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A Look Back at Sean Anders

7 December 2014 11:40 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Horrible Bosses 2, in cinemas now, we thought we’d take a look at the career of director and screenwriter Sean Anders. Known for his raunchy humor as well as his relatable (and usually unlucky) characters, Anders has a knack for merging comedically strong personalities and bizarre situations that touches on sociocultural issues with a comedic, light-hearted twist. Here’s a look at some of Sean’s career highlights.

Sex Drive

Back in 2008, Sean directed and also co-wrote a film about a guy driving across the country for sex. One of his most successful films, Sex Drive has a cult following and brings raunchy to a whole new level. The movie takes a look at a sexualized Amish cult, with characters such as a sarcastic mechanic Ezekiel and Mary, an Amish girl who loves sex.

Hot Tub Time Machine

Another Anders screenplay, this movie is about three down-on-their-luck guys who, »

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Horrible Bosses 2 review

30 November 2014 9:49 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The sequel to Horrible Bosses is too content to rest on the first film's laurels, rather than doing anything of any real note...

It's not often that we reasonably expect a sequel to win over new converts, especially those who hated the original, and in that regard, Horrible Bosses 2 does not disappoint. By the same token, anybody who loved Horrible Bosses will probably find stuff to like here too. On the other hand, there's no way to tell how you will react if (like this reviewer) you had mostly forgotten about the original.

Director Seth Gordon and lead actors Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day enjoyed a surprise critical and commercial hit back in the summer of 2011. Their hapless Strangers On A Train-style plot to murder each other's loathsome employers won over cinemagoers, particularly with a comedic chemistry that made them something like the Three Stooges for the modern R-rated comedy audience. »

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Second Opinion – Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

30 November 2014 2:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horrible Bosses 2, 2014.

Directed by Sean Anders.

Starring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey.

Synopsis:

Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.

Any cinema which cares about the wellbeing of its patrons should put signs up outside the screening rooms showing Horrible Bosses 2 warning them they are about to enter ‘A Laugh-Free Zone’ where anything resembling comedy will be forbidden from showing on the screen. However, they won’t so I’m doing the best I can to warn you away from this miserable excuse for a comedy.

What makes the film so excruciatingly bad is just how forced every situation feels from the first scene to the last. This »

- Gary Collinson

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Christoph Waltz Talks Horrible Bosses 2, How He Prepares for a Role, Working with Tim Burton on Big Eyes, David Yates’ Tarzan, and More

30 November 2014 2:03 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Sean AndersHorrible Bosses 2 is now in theaters with Jason BatemanCharlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis reprising their roles from the first film.  This time around they decide to be their own bosses by setting out on their own entrepreneurial venture.  When a slick investor (Christoph Waltz) steals their idea, they decide to kidnap his son (Chris Pine) and hold him for ransom.  Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx all return for the sequel.  While Horrible Bosses 2 isn’t going to win any awards, I’ll admit that I laughed a lot mostly from the great chemistry between Bateman, Day and Sudeikis.  For more on the film, watch some clips, read Matt's review, watch the trailer, or here’s all our previous coverage. At the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive interview with Christoph Waltz.  He talked about how he got involved in the project, »

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Walk of Fame Honoree Christoph Waltz on His Diverse Run

28 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Comedy is not necessarily top of the mind when one thinks of Christoph Waltz, but consider this: going back to his acclaimed hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” last year, his recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” performing the “Sesame Street” theme song and now with “Horrible Bosses 2,” Waltz has opened up comedic venues for his diverse talents.

Waltz, who will receive a star Dec. 1 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, says his interest in “HB2” was piqued by a clash of narrative approaches taken in the Sean Anders-helmed sequel to the 2011 hit, in which he co-stars with Chris Pine as conniving father-son investors taking Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis for a ride.

