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'Parenthood' Cast Talks Final Season, Will Joel and Julia Finally Reconcile?

20 November 2014 5:32 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

There's only four new episodes of Parenthood before we bid farewell to the Braverman family.

For six seasons the show has authentically portrayed the highs and lows of the Braverman clan and has managed to make everyone who watches it weep. From Max's (Max Burkholder) Asperger’s journey and Kristina's (Monica Potter) brave battle with cancer to Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson) heart scare and Amber's (Mae Whitman) surprise pregnancy, the writers have taken the fans on quite the emotional journey throughout the series run. But arguably no story line has been as divisive as Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia's (Erika Christensen) failing marriage this season.

Pics: The 10 Most-Watched TV Series Finales Ever!

ETonline recently caught up with the cast to talk about the final season and while mum's the word on whether the couple will get back together, the stars admitted they are as affected by the drama as much as we are.

"We're torn up »

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The Duff (2015) Teaser Trailer: Bella Thorne is a Mean Girl & Mae Whitman is…Um…

20 November 2014 11:13 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  The Duff Trailer. Ari Sandel‘s The Duff (2015) teaser trailer stars Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Allison Janney, and Skyler Samuels. The Duff‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by , “Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student [...]

Continue reading: The Duff (2015) Teaser Trailer: Bella Thorne is a Mean Girl & Mae Whitman is…Um… »

- Rollo Tomasi

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‘The Duff’ Trailer and The Breakdown of the Cinematic Parody Cycle

19 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

You’d be forgiven if you watched the first trailer for Ari Sandel‘s The Duff and believed that you were watching a trailer for a new parody feature, in the vein of Not Another Teen Movie or Epic Movie. After all, this first trailer hits all the beats of parody, filled with the kind of worn-out tropes and flaccid observations about teen life that would not be out of place with a poorly received nineties teen comedy or a tongue-in-cheek send-up from the aughts. The problem, of course, is that The Duff is a straightforward feature. In short terms, it’s all real. As our friends over at UpRoxx note, “someone has made an unsatirical Not Another Teen Movie,” one that even uses the old “this girl who wears overalls is unattractive and we know that because she wears overalls” trick. And it’s certainly an old trick. It’s just too bad it hasn’t »

- Kate Erbland

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Watch Arrested Development's Mae Whitman in The Duff's first trailer

19 November 2014 6:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Duff has released its first trailer.

Mae Whitman stars in director Ari Sandel's teen comedy.

Based on the novel by Kody Keplinger, it centres around Bianca, who is horrified to be told that she is her friends' 'Duff' - the 'designated ugly fat friend'.

She enlists a school jock to help her ditch the unwanted label.

Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A Santos, Allison Janney and Ken Jeong also feature in the movie.

Whitman is best known for her role as George Michael's forgettable girlfriend Ann in Arrested Development.

She also starred in Scott Pilgrim vs The World and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

The Duff will open in the Us on February 19, 2015. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »

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The Duff Trailer: Watch Mae Whitman Get Branded The Ugly Fat Friend

18 November 2014 6:15 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Poor Mae Whitman. Not only did the Bluth family in Arrested Development roundly dismiss her as an odious toad, but she has now taken the titular role as the ugly fat friend in The Duff. The first trailer for the comedy has now been released and it actually shows signs of potential. Okay, so maybe The Duff looks like it will be riddled with about every clichéd high-school cinematic trait going, but hopefully that shouldn.t stop it from being fun. And the trailer does produce a few giggles. There are nice jokes about Mae Whtiman.s Bianca wearing pajamas to school and dressing like Wreck It Ralph, plus it also exhibited a modern aura that was similar to 21 Jump Street.s take on high schools. The plot does look incredibly predictable, though, and the bubble-gum pop music pretty much confirms how it will proceed. Here.s my prediction: »

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‘The Duff’ Trailer: Mae Whitman Is As Ann As the Nose on Plain’s Face

18 November 2014 5:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After perfecting her plain-girl act in Arrested Development, Mae Whitman (her?) is trying to shake it off in The Duff. She plays Bianca, a high school senior who’s dismayed to realize she’s considered the Duff — Designated Ugly Fat Friend — to her prettier pals. In an effort to reinvent herself, she enlists the help […]

The post ‘The Duff’ Trailer: Mae Whitman Is As Ann As the Nose on Plain’s Face appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Watch Bella Thorne In Trailer For The Duff

18 November 2014 3:36 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong, here’s your first look at the funny trailer and new poster for CBS Films’ The Duff.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos).

Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself.

