutish — could s
Bosom buddies
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 15, 2011

Quiet D silenced?

Boston bohemians and other fans of quirky television have new reason to hate conservatives.
Desperate times dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 03, 2011
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Saying farewell to The Office's Michael Scott

I've been Dunder Mifflin's in-house cameraman for about seven years, during which time I have followed Michael Scott around his office and his world and, occasionally, to the restroom.  
Human resources
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 13, 2011

Workplace weirdness

Some of my co-workers and I have a little problem at out office. One of the people we work with, who has always regarded himself as a real swinging guy, has finally struck gold ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 24, 2010

Dispatches from the 34th Montreal World Film Festival

Dispatches from the 34th Montreal World Film Festival

The 34th Montreal World Film Festival (August 26-September 6), proved most heartening for those of us anxious about the state of global cinema. I saw...
By Gerald Peary  |  September 06, 2010
David Brent isn't transferring to Dunder Mifflin

David Brent isn't transferring to Dunder Mifflin

For someone who hasn't watched The Office since around the time Pam broke off her engagement with Roy (wait, you mean she's married to Jim...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  August 05, 2010

Review: Harmony And Me

This bagatelle from Bob Byington is Greenberg lite.
Softcore mumblecore
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010

Nothing beats nothing

Jerry Seinfeld held out on a Seinfeld reunion till last year, when he finally found a way to do a comeback that wasn't really a comeback. He and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David resurrected the greatest sit-com of the '90s as a show-within-a-show on D
Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais return
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  March 05, 2010

Review: The Strip

In lieu of Steve Carell’s hopelessly inept and earnest manager, we have his creepier duplicate, Glenn. Instead of the boorish brown-noser played by Rainn Wilson, there’s the more obnoxious Rick.
Springs from the format of The Office like a blurred reproduction from a bad copy machine.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 04, 2009

TV Tonight: Stringer Bell is on The Office

I suppose I should give a "NSFW dialogue" warningIt could not be more perfect that Idris Elba, who s...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 19, 2009

Postmodern blues

Whereas the music leans toward the hooky — propulsive and pumped-up — his lyrics twist and turn their way through lust and love.
Office, Harpers Ferry, October 7, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 08, 2007