“Three silly men or boys in a very serious story — a thriller — that’s how they treated this, and that’s why it works so well,” he says of the comedy, which opens wide Nov. »

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New TV spot for Horrible Bosses 2

28 November 2014 2:13 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Out now in cinemas, Warner Bros. have released a TV spot for Horrible Bosses 2 which stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day alongside Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey.

See Also: Movie Review – Horrible Bosses 2

Watch the TV spot below:

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in Horrible Bosses 2. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

See Also – Watch highlights from the Horrible Bosses 2 press conference

Horrible Bosses 2 is out in cinemas today and is directed by Sean Anders (That’s My »

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Review: 'Horrible Bosses 2' is Filthy, Funny & Much More Outlandish

26 November 2014 3:14 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Comedy sequels are not easy to pull off. Unlike the horror, action and sci-fi genres, it's seemingly more difficult to improve upon what made the original film so enjoyable to begin with. While all of those genres are able to up the ante with bigger setpieces, explosions, scares and whantot, a comedy can usually only be funnier than its predecessor (or at least as funny) in order to appease audiences. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Dumb & Dumber To fell short this year, but 22 Jump Street stepped up to the challenge magnificently. And I'm happy to say that this weekend's Horrible Bosses 2 is another comedy that not only matches wit with its predecessor, but may even be superior comedically, despite faltering elsewhere. Horrible Bosses was a welcome, surprise hit back in 2011 from director Seth Gordon, but this time the reins have been passed to Sean Anders, who also co-wrote »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch Jennifer Aniston Abuse This Poor Reporter As Part Of A Horrible Bosses 2 Prank

26 November 2014 2:26 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Jennifer Aniston isn.t mean. Her character in the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 isn.t mean. And yet, this prank that Aniston pulls on an unsuspecting BBC Radio 1 journalist while promoting Sean Anders. new comedy is cold. Cruel. Horrible. Give it a watch. Jennifer Aniston, as you can tell, is coaxed into playing along with the prank. She is given a "trigger question" . a safe word, so to speak . that gives her permission to make the poor interviewer squirm. And to her credit, she doesn.t let him really have it. She pretends that his questions are inappropriate, and they are, to a certain extent. However, this is a movie where Aniston plays a sex-crazed dentist who encourages Jason Bateman to poop on her, so is anything really off limits here? As someone lucky enough to participate in the junket circuit, I can tell you that this is a »

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Review: Horrible Bosses 2

26 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

When you have something that really works you don't fuck it up. Horrible Bosses 2 doesn't make the mistake of screwing with the perfectly "horrible" premise of the original movie. Bateman, Day and Sudeikis are an unbeatable comedy team not equalled since Moe, Larry and Curly.

When studios land a hit comedy, the massive return on relatively miniscule investment guarantees a sequel. The Hollywood machine depends on finding a formula that works and milking it dry. Sticking as close to the established formula while changing things up enough to keep it fresh is the magic trick, and sometimes a production team can fail to pull it off. I was worried that would be the case here, that like The Hangover II, the laughs would fall flat for me.

I'm quite happy that my expectations for this film were not met. Director Sean Anders (Sex Drive) shares writing credits with John Morris »

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Box Office: ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ Scores $1 Million in Tuesday Night Launch

26 November 2014 8:44 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Moviegoers showed some love for the art of boss-hating as New Line’s “Horrible Bosses 2″ launched with a solid $1 million in Tuesday night showings at the U.S. box office.

The R-rated comedy sequel — the first challenger to Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ — took in nearly triple the opening night number for “Horrible Bosses,” which opened with $365,000 in July 2011.

Forecasts have projected that “Horrible Bosses 2″ will take in about $35 million for the Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving holiday period. The original opened with $28.3 million on its way to $117 million in the U.S. and $209.6 million worldwide.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ is expected to dominate the holiday weekend. So far it’s hit $130 million after four days in the U.S. and $154 million in international markets. Trackers expect the U.S. haul to hit $80 million to $85 million for the five-day holiday period.

