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Felt again – Muppets Most Wanted review

By Simon Miraudo April 1, 2014 In 2011, Jim Henson’s long-retired felt friends The Muppets were welcomed back to the big screen warmly by kids and kids-at-heart alike. In 2014, The Muppets’ inevitable sequel is met with all the anticipation of a forgotten appointment: “Oh, was that today?” There are a few possible reasons Muppets […]

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Ricky Gervais considering a David Brent movie

Hidden in The Hollywood Reporter‘s recent profile of Ricky Gervais is news that the co-creator of The Office is considering a movie based on its notorious lead character, David Brent. Brent, the “chilled out entertainer” and former Office manager, was recently resurrected by Gervais for a YouTube series, Learn Guitar With David Brent. THR claims Gervais […]

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Teaser Debut: Muppets Most Wanted

The teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted, the sequel to 2011’s The Muppets, has arrived online. Formerly titled The Muppets … Again, it sees your favourite felt characters mistaken for international criminals. Ricky Gervais plays the right-hand-man to the villainous Constantine (a Kermit lookalike), while Ty Burrell stars as the Interpol agent on their tail. […]

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Check out Ricky Gervais in The Muppets … Again!

Ricky Gervais and everyone’s favourite King Prawn Pepe appear together in a promotional video for the upcoming The Muppets … Again! While not much is said between the two – Gervais is tweeting on his phone while Pepe sighs and generally looks hilarious in a black skivvy and gold chain – it certainly whets our […]

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Tina Fey in talks for Muppets 2

Tina Fey is in talks to star opposite Ricky Gervais and a whole bunch of felt in the sequel to The Muppets. According to THR, the upcoming Golden Globes host is in “late-stage negotiations” to join erstwhile GG MC Gervais, as well as Modern Family’s Ty Burrell. The sequel to 2011’s hit Henson reinvention will […]

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Ricky Gervais in talks for The Muppets sequel

Ricky Gervais is in talks to star opposite Ty Burrell and a whole bunch of felt in Disney’s sequel to The Muppets. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gervais is in negotiations for one of the three major human parts. Burrell was previously announced as a cast-member, replacing Christoph Waltz as “a lazy Interpol inspector.” Gervais, […]

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Ricky Gervais will host the 2012 Golden Globes

It’s official. Rabble-rouser Ricky Gervais will return to the scene of the crime and host the 2012 Golden Globes telecast, despite his infamous performance at this year’s ceremony. According to Variety, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association voted on Gervais’ return (though it was far from unanimous). The HFPA was divided on the decision, offering the following statement […]

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Rickey Gervais might host the Golden Globes; will it inspire a boycott?

As the drama surrounding one major awards ceremony comes to an end, it looks as if it may just be beginning for another. Ricky Gervais told Access Hollywood NBC want him back to host the 2012 Golden Globes, despite his infamous performance at the 2011 ceremony. According to Gervais, the lone holdout is the Hollywood […]

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Aussies lose; Gervais kills; Social Network wins at Golden Globes

The Aussies went home empty handed, and host Ricky Gervais pretty much destroyed his future in Hollywood, but at least the team behind The Social Network enjoyed this year’s Golden Globes! Gervais kicked off the ceremony with a monologue that attacked – hilariously- The Tourist, Scientology, Cher, Sex and the City 2, Mel Gibson, and […]

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The invention of sighing – Cemetery Junction review

Cemetery Junction – Starring Christian Cooke, Ralph Fiennes and Ricky Gervais. Directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. This is devastating. Cemetery Junction is written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the brains (and heart) behind the peerless modern sitcoms The Office and Extras. Not only are they […]

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Head to Head – Ghost Town

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week, Chris Richardson called the ghostbusters on David Koepp‘s Ghost Town. For his troubles, he scored a double pass to […]

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Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction heading direct to DVD

Cemetery Junction, the first feature film written and directed by duo Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (The Office and Extras), will NOT be released theatrically in Australia. It will instead head direct to DVD at some point in the near future. The highly anticipated coming-of-age drama opened in the U.K. last week to mostly favourable […]

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A lying shame – The Invention of Lying review

The Invention of Lying – Starring Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe. Directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson. Rated M. Originally published November 26, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. The arrival of Ricky Gervais’s cinematic directorial debut has been awaited with anticipation not unlike that reserved for the second coming of Christ. This metaphor […]

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Gervais and Merchant’s Cemetery Junction feature trailer debut!

source: youtube.com The trailer for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant‘s latest film Cemetery Junction has leaked online. Check it out now before it’s gone! Cemetery Junction follows a couple of twenty-something’s working as building society clerks in 1970’s Reading. The film was written and directed by Gervais and Merchant (creators, writers and co-directors of The […]

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A lying shame – The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying – Starring Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe. Directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The arrival of Ricky Gervais’s cinematic directorial debut has been awaited with anticipation not unlike that reserved for the second coming of Christ. This metaphor can only be considered apt […]

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Gervais and Merchant’s Cemetery Junction trailer debut!

source: rickygervais.com A (very, very early) teaser trailer for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant‘s upcoming film Cemetery Junction, featuring comedy superstar and regular yuck-meister Ralph Fiennes has debuted online. Cemetery Junction follows a couple of twenty-something’s working as building society clerks in 1970’s Reading. Gervais has described it as a cross between The Office and […]

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No bull! The Invention of Lying trailer debuts!

source: youtube.com The long-awaited trailer for Ricky Gervais‘ cinematic directorial debut The Invention of Lying has landed online, featuring a smorgasbord of great comic actors. The film is a comic-fantasy (boy, Gervais loves those doesn’t he) about a parallel universe in which everyone always tells the truth. When a loser (Gervais) discovers the ability to […]

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A film with heart and souls – Ghost Town DVD review

Ghost Town – Starring Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear. Directed by David Koepp. Rated M for infrequent coarse language. 102 mins. Available on DVD July 2, 2009. Ghost Town is the kind of supernatural comedy that we haven’t seen since the early 90’s; back when cinemagoers weren’t jaded, highly skeptical individuals. Times have […]

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A film with heart and souls – Ghost Town review

Ghost Town – Starring Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear. Directed by David Koepp. Rated M for infrequent coarse language. 102 mins. Ghost Town is the kind of supernatural comedy that we haven’t seen since the early 90’s, back when cinemagoers weren’t jaded, highly skeptical individuals. Times have changed. These days, a startling depiction […]

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