Ricky Gervais Defends Chris Rock’s Oscars Joke, Says He’s Also Suffering From Alopecia!

Ricky Gervais, the co-creator of the U.K. version of ‘The Office’, is finally addressing the slap heard ’round the world.

People were waiting for Gervais to comment on the incident, considering he is known as one of the most brutal hosts in awards history. He would straight up roast celebrities at the Golden Globes, and yet, no one ever jumped the stage to slap him.

During a live Twitter Q&A, the 60-year-old comedian/actor said you should never hit someone over a joke, no matter how bad it is. But he notes, the joke Chris Rock made wasn’t even that bad.

That was like the tamest joke I would ever have told. Someone said it was joking about her disability. Well, I’m going a bit thin, so I’m disabled. That means I can park right up next to [British supermarket] Tesco now. And I’m fat. That’s a disease, isn’t it? I’m fat and balding. I should get f**king benefits.

Of course, Twitter did NOT like this. They slammed Gervais for mocking alopecia. And while Gervais is an asshole, he’s an asshole with a point.

No one should go out of their way to mock someone. I mean, why would you want to make someone feel bad?

That being said, the internet has gone so far in the other direction that it’s honestly a little concerning. Humor helps people get through bad times. We often make jokes during our most miserable moments because it eases the pain.

If we lose the ability to laugh at ourselves… then I don’t know. Future looks bleak. There’s a middle ground we need to land on.

The 2016 Golden Globes List Of Nominations, Which Films Are Up For Best Picture?


We have officially entered awards season. While most of you are thinking about hot chocolate and Christmas gifts, we’re thinking about Golden Globes and shocking snubs.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed its 2016 Golden Globe Awards nominees Thursday morning, and surprisingly there doesn’t appear to be any huge snubs, at least not on the film side of things. The biggest snub might be Johnny Depp and his film Black Mass not receiving any nominations. Most critics agree it was Depp’s best performance in years.

One nice surprise you will find in the list below is Sylvester Stallone’s name in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role category. We told you he deserved some awards for his performance in Creed, and it looks like he might get some. Sadly, that was the only nomination for the film.

The 2016 Golden Globes should be interesting for several reasons, but one of the main reasons is the return of Ricky Gervais. He will host the show for a third time on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. You can always count on Ricky to bring some inappropriate jokes to the party.

Check out the list below…

Best Motion Picture, Drama


“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Revenant”



Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

“The Big Short”


“The Martian”



Best Animated Feature Film

“Inside Out”

“The Peanuts Movie”

“Shaun The Sheep”


“The Good Dinosaur”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redymane, The Danish Girl

Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Rooney Mara, Carol

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Melissa McCarthy, Spy

Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Steve Carrell, The Big Short

Matt Damon, The Martian

Al Pacino, Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Paul Dano, Love and Mercy

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue, Room

Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight

Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Movie Review: Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb – A Franchise that’s lost its magic.


I think we all know that Night at the Museum movies are hardly high art. In fact, they’re about one step up from those straight to video movies the Olson twins made in the 90s. But the magic they do have is that they’re entertaining. So does Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb hold up to the original?

This time around, Larry (Ben Stiller) learns that the magic Tablet of Akhmenrah, the Egyptian artifact that brings the Museum of Natural History’s various exhibits to life, is starting to lose its powers. That means that Larry will soon have to say goodbye to friends like Teddy Roosevelt (the late Robin Williams), Egyptian Pharaoh Akhmenrah (Rami Malek), miniature cowboy Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and his Roman general friend Octavius (Steve Coogan). So off Larry goes to a British museum, so he can find a replacement magic tablet.

So yeah, the entire plot was conceived with the purpose of sending the museum guard to yet another museum, so he could continue meeting various historical figures. The previous movies did well with this formula, so I guess there seems to be no reason to stop now.




Except, this results in a strange lack of energy, as if everyone is just sick of making these movies. Of course, I guess that’s what you get when you base an entire franchise of movies on a 32 page children’s book. You know what this movie is? It’s that movie you play over and over for your kids so you can get a break from them. It’s more background noise than anything else. It’s a PG non-interactive babysitter.

And an excuse to show off an array of CGI effects. Those are still as decent as the original. But that’s about all it has going for it. The first movie was supported by a cast of heavyweight comics. In this third installment, all the priors are tired and Robin Williams carries it all with his frantic energy.

Much like the tablet itself, this franchise has lost its magic. A phone in script and exhausted characters go on a short trip. In order to pad the script, two of the characters get stuck in a heating shaft and everyone has to go look for them for 45 minutes.

One bright shining spot in this is Rebel Wilson, who plays the British equivalent of Stiller’s character. As a guard at her own museum, she steals every single scene she’s in, making Stiller fall even more flat.

He clearly phoned in his effort and I think I know why. Rumor is, that when he was trying to get The Secret Life of Walter Mitty made, he actually had to sign on to do a third installment of this series. I guess when you shove someone back into a role, and hand him a tired script, you can’t really blame him for not putting forth much of an effort.

Hopefully, the studio will get the message and stop making these movies. But I highly doubt it. The movie has already raked in $17 million and is holding steady at number 2 at the box office. Despite the fact that it’s not worth the watch, it apparently was worth the making.

WE GAVE IT: 2.5 Stars

2.5 Stars


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Movie Review: Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

hr_Muppets_Most_Wanted_11The Muppets have a formula that works for all ages

3.5 stars

The Muppets have always had a place in my heart. I grew up with the Muppets, back when Jim Henson was still alive and the Muppets had their own weekly show. While the Muppet franchise isn’t as strong as it once was, it might be possible to breathe new life into it.

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” has an all star cast including Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. The movie takes place across several places including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. The Muppets are entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine – the World’s Number One Criminal. Complicating matters is that Constantine is a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog.

The Muppets still have their magic. Fast paced songs and kid friendly humor dominate, but the movie is sure to please anyone who loved the Muppets when they were growing up.

The movie makes fun of spy movies, prison break movies and a plan to steal the Crown Jewels. None of the jokes are child inappropriate, but parents will see the humor as well.


Of course, it’s Disney, so there is the to be expected money grab. What surprised me is that it wasn’t ridiculous. A few product placements were thrown in, but it wasn’t over the top. What advertisements were done were more tongue in cheek style advertisements.

One thing missing from this installment was Jason Segal and Amy Adams. They truly made the Muppets shine. While Tina Fey was good, she really couldn’t compete and didn’t seem to have the same level of chemistry as the child-like Segal.

The puppeteers are still working their magic, and the script itself carries off three different stories equally well. One is Kermit in a Siberian Gulag. Another is his evil look-a-like touring with the Muppets. In the third, Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) partners with Muppet Sam the Eagle (voiced by Eric Jacobson) to hunt down the international jewel thief. Eventually, all three intersect and everything gets resolved.



The musical numbers are upbeat and fun, though a bit generic and not that memorable. However, the Muppets have been rocking since the 70s. There’s only so much they can do with them.

The Muppets feels like a kids movie aimed at grownups and fans of the Muppets will not be disappointed. All of the old favorites are there. The franchise is going on 35 years, but still manages to feel fresh.

Currently performing at number 2 at the box office, the Muppets prove they have a formula that works for all ages, from children all the way through adults. Muppet’s Most Wanted is worth the watch, due to an entertaining cast and an adherence to the style that made the Muppets famous.  Watch the official Trailer below!

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