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- Dave McNary

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Movie Review – Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

26 November 2014 7:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horrible Bosses 2, 2014

Directed by Sean Anders

Starring Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey

Synopsis:

Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.

Getting a comedy sequel right is a very, very tricky task and its so often done wrong. For every 22 Jump Street, American Pie 2 or Wayne’s World 2, you get The Hangover 2, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Son of The Mask, Men in Black II, Blues Brothers 2000, Porky’s Revenge etc. The ratio of bad to good is almost staggering. So the fact that Horrible Bosses 2 is actually half-decent is a miracle unto itself.

The first Horrible Bosses was quite the surprise hit among critics and rightly so. »

- Luke Owen

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Film Review: Horrible Bosses 2

26 November 2014 7:27 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Horrible Bosses 2 would be more aptly titled Terrible Criminals 2. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are back as the three sorriest excuses for wannabe felons the big screen has ever seen. Luckily, their failed criminal exploits are the subject of great mirth, and this sequel is a worthy follow-up to 2011's original surprise box office hit.

Bateman, Sudeikis and Day once again play Nick, Kurt and Dale, who this time are trying to start a business of their own. They want to be their own bosses for once, and they create a product called the Shower Buddy. They appear on a local morning news show, where they're seen by Chris Pine's character Rex Hanson. Rex works at his dad's company Boulder Stream, a huge catalog retailer that wants to buy the Shower Buddy. His father Bert, played by Christoph Waltz, agrees to place an order for the product, »

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'Horrible Bosses 2' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Workplace Comedy

26 November 2014 5:03 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When 2011's "Horrible Bosses" came to an end, did you find yourself wondering (aloud), "What happens next?" Well, you're in luck, because this week "Horrible Bosses 2" is going to answer all of those questions (and then some).

"Horrible Bosses 2" has Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day reprising their respective roles from the first film, and this time the hapless trio gets involved in a scheme to kidnap the son (Chris Pine) of a rich entrepreneur (Christoph Waltz) who has screwed them out of a big deal. Yes, they've downgraded from murder to kidnapping. Hey, times are tough all over.

But does this sequel bring the yuks? Or should you skip this one and instead just go to town on Thanksgiving leftovers? Read on to find out!

1. There Aren't Really Any Bosses in This One

The movie is called "Horrible Bosses 2" but there aren't really any bosses, »

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'Horrible Bosses 2': What the Critics Are Saying

26 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Horrible Bosses 2, out Wednesday, follows up on the hapless worker drones in 2011's ribald comedy as they discover their entrepreneurial inspiration and seeking to become CEOs themselves — but at a price. The New Line and Warner Bros. sequel — starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz and Kevin Spacey and directed by Sean Anders — is expected to gross $35 million to $40 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. See more 'Horrible Bosses 2': Jennifer Aniston Simultaneously Seduces the Trio in New Trailer Read what top critics are saying about Horrible

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'Horrible Bosses 2' Review: Why the Comedy Sequel Isn't As Horrible As You Might Think

26 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The first "Horrible Bosses" landed as a solid hard-r hit back in 2011, thanks to audiences falling for Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as a lovably bumbling trio of would-be criminals. Well, that, and the appeal of watching Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston saying dirty words.

So Nick (Bateman), Kurt (Sudeikis) and Dale (Day) are back again for "Horrible Bosses 2," having ditched the nine-to-five to start their own business. But even though they're their own horrible bosses now, they're still having problems with upper-management types, in the form of the father/son team of potential investors Bert and Rex Hanson, played by Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine.

