"You're the one that exploits people."
Technology has become so pervasive in our day-to-day lives, it's a surprise that there aren't more movies like the upcoming drama/ thriller Disconnect, directed by the Academy Award–nominated Henry Alex Rubin (Murderball). Centering on "a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world," the movie stars Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) as a father who spends more time with his phone than his son, Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) and Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol) as a couple whose online secrecy gets them in trouble, Andrea Riseborough (the upcoming Oblivion) as a journalist investigating a teenager working on an adults-only site, and Frank Grillo (The Grey) as a widowed ex-cop whose son is a cyber-bully. The resulting first trailer is a sobering pastiche of the world we live in, albeit of fairly well-known online dangers, and is anchored by strong performances by the cast. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.04.13 by Ryan
Bateman isn't taking identity theft lying down, even if McCarthy is.
What's It About: Account rep Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) is quietly living his life in Denver until it all falls apart once his identity is stolen by Diana (Melissa McCarthy), a retail-purchasing fiend living outside Miami. With only a week left before his world crumbles, Sandy travels to Florida to bring Diana back to Colorado and, as we know from previous road trip comedies — Due Date, Planes, Trains and Automobiles — nothing is going to be easy, and in the first trailer for the movie, it looks like Bateman and McCarthy will have their fair share of car accidents and throat punches.
Why it should work:Bateman is reuniting with his Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon for Identity Theft, while McCarthy is coming off of an Oscar–nominated performance in Bridesmaids. Plus, who doesn't like a good throat punch?all the latest trailers
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What makes a man in today's world?
That's the question in Morgan Spurlock's new documentary, Mansome. And fans of Arrested Development should take note — the doc reunites Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, who both also serve as executive producers.
Here's the documentary's snyopsis:
From America's greatest beardsman, to Morgan Spurlock's own mustache, Executive Producers Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Ben Silverman bring us a hilarious look at men's identity in the 21st century. Models, actors, experts and comedians weigh in on what it is to be a man in a world where the definition of masculinity has become as diverse as a hipster's facial hair in Williamsburg. The hilarious follicles of men's idiosyncratic grooming habits are thoroughly combed over as men finally take a long hard look in the mirror.
The movie also features interviews with Zach Galifianakis (who proclaims, "Real Men Don't Tweet") Adam Carolla, John Waters, Paul Rudd, and Judd Apatow.
The movie doesn't yet have a U.S. release date but will have its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. You can "like" the movie on Facebook on its official page. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.21.12 by Chris
Last summer, Seth Gordon helped Jason Bateman try to kill his boss, now he has designs to steal Bateman's identity.
Variety reports that the Horrible Bosses director is set to reunite with Bateman in the upcoming comedy ID Theft for Universal. The plot, as the title suggests, involves Bateman getting his identity stolen by a character that was originally a man, but after seeing Melissa McCarthy's scene-stealing performance in Bridesmaids, Bateman reportedly asked for McCarthy to be cast instead. more about ID Theft >> Posted 01.17.12 by Ryan
Over the summer, Horrible Bosses was one of several R-rated comedies to find success at the box office, earning $209 million worldwide on a $35 million budget. Shortly after the movie's July opening, director Seth Gordon revealed that a sequel was in discussions, talks which were confirmed last night when Horrible Bosses II was reportedly given the greenlight, with all three leads (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) set to return for the sequel. Only, the cast isn't set to return — at least not yet.
While talking to Vulture, Sudeikis revealed that "none" of the cast are signed for the sequel, and the news that the cast were coming back "surprised all of us." another case of the cart before the horse >> Posted 01.11.12 by Ryan
With the success of the comedy hit, Horrible Bosses, screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have signed on to make the sequel, Horrible Bosses 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Horrible Bosses only cost $35 million to make and grossed over $209 million worldwide, it's fair to say that's reason enough to green light a sequel.
In the original, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are three miserable employees who plan to off their no good bosses, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell. They enlist the help of a murder adviser played by Jamie Foxx. No word on which members of the cast will return but Batemen, Sudeikis, and Day are expected back along with director Seth Gordon. Posted 01.04.12 by reelz
Ever since the final episode of Fox's short-lived sitcom Arrested Development went off the air in 2006 with show producer (and uncredited narrator) Ron Howard appearing as himself to claim that he sees the rights to the Bluth family story "as a movie," loyal fans have been impatiently awaiting an Arrested Development movie.
In March, series star Jason Bateman revealed that series creator Mitchell Hurwitz was "very deep into the work on [a script]" and that Hurwitz could finish the script by the end of the year, which is not too dissimilar from comments Bateman made in March of last year when he said "we're hoping for the end of the year."
Finally, however, it looks like the movie is actually coming together, with Hurwitz recently unveiling the best news yet for Arrested Development fans. a TV show and a movie? >> Posted 10.03.11 by Ryan
After receiving Academy Award nominations for both The Hurt Locker and The Town, actor Jeremy Renner has been filling up his resume with high-profile roles in The Avengers, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Bourne Legacy. Renner's most recent role will see him return to the world of bank robbery he explored in The Town.
Deadline reports that Renner is attached to star in King of Heists, which the actor will also produce. Based on author J. North Conway non-fiction book of the same name, Renner will play architect George Leslie, who led a double life as a thief, assembling a crew of New York City's finest criminals and executing a number of heists — the most infamous being the one that netted nearly $3 million in cash and securities from the Manhattan Savings Institution in 1878.
Up-and-coming screenwriter Will Staples will adapt the script for the as-yet-unattached director. With King of Heists in early development, expect Renner to fit in a few more roles before the movie steps before cameras. more casting news >> Posted 09.21.11 by Ryan
Brad Pitt is currently shooting Paramount's adaptation of World War Z, but that hasn't stopped a new role going his way.
THR reports that Pitt is in negotiations to join The Gray Man with similarly named director James Gray (Little Odessa, Two Lovers). The movie won't be a biopic for Gray, but will follow Pitt as a CIA operative-turned-assassin who is targeted for assassination and must evade death while trying to save the lives of two daughters who are unaware he exists. Adam Cozad wrote the script for the movie, which made the 2010 Black List of unproduced screenplays. The "Gray Man" is a nickname that Pitt's character is known by.
No word on when the production will start, as Pitt's deal for the movie is not official yet. Pitt and Gray have wanted to work together since 2009, when both the actor and director attached themselves to an adaptation of The Lost City of Z, based on the novel of the same name by David Grann. No movie version has surfaced so far, so perhaps The Gray Man will be more successful. Jason Bateman Joins Melissa McCarthy in ID Theft; Spider-Man to Sing Buckley Tunes >> Posted 08.17.11 by Ryan
It's an old saw that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, which is also pretty much the plot of The Change-Up. (In this latest movie in the body-swap "genre," an overworked father switches bodies with an underworked slacker.)
The same old saw applies to movies — winter Oscar-bait pictures always look greener until they're the only thing in theaters. With that in mind, here are five reasons to see this summer comedy now rather than waiting around for the soon-to-be-interminable emoting headed to theaters nationwide in just a few months. Hey, even The Change-Up's latest promo acknowledges the movie's frivolity.
5 Reasons: The Change-Up >> Posted 08.04.11 by reelz