Jason Bateman

Review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ Was a Horrible Idea

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by Matt Singer 5 days ago
Warner Bros.
Some ideas just aren’t cut out for sequels. ‘The Hangover’ was ingenious and hilarious—for one movie. But another ‘Hangover’? With the same guys? That doesn’t make a ton of sense. ‘The Blue Lagoon’ was striking and exotic. But a ‘Return to the Blue Lagoon’? More castaways? On the exact same deserted island? Sorry, no thanks. To the list of concepts that could not support a sequel but got one anyway, we can now add ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ a flimsy retread of the 2011 comedy that had barely enough material to fill one film.

'Horrible Bosses 2' Clip: Kevin Spacey Is Back and He's Still Horrible

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by Britt Hayes November 05, 2014 05:53 PM
If you thought we wouldn't get to take pleasure in seeing Kevin Spacey's hilarious jerk of a boss steal at least one scene in 'Horrible Bosses 2,' think again. Universal has released the first official clip from the upcoming sequel, featuring Spacey's Dave Harken, in prison, delivering a lovely verbal smackdown to his former would-be killers.

'Horrible Bosses 2' Trailer: Business Is Hard, Kidnapping Is Harder

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by Britt Hayes September 30, 2014 07:53 PM
A new, full trailer for 'Horrible Bosses 2' has arrived, and in it we see just what it is that has driven our favorite bad co-workers/besties to such horrible lengths this time around: turns out, being an entrepreneur isn't as easy as you might think, and neither is kidnapping ... or, uh, "kidnaping." They're not so great at spelling, either.

'Horrible Bosses 2' Trailer: This Is the Most Absurd Kidnapping Attempt Ever

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by Britt Hayes September 04, 2014 07:14 PM
The second full trailer for 'Horrible Bosses 2' is here, and it features some seriously amateur kidnapping maneuvers, as the guys try to put together a foolproof plan to help Chris Pine's character get revenge on his dear old dad, played by Christoph Waltz. If these guys can't even spell "kidnapping" correctly, we don't see this thing turning out very well.

'This Is Where I Leave You' Trailer: One Stellar Cast Comes Together for a Funeral

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by Jacob Hall May 28, 2014 10:30 AM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/fH0cEP0mvlU
The 'This Is Where I Leave You' trailer sells a movie that could be unbearably sentimental, or genuinely warm and touching, or funny. It's almost impossible to tell from two-and-a-half minutes of footage. However, you're unlikely to find a stronger cast of likable, funny people than this, and director Shawn Levy is certainly due for a little redemption after making nonsense like 'The Internship' and 'Date Night.'

‘Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary' Review: Everything Is...Pretty Okay

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by Mike Ryan April 21, 2014 04:50 PM
Yes, it’s a little odd that another LEGO movie is coming out so quickly after the release of, well, ‘The LEGO Movie’ – that also features an animated LEGO mini-fig voiced by a well-known celebrity. In this case, it’s Jason Bateman (as opposed to Chris Pratt) and this is a documentary (or, as they are calling it, a “brickumentary”), not a narrative feature.
‘Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary’ (which premiered this week at the Tribeca Film Festival) is a sort of companion piece, as opposed to direct competitor, to the aforementioned ‘The LEGO Movie’ – especially considering that ‘The LEGO Movie’ is mentioned quite a few times over the course of this film and we even see the shooting of a particular scene. (Funny, if you don’t want to be spoiled on how ‘The LEGO Movie’ ends, you probably should avoid ‘Beyond the Brick.’) Also, it’s endlessly fascinating.

'Bad Words' Review

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by Kate Erbland March 12, 2014 04:37 PM
Focus Features
“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.

'Bad Words' Red-Band NSFW Trailer: Jason Bateman is a Foul-Mouthed Spelling Bee Constestant

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by Damon Houx December 09, 2013 05:35 PM
Focus Features
http://youtu.be/NMO7sBxE-4Q
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.

'Horrible Bosses 2' Reveals Plot, First Set Photos Leak

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by Nick Romano November 08, 2013 09:33 AM
New Line Cinema
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day are back in 'Horrible Bosses 2,' and these working stiffs have some new adversaries to face. As New Line Cinema announced the start of production in Los Angeles, California (from which we've obtained the first set photos), the studio also revealed the official plot synopsis and the full involvement of newcomers Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz.