Fear not, fans of 'The Office!' Even with Steve Carell gone, executive producer Mindy Kaling officially leaving for her new FOX sitcom, Paul Lieberstein stepping down as show-runner, Rainn Wilson preparing for his own spin-off, the departure of James Spader, waning ratings and critical interest...boy, this is a depressing list. What was I talking about? Oh! Jim, Pam and Andy will officially be back for season 9!
Though the response to 'The Hangover Part II' was tepid, the film made $581 million worldwide, which meant that a third film was all but assured. Warner Brothers confirmed that certainty today with a new release date for 'The Hangover Part 3' plus word from director Todd Phillips told that it will be the series finale.
I have a friend who works in the mental health field. One time he told me (quite possibly in violation of every ethical oath he's taken) about a divorced father who kidnapped his kid because he was convinced his ex-wife had been replaced by an alien. As he was working on the case he realized that the move to commit this man to an institution flew in the face of watching a lifetime of movies. If it were Hollywood, the third act would reveal that he was right all along.
To my delight and surprise a similar bit of musing is one of the core concepts of Jay and Mark Duplass' remarkable 'Jeff, Who Lives At Home.'