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Jason Bateman: Greatest Career Resurrection Ever?

July 7th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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One of the biggest stars in Hollywood right now was practically living in obscurity 15 years ago. The second act of Jason Bateman’s career is almost as unbelievable as it is well-deserved. After a career-boosting (heck, career-reviving) role on Fox’s short-lived sitcom “Arrested Development,” Bateman has become ubiquitous in Hollywood comedies and pretty much synonymous with the passive-aggressive straight man character. This weekend, his new movie “Horrible Bosses” opens nationwide co-starring Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey. The cast, which mi...
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'X-Men: First Class' Named The Most Blunder-Filled Movie Of 2011, So Far

June 28th, 2011 11:27am EDT
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class is leading a Hollywood list of shame - it's the most mistake-filled film of 2011 so far.

At the halfway stage of website MovieMistakes.com's annual rundown of blunder-full pictures, the superhero blockbuster - starring James McAvoy - leads the field with 24 errors.

The howlers include a wrongly-dated Nazi coin, a character's hand changing position after it has been stabbed and pinned to a table with a knife, and an actress' hairstyle changing mid-scene.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is second in the list, with 13 mistakes including a plateful of cream ...
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Review: Seth Rogen Steals Scenes With Caustic Sarcasm In 'Paul'

March 18th, 2011 12:38pm EDT
Paul
If E.T. spent enough time on Earth adapting to our language and customs, he probably would have become a wisecracking rebel just like Paul, the title character in director Greg Mottola’s latest buddy comedy. This alien with attitude, voiced by the gravelly Seth Rogen, steals scenes with his caustic sarcasm, penchant for practical jokes, and his gross personal habits. Paul is neither naive nor innocent, but his maturity or lack thereof is what makes him so hilarious.

While Rogen is humorous in the film, it helps that Brits Simon Pegg and Nick Frost pen the screenplay for “Paul.” The two...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Limitless,' 'Paul,' & More

March 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Limitless
Last week I was able to interview director Cary Fukunaga and actress Mia Wasikowska about their most recent project “Jane Eyre.” I got to talk with them about their motives for remaking a classic story like Jane Eyre, about working with Judi Dench, and about life on the road promoting movies. If you have not already read it, check out my interview with them, and my review of the film.

I’ve already seen “Paul,” starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, which debuts this week, and I have plans to see two other films coming out: “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “Limitless.” I will also be interviewing ...
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Digging For Funny: The Best Comedic Film Moments In The Desert

March 4th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Rango
Rango was released in theaters today, and so far the critical reception has been positive. However, it's not the first comedy based in a desert by a longshot - in fact, these barren stretches of Earth are actually fertile grounds for scenes that make us laugh. Here are some of the best comedic film moments in the desert.

"You ain't from around here, are you?" - Rango: The titular chameleon runs into a local named Beans, and helps himself to her father's ashes. Watch more Rango clips here

"Snakes and Sparklers" - Joe Dirt: A fireworks stand on...
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Must-See Movies In 2011 - What To Watch And Why

January 18th, 2011 3:23pm EST
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2011 is going to be a big year for movies, and if you’re anything like me, you tend to forget what’s coming out and wind up missing everything. So I took the liberty of compiling a list of movies that, in my opinion, are must-sees for 2011. In chronological order of release dates, we’ll start with...

The Green Hornet (Now playing)
The only superhero movie on this list, and it’s only on this list because it looks funny (like “Ironman”) instead of trying to be a cross between “Batman Begins” and “Watchman’ (I’m looking at you, “Thor”...). If you don’t know anything about “The Green Hornet...
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Check Out The Hilarious Trailer For 'Paul,' Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost & Seth Rogen

January 12th, 2011 7:55pm EST
Paul
When a couple of sci-fi fans decide to take a road trip to Area 51, they never expect who – or rather, what – they'll meet there. Written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and directed by SuperBad's Greg Mottola, Paul boasts an incredible cast of acting and comedic talents, including Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, and Seth Rogen as Paul!

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they a...
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