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  • 'Bad Words' among new DVD and Blu-ray releases

    Having built a nice resume as a comedic actor, Jason Bateman turned again to comedy for his first directing effort, "Bad Words." And he generated one of the best acting performances from his leading man, also Jason Bateman. Unfortunately, the movie...
  • Dark humor, sarcasm and biting comedy punctuate 'Bad Words'

    Dark humor, sarcasm and biting comedy punctuate 'Bad Words'
    Sarcastic, sanctimonious, salacious, sly, slight and surprisingly sweet, the black comedy of "Bad Words," starring and directed by Jason Bateman, is high-minded, foul-mouthed good nonsense. I had wondered where Bateman's angry itch would take him next....
  • REVIEW: 'Bad Words' ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Bad Words' ★★&#9733
    Sarcastic, sanctimonious, salacious, sly, slight and surprisingly sweet, the black comedy of "Bad Words," starring and directed by Jason Bateman, is high-minded, foul-mouthed good nonsense. I had wondered where Bateman's angry itch would take him next....
  • Jason Bateman uses 'Bad Words' to make good things happen

    Jason Bateman uses 'Bad Words' to make good things happen
    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,...
  • Clear History on HBO pits Larry David against Jon Hamm

     
    Clear History on HBO finds the “Mad Men” honcho Jon Hamm battling it out with Larry David.  It’s been a while for Larry David fans. The Curb Your Enthusiasm star has taken his usual time between projects, this time exerting his...
  • Review: Larry David's 'Clear History' showcases some 'Curb' control

     Review: Larry David's 'Clear History' showcases some 'Curb' control
    Larry David, who is on a break from his series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" — permanent or not, he will let you know — returns to HBO on Saturday with a full-on movie-type movie, "Clear History," in which he plays not his usual fictionalized self...
  • TV Picks: 'What Not To Wear,' 'Breaking Bad ' Larry David twice

    TV Picks: 'What Not To Wear,' 'Breaking Bad ' Larry David twice
    "What Not To Wear" (TLC, Fridays). One of the greatest series on television begins its final season this week. I speak of course of the decade-old "What Not To Wear," based on an earlier British model, in which friendly yet acerbic, gentle but firm...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Bad Words'

    Jason Bateman has made a career out of playing dependable, mild-mannered individuals who put up with no shortage of incompetence and abuse, and it's hard not to suspect that he signed on to direct "Bad Words" at least partly so he could cast himself as...
  • Cedering Fox knows the power of speaking the written word

    Cedering Fox knows the power of speaking the written word
    Cedering Fox knows good actors, and isn't afraid to ask a favor. Her query is simple, and the actors almost always say yes. It's not like she wants them to be part of a hot new cable drama or a comedy Web series gone viral. Instead, she's asking them to...
  • On Location: Virgin flies high with 'Departure Date' film

     
    British tycoon Sir Richard Branson has made a career out of bucking conventions — opening a recording studio in a country estate, building an affordable, premium airline service with soft violet mood lighting and seat-back entertainment screens, and...
  • Word Theatre celebrates 10 years with party and performances

     
    Word Theatre: A party held at the Santa Monica home of Word Theatre artistic director Cedering Fox celebrates Word Theatre's 10th anniversary....
  • Movie Review: All Good Things

     
    Kirsten Dunst makes a vivid, brittle return to the big screen with “All Good Things,” a fictionalized account of a notorious New York missing person case with hints of great wealth, great love, treachery and murder. Sharing the screen with...