I’d have put Tom Hanks a close second after Bill Murray as the 80’s greatest on-screen comic but then he went and got all serious and broody. I get that after a certain age, you’re not going to be doing the broad slapstick and physical humor that made your career except… Murray kept doing it! What happened Hanks? Anyway, this is a bizarre lineup of talent apparently put together by Joe Dante while he was on some combination of ether…
Carol Kane is one of those actors that, for me, is pretty consistently a guarantee of quality. I love her comedy. I love her frizzy hair. I love her voice which is like no other voice on earth and instantly recognizable. And I love her in Office Killer. I went into this vaguely expecting some dark office-themed humor along the lines of Office Space but, you know… just with more killing. There is a glimmer of that at first but…
INT. MOVIE STUDIO CONF. ROOM - - DAY
BJ, a studio head, enters room. Three interchangeable producers have been seated for over an hour.
Hey Connors! How's it hangin' pal? I banged your ex last night. My complements to YOUR plastic surgeon and HER palates instructor!
TOADY 1 (CONNORS):
HA! Good one BJ.
OOOH! BAM! You are the man BJ!
Score one for BJ!
Alright, enough bullshit. Business! So… we're wrapping up that Twilight…
God-DAMN it Cruise! You had a golden ticket! You had a golden chance to make your way! And you fucked it up! YOU FUCKED IT UP! You could have been the next Redford but instead you decided you were going to devote your life to believing in an evil space overlord that trapped a bunch of alien souls in a prehistoric volcano. And thetans. Next thing you know, you're jumping up and down on the Oprah show, denouncing the entire mental health profession. Now you're a one-man definition of irony. Good job there Maverick!