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Review: 'Hell Baby' Starring Rob Corddry & Leslie Bibb

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 5, 2013 2:31 PM
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Hell Baby
There’s barely a movie inside of “Hell Baby,” the directorial debut of Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. In some ways, this feels like a relief: the two comedians, best known for “Reno 911,” have developed a reputation at the studios as script doctors for hire, though one look at the final products (“Night At The Museum,” “Herbie: Fully Loaded”) suggests a fidelity to structure and propriety, and only the illusion of laughs. Maybe a shucking of structure was all that was needed: “Hell Baby” seems to prove that their previous screenwriting gigs were acts of condescension at heart, and that these guys couldn’t have a stronger disdain for moving a plot forward.

Scarlett Johansson's Directorial Debut 'Summer Crossing' To Shoot Next Year, 'Hugo' Duo Reteam For 'The White Circus'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 16, 2013 4:35 PM
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t's almost a decade since Scarlett Johansson became a major star thanks to Sofia Coppola's "Lost In Translation," and the actress continues to confound expectations; her diverse pick of roles of late has included a Cameron Crowe rom-com, superhero epic "The Avengers," playing Janet Leigh in "Hitchcock" and, coming up, playing a cannibalistic alien in Jonathan Glazer's "Under The Skin." And now she's taking another curve; she' s going to direct.

Rob Corddry & Leslie Bibb To Star In 'Hell Baby,' The Co-Directorial Debut Of Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 21, 2012 1:15 PM
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Screenwriting duo and comedy mainstays Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon have increasingly become Hollywood's box office saviors, supplying the scripts for both “Night at the Museum” films as well as “The Pacifier,” and their success has allowed them a “one-for-them, one-for-us” status among the studios. Their more personal work has seen less fanfare however, ranging from the executive-mangled (“Let's Go To Prison”) to holistically mangled (“Reno 911: Miami”), but news arrives today that both men have decided to use their clout on their first co-directorial effort.

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