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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Identity Thief' First Breakout of 2013 Amid Weak Field

    A weekend standout amid weather closings, "Identity Thief" outdid expectations for a terrific opening. While a number of recent releases and older Oscar contenders held up well (following the depleted Super Bowl weekend), most or all of the Top 10 films are successes. So what's the worry?

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    Box Office: 'Identity Thief' Steals Top Spot With Best R-Rated Comedy Opening In February Ever

    Schedule management is underrated. Your studio might have a film that screams “hit,” you might market the picture like a genius, and you might have the hottest actor in the world. But sometimes, films are filling a void left empty for casual audience goers, and the demand is pent-up not for a specif...

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    IDENTITY THIEF

    Pairing likable Jason Bateman as a victim and outrageous Melissa McCarthy as the title character in "Identity Thief" would seem to be a perfect comedy setup. The results, however, are less than perfect…

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    Review: 'Identity Thief' Joylessly Steals Nearly Two Hours Of Your Life

    When studios screen comedies for critics, there is typically an audience there, no matter how far in advance the screening. The reason, of course, is that an audience responding to a comedy in a positive way has a kind of transformative power – laughing and having fun with your fellow moviegoers is ...

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    2 New Images From Season 4 Of 'Arrested Development'

    Well, "Arrested Development" fans, you haven’t been dreaming this entire time. We now have a couple of images from the highly anticipated fourth season, and while it’s only two spoiler-free images, it still serves as a reminder that we are merely months away from getting t...

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    The New Season of 'Arrested Development' Is Going To Be Way More Experimental Than It Was on TV

    Mitchell Hurwitz's critically beloved "Arrested Development" will make its improbable return from beyond the grave in May of this year, Netflix confirmed today at the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena. The panel for the show, which followed presentations from the company's other up...

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    I'm Going After Bilbo: New Trailer For 'Identity Thief' Starring Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy

    As folks will soon see during the end credits of "This Is 40," Melissa McCarthy is an improv machine. “I've seen people in tears before, but that was something otherworldly. People were leaving the room -- crew had to leave. It was impossible, and she just kept her composure thro...

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    Watch: Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy Rumble In Trailer For 'Identity Thief'

    If the formula works, why break it? Jason Bateman has had a career resurgence playing the exasperated straight man starting with "Arrested Development" and taking that persona through a number films, while Melissa McCarthy has used her physique and personality to portray women who go right...

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    First Look: 'Disconnect' With Jason Bateman & Alexander Skarsgård; 'What Maisie Knew' Starring Julianne Moore

    Hey guys, the internet can be totally fun times with stuff like Tumblr, porn, Facebook, memes, YouTube and whatnot. However, very bad stuff can happen on it too, and it could probably ruin your life or something. That seems to be the message of "Disconnect," the first narrative feature fro...

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    New 'Arrested Development' Episodes Begin Shooting In 4 Weeks

    Too good to be true? Nope, it's happening. The long-awaited return of the cult sitcom "Arrested Development" is right around the corner. Or at least, production is about to start, and no, this isn't a pipe dream or wishful thinking. "Taken at AD mission control, today! Al...

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