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Allison Janney & Philip Baker Hall Will Say 'Bad Words' For Jason Bateman

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 5, 2012 10:38 AM
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With a new season of “Arrested Development” just around the corner, Jason Bateman has figured that now would be the best time to mount his feature-length directorial debut with “Bad Words.” He’s already proving to have an eye for talent now that he’s cast excellent character actors Allison Janney and Philip Baker Hall.

Review: 'The Oranges' Is Dated, Schtick-Reliant Suburban Satire

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 4, 2012 4:00 PM
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There’s another era that would have welcomed the chaste suburban sex comedy “The Oranges.” In an earlier time, this mock-revealing story of two families coming apart due to infidelity would have seemed appalling, transgressive. Perhaps as a low-heat exploitation picture threatening to expose the chaos and lack of identity underneath the perfect suburban exterior. Maybe as a sobering drama about two groups of adults at an impasse between the intensity of their feelings, and the acceptable social mores which they must battle. But you review the movie that you’ve gotten, and “The Oranges” is neither of these films.

Clark Gregg Says 'Trust Me' To Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Amanda Peet, Allison Janney & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 3, 2012 9:48 AM
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Since making his directorial debut with the Chuck Palahniuk adaptation “Choke” in 2008, Clark Gregg has appeared in some of the most successful films of the past four years. But now that his relationship with Marvel is seemingly at an end -- provided the studio doesn’t just retcon his death in "The Avengers" -- the character actor is gearing up to return behind the camera with “Trust Me.”

Stars Line Up To Take Part In Reading For Rob Marshall's 'Into The Woods' As Meryl Streep In Talks For Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 2:57 PM
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When you're a Tony-award winning director, who has transitioned easily into the movie world earning both Oscar success ("Chicago") and blockbuster money ("Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides") people are going to jump out of windows to get a shot at what you're doing next. And it seems there were a lot of open windows in Hollywood

Stephen Colbert & More Voice 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'; Legendary Debbie Reynolds Goes 'Behind The Candelabra' & Ian McShane Has 'Cuban Fury'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 12, 2012 4:56 PM
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DreamWorks' animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," based on the popular cartoon series, has announced more names for its voice cast with Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter and Stephen Tobolowsky all joining Ty Burrell and Max Charles, who'll voice the titular characters respectively. Colbert plays Mr. Peabody's nemesis, Paul Peterson; Janney as his wife, Paula; and Winter their daughter. A November 8, 2013 release has also been set for theRob Minkoff ("The Lion King") film.

Scoot McNairy Joins New Lynn Shelton Pic 'Touchy Feely' With Ellen Page And Rosemarie DeWitt & Gus Van Sant's 'Promised Land'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2012 12:17 PM
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A new Lynn Shelton movie appears to be brewing out of nowhere, while the latest from Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon has added an actor, and at the center of it all is rising "Monsters" star Scoot McNairy.

Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Jean Reno & More To Star In Adaptation Of Anton Chekhov's 'The Seagull'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 10:43 AM
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The are few works that have been more revered and adapted than "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov. The Russian master's play, written over 100 years ago, still forms the basis for countless new stage iterations -- both professional and amateur -- inspired a ballet and an opera, but oddly enough, has never had a splashy big-screen version. Until now.

Kristen Wiig To Star In Action/Comedy From 'Descendants' Writers Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; 'The Way, Way Back' To Star Sam Rockwell & Allison Janney

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 29, 2012 9:40 AM
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Winning an Oscar Sunday night for Best Adapted Screenplay, for an acclaimed film directed by Alexander Payne and starring ultimate modern movie star George Clooney, probably sounds a lot better in meetings than being the two guys who play outrageous character parts on shows like “Community” and “Party Down.” As much as we appreciate Jim Rash’s role as Dean Pelton, along with his frequently hilarious writing partner Nat Faxon’s appearance in Broken Lizard comedies, something about being fresh off an Oscar win for adapting “The Descendants” for the big screen has done wonders for both gentlemen’s careers.

5 Actresses That Are Overdue For An Oscar Nomination

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 21, 2012 4:41 PM
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Well, we've taken a look at the leading men, now it's time to look at the actresses who have also fallen outside of the Academy Award radar. While there is no Gary Oldman-esque story of recognition this year at the Oscars for the ladies, these five names will hopefully be a reminder that there are more women out there other than Meryl Streep who deserve to put that funny gold statue on their mantle.

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