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    Toronto Review: Jason Bateman's Directorial Debut 'Bad Words' Puts a Vulgar Twist On Spelling Bees, Earns 'Bad Santa' Comparisons

    Jason Bateman has described his directorial debut, "Bad Words," as "'Bad Santa' with spelling bees," a comparison so evident in the material that it's practically a remake. The actor's step behind the camera, in which he plays a bitter 40-year-old who crashes a national children's spelling bee by am...

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    TIFF Review: Jason Bateman's Directorial Debut 'Bad Words'

    The past few years have seen the R-rated comedy rise in popularity with audiences, in acclaim with critics and, most importantly, in dollars at the box office. But while successes like "The Hangover" (the first one only) and "Bridesmaids" are pinnacle examples of using the adults-only rating to raun...

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    Watch: Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Will Forte & Ed Helms Play "Hopeless Wanderer" In New Mumford & Sons Video

    So, Mumford & Sons is still a thing, particularly if you're into boot-stomping, arena anthems that all sound the same. And now, it seems the band has graduated to the level where they can round up a bunch of celebs to appear in their videos, but kudos to them for nailing this star-filled concept pre...

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    12 Observations On What Worked & What Didn't In The New Netflix Season Of ‘Arrested Development’

    Binging is the new black. And thus the desire to not only gorge, but to insta-weigh-in on the new Netflix season of “Arrested Development,” which premiered over the Memorial Weekend, is in full effect. The cult of ‘AD’ has grown to a deafening roar over the years, the anticipation and expectations a...

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    The 5 Best Episodes Of 'Arrested Development' From The First 3 Seasons

    "Arrested Development," as the opening credits inform us, is the story "of one wealthy family, who lost everything and the son who had no choice but to keep them all together." This synopsis, about the Bluth family and their continued struggles, makes it sound like something out of the Chuck Lorre ...

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    10 Things We Learned About the New Netflix 'Season' of 'Arrested Development' From the Show's Stars

    Jason Bateman, Portia De Rossi, Jessica Walter, David Cross, Alia Shawkat and Michael Cera recently sat down with press in Los Angeles to reveal a few secrets about the rebirth of "Arrested Development." Here's our list of 10 things fans can look forward to, or should be aware of, in the new Netflix...

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    First Look At Isla Fisher In 'Arrested Development' Plus New Pics & Poster

    It's hard to believe that in just a few weeks, after years of hopes, rumors, speculation and wishful thinking, a brand new season of "Arrested Development" will be here. And it won't be parceled out with an episode each week -- instead, Netflix is going to drop all 15 in one go, prompting marathon v...

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    Greg Kinnear As Jason Bateman? We Almost Got A Meta-Meta ‘Arrested Development’ Movie & 8 Things Learned About The New Netflix Season

    Seven years in the making, and honestly not something many realistic pragmatists like us thought would ever come to pass, “Arrested Development” is returning in May on Netflix with all the 15 episodes at once, so you can binge through them all in one sitting, as is the norm for big TV digestion thes...

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    George Michael Rides A Segway & Buster Goes Back To Army In New Pics From 'Arrested Development'

    “It’s the story of shame, cunning, thievery, dishonor, backstabbing, deceit, bold-faced lying, one-upmanship, psychological torture, lust, financial ruin, and magic, all supported by a very broad beam of dysfunctional love,” Will Arnett says about the upcoming season or batch of episodes or whatever...

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    Review: ‘Disconnect’ Is ‘Crash’ For The Web Era, And Even More Dismal Than That Sounds

    Many writers say they prefer not to start the writing process with a theme in mind – they simply let it emerge organically from their plot or characters. But then, plenty of films have gone the other way. The multi-strand, interconnected drama revolving around a particular subject or theme, like Ste...

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