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Mike Judge on Returning to ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ and ‘The Whole Thing About White-Male Mediocrity’

No American storyteller has scrutinized stupidity like Mike Judge. Ever since “Beavis and Butt-Head” launched on MTV in the Clinton era and lasted seven seasons, Judge’s chuckling, puerile teenagers have remained his most iconic creation, even as he widened his oeuvre to tackle many more targets with the likes of “King of the Hill,” “Office […]

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SXSW Changes Name to SXSW Film & TV Festival to Reflect Entirety of Offering

The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival has nailed down an official rebranding ahead of the 2023 festival. SXSW will now officially be called the SXSW Film & TV Festival going forward. Per an official press statement, the name change is issued to “reflect the event’s long standing and deep programming of episodics in the screening […]

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Why We Have Portugal. The Man To Thank For The Return Of Beavis And Butthead

Since his breakthrough in the early 1990s, Mike Judge has been responsible for some of the most beloved projects in pop culture history. The man has given the world a multitude of gifts, including the films “Office Space,” “Idiocracy,” and “Extract,” in addition to the series “Silicon Valley,” and “King of the Hill.” However, it’s […]

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Back to One, Episode 184: Chris Diamantopoulos

Chris Diamantopoulos was always an actor. Never held another job. He was working on the stage at an early age—touring companies, Broadway—then transitioned to television, film, and eventually voice overs. Never stopped. Some highlights: Russ Hanneman on Silicon Valley, Reinhold on Community, Moe in The Three Stooges, the official voice of Mickey Mouse, and right […]

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‘The Opening Act’ Review: Jimmy O. Yang Stars in a Stand-Up-Comedy Origin Story

Imagine, for a moment, that a stand-up comic is just like a superhero. On stage, he’s a master of the universe, armored and impervious, slinging jokes like lightning bolts. He defeats all adversaries, from hecklers to the potential indifference of the audience; laughter, of course, is his way of killing. If that’s what a stand-up […]

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‘Mythic Quest: Quarantine’ Review: Surprise Pandemic Episode Turns Out to Be Show’s Best Yet

From the outset, “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” looked like one of the more derivative offerings from Apple TV+’s first episodic slate — dashes of “Code Monkeys” geekery and “Silicon Valley” tech humor crossed with the unapologetic narcissism that gives co-creator Rob McElhenney’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” its subversive kick. As it turns out, the […]

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‘Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics’: Film Review

Writer-producer Donick Cary has spent his whole career near the top of the showbiz comedy heap, from stints on “Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Simpsons” to sitcoms like “Just Shoot Me!,” “New Girl,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Silicon Valley.” So it shouldn’t surprise that his first directorial feature, the documentary “Have a Good […]

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‘Silicon Valley’ Finale: Zach Woods on Saying Goodbye to Jared After Six Years of Pied Piper

[Note: The following interview contains spoilers for the “Silicon Valley” series finale, “Exit Event.”]Throughout “Silicon Valley,” Jared Dunn felt like the ultimate companion. The trusty employee eager to please founder Richard Hendricks and the other various employees, Jared was the loyal, dependable piece of the Pied Piper puzzle amidst a frequent torrent of chaos.Airing its […]

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HBO President Casey Bloys on How ‘Euphoria’ Is Leading the Charge on Streaming

When “Euphoria” was renewed for Season 2 two weeks ago, HBO stressed the series’ success with younger viewers. The release stated the Zendaya-starring drama was “HBO’s youngest-skewing drama series on the network’s digital platforms,” including HBO Now, HBO Go, and VOD options. At that point, the premiere episode had attracted more than 5.5 million viewers […]

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