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I've been a fan of Terry Crews for a long time, so it's been great watching his career explode over the past few years with excellent work on TV (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Arrested Development) and in the movies (Expendables) . With Crews playing a supporting role in Tyler Perry's latest, The Single Mom's Club, the other day I landed an exclusive video interview with the actor at the film's Los Angeles press day. During the interview, Crews talked about whether he really uses Old Spice, how he's wanted to be in a Tyler Perry movie for a long time, the way Perry likes to work and how Crews always starts big and lets the director tell him to scale it down if needed, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables 3, his thoughts on playing Luke Cage in Marvel's upcoming Netflix series, and more. Hit the jump to watch. Terry Crews Time Index: Claims to always use Old Spice. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The comedy gods are smiling down on Hollywood, as an almost surefire success is in the quickly moving developmental stages. Fox 2000 is teaming up with the super-producer couple Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald for the suburban comedy Keeping Up With the Joneses, and they.ve landed two whopper male leads in Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm, two guys who should become an official comedic duo at some point in the future. Both actors are still negotiating their deals, but the deal has already been completed with director Greg Mottola to helm this feature. Having most recently handled Larry David.s awkwardly enjoyable HBO movie Clear History, which also starred Hamm, Mottola is more recognizable for such riotous gems as Superbad and Adventureland, and his work on series like Arrested Development and Undeclared. This trio is just oozing with potential, although the only plotline THR has is generic enough to go »
Jason Bateman is one of those lucky people who transformed his career from child actor to a cool film and television star. In the past fifteen years he’s turned into quite the comedy star in recent years, taking on the lead roles in the beloved cult series “Arrested Development,” among a number of movies, but he didn’t stop there. Bateman has made his way into the director’s chair in the new dark comedy “Bad Words” where he showcases his talent on and off the screen. “Bad Words” stars Jason Bateman as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who exploited a loophole that got him into the national spelling bee competition. While the [ Read More ]
- Melissa Molina
Jason Bateman has been considered an extremely funny man since his work on Arrested Development, and now he's taking funny to a whole new level in his new film Bad Words. Jason not only directed this movie, but also plays the vulgar and bratty lead character, Guy Trilby. We sat down with Jason to get some insight on the very comical sex scene he has with costar Kathryn Hahn, and as it turns out, there was a lot more going on than we realized. »
- Matthew Rodrigues
[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Bad Words opens today in limited release.] As I’ve said in previous reviews, I’m a Jason Bateman fan. I think his critics are wrong when they say he only plays the straight man role. That’s the role he’s best known for, and even then “straight man” is a bit of a misnomer. Instead, Bateman’s adept at playing an outwardly nice guy with a not-very-nice guy deep down. Sometimes the inner guy is moderately deceptive like Arrested Development, sometimes he’s aggressive like Horrible Bosses, and in the case of Bateman’s directorial debut, Bad Words, he’s one of the meanest motherfuckers around. Bateman’s secret weapon is that he still looks and talks like a nice guy, and because he pushes this new character to a level of remarkable despicability, Bad Words is a damn funny flick that plays it safe by the script, but hits hard with the jokes. Guy »
- Matt Goldberg
Jason Bateman is about as good a spokesman as any movie can have, and when he's finally making the jump to be a director as well as an actor, he's got plenty of reason to turn on the charm. When I was at the Four Seasons recently, I was in the first group of people talking to him in the morning, and I was sitting outside the room where we were going to speak along with four other people. When he came walking up, he stopped and looked down at all of us, smiling. "Hey, how about we just do this out here, press conference style? Right now. Let's go." Bateman and I are pretty much the same age, and I feel like I've been watching him on TV my whole life. I have strong memories of him on "Little House In The Prairie" and, in particular, "Silver Spoons," where »
- Drew McWeeny
Jason Bateman has always been one of my favorite actors. Ever since first familiarizing myself with him through the short-lived, but critically acclaimed TV show Arrested Development, I’ve eagerly awaited all of his projects, always excited to see what he’ll do next. He’s incredibly funny, and not many people play the straight man role as well as he does. I don’t know what it is, but something about his dry humor just really works on me.