To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, »

- Michelle McCue

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Mae Whitman Defies Labels In First Trailer For Teen Comedy The Duff

18 November 2014 2:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since her first big turn as the dowdy Ann Veal in Arrested Development, Mae Whitman has emerged a solid actor with a ton of successful items on her resume. But, that’s of no concern whatsoever when considering her role in upcoming comedy, The Duff. While the actress doesn’t prescribe to the hyper-perfect aesthetic of many women in the industry, she’s not what I would term a ‘designated ugly fat friend’ – a label attached to the character she plays in Ari Sandel’s comedy.

With the launch of the first trailer, it seems the entire plot of the comedy hinges on Whitman’s good nature over her derided high schooler, Bianca. In an uninspired mash-up of Mean Girls and She’s All That, the poor lass discovers that her teenage experience isn’t as perfect as she’d hoped. Learning that she is the Duff of her group, »

- Gem Seddon

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Mae Whitman Gets a Terrible Label in Trailer for 'The Duff' Comedy

18 November 2014 2:05 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though Mae Whitman may have become known for being rather plain as Michael Cera's girlfriend Ann in "Arrested Development," the actress is anything but frumpy now. However, that hasn't stopped her from being labeled The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) in a new comedy from CBS Films. It's basically Mean Girls meets She's All That, however, it doesn't seem like it will have the surprising charm and hilarity or staying power of either. If this is supposed to be a trailer for a comedy, there should probably be more than just a couple solid laughs. At the very least Whitman seems like she could make it work. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Ari Sandel's The Duff, straight from CBS Films: Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Duff Trailer and Poster Set Out to Obliterate Body Image Progress

18 November 2014 1:58 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

That headline is half in jest, since I actually think there's a chance that The Duff has its heart in the right place.  It's just that the execution of that intent, so far, is a bit confounding.  First, star Mae Whitman is neither ugly or fat.  But I'm not worried about her.  She's an adult and likely knows that she's not ugly or fat.  But what do little girls think of themselves when they see Whitman, who is more than conventionally attractive, positioned that way?  When they look and the mirror don't feel like they can even measure up to Hollywood's standards of "ugly" and "fat?"  All of this is hammered home by the vaguely predatory tagline, "if you don't know who it is, then it's probably you."  I'm sure there's some redemption in the film itself.  It looks to have good performances for what looks essentially like a more specific, »

- Evan Dickson

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Watch: First Trailer for Mae Whitman’s ‘The Duff’

18 November 2014 1:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

CBS Films has released the first trailer for high school comedy “The Duff,” a week after announcing a three-year distribution partnership with Lionsgate.

The first film to kick off the agreement is “The Duff,” directed by Ari Sandel and starring Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne.

Whitman portrays a high school senior who remakes herself on learning that she’s known as “The Duff” — the Designated Ugly Fat Friend — to her prettier, more popular friends. Ken Jeong stars as her favorite teacher and Nick Eversman plays her crush.

The Lionsgate logo is nowhere in sight in the 2-minute trailer. “The Duff” is set to hit theaters next year.

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- Dave McNary

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Have a Look At The Teaser Trailer and Poster for 'The Duff'

18 November 2014 1:31 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The teaser trailer is now online for CBS Films' The Duff, which is based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. The film stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong.

The Duff is directed by Ari Sandel from a screenplay written by Josh Cagan.

The film follows Bianca (Mae Whitman), a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as 'The Duff' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos).  Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself.

To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Watch: Mae Whitman (Her?) Is The Designated Ugly Fat Friend In First Trailer For 'The Duff'

18 November 2014 11:33 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You gotta give it up for Mae Whitman. In an industry where actresses in particular are held to an insane amount of scrutiny about their looks, she broke out by playing "unattractive," thanks to her turn as bland, unmemorable Ann Veal (her?) on "Arrested Development." But let's face it, while she's not "starlet pretty," she's not repulsive to the point where she makes everyone around her look better. But you'll have to buy that premise hook, line and sinker if anything in the trailer for "The Duff" makes sense.  Based on the novel by Kody Keplinger and directed by Ari Sandel, the movie centers on Bianca, who finds out to her dismay that she's the Duff of her group —the "designated ugly fat friend." So in an effort to go from zero socially to zero waistline (or something), she enlists the help of hunky prime beef Wesley to give her »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Get out your urban dictionary and watch the first trailer for The Duff

18 November 2014 11:27 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

So for The Duff to work, we are to believe that people could somehow possibly think that Mae Whitman is ugly and fat. This movie is going to be full of so many unlikeable characters I don't know how anyone could sit and watch it without shouting expletives at the screen. While I am sure the movie will do some backtracking in the end and (obvious spoiler alert) tell us it doesn’t matter what people think and real beauty is inside you, it doesn’t help its convoluted »

- Graham McMorrow

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'The Duff' Trailer Starring Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman

18 November 2014 11:16 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Defy your label with a new teaser trailer & poster from CBS Films' The Duff, following the first look photo and trailer preview that debuted last week. Based on the novel by Kody Keplinger, the upcoming comedy starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos and Skyler Samuels opens in theaters in 2015!

