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    Review: Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words' Puts a Vulgar Twist on Spelling Bees, Invites '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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    Exclusive: Still Photos from Jason Bateman's Foul-Mouthed Comedy 'Bad Words'

    Leading up to its SXSW screening next month, Indiewire is pleased to exclusively premiere stills from Jason Bateman's directorial debut ,"Bad Words." The photos all feature Bateman, who, in addition to his behind-the-camera work, stars in the foul-mouthed comedy alongside Alison Janney, Kathryn Hahn...

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    Trailer of the Week: Jason Bateman Acts Like a Bully in His Directorial Debut 'Bad Words'

    Before the Trailer, We Thought: Critically well received upon its unveiling at last 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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    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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    Exclusive Video: Ron Howard, Jonathan Glazer and Jason Bateman Tell You How to Get Your Film Made

    Movies On Demand and Indiewire partnered up at the Toronto International Film Festival to interview some of the highest profile filmmakers with films at the event and ask them: "What advice would you give to aspiring filmmakers who one day dream of premiering a film at the festival?"

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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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    PHOTO GALLERY: Jason Bateman, Scarlett Johannson and More TIFF Stars

    Indiewire has covered the Toronto Film Festival for nearly two decades, but TIFF 2013 was a first for us: We teamed with Movies on Demand and photographer Daniel Bergeron to create original portraits and video interviews from some of the festival's best actors, filmmakers and other luminaries.

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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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    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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