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What pop culture phenomena still lies before you unspoiled, making your friends insanely jealous?

The new behind-the-scenes featurette on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 below doesn’t really tell us anything new — they’re alone, on the run, outside Hogwarts, we know — but it does run through the first six films in the series in a way that made me think how amazing it would be if you’ve never read the books or seen the movies and still have all of that to look forward to. The idea was fresh in my mind after seeing a recent trailer for Deathly Hallows, turning to the friend I was with, and having her tell me she’s only read the first two books. I imagine the combination of pity/envy is similar to what some people feel for me when I tell them I’ve never seen Arrested Development. (I know I’ll love it. That could be why I’m saving it for when I really need it.)

So, back the headline: What pop culture phenomena still lies before you unspoiled, making your friends insanely jealous? Why haven’t you pulled the trigger? And when do you plan to?  READ FULL STORY

'I Love You Phillip Morris' has red band trailer, finally

After the break, watch the red band trailer for I Love You Phillip Morris, the long-awaited (unless you’ve already seen it online, in Europe, or on a plane) film that has nothing to do with cigarettes and stars Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as cellmates-turned-lovers. Warning: NSFW due to foul language, the sex scene we’ve already seen, and the tragic bottle-blondness of Ewan’s hair. READ FULL STORY

Watch 'Running Wilde' or Mitch Hurwitz kills the 'Arrested Development' movie

running-wildeImage Credit: Ed Araquel/FOXIn an interview with the New York Times, Mitchell Hurwitz discussed the tricky task of building viewer support for his new series Running Wilde. Despite starring starring TV beloveds Will Arnett and Keri Russell, the Fox series failed to stoke any real critical love. In a wily hail mary, the man who created cult triumph Arrested Development said that perhaps he could parlay some of that enduring good will for his new series. Dangling the long-promised movie carrot in front of Arrested‘s diehard fans, Hurwitz joked “It’s like, Buy this magazine or we kill this dog. Watch this show or you don’t get an Arrested movie,” he told the reporter. “I really want to make this movie, I swear. Or, alternatively, don’t watch the show, and everyone send me a nickel. Those are the two choices.” READ FULL STORY

'Running Wilde': Did you watch it? Are you sad it's not 'Arrested Development'?

Running Wilde has one of the worst titles and best pedigrees of the new TV season. Stars Will Arnett and Keri Russell play characters that seem tailor-made for them: Arnett’s hilariously venal Steve is like a single-child version of Gob, while Russell’s Emmy is an older, screwier Felicity. Adding to the good juju: Wilde is co-created by Arrested Development‘s Mitch Hurwitz. That’s enough to send expectations skyrocketing, but the Wilde pilot was reshot considerably. The show is pretty far from perfect — check out Ken Tucker’s review of Wilde and fellow gerund-titled Fox sitcom Raising Hope — but last night’s premiere was fast-paced and funny…and featured at least one character who deserves to be the Kenneth/Abed sitcom breakout of the year.

First, let’s get the bad stuff out of the way. Arnett’s character is probably a little bit too tailor-made for the actor: Arnett co-created the show and co-wrote last night’s episode, so whenever Russell’s not around, Running Wilde feels uncomfortably like The Michael Richards Show. READ FULL STORY

'Arrested Development' movie: Jason Bateman has a role in mind for Jennifer Aniston

aniston-batemanImage Credit: Toni Passig/WireImage.com; Sam UrdankThe Arrested Development movie — one of the year’s biggest will-they-or-won’t-they nail biters — could have a new Friend on its roster. (Okay, the “Friend” thing was a little cornball. You don’t mind.) During a junket for The Switch, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston both told MTV they’d like to see her star in an AD film. “Anything to work with Jason,” Aniston gushed. Bateman claims to already have a role in mind for her, but insists there are no freebies and that “she’ll have to sing for her supper.” Let’s speculate…

Potential Jennifer Aniston characters in the ‘Arrested Development’ movie:

  • Uncle Jack’s (Martin Short’)s new wife
  • Ventriloquist love interest for G.O.B. (possible three- or four-way action including Franklin)
  • the MILF George Michael hooks up with to make Maeby jealous READ FULL STORY

Jason Reitman to re-team with Diablo Cody? How are we feeling about a 'Juno' reunion?

diablo-cody-jason-reitmanImage Credit: George Pimentel/WireImage.comOscar-nominated director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) is in talks to direct a script penned by his Juno partner, Oscar-winner Diablo Cody. According to the Hollywood Reporter, willowy Oscar winner Charlize Theron is also in talks to star in the dark comedy, Young Adult, which reportedly centers around a 30-something, newly singly YA author who returns to her hometown Minneapolis and pines after her ex, now a married family man. (And for the love of…let the story actually allow that Theron’s character is beautiful. She need not always be mousified, even if she is playing a writer.)

