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Idiocracy
Mike Judge's underrated comedy Idiocracy is the story of a man who awakes 500 years in the future to find a society so dumbed-down that he instantly becomes the smartest person alive.
"...that is commonplace in the dystopic future imagined in Idiocracy. Judge's future exists 500 years from now and postulates..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Extract
Mike Judge, the writer/director of Office Space, mines the workplace for more satiric comedy.
"...the virtual dumping of his bleak and underproduced comedy Idiocracy in 2006. Now, for Labor Day weekend, Judge is..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Film News
It's dry as a bone out there, but this verdant pasture of industry info and celebrity gossip is no mirage
"...Limits to 'Idiocracy' The good news is that Austin fans will finally..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Will Work for Laughs
Mike Judge clocks in with Extract
"...it aside to work on 2006's cultural crystal ball Idiocracy. As it turned out, Judge's public would have preferred..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Film News
Tall tales of the Texas film industry
"...The latest of many release dates for Mike Judge's Idiocracy is Sept. 1, 20th Century Fox officials say. Which..."

July 14, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Office Space Star David Herman Is the Real Michael Bolton
"Why should I change? He’s the one who sucks!"
"...in various projects, including his other cult-classic comedy film, Idiocracy, but Office Space is still the pair's most iconic..."

March 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Britt Hayes

The Luv Doc: Spelling and Grammar
Another win for the Republicans, another step toward idocracy
"...think: “Another win for the Republicans, another step toward idiocracy.” But that’s not fare, is it?..."

March 27, 2015 Column by The Luv Doc

Gazing at the Texas Film Awards Through a Crystal Ball
The Texas Film Awards celebrate the state's best filmmaking
"...of Ron Burgundy, 3:10 to Yuma, and Mike Judge's Idiocracy...."

March 6, 2015 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Luke Wilson, Tommy Lee Jones to Recieve Texas Film Awards
Hollywood heavyweights, indie icons, and an honorary Texan lauded
"...of Ron Burgundy), indie favorites (Rushmore, and of course Idiocracy)) and TV (That 70's Show, Enlightened, and the upcoming..."

Jan. 7, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Forever Dumb
Beavis and Butt-Head are back
"...culturally astute comedies of our time, including Office Space, Idiocracy, and animated TV series King of the Hill –..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

Film News
The top stories of 2005
"...much prefers writing to directing, and his upcoming Austin-shot Idiocracy soured him on the sci-fi route. "I'll never make..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Crucial Free Week Concerts
Grab your mask and hit some gratis live shows
"...outlaws Croy & the Boys stoke disgust for COVID idiocracy. That leaves San Antonio C&W eccentric Garrett T. Capps..."

Dec. 31, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Luke Wilson Plays a Long and Lonely Game in 12 Mighty Orphans
The story behind the period drama about Texas' most unlikely high school football heroes
"...Why would he do that? The star of Idiocracy and Enlightened studied the script and read Jim Dent's..."

June 11, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Motherlode of Mondo Prints Going to Auction
Once-in-a-lifetime collection going online this month
"...it's Attack Peter Godzilla vs. Hedorah, the Shepard Fairey Idiocracy, or that Aaron Horkey Jurassic Park that collectors have..."

Nov. 18, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc: A Motivated Electorate
The last vicious lunge of the cornered rat of white American hegemony
"...fluke? What if we really do live in an idiocracy?..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Column by The Luv Doc

Austin Music Awards Honor Bill Carter & Ruth Ellsworth Carter, and Tamara Saviano
Mike Judge and Jack Ingram also set to make appearances
"...Beavis & Butthead, Office Space, and the terrifyingly prophetic Idiocracy, presents the Carters’ award. Charlie Sexton co-leads the related..."

Feb. 20, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Headlines
"...Idiocracy at SBOE? The Texas Freedom Network reports that the..."

June 28, 2019 News Feature

Trump Card
"...Trump, musicians clad as brownshirts – but tracks like "Idiocracy" and "Grab 'Em by the Pussy" offer Bad Religion-meets-Dead..."

April 5, 2019 Music Review by Tim Stegall

Top 10 Most Read Film Reviews of 2018
Number one will shock you. No, for reals. Shocked and appalled.
"...Bother You Boots Riley's directorial debut was this year's Idiocracy; a social commentary stuffed to the gills with ideas,..."

Dec. 29, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Death Race 2050
Plus jungle Sacrifice! and street punk Parasites
"...Instead, it feels cheap and dumb, a rip-off of Idiocracy and The Hunger Games – a strange circularity, considering..."

Feb. 4, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Local Political Stories
The city's biggest stories
"...the local GOP but eerily prefigured its presidential victory: Idiocracy rules...."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

The Best Little Arthouse in Texas
The Austin Film Society expands and asks you to help
"...to shell out to receive a private screening of Idiocracy and autographed merchandise from Mike Judge or a walk-on..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chronicle Recommends: Insane Films
Question your reality with these freaky flicks
"...satire about the sensationalization of network news is the Idiocracy of its time, its once-doomsday scenario no longer so..."

March 25, 2016 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

Texas Film Awards Add to Lineup
Presenters, emcee, musical guests, and another honoree added
"...to his friend and star of his Austin-lensed film Idiocracy, Luke Wilson. Wilson joins other previously announced Texas Film..."

March 2, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Devo Q&A: Gerald Casale
Spud rockers rattled but unbowed by the death of Bob Casale
"...reality, and is therefore satirical. It’s kind of like Idiocracy. It’s almost real, and you could believe that anything..."

July 1, 2014 Music Post by Neph Basedow

From Doug to Dax
Austin Film Festival announces early lineup
"...on NBC's Parenthood and the appropriately moronic Frito in Idiocracy. All in all, not a bad-looking bunch...."

Aug. 24, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel
A funny and spine-shivering satire of the not-too-distant future
"...of a very imaginable future (echoes of the underrated Idiocracy abound). Eunice's text-speak (BTWs, copious capitalization) and self-effacing talk..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Books Review by James Renovitch

Do We Really Need More Ordinances?
"...more ordinances? More rules and regulations intended to regulate idiocracy inevitably constrain everyone. And who would this type of..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Postmarks

The World Is Flat
How King of the Hill helped make Texas three-dimensional again
"...trait it shares with Judge's live-action films (Office Space, Idiocracy, Extract)...."

Sept. 11, 2009 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

Submersion Journalism: Reporting in the Radical First Person From 'Harper's Magazine'
The argument that Harper's Magazine is all that stands between ourselves and idiocracy is a bit much, no?
"...its essays are all that stand between ourselves and idiocracy is a bit much. Submersion Journalism – a term..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Books Review by Cindy Widner

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