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Bad Words Bad Words is a movie about a grown man who finds a loophole in a national spelling bee competition. Let.s just get that out of the way, first, because any man childish enough to dash the hopes of a slew of young children is obviously going to be some sort of a graceless jerk. In this case Jason Bateman plays the jerk, a man named Guy Trilby who has enough time on his hands to participate in a slew of spelling challenges leading him all the way to the big Bee. He.s not alone in the challenge. Guy is accompanied by a reporter during his lengthy quest. Her name Jenny (Kathryn Hahn), and she.s the sort of unharried type of woman who gets to a good story even if the person she is interviewing is Sir Clam-up-a-Lot. Hahn and Bateman are both very convincing in »
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Bad Words (Jason Bateman-directed scabrous comedy; Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rohan Chand, Allison Janney; rated R) Jodorowsky's Dune (documentary; Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux; rated PG-13) Le Week-End (romance; Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum; rated R) The Raid 2 (highly stylized action sequel; Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle; rated R) Watermark (documentary about how water shapes humanity; rated PG...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
The Raid 2: Berandal I was not a fan of The Raid, but I am expecting a Blu-ray review copy of The Raid 2 any day now as I'm willing to check out the sequel and see if there were any improvements. Maybe this film will be more than an action montage and have some sort of narrative weight to it.
Nymphomaniac Volume I & II I've already posted my review of both volumes of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac and suffice to say, I wasn't entirely impressed. Some seem to think it's because the so-called comedy went over my head. Perhaps, but if what we're talking about here is blatant comedy then I'm just not interested.
Bad Words Still haven't seen it, but the box art says it's a "tour de force" and "great", and box art never lies.
Jodorowsky's Dune I still need and intend to see this movie, »
- Brad Brevet
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Lake Placid An otherwise quiet lake in New England becomes a hub of bloody activity when a giant crocodile makes itself known by biting a diver in half. The local sheriff (Brendan Gleeson) calls in wildlife officials including Bill Pullman, and the pair are soon joined by academics Bridget Fonda and Oliver Platt. Together they work to capture or kill the beast, but the croc has other ideas. Steve Miner’s film belongs on the same shelf as Tremors as a terrific horror comedy that balances the laughs and the monster mayhem to near perfection. The cast is stellar across the board with spectacularly fun performances from Platt and Gleeson in particular. Betty White’s foul-mouthed turn is still a lot of fun too. The effects, a mix of practical and CGI, work »
- Rob Hunter
Jason Bateman is a familiar presence on the big and small screens, which makes sense, since his acting debut, on Little House on the Prairie, came in 1981, when he was just 12 years old. As a director, though, he’s just getting started: Bad Words is the first film with Bateman in the director’s chair. (He also stars in the film). “The first time that I was exposed to what the directing process can look like and feel like was on pretty much my first gig, Little House on the Prairie. I’d watch Michael Landon do what he did [directing … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's vision for a "Dune" movie was beyond remarkable; it was truly epic. Pink Floyd, H. R. Giger, and Mick Jagger were just a few of the names attached to the film - until it imploded. This is a documentary about a sci-fi film that was ahead of its time and the visionary behind it.
Why We're In: Tons of interviews, behind-the-scenes details, storyboards, and more make this a must-see for art house, midnight movie, and film history fiends.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
What's It About? Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson star in this cool crime drama about a thief who's out for revenge on the dude who double-crossed him. Mel Gibson's "Payback" was based on the same novel, "The Hunter" by Donald E. Westlake, but that shouldn't deter you. »
- Jenni Miller
On Demand DVD New Releases: July 7-13 Affluenza A young photographer finds himself caught in a heady world of money, sex, and privilege when he visits family in a wealthy suburb. Ben Rosenfield, Steve Guttenberg, Gregg Sulkin (1:24) 7/10 Same day as theatrical release. Bad Words Spelling bees are for kids, right? Not to 40-year-old Guy Trilby. In an attempt to take the national spelling bee title, Guy exploits a rule that the contestant must not have passed the eighth grade. Along the way he meets a competitor and decides to impart his knowledge of life to the boy. Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
Jason Bateman recently made his directorial debut with Bad Words, which was a really good comedy. He's about to embark on another directing adventure with Universal Pictures. The movie doesn't have a title yet, but it's described as an FBI wedding comedy, and he'll also star in it.
