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Elmo's Team Lawyered Up, Kept Him Out Of 'The Muppets'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2011 3:00 PM
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Exclusive: Jason Segel Talks Potential Of More ‘Muppets’ Films, ‘Five Year Engagement’ & More

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • November 10, 2011 12:24 PM
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Exclusive: Jason Segel Hopes To Make A Kids Adventure Film In The Vein of ‘Goonies’ & ‘Labyrinth’ Next

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 8, 2011 12:40 PM
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Sony Want Jason Segel & Reese Witherspoon To Make A 'Sex Tape' With Nicholas Stoller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 27, 2011 7:17 AM
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With the duo of Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel scoring big with "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," looking to have a family hit on their hands with "The Muppets" and likely to find big success next spring with "The Five-Year Engagement," Sony is eager to jump on their bandwagon.

TIFF '11 Review: 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' Takes The Duplass Bros Mainstream For Their Best Film Yet

  • By James Rocchi
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  • September 15, 2011 2:18 AM
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As surreal as it is to see a micro-budget Duplass Brothers film start with the stars and mountainous terrain of the Paramount logo, in many ways that contradiction and clash sets the tone for their new comedy "Jeff Who Lives at Home." Strange things are afoot in the cosmos as Jeff (played with affable confusion and large-framed, good-hearted charm by Jason Segel) is trying to keep his eyes open for what the universe might be telling him, in terms of his destiny and purpose. Also, his mom Sharon (Susan Sarandon) would like it if he could get his ass off the couch in her basement and go to Home Depot to get wood glue to fix a broken pantry door slat …

Chris Cooper & Wanda Sykes Feature In Newly Released 'Muppets' Photos From D23

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • August 21, 2011 3:52 AM
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One of the most anticipated moments of Disney’s D23 Studio Presentation today at the Anaheim convention center was the presentation of “The Muppets,” which is nearing its November 23rd release date.

First Look: Ed Helms & Jason Segel In The Duplass Brothers' 'Jeff Who Lives At Home'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2011 4:08 AM
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Plus Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig & Adam Scott In 'Friends With Kids'Lots of Toronto first looks coming down the wire today, so we'll keep it brief, but two of the more anticipated comedies that'll bow at the festival just had their first official stills released. First up is "Jeff Who Lives At Home," the second mainstream picture from The Duplass Brothers, who became indie favorites with films like "The Puffy Chair" and "Baghead," proving to be standouts of the so-called 'mumblecore' scene, before getting to work with bigger names and budgets on last year's excellent "Cyrus."

Will Jason Segel Be Leslie Mann's Personal Trainer In Judd Apatow's New Film?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 8:18 AM
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Judd Apatow is currently in the midst of shooting his "Knocked Up" spinoff, the formerly titled "This Is Forty," and thus far, he's done a pretty good job of keeping the plot details under wraps for now. What we do know is that it will pick up with Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) five years after the events of the first film, assembling a cast of mostly new faces like Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, Lena Dunham, Chris O’Dowd, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Lee, Melissa McCarthy and Annie Mumolo with the only returning actor from "Knocked Up" thus far being Charlene Yi, who played the quirky Jodi. However, it looks like Apatow might be trying to keep some more of returning folks a secret, though photogs on the set of the film may have given it away.

Review: 'Bad Teacher' Only Deserves A Mildly Passable Grade

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 23, 2011 2:56 AM
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After the critical and commercial success of "Bridesmaids," and an escalation in the discussion of women's place in comedy both in the more niche-y blogosphere and in mainstream popular culture (illuminated most wonderfully earlier this year in a gonzo episode of "30 Rock"), "Bad Teacher," about a foul-mouthed, irresponsible, self-centered, drug-addled teacher (who also happens to be a woman) seems particularly well-timed. And while the comedy is periodically laugh-out-loud, shoot-soda-out-of-your-nose funny, it also ultimately feels like a missed opportunity; like a substitute that breezes out of your life a semester too soon without ever making much of an impact.

Watch: Full Trailer For 'The Muppets' Is The Best Yet

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 18, 2011 3:31 AM
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It's not been a banner year for The Playlist's inner child. We've been spoiled in recent years, admittedly, but even the better kids flicks of the year so far, like "Rango" and "Kung Fu Panda 2," seem aimed at adults more than children, drawing on the Western and martial arts genres, but neglecting the sense of inner wonder that's so necessary, leaving "Super 8" as the only film that's really scratched that particular itch.

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