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Office Space Review

Slowly lurching through the commute, whittling life’s precious seconds away. Round the clock monotony has never been adapted so well. Horrifying it must be to see yourself replicated by the character portrayed by Ron Livingston. That slow plunge into work, the boss that doesn’t understand the desire to move on and up from a lowly desk position. Modernity is not quick to deal with the lives found in this tiny block of desks. Office Space has tones of grey and glum coordination, and it is with that that Mike Judge leaves his mark as an impressive purveyor of monotony. He drags the fun out of that everyday horror so many take part in.

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Marley & Me Review

Audiences will lap up stories of man’s best friend with no questions asked. How else can we explain the Beverly Hills’ Chihuahua trilogy? Yuppy little rats like that have no place on the silver screen. A proper dog, though, that’s what we can accept. We have seen them play basketball, go to space, embody Dennis Quaid and run a hotel, but have we ever seen them as lovable companions to Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston? No, but thanks to Marley & Me, we can see that stale and generic idea spring to life. These are not shiny, happy people, but the opening credits (and R.E.M.) would like you to think so.  

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Friends: The Reunion Review

If someone told you Friends: The Reunion was going to be this way, would you have watched it? With James Corden slithering his way into a get-together of 1990s television stars, the smooth-sailing plan of bringing these former cultural forces together was already falling apart. There were, inevitably, going to be bumps in the road. Times have changed, audiences too, and the longevity of Friends has turned a tad sour. Friends had a remarkable grip on the landscape of television comedy, the likes of which had been seen a few times before. Perhaps that should be its legacy. Not this, whatever this is. Television documentary? Comedy? Roundtable discussion? Who knows? The cast certainly don’t, they’re just happy to be there. As are the fans.  

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