Bateman is currently in preproduction on another film that he's directing and starring in called The Family Fang. It also stars Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. He's also set to star in This is Where I Leave You, and he's set to reprise his role in Horrible Bosses 2. As you can see, Bateman is keeping himself busy with work.
Bateman has come a long way since his small role in Dodgeball. He's a funny, talented actor that has proved he has got directing skills as well. »
- Joey Paur
Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Age of Ultron) recently mentioned that Marvel was still considering a new standalone Hulk movie, but when asked about the chance that movie be based on the "Planet Hulk" comic Ruffalo didn't seem to think that was the best option. "'Planet Hulkc' I don't think that's the way to go yet," he said. "I think you need more Banner. The whole thing is just him as Hulk, on a planet, fighting other gladiators." MTV Jason Bateman (Bad Words) will direct and star in an untitled FBI wedding comedy for Universal Pictures. David Bar Katz wrote the latest draft of the screenplay, no plot details were reported. Variety Terminator, Rambo and Basic Instinct exec producer Mario Kassar is assembling an English-language adaptation of Audition based on the 1997 novel by Japanese author Ryu Murakami and perhaps Takashi Miike's most appreciated film. The story centers on a lonely widower »
- Brad Brevet
After reigniting his career with "Arrested Development," Jason Bateman has pivoted toward being a filmmaker. Earlier this year he dropped his foul mouthed feature directorial debut "Bad Words," and he's already set to direct "The Family Fang" starring Nicole Kidman. And another project is coming that will find him both behind and in front of the camera. Over at Universal, Bateman has signed up to direct and star in "an FBI-themed wedding comedy." David Bar Katz penned the screenplay, and the reason this sentence is ending so soon, is that plot details have not been released. [La Times] "Jurassic World" got a bit bigger, adding James Dumont to the cast of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio and Irrfan Khan. He'll be playing "Corporal Dooley, a Uso envoy" in the Colin Trevorrow directed movie. [THR] Famke Janssen and AnnaSophia Robb will lead "Jack Of The Red Hearts." The indie drama follows »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jack Of The Red Hearts
Kyle Gallner plays a children's book author with a secret door in his closet. Offerman will play the character's father-figure and landlord. Olivia Thirlby, Molly C. Quinn, Frances Conroy, Paget Brewster, Josh Brener and Brendan Sexton III also star. [Source: Variety]
Untitled Bateman Comedy
- Garth Franklin
With one directing / starring job so far under his belt with spelling bee comedy Bad Words, Jason Bateman is already hard at work on a second. He’s now eyeing a potential third, making a deal to develop, direct and star in an untitled comedy project that apparently blends a wedding and the FBI.Universal is trying to get this one made, having been through several drafts of the script through a years-long gestation that originated with Warner Bros. Back in 2011, Universal attempted to score Steve Carell as a potential star, with Phil Alden Robinson on script duty. Since then, David Flebotte has taken a crack and the current draft bears the keyboard marks of David Bar Katz.It’s that version of the script that Bateman will develop, and hopefully announce a plotline for, as the story – sometimes described as blending My Best Friend's Wedding with Stakeout – remains shrouded in mystery. »
After proving himself as a director with the dark comedy Bad Words, comic actor Jason Bateman has started to line up future projects to direct. While he's just about to start shooting The Family Fang in New York next month, a drama in which he co-stars with Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken, Bateman has already been attached to another comedy project for Universal Pictures, an "untitled FBI wedding comedy." »
Deadline is reporting that Jason Bateman has inked a deal to star in and direct an Untitled FBI Wedding Comedy for Universal. The film will mark the actor’s third time behind the camera, after this year’s Bad Words and the upcoming The Family Fang. Plot details for the project are more or less non-existent, but we do know that David Flebotte and Phil Alden Robinson wrote the script, and David Bar Katz is now doing re-writes.
