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    Trailer of the Week: Jason Bateman Bullies a Bunch of Kids via Foul Wordplay in Directorial Debut 'Bad Words'

    Before the Trailer, We Thought: Critically well received upon its unveiling at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, Jason Bateman's directorial debut "Bad Words" emerged as one of the hottest buys of the festival after Focus Features nabbed worldwide rights to the hard-R comedy.

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    Watch: Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words' Spells Out Its First Red Band Trailer

    Taking the leap from actor to director can be a tricky feat, not always easily landed (check out our recent feature), but for his first time at bat, Jason Bateman stayed right in his wheelhouse, going the comedic route with "Bad Words." But just how filthy, and foul-mouthed it is might surprised you...

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    Nicole Kidman's 'The Family Fang' Adopts Jason Bateman To Direct

    Back at TIFF in September, Jason Bateman arrived to show off his directorial debut, "Bad Words." The foul-mouthed, acidic comedy wasn't one we particularly cared for, but as we noted in our review, it showed that Bateman could "could put together 90 minutes of a story tightly and cohesively." And it...

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    Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About Toronto 2013: Here's All Of Indiewire's Coverage

    The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival ended on Sunday with "12 Years a Slave" winning the Blackberry People's Choice Award. Indiewire was on the scene for the 37th edition to report on the latest acquisitions, review the anticipated titles, and interview many of the artists. Below find all of...

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    Toronto: Jason Bateman On His Old Partying Days and Why He Made His Directorial Debut 'Bad Words'

    Jason Bateman has come a long way from that punchy little kid watched in living rooms all over America in the 80s. His stock has risen and fallen more than once and he’s taking the opportunities afforded to him by recent successes to beef up his resume. Like so many Ron Howards before him, Bateman i...

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    Focus Features Loves Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words'

    Focus Features has purchased worldwide rights to Jason Bateman's directorial debut "Bad Words," which made its world premiere Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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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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