Of course, comedy sequels haven't always had the best track record; it's a delicate balance recapturing what worked in the first film without just delivering the same movie with new punchlines. (See: "The Hangover Part II.") Not to mention, three idiots »

- Rick Mele

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‘Horrible Bosses 2′ holds comedy hostage

25 November 2014 11:09 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Horrible Bosses 2

Written by Sean Anders and John Morris

Directed by Sean Anders

USA, 2014

There’s nothing more depressing than a lazy comedy, and Horrible Bosses 2 suffers from a terminal case of laziness.  Instead of gleefully diving into its richly-black premise, it settles for obvious sight gags and uninspired improvisations.  A talented comedic cast is wasted on material that aims for mediocrity and hits the target over and over again.  There simply aren’t enough laughs here to justify this film’s existence.

This sequel to 2011’s inexplicable hit Horrible Bosses sees our triumvirate of dipshits once again scheming to balance the scales of capitalism.  The laconic moron character, Dale (Charlie Day), wants to sell his great invention, so he enlists his two best chums, the hyperactive moron character, Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and the exasperated straight-man character, Nick (Jason Bateman), to help him strike at rich.  Sadly, they »

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Horrible Bosses 2 – The Review

25 November 2014 10:49 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After just a dozen days we’re back in comedy sequel land! Mid November saw the return of Harry and Lloyd after 20 years in Dumb And Dumber To, which grossed (accent on gross) enough to shoot to number one at the box office for that weekend. Now, this film’s trio hasn’t been away for two decades, merely three years. But it was a surprise flick that came out of left field to quickly become a fan favorite (especially on premium cable and home video). As opposed to the Farrelly brothers’ duo, these guys aren’t really kid friendly. It, and this follow-up, truly earn their R ratings (for raunchy and rude). Now, could their outrageousness become deluted by a another visit, just as with the Hangover best buds? I’m happy to report that has not happened with return of those 2011 foul-ups in Horrible Bosses 2.

As this new misadventure begins, »

- Jim Batts

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Jason Bateman Talks Horrible Bosses 2, The Family Fang, What He Learned Directing Bad Words, Ipo Man, and More

25 November 2014 10:42 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Sean AndersHorrible Bosses 2 opens tomorrow with Jason BatemanCharlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis reprising their roles from the first film.  This time around they decide to be their own bosses by setting out on their own entrepreneurial venture.  When a slick investor (Christoph Waltz) steals their idea, they decide to kidnap his son (Chris Pine) and hold him for ransom.  Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx all return for the sequel.  While Horrible Bosses 2 isn't going to win any awards, I'll admit that I laughed a lot mostly from the great chemistry between Bateman, Day and Sudeikis.  For more on the film, watch some clips, the trailer, or here's all our previous coverage. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive interview with Jason Bateman.  He talked about not wanting to make a "stinky sequel," what it was like on set working with Sudeikis and Day, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Horrible Bosses 2 Review

25 November 2014 8:27 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

22 Jump Street being the self-reflexive exception that proves the rule, Horrible Bosses 2 provides 2014 with yet another unnecessary reminder that, while comedy sequels are very difficult to make well, they are very easy to make anyway. While Dumb and Dumber To had two decades of nostalgia in its corner, and Anchorman 2 at least had the gall to try and one-up a modern classic, Horrible Bosses 2 has neither time nor ambition on its side. It embodies the “let it ride!” approach that many surprise comedy hits take when delivering a follow-up, yet few capitalize on to the benefit of anyone but a studio. It’s a movie that doesn’t bet on itself so much as against the audience’s tolerance for a warmed-over second helping of the exact same movie they saw three years ago.

Helpfully self-diagnosing itself with a case of “reverse Stockholm syndrome,” Horrible Bosses 2 »

- Sam Woolf

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Watch highlights from the Horrible Bosses 2 press conference

25 November 2014 7:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Held in London a couple of weeks ago, the stars of Horrible Bosses 2 were in attendance to take questions from the press about the movie. You can listen to the whole conference using the player at the bottom of the page and watch the stars themselves in these videos:

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in Horrible Bosses 2. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

Horrible Bosses 2 is directed by Sean Anders (That’s My Boy) and opens in the States on November 26th, with a UK release on November 28th. »

- Luke Owen

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