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November 29, 2014 | Reprinted from Wednesday's Inquirer. By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Horrible Bosses comedy franchise is like a recipe full of ingredients that you'd think would go well together. But the taste ends up being off anyway. At least the title fits better in this sequel because this time, hapless salarymen Nick, Kurt, and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day) are working for themselves. Turns out they're even more desperately inept as businessmen than they are as criminals. Horrible Bosses 2 gets off to a fast and funny start.
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July 7, 2011 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charlie Day was the first actor cast in Horrible Bosses , the big summer comedy that opens in theaters Friday. Having secured the film's linchpin, the producers set about assembling a modest supporting ensemble, one that includes Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Jason Sudeikis. "Yeah, once I'm in, the inevitable result is that two Oscar winners will sign on," says Day, before collapsing in laughter. Oops, sorry. Forgot to mention that Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx are also in the film.
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November 26, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THE THREE dumped-on employees from "Horrible Bosses" become management in the sequel, but find that life gets no easier. This time, the leads (Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudekis) start their own business, borrow from a pair of not-so-angelic "angel" investors (Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz) and end up trying to raise cash via a hare-brained kidnapping scheme. This allows the cast to have a go at spoofing the conventions of the caper movie - we get an imagined account of the plan unfolding perfectly, then the blundering reality of the three stooges doing everything wrong.
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August 27, 2011
BRIGHTON ROCK. Adaptation of Graham Green's seaside mobster noir restores his original ending. Helen Mirren, Sam Riley. (R) B CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Chris Evans portrays this old-school comic book hero with conviction. Slow start, but good storytelling. (PG-13) B. CARS 2. Flat tire. Disappointing Pixar sequel has the gang on a worldwide Grand Prix racing tour, with a spy spoof in the background. Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy. (PG) C. CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. Steve Carell is a divorced man getting pickup instruction from Ryan Gosling.
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July 8, 2011
THE ANSWER to your question is no, Charlie Day does not scream when he talks. Thanks to the FX hit "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," Day is known for his full-throated, raspy falsetto, also for eating cat food and spooning with Danny DeVito. In person, though, he's thoughtful, quiet and barely audible. He has none of his character's insecurity, and why would he? He's in a posh hotel suite talking about his long-running TV show, his new movie "Horrible Bosses" (he plays opposite Jennifer Aniston)
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November 29, 2014 | Reprinted from Wednesday's Inquirer. By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Horrible Bosses comedy franchise is like a recipe full of ingredients that you'd think would go well together. But the taste ends up being off anyway. At least the title fits better in this sequel because this time, hapless salarymen Nick, Kurt, and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day) are working for themselves. Turns out they're even more desperately inept as businessmen than they are as criminals. Horrible Bosses 2 gets off to a fast and funny start.
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November 26, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THE THREE dumped-on employees from "Horrible Bosses" become management in the sequel, but find that life gets no easier. This time, the leads (Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudekis) start their own business, borrow from a pair of not-so-angelic "angel" investors (Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz) and end up trying to raise cash via a hare-brained kidnapping scheme. This allows the cast to have a go at spoofing the conventions of the caper movie - we get an imagined account of the plan unfolding perfectly, then the blundering reality of the three stooges doing everything wrong.
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October 14, 2011 | By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers
The flood of comic-book-hero movies continues with this week's new DVD releases. Green Lantern, Grade C-: A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that gives him otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. Ryan Reynolds stars. At the core of this film is how the pilot is selected and how his green ring can focus all the willpower of the universe. His story is interesting, but it has far too much competition in this film.
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September 10, 2011
ATTACK THE BLOCK. Low-budget sci-fi horror film is high on energy and fun. (Unrated) A. BRIGHTON ROCK. Adaptation of Graham Green's seaside mobster noir restores his original ending. Helen Mirren, Sam Riley.(R) B. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Chris Evans portrays this old-school comic-book hero with conviction. Slow start, but good storytelling. (PG-13) B. CONTAGION. Virus goes on global rampage, but kills mainly well-known actors. Some intriguing ideas, but so-so execution.
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