The story follows Bianca (Mae Whitman), a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite&#160the&#160words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside&#160the&#160potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find&#160the&#160confidence to overthrow the »

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Mae Whitman reinvents herself in teaser for teen comedy 'The Duff'

18 November 2014 11:14 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The teaser trailer for "The Duff" has arrived. No, it's not the long-awaited Hilary Duff biopic or a documentary about Springfield's favorite beer. Instead, "The Duff" is based on Kody Keplinger's novel, and stars Mae Whitman (her?) as a high schooler named Bianca who is devastated to discover she's secretly known as "The Duff" ("Designated Ugly Fat Friend") in her social circle. With the help of hunky jock Robbie Amell ("The Tomorrow People"), Bianca reinvents herself while attempting to topple her school's clique system and vicious mean girls.  Watch the teaser here: It also stars Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong. And check out the film's poster below: "The Duff" opens February 20. Will it be as good as the book? »

- Dave Lewis

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'The Duff' Trailer Preview Starring Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman

14 November 2014 5:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney superstar Bella Thorne has introduced the first footage from the upcoming high school comedy The Duff on her official Instagram account, offering up the trailer teaser.

In The Duff, Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns&#160the&#160student body knows her as 'The&#160Duff' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite&#160the&#160words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside&#160the&#160potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find&#160the&#160confidence to overthrow the&#160school's ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone's Duff.

There »

- MovieWeb

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Bella Thorne Unveils The Duff Teaser Trailer Featuring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell and Ken Jeong

14 November 2014 3:51 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I haven’t read Kody Keplinger’s The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) yet, but I’ve heard good things, so the book’s been sitting on my iPad for quite some time now and with Ari Sandel’s film adaption due in theaters on April 10, 2015, I better get to it fast.  The movie stars Mae Whitman as Bianca, a high school senior widely known as The Duff.  In an effort to reinvent herself, she turns to school jock Wesley (Robbie Amell) and tries to build the confidence to take down the resident “label maker,” Madison (Bella Thorne). An official promo hasn’t hit the web just yet, but Thorne did share a little something on Instagram that she’s calling The Duff teaser trailer.  It’s really just a montage of pretty faces and high school stereotypes, but the film’s got a solid cast and apparently some stellar »

- Perri Nemiroff

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The 31 Best Kids' Movies on Netflix Streaming Right Now

14 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's always a good time to revisit our favorite children's movies, whether you're introducing your kids to them for the first time or enjoying a Disney classic yet again. If kids' movies like "Dumbo" and "The Rescuers" aren't already in your library, they're available right now to stream on Netflix, along with a lot of newer movies that will appeal to your kids (and to the kid in you).

(Availability subject to change.)

1. "Anastasia" (1997) G

This winning tale of a girl who might be the lost Romanov princess features the voice talents of Meg Ryan, Christopher Lloyd, John Cusack, and Hank Azaria.

2. "Antz" (1998) PG

Woody Allen voices a neurotic ant who falls in love with a princess (Sharon Stone) and must foil the plans of the power-mad General Mandible (Gene Hackman).

3. "Born Free" (1966) PG

A still-moving classic about the couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, then »

- Sharon Knolle

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Lionsgate to distribute CBS Films slate

13 November 2014 2:54 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The deal comes as CBS Films retracts its distribution activity. As part of the arrangement, Lionsgate takes exclusive international sales rights.

The multi-year agreement kicks off in 2015 with teen comedy The Duff, which Sierra/Affinity is selling internationally according to a prior agreement.

CBS Films will continue to acquire, produce and self-distribute its own limited releases.

“Making movies is only half of the equation – today’s marketplace demands a strategic approach to marketing and distribution that is fluid and creative, and no company has demonstrated more vision and innovation than Lionsgate,” said CBS Films president Terry Press.

“As we build our home-grown slate and expand our efforts in the acquisition space, we’re thrilled to partner with the outstanding Lionsgate team on a plan that provides the flexibility to handle these ambitions.” 

CBS Films has emerged as a creative force that will serve as a commercially exciting and reliable source of quality mainstream theatrical releases for years »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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