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Jason Bateman’s ‘Ozark': 9 Most Disturbing Moments of Show You Have to Watch Now

23 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hurry up. You still have a shot at being an early adopter of the best new series on Netflix — one that, so far, is woefully underrated given its darkly addictive lure. Jason Bateman (who also executive produces and directed four episodes) stars as the brainy Marty Byrde, a financial adviser in Chicago who finds himself neck-deep in a money laundering operation for the Mexican drug cartel. Laura Linney plays his wife, Wendy, whose charm and savvy helps get Marty and their family out of more than a few potentially deadly situations. The couple flee to the Missouri Ozarks on a. »

- Meriah Doty

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Laura Linney on ‘Ozark’ and What She Looks for in a Project

24 July 2017 9:06 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Netflix drama series Ozark is about Chicago financial advisor Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman, who also executive produced the series and directed four episodes), who has been quietly laundering money with his business partner Bruce (Josh Randall) for a drug kingpin (Esai Morales) working for a cartel. After discovering that $8 million of the money is missing, Marty finds himself having to move his family to The Ozarks, where he must find new ways to get the money laundered, in order to save the lives of his wife (Laura Linney) and children (Sofia Hublitz and Skylar Gaertner), all while avoiding … »

- Christina Radish

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Ozark review – Jason Bateman and Laura Linney go wild in the country

21 July 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A mob accountant relocates his family to rural Missouri in this darkly comic new drama, which simmers with menace but brims with natural beauty

The Lake of the Ozarks was created by damming Missouri’s Osage river in 1931. It’s an enormous, sprawling reservoir and a popular resort attracting 5 million tourists a year. As the setting for Ozark (Netflix), it also serves two purposes, as both scenic backdrop and extended metaphor. It’s a majestic landscape with an underlying creepiness. Its grandeur is not in question, but it ain’t supposed to be there.

White-collar schlub Marty Byrd (Jason Bateman, also directing) is married to Wendy (Laura Linney), who is having an affair. But that’s the least of his problems. Marty launders money for a drug cartel through his financial services firm. His business partner Bruce is skimming off the profits and the head of the cartel knows it. »

- Tim Dowling

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‘Last Chance U’ Review: Netflix Series Proves That Football and TV Are Still a Perfect Match

21 July 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Chance U,” like any other show worth a sophomore season, carefully approaches both past and present. The East Mississippi Community College Lions, the football team profiled in the first season of the Netflix documentary series, are back again, but this new round of stories lives in the shadow of those that came before. This sequel keeps the established skeleton of a fall slate of games, brings back some beloved characters and checks in on departed favorites. The subject may be sports, but this is as TV as TV gets.

The show’s second season, tracking Emcc’s 2016 season, has the added layer of self-awareness. As a town shy of 1,000 people, director Greg Whiteley’s Netflix series has now created an identity for Scooba, Mississippi, one that not all its citizens are particularly happy with. Football players are never just football players, especially at any level above Pop Warner. But »

- Steve Greene

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‘Last Chance U’ Review: Netflix Series Proves That Football and TV Are Still a Perfect Match

21 July 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Chance U,” like any other show worth a sophomore season, carefully approaches both past and present. The East Mississippi Community College Lions, the football team profiled in the first season of the Netflix documentary series, are back again, but this new round of stories lives in the shadow of those that came before. This sequel keeps the established skeleton of a fall slate of games, brings back some beloved characters and checks in on departed favorites. The subject may be sports, but this is as TV as TV gets.

The show’s second season, tracking Emcc’s 2016 season, has the added layer of self-awareness. As a town shy of 1,000 people, director Greg Whiteley’s Netflix series has now created an identity for Scooba, Mississippi, one that not all its citizens are particularly happy with. Football players are never just football players, especially at any level above Pop Warner. But »

- Steve Greene

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Jason Bateman Talks 'True Detective' Inspiration at 'Ozark' Premiere

21 July 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Ozark star, director and executive producer Jason Bateman kicked off the premiere of his Netflix series on Thursday with a bang: He was late thanks to his scheduled appearance on The Late Show.

Bateman apologized for his delay and doled out thank-yous, saving the last for his wife, Amanda Anka, for "allow[ing] me to take a nice, big swan dive into my pool of narcissism" with his duties on the show.          

Now streaming its first 10 episodes, the drama centers on Marty Byrde (Bateman), a financial planner who also launders money for a Mexican »

- Jenna Marotta

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Jason Bateman on How Other Antihero Shows Inspired Netflix’s ‘Ozark’

21 July 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Some of Hollywood’s top dogs including Danny Strong, Cary Fukunaga and Bruce Altman were out to celebrate the New York premiere of the crime drama “Ozark” Thursday night. The project is Jason Bateman second with Netflix, after the revival of comedy cult favorite “Arrested Development” in 2013.

