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    How Alexander Payne And Jim Taylor Contributed To 'Cedar Rapids' And Nine Other Things We Learned

    Director Miguel Arteta Really Loves Michael Cera, Compares Him To Peter Sellers & MoreFilmmaker Miguel Arteta’s comedy “Cedar Rapids” is on the big screen in limited release this week and will expand into approximately 90-some screens this weekend. It’s the story of a low level insurance agent sent ...

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    In Theaters: 'Gnomeo and Juliet,' 'The Eagle,' 'Just Go With It,' 'Never Say Never'

    Fine movie-going friends, things are starting to look up. There are more new releases this week at the box office, but you'll have to choose wisely, lest you be trampled by a horde of tweens frothing at the mouth or accidentally stumble into the latest Adam Sandler dum-dum misogyny fest. Keep your head focused and your path true, and you may find satisfaction at the cinema. Opening in wide release this week: the sure to be thought-provoking and insightful documentary about obscure young musician Justin Bieber, "Never Say Never;" Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston show lots of respect for the sanctity of marriage in "Just Go With It;" Channing...

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    Review: 'Cedar Rapids' Provides A Trickle Of Laughs Instead Of A Torrent

    On paper, "Cedar Rapids" sounds like a no brainer. The Frank Capra-esque premise is familiar: a small town man is sent off to the big city where he struggles to adjust to the fast pace and shifty morals of metropolitan life. And when you line up a stacked roster of talent that includes John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Alia Shawkat, Rob Corddry and Stephen Root, the movie should pretty much just write itself. Figuratively speaking, that is. But unfortunately, Miguel Arteta seems to have literally taken what was probably a great treatment and hoped that his actors and actresses could do the rest with unfortunate...

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    Ed Helms Says It's Do Or Die Week For 'Central Intelligence' And Talks Untitled Civil War Comedy

    Doesn't Have Much Hope For Old Apatow Comedy 'A Whole New Hugh'"Cedar Rapids" is about to hit this weekend, but it seems like a year ago, Ed Helms was about to explode. His future ended up being a lot quieter, with a few projects announced suddenly fading away. We chatted with Helms, who can be seen...

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    Sundance '11: Isiah Whitlock Jr From 'The Wire' Does His Best Omar Impression In 'Cedar Rapids' Clip

    "Cedar Rapids" opens in a couple of weeks, but Fox Searchlight is feeling pretty good about the film, and not without reason. The first trailer for the film was a winner and with a cast featuring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Sen. R. Clayton ‘Clay’ Davis from “The Wire”) ...

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    New Pics Of 'Cedar Rapids' & 'Kung Fu Panda 2'; First Look At Berman/Pulcini's 'Cinema Verite'

    Also A Look At The Vibrator Comedy 'Hysteria' & Tommy Lee Jones' Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Sunset Limited'A few pics of some upcoming films for you from the pages of Entertainment Weekly (pics aren't yet online), focusing mostly on some indie titles that should be picking up steam in the months to...

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    The Playlist's 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2011 - Part 3

    OK, we lied, three installments only, not four. Here's the third and final installment of our Most Anticipated Films Of 2011. In case you missed it, here's part one and part two, and if you don't see the film you're looking for here, then they've probably already been covered over there. Not much el...

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    Trailer & Poster For 'Cedar Rapids' Starring Ed Helms & John C. Reilly

    Hot off the presses as a 2011 Sundance Film Festival entry arrives the trailer and poster for "Cedar Rapids," Fox Searchlight's new salesman roadtrip film with "The Hangover" star Ed Helms in his first big shot since that 2009 breakout movie. Directed by Miguel Arteta ("Youth In Revolt," "Chuck & Bu...

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    Miguel Arteta's 'Cedar Rapids' Starring Ed Helms Set For February 11th Release

    James Gunn's "Super" Starring Rainn Wilson & Ellen Page Slotted For April 1, 2011After the underwhelming Michael Cera-led adaptation of "Youth In Revolt" early last year, director Miguel Arteta's next directorial effort, the road-trip comedy "Cedar Rapids" starring Ed Helms of "The Office" and "The ...

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