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‘Office Christmas Party’ Review: A Comedic Lump of Coal

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by Matt Singer a day ago
Paramount
Too many Hollywood comedies, Office Christmas Party included, seem to expend all their creativity in the casting office. Filmmakers assemble these impressive lineups acting talent — and Office Christmas Party has as good a collection of actors as any comedy this year — and then sets them adrift in dumb stories with no jokes, hoping their evident charisma and endless improvisations will deliver enough laughs to fill out a decent trailer. The people in this movie are funny, but the movie would be a lot funnier if it gave those people some clever material to perform.

Desk Jockeys Go From Yule-o to YOLO in New ‘Office Christmas Party’ Trailer

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by Charles Bramesco November 3, 2016 @ 12:31 PM
Paramount
Come Christmastime, there’s nothing quite like sharing in the generous Yuletide spirit by singing a few carols, trading presents, and getting completely wasteycakes-drunk with all your favorite coworkers. Unrestrained bacchanalian debauchery is the reason for the season this year in the Office Christmas Party trailer, picking up where the drug-fueled shenanigans of last year's The Night Before left off. Pour yourself a glass of eggnog, spike it with some additional alcohol, pop a tab of Ecstasy in there if you're feeling particularly merry, and buckle up for the bumpiest sleigh ride of the year.

‘Office Christmas Party’ Trailer: T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon and Jason Bateman Blow Off Some Steam

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by Britt Hayes July 26, 2016 @ 10:38 AM
“A bunch of hilarious people have one crazy, drunken night” is a familiar plot, and thanks to last year’s The Night Before, we’ve seen what happens when you put that in the context of holiday spirit — which makes this trailer for Office Christmas Party kind of impressive, considering how amusing it looks despite the fact that it feels like something we’ve seen before (Jillian Bell included).

‘Mother’s Day’ Review: Garry Marshall Will Not Rest Until He’s Ruined Every Holiday

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by Matt Singer April 28, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Open Road
There’s no silence quieter than the one in a movie theater during an bad comedy. At times during Mother’s Day, director Garry Marshall’s newest debasement of a beloved holiday, a hush fell over the theater to rival the quietude at a Benedictine monastery. When the laughter finally came, it’s always at the movie’s expense. This disaster is less deliberately funny than the last movie titled Mother’s Day, and that was a violent horror film.

Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston Reuniting for ‘Significant Other’

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by Britt Hayes March 8, 2016 @ 6:51 PM
Miramax
In what will probably result in a much more amusing film than the last time the two appeared on screen together, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman are reuniting for a new comedy titled Significant Other. Bateman will direct, produce and co-star in the upcoming film with Aniston, who will also serve as executive producer. Based on the strength of Bateman’s directorial debut, Bad Words, we can at least take comfort knowing that this has to be better than The Switch, right?

The New ‘Mother’s Day’ Trailer Loves You, Just Wishes You’d Call Sometimes

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by Charles Bramesco February 12, 2016 @ 12:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQkCNxIM5yk&feature=youtu.be
Having already planted his flag of squeaky-clean ethnically homogeneous courtship on New Year’s Eve with New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day with Valentine’s Day, and America’s most tragic hour...

Could This BE Any More 10 Facts About ‘Friends’?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 25, 2015 @ 11:03 AM
NBC’s Friends may have given us one of the last great three-camera sitcoms, but might it have been so successful under the original title, Insomnia Café? Or with Jon Cryer as Chandler? Find an extra capable of working the espresso machine, as the 33rd episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ commandeers the couch at Central Perk for some friendly facts from Friends.

Robert De Niro and Jennifer Aniston to Bond in ‘The Comedian’

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by Charles Bramesco November 17, 2015 @ 10:24 AM
Warner Bros.
The Comedian, an upcoming drama starring Robert De Niro and Jennifer Aniston, sounds like it might afford the aging great an opportunity to deliver some of his best work once again with he two actors signing on to the drama, with Ray director Taylor Hackford attached as well.

‘Mother’s Day’ Is the Next Holiday Garry Marshall Will Make a Movie About

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by Matt Singer July 1, 2015 @ 9:03 AM
Warner Bros.
What is the worst franchise in Hollywood? Transformers? Alvin and the Chipmunks? Underworld? They’re all pretty crummy, but they pale before the abject awfulness of the unnamed franchise Garry Marshall’s been working on for the last couple years, where he takes a holiday everyone loves, cast a bunch of movie stars everyone loves, and puts them in a terrible, terrible movie that everyone hates (but which make a ton of money). First came Valentine’s Day featuring Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, and Jamie Foxx, and it was bad. Then there was New Year’s Day, with Halle Berry, Katherine Heigl, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and Robert freaking De Niro and it was, somehow, much, much worse. Now Marshall’s reign of calendarian terror will continue with Mother’s Day.