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Fun With Short Films – Disarm

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Fun With Short Films!

Disarm is a short film focusing around the recall of prosthetic limbs by it’s leading distributor after a new law is passed banning them. These limbs are not just prosthetic.. they are robotic! Which makes them super cool to modify, want a flamethrower in your arm, you’ve got it! I already have thoughts of branding the ‘Swiss Arm-y’ Arm, see what I did there? Well with people doing these modifications Disarm focuses on a company representative working with a police office to make all of the necessary recalls by going door to door. A little hostile don’t you think?

The quality of the filmography is great. The shots are well framed and executed with great color and balance to every scene.  With any short film not developed by a big studio, this is a feat worth noting. In the opening scenes it is presented almost like an episode of The Office as the corporate suit talks about the recall to us, the average viewer. This point of view quickly shifts as you begin to understand that this situation  is not as black and white as the corporation makes it seem.

Disarm is a fun ride and perhaps a glimpse into the type of technology we could see in the future. Filmmaker Andrew Kelleher provides us a glimpse into a world of social commentary, action, and super hero like abilities in a little over 11 minutes. Check out Disarm after the jump!

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Ricky Gervais’ David Brent Returns in The Office Revisited

Friday, March 15th, 2013

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We last left David Brent ten years ago selling cleaning products and enjoying a dating success. Now in “The Office Revisited” — a 10-minute video posted on Ricky Gervais’s YouTube channel as part of this year’s Comic Relief benefit — Brent returns.

Find out what he has been up to, and what he’s doing now!

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Ricky Gervais to Bring Back David Brent from THE OFFICE for Comic Relief

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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David Brent returns for Comic Relief!  The Office Revisited will be shown on Red Nose Day – Friday 15th March on BBC One.  Ten years on, we’ll find out what he’s been up to and most importantly what he’s doing now.

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Gervais left the series open ended with Tim (Martin Freeman) saying, “Come back, come back here in 10 years, see how I’m doing then. Cause I could be married with kids, you don’t know. Life just goes on.” Will we get to see what the others are up to as well?  I can’t wait. Embedding disabled by requestwatch here.

Ricky Gervais: Out With the Old, In With the New

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The Ricky Gervais Show

Ricky Gervais was kind enough to update us on the current state of his ongoing and future projects on his blog.  Here is a breakdown and some other additions that we have picked up on over the past few months, so it’s all here!

The Ricky Gervais Show, a delightful bonus for those who listened to the podcasts is an animated program on HBO.  Well sad news now, Ricky says there won’t be a fourth series of the show saying “39 episodes is more than I’ve ever done for any other project (Yes. I know that’s pathetic but trust me.) and I don’t want to push my luck.”

I couldn’t agree more really, it had a great run and should stop now before they start reaching for material.  It’s great for anyone by the way, not just podcast listeners.  You will enjoy the animation and Ricky’s laugh I’m telling you.

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Reel: Ricky Invites Warwick Davis Over For A Chat

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

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In yet another hilarious promo for Life’s Too Short, Ricky Gervais manages to get Warwick Davis to dress up as a Muppet.  This was after he and Johnny Depp had him in a toilet [see].  No word yet on the premier date, according to his blog Ricky is in the editing room now and recently finished episode 2.  With this coming later this year, An Idiot Abroad 2 and The Ricky Gervais Show season 3 you can look forward to a few months of CityofRicky.com amirite?

Watch the clip below and check out all our Life’s Too Short news here:

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Ricky Gervais’ Fashionable Life’s Too Short GQ Promo

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

lifestooshortI really hope people keep in mind when watching these promos and trailers for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s upcoming comedy Life’s Too Short, that it’s just that…comedy.  I’ve seen comments on others sites saying that Ricky is mean for what he says and does to Warwick Davis – who is a 41 year old man who helped create and stars in the show.  I think he’s in on it if you ask me.  The Internet kids, when will they learn? [see Ricky Gervais with Elmo and Warwick Davis]

Life’s Too Short created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and is described by Gervais as being about “the life of a showbiz dwarf”, with Warwick Davis playing a fictionalised version of himself. How can it get better than that?

Life’s Too Short – GQ Exclusive Promo with BONUS video of Ricky fighting Warwick (do you think it was real?)

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Ricky Gervais Loves The Simpsons

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
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Ricky Gervais has said that The Simpsons is the best TV show of all time, a sediment I’d have to agree with.  It didn’t take long for Matt Groening to extend an invitation to Gervais after many of the creators and writers found they shared a love for The Office – saying: “Everybody on The Simpsons is a fan of The Office – it’s one of the best shows on TV in the last decade.”

Ricky Gervais went on to write and star in The Simpsons episode “Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife” voicing the character Charles Heathbar [see video below].  He guest starred as himself in the Season 22 episode “Angry Dad – The Movie“.  A 2008 article [here], Entertainment Weekly named Gervais one of the sixteen best Simpsons guest stars.

Before the episode air, Gervais did an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he picks his favorite episodes! The man knows his stuff:

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Ricky Gervais’ New Series “Life’s Too Short” Trailer and FAQ

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

lifestooshortThe TV event of the year for me is the upcoming BBC2/HBO television series Life’s Too Short created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and is described by Gervais as being about “the life of a showbiz dwarf”, with Warwick Davis playing a fictionalised version of himself.  How can it get better than that?

Gervais has told reporters: “I’d been thinking about doing something with a midget since seeing The Wizard of Oz again a few years ago. Then we met Warwick during Extras. The real Warwick tells us these great stories. They’re comedy gold.” Stephen Merchant commented of Davis that “he helped create the idea and came to us with the story.” [see Ricky Gervais with Elmo and Warwick Davis]

Gervais described it as “A cross between Extras and Curb your Enthusiasm and One Foot in the Grave but with a dwarf. That is out and out funny.”

Warwick is playing a twisted version of himself. He’s quite conceited and arrogant and manipulative. And he runs a [small person] talent agency, which he does in real life. Davis said that his character is egotistical and suffers from small man syndrome, while Gervais said of the character “he refuses to live his life as a disabled person. We’re making him empowered but also give him these foibles”.

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Ricky Gervais Will Appear on The Office Season Finale

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

david brent Ricky Gervais and Will Arnett have been confirmed to appear in the season finale of The Office.  Gervais made a cameo earlier this year as the UK version’s David Brent which you can watch below.

Steve Carell will leave his role as Dunder Mifflin boss Michael Scott at the end of the season.  There is speculation of who might replace Carell, Gervais actually brought the idea of Arnett taking over the role to NBC, so I wonder if this appearance by Arnett is for keeps.

“Had a little meeting with NBC about various things and recommended Will Arnett for a regular in The Office. Thoughts? I think he’s amazing” he said.

The Office season finale will air on May 19 at 9pm on NBC. (more…)

Reel: Ricky Gervais as David Brent on The Office (US)

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Holy crossover Batman!  Last week we mentioned [here] how Ricky Gervais secretly filmed a cameo appearance for The Office (US).  The clip is below, short and sweet.  A goodbye to Steve Carell who will be leaving the show soon.