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Clark Duke Headed To 'The Office'; Mark Pellington Directing ABC Pilot 'Red Widow'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 5:25 PM
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Is there any show that is more shambled, barely wheezing and in a shell of its former self than "The Office"? After Steve Carell exited the show (which was already wobbling in its last season with him), it seems the writers and showrunners had no idea what to do, flailing about as the comedy got much more broad, and the focus shifted away from the absurd mundane workaday life at Dunder Mifflin, into the corporate shenanigans at Sabre -- and all this while trying to establish Rainn Wilson as the show's next breakout star (plans to spin off Dwight Schrute into his own show, "The Farm," seem ill-advised at best). Anyway, long story short, they need some new life and they are pinning the hopes on some young talent.

Review: 'I Melt With You' Is An Intensely Familiar Look At Male Midlife Crisis

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 6, 2011 9:58 AM
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If an alien race were to study our cinema, they’d realize that every man beyond the age of 40 is unhappy and suffering a mid-life crisis. For every happy, well-adjusted middle-aged man in contemporary cinema, there are three more, casually living life out of a suitcase, a bottle, or underneath a sea of unpaid bills and obligations.

Review: 'I Melt With You' Is Disillusionment At Its Dullest

  • By William Goss
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  • November 8, 2011 2:58 PM
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Mark Pellington Still Attached, And Getting Tired Of Waiting Around To Direct 'The Orphanage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2011 7:06 AM
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Says Script For Remake Is Better Than The OriginalFor fans of the Spanish horror flick "The Orphanage" it's kind of a good news/bad news thing. For starters, the English-language remake of the film is still not yet out of the gate but it still looks like it's in the cards as director Mark Pellington, who became attached to the project over a year ago, is still on board and just waiting to get a "go" signal from Warner Bros. And he's getting a little antsy.

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