Also starring Laura Linney, the show follows the Byrde family. Marty (Bateman), a Chicago financial advisor has been quietly laundering money for a drug cartel for years. After his partner runs afoul, the entire family is uprooted and arrives in a lazy resort town around the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, where Marty promises to clean money for the drug lord.

“I was looking for something to challenge myself because I had a really good time directing ‘Bad Words’ and ‘The Family Fang,’” said Bateman, who also got behind the camera for several episodes. “This came along and the notion to executive produce, which »

- Margaret Sutherlin

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‘Ozark’ Spoilers Review: Jason Bateman’s Netflix Drama is a Stunner From Start to Finish

21 July 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Ozark” Season 1. A spoiler-free review is available here.]

Now that’s how you make a thriller.

Anyone burned by the slow stroll to nowhere of recent Netflix dramas had to be pleased with the pins-and-needles tension — and shocking payoffs — of “Ozark,” Jason Bateman’s new original series for the streaming giant. From the first episode to the ending, Season 1 was filled with shocking twists and intense familial strife.

Below, we’ll break down why the near-constant darkness always felt grounded in reality, using big developments in the plot and key scenes throughout the series to illustrate how a horror story still felt relatable — and all the more terrifying for it.

Read More‘Ozark’ Review: Jason Bateman’s Netflix Drama is the Most Brutal Business Lesson You’ll Ever Binge

Premiere – “Sugarwood”

The importance of the premiere episode was its power. While that may go without saying, given the first hour’s overall impact, it’s important to remember how many dramas start slow. »

- Ben Travers

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‘Ozark’ Spoilers Review: Jason Bateman’s Netflix Drama is a Stunner From Start to Finish

21 July 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Ozark” Season 1. A spoiler-free review is available here.]

Now that’s how you make a thriller.

Anyone burned by the slow stroll to nowhere of recent Netflix dramas had to be pleased with the pins-and-needles tension — and shocking payoffs — of “Ozark,” Jason Bateman’s new original series for the streaming giant. From the first episode to the ending, Season 1 was filled with shocking twists and intense familial strife.

Below, we’ll break down why the near-constant darkness always felt grounded in reality, using big developments in the plot and key scenes throughout the series to illustrate how a horror story still felt relatable — and all the more terrifying for it.

Read More‘Ozark’ Review: Jason Bateman’s Netflix Drama is the Most Brutal Business Lesson You’ll Ever Binge

Premiere – “Sugarwood”

The importance of the premiere episode was its power. While that may go without saying, given the first hour’s overall impact, it’s important to remember how many dramas start slow. »

- Ben Travers

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Jason Bateman on (Sort of) Breaking Bad for Ozark and Arrested Development's Return

21 July 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Michael Bluth has turned to a life of crime! Well, his family was already involved in shady dealings on Arrested Development, but this time it's Jason Bateman who's breaking bad in Netflix's Ozark. Ozark stars Bateman as a Chicago financial advisor who has secretly been laundering money for a drug kingpin. Things take a turn—as they are bound to do in a TV show about normal folks and drug dealers—and Bateman's character, Marty Byrde, takes his family to the Ozarks, a mountain region primarily in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Once there, it's not smooth sailing and he tangles with local drug dealers and a gang who wants his money. Oh, and the FBI is on his tail. Like Breaking »

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‘Arrested Development’ Season Five Will Be a Very Bluth Murder Mystery

21 July 2017 8:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Arrested Development” star Jason Bateman has revealed the fifth season’s plot will revolve around solving the murder of Liza Minelli’s character Lucille Austero, also known as Lucille Two.

“The central spine of that story of is the death of Liza Minnelli’s character, and a bit of whodunit,” Bateman told Entertainment Weekly Radio. “That’s sort of a central thread around which [creator Mitch Hurwitz] is going to braid in all the colorful plot complications that he knows how to do.”

Read More‘Arrested Development’ Will Officially Return To Netflix For Season 5

Fans will recall that the fourth season ended with Lucille’s death, which appeared to be a murder. The show’s first season on Netflix after a long hiatus, the fourth season took a turn by telling each episode from a different character’s perspective, which received mixed reviews. Bateman opened up about the fourth season’s structural issues: »

- Jude Dry

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‘Arrested Development’ Season Five Will Be a Very Bluth Murder Mystery

21 July 2017 8:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Arrested Development” star Jason Bateman has revealed the fifth season’s plot will revolve around solving the murder of Liza Minelli’s character Lucille Austero, also known as Lucille Two.

“The central spine of that story of is the death of Liza Minnelli’s character, and a bit of whodunit,” Bateman told Entertainment Weekly Radio. “That’s sort of a central thread around which [creator Mitch Hurwitz] is going to braid in all the colorful plot complications that he knows how to do.”

