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    Watch: A Penis Becomes a Person in Trailer for Raunchy Comedy 'Bad Johnson'

    Set up as a sort of phallic "Big", "Bad Johnson" stars Cam Gigandet ("Twilight") as Rich, a good-looking douche bag who treats woman like crap and hates his penis for it. His life is hard.

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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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    SXSW Review: Why 'Fort Tilden,' A Satire of Privileged Young Brooklynites, Won the Grand Jury Prize

    While frequently very funny and sustained by a pair of boldly unlikable female protagonists, "Fort Tilden" adopts the glorious stupidity of its stars, and echoes their gratingly obnoxious temperaments.

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    'Bad Words' Star Kathryn Hahn On Being the Misfit and Working With the Late Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Actress Kathryn Hahn has been working steadily for over a decade, appearing memorably in everything from HBO's "Girls" as Jessa's nanny client to Sam Mendes' devastating drama "Revolutionary Road," opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

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    How HBO's 'Looking' Went from Boring to Brilliant

    "Looking" began like most blind dates: awkwardly. It made introductions and exchanged pleasantries, but it was unsure of itself, and of us. With time, though, it eased up and leaned in close, becoming one of the best new series of the year. [SPOILERS below if you're not up to date.]

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    SXSW Review: Is Jon Favreau's 'Chef' a Return to Indie Form? Only In the Context of His Own Career

    What's more important -- a vanity project from a Hollywood director or a hilarious teen sex comedy from a newcomer?

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    Saoirse Ronan and Tony Revolori on Their Love of Bill Murray and Spatting Like Spouses When Making 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    If you think Saoirse Ronan and Tony Revolori make a cute couple on screen, canoodling as baker's daughter Agatha and "lobby boy" Zero in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," you should get a load of the youthful pair in person. Meeting me and a handful of other journalists in a hotel in Berlin...

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    How the Demise of the Romantic Comedy Will Affect Women

    Some reasons behind the death of a genre.

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    Indiewire Picks Free Movies: If You Like Spike Jonze's 'Her,' Try Zach Galifianakis In 'Visioneers'

    Every week, Indiewire chief film critic Eric Kohn singles out a movie available for free streaming from our parent company SnagFilms’ library and tells you why you should watch it now. This is the first installment.

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    TV: 5 Reasons to Watch HBO's Just Renewed Getting On

    The characters get to be people first and women second.

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