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The 6 Worst Bosses in Film History

The superiors in the 2011 comedy Horrible Bosses are awful, and the ones in the sequel may be even worse. But are they the most horrible bosses in movie history? Perhaps. With Horrible Bosses 2 opening this holiday weekend, we decided to take a look at all those big-screen employers who've asked their staffs to lie, cheat, steal, and even kill to earn their paychecks. Who are these miserable cranks? What's it like to work for them? And in the real world, could the work they demand from their employees pass muster with our National Labor Relations Board? see more
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Everybody Freak Out, the New Jurassic World Trailer Just Landed

Even a hard-hearted cynic who will happily reminisce over the life-altering brilliance of the original movie can't help but be wooed a bit by Bryce Dallas Howard's ginger bob and Chris Pratt's folksy charm in the Jurassic World trailer. And once the simple piano rendition of the original theme song starts playing ... well, they had me. Damn you, trailers! see more
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The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 7 Recap: Rick, A Man of Action

There's been quite a lot of speculation over the past several weeks about The Walking Dead's seasonal improvements—this quantum leap in class from flawed to great. Writing for Vox earlier this month, Todd VanDerWerff offered a number of compelling theories: That the show's ensemble has at last become convincingly realized, that its themes have appreciably deepened, that its narrative rhythms have become harder to predict. Andy Greenwald, at Grantland, proposes several of his own: That its action is swifter, that its brutality is more judiciously exercised, that it now boasts three full-time cast members from The Wire. All of see more
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The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 6 Recap: Daryl and Carol, the Unlikely Duo

One of the earliest signs of The Walking Dead's weakness was that its most likable character was a hostile redneck. Of course, the first season's ensemble didn't lack for sympathetic faces: A pregnant woman, a battered wife, an upstanding police officer, a litter of helpless children. But these proved largely insufferable—a lot of petulant milquetoasts bickering and complaining. Only Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), backwoods curmudgeon in a shabby leather vest, seemed worth rooting for. It was in the second season, I believe, that the show made an active effort to temper Daryl's nastier qualities, and to draw out his softer see more
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Jason Sudeikis on Horrible Bosses 2, Being Out-Sexed by Jennifer Aniston, and Traveling in Style

DETAILS: There are always rationalizations to make a sequel. Why get the band back together for Horrible Bosses 2? Jason Sudeikis: My immediate costars, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day. I've been really, really fortunate to work with a lot of ensembles in my acting career, but coming from an improvisational-sketch-comedy background, I've often been made to look better by the company I kept. Saturday Night Live is, obviously, a huge example of that. It's not just a cash grab or an attempt to get my face on another movie poster but a genuine desire to want to make another film see more
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A Definitive Ranking of Jim Carrey's Dumbest Characters

Jim Carrey has played a few serious characters throughout his career, but to much of the movie-going public, he's always going to be the rubber-faced clown who became one of the biggest comedy stars of the 1990s in movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Dumb and Dumber. But the reality is that there are few comedians as clever as Carrey when it comes to being a clod. With the sequel Dumb and Dumber To finally arriving this weekend, we're celebrating Carrey's impressive collection of addlepated, deluded, and downright dumb characters—all of whom the actor has played with impressive, and see more
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The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 5 Recap: About Eugene

Sex in an apocalyptic context tends to be rather serious—there's something about one last thrust and yawp of animalism as civilization crumbles that lends it an aura of gravity. Sex on The Walking Dead is no exception. It was in the second episode of the series, perhaps by network mandate, that Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Shane (Jon Bernthal) stole a few heated moments in the woods, and it was played with the requisite faux-steaminess of softcore porn. Things improved throughout the second season, as Shane enjoyed a more casual liaison with Andrea (Laurie Holden) on an abandoned highway, see more
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5 Real News Stories We Hope to See on The Newsroom This Season

HBO's drama The Newsroom is supposed to take place in a slightly fictionalized version of our real world, and to maintain that illusion, the show's writer-producer Aaron Sorkin has the reporters and anchors of Atlantis Cable News investigate actual news stories, torn from yesterday's headlines. That's right: yesterday. It takes a long time to make television, so The Newsroom is always a year or two behind current events. As a result, whenever major news breaks, Twitter lights up with smart remarks about how Sorkin's anchorman hero Will McAvoy (played by Jeff Daniels) will cover the story in The Newsroom's see more
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Too Many Cooks Is the Sitcom Parody of Your Nightmares

One night this week, at the bleary-eyed hour of four in the morning, the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim aired what is maybe the weirdest program in broadcast history: an eleven-and-a-half-minute one-off short called Too Many Cooks, devised and orchestrated by relatively unknown writer-director Casper Kelly. Too Many Cooks is . . . well, it's hard to say. It begins as a very precise parody of late-eighties prime-time sitcoms—in particular, the jaunty, ingratiating opening-credits sequences that defined shows like Perfect Strangers and Full House. But after a few minutes in an amusing and familiar register, the short gradually transforms—or rather, see more
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The Next Trailer for 50 Shades Has Its Own Trailer

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