Overall good guy and funnyman Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut with Bad Words, a movie about a 40-year-old man who finds a loophole in the National Spelling Bee rules that allows him to compete against the young children in the competition, much to the chagrin of the competitors, parents, and officials.
Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedyBad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of We’re the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand ofHomeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.
I will watch this if only for Rohan Chand, who is obviously the real star of this movie.
How does he survive the fall, why did he do it, and where the hell has he been for nearly two years?
It seems based on this trailer that not a lot has changed about Sherlock, but much has changed in London and with his dear (and only) friend Watson. Hopefully, series three brings us all the answers that Sherlockians have been waiting for this last year and a half.
The series airs New Year’s Day in the UK and January 19th in the US. Which means that I’ll just have to find an alternative way to watch it, seeing as how there’s no chance in hell I’m waiting 19 days after you lucky Brits.
Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend and had a few special appearances from former cast members Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen during the cold open, with Will Ferrell making an appearance with a throwback sketch from his time at SNL.
One Direction, the boy band of this generation’s teeny boppers, were the musical guest and, of course, they got in on some of the action as well.
Then this parody of black holiday movies happened and it seemed a little racist, but I wasn’t exactly sure why I felt that way. Then I laughed at a few parts and felt bad.
Overall, having Paul Rudd host was a good and safe option, because he’s funny and he’s a total babe and has the star power to bring in some special guests. And by special guests, I mean all the people who are going to be in Anchorman 2.
Check out the rest of the sketches below.
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The Spike VGX Awards happened yesterday, and if you didn’t catch them, here’s a quick recap of what went down.
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The New York Film Academy (which I also attended) has put together this infographic about what I feel is a pretty SERIOUS subject, not just because of my location and career field, but because despite all the advancements in the world, gender inequality is still so prevalent.
From The New York Film Academy blog:
In light of the record-breaking opening of the female-led action film Hunger Games: Catching Fire this past weekend, the New York Film Academy decided to take a closer look at women in film and what, if any, advancements women are making. After reviewing the data, it is clear that Hollywood remains stuck in its gender bias. Of course, it’s not all disparaging news and there are a number of female filmmakers, characters, and emerging talent challenging the status quo. In addition, in the independent sphere, women made up roughly half of the directors at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, yet still struggle when it comes to films receiving a wide release. By shedding light on gender inequality in film, we hope to start a discussion about what can be done to increase women’s exposure and power in big-budget films.