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Review: 'Little Fockers' Is That Lump of Coal You (Apparently) Asked For

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • December 20, 2010 3:30 AM
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A blatant cash grab from studio logos to closing credits, “Little Fockers” takes the money-making formula of "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" and adds adorable kids, Jessica Alba, and glorified cameos from Harvey Keitel and Laura Dern into the mix. Families will flock to the holiday release with gusto, but it’s up for debate whether 100 minutes with the Focker and Byrnes families is worse than quality time with your own dysfunctional clan. Sure, there are a few laughs, but we’re not talking minor discomfort on the level with your aunt having spinach casserole stuck in her teeth and blithely smiling for the camera. “Little Fockers” is roughly as pleasant as enduring a rum-and-whiskey-fueled shouting match over the merits of the healthcare bill.

Noah Baumbach Readies 'While We're Young' With Ben Stiller & James Franco

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2010 3:35 AM
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Offers Out To Greta Gerwig & Cate BlanchettIt seems Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller are new BFFs. Of course, they teamed on "Greenberg" which hit theaters this spring and for a while, they were both tentatively attached to the family film "Mr. Popper's Penguins" until they both dropped off (the project is now moving ahead with Jim Carrey and Mark Waters). Not only that, Baumbach was tapped to do a quick punch up on Stiller's character in the script for the currently shooting comedy "Tower Heist," so it was pretty inevitable the two would find a film to work on again as director and actor.

Danny McBride Attached To Long-Gestating Comedy 'Used Guys'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 15, 2010 2:11 AM
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'Little Miss Sunshine' Helmers Still On Board Way, way back in 2006, Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller were all set to star in a sci-fi comedy called "Used Guys," to be directed by "Meet the Parents" director Jay Roach. The project was set in a future run by women, where cloned male slaves are traded like cars. The film was only a month away from shooting when Fox canned the project, citing a rising budget of over $100 million (thanks to the futuristic sets), so Carrey and Roach jumped ship, and a few years passed with no apparent movement.

Updated: Matthew Broderick & Casey Affleck Join Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy In 'Tower Heist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 6:11 AM
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Update: Casey Affleck has also joined the cast playing Stiller's friend and underling who is uncomfortable with the heist plans and wants to turn him in. Judd Hirsch of "Taxi" fame is also in the ensemble. This cast is now officially bonkers.

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