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Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s Morning Show Drama Goes to Apple

Witherspoon in “Home Again

Huge TV news: Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s highly anticipated morning show drama has found a home, and it’s landed at an unexpected place. Apple snagged the as-yet untitled project with a straight-to-series two-season order, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. As expected, the star-studded series caused a bidding war.

In addition to starring, Witherspoon and Aniston will executive produce and co-own the show along with Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res company, which is producing for Apple. Twenty episodes are confirmed.

Described as “as an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning,” the series explores “the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual.”

While the project is based on an original idea by Ellenberg, Brian Stelter’s book “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV” will serve as “additional background” for the show.

Witherspoon just had a super successful run on the small screen with HBO’s critically acclaimed murder-mystery “Big Little Lies.” It’s uncertain if the ratings hit will return for a second season. The Oscar winner won an Emmy for producing the adaptation of Liane Moriaty’s bestselling book, and took home an Oscar in 2006 for her role as June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line.” Aniston scored an Emmy in 2002 for playing Rachel Green in “Friends.” Witherspoon guest-starred in two episodes of the iconic sitcom in 2002 and played Rachel’s sister.

Besides “Big Little Lies,” “Wild” and “Gone Girl” are among Witherspoon’s producing credits. Aniston’s include “Cake” and “The Switch.”

Jay Carson (“House of Cards”) will serve as showrunner. He’s also exec-producing and writing the series. Directors have yet to be announced, but this female-led series needs some women at the helm.

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s Morning Show Drama Goes to Apple was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Win Office Christmas Party on Blu-ray

I know you don’t want to talk about Christmas – we agree with you it’s too soon – but we have a great competition we know you will like. Festive comedy Office Christmas Party is coming to DVD and Blu-ray 13th November and to celebrate we have 3 copies on Blu-ray to giveaway!

When tough boss Carol (Jennifer Aniston) cracks down on the failing branch of the business run by her laid-back brother Clay (Tj Miller), he and his fired-up staff fight back. But deciding to throw an epic office Christmas party to impress and land a big-shot client to save everyone’s job might not be the best idea they’ve ever had.

Fuelled by booze and bad decisions, things quickly spiral out of control in this wild and raunchy comedy. Directed by the comedy team behind Blades of Glory and The Switch and also starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn and Kate McKinnon,
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‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Production Designer Adam Stockhausen to Be Feted at Camerimage

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Production Designer Adam Stockhausen to Be Feted at Camerimage
Poland’s Camerimage cinematography fest will be honoring Adam Stockhausen with its prize for production designer with unique visual sensitivity, organizers have announced.

The creative force behind the look of Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York” and Kevin Macdonald’s “State of Play,” Stockhausen won an Oscar for his production design on Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and was nominated two more times, for Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” and Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

Stockhausen’s work will be seen next year in McQueen’s “Widows,” a thriller about four women who have to take over a heist when their husbands are killed, and in Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated pic “Isle of Dogs,” and Spielberg’s sci-fi action adventure “Ready Player One.”

Stockhausen developed his distinctive style with genre films including Josh Gordon and Will Speck’s “The Switch” and Wes Craven’s “Scream 4,” and made his
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‘The Only Living Boy In New York’ Is A Lacklustre Coming-Of-Age Dramedy [Review]

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Allan Loeb certainly isn’t a household name, but there’s a pretty good chance you’ve might’ve seen one or two of his credited movies. Whether it’s “21,” “The Switch,” “The Dilemma,” “Just Go With It,” “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “Rock of Ages” or last year’s regrettable “Collateral Beauty,” just to name a handful, Loeb is one of those screenwriters who’s quick to diversify his resume but never able to prove his skills.

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Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston to Star in Series About Morning Shows

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston on “Friends”

Nearly 20 years after playing sisters on “Friends,” Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are teaming up for another project. The pair are attached to star in and executive produce an untitled series set in the world of morning talk shows and the wider New York media scene, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

Described by the source as “one of the largest TV packages to date” — and understandably so, these are two huge names — the project is expected to be shopped to premium cable outlets such as HBO and streaming services like Netflix. It’s pretty much guaranteed to cause a bidding war.

The untitled show “is based on an original idea and is being spearheaded by former HBO head of drama Michael Ellenberg and his newly launched film and TV production company Media Res,” THR writes. Jay Carson (“House of Cards”) will pen the script and is also among the project’s executive producers.

