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Watch: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day & Jason Sudeikis Are Back In Debut Trailer For ‘Horrible Bosses 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 1, 2014 8:15 PM
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Horrible Bosses 2
"Horrible Bosses" was a fantastic concept. Get three strong comedians (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis), give them brutally bad bosses and cast them with some pretty big Hollywood names we don't often see playing these types of characters (Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey—who we now know as the horrible politician from “House Of Cards,” but it had been a long time since he’d played someone so heartless and cruel).

Watch: Trailer For ‘Life Of Crime,’ The Sorta Prequel To ‘Jackie Brown’ Starring Jennifer Aniston

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 21, 2014 5:23 PM
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Film adaptations of the works of Elmore Leonard are not all successful. Often set in the 1970s, many of them are laced with funky period-piece tropes that are just a little too overt and cornball-ish. One of the more recent adaptations, “Freaky Deaky," was positively terrible (you can read about that in our feature: The Films of Elmore Leonard Ranked From Worst To Best. So buyer beware, another adaptation is on the way and yes, it’s full of afros, wah pedals, disco strings and other garish period-piece elements.

Adam Sandler & Kevin James Team For 'Pixels,' Berenice Bejo Prepares For 'After The Storm' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 9:05 AM
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In rather shocking news, an Adam Sandler produced movie is also going to star Adam Sandler. And sit down for this one — he might even worked with some pals he's worked with before.

Viggo Mortensen Is 'Captain Fantastic,' Miles Teller & Michael B. Jordan Reteam (Again) For Heist Comedy & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 5:24 PM
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No, Viggo Mortensen isn't starring in some new Marvel movie, despite the name of the developing drama "Captain Fantastic." Instead, the actor will be joining "28 Hotel Rooms" director Matt Ross' film about "an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society."

Sienna Miller & Chloe Sevigny Join Whit Stillman's 'Love And Friendship,' Jennifer Aniston Wants 'Cake' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 1:15 PM
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Though we waited far too long between Whit Stillman's "Last Days Of Disco" and 2011's "Damsels In Distress," it looks like the filmmaker won't be taking such a long break again. Last summer came word that he was working on a movie adaptation of Jane Austen's "Lady Susan," but we were thrown for a loop when when it was revealed at the end of January, that the concept was being turned into a book, “Love & Friendship: An Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novella Concerning the Beautiful Lady Susan Vernon, Her Loves and Friendships, and the Strange Antagonism of the DeCourcy Family.” So is the movie dead? Nope.

Review: 'We're The Millers' Starring Jason Sudeikis & Jennifer Aniston

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2013 9:01 AM
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From the start, "We're The Millers" makes it clear it's not going to try very hard. In fact, the film opens by leaning on a montage/sizzle reel of YouTube clips as an easy layup for laughs in order to get audiences already chuckling and in the mood for the patchy comedy to come. The double rainbow guy, the streaker who runs into a glass door and even the cute surprised kitty are all shamelessly pulled together in what is eventually revealed to be a pretty thin excuse to build character for David (Jason Sudeikis), a thirty-something pot dealer who does little more than sling dimebags, attempt to hit on his stripper neighbour Rose (Jennifer Aniston) while pretty much holding an unreasonable amount of contempt for anyone who isn't him. Of course, by the end of the movie he'll get the girl, his heart will grow a couple of sizes, and he'll learn the value of family or at least caring for people. But before he earns those bits of realization, he'll have to go Mexico first.

Watch: New Red Band Trailer For 'We're The Millers' Gets Filthy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2013 1:34 PM
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While summer is usually the playground of all things big, expensive and explosion-y, studios in recent years have also found a receptive audience for R-rated laughs. Of course, there's "The Hangover" franchise which did it three times, and this summer saw Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock go restricted with "The Heat." Now as the season draws closer to an end, one more is coming and it's not for the kiddies.

5 TV Comedy Actors Turned Movie Stars (5 More Who Floundered)

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 12, 2013 12:29 PM
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With "Grown Ups 2" starring "SNL" alumnus Adam Sandler and "King of Queens" star Kevin James opening this weekend, and "The Way Way Back" with Steve Carell of "The Office" fame out since last week, your local multiplex will soon be playing a choice of films with star actors who originally made their names in TV comedy shows. All three of these guys have carved out the kind of big-screen success that means we arguably now associate them more with movies than with television, but that's a trick that many have tried and only few have really pulled off.

Watch: Jason Sudeikis Does A Pretty Good Bane Impression In Red Band Trailer For 'We're The Millers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2013 9:20 AM
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In the works for years, with numerous directors and stars coming and going through various incarnations, "We're The Millers" finally firmed up a cast, got in front of cameras and has been made with Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston leading an ensemble cast that includes Emma Roberts, Nick Offerman, Ed Helms, Kathryn Hahn and many more. The result? Well, another comedy where an excuse is made for Aniston to strut around in her underwear...

Jennifer Aniston, Eugene Levy & Kathryn Hahn Join Peter Bogdanovich's 'She's Funny That Way' With Owen Wilson

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 10, 2013 10:20 AM
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Poor Peter Bogdanovich. When was the last time the well-respected filmmaker made a narrative feature that remotely moved the needle (let's not include the good doc, "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream")? "Cat's Meow" in 2001, which wasn't very good? And before that, "Mask" in 1985? The well-liked filmmaker, actor and cinephile has had a pretty rough go of it in Hollywood (an unimpeachable beginning, a quick fall from grace), but perhaps his upcoming picture will be a late-era comeback?

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