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TV Tidbits: "The Office" turns 10 and it reminds me how much I miss it

Published March 25, 2015

Why, oh why did "The Office" have to end? The series celebrated it's 10th anniversary and as I saw former cast members tweet about it, it reminded me just how much fun I had watching the series on a weekly basis for nine seasons. Before I start binging, however, there's plenty of news to share.

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"Alexander" Blu-ray makes you rethink your own bad days

Published Feb. 23, 2015

For those who saw "Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," and those who haven't, the Blu-ray is a perfect pickup for a family movie night. It is rated PG, so make sure kids are an age to handle this kind of comedy.

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"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" is merely bad

Published Oct. 12, 2014

How does one stretch a barely 30-page short story of accumulated gripes and grumbles into a feature length film? In the case of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," the answer is simple: poorly. By the time its 82-minute running time comes to a grateful close - and all of the cliché, contrived and crude chaos with it - Alexander's bad day has morphed into the audience's bad day.

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This just in: "Anchorman 2" is hilariously inspired lunacy

Published Dec. 19, 2013

After nine years and a seemingly omnipresent advertising campaign, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" has finally arrived. The sequel is very funny, flinging everything at the wall with giggly, rambunctious glee and even a dose of sharp satire about the world of 24-hour news. Some of it doesn't stick. A lot more does.

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Rockwell helps "The Way, Way Back" make a sweet splash

Published July 21, 2013

Sam Rockwell served as the uncontrollable sparkplug of chaos in last year's "Seven Psychopaths," and he now plays a similar burst of life in the warm growing-up tale "The Way, Way Back," one more smartly contained yet still undeniably electric.

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"Burt Wonderstone" fails to make movie magic despite cast

Published March 15, 2013

"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" features a deep cast of comedic all-stars and a premise with tons of potential (think "The Prestige" but funny). Yet somehow it lands with a sickening thud, like a magician's guillotine trick gone horribly wrong. It's certainly not incredible, and the only wonder to be found is in wondering why a comedy with massive promise resulted in such an inconsistent amount of laughs.

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"Hope Springs" a charming, safe movie

Published Aug. 8, 2012

Movies love the "ride off into the sunset"-style ending. Few, however, get into what happens on the other side of that horizon, and even fewer tackle how the two fare once twilight sets in. "Hope Springs," on the other hand, devotes a whole movie to it.

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"Seeking a Friend" still seeking direction

Published June 22, 2012

What would you do if the world was ending in three weeks? That's the lofty question Steve Carell, Keira Knightley and writer/director Lorene Scafaria look to tackle in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World."

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OnMedia: So long, Michael Scott

Published July 28, 2010

NBC makes it official, this will be Steve Carell's last season on "The Office" ... A newscast without anchors? ... David Hasselhoff sings to promote his upcoming roast.

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OnMedia: A radio debate that didn't happen

Published July 16, 2010

WTMJ talker James T. Harris was scheduled to debate WMCS' Earl Ingram Thursday over the NAACP's position on the Tea Party. But it never happened ... NBC's fall season launches Sept. 20 ... Steve Carell has fun at the expense of LeBron James and ESPN.

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OnMedia: Ten ways to mark the 4th on TV

Published July 2, 2010

The fourth of July isn't really a TV holiday, like Christmas. But there are plenty of chances to celebrate Independence on the small screen... "Freaks and Geeks" returns for a re-run... Chatting with the Journal Sentinel's Jim Stingl.

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OnMedia: Call it a silly summer story

Published June 29, 2010

The saga of Joe Biden's visit to Kopp's got a little bump over the past few days, thanks to a bit of viral video ... Steve Carell wants out of "The Office" ... Cindy Huber lands at the new classic country station.