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It's hard to believe that The Office has been on for six seasons, and soon to go into its seventh. The Office: Season Six continues to bring the laughs and sees Jim co-managing the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch with Michael, as well as the birth of Jim and Pam's baby. We also see a lot changes and uncertainties for the company's future, and the addition of Kathy Bates as Jo Bennett, the head of... more
It's official: we are old. Has it really been 25 years since the Breakfast Club came out in theaters? It seems like just yesterday we were sitting in the movie theater with our best friend watching Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and the rest of the gang as they spent time in detention in a Chicago high school. Relive your teenage years all over again with The Breakfast Club 25th Anniversary Edition... more
We're not quite sure what this says about our taste in movies, but Back to the Future is one of our favorite movies. Ever. Maybe it's because we grew up watching Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel through time in the DeLorean. But now we can watch all three movies back-to-back with the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy. The set contains the original Back to the Future (our personal favorite), as well... more
Your favorite foursome is back in Entourage: The Complete Sixth Season. This season, Ari enlists Lloyd to keep an eye on Andrew's extracurricular activities. Vince finds ways to kill time until his next film starts shooting. Turtle goes shopping for clothes with Jamie-Lynn, and Drama prepares for his character's romance on "Five Towns." The set features behind the scenes peeks with the Entourage cast and crew as they race Ferraris at the auto club... more
Last week, we lost another talented actress, Rue McClanahan. Though her career spanned decades, she will be best remembered for her role as the sassy Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls. If you havent had the chance to check out this hilarious comedy that ran from 1985 to 1992, nows your chance with The Golden Girls: The Complete First Season. The show also stars the talented Betty White, Bea Arthur, and Estelle Getty. Thank... more
We grew up watching Gary Coleman on Diff'rent Strokes. He was a born comedian, playing Arnold Jackson on the popular show that ran from 1978 to 1986. Even today, we hear people uttering the show's popular catchphrase, "What'chu talkin' 'bout, Willis?" In memory of Gary Coleman, we're going to settle in and watch Diff'rent Strokes: Fan Favorites. It includes some of the show's best episodes, including The Adoption, Parts 1 & 2.
Going from dorm life to office life can be a culture shock to any new college graduate. Thats why we recommend that every college graduate watch The Office. Sure, its a funny television series, but what makes it so funny is that many of the shows scenarios hit close to home. Who hasnt had a boss like Michael Scott or a strange coworker like Dwight Schrute? They may laugh in disbelief now, but theyll... more
Meryl Streep can do no wrong in our book. It's Complicated stars the ever-talented Meryl Streep as Jane, a divorcée who owns a successful bakery. Directed by Nancy Meyers, the movie centers around Jane and her rekindled romance with her ex-husband, played by Alec Baldwin. To "complicate" things is Adam, played by Steve Martin, who has an interest in Jane and starts spending time with her, much to the dismay of her ex-husband.
This Mother's Day, give your wife a big bowl of popcorn, a cozy blanket, and a good movie. And yeah, we know its considered a chic flick, but we promise that you can make it through The Proposal and she'll appreciate you for it. Sandra Bullock plays a top publishing executive who upon discovering that she has to be deported to Canada, forces her assistant, played by Ryan Reynolds, to marry her in this... more
We love Philip Seymour Hoffman and we love Nick Frost, so the thought of them in the same movie really made us excited. And after seeing Pirate Radio, we were not disappointed. The movie is based on a true story and is set in the 1960's, during a time when rock music was censored by the government. It tells the story of a group of deejays who decide to head out to sea to... more
It wouldn't be the Oscars if Meryl Streep weren't a contender. This time, she's nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Julia Child in the movie, Julie & Julia. Written and directed by Nora Ephron, the story is adapted from two books and follows Julia Child as she begins her culinary career, and Julie Powell, as she documents her daily experiences cooking recipes from Child's Mastering the Art of... more
We're big fans of both Paul Giamatti and offbeat comedies, and Cold Souls combines both into a movie that you'll want to watch over and over again. The story centers on Paul Giamatti, who plays a fictionalized version of himself, and his journey to find his soul after it gets lost in St. Petersburg. If you liked Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, you'll want to check out this movie.... more
Should zombies take over the world, we've already picked out a place to hole up and wait until help arrives. And like another popular horror comedy that we've written about here on mySimon, it involves being surrounded by copious amounts of beer and snacks (what more do you need?). For Tallahassee, a character played by Woody Harrelson in the movie Zombieland, surviving a zombie invasion involves Twinkies. We recommend you watch it to develop... more
What do a rooster, a tiger, and Mike Tyson have in common? Well, they all star in this hilarious movie. And honestly, we can't remember the last time we laughed so hard at a movie. The Hangover centers on a group of friends who make a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to celebrate one of the friend's impending nuptials. And you can probably guess that things don't quite go as planned. Its a great movie... more
Enjoy the best of award-winning director Woody Allens early career with this eight-disk box set. From the slapstick of Love and Death to the iconic romantic comedy Annie Hall, this collection showcases both well-loved Allen films and a few lesser-known gems. An essential for any Woody Allen fan or student of film history, this set also makes a great introduction to Allens work for a new generation of viewers.
We're big fans of Simon Pegg, and, to date, Shaun of the Dead is one of our favorites of the Brit's movies. It's got everything we love about England -- pubs, dry humor, those accents (!) -- plus the living dead. Shaun, played by Pegg, doesn't have much ambition in life, but when the zombies arrive, he takes charge to save his ex-girlfriend, his mom, and his friends. His plan is brilliant.
The Dreamworks hit Kung Fu Panda is now available on DVD, and is sure to turn up in many a Christmas stocking this year. The movie stars Jack Black as Po, an enthusiastic but clumsy panda whose dream is to become a Kung Fu master. Other famous voices you'll hear include Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, and Ian McShane of Deadwood fame. The DVD contains 3 vignettes, a "Kung Fu Fighting" music video,... more
We know a few women who saw the Sex and the City movie more than once, just so they could get another look at all the fabulous shoes, clothes, and handbags (the 3 stars of the movie). Now that the movie is out on DVD, they can watch it as often as they want - and press the pause button whenever they need to get a better look at an outfit. The DVD features... more
Celebrate George Carlin's life with All My Stuff, the 14-disc career retrospective that came out last year. The DVD set includes 12 of his HBO concert specials, spans nearly 30 years, and includes some of his memorable routines: "Baseball and Football," "A Place for My Stuff," "Losing Things," "Al Sleet the Hippie-Dippie Weather Man," "Hitler," "We Like War," "It's Not A Sport," "Why We Don't Need Ten Commandments," and - of course - the... more
Juno came out on DVD this week and it's already a bestseller on Amazon. If you haven't seen it, it's about a high school girl who gets pregnant and decides to give her baby up for adoption. Diablo Cody won an Oscar for the witty screenplay. USA Today calls Juno "a likably cynical comedy" that is "actually about hope" and "charming, honest, and terrifically acted." And the movie is #10 on Rolling Stone's list... more