Reitman and Cody have joined forces before, to memorable effect. The haters can snark over the zingy dialogue all they want. This moviegoer and adoptive parent thinks Juno was lovely and funny and surprising. And that scene of Jennifer Garner coming home to find a stunned Ellen Page and quaking Jason Bateman just up from the basement was a beaut. The YA team is looking to begin production mid-October.

Speaking of Jason Bateman, who makes my heart swell, he stopped by Cody’s Airstream trailer recently to have a little chat, including scoop on the Arrested Development movie. “Look at your f%#!ing notes cheater, go ahead.” Enjoy. READ FULL STORY

Happy birthday to my BFF Judy Greer!

Judy-GreerImage Credit: Koi Sojer/PR PhotosI realize this headline might be a little misleading. I have never met or spoken to Judy Greer. Subsequently, she is not my real BFF. (That would be my friend Whitney. Hi, Whit!) But I feel like Judy’s at least in my close circle of friends. You know, close enough to be on a first name basis. I attribute most of this to her role as Penny in The Wedding Planner — I wanted her to be my awkward best friend helping me through my non-existent romantic comedy shenanigans. Then, she played best pal yet again in the Katherine Heigl rom-com 27 Dresses, but this time, she was a littler darker…and I liked her ever more: “I know my moral compass doesn’t exactly point due north, but if I say something’s wrong, something’s wrong.” And in 13 Going on 30, Greer played the bad-mouthing Lucy, a not-so-great friend to Jennifer Garner, but I still liked her. And let’s not forget crazy Kitty Sanchez from Arrested Development. Need I say more? (Most recently, I got my Greer fix when she tried to woo Phil Dunphy in Modern Family. Wonderfully funny.)

So, today, on her birthday, I want to celebrate the fact that Greer, for once, will be given the opportunity to shine on her own, in the upcoming Mad Love. READ FULL STORY

Watch 'Arrested Development' as an action movie

As a long-time Arrested Development fan, I’ve ‘fessed up to being totally okay with it if they don’t end up making that movie. But it turns out I’m even more okay with a YouTube user named 205rady taking the time out of whatever he does all day (“Did…nothing cancel?”) to create this hilarious action movie trailer from scenes that already exist in the show. No new footage required. No more dizzies! Brilliance awaits after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Michael Cera talks 'Arrested Development' movie: 'I feel scared by all the expectations'

michael-ceraImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosI recently spoke with Michael Cera about his new superpowers-and-rock-music comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World for this week’s Summer Must Issue. At the end of our chat, I asked him about the current status of the on-again-off-again Arrested Development film, as all EW writers are legally obliged to do whenever we talk to an AD cast member.

The news was not encouraging. Cera said he hadn’t spoken to Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz about the movie “in a while.” More generally, the actor admitted to being apprehensive about the project.  “I feel scared by the all the expectations on it at this point,” he revealed. “People ask me about it a lot. And to make a movie that already has expectations built in before the script is even written seems intimidating.”

On the other hand, Arrested Development fans can look forward to a mini cast reunion in Scott Pilgrim. One of Cera’s costars is Mae Whitman, who portrayed his girlfriend Ann on AD but, in Scott Pilgrim, plays one of the punch-happy “evil exes” of Cera’s new gal pal. “It was great,” Cera said of re-teaming with Whitman. “She’s so funny in this, and impressive too in her fight sequence.”

Do you still think an Arrested Development movie is a good idea? Are you excited to see Cera and Whitman back together in Scott Pilgrim (an event that is very briefly previewed in the trailer, which I’ve posted after the jump)?


Lunchtime Poll: Bacon or Smoked Salmon vodka?

JESSICA-WALTERImage Credit: Sam Urdank/FoxSorry to bring up alcohol at lunchtime, but Lucille Bluth has been at it since 8 o’clock in the morning and we all need to catch up. (That martini to your right? “That one didn’t count.”) A trendy Google news story alerted us yesterday via meatwave that not only is there a bacon-infused vodka out there named Bakon, but a smoked salmon-flavored vodka has made its way into Bloody Marys, creamy pasta dishes, and the parched mouths of fishermen up in wacky Alaska.

Which would you try? I feel like I’d have to sample smoked salmon vodka one time just for cred, but that I could go on sipping bacon-infused anything for the rest of my days.


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