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"This Is Where I Leave You" leaves stellar cast out to dry

Published Sept. 21, 2014

If you were spitballing names for the ideal cast for a new grown-up dramedy, you might dream up something closely resembling the roll call for "This Is Where I Leave You." It's an impressive gathering of talented, charismatic performers. Unfortunately, they've been assembled for a less than impressive movie, a trite and tonally bipolar dramedy that doesn't deserve the embarrassment of charming, comedic riches at its disposal.

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Bateman and company turn "Bad Words" into good, mean fun

Published March 29, 2014

"Bad Words," the directorial debut of "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman about a bitter 40-year-old man-child competing in a children's spelling bee, earns the word "Bad" in its title in mostly all of the right ways.

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"Identity Thief" steals overqualified cast's time (and the audience's)

Published Feb. 8, 2013

"Identity Thief" is ugly because of the way it treats its characters, its cast and, by the film's end, its audience. When it's not ugly, it's frustrating, and when it's not frustrating, it's merely dull. The new comedy is a lot of things; funny is unfortunately not one of them.

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"Up in the Air" is well worth the trip

Published Jan. 19, 2010

I'd heard little to nothing about "Up in the Air" before I saw it, but I must say that I enjoyed it immensely. It's charming, touching and oddly upbeat.

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OnHollywood: Jason Bateman in "Couples Retreat"

Published Oct. 9, 2009

In Los Angeles recently, we talked to Jason Bateman about his role as Joel, the owner of an extract company who watches his personal and professional life crumbling around him.

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