“I’m not that good at a lot of stuff, especially thinking things through.”
Nope, Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) really isn’t so good at thinking things through, but the bad choices that pepper Bateman’s directorial debut, ‘Bad Words,’ go so far beyond misplaced common sense that Guy’s early and wholly understated confession about his decision-making style is perhaps the last actually relatable bit of the entire film. A black comedy with a black heart, Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ knowingly attempts to push the envelope of unlikability, littering the big screen with pintsized victims and one heck of a mangled word-centric competition. Often funny by virtue of its shock value and Guy’s clever wordsmithery, ‘Bad Words’ still doesn’t feel quite so great going down, but it at least announces Bateman’s directorial sensibilities loud and clear, and there’s plenty here to mine for future projects.
It seems ever since 'Bad Santa' any film that features adults acting horrendously around children must have the word 'Bad' in the title. Joining 'Teacher' and 'Santa' is 'Bad Words,' which Jason Bateman directed and stars in as a 40-year-old man who competes against children in a national spelling bee.
'Identity Thief' raked in big time at the box office due mostly to the comedic pairing of Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, and now the film is poised to hit shelves on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, June 4. Well, guess what? We've got five, bridezilla-sized, Bateman-McCarthy-themed prize packs to shell out, including a copy of 'Identity Thief'!
'Arrested Development' fans around the globe continue to anticipate the upcoming 15-episode reunion season, now set to debut on May 26. Beyond the so-called fourth season, we've heard series creator Mitch Hurwitz and star Jason Bateman describe the new episodes as a build-up to the long-proposed movie, but how long would it take for the movie to get off the ground? New word from Jason Bateman suggests we might have to wait awhile...
Jason Bateman has been asking for 30 years now and, as he gets older, he's beginning to look at the next phase of his career. And one thing he says he's seriously considering is hosting his own late night talk show.
Last night's 'Bates Motel' premiere earned rave reviews across the board, jump-starting the new franchise to explore a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his relationship with his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga), but did you know it wasn't the first attempt to capitalize on a 'Psycho' TV series? NBC first tried with a 1987 'Bates Motel' pilot that featured Bud Cort and a younger Jason Bateman ('Arrested Development') and we have the bizarre pilot for you to check out inside!
When 'Horrible Bosses' came out in 2011, it was one of a wave of comedies unleashed that summer (including 'Bridesmaids,' 'The Hangover Part II' and 'Bad Teacher'), but it was also one of the most successful, as it made over a hundred million at the box office on a smaller budget. Though it's hard to know how Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman could have new horrible bosses, all have signed on for a sequel.
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