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Leo, Titanic Crash Hill's Monologue

'Am I flying, Jack?'

(Newser) - Jonah Hill returned to Saturday Night Live last night with an opening monologue that attempted to separate from Wolf of Wall Street co-star Leo DiCaprio, and somehow ended with "the thing that made me feel safe"—both actors wrapped in a Titanic-esque embrace as that migraine-in-your-eye-inducing music played.... More »

9 Celebrity Homebodies

They'd rather be on the couch than at a club

(Newser) - Nightclubs, red carpets, galas, after-parties? Pshaw. The Huffington Post rounds up 19 stars who say they'd rather be in their sweats, on the couch, with a glass of wine—or some variation of that. Click through the gallery for our nine favorite celebrity homebodies and what they have to... More »

Arrested Development Lives Up to the Hype

Netflix unveils new Bluth adventures

(Newser) - The long wait is over: Arrested Development is back, with the entire fourth season available on Netflix. But does it live up to the hype? Plenty of critics say yes, though not all agree. Still, if you're not enamored with the show's new style, give it time and... More »

Arrested Development Filming Again

Full cast set to return

(Newser) - Michael, George Michael, and the rest of the Bluths are back as production begins today for the new season of Arrested Development. As of yesterday, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, and the rest of the full cast were set to return for the 10 new episodes, each of... More »

The 10 Weirdest Leading Men

Despite less-than-conventional looks, these actors thrive

(Newser) - Not all leading men look like Tom Cruise, as evidenced by these 10 unconventional guys rounded up by Time :
  • Adam Sandler: It’s one thing to headline a comedy like Happy Gilmore, but Sandler has taken his career one step further, proving he can also handle romantic comedies like 50
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: a Hip, Inventive Blast

Michael Cera and original storytelling make this a winner

(Newser) - Critics generally love the inventive storytelling of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a very modern romance that stars Michael Cera. It's based on a graphic novel, and it shows.
  • Joe Neumaier, Daily News : "Plugged into some kind of mental electrical socket by director Edgar Wright, this is a romantic
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Jersey Shore Guidos on Strike

The guidettes are striking, too

(Newser) - Sad news for Jersey Shore addicts: The cast is unhappy with their contracts and striking until a better deal is reached. They’ll do appearances instead of filming scenes for the third season, TMZ reports , so perhaps you can get your fix at a mall near you. Or you can... More »

Gilligan's Island Sets Sail for Big Screen

Michael Cera may be Gilligan, but what about the rest?

(Newser) - More than 40 years later, Gilligan’s Island is coming to the big screen. Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment have begun development on the film, Variety reports, adding that they plan to update the familiar premise. No cast has been announced, other than the possibility of Michael Cera as Gilligan,... More »

Youth In Revolt Funny, Familiar

If you're not sick of Michael Cera, you'll probably like it

(Newser) - Youth in Revolt was shot in early 2008, which, Ty Burr of the Boston Globe notes, was “before some of us started getting tired of watching Michael Cera play Michael Cera.” If you aren’t tired of Cera’s adorably dorky shtick, you’ll find Youth a sharp... More »

The Worst One-Note Actors

They grind out the same performance again and again

(Newser) - "It’s a sad time to be a cinephile," laments Branwyn Lancourt, who heaps particular scorn on "one-note wonders"—actors who give the same performance in every film. He lays out the 5 worst offenders for Faster Times:
  • Kristen Stewart. Her acting is nothing more than
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Paper Heart Is Beguiling, Enigmatic

'Quasi-documentary' blends fact, fiction

(Newser) - One's enjoyment of Paper Heart, a hard-to-pin-down fictional love story wrapped inside a real-life documentary about love, “will hinge almost entirely” on how the viewer feels about writer and star Charlyne Yi, writes Jeannette Catsoulis in the New York Times. Yi and co-star Michael Cera have been linked romantically... More »

Year One Offers Unevolved Laughs

Prehistoric comedy aims low and hits the target

(Newser) - The jokes in caveman comedy Year One with Jack Black and Michael Cera are prehistoric, say critics, but it's still passable fun for anybody not expecting a comic masterpiece.
  • Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: "More or less indefensible, but I'll gladly defend parts of it." It won't rank up
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Cera Joins Arrested Development Movie

(Newser) - Fans of the family Bluth, rejoice. Michael Cera has signed on to the Arrested Development movie, reports E! Online. Details have been sketchy, but Cera—whose role as George-Michael Bluth on the show helped propel him to teen stardom in movies such as Superbad and Juno—had reportedly been the... More »

Arrested Development Film Is a Go

Rising star Cera is on board for adaptation

(Newser) - After years of rumors and crossed fingers, the Arrested Development movie is finally on, the New York Daily News reports. "The movie is going to happen this year, and Michael Cera is on board. Trust me," said Jeffrey Tambor, patriarch of the dysfunctional TV family. Cera, whose career... More »

Infinite Playlist Has Finite Appeal

Love blossoms between indie fans in teen romance with savvy soundtrack

(Newser) - Teen romance Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist turned some critics starry-eyed and others into curmudgeons. Michael Cera and Kat Dennings star as a pair of indie-rock fans who have a crazy night in New York. The "often delightful love story that uses music as its primary backdrop" is reminiscent... More »

Top Breakthrough Roles of 2007

Here's a look at actors who came of age this year

(Newser) - Before No Country for Old Men, Josh Brolin couldn’t get a job. “My most famous role was in The Goonies,” he reflects. Now, scripts are pouring in. Brolin is one of the New York Times’ 15 “breakout” performers of the year. Many, though not all, are... More »

Live From NY, But Not On-Air

Cast stages longer, uninterrupted, dirtier show to benefit strikers

(Newser) - It was SNL with all the trappings: opening monologue, musical guest, Weekend Update. But the extra-long, raunchier-than-usual show that never aired last night was witnessed by only 150 audience members at a Manhattan theater. "Saturday Night Live—On Strike!" benefited the long-running comedy show's striking production team, the... More »

'Superbad' Scores Super Big

Low-budget teen comedy rakes in $31.2M at box office despite R rating

(Newser) - Ribald teen romp "Superbad" triumphed at the box office this weekend, raking in $31.2 million despite an R rating and a modest budget under $20 million, reports Variety. It marks the seventh biggest opening for an R-rated comedy, edging out Judd Apatow's other summer hit, "Knocked Up,... More »

'Superbad' More Super Than Bad

Dirty but adorable teen romp looks like a non-sleeper sleeper hit

(Newser) - Superbad, the tale of two high school seniors' attempts to get laid in a single day and night, is an honest teen comedy in the mold of recent movies that are foul-mouthed and raunchy but actually kind of sweet, critics say. Says Carina Chocano of the LA Times, "for... More »

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