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Arrested Development Movie Script Coming Soon

Jason BatemanJason Bateman could hardly contain his excitement when reporters grabbed in at the Paul red carpet this week. “It’s incredible,” he said of the upcoming Arrested Development movie.

Bateman hasn’t yet seen the script that’s been partially penned by Mitch Hurwitz, but he has been in talks about the story that will unfold on film. The actor says that “odds of [Hurwitz] getting it done before the end of the year… are good.”

“We are embarrassed,” he admitted, because it has taken so long for an Arrested Development movie to come to fruition. But, things are happening, and this should bolster fans of the show.

The series ran on FOX for three seasons, from 2003 to 2006.

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Box Office Breakdown: Takers Takes the (Close) Win

Takers movie

Although early reports had in first place this weekend, the final numbers told a different story. When the dust finally settled on Monday, Lionsgate’s had squeaked out a slim lead. (Less than $200,000 separated the two films.)

Exorcism, though, did not walk away a loser. The movie “documenting” a priest’s final exorcism earned just over $20 million—and it only cost $1.8 million to produce. The PG-13 flick also surpassed The Unborn‘s 2009 debut ($19.8 million), though it did fall short of The Exorcism of Emily Rose. (That 2005 release opened to $30 million.)

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Box Office Breakdown: The Switch Fails to Light Up

The Switch

Maybe a quick trip to Cougar Town is something Jennifer Aniston could use right now.

Days after blurting out the R-word on television, Aniston is dealing with another ding in her career: the box office disappointment. The Switch, co-starring Jason Bateman, produced only $8.4 million over the past three days while narrowly escaping eighth place. The good news? The movie raised slightly more than Jen’s Love Happens did back in September. The bad news? The comedy earned about $4 million less than Jennifer Lopez’s baby movie, The Back-Up Plan, did in April.

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In Theaters This Weekend: August 20, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Lottery Ticket (PG-13): starring Bow Wow, Ice Cube, Brandon T. Jackson (directed by Erik White)
  • Nanny McPhee Returns (PG): starring Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal (directed by Susanna White)
  • Piranha 3D (R): starring Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connell, Ving Rhames (directed by Alexandre Aja)
  • The Switch (PG-13): starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jeff Goldblum (directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck)
  • Vampires Suck (PG-13): starring Matt Lanter, Chris Riggi, Ken Jeong (directed by Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer) **opens Wednesday**

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The 2010 Academy Awards: Live Commentary

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards

Oscar statues

When you throw in an extra host, add five more Best Picture nominees, take away the Best Song performances and nominate two formerly married directors—what do you get? A night that will surely be talked about.

Although many believe the will end with very few surprises, the possibility of an upset is still too great to ignore. Will the box office champ (Avatar) win Best Film as well? Or will The Hurt Locker - or even Inglourious Basterds - take the prize? Is Jeff Bridges a shoo-in for Best Actor…or could BAFTA winner Colin Firth sneak past him? Will Sandra Bullock have to deliver another acceptance speech, or will Meryl Streep take home her first Oscar since 1983?

To find out if the ceremony ends in a world of Hurt or Up in the Air, stay tuned here for the live results!

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: February 9, 2009

Here are some of the options available today:

Couples Retreat DVD

  • Bronson: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Couples Retreat: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Dangerous Man: DVD
  • Dare: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Drop Zone: Blu-ray
  • Free Style: DVD
  • Hard Rain: Blu-ray
  • I Hate Valentine’s Day: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Ice Castles: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Peter and Vandy: DVD
  • The Phantom: Blu-ray
  • Running Man: Blu-ray
  • A Serious Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Serious Moonlight: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Stepfather: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Arrested Development Stars Talk About Planned Movie

Michael Cera and Jason Bateman in Arrested DevelopmentMichael Cera can’t wait to work with his “family” again.

The actor, who was unhappy when the sitcom was canceled in 2006, is looking forward to reteaming with Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, and David Cross for a movie version next year.

“I’m really excited to get to be around everyone again. It was so weird when the show was cancelled. You’re doing a TV show, and it feels like family, and then you’re not doing it anymore,” he said. “It was a really strange thing to leave. I’m excited to be around them all again. I think sometime next year, hopefully, we’ll be shooting. I think that’s realistic.”

Jason recently admitted he was concerned about fan interest in a big screen production. “Perhaps that ship has sailed,” Bateman stated.


This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 22, 2009

District 9 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • (500) Days of Summer: DVD, Blu-ray
  • All About Steve: DVD, Blu-ray
  • American Pie Presents: The Book of Love: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Blind Date: DVD
  • Call of he Wild 3D: Blu-ray
  • District 9: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Extract: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Flowers in the Attic: DVD
  • Ichi: DVD, Blu-ray
  • It Might Get Loud: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Noble Things: DVD
  • Staten Island: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Box Office Breakdown: A Bloody Good Debut for New Moon

New Moon

After months of endless promotion, finally opened this weekend to monster-sized numbers. But how exactly did the film compare to the other theatrical giants?

  1. Despite earning over $142 million since midnight Thursday, the adaptation’s debut still falls behind The Dark Knight ($158.4) and Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million).
  2. The sequel did, though, beat Knight for the best first day open ($72.7 compared to $67.2 million).
  3. It had the largest midnight opening ($26.3 million) to date. (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince grossed $22.2 million.)
  4. Moon also topped Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire‘s 2005 November debut ($102.7 million).

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Box Office Breakdown: Christmas Carol Wins, Precious Soars

Disney's A Christmas Carol

We’re still weeks away from Thanksgiving, but theatergoers already have Christmas on their minds.

, the umpteenth version of the Charles Dickens tale, brought the story back to life with a visual rendition. Robert Zemeckis’ latest holiday creation earned over $30 million, surpassing Polar Express’ open by $7 million. Although the Jim Carrey film didn’t come close to its reported $180 million budget, Carol still has weeks to go before Avatar takes over 3D screens.

Meanwhile, a film with no bells or whistles made an impact just outside the Top 10. , Sundance’s Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize winner, broke a record while in limited release. The 12th place entry averaged a whopping $104,025 this weekend over only 18 theaters. That’s the largest per screen average for any film opening in more than 10 locations.

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