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August 7, 2013 | By John Horn
Only a couple of months before cameras are set to roll on the sequel to "Horrible Bosses," director Seth Gordon has left the project. According to New Line Cinema, which made the first hit comedy with Gordon, the director had "scheduling conflicts" and the studio is now looking for a replacement. The lead cast of the 2011 R-rated original film--Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis--are still scheduled to reprise their roles. VIDEO: Upcoming summer films The first movie, made for about $35 million, grossed more than $209 million worldwide.
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February 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"Uncharted" has proved an unintentionally fitting name for the on-again, off-again film adaptation of the video game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune," about a globe-trotting treasure hunter. After bouncing around Hollywood for years, the project has reportedly plotted a new course yet again, this time with Seth Gordon at the helm. Deadline Hollywood reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment is negotiating with the "Horrible Bosses" director to take on the film, which is envisioned as a large-scale action movie about the swashbuckling adventurer Nathan Drake, a descendant of the famous explorer Sir Francis Drake. The latest version of the script is by David Guggenheim ("Safe House")
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February 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"Uncharted" has proved an unintentionally fitting name for the on-again, off-again film adaptation of the video game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune," about a globe-trotting treasure hunter. After bouncing around Hollywood for years, the project has reportedly plotted a new course yet again, this time with Seth Gordon at the helm. Deadline Hollywood reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment is negotiating with the "Horrible Bosses" director to take on the film, which is envisioned as a large-scale action movie about the swashbuckling adventurer Nathan Drake, a descendant of the famous explorer Sir Francis Drake. The latest version of the script is by David Guggenheim ("Safe House")
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August 7, 2013 | By John Horn
Only a couple of months before cameras are set to roll on the sequel to "Horrible Bosses," director Seth Gordon has left the project. According to New Line Cinema, which made the first hit comedy with Gordon, the director had "scheduling conflicts" and the studio is now looking for a replacement. The lead cast of the 2011 R-rated original film--Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis--are still scheduled to reprise their roles. VIDEO: Upcoming summer films The first movie, made for about $35 million, grossed more than $209 million worldwide.
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November 30, 2008 | Tom Roston, Roston is a freelance writer.
To some, it might seem a bit of a stretch for the director of an odd and obscure documentary about the '80s arcade game Donkey Kong to become the man in charge of the big-budget holiday-season comedy "Four Christmases," starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. Even the movie's 32-year-old filmmaker, Seth Gordon, describes it as an "unprecedented, staggering, irrational leap."
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February 8, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
After a breakout supporting role in the 2011 ensemble comedy "Bridesmaids" and an Emmy win for her work in the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" the same year, it was only a matter of time before Melissa McCarthy got to headline her own movie. That movie is "Identity Thief," which stars Jason Bateman as a mild-mannered office drone and McCarthy as the volatile con artist who hijacks his credit cards and turns his life upside down. The film was written by Craig Mazin ("The Hangover Part II")
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February 7, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Identity Thief" is a larcenous bit of funny business. It probably should be locked up for its crimes and misdemeanors against moviemaking. But its stars, Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, steal so many laughs from such improbable places that the bumps in this revenge/road trip farce can be mostly forgiven, though not forgotten. Directed by Seth Gordon, the film has the same R-rated tenor of his relatively horrible "Horrible Bosses" and his really dreary "Four Christmases. " More problematic, it has the same difficulty with the connective tissue - anything but the really funny stuff sags or is superfluous.
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May 5, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Steve Carell 's latest romantic comedy was originally set in a nondescript suburb in New York or New Jersey. But the actor's tight schedule and starring role in NBC 's locally shot sitcom "The Office," combined with California's film tax credit, made Los Angeles more attractive. So the setting was changed. The star of the current release "Date Night" and "The 40 Year Old Virgin" recently began shooting the movie about a harried father and his marital woes in various locations in the L.A. area.
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August 26, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
The last two films Nanette Burstein directed focused on similar themes — heartbreak, passion, ambition, peer pressure and yearning. Yet as comparable as the subject matter might have been, Burstein was working in considerably different forms: Her 2008 film "American Teen" was a documentary about Midwestern high school seniors, while Sept. 3's "Going the Distance" is a fictional feature about bicoastal thirtysomethings. Hollywood is constantly looking in unusual directions for fresh filmmaking talent.
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October 28, 2005 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"New York Doll" is a documentary with the charm of the unexpected. It's a rock 'n' roll fairy tale involving fame and obscurity, feuds and friendship, glam rock and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If that sounds like an unlikely combination, the reality is twice as improbable.
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February 8, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
After a breakout supporting role in the 2011 ensemble comedy "Bridesmaids" and an Emmy win for her work in the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" the same year, it was only a matter of time before Melissa McCarthy got to headline her own movie. That movie is "Identity Thief," which stars Jason Bateman as a mild-mannered office drone and McCarthy as the volatile con artist who hijacks his credit cards and turns his life upside down. The film was written by Craig Mazin ("The Hangover Part II")
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Identity Thief" is a larcenous bit of funny business. It probably should be locked up for its crimes and misdemeanors against moviemaking. But its stars, Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, steal so many laughs from such improbable places that the bumps in this revenge/road trip farce can be mostly forgiven, though not forgotten. Directed by Seth Gordon, the film has the same R-rated tenor of his relatively horrible "Horrible Bosses" and his really dreary "Four Christmases. " More problematic, it has the same difficulty with the connective tissue - anything but the really funny stuff sags or is superfluous.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
The last two films Nanette Burstein directed focused on similar themes — heartbreak, passion, ambition, peer pressure and yearning. Yet as comparable as the subject matter might have been, Burstein was working in considerably different forms: Her 2008 film "American Teen" was a documentary about Midwestern high school seniors, while Sept. 3's "Going the Distance" is a fictional feature about bicoastal thirtysomethings. Hollywood is constantly looking in unusual directions for fresh filmmaking talent.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Steve Carell 's latest romantic comedy was originally set in a nondescript suburb in New York or New Jersey. But the actor's tight schedule and starring role in NBC 's locally shot sitcom "The Office," combined with California's film tax credit, made Los Angeles more attractive. So the setting was changed. The star of the current release "Date Night" and "The 40 Year Old Virgin" recently began shooting the movie about a harried father and his marital woes in various locations in the L.A. area.
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November 30, 2008 | Tom Roston, Roston is a freelance writer.
To some, it might seem a bit of a stretch for the director of an odd and obscure documentary about the '80s arcade game Donkey Kong to become the man in charge of the big-budget holiday-season comedy "Four Christmases," starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. Even the movie's 32-year-old filmmaker, Seth Gordon, describes it as an "unprecedented, staggering, irrational leap."
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June 24, 2011
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