The words “FBI Wedding Comedy” don’t give us much to go on, but I think it’s safe to say that this is one to keep your eye on. Bateman is one of the most reliable and consistent comedic actors working in Hollywood, and while it’s true that he often plays the same role, he’s pretty damn good at what he does. I’ve loved him ever since his »
- Matt Joseph
For his directorial debut Bad Words, Jason Bateman took on the raunchy underbelly of spelling bee tournaments–or, at least posited a situation where a rule-bending, middle-aged grump forced participants to the lowest common denominator. Now, the Arrested Development star has set his sights on a new project: an untitled “FBI wedding comedy” for Universal Pictures.
What that combination of words means, exactly, is unclear. There’s no logline attached to the pic at the moment, but The Pest screenwriter David Bar Katz is writing the latest draft of the script, and Bateman will once again direct and star. The »
- Lindsey Bahr
Just a few months after debuting his directorial debut Bad Words, Jason Bateman has signed on to direct and star in an untitled FBI wedding comedy for Universal Pictures. The actor-filmmaker is currently in pre-production on his second directorial effort, The Family Fang.
No plot details were given for the untitled comedy, but Jason Bateman will direct from a screenplay by David Bar Katz (The Pest). Earlier drafts of the script were written by David Flebotte (Raising Hope) and Phil Alden Robinson (The Angriest Man in Brooklyn).
Jason Bateman will start production in mid-July on The Family Fang, which he also stars in alongside Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. On the acting side, Jason Bateman will next be seen in This Is Where I Leave You and Horrible Bosses 2. »
Jason Bateman is lining up another project, but this time as a director. The actor recently made his directorial debut with the very funny comedy Bad Words, and now he has been set to direct and star in an untitled FBI wedding comedy for Universal. The film revolves around two undercover FBI agents who pretend to fall in love in order to use their wedding as a law enforcement trap against the mob. The project has actually been in development for years, initially coming together at Warner Bros. as a star vehicle for Steve Carell, though he’s no longer involved with the film. Hit the jump for more, including the status of Bateman’s next directorial effort. Per THR, playwright David Bar Katz is currently writing a new take on the script for the wedding comedy, as earlier drafts were written by David Flebotte and Phil Alden Robinson. It »
- Adam Chitwood
It’s the third directing gig for Bateman, who made his feature helming debut with “Bad Words.” He’s in pre-production on “The Family Fang,” which he will direct and star in opposite Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken, with shooting commencing mid-July in New York City.
He will be seen next in a pair of Warner Bros. titles — “This is »
- Dave McNary
Jason Bateman has inked a deal with Universal to star in and direct the Untitled FBI Wedding Comedy, marking his third film as director after debut Bad Words and the upcoming The Family Fang. David Flebotte and Phil Alden Robinson wrote the initial script, which David Bar Katz (The Pest) has been tapped to rewrite. Bateman’s about to dive into production on Family Fang next month in New York City and stars in that pic opposite Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. He’ll next be seen in This Is Where I Leave You in September and Horrible Bosses 2 in November, […] »
Jason Bateman will direct and star in an untitled FBI wedding comedy for Universal Pictures, TheWrap has learned. David Bar Katz will write a new take on the project, earlier drafts of which were written by David Flebotte and Phil Alden Robinson. Also read: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn and Cast Spell Favorite ‘Bad Words’ at Film's Premiere (Video) Bateman and James Garavente will produce under their Aggregate Films banner, while Bob Cooper will produce via his company Landscape Entertainment. Universal's senior VP of production Kristin Lowe and director of development Sara Scott will oversee the project for the studio. Also read: Jason Bateman, »
- Jeff Sneider
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