| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is a big blow to Showtime's new series roster for 2014. The actor was to take on his first TV series role in the pay cabler's comedy "Happyish" which was developed through Hoffman's Cooper's Town Productions banner....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Spelling was the topic of conversation at Wednesday night's of Focus Feature's "Bad Words," the dark comedy starring Jason Bateman as a bitter middle-aged spelling bee contestant.
"I used to be good at spelling, but now I'm pretty bad because of spell-...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
AUSTIN - If it were up to Rohan Chand, the boy wonder and spelling bee champion who befriends Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) in "Bad Words," everyone at the film's SXSW after-party would be sitting in front of their Dell-gifted tablets playing video games....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:17 PM
In directing child actor Rohan Chand on the set of his directorial debut, “Bad Words,” Jason Bateman drew on some useful background: his own experience.
“I remembered what I needed to hear as a little kid to feel comfortable and safe...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Jason Bateman is used to transitions.
In a career that stretches back nearly 35 years, he has pulled off tricky moves from child actor to adult star and from television to movies. Now, with the opening Friday of "Bad Words," his debut film as director,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The movie awards season got into gear Thursday morning with the nominations for the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. Likely Oscar contender "12 Years a Slave" earned the most nominations with three: best film, best actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Back in fall 2003, the producers of the NBC remake of the British hit "The Office" were looking for comic actors to work at their fictional paper company. Eventually, the top roles went to relative unknowns Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Now here is this unforeseeable artifact, "Chozen," a cartoon series about a gay white rapper, an ex-con (he was set up) living on his sister's couch at a liberal arts college.
Premiering Monday on FX, it is from people who make that network's spy-toon...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:50 AM
FX’s new animated series “Chozen” should have broken new ground.
The show about a gay white rapper hoping to break into the industry could have helped shift a genre that’s decades behind in embracing equality.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Since their inception 23 years ago, IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards have experienced their share of growing pains and gains. For years, the low-key kudofest, which takes place at the outset of awards season, was truly independent and unconcerned...
| Aug 7, 2013
When Jason Sudeikis and Ed Helms appear in the same movie there's a significant threat of clean-cut sameness. Mediocre material makes them like two halves of the same comic actor: Ed Jason Helms-Sudeikis.
This is true even when they are playing...