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Greg Kinnear As Jason Bateman? We Almost Got A Meta-Meta ‘Arrested Development’ Movie & 8 Things Learned About The New Netflix Season

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 29, 2013 5:35 PM
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arrested development, ew
Seven years in the making, and honestly not something many realistic pragmatists like us thought would ever come to pass, “Arrested Development” is returning in May on Netflix with all the 15 episodes at once, so you can binge through them all in one sitting, as is the norm for big TV digestion these days. No, it’s not quite a fourth season, or at least says Jason Bateman, but it’s the continuation of the Bluth’s story some 10 years later. Entertainment Weekly’s cover story last week has an awesome breakdown of the “Arrested Development” return and how unflappable series creator Mitch Hurwitz willed it into existence with unwavering tenacity.

George Michael Rides A Segway & Buster Goes Back To Army In New Pics From 'Arrested Development'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2013 1:35 PM
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“It’s the story of shame, cunning, thievery, dishonor, backstabbing, deceit, bold-faced lying, one-upmanship, psychological torture, lust, financial ruin, and magic, all supported by a very broad beam of dysfunctional love,” Will Arnett says about the upcoming season or batch of episodes or whatever-you-want-to-call-it of "Arrested Development." And that's just fine by us.

Review: ‘Disconnect’ Is ‘Crash’ For The Web Era, And Even More Dismal Than That Sounds

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 12, 2013 2:39 PM
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Many writers say they prefer not to start the writing process with a theme in mind – they simply let it emerge organically from their plot or characters. But then, plenty of films have gone the other way. The multi-strand, interconnected drama revolving around a particular subject or theme, like Steven Soderbergh’s take on the war on drugs in “Traffic,” or Paul Thomas Anderson’s examination of coincidence and happenstance in “Magnolia,” have proved particularly popular in recent years. And given that they garlanded financial and critical success, it makes sense that others have set out to follow in their footsteps.

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.

Watch: Trust No One Else In Clip From 'Disconnect' Plus New Pics Of Marc Jacobs, Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgard & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 3:41 PM
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A sprawling tale set against the backdrop of bits and bytes, filmmaker Henry Alex Rubin -- the Oscar-nominated director of the documentary "Murderball" -- tackles the internet age in his first feature in seven years, "Disconnect." It heads to theaters this weekend and a new clip from the movie has dropped online.

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.

This Time The Bosses Are *Really* Horrible: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day & Jason Sudeikis Sign For 'Horrible Bosses 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2013 1:08 PM
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In the works for a while now, "Horrible Bosses 2" seemed inevitable. The first film – great concept, pretty dull execution – powered its way to over $200 million worldwide. So no surprise that at the beginning of 2012, word first started burbling about a sequel, and by the summer, Seth Gordon was being offered the director's chair to return. Well, he's back, as are the three principal leads.

Watch: The Internet Will Ruin Your Life In Trailer For 'Disconnect' With Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgård & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2013 1:54 PM
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Ah, the internet/hacker/computer movie. "The Net," "Hackers," "Firewall," "Swimfan," "FearDotCom"...for every "The Social Network" there are about five of those kinds of movies that leadenly and obviously point out the perils of going online. And thus, "Disconnect."

Box Office: 'Identity Thief' Steals Top Spot With Best R-Rated Comedy Opening In February Ever

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 10, 2013 12:08 PM
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Schedule management is underrated. Your studio might have a film that screams “hit,” you might market the picture like a genius, and you might have the hottest actor in the world. But sometimes, films are filling a void left empty for casual audience goers, and the demand is pent-up not for a specific film, but rather a specific type of film. In this case, we’re talking about “Identity Thief,” now in line to score the year’s biggest three-day opening with $36 million, making it the best R-rated comedy opening ever in February.

Review: 'Identity Thief' Joylessly Steals Nearly Two Hours Of Your Life

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 7, 2013 9:18 AM
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When studios screen comedies for critics, there is typically an audience there, no matter how far in advance the screening. The reason, of course, is that an audience responding to a comedy in a positive way has a kind of transformative power – laughing and having fun with your fellow moviegoers is something that you actively want to engage in. And it is a good barometer for whether or not the movie will be a success – when we saw "Ted" last summer, we weren't too crazy about it, but the audience went ape shit. (This translated to one of the biggest R-rated comedies ever.) At a recent screening of "Identity Thief," the new high-concept road movie from Universal, a packed audience responded politely but not enthusiastically.

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