Recent years have been particularly kind to the actor, as he’s experiencing a career resurgence of sorts due to his last couple projects. With huge hits like Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief and the fourth season of the aforementioned Arrested Development, Bateman is on a roll, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon. For his latest film, Bad Words, not only does he deliver yet another blisteringly funny performance, »
- Matt Joseph
Following the ”Avengers” bump, ”Captain America: The Winter Soldier” looks to continue Marvel’s stellar track record of boffo openings. Next month’s “Captain America” sequel — in theaters April 4 – is on course for an $85 million-$90 million opening weekend.
The superhero pic, which could be the studio’s next billion-dollar film, in on track to beat the first “Captain America,” which opened at $65 million, by at least $20 million.
Although it will likely not even get close to “The Avengers’” $207 million bow or “Iron Man 3″s $174 million debut — the two highest openings of all time — it’s certainly possible to edge past Marvel’s last release, ”Thor: The Dark World,” which grossed almost $86 million in its first weekend.
With the exception of the “Iron Man” franchise and ”The Avengers,” which went on to earn $1.5 billion worldwide and $623 million Stateside, “Winter Soldier” could be the most successful of Marvel’s films.
Last year, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Jason Bateman lets the profanity fly in his new film Bad Words. And it turns out the father of two is a bit of a swear word aficionado in real life, too - with limits. "I tend to use as many as I can think of," he tells GQ for its latest issue. "I don't do it around my 7-year-old, but I do around my 2-year-old, because she doesn't know what the hell I'm saying yet." His favorite curse word? Hint: It begins with the word "mother." Bateman, 45, makes his directorial debut in Bad Words, which revolves around a bitter »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
A&E has pulled Those Who Kill from the schedule after two weeks. The crime drama has failed to hold onto the audience of its lead-in Bates Motel. However, A&E isn’t cancelling the show yet, the channel plans on relaunching the show.
CBS has renewed The Big Bang Theory for three seasons. That will keep the show on the air until the spring of 2017.
This works as a still from tonight’s episode or as a group reaction to the renewal.
If you want to see the best challenges in reality TV you should be watching the amazing King of the Nerds, which airs its finale tonight. Then again, it’s impossible to do any better than to have a “navigate a laser maze to rescue George Takei” challenge.
- Lyle Masaki
Amazon Studios has given four new series the green light after reviewing 10 pilots that have been under consideration in recent months. Variety reports that Amazon decided on the series by judging ratings and viewer feedback, a process that produced the comedies Alpha House and Betas last year.
61 Reasons to Love 2014
Chief among the new series is The After, a drama conceived by X-Files creator Chris Carter, that follows eight strangers brought together by "mysterious forces." The group must then work with one another to survive their daily life, which is now filled with inexplicable violence. »
"Arrested Development" meets "Community" is something only the craziest of fans could possibly imagine. After "Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz appeared in an acting role on "Community," that may actually be something that comes to pass.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, "Community" creator Dan Harmon says the real plan was to get Hurwitz into the writers' room for the show, which he declined. However, Harmon adds, "He and I have talked about doing a project together."
There are next to no details about what the project would be, but Harmon hints, "It would embrace the emerging mediascape, and use us both in a way that we weren't compromising each other, but are still collaborating, and giving the audience a lot to digest."
What could they be working on together? With the new flow of online media, the possibilities are practically endless. »
Luckily, Katims’ ego is in check and he’s moved over to the lighter side with the new comedy About a Boy, based on the 2002 film (which in turn was based on the Nick Hornby novel) about a man-child and the actual child he befriends next door. EW was at a special screening of two upcoming episodes of the series with Katims and stars David Walton and Minnie Driver. »
- Jake Perlman
If Community – created by Dan Harmon – is an acerbic, middle-aged faculty member with attitude, then Arrested Development is his dry-humoured, self-involved uncle that got him the job in the first place. Both shows are highly regarded comedies with relatively low ratings. Both had well-received pilot episodes written by their respective creators and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and both centre around a wildly dysfunctional, disparate group of people, barely tolerating each other for the greater good. Indeed, it could be argued that Arrested Development broke the very ground that Community strolled in on.
