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EW gets down and dirty with the gang from 'Horrible Bosses 2'

In 2011’s Horrible Bosses, Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Dale (Charlie Day) were hapless drones plotting revenge upon their sadistic overlords. But in the sequel (rated R, out Nov. 26), the trio go into business for themselves

Their plans to mass-produce an all-in-one bathing apparatus—the Shower Buddy—go astray when a SkyMall-style marketer (Christoph Waltz) and his selfish son (Chris Pine) set them up for ruin. There’s a kidnapping, a car chase, and the return of some familiar sinister faces: Kevin Spacey as the emasculating ex-boss, Jennifer Aniston as the sexually omnivorous dentist, and Jamie Foxx as “crime consultant” Motherf—er Jones. The trio discover that even the self-employed can be their own worst enemies.

With the setting sun casting gold and pink light across the palm-lined streets below, Bateman, Day, and Sudeikis sit down on the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton Hotel to chat. Although they’re technically on the clock, things get Not Safe for Work fast. READ FULL STORY

The hidden family heartache behind director Shawn Levy's 'This Is Where I Leave You'

Shawn Levy is what happens when someone who has never forgotten what it means to be a boy becomes a dad.

The director of Real Steel, the Night at the Museum movies, and the new bittersweet family comedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now), is an undeniable family guy. The father of four girls, he’s known for making movies about households run amok (2003’s Cheaper By the Dozen) and parents who desperately want an evening away (2010’s Date Night,) as well as fathers who redeem themselves in their kids’ eyes with the help of boxing robots or magical museums.

At 46, he looks like he should still be carded when buying a six-pack, and he has the irrepressible energy of a teenager who hasn’t yet hit the surly stage.

Having built a career on high-concept visual effects movies and straight-up comedies, the filmmaker has been yearning to do something a little more grown-up. That brought him to This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper’s 2009 novel about quarreling siblings (Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, and Adam Driver) who are all drawn back home after a family death. Their pushy mother (Jane Fonda) wants them not only to bury their father, but a few hatchets as well.

Here’s what Levy (pictured at far right in the photo above) had to say about growing up as a filmmaker … READ FULL STORY

Jason Bateman woos Olivia Wilde in 'The Longest Week' trailer

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Love is complicated, especially when you haven’t really grown up yet. In The Longest Week, Jason Bateman plays 40-year-old Conrad Valmont, who lives at home and is heir to a vast fortune. When he’s cut off from said fortune, he moves in with his best friend Dylan (Billy Crudup) and promptly decides to romance Dylan’s girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde) on the sly.

The trailer seems to hint that the film may be fully aware of just how “first world problems” its premise is. Meanwhile, Jason Bateman plays yet another affably self-interested jerk—one might say that his career is suffering from a case of… arrested development. Zing.

 

 

Video: 'Horrible Bosses' trio returns in sequel trailer #TurnDownForWhat

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The boys of Horrible Bosses are back, and they’re not happy.

Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day), and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) decide to be their own bosses after the traumatizing events of the first film, but when an investor pulls out of their business venture, the trio resorts to extreme measures once more by kidnapping the investor’s son (Chris Pine) for ransom.

Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey also reprise their roles in the Sean Anders-directed pic.

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Jason Bateman to star in and direct an untitled 'FBI wedding comedy'

For his directorial debut Bad Words, Jason Bateman took on the raunchy underbelly of spelling bee tournaments–or, at least posited a situation where a rule-bending, middle-aged grump forced participants to the lowest common denominator. Now, the Arrested Development star has set his sights on a new project: an untitled “FBI wedding comedy” for Universal Pictures. READ FULL STORY

'This Is Where I Leave You': Six movie revelations from BookCon

You can go home again — sometimes with less drama than going to your actual home.

Five years ago, author Jonathan Tropper debuted This Is Where I Leave You at Book Expo America, and on Friday afternoon he returned to his old stomping grounds to present footage from the upcoming film version of the novel, about a combative family brought together by their father’s funeral.

The event kicked off BookCon, the new public section of the convention, and along for the ride were director Shawn Levy (Real Steel, the Night at the Museum movies) and stars Tina Fey and Jason Bateman. “I’m going to keep bringing movie stars on book tours, because I never get this crowd,” Tropper told the packed auditorium.

Here are six things fans should know about the movie, which comes out Sept. 12:

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'This Is Where I Leave You' trailer: Tina Fey and Jason Bateman learn you can go home again

The award for best cast of 2014 may already be locked up. Just look at the trailer for This Is Where I Leave You, starring (deep breath) Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, and Dax Shepard.

Based on 2009’s best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper (who wrote the screenplay), the dramedy follows four adult children (Fey, Bateman, Stoll and Driver) who return to their mother’s (Jane Fonda) house for a week when their father dies. “We need a new term for the tone. It’s not a dark comedy — because it’s not that dark. But it’s an ­emotional ­comedy,” Fey told EW.

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'This Is Where I Leave You': FIRST LOOK at Tina Fey, Jason Bateman's emotional family funeral comedy

Remember that line from The Godfather: “Never tell anybody outside the family what you’re thinking”? In This Is Where I Leave You, it’s probably best not to tell the family, either. The bittersweet comedy about troubled siblings who reunite for their father’s funeral is like a group hug crossed with a battle royal.

“We need a new term for the tone. It’s not a dark comedy—because it’s not that dark. But it’s an ­emotional ­comedy,” says Tina Fey, who plays the pushy sister to three equally neurotic and combative brothers: Corey Stoll, Jason Bateman, and Adam Driver. Jane Fonda costars as their prying psychologist mother, who will either unite her estranged family or destroy it trying. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Brad Pitt to star in WWII romantic thriller; plus 50 Cent, Meryl Streep, more

• Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave) is in early talks to star in an untitled World War II romantic thriller from Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight. No director or distributor is attached yet. Graham King’s GK Films will produce. [Deadline] READ FULL STORY

'Bad Words' Q&A: In directing debut, Jason Bateman gets small picking on those who aren't his own size

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W-R-O-N-G.

That pretty much spells out Jason Bateman’s savagely sinister directorial debut, Bad Words, which features him as a man determined to destroy a national children’s spelling bee by exploiting a loophole that will allow him to compete against the little geniuses.

The film opens nationwide today, and Bateman talked to Entertainment Weekly about his decades-long desire to direct a movie, being very nasty to smarty-pants little kids, and the little boy who got it the worst. READ FULL STORY

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