Witherspoon just had a super successful run on the small screen with HBO’s critically acclaimed murder-mystery “Big Little Lies.” It’s uncertain if the ratings hit will return for a second season. The Oscar winner is up for an Emmy for her role. Aniston scored an Emmy in 2002 for “Friends.” Witherspoon guest-starred in two episodes of the iconic sitcom in 2002.

Big Little Lies,” “Wild,” and “Gone Girl” are among Witherspoon’s producing credits. Aniston’s include “Cake” and “The Switch.”

Witherspoon recently revealed that she faced resistance — and sexism — when she first decided to start working behind-the-scenes as a producer. “I really reject the idea that women have to stay in one life,” she explained. “People have said, ‘You can’t start a company; just stay being an actress.’ Why are women supposed to be one thing? Nobody thinks Robert De Niro is stepping outside [his boundaries by] owning hotels and restaurants. Life has many chapters. You have to think, what am I going to do next?”

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston to Star in Series About Morning Shows was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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TV Review: Netflix’s ‘Ozark,’ Starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney

TV Review: Netflix’s ‘Ozark,’ Starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney
Playing Michael Bluth was a lot harder than it looked. As the lead of “Arrested Development,” Jason Bateman had to be a despicable straight man with delusions of his own goodness and sympathetic, as the only character capable of feeling pain in a family of narcissists. Bateman rose admirably to the task, providing a grounded contrast for the show’s array of weirdos. But outside of that show’s context, his style has seemed either too funny or not funny enough. “The Switch,” in which Bateman plays a jealous ex-boyfriend who switches out donor sperm with his own modest emission, plays at the razor’s edge of comedy and tragedy — and ineptly uses a montage to escape its own premise, while Bateman’s character challenges the audience to feel empathy for him.

Ozark,” executive produced by showrunner Chris Mundy, Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams (who both worked on the Ben Affleck film “The Accountant”) as well as
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First Trailer For Marc Webb’s ‘The Only Living Boy In New York’

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While “The Amazing Spider-Man” director Marc Webb is watching the franchise get rebooted, he’s not sweating it one bit. The filmmaker has returned to his indie roots in a big way, having already released “Gifted” this spring. While you weren’t looking, the Chris Evans starring dramedy has racked up an impressive $28 million worldwide, and now the filmmaker has another movie swinging into cinemas this summer, with “The Only Living Boy In New York.”

Read More: Marc Webb’s ‘Gifted’ Starring Chris Evans, Jenny Slate & Octavia Spencer Doesn’t Quite Add Up [Review]

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Kiersey Clemons, Cynthia Nixon, Callum Turner and Jeff Bridges the long-in-the-works movie (which at one time was going to star Logan Lerman, and be directed by Seth Gordon), is worryingly penned by Allan Loeb (“21,” “The Switch,” “The Dilemma,” “Just Go With It”) and follows a recent college graduate who seeks the guidance
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Collateral Beauty movie review: there is no beauty in this

MaryAnn’s quick take… Appalling and sadistic. How can anyone who is not a sociopath look at this horrible attempt at feel-good fantasy and say, “This is fine, this is healthy”? I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

My god, it’s like we’re living not only in the darkest timeline but in the mirror universe, the one where there is no pity or mercy and the central driving human emotion is self-serving cruelty. This holiday season, Hollywood has given us the creepy, rapey Passengers to serve as a grand romance, and it has given us the sadistic Collateral Beauty to serve as a feel-good fantasy. What has become of us? It cannot bode any good thing about the current state of humanity that the manufacturer and reflector of our sweeping cultural hopes and dreams
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Office Christmas Party movie review: messtivities

MaryAnn’s quick take… Hangover lite, with even more tepid notions of what constitutes debauchery, plus a true dedication to strained contrivance. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of grossout comedies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

You know those really dumb comedies where the only actually funny bits are the outtakes that run over the end credits, where everyone is finally on their game and the humor comes loose and fast and unconstructed, and you think, “Gee, why isn’t the whole movie like that?”? This is not the case with Office Christmas Party. Ocp — not to be confused with the evil robotics corporation in Robocop, which is more fun on a Friday after-work drinks thing than this movie — is, if I recall correctly, the first instance of end-credits clips that are as precisely forced and flat as
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Interview: Co-Directors Josh Gordon & Will Speck Invite All to ‘Office Christmas Party’

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Chicago – The raucous party movie has become a reliable staple in movieland, and now a production tackles the holiday soiré, and all that can go wrong. “Office Christmas Party” is co-directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, who also gave us “Blades of Glory” and “The Switch.”