Most importantly for the shows in question, however, both have a core group of die-hard fans that regard the creators of their favourite shows as comic geniuses – Mitch Hurwitz for Arrested Development, and Dan Harmon for Community. It comes as no surprise then, that the sound you just heard was an explosive fan-gasm that ricocheted around »
- Sarah Myles
Before Community‘s Dan Harmon held the throne as the embattled but revered comedy showrunner dujour, Arrested Development‘s Mitch Hurwitz occupied that seat from 2003 to 2006 – his show received acclaim from fans and critics and waning support from Fox before shuttering after only three seasons.
Naturally, Harmon’s “reign” has been more eventful with behind-the-scenes kerfuffles leading to his eventual dismissal from Community prior to his unexpected return. Despite their failings, though, both Hurwitz and Harmon have shown that they have a cockroach’s durability thanks to the shifting definition of success on network TV (you just watch Community eventually get a season 6 despite abysmal ratings) and new viewing options like Netflix. Now, the two are ...
- Jason Tabrys
Fox has cancelled their Raising Hope sitcom after four seasons. The one-hour series finale will air on Friday, April 4th.
Here's their press release:
The Chances Have An Unforgettable Backyard Send-off In A One-hour Series Finale Of “Raising Hope” Friday, April 4
Critically acclaimed comedy Raising Hope will end its four-season run with a special one-hour farewell event Friday, April 4 (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 Pm Et/Pt). The series finale kicks off with the all-new episode “How I Met Your Mullet” (9:00-9:30 Pm Et/Pt), in which guest star Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey”) plays Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) new maid. Then, in “The Father Daughter Dance” (9:30-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), Virginia’s (Martha Plimpton) dad (guest star Jeffrey Tambor, “Arrested Development”) returns to Natesville with a big surprise for her and Burt (Garret Dillahunt), including a musical performance by Kenny Loggins »
“Community” creator Dan Harmon just revealed that he and “Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz are doing a show (or other project) together. But, Harmon was cagey about sharing details on the project. “I don't want to talk about it,” he told Rolling Stone while promoting the SXSW premiere of “Harmontown,” Neil Berkeley's documentary about the writer-producer's live podcast show of the same name and the period between his firing and later re-hiring at the NBC Comedy. He did say that it “would embrace the emerging mediascape, and use us both in a way that we weren't compromising each other, »
- Jethro Nededog
There are two comedy shows that the internet loves more than all others: Community and Arrested Development. So what would happen if the showrunners of these two shows got together to create something that's never been done before? We got a taste of what that could be like when Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz guest-starred on Community last week. Now, Community showrunner Dan Harmon is hinting they have a joint project in the works. »
- Matt Wilstein
The current season of "Raising Hope" will be its last one, Fox announced Monday (March 10). The network says the comedy will bow out with a one-hour series finale on April 4.
That's fairly short notice, but executive producer Mike Mariano says he and the cast and crew planned the season finale as a possible series ender.
"On behalf of myself, [creator] Greg Garcia and 'Raising Hope's' amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons," Mariano says in a statement. "We planned our Season 4 finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we've chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we'll see you in syndication."
Fox has canceled “Raising Hope” after four seasons. The sitcom's last episode will run as a two-part, one-hour finale on April 4. The night will kick off at 9 p.m., with the episode “How I Met Your Mullet,” in which guest star Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey”) plays Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina's (Shannon Woodward) new maid. Then, in separate a half-hour titled “The Father Daughter Dance,” Virginia's (Martha Plimpton) dad (guest star Jeffrey Tambor, “Arrested Development”) returns to Natesville with a surprise for her and Burt (Garret Dillahunt), including a musical performance by Kenny Loggins (guest-starring as himself). Also read: Fox Renews ‘New. »
- Tony Maglio
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