“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.
NBC's 'The Office' may have closed its doors for good (at least in America), but that hasn't stopped us from envisioning what the beloved NBC comedy might have been like on a different path. Among some of the early auditions from the series we've heard about, new footage of such comedy icons as Seth Rogen, Kathryn Hahn and even 'Breaking Bad' star Bob Odenkirk trying out for the show have emerged, painting a very different portrait of Dunder-Mifflin life.
Now that 'Parks and Recreation' has officially debuted its fifth season with the elegantly sweet "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington," we can say that some fans might have noticed a little something off with the premiere. While we may have seen some all-star guests in Leslie Knope's trip through Washington DC, curiously absent was Kathryn Hahn's character Jennifer Barkley, who was the one to bring Ben to the Capitol in the first place. So, will she be back for the coming season?
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