Read More‘Arrested Development’ Will Officially Return To Netflix For Season 5

Fans will recall that the fourth season ended with Lucille’s death, which appeared to be a murder. The show’s first season on Netflix after a long hiatus, the fourth season took a turn by telling each episode from a different character’s perspective, which received mixed reviews. Bateman opened up about the fourth season’s structural issues: »

- Jude Dry

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Will Smith Agrees You Should Be Watching Christopher Nolan Movies in Theaters and Not on Netflix

21 July 2017 6:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The vigorous debate between Netflix and theatrical releases came to Comic-Con last night as the streaming giant brought their upcoming action-fantasy tentpole “Bright” to the San Diego convention. Director David Ayer was joined by cast members Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and more, but it was Smith who naturally stole the spotlight. The actor cautiously played both sides of the debate, praising Netflix for their creative freedom and saluting the experience that only a theater can provide.

Read More: Will Smith on Netflix: ‘They Give You Money and Let You Make the Movie You Want to Make’

Smith was asked about whether he agreed or not with Christopher Nolan’s Netflix comments from earlier this week. In an interview with IndieWire, the “Dunkirk” director criticized Netflix’s distribution model, saying, “Netflix has a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical films. They have this mindless policy of everything having to be simultaneously streamed and released, »

- Zack Sharf

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Ozark: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Netflix?

21 July 2017 5:02 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch Have the Byrdes flown the coop? Is the Ozark TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Ozark, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, Ozark stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Jordana Spiro, Jason Butler Harner, Esai Morales, Peter Mullan, Lisa Emery, Josh Randall, Harris Yulin, Michael Mosley, Marc Menchaca, and Trevor Long. The crime drama centers on Marty Byrde (Bateman), a Chicago financial advisor. Marty has been laundering money along with his partner, Bruce (Randall), for Camino Del Rio (Morales), a drug »

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Ozark

21 July 2017 5:01 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Netflix. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: July 21, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Jordana Spiro, Jason Butler Harner, Esai Morales, Peter Mullan, Lisa Emery, Josh Randall, Harris Yulin, Michael Mosley, Marc Menchaca, and Trevor Long. TV show description: A crime drama, the Ozark TV show centers on Marty Byrde (Bateman), a Chicago financial advisor. Marty has been laundering money along with his partner, Bruce (Randall), for Camino Del Rio (Morales), a drug lord who works for a major cartel. When Del learns $8 million of his money has gone missing, he takes out Bruce. He eventually »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Ozark: Netflix Takes An Ultra-Dark Trip in New Jason Bateman Drama

21 July 2017 1:01 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Netflix's new crime drama, Ozark, boasts strong performance from Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, but its grimness and lack of focus gets in the way. »

- Kevin Yeoman

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Jason Bateman teases a murder mystery for Arrested Development's 5th season

20 July 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It took some time, but after much wrangling of the schedules, a fifth season of Arrested Development was officially greenlit back in May which will find all of the regular cast-members returning. As for what type of misadventures the Bluth family will find themselves getting into, we're not sure, but Jason Bateman recently chatted with Entertainment Weekly Radio to tease that the... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Arrested Development Season 5 Murder Mystery Based on Season 4 Death

20 July 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Arrested Development season 5 revolves around the mystery of who killed Lucille Austero in season 4, star Jason Bateman confirms. »

- Dan Zinski

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Jason Bateman on Netflix’s ‘Ozark’, Season 2 Possibilities, & ‘Arrested Development’ Returning to the Fox Structure

20 July 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Netflix drama series Ozark is about Chicago financial advisor Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman, who also executive produced the series and directed four episodes), who has been quietly laundering money with his business partner Bruce (Josh Randall) for a drug kingpin (Esai Morales) working for a cartel. After discovering that $8 million of the money is missing, Marty finds himself having to move his family to The Ozarks, where he must find new ways to get the money laundered, in order to save the lives of his wife (Laura Linney) and children (Sofia Hublitz and Skylar Gaertner), all while avoiding … »

- Christina Radish

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Luc Besson Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

20 July 2017 7:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Too Hollywood for art houses and too art house for Hollywood, iconoclastic French filmmaker Luc Besson has always had to blaze his own trail. Unwilling — or unable — to compromise from the very start (his debut feature was a dialogue-free post-apocalyptic drama about a waterless future where it occasionally rains fish), Besson continues to offset his pigheadedness with his passion. He eventually got so sick of looking for support that he launched his own production company, EuropaCorp, which has become one of the most profitable in all of Europe by churning out the kind of carnivalesque shlock that made its founder so famous in the first place. Besson may not have directed the likes of “Taken,” “Lock-Out,” and “Colombiana,” but his fingerprints are all over them.

Read More Review: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Is Like ‘Star Wars’ on Crystal Meth, and It’s Almost Crazy Enough to »

- David Ehrlich

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