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Listen To The New Beck Song "Looking For A Sign" From 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' Plus More Music Film News

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 21, 2012 11:41 AM
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Where would we be without music in our favorite films? While some may rely mostly on score, the needle drop of a pop tune can be quite satisfying when paired with a memorable scene. There could be a few opportunities for this type of moment on the way thanks to some exciting music news that also concerns the film world.

In Theaters: Take '21 Jump Street' To Get To 'Casa De Mi Padre' To Find 'Jeff Who Lives At Home'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 16, 2012 4:21 PM
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Hello all, greetings from the humid climes of Austin, Texas! I am reporting your weekly in theaters to you while taking a break from watching movies about rape, that take place in the woods, or are about long forgotten musical icons. Pro-tip: next year, submit a film that's about a camping trip gone awry, with at least one rape of any kind, co-starring, like, one of the members of Ace of Base or something. Let's sign some checks people! No, but the fest has been super fun and crazy as most fests are and should be. Also, I'm very busy with plans to start a charitable foundation for independent filmmakers who are in desperate need of tripods. The lack of tripods is an important issue that is facing our independent films today. But since you are not here (or are you?) let's get down to what's in theaters this weekend! This one is gonna be quick and dirty, 'cause I gots to go watch a crazy documentary.

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

  • By James Rocchi
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  • March 16, 2012 10:38 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 …

Ed Helms Talks Changing Audience Expectations & The Improvisational Style Of 'Jeff Who Lives At Home'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • March 14, 2012 2:00 PM
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The future looks bright for Ed Helms. His indie turn in “Cedar Rapids” was well-received, “The Hangover Part II” followed the success of the first film and it looks like 'Part III' is a go. Helms also picked up the slack on “The Office” following the departure of Steve Carell to very positive responses. Now Helms steps out of his comfort zone just a tad to portray the not-terribly-likable Pat in the Duplass Brothers’ new film, “Jeff Who Lives at Home.”

Exclusive: Ed Helms Debunks ‘Vacation’ Reboot Rumors, Says ‘Hangover 3’ Is "Not There Yet"

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • March 12, 2012 4:19 PM
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The Playlist recently caught up with Ed Helms while the actor was out promoting his dramedy “Jeff Who Lives at Home” for the Duplass Brothers. In the film, Helms plays Pat, who is going through a mid-life crisis (Helms) and believes his wife (Judy Greer) is having an affair. He teams up with his brother Jeff (Jason Segel) to spy on his wife, a journey unfolds with all sorts of unintended consequences. It's another fine comic outing from Helms, and we’ll have more from the actor discussing the Duplass project later this week. For now, we hit up Helms on some upcoming project news including the recent rumors that he would be stepping into the shoes of Clark W. Griswold for a “Vacation” reboot and plot details of “The Hangover Part 3.”

Watch: New Clips From '21 Jump Street,' 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' & Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2012 1:18 PM
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Some more peeks at a few movies headed your way, so let's just dive in...

Watch: New Clips From 'Friends With Kids,' 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' & '21 Jump Street'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 6:07 PM
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March is here, which means a whole new boatload of movies are coming your way in the coming weeks, so here's a peek at a few of them.

Watch: Charming, Funny Trailer For 'Jeff Who Lives At Home' Starring Jason Segel & Ed Helms

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2012 2:58 PM
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Jay and Mark Duplass may be growing beyond the M-word cinematic subculture they continue to be lumped in with, but they haven't left the exploration of raw human emotion behind. 2010's "Cyrus" with Jonah Hill saw them marrying their quirkier sensibilities with a more broadly appearing movie, but one that didn't hold back on the truth of its characters, in a story that moved and twisted in interesting directions. And the same is promised with "Jeff Who Lives At Home," on the surface a buddy comedy with Jason Segel and Ed Helms, but as the trailer suggests, one that will dig a little deeper.

Retro Poster For 'We Need Talk To About Kevin' & New One Sheets For 'Jeff Who Lives At Home,' 'Safe' & 'Flowers Of War'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 3:20 PM
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Some new posters have landed so we're gonna skip the preamble and just get to it. Want a poster for your wall that both reflects your taste in classic horror flicks, but still lets people know you're hip to contemporary cinema? The beautiful retro poster for "We Need To Talk About Kevin" should do the trick. What better way to advertise a movie about a demon spawn child than to riff on the one sheet for "Rosemary's Baby." Great work unknown graphic designer! It's also a great way to get people talking about 'Talk About Kevin' again, a triumphant return by Lynne Ramsay, featuring great turns by Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller, in a film that will leave you unsettled for days afterward. It's in theaters now.

Oh God, It's Really Happening: 'Grown Ups 2' Slated For July 12, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 12:44 PM
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Even though "Jack & Jill" scraped the bottom of the Adam Sandler barrel, proving to be one of the worst box office outings he's had in years, Sony still believes in the comedian. And why not. In 2010 audiences made "Grown Ups" the second biggest hit of his career (behind "Big Daddy") and the studio wants to keep that gravy train rolling. And now they've set a date.

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