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Review: 'It's A Disaster' Is A Darkly Hilarious Apocalyptic Dramedy That's Anything But Disastrous

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 11, 2013 7:03 PM
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Real time, one-setting films are a tricky feat to pull off, stumping even the most accomplished directors (have you seen “Carnage”?), but director Todd Berger does it with panache in his sophomore feature, a clever take on the apocalypse film, “It’s A Disaster.” Assembling a cast of eight actors in one house for a film that’s part relationship dramedy and part end-of-the-world movie, Berger keeps the setting fresh and the pace moving in a story that takes a humorous look at the problems, both epic and trivial, that threaten to ruin lives.

Watch: Exclusive Clip From David Cross Comedy 'It's A Disaster' Plus Win Tix For NY & LA Screenings

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 1:56 PM
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You might be in the midst of full blown "Arrested Development" fever, but some temporary relief might be right in front of you with "It's A Disaster." The indie comedy has been available on VOD since March, but it's now headed to theaters and it might be worth a visit down to your local art-house. The concept is simple: four couples meet for Sunday brunch, but are soon left dealing with the fact that outside, the world is coming to an end. Yes, it's an apocalypse comedy, but one less focused on explosions and more on biting laughs.

9 New Posters For 'Arrested Development'; Jason Bateman & David Cross Cautious About The Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 10:16 AM
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Bananas and ice cream sandwiches -- if you're a fan of "Arrested Development" you already know what those things mean to show, and if you don't, you should be catching up on all three seasons right now before the batch of new episodes hit Netflix next month. All this to say, there are three new posters for the upcoming not-really-a-season, and with both Jason Bateman and David Cross currently on the interview rounds for their respective indies ("Disconnect" and "It's A Disaster"), the inevitable question about the potential movie keeps rearing its head.

Jason Bateman Says 'Arrested Development' Was “Misbranded”; David Cross Has Doubts About Movie

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 1, 2013 9:36 AM
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It's almost hard to believe that the return of “Arrested Development,” while only a month away from its May Netflix premiere, is really happening -- perhaps partly because the event's been so anticipated, and partly because so little has been revealed on its contents. Drips of info have been leaked here and there though, and with a round of cast panels and interviews over the weekend, that info has just increased.

Watch: Trailer For End Of The World Comedy 'It's A Disaster' Starring Julia Stiles & David Cross

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 18, 2013 9:47 AM
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Though human civilization keeps sailing past its supposed end-dates, the apocalypse is still a source of fascination for many of us, and for filmmakers in particular. While this year will see the serious and big-budget take on the end with the Brad Pitt-starring zombie tentpole “World War Z,” Todd Berger has delivered a smaller and more irreverent take on our doom with the black comedy “It’s A Disaster.” A trailer has now arrived online, so stock up on supplies and check it out below.

David Cross Says New 'Arrested Development' Season Has Been Extended From 10 To 13 Episodes

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 22, 2012 12:02 PM
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We live in a world where a great deal of evil takes place every day. But it's hard to get too upset about humanity when, six years after the show was cancelled, a new season of "Arrested Development" is in production. Like, as we speak. It's been a long path to the revival of the cult favorite comedy, but creator Mitch Hurwitz has finally assembled his original cast for another season of the series (which, for the uninitiated, revolves around the privileged, eccentric Orange County family The Bluths), for a fourth season that will premiere on Netflix next year, before (hopefully) leading into a movie version. And it sounds like we might be getting even more than we originally hoped.

'Act Of Valor' Helmer Scott Waugh Has 'Need For Speed'; Pete Segal Builds 'The Machine' With Vin Diesel & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 24, 2012 9:47 AM
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Although still reeling from the failed domestic launch of “Battleship,” Universal still believes in the premise of toys-as-movies, and has entered negotiations to acquire the rights to Lego's robotic toy line Hero Factory. The writing duo behind 2010’s “Predators,” Michael Finch and Alex Litvak, will pen the script. [THR]

David Cross Calls 'Chip-Wrecked' "The Most Unpleasant Experience" Of His Career

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 14, 2011 1:15 PM
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When comedian and actor David Cross took a role in “Alvin And The Chipmunks,” he received endless criticism from fans used to the alterna-comic’s anti-authoritarian stance. His memorable response suggested he was aware of how it looked, but hey, kid movies pay the bills.

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