The story features T.J. Miller and Jennifer Aniston as the brother and sister who has inherited their father’s computer business. Miller runs the Chicago office, which is under performing. Aniston’s character wants to shut the branch down, but Miller thinks an epic holiday party will convince a potential client (Courtney B. Vance) to sign on and save the company, and enlists the aide of officemates portrayed by Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn and Kate McKinnon. The movie is filled with wild and funny takes on celebrating the holiday ritual, and shows off the city of Chicago in all of its winter glory.
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Review: ‘Office Christmas Party’ Is Lacking In Love, Laughs, And Holiday Spirit

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Review: ‘Office Christmas Party’ Is Lacking In Love, Laughs, And Holiday Spirit
Chicago’s hottest club is a midtown tech company called Zenotek Data Storage Systems, and it has everything: Santa Claus sitting on the Iron Throne, Kate McKinnon playing a flatulent Hr lady, and — most importantly — a lethal dose of Baniston (that’s that thing where Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston exhume the toxic non-chemistry they’ve already brought to four other, even more excruciating comedies). 50 times longer than the unrelated “SNL” sketch of the same name and somehow featuring half as many laughs, “Office Christmas Party” is the perfect holiday movie for that one dude at your job who still quotes “Wedding Crashers” every time you’re forced to interact with him, screaming “You shut your mouth when you’re talking to me!” in a crowded elevator that’s filled with strangers who work on other floors. You know who I’m talking about.

This is a studio comedy on auto-pilot,
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Film Review: ‘Office Christmas Party’

Film Review: ‘Office Christmas Party’
Though everything from the marketing campaign to the movie’s title might lead you to think otherwise, “Office Christmas Party” turns out to be the story of how a company called Zenotek hatched the most significant advance in internet technology of the new millennium. As such, the movie is dealing with either far too much plot or not nearly enough, since all those who buy tickets no doubt think they’re about to witness the rowdiest holiday party this side of “Die Hard” — and would have been content with the Hr director dropping cocaine in the snow machine, T.J. Miller emceeing inappropriate holiday raps, and random employees making photocopies of their butts.

In other words, nobody cares what the folks at Zenotek do for a living, and even if their jobs wind up revolutionizing the way human beings use the internet, every second spent trying to justify the company’s
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'Office Christmas Party': Film Review

'Office Christmas Party': Film Review
Call it a sign of the times or a sign of the movie’s lump-of-coal sensibility, but in the third feature from writer-directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon, the Christmas miracle is — drumroll, please — internet connectivity. That might have packed a zeitgeist punch, but Office Christmas Party hasn’t the slightest satiric edge. Pitting a big-hearted boss against his Scrooge of a sister, it’s a frenetic grab bag of strained shtick, however expertly delivered by ace comic performers.

The film — which reteams Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, stars of the filmmakers’ second outing, The Switch — offers none of...
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Office Christmas Party review

Ensemble festive comedy Office Christmas Party stars Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, Jennifer Aniston and 40 minutes of good material...

You sit through a lot of middling comedies in this racket, and I find it more interesting to read the audience than the film a lot of the time. Earlier this year The Boss was a good example of when a failure to establish character and grab a couple of big laughs early on leads to a quick death, and you could hear how no one felt up for laughing at some great stuff that came later, because they knew the rest of the room was staying quiet. Office Christmas Party is far better than that, but there came a point, about 40 minutes in, when the room decided: nah, no sale.

And yet all the ingredients are there: it’s an original property with built-in sequel potential, a cast full of all
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Office Christmas Party Trailer #3 Takes Holiday Hijinks to Insane Levels

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Office Christmas Party Trailer #3 Takes Holiday Hijinks to Insane Levels
Still on the fence about spending the holidays with Office Christmas Party? Perhaps you won't be after you get a taste of the new trailer, which Paramount Pictures just dropped on their Youtube channel. It comes packing some surprise gifts of laughter and a few killer one-liners, along with what could be described as the greatest wipeout ever.

Also, Tj Miller is seen renting babies. Bad Santa 2 proved to be a huge letdown for comedy fans over the Thanksgiving holiday. Perhaps this movie will get everyone in better spirits. In Office Christmas Party, when the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

These guys are going to Party like thier job depends on it. Office Christmas Party
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Jennifer Aniston on Starring with Jason Bateman for the Fifth Time: ‘He’s Like Family’

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Jennifer Aniston on Starring with Jason Bateman for the Fifth Time: ‘He’s Like Family’
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman join forces for the fifth time in their new comedy Office Christmas Party.

The film, which also stars T.J. Miller, Courtney B. Vance, Kate McKinnon and Olivia Munn, hits theaters Dec. 9, and Aniston tells People going to set everyday with such a funny group was “like a vitamin push.”

“The best part about this film was being part of an ensemble again and working with those incredible actors and comedians,” she says.

Aniston, 47, who has previously worked with Bateman, 47, on The Switch, The Break-Up, Horrible Bosses and Horrible Bosses 2, says he is “like family
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New 'Office Christmas Party' Trailer Promises The Craziest Party Ever

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There are basically two ways a movie called Office Christmas Party can go. Either it's a lowkey, dry Sundance dramedy about someone's mundane life spiraling out of control after they experience yet another boring holiday party at their dead end job. Or it's a raunchy comedy about the most outrageous company party ever. Guess which route the new movie from the directors of The Switch and Blades of Glory took? Featuring a ridiculous cast that includes Jason Bateman, Jennifer AnistonT.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Rob Corddry, Randall Park, Jamie Chung, Abbey Lee and Courtney B. Vance, Office Christmas Party is a raunchy, R-rated comedy about a couple of employees who go for broke and through a raging shindig at their office. They're not actually...

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Office Christmas Party Trailer #2: Aniston and Bateman Throw One Big Bash

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Office Christmas Party Trailer #2: Aniston and Bateman Throw One Big Bash
Following the first trailer that debuted back in July, Paramount Pictures has unveiled the second trailer for Office Christmas Party. The studio has also unveiled three character posters featuring Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller, Courtney B. Vance, Kate McKinnon and Rob Corddry. This comedy could certainly shake things up at the box office next month, as the only wide release opening on December 9, one week before LucasFilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Jennifer Aniston stars in Office Christmas Party as the CEO of a company who tries to close her hard-partying brother's (Jason Bateman) branch. This leads the brother and his Chief Technical Officer to rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs. Both Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman lead a diverse cast of comedy and action all-stars, who can be
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Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman Reunite in ‘Office Christmas Party’ Trailer (Watch)

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman Reunite in ‘Office Christmas Party’ Trailer (Watch)
The Switch” and “Horrible Bosses” alums Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman reunite for one last bash in the new trailer for “Office Christmas Party,” released Thursday.

In the trailer, Aniston plays T.J. Miller’s wet blanket sister and company CEO who is not enthusiastic about the office’s holiday party. But the party goes on nonetheless.

“Tonight, the decisions you make with have consequences that will haunt you for the rest of your professional lives,” Kate McKinnon’s character says over a loudspeaker.

While Aniston’s character is stuck in a Chicago snowstorm, Miller, dressed as Santa Claus, sleds down the office stairs, plowing into a nativity scene. That’s just one of the movie’s many mayhem moments. Others include watercoolers filled with booze, flaming Christmas trees, swinging from Christmas lights, and of course, reindeer.

The big-screen comedy co-stars Aniston and Bateman alongside recent Emmy winners McKinnon and Courtney B. Vance,
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Office Christmas Party Clips Get Naughty with Jennifer Aniston and Kate McKinnon

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Office Christmas Party Clips Get Naughty with Jennifer Aniston and Kate McKinnon
The holiday season is when studios release their big awards contenders, but it's also a great time for an all-star comedy. This year, fans looking for some relief this Christmas can count on Paramount's Office Christmas Party, which looks like a wild time. Today, we have four clips from this outrageous laugh-fest. These new scenes arrive to celebrate National Boss's Day, offering never-before-seen footage from the December 9 release.

Jennifer Aniston stars in Office Christmas Party as the CEO of a company who tries to close her hard-partying brother's (Jason Bateman) branch. This leads the brother and his Chief Technical Officer to rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs. Both Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman lead a diverse cast of comedy and action all-stars, who can be seen in these clips